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What’s Styx’s best hit?


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43 minutes ago, tangy said:

Good tune but I am more of a Babe fan

 

YUK!!  :puke:  :biggrin:

 

I quit Styx after Dennis DeYoung started making so many sappy pop-tunes.  I'm an old curmudgeon Styx fan.  :biggrin:    

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17 hours ago, Principled Man said:

 

I'm a huge fan of Styx II, but this is my least favourite song off that album. If I have to go for a mushy Styx ballad, Babe wins for me.

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1 hour ago, Segue Myles said:

I'm a huge fan of Styx II, but this is my least favourite song off that album. If I have to go for a mushy Styx ballad, Babe wins for me.

 

don't let it end stomps them both........it's honestly my fav deyoung mush fest, lol

 

Mick

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1. Come Sail away

2. Blue Collar Man

3.Suite Madame Blue

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Hm. Maybe Grand Illusion. But most of my favorites are not hits.

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16 minutes ago, bluefox4000 said:

 

don't let it end stomps them both........it's honestly my fav deyoung mush fest, lol

 

Mick

Agreeeeed

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Just now, Laurabw said:

Hm. Maybe Grand Illusion. But most of my favorites are not hits.

Same

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4 hours ago, tangy said:

Good tune but I am more of a Babe fan

:ninja: Babe's a guilty pleasure :ninja:

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For the sake of argument, I’d qualify anything on Styx’s greatest hits album as a hit, considering I’ve definitely heard every song from it on classic rock radio in my life.

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49 minutes ago, Entre_Perpetuo said:

For the sake of argument, I’d qualify anything on Styx’s greatest hits album as a hit, considering I’ve definitely heard every song from it on classic rock radio in my life.

Also they had a tonne of songs stand out in a time when a minor rock hit would be the equivalent of the biggest rock hit of the decade today lol

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7 hours ago, Turbine Freight said:

Crystal Ball was a single but I don't think it was a hit. I'll pick that if it qualifies.

Winner winner chicken dinner. Gotta give Renegade props, though. 

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1 hour ago, bluefox4000 said:

I literally never was able to understand older rock/metal fans aversion to ballads.  it's a weird rule they have.o

 

lol

 

Mick

I love ballads but DeYoungs ballads tend to come off too saccharine to me, the exact same way as many ABBA ballads. When i am not in the mood for Styx its generally because i cant tolerate his style at that given moment. The hard rockers? Always up for them. I think it's just how hallads fit into the bands general style, because sometimes ballads cone off like an attempt to reach a bigger audience, not to further progress their own special qualities as a band. 

 

Extreme's More Than Words comes to mind (and I was shocked when I listened to more from them...).

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1 minute ago, goose said:

Tommy Shaw's stuff tops my list of Styx songs, followed by Drnnis DeYoung.  Not much of a fan of James' stuff, or his voice

 

 

it's funny if you listen to early albums JY is way more promoted as the lead guy.  he has a lot of leads.  in that way i'm glad dennis stepped up more.  He's a GREAT guitarist but his leads are often the low spots on the albums for me.

 

Mick

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Here’s how I’d rank everything on the greatest hits album, off the top of my head, best to worst:

 

Come Sail Away

Fooling Yourself

Blue Collar Man

Renegade

The Grand Illusion

Too Much Time On My Hands

The Best Of Times

Mr. Roboto

Crystal Ball

Lorelei

Babe

Lady

Miss America

Suite Madame Blue

Don’t Let It End

Show Me The Way

 

I don’t have anything against ballads, and I think Styx were amazing balladeers, but they played that card maybe a few too many times imo, and they start to run together after Paradise Theater.

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11 hours ago, bluefox4000 said:

I literally never was able to understand older rock/metal fans aversion to ballads.  it's a weird rule they have.o

 

lol

 

Mick

It's that pure/not a sellout thing.

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10 minutes ago, ozzy85 said:

It's that pure/not a sellout DDY, thing.

It's the phoniness, mostly.

 

With DDY, it's not the phoniness, it's who he is, but it's just cringe.

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