Greatest Blue Oyster Cult Songs

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1(Don't Fear) The Reaper

I HEARD THIS SONG IN THE BACKGROUND OF "SUPERNATURAL" (SEASON 01 EPISODE-"FAITH"). I FOUND IT VERY CATCHY. WHEN I DOWNLOADED IT AND LISTENED, I DIDN'T WANT TO LISTEN ANYTHING BUT THIS SONG. THE RIFF IS HEAVENLY, THE LYRICS ARE MIND BLOWING AND SINGING IS TRULY AMAZING, RESULTING IN SOMETHING THAT'S TO ME THE MOST ADDICTIVE PIECE OF MUSIC CLASSIC American ROCK HAS TO OFFER. IN AN EPISODE CLIMAX, HOMER SIMPSON CALLS THIS SONG AS HIS OLD FAVORITE. I AM ADDICTED TO IT AND CAN LISTEN THIS SONG FOREVER...

The way I starts out, you're like Nice stuff and then the riff in the middle goes crazy and it goes ethereal!
One of the best of all time.

This is simply the best song ever. The guitar along with the singer make a great combination. Also the lyrics are amazing.

I don't know it seems like this song would be better with a little more cowbell

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2Astronomy

My favorite song ever!

Metallica's version has nothing to do with this, listen to the Some Enchanted Evening live version, and the Imaginos version too, both wonderful

Four doors at the four winds bar. This song is mysterious and amazing, it's the best song ever. Every version of this song rocks, but the original is the best version. A STAR!

Amazing. This song is so good, Metallica did a cover for it, the only cover song from Blue Oyster Cult, may I add. Blue Oyster Cult at there best.

"Astronomy", off of 1974's "Secret Treaties". Bring your best bud, bean-bag chair & headphones. You will be a changed human.

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3Burnin' for You

Sick guitar solo's throughout! But that ending is just phenomenal! I am guaranteed to break the speed limit if I am listening to this song. And my rock goes all the way to 11 with this song!

Still much respect to Don't Fear The Reaper!

Not only is it a very catchy song with great vocals and excellent guitar work, it also may or may not have to do with the contraction of syphillis.

This Song Makes Me Happy. I Just Don't Know Why. This Song Is Very Catchy, Awesome Vocals And Great Guitar And Drum works. This song Has to be considered one of the group's best. It rocks! Musically and lyrically. And Its One Of The Songs From Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. I Just Wonder Why This Type Of Music Can't Be Made Today?

Great hooks, solo is amazing- Buck Dharma is the most underrated guitarist in hard rock. He never just solos for the sake of it- every solo has purpose and they are always unique.

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4Godzilla

Blue Oyster Cult is awesome to me because they sound slightly like the beatles and are extremely catchy.
Top 3
1. Godzilla
2. Burning For you
3. Don't fear the reaper

Blue Oyster Cult = myth
Godzilla = myth
it's simply obvious that this song would be such a masterpiece!
Blue Oyster Cult Rocks! Nothing more to say

Oh no, they say he's got to go
Go go Godzilla, yeah
Oh no, there goes Tokyo
Go go Godzilla, yeah!

No, I don't have any blue oyster cult.

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5Harvest Moon

Almost unknown late offering. It's from the underappreciated Heaven Forbid album which just rocks- probably their heaviest album ever! Harvest Moon harkens back to that Reaper feel- an awesome Buck offering. If this song was released in the late 70's, it would have been a huge hit!

6Then Came the Last Days of May

The best song in my book but they never play it live at least at the concerts that I have attended

Great early catalogue song. Where's Flaming Telepaths, Veteran of the Psychic Wars and Harvester of Eyes? Two may to choose from. Great band.

I was just listening to it. Great song. I love the whole album but it didn't get much air play on the radio.

I think this is top 3 at least.

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7I Love the Night

Beautiful song one of there best ballads along with last days of May the thing I love about blue oyster cult is they have a errie atmosphere to all there songs but this one captures that at it's best

Haunting... So good! Buck's vocals are so smooth and his guitar work is second to none. One of the best tunes off of Spectres.

I love this song. Melodic and Haunting guitar hooks are so good.

8Career of Evil

One of the best song to start off an album in my opinion.

9Flaming Telepaths

I can't believe this track wasn't included already! It has to be one of their top 5 songs.

How do people listen to this song without falling in love with it? How?

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10Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll

Agreed, this was pretty much America's first native Heavy Metal Song. Never get tired of this one! Crank it up!

So heavy for it's time, timeless riffing and the drums fit perfectly along with Albert Bouchard's vocals, huge live staple and the musicianship is flawless.

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11Veteran of the Psychic Wars

Amazing song. The live version found on the Extraterrestrial Live album is absolutely superb. The middle section is something to behold in awe.

I listened to this song so much this last summer. I wouldn't say it's better than reaper, but it really deserves to be in the top five at least.

This easily deserves to be in the top ten, if not top five. The live version is even better than the already great studio version.

Fantastic song, Go's great with the movie.

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12Sinful Love
13Shooting Shark

Songs amazing.. Really really good song

Great song. Must be in top 10.

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14The Vigil

The Vigil IS Blue Oyster Cult! It is the heavy song from the more poppy Mirrors- an album that was maligned when released, but like fine wine, holds up real well today. The Vigil has that iconic Buck opening riff and it is a creepy, powerful song with dual lead vocals- a strength of BOC. The band with two lead vocalists (Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma) and two (Albert and Joe Bouchard) that also sing lead on many songs. It's like having 4 bands in one!

If you ask all the true BOC fans which is their best track, I'm sure this will be the number one choice. It's obviously their greatest song, no doubt about it.

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15Black Blade

In my opinion black blade belongs in the top 10, but then all songs are based on someones likes, so even if you don't think so it does not make it so, A number one to some could be a 50 to another
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Should be in top 10 list.. Best song.. Love the variations..

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16Teen Archer
177 Screaming Diz Busters

If you like hard rock and great guitar riffs and kick ass baseline, this is a must hear. One of my all time favorite rock songs

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18In Thee

Very touching and meaningful, an underrated and forgotten rock ballad, this deserves to be a classic! - petrucci75hammet

Written by Keyboardist/ Guitarist Allen Lanier, In the was a minor hit off Mirrors- but it should have been bigger. Such a heartfelt song. Perfect ballad made for radio.

19Before the Kiss, a Recap

Its jazzy and rocks to the top. Its their best in my opinion. Love this song.

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20Fire of Unknown Origin

The original version of this song (which can be found on YouTube) isn't on any of the original albums, but is a bonus track on the CD of Agents Of Fortune. It is so much better than the more well-known version. It is really dark, and he sounds sick and crazy. - Raa396

Heard this song in Supernatural Season 01 Episode 17 - Hell House.
This is an awesome song.

Best of B.O.C... I have no idea why it is behind. You have to listen to this song!

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1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
2. Harvest Moon
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