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    Posted: January 03 2009 at 13:09

Bolded songs of interest:

100. Sammy Hagar - I Can’t Drive 55

99. Grand Funk Railroad - We’re an American Band

98. Buckcherry - Lit Up
97. The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
96. Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son

95. Creed - Higher
94. The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
93. Autograph - Turn Up the Radio
92. Night Ranger - Don’t Tell Me You Love Me
91. Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings
90. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
89. Andrew W.K. - Party Hard
88. Alice in Chains - Would?
87. Winger - Seventeen
86. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People
85. Velvet Revolver - Slither
84. W.A.S.P. - I Wanna Be Somebody
83. Evanescence - Bring Me to Life
82. Rainbow - Since You Been Gone
81. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
80. Journey - Any Way You Want It
79. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
78. Bad Company - Feel Like Making Love
77. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
76. Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly
75. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
74. The Cult - Love Removal Machine
73. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
72. Pat Benetar - Heartbreaker
71. Jane’s Addiction - Mountain Song
70. Foreigner - Hot Blooded
69. Living Colour - Cult of Personality
68. White Zombie - More Human Than Human
67. ZZ Top - Tush
66. Europe - The Final Countdown
65. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
64. Rollins Band - Liar
63. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
62. Dokken - Breaking the Chains
61. Ratt - Round and Round
60. Skid Row - 18 and Life
59. Billy Squier - The Stroke
58. Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
57. The Kinks - You Really Got Me
56. Warrant - Cherry Pie
55. Blue Oyster Cult - Don’t Fear the Reaper
54. Faith No More - Epic
53. Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild
52. The Runaways - Cherry Bomb
51. Megadeth - Peace Sells
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
49. Iggy and the Stooges - Search and Destroy
48. Korn - Freak on a Leash
47. Kid Rock - Bawitdaba
46. Anthrax - Madhouse
45. Foghat - Slow Ride
44. Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
43. Dio - Holy Diver
42. The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
41. Quiet Riot - Cum on Feel the Noize
40. Talk Dirty To Me – Poison
39. More Than A Feeling – Boston
38. Stone Cold Crazy – Queen
37. My Generation – The Who
36. Hot For Teacher - Van Halen
33. School’s Out - Alice Cooper
34. Barracuda - Heart
33. Basket Case - Green Day
32. Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
31. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
30. Even Flow - Pearl Jam
29. Bad Reputation - Joan Jett
28. Everlong - Foo Fighters
27. Still of the Night - Whitesnake
26. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
25. Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
24. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
23. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
22. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Experience
21. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
20. You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
19. Tom Sawyer – Rush
18. Rock You Like a Hurricane – Scorpions
17. I Wanna Rock – Twisted Sister
16. Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss
15. Dr. Feelgood – Motley Crue
14. Run To The Hills – Iron Maiden
13. Photograph – Def Leppard
12. Breaking the Law – Judas Priest
11. Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
10. Ace of Spades – Motorhead
9. Runnin With the Devil – Van Halen
8. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
7. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
6. Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
5. Enter Sandman – Metallica
4. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
3. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
2. Back in Black - AC/DC
1. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N’ Roses


Anyone else think this list is just terrible? Back in Black #2? Really? I also think that with a few of these bands, they could have chosen better songs. Walk this Way? Runnin with the Devil? Enter Sandman? Not sure what they were thinking.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 13:42
Hmm, well almost all these songs are songs I've heard....so potentially by top 100 they mean top 100 popular songs, at the same time, all these songs do rock a lot...even The Final Countdown, which is cheesy as hell but a fun song. Only differences I would make would be: Rock and Roll all nite by kiss....that song is horrible, move it to like number 102. And definately change enter sandman to something off master of puppets.
 
But yay GNR number 1, i'm cool with that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 13:56
Quite alot of good or atleast decent songs here. But where's "War Pigs", "Dazed & Confused", "Stargazer", "Child in Time" and alot of other even BETTER ones???

96. Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son
90. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
82. Rainbow - Since You Been Gone
81. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
73. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
55. Blue Oyster Cult - Don’t Fear the Reaper
51. Megadeth - Peace Sells
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
43. Dio - Holy Diver
39. More Than A Feeling – Boston
33. School’s Out - Alice Cooper
31. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
24. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
22. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Experience
21. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
19. Tom Sawyer – Rush
14. Run To The Hills – Iron Maiden
12. Breaking the Law – Judas Priest
11. Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
6. Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
5. Enter Sandman – Metallica
4. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
3. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin


But stuff like The Darkness, The Clash, Kid Rock... Come on!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 14:13

It is a pretty decent list, although my list would probably be quite different since it would have a lot more Rush in it. LOL My first question is Blitzkrieg Bop from the Ramones.  I'm not familiar with that song but does punk rock = hard rock?  Joan Jett - Bad Reputation at 29.  I would think that I Love Rock and Roll would be her top song?  Although, I'm not sure that that would qualify as hard rock or not.  What is Madhouse from Anthrax?  I'd think something like I Am The Law or I'm the Man. 

I guess that heavy metal and punk rock are both grouped in as part of hard rock for these purposes.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 14:44
Originally posted by Abstrakt Abstrakt wrote:

Quite alot of good or atleast decent songs here. But where's "War Pigs", "Dazed & Confused", "Stargazer", "Child in Time" and alot of other even BETTER ones???

96. Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son
90. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
82. Rainbow - Since You Been Gone
81. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
73. Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
55. Blue Oyster Cult - Don’t Fear the Reaper
51. Megadeth - Peace Sells
50. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
43. Dio - Holy Diver
39. More Than A Feeling – Boston
33. School’s Out - Alice Cooper
31. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC
24. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
22. Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix Experience
21. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
19. Tom Sawyer – Rush
14. Run To The Hills – Iron Maiden
12. Breaking the Law – Judas Priest
11. Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
6. Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
5. Enter Sandman – Metallica
4. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
3. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin


But stuff like The Darkness, The Clash, Kid Rock... Come on!
 
this is VH1 we're talking about, they had The Final Countdown on there for god's sake.  I believe they themselves named that the Worst Metal Song of all time, so what is it VH1? Terrible metal (correct answer) or great hard rock?  They did have a Greatest Artists of Hard Rock list a few years back that was tolerable, for the most part.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 15:18

Very lame.  I mean, it's an okay list, but we could pick equivalent or better tracks from each band represented.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 15:47
"Welcome to the Jungle" # 1? And "Smoke on the Water" only # 11? Lame doesn't even begin to describe itDeadAngry.... And since when are Nirvana hard rock?!?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 15:52
Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

"Welcome to the Jungle" # 1? And "Smoke on the Water" only # 11? Lame doesn't even begin to describe itDeadAngry.... And since when are Nirvana hard rock?!?



Nirvana rocks sista... AngryLOL

smoke on the water #11....that is THE rock riff like of ALL time...   at least Classic Rock magazine isn't the only media outlet sucking off 'GnR'. 

speaking of that... I wonder just how that new album is?




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 16:03
That's nice, VH1 is one of those channels I mostly just surf through.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 16:09
if it weren't for 'I love the 80's' I wouldn't know or care about VH1 either... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 17:24
The list does illustrate how terrible a label such as "hard rock" is. It does not really tell you much about the song other that it has some heavy guitar (and even that isn't always the case like in More than a Feeling). The list comprises classic blues rock, hair metal, grunge, metal (itself a vague term but I'm not familiar enough with the listed bands outside Metallica and Megadeth), and punk (also a vague term). Oh well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 17:49
Originally posted by micky micky wrote:

Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

"Welcome to the Jungle" # 1? And "Smoke on the Water" only # 11? Lame doesn't even begin to describe itDeadAngry.... And since when are Nirvana hard rock?!?


Nirvana rocks sista... AngryLOL

smoke on the water #11....that is THE rock riff like of ALL time...   at least Classic Rock magazine isn't the only media outlet sucking off 'GnR'. 

speaking of that... I wonder just how that new album is?


I need to listen to it at least two more times, but its an okay album, despite being poor by GNR and most hard rock standards. I guess the most accurate description would be to call it an Axl Rose solo album. It's very industrial sounding. For 15 years of work though, what else can you expect? After all that time, you wouldnt be able to see the music clearly to know whether its good or not.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 19:17
I stopped watching when after I saw Andrew W.K. placed a spot higher than Aqualung.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 20:28
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80. Journey - Any Way You Want It
They should put this one at #99 - that way you know to quit watching soon enough...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 20:44
People still watch Vh1, MTV and MuchMusic?? I thought those channels were reserved for sh*tty reality shows based on burnt out rockstars and slut-machines.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 03 2009 at 23:53
I agree. In fact, I'll collect some I think shouldn't qualify and list them here:
98. Buckcherry - Lit Up (I haven't heard this song, but the stuff I've heard by Buckcherry was rather wishy-washy)
95. Creed - Higher (Lol)
86. Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People (Tee hee)
83. Evanescence - Bring Me to Life (Dear God, no!)
56. Warrant - Cherry Pie (Ew)
*48. Korn - Freak on a Leash
*47. Kid Rock - Bawitdaba (These two Clowns above Blue Oyster Cult, GFR, and the Kinks?)
41. Quiet Riot - Cum on Feel the Noize (This wasn't even an original song. Why isn't The Slade original on here?)
16. Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss (Meh...)
7. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana (Way too high. Not even Nirvana's best song)
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 00:29
I wouldn't have considered all of those bands as hard rock, Confused but even if I did I wouldn't be able to take any list seriously that puts Blue Öyster Cult only 55th.Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 00:31

how come everyone seems to like Nirvana's version of More Than A Feeling better than Boston's? Wink



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 00:37
Originally posted by A Person A Person wrote:

I wouldn't have considered all of those bands as hard rock, Confused but even if I did I wouldn't be able to take any list seriously that puts Blue Öyster Cult only 55th.Tongue


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2009 at 00:45
Why are the White Stripes on this list at all. A better question is, why so low?

And I don't think they could have picked a worse song for #1. Really, that thing is atrocious.
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