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Raspberries Rankings: Your Top 10


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  • 4 weeks later...


2. Let's Pretend

3. Drivin' Around

4. I Wanna Be With You

5. Overnight Sensation

6. Don't Wanna Say Goodbye

7. I Can Remember

8. Ecstasy

9. Waiting

10. Cruisin' Music

As great as all of this music is, Eric was able to eclipse his talent which made the Raspberries famous with just the first 2 albums of his solo career, and IMO "She Did It" was the crowning pinnacle of his success. 1977 was a real watershed year for music in general.

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On 9/14/2007 at 12:01 AM, LC said:

I know this has been done here before, but it's been a while, so it would be cool to see which 10 songs that others consider to be the Raspberries' very finest. Ten only, and only from the original four albums, and in your order of preference.

Here's mine:

1. Go All the Way

2. I Wanna Be With You

3. Overnight Sensation

4. If You Change Your Mind

5. Let's Pretend

6. I Can Remember

7. Tonight

8. I Can Hardly Believe You're Mine

9. Should I Wait?

10. Waiting

(Hardest to leave out: "Nobody Knows" and Wally's "Party's Over")


I'm dusting off a 15-year-old post to revisit and rerank my Raspberries favorites. Time marches on, and tastes change.

I think I was Inspired by the "On the Beach" bootleg Santa left here yesterday. I know I've heard it before — I think it's on a two-disc bootleg I have — but I haven't heard in years.

1. Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)

2. On the Beach

3. I Can Hardly Believe You're Mine

4. Go All the Way

5. I Can Remember

6 Cruisin' Music

7. Tonight

8. Waiting

9. Should I Wait?

10. Money Down


On the outside looking in: 

11. Ecstacy

12. Party's Over

13. It Seemed So Easy

14. If You Change Your Mind

15. Let's Pretend


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Ok, I'm gonna go right from my gut as it sits  here on this Monday night:

1.  If you change your mind

2. On the Beach - LC kinda gave me a jolt with his comments to see the light on this one, at least for tonight.

3.  Overnight Sensation

4.  I can remember

5.  Waiting

6.  Cruisin Music

7.  I'm a Rocker ( live only )

8.  Party's Over

9.  Starting Over

10. Don't Wanna Say Goodbye

Notes: Let's Pretend, Makin it Easy, Should I wait....all 3 would have made my list if I hadn't overplayed them over the years and caused them to lose too much of their salt.

Not sure how I can leave off "Ecstacy", but I did...at least for tonight.


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I'm with you on the "at least for tonight" disclaimer, James. Like, "Starting Over" needs to worm its way onto my list....

I'm also in agreement with you on "I'm a Rocker" live vs. the studio version. The band upped the ante at its reunion shows. Great one. (Is that BeatleJay dancing on the tables...?)

"On the Beach" — man, that one's high in intensity. Very explosive song. Forgot how much I dig it.

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