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Subject: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: zcrito on 06/07/07 at 5:35 pm

Anyone catch any part of this show?

http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/120061/episode_about.jhtml

I don't agree with all the 40 songs they name, but it's nice for a change to hear those actor/comedian/singer commentators actually make some *positive* (and funny) comments about each song.

Here's their complete list of "soft rock" favorites. (I see about 10 of them I like)

40. Bertie Higgins - "Key Largo"
39. David Soul - "Don’t Give Up On Us"
38. Peter Frampton - "Baby, I Love Your Way"
37. Leo Sayer - "When I Need You "
36. 10cc - "I’m Not in Love"
35. Extreme - "More Than Words"
34. Dan Hill - "Sometimes When We Touch"
33. Cat Stevens - "Peace Train"
32. Kenny Loggins - "This is It"
31. Richard Marx - "Hold On To The Nights"
30. Andrew Gold - "Lonely Boy"
29. Debby Boone - "You Light Up My Life"
28. America - "Horse With No Name"
27. Lionel Richie - "Hello"
26. Harry Chapin - "Cat's In The Cradle"
25. Anne Murray - "You Needed Me"
24. Phil Collins - "One More Night"
23. REO Speedwagon - "I Can't Fight This Feeling"
22. Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson - "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"
21. Orleans - "Still the One"
20. Captain & Tennille - "Do That To Me One More Time"
19. Michael Bolton - "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"
18. Toto - "Rosanna"
17. Juice Newton - "Angel Of The Morning"
16. Bread - "Baby I’m - A Want You"
15. Journey - "Open Arms"
14. Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"
13. Carpenters - "Superstar"
12. Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"
11. Olivia Newton-John - "I Honestly Love You"
10. Chuck Mangione - "Feels So Good"
09. Hall and Oates - "One On One"
08. The Doobie Brothers - "What A Fool Believes"
07. Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"
06. Air Supply - "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All"
05. Chicago - "If You Leave Me Now"
04. Barry Manilow - "Mandy"
03. Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
02. Styx - "Babe"
01. Christopher Cross - "Sailing"


Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: whistledog on 06/07/07 at 5:59 pm

Debby Boone at #29?  That's a bad choice lol
I hate that song so much, and what's even worse is that it was the #1 song in both Canada and the USA the day I was born :(

Glad to see Dan Hill at #34

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: spaceace on 06/07/07 at 6:11 pm

What no Cool Night by Paul Davis?

And no Wild Fire by Michael Martin Murphy :o

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: whistledog on 06/07/07 at 7:57 pm


What no Cool Night by Paul Davis?

And no Wild Fire by Michael Martin Murphy :o


yeah 'Cool Night' should have definately been in there.  No Soft Rock collection is complete w/out it

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: woops on 06/07/07 at 9:10 pm

Most of the songs are bad  :P

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: star80 on 06/07/07 at 9:14 pm

I also vote for "Cool Night", it really should have been there instead of some of the others and "Wildfire", too

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/08/07 at 4:46 am


Anyone catch any part of this show?

http://www.vh1.com/shows/dyn/the_greatest/120061/episode_about.jhtml

I don't agree with all the 40 songs they name, but it's nice for a change to hear those actor/comedian/singer commentators actually make some *positive* (and funny) comments about each song.


I watched it too.

Yeah, it does seem like this one was a little different. Like you said, the commentators seemed a little more "serious" this time around, and when they joked about stuff, it fit into context more (they're usually funny, but their jokes can get tired on most of the countdown and I Love... shows). Also, those lists are usually just centered on the MTV era and beyond. They usually start c. 1982, but this was equally focused on '70s songs, especially singer-songwriters.

I would've probably picked more from the power ballad/Steve Winwood/Wilson Philips-esque AC era of the late '80s (1986-1991 was huge for that sort of music). The ones I like are in bold:

Here's their complete list of "soft rock" favorites. (I see about 10 of them I like)

40. Bertie Higgins - "Key Largo"
39. David Soul - "Don’t Give Up On Us"
38. Peter Frampton - "Baby, I Love Your Way"
37. Leo Sayer - "When I Need You "
36. 10cc - "I’m Not in Love"
35. Extreme - "More Than Words"
34. Dan Hill - "Sometimes When We Touch"
33. Cat Stevens - "Peace Train"
32. Kenny Loggins - "This is It"
31. Richard Marx - "Hold On To The Nights"
30. Andrew Gold - "Lonely Boy"
29. Debby Boone - "You Light Up My Life"
28. America - "Horse With No Name"
27. Lionel Richie - "Hello"

26. Harry Chapin - "Cat's In The Cradle"
25. Anne Murray - "You Needed Me"
24. Phil Collins - "One More Night"
23. REO Speedwagon - "I Can't Fight This Feeling"
22. Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson - "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"
21. Orleans - "Still the One"

20. Captain & Tennille - "Do That To Me One More Time"
19. Michael Bolton - "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"
18. Toto - "Rosanna"

17. Juice Newton - "Angel Of The Morning"
16. Bread - "Baby I’m - A Want You"
15. Journey - "Open Arms"
14. Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"
13. Carpenters - "Superstar"
12. Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"
11. Olivia Newton-John - "I Honestly Love You"
10. Chuck Mangione - "Feels So Good"
09. Hall and Oates - "One On One"
08. The Doobie Brothers - "What A Fool Believes"

07. Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"
06. Air Supply - "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All"
05. Chicago - "If You Leave Me Now"
04. Barry Manilow - "Mandy"
03. Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
02. Styx - "Babe"
01. Christopher Cross - "Sailing"



So basically it's 15/40. That's around 37%.

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: zcrito on 06/08/07 at 8:51 pm

I know everyone, many songs are missing and they may have the right artist but the wrong song (ie., Bread).

And I do like what they have for #1, eventhough I'm surprised it got picked for the top slot.

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 06/08/07 at 8:56 pm

I'm not much of a "soft-rock" fan but lets see...

What I like:
38. Peter Frampton - "Baby, I Love Your Way"
36. 10cc - "I’m Not in Love"
14. Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"
08. The Doobie Brothers - "What A Fool Believes"
07. Kansas - "Dust In The Wind"

What's OK:
33. Cat Stevens - "Peace Train"
26. Harry Chapin - "Cat's In The Cradle"
18. Toto - "Rosanna"

All the rest I either don't know, can't remember how it sounds or don't like:
40. Bertie Higgins - "Key Largo"
39. David Soul - "Don’t Give Up On Us"
37. Leo Sayer - "When I Need You "
35. Extreme - "More Than Words"
34. Dan Hill - "Sometimes When We Touch"
32. Kenny Loggins - "This is It"
31. Richard Marx - "Hold On To The Nights"
30. Andrew Gold - "Lonely Boy"
29. Debby Boone - "You Light Up My Life"
28. America - "Horse With No Name"
27. Lionel Richie - "Hello"
25. Anne Murray - "You Needed Me"
24. Phil Collins - "One More Night"
23. REO Speedwagon - "I Can't Fight This Feeling"
22. Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson - "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love"
21. Orleans - "Still the One"
20. Captain & Tennille - "Do That To Me One More Time"
19. Michael Bolton - "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"
17. Juice Newton - "Angel Of The Morning"
16. Bread - "Baby I’m - A Want You"
15. Journey - "Open Arms"
13. Carpenters - "Superstar"
12. Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"
11. Olivia Newton-John - "I Honestly Love You"
10. Chuck Mangione - "Feels So Good"
09. Hall and Oates - "One On One"
06. Air Supply - "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All"
05. Chicago - "If You Leave Me Now"
04. Barry Manilow - "Mandy"
03. Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)"
02. Styx - "Babe"
01. Christopher Cross - "Sailing"


Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/08/07 at 10:08 pm

hmmm...I'm surprised that "Cool Change" by Little River Band wasn't included....it's one of my all-time favorites! ;)

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/09/07 at 11:41 am


What no Cool Night by Paul Davis?

And no Wild Fire by Michael Martin Murphy :o



I agree about Cool Night. Love that song. In fact, I just heard it the other day when we were at a restaurant.



Cat

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/09/07 at 11:18 pm

It's funny, but I sorta half-predicted the top song without knowing it. All through the list, I kept thinking whoa, they've gotta put a Christopher Cross song in here somewhere if it's a soft rock list! Especially since he personifies aspects of the '70s with some proto-'80s music influence. So in retrospect I wasn't surprised "Sailing" was actually #1. I always liked it - Cross is a good singer, even if the dude always sounds like he just inhaled about a tank of helium. ;D

Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: woops on 06/10/07 at 3:37 am

Suprisingly "I Want To Know What Love Is" from Foreigner isn't on the list...



Subject: Re: 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs on VH1.

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 06/10/07 at 11:03 pm


hmmm...I'm surprised that "Cool Change" by Little River Band wasn't included....it's one of my all-time favorites! ;)
Not a bad song. Much better than "Sailing" IMO.

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