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    Default 5150 vs Runaround

    My two favorite tunes from the Sammy era. Both songs feature killer music, great vocals and stellar lyrics. I predict I will be in the minority on this one, but I give the very slightest edge to Runaround. It's been my favorite "Van Hagar" song since For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge was released ... wait for it ... 25 friggin' years ago this June.



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    So are you doing a March Madness thing, tallying the CVH bracket and the Van Hagar bracket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCrappy View Post
    So are you doing a March Madness thing, tallying the CVH bracket and the Van Hagar bracket?
    Don't give me any crazy ideas! Besides, I have too many #1 seeds facing off in the first round to do that.
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    Those truly are two of my favorites from the Sammy era, too. Tough choice...

    5150 is an ass kicker, a deep cut, with great EVH playing and composing. Very melodic, even with all the insane guitar playing. The lyrics and vocal harmonies are outstanding.
    Runaround has a few of those qualities too, IMO, yet is a bit more accessible. I do like the dual guitar solos, and am forever a fan of the video, not to mention the tone of the EBMM...

    I choose Runaround for the win, with a slight edge, simply because I find it almost too close to call!
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    5150
    "The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.

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    Runaround is a great song, but this is not even close. "5150" blows it away with ease. The best combination of a vocal performance and lyrics in Sam's entire career, coupled with a classic Ed riff and solo, and Alex blazing away with power.

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    5150 by a mile. I was never a fan of Runaround.

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    Always liked boh tunes and would give the nod to 5150 ...

    Only about 5150 I am not too much of fan of is the 1st verse seems the kill the killer vibe of the start of the song ... after seems to flow well ... as for Runaround all-round cool tune just does not hit quite as high as the highs of 5150 ...

    now 5150 tacked against The Dream Is Over is a whole other ball game ...

    Time to go crank some 5150 and F.U.CK today

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalFB View Post
    5150 by a mile. I was never a fan of Runaround.
    It was a close call for me. 5150 kicks all kinds of ass, regardless of era!!!
    I always loved Runaround too, and almost think it would make a fitting theme song here...
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    It's 51-50 TIME! Plus that song has one of my favorite Sammy lines, the running politician thang.

    But, Runaround is a great, fun, never-gets-old song that I listen too often.
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    5150 is one of the best songs they have ever done...period. Not even close.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Both great tunes, but 5150 just because of that riff. This was one of Ed's last incredible, impossible to match riffs. Even for himself. And the rest of the band just cooked.

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    5150 is the best song from the Sammy era.

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