PaulMaul Posted April 8, 2011 Share Posted April 8, 2011 This has been in the works for 6 months. I've been considering my choices carefully. And (cue the drumroll)....here it is! My top 20 favorite songs from both the Raspberries and the EC solo catalog...in reverse order. In many cases I can't explain my preferences. It's just my gut feeling about what I like best.Since posting my 'berries top 10, I've done a few revisions, so this list takes precedence. Without further ado:20. Nowhere to Hide -- the only one of the "core 5" piano songs from "Boats" that I really like19. That's Rock 'n' Roll -- one of the catchiest choruses ever!18. Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)17. Ecstacy16. Cruisin' Music -- love the backing vocals!15. She Did It -- I'm surprised that I like this song as much as I do, as it's not really of a genre I would generally go for. But it just sounds so great!14. All By Myself -- kind of surprised it's this low, could be burnout13. Go All The Way -- I've never been as high on this as most. But I still love it!12. I Saw the Light -- I love the simplicity of the ascending run in the chorus.11. Desperate Fools - truly an underappreciated (not by you all, of course) gem10. Starting Over 9. My Girl -- I think this may be the most melodically interesting EC song, and the chorus is fantastic. Possibly the most impressive backing vocals in the catalog8. Marathon Man -- I like it more than most for some reason -- very powerful, my favorite song on "Boats"7. Someday -- fanastic wall of sound! Not crazy about the "Change of Heart" album, but the few songs I like, I love!6. I Want to Be With You5. Tonight4. Nobody Knows3. Sunrise -- Most of the top of my list is 'berries dominated, but I love this song. Absolutely a triumph. The moment in the introduction "when the sun rises" is breathtaking.2. If You Change Your Mind -- some of the most creative guitar parts in the catalog, and brilliantly played too!1. Let's Pretend -- my favorite EC melody, my favorite EC vocal performance, my favorite EC song, period!There you have it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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