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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

Posted on: February 14, 2009 8:25 pm
 

Hello once again and welcome to my search for the greatest rock and roll song of all time.  I just finished tabulating the votes from round 2 and I've narrowed it down to the top 16.  Both parts of round 2 were extremely close from top to bottom.  Every song in round 2 received at least 8 votes.  In the second round of songs O-Z, the lowest amount of votes any song got was 8, yet 12 votes got 2 songs into the Sweet 16.  There was a five way tie for the last two spots in that round and I had to pick two of them out and it was difficult.  For the songs that didn't qualify, here is the list in the order of most votes to the fewest.  There were many ties.

  • The number 17 song was Nights In White Satin by the Moody Blues.  Their 14 votes fell one short of the number 8 seed, Don't Fear the Reaper
  • Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • Free Fallin' - Tom Petty (this is one I had to cut, which hurt, but I kept an eye out on other songs that tied for those last two songs and a number of posters mentioned those songs as being in their final cut.)
  • Rock You Like a Hurricaine - Scorpions
  • Sunday, Bloody Sunday - U2
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica
  • Roundabout - Yes
  • American Woman - Guess Who
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones 
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
  • Sitting On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles (wow, the Beatles are out of it)
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
  • The Joker - Steve Miller Band
  • La Grange - ZZ Top
  • Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
  • Aqualung - Jethro Tull

  Without further ado, I'll post the Sweet 16.  The top 8 songs from the A-N bands will be known as the North Division and the top 8 songs  from the O-Z bands will be the South Division.   Here's the songs vote for 1 out of each match-up or 8 songs total, please.

NORTH DIVISION

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1)  vs.  Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (8)

American Pie - Don McLean (2)  vs  Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (7)

Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (3)  vs  Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (6)

Hotel California - Eagles (4)  vs  Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas (5)

SOUTH DIVISION

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (1)  vs.  Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (8)

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (2)  vs.  Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (7)

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (3)  vs.  Black Magic Woman - Santana (6)

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne (4)  vs.  Money - Pink Floyd (5)


The next round after this one will be the Elite 8 where the winners of the 1/8 match-ups will face the winners of the 4/5 match-ups and the 2/7 winners will face the 3/6 winners.    I'll have this up for vote for one week.  The deadline will be 12 noon CST on February 21.  Look for the Elite 8 a few hours after the cut-off.    Thanks to all of you who participate and vote!   All will be fived and faved.

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Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: February 20, 2009 9:59 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

Crap, this is like having to pick between kids.  Well, almost.  But still hard to do. 

I love almost all of these tunes, except one that I just can't get into.  But my picks are........

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd  (Yeah,  I love Skynyrd)

Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who 

Satisfaction - Rolling Stones

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne 

Can't wait to the next round, this is gonna be a dogfight!




Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 20, 2009 9:03 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

Oh, this is great, and lots of fun.  Thanks for starting this!  Here are my votes this time around;

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix 

Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who 

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Money - Pink Floyd




Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2009 3:38 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

Stairway to Heaven

Sweet Home Alabama

Freebird

Carry On Wayward Son

Won't Get Fooled Again

Bohemian Rhapsody

Born to Be Wild

Money




Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: February 20, 2009 2:46 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

NORTH DIVISION

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1)

American Pie - Don McLean (2)

Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (3)

Hotel California - Eagles (4)

SOUTH DIVISION

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (8)

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (2)

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (3)

Money - Pink Floyd (5)

Thanks for keeping this going Lazer.  I'm hopin the 8 seed Brown Eyed Girl pulls off the big upset!!!  About the whole CBS thing I don't think anyone understands what's going on.  At first I thought they just changed what it took to make it to SS, but now I'm not sure.  I went from a 97 to a 93 overnight without any warnings...and since then this is my second post.  Some how I went from a 93 to a 95 by posting once this month.  So now I'm really confused about the whole thing.  Maybe CBS will figure it out some day.  But I guess until then I hope that you don't drop below AS, I'd hate to see this stop because CBS has their collective heads up their back sides.  So keep up the good work and I'll keep giving whatever you post 5's just to keep this going!!




Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 11:45 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

NORTH DIVISION

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

American Pie - Don McLean

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

SOUTH DIVISION

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Money - Pink Floyd




Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2009 11:25 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1) 
  • American Pie - Don McLean (2)
  • Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (3)
  • Hotel California - Eagles (4) 

I decided it was only fair to advance only one LS song, and I prefer American Pie to Purple Haze..

  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (8)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (2) 
  • Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (3) 
  • Money - Pink Floyd (5)

 

If we're allowed any honorable mentions??

Seriously though, good job!




Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2009 10:24 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

NORTH DIVISION

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1)  vs.  Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (8)

American Pie - Don McLean (2)  vs  Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (7)

Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (3)  vs  Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (6)

Hotel California - Eagles (4)  vs  Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas (5)

SOUTH DIVISION

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (1)  vs.  Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (8)

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (2)  vs.  Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (7)

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (3)  vs.  Black Magic Woman - Santana (6)

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne (4)  vs.  Money - Pink Floyd (5)

 

MY VOTES:

Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (8). Stairway is great, but overplayed.
American Pie - Don McLean (2). Play this in a neighborhood bar and you get one of the great Rock Anthem singalongs.
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (3). One of the songs I would want played at my funeral.
Hotel California - Eagles (4). Not crazy about either, but Hotel California gets the nod.

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (1). Not even close. Crank it up and get out the air guitar!
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (2). I can't get no...proper English.
Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (3). For crankability, beats out Santana.
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne (4). OZZZYYYYY!!!!!!! says it all

 




Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2009 9:11 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

NORTH DIVISION

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (7)

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (6)

Hotel California - Eagles (4

SOUTH DIVISION

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (1

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (2

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (3

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne (4




Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2009 8:03 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

Sorry about all the computer code stuff. but u can still see my picks. 




Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2009 8:01 am
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, The Sweet 16

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">NORTH DIVISION

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1)  

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">American Pie - Don McLean (2) 

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (3)  

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">Hotel California - Eagles (4)  

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">SOUTH DIVISION

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (1)  

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (2)  

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">  Black Magic Woman - Santana (6)

<p style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000000; font-size: 12px;">  Money - Pink Floyd (5)



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