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My Favourite Steely Dan Song Is...

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Wildest cat from montana, Jan 14, 2022 at 5:02 PM.

  1. drds89

    drds89 Active Member

    Smithfield, VA
    Frequent earworms are Hey Nineteen and Do It Again, so I guess they must be favorites.

    I listened to Aja at a friend's house every day after school not long after it dropped, so it grew to be my favorite album. "Deacon Blues" was unofficially adopted as Wake Forest's college tune during my time there early 80's so every frat party had it on at some point (not my favorite track, but the whole album is perfection). Someone mentioned Steve Gadd and I will definitely say Amen to that.
  2. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    The ATX
    Then I’ll be the second vote for “King Of The World” :righton:
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  3. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

  4. Mr. Bewlay

    Mr. Bewlay It Is The Business Of The Future To Be Dangerous.

    Denver CO
    Time Out Of Mind? Sign In Stranger? Doctor Wu? Everyone's Gone To The Movies? Gaucho?

    I have no idea-I don't think there's a Steely Dan track I don't like.
  5. Schmeig

    Schmeig Forum Resident

    Kirkland, WA
    Interesting to hear some favorites among here mentioned in the last few posts do not feature Donald Fagen's vocals (Midnight Cruiser, Dirty Work). These songs and "Brooklyn (Owes the Charmer Under Me) make this album somewhat of a standout , IMHO.
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  6. Allthingsmusic

    Allthingsmusic Forum Resident

    Rikki! Followed by "Do It Again"!
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  7. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Chicago metro, USA
    Does "New Frontier" count? :)
  8. Schmeig

    Schmeig Forum Resident

    Kirkland, WA
    No Love here for "Charlie Freak"? Not necessarily a favorite, but a compelling story and musical arrangement.
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  9. Mr. Bewlay

    Mr. Bewlay It Is The Business Of The Future To Be Dangerous.

    Denver CO
    Joe Jackson does a great cover on his Summer In The City/Live In NYC
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    420JJJazz666 People Funny Boy

  11. Horse Brunsby

    Horse Brunsby Forum Resident

    Ashland City, TN
    Probably "Gaucho."

    The lyrics are intriguing but I'm lousy at reading between the lines. Can someone tell me what that song is about?
  12. Lovealego

    Lovealego Forum Resident

    Deacon Blues for me.
    2nd would be Blues Beach.
  13. JimSpark

    JimSpark I haven't got a title

    :righton: Top 4 for me, only behind "Pretzel Logic," "Deacon Blues," and "Doctor Wu."
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  14. Schmeig

    Schmeig Forum Resident

    Kirkland, WA
    Fun post - but I'm off to open a bottle of wine and listen to some Steely Dan!
  15. Jamey K

    Jamey K Internet Sensation

    It's a tie. "With A Gun" and "Here At The Western World."
  16. stever

    stever Senior Member

    Omaha, Nebr.
    Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
    2nd: Deacon Blues
  17. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

  18. rainbow dome

    rainbow dome Forum Resident

    New York City
    MY MAN
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  19. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

    West of NYC
    Mine is Daddy Don’t Live… with the great line, we know you’re smoking, wherever you are which pretty much covers where I believe my father ended up…
  20. moheganer2

    moheganer2 Forum Resident

    Boston Rag
    Everything You Did
    Show Biz Kids
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  21. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    One of the many reasons 'Pretzel Logic' is my favourite Steely Dan album.
    It's full of quirky great songs like ' Charlie Freak' and ' Monkey In Your Soul'.
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  22. jazzsurfer

    jazzsurfer Well-Known Member

    new york
    Babylon Sister
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  23. slovell

    slovell Retired Mudshark

    Chesnee, SC, USA
    All of them, including the solo albums. Not a bad song in the entire bunch compared to other bands.
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  24. Randall DeBouvre

    Randall DeBouvre forum resident

    is that the cousin dupree song
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  25. torcan

    torcan Forum Resident

    Quite a few were great, but I'd have to say my favorite is

    Deacon Blues
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