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Old 03-30-2008, 10:22 AM
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Default Greatest rock song of all time tournament!!

I was thinking about putting together a final four style tournament bracket to determine the greatest rock song ever and having my employees vote on the match ups a few times a week just for fun. The hard part is coming up with 64 songs and seeding them.

You guys have any ideas? Just start throwing in the names of great rock songs and I will start seeding them and putting together the tourney. I will also keep you posted as to what we decide the "Greatest Rock Song of All Time" is!

Please help!!
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Default Re: Greatest rock song of all time tournament!!

We did a tourny to figure this out a couple months ago, on a different site

Here were our rules

Rules:
1. Simply copy/paste the list of songs from the previous post above you.
2. You may vote once every 10 hours.
3. Since there are so many, you may take away 3 points each time you vote, and add 1 point to a song you like each time you vote. Simply change the number inside the parethesis. Votes may be divided as you see fit. For example you can -2 from one song, and -1 from another.
4. When a song hits 0, please delete it from the list (a kill).

and here is the list we used

All along the watchtower by jimmy hendrix won our tourney.

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (5)
Back In Black - AC/DC (5)
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (5)
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits (5)
Jeremy - Pearl Jam (5)
Blitzkreig Bop - Ramones (5)
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf (5)
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley (5)
Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf (5)
Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin (5)
Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers (5)
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (5)
Respect - Aretha Franklin (5)
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones (5)
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley (5)
A Day In The Life - Beatles (5)
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (5)
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys (5)
What'd I Say - Ray Charles (5)
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown (5)
Won't Get Fooled Again - Who (5)
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (5)
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (5)
Imagine - John Lennon (5)
Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen (5)
Layla - Derek & the Dominos (5)
Light My Fire - Doors (5)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (5)
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (5)
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - Jerry Lee Lewis (5)
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge (5)
Hey Jude - Beatles (5)
Hotel California - Eagles (5)
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & Comets (5)
You Really Got Me - Kinks (5)
American Pie - Don McLean (5)
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (5)
Baba O'Riley - The Who (5)
Sympathy For The Devil - Rolling Stones (5)
Superstition - Stevie Wonder (5)
Louie Louie - The Kingsmen (5)
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (5)
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (5)
Yesterday - The Beatles (5)
My Generation - The Who (5)
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple (5)
Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley (5)
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin (5)
Shake, Rattle & Roll - Big Joe Turner (5)
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (5)
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran (5)
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (5)
Time - Pink Floyd (5)
Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (5)
Walk This Way - Aerosmith (5)
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses (5)
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum (5)
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye (5)
Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton (5)
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (5)
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (5)
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC (5)
Good Golly, Miss Molly - Little Richard (5)
Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone (5)
Roundabout - Yes (5)
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers (5)
Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf (5)
Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes (5)
Voodoo Child (slight return) - Jimi Hendrix (5)
November Rain - Guns N Roses (5)
The Joker - Steve Miller Band (5)
House Of The Rising Sun - Animals (5)
Mr. Tambourine Man - Byrds (5)
Let's Go Crazy - Prince (5)
Please, Please, Please - James Brown (5)
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen (5)
Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane (5)
Dust In The Wind - Kansas (5)
Slow Ride - Foghat (5)
Crossroads - Cream (5)
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins (5)
With Or Without You - U2 (5)
More Than A Feeling - Boston (5)
We Will Rock You - Queen (5)
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac (5)
Jump - Van Halen (5)
Mystery Train - Elvis Presley (5)
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Seger (5)
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (5)
Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton (5)
I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts (5)
My My Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) - Neil Young (5)
Money - Pink Floyd (5)
Master of Puppets - Metallica (5)
Stand! - Sly & The Family Stone (5)
Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly & The Crickets (5)
Dream On - Aerosmith (5)
Every Breath You Take - Police (5)
Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden (5)
All Day And All Of The Night - Kinks (5)
Tom Sawyer - Rush (5)
Tangled Up In Blue - Bob Dylan (5)
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (5)
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (5)
Rock & Roll All Night - KISS (5)
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Default Re: Greatest rock song of all time tournament!!

Crazy that you just did that!! I will set mine up a bit differently, but that is a great way to do it if you have to do it online.

Also...that list is pretty indispensable. Also...although I agree that almost all of those songs deserve recognition, I would like to put a more modern spin on it by replacing about a third of them with more modern alt/rock/metal type songs.

This should be fun!

Thanks!
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Sounds fun Ducker, how about some Alice Cooper, "No more Mr Nice guy"? or Nazareths' "Now your messin with a s.o.b."?
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Default Re: Greatest rock song of all time tournament!!

I'll vote Led Zeppelin's Rock and Roll for the greatest ever. I mean, the genre is the title, and its the greatest rock band ever.

What else ya need?

("Superstition" by Stevie Wonder isn't on that list and really should be.)
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Really surprised that there were no Genesis songs on that list. Makes it suspect to me . . .
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Dude!! love Phil Collins.
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Default Re: Greatest rock song of all time tournament!!

Although I like Genesis, the only song I can think of that really rocks is that "in the air tonight" song. Sorry I don't know the title. The part where the drums kick in is absolutely classic!
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I would like to have a dollar for everytime I have cranked up the volume and rewound that Drum solo.
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Was driving from site to site yesterday and AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" came on, boy did that ever take me back!
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