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Dokken's Burning Like a Flame Is Possibly One of the Greatest Metal Songs of All Time  

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  1. 1. Dokken's Burning Like a Flame is one of the band's top three songs?

    • Fokken yes, dude! Their best.
    • Yeah, probably top three or top five.
    • Jackie, not even Top Ten.
    • Nah, I'm more of a Every Rose Has It's Thorn type of fan.
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So I was doing a deep dive on the new Dokken album and revisiting some classics. I have always thought Burning Like a Flame was my favorite song and believing it was definitely in Dokken's Top Three. I've seen Dokken greatest hits compilations that don't include this heavy metal classic, possibly the greatest metal song of all time.

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"...heavy metal classic, possibly the greatest metal song of all time."  :wtf: :no:

 

Clearly I don't agree with you on that - and I like Dokken.  To each their own I guess, but I could not call it either a heavy metal classic or possibly the greatest metal song of all time.  

 

For me, Dokken's 5 best songs would be:

 

1.  Breaking The Chains

2.   Just Got Lucky

3.   Into The Fire

4.   Alone Again

5.   The Hunter

 

After that it would almost certainly be other work from Tooth & Nail.  Perhaps the album that followed it.  Those were the best albums (with Tooth and Nail being by far the better album).  Back For The Attack is decent and an album I will enjoy it every so often, but for me its a significant drop off from their 2nd and 3rd albums (although overall its better than Breaking The Chains).

 

Guess I have to go with the "not even top 10" option.

 

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4 hours ago, Segue Myles said:

I love Dokken, but nah to this haha

🤔 Name your Top 5 tracks

      please Segue 🙂

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15 hours ago, JohnRogers said:

So I was doing a deep dive on the new Dokken album and revisiting some classics. I have always thought Burning Like a Flame was my favorite song and believing it was definitely in Dokken's Top Three. I've seen Dokken greatest hits compilations that don't include this heavy metal classic, possibly the greatest metal song of all time.

 

1 hour ago, Alex’s Amazing Arpeggios said:

I’ve been generous to you Jackie 😉

and been the first to rank it top 3 to 5 

It’s got that cool Van Hagar vibe going. 

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2 hours ago, Rick N. Backer said:

Giving the people what they want, Jackie.  Love ya, brother.  :cheers:

:cheers:
 

These are challenging times. Everyone can use some good Van Hagar like vibes. 

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9 hours ago, Alex’s Amazing Arpeggios said:

🤔 Name your Top 5 tracks

      please Segue 🙂

Breaking The Chains

Alone Again

Paris Is Burning (live)

In My Dreams

Kiss Of Death

 

Massive shout out to Mr. Scary as well!

 

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I saw them open for Twisted Sister at RCMH back in 86, and again opening for everyone else at Monsters of Rock, 2 years later.

Fun little band.  Almost forgot about them.

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On 11/6/2023 at 3:45 PM, grep said:

I saw them open for Twisted Sister at RCMH back in 86, and again opening for everyone else at Monsters of Rock, 2 years later.

Fun little band.  Almost forgot about them.

I've seen them 4 times and always as an opener or 2nd band on a 3 band bill which is where they belong.

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8 hours ago, Rick N. Backer said:

Tooth and Nail is a great album.  Beyond that, a little Dokken goes a very long way.

 

George Lynch, however, is underappreciated.

I love their first four, I think Tooth And Nail is my fave too.

 

I know they are easy to write off as eighties has beens, but the songs have a spark that I feel indicates they could have been far greater had they focused more. They have said so themselves, they got caught up in drink and drugs.

 

The music is way better than it had any right to be.

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On 11/6/2023 at 11:01 PM, Segue Myles said:

Breaking The Chains

Alone Again

Paris Is Burning (live)

In My Dreams

Kiss Of Death

 

Massive shout out to Mr. Scary as well!

 

Good choices 👍😎

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