Great Gretzky

“As hockey fans gear up for the chase to the Stanley Cup, we can honor the game’s best player by listening to these songs. They all share the word “Great” in their titles.

10. “Great Rain” by John Prine: The well-respected singer-songwriter sounds like Bob Dylan on this electric blues number from The Missing Years.

9. “The Great Gig in the Sky” by Pink Floyd:This piano instrumental is a perfect fir for the psychedelic surreallism that made Dark Side of the Moon one of the most albums of the 20th century.

8. “The Great White Hope” by Styx:Guitarist James Young penned this metaphor of a rocker as a boxer. This opener to Pieces of Eight side B serves, both literally and figuratively as, as a flip side to the hopelessness of side A’s opener, “Renegade.”

7. “Into the Great Wide Open” by Tom Petty: The title track from one of many popular albums has his raspy vocal soaring over a catchy melody.

6. “The Great Divide” by Neil Young: The folk-rocker returned to his acoustic roots on Silver and Gold, which features this beautiful ballad.

5. “Great Scott” by Fountains of Wayne: Adam Schlesinger and Chris Collingwood write catchy tunes about unlikely subjects, such as carpet installers, mall Santas, and office secretaries. Their target on this track from Out of State Plates is a magician.

4. “The Greatest Thing” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions: Punch the Clock was a transition album for Costello, who included a prominent horn section for most tracks. The brass sounds great on this track and the hit, “Everyday I Write the Book.”

3. “Great Balls of Fire” by Jerry Lee Lewis: Goodness gracious this is a well-known rock tune that has given Jerry Lee Lewis immortality.

2. “The Great Pretender” by The Platters: The smooth vocals of the band never sounded better than on this timeless classic, covered by many artists as varied as Freddie Mercury to Rod Stewart to The Rattles.

1. “The Great Defector” by Bell X1: The best Indie band to emerge from Ireland in the last ten years, Bell X1 mixes witty, enigmatic lyrics with guitar-based techno-pop. This track highlights their best album, Blue Lights on the Runway.”

*Note: This article was written by a Yahoo contributor!


About Judy Hansen

I have lived in many cities in the US and even lived in Calgary,Alberta Canada. But I always seem to end up where my life began in Toledo, Ohio. I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, sister, aunt, and I'll be your best friend!
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One Response to Great Gretzky

  1. I do not follow sports; however, even I know of Wayne Gretsky. He is great, a true champion in the world of hockey.

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