DJ Funktual - I have a question about the best Rock 'n' Roll song !

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  1. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    DJ -

    This is your purview and I love what you are doing here.

    So, I have a question - Is this not the best Rock and Roll song ever?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2ybQuhQv8g

    If not, what is a better song?

    1. DJ Funktual profile image80
      DJ Funktualposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It's definitely one of them.   I play a lot of Stones if I'm in bars and that is the one that the die-hard fans really appreciate.  If it's Zeppelin, then the fans want, "Hey Hey What Can I Do?". 

      Best of all-time?  Who knows? 
      People have ranked 'Satisfaction" # 1 in the past.   
      Some people still say Stairway to Heaven.  Back in Black?  Crazy Train?

      For me personally....
      La Grange by ZZ TOP
      Sultans of Swing by DIRE STRAITS
      Every Breath You Take by THE POLICE
      Runnin' With The Devil by VAN HALEN

      1. rmr profile image79
        rmrposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Those are some of my favorites, as well. But a list of greatest songs would not be complete without Freebird.What can I say, I'm an old schooler.

  2. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    If we switch the van halen one for the stones, I am with DJ.

  3. Paraglider profile image93
    Paragliderposted 10 years ago

    There are so many. How about adding -

    Born to be wild

    I can see for miles and miles

    And one you don't hear much of now -

    Free electric band

    1. rmr profile image79
      rmrposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Don't forget Aqualung, and Bungle in the jungle.

  4. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 10 years ago

    Hundreds of em. A few of my favorites:
    Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll Long - John Baldry.
    Let Me Sleep on It - Meat Loaf.
    Sunset Grill Don - Henley.
    Welcome to the Boomtown - David & David.
    One of Our Submarines - Thomas Dolby.

  5. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    Wow, I thought I was the only one who even heard od David & David.  Great posts.

    Personally, I think the bridge of Every Breath You Take is my favorite all-time.

    Since you've gone, I've been lost without a trace
    I dream at night I can only here your face
    I look around but it's you I can't replace
    I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
    I keep cryin' baby baby please...

    It absolutely breaks my heart every time I hear it. 
    And it's not the words it's the aching way he sings it.
    It's a painful longing I've never known in life, thank goodness.

    People treat this like a stalker tune but I really think it's about ultimate heartache.

    LA GRANGE is my choice though.  Nothing rocks like that jam.  You hear the drawl of the voice and you just know that the sweet drum roll is coming.....and then donnonna nonna nonna

    1. rmr profile image79
      rmrposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      La Grange does rock! In fact, the whole album rocks. Can't find it any more,though.

  6. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 10 years ago

    The Fool -
    Gold & Silver -
    Quicksilver Messenger Service

  7. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    Here You Go Mark!

    Rolling Stone's 100 Best Guitar songs of all-time released this week!!

    100) Vicarious - TOOL
    99) Run Thru - My Morning Jacket
    98) Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    97) No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
    96) New Day Rising - Husker Du
    95) Omaha - Moby Grape
    94) Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
    93) Only Shallow - My Bloody Valentine
    92) Memo From Turner - Mick Jagger
    91) Drunkship of Lanterns - The Mars Volta

    give you guys a chance to respond.

  8. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    90) How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
    89) I Love Rock-n-Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    88) Mona - Quicksilver Messenger Service
    87) Red - King Crimson
    86) I Ain't Superstitious - Jeff Beck
    85) You Enjoy Myself - Phish
    84) Gravity - John Mayer
    83) What I Got - Sublime        (Featured in the Who Am I thread!)
    82) Wlak - Don't Run - The Ventures
    81) Beat It - Michael Jackson   (Eddie VH)

    Comments?

  9. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    80) Kid Charlemagne - Steely Dan
    79) Sliver Rocket - Sonic Youth
    78) Stone Crazy - Buddy Guy
    77) Even Flow - Pearl Jam
    76) American Girl - Tom Petty & HBs
    75) Willie The Pimp - Frank Zappa
    74) La Grange - ZZ Top            (Shows what I know?)
    73) Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
    72) Say It Ain't So - Weezer
    71) Take It or Leave It - The Strokes

    Brief pause for Station Identification..

  10. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    70) Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
    69) Money - Pink Floyd
    68) The Thrill Is Gone - BB KIng
    67) Adam Raised a Cain - Bruce Springsteen
    66) Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    65) Message In a Bottle - The Police
    64) Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    63) Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses
    62) Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King
    61) Soul Man - Sam and Dave

    Thinking about Belushi now...

  11. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    60) Maggot Brain - Funkadelic           (can't forget the funk)
    59) Freeway Jam - Jeff Beck
    58) Rumble - Link Wray
    57) Dark Star - Grateful Dead
    56) Eight Miles High - The Byrds
    55) White Room - Cream
    54) Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    53) Born On The Bayou - CCR
    52) My Iron Lung - Radiohead
    51) Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

    -talk amongst ya'selves-

  12. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    50) Debaser - The Pixies
    49) Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix
    48) London calling - The Clash
    47) Panama - Van Halen
    46) Miserlou - Dick Dale and the Del-Tones    (Pulp Fiction Theme)
    45) I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
    44) Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney
    43) Holidays in the Sun - The Sex Pistols
    42) Hideaway - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
    41) Marquee Moon - Television

    ~Now I'm thinkin about CBGB's~

  13. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    40) I Can See For Miles - The Who
    39) Black Magic Woman - Santana
    38) Stay With Me - The Faces
    37) That's All Right - Elvis Presley
    36) Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
    35) 1969 - Iggy & The Stooges
    34) Walk This Way - Aerosmith
    33) Master of Puppets - Metallica
    32) Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits      (another Funktual pick)
    31) Keep Yourself Alive - Queen

    - I sense Big Riffs on the horizon.

  14. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    30) (We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and his Comets
    29) Back In Black - AC/DC
    28) Where The Streets Have No Name - U2     (Funktual's pick for #1 song of the 80s btw)
    27) Look Over Yonders Wall - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    26) How Blue Can You Get? - BB King
    25) Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones  (song that started the thread)
    24) Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
    23) Over Under Sideways Down - The Yardbirds
    22) A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
    21) Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

    Now we're getting somewhere...

  15. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    20)   People Get Ready - The Impressions    (GO CURTIS MAYFIELD!!!!!)
    19)   Purple Rain - Prince     (GO FUNK MASTER!!!!!)
    18)   Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones   (Oy Oh Let's GO!)
    17)   Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    16)   Cowgirl in the Sand - Neil Young with Crazy Horse
    15)   My Generation - THE WHO
    14)   Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
    13)   Layla - Derek and The Dominoes
    12)   Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - JIMI Hendrix Experience
    11)   Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin       


    My Q: (Where's Moby Dick?)

  16. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    10) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
    9) Statesboro Blues - The Allman Brothers
    8) Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    7) While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
    6) Eruption - Van Halen
    5) Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
    4) You Really Got Me - The Kinks
    3) Crossroads - Cream
    2) Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

    and NUMBER ONE IS.......
    Johnny B. Goode  by Chuck Berry

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  17. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    oKAY mARK, i'M READY FOR YA!

  18. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    big_smile

    You are now officially insane in my book.

    In honor of the occasion, I will write about you on my blog (again) lol

    http://markpknowles.com/

  19. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    Exceeding expectations is all a DJ can do in the age of the self-mixing iPod.

  20. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    I've just opened a New Game you might like Mark called What's That Song?

  21. crashcromwell profile image72
    crashcromwellposted 10 years ago

    I would make no pretense that my top songs are actually the greatest of all time....they're just mine.




    5) Gypsies in the Palace - Jimmy Buffett

    4) Taking Care of Business - BTO

    3) Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC

    2) Levon - Elton John

    1) Born to Run - The Boss

  22. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    Good Point crash.  That's exactly how I feel about my VH pick.  I wouldn't call it everyone's best but it just takes me to real good place. 

    I have a theory about the song Satisfaction and why it has proven so durable but I will not waste it on a forum.  Saving it for the book.

    1. crashcromwell profile image72
      crashcromwellposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      It's funny that you mention about saving it for the book. I've been conceptualizing trying to craft a book out of my hub pages. Call it something like The World According To Crash, or some such thing. I'd probably want to expand upon the hubs so there would be new material, but it could be fun!

  23. DJ Funktual profile image80
    DJ Funktualposted 10 years ago

    I wouldn't put something on hubpages if I was using it for the book.    All I give away are lists..

    MY RULE OF THUMB
    If there's something I wanna see or read on the internet and it's not there, then I have to create it myself!

    Just like Sly Stone did when HE was a Disc Jockey but didn't hear any music he wanted to hear so he created it. 

    IT'S CALLED FUNK!

    Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin !

  24. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago
  25. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 10 years ago

    Some great songs that I grew up with on this post.
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    I'd now like to nominate the best song ABOUT Rock N Roll:

    Rock and Roll  I Gave You All The Best Years Of My Life - by fellow Aussie Kevin Johnson.
    http://www.rocknrolligaveyou.com/

  26. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    If we start talking about the songs ABOUT rock-n-roll - this one is da best, hands down big_smile http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tt_052kjuu0

 
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