Article: The Best Saxophone Solos in Pop History (When Saxophone Solos Mattered)*

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  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident Thread Starter

  2. Claus

    Claus Restaurant Critic

    Paradise Garage by Tim Curry
  3. ivan_wemple

    ivan_wemple Forum Resident

    The sax solo on "Urgent", by Foreigner, is a favorite of mine. I'm pretty sure it's Junior Walker attending to it, on the studio cut.
  4. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This guy agrees with you. :)

  5. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Walk on the Wild Side
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  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Girl From Ipanema.
    Stan Getz
  7. Humbuster

    Humbuster Forum Resident

    anything by Bobby Keys.
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  8. Rfreeman

    Rfreeman Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville, NJ
    Oh great, another list every solo Maceo Parker ever played thread :)
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  9. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    The sax solo briefly seemed to be coming back to pop a few years ago (2011, I think). Lady Gaga used one on "The Edge of Glory" (played by Clarence Clemons, actually) and Katy Perry had Kenny G play on "Last Friday Night." Both songs were big hits. But that seems to have been a brief return to the spotlight for the sax...

    My favorite is "Waiting on a Friend" by the way. So...well, friendly. :D
  10. Purplerocks

    Purplerocks Forum Resident

    On The Dark Side (John Cafferty Band) is sweet
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  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Any Alto sax players here ?
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  12. jimmydean

    jimmydean Forum Resident

    Vienna, Austria
    x-ray spex was great
  13. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Bucks County, PA
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2017
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  14. Braulio Acosta

    Braulio Acosta Forum Resident

    Lima, PerĂº
  15. x2zero

    x2zero Forum Resident

    Brooklyn USA
  16. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    ANY English Beat song!
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  17. Marvin

    Marvin Forum Resident

    I don't know if it's the best but I've always liked Mel Collins's solo in King Crimson's "Ladies of the Road."
  18. freemanl

    freemanl Bass Lover

    Central New Jersey

    Agreed. "Waiting on a Friend' is my favorite Stones tune and the Sax is a big part of that.
  19. BKphoto

    BKphoto JazzAllDay

    Sonny Rollins...Nuff said...
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  20. Ted Dinard

    Ted Dinard Forum Resident

    Boston suburb
    Here I am with a Little Richard song and a Lee Allen sax solo.

    How about "Slippin and Slidin"?

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  21. seed_drill

    seed_drill Forum Resident

    Tryon, NC, USA
    I just listened to The Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack yesterday, and the solo in "Hot Patootie" still rocks like crazy.
  22. dbacon

    dbacon Forum Resident

    Clarence Clemons Jungleland
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  23. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    This thread could simply be a Michael Brecker discography.
  24. DougT

    DougT Forum Resident

    If we're talking pop, King Curtis on Aretha's Respect and a zillion other solos he did.
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  25. marcel

    marcel Alea Iacta Est

    Baker street

    Careless whisper
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