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"Airbag," Radiohead 4 8.33%
"Baba O'Riley," the Who 5 10.42%
"Mrs. Robinson," Simon and Garfunkel 1 2.08%
"Into the Mystic," Van Morrison 0 0%
"Where the Streets Have No Name," U2 10 20.83%
"Stairway to Heaven," Led Zeppelin 6 12.50%
"Alison," Elvis Costello 1 2.08%
"One," U2 9 18.75%
"In My Life," the Beatles 2 4.17%
"Paint It Black," the Rolling Stones 5 10.42%
"Bad," U2 5 10.42%
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Old 07-24-2003, 03:20 PM   #1
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Best All-Time Rock Songs as Chosen by Interlanders

Taken from the "best song of all time" thread, here are some songs mentioned more than once with particular enthusiasm.

Please pick one and don't be bitter that one of your original selections didn't make the list.
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I picked Where The Streets Have No Name...

but airbag is a close second followed by One, Bad and paint it black...
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I voted for Bad, but I could have voted for all of them. They're all great songs and I don't have a preference really.

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I love all of those songs, but 'Stairway' is definitly the stand out for me.
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I voted for Streets. Just because.
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This poll is rigoshdarndiculous because Baba O'Riley is clearly the greatest song ever.


me thinks this would be a great road-trip mix if all but one of the U2 songs were thrown out.
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i chose "airbag"

though i do think that "one" and "paint it black" are pretty close trailers.

i think that "airbag" {and the entire OKC album} released a new spin on an old genre on the public that was waning (that being the sound of crashing drums and thumping bass with melodical guitar and soaring vocals with lyrics that mean something). it was that guitar, bass, drums, vocals with a 5th element to it...something like ESP only more thematic. it's intangeable and undescribable. the bends was really just the 4 elements, but with OKC, that 5th element came into full effect and set the bar a little higher.

whereas "one" and "paint it black" were extraordinarily good pop songs, "airbag" and its cronies were introducing something new to the genre, and that gives it the brownie points it needs.
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I was *this* close to picking 'Into the Mystic' by Van Morrison, but in the end my devotion to U2 won out and I picked 'One'. They're both incredible songs that touch the essense of the human spirit, albeit in slightly different ways. I cannot really say which is the better song, but for the purposes of this poll, I had to pick the one belonging to my favourite band.
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i think that "airbag" {and the entire OKC album} released a new spin on an old genre on the public that was waning (that being the sound of crashing drums and thumping bass with melodical guitar and soaring vocals with lyrics that mean something). it was that guitar, bass, drums, vocals with a 5th element to it...something like ESP only more thematic. it's intangeable and undescribable. the bends was really just the 4 elements, but with OKC, that 5th element came into full effect and set the bar a little higher.
nicely put.

airbag is simply the most incredible song. obviously, i chose it.
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released a new spin on an old genre on the public that was waning
ah, words that always make me grinch when people use it to explain why music is supposed to be great
(because of Nirvana really)


I voted Streets
because of the live version really
and because songs that I'd prefer weren't mentioned
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*pats salome on the head

there there salome, one day youll understand the mystic magical harmonical ways of radiohead too. their elegance raptured by waves of guitars, synths and out of this world sounds can only be described as invocative, tantilizing and beautiful mayhem.
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Hey, here's a shocker: I voted for Airbag.
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