POLL: Favorite (non-Beatles) songs of the British Invasion

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Hombre, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Choose your favorite British Invasion songs from the list. The poll includes the Top 25 non-Beatles songs from this source:

    Greatest Songs of the British Invasion

    You'll be allowed to choose up to 5 options.
     
  2. drbryant

    drbryant Forum Resident

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    The MeToo movement - where the heck is Dusty Springfield’s “I Only Want to Be With You”???
     
  3. RedRoseSpeedway

    RedRoseSpeedway Music Lover

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    Michigan
    From this list:

    We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place
    She’s Not There
    Sunshine Superman
    Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
    Bus Stop
     
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  4. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Casually, it would have been the #26 song of the list if more poll options were allowed!
     
  5. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    Out of these,
    I voted for Gloria, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Paint It Black, Get Off Of My Cloud and Under My Thumb.

    Gloria and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place are by far my favorites of those; but I think It's My Life by The Animals should be listed. It's one of the greatest songs of all time.
    Also I'd prefer Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere and I Can See For Miles by The Who to I Can't Explain, and Any Way You Want It by The Dave Clark Five to Glad All Over.
    And there's many more...
     
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  6. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
    All Day And All Of The Night (The Kinks)
    Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
    Tired Of Waiting For You (The Kinks)
    Bus Stop (The Hollies)

     
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  7. Juan Hitwonder

    Juan Hitwonder Well-Known Member

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  8. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Those absent songs are at lower positions on the original list from the source I linked in the first post, except "I Can See For Miles" because it was released after the release of Revolver (August 1966), according to the used criteria.
     
  9. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    All the Animals tracks in there, rounded out with the Kinks. The best!! IMO the Stones didn't hit their stride until "Jumpin' Jack Flash", but it's tough not to pick "Under My Thumb". If "The Kids Are Alright" had been on here, I might have dropped "You Really Got Me"... maybe.
     
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  10. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SLEAZY SOUTHAMERICAN CAVEMAN

    You just can't beat ¨My Generation¨ IMO. Proof of that is that every attempt at covering it, even by major bands, paled badly against the original, although I can live with Limp Bizkit's (there ya go; laugh all you want:laugh:)

    Closely followed by ¨You Really Got Me¨ and ¨She's not there¨, although in all fairness I was introduced to it by the sensational UK Subs cover, without realizing it wasn't theirs.
     
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  11. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    I picked the first 5 on the list ,but truthfully, with only a couple exceptions , pretty much any five on this list would do...
     
  12. ernie11

    ernie11 Forum Resident

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    It was too tough to pick only 5. And one of my personal favorites wasn't on the list, the Dave Clark Five's "Catch Us If You Can".

     
  13. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    Fun poll! I mostly went for power.

    All Day and All of the Night
    Satisfaction
    Gloria
    Shapes of Things
    My Generation
     
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  14. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    My votes:

    You Really Got Me
    My Generation
    She's Not There
    Paint It Black
    Shapes Of Things
     
  15. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

    They're all great but here are my fave five:

    The House Of The Rising Sun (The Animals)
    She's Not There (The Zombies)
    Get Off Of My Cloud (The Rolling Stones)
    Do Wah Diddy Diddy (Manfred Mann)
    Bus Stop (The Hollies)



     
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  16. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Village Green Preservation Society Member

    Paint It Black is the best song of all time, but I also voted:
    Bus Stop
    I Can't Explain
    Under My Thumb
    Shapes Of Things
     
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  17. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds It's pronounced "Throatwobbler mangrove."

    From this list, I chose (in no order):

    The Rolling Stones - 'Under My Thumb'
    The Kinks - 'All Day and All of the Night'
    The Who - 'I Can't Explain'
    The Yardbirds - 'Shapes of Things'
    The Animals - 'Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'
     
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  18. Thunderman

    Thunderman Forum Resident

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    New York
    "Ferry Cross The Mersey"

    Why is that not on your list? It is the ultimate British invasion song. It is completely British. For God's sake the song sings about a body of water nobody in America ever heard of.

     
  19. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Paint It Black
    Bus Stop
    House of Rising Sun
    Sunny Afternoon
    Get Off My Cloud
     
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  20. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    If all the following songs were on the list, I would have voted for these five :

    I Only Want to Be with You - Dusty Springfield
    Tell Her No - The Zombies
    You Really Got Me - The Kinks
    Concrete and the Clay - Unit 4 + 2
    You've Got Your Troubles - The Fortunes.

    Voted for:

    You Really Got Me
    Tired of Waiting For You
    House of the Rising Sun
    She's Not There
    Sunny Afternoon
     
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  21. Hombre

    Hombre Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Again, this is not "my" list; see the source I linked in the first post.

    Actually that song is in the complete list (including Beatles songs) at #78. But I only could include 25 options in the poll.
     
  22. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Could have picked almost any of them, but I will go with:

    Sunshine Superman
    Under My Thumb
    Sunny Afternoon
    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    Shapes of Things
     
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  23. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    Brisbane,Australia
    Paint It Black
    Sunny Afternoon
    Sunshine Superman
    Shapes Of Things
    Bus Stop
     
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  24. Izozeles

    Izozeles Rock’roll Stalker

    All Stones and Kinks for me
     
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  25. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    Brisbane,Australia
    This should have been an option

    There are non-Beatles British invasion songs?
     

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