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    Default 1984 vs 5150, song by song ...

    The best selling album of the Dave era vs the best selling album of the Sammy era. Two back-to-back monster albums from the middle of the awesome 80's. Dave's swan song with VH vs Sammy's first with VH. Time to compare the songs, track by track. The instrumental "1984" will be included in order for both albums to have 9 total songs.

    P.S. Let's try to keep this as a showdown of the songs of 1984 vs 5150, not "Dave is bald & gay" vs "Sammy is fat & cheesy" ...

    1984 vs Good Enough - Good Enough
    Jump vs Why Can't This Be Love? - Jump (Two of the band's most popular, yet most despised songs around these parts)
    Panama vs Get Up - Panama
    Top Jimmy vs Dreams - Top Jimmy (This was close)
    Drop Dead Legs vs Summer Nights - Drop Dead Legs
    Hot For Teacher vs Best Of Both Worlds - Hot For Teacher
    I'll Wait vs Love Walks In - I'll Wait (This was really close. I totally dig both of these underappreciated tunes)
    Girl Gone Bad vs 5150 - Girl Gone Bad (Very close. My favorite songs from each of these albums)
    House Of Pain vs Inside - House Of Pain (FWIW, I actually like Inside quite a bit)

    1984 wins 8-1, but it was closer than the final score might indicate.
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    1984 vs Good Enough - Good Enough
    Jump vs Why Can't This Be Love? - Why Can't This Be Love
    Panama vs Get Up - Panama
    Top Jimmy vs Dreams - Dreams
    Drop Dead Legs vs Summer Nights -TIE
    Hot For Teacher vs Best Of Both Worlds - Best of Both Worlds
    I'll Wait vs Love Walks In - Love Walks In
    Girl Gone Bad vs 5150 - 5150
    House Of Pain vs Inside - TIE

    6-1-2: 5150

    Why Can't This Be Love?, Dreams, Summer Nights, Best of Both Worlds, Love Walks In, and 5150 all on one album? That's hard to beat in my book.

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    Dave is bald & gay" < "Sammy is fat & cheesy

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    5150 > 1984


    not my opinion btw, just a mathematical fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fat worm View Post
    5150 > 1984


    not my opinion btw, just a mathematical fact.
    I see what you did there ...
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    1984-Good Enough...Good Enough by a country mile
    Jump-WCTBL...Jump by another country mile
    Panama-Get Up...Panama coasting to it's victory lap
    Top Jimmy-Dreams...Top Jimmy is King, but a closer gap, as Dreams is still a fun straightforward rock song to jam to on the drums

    DDL-Summer Nights...DDL in a good fight, as Summer Nights is one of the best of the Sam era, but Ed's and Al's vastly superior tones on DDL push it to victory

    HFT-BOBW...HFT gallops all over the Celebration riff in a blowout
    I'll Wait-LWI...I'll Wait's dark mood and Al's awesome precision send the alien song into outer space like a rocket

    GGB-"5150"...GGB in a dogfight, but the amazing interplay between the Brothers on GGB is just a little too much for arguably the best Sam era song to overcome

    HOP-Inside...HOP inflicting a lot of pain on the much maligned Inside, although I've always liked that tune too.

    8-1 1984, although the particular match ups didn't do any favors to a couple of great Sam era tunes, Summer Nights and "5150".

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    DDL vs Summer Nights... pretty close one.
    GGB vs 5150... pretty close too.
    Last edited by thismusicsux; 08.28.15 at 02:59 PM.

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    1984 vs Good Enough - Good Enough
    Jump vs Why Can't This Be Love? - Why Can't This Be Love?
    Panama vs Get Up - Panama
    Top Jimmy vs Dreams - Dreams
    Drop Dead Legs vs Summer Nights - Drop Dead Legs The only close one. REALLY close.
    Hot For Teacher vs Best Of Both Worlds - Hot For Teacher
    I'll Wait vs Love Walks In - Love Walks In
    Girl Gone Bad vs 5150 - 5150
    House Of Pain vs Inside - House Of Pain House of Pain is a better song but I like Inside better

    5 to 4

    5150 with the win

    Not as close as the score would show. 3 of the 1984 songs could have easily gone the other way, Panama was the only blowout IMO.

    I really doubt there will be any surprises in any of these repsonses

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1way2rock View Post
    Hot For Teacher vs Best Of Both Worlds - Best of Both Worlds
    I know you are a die hard Sammy fan. But WTF???? No Way. (btw, I really like BOBW, it is a good song)

    You have heard the solo in Hot for Teacher right?

    I think you may have done the "5150 Walk" to many times after watching Live Without A Net.............


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    1984 vs Good Enough - Good Enough
    Jump vs Why Can't This Be Love? - Jump
    Panama vs Get Up - Panama
    Top Jimmy vs Dreams - Top Jimmy
    Drop Dead Legs vs Summer Nights - Drop Dead Legs
    Hot For Teacher vs Best Of Both Worlds - Hot For Teacher
    I'll Wait vs Love Walks In - I'll Wait
    Girl Gone Bad vs 5150 - Girl Gone Bad
    House Of Pain vs Inside - House Of Pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    I know you are a die hard Sammy fan. But WTF???? No Way. (btw, I really like BOBW, it is a good song)

    You have heard the solo in Hot for Teacher right?

    I think you may have done the "5150 Walk" to many times after watching Live Without A Net.............

    I really like Hot for Teacher. It is a great song, and I certainly like the solo better than the one in Best of Both Worlds. Overall, though, I prefer the groove from the pocket that Eddie displays on Best of Both Worlds. It was a close contest between those two.

    Yeah, I've done the 5150 walk a couple of times. I've also done the Cabo Wabo on occasion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    I know you are a die hard Sammy fan. But WTF???? No Way.

    You have heard the solo in Hot for Teacher right?

    I think you may have done the "5150 Walk" to many times after watching Live Without A Net.............
    I didnít reply because I knew not picking 1984 for every match-up would generate this type of response.

    But just to debate, if you compared Source of Infection and Hot for Teacher, I can see how it would be a tough sell to NOT pick HFT since both songs have a similar structure. BOBW is a very different tune and therefore might be more up someoneís alley than a song that is built around a classic EVH boogie.

    P.S. I like BOBW better too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlindtotheWorld View Post
    I didn’t reply because I knew not picking 1984 for every match-up would generate this type of response.

    But just to debate, if you compared Source of Infection and Hot for Teacher, I can see how it would be a tough sell to NOT pick HFT since both songs have a similar structure. BOBW is a very different tune and therefore might be more up someone’s alley than a song that is built around a classic EVH boogie.

    P.S. I like BOBW better too.
    I prefer Hot For teacher, but Best Of Both Worlds is a very good song.
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