What is your favorite ROCK song that asks "Why" either in the title or lyrics?

Here is an older song from the 80's by Tony Carey and Planet P Project

It's called "Why Me"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnyEN6yGQB8

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Bonus Question:

Do you remember and/or like this song?

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  • Smiley
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    "Tell Me Why" by Painter...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWhbvye9y6Y

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    'Painter' only released one LP, and the song I've featured above is one of the lighter numbers from that album.

    A bit of info on the band...

    They were an early 70's Canadian group from the cities Calgary and Edmonton...with roots going back to the 60's psychedelic band 'The 49th Parralel'. Painter's style was much in the same vein as April Wine or BTO. Eventually they evolved into the mid-late 70's hard rock band 'Hammersmith'. Their drummer 'Bob Ego' later married Sally Zildjian of the Zildjian cymbal family, and later became a key member of the Sabian Cymbal management team when that Canadian company broke the U.S. market during the mid 80s.

    Painter's guitarist, Danny Lowe developed a three-dimensional recording technology in Calgary Canada, which has found its strongest application in the world of video gaming, but its roots were strictly rock ’n’ roll.

    In 1982, Danny experienced what he called "an industrial accident" while placing 14 microphones in a sound studio. In playing back the recording made that day, he discovered he had inadvertently created an auditory illusion that he was surrounded by sound. The effect resembled how the human ear actually hears.

    Over the next eight years, he and electro-technician John Lees worked together to fine-tune the system. In 1986, the pair formed a partnership with Larry Ryckman, a former Calgary real estate developer, and formed Archer Communications Inc.

    "QSound" was patented in 1990, and the recording system was quickly embraced by music artists such as Pink Floyd, Sting, Madonna, INXS, Paula Abdul, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Julian Lennon, Wilson Phillips and Luther Vandross, to name a few.

    BQ: Yes I remember them, and I like the song. From the same album, 'Static' and 'Top Of The World' were also cool.

    I still own the albums "Planet P" and "Pink World" on vinyl. His solo albums from the early 80's, "In the Absence of the Cat", "Tony Carey", and "Yellow Power" were pretty good too. I haven't heard them in years though...

    Of course I loved his work with 'Rainbow' also :)

    Edit -

    A recommendation for you...

    Tony Carey's replacement during the late 70's in 'Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow' was Canadian keyboardist David Stone. If you enjoy Tony's "Planet P" stuff, I think you'd probably like David's work with the mid 70's Toronto prog band 'Symphonic Slam'. They also featured guitarist Timo Lane, who is credited as being the first to ever play a synthesizer guitar. Timo hooked up six separate synthesizers to his Les Paul guitar. Each string had its own synthesizer that could be set up separately. A really cool sounding album if you can find it. Must have been reissued on CD I would think.

    Here's a couple tracks...

    Modane Train:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7nRGAmxtSs

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    Universe:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIYPHh6GENQ

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  • 10 years ago

    Hey now Child? I remember that oldie....it's an okay song & the video showing the dude being lost in space due to problems w/his ship. Pretty good for it's day :P

    Tell Me Why - Neil Young

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynlW5_rnRVE

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    Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad - Derek & the Dominos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaTkHCSGn1k

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  • Tell Me Why (You Cry) - The Beatles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-W2mc5sWdU

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    Why Can'T We Be Friends - War

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTBPdVpdMc

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    Don't laugh but I love this song - "Close To You" - The Carpenters

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6inwzOooXRU

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    Don'T Know Why - Norah Jones

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO4dxvguQDk

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Van Halen of course!

    Why Can't This Be Love!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zuMu0r9XO0

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  • Mary
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    The Rock by The Who BQ1: Classic BQ2: Indie

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    "Yesterday" by the Beatles

    Yesterday

    All my troubles seemed so far away

    Now it looks as though they're here to stay

    Oh, I believe

    In yesterday

    Suddenly

    I'm not half the man I used to be

    There's a shadow hanging over me

    Oh, yesterday

    Came suddenly

    Why she

    Had to go I don't know

    She wouldn't say

    I said

    Something wrong now I long

    For yesterday

    Yesterday

    Love was such an easy game to play

    Now I need a place to hide away

    Oh, I believe

    In yesterday

    Why she

    Had to go I don't know

    She wouldn't say

    I said

    Something wrong now I long

    For yesterday

    Yesterday

    Love was such an easy game to play

    Now I need a place to hide away

    Oh, I believe

    In yesterday

    Why Do You Love Me - Garbage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcrv9nhH9iY

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    Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q96ylFiQK_I

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  • mark j
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Good evening Problem Child :)

    Why Don't You Kill Yourself? - The Only Ones

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdV7iNxx83Y

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    BQ: Not heard that before, not really my cup of tea to be honest.

  • 10 years ago

    Tell Me Why - The Beatles:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsc1vooM0rs

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    BQ: I haven't heard this in ages. I'd forgotten all about it.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    ha ha I am hard of hearing so I always thought they were saying "Why, Why, Why Let it Ride"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j83xviHVmGg

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    really the song I remember the most is just called "Why" by Frankie Avalon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqjjUKu9t-8

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    I remember singing this to a girl on her birthday at Karaoke and she came up and sang it with me as a duet.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    There's too many, I don't remember this song because I was born in the late 90's but I like it.

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