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Rush Love Songs? Tears V. Madrigal (+Different Strings)

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Poll: Love Songs? (21 member(s) have cast votes)

Which of these is the better classic Rush love song

  1. Tears (12 votes [57.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  2. Madrigal (it's Madri-cal ;) ) (9 votes [42.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

What if we throw in Different Strings?

  1. Tears (4 votes [19.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.05%

  2. Madri-cal Madrigal (1 votes [4.76%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  3. Different Strings (16 votes [76.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 76.19%

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#1 Entre_Perpetuo

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:46 PM

Which of these two classic but often ignored Rush love songs is superior in your opinion, and which is superior with the addition of Different Strings, which generally receives more praise but is in approximately the same category as the former two?

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:50 PM

A dramatic turn of events! Please don't fire me from my ambassadorship, but I have to go with Tears here.  It's just so perfectly heartfelt where Madrigal seems a little playful at times (probably the synth). Plus, by the time I had gotten to Different Strings, I had already heard the rest of Permanent Waves, had been told it was the least great song on the album by my dad, and had already grown to love and cherish Tears and Madrigal...so DS was in a bad position to make a great impression on me, though I still love it.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:05 AM

Madrigal > Tears

Different Strings > Madrigal/Tears

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:13 AM

Almost all Rush songs > Madrigal

Different Strings > Tears

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 12:17 AM

I love Tears .. There is something special about it - very visual for me

Madrigal is good too, but nowhere near the same level as Tears

I like Different Strings a lot, but I think that song is more about Geddy and Alex

Tears is Top 15 for me

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:18 AM

Madrigal in first vote.

Different Strings in second vote.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 09:42 AM

Tears easy but I would consider In The End a love song and better than any of these...

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 01:14 PM

Need Some Love.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:01 PM

I realize Rush had other early love-ish songs, but I've always felt these three are very similar and related songs which are fun to pit against each other so I picked them.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:02 PM

View PostNarps, on 18 September 2015 - 09:42 AM, said:

Tears easy but I would consider In The End a love song and better than any of these...

I would take the live version over these three easy, though I'd still rank Tears over it studio wise.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:17 PM

View PostEntre_Perpetuo, on 18 September 2015 - 05:02 PM, said:

View PostNarps, on 18 September 2015 - 09:42 AM, said:

Tears easy but I would consider In The End a love song and better than any of these...

I would take the live version over these three easy, though I'd still rank Tears over it studio wise.
Makes sense...

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 01:59 PM

Tears and Different Strings.  :yes:





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