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Rush makes VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs

Sun, Jan 4, 2009@1:02PM | comments

All this past week from Monday, December 29th through Friday, January 2nd VH1 ran a 5-part series where they counted down the Top 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. Each night they featured 20 songs and finished off with Friday night's episode where they counted down the top 20. Rush's Tom Sawyer made the list at #19. VH1 gave each song's back story along with new exclusive interviews with several rock icons. For Tom Sawyer - Chris Jericho, Sebastian Bach, Judas Priest and others gave praise to Rush's most well-known song along with footage from the song's music video, Exit ... Stage Left video and the band's appearance on the Colbert Report. The VH1 website features several extra bonus videos and interviews from the series on their website. You can see the entire list of the 100 featured songs at this link. Here are the top 20:

01. GUNS N' ROSES - "Welcome To The Jungle"
02. AC/DC - "Back In Black"
03. LED ZEPPELIN - "Whole Lotta Love"
04. BLACK SABBATH - "Paranoid"
05. METALLICA - "Enter Sandman"
06. THE WHO - "Won't Get Fooled Again"
07. NIRVANA - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
08. AEROSMITH - "Walk This Way"
09. VAN HALEN - "Running With The Devil"
10. MOTÖRHEAD - "Ace Of Spades"
11. DEEP PURPLE - "Smoke On The Water"
12. JUDAS PRIEST - "Breaking The Law"
13. DEF LEPPARD - "Photograph"
14. IRON MAIDEN - "Run To The Hills"
15. MÖTLEY CRÜE - "Dr. Feelgood"
16. KISS - "Rock And Roll All Nite"
17. TWISTED SISTER - "I Wanna Rock"
18. SCORPIONS - "Rock You Like A Hurricane"
19. RUSH - "Tom Sawyer"
20. BON JOVI - "You Give Love A Bad Name"