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Is "Working Man" in your top 20 Rush songs?


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Poll: Is "Working Man" in your top 20 Rush songs? (59 member(s) have cast votes)

Is "Working Man" in your top 20 Rush songs?

  1. Yes (18 votes [30.51%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.51%

  2. Nope, but it's really close (8 votes [13.56%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.56%

  3. Nope and it's not close to top 20 at all (28 votes [47.46%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 47.46%

  4. Unsure (5 votes [8.47%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.47%

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#21 Fordgalaxy

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:35 PM

View PostMosher, on 13 November 2017 - 09:23 AM, said:

Not even close. It's not even my favorite on the first album, and the first album is the worst album.
Easily.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:50 PM

Could be.  I love the song.  And anytime I want to be wistful, I watch the rendition of it from the LA R40 show when Alex gave it all he had to give.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:08 PM

I give it props as being important in establishing themselves, but it's not a song I go out of my way to listen to. Top 20...na....top 50...maybe on a good day.

I think it's something they came up with at the time to prove 'hey man, we can do extended jams like cream'.

Edited by HemiBeers, 13 November 2017 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:44 PM

No. What You're Doing is better

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

View Postlifeson90, on 13 November 2017 - 10:20 AM, said:

Kinda feels sacreligious to say isnt even in my top 50 but it isn't

Here Again the only track on first album that does make my top 50, although not knocking the album at all is great stuff

Here Again is in my top 10.  Love that song!  Working Man, however, doesn't break my top 75.  But the first album is awesome...good for blasting on long summer drives with the windows down.

Edited by Alien Girl, 13 November 2017 - 04:06 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:07 PM

Probably not top 20 but definitely top 40.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:13 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 November 2017 - 06:07 PM, said:

Probably not top 20 but definitely top 40.
This^^^. Here Again is my favorite from the debut...

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 06:18 PM

View PostNarps, on 13 November 2017 - 06:13 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 13 November 2017 - 06:07 PM, said:

Probably not top 20 but definitely top 40.
This^^^. Here Again is my favorite from the debut...

Yeah me too, but WM would be a close second.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 09:37 AM

In a early, jammy way. Sure. Fun to jam to, kinda like By-Tor.

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

View PostFridge, on 13 November 2017 - 12:16 PM, said:

View PostMosher, on 13 November 2017 - 09:23 AM, said:

the first album is the worst album.

No it most certainly isn't.

Completely agree.

However since I don`t own the album, it is the worst CD of the bunch..

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 02:31 PM

Working man is the sine qua non

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 16 November 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

Working man is the sine qua non
Of what?

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 05:09 PM

View PostMithrandir, on 16 November 2017 - 03:23 PM, said:

View Posttoymaker, on 16 November 2017 - 02:31 PM, said:

Working man is the sine qua non
Of what?

I don't know.  I don't speak Latin.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:02 AM

I voted the third one down. Top forty maybe but not top twenty. Rush just have too many songs too chose from. I do like WM and it's one of the best on the first album but if it was released by any other band hardly anyone would probably know about it.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 12:44 AM

I couldn't tell you my Top 5 let alone Top 20. But I like it a lot and without it who knows if Rush would've gotten any substantial radio play?

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:56 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 17 November 2017 - 12:44 AM, said:

....and without it who knows if Rush would've gotten any substantial radio play?

without Working Man, no Old Rush nor Nu Rush (which would please many...)

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

View PostPlanet X-1, on 17 November 2017 - 06:56 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 17 November 2017 - 12:44 AM, said:

....and without it who knows if Rush would've gotten any substantial radio play?

without Working Man, no Old Rush nor Nu Rush (which would please many...)

I totally acknowledge it's place in history, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

Here Again and Before And After are my favorites from that album and Finding My Way and What You're Doing  are great too.

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

Yes it is.  It used to be a top 10 song but its fallen a bit so its now between 10 and 15.

Edited by TheAccountant, 24 November 2017 - 07:41 PM.


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Posted 24 November 2017 - 07:47 PM

Definitely top 20 even though the lyrics portray someone who doesn't even work a 40 day week.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:25 AM

I love the song, and it still has one of Alex's most crungy and rocking riffs ever. The lyrics are good and the song is fun. But with the catalog this band has, I can't say the song would land in or near the Top 20 for me.




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