Posted on: October 27, 2008 12:36 pm
 

Vote for Your Favorite Rock Songs - P Bands Pt II

We've reached Part 2 of the P bands.  I have over 70 songs to choose from on my list this time for you to vote on.  Before we get started I'll post the winners from the N bands/artists.   I asked for all of you to vote for your 8 favorite songs in that category.  After the vote count, I found a 4 way tie for sixth, so rather than having a special vote to vote one song out, I'll just advance the top 9 vote getters from the N's.  Here's the nine that will advance to the playoffs....

  1. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  2. Spirit In the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  3. Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
  4. Smells Like Tean Spirit - Nirvana
  5. Southern Man - Neil Young
  6. Sister Christian - Night Ranger
  7. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
  8. Love Hurts - Nazareth
  9. Old Man - Neil Young

This list includes songs by bands/artist listed alphabetically from Pi through Py.   This list doesn't not include ALL rock artists in this category, nor does it include ALL songs done by the the artists that I did select.  Through my best research efforts I picked what was perceived to be the best hits by these groups.  As always, you are free to vote for songs not on my list, they are your favorites after all.  For this particular entry I'll be asking for you to vote for your seven (7) favorite songs here.  You may think picking 7 out of 72 to not be that difficult, but when you look over the list you will not like me for restricting the vote to 7.  Hell, I don't like me for it!  Without further ado, here's my list...

  • Who Knew - Pink
  • God is a DJ - Pink
  • Love Song - Pink
  • Tell  Me Something Good - Pink
  • Breathe - Pink Floyd
  • On the Run - Pink Floyd
  • Money - Pink Floyd
  • Time - Pink Floyd
  • Us and Them - Pink Floyd
  • Brain Damage - Pink Floyd
  • Welcome to the Machine - Pink Floyd
  • Have A Cigar - Pink Floyd
  • Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
  • Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
  • Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd
  • Hey You/Is There Anybody Out There - Pink Floyd
  • Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
  • Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
  • Not New John - Pink Floyd
  • Learning to Fly - Pink Floyd
  • On the Turning Away - Pink Floyd
  • One Slip - Pink Floyd
  • Keep Talking - Pink Floyd
  • Take It Back - Pink Floyd
  • High Hopes - Pink Floyd
  • Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
  • Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  • Fallen Angel - Poison
  • Sexual Thing - Poison
  • Lay Your Body Down on Me - Poison
  • Life Goes On - Poison
  • Nothin' But a Good Time - Poison
  • I Won't Forget You - Poison
  • Your Mama Don't Dance - Poison
  • Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
  • The Adultress - The Pretenders
  • Back On the Chain Gang - The Pretenders
  • Don't Get Me Wrong - The Pretenders
  • I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
  • Roxanne - Police
  • Can't Stand Losing You - Police
  • Message In a Bottle - Police
  • Every Breath You Take - Police
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - Police
  • Walking On the Moon - Police
  • Don't Stand So Close to Me - Police
  • De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - Police
  • Spirits in the Material World - Police
  • Wrapped Around Your Finger - Police
  • King of Pain - Police
  • Synchroicity II - Police
  • Invisible Sun - Police
  • Purple Rain - Prince
  • The Beautiful Ones - Prince
  • Insatiable - Prince
  • Darling Nikki - Prince
  • Little Red Corvette - Prince
  • When Doves Cry - Prince
  • Lets Go Crazy - Prince
  • 1999 - Prince
  • Raspberry Beret - Prince
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
  • A Salty Dog - Procol Harum
  • Whiskey Train - Procol Harum
  • Amie - Pure Prairie League
  • Two Lane Highway - Pure Prairie League
  • Let Me Love You Tonight - Pure Prairie League
  • Letter From America - Proclaimers
  • I'm On My Way - Proclaimers
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) - Proclaimers
  • Here We Go Again - Poco
  • You Better Think Twice - Poco
  • Rocky Mountain Breakdown - Poco
  • Dumb Waiters - Psychedelic Furs
  • Pretty in Pink - Psychedelic Furs
  • Heaven - Psychedelic Furs
  • Heartbreak Beat - Psychedelic Furs 
Category: General
Posted on: October 22, 2008 7:33 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs the P Bands - I

Welcome everyone, and thanks again for all the votes in the previous rounds.  I got much input for P bands and I used much of that input.  There's enough songs, that I'm going to split P bands into two groups  PA through PH and PI through PZ.   So this entry will include songs from all rock artists/bands in the PA/PH category.  Before we go to the rules and the list, I'll post the results of the voting for the M band songs.   I asked for 8 votes so I wish to pick 8 winners.   I'm in a pickle here folks.  I got 7 clear cut winners and a 5 way tie for 8th.  So what I'll do here is advance to the top 7 songs to the playoffs and we'll have a second side vote to pick the 8th song among the 5 songs that tied.  Here's the 7 that advanced.

  1. Enter Sandman - Metallica
  2. California Dreamin' - Mamas and the Papas
  3. Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
  4. Flirtin' With Disaster - Molly Hatchet
  5. Mississippi Queen - Mountain
  6. Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  7. All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople

So as an additional vote for this entry, vote for one of the following 5 to determine the 8th and last song to advance

  1. Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf
  2. Fire On the Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band
  3. Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
  4. Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  5. Can't You See?

Now on with the letter P.   My list is long enough to support 5 votes for your favorite songs.  I did not list every artist/band suggested to me, but I did choose the ones with the most public appeal who had the most songs hit US charts for rock and pop.   Also, I didn't include every song released by the bands that I did list.  If there are rock songs that aren't on my list in the Pa-Ph category, feel free to vote for them.   Here's my list, again, you may vote for as many as five songs....

  • Are You Ready? - Pacific Gas and Electric
  • Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benetar
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
  • Heartbreaker - Pat Benetar
  • We Belong - Pat Benetar
  • Fire and Ice - Pat Benetar
  • Shadows In the Night - Pat Benetar
  • Little Too Late - Pat Benetar
  • Invincible - Pat Benetar
  • All Fired Up - Pat Benetar
  • Diana - Paul Anka
  • Lonely Boy - Paul Anka
  • Put Your Head On My Shoulder - Paul Anka
  • Puppy Love - Paul Anka
  • Tonight My Love, Tonight - Paul Anka
  • Do I Love You - Paul Anka
  • (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka w/Odia Coates
  • I Don't Like to Sleep Alone - Paul Anka w/Odia Coates
  • Times Of Your Life - Paul Anka
  • Music Man - Paul Anka
  • Indian Reservation - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Steppin' Out - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Just Like Me - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Kicks - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Let Me - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • Hungry - Paul Revere and the Raiders
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  • Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon
  • Slip Slidin' Away - Paul Simon
  • Better Man - Pearl Jam
  • Even Flow - Pearl Jam
  • Daughter - Pearl Jam
  • Black - Pearl Jam
  • Once - Pearl  Jam
  • West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
  • Its a Sin - Pet Shop Boys
  • Always On My Mind - Pet Shop Boys
  • Heart - Pet Shop Boys
  • If I Had a Hammer - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Lemon Tree - Peter Paul and Mary
  • Five Hundred Miles - Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend
  • After the Fire - Pete Townshend
  • Save It For Later - Pete Townshend
  • Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • True Colors - Phil Collins
  • Two Hearts - Phil Collins
  • I Wish It Would Rain Down - Phil Collins
  • Against All Odds - Phil Collins
  • Something Happened on the Way to that Place - Phil Collins
  • Both Sides of the Story - Phil Collins
  • One More Night - Phil Collins
  • Sussudio - Phil Collins
  • Dance Into the Light - Phil Collins
  • A Groovy Kind of Love - Phil Collins
  • In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins
  • Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow

The second part of the P bands will be a longer list.  I'll take any recommendations for R bands, but I already have many groups in mind who had quite a few hits, so as it is already, it looks like Rs will be split as well.  Okay, now have at it, vote for your 5 favorites.  

Category: General
Posted on: October 15, 2008 1:59 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs - O & Q Bands

Hello, my internet friends!  Thanks for the continued participation in my rock and roll song vote off, or vote-in however you wish to call it.  First of all, I have not overlooked the P bands; they'll be next in line.  Due to the lack of O bands and Q bands, I've decided to combine them in this entry.  I've closed off the voting for the L bands, part II.  I asked for you all to vote for five songs in that category.  There was a tie for 5th, so I'll advance the top 6 songs to the end of the alphabet playoffs.   The winning tunes were...

  1. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  2. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  3. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  4. Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd  
  5. Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  6. Working For the Weekend - Loverboy

By combining songs from the O bands and the Q bands, I was able to compile a list of over 70 songs for you all to look at.  These are not the only songs by these groups and they are probably not all the rock bands that start with the letters O or Q.  So if you wish to vote for a song that's not on this list, feel free to do so.  This list is only a helpful guideline.  Lets vote for your 5 favorite songs for this category.   Here's my list...

  • That Was a Crazy Game of Poker - O.A.R
  • Shattered (Turn the Car Around) - O.A.R.
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Champagne Supernova - Oasis
  • D'You Know What I Mean - Oasis
  • (Why Don't You) Get a Job - Offspring
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy - Offspring
  • Self Esteem - Offspring
  • Come Out and Play - Offspring
  • Some Might Say - Offspring
  • Don't Look Back in Anger - Offspring
  • Gotta Get Away - Offspring
  • Gone Away - Offspring
  • Cool to Hate - Offspring
  • Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
  • Here it Goes Again - OK Go
  • There Goes Another Love Song - Outlaws
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky - Outlaws
  • Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Flying High Again - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Over the Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Shot in the Dark - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Time After Time - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Road to Nowhere - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Mama, I'm Coming Home - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Perry Mason - Ozzy Osbourne
  • See You on the Side - Ozzy Osbourne
  • I Don't Wanna Stop - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Gets Me Through - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Back On Earth - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Dreamer - Ozzy Osbourne
  • Cum on Feel the Noise - Quiet Riot
  • Metal Health - Quiet Riot
  • Mama Weer All Crazee Now -  Quiet Riot
  • Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
  • Take Me to Heart - Quarterflash
  • Find Another Fool - Quarterflash
  • We Will Rock You - Queen
  • We Are The Champions - Queen
  • Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
  • Killer Queen - Queen
  • Somebody to Love - Queen
  • Bicycle Race - Queen
  • Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen
  • You're My Best Friend - Queen
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Play the Game - Queen
  • Seven Seas of Rhye - Queen
  • Body Language - Queen
  • Good Old Fashioned Lover - Queen
  • Tie Your Mother Down - Queen
  • Under Pressure - Queen w/David Bowie
  • Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen
  • Hello Mary Lou - Queen
  • Tutti Frutti - Queen
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Hammer to Fall - Queen
  • The Lady Wore Black - Queensryche
  • Gonna Get Close to You - Queensryche
  • Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche
  • I Don't Believe in Love - Queensryche
  • Silent Lucidity - Queensryche
  • Jet City Woman - Queensryche
  • Another Rainy Night - Queensryche
  • Anybody Listening - Queensryche
  • Bridge - Queensryche
  • I Am I - Queensryche
  • No One Knows - Queen of the Stone Age (QOTSA)
  • Go  With the Flow - QOTSA
  • Little Sister - QOTSA
  • Sick, Sick, Sick - QOTSA
  • Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

That's the list, vote for your 5 favorite songs.   I'll be back a little later to post mine.    

Posted on: October 12, 2008 6:19 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Rock Songs, the N Bands

I want to start out by thanking all who have been contributing this my blog.  There was real nice participation in the vote on the M bands.  Voting is still open for the M bands and also for the L bands, Part II.  I've closed the voting for the L bands, Part I.  I asked for 5 votes in that category, and there was a 2 way tie for 5th place, so I'll announce the 6 songs that will advance to a playoff round.  The winners were...

  1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  2. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
  3. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
  4. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
  5. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
  6. Lonesome Loser - Led Zeppelin

Now its time for the list of songs I've compiled from the N bands.  This list does not include all rock and roll artists and doesn't include all songs by the bands mentioned.  If you wish to represent a song not on the list, feel free to.  There are over 100 songs on this list so I'll allow for up to 8 votes for this entry.  Also, if you wish to recommend any groups/artists for my next list, the O or P band songs, feel free to do so, I only ask that you keep it rock and roll.   Without further ado, here is my list of songs.

  • These Boots are Made for Walking  - Nancy Sinatra
  • How Does that Grab you, Darlin'? - Nancy Sinatra
  • Sugar Town - Nancy Sinatra
  • Something Stupid - Nancy and Frank Sinatra
  • Love Eyes - Nancy Sinatra
  • Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
  • Miss Misery - Nazareth
  • Love Hurts - Nazareth
  • Changin' Times - Nazareth
  • Beggars Day - Nazareth
  • Whiskey Drinkin' Woman - Nazareth
  • Please Don't Judas Me - Nazareth
  • Headed For the Future - Neil Diamond
  • September Morn - Neil Diamond
  • Thank the Lord for the Night Light - Neil Diamond
  • Cherry Cherry - Neil Diamond
  • Sweet Caroline  - Neil Diamond
  • Hello Again - Neil Diamond
  • Love On the Rocks - Neil Diamond
  • America - Neil Diamond
  • Forever In Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond
  • You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Neil Diamond
  • Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
  • Cracklin' Rose - Neil Diamond
  • I Am... I Said - Neil Diamond  
  • Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond
  • Heartlight - Neil Diamond
  • Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
  • My, My, Hey Hey - Neil Young
  • Harvest Moon - Neil Young
  • She Rides a Harley Davidson - Neil Young
  • Keep on Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young
  • Southern Man - Neil Young
  • Heart of Gold - Neil Young
  • Old Man - Neil Young
  • Mansion on the Hill - Neil Young
  • Carnival - Natalie Merchant
  • Wonder - Natalie Merchant
  • Jealousy - Natalie Merchant
  • Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant
  • You Get What You Give - New Radicals
  • Someday We'll Know - New Radicals
  • How Your Remind Me - Nickelback
  • Too Bad - Nickelback
  • Never Again - Nickelback
  • Someday - Nickelback
  • Photograph - Nickelback
  • Savin' Me - Nickelback
  • Far Away - Nickelback
  • If Everyone Cared - Nickelback
  • Rockstar - Nickelback
  • Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson
  • From Here to Eternity - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Deanna - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Red Hand Light -  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Nobody's Baby Now - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Tupelo - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • God is in the House - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • I'm Like a Bird - Kelly Furtado
  • Promiscuous - Kelly Furtado
  • Maneater - Kelly Furtado 
  • Say It Right - Kelly Furtado
  • Sister Christian - Night Ranger
  • Don't Tell Me You Love Me - Night Ranger
  • (You Can Still) Rock in America - Night Ranger
  • Sentimental Street - Night Ranger
  • When You Close Your Eyes - Night Ranger
  • The Secret of My Success - Night Ranger
  • Goodbye - Night Ranger
  • I Did it for Love - Night Ranger
  • Back It Up - Nils Lofgren
  • Keith Don't Go - Nils Lofgren
  • I Came to Dance - Nils Lofgren
  • Bullets Fever - Nils Lofgren
  • Without You - Nilsson
  • Jump Into the Fire - Nilsson
  • Everybody's Talkin' - Nilsson
  • Coconut - Nilsson
  • Wish - Nine Inch Nails
  • Happiness In Slavery - Nine Inch Nails
  • The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
  • Hurt - Nine Inch Nails
  • The Perfect Drug - Nine Inch Nails
  • The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails
  • Starf***ers, Inc. - Nine Inch Nails
  • Into the Void - Nine Inch Nails
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
  • You Know You're Right - Nirvana
  • Come as You Are - Nirvana
  • Here She Comes Now - Nirvana
  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana
  • Don't Speak - No Doubt
  • Hey Baby - No Doubt
  • Underneath It All - No Doubt
  • Just A Girl - No Doubt
  • Excuse Me Mr. - No Doubt
  • Simple Kind of Life - No Doubt
  • Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
  • The Nearness of You - Norah Jones
  • Here We Go Again - Norah Jones
  • Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  • The Eggplant that Ate Chicago - Norman Greenbaum as Dr. West's Medicine Show and Jug Band
  • Canned Ham - Norman Greenbaum.

 That concludes my long and exhaustive list.  I had this about 2/3 finished yesterday and my server just shut down.  Glad I got it in today.

Remember, Up to 8 votes on this one.

Category: General
Posted on: October 6, 2008 8:43 pm
 

Vote for Your Favorite Rock Songs - The M Bands

Greetings everyone.  I've been trying to add a new entry every 3-4 days but work has kept me from taking the time I'd like to have on this blog.  Thanks for the continued support folks.   We've now made it to the midway point in the preliminaries, the letter M.  Before I get into the nuts and bolts on these songs, its time to post the five winning songs from the K bands...

  1. Dust In the Wind - Kansas
  2. Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
  3. My Sharona - The Knack
  4. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  5. Lola - The Kinks

Thanks to those of you who helped me make my lists more complete.  I have a list of 110 or more songs from the M band for everyone to choose from.  There wasn't a pretty way to split M, so the list is long, and I'll allow for up to 8 votes for this group.  If you have a song from an M band that isn't on the list, feel free to vote for it.  My list is not inclusive of all the M bands or all the songs from the groups I'm featuring.  The only rule I have is to keep your votes to rock songs.  Without further ado, here is my lengthy list...

  • Holiday - Madonna
  • Like A Virgin - Madonna
  • Borderline - Madonna
  • Material Girl - Madonna
  • Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
  • Crazy for You - Madonna
  • Give it to Me - Madonna
  • Vogue - Madonna
  • Live to Tell - Madonna
  • Open Your Heart - Madonna
  • Causing a Commotion - Madonna
  • Express Yourself - Madonna
  • Cherish - Madonna
  • Rescue Me - Madonna
  • Erotica - Madonna
  • Like a Prayer - Madonna
  • 5-4-3-2-1 - Manfred Mann
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
  • If You Gotta Go, Go Now - Manfred Mann
  • Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann
  • Just Like a Woman - Manfred Mann
  • Blinded By the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • Spirit in the Night - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • Redemption Song - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • (I Came) For You - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • Demolition Man - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
  • California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Monday, Monday - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Words of Love - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Dancing in the Street - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas
  • My Girl - The Mamas and the Papas
  • I Saw Her Again - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Twelve Thirty - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me - The Mamas and the Papas
  • Can't You See? - Marshall Tucker Band
  • Fire On the Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band
  • Heard it in a Love Song - Marshall Tucker Band
  • This Ol' Cowboy - Marshall Tucker Band
  • Nowhere Fast - Meat Loaf
  • Modern Girl - Meat Loaf
  • I'll Do Anything for You (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
  • I'd Lie For You (And that's the Truth) - Meat Loaf
  • Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
  • You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth - Meat Loaf
  • Heaven Can Wait - Meat Loaf
  • All Revved Up and No Place to Go - Meat Loaf
  • Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf
  • Paradise By the Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf
  • For Crying Out Load - Meat Loaf
  • Who Can it Be Now? - Men At Work
  • Down Under - Men at Work
  • Its a Mistake - Men at Work
  • Hard Luck Story - Men at Work
  • Underground - Men at Work
  • Highwire - Men at Work
  • Be Good Johnny - Men at Work
  • Dr. Heckyll and Mr. Jive - Men at Work
  • Overkill - Men at Work
  • Down By the Sea - Men at Work  (time for a beer, brb)
  • One - Metallica
  • Stone Cold Crazy - Metallica
  • Creeping Death - Metallica
  • Harvester of Sorrow - Metallica
  • Sad But True - Metallica
  • Of Wolf and Man - Metallica
  • The Unforgiven - Metallica
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica 
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
  • The Four Horsemen - Metallica
  • Better Than You - Metallica
  • Whiskey in a Jar - Metallica
  • Enter Sandman - Metallica
  • When It Sleeps - Metallica
  • The Mechanix - Megadeth
  • These Boots are Made for Walking - Megadeth
  • Wake Up Dead - Megadeth
  • Hangar 18 - Megadeth
  • Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
  • Skin O' My Teeth - Megadeth
  • Sweating Bullets - Megadeth
  • I Just Want to Hold You - Mick Jones
  • Everything that Comes Around - Mick Jones
  • Movin' On - Missouri
  • Flirtin' With Disaster - Molly Hatchet
  • Beatin the Odds - Molly Hatchett
  • The Rambler - Molly Hatchett
  • Bloody Reunion - Molly Hatchett
  • Lady Luck - Molly Hatchett
  • Conquistador - Moody Blues
  • Your Wildest Dreams - Moody Blues
  • The Voice - Moody Blues
  • Gemini Dream - Moody Blues
  • The Story In Your Eyes - Moody Blues
  • Tuesday Afternoon - Moody Blues
  • Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues
  • I Know You're Out there Somewhere - Moody Blues
  • The Other Side of Life - Moody Blues
  • Ride My See Saw - Moody Blues
  • I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band - Moody Blues
  • Question - Moody Blues
  • All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
  • One of the Boys - Mott the Hoople
  • Honaloochie Boogie - Mott the Hoople
  • All the Way to Memphis - Mott the Hoople
  • Roll Away the Stone - Mott the Hoople
  • The Golden Age of Rock and Roll
  • Mississippi Queen - Mountain

Well, that's my list.  Vote for up to 8 songs.  It may be difficult for some.  Picking 8 out of 110 isn't easy.  Have fun ladies and gentlemen!

 

Posted on: September 30, 2008 4:33 pm
 

Vote for Your Favorite Songs - L Bands, Part 2

I want to thank each and every one of you who have kept this blog alive and well.  This, in my opinion is one of the best times of the year for sports.  Major League Baseball is starting the post-season, conference season is starting in NCAAF and the NFL is at the 1/4 mark.    I hope my little rock and roll blog can keep your attention for a few minutes every couple of days to keep thriving. 

Its been 12 days since I started the blog for the J bands, Part 2 and voting is now over for that particular entry.  That was the one that many of you said was soooo difficult to choose your 8 favorite songs.  And the votes reflected that, with a record number of 64 songs receiving at least one vote.  Upon tabulating all the votes, here are the 8 songs that advance to a playoff round...

  1. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
  2. Imagine - John Lennon
  3. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
  4. Centerfield - John Fogerty
  5. Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
  6. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
  7. You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
  8. Time In a Bottle - Jim Croce

What is especially cool is that those 8 winners are represented by 8 different artists.

Now for the current vote.  This is a shorter list than usual.  46 songs listed from bands Lo through Ly.  As is always the case here, if you think of a rock and roll song in this category that I have not listed, you're allowed to vote for it.  Thanks to all of you who are giving me suggestions for upcoming bands/artists, just please keep it rock and roll.   Even though there are only 46 songs on my list and I usually allow only 1 vote for every 10-15 songs listed, there are alot of chart toppers and some real star power in these songs, so I'm allowuing for up to 5 votes for this entry.  There's my list...

  • Angry Eyes - Loggins & Messina
  • Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins & Messina
  • Watching the River Run - Loggins & Messina
  • Growin' - Loggins & Messina
  • House at Pooh Corner - Loggins & Messina
  • Holiday Hotel - Loggins & Messina
  • Thinking of You - Loggins & Messina
  • Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
  • More Than Love - Los Lonely Boys
  • Diamonds - Los Lonely Boys
  • Midnight Blue - Lou Gramm
  • Just Between You and Me - Lou Gramm
  • Ready or Not - Lou Gramm
  • True Blue Love - Lou Gramm
  • Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
  • Working For the Weekend - Loverboy
  • When Its Over - Loverboy
  • Hot Girls In Love - Loverboy
  • Queen of the Broken Hearts - Loverboy
  • This Could Be the Night - Loverboy
  • Heaven in Your Eyes - Loverboy
  • Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy
  • Notorious - Loverboy
  • Dangerous - Loverboy
  • That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Saturday Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • What's Your Name? - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Whiskey Rock-A-Roller - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • You Got That Right - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Gimme Back My Bullets - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • I Know a Little - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Ballad of Curtis Loew - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Red, White and Blue - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • The Way - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Dead Man Walkin' - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Don't Ask Me No Questions - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Call Me the Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Workin' For MCA - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • I Ain't the One - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Down South Jukin' - Lynyrd Skynyrd 

Have fun picking out your 5 songs ladies and gentlemen, I'll be back shortly to cast my own votes.

  

Posted on: September 25, 2008 5:09 pm
 

Vote For Your Favorite Songs - L Bands, Part 1

Hello to my internet friends!  I've got my rock and roll on right now to put me in the mood to do some rock and roll talk.  I decided to split the L bands due in large part to 5 bands having 10 or more hits that deserve recognition.  When you've got Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Little River Band, Loverboy and Lynyrd Skynyrd all in the same compilation, it gets long.  So I put Led Zeppelin, Lenny Kravitz, Lifehouse, Linkin Park and Little River Band in todays blog entry.  The next entry will contain hits by Loggins and Messina, Los Lonely Boys, Lou Gramm, Loverboy and Lynyrd Skynyrd.  Thanks to those of you who have been voting and also for giving me some ideas on what bands to use.  I used some that were recommended and some I didn't because they're really not classified as rock bands.  I really like some country songs and rythym and blues songs, but if I give in too much the research will become to extensive and the lists will be too long.  In fact I'm not going to include one of my favorite songs on this entry (God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood) because its a country artist.  So my own rules are going to sting me this round.  If you guys want to vote for that song in any song by anyone in the L-Li category, feel free to.

Before we get to the list, I'll announce the winners in the J - Je band category.   I asked for 5 votes and by golly there were a clear cut 5 winners.  Whats really neat is they're from 5 different bands.  They are....

  1. The Pretender - Jackson Browne
  2. Fire and Rain - James Taylor
  3. Aqualung - Jethro Tull
  4. Centerfold - J Geils Band
  5. White Rabbitt - Jefferson Airplane  

  I've done lists longer than what the entire L's would have been but I prefer shorter lists with fewer votes.   Scorekeeping's a bit of a bitch when everyone's voting for 8 songs.   For this entry I'm asking you to vote for up to 5 songs from either this list or write-ins I may have omitted.  I'll take any helpful ideas for M bands.   My current list of M bands is up to 9. 

Ok, without further ado, here's my list, vote for up to 5...

  • Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin
  • Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
  • Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin
  • Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
  • What Is and What Should Never Be - Led Zeppelin
  • Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
  • When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
  • Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
  • Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
  • Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
  • All My Love - Led Zeppelin
  • You Were Meant to Be Here - Led Zeppelin
  • The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin
  • Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
  • Trampled Under Foot - Led Zeppelin
  • Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
  • Are You Going My Way - Lenny Kravitz
  • Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
  • Rock and Roll is Dead - Lenny Kravitz
  • Dig In - Lenny Kravitz
  • It Ain't Over Til Its Over - Lenny Kravitz
  • Can't Get You Off My Mind - Lenny Kravitz
  • Heaven Help - Lenny Kravitz
  • Mr. Cab Driver - Lenny Kravitz
  • American Woman - Lenny Kravitz
  • Where are We Runnin'? - Lenny Kravitz
  • Believe - Lenny Kravitz
  • Again - Lenny Kravitz
  • Let Love Rule - Lenny Kravitz
  • Hanging By a Moment - Lifehouse
  • Everything - Lifehouse
  • Crawling - Linkin Park
  • One Step Closer - Linkin Park
  • Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park
  • In the End - Linkin Park
  • Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park
  • Lonesome Loser - Little River Band (LRB)
  • Help Is On the Way - LRB
  • Cool Change - LRB
  • Take It Easy On Me - LRB
  • Face In the Crowd - LRB
  • The Night Owls - LRB
  • Reminiscing - LRB
  • Lady - LRB
  • We Two - LRB
  • The Other Guy - LRB
  • Man On Your Mind - LRB
  • Happy Anniversary - LRB
  • Its Not a Wonder - LRB
  • Its a Long Way There - LRB

I'll come back a little later to make my vote.  I could vote for at least 5 songs by Zeppelin or LRB.  I need to do a little sound checking, lol.

Have fun guys and gals!

Posted on: September 22, 2008 8:24 pm
 

Vote for Your Favorite Songs - The K Bands

Greetings to my music and sports friends.  We're nearing the halfway point in the alphabet as this entry is a vote on the K bands.  Before we get into this entry, its time for me to announce the winning songs from the bands that start with the letters H and I.  On that entry I asked for everyone to vote for up to four songs.  That's ordinarily how many songs I advance to the playoffs after we get through the alphabet.  There was a tie for fourth place, so instead of voting off a song, I'll just advance the top 5 to the playoffs.  The five songs to advance are..

  • Crazy On You - Heart
  • Cats In the Cradle - Harry Chapin
  • Magic Man - Heart
  • Never Been Any Reason - Head East
  • Barracuda - Heart

I wish to thank some of you for helping me in finding some K bands as there aren't many rock bands that start with the letter K.  I took many of your suggestions, others I didn't as I felt that their style of music was quite different from classic rock which is the premise and intent of my blog.  I was only able to come up with a list of 60-65 songs for this category, but since I was tough on everyone last time, I'll make this easy and allow for up to 5 votes as many of you may have a write in or two.  If you wish to vote for a qualifying song thats not on this list, feel free to do so. 

One more request.  I'll take any recommendations of rock bands that start with the letter L for my next blog entry.  This will allow me to have a more complete list.   Without further ado, here's my list of songs....

  • Can I Tell You - Kansas
  • Song For America - Kansas
  • Mysteries and Mayhem - Kansas
  • Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
  • The Wall - Kansas
  • What's On My Mind - Kansas
  • Point of Know Return - Kansas
  • Portrait (He Knew) - Kansas
  • Dust In the Wind - Kansas
  • People of the South Wind - Kansas
  • Closet Cronicles - Kansas
  • Hold On - Kansas
  • Loner - Kansas
  • Wheels - Kansas
  • Relentless - Kansas
  • Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
  • The Man With the Child in His Eyes - Kate Bush
  • Running Up that Hill - Kate Bush
  • Babooshka - Kate Bush
  • Wow - Kate Bush
  • There Goes a Tenner - Kate Bush
  • Deja Voodoo - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Born With a Broken Heart - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Slow Ride - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Somehow, Somewhere, Someway - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Blue On Black - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Everything is Broken - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • In Too Deep - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Was - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Last Goodbye - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Alive - Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Bawitdaba - Kid Rock
  • Cowboy - Kid Rock
  • Only God Knows Why - Kid Rock
  • American Bad Ass - Kid Rock
  • Forever - Kid Rock
  • Lonely Road of Faith - Kid Rock
  • Picture - Kid Rock and Cheryl Crow
  • Louie Louie - Kingsmen
  • Money (That's What I Want) - Kingsmen
  • Death of an Angel - Kingsmen
  • The Jolly Green Gian - Kingsmen
  • Annie Fanny - Kingsmen
  • Beth - Kiss
  • Calling Dr. Love - Kiss
  • Detroit Rock City - Kiss
  • I Was Made For Loving You  - Kiss
  • Lick It Up - Kiss
  • Love Gun - Kiss
  • (I Wanna) Rock and Roll All Night - Kiss
  • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
  • All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
  • Lola - The Kinks
  • Celluloid Heros - The Kinks
  • Father Christmas - The Kinks
  • Come Dancing - The Kinks
  • Tired of Waiting For You - The Kinks
  • My Sharona - The Knack
  • Good Girls Don't - The Knack
  • Baby Talks Dirty - The Knack
  • Rocket O' Love - The Knack
  • Can't Put a Price On Love - The Knack

Have at it everyone.  I'll be back later to vote myself.  I hope you don't mind me voting on my own blog.  Many folks who have blogs with voting don't vote on their own blogs, but I feel with the work and time invested, I'm going to get my own 2 cents worth in.     

 
 
 
 
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