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What Dreams May come: Top Ten songs, updated

An update to the post below:

New, improved, and won't make the top ten of Norm's final countdown. I swear to you, I dreamed this list, and I don't question what comes to me in my dreams. And the fact that both Will Collier (of Vodka Pundit fame) and famous author/blogger Rob Byrnes were there watching me write the list and nodding approvlingly (which they most likely not do in waking life), I had no choice but to go with it, so I woke myself out of the dream and immediately wrote down the list in my dream book. And it's really not a bad list, Night Ranger notwithstanding.

(I think the list in the dream only had nine songs. I added the Pumpkins in there, just because)

Night Ranger - Sister Christian
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonaise
Led Zeppelin - Trampled Under Foot
Twisted Sister - Burn in Hell
Misfits - Die, Die My Darling
Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
Pixies - Where Is My Mind
Social Distortion - Story of my Life
Ronnie James Dio - Rainbow in the Dark


I'm understand the Social D, even Sweet. But "Trampled Under Foot"?

Really? Out of all that they did, that's it? That's the one?

Start smoking again.

Interesting choice of Dio tunes as well. I prefer stuff like 'Last in Line' myself. Night Ranger, needless to say is spot on...a great great tune.

Dio has rocked...for a long, long time.

A woman after my own heart. Husker Du's "New Day Rising"!

You're scaring me now.

Night Ranger was the first 'real' concert I ever went to, mostly because they were the only 'major' rock act that played the Dothan (AL) Civic Center on a regular basis in the mid-80's.

Yeah, they were cheesy (in retrospect; they were way-cool to a junior-high kid in south Alabama in 1983), but I still have a soft spot, if for no other reason than they played that crummy little venue (and to their credit, performed like they were in Madison Square Garden--no 'we're doing you a favor by being here' attitude), three years in a row, when nobody else could be bothered to even show up.

Funny Dio story. Right after my wife and I started dating, she was given free tickets to a Scorpions/Deep Purple/Dio show. We went with a couple of her female workmates, and one of them was going on and on in the car about how she 'just love[d] Dio!' I thought this was pretty weird coming from a petite little Southern American Sorority Princess, but hey, different strokes, ya know?

So we get to the show, Dio goes on for two or three songs, and the SASP in question turns to me and asks, "When are they going to play 'Whip It'?"

My wife still cracks up recalling that one...

Still not a bad list. I'm gonna take the fact that there's nobody in there whom I despise as a sign not to complain...

Night Ranger, like Survivor (or more accurately the uber-talented Jim Peterik) managed to rock and still have pop-cred. Night Ranger was responsible for helping to spawn the Damn Yankees as well. Da Nuge (my blood brother), Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades together...bloody awesome!

BTW: Dio's latest Master of the Moon is his best in er many a moon! The fact that he can still sing so well at his age is pretty impressive.

"Don't Tell Me You Love Me" is a slammin' guitar duet.