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Old 25th Dec 2004, 11:45
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Yet another Top 10 all time songs list

Perennial rock favourite Stairway to Heaven by British group Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock music song of all time, a new poll has found.

The rambling epic from 1971 obliterated the opposition - all songs from the 1970s - in the survey by British specialist radio station Planet Rock.

It gained more than 70 per cent of the vote.

Other songs also not noted for their brevity, Free Bird by 1970s US outfit Lynyrd Skynyrd and Queen's six-minute rock-opera hybrid Bohemian Rhapsody from 1975, came in second and third respectively.

The top 10 was dominated largely by long-defunct groups, with Led Zeppelin taking up three of the places, while the most recent favourite was Highway to Hell by Australia's AC/DC, from 1979.

"The number one may be seen as a rock cliche but the truth is that it's probably the only rock song ever written that most fans can agree is a classic," said Planet Rock presenter Mark Jeeves.

"After all these years, there's still nothing to touch it."

The Top 10 was:
1 Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
2 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
3 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
4 Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
5 Black Sabbath - Paranoid
6 Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
7 The Eagles - Hotel California
8 Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll
9 AC/DC - Highway to Hell
10 Jimi Hendrix Experience - All Along The Watchtower

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I came across a live version of Hotel California that had quite a long intro with only hints at what was to come. Absolutely brilliant. I have played it for several chums, most of whom say that there is something familiar about the intro, but they can never work out what the actual song is until it gets to the traditional start, when the crowd goes wild as well. What amazes me is that the crowd is looking at the Band, has paid to see the Eagles, but most of them can't work out what it is.

Anyway, I would recommend the live version for anyone who enjoys the studio version. Class.

The list above is one for Rock Songs. I particularly like Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel's 'Come Up and See Me.' Seems to be on a lot of people's lists if Steve Wright in the Afternoon is anything to go by.

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Old 25th Dec 2004, 17:12
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Being the harbringer of doom, what do you think in 30/40 years if a Top Ten is compiled. What's going to be at the top? Britney Spears? Or dare I say it, bloody Jessica Simpson? Or one of those Pop Idol twits? Manufactured music for the masses
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Dude

Discuss

Ace top 10

none of the dross !

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Old 25th Dec 2004, 18:20
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All crap IMHO. except Number 10, though I prefer the original, sung by the writer (Bob Dylan)
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Jerricho ----Amen to your sentiments "music for the masses" just about summates matters--same as watching "footie" I suppose---no intellectual capability required !

As for me Led Zepp, Queen, Hendrix and of course The Eagles --always had great admiration for CCR though--a Group ahead of their time ---and certainly one who deserve to be in any top 10.

STH ----sorry, but you usually post some very erudite comments--but now you've gone and blown it ! --do you really listen to the garbage called Steve Wright in the Afternoon ?? --or was this just a Christmas tipple induced slip Apart from getting traffic info. from the prog. there is nothing about the f££kwit that would even make me think about listening to him.
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Geez Jerrico, Jessica Simpson has nice twits.
Or did I spell that wrong again??
I think yer right about today's music. It's more eye candy and the music plays a secondary role. F'rinstance Joan Baez was one helluva singer, but run her against Jessica and the Twits and the latter will win hands down.

I doubt I'd ever agree to the top 10 of any list that didn't have the Beatles, the Stones, Bob Dylan or any of the Motown groups in it and Led Zepp twice.
Binos had a top 10 list awhile back that was better than that one.

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Old 25th Dec 2004, 20:14
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I think yer right about today's music. It's more eye candy and the music plays a secondary role. F'rinstance Joan Baez was one helluva singer, but run her against Jessica and the Twits and the latter will win hands down.
Fair enough to run a "then and now" comparison, but one is reminded of the ancient Linda Ronstadt album cover (yes, one does remember "albums," jes bluffing in the other thread) whence some enticing points were invitingly visible beneath some filmy thing...one quivers at the thought said features would likely be below the cover by now.
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I just noticed something that escaped my attention on first reading of that article. Stairway to Heaven got 70% of the vote?????

Even if those songs were listed as the only ten choices that is a ridiculous vote. If all songs were included it ranks with some of Ferdinand Marcos's election results. Sorry. This poll is a crockashit.
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There must be some mistake, where is 500 Miles by the Proclaimers?
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Old 26th Dec 2004, 14:48
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Indeed, or Two Little Boys, by Rolf Harris? Obviously no credibility here.
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Old 26th Dec 2004, 14:50
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Geez Jerrico, Jessica Simpson has nice twits.
Very true. And a little easier on the eye than some of those in Binos' list. Pitty she's as dumb as a skip full of dumb things.
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Some?

If Jessica, god bless her little cotton panties, isn't a few steps up the ladder of attractiveness from ALL on that list (and it wasn't mine, I hasten to add, Jerricho) then I'm giving it away.
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Dunno 'bout that Binos.

I'm sure some people out there (Authors Note: NOT ME!) thought that Freddy Mercury was something else .............not that there's anything wrong with that
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I heard the live version of Hotel California a number of years ago. It was on Eagles Live album, which I have on cassette. I've looked for a CD version but have not been successful to date. Much better than the original studio version. I also prefer the live version of Stairway to Heaven.
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Is this the right place to say, before I finally go to bed and signal the end of the Christmas overload, that Hotel California is the most pretentious load of twaddle ever to be swallowed by a gullible public? Lyrics-wise, Stairway to Heaven matches it for pretentiousness, but it beats the crap out of HC as a tune!

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Cool

...God bless her little cotton panties...
ROTFLMAO
Binos, I agree about HC. I much prefer the Eagles' "A Hole In The World."

The thing with Linda Ronstadt and all, is that when they eventually sag below the cover pic, they still have talent to fall back upon. I'm not suggesting she's saggy, but Emmylou Harris is a case in point. Here's a lady of a certain age that's just hitting her stride, as it were. I offer as proof "Red Dirt Girl" and "Stumble Into Grace." When JS, BS and the others reach that degree of sag, that's all she wrote. Of course there's Cher, but even she must worry about that discrete tuft of hair between her breasts after her last face lift.
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Old 26th Dec 2004, 17:07
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which I have on cassette
Huh!? Wassat?
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Old 27th Dec 2004, 01:19
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Bino's,

that must be the "dinosaur's of this world" top 10 list, or the "I only listen to commercial FM radio in Australia" top 10 list.

Nowhere is mentioned a Beatle song. Not one mention of Van Morrison, Lou Reed, New Order, The Cure, The Dandy Warholhs, Smashmouth, Regurgitator, Might Be Giants, or any other band that doesn't play the music of your listed top 10.

We could all print our top 10s and come up with different results. Like wine, food, art and movies, we could argue for decades about our Top 10.

BTW, how was Xmas in Mackay. Another warm and sticky one?
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Old 27th Dec 2004, 01:43
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Indeed, it was, Pierre, necessitating the intake of considerable amounts of fluid to ward off dehydration, a process I attacked with considerable enthusiasm and some style, as can be confirmed by some of my posts last night!

But I hasten to point out that that wasn't my list, I just posted it for discussion.
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