Top 5 Rush Songs

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One more of these... My top 5 in no order:

Spirit of Radio
Closer to the Heart
Fly By Night
In The Mood
Limelight

Honourable mention:
Freewill
Tom Sawyer
Trees
 
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sbv71

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My Top 5:

"Tom Sawyer"
"Freewill"
"Fly By Night"
"Closer To The Heart"
"Working Man"
 

Argji

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You got me, I'm pretty much a Rush freak. My wife rolls her eyes when she looks at the giant
section of Rush in the music collection. In Stream_On, the only Artist alert I have is for Rush
so I can see what pops up in The Boneyard.

I'll take pretty much anything from "Fly By Night" all the way to "Snakes & Arrows"

But, I'll throw out these -

"La Villa Strangiato"
"The Camera Eye"
"Bravado"
"The Analog Kid"
"Natural Science"
 

HecticArt

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All right. This one is way too tough for me.
I've been a Rush junkie since 79 or 80.
There's no way to pick just 5.
Rush had 3 clear eras in their career that are unique.
Era I - Everything Before Moving Pictures
Era II - Moving Pictures
Era III - Everything After Moving Pictures


So there's list list 1 - Everything Before Moving Pictures:
Fly By Night
2112
Closer to the Heart
The Spirit of Radio
Free Will
 

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All right. This one is way too tough for me.
I've been a Rush junkie since 79 or 80.
There's no way to pick just 5.
Rush had 3 clear eras in their career that are unique.
Era I - Everything Before Moving Pictures
Era II - Moving Pictures
Era III - Everything After Moving Pictures


So there's list list 1 - Everything Before Moving Pictures:
Fly By Night
2112
Closer to the Heart
The Spirit of Radio
Free Will

List 2 - Moving Pictures
Tom Sawyer
Red Barchetta
YYZ
Limelight
Vital Signs

List 3 - Everything After Moving Pictures
Subdivisions
New World Man
The Big Money
Turn The Page
Superconductor

All Awesome! :rock:
 
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HecticArt

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Based on some of the posts in the "10 best rock songs of the decade" thread, I'd say "no".

Vapor Trails was the last one I bought.
There's just something important missing in the new stuff.
They started fading (for me) from Hold Your Fire to Counterparts.
I just haven't been able to hang with em after that.

Now Alex Lifeson had a freakin AWESOME solo album with an outfit called Victor (self titled) Victor (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[ame=http://www.amazon.com/Victor-Alex-Lifeson/dp/B000002J7S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1253584042&sr=1-1]Amazon.com: Victor: Alex Lifeson: Music[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zo81L8IWvs]YouTube - Alex Lifeson - Strip and Go Naked[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtWoSsFbi2M&feature=related]YouTube - Alex Lifeson - Shut Up Shuttin' Up[/ame]
 

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I agree with Hectic. With such an amazing catalog, it's hard to pick just 5. But here goes:

Red Barchetta (probably my #1 favorite if I had to pick one)
New World Man
Time Stand Still
2112 (does that count as one? If not, then Discovery)
Lakeside Park
 
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Argji

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Vapor Trails was the last one I bought.
There's just something important missing in the new stuff.
They started fading (for me) from Hold Your Fire to Counterparts.
I just haven't been able to hang with em after that.

Now Alex Lifeson had a freakin AWESOME solo album with an outfit called Victor (self titled) Victor (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Amazon.com: Victor: Alex Lifeson: Music

YouTube - Alex Lifeson - Strip and Go Naked

YouTube - Alex Lifeson - Shut Up Shuttin' Up

I remember when this came out, but that was pre-digital and didn't want to commit to the CD. With the digital times though, I definately need to check it out. At the time there was some buzz about it.

I did though pick up Geddy Lee's solo album - My Favorite Headache. I like it, and think it is worth checking out. It is kind of like Rush Lite. More melodic in a way.
 

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I remember when this came out, but that was pre-digital and didn't want to commit to the CD. With the digital times though, I definately need to check it out. At the time there was some buzz about it.

I did though pick up Geddy Lee's solo album - My Favorite Headache. I like it, and think it is worth checking out. It is kind of like Rush Lite. More melodic in a way.

I've got the Geddy solo. I listen every once and a while. Not as much hook as Victor, but it's not too bad.
 

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Remember when record companies stuck with bands no matter how obscure their material was? :scratch:

Time Stand Still
Red Barchetta
Subdivisions
A Passage To Bangkok
The Spirit of the Radio
 

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Based on some of the posts in the "10 best rock songs of the decade" thread, I'd say "no".

I would not put any of their current stuff on a 'best' list (although you are right they may be best of the 00s by being the least sucky -- if that is an achievment). Their 80s stuff is ok but they definatly started 'declining' in my eyes after Moving Pictures.

But with Moving Pictures and before, I could easily come up with 10 or 15 for the top 5 list if I had to.
 

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Vital Signs
2112: Overture/The Temples of Syrinx/Discovery/Presentation/Oracle: The Dream/Soliloquy/Grand Finale (yes it's all one song, look it up!)
Tom Sawyer
Freewill
New World Man