Arena Rock Sampler

  • Track Count 14
  • Total Length 2:33:40
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 Don't Stop Believin' Journey 04:19
  2. 3 Sister Christian Night Ranger 05:36
  3. 5 More Than A Feeling Boston 09:17
  4. 7 Keep On Lovin' You REO Speedwagon 03:33
  5. 9 What About Love? Heart 05:10
  6. 11 Takin' Care Of Business Bachman-Turner Overdrive 06:39
  7. 13 Lady Styx 03:43
  8. 15 Cat Scratch Fever Ted Nugent 04:30
  9. 17 Caught Up In You .38 Special 05:21
  10. 19 Feels Like The First Time Foreigner 05:10
  11. 21 Carry On Wayward Son Kansas 06:24
  12. 23 Burnin' for You Blue Oyster Cult 05:18
  13. 25 Lying Peter Frampton 04:40
  14. 27 Rock And Roll All Nite Kiss 07:10
Playlist Description

Sell Out (noun) 1. a concert at which every available ticket is purchased; 2. an artist who writes songs with the sole intention of making money off of them or through corporate sponsorships of their touring where said songs are performed. Ever since the mid to late 80's, if a band had the ability to accomplish definition #1, they were automatically considered to meet the criteria for definition #2. To this day, many of those willing to admit they like the groups on this playlist will only do so with a disclaimer including the words 'guilty pleasure' in it. In the '70s and early '80s however, if a performer had the ability to accomplish definition #1, that just meant that they were rock and roll gods. There was a time, specifically before The Beatles, when stadiums and arenas weren't scheduled on tour itineraries, and it was an honor to be able to play larger venues. Furthermore, the ability to write hook-laden, sing-along songs that were played on the radio to the point of becoming ubiquitous was considered a talent. It took about 10 years of that before the general listening audience decided they had heard enough of the same formulaic crap and that those who still wrote it were sell outs. Well, the formula worked so well for so long because it resulted in kick-ass songs! You will probably find yourself singing along to most of the tracks below, or at least thinking to yourself, "Oh my gosh, I remember loving that song when I was 17 years old." It may even give you pleasure and, if so, we hope there's nothing guilty about it. Dig in, and enjoy!