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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

Posted on: February 7, 2009 5:15 pm
 

First off, I want to again thank all of you who participate and vote on my blog.  Your support has helped this be more successful than I imagined that it would have.  This is the second of two parts of round 2 in Lazer's Great Universal Search for the Greatest Rock and Roll Song of All Time.  I had been calling it Great American Search, but since we've voted for songs from artists from Canada, Mexico, Australia and Europe, I figured I'd better expand that title a bit.   Before we get into the rules of voting, let me announce the 7 songs that advanced from Round 1, T-Z.   Those winners will be on this list of songs as well.   This particular vote was by far the evenest and closest of any vote we've had since I started this blog back in September.  Every song received at least 2 votes and 28 our of 37 songs received at least 5 votes.  Fortunately there wasn't a tie for 7th so I didn't have to make a tough call.  Here are the 7 winners...

  • Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (16)
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (15)
  • Sunday, Bloody Sunday - U2 (15)
  • Free Fallin' - Tom Petty (12)
  • Roundabout - Yes (12)
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2 (11)
  • La Grange - ZZ Top (11)  

For this entry there will be 18 songs to choose from and you may vote for as many as 8 of the list of 18.  The top 8 vote getters will be seeded 1-8 and my next entry will be the Sweet 16 of 2 divisions which will be seeded 1-8.  The rules are few.  You may only vote for songs on this list as they have already survived two rounds of votes and you may not vote for more than 8 songs.   And of course, the most important rule of all.  Enjoy yourself.    Here is the list...

  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Sitting On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
  • Money - Pink Floyd
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
  • Black Magic Woman - Santana
  • The Joker - Steve Miller Band
  • Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
  • Sunday, Bloody Sunday - U2
  • Roundabout - Yes
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  • La Grange - ZZ Top

I also want to add, that if you have yet to vote on Round 2, A-N, voting will be open until 14 February.  Your votes will be appreciated there as well.   The volume has been down on that vote, but I blame that due to me posting it the day before the Super Bowl. 

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Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2009 12:16 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

Like with the Major above, I too have started a blog and I'm trying to determine the fans favorites from Saturday Night Live.  Would love y'all's imput!  Thanks.

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Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2009 12:01 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

Good stuff Lazer.  Here are my eight faves from this list:

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen:  Loved it the first time I heard it; I remember being in the car with my mom, AM radio on, and she hated it so I knew I liked it even more.

You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones:  Even if it was in "The Big Chill."  Or despite it's being in that film...

Money - Pink Floyd:  Perhaps overplayed if there is such a thing with regard to great music.  Any Pink Floyd song in a storm though.

Satisfaction - Rolling Stones:  The number one song the day I was born and it has seemed to be a reoccuring theme for me.

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf:  We can fly so high I never want to die!

Won't Get Fooled Again - the Who:  Totally jams!

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison:  Love me some Van.

Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2:  Great anthem.  An Irish "Won't Get Fooled Again."

It was tough omitting some killer tracks.  Thanks man.  Rock on in peace.




Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2009 7:09 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

  • Money -- Pink Floyd
  • Sitting On the dock of the Bay -- Otis Reading
  • Born To Be Wild -- Steppenwolf
  • Black Magic woman -- Santana
  • Roundabout -- Yes
  • La Grange -- ZZ Top
  • Won't Get Fooled Again -- The Who
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday -- U2



Since: Nov 27, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 10:54 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Sitting On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  • Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
  • Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
  • Black Magic Woman - Santana
  • Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

 

One more vote would have been nice..........  wanted to leave The Joker in, but the other songs are to good to cut.




Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: February 11, 2009 10:51 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

Crazy Train

Born To Be Wild

Rock You Like A Hurricane

Won't Get Fooled Again

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

 



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Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 7:51 am
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Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2009 6:05 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

Thatcobra voted for 10. but he voted for 10 right down the line in order, so taking off the bottom 2 would be an injustice to the sanctity of the game (sorry, still having fun with the A-rod story).

I think it would be better to randomly draw 2 out of a hat. This way there would be a better chance to GET STEVE MILLER OUT OF HERE!!! than just dropping the bottom 2. He didnt pick in order of which he thought was better, but how you listed them.

For Steve Miller, Gary Wright, and Peter Frampton.......from the grave, I stab at thee!!




Since: Nov 18, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 3:47 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

Sitting On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions

Black Magic Woman - Santana

Free Fallin' - Tom Petty

Sunday, Bloody Sunday - U2

 

Thanks again Lazer for the opportunity.

 




Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 3:33 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

thatcobra,

I see you voted for 10 songs.   If you don't come back and take two songs out I'll only count the first 8 that you listed as your votes.




Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2009 11:41 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, Round 2, O-Z

  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Sitting On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones
  • Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
  • Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  • La Grange - ZZ Top


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