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Hooks In You

Discussion in 'No Prayer For The Dying' started by Anonymous, Apr 11, 2004.

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How good is Hooks in You on a scale of 1-10?

  1. 10

    2.9%
  2. 9

    5.9%
  3. 8

    11.8%
  4. 7

    20.6%
  5. 6

    8.8%
  6. 5

    8.8%
  7. 4

    14.7%
  8. 3

    5.9%
  9. 2

    8.8%
  10. 1

    11.8%
  1. DJMayes

    DJMayes Educated Fool

    8.

    If people have guilty pleasures, this is mine (I feel I probably have several). I love this song. The chorus gets stuck in my head for days, and the guitar section before the chorus is fantastic. Strong contender for my favourite song on the album.

    Why? Because of all the Hooks.

    Rankings:

    Previous Albums:

    Iron Maiden - 6.67

    8 - Prowler
    6 - Sanctuary
    7 - Remember Tomorrow
    6 - Running Free
    9 - Phantom Of The Opera
    7 - Transylvania
    4 - Strange World
    6 - Charlotte The Harlot
    7 - Iron Maiden

    Killers - 5.91

    6 - The Ides Of March
    6 - Wrathchild
    6 - Murders In The Rue Morgue
    5 - Another Life
    5 - Genghis Khan
    5 - Innocent Exile
    8 - Killers
    5 - Prodigal Son
    8 - Purgatory
    6 - Twilight Zone
    5 - Drifter

    The Number Of The Beast - 7.56

    6 - Invaders
    7 - Children Of The Damned
    8 - The Prisoner
    7 - 22 Acacia Avenue
    9 - The Number Of The Beast
    10 - Run To The Hills
    6 - Gangland
    5 - Total Eclipse
    10 - Hallowed Be Thy Name

    Piece Of Mind - 7.44

    8 - Where Eagles Dare
    9 - Revelations
    9 - Flight Of Icarus
    7 - Die With Your Boots On
    8 - The Trooper
    7 - Still Life
    6 - Quest For Fire
    6 - Sun And Steel
    7 - To Tame A Land

    Powerslave - 6.75

    8 - Aces High
    7 - 2 Minutes To Midnight
    3 - Loss Fer Words
    7 - Flash Of The Blade
    5 - The Duellists
    6 - Back In The Village
    9 - Powerslave
    9 - Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

    Somewhere In Time - 8.00

    8 - Caught Somewhere In Time
    9 - Wasted Years
    8 - Sea Of Madness
    8 - Heaven Can Wait
    8 - The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
    7 - Stranger In A Strange Land
    8 - Deja Vu
    8 - Alexander The Great

    Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son - 8.25

    7 - Moonchild
    9 - Infinite Dreams
    9 - Can I Play With Madness
    9 - The Evil That Men Do
    10 - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    6 - The Prophecy
    8 - The Clairvoyant
    8 - Only The Good Die Young

    No Prayer For The Dying

    6 - Tailgunner
    6 - Holy Smoke
    8 - No Prayer For The Dying
    7 - Public Enema Number One
    7 - Fates Warning
    7 - The Assassin
    6 - Run Silent Run Deep
    8 - Hooks In You
     
  2. Pand

    Pand Ancient Mariner

    As bad Maiden songs go, this is an OK bad song, but even 4:08 is too long for this song.
    4/10
     
  3. Poto

    Poto Educated Fool

    This is almost as bad as Maiden gets, 4/10.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
  4. Deus_Adrian

    Deus_Adrian Prince of the Final Frontier

    I like it. But its silly.

    It isnt Smiths best riff.

    I like Bruces rasp. I can still think of so many worse songs than this one. Most of the next three albums for example.
     
  5. eddienephwrack

    eddienephwrack Invader

    7... on the grounds that the chorus is catchy and the instrumental bit's pretty good. I might be being a bit generous. But it is sharing a side of vinyl with The Assassin and Bring Your Daughter, so that will help it sound good purely by comparison!
     
  6. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    1/10

    Hooks in You is the only writing credit from Adrian Smith on the album and the main riff is unmistakably an H creation. Unfortunately, the song is horrendous. Easily the worst song they’ve written since Killers. The lyrics (inspired by a visit to a gay couple’s S&M room) are vaguely associated with the Charlotte storyline by referencing 22 Acacia Avenue. Literally the only good thing about this song is the joint guitar solo. Bruce’s final vocal sounds like a parody of Brian Johnson.
     
  7. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Oh, goodness. The song is musically okay, if overly happy. But the lyrics, and Bruce are just brutal. Just. Brutal. 2/10.

    Also, it's embarrassing. My roommate just came down and was looking at me like...what the fuck is that?
     
  8. Metal Warrior 330

    Metal Warrior 330 Educated Fool

    Its a descent song and Janick does a great job but it would've been a lot better if Adrian played on it because it was originally co-written by him. They should play it live with the current line-up with Adrian doing all the leads, or have Adrian and Janick do the solo together like they do in The Trooper and The Evil That Men Do live.
     
  9. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Now that's a great idea!
     
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  10. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Really great idea. Only difference is that Jan should keep his orignal solo, which is wonderful and then Dave and H should double Dave's solo. That would be amazing!
     
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  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    The hate for this song is so exaggerated. I put this one in the same league as Holy Smoke. It's fine for what it is, though not really what you want to hear from Maiden. Don't care about what the lyrics are about, if the music works for me I'm fine with it.

    7
     
  12. BeThyJames

    BeThyJames Trooper

    Not as bad as The Assassin

    5
     

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