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Rock bands with the MOST great songs

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May 28, 2022, 10:35 PM
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Since sports are over for three months I thought I’d bring up this topic. It’s really a struggle narrowing it down, there’s so many great rock bands with so many great songs. But I narrowed it down to three:

The Who
Beatles
Led Zeppelin

With threes three bands you can play them on Spotify and it’s just one great song after another four hours. Very hard to leave Pink Floyd off this list, but they had more concept albums than songs, so I excluded them

I welcome other opinions

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May 28, 2022, 10:43 PM
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Hard to leave out the Eagles and Stones. And my wife votes for Pink Floyd.

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May 29, 2022, 9:59 AM
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I realize this is a personal opinion post so there are now ring answers and so for me it would need to be : Greatest Southern Gospel Groups: Gaither Vocal Band, Crabb Family, Cathedral Quartet.

Greatest Country: Tim Mcgraw, Garth Brooks , George Strait


Rock: The Eagles, The Beatles, Prince


oh Yeah ELVIS

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May 29, 2022, 4:15 PM
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Don’t forget Chicago. Countless hits before and after the Peter Setera years.

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May 28, 2022, 10:44 PM
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Can't leave the Stones off a Top 3 list.

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May 28, 2022, 10:45 PM
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No Doubt... Doobies. Lawd knows I did my share at Tigertown

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How many hits did No Doubt have?

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May 29, 2022, 6:14 PM
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Only ones I can think of are “Don’t Speak” and “Spiderwebs”.

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May 31, 2022, 4:55 PM
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lol

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May 29, 2022, 6:30 PM
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May 28, 2022, 10:46 PM
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Spinal Tap

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May 31, 2022, 12:41 PM
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Stonehenge!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg5Ovdu6bOE&ab_channel=holmleighnyd

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Metallica, Sabbath/Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Motorhead

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May 28, 2022, 10:47 PM
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for a more metal slant.


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May 28, 2022, 10:51 PM
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Mettalica fo sho.

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May 28, 2022, 11:01 PM
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Eagles for me.

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Aerosmith...

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May 28, 2022, 11:37 PM
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They had a mess of big hits for 4 decades.
Rolling Stones did the same.

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May 29, 2022, 4:16 PM
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Linda Ronstadtt gave them their start.

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Jun 1, 2022, 11:21 AM
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She was a stone cold fox in the day and could sing like no other.

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Marshall Tucker Band***

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May 28, 2022, 11:21 PM
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AC/DC for me. Great way to start every day.

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Beatles, ACDC, Stones, Sabbath***

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May 29, 2022, 12:37 AM
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Weezer, My Bloody Valentine, The Cure

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May 29, 2022, 3:02 AM
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311, Tool, and NIN. Now, you could argue that 311 never had the commercial success that Tool and NIN have had, but it's also my personal favorite band, so of course I think all of their songs are awesome, lol.

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May 29, 2022, 3:59 AM
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ZZ Top
Stones
AC/DC
Bob Seeger
I've seen em all and picking a favorite from them is like picking your favorite child.

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May 29, 2022, 5:39 AM
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Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band

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KISS

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May 29, 2022, 8:57 AM
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KISS Army is alive and strong!!

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LOL.

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May 29, 2022, 6:40 PM
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To each his own.

For me personally, I would make the analogy that Kiss is to great rock music,
what a Yugo was to the automobile industry.

:)

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May 29, 2022, 6:53 AM
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Queen
Rolling Stones
AC/DC

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May 29, 2022, 6:54 AM
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Some more adds to the list:

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Guns N Roses

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Rush would top my list.

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May 29, 2022, 7:01 AM
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:)

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Moody Blues

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May 29, 2022, 7:06 AM
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May 29, 2022, 7:17 AM
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Allman Brothers, Bad company, so many great bands out there, it’s like BBQ, a personal preference.

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May 31, 2022, 8:00 PM
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Most people don't know Bad Comany is an English group but great nevertheless. As for the the TS's ?; there is only 1 correct answer: LED ZEPPELIN.

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The Beatles has to top the list. Too much songwriting talent


May 29, 2022, 7:55 AM
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in that group vs any other.

Led Zeppelin would be 2nd on my list. Endless innovation, never boring.

The Eagles would be my third. All their records were uniformly good, not many "throwaway" tracks, until you get to the end.

Butt, there has to be a caveat. Pink Floyd would top my list for sheer genius at a given point in history. Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and The Wall has got to be as impressive a set of albums as any group ever put out back to back to back to back.

Rush fans probably point to their albums in the same manner.

While I do like some selected Metallica, Night Ranger, Guns 'n Roses, et al, I drifted over to modern country music during that time, and pretty much avoided the "Big Hair Band" era the first time around.

(Gotta admit, the Twisted Sister video for "We're not gonna Take It" is pretty darn funny, though.)

Addendum: The Rolling Stones have amassed a huge quantity of hits, just from longevity. I usually found myself disappointed with their albums, which were a couple or three good songs, plus totally forgettable garbaagee.


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I turn the radio whenever a Rush song comes on...

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May 30, 2022, 11:59 PM
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they just get on my nerve, always have, ever since Johnstone F4.

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I would add an "If Only" category. In that category, I would

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May 29, 2022, 8:01 AM
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put the original Allman Brothers Band, and the pre-plane crash Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Especially the Allman Brothers. We can only imagine what we got cheated out of by that peach truck.

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May 31, 2022, 11:39 AM
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You couldn’t go anywhere without hearing rambling man ever hour, esp the red carpet.

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May 29, 2022, 8:25 AM
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Def Leppard, Van Halen, Cinderella, Tesla

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May 29, 2022, 8:31 AM
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I’ll add Tom Petty and ELO.

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Jun 1, 2022, 11:27 AM
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Def Leopard and Metallica were my favorites.

Eagles are great as well!

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May 29, 2022, 9:30 AM
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Fans of Led Zeppelin generally hate The Who and vice versa. I don’t care for The Who at all, personally, and I think they are highly overrated. The Eagles were always too mellow for my taste, but to each their own and my wife loves them.
Aerosmith was a great 70s band, but sold out to pop later on.

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May 31, 2022, 9:23 AM
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I agree with your assessment. I’m a pretty big fan of The Who and really never got into Zeppelin at all. To answer the original question, it’s hard to top The Stones and Aerosmith just because of the longevity.

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Beatles and the Stones ****


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May 29, 2022, 6:42 PM
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Stones have been around a long time, so ya gotta include them. I like the Eagles music even better, and they have been around, so they are up there. Boston may not have as many, but a huge % of their songs are awesome.

U2 has crazy good music and crazy good lyrics, so they are #2.

And for #1.... Some will hate this and some will love it; I gotta say Rush has an insane amount of crazy good songs. They are my top in terms of f'ing awesome songs that makes 8992 stop and sing along.

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May 29, 2022, 7:16 PM
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Moody Blues.

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May 29, 2022, 7:45 PM
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Lynyrd Skynyrd. Close thread.

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May 29, 2022, 7:46 PM
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The Beatles if they are considered a rock band. They played the Beatles top 100 hits on XM radio while I was driving earlier today. I knew every song and I am not even a huge Beatles fan.

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Rock Jazz Blues Fusion

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May 29, 2022, 11:37 PM
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Steely Dan

One of hundreds ... Kid Charlemagne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKIC9zbSJoE&t=145s

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

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May 31, 2022, 12:49 PM
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Definitely on my runner-up list

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May 29, 2022, 11:38 PM
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Led Zeppelin
Original Skynyrd
Original Allman Brothers

And a new one to throw in for consideration

Steve Miller Band

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Queen has to make the list. Also Eagles, Stones, Aerosmith***

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May 30, 2022, 12:37 AM
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Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Aerosmith

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May 30, 2022, 1:10 AM
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Have any one of y'all ever heard of a group called Fleetwood Mac? I think they belong.....

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May 31, 2022, 2:57 PM
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Made my top 10, but couldn’t edge out the others. Some of their music is a little mellow for me

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May 30, 2022, 11:45 PM
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Have to add CCR

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May 31, 2022, 5:33 AM
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1) U2
2) Tom Petty
3) Eagles

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May 31, 2022, 5:48 AM
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Since I agree with most choices here I'll just add;

Nazareth
Slade
April Wine
Loverboy

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May 31, 2022, 7:53 AM
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Zeppelin
CCR
Tom Petty

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CCR actually put out all six of their well known studio

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May 31, 2022, 8:38 AM
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albums in only a three year time span. Contrast that to now, when many artists have at least a three year gap between TWO albums.

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Pink Floyd - Boston - ZZ Top

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May 31, 2022, 8:36 AM
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AC??DC - The Who - Jimi Hendrix

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May 31, 2022, 12:52 PM
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Love AC/DC, but they just didn’t have enough songs I like to put on the list. However the entirety of Back in Black and Highway to #### albums are awesome

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May 31, 2022, 9:18 AM
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Aerosmith. Many years of production from those guys. From Walk This Way to the soundtrack of Armageddon.

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May 31, 2022, 9:36 AM
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They are sort of an acquired taste, much like Pink Floyd, but Rush has a ton of good stuff.

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Great recommendations! My personal adds would be


May 31, 2022, 10:03 AM
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Avett Brothers
REM
Grateful Dead

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Nobody else thinks Van Halen??


May 31, 2022, 10:47 AM
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Between the DLR and SH years, loads of great music. Some of the tracks that weren't singles were the best songs on the albums. From their first album to For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge - very few duds. Loads of great rock - heavy, pop rock, some blues rock, and even a little acoustic.

On the lighter side, Fleetwood Mac was loaded, from the Bob Welch days until the end of the Stevie Nicks/Lindsay Buckingham days.

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Unlike most of the people responding to you

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May 31, 2022, 10:51 AM
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I’m going to contribute in the way that you requested. Not list my favorite band like most people. I saw one person listed Marshall Tucker. Don’t get me wrong, I love Marshall Tucker. But that’s the exact opposite of what you were asking for. Even the Atlanta rhythm section has more hits than Marshall Tucker and most people have never heard of the Atlanta rhythm section.

Lots of people have obviously said the Eagles, Van Halen, BillyJoel, and others but I haven’t read the thread In over 24 hours so hopefully these aren’t duplicates.

Hall & Oates
Kool and the Gang
Bob Marley
The Cars
Steely Dan
James Brown
Smokey Robinson
Michael Jackson
Fleetwood Mac
Elton John
Red hot chili peppers
ABBA
The Little River Band
The Bee Gees

This band may be controversial for this list but their first four albums were massively successful and even their fifth and sixth albums had major hits. If you lived in Johnstone in the late 70s through the 80s you could not walk down the hall without hearing these guys and they are one of my favorite bands and Lou Graham is one of the all-time great rock vocalists.

Foreigner

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I read it differently...GREAT SONGS, not HITS


May 31, 2022, 11:10 AM
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I took it as, which bands could I listen to for hours on end and not worry that I would run out of great material. Obviously, a lot of it is based on individual taste, but there a lot of acts who generated a number of hits that I couldn't listen to for more than an hour (Prince, AC/DC, KISS). There are a bunch more who had a large number of hits, and non-hits that I loved, but they don't quite elevate to the level that I feel like the OP is looking for. I would put Boston, Genesis, The Police, Queen, Rush, Pink Floyd and David Bowie in this category. Just my $.02.

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May 31, 2022, 12:55 PM
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The police were great

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I went back and looked and you are correct.


Jun 7, 2022, 8:08 PM
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He did say great songs not hits. But I think great songs and hits tend to go hand-in-hand. Almost all of the bands listed had a lot of great songs and a lot of hits. But it was obvious that a bunch of people were simply listing their favorite band. That was really more of what I was responding to. I mean let’s be honest, ARS and Marshall Tucker are killer Southern rock bands, but they don’t have a lot of hits. And I don’t think they have a lot of great songs either. Although I think ARS has a better catalog than Marshall Tucker.

You mentioned the police. They are my favorite band. My top three are the police, Led Zeppelin, and the Beatles. After that Steely Dan, Rush, Boston, foreigner, Kansas, and I mean probably another 30 bands. But my top three is never going to change. I didn’t list the police because although I think all five of their albums are great and I love every song by the police, I don’t think most people would think they have a lot of great songs. Not the average person. Anyone that really knows music understands how unique and how great the police were. But the average music fan would probably never in a million years add the police to that list.

I think you and I both put together a strong list. I think we mentioned bands that have a lot of hits but also a lot of really great songs.

I saw a couple of people mention the Moody blues. If we’re talking a lot of great songs and killer albums that would be one high on my list as well!

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May 31, 2022, 2:59 PM
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Foreigner is another great one, I heard they’re awesome live.

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May 31, 2022, 12:33 PM
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Queen - Freddie could basically sing any genre. And, Queen had a distinctive sound but could do any genre because of Freddie.
Eagles
Rolling Stones
AC/DC

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Rolling Stones...no argument.***


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May 31, 2022, 6:08 PM
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The Beatles, hands down!!!

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Skinnard

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Marshall Tucker

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Frank Zappa

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May 31, 2022, 7:02 PM
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Stones, Van Halen, Aerosmith.

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The Beatles were a boy band and pop music. Zeppelin dwarfed the Who with their encyclopedia of hits-Led Zeppelin by a mile, even over the Stones-

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^^^ sorry lost all credibility calling the Beatles a pop boy band.

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May 31, 2022, 9:04 PM
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Rolling Stones
AC/DC
The Beatles

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How about some Drunk Caribbean Rock & Roll Music?


Jun 1, 2022, 11:27 AM
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I have loved Jimmy Buffett music since the early 70's. You just cant beat some Buffett music on a nice sunny spring day or if your anywhere around water.
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Boston

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Allman Brothers are on my list.

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