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    Well "I'm the One" shut out "Little Guitars" and "Beat It" did the same to "Bullethead." "You and Your Blues," "Beats Workin'," "As Is," "Can't Get This Stuff No More," and (despite its memorable tapping mid-section) "Dance the Night Away" only ended up with 1 point each. And how the hell was I the tie-breaker for "Blood and Fire?!" I get "Unchained" is the undisputed champ and all, but jeez...

    Round 2 ends 11:00 PM EST on Friday:

    Jump vs. Mean Street
    Iím the One vs. Feel Your Love Tonight
    Hot for Teacher vs. Ainít Talkiní ĎBout Love
    Beat It vs. Girl Gone Bad

    Hear About It Later vs. D.O.A
    Somebody Get Me a Doctor vs. So This Is Love?
    Hang ĎEm High vs. Bottoms Up!
    Blood and Fire vs. Light Up the Sky

    Panama vs. Loss of Control
    You Really Got Me vs. Sheís the Woman
    Ice Cream Man vs. Outta Space
    Drop Dead Legs vs. Runniní with the Devil

    Youíre No Good vs. Push Comes to Shove
    Iíll Wait vs. Sinnerís Swing!
    Stay Frosty vs. Outta Love Again
    And the Cradle Will Rock... vs. One Foot Out the Door
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    VAN HALEN W/DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN W/SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN W/GARY: 5x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 9x
    DAVE SOLO: 14x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

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    Jump
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    Beat It

    Hear About It Later
    Somebody Get Me a Doctor
    Hang ‘Em High
    Blood and Fire

    Panama
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    VAN HALEN W/DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN W/SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN W/GARY: 5x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 9x
    DAVE SOLO: 14x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
    MET: Sammy 1x, Dave almost 1x, Gary 2x

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    Bottoms Up!
    Light Up the Sky

    Panama
    You Really Got Me
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    Push Comes to Shove
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    Light Up the Sky

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    You Really Got Me
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    Girl Gone Bad

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    Somebody Get Me
    Hang ‘Em High
    Light Up the Sky

    Panama
    You Really Got Me
    Ice Cream Man
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    Outta Love Again
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    I just go by what solo "pushes my button". Some might be more technical than others but I go by feel !!!

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    Bottoms Up
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    This is fun, so I decided to add a little commentary for these.

    Jump vs. Mean Street
    - Mean Street’s got that Fair Warning fire, but Jump is just really well orchestrated and a more impressive accomplishment to me.

    I’m the One vs. Feel Your Love Tonight
    - I’m the one is more impressive as a whole, but the FYLT solo really fits the song so well - totally masterfully placed licks.

    Hot for Teacher vs. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    - ATBL is a great melodic solo, but HFT is top tier for me. No whammy, no tapping in the main section of the solo, just blistering licks with incredible feel.

    Beat It vs. Girl Gone Bad
    - Man this is a tough one. Might but the toughest matchup yet. GGB is great because it weaves some great riffage in with blistering licks all while leading the song through great dynamic changes. But Beat It has next level feel and a wow factor to it that GGB can’t touch. My band plays Beat It regularly, and that solo makes people go wild.

    Hear About It Later vs. D.O.A
    - The timing, feel and creativity of the HAIL solo makes it stand out more against D.O.A.’s good, but fairly standard early Ed solo.

    Somebody Get Me a Doctor vs. So This Is Love?
    - This is an example of choosing the better solo vs. the better song. My preference all around is So This Is Love. It’s got a great bluesy influence to it and again, it’s in the superior song. But SGMAD’s solo starts with a classic riff and features a few of Ed’s most signature melodic passages.

    Hang ‘Em High vs. Bottoms Up!
    - Hang ‘Em High once again has some cool riffage, but Bottoms Up! has two solos, and I find them both more interesting.

    Blood and Fire vs. Light Up the Sky
    - Another instance of the better song losing the solo battle. Blood and Fire literally has more fire to it, whereas LUTS has a great solo, but not as much going on.

    Panama vs. Loss of Control
    - I dig LOC’s flanger use, but Panama still wins here for me. It’s a classic.

    You Really Got Me vs. She’s the Woman
    - I really dig STW’s solo, but YRGM is once again classic Ed. It holds a special place in my heart as the second VH solo I ever learned.

    Ice Cream Man vs. Outta Space
    - Outta Space’s solo is no slouch, but come on. Ice Cream Man is quite possibly the best solo on VH1. It can’t be beat here.

    Drop Dead Legs vs. Runnin’ with the Devil
    - No brainer for me, DDL is far more interesting. This is some peak EVH to me.

    You’re No Good vs. Push Comes to Shove
    - While You’re No Good is a great solo, PCTS edges it out due to more interesting note choices and its more progressive flavor

    I’ll Wait vs. Sinner’s Swing!
    - I love Sinner’s Swing’s frantic solo - it’s a ton of fun. But I’ll Wait is a really well constructed solo in a context we hear Ed in less.

    Stay Frosty vs. Outta Love Again
    - Another really tough matchup. Outta Love Again has great feel to it, but Stay Frosty’s slippery bluesy solos just smoke.

    And the Cradle Will Rock... vs. One Foot Out the Door
    - ATCWR has some fun changes and plays to the overall tune. But One Foot is blazing and angry, which is a blast. One Foot takes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    This is fun, so I decided to add a little commentary for these.

    Jump vs. Mean Street
    - Mean Street’s got that Fair Warning fire, but Jump is just really well orchestrated and a more impressive accomplishment to me.

    I’m the One vs. Feel Your Love Tonight
    - I’m the one is more impressive as a whole, but the FYLT solo really fits the song so well - totally masterfully placed licks.

    Hot for Teacher vs. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    - ATBL is a great melodic solo, but HFT is top tier for me. No whammy, no tapping in the main section of the solo, just blistering licks with incredible feel.

    Beat It vs. Girl Gone Bad
    - Man this is a tough one. Might but the toughest matchup yet. GGB is great because it weaves some great riffage in with blistering licks all while leading the song through great dynamic changes. But Beat It has next level feel and a wow factor to it that GGB can’t touch. My band plays Beat It regularly, and that solo makes people go wild.

    Hear About It Later vs. D.O.A
    - The timing, feel and creativity of the HAIL solo makes it stand out more against D.O.A.’s good, but fairly standard early Ed solo.

    Somebody Get Me a Doctor vs. So This Is Love?
    - This is an example of choosing the better solo vs. the better song. My preference all around is So This Is Love. It’s got a great bluesy influence to it and again, it’s in the superior song. But SGMAD’s solo starts with a classic riff and features a few of Ed’s most signature melodic passages.

    Hang ‘Em High vs. Bottoms Up!
    - Hang ‘Em High once again has some cool riffage, but Bottoms Up! has two solos, and I find them both more interesting.

    Blood and Fire vs. Light Up the Sky
    - Another instance of the better song losing the solo battle. Blood and Fire literally has more fire to it, whereas LUTS has a great solo, but not as much going on.

    Panama vs. Loss of Control
    - I dig LOC’s flanger use, but Panama still wins here for me. It’s a classic.

    You Really Got Me vs. She’s the Woman
    - I really dig STW’s solo, but YRGM is once again classic Ed. It holds a special place in my heart as the second VH solo I ever learned.

    Ice Cream Man vs. Outta Space
    - Outta Space’s solo is no slouch, but come on. Ice Cream Man is quite possibly the best solo on VH1. It can’t be beat here.

    Drop Dead Legs vs. Runnin’ with the Devil
    - No brainer for me, DDL is far more interesting. This is some peak EVH to me.

    You’re No Good vs. Push Comes to Shove
    - While You’re No Good is a great solo, PCTS edges it out due to more interesting note choices and its more progressive flavor

    I’ll Wait vs. Sinner’s Swing!
    - I love Sinner’s Swing’s frantic solo - it’s a ton of fun. But I’ll Wait is a really well constructed solo in a context we hear Ed in less.

    Stay Frosty vs. Outta Love Again
    - Another really tough matchup. Outta Love Again has great feel to it, but Stay Frosty’s slippery bluesy solos just smoke.

    And the Cradle Will Rock... vs. One Foot Out the Door
    - ATCWR has some fun changes and plays to the overall tune. But One Foot is blazing and angry, which is a blast. One Foot takes it.
    Love the comments and insight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFVH5150 View Post
    Well "I'm the One" shut out "Little Guitars" and "Beat It" did the same to "Bullethead." "You and Your Blues," "Beats Workin'," "As Is," "Can't Get This Stuff No More," and (despite its memorable tapping mid-section) "Dance the Night Away" only ended up with 1 point each. And how the hell was I the tie-breaker for "Blood and Fire?!" I get "Unchained" is the undisputed champ and all, but jeez...

    Round 2 ends 11:00 PM EST on Friday:

    Jump vs. Mean Street
    I’m the One vs. Feel Your Love Tonight
    Hot for Teacher vs. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    Beat It vs. Girl Gone Bad

    Hear About It Later vs. D.O.A
    Somebody Get Me a Doctor vs. So This Is Love?
    Hang ‘Em High vs. Bottoms Up!
    Blood and Fire vs. Light Up the Sky

    Panama vs. Loss of Control
    You Really Got Me vs. She’s the Woman
    Ice Cream Man vs. Outta Space
    Drop Dead Legs vs. Runnin’ with the Devil

    You’re No Good vs. Push Comes to Shove
    I’ll Wait vs. Sinner’s Swing!
    Stay Frosty vs. Outta Love Again
    And the Cradle Will Rock... vs. One Foot Out the Door
    Cant believe GGB's solo knocked out Romeo Delight.

    Mean Street
    FYLT
    HFT
    Beat It

    HAIL
    SGMAD
    HEH
    B&F

    LOC
    YRGM
    ICM
    DDL

    You're No Good
    Sinner's Swing
    Outta Love Again
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    Jump vs. Mean Street
    I’m the One vs. Feel Your Love Tonight
    Hot for Teacher vs. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    Beat It vs. Girl Gone Bad

    Hear About It Later vs. D.O.A
    Somebody Get Me a Doctor vs. So This Is Love?
    Hang ‘Em High vs. Bottoms Up!
    Blood and Fire vs. Light Up the Sky

    Panama vs. Loss of Control
    You Really Got Me vs. She’s the Woman
    Ice Cream Man vs. Outta Space
    Drop Dead Legs vs. Runnin’ with the Devil

    You’re No Good vs. Push Comes to Shove
    I’ll Wait vs. Sinner’s Swing!
    Stay Frosty vs. Outta Love Again
    And the Cradle Will Rock... vs. One Foot Out the Door

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLE DRUMMER View Post
    Cant believe GGB's solo knocked out Romeo Delight.

    Mean Street
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    HFT
    Beat It

    HAIL
    SGMAD
    HEH
    B&F

    LOC
    YRGM
    ICM
    DDL

    You're No Good
    Sinner's Swing
    Outta Love Again
    OFOTD
    Yeah I was the asshole tie-breaker, sorry! I love RD more than GGB, but again, it's all about the solo. And that was the hardest one for me to decide.
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    DAVE SOLO: 14x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    This is fun, so I decided to add a little commentary for these.

    Jump vs. Mean Street
    - Mean Street’s got that Fair Warning fire, but Jump is just really well orchestrated and a more impressive accomplishment to me.

    I’m the One vs. Feel Your Love Tonight
    - I’m the one is more impressive as a whole, but the FYLT solo really fits the song so well - totally masterfully placed licks.

    Hot for Teacher vs. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
    - ATBL is a great melodic solo, but HFT is top tier for me. No whammy, no tapping in the main section of the solo, just blistering licks with incredible feel.

    Beat It vs. Girl Gone Bad
    - Man this is a tough one. Might but the toughest matchup yet. GGB is great because it weaves some great riffage in with blistering licks all while leading the song through great dynamic changes. But Beat It has next level feel and a wow factor to it that GGB can’t touch. My band plays Beat It regularly, and that solo makes people go wild.

    Hear About It Later vs. D.O.A
    - The timing, feel and creativity of the HAIL solo makes it stand out more against D.O.A.’s good, but fairly standard early Ed solo.

    Somebody Get Me a Doctor vs. So This Is Love?
    - This is an example of choosing the better solo vs. the better song. My preference all around is So This Is Love. It’s got a great bluesy influence to it and again, it’s in the superior song. But SGMAD’s solo starts with a classic riff and features a few of Ed’s most signature melodic passages.

    Hang ‘Em High vs. Bottoms Up!
    - Hang ‘Em High once again has some cool riffage, but Bottoms Up! has two solos, and I find them both more interesting.

    Blood and Fire vs. Light Up the Sky
    - Another instance of the better song losing the solo battle. Blood and Fire literally has more fire to it, whereas LUTS has a great solo, but not as much going on.

    Panama vs. Loss of Control
    - I dig LOC’s flanger use, but Panama still wins here for me. It’s a classic.

    You Really Got Me vs. She’s the Woman
    - I really dig STW’s solo, but YRGM is once again classic Ed. It holds a special place in my heart as the second VH solo I ever learned.

    Ice Cream Man vs. Outta Space
    - Outta Space’s solo is no slouch, but come on. Ice Cream Man is quite possibly the best solo on VH1. It can’t be beat here.

    Drop Dead Legs vs. Runnin’ with the Devil
    - No brainer for me, DDL is far more interesting. This is some peak EVH to me.

    You’re No Good vs. Push Comes to Shove
    - While You’re No Good is a great solo, PCTS edges it out due to more interesting note choices and its more progressive flavor

    I’ll Wait vs. Sinner’s Swing!
    - I love Sinner’s Swing’s frantic solo - it’s a ton of fun. But I’ll Wait is a really well constructed solo in a context we hear Ed in less.

    Stay Frosty vs. Outta Love Again
    - Another really tough matchup. Outta Love Again has great feel to it, but Stay Frosty’s slippery bluesy solos just smoke.

    And the Cradle Will Rock... vs. One Foot Out the Door
    - ATCWR has some fun changes and plays to the overall tune. But One Foot is blazing and angry, which is a blast. One Foot takes it.
    Thanks, Jedi--well-worded and an enjoyable read!
    Dave
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    VAN HALEN W/DAVE: 9x
    VAN HALEN W/SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN W/GARY: 5x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 9x
    DAVE SOLO: 14x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
    GARY/EXTREME/TRIBE OF JUDAH/HURTSMILE: 7x
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    Yeah I was the asshole tie-breaker, sorry! I love RD more than GGB, but again, it's all about the solo. And that was the hardest one for me to decide.
    Lol, it's all good. To me, Romeo Delight is an all time top 10 solo by Ed. My favorite solo on WACF. Honestly, the GGB solo doesnt standout to me as much as his rhythm playing, the tapping intro, and all his great fills throughout the

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