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What do you think are some of the catchiest choruses of all time? These are what really make a song memorable. Occasionally its a riff or a cool guitar solo but a catchy chorus does it for me. There are probably a million of them...

 

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One of the catchiest choruses I've ever heard is "Love Bomb Baby" by TIGERTAILZ. That song practically defines what a great glam-metal anthem should sound like. Monster hooks with shout-it-out gang backing vocals. Whenever I listen to that song, it sticks in my head for days. I guess you could call it taffy for your eardrums...

 

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Some of the catchiest/most memorable choruses I know of...in no particular order:

 

Autograph - Turn Up the Radio

Beau Nasty - Paradise in the Sand

Black n Blue - Rock On

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive

Bulletboys - Smooth Up

David Lee Roth - Just Like Paradise

Def Leppard - Paper Sun

Dokken - Night By Night

Extreme - Hole Hearted

Frehley's Comet - It's Over Now

Iron Maiden - Stranger in a Strange Land

Union- Who Do You Think You Are

Kiss - Heaven's On Fire

Saigon Kick - Love is on the Way

Stage Dolls - Love Cries

Motley Crue - Too Young to Fall in Love

Mr. Big - To Be With You

Poison - Stand

Queensryche - Last Time in Paris

Quiet Riot - Trouble Again

Ratt - I Want a Woman

Skid Row - Firesign (If you've never heard this song, I'd reccomend picking up "Subhuman Race" just to do so...in-freaking-credible!)

Slaughter - Up All Night

Tigertailz - Love Bomb Baby (Catchy as hell!)

Twisted Sister - Wake Up the Sleeping Giant

Vain - Laws Against Love

Van Halen - Love Walks In

Warlock - All We Are

Tyketto - Forever Young

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again

Yngwie Malmsteen - Heaven Tonight

 

 

Hmmm, wish I could've thought of some more! ;)

 

Seriously though, when I think of the songs listed above, I don't think of a guitar solo,a bass line, a particular drum beat, or even the singer, it's the chorus, the words, and how well they flow. These songs, to me, have it going on!

 

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Some cool choices. I've never heard 'Firesign' by Skid Row - I don't have the 'Subhuman' CD - have to check that one out. Some of my favorite memorable choruses include:

 

Touch - Don't You Know What Love Is

White Sister - Walk Away

Van Halen - Love Walks In

Legs Diamond - Fugitive

Y&T - Midnight In Tokyo

Angel - L.A. Lady

Angel - You Can't Buy Love

Slaughter - Real Love

Kiss - Sure Know Something

Skid Row - Can't Stand The Heartache

Blvd - In The Twilight <<I think that's the title

 

that's just a few of about a million more

 

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Good Topic!!!

 

Yes, there are too many to mention but on the top of my head I think of these:

 

Contagious - Y&T

Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Hungry for a Game - Skagarack

World of Promises - Treat

Conspiracy - Treat

Get you on the run - Treat

Hold On - Tour de Force

Shot Down - Tour de Force

If looks could Kill - Heart

Tattoed Millionaire - Bruce Dickinson

Cop To Con - Baibang

 

 

Millions more!

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Here's some songs. Many of these bands have much more great songs, but only one song per one artist listed here. So some other as catchy songs are not mentioned here.

 

Craaft - Running on Love

Julliet - She's So Shy

Tigertailz - Call Of The Wild

Legs Diamond - One Way Ticket

Quiet Riot - Don't Wanna Be Your Fool

Y&T - Armed And Dangerous

Gotthard - Hush

Honeymoon Suite - Cold Look

Twisted Sister - I Believe In You

Ozzy Osbourne - I Just Want You

Vixen- Edge of a Broken Heart

Petra – Armed And Dangerous

White Heart - Once and For All

Scorpions - In Your Park

Glass Tiger - Animal Heart

Foreigner - I'll Fight For You

Shylock - Lost In A Dream

Battagia - Wall Of Women

Heaven And Earth - Prisoner

Raine - Without You

Savatage - When The Crowds Are Gone

Elf - Never More

Michael Sweet - Real

Black Sabbath - I Won't Cry For You

Silverhead - Ace Supreme

Uriah Heep - Between Two Worlds

Nightwish - Sleeping Sun

Edguy - Vain Glory Opera

Sinergy - Razor Blade Salvation

Kurgan's Bane - Through The Camera

Survivor - The One That Really Matters

ASIA - Heat Of the Moment

 

And a special mention to the first two Quiet Riot releases (with Rhoads, DuBrow, Forsyth and Garni/Sarzo...). Really catchy songs with catchy choruses.

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Well I agree with Swedish steel about Contagious from Y&T and Livin'on a prayer from Bon jovi and then

Muscle in motion from Treat

Don't be afraid of the dark-Y&T

Summer days-Attraction

The final countdown-Europe

Slaughter-Up all night

Heart.Never

Somebody beat me to the punch-Silent witness

Crazy crazy nights-Kiss

One by one-Fate

Do you love me -Pretty boy floyd

10.000 lovers-Tnt

You give love a bad name-Bon jovi

Walk this way-Aerosmith and Rev it up-Vixen

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Here's a few more:

 

Crazy Nights - Both Kiss' version and Danger danger's version

Lovers - Fate

Breakin' walls ain't easy & I wanna look in your eyes - Craaft

Lonely Nights - White Lion

Who wants to be lonely, Tears are falling & Thrills in the Night - Kiss

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Yeah, I completely forgot FIREHOUSE

 

All she wrote & Reach for the sky must be some of my faves! :headbanger:

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"IN THE EYYYYES OF A STRANGER...DEDEDEDEDEEE....THERE LIES A MYSTERY" Man, you oughta hear my falsetto right now! :crazy:

Great track from Lizzy and the Bordens.......

:banger::banger::banger::banger::banger::banger::banger:

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We Will - John Sykes

Dirty Love - Thunder

Guilty - Tora Tora

Naughty Naughty - John Parr :P

Girl Money - Kix

Never Enough - L.A. Guns

Rattlesnake Shake - Skid Row

SLANG - Def Leppard (well.....sooooo many by Def Leppard!!!)

Amnesia - Tora Tora

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Yeah!!! :banger: "Never Enough" is a great track. I'd go with "Dirty Love" too...

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Two that I've been listening to lately...

 

Black 'n Blue - Hold On To 18

Black 'n Blue - Wicked Bitch

 

Although at 36 the "Hold On To 18" isn't quite as relevant as when I first heard it....still rocks though!

 

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Here are a few of mine favorites (OK, more than a few)

 

Bon Jovi - Livin On A Prayer

Van Halen - Unchained

Ratt - Round And Round

Motley Crue - 10 Seconds To Love

KISS - Crazy Nights

Def Leppard - Photograph

Dokken - The Hunter

Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy

Tigertailz - Love Bomb Baby & Living Without Your (with Kim Hooker on Vox)

Poison - Nothing But A Good Time

Skid Row - Can't Stand The Heartache & Youth Gone Wild

Harem Scarem - Stranger Than Love (hell, their entire first 2 albums basically and all their early stuff before their first CD)

Skin & Bones - All The Girls In The World

Smashed Gladys - Legs Up

Shake City - Lust And Love

Tuff - Don't Complain

Hotboy - Young Wild & Free

Roxx - Kids Rock

Rail - 1234 Rock N Roll

Lancia - Sweet Melody

Concrete Jungle - Wear And Tear

LA Guns - I Wanna Be Your Man

Swingin Thing - Lets Do It With The Lights On

Brass Kitten - You Can't Hold Back The Young

Britny Fox - Louder

Keel - Lay Down The Law

Icon - In Your Eyes

Southgang - Ode To Peggys (this one is great)

Spread Eagle - Spread Eagle

Johnny Crash - Crack Of Dawn

Julliet - Eight Lives Gone

Killer Dwarfs - I'm Alive

Kix - Cold Blood

Lillian Axe - Show A Little Love

Metallica - Whiskey In The Jar

Signal - Run Into The Night

Masquerade - Four Letter Words

Y&T - Don't Stop Runnin'

Tyketto - Wings

Waysted - Singing To The Night & Heaven Tonight

Wrathchild - Kick Down The Walls

Mr Big - Green Tinted Sixties Mind (don't like the song but it sure sticks in your head)

 

...and my current favorite - Autograph - Buzz from their new CD also titled Buzz.

 

...and last but not least - Warrant - Cherry Pie, either you love it or you hate it but everyone seems to know all the words :0)

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Man, forgot 1 of my all time favorite songs, it may have never been officially released but I have a demo from a band called Wikked Gypsy, I believe they were from L.A. but I may be wrong. The song is Shoot Me Down Again. If you can find the demo it's definitely worth a listen.

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Yeah...You just mentioned KEEL...Completely forgot them too!

Their version of "Because The Night" is one of my alltime fave tracks...Amazing melody!

There's also "Don't Say You Love Me" from KEEL... :omg:

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"Know it ain't easy" from Pretty Maids is very memorable too...My fave power ballad

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Here's a handful that haven't been mentioned (a day late and a dollar short :rolleyes: )

 

New Thing by Enuff Z'nuff

 

Stranger by Holy Soldier

 

Nothing to Fear by New England

 

Hot Cherie by Hardline

 

Alibi by Vandenberg

 

Caught in the Game by Airrace

 

You're So Strange by Kik Tracee

 

Lorraine by 220 Volt

 

My Girl by Chilliwack

 

***pant, pant, pant... ***

 

Chain Lightning by .38 Special

 

Messin' Around by Heartless

 

Island in the Sun by Alcatrazz

 

Anyway You Want It by Angel

 

Anytime by MSG

 

***hoo... haaa... must catch breath... ***

 

No More Lies by Schon and Hammer

 

Holiday by Scorpions

 

House of Pain by Faster Pussycat

 

Gypsy Road by Cinderella

 

Little Fighter by White Lion

 

Tell Me What You Want by Zebra

 

More Than a Feeling by Boston

 

God Gave Rock and Roll to You II by KISS

 

***I'm getting dizzy... I need to go lay down... Does anyone else notice that the room is spinning?***

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LOVE DON'T BOTHER ME!!!! Stagedolls version, Rockmama version, any version....WHAT A FUCKIN' FANTASTIC CHORUS!!! Almost makes me cry in sheer admiration :crying:

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"Seven Seas" by Steelhouse Lane is a worthy contender too... :freak:

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Fave choruses?!?!?!??!?!?! Man I could sit here for days!!!!

 

All that she wrote

Dont blame it on love

Crazy nights

Shout at the devil

Pour some sugar on me

Dr. feelgood

She's too tuff

All new generation

Living on a prayer

Bad Medicine

Everybody wants some

Leather boyz with electric toyz

Rock you like a hurricane

Hard On me

Sweet obsession

Vain glory opera

Hey Stoopid

Bed of nails (with AC)

Lost in the City

creatures of the night......etc etc etc etc etc

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Gotta include my alltime fave metal track: HELL BENT FOR LEATHER by the mighty priest :banger:

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