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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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#41 SheriffJohnBrown

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:48 PM

Hemispheres for me  cool.gif  

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#42 barney_rebel

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 03:48 PM

Your vote matters

#43 rushgoober

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:00 PM

luckilly i've always had a very favorite rush song, subdivisons, so this choice was easy, though tom sawyer is a close second, and their are dozens of others also very worthy.  recently i made a compilation for a friend trying to introduce him to rush - it's not exactly my fave list as for example, i didn't want to put TOO many songs form one album on it, so i got rid of red barchetta (since MP was already so well represented) and i kept off the analog kid, which ALMOST made it.  i wanted to include overture, but i couldn't separate it from the rest of track 1 of 2112 on my burner.  also, i didn't include animate since i thought it might scare him as a newbie.  here's what made it though - somewhat close to my fave songs in track order, not in order by favorites:

1. tom saywer
2. sudbivisions
3. closer to the heart
4. bastille day
5. xanadu
6. yyz (from ESL for drum solo)
7. distant early warning
8. the spirit of radio
9. freewill
10. dreamline
11. limelight
12. a passage to bangkok
13. la villa strangiato

naturally i could make a second best of disc that would be just about as strong...

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 04:30 PM

Good list Goober! However, you shoulda put Red Barchetta on and left Tom Sawyer off. Everyone has heard that, and RB simply kicks ass!

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:32 PM

QUOTE
Good list Goober! However, you shoulda put Red Barchetta on and left Tom Sawyer off. Everyone has heard that, and RB simply kicks ass!
while i appreciate the sentiment, i just couldn't leave off tom sawyer.  i wouldn't be able to live with myself, the guilt would have been insurmountable... no.gif  moon.gif  1022.gif  tongue.gif  

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:40 PM

Natural Science for me.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:28 PM

I picked YYZ today.  smile.gif  

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 09:51 PM

Not an easy call, I voted Natural Science. Love the lyrics and seeing it live seals the deal.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:04 PM

"This is a song about a car this is called... Red Barchetta"  

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE (NeilPeartFan2112 @ Apr 17 2005, 12:47 PM)
Too bad they won't play The Camera Eye live.  It seems to be quite popular.

If you listen to any Moving Pictures or Signals boot, you will see that this song actually did not translate that well live. All their other epics were fantastic live (esp. Xanadu and Natural Science) but The Camera Eye always seemed to fall short in concert.

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 12:58 PM

QUOTE (PuppetKing2112 @ May 30 2005, 11:17 PM)
QUOTE (NeilPeartFan2112 @ Apr 17 2005, 12:47 PM)
Too bad they won't play The Camera Eye live.  It seems to be quite popular.

If you listen to any Moving Pictures or Signals boot, you will see that this song actually did not translate that well live. All their other epics were fantastic live (esp. Xanadu and Natural Science) but The Camera Eye always seemed to fall short in concert.

That's weird.  What is it in The Camera Eye that makes it not sound good live?  Are there some sort of sound effects or something like that?  confused13.gif  

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE (NeilPeartFan2112 @ May 31 2005, 01:58 PM)
QUOTE (PuppetKing2112 @ May 30 2005, 11:17 PM)
QUOTE (NeilPeartFan2112 @ Apr 17 2005, 12:47 PM)
Too bad they won't play The Camera Eye live.  It seems to be quite popular.

If you listen to any Moving Pictures or Signals boot, you will see that this song actually did not translate that well live. All their other epics were fantastic live (esp. Xanadu and Natural Science) but The Camera Eye always seemed to fall short in concert.

That's weird.  What is it in The Camera Eye that makes it not sound good live?  Are there some sort of sound effects or something like that?  confused13.gif

I don't know, but when I seen them play it live it seemed like everyone stood there bored off their asses. The band even looked bored playing it. Maybe thats why they don't play it. I like the tune but it just didn't seem to go over good live, some songs are like that. When I was in a band, sometimes we would play a song a couple times and drop it because we didn't get much of a response out of it and people seemed bored. That's the beauty of playing covers, you can always drop it and pick up another one until your setlist is awesome.  

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Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:34 PM

I can't tell you, it change all the time. It's almost like asking me to pick which one of my kids is my favorite  laugh.gif  

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Posted 01 June 2005 - 12:59 PM

Natural Science...I always say this as the best Rush song

though thats just the standard I've come up with for every poll (so i'm never decisionless) as every Rush song is better then the last when you listen to them (except for Red Lenses *shiver*)

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 05:56 PM

Xanadu-said it before......always will...best song written-in any universe.
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Posted 02 June 2005 - 11:05 PM

Gotta be 2112! Sweet guitar + excelent lyrics = Best song ever! My first Rush experience also. My dad still has his vynil 2112 album.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:34 PM

Bravado

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ok, all of them (/Blazing Saddles)

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:53 PM

Xanadu!!!



<but it wasn't easy passing up Natural Science>




<or Red Barchetta>


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Posted 19 June 2005 - 04:31 PM

Should this be moved to the Feedback forum?

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 04:37 PM

too tough to choose..............




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