#5. Blue Oyster Cult – Tatooed Vampire Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha Requested by – The Carolina Cowboy Commander Jersey John in North Carolina
Jersey John brings up the rear at #5 with his request for” Tattooed Vampire” by Blue Oyster Cult. “Tattooed Vampire” stands as a testament to Blue Öyster Cult’s ability to conjure haunting imagery and explore themes of desire, darkness, and the supernatural. From its seductive lyrics to its mysterious musicality, the song offers a glimpse into a world where sensuality and the supernatural converge. As a standout track from the album “Agents of Fortune,” “Tattooed Vampire” epitomizes Blue Öyster Cult’s ability to craft captivating and enigmatic songs that leave an indelible mark on the listeners’ imagination. Great Job John! Salute
#4. Dokken – It’s Not Love Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha Requested by – The Machete Commander Judy T in Jelico , Tennessee formerly of Garwood , NJ
The Manchette slashes her way into #4 with her request for “It’s Not Love ” by Dokken. “It’s Not Love” has stood the test of time and continues to resonate with fans and listeners around the world. It’s emotional depth and relatable themes have ensured its enduring popularity, solidifying its place as one of Dokken’s most beloved songs. It’s inclusion on their 1985 album “Under Lock and Key” further cemented the band’s status as pioneers in the hard rock and heavy metal scene of the 1980s .Dokken masterfully balances tender melodies with powerful guitar solos and soaring vocals, creating a sonic landscape that captivates the listener’s senses. Great Job Judi! Salute!
#3. Joan Jett – Crimson and Clover Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha Requested by – The Woodbridge Division Commander John L, Major Jenna L, and Ops Mama Tina L in Woodbridge , NJ
The Woodbridge Division is back on the list again this time at #3 with their request for Crimson and Clover by Joan Jett. It’s part of their awesome Covers themed request they are doing this week. Joan Jett, the undisputed queen of rock ‘n’ roll, has left an indelible mark on the music industry with her powerful vocals, fierce guitar playing, and rebellious spirit. Among her extensive repertoire, “Crimson and Clover” stands out as a mesmerizing rock anthem that showcases Jett’s unique ability to revive and reimagine classic songs. Originally released by Tommy James and the Shondells in 1968, Jett’s rendition of “Crimson and Clover” brings a fresh energy and raw power to the psychedelic gem. Great Job Gang! Keep It Up! Salute!
#2. Chickenfoot – Sexy Little Thing Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha Requested by Commander Frank L in Staten Island , NY
Commander Frank L takes the Two Spot while Rockturnaling and Fishing on the shores of Staten Island with his request for “Sexy Little Thing” by Chickenfoot. Don’t catch em all Frank! Chickenfoot, the supergroup comprising rock legends Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, and Chad Smith, burst onto the music scene with their explosive brand of hard rock. Within their impressive catalog, “Sexy Little Thing” stands out as a scorching anthem that encapsulates the band’s high-energy and no-nonsense approach to rock ‘n’ roll. Released in 2009 as part of their self-titled debut album, this fiery track showcases Chickenfoot’s raw power and musical chemistry. Great Job Frank! Salute!
#1. Iron Maiden – Flight of Icarus Requested Through – Facebook Request Line – Scotty B wdha Requested by – The Long Island Gunner Al H in long Island, NY
The Gunner tops the list with his celebratory request for Iron Maidens Piece of Mind album’s 40th anniversary. I went with Flight of Icarus. Released on May 16, 1983, “Piece of Mind” marked Iron Maiden’s fourth studio album and became a pivotal release in their career. The album further solidified their unique sound and showcased their ability to craft complex musical arrangements and thought-provoking lyrical themes. “Piece of Mind” featured iconic tracks like “The Trooper” and, of course, “Flight of Icarus,” which would go on to become fan favorites and staples in Iron Maiden’s live performances
“Flight of Icarus” captivates listeners with its grandiose and melodic composition. The song opens with a memorable guitar riff, instantly recognizable to fans worldwide. Iron Maiden’s trademark twin-guitar harmonies, courtesy of Adrian Smith and Dave Murray, take flight throughout the track, adding depth and layers to the soaring melody. Bruce Dickinson’s powerful vocals bring the mythological narrative to life, while the thunderous rhythm section provided by bassist Steve Harris and drummer Nicko McBrain propels the song forward. As we mark the 40th anniversary of the release of “Piece of Mind,” the significance of “Flight of Icarus” cannot be understated. The album solidified Iron Maiden’s place as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and laid the foundation for their future successes. The fact that “Flight of Icarus” remains a beloved staple of their live shows after four decades is a testament to its enduring appeal and its place in the hearts of fans around the world. As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of “Piece of Mind,” the album that birthed this iconic track, it is a testament to the enduring legacy of Iron Maiden and their ability to captivate audiences with their powerful sound and mythical narratives. “Flight of Icarus” remains an emblematic song in the band’s repertoire, reminding us of their monumental impact on the heavy metal genre and their unrivaled ability to stand the test of time. Happy Anniversary Iron Maiden! Great Job Al! Salute! You are #1!