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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

Posted on: January 10, 2009 5:43 pm
 

Welcome one and all to the 5th installment of 6 in the first playoff round in Lazer's Great American Search for the Greatest Rock song of all time.   I had earlier stated that I'd take 6 songs from each of the 6 installments to narrow down the list to 36 for round 2.  The only way I could do that here was to split the T band winners in half to give each song the fairest chance to win, or I could just combine all the S band songs and advance 5 from that group and when I do the T-Z category, we'ld just pick 7 songs.   That is the route I chose to go.   I'll explain that later right before I post the list of songs to vote for.   First I want to publish a winner's list.

The voting for the songs from the F-K bands is closed and there were 6 clear cut winners, so I didn't have to worry about settling any ties.   Here are the 6 songs that advance to the 2nd round and the number of votes they received:

  1. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix -  22
  2. Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses - 14
  3. Imagine - John Lennon - 14
  4. American Woman - The Guess Who - 13
  5. Aqualung - Jethro Tull - 13
  6. Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas - 13

If those of you who've been voting on my blog for awhile may recall, there were so many S band songs in the preliminaries that I had to split the letter S into 3 different blog entries.  Out of those entries, 26 songs emerged.   Since we're basically picking 1 winner for every 5 songs on the list in this round, I'll ask you all to vote for only 5 songs in this entry.  In the T-Z category there will be 37 songs listed and you'll get to choose 7 songs from that list.

Here's the few simple rules.  You may only vote for songs on the following list and you're limited to only 5 votes.   I will not vote in this round or subsequent rounds, but I will determine tie-breakers.   Before I post the list, I want to thank each and every one of you who have been voting here and all new members are always welcome here.   Those of you who have blogs may post a link to your blog when you come on and vote, and if you don't mind, I'd appreciate the same in return.   Without further ado, here's the list, vote for your 5 favorites...

  • Black Magic Woman - Santana
  • Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
  • Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts
  • Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
  • Oye Como Va - Santana
  • Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
  • The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
  • Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
  • Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
  • Reelin' In the Years - Steely Dan
  • Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • Stuck In the Middle - Stealer's Wheel
  • The Joker - Steve Miller Band
  • Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Come Sail Away - Styx
  • Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp
  • Too Much Time on My Hands - Styx
  • The Grand Illusion - Styx
  • Lady - Styx
  • Mr. Roboto - Styx
  • Bloody Well Right - Supertramp
  • Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots 
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Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2009 7:45 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

  • Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
  • Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf 
  • The Joker - Steve Miller Band 
  • Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • The Grand Illusion - Styx



Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2009 6:13 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

So sorry I missed the earlier rounds!!  I'm sure I missed voting on some great tunes!  Here are my five from this list...

  • Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
  • Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
  • Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • Stuck In the Middle - Stealer's Wheel
  • Black Magic Woman - Santana



Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2009 12:02 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

Oye Como Va - Santana

Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

The Joker - Steve Miller Band

Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots




Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: January 14, 2009 10:41 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

Rock you like a Hurrican- Scorpions
Born to be Wild- Steppenwolf
Come Sail Away- Styx
Stuck in the Middle- Stealer's Wheel
Lady- Styx

Glad to see the playoffs are going well.  I need to vote more often on these.  Keep up the good work Lazer




Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2009 5:17 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

Hey Lazer!  Nice blog you got goin on!  Sorry I missed out on the earlier rounds.

Black Magic Woman - Santana
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughn

and...  Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Tough choice.




Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2009 9:20 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

Here's my votes this week;

  • Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions



  • Since: Jan 9, 2007
    Posted on: January 13, 2009 7:12 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

    Hey Lazer.  Hope you don't mind me plugging my blog here, but I could use the traffic.  You can always kill it if you do.

    For those who don't mind a serious blog (I know, what am I thinking), the Jan. 12th edition of 10 things is up.  Peruse (and comment and rate) at your leisure.




    Since: Aug 8, 2008
    Posted on: January 13, 2009 3:28 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

    Since I'm not a huge fan of many of these artists, it's hard for a different reason this time around.  That being said, it's still a nice list of quality songs.  The next round however will be a different story.  Here's my vote for this round:

    The Joker - Steve Miller Band

    Black Magic Woman - Santana

    Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf

    Deacon Blues - Steely Dan

    Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan

     




    Since: May 20, 2008
    Posted on: January 13, 2009 10:38 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

    Some tough calls here again. Sorry Styx and Stevie Ray.

  • Mrs. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
  • The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp
  • The Grand Illusion - Styx
  • Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots 



  • Since: Sep 2, 2007
    Posted on: January 12, 2009 10:48 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, PLAYOFFS, S

    Wow. I can only find one song on that list that I can endorse, but Rock You Like A Hurricane is awesome!



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