Official Top 75 Rush songs Thread!!! (Top 2 revealed!!)

Started by KevShmev, February 09, 2022, 07:44:04 PM

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KevShmev

Similar to the DT thread, we will now to a top 75 songs for Rush countdown.

I will count down the top 75 Rush songs in order, and they will be taken from lists of anyone who wants to send me theirs via PM. Do not post them on the forum here. Send them to me via PM.  I will take all of the lists and come up with a top 75 based on all of them and count the songs down from 75 to 1.

The rules:
-Songs must be listed from 75 to 1 in order (in reverse order), with no ties.  No having three songs at number 1 or anything like that. 75 songs, listed from 75 to 1.
-Anyone wanting to submit a list must do so by February 27th.  I will then begin the countdown at the beginning of the following week.
-The list will be tallied numerically in a simple way. On each list, whatever song is at number 1 gets 75 points, number 2 gets 74 points, number 3 gets 73 points, etc.

Feel free to post in this thread as well that you have PM'd me, if for no other reason than to bump this back up for others who may want to participate who may not have seen the thread yet.

This ranking engine link below works great. You can input all of the songs, and then you pick your favorite of every 1 on 1 matchup and then it spits out your list.

https://rankingengine.pubmeeple.com/

Songs listed below, which you can input into the engine and off you go.  I trusted that Marc's list from the other thread was correct, but someone let me know if anything is missing.  No covers, and I changed both Cygnus X-1 and Hemispheres to their original names.  Cygnus X-1 refers to the song on A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres refers to song from the album of the same name. Period, end of story. ;)  Multiple songs cannot be combined to count as one.  In other words, no putting the Fear "trilogy" in reference to all four songs and counting that as one song, and same goes for Cygnus X-1 and Hemispheres.


Top 75:

75 Roll the Bones
74 Double Agent
73 Prime Mover
72 Open Secrets
71 Test for Echo
70 Fly by Night
69 Presto
68 Countdown
67 The Necromancer
66 Emotion Detector
65 Everyday Glory
64 Show Don't Tell
63 Something for Nothing
62 Driven
61 Cut to the Chase
60 Cold Fire
59 Bastille Day
58 A Passage to Bangkok
57 Different Strings
56 Working Man
55 Clockwork Angels
54 New World Man
53 Entre Nous
52 Ghost of a Chance
51 Vital Signs
50 Force Ten
49 The Enemy Within
48 The Weapon
47 Digital Man
46 Headlong Flight
45 Cirumstances
44 Mission
43 Closer to the Heart
42 Caravan
41 Bravado
40 Leave That Thing Alone
39 Witch Hunt
38 By-Tor and the Snow Dog
37 Grand Designs
36 Anthem
35 Mystic Rhythms
34 Time Stand Still
33 The Pass
32 Dreamline
31 Middletown Dreams
30 The Big Money
29 Afterimage
28 Animate
27 The Garden
26 A Farewell to Kings
25 Losing It
24 Territories
23 Cygnus X-1
22 Manhattan Project
21 Red Sector A
20 Distant Early Warning
19 Available Light
18 The Trees
17 The Camera Eye
16 The Analog Kid
15 Jacob's Ladder
14 Hemispheres
13 Between the Wheels
12 YYZ
11 Freewill
10 Marathon
09 2112
08 Limelight
07 Natural Science
06 Tom Sawyer
05 La Villa Strangiato
04 Red Barchetta
03 The Spirit of Radio
02 Xanadu
01 Subdivisions

Cool Chris

Good decision to go with 75 songs, at least from my personal standpoint I just can't dig much deeper in to the 76-100 territory for just about any band.

Setlist Scotty

Quote from: KevShmev on February 09, 2022, 07:44:04 PM
I trusted that Marc's list from the other thread was correct, but someone let me know if anything is missing.
I doubt they'll make the cut, but for completeness' sake, don't forget about the two non-album originals that were played at that Laura Secord gig:
I've Been Runnin'
The Loser

KevShmev


Setlist Scotty

Quote from: KevShmev on February 09, 2022, 08:06:49 PM
Got it, added!
Also, Not Fade Away needs to be removed - it's a cover, not an original.

KevShmev

It's times like this where your fact checking tendencies come in handy. :P

Setlist Scotty

Thanks!   :biggrin:

Also, all the tracks from Feedback need to be pulled.

KevShmev


TAC

#8
So I took the original list of 171 songs and have it down to 82 to put into the ranker.

Setlist Scotty

And Bad Boy needs to be pulled - I'm discovering them as I'm ranking them on the website.   :facepalm:

KevShmev

Quote from: TAC on February 09, 2022, 08:13:05 PM
So I took the original list of 171 songs and have it down to 81 to put into the ranker.

Damn, only 73 non-Power Windows songs made it?

TAC

Quote from: KevShmev on February 09, 2022, 08:13:47 PM
Quote from: TAC on February 09, 2022, 08:13:05 PM
So I took the original list of 171 songs and have it down to 82 to put into the ranker.

Damn, only 73 non-Power Windows songs made it?

Hah! There are four Power Windows songs up for consideration.

King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

Can I send my entire list or do you just want the top 75?
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KevShmev


HOF

Ah, man, I'm having a hard time cutting it down to 100. But 75 is better than 50 at least.

King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

Quote from: KevShmev on February 09, 2022, 09:05:34 PM
Quote from: Puppies_On_Acid on February 09, 2022, 09:02:55 PM
Can I send my entire list or do you just want the top 75?

Top 75 only.
Ah, so no outlier stats like in the DT top 100 thread, then.

Okie dokie. I'll send me list in a little bit. I've had it ready to go for the last week.  :corn
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Cool Chris

We only sent our Top 100s for the DT thread, at least I thought that was the case.

HOF

Quote from: Puppies_On_Acid on February 09, 2022, 09:09:23 PM
Quote from: KevShmev on February 09, 2022, 09:05:34 PM
Quote from: Puppies_On_Acid on February 09, 2022, 09:02:55 PM
Can I send my entire list or do you just want the top 75?

Top 75 only.
Ah, so no outlier stats like in the DT top 100 thread, then.

Okie dokie. I'll send me list in a little bit. I've had it ready to go for the last week.  :corn

There should still be songs ranked outside the top 75 since not everyone will send the same 75 songs.

King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

Quote from: HOF on February 09, 2022, 09:08:26 PM
Ah, man, I'm having a hard time cutting it down to 100. But 75 is better than 50 at least.
Yeah, I was just thinking, everything in my top 140 I absolutely love. After that songs start to drop in quality, but really hard to leave off some of the stuff below 75.
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King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

I'm willing to bet right now there will be at least 10 songs that make the overall top 75 that didn't make my list at all.  :corn

At any rate I've sent my top 75. :metal
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wolfking

Looks like some Rush CDs are coming out of the rack.

King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

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Cool Chris

Quote from: Puppies_On_Acid on February 09, 2022, 09:27:12 PM
I'm willing to bet right now there will be at least 10 songs that make the overall top 75 that didn't make my list at all.  :corn

My list will be heavily skewed toward 2112-MP; outside of maybe 5 songs, my Top 20 might come from those 5 albums exclusively.

King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

Quote from: Cool Chris on February 09, 2022, 09:52:09 PM
Quote from: Puppies_On_Acid on February 09, 2022, 09:27:12 PM
I'm willing to bet right now there will be at least 10 songs that make the overall top 75 that didn't make my list at all.  :corn

My list will be heavily skewed toward 2112-MP; outside of maybe 5 songs, my Top 20 might come from those 5 albums exclusively.
Well you have a couple weeks to blitz through the rest of their catalog and see if anything jumps out at you. Although I wouldn't fault anyone for having the majority of their top 20 be exclusively from 2112-MP.
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wolfking


jammindude

Believe it or not, I was so crushed by Neil's death, but I haven't been able to go on a Rush binge since he died two years ago.

It's time.

This is going to be cathartic.

King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

Quote from: jammindude on February 09, 2022, 11:00:14 PM
Believe it or not, I was so crushed by Neil's death, but I haven't been able to go on a Rush binge since he died two years ago.

It's time.

This is going to be cathartic.
Yeah it was hard for me to listen to Rush for a while after he died. He was my inspiration to start playing drums and his lyrics have made more of an impact on me that any other lyricist out there. I did eventually do the Rush binge and you are right, it was a cathartic experience. A lot of his lyrics just hit me really deep, it's hard to explain.
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Tomislav95

An excuse to binge Rush? Why not :P
I've always felt I'm in minority when it comes to my favorite song (let's keep it a secret for now) and Grace under pressure doesn't seem to be a fan favorite (at least here) but it's possibly in my top 3.

wolfking

Quote from: Tomislav95 on February 10, 2022, 01:10:59 AM
An excuse to binge Rush? Why not :P
I've always felt I'm in minority when it comes to my favorite song (let's keep it a secret for now) and Grace under pressure doesn't seem to be a fan favorite (at least here) but it's possibly in my top 3.

It's in my top 3.

Tomislav95

Quote from: wolfking on February 10, 2022, 03:52:09 AM
Quote from: Tomislav95 on February 10, 2022, 01:10:59 AM
An excuse to binge Rush? Why not :P
I've always felt I'm in minority when it comes to my favorite song (let's keep it a secret for now) and Grace under pressure doesn't seem to be a fan favorite (at least here) but it's possibly in my top 3.

It's in my top 3.
Nice.
Needless to say, run from 2112 to Power Windows is so good it's hard to even rank it.

Deadeye21

How does one follow a thread? I'm looking forward to watching the chaos.


Btw, don't care what anyone says, Analog Kid is in my top 20, probably always will be.

HOF

Quote from: wolfking on February 10, 2022, 03:52:09 AM
Quote from: Tomislav95 on February 10, 2022, 01:10:59 AM
An excuse to binge Rush? Why not :P
I've always felt I'm in minority when it comes to my favorite song (let's keep it a secret for now) and Grace under pressure doesn't seem to be a fan favorite (at least here) but it's possibly in my top 3.

It's in my top 3.

Same (well, top 3 or 4).

KevShmev

Grace Under Pressure is not one of my favorites, but will likely have three songs in my top 25-30, and then two others will likely make my top 75. 

DragonAttack

^
Probably the same here.

I did a copy/paste onto a spreadsheet, and then have a column with '1's' for those that should be Top Ten, '10's' for the next ten, etc before I relisten to most of their catalogue.  Others had no number in the column.  When I did a filter, my number of songs was 75 !!!

So many titles from 'Grace Under Pressure' onwards that I simply could not recall.  I had to look up albums and then place the names in a separate column.  I know I haven't heard so many of them in decades, because the majority just seemed so similar (or I just got older.....)
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...going along with Dragon Attack's Queen discography thread has been like taking a free class in Queen knowledge. Where else are you gonna find info like that?!

romdrums

Sent.  Very interested to see how mine differs from the rest, as my favorite era of the band is from Permanent Waves to Presto.