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It’s an anti “best of” list. 
Songs that were big hits or band’s signature tracks that to be honest are not a favourite of yours...you can’t even add them to a “best of” mix on your phone or on a CDR...and some just down right suck!
 

Headed For A Heartbreak- Winger (so boring!)

Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi (Dead please!)

Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith (awful!)..Rag Doll was even worse

Cherry Pie - Warrant (not a bad song but the majority of the rest of the album is way better)

Mr. Roboto - Styx (I still can’t forgive Dennis for that mess)

More Than Words- Extreme (I like the song but damn that was so not the Extreme sound in general...my dad thought it was the Everly Brothers)

When The Children Cry - White Lion (I cry because I can’t take it anymore...too sappy)

Pretty Fly For A White Guy - The Offspring (nice sell out boys)

Enter Sandman - Metallica (It’s almost become a jingle and was so over played)

Silent Lucidity- Queensryche (I saw them live and they ended the concert with this one...talk about not leaving the show on a high)

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Make Love Like a Man - Def Leppard.  

Released as a single from "Adrenalize". I've always hated it. Easily the worst DL song IMO.

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Born to Be My Baby - Bon Jovi (I can not stand that damn monotone chorus) 

 

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I'm with you on these

Headed For A Heartbreak- Winger (so boring!)

Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith (awful!)..Rag Doll was even worse

Mr. Roboto - Styx (I still can’t forgive Dennis for that mess)

Silent Lucidity- Queensryche (I saw them live and they ended the concert with this one...talk about not leaving the show on a high)

I could add a lot of ACDC, and then pretty much EVERY. SINGLE. FUCKING. ACDC close song.

God Of Thunder took me like 20 years to start to like

But I could add most of the Creatures In The Night album as not being my cup of tea.

Anything from Judas Priest except for Livin After Midnight, Turbo Lover and You've Got Another Thing Comin'

Fly High Michelle never did it for me.

Sex Action, Rip And Tear by LA Guns

Most Maiden stuff after Seventh Son. Looked up their average setlist for 2017 last night and was shocked at the songs on it taht I didn't know. most of them I'd tried to get in to but couldn't

 

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On 7/11/2020 at 2:41 AM, zacharyamelie said:

Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi (Dead please!)

 

First song I thought of. One of the weakest songs, imo, in the entire early discography. 

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On 8/27/2020 at 6:03 AM, whiplash1972 said:

Born to Be My Baby - Bon Jovi (I can not stand that damn monotone chorus) 

 

! still one of my fav BJ songs.

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17 hours ago, Geoff said:

First song I thought of. One of the weakest songs, imo, in the entire early discography. 

pretty weak on disc but awesome live. 

Some songs are just written for the live arena. The whole spectacle of the song with the double neck guitar and the line 'I've seen a million faces and i rocked them all'

I wouldnt stick it on now necessarily but as a 16 yr old watching the SWW tour it was great

 

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I get the monotone in Born To Be My baby, but I'm ok with it.
Wanted DOA I always loved and still do :)

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On 8/27/2020 at 2:37 PM, Geoff said:

First song I thought of. One of the weakest songs, imo, in the entire early discography. 

Really? I love that song, I had it as number 4 on my top 10, in the top Bon Jovi Songs thread.

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On 8/27/2020 at 9:39 AM, AlphaMale said:

Never Let You Go - Steelheart

 

You watch your filthy fuckin' mouth! Steelheart did no wrong. NO WRONG!!

 

 

On those first two albums, anyway. 

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On 8/29/2020 at 3:08 AM, KarpetRydOFunk said:

You watch your filthy fuckin' mouth! Steelheart did no wrong. NO WRONG!!

 

 

On those first two albums, anyway. 

I always found his voice irritating.

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I get some of those. For multiple reasons. Some weaker songs. Some not the best representation of the band and some just incredibly overplayed to the point of nausea.

I'd add anything by Aerosmith and U2.

And anything that made its way to MTV or top 40 radio during the 80's an dearly 90's.

One that is a little more pointed would be Summertime Girls, by the epic Y&T. Still don't hate the song, but this one is not a great representation of the band. Glad the radio didn't totally ruin it as well.

I do enjoy that BJ tune Born to be... and agree with Karpet that Steelheart are/were great.

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I do like "Sticky Side Up". But those high pitched vocals kill "Never Let You Go" for me.

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I was listening to this track today and it reminded me of this exchange between two Titans of this forum.

I remember thinking at the time, "Oh Alpha, how could you". 

This song and the first two Steelheart albums are part of my DNA.

 

 

On 8/28/2020 at 2:39 AM, AlphaMale said:

Never Let You Go - Steelheart

 

 

On 8/29/2020 at 5:08 PM, KarpetRydOFunk said:

You watch your filthy fuckin' mouth! Steelheart did no wrong. NO WRONG!!

 

 

On those first two albums, anyway. 

 

On 9/5/2020 at 5:58 AM, AlphaMale said:

I always found his voice irritating.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Darkstone said:

 

I was listening to this track today and it reminded me of this exchange between two Titans of this forum.

I remember thinking at the time, "Oh Alpha, how could you". 

This song and the first two Steelheart albums are part of my DNA.

 

I'm usually hosting, so I'm never late for the party, but I still feel like this is my theme song. ;}

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I liked Steeleart. Just not Never Let You Go. LOL

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10 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

I liked Steeleart. Just not Never Let You Go. LOL

Ha! I'm just giving you shit mate. I do know what you mean. He did overdo it sometimes. 

I love "Mama Don't You Cry". One of the best ballads ever. However, I've always found it slightly annoying the way he sings "Mama" in the chorus. It's probably a 9.5, but without that it would be a 10 for me.

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