Best Songs on Rainbow's Difficult to Cure

Difficult To Cure is the 5th album by the legendary rock and metal band Rainbow, released in 1981.
It was the first album to feature lead singer Joe Lynn Turner.

Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
Roger Glover - bass, percussion, producer
Joe Lynn Turner - vocals
Don Airey - keyboard
Bobby Rondinelli - drums

Of the 5 musicians who play on this album, 4 of them have been members of Deep Purple at some point in their careers (with only Blackmore, Glover and Turner at the same time).

The Top Ten

1 Spotlight Kid

Over 10 metal bands (by far) ripped off the riff to this song - one can hear this riff even in metal songs released after 2000. Obviously this song is appreciated mostly by metal musicians because it was never popular and it's not even among the favorite songs of the Rainbow fans. - Metal_Treasure

I cannot stop playing this! The riff is great, and the solo too. Recently started listening to post-Dio Rainbow. So glad I did. - IronSabbathPriest

2 I Surrender

It may be poppy and commercial, but I still can't help but love it. It's a very catchy song while having some really nice guitar work. - kempokid

Eh, not my favorite. Ritchie did it for the label, and it's a bit poppy. - SoldierOfFortune

This is one of my favorite rock songs by Rainbow, it's also the band's highest charting single in the UK, reaching No. 3. - Metal_Treasure

3 Difficult to Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)

A great Beethoven metal cover (instrumental) that was important for the emergence of neo-classical metal. - Metal_Treasure

The live version of this song is amazing. - IronSabbathPriest

Neoclassical Music in 3 words! - SoldierOfFortune

4 Vielleicht das Nachste Mal (Maybe Next Time)

A very beautiful soft instrumental. - Metal_Treasure

5 Can't Happen Here
6 Midtown Tunnel Vision
7 Freedom Fighter
8 No Release
9 Magic

This is the poppiest song on the album and my least favorite one. I have always felt this song lacks something and not long ago I realized what's the problem: this song wasn't written by Ritchie Blackmore or a Rainbow band member. - Metal_Treasure

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Spotlight Kid
2. Difficult to Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)
3. I Surrender
1. Difficult to Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)
2. Spotlight Kid
3. Vielleicht das Nachste Mal (Maybe Next Time)
1. Spotlight Kid
2. I Surrender
3. Difficult to Cure (Beethoven's Ninth)

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