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Best Raspberries Song You Wrote?


Brian Mc Carthy

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  • 4 months later...

I don't know why, but I suspect for some reason that "Let's Pretend" makes EC's melody Mt. Rushmore, along w/ GATW, those two given.. the other two spots, depends, I'm going to guess, Tonight, and as much as I love I Can Remember, my 4th pick is the dark horse, If You Change Your Mind, the melodic simplicity is the brillance, and the vocal performance, should be legendary..

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On 4/12/2009 at 2:05 AM, Eric Carmen said:

Overall song: A tie between "Go All The Way" and "Hit Record" (Overnight Sensation)

 

Best performance by the band: "Tonight"

 

Most inspired melody: "Let's Pretend"

 

Best co-write: "Play On"

 

Most inspired ending: "Starting Over"

 

Best middle eight: All of 'em

 

Bump... a long-forgotten thread where Eric made some tough choices. 

 

 

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Awesome thread. I was around posting in 2009, but don´t remember this one. My sense if he truly believes "Overnight Sensation" is in his top 2, but maybe he included GATW cuz it did so much for his career, without it maybe he´d never have become bigtime. Of course I know nothing, but there are so many better songs than GATW in his catalog. My guess is he´d put "Boats Against the Current" in the top 2 if sentimentality were left out of the equation. But again I´m taking huge liberties in opining thus.

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On 4/12/2009 at 10:43 PM, Eric Carmen said:

Standard pop song construction for an Eric Carmen song:

Verse

Chorus

Verse

Chorus

Bridge (or Middle Eight, short for "eight bars of music in the middle of the song that stray from the main themes of the verse and chorus", in the hands of really good songwriters)

Chorus

Chorus

Fade

Master Class.

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3 hours ago, James said:

Awesome thread. I was around posting in 2009, but don´t remember this one. My sense if he truly believes "Overnight Sensation" is in his top 2, but maybe he included GATW cuz it did so much for his career, without it maybe he´d never have become bigtime. Of course I know nothing, but there are so many better songs than GATW in his catalog. My guess is he´d put "Boats Against the Current" in the top 2 if sentimentality were left out of the equation. But again I´m taking huge liberties in opining thus.

James, if you read the start of this thread the author states that BATC is considered by Eric to be his best song. The question was what is your best Raspberries song...

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