THAT song that the legendary musicians we still have shall be remembered for.

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  1. Blazer

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    Heh, if Gene Simmons dies he'll be forever remembered for being the "God of thunder"

    Which is ironic because he didn't write that song, Paul Stanley wrote it.

     
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    I have never understood the Pina Colada Song. He puts an add in the classifieds looking for a new girl. His present girl answers. They stay together. Both just proved they should break up. Just a really bad song. A head scratcher.
     
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    I think Blazer is spot on with the ballad thing, I would guess Garth will be remembered for the Dance.

    Now I'll contradict myself.
    Radio Head is famous for not really caring for their song Creep, but it broke huge in the States. I would guess they would be remembered for that song in the States. What about Europe? What song would be their legacy there?
     
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    Perhaps "Street Spirit" (Fade out)


    Seriously, Radiohead is ONLY known for "Creep" in the USA? You guys are missing out on so much good music of theirs.
     
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    I believe he has written dozens of songs just as awful as Piano Man...
     
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    No, they are well known and loved. Creep was an FM rock radio hit so there are many "casual" music fans that only know that song and not the full catalog.
     
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    As much as it hurts me even to just type it... Bob Dylan, Blowing in the wind.
     
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    Richard Thompson, "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"... anyone would be proud to have that one in their resumé.

     
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    John Fogerty...Bad Moon Rising,

    George Thorogood...Bad To The Bone,

    Steve Earle...Copperhead Road.

    Those three old horses have been properly flogged to death.
     
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    Yea, and non-creep songs get airplay, just not on "hit radio".
    Karma Police, High and Dry, and Fake Plastic Trees get play on alt rock stations regularly.

    Anyway, the ballads thing seems to stick, it's not guitar people or even just music people that determine what someone will be known for. The big public consensus has most of the influence here.
    So, Jack White will forever be known for 7 Nation Army.
    John Mayor will be known for his sappy acousticy stuff Real World, wonderland, daughters.
    It doesn't matter that we heard monster blues tracks from them. Those songs are in the public's head.

    Lita Ford has to be remembered for Kiss me deadly and close my eyes forever.

    Extreme..... they unfortunately get remembered for More than Words.

    Green Day(look, I like tons of acts more, but they've kept on on being relevant and financially viable) will be known more for Good Riddance and wake me up when September ends than Longview and Basketcase.

    Santana... black magic woman and (cringe...overplayed) Smooth.

    What's Brian May's song? (Hes around, even if Freddy aint). I'm thinking Killer Queen guitar wise, the stuff in Bohemian Rhapsody otherwise.

    Journey, thanks to Family Guy is Dont Stop Believin'. Neil Schon would probably have picked another song. You don't get a choice.

    Joan Jett gets two songs from early in her solo career, despite a decades spanning career.

    Roseanne Cash gets stuck with her late 80s stuff being the "hits" despite putting out really solid albums (last years had some solid cuts on it)

    Reba isn't guitary, but will forever be associated with "...lights went out in Georgia *dananananadunuh*"

    Living Color will get stuck with cult of personality. That could be worse I guess.

    Darius Rucker will always be saddled with "let her cry" no matter what he does in life

    If this all seems bittersweet and quasi fair, remember this final justice:

    Kanye West could cure cancer, and still be remembered for "Imma let you finish, but..." more than anything music related, forever.
     
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    That's a lot more than I understood. I have no idea what this thread is about. I tried reading the o.p several times and it makes no sense.
     
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    No, Walk away or Funk 49.
     
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    After we've lost the Whole Generation, most of these people will not be remembered at all. Bob Dylan is the only one mentioned above who is certain of a place in posterity, I think.

    edit: and maybe not even him.
     
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    And I'll respectfully disagree with my fellow Texan on his George Strait pick. As good as "All My Ex's..." is, it's a novelty song.
    Amarillo by Morning is a real song about real life plus it has the most lonesome/wistful cowboy fiddle ending ever.
     
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    He got me thinking (uh-oh) about Paul Simon. Bridge immediately came up too then you got me thinking some more (DEFCON 3). I came up with “You Can Call Me Al” and “Kodachrome”.
     
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    Everytime I try to chose a Pete Favorite the next song on Quadrophenia or Who’s Next comes up and I say “no THAT’S it”.
     
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