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#1 RushianRoulette

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:07 PM

Probably a post that has been battered to death with over usage, but I'm curious to hear answers, so here goes it.

There's a new law that restricts everyone to have one Rush song to listen to, their favourite one.
Without any smart answers here, what's your favourite Rush song, (the one you choose) and why?

After long deliberation and vacillation, mine is Presto, because it's my favourite Rush song and I never get sick of listening to it no matter how many times it comes on shuffle. It's hard though!!

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:09 PM

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:11 PM

Headlong Flight     :rush:

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:12 PM

Xanadu!  Soaring vocals, awesome instrumentation, and a killer guitar solo.  :wub:

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:30 PM

Cygnus X-1, books 1 and 2, because that's really all one song, right?!  I've always loved this whole piece.  I love the story, the epic-ness of it, the music, the vocals.

If I can't get away with that then I would choose The Spirit of Radio.  It was one of the first songs I heard from Rush back in 1980, all aspects of the song are incredible, and it so aptly describes the state of commercial radio and radio used to mean a lot to me.  (This song may have helped me decide that working in commercial radio would have been a soulless job, so I later went to work in college radio, which was everything I wanted from radio except the paycheck :P )

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:30 PM

Ggggrrr...

BUT DIFFERENT ERAS OF RUSH ARE LIKE DIFFERENT BANDS!

70's: I have to go with, erm...Bastille Day...or Xanadu

80's: CHAIN LIGHTNING

90's: Cold Fire

00's: Nocturne

Well, a top ten would feature no music of Rush from RTB onwards, so...

Ok...Xanachainstille it is.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:40 PM

Xanadu -   It's hauntingly beautiful.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:41 PM

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I love everything about that song

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:57 PM

No LVS?? Huh, wha...immma lost?,!?!

We'll let me walk up to the podium then....

LVS.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:00 PM

Ok...if someone held a gun to my head...I would probably say Xanadu.

I played it today and I just melted...one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard, and for whatever reason it really stood out today as i played AFTK (moreso than normal).

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:01 PM

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:02 PM

Cygnus X1

As close to "cinematic" as a musical composition can get ..

.. and Geddy's voice - I love it

Edited by Lucas, 13 April 2015 - 09:19 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:40 PM

Freewill.

The way Alex opens the song does it for me.

Also, all three of them kill it in the middle instrumental part.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:41 PM

View PostLucas, on 13 April 2015 - 06:02 PM, said:

Cyguns X1

As close to "cinematic" as a musical composition can get ..

.. and Geddy's voice - I love it

I agree %1000

Well said

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:46 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 13 April 2015 - 05:30 PM, said:

Cygnus X-1, books 1 and 2, because that's really all one song, right?!  I've always loved this whole piece.  I love the story, the epic-ness of it, the music, the vocals.


You totally got away with it. Nuff said... :)

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:49 PM

right now it's Half the World.

Al could do a whole album with that mandola for me

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:02 PM

"Time Stands Still" isn't just my favorite Rush song, it might be my favorite song period.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:20 AM

The Camera Eye

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:21 AM

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