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Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

Posted on: March 8, 2009 9:47 pm

This journey that started on August 17th when I started this blog has now whittled its way from about 2000 songs down to 2 songs.   During that time I've made alot of e-contacts and e-friends and I wish to thank everyone who has helped out in this near 7 month endeavor.   I want to personally thank the following posters who were there and voted in my very first entry on August 17 who still actively vote here and seldom if ever missed a vote.   First, thank you Muffin Man, you broke the cherry of this blog way back in the As.  KidDude123 was the second to cast a vote and I don't believe he's missed a vote since.  Posters who were also came along on my maiden voyage and have voted many if not every time were MandoTime, jonnyteach, vegab, D2Moo, JohnOdin and Markstaff.   I want to also thank you frequent posters who came along during the journey afterwards and contributed consistenly such as goodfellas, sfrye4585, IGetNoRespect (you got mine brudda), Rhino3434, Valpo-Domer, Bluesman24, epozz, DomN8_onD, Canacorn, misterjbq, freebirdmaw, Section_725, ClevelandRocks, DeadheadTrea, No_Name (you helped improve this blog), colts13, KBrown, jmw10, ponie02, UncleFester, thatcobra, t-rock-atx, BuccinGator, GolfCoward, nine5seven, darkness132, Steeler3, edwardsfan99, mfarley51, silver, scullcracker, Conquistador1, journey819, hockeydad55, MajorEReckshun, BadgerinMaine, ToddinNC, Happy4Jets and iamyo.  There are more of you and I apologize for leaving you off.  The so called "improvements" that CBS has instituted in the past 2 months have driven some of my friends away.  I'm glad many of you have decided to stay. 

Oh yeah, I guess you wanna know what two songs its down to.  The final 4 had 4 hard hitting songs, but the final tallies weren't all that close.

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin defeated Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd 25-13

Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who defeated Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen 22-17.

So the finals features the following match-up of 1 seed songs...

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin  vs.  Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

Voting will go until 12 midnight Sunday March 15th.   On Monday Morning March 16, I'll post the winner in a new blog entry.   Enjoy the vote ladies and gentlemen and again, this has been fun.       

Category: General

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2009 1:56 am

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

Lazer, I'm really sorry I didn't pick this up until last round.  I would have loved being there from the beginning.  Great job - that had to be a lot of work.

These are two of my favorite bands, so this is not easy at all.  Looking at the stack of cds on my computer here at work (I have a ton more at home), I have both bands well-represented.  For Zeppelin, I have BBC Sessions, How the West was Won, Mothership, and Houses of the Holy/Presence from the box set.  For the Who, I have Live at Leeds, Face Dances, Join Together, The Kids Are Alright, It's Hard, Who Are You, and By Numbers.  Nope, that doesn't make it any easier.  Flip a coin?  Too random.

If we were voting for bands, I'd go with Zeppelin by a small margin.  Just a little more influential, and I probably like them just a tiny bit more.  But since it's songs, I'll give the nod to Won't Get Fooled Again.  It's probably my favorite Who song, and Stairway isn't quite my favorite Zeppelin tune.

Since: Nov 17, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2009 1:54 am

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

 First of all, I'm joining the chorus of thanks yet again to Lazer for taking the time and effort to do something like this.  You're dedication to this poll has ran through a world series champion, a super bowl champ, a new year, a new president, and even a brett favre comeback (which could happen again if you wait to count the votes long enough) Not only did you have a great idea, but you've found a dedicated following.

Second, this isn't my blog, and I admit I wasn't here from the start, but I want to thank everyone who voted.  This is probably the first blog that I followed and it's been interesting to read why some of you voted the way you did, whether it was because of a memory a song took you back to or just the utter hatred for the other artist. It was just good to see that this site wasn't only about people thinking their right and telling everyone else they're wrong.

Anyway, before anyone starts tearing up and acting like a word that rhymes with wussy, I'll get to it already. Since my hope for the upsetes in the last round didn't pan out I'm voting for...

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zepplin


Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2009 1:29 am

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

Hey Lazer I just want to say thanks, you've done a great job! I've really enjoyed reading and voting on your blog. I have to go with


Stairway To Heaven  -  Led Zeppelin  -


Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2009 11:41 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

Stairway To Heaven


Lazer, thanks for doing this.  This was quite an amazing feat and I'm sure was a labor of love for you.  It has been an honor to participate.


Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2009 11:12 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

Great job keeping up with this Lazer. Sorry I haven't been around for a while. I've been kind of annoyed with the site and I've had some other things going on. Anyway, I'm pretty sure Stairway will win, but for me, it's gotta be Won't Get Fooled Again, mainly because of the overplay factor for Stairway.

Since: Aug 26, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2009 10:51 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

Thanks for this Lazer. It was a pleasure helping out along the way.

Although I love this part of "Stairway to Heaven"

In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking


I'm voting for Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who.

I really would've preferred that Styx, Genesis or Yes won. But The Who are a great option.


Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2009 10:32 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!


Since: Sep 2, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2009 9:33 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

Both are excellent songs.  I listened to Stairway To Heaven the other day really loud.  It gave me chills and blew me away, even after all these years, but I still have to cast my vote for Won't Get Fooled Again. 


Since: Jun 27, 2007
Posted on: March 9, 2009 8:17 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

What an amazing endeavor this blog was! Great job, Lazer!

And my pick is: Won't Get Fooled Again.



Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: March 9, 2009 7:44 pm

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Song - THE FINALS!!!!

My final vote is Won't Get Fooled Again--The Who.  

This has been a great blog Lazer.  Thanks, K 

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