My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

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

10. I Believe in Father Christmas, off Works Vol II (1977).

9. Lucky Man, off Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (1970).

8. Gone Too Soon, off (In the Hot Seat 1994).

7. Tarkus, off Tarkus (1971).

6. Hoedown, off Trilogy (1972).

5. Take A Pebble, off Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (1970).

4. Still … You Turn Me On, off Brain Salad Surgery (1973).

3. From the Beginning, off Trilogy (1972).

2. Pirates Works, Vol I, off (1977).

1. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Pts 1/2, off Brain Salad Surgery (1973).



Perhaps I cheat by combining these into one song, but hey, they’re Part 1 and Part 2!

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Nightwish

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

10. Noise, off HUMAN II NATURE (2020).

9. Walking in the Air, off Oceanborn (1998).

8. Bye Bye Beautiful, off Dark Passion Play (2007).

7. I Want My Tears Back, off Imaginaerum (2011).

6. Endless Forms Most Beautiful, off Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015).

5. Come Cover Me, off Wishmaster (2000).

4. Ghost Love Score, off Once (2004).

3. Alpenglow, off Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015).

2. Last Ride of the Day, off Imaginaerum (2011).

1. Dark Chest of Wonders, off Once (2004).

My Top 20 Favorite Songs by YES, in 2 Parts…

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Part 1: “Short” (less than 7 minutes); Part 2: “Long” (more than 7 minutes)

Yes, I include ABWH in this list. “A rose by any other name…”

Top 10 Favorite Songs by YES That Are 7 Minutes or Less


…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Aug 30.

10. Changes, off 90125 (1983).

9. Face to Face, off The Ladder (1999).

8. Time and a Word, off Time and a Word (1970).

7. Hold On, off 90125 (1983).

6. I See You, off Yes (1969).

5. Into the Storm, off Fly From Here (Return Trip) (2011).

4. Lift Me Up, off Union (1991).

3. The Meeting, off ABWH (1989).

2. Does It Really Happen?, off Drama (1980).

1. Parallels, off Going for the One (1977).

Top 10 Favorite Songs by YES That Are 7 Minutes or More


…as NOT played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Aug 30,
because it would take too damn long!

10. Ritual, off Tales from Topographic Oceans (1973).

9. Mind Drive, off Keys to Ascension / Keystudio (1996).

8. Machine Messiah, off Drama (1980).

7. Sound Chaser, off Relayer (1974).

6. Heart of the Sunrise, off Fragile (1971).

5. Brother of Mine, off ABWH (1989).

4. I’ve Seen All Good People (*), off The Yes Album (1971).

(*) I rounded up to 7 minutes for this one, it belonged in this group more than the other.

3. And You and I, off Close to the Edge (1972).

2. Roundabout, off Fragile (1971).

1. Yours Is No Disgrace, off The Yes Album (1971).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Power Quest

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Aug 19.

10. Neverworld (Power Quest Pt 2), off Neverworld (2004).

9. Never Again, off Master of Illusion (2008).

8. Hold On to Love, off Magic Never Dies (2005).

7. Well of Souls, off Neverworld (2004).

6. No More Heroes, off The Sixth Dimension (2017).

5. Crunching the Numbers, off Blood Alliance (2011).

4. Children of the Dream, off Magic Never Dies (2005).

3. For Evermore, off Neverworld (2004).

2. Starlight City, off The Sixth Dimension (2017).

1. Cemetery Gates, off Master of Illusion (2008).

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My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Foghat

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed Aug 05.

10. Helping Hand, off Rock and Roll (1973).

9. Baby Can I Change Your Mind, off Tight Shoes (1980).

8. Trouble In My Way, off Rock and Roll Outlaws (1974).

7. Step Outside, off Energized (1974).

6. Night Shift, off Night Shift (1976).

5. Midnight Madness, off Stone Blue (1978).

4. Fool For the City, off Fool For the City (1975).

3. Don’t Run Me Down, off Night Shift (1976).

2. Nervous Release, off Boogie Motel (1979).

1. Boogie Motel, off Boogie Motel (1979).

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My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Nightingale

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed Apr 29.

10. Misery, off Invisible (2004).

9. The Dreamreader, off The Breathing Shadow (1995).

8. Steal the Moon, off The Closing Chronicles (1996).

7. Trial and Error, off White Darkness (2007).

6. Chasing the Storm Away, off Retribution (2014).

5. Still in the Dark, off I (2000).

4. On Stolen Wings, off Retribution (2014).

3. Shadowman, off Alive Again 2003).

2. Atlantis Rising, off Invisible (2004).

1. Eternal, off Alive Again (2003).

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My Top 10 Favorite Songs by The Alan Parsons Project

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed Apr 22.

10. Standing on Higher Ground, off Gaudi (1987).

9. Nothing Left to Lose, off Turn of a Friendly Card (1980).

8. (The System of) Dr Tarr & Professor Feather, off Tales of Mystery and Imagination (1976).

7. Old & Wise, off Eye in the Sky (1982).

6. One More River, off Pyramid (1978).

5. Games People Play, off Turn of a Friendly Card (1980).

4. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You, off I, Robot (1977).

3. Don’t Answer Me, off Ammonia Avenue (1984).

2. Silence and I, off Eye in the Sky (1982).

1. Damned If I Do, off Eve (1979).

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My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Testament

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

10. Careful What You Wish For, off The Gathering (1999).

9. F.E.A.R., off Formation of Damnation (2008).

8. Murky Waters, off Demonic (1997).

7. Do or Die, off The Legacy (1987).

6. Hail Mary, off Low (1994).

5. Malpractice, off Souls of Black (1990).

4. Electric Crown, off The Ritual (1992).

3. Practice What You Preach, off Practice What You Preach (1989).

2. The Preacher, off The New Order (1988).

1. Nightmare, off Practice What You Preach (1989).

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My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Angra

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…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed Apr 15.

10. Travellers of Time, off OMNI (2018).

9. Wishing Well, off Temple of Shadows (2004).

8. Nothing to Say, off Holy Land (1996).

7. Angels and Demons, off Temple of Shadows (2004).

6. Perfect Symmetry, off Secret Garden (2014).

5. Speed, off Fireworks (1998).

4. Carry On, off Angels Cry (1993).

3. The Voice Commanding You, off Aurora Consurgens (2006).

2. The Shaman, off Holy Land (1996).

1. Millennium Sun, off Rebirth (2001).

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My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Edenbridge

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..as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Wed Apr 22.

10. Paramount, off MyEarthDream (2008).

9. Red Ball in Blue Sky, off Aphelion (2003).

8. Fly On A Rainbow Dream, off Arcana (2001).

7. Return to Grace, off The Great Momentum (2017).

6. October Sky, off Shine (2004).

5. See You Fading Afar, off The Grand Design (2006).

4. Where Oceans Collide, off Dynamind (2019).

3. Live and Let Go, off Dynamind (2019).

2. The Greatest Gift of All, off The Great Momentum (2017).

1. Shine, off Shine (2004).

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