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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

Posted on: January 31, 2009 3:06 pm
 

First off, I want to thank each and every one of you who have been participating in my rock music blog.  You've helped make this more popular than I ever imagined it would be.  I'm sorry that over the past several rounds that I haven't been as interactive as I have been in the past, things have gotten a bit busier for me.  Several of you in the past entry asked me about me thoughts of the Chiefs new hire of Scott Pioli as our new GM.   I say it was a great move, perhaps the best move by a Chiefs owner in the past 20 years.  As for who we hire as a head coach, I'd guess that we'll either hire Russ Grimm or Todd Haley.   I'm personally rooting that our offensive coordinator, Chan Gailey gets the job, but if it isn't him, I hope he's retained to remain our OC. 

Okay, now back to the music.   Its time for me to announce the winning songs from the O-R category.  The 6 sings that received the most votes are...

  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen - 20
  • Crazy Train - Ozzy Osborne - 16
  • Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding - 14
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones - 13
  • Money - Pink Floyd - 10
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones -10

I have yet to total up the votes for the S round, but I'll post those within a few hours because thats been open for votes for two weeks now and its time to shut that one down and announce those winners too.

So now we have made it to the second round of the playoffs.   There will be two installments in the second round.  I will list the top 18 songs that you all voted for from the A-N bands and artists.   My next entry will have the 18 winners in the O-Z category.  For this entry I am asking everyone to cast up to 8 votes from my list of 18 songs.  The top 8 vote getters will advance to round 3 and will be seeded according to vote total, pitting 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5 in a bracket style. 

The rules are few.  You can only vote for songs on this list as all other songs from the A-N artists have been eliminated in earlier rounds.  Rule number 2, you cannot vote for more than 8 songs.   And most importantly, rule 3,  have fun.   Here is the list...

  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • Hey Jude - Beatles
  • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
  • Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
  • Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • American Woman - Guess Who
  • Aqualung - Jethro Tull
  • Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Enter Sandman - Metalica
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd 
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Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2009 4:53 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • Hotel California - Eagles
  • Hey Jude - Beatles
  • Imagine - John Lennon  
  • Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Thank you Mr. Lazer man.




    Since: Oct 12, 2007
    Posted on: February 7, 2009 9:15 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

  • American Pie - Don McLean
  • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
  • Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
  • Aqualung - Jethro Tull 
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Enter Sandman - Metalica
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd 
  • Boy, did THAT hurt. Awful lot of good songs left on the cuttin' room floor . . .

    Nice job, LW!




    Since: Feb 23, 2008
    Posted on: February 7, 2009 7:21 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

    • Hotel California - Eagles
    • Hey Jude - Beatles
    • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    • American Woman - Guess Who
    • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Enter Sandman - Metalica
    • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

    Purple Haze was a reluctant last cut to get to 8.  This is a strong field!




    Since: Dec 1, 2008
    Posted on: February 6, 2009 1:55 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

    Man, what great toons!  Here is my pick.

    Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

  • Aqualung - Jethro Tull
  • Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues



  • Since: Sep 2, 2007
    Posted on: February 5, 2009 12:21 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

    Born To Run

    Livin' On A Prayer

    Imagine

    Stairway To Heaven

    Smells Like Teen Spirit




    Since: Dec 5, 2008
    Posted on: February 4, 2009 10:08 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

    1.Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

    2.Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues

    3.Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

    4.Hotel California - Eagles

    5.American Pie - Don McLean

     




    Since: Aug 17, 2006
    Posted on: February 4, 2009 7:58 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

    Hey Lazer! Here are my choices:

    American Pie - Don McLean

    Hotel California - Eagles

    Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

    Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N Roses

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

    Freebird - Lynard Skynard

    Enter Sandman - Metallica

    Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana




    Since: Jun 15, 2008
    Posted on: February 3, 2009 10:33 pm
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

    • American Pie - Don McLean
    • Hotel California - Eagles
    • Hey Jude - Beatles
    • Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
    • Imagine - John Lennon
    • American Woman - Guess Who
    • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
    • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd 

     




    Since: Dec 11, 2006
    Posted on: February 3, 2009 8:25 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

    Thanks for the poll.  Would like to know how you decided on the songs listed in round one.  Here are my picks for this round:

    American Pie - Don McLean - if you've ever been in a Minnesota bar during winter, you'll know why.  A classic sing along.

    Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult - Five words: I gotta have more cowbell!

    Hotel California - Eagles - also good is the Los Lobos cover.

    Hey Jude - the Beatles - just terrific flow and proved singles don't have to be 3-4 minutes.

    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen - what kid growing up on the east coast didn't identify with The Boss and this song?

    Imagine - John Lennon - I just wish others would stop butchering this song.  It's John's, period. 

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin - Beautiful and rocks.  Classic.

    Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd - simply great.

    Rock on y'all.




    Since: Apr 10, 2008
    Posted on: February 3, 2009 6:41 am
     

    Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, A-N

    • American Pie - Don McLean
    • Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    • Hotel California - Eagles
    • Hey Jude - Beatles
    • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    • Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
    • Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
    • Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
    • Imagine - John Lennon
    • American Woman - Guess Who
    • Aqualung - Jethro Tull
    • Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
    • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • Enter Sandman - Metalica
    • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
    • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
    • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd


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