Greatest Blue Oyster Cult Songs

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The Top Ten

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.
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Don't fear the reaper has to be one of my all time favorites
I guess it shows my age; but I'm still rocking'
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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, its 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.
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3Black 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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4Burnin' 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?
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5Godzilla
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!
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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.
"they say the west is nice this time of year"
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77 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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8Before the Kiss, a Recap
Its jazzy and rocks to the top. Its their best in my opinion. Love this song.
Listen close. It is so good.
I want tolishan this song man
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9Flaming Telepaths
I can't believe this track wasn't included already! It has to be one of their top 5 songs.
Best older song ever when will you ever see them play it again
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10The Red and the Black
Such an epic song, will always remember the time I used to listen to this on my brand new sony Walkman when I was eleven years old... ! Rock on
Guitar bass and drums work perfectly together with well placed vocal breaks.
Greatest hard rock song ever and also best BOC song.
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The Contenders

11Take Me Away
I remember this tune having limited airplay on album rock radio over 30 years ago, then never played afterwards. MSG in the 1980's had the tune What We Need, but I'd thought that it sounded like a tune that I'd heard before. It sounds very much like Take Me Away. I think B.O.C. should get more credit for this minor hit of their.
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12Shooting Shark
Songs amazing.. Really really good song
Great song. Must be in top 10.
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13E.T.I. (Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) Listen to sample

14Harvest Moon Listen to sample

15Monsters
Epic! Starts with a crushing riff courtesy of Buck Dharma, later it goes into a Mos Eisely cantina-style jazz interlude, then into a catchy chorus
(with creepy vocal harmonies), and the lyrics are about gangbanging a chick on a spaceship as it blasts off into outer space.
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16Joan Crawford
"Joan Crawford has risen from the grave". Epic lyrics and the smoothness makes this song really special.
Epic song, "no no no, no no noo" amazing singing quality, blue oyster cult is honestly the best band that gave pure american phsycedelic rock.
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17Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll Listen to sample

18Veteran 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.
This song is like wings that will make you fly higher than clouds so you could look down at all the human race and feel something special. More than psychedelic. A perfect song. Maybe this should be in top 3? Or maybe that's just me...
Oh, please don't let theses shakes go on...
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.
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19Fire of Unknown Origin
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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20M.E. 262 Listen to sample

21After Dark Listen to sample

22Buck's Boogie Listen to sample

23Dance On Stilts Listen to sample

24Nosferatu Listen to sample

25Harvester of Eyes Listen to sample

26Lips In The Hills
This song rulz all! Bow Down!

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27See You In Black
Great driving song off Heaven Forbid, a solid album that most people don't know about. It's a favorite.
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28In Thee Listen to sample

29I Love the Night Listen to sample

30Fireworks Listen to sample

31Cold Gray Light of Dawn Listen to sample

32Transmaniacon MC Listen to sample

33Dominance and Submission
Has to be a top 5 song for the B.O.C..
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34Heavy Metal: The Black and Silver
This song just flat out rocks! The entire Fire of Unknown Origin album is just awesome.
Heaviest Blue Oyster Cult song ever!
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35Perfect Water Listen to sample

36The Horsemen Arrive
What a great radio track
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37Dancin' In the Ruins Listen to sample

38The Vigil
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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39Eyes on Fire Listen to sample

40Subhuman Listen to sample

41Career of Evil
One of the best song to start off an album in my opinion.
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42The Great Sun Jester Listen to sample

43Stairway to the Stars Listen to sample

44The Siege and Investiture of Baron von Frankenstein's Castle at Weisseria

45Stone of Love
This should be at the top of any BOC tracks. Great guitar work from "Buck".
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46Workshop of the Telescopes
The best song off their first album.
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47Screams
Off their first album.
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48Debbie Denise Listen to sample

49R.U.Ready 2 Rock Listen to sample

50Hot Rails to Hell Listen to sample

51She's As Beautiful As a Foot Listen to sample

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