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VH1 40 Greatest and 40 Awesomely Bad Metal Songs
« on: May 23, 2014, 03:05:45 PM »
VH1 40 Greatest Metal Songs (2006)

40. "Breaking the Law" Judas Priest (1980)
39. "I'm Eighteen" Alice Cooper (1971)
38. "Balls to the Wall" Accept (1984)
37. "Smoke on the Water" Deep Purple (1973)
36. "Wait & Bleed" Slipknot (1999)
35. "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" Quiet Riot (1983)
34. "Paranoid" Black Sabbath (1970)
33. "High 'N' Dry (Saturday Night)” Def Leppard (1981)
32. "Thunder Kiss '65" White Zombie (1993)
31. "Rock You like a Hurricane" Scorpions (1984)
30. "Epic" Faith No More (1990)
29. "Caught in a Mosh" Anthrax (1987)
28. "The Beautiful People" Marilyn Manson (1996)
27. "Run to the Hills" Iron Maiden (1982)
26. "Refuse/Resist" Sepultura (1993)
25. "Cowboys From Hell" Pantera (1990)
24. "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" AC/DC (1976)
23. "Freak on a Leash" Korn (1999)
22. "Enter Sandman" Metallica (1991)
21. "Paradise City" Guns N' Roses (1989)
20. "I Wanna Rock" Twisted Sister (1984)
19. "Man in the Box" Alice in Chains (1991)
18. "Slave to the Grind" Skid Row (1991)
17. "Live Wire" Mötley Crüe (1982)
16. "Walk" Pantera (1993)
15. "Bulls on Parade" Rage Against the Machine (1996)
14. "Toxicity" System of a Down (2002)
13. "Rainbow in the Dark" Dio (1983)
12. "Bring the Noise" Anthrax & Public Enemy (1991)
11. "Peace Sells" Megadeth (1986)
10. "Ace of Spades" Motörhead (1980)
9. "Crazy Train" Ozzy Osbourne (1980)
8. "Raining Blood" Slayer (1986)
7. "The Number of the Beast" Iron Maiden (1982)
6. "Detroit Rock City" Kiss (1975)
5. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" Judas Priest (1982)
4. "Back in Black" AC/DC (1980)
3. "Master of Puppets" Metallica (1986)
2. "Welcome to the Jungle" Guns N' Roses (1987)
1. "Iron Man" Black Sabbath (1971)                                                                            
                                                                            
                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
VH1 40 Awesomely Bad Metal Songs (2004)


40. Judas Priest "Turbo Lover" (1986)
39. Jackyl "The Lumberjack" (1993)
38. Grim Reaper "See You in Hell" (1984)
37. Iron Maiden "Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter" (1990)
36. Creed "Higher" (1999)
35. Green Jellö "Three Little Pigs" (1993)
34. Ace Frehley "Rock Soldiers" (1987)
33. Dio "The Last in Line" (1984)
32. Guns N' Roses "Estranged" (1993)
31. Loudness "Crazy Nights" (1985)
30. Bulletboys "Smooth Up In Ya" (1988)
29. Accept "Balls to the Wall" (1984)
28. Slaughter "Up All Night" (1990)
27. Trixter "Give It to Me Good" (1990)
26. Helix "Rock You" (1984)
25. Marilyn Manson "I Don't Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me)" (1998)
24. Mötley Crüe "Without You" (1990)
23. Dokken "Breaking the Chains" (1983)
22. Van Halen (with Gerry Cherone of Extreme) "Without You" (1999)
21. Quiet Riot "Party All Night" (1984)
20. Danzig "Mother" (1988)
19. Vixen "Edge of a Broken Heart" (1988)
18. Manowar "Blow Your Speakers" (1987)
17. Scorpions "Wind of Change" (1991)
16. Queensryche "Silent Lucidity" (1991)
15. Whitesnake "Here I Go Again" (1987)
14. Britny Fox "Girlschool" (1988)
13. Insane Clown Posse "Tilt A Whirl" (2000)
12. Hear N' Aid "Stars" (1986)
11. Autograph "Turn Up the Radio" (1984)
10. Limp Bizkit "My Way" (2000)
9. Cinderella "Nobody's Fool" (1986)
8. White Lion "Wait" (1988)
7. Ugly Kid Joe "Everything About You" (1992)
6. Stryper "Honestly" (1987)
5. Winger "Seventeen" (1989)
4. Poison "Unskinny Bop" (1990)
3. Kiss "Forever" (1990)
2. Warrant "Cherry Pie" (1990)
1. Europe "The Final Countdown" (1986)
            

...and yet both have Accept "Balls to the Wall"  ::)    

Since Kiss, Alice Cooper, & Deep Purple are included on the "Greatest" list, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen should've been included. Not big into thrash metal such as Metallica and Slayer, industrial, nor numetal. Liked that less obvious songs were given to Def Leppard and Motley Crue since most would expect more popular "Photograph", "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (Def Leppard) or "Girls, Girls, Girls", "Dr. Feelgood" (Motley Crue).

Not surprised on the "worst" list since glam metal is often frowned upon.
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Re: VH1 40 Greatest and 40 Awesomely Bad Metal Songs
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 10:52:17 PM »
I can't believe that "Rock and Roll All Night" from KISS isn't in their greatest list.  I really can't.  That song was huge and it's still the song that KISS fans want to hear at every show. 

Critics seem to have a collective mindset and try to stay in that mindset at all costs.  It's like they fear their credibility will be shot if they ever accept or praise a song, group, or person that has ever had any popular appeal.  To them in order for it to be "cool" and worth praise it has to be very obscure.  So obscure that only a very select and elite group of people have ever heard of it.  The thing is that more often than not music like that is so esoteric and even bizarre that it just doesn't have much appeal and for good reason.  More often that not that music is just not very good and sometimes it's just horrible.  That's the main reason why I hardly ever read anything that a critic puts out because their condescending and elitist attitudes towards music or movies is just a big turn off to me.  I think that the great majority of them are just out of touch with the tastes of most people.  So end my rant for today.

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Re: VH1 40 Greatest and 40 Awesomely Bad Metal Songs
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 12:08:07 AM »
"When the Children Cry" just had to be on that list.

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Re: VH1 40 Greatest and 40 Awesomely Bad Metal Songs
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 03:53:47 PM »
"When the Children Cry" just had to be on that list.

I'd replace "Wait", also from White Lion, with that on the worst songs list.


Also would switch several songs from both lists around.




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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 10:58:49 PM »
I was never into White Lion.  They came around late in the Hair Metal era at a time when you had about three really good bands and a bunch of mediocre ones that looked and sounded alike to the point that you couldn't tell them apart.  When that kind of over saturation happens you know that era is at its end.

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 12:09:43 PM »
I was never into White Lion.  They came around late in the Hair Metal era at a time when you had about three really good bands and a bunch of mediocre ones that looked and sounded alike to the point that you couldn't tell them apart.  When that kind of over saturation happens you know that era is at its end.

true and agree that glam metal peaked in 1988/1989


I've posted something about it on the MTV Top 100 of 1990 thread on "Headbangers Ball" yearly Top 20.

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Glam or hair bands were already past their peaked by about a year or two since many of the better bands were either in the verge of breaking up (ie Motley Crue, Ratt) or have already split (ie Dokken, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot). Also with the image and the party anthems, power ballads, it became too redundant and overexposed.

Many of the hit songs were very hit & miss. Especially with overproduced, slick power ballads such as Winger "Miles Away", Bad English "When I See You Smile", and  Damn Yankees "High Enough".




Only familiar with three songs from White Lion, which I find "Wait" OK  Out of the later bands, it's either Great White, which like Cinderella had more of a blues rock sound and Warrant mainly for the camp factor of their "Cherry Pie" video, which the song is OK  I prefer the re-recorded version of the song from 1999 that has a different arrangement and also like their songs "Sometimes She Cries" "The Down Boys". Like with many artists of any genre, I usually like or tolerate one or two songs.



I might have a different opinion if I had been a teenager in the '80's, which I felt the same way with alternative and hardcore rap in the past decade, which there's been many bands that are too derivative to one another and have faded in the past few years with only folk based bands getting attention from the media. While hip hop is still influenced in R&B and pop, there haven't really been many popular rappers or groups in the mainstream

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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014, 10:57:56 PM »
The self declared "cool" music critics hated Metal and I can't say that it was great music but things that it did have going for it was that it was upbeat and made people feel generally good.  When the Alternative revolution got started all of that changed.  I've never really been able to understand the mentality that in order for something to be considered good or legitimate it has to be very serious or even depressing to get their respect.

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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2017, 03:19:14 PM »
Some glaring omissions for the "best"

Led Zeppelin  "Whole Lotta Love" (1970), should be among Top 5
Kiss "Rock and Roll All Nite" (1975)
Van Halen "Runnin' With the Devil" (1978)
The Scorpions "The Zoo" (1980)
Def Leppard "Bringin' on the Heartbreak" (1981)
Bon Jovi "You Give Love a Bad Name" (1986)


Should've been placed among the worst:


Twisted Sister "Leader of the Pack" (1985)
Europe "Carrie" (1987)
Bad English "When I See You Smile" (1989)
Nelson "After the Rain" (1990)
Def Leppard "Let's Get Rocked" (1992)
Methods of Mayhem (numetal band fronted by Tommy Lee)  "Get Naked" (1999)