Skip to comments.VH1's 40 Most Softsational Soft-Rock Songs
Posted on 06/04/2007 6:16:21 PM PDT by pissantEdited 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 - "Dont Give Up On Us"
38. Peter Frampton - "Baby, I Love Your Way"
37. Leo Sayer - "When I Need You "
36. 10cc - "Im 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 Im - 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.
all your faves PING
I’m Hooked on a Feeling right now.
BTW were are the big hair "soft rock songs"? I didn't see many of those.
Please, go all the way.
Millee, I bet if we could see your old cassette and LP collection it would be a different story!
The others should be played on a loop at Gitmo to coerce information from reluctant AlQuadians.
pissant your still the one
I think power ballads are a category unto themselves.
I think You Light Up my Life by itself would kill them off.
So my current cd collection has most of those beauties. Happy now???
I can tolerate about . . . three of these tunes.
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 Im - A Want You”
Some good stuff.
This list should come with an arm’s-length shotgun.
And we’re still having fun.
Cum on feel the . . . eh . . . badness.
There’s a great new infomercial where you can by all of these and more on a Time/Life collection. ;o)
Oh yeah, hosted by Air Supply.
You know, al baby, you are the wind beneath my wings.
That’s pushing it.
How about Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide or Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart?
But somehow less than music.
Bannie, you came and you gave without taking
And I sent you away, Oh bannie...
Sure sure. I bet Cyborg has you popping in the Dixie Chicks and Air supply CDs.
I would offer "Could it be Magic" in its place. At least that song has a lovely, timeless melody courtesy of Chopin.
What was that song about the horse that died? It ran away because of some frost...
stupidest song ever.
You have to admit its hard not to watch.
well you make me feel like dancin
LOL. I don’t even know that one.
No soft rock list is complete without Barely Manenough.
What??? No Ramones????
How about the Wind Cries Mary by Hendrix or Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay?
Like an impending train wreck...
Wildfire? LOL. There was also one called Shannon about some sap’s dog, I think.
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.
What about my scrorotum
she ran crying ‘wiiiiiiiild fiiiiiiiiire...’
I dont’ even think it’s meteorologically correct. How the heck is frost supposed to spook a horse?
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.
what about Rick Dees Disco duck?
They got shafted!
We banned the soft-rock radio station at work because of those.
the flatted fifth is the devil’s note!
Sabbath would never have existed without it.
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.
Hey, at least you can say you like some of these turds.
Where’s “TEACHER” by George Michael
Sung to th etune of Ayatollah.
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