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Posted: 27 Aug 12, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

as voted by Planet Rock listeners
top 30 aired today 2-5 pm
1) LED ZEPPELIN - STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
2) QUEEN - BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
3) LYNYRD SKYNYRD - FREE BIRD
4) DEEP PURPLE - SMOKE ON THE WATER
5) PINK FLOYD - COMFORTABLY NUMB
6) LED ZEPPELIN - KASHMIR
7) RAINBOW - STARGAZER
8) FREE - ALL RIGHT NOW
9) LED ZEPPELIN - WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
10) THE WHO - WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN
11) GUNS N' ROSES - SWEET CHILD O' MINE
12) AC/DC - BACK IN BLACK
13) LED ZEPPELIN - ROCK AND ROLL
14) AC/DC - WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE
15) BLACK SABBATH - PARANOID
16) MOTORHEAD - ACE OF SPADES
17) DEEP PURPLE - HIGHWAY STAR
18) RUSH - THE SPIRIT OF RADIO
19) AC/DC - HIGHWAY TO HELL
20) JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
21) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - BORN TO RUN
22) QUEEN - WE WILL ROCK YOU
23) AC/DC - LET THERE BE ROCK
24) JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - VOODOO CHILD (SLIGHT RETURN)
25) BOSTON - MORE THAN A FEELING
26) MEAT LOAF - BAT OUT OF HELL
27) THIN LIZZY - THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
28) METALLICA - ENTER SANDMAN
29) RUSH - 2112
30) DEEP PURPLE - BURN
31) Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize
32) Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
33) Hawkwind - Silver Machine
34) Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
35) Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
36) Genesis - Supper's Ready
37) Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
38) Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
39) Guns N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle
40) Jimi hendrix - Purple Haze
41) Derek & The Dominoes - Layla
42) Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
43) Who - Baba O'Riley
44) Black Sabbath - War Pigs
45) Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond
46) Rush - Xanadu
47) AC/DC - Thunderstruck
48) Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
49) Rush - Tom Sawyer
50) AC/DC - You Shook Me All Night Long
51) Bon Jovi - Livin on a Prayer
52) Eagles - Hotel California
53) Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused
54) Pink Floyd - Wish You Were
56) Cream - Crossroads
57) Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me
58) Foo Fighters - Everlong
59) Faces - Stay With Me
60) Metallica - Master Of Puppets
61) Neil Young - Rocking In The Free World
62) Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
63) Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
64) Who - My Generation
65) AC/DC - For Those About To Rock
66) Alice Cooper - School's Out
67) Iron Maiden - Run To The Hills
68) Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
69) Led Zeppelin - Achillies Last Stand
70) UFO - Rock Bottom
71) Whitesnake - Still Of The Night
72) AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill
73) Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
74) Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
75) Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
76) Pink Floyd - Time
77) Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road
78) Iron Maiden - The Trooper
79) Europe - The Final Countdown
80) Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name
81) Metallica - One
82) AC/DC - Hells Bells
83) Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode
84) Black Sabbath - Iron Man
85) Free - Wishing Well
86) Kinks - You Really Got Me
87) Thin Lizzy - Whiskey In The Jar
88) Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
89) Led Zeppelin - In My Time of Dying
90) Kiss - Detroit Rock City
91) Deep Purple - Speed King
92) Pink Floyd - Money
93) Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark
94) Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
95) Pearl Jam - Alive
96) Thin Lizzy - Still In Love With You
97) Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar
98) Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall Part 2
99) Uriah Heep - July Morning
100) Deep Purple - Black Night


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Posted: 27 Aug 12, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

bands by appearances

lez zep (10)
ac/dc (8)
pink floyd (6)
deep purple, iron maiden (5)
black sabbath, rush, jimi hendrix, metallica (4)
rolling stones, thin lizzy, the who (3)
queen, guns n roses, springsteen, free (2)



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Posted: 27 Aug 12, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm very disappointed in you Brenski.

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Posted: 27 Aug 12, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

why would that be?


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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whats that crap at number seven?

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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

have you got number blindness?
think you're referring to no10


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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



brENsKi wrote: why would that be?

not only have you been sucked in by another worthless poll, but you've even broken it down for us.

You will NOT be getting my vote for Best Queenzone Poster of 2012.

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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

should that situation ever arise i would probably beat myself to death with the award


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Posted: 28 Aug 12, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is that a real thing? If not, it should totally be a real thing.

PS, don't really care, and it's kind of unlike you brENsKi to care about a poll like this either, especially since you bashed the little kid a bit who originally posted it on here.


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this is from a worthwhile UK radio station - planet rock. the UKs only proper rock station, even has rock artists as DJs....Joe Bonamassa, Rick Wakeman, Joe Elliot, Alic Cooper,

i posted it for the curious. nowhere have i said "let's vote for..." cos that's not what i am about.



just think it's a ncie list, also worth looking thru it and seeing how many of us rock afficianados have how many of the list in our own collections


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You don't have to be Alfred Einstein to know that it isn't the greatest ever rock song.


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well.. I enjoyed reading the list so thanks Brenski. It's mostly what you might expect, but where's Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits? Much better than many of the songs on that list. Hard to believe Hotel California is so low. Same goes for Rush - Tom Sawyer, which has one of the best and heaviest instrumental breaks in modern music. Of the Pink Floyd songs, Have a Cigar is better than the ones listed (which one's Pink? lol!)and Wish You Were Here should be higher. What an amazing song: to think the punks rebelled against Floyd and yet Wish You Were Here is more politically 'radical' than anything Johnny or Malcolm could come up with. Smoke on the Water is hugely over-rated song: Black Night and Fireball are much better. No Judas Priest, ELO, The Cult or Scorpions? Surely Coast to Coast deserves a spot?


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

take your point about Wish You Were Here...
i had a stomach op last november and the anaesthetist was really into rock music, and said i could have any tune i liked to "go under" to

i chose Wish You Were Here...he did say "you won't get to hear the first line of vocals on that one" he was right i have a vague recollection of the tune starting up, and the surgical team and myself discussing it, while he ribbed the young assistant about her not even being born when the song came out...next thing i wake up on the ward

brilliant tune to have copius amounts of drugs administered to


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Posted: 29 Aug 12, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agree with most of the comments here. All I have to add is that Hell's Bells should be higher. I think I like that song better than any of the other AC/DC tunes on here.

Oh, also, I wouldn't expect most fans of rock in general to know that much about Queen's back catalogue, but I would expect them to know that they have better songs than We Will Rock You.


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Posted: 30 Aug 12, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

waunakonor wrote:
Agree with most of the comments here. All I have to add is that Hell's Bells should be higher. I think I like that song better than any of the other AC/DC tunes on here.
Oh, also, I wouldn't expect most fans of rock in general to know that much about Queen's back catalogue, but I would expect them to know that they have better songs than We Will Rock You.


Good call on Hell's Bells. IMO It's Late is Queen's classiest hard rock song, but it's no surprise the average joe would vote for a "Greatest Hit". Rock fans might be expected to be a bit more selective. The Livekillers version of WWRY is held in high esteem by rock fans, for example.


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Posted: 30 Aug 12, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
take your point about Wish You Were Here...
i had a stomach op last november and the anaesthetist was really into rock music, and said i could have any tune i liked to "go under" to
i chose Wish You Were Here...he did say "you won't get to hear the first line of vocals on that one" he was right i have a vague recollection of the tune starting up, and the surgical team and myself discussing it, while he ribbed the young assistant about her not even being born when the song came out...next thing i wake up on the ward
brilliant tune to have copius amounts of drugs administered to


It's also a bit of a "Stairway to Heaven" in guitar shops, as I found out last time I was in one!


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