The Most Demanding Songs in Rock History

The Most Demanding Songs in Rock History

ABBA: Not safe for microwave use.

While doing some research for an ink-and-paper Press article, I stumbled across the Arrow's song library, which is full of both surprises and songs the station never, ever, ever plays. (That I've heard, anyway.) It's a gold mine of potential lists too, so here's one that almost immediately sprang to mind. Ever notice how many songs demand something of the listener?

(* - Not in the Arrow library... duh.)

"Gimme All Your Lovin," ZZ Top "Gimme Back My Bullets," Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Three Steps," Lynyrd Skynyrd "Gimme Shelter," Rolling Stones * "Gimme Dat Ding," the Pipkins * "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment," Ramones "Gimme Some Lovin'," Spencer Davis Group * "Gimme the Mic," Limp Bizkit "Gimme Some Water," Eddie Money * "Gimme a Pigfoot (and a Bottle of Beer)," Billie Holliday * "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)," ABBA * "Gimme Some," Sons of Hercules * "Gimme Some Truth," John Lennon" "Give Peace A Chance," John Lennon "Give A Little Bit," Supertramp * "Give Me One Reason," Tracy Chapman "Give it to Me," J. Geils Band "Give Me Love," George Harrison * "Give It to Me Baby," Rick James * "Give Me Time," Archie Bell & the Drells, the Hollies, Dusty Springfield (different authors)

Boy, when Van Halen sang "Everybody Wants Some," they weren't kidding. - Chris Gray


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