What is the best live song ever?
Which one song would you like to hear live more than any other?
That’s the question high-end speaker manufacturers Vivid Audio are asking music fans. They’ve created a list of 80 tracks which, predictably, includes a stack of classic rock titles.
From AC/DC to Status Quo, Black Sabbath to Metallica, Bon Jovi to Queen, Elvis to Roy Orbison and Blondie to Joan Jett, some of the most iconic songs in history are up for public vote.
Vivid design engineer Laurence Dickie says: “Music is so important to so many people, so we want to find out which song the UK would like to hear played live.
“Creating the list was difficult but we managed to cover all eras from the sixties to the modern day.
“We also decided to launch the survey to emphasise the fact that listening to music on a Vivid Audio speaker is as clear as hearing the track played live.”
The award-winning firm’s speakers start at £5,250 so they’re likely to remain on most people’s wish lists. But you can vote for your single favourite live track until November 30.
If rock fans don’t have their say, the winner could be Coldplay, Madonna, Take That – or even Whitney Houston. So get voting.
Meanwhile, a Facebook campaign to get AC/DC to No.1 for Christmas has gathered more than 80,000 followers. Organisers want followers to buy Highway To Hell as a digital single during the week of December 15-21 with the intention of seeing it top the chart the following week. AC/DC are the cover stars of the current edition of Classic Rock, on sale now.
Vivid Audio’s rock options
AC/DC: Back In Black
Aerosmith / Run DMC: Walk This Way
Black Sabbath: Paranoid
Bob Dylan: Like A Rolling Stone
Bon Jovi: Livin’ On A Prayer
Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run
David Bowie: Space Oddity
Def Leppard: Pour Some Sugar On Me
Kings Of Leon: Sex On Fire
Eagles: Hotel California
Elvis Presley: Jailhouse Rock
Derek & the Dominos: Layla
Fleetwood Mac: Go Your Own Way
Genesis: The Musical Box
Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’Mine
Iggy Pop: Lust For Life
Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: I Love Rock’n'Roll
John Lennon: Imagine
Johnny Cash: Ring Of Fire
Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama
Manic Street Preachers: A Design For Life
Janis Joplin: Summertime
Metallica: Enter Sandman
Nirvana: Smells Like Teen Spirit
Pink Floyd: Comfortably Numb
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
REM: Losing My Religion
Rage Against The Machine: KIlling In The Name
Rod Stewart: Maggie May
Roy Orbison: Oh, Pretty Woman
Sex Pistols: God Save The Queen
Status Quo: Rockin’ All Over The World
The Beatles: Strawberry Fields
The Clash: London Calling
The Rolling Stones: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
The Who: My Generation