My Top 5 Favorite Songs by Mournful Congregation …

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Feb 21, 2021.

Why not Top 10? Because these five songs alone run over an hour and a half!

5. White Cold Wrath Burnt Frozen Blood, off The June Frost (2009).

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4. Mother-Water, the Great Sea Wept, off The Monad of Creation (2005).


3. Opal of the Stream Beneath the Hills, off Tears From a Greiving Heart (1999).


2. The Book of Kings, off The Book of Kings (2011).


1. Scripture of Exaltation and Punishment, off The Incubus of Karma (2018).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Little River Band

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Feb 14, 2021.

10.It’s Cold Out Tonight, off Monsoon (1988).


9. Sanity’s Side, off Sleeper Catcher (1978).


8. Thin Ice, off No Reigns (1986).



7. Take It Easy On Me, off Time Exposure (1981).


6. Help Is On the Way, off Diamantina Cocktail (1977).


5. It’s A Long Way There, off Little River Band (1975).


4. The Rumor, off First Under the Wire (1979).


3. I Dream Alone, off Get Lucky (1990).


2. The Night Owls, off Time Exposure (1981).


1. Cool Change, off First Under the Wire (1979).

(A nice unofficial video for this song.)

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Van Halen

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Feb 07, 2021.

10. Outta Space, off A Different Kind of Truth (2012).


9. The Full Bug, off Diver Down (1982).


8. Dreams, off 5150 (1986).


7. Hot for Teacher, off 1984 (1984).


6. Take Your Whiskey Home, off Women and Children First (1980).


5. Right Now, off For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991).


4. 5150, off 5150 (1986).


3. Somebody Get Me A Doctor, off Van Halen II (1979).


2. Mean Street, off Fair Warning (1981).


1. I’m the One, off Van Halen (1978).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Dio

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My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Ronnie James Dio …

…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Jan 31, 2021.

10. Here’s To You, off Strange Highways (1993).


9. Walk On Water, off Lock Up the Wolves (1990).


8. Faces in the Window, off Dream Evil (1987).


7. One More for the Road, off Master of the Moon (2004).


6. Sunset Superman, off Dream Evil (1987).


5. Evil Eyes, off The Last in Line (1984).


4. Don’t Talk to Strangers, off Holy Diver (1983).


3. Just Another Day, off Sacred Heart (1985).


2. Rainbow in the Dark, off Holy Diver (1983).


1. The Last in Line, off The Last in Line (1984).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Billy Joel

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Jan 24, 2021.

10. The River of Dreams, off River of Dreams (1993).


9. Half A Mile Away, off 52nd Street (1978).


8. Falling of the Rain, off Cold Spring Harbor (1971).


7. The Downeaster ‘Alexa’, off Storm Front (1989).


6. The Ballad of Billy the Kid, off Piano Man (1973).


5. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, off The Stranger (1977).


4. Miami 2017 (I’ve Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway), off Turnstiles (1976).


3. Piano Man, off Piano Man (1973).


2. The Entertainer, off Streetlife Serenade (1974).


1. Summer, Highland Falls, off Turnstiles (1976).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Circus Maximus

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Jan 17, 2021.

10. Ultimate Sacrifice, off Isolate (2007).


9. Remember, off Havoc (2016).


8. The Prophecy, off The 1st Chapter (2005).


7. Loved Ones, off Havoc (2016).


6. Burn After Reading, off Nine (2012).


5. Arrival of Love, off Isolate (2007).


4. Last Goodbye, off Nine (2012).


3. Glory of the Empire, off The 1st Chapter (2005).


2. Abyss, off Isolate (2007).


1. Alive, off The 1st Chapter (2005).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Supertramp

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Jan 10, 2021.

10. Another Man’s Woman, off Crisis? What Crisis? (1975).


9. An Awful Thing to Waste, off Free as a Bird (1987).


8. Child of Vision, off Breakfast in America (1979).


7. It’s Alright, off Free as a Bird (1987).


6. School, off Crime of the Century (1974).


5. Give A Little Bit, off Even in the Quietest Moments (1977).


4. Goodbye Stranger, off Breakfast in America (1979).


3. Cannonball, off Brother Where You Bound (1985).


2. Take the Long Way Home, off Breakfast in America (1979).


1. Sister Moonshine, off Crisis? What Crisis? (1975).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Serenity

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Dec 20, 2020.

10. Keeper of the Knights, off The Last Knight (2020).


9. New Horizons, off Death & Legacy 2011).


8. From Where the Dark is Born, off Words Untold and Dreams Unlived (2007).


7. Fairytales, off Fallen Sanctuary (2008).


6. The Matricide, off War of Ages (2013).


5. The Order, off Codex Atlanticus (2016).


4. Coldness Kills, off Fallen Sanctuary (2008).


3. Sail, off Codex Atlanticus (2016).


2. Fate of Light, off Codex Atlanticus (2016).


1. Shining Oasis, off War of Ages (2013).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Pyramaze

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Dec 13, 2020.

10. The Battle of Paridas, off Disciples of the Sun (2015).


9. Caramon’s Poem, off Immortal (2008).


8. The Bone Carver, off Legend of the Bone Carver (2006).


7. Knights in Shining Armor, off Epitaph (2020).


6. Ancient Words Within, off Legend of the Bone Carver (2006)).


5. Symphony of Tears, off Contingent (2017).


4. The Journey, off Melancholy Beast (2004).


3. Bird of Prey, off Epitaph (2020).


2. Power of Imagination, off Melancholy Beast (2004).


1. A World Divided, off Contingent (2017).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Avantasia

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Dec 06, 2020.

10. The Seven Angels, off The Metal Opera II (2002).


9. Runaway Train, off The Wicked Symphony (2010).


8. Alone I Remember, off Angel of Babylon (2010).


7. Savior in the Clockwork, off The Mystery of Time (2013).


6. Devil in the Belfry, off The Scarecrow (2008).


5. Lavender, off Moonglow (2019).


4. The Scarecrow, off The Scarecrow (2008).


3. Let the Storm Descend Upon You,off Ghostlights (2016).


2. Farewell, off The Metal Opera (2001).

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1. Ghost in the Moon, off Moonglow (2019).