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Poll: What do you think is the best song from this album? (1097 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think is the best song from this album?

  1. Force Ten (170 votes [15.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.44%

  2. Time Stand Still (282 votes [25.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.61%

  3. Open Secrets (80 votes [7.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.27%

  4. Second Nature (36 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  5. Prime Mover (112 votes [10.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.17%

  6. Lock and Key (72 votes [6.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.54%

  7. Mission (197 votes [17.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.89%

  8. Turn The Page (107 votes [9.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.72%

  9. Tai Shan (20 votes [1.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.82%

  10. High Water (25 votes [2.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.27%

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#381 hiker2112

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:29 AM

Love mission If I HAD to choose a favorite rush song this would be it

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

Mission!!

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:12 AM

Hold Your Fire, keep it burning bright... Hold your flame til the dream ignites, a spirit with a vision is a dream with a mission

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 12:25 AM

Time Stand Still, it's really not even close.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

Mission. Yep.
Although Time Stand Still is a VERY close second though.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:08 AM

I'm a big fan of Force Ten, and on about six out of ten days, I'd pick it- but there are so many other strong songs on this album (I'm a bigger fan of it than most, I think)...Time Stand Still, Open Secrets, Mission, Turn the Page, High Water...those are the other big ones, for me. I really can't decide.

Edited by Blue J, 06 May 2013 - 05:09 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 06:30 AM

View Postpixey, on 26 August 2004 - 08:28 AM, said:

Open Secrets, for all the reasons stated above and more.
Ditto. Based on the comments, I am surprised it doesn't rate higher.

HYF is the first album that I didn't like every song on, no matter how hard I tried. But it begins strong—and in spite of only half the songs (imo) being truly good, holds a special fire for me.

But Open Secrets resonated so much, especially at the time. It wasn't even a personal relationship so much as my personal relationship with the world. I'm not big on "bests" as it were; but if Neil has written a best lyric, this is it.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

Force10 shot up, way up—after seeing it live last month in Sunrise!

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:09 AM

Has to be Force Ten!!

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 07:13 AM

To me, Force Ten has such a great drive and that bass line and Alex's guitar solo! Such an amazing song!

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:54 PM

This is a tough one for me seeing that this is on my top 5 favorite Rush albums, but I had to choose Mission.  Just the lyrics just make you 'fire your imagination', and the instrumentation for this song is one of their best sounding and creative.  Plus there's the xylophone.

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 09:43 AM

I went for Force Ten, but that may be due to my current mood and the fact that it's the most chaotic of the songs on the record.
I love Time Stand Still for its lyrical content and its enthusiasm that lies within the music, and Prime Mover is one of my favourite tracks from any Rush album (I'm surprised though that no one has used it for a Sitcom theme yet), but Force Ten is probably their most focused track on the record.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 05:20 PM

This is tough. I have to say on the first few listens this won't end up being one of my absolute favorite albums (too much like PoW, but I heard PoW first and like it better), so this at least eliminates a few tracks for me that just don't stand out enough, but there is a significant number of stronger tracks, like "Force Ten," "Time Stand Still," "Lock And Key," "Tai Shan" (mainly for the music), "Open Secrets," "Mission," and "Prime Mover." Not to say the other tracks are bad, but they'll have to grow on me some more. That being said, for me it's between "Force Ten" and "Lock And Key." I really want to show the latter some more love in the poll, but when I think about it, "Force Ten" really is the better of the two  though I may be subject to changing my mind.

Edited by Entre_Perpetuo, 03 May 2014 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:03 AM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 03 May 2014 - 05:20 PM, said:

This is tough. I have to say on the first few listens this won't end up being one of my absolute favorite albums (too much like PoW, but I heard PoW first and like it better), so this at least eliminates a few tracks for me that just don't stand out enough, but there is a significant number of stronger tracks, like "Force Ten," "Time Stand Still," "Lock And Key," "Tai Shan" (mainly for the music), "Open Secrets," "Mission," and "Prime Mover." Not to say the other tracks are bad, but they'll have to grow on me some more. That being said, for me it's between "Force Ten" and "Lock And Key." I really want to show the latter some more love in the poll, but when I think about it, "Force Ten" really is the better of the two  though I may be subject to changing my mind.

Yours is a common reaction, Entre_Perpetuo. At least that is the sense that I'd gotten from many on the forum over time, which is why I posted this:

http://www.therushfo...directors-cuts/

Which, of course, you can choose to ignore.

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:43 AM

I can't believe Mission is not number one here. It's blasphemy really.

Especially their rendition on A Show of Hands DVD.

Edited by GUPower Windows, 08 June 2014 - 04:44 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 08:15 AM

Voted Lock And Key.

Mission and Force Ten run it close.

And as for Tai Shan and High Water, why the hate? Together they end HYF perfectly!

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:53 PM

It is between Time Stand Still and Lock and Key.    I'll think about it some more.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:57 PM

View PostGUPower Windows, on 08 June 2014 - 04:43 AM, said:

I can't believe Mission is not number one here. It's blasphemy really.

Especially their rendition on A Show of Hands DVD.
Agreed. Mission and its not close......

Edited by Narpski, 19 July 2014 - 03:57 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Time Stand Still with Mission right behind.

Edited by g under p, 20 July 2014 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 11:15 AM

1. Turn The Page
2. Lock & Key
3. Force Ten
(4. Mission)



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