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Posted: 27 Dec 08, 19:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Bowies "Life on mars?"

Led Zeppelins "Stairway to heaven"

Any more "equals", and by that I mean songs that, sealed the deal so to speak. That became instant classics.

What do you think? Any more suggestions?


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Posted: 27 Dec 08, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wouldn't say it's equal to Life on Mars.

You're right about Stairway to Heaven though.

Musically of course.


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Posted: 27 Dec 08, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you mean musically or for the impact that the song caused to an artist???


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Posted: 28 Dec 08, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stairway?!?  Hell no...   it's contrived and not anywhere near Led Zeppelin's best.  Achilles Last Stand is way more epic if you ask me!

I reckon Happiness is a Warm Gun and the last Abbey Road medley should rate a mention if we're comparing long-form songs to Bohemian Rhapsody.  There's an ELO song coming to mind that I unfortunately can't remember the name of that also fits the bill.



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Posted: 28 Dec 08, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to the Dutch Radio 2 listeners, there's nothing equal to Bo Rhap (they became first again in the yearly Top 20000 all times). But if you ask me.... Bo Rhap is equal to Innuendo?? ;-)


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Posted: 28 Dec 08, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Impact AND musically...Not that many songs but I´d thought you guys knew a few more than I do. Basiclly, the feeling you get when you listen to Bohemian Rhapsody contra the impact it had. Songs that changed the world in general minds OR yours. Or both...ah, what am I trying to say....damn this, can I write in Swedish?
No, the gut feeling you get(I get it from Boh Rap, Life on mars? etc.) that this is not just a song, it´s...more, you know?


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Posted: 28 Dec 08, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Zebonka12 wrote:

Stairway?!?  Hell no...   it's contrived and not anywhere near Led Zeppelin's best.  Achilles Last Stand is way more epic if you ask me!

I reckon Happiness is a Warm Gun and the last Abbey Road medley should rate a mention if we're comparing long-form songs to Bohemian Rhapsody.  There's an ELO song coming to mind that I unfortunately can't remember the name of that also fits the bill.
My wote goes out to either Dazed and confused or The lemon song. Don´t know why I chose STH really, maybe I ment songs that THE GENERAL PUBLIC knows and, you know...For some The lemon song is like, Fun it. They don´t know it...







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Posted: 28 Dec 08, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Led Zeppelin has so many great songs but I often see dumbasses all over the internet saying, "Led Zeppelin? Oh, they only had one good song"....



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Posted: 28 Dec 08, 20:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Dr. Pepper(The Spiceman) wrote:

My wote goes out to either Dazed and confused or The lemon song. Don´t know why I chose STH really, maybe I ment songs that THE GENERAL PUBLIC knows


Quite true!  If public familiarity is a requirement then Stairway is of course the obvious choice for a comparison.  As a song it's not really up to snuff though.  Everything that Led Zeppelin do in that song is done elsewhere in their catalogue, and it's done better.



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Posted: 29 Dec 08, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Do you mean musically or for the impact that the song caused to an artist???

Musically, is there another song like Bo Rhap?

In terms of impact, anyone's big hit would be in comparison - Achy Breaky Heart, for example.









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Posted: 29 Dec 08, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think there's a single song that compares to BohRhap.

It's more because of Freddie's voice than the song itself.

Freddie's voice + the song = #1.