Again, since there may be some people behind on what is going on (and I think there are tons as comments are WAY down), here is the direction of the blog for this month...
#29 - We continue the list with a classic of rock 'n' roll. "Crazy Train" released in 1980 by Ozzy Osbourne, was actually his first single after leaving Black Sabbath and is widely considered to be signature song and possibly best song as a solo artist. But Ozzy's vocals alone are not what make the song. The guitar work by Randy Rhoades have helped make this song as popular as it is, and it was voted by the readers of Guitar World Magazine as having the 9th best guitar solo of all time. Sticking with the #9, it was also named as the 9th best heavy metal song of all time as well as being the 23rd best hard rock song of all time. Yes, there is a difference. Like many other popular songs from the past, it has also had countless cover versions of the song as well as many other songs that sample the original song. Listening to the song, I can't find any part that won't be fun to play. If you like guitar playing, it obviously has a ton of fun guitar work. Those who like playing drums have a bunch of fun parts to play. And, of course, it is always fun to sing some Ozzy. This is a great addition to the game.
#28 - Proving that there is a little something for everyone in this game, I bring you the next song in the countdown which truly shows how diverse the game can be. We go from #29 being the hard rocking metal classic of Ozzy to #28 being the groovy beach sounds of the Beach Boys classic, "Good Vibrations." I mean, everyone has to know THIS song, right? Released in 1966, and at 44 years old, the fact that so many people know this song and the fact that it was able to find its way on to this game are a testament to the song's staying power. Rolling Stone magazine even named it as the #6 song OF ALL TIME!
This was actually the third hit song for the Beach Boys, but the first to become popular in the UK. Originally, the song was released as a stand-alone single and didn't get placed on an actual album until almost a year after its initial release. In the original version, there are an amazing 19 people who play an instrument or sing or both. Maybe that is why it took 17 different recording sessions before the actual song was completed! But all of the hard work paid off as it earned a Grammy nomination and the song itself, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Besides the Rolling Stone list mentioned above, it is near the top on countless other "best songs of all time" lists. I think the best way to enjoy the game in Rock Band 3 would be to take advantage of the new "vocal harmonies" where up to 3 people can sing a song together (provided you HAVE enough mics). A big group of people all singing the song together has to be a blast!