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12 - Best Song From Hold Your Fire


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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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#401 YYZumbi

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:53 AM

My vote go to Tai Shan, I dont care if people (including Rush themself) dont like, I think its a great song!

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

View PostYYZumbi, on 07 August 2014 - 08:53 AM, said:

My vote go to Tai Shan, I dont care if people (including Rush themself) dont like, I think its a great song!

As far as I am concerned, Hold Your Fire is perfect from start to finish...and Tai Shan is one fantastic song! I love it so much! Sure, High Water is my least favourite song, but I still think it closes the album perfectly. Hold Your Fire has now overtaken A Farewell To Kings as my favourite Rush album (although I will admit that not one song on this album reaches the dizzy heights of Xanadu!).

My favourite track? Second Nature comes to mind, but then so does Turn The Page and Mission...

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:27 PM

View PostRushRevisited, on 23 August 2004 - 10:46 PM, said:

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

It would be nice to have a critical discussion of the songs.  Rather than interpreting "what is the best song" as " what is my favourite", I think it would be more interesting to actually try and choose the best song from the albums, based on songwriting, and how the songs are an important point in the bands career.

On HYF, I'd have to say that Mission is the best song.  The opening verses really romanticize the concept of creating art and receiving inspiration in order to create that art, and the half time feel in the second verse is a really ice change of pace.  Add to that the very Freewill-esque middle part, and the half time last verse, the structure is very well related to the emotional content of the lyrics.

I know, that explanation is kinda wordy, but sometimes it just gets boring writing again and again about which song is a favourite.

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:49 PM

Force Ten for me

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 06:55 AM

Turn the Page'everyday we're standing in a time capsule!

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 08:27 PM

Lock And Key gets my vote!

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 11:38 AM

I chose Open Secrets but Prime Mover and Second Nature are great too. This is a fantastic record

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 02:38 PM

Lock and Key. Though on a different day it could be Open Secrets.

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 05:43 PM

Mission and then Force Ten

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:24 PM

HYF is my least favorite Rush album....

Force 10.......

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:57 PM

HYF is probably one of  favorite RUSH Album, Force 10, Time Stands still, Mission Tai Shan I just like the whole album.

Edited by NathanT37, 01 February 2015 - 07:58 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 12:56 AM

Time Stand Still

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:28 AM

Turn the Page, very good lyrics and a facinating flow and drive

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:06 PM

I chose Prime Mover, and I was blown away when I saw mission was ahead of it.

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 04:08 PM

I don't know what I originally voted for, but I changed my vote to Force Ten.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 04:13 AM

Given the popularity of Time Stand Still, I am surprised Open Secrets doesn't rate higher.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 05:39 AM

If I choose not to decide, I still have made a choice.

Too many great songs on this album for me to decide, seriously!

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 10:58 AM

Time Stand Still. I always have loved this song.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 04:39 PM

Changed my vote. Time Stand Still is one of the greatest songs of their career.

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 01:02 PM

Prime Mover



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