What song(s) stops you dead in your tracks ...

Discussion in 'Songs in the key of Gretsch' started by thunder58, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. michelb

    michelb Gretschie

    Mar 27, 2020
    Also Nights in white satin :eek:
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  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    1. Highway to Hell.
    2. Paranoid.
    3. Comfortably Numb.
    4. Question.
    5. You Shook Me (All Night Long).
  3. richopp

    richopp Electromatic

    Feb 9, 2009
    Oh, MY! I remember so well when this came out and we learned it...guitar through a Leslie...we played it in a club the next night and the people went crazy! Great song, and a great band.
  4. Moleng1

    Moleng1 Synchromatic

    Jul 5, 2014
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    My heads in Mississippi and La Grange - ZZ Top
    Tie your mother down - Queen
    Whole lotta love - Led Zepplin
    Bawitdaba and Devil without a cause - Kid Rock
    Whipping Post - Allman Brothers Band
    Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
    Night moves - Bob Seger
    Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana
    Thunderstruck - AC/DC
  5. richopp

    richopp Electromatic

    Feb 9, 2009
    So, so many--boy am I old:

    Otis--These Arms of Mine--someone in the recording studio said you could "hear the tears" in the song. Yep. And let's not forget its use in Roadhouse, of course...
    Ronettes--Be My Baby--some say the best song ever recorded of that ilk.
    Allman Brothers--Stormy Monday on the Live at Fillmore album. Two best back-to-back live solos EVER recorded. I was fortunate enough to play a gig with them at a small college in 1972--us, them, us, them. Stood on the side of the stage and watched Duane travel to places unknown when he played a solo. It was surreal, to say the least.
    The Duprees--You Belong to Me--"See the pyramids..." Sinatra recorded this as well as Stafford, of course.
    The Crests--Sixteen Candles
    Emily Lou Harris--Poncho and Lefty, but pretty much anything she did, obviously including Grievous Angel with Gram Parsons (RIP)
    Linda Ronstadt--Anything--best voice in the business, but she likes Bonnie Raitt!
    Buddy Holly--Rave On--try to sit still when THAT song is playing--not easy to play WELL live, either.
    New Riders of the Purple Sage--"white" album
    UB-40 with Chrissie Hynde--Breakfast in Bed--'nuff said.
    and finally, not a pop song, but I love it:
    Glenn Miller--Moonlight Serenade

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  6. RMS1722

    RMS1722 Newbie

    Jan 8, 2012
    Wadsworth, Ohio
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  7. jbcallender

    jbcallender Gretschie

    Nov 21, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    This is a great one. Jerry Jeff Walker does a fabulous cover of this on Live at Gruene Hall. Some others...

    1. Bob Seeger - Main Street
    2. Vince Gill - Go Rest High on that Mountain
    3. Merle Haggard - Silver Wings and Mama Tried
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  8. jbcallender

    jbcallender Gretschie

    Nov 21, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    Oh yeah - plus 1 on Marines Hymn!
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  9. windskipper1

    windskipper1 Electromatic

    Jun 28, 2016
    Iselton, CA
    1. Along Comes Mary - The Association
    2. Layla - (Original recording)
    3. Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett
    4. Since I Fell For You - Al Jarreau, Bob James, David Sanborn
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  10. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    Planning on having this at my cremation-hopefully not too soon!

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  11. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Thought of 2 more:

    This one takes me back to my freshman year in college . . . and a specific young lady.

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  12. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Is he kidding? No, he is not.
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  13. dougmon

    dougmon Gretschie

    Jan 9, 2013
    I've been thinking that there were really no songs that stopped me in my tracks, but...being in isolation and going through my record collection again...well, clearly there are a few.

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  14. dlew919

    dlew919 Synchromatic

    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    in no order

    Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
    Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
    Now I'm Here - Queen
    Dirty Deeds - AC/DC

    about 1000 more...
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  15. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    For the next while - Illegal Smile
  16. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Synchromatic

    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
  17. Srellim1

    Srellim1 Synchromatic

    Feb 6, 2016
    Los Angeles
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