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VH1's 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs
Stereogum/VH1 ^ | May 31, 2007 | staff

Posted on 06/04/2007 6:16:21 PM PDT by pissant

Edited on 06/04/2007 6:21:13 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Actually this list itself ain't bad, it's just most of the songs that are [deleted]. But not all, of course -- there's plenty of yacht rock to love. And who better to rank these tunes than VH1? There must be some holdovers from before the celebreality pox. Tomorrow night, Video Hits 1 will air their televised countdown of the Top 40 soft rock tunes, but go ahead and take a gander now and see if they hit the Marx.

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"

Say what you will about this list, but we're with #1 (love us some Chris Cross). Also, whatever happened to the Yacht Rock guys? Weren't they developing something for VH1? Maybe they'll talk about it when it airs tomorrow. Too bad we won't be watching.


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Geez, how did they leave out Loving You?
1 posted on 06/04/2007 6:16:24 PM PDT by pissant
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To: agent_delta; teenyelliott; Miss Behave; MotleyGirl70

all your faves PING


2 posted on 06/04/2007 6:19:18 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I’m Hooked on a Feeling right now.


3 posted on 06/04/2007 6:21:48 PM PDT by agent_delta
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To: pissant
Well, the next time I feel the need to be bulimic, I’ll just take a gander at that list. Bleeecchhhhh....
4 posted on 06/04/2007 6:21:56 PM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: pissant
Soft rock is it even rock? I guess so but how a song like "Horse With No Name" would even be considered for a list is beyond me. Maybe they need to come up with a category of worst soft rock songs.

BTW were are the big hair "soft rock songs"? I didn't see many of those.

5 posted on 06/04/2007 6:23:00 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: agent_delta

Please, go all the way.


6 posted on 06/04/2007 6:23:07 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Millee

Millee, I bet if we could see your old cassette and LP collection it would be a different story!


7 posted on 06/04/2007 6:23:55 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
I like Angel of the Morning a little bit, maybe.

The others should be played on a loop at Gitmo to coerce information from reluctant AlQuadians.

8 posted on 06/04/2007 6:25:25 PM PDT by Tribune7 (A bleeding heart does nothing but ruin the carpet)
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To: pissant

pissant your still the one


9 posted on 06/04/2007 6:25:28 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: #1CTYankee

I think power ballads are a category unto themselves.


10 posted on 06/04/2007 6:25:47 PM PDT by pissant
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To: agent_delta

muskraat love


11 posted on 06/04/2007 6:26:43 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: Tribune7

I think You Light Up my Life by itself would kill them off.


12 posted on 06/04/2007 6:27:29 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
Busted!

So my current cd collection has most of those beauties. Happy now???

13 posted on 06/04/2007 6:27:30 PM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: pissant

I can tolerate about . . . three of these tunes.


14 posted on 06/04/2007 6:27:47 PM PDT by JCEccles (“Politics ain’t beanbag” Finley Peter Dunne)
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To: pissant

34. Dan Hill - “Sometimes When We Touch”
25. Anne Murray - “You Needed Me”
20. Captain & Tennille - “Do That To Me One More Time”
16. Bread - “Baby I’m - A Want You”

Some good stuff.


15 posted on 06/04/2007 6:27:53 PM PDT by bannie
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To: pissant

This list should come with an arm’s-length shotgun.


16 posted on 06/04/2007 6:29:09 PM PDT by Petronski (Keep your eye on www.fredthompson.com very soon.)
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To: al baby

And we’re still having fun.


17 posted on 06/04/2007 6:29:15 PM PDT by pissant
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To: martin_fierro; jdm; Larry Lucido; Constitution Day; Tijeras_Slim

Cum on feel the . . . eh . . . badness.


18 posted on 06/04/2007 6:30:31 PM PDT by Petronski (Keep your eye on www.fredthompson.com very soon.)
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To: Millee

There’s a great new infomercial where you can by all of these and more on a Time/Life collection. ;o)


19 posted on 06/04/2007 6:30:33 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Oh yeah, hosted by Air Supply.

ick.


20 posted on 06/04/2007 6:31:11 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: al baby

You know, al baby, you are the wind beneath my wings.


21 posted on 06/04/2007 6:31:27 PM PDT by Petronski (Keep your eye on www.fredthompson.com very soon.)
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To: JCEccles

That’s pushing it.

How about Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide or Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart?


22 posted on 06/04/2007 6:32:03 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
35. Extreme - "More Than Words"

But somehow less than music.

23 posted on 06/04/2007 6:32:06 PM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: bannie

Bannie, you came and you gave without taking

And I sent you away, Oh bannie...


24 posted on 06/04/2007 6:32:46 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Petronski

Sure sure. I bet Cyborg has you popping in the Dixie Chicks and Air supply CDs.


25 posted on 06/04/2007 6:33:56 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
I see that Barry Manilow's execrable "Mandy" is included among this generally insipid collection.

I would offer "Could it be Magic" in its place. At least that song has a lovely, timeless melody courtesy of Chopin.

26 posted on 06/04/2007 6:33:59 PM PDT by JCEccles (“Politics ain’t beanbag” Finley Peter Dunne)
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To: pissant

What was that song about the horse that died? It ran away because of some frost...

stupidest song ever.


27 posted on 06/04/2007 6:34:23 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: ovrtaxt

You have to admit its hard not to watch.


28 posted on 06/04/2007 6:34:26 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Petronski

well you make me feel like dancin


29 posted on 06/04/2007 6:34:51 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: JennysCool

LOL. I don’t even know that one.


30 posted on 06/04/2007 6:34:58 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

No soft rock list is complete without Barely Manenough.


31 posted on 06/04/2007 6:35:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: pissant

What??? No Ramones????


32 posted on 06/04/2007 6:35:26 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (The liberty we prize is not America’s gift to the world, it is God’s gift to humanity.”GWB-03)
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To: JCEccles

How about the Wind Cries Mary by Hendrix or Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay?


33 posted on 06/04/2007 6:35:47 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Like an impending train wreck...


34 posted on 06/04/2007 6:36:06 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: ovrtaxt

Wildfire? LOL. There was also one called Shannon about some sap’s dog, I think.


35 posted on 06/04/2007 6:37:05 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

You’ve produced a list of really bad badness. Even the ones I like are “reach for the tuner slowly” songs vs. “slam the volume down while retuning” songs.


36 posted on 06/04/2007 6:37:32 PM PDT by Petronski (Keep your eye on www.fredthompson.com very soon.)
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To: pissant

What about my scrorotum


37 posted on 06/04/2007 6:38:29 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: pissant

Wildfire!

she ran crying ‘wiiiiiiiild fiiiiiiiiire...’

I dont’ even think it’s meteorologically correct. How the heck is frost supposed to spook a horse?


38 posted on 06/04/2007 6:38:30 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: pissant
Anything by Fleetwood Mac blows this stuff away.

For a one-hit wonder I would nominate "Captain of Her Heart" by Double. The brilliant break in that song at the flatted fifth still gives me chills. You know which note I'm talking about. Everybody does, even if they don't know what a flatted fifth is.

39 posted on 06/04/2007 6:39:02 PM PDT by JCEccles (“Politics ain’t beanbag” Finley Peter Dunne)
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To: cripplecreek

Weird Al?


40 posted on 06/04/2007 6:39:14 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

what about Rick Dees Disco duck?


41 posted on 06/04/2007 6:39:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: rawcatslyentist

They got shafted!


42 posted on 06/04/2007 6:39:39 PM PDT by pissant
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To: bannie

Spew.
We banned the soft-rock radio station at work because of those.


44 posted on 06/04/2007 6:40:14 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: ovrtaxt

Pretty much.


45 posted on 06/04/2007 6:40:15 PM PDT by pissant
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To: JCEccles

the flatted fifth is the devil’s note!

Sabbath would never have existed without it.


46 posted on 06/04/2007 6:40:19 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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To: pissant

Here’s a pretty decent cover of Lay Lady Lay. It’s a bizzare video but there just isn’t much good video of Dylan out there.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=UAif3KBavSQ


47 posted on 06/04/2007 6:41:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: Petronski

Hey, at least you can say you like some of these turds.


48 posted on 06/04/2007 6:41:52 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Where’s “TEACHER” by George Michael


49 posted on 06/04/2007 6:42:26 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: al baby

Sung to th etune of Ayatollah.


50 posted on 06/04/2007 6:42:39 PM PDT by pissant
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