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Poll: What is the best Rush song ever? (751 member(s) have cast votes)

What is the best Rush song ever?

  1. Rush - 2112 (81 votes [10.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.79%

  2. Rush - A Farewell to Kings (5 votes [0.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.67%

  3. Rush - A Passage To Bangkok (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Rush - Afterimage (3 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  5. Rush - Alien Shore (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  6. Rush - Anagram (for Mongo) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Rush - Animate (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  8. Rush - Anthem (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Rush - Available Light (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  10. Rush - Bastille Day (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  11. Rush - Before And After (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  12. Rush - Beneath, Between, And Behind (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Rush - Best I Can (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Rush - Between Sun And Moon (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  15. Rush - Between the Wheels (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  16. Rush - Bravado (6 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  17. Rush - Broon's Bane (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. Rush - By-Tor And The Snow Dog (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  19. Rush - Carve Away The Stone (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  20. Rush - Ceiling Unlimited (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  21. Rush - Chain Lightning (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  22. Rush - Chemistry (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  23. Rush - Cinderella Man (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  24. Rush - Circumstances (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  25. Rush - Closer To The Heart (8 votes [1.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  26. Rush - Cold Fire (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  27. Rush - Countdown (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  28. Rush - Crossroads (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  29. Rush - Cut To The Chase (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  30. Rush - Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres (64 votes [8.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.52%

  31. Rush - Cygnus X-1, Book One: The Voyage (10 votes [1.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  32. Rush - Different Strings (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  33. Rush - Digital Man (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  34. Rush - Distant Early Warning (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  35. Rush - Dog Years (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  36. Rush - Double Agent (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  37. Rush - Dreamline (6 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  38. Rush - Driven (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  39. Rush - Earthshine (3 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  40. Rush - Emotion Detector (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  41. Rush - Entre Nous (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  42. Rush - Everyday Glory (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  43. Rush - Face Up (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  44. Rush - Finding My Way (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  45. Rush - Fly By Night (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  46. Rush - For What It's Worth (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  47. Rush - Force Ten (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  48. Rush - Freewill (16 votes [2.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.13%

  49. Rush - Freeze (Part IV of Fear) (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  50. Rush - Ghost Of A Chance (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  51. Rush - Ghost Rider (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  52. Rush - Grand Designs (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  53. Rush - Half The World (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  54. Rush - Hand Over Fist (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  55. Rush - Heart Full Of Soul (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  56. Rush - Here Again (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  57. Rush - Heresy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  58. Rush - High Water (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  59. Rush - How It Is (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  60. Rush - I Think I'm Going Bald (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  61. Rush - In The End (3 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  62. Rush - In The Mood (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  63. Rush - Jacob's Ladder (9 votes [1.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.20%

  64. Rush - Kid Gloves (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  65. Rush - La Villa Strangiato (50 votes [6.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.66%

  66. Rush - Lakeside Park (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  67. Rush - Leave That Thing Alone (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  68. Rush - Lessons (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  69. Rush - Limbo (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  70. Rush - Limelight (27 votes [3.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.60%

  71. Rush - Lock And Key (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  72. Rush - Losing It (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  73. Rush - Madrigal (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  74. Rush - Making Memories (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  75. Rush - Manhattan Project (3 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  76. Rush - Marathon (10 votes [1.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.33%

  77. Rush - Middletown Dreams (7 votes [0.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.93%

  78. Rush - Mission (5 votes [0.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.67%

  79. Rush - Mr. Soul (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  80. Rush - Mystic Rhythms (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  81. Rush - Natural Science (59 votes [7.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.86%

  82. Rush - Need Some Love (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  83. Rush - Neurotica (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  84. Rush - New World Man (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  85. Rush - Nobody's Hero (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  86. Rush - Nocturne (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  87. Rush - One Little Victory (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  88. Rush - Open Secrets (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  89. Rush - Out Of The Cradle (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  90. Rush - Peaceable Kingdom (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  91. Rush - Presto (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  92. Rush - Prime Mover (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  93. Rush - Red Barchetta (41 votes [5.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.46%

  94. Rush - Red Lenses (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  95. Rush - Red Sector A (5 votes [0.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.67%

  96. Rush - Red Tide (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  97. Rush - Resist (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  98. Rush - Rivendell (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  99. Rush - Roll The Bones (3 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  100. Rush - Scars (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  101. Rush - Second Nature (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  102. Rush - Secret Touch (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  103. Rush - Seven And Seven Is (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  104. Rush - Shapes Of Things (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  105. Rush - Show Don't Tell (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  106. Rush - Something For Nothing (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  107. Rush - Stars Look Down (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  108. Rush - Stick It Out (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  109. Rush - Subdivisions (44 votes [5.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.86%

  110. Rush - Summertime Blues (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  111. Rush - Superconductor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  112. Rush - Sweet Miracle (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  113. Rush - Tai Shan (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  114. Rush - Take A Friend (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  115. Rush - Tears (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  116. Rush - Territories (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  117. Rush - Test For Echo (3 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  118. Rush - The Analog Kid (6 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  119. Rush - The Big Money (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  120. Rush - The Big Wheel (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  121. Rush - The Body Electric (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  122. Rush - The Camera Eye (11 votes [1.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.46%

  123. Rush - The Color Of Right (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  124. Rush - The Enemy Within (Part I of Fear) (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  125. Rush - The Fountain Of Lamneth (11 votes [1.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.46%

  126. Rush - The Necromancer (6 votes [0.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.80%

  127. Rush - The Pass (14 votes [1.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

  128. Rush - The Seeker (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  129. Rush - The Speed Of Love (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  130. Rush - The Spirit of Radio (25 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  131. Rush - The Trees (7 votes [0.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.93%

  132. Rush - The Twilight Zone (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  133. Rush - The Weapon (Part II of Fear) (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  134. Rush - Time And Motion (2 votes [0.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.27%

  135. Rush - Time Stand Still (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  136. Rush - Tom Sawyer (13 votes [1.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.73%

  137. Rush - Totem (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  138. Rush - Turn the Page (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  139. Rush - Vapor Trail (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  140. Rush - Virtuality (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  141. Rush - Vital Signs (8 votes [1.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.07%

  142. Rush - War Paint (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  143. Rush - What You're Doing (1 votes [0.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.13%

  144. Rush - Where's My Thing? (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  145. Rush - Witch Hunt (3 votes [0.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.40%

  146. Rush - Working Man (4 votes [0.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.53%

  147. Rush - Xanadu (69 votes [9.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.19%

  148. Rush - You Bet Your Life (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  149. Rush - Yyz (14 votes [1.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.86%

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#21 nebbish

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:40 AM

I'm 7.69% (or the seveneth to vote wink.gif )
Come on you lot, vote!

Anyway went for The Camera Eye - always been a fav of mine

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:43 AM

Heh, the one song that they won't play...

Great song, I love The Camera Eye.

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Posted 29 January 2005 - 03:13 PM

Definitely Natural Science.
This song achieves the perfect balance between different elements.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 12:09 AM

I have to go with Limelight, for the same reason that hap picked Natural Science.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 06:59 AM

   2.gif 2112  


This is were it all began for at least 75%  
of all  2.gif Fans!...
Well at least me any how..
whats in a number?

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 02:12 PM

Omigod I just can't choose one..... the challenge had been immense!!!
Please, don't make me do it... Please don't make me choose.....
aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Ok I'm under control now - 2112 is the winner today in the sundog's fav list....Please don't hold me to that if we're ever in conversation!!!

#27 NeilPeartFan2112

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 02:24 PM

2112 gets my vote.  The lyrics and the music are both unmatched.   trink39.gif  

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 03:17 PM

Subdivisions. smile.gif But it appears I am the only one.

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Posted 08 April 2005 - 02:18 PM

If I have to pick one Rush song to listen on a deserted island, it's Xanadu.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 07:47 PM

You're kidding, right?

#31 faultline

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:28 PM

QUOTE (hap @ Jan 29 2005, 03:13 PM)
Definitely Natural Science.
This song achieves the perfect balance between different elements.

Natural Science is an example of the quincesential (spelling?) Rush song. It has that multi segmented formula we have all grown to love!...BUT! I picked The Trees!
It has the most charm of all Rush songs.
It has beauty , especially in the intro and in the interlude.
The lyric have a great point, and frankly are quaint.
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The live versions are better than the studio.

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:50 PM

Doh, first time i've seen this..

Tough choice, Natural Science, Spirit of Radio, Analog Kid, Xanadu, The Trees, La Villa, all very deserving..  

BUT, I went with Cygnus X-1 Book II - Hemispheres....      NOTHING quite like it..!!

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:39 AM

I would also have to agree Natural Science its what really hits me as being one of there best and also sounds awsome live!  new_thumbsupsmileyanim.gif  

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 08:21 AM

Every time I get asked this question, the same answer pops into my head, and it looks like I'm not the only one.

Natural Science is THE definitive Rush song.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 01:53 PM

Between the Wheels for me. I was so thriled when they borught it back on the R30 tour

#36 NeilPeartFan2112

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 03:47 PM

Too bad they won't play The Camera Eye live.  It seems to be quite popular.  

Edited by NeilPeartFan2112, 17 April 2005 - 03:51 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:48 PM

Not my favourite of all-time...but it's the one that I am listening to over and over and over at this point in time...The Analog Kid

      you move me, move me
with your buildings and your eyes
autumn woods and winter skies


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Posted 17 April 2005 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (yyzyy @ Apr 17 2005, 05:48 PM)
Not my favourite of all-time...but it's the one that I am listening to over and over and over at this point in time...The Analog Kid

      you move me, move me
with your buildings and your eyes
autumn woods and winter skies

  yes.gif What an amazing song.  The lyrics are some of the best Neil has ever written IMO.  

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (yyzyy @ Apr 17 2005, 05:48 PM)
Not my favourite of all-time...but it's the one that I am listening to over and over and over at this point in time...The Analog Kid

      you move me, move me
with your buildings and your eyes
autumn woods and winter skies

I always come back to Analog Kid, and Signals in general.  I grew up in the 60's and 70's and that CD just speaks to me - and probably every other American kid of the time.  I remember playing Countdown the day the Columbia exploded ....  Not my favorite of all time, either.  But damn, it sure gets into your blood!

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 10:32 PM

Ya know, excellent post...I vary between Spirit of Radio, La Villa Strangiato, 2112, Natural Science....I went with Spirit of Radio....So perfect, such a great punch of an opening riff with perfect musicianship meet song lyric meets catchiness....just unbelievable....unbelievable....




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