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Best ROCK song ever!
« on: 28 Jun 2005, 23:40 »
I don't know if there's been such topic in the past here, but can you guys (rock fans) please name the song which you consider to be the greatest rock song ever.
I've seen tons of different polls and they all tell me the different story, plus I've been fighting with my friends for ages about this subject.

I, personally think it's "Telegraph Road (live version)" by Dire Straits. I think neither Hendrix nor Page could outmatch Knopfler's solo play in that particular song (after the "like a rollin river" part).
« Last Edit: 28 Jun 2005, 23:44 by Hamelkart »

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #1 on: 29 Jun 2005, 00:01 »
Whole Lotta Love by Led Zepplin is in the top of my list... But there's too many to choose.
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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #2 on: 29 Jun 2005, 00:07 »
If I had to pick one song to sum up the fundamental concept of rock music to someone who'd never heard any, I'd probably have to say Motorhead's Ace Of Spades.

If I could somehow logically justify saying that Search And Destroy and Gimme Danger (first two tracks on the Stooges' Raw Power album) were in fact one big song, then I'd pick that one. But I can't.

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #3 on: 29 Jun 2005, 00:11 »
(They Long to be ) Close to You - The Carpenters
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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #4 on: 29 Jun 2005, 00:47 »
ANYthing by Jay-Z ... hands down.

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #5 on: 29 Jun 2005, 03:41 »
Yeah, hard to say what is the "best", as there's such a huge selection, and depends on a person's musical tastes and even the mood you might be in at the time.

But I thought this topic was interesting as it reminded me of a recent news-article in which it's suggested that Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" song is now named "The greatest song of all time": http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/27/dylan.stone/index.html

Though it's a good song, I don't know if I'd call it "The Greatest"...
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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #6 on: 29 Jun 2005, 05:18 »
Spacehog's "Mungo City"

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #7 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:08 »
Hells Bells - AC/DC


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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #8 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:13 »
God Gave Roll and Roll To You - Kiss ^_^

But yeah, there are too many to name and it's impossible to say which is best. Innuendo or The Show Must Go On by Queen are phenominal as well...

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #9 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:15 »
I prefer Bill and Ted's version of God Gave Rock And Roll To You... With the Evil Robot Uses on maracas

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #10 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:16 »
That's great too! I still think Kiss just nail it on the head though :) I'm listening to it right now and... well, I've changed my mind. It is without a doubt the greatest rock song ever.

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #11 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:17 »
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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #12 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:19 »
That's great too! I still think Kiss just nail it on the head though :) I'm listening to it right now and... well, I've changed my mind. It is without a doubt the greatest rock song ever.

Dude, no way. Wyld Stallyns totally rocked that song hardcore!

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #13 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:23 »
I think you guys are simply remembering the movie too fondly. I bet some of you haven't even heard the Kiss version properly. It is rocked as much as one can possible rock a song.

I might point out also that both versions are hideously similar. There's not a lot of difference. In fact, didn't the WS version fade into the Kiss version? I could be remembering wrong. It's not like Bill and Ted sung the thing :P

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #14 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:36 »
Hmm, that's a three-way tie between "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", "Crocodile Rock" and "Layla".

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #15 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:52 »
hey guys! know which version of god gave rock n roll i like?

the KISS version

no wait the Bill and Ted version

no wait the KISS version

no wait theARRRG I CAN'T DECIDE

if only they were the same song!



oh wait Bill and Ted are KISS in disguise

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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #16 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:55 »
BAM! Thanks DG ^_^ I was -sure- it was the Kiss version but I didn't wanna make an assout of myself by assuming.

The difference is that the movie does have all sorts of sound effects and whatnot over the song. Which ruin the full listening experience!
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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #17 on: 29 Jun 2005, 06:58 »
For me it's Bohemian Rapsody by the Queen, or a Day in the life, by the Beatles.

Fraggle Rock intro sound is cool too.
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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #18 on: 29 Jun 2005, 07:43 »
I read somewhere that there had been a voting made by some British newspaper or other. Bohemian Rhapsody won, hands down. But I disremember whether it was best ROCK song ever, or just best SONG ever...

And, Farlander? In the midst of the horrid Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film soundtrack, some things are pretty nice. Barry Gibb's cover of "A Day in the Life" is one. Just thought I«d mention it, you might enjoy listening to that one, too. It's funny how in some songs, like Nowhere Man, the song seemed to fit their style perfectly.

EDIT - Oh, I forgot to tell which I thought was the best. The Cranberries' "Electric Blue".
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Re: Best ROCK song ever!
« Reply #19 on: 29 Jun 2005, 08:30 »
I have a hard time trying to narrow it down like this.. because most of the things would probably be classified as Jazz..

Best ROCK songs(In no particular order)
Frank Zappa-Black Napkins
Bob Dylan-Hurricane
Frank Zappa-Muffin Man(The Bongo Fury version)
Joe Walsh-Funk #49
Joe Walsh-Eyes of the Confessor
Steely Dan-Bodhisattva
Golden Earring-Mad Love's Comin'
Led Zepellin-In my Time of Dying
Budgie-Napolean Bona Parts 1&2 (Along with the entire Impeckable album)
Allman Brothers-You can't Lose what you Never Had

By the way, Argent's version of God Gave Rock n' Roll to you is the best.....