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What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138433
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Hi,

I'm trying to choose some good Piano centric Rock/Classic Rock songs. By this I mean songs that have a key/fundamental piano part in them, for example:

- Feel (Robbie williams)
- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton)
- Brick (Ben Folds)
- Daydream believer (The Monkees)

What do you recommend?

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Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138434
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How about...

- Scenes from an Italian Resturant (Billy Joel)
- China Grove (Doobie Brothers)

Howard

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138435
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Anything by Tori Amos or Vienna Teng, though they might be considered more adult alternative than classic rock.

You can't leave out "Layla," of course.

"And I moved" by Pete Townshend has gorgeous rippling keyboard arpeggios throughout, but it's rather a downer of a song and not well known.

"Crime of the Century" by Supertramp.

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138436
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Came sail away - STYX
Freebird - Lynryd Skynrd
Home At Last - Steely Dan
Boogie on Reggae Woman - Stevie W
Clocks - Coldplay
Bad Leroy Brown - J Croce
I don't like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Thunder Road/Growing up- Bruce Springsteen
Great Balls of Fire - J.L. Lewis
In the Midnight Hour - W. Pickett
Werewolf in London - Warren Zevon
C'est La Vie - Chuck Berry

Just a few that popped into my head. Hope this helps!
Hobie


"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." Groucho Marx
Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138437
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I've always loved the keyboard introduction to Supertramp's "Bloody Well Right".

Hobie, I didn't remember a piano in "Mondays", but I just listened to the song and the pianoing in it is great!

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138438
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Jungleland or Backstreets - Bruce Springsteen

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138439
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Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138440
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Moondance -- Van Morrison


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Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138441
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Year of the Cat - Al Stewart

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138442
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Uncle Remus - Frank Zappa


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Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138443
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Stairway to Heaven !!


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Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138444
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Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138445
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http://www.lovinspoonful.com/mp3.shtml

Summer in the City by Lovin spoonful, intro 2nd reprise of theme and fadeout.

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138446
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A favorite of mine is "Jessica," by the Allman Brothers.

I believe that the pianist was Chuck Leavell, who now plays for the Rolling Stones.

Bob

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138447
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If you're willing to broaden your requirement a bit from piano to keyboard I would add these songs with absolute "signature" keyboard licks....
Light My Fire - Doors
Riders On The Storm - Doors
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harim
Good Lovin' - Rascles
I've Seen All Good People - Yes
Gimme Some Lovin' - Stevie Winwood/ Spencer Davis
Your Song - Elton John
Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong, The Letter, With A Little Help From My Friends, Feelin All Right - Joe Cocker
Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, Let It Be, A Day In The Life, Get Back - Beatles
Willie Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
96 Tears - Question Mark & the Mysterions
These Eyes - Guess Who
Oh-yea como va, Black Magic Woman, etc. - Santana
These come to mind - but there's got to be thousands more - Deep Purple, Rush, Queen...
This is going to be a huge list.

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desperado -- eagles

levon -- elton john

green onions -- booker t

roadhouse blues -- doors

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138449
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Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138450
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"Open Arms", Journey

translates well to solo piano

Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138451
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Pink FLoyd - Dark Side of The Moon
Trilogy is very good too, Wish You Were Here, and Shine On Your Crazy Diamond..


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Re: What are the best Piano centric Rock/ClassicRock Songs??? #1138452
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In terms of modern rock songs, Coldplay and Muse are the two which spring to my mind immediately. I'm not a Coldplay fan at all, but I think Muse are absolutely fantastic!

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