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My Top Five Classic Rock Hits



My top five classic rock hits. I could easily do a top-25, but I know you're busy.


*"Over the Hills and Far Away", Led Zeppelin (1973). "Houses of the Holy" album. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at their commercial best. It's a tune i hear frequently on the EAGLE and it never gets old to me.



*"The Voice", Moody Blues. (1981). "Long Distance Voyager" album. This peaked at #15 on Billboard. Very mystical. I caught the Moody Blues (by chance) at Caesar's Tahoe while skiing about 13 years ago. Awesome.



*"Love the One You're With" (1970) Stephen Stills solo album. Many think this was an original CS&N hit. Nope. The band did record it on the 4 Way Street album several years later. The line "love the one you're with" was credited as a frequent line said by Billy Preston. A mantra for the free love era. Girlfriend out of town? No problem!



*"Landslide" Stevie Nicks. (1975). "Fleetwood Mac" album. This song was about Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. My rule on this song is it can only be played at night when you have a chance to kick back and listen. Preferably after midnight when you're properly marinated. It sparks a fair amount of retrospective in me. I think about a lot of people i knew and other stuff... mostly good. The band is back in Sacramento July 6th. I saw them in '98 at Sleep Train Amphitheater.



*"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (1987) U2. "The Joshua Tree" album. Made it to #1. Probably the best album I've ever heard top to bottom. The lyrics of this song were pretty poignant in my life because i wasn't sure I'd ever find anyone I'd want to end up with....or find that great job. I still hadn't found what i was looking for. It was the epitome of lyrics that i could completely feel. I saw U2 at Arco Arena about 20 years ago.



Those are my tops. How about your favorite?



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03/06/2013 12:50PM
My Top Five Classic Rock Hits
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03/06/2013 2:50PM
Walt left this one off his list
The De Franco family. It's a heartbeat it's a love beat. I'm sue that this is on his iPod
03/07/2013 8:51AM
What about the Macon, GA classics back in the day?
Mindbender by Stillwater (out of Warner Robins) Baby Love by Mother's Finest Champagne Jam by Atlanta Rhythm Section Keep Your Hands to Yourself by The Georgia Satellites ...And the local rock station signed off every night with Stairway to Heaven... LoL! You were there! I remember seein' ya!
03/24/2013 12:26PM
Donna Thayer's Top Five
1. "Carry on my Wayward Son"---Kansas 2. "Hello, it's Me"--Todd Rungren 3. "Wrapped Around Your Finger"--The Police 4. "Losing My Religion"--REM (okay, not really classic rock...but it's still agreat song!!!) 5. "Fortress Around Your Heart: Sting (another great song from the 90's...but wonderful!!) Honorable Mention: "Adult Education"--Hall and Oates
03/24/2013 12:26PM
Donna Thayer's Top Five
1. "Carry on my Wayward Son"---Kansas 2. "Hello, it's Me"--Todd Rungren 3. "Wrapped Around Your Finger"--The Police 4. "Losing My Religion"--REM (okay, not really classic rock...but it's still agreat song!!!) 5. "Fortress Around Your Heart: Sting (another great song from the 90's...but wonderful!!) Honorable Mention: "Adult Education"--Hall and Oates
03/24/2013 12:26PM
Donna Thayer's Top Five
1. "Carry on my Wayward Son"---Kansas 2. "Hello, it's Me"--Todd Rungren 3. "Wrapped Around Your Finger"--The Police 4. "Losing My Religion"--REM (okay, not really classic rock...but it's still agreat song!!!) 5. "Fortress Around Your Heart: Sting (another great song from the 90's...but wonderful!!) Honorable Mention: "Adult Education"--Hall and Oates
03/24/2013 12:26PM
Donna Thayer's Top Five
1. "Carry on my Wayward Son"---Kansas 2. "Hello, it's Me"--Todd Rungren 3. "Wrapped Around Your Finger"--The Police 4. "Losing My Religion"--REM (okay, not really classic rock...but it's still agreat song!!!) 5. "Fortress Around Your Heart: Sting (another great song from the 90's...but wonderful!!) Honorable Mention: "Adult Education"--Hall and Oates
05/08/2013 6:53PM
governor moonbeam
how is it jerry brown can say "sh*t happens" regarding the bay bridge bolt debacle (how many billions?) and alice in chains' man in the box gets censored? what a f***ing moron. people could die. sh*t!
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