CLASSIC ROCK TRACKS POLL: THE RESULTS

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Good afternoon, listeners, thanks for tuning in to 107.7 WILX "The Aorta." Starting on Monday, we will be rolling out the top 100 tracks of all time, as decided by 63 voters, with beautiful images courtesy of gr80.

You all voted for a total of 917 songs, and remember there were only 861 in the official nominations list, so that's a lot of write-ins.

But first, we are starting things off with our subpolls. And for a very special "no request weekend" you told us what songs you say NO to requesting. That's right, the 10 worst classic rock songs of all time, coming up in a few minutes.

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:01 (three years ago) Permalink

that's powerful stuff

Euler, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:02 (three years ago) Permalink

yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:03 (three years ago) Permalink

37 ballots came with 'worst' lists. Here are the 10 songs that made you say "stay away from me-hee":

10. The Guess Who – American Woman
31 points, 4 votes, 2 worst place votes

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Wow, really? Is this residual hatred for Lenny Kravitz? I have no need for the long version of this but the core of the song is super rockin'!

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:07 (three years ago) Permalink

Huh, is it just the cheap America-bashing that people hate?

EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:13 (three years ago) Permalink

8. (tie) Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
33 points, 5 votes

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:16 (three years ago) Permalink

oops, did not bold that one

8. (tie) Jimmy Buffett - Margaritaville
33 points, 5 votes

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:17 (three years ago) Permalink

wtf American Woman

Brad C., Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:19 (three years ago) Permalink

I HATE "American Woman", voted it 7th worst.

"Now woman, I said stay away
American woman, listen what I say"

but if she stays away, how can she hear him? hideously stupid

Euler, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Nibblin' on sponge cake,
watchin' the sun bake;
All of those tourists covered with oil.
Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing.
Smell those shrimp
They're beginnin' to boil.

Lewis - J'Agour (crüt), Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:26 (three years ago) Permalink

8. (tie) Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
33 points, 4 votes, 1 worst place vote

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:28 (three years ago) Permalink

disgusting
both of them
bring it on!

whoops xp

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:29 (three years ago) Permalink

107.7 WILX "The Aorta" is going to make me laugh all week long.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:29 (three years ago) Permalink

hahahahha okay, that's fair - but surely true of lots of "woman, get thee gone!" songs. Listen this one last time, etc.

But that lead guitar sound, man! Like a balloon overfilled with diesel fumes, something really great about that. DOODLE OO DOOOOOOOOO

"Margaritaville" made my 100 on principle - Jimmy Buffett filled a lot of the empty playlist slots where I wasn't hearing lower-tier Bob Seger et al. down south. Not my favorite Buffett but it's fine.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:30 (three years ago) Permalink

that was xpost to Euler re: American Woman

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:30 (three years ago) Permalink

"Don't Stop Believin'" is soooooo painfully overplayed and over-heralded, these days more than ever. I cannot imagine a state of mind where I'd be glad to hear it.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:31 (three years ago) Permalink

I hate "Don't Stop Believin'" with a deep abiding hatred

Brad C., Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:32 (three years ago) Permalink

"Now woman, I said stay away
American woman, listen what I say"

but if she stays away, how can she hear him?

Always loved the song--even more so, now!

clemenza, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:32 (three years ago) Permalink

wow, does it really say "I don't need your ghetto scenes" ???

Euler, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:32 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah man, we don't need Canadian rockers judging Americans ::turns up "Southern Man"::

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:35 (three years ago) Permalink

I still like Don't Stop Believin', but whatever you guys. Good work on the American Woman and Margaritaville.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:36 (three years ago) Permalink

(xxpost) It does. Burton Cummings had a real anti-hippie thing (cf. "Hand Me Down World" too)--except when it was convenient to sound like a hippie ("No Sugar Tonight," "Share the Land"). He was all things to all people. He was as shameless and as trashy as it got.

clemenza, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:37 (three years ago) Permalink

tbh I hate "Southern Man" even more b/c I actually like Neil Young, whereas the Guess Who...well, I guess it's fun to sing "These Eyes" as "These Nuts", I'll give them that.

Euler, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:37 (three years ago) Permalink

I wonder how many of the "Worst" songs here will place in the main poll! I don't expect "Margaritaville" will come close, but DSB had a surprising number of defenders here: "Come Sail Away" vs. "More than a Feeling" vs. "Don't Stop Believing"

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:39 (three years ago) Permalink

believe it or not, there are TWO ties in this top ten, and here comes the other one:

6. (tie) Bob Seger – Old Time Rock & Roll
39 points, 7 votes, 1 worst place vote

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:40 (three years ago) Permalink

I voted for Don't Stop Believing in my main list, mainly cause it's truly one of those songs where everyone knows the words (at least the first verse), and listening to the song in a big group is a lot of fun, even if I would mostly switch the station if it came on the radio.

voodoo chili, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:40 (three years ago) Permalink

DSB got my one Journey vote. didn't vote for Margaritaville but I like it, probably b/c I left Florida when I was 13

Euler, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:41 (three years ago) Permalink

I never submit worst lists, but if I had, "Old Time Rock & Roll" would have been my #1.

clemenza, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:42 (three years ago) Permalink

I guess the Seger song is overexposed? I don't care about it one way or another, though Risky Business is probably my favorite movie

Euler, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:43 (three years ago) Permalink

listening to the song in a big group is a lot, yes. Fun, no.

My mandatory listening thread has totally opened my eyes on Seger, who I previously gave credit only for "Katmandu" and "Night Moves" (which I came to late in life). But "Old Time Rock & Roll" still seems like a real dog to me, just forced as hell and the lyrics really miss out on chances for specificity in favor of hoary old filler lyrics. Which is sorta old time rock and roll but it would have been great if he'd really brought some Berry-like wit and imagination to the lines - "Roll Over Beethoven" rocks harder while being more delightful and believable as the words of a man excited to rock.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:44 (three years ago) Permalink

"Margaritaville" was absent from my worst ballot because I never think of it as CR--it has more of an oldies station or dentist's office vibe for me--but I'm happy to see it place.

one way street, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:45 (three years ago) Permalink

won't go to hear 'em play a tang-o

Lewis - J'Agour (crüt), Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:46 (three years ago) Permalink

I've never really understood which rock 'n' roll songs "Old Time Rock & Roll" is supposed to sound like

Lewis - J'Agour (crüt), Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:48 (three years ago) Permalink

well, yeah

6. (tie) The Eagles – Hotel California
39 points, 5 votes

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:51 (three years ago) Permalink

each of these songs sounds like it should be blasting out of tinny speakers at a car dealership
to me it's the sound of desperate (sometimes macho) fake fun

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:51 (three years ago) Permalink

i admire "don't stop believin'" for the resolute weirdness of its structure:

intro verse verse verse bridge verse verse bridge solo chorus chorus fadeout

plus it's a pretty great song.

fact checking cuz, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:51 (three years ago) Permalink

bibbity bup at the hotel california

cross over the mushroom circle (La Lechera), Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Don, Glenn, and the Eagles had SEVERAL songs in contention for this list that missed the top 10 btw

some dude, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:53 (three years ago) Permalink

my money was on "Witchy Woman," oh well

Brad C., Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:55 (three years ago) Permalink

"Hotel California" just missed worst list for me on strength of its final solo - always kinda stoked to hear those cascading guitars in sync. The rest is a snooze but usually refreshing when heard in a non-Eagles cover that people actually seem to like - I respond to enthusiasm. Is there anybody in the world who still turns on the radio and is hoping to hear the Eagles version of the song? Kinda the ultimate in CR canon wearing out an okay song until it's a detestable ubiquity.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:55 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't hate Hotel California. Didn't vote for it, but I still like the guitar sound on the solo.

voodoo chili, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Old Time Rock & Roll is the first of these that was on my worst list and one of two Bob Seeger songs on my worst list.

I know some of y'all love him but he makes me grind my teeth.

carl agatha, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Voted life in the fast lane on my worst list, to me the pinnacle of Henley's dumbass cynicism masquerading as trenchant social commentary

intheblanks, Saturday, 26 July 2014 16:57 (three years ago) Permalink

margaritaville TOO LOW

resulting post (rogermexico.), Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:00 (three years ago) Permalink

"old time rock & roll" woulda been my #1 dog if i had submitted a dogs list. any and all today's-music-ain't-got-the-same-soul complaints, from any era, make me want to gag, but never more so than when they become massive hits in the very era they're complaining about.

also: wtf complaiing about hearing too many tangos in 1978? where was he getting his pop culture information? from 20-year-old chuck berry records?

fact checking cuz, Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:01 (three years ago) Permalink

I voted for "Witchy Woman" as sixth worst, worser than bullshit "American Woman". the opening notes of "Witchy Woman" are enough to get me to smash the radio, and that's before the awful vocals. I think I hate vamps, and, well, the Eagles.

Euler, Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:02 (three years ago) Permalink

huge kudos to some dude for the thread title, btw. raw, simple and self-explanatory, like boston or the cars.

fact checking cuz, Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:03 (three years ago) Permalink

I voted for Margaritaville at number 8 on my worst list actually, so good job everybody.

voodoo chili, Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:03 (three years ago) Permalink

margaritaville TOO LOW

― resulting post (rogermexico.), Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:00 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

^ this. I used to work in an office where the bosses had Buffett playing on repeat. Heard "Margaritaville" an average of five times a day. It was the company's hold music too, so at least once a day I'd take a call where a customer would excitedly say, "HEY, COOL HOLD MUSIC! ARE YOU A PARROTHEAD?" "No, sir, I am not. How may I help you?"

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 26 July 2014 17:03 (three years ago) Permalink

The Velvet Underground's relationship with CR is, uh, interesting--I think it begins and ends with "Sweet Jane." (I might have heard "Rock and Roll," too.)

Whatever happened to Sandy and all his great stories?

clemenza, Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

(xp) and "gimme shelter"

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:46 (one week ago) Permalink

re the velvet underground: that matches exactly what fm radio played back in the day, so that makes perfect classic rock sense.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:49 (one week ago) Permalink

i heard "she's so cold" the other day on the classic rock station (only the last 1/3 unfortunately)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:55 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm sure i hear "she's so cold" more often on CR than any of the ones Grisso just highlighted. "the last time" i've very VERY rarely ever heard and "under my thumb" and "honky tonk women" have both SLIGHTLY faded i think. hard to measure obviously.

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:57 (one week ago) Permalink

i heard Queen Bee the other day & felt like I finally kinda “got” Grand Funk Railroad. I enjoyed it

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:58 (one week ago) Permalink

this video sold me on Grand Funk forever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL4rXHt0_GI

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:11 (one week ago) Permalink

i legit only knew them from The Simpsons for most of my life

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 01:36 (one week ago) Permalink

Tuned into the big local CR station for the first time in a long time during my work commute this evening--they apparently have been doing Pat Benatar blocks all day in honor for birthday (caught "Heartbreaker" & her version of "I Need A Lover"). Last thing I heard was "Unskinny Bop", and "Welcome To The Machine" was the earliest song.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Kinks are weird because their initial big hits in the states were all in '64-'66, then you move to '70 for "Lola", which I feel is still a pretty big radio song, and "You Really Got Me" is another token '60s song. Moving on, they had a number of big radio songs during their Arista period, but those songs are pretty much all forgotten now.

― Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:37 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i feel like i hear "come dancing" more than any other kinks song. and van halen's (truly awful) cover of "you really got me" more than that

budo jeru, Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:07 (one week ago) Permalink

looking it up now, "come dancing" was their highest charting single in the US (#6), tied with "tired of waiting" but ahead of all the others

budo jeru, Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:07 (one week ago) Permalink

the fascination with the "60s narrative" migrated wholly to the world of visual art where it will live for another 2 decades I reckon

― Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:15 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also this is so otm

budo jeru, Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:13 (one week ago) Permalink

The classic rock station I grew up with still had weekly jazz and blues programmes until the mid-90s and still gave some DJs enough freedom that I heard Frank Zappa and Babe Ruth commonly enough on Sundays and was pretty familiar with Focus's "Hocus Pocus" and "Inna Gadda da Vida" (alongside stuff like Midnight Oil album tracks) by middle school. Those things have all definitely become casualties. (The last five songs they played were "Call Me the Breeze", "Mr. Jones", "Sultans of Swing", Robbie Robertson's "He Don't Live Here No More", and "Jesus Just Left Chicago".) Cream, the Kinks, and the Animals are other good example of things you don't hear as much anymore. Something like Deep Purple's "Hush"?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:20 (one week ago) Permalink

"Come Dancing" is one of my very favorite songs, but I don't remember hearing it on classic rock radio in the late 80s or 90s. I had to rediscover it in the Napster/Mp3 era.

What I do remember is hearing it on top 40 radio circa 1982-3.

As an aside: That was a great couple of years for eclecticism in pop, by the way. You would hear "Rock the Casbah" and then "Borderline" and then "Beat It" and then "Pass the Dutchie" and then "Rio" and then "Come on Eileen" and then "99 Red Balloons." You'd hear "Everyday I Write the Book" and then "All Night Long" and then "Time After Time" and then "Thriller" or "Shock the Monkey" or "Little Red Corvette."

Everybody thinks the music of their own youth is the best music that ever musicked, I know. But it does seem like punk and new wave and pop and R&B coexisted in Casey's weekly top 40 to a remarkable extent. I feel privileged to have been a tween with a radio during that time.

mime kampf (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 11 January 2018 02:26 (one week ago) Permalink

4 Observations from the Ride Home

--Other Lady Guest @ The Sausagefest: Pat Benatar. Caught another twofer block of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and "Promises In The Dark". Seems like she'd do well on a more '80s-centric playing field.

--The only two '60s songs were "Satisfaction" and "Magic Carpet Ride", which reminds me that Steppenwolf are quite lucky because both "MCR" and "Born To Be Wild" will still be in heavy rotation until doomsday.

--Newest track was "You Could Me Mine" by G'n'R, which perfectly ties into the coronation of AxL & Co. as the "Last Great Classic Rock Band" and why the format had to stretch in to the '90s to include them.

--Heard a commercial for a law firm that only represents men in divorce cases--Welcome To The Land Of Who Still Listens To Terrestrial Classic Rock Radio!

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:15 (one week ago) Permalink

It occurred to me re-reading the thread that we rightly or wrongly left out a lot of stuff that was corny to us but that definitely has a place at the classic rock table. Like Kiss, and the Doors, etc. Plus I think maybe some late 60's stuff too, like Dylan etc.
It's kind of funny how modern tastes edit out the stuff that is very much a part of Klassik Rawk

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Have the Ramones officially become Classic Rock

it's more that "blitzkrieg bop" has become a sports anthem.

new noise, Thursday, 11 January 2018 07:02 (one week ago) Permalink

Dylan along with a few others was probably shortchanged by the sense that he'd had his own poll, whereas this is probably the only time you're ever going to be able to put Sugarloaf on a ballot. (Didn't help them either iirc but....)

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 January 2018 13:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Probably the most common Dylan song I've heard on CR is freakin' "Rainy Day Woman #12 & 35".

pplains, Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:25 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah I don't remember hearing Dylan on the radio ever, classic rock or otherwise.

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:28 (one week ago) Permalink

ours plays Tangled up in Blue a lot

Keak da Sneaky Dianne (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh, and also "Stuck In the Middle With You".

pplains, Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:32 (one week ago) Permalink

I though "Hurricane" was awesome in Dazed & Confused but it seemed culturally out of place

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:34 (one week ago) Permalink

wanna say that Planet Waves is the most CR Dylan

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Re: Dylan, "Like a Rolling Stone" is sometimes heard on radio.

I feel like "Tangled Up in Blue" is a comparatively recent discovery by radio. Back in the day, we listened to Blood on the Tracks in dorm rooms, but would never have heard its songs on radio until 2005 or 2010. We may have heard the Indigo Girls cover on college radio.

pplains, do you mean the Stealer's Wheel song "Stuck in the Middle With You"? Not Dylan. Not even Lennon (another misattribution one sometimes hears).

One interesting thing (to me) is that Dylan's most famous song may be "Blowin' in the Wind," but his own recording is by far the least-heard version of that tune.

mime kampf (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh and re: Ramones: "I Wanna Be Sedated" is every teen movie's go-to track for indicating that the antisocial misfit girl has vintage punky musical taste, and that is why she is a cooler and better person than her classmates. She wears black leather and she pogos to the Ramones in her bedroom. The cheerleaders snub her because think she's a weirdo.

mime kampf (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Glad someone is doing so. But then, in my hearing, very few Classic Rock stations ever gave all that much airtime to any vintage soul/R&B/Motown. Temptations/Marvin/Stevie/Otis/Bill Withers were almost absent from the dial, even in the late 80s.

― mime kampf (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:41

There's a UK channel called Smooth Radio which calls itself adult contemporary but really it just plays any pop hits that aren't too fast or heavy. The guys you mention above are represented but it's a woefully small selection of them and everybody else they play.

Maybe kids without internet buy Uncut and Mojo, who probably pander to old farts more than they already did?

As much as the audience for these bands will dwindle, I think most of them will still have a sizeable audience for decades yet, at least among music fans who dig into histories, influences etc.

I never really cared about the Doors but some people on Bakers Dozen convinced me to check them out someday.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:03 (one week ago) Permalink

pplains, do you mean the Stealer's Wheel song "Stuck in the Middle With You"? Not Dylan.

Pretty sure that song's by Bob Dylan. Surely you're not saying that every single caller on my request line is wrong, are you?

pplains, Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:05 (one week ago) Permalink

(Also, the name of the band is Stealers Wheel - no apostrophe. :-p)

pplains, Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:05 (one week ago) Permalink

It definitely feels like there is less variety in the 70s music that is played these days.

yep. one of my attainable New Year's resolutions is to avoid all Classic Rock stations wherever and whenever possible. Already ditched the bar on my way home for a different one. I never, ever want to hear a Foreigner song again. I like a fair amount of this stuff, but there are certain things that are total dealbreakers. Gimme a BOB station anytime, thanks.

sleeve, Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:10 (one week ago) Permalink

no Foreigner? does not compute

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:12 (one week ago) Permalink

I hate them so intensely, the worst ever, I would go back in time to kill them if I could

sleeve, Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:31 (one week ago) Permalink

plus they ripped off Thomas Dolby, so fuck 'em

sleeve, Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:32 (one week ago) Permalink

(pplains, sorry I did not get the joek)

mime kampf (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:38 (one week ago) Permalink

damn sleeve, that's cold as ice

(the blues version in his Broadway show) (crüt), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:13 (one week ago) Permalink

sleeve needs to know where love is

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:30 (one week ago) Permalink

no foreigner but you gotta have some room in your heart for "midnight blue" no?

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 11 January 2018 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink

"waiting for a girl like you" is probably the greatest song of all time

brimstead, Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't recall it ranking, so I doubt that's true

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

it’s true in my heart so there

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:14 (one week ago) Permalink

It is Urgent that we get to the bottom of this Foreigner question

mime kampf (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink

I've never been able to reconcile the Foreigner/King Crimson connection in my mind. It just does not compute.

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:27 (one week ago) Permalink

I though "Hurricane" was awesome in Dazed & Confused but it seemed culturally out of place

it does play weird in the scene that it's used in, but not out of place culturally. 70s stoners loooooved him and that song was ubiquitous at the time.

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:39 (one week ago) Permalink

it didnt seem that out of place to me idk

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 January 2018 17:40 (one week ago) Permalink

I have it in my contract that it must be playing any time I walk into a poolhall.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Dylan's most famous song may be "Blowin' in the Wind," but his own recording is by far the least-heard version of that tune.

what other versions are more often heard? sorry don't listen to classic rock radio (or any other radio tbh)

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:23 (one week ago) Permalink

at this point i would say no versions are heard, tbh

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Dr. C right (from the perspective of classic rock radio). But among folkies, I think Peter, Paul & Mary's and Joan Baez's versions have generally fared better. Is there a Weavers version?

mime kampf (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Random Thought (because I heard the song on the radio just now): How much bank has George Thorogood made off "Bad To The Bone"? It was already a CR staple when I was in Kindergarten, and is another one of those songs they'll spin until doomsday (and that's not even considering all the licensing!).

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 11 January 2018 18:54 (one week ago) Permalink

Spent the entire day reading this thread & listening to the Spotify playlist. Time well wasted, thanks belatedly, sd & gr80!

bumbling my way toward the light or wahtever (hardcore dilettante), Saturday, 13 January 2018 02:45 (one week ago) Permalink


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