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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. My personal favourite is "Any Major Dude Will Tell You".
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  2. The Curator

    The Curator Forum Resident

    Dirty Work.
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  3. Funeral At The Movies

    Funeral At The Movies Well-Known Member

    Kenosha, WI
  4. tdcrjeff

    tdcrjeff Forum Resident

    Hermosa Beach, CA
    Home At Last, love the Purdue shuffle

    2nd place The Boston Rag, but the '74 Record Plant live version surpasses the studio one.
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  5. DPC

    DPC Forum Resident

    Good call.

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  6. Nipper

    Nipper His Master's Voice

    “Hey Nineteen” has been my favorite Steely Dan song since 1981.
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  7. "Countdown" is my favorite Steely Dan album by far.

    "Deacon Blues" was my mother's favorite song in her last years, so it has special meaning for me, in addition to being a great song in its own right.

    My favorite Steely Dan song.

    The best horn chart I've heard in a rock 'n roll setting.
    Not to derail the thread, but I can't resist posting this. There are cover bands, and there are cover bands. But you won't find a better one than this. From Ukraine, of all places.
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  8. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Senior Member

    Mudwest, SoCal
    My favorite Steely Dan is “Dirty Work” which is probably their least representative song.
  9. mike sullivan

    mike sullivan Blues Boy

    hong kong
    So many of their tunes that i enjoy and its hard to single out just the one, but if push comes to shove then i'll opt for Pretzel Logic.
  10. JoeDea

    JoeDea Forum Resident

    First Steely Dan song I ever heard, booked from then on.
  11. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Senior Member

    New York
    King Of The World
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  12. jamesmaya

    jamesmaya Senior Member

    Mudwest, SoCal

    I’ll tell you something funny. When I first heard that song on the radio (1972?) I thought it might’ve been a new Graham Nash/CSNY tune.
  13. MEMark

    MEMark Forum Resident

    My favorite song by The Dan is not the song I think is their best song. Josie is the song that made me really love the band--and even though I now think there are technically better songs, it remains my fave and one that always makes me super happy.
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  14. trickness

    trickness Gotta painful yellow headache

    Gotta be FM….the version with the guitar solo outro
  15. Levitated

    Levitated Forum Resident

    Littleton, MA
    Well, my daughter’s name is Josie, but it’s impossible for me to choose just one. Today it’s probably Bad Sneakers.
  16. tappioha

    tappioha Forum Resident

    Here At The Western World
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  17. Stones Blah

    Stones Blah Forum Resident

    I picked My Old School and just noticed Wildest Cat will know my old school location, Brampton Ont.
  18. rodentdog

    rodentdog Forum Resident

    I can't even pick my favorite Steely Dan album, much less favorite song...but right now...
    King of the World. There is an awful lot going on both lyrically and musically in that song.
  19. greasepaint

    greasepaint Well-Known Member

    Lexington KY
    +1 for "Pearl of the Quarter." Closest to a conventional love song they ever did and because of the nature of their body of work, this sets it apart. I'm also a sucker for some great steel guitar! Another deep track along this line is "Dallas" (think that's the right title).
  20. plentyofjamjars67

    plentyofjamjars67 Forum Resident

    My Old School is my favorite.

    (Charlie Freak, Dirty Work, Rose Darling, Here At The Western World the rest of my top 5)
  21. Another Steve

    Another Steve Senior Member

    Pushing fifty years ago. First time I heard them, I thought they were going to be the next big thing. For once, I was right.

  22. slapbass

    slapbass Forum Resident

    Great thread, even if it is like asking you to name your favorite child! After much consideration, I'd go for "Peg" because a) I love its great groove. b) It's got a superb guitar solo by Jay Graydon c) Fantastic backing vocals/harmonies by Michael McDonald. d) Terrific drumming by Rick Marotta. What more could you want?
  23. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

  24. dance_hall_keeper

    dance_hall_keeper Forum Resident

    My All-time Favourites, Based on Tempo

    Ballad - “Pretzel Logic”
    Non-ballad -“My Old School”

    NB1: I’m pretty sure that I can dance to both of these. Not well and not at the same time, but…
    NB2: Anyone who contributes to this Thread and doesn’t listen to some Steely Dan in the next, ohhh twenty- four hours, has no soul.
  25. ed carter

    ed carter Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    "Which is your favorite child?"
    Royal Scam my favorite album, with many choices available. Today, I'll say Kid Charlemagne.
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