Worst Rush Songs


The Top Ten

1 Rivendell

I think Rivendell isn't their best, but its isn't their worst

This is the most stupid list ever. All Rush songs are great.

Wow I somehow knew this song would be number 1 on this list and I would agree - christangrant

No this and test for echo are ausome this list has underrated songs

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2 Tai Shan

This song is the only song that I hate off of Hold Your Fire. Sure, the album opens with Force Ten, which is a upbeat, happy song before jumping into the magnificent Time Stand Still (The only bad thing about that song is the crappy music video). After those two songs, the rest are mediocre, but still good... save for Tai Shan. This song is just plain garbage. At least I Think I'm Going Bald had a good riff in spite of the lyrics. This song has nothing. - CaptDeadeye

Garbage personified - CaptDeadeye

The only Rush song that's really worthy of the title of worst Rush song in my opinion, it's not terrible, it's just nothing special. Superconductor should not be higher than this on the list, and Rivendell should not be #1, nothing else on this list is even remotely bad, its all great except this song - Derrick_Fox

This is a Pop song by Rush the same band who made 2112 a 20 minute masterpiece made this... - christangrant

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3 Dog Years

Definitely my least favorite song by them.

This and Tai Shan are the only actually bad songs on this list - dlbk03

One of the lamest metaphors Peart ever used. This should be first.

This song rocks! - Brobusky

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5 Garden Road

The lyrics on this song, which were written by Lee, are in no way comparable to Neil's lyrics. But that doesn't mean this song is bad. - CaptDeadeye

Come on this is a good song

Come on I love this song - Boi

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7 I Think I'm Going Bald

This song has a good riff, but the way Geddy belts the god awful lyrics makes overshadows the riff. This song is the only bad song off of Caress of Steel and one of few bad Rush songs. - CaptDeadeye

This is one of my favorite Rush songs. Why? Because to all the people saying "Muhh, the lyrics are stupid", "Muhh, the riff is taken from 'In the Mood'" that's exactly why it's great! It's a comedic song that borrowed one of the greatest riffs Lifeson has ever written! Because Rush was a hard rock band, not a prog band. They didn't care about the meaning of the song and the relevancy of the lyrics. They just wanted to write an awesome hard rock song people could rock out to. There are so many worse Rush songs than this. "Tai Shan", "Rivendell", "Madrigal"... And in my opinion, "Tom Sawyer", "Witch Hunt", and "Hemispheres" are worse than this one. - Aweso

My least favorite overall album is probably Snakes and Arrows.

Seriously? How is this not first? I don't think I even need to explain why this gets my vote. The worst song on the worst album. - Xean45

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8 Superconductor

Those 'superconductor' back vocals are so silly, boy I hate that song just because of that!

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10 Test for Echo

Such uncreative lyrics, sung boringly and drably. - thebigegg

For some reason I always liked this song

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The Contenders

11 Ghost of a Chance

The song isn't complete crap, but it does suck. It's a shabby attempt at a love song. They've done better sounding Love songs in the past like Tears and even did better ones later on such as Halo Effect. This one, however, just blows!

What? I just listened to this. How is test for echo worse than this? This should be number one!

Why did they even consider this one? UP YOUR GAME GUYS!

This song's okay, but I'm not crazy about it. Personally, from Roll the Bones, I prefer Dreamline. But, overall, I have to agree that this is not Rush's best.

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12 Dreamline

I don't understand how this song is on this list. This is one of the best Rush songs. Youthful ambition and spirit, great energy put into the composition, and just a fun song to listen to. - Xean45

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15 Xanadu

No way this is one of their best - christangrant


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18 The Necromancer UListen to Sample
19 BU2B2

This song is the shortest Rush song in history, beating out former record holder Hope from Snakes and Arrows. Despite its lack in length, it is simply an OK song. Not bad... just insignificant. - CaptDeadeye

Only an overshort sequel to BU2B, without any musical showout.

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22 2112

LOL... you all know how bad 2112 is... overly campy and... I'm sorry I can't stop cracking up. I'm putting this here as a sheer joke to piss off all Rush fans who see this. You all know this song is a masterpiece so you must know I'm only putting it here as a joke. - CaptDeadeye

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23 The Trees

The lyrics are terrible. Comparing the oak trees to the rich people and the maples to the poor people is a terrible analogy

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24 Madrigal

Though overshadowed by the rest of A Farewell to Kings, Madrigal shouldn't be overlooked. - CaptDeadeye

This is one of their most beautiful sounding songs. What?

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26 Carve Away the Stone

Just terrible

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27 Lakeside Park

This song is an underrated gem... I thought I'd find more of Caress of Steel here. - CaptDeadeye

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29 How It Is UListen to Sample
30 Distant Early Warning

It’s still ok, but there are SO many Rush songs out there that are WAY better than this

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31 In the Mood UListen to Sample
32 The Fountain of Lamneth UListen to Sample
33 Anagram (For Mongo) UListen to Sample
34 Time and Motion UListen to Sample
35 Chain Lightning UListen to Sample
36 Here Again UListen to Sample
37 Totem UListen to Sample
38 The Speed of Love UListen to Sample
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List Stats

100 votes
40 listings
4 years, 114 days old

Top Remixes

1. Test for Echo
2. Rivendell
3. War Paint
1. Rivendell
2. Dog Years
3. Ghost of a Chance
1. Tai Shan
2. Rivendell
3. High Water


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