My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Evergrey

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed June 03.

10. Obedience, off Monday Morning Apocalypse (2006).

9. My Allied Ocean , off The Storm Within (2016).

8. Hymns For the Broken, off Hymns For the Broken (2014).

7. Nothing Is Erased, off Torn (2008).

6. Words Mean Nothing, off Solitude Dominance Tragedy (1999).

5. Recreation Day, off Recreation Day (2003).

4. Weightless, off The Atlantic (2019).

3. The Great Deceiver, off Recreation Day (2003).

2. The Encounter, off In Search of Truth (2001).

1. The Storm Within, off The Storm Within (2016).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Jethro Tull

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed June 10.

10. Bouree, off Stand Up (1969).

9. Wounded, Old and Treacherous, off Roots to Branches (1995).

8. No Lullaby, off Heavy Horses (1978).

7. Skating Away (On the Thin Ice of a New Day), off War Child (1974).

6. Cup of Wonder, off Songs From the Wood (1977).

5. Flying Colours, off Broadsword (1982).

4. Locomotive Breath, off Aqualung (1971).

3. Really Don’t Mind / See There A Son is Born, off Thick As a Brick (1972).

2. Black Sunday, off A (1980).

1. Aqualung, off Aqualung (1971).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Pain of Salvation

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed June 17. And yes, I have a tie for #10, I could not choose between these short mellow songs. No refunds.

10a. Falling Home, off Falling Home (2014).

10b. To the Shoreline, off Road Salt Two (2011).

10. Second Love, off Remedy Lane (2002).

9. Imago, off Be (2004).

8. Home, off One Hour by the Concrete Lake (1998).

7. Idioglossia, off Perfect Element Pt 1 (2000).

6. Cribcaged , off Scarsick (2007.

5. To the End, off Entropia (1997.

4. In the Flesh, off Perfect Element Pt 1 (2000.

3. Rope Ends, off Remedy Lane (2002).

2. People Passing By, off Entropia (1997).

1. A Trace of Blood, off Remedy Lane (2002.

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by The Doobie Brothers

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed June 24, 2020.

10. This Train I’m On , off Brotherhood (1991).

9. South City Midnight Lady , off The Captain and Me (1973).

8. Rockin’ Down the Highway , off Toulouse Street (1972).

7. Daughters of the Sea , off What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974).

6. South of the Border , off Cycles (1989).

5. Take Me In Your Arms , off Stampede (1975).

4. Black Water , off What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits (1974).

3. Clear as the Driven Snow , off The Captain and Me (1973).

2. China Grove , off The Captain and Me (1973).

1. Neal’s Fandango , off Stampede (1975).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Candlemass

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… as played on Mostly Metal the week of Wed July 01, 2020 on WVLP 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN.

10. The Bleeding Baroness , off Death Magic Doom (2009).

9. Witches , off Candlemass (2005).

8. Emperor of the Void , off King of the Grey Islands (2007).

7. Dancing in the Temple , off Psalm of the Dead (2012).

6. Lidocain God , off Dactylis Glomerata (1998).

5. The Bells of Acheron , off Ancient Dreams (1988).

4. The Edge of Heaven , off Tales of Creation (1989).

3. Samarithan , off Nightfall (1987).

2. Solitude , off Epicus Doomicus Metallicus (1986).

1. At the Gallows End , off Nightfall (1987).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Styx

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… as played on Mostly Metal the week of Wed July 08, 2020 on WVLP 103.1FM Valparaiso, IN.

10. You Need Love, off Styx II (1973).

9. AD 1928 / Rockin the Paradise, off Paradise Theater (1981).

8. Mother Dear, off Equinox (1975).

7. The Grove of Eglantine, off The Serpent is Rising (1973).

6. Boat on the River, off Cornerstone (1979).

5. Blue Collar Man, off Pieces of Eight (1978).

4. Come Sail Away, off The Grand Illusion (1977).

3. Renegade, off Pieces of Eight (1978).

2. Crystal Ball, off Crystal Ball (1976).

1. Fooling Yourself, off The Grand Illusion (1977).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Kamelot

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… as aired on Mostly Metal Wed July 15 2020 (WVLP 103.1 FM Valparaiso, IN)

10. Moonlight, off The Black Halo (2005).

9. My Confession, off Silverthorn (2012).

8. Under Grey Skies, off Haven (2014).

7. A Sailorman’s Hymn, off The Fourth Legacy (1999).

6. Soul Society, off The Black Halo (2005).

5. Lost & Damned, off Epica (2003).

4. Vespertine (My Crimson Bride), off The Shadow Theory (2018).

3. Love You To Death, off Ghost Opera (2007).

2. Forever, off Karma (2001).

1. Center of the Universe, off Epica (2003).

My Top 10 Favorite Threshold Songs

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… as aired on Mostly Metal, 01 Mar 2020.

10. The Hours, off March of Progress (2012).

09. Surface to Air, off Wounded Land (1993).

08. Innocent, off Psychedelicatessen (1997).

07. The Mystery Show, off For the Journey (2014).

06. Oceanbound, off Hypothetical (2001).

05. Stars and Satellites, off Legends of the Shires (2017).

04. Choices, off Critical Mass.

03. Small Dark Lines, Legends of the Shires (2017).

02. Light and Space, off Hypothetical (2001).

01. Pilot in the Sky of Dreams, off Dead Reckoning (2007).

(There is an official video for Pilot in the Sky of Dreams, but it’s cut down to less than half of the true running length. Ugh.)

My Top 10 Favorite Foreigner Songs

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10. Waiting for a Girl Like You, off 4 (1981).

09. Head Games, off Head Games (1979).

08. Spellbinder, off Double Vision (1978).

07. Feels Like the First Time, off Foreigner (1977).

06. Love on the Telephone, off Head Games (1979).

05. Tooth and Nail, off Agent Provacateur (1984).

04. That Was Yesterday, off Agent Provacateur (1984).

03. Blue Morning, Blue Day, off Double Vision (1977).

02. The Damage Is Done, off Foreigner (1978).

01. Rev On the Red Line, off Head Games (1979).

My Top 10 Favorite Blue Oyster Cult Songs

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10. Stairway to the Stars, off Blue Oyster Cult (1972).

09. The Golden Age of Leather, off Spectres (1977).

08. Shooting Shark, off The Revolution by Night (1983).

07. Harvester of Eyes, off Secret Treaties (1974).

06. The Great Sun Jester, off Mirrors (1979).

05. Damaged, off Heaven Forbid (1998).

04. Then Came the Last Days of May, off Blue Oyster Cult (1972).

03. Perfect Water, off Club Ninja (1985).

02. Veteran of the Psychic Wars, off Fire of Unknown Origin (1981).

01. Astronomy, off Secret Treaties (1974).