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Author: Eric Vardeman and Jason Gross

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A Music + Talk podcast featuring lists of the greatest songs of all time. Each season, hosts Eric and Jason pick a category and then count down their picks, one song at a time.
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Our final show where we countdown the last three positions in our countdown of the top 25 guitar solos of the 80’s. Eric is joined by a special guest host, Mickey Yarber, from The Retro Network. #3 “Beat It” from Michael Jackson (and Eddie Van Halen):⁠https://songwhip.com/michael-jackson/beat-it⁠#2 “Cult of Personality” from Living Colour:⁠https://songwhip.com/living-colour/cult-of-personality⁠#1’s “Sweet Child O Mine” and “Paradise City” from Guns N Roses:⁠https://songwhip.com/guns-n-roses/sweet-child-o-mine⁠⁠https://songwhip.com/guns-n-roses/paradise-city⁠We also have some honorable mention songs for this season! The first is “It Would Take A Strong Strong Man” from Rick Astley":⁠https://songwhip.com/rick-astley/it-would-take-a-strong-strong-man⁠The second is “Home Sweet Home” from Motley Crue:⁠https://songwhip.com/motley-crue/home-sweet-home⁠The final honorable mention song is “Purple Rain” from Prince:⁠https://songwhip.com/prince/purple-rain⁠Follow us on Twitter, @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → ⁠https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠
This week's #4 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Hot For Teacher" from Van Halen. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/van-halen/hot-for-teacher⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Drop Dead Legs":⁠https://songwhip.com/van-halen/drop-dead-legs⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "I'll Wait":⁠https://songwhip.com/van-halen/ill-wait⁠This week's third bonus bonus song is "House of Pain":⁠https://songwhip.com/van-halen/house-of-pain⁠Follow us on Twitter, @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → ⁠https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠10% off purchases on FUN.com, valid November 1st through December 31st. → The Retro Network: ⁠https://www.fun.com/?CouponCode=trnholidays202⁠
This week's #5 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Eric. He chose "Mr. Scary" from Dokken. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/dokken/mr-scary⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Without Warning/Tooth & Nail":⁠https://songwhip.com/dokken/without-warning⁠⁠https://songwhip.com/dokken/tooth-and-nail-2⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "In My Dreams":⁠https://songwhip.com/dokken/in-my-dreams⁠This week's third bonus bonus song is "Kiss of Death":⁠https://songwhip.com/dokken/kiss-of-death⁠This week's fourth bonus bonus song is "Cry of The Gypsy":⁠https://songwhip.com/dokken/cry-of-the-gypsy⁠Follow us on Twitter, @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → ⁠https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #7 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Tom Sawyer" from Rush. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/rush/tom-sawyer⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Red Barchetta":⁠https://songwhip.com/rush/red-barchetta⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "YYZ":⁠https://songwhip.com/rush/yyz⁠This week's third bonus bonus song is "Limelight:⁠https://songwhip.com/rush/limelight⁠Follow us on Twitter, @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → ⁠https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
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This week's #7 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Eric. He chose "Bark At The Moon" from Ozzy Osbourne. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/ozzy-osbourne/bark-at-the-moon⁠Link to full Badlands albums on YouTube:Badlands - ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW7cHeKrm4A⁠Voodoo Highway -⁠ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jn79UA5O4I⁠Jake E Lee guitar clinic - ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2akLS8kmRjU⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Centre of Eternity":⁠https://songwhip.com/ozzy-osbourne/centre-of-eternity⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Lightning Strikes":⁠https://songwhip.com/ozzy-osbourne/lightning-strikes⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Shot In The Dark":⁠https://songwhip.com/ozzy-osbourne/shot-in-the-dark⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
Jason and Eric celebrate the music of 1983 by choosing their personal top five albums from that year. Listen to get the scoop on each album and their history with each. To find their favorite album cuts on your favorite music service, use the link below: Jason's #5: "Saved By Zero" from The Fixx and their album Reach The Beach⁠https://songwhip.com/the-fixx/savedbyzero⁠Eric's #5: "Strike Zone" from Loverboy and their album Keep It Up⁠https://songwhip.com/loverboy/strike-zone⁠Jason's #4: "No Sign of Yesterday" from Men At Work and their album Cargo⁠https://songwhip.com/men-at-work/no-sign-of-yesterday⁠Eric's #4: "Union of The Snake" from Duran Duran and their album Seven & The Ragged Tiger⁠https://songwhip.com/duran-duran/union-of-the-snake⁠Jason's #3: "Send Her My Love" from Journey and their album Frontiers⁠https://songwhip.com/journey/send-her-my-love⁠Eric's #3: "Too Late For Love" from Def Leppard and their album Pyromania⁠https://songwhip.com/def-leppard/too-late-for-love⁠Jason's #2: "I Need You Tonight" from ZZ Top and their album Eliminator⁠https://songwhip.com/zz-top/ineedyoutonight⁠Eric's #2: "Slick Black Cadillac" from Quiet Riot and their album Metal Health⁠https://songwhip.com/quiet-riot/slick-black-cadillac⁠Jason's #1: "Synchronicity II" from The Police and their album Synchronicity⁠https://songwhip.com/the-police/synchronicity-ii⁠Eric's #1: "(You Can Still) Rock In America" from Night Ranger and their album Midnight Madness⁠https://songwhip.com/night-ranger/you-can-still-rock-in-america⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #8 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Love In An Elevator" from Aerosmith. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠⁠https://songwhip.com/aerosmith/going-down-love-in-an-elevator⁠⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Last Child":⁠⁠https://songwhip.com/aerosmith/last-child⁠⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Back In The Saddle":⁠⁠https://songwhip.com/aerosmith/backinthesaddle⁠⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Permanent Vacation":⁠⁠https://songwhip.com/aerosmith/permanentvacation⁠⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Voodoo Medicine Man":⁠⁠https://songwhip.com/aerosmith/hoodoo-voodoo-medicine-man⁠⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #9 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Eric. He chose "Satch Boogie" from Joe Satriani. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/joe-satriani/satch-boogie⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Always With Me, Always With You":⁠https://songwhip.com/joe-satriani/always-with-me-always-with-you⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Big Bad Moon":⁠https://songwhip.com/joe-satriani/big-bad-moon⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Flying In A Blue Dream":⁠https://songwhip.com/joe-satriani/flying-in-a-blue-dream⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Crowd Chant":⁠https://songwhip.com/joe-satriani/crowd-chant⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #10 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Crazy Train" from Ozzy Osbourne. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/ozzy-osbourne/crazy-train⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Mr. Crowley":⁠https://songwhip.com/ozzy-osbourne/mrcrowley⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Flying High Again":⁠https://songwhip.com/ozzy-osbourne/flyinghighagain⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #11 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Eric. He chose "Play With Me" from Extreme. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/extreme/play-with-me⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Mutha (Don't Wanna Go To School Today)":⁠https://songwhip.com/extreme/mutha-dont-wanna-go-to-school-today⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Kid Ego":⁠https://songwhip.com/extreme/kid-ego⁠This week's third bonus bonus song is "Rise":⁠https://songwhip.com/extreme/rise2023⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #12 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Back In Black" from AC/DC. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/acdc/back-in-black⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "You Shook Me All Night Long":⁠https://songwhip.com/acdc/you-shook-me-all-night-long⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)":⁠https://songwhip.com/acdc/for-those-about-to-rock-we-salute-you⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #13 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Summertime Girls" from Y&T. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/yandt/summertime-girls-studio-version1985⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Mean Streak":⁠https://songwhip.com/yandt/mean-streak⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Your Mama Don't Dance":⁠https://songwhip.com/yandt/your-mama-dont-dance⁠This week's third bonus bonus song is "Storm":⁠https://songwhip.com/davemeniketti/storm⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #14 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Pride and Joy" From Stevie Ray Vaughan. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/stevie-ray-vaughan/prideandjoy⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Texas Flood":⁠https://songwhip.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-double-trouble/texas-flood1983⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Couldn't Stand The Weather":⁠https://songwhip.com/stevie-ray-vaughan/couldnt-stand-the-weather⁠This week's third bonus bonus song is "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)":⁠https://songwhip.com/stevie-ray-vaughan-and-double-trouble/voodoo-child-slight-return⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #15 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Eric. He chose "Shake It Up" from The Cars. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/the-cars/shake-it-up-2⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "My Best Friend's Girl":⁠https://songwhip.com/the-cars/my-best-friends-girl⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Don'tcha Stop":⁠https://songwhip.com/the-cars/dont-cha-stop⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #16 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Sharp Dressed Man" from ZZ Top. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/zz-top/sharpdressedman⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Gimme All Your Lovin'":⁠https://songwhip.com/zz-top/gimme-all-your-lovin1983⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Planet of Women":⁠https://songwhip.com/zz-top/planet-of-women⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Rough Boy":⁠https://songwhip.com/zz-top/roughboy⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
Jason and Eric celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album Sports from Huey Lewis & The News. Hear their history with the album and a track by track review.Find Sports in your favorite music app by visiting this Songwhip link → https://songwhip.com/huey-lewis-and-the-news/sports-2Follow us on Twitter, @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → ⁠https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #17 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Eric. He chose "(You Can Still) Rock In America" from Night Ranger. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/night-ranger/you-can-still-rock-in-america⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Touch of Madness":⁠https://songwhip.com/night-ranger/touch-of-madness⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Here She Comes Again":⁠https://songwhip.com/night-ranger/here-she-comes-again⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Heart's Away":⁠https://songwhip.com/night-ranger/hearts-away⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #18 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Jason. He chose "Rock You Like A Hurricane" from The Scorpions. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/scorpions/rock-you-like-a-hurricane⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "No One Like You":⁠https://songwhip.com/scorpions/noonelikeyou⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Blackout":⁠https://songwhip.com/scorpions/blackout-2⁠Follow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
This week's #19 pick in the Top 25 Guitar Solos From The 80's comes from Eric. He chose "Little Fighter" from White Lion. Listen to get the scoop on the song's history and the hosts' review. To find the song on your favorite music service, use the link below:⁠https://songwhip.com/white-lion/little-fighter⁠This week's first bonus bonus song is "Sweet Little Loving":⁠https://songwhip.com/white-lion/sweetlittleloving⁠This week's second bonus bonus song is "Goin' Home Tonight":⁠https://songwhip.com/white-lion/goin-home-tonight⁠This week's third bonus bonus song is "If My Mind Is Evil":⁠https://songwhip.com/white-lion/if-my-mind-is-evil⁠Weekend Wankshop #248: White Lion "Little Fighter" solo breakdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd_a17FE6vUFollow us on X (Twitter), @GreatestLists, and give us your feedback on this episode's song choice! You can also stream episodes from your browser at our website → https://www.greatestlistspodcast.com/⁠SAVE 15% at HalloweenCostumes.com by clicking this link → ⁠https://www.halloweencostumes.com/?CouponCode=trnhalloween2023⁠Savings will be waiting in your cart automatically. Redeem before Oct 31, 2023.
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