Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Music Talk
Reload this Page >

"The Boy Inside the Man": The greatest rock song ever?

Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

"The Boy Inside the Man": The greatest rock song ever?

Old 06-06-04, 11:50 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Norm de Plume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,221
"The Boy Inside the Man": The greatest rock song ever?

I realize the claim is nothing but hyperbole; everyone likes a different style of rock (harder, softer) and has very personal reactions to music, making a single selection impossible.

Nevertheless, Tom Cochrane's "The Boy Inside the Man" is as powerful and melodic as any song I know, and is near, if not at, the top of my list.
Norm de Plume is offline  
Old 06-06-04, 11:51 PM
  #2  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 70,818
Ewwww
Groucho is offline  
Old 06-07-04, 03:07 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Nowhere near your neighborhood
Posts: 789
I don't know the song, I think I'll have to check it out.

I always considered "Rockin' In The Free World" by Neil Young the best rock song ever, both musically and lyrical-wise.

Actually, I think it's the best song ever. Period.
custom001 is offline  
Old 06-07-04, 12:29 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 2,502
Thats how I feel about Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight". Ill check out your song now though.
gmal2003 is offline  
Old 06-07-04, 01:49 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Western NY
Posts: 2,196
This thread already is showing why there will never be a definitive answer to this question. Tom Cochrane, Neil Young and Smashing Pumkins already.

I would vote "Baba O'Riley", so I guess you can add The Who to the list.
Tommy_Harn is offline  
Old 06-07-04, 02:33 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 8,572
I nominate "Just Like Heaven", by The Cure.
Brain Stew is offline  
Old 06-08-04, 07:29 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Ga
Posts: 537
There are too many great ones, but the first one that came to my mind was "Satisfaction". Even though "Paint It Black" is my personal favorite Stones song, I really think that song embodies rock and roll perfectly.
gnradd21 is offline  
Old 06-08-04, 08:54 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
funkyryno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,754
Originally posted by gnradd21
"Paint It Black" is my personal favorite Stones song, I really think that song embodies rock and roll perfectly.
And I'm not even a big Stones fan.
funkyryno is offline  
Old 06-09-04, 01:53 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Norm de Plume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto
Posts: 15,221
Well, I did use a disclaimer saying how subjective it is. Perhaps the thread title should have been different. Anyway, obviously none of you is familiar with the thing, so, by all means, check it out.
Norm de Plume is offline  
Old 06-09-04, 12:41 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 16,927
Originally posted by Groucho
Ewwww
Groucho, did the song remind you of the book from last week's Arrested Development as well?
majorjoe23 is offline  
Old 06-10-04, 12:29 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,688
I thought Chuck Berry's My Ding-A-Ling was the greatest rock song ever.
Scorpio is offline  
Old 06-11-04, 03:34 PM
  #12  
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Germantown Maryland
Posts: 2,488
The Rolling Stones - "Satisfaction"

Rivero is offline  
Old 06-12-04, 03:10 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 2,202
What about Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & The Comets??

That's widely considering the "first" official song of the rock n roll era

Tha guitar solo in the middle is classic 50's sound

I'd have to give American Pie by Don Maclean a vote also. That song has very meaningful lyrics
shanester is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.