Bought tix to see Last In Line for the first time
So this is for the Dio standalone act only, not spanning his whole career?
Yes But now when you mentioned it, I think I will do for myself a ''Best Of'' of Dio, including his best songs with Rainbow and Black Sabbath.Push is a big one - it had good coverage when it came out. I've always been a fan of Master of the Moon.
Yeah, I also think this is a very good list with all of the greatest hits by DioIn the main that is a pretty good selection of songs, and probably enough to give him a starter. If he doesn’t want to go and investigate the albums fully afterwards, then so be it.
If I was to add anymore then I think there are a couple of good tracks on Magica, Fever Dreams and Challis, while Killing the Dragon is a pretty solid album, and something from it could be included, perhaps, Push or Better in the Dark.
Have you considered "Throw Away Children" from Killing The Dragon? Kind of older DIO meets newer DIO.Oh, ok then. Dio is a master and a magical singer ! So many amazing and legendary songs that he had sang....
Actually, yes. Throw Away Children is not a bad song, again very heavy riff, but it has that classic Dio feel in it.Have you considered "Throw Away Children" from Killing The Dragon? Kind of older DIO meets newer DIO.
Good to see love for Caught in the Middle and All The Fools Sailed Away
List is good but IMO no Dio playlist is complete with only his solo bands material, his work in Rainbow and Sabbath is just too good to pass up that being said id add in the following tracks from those bands as a 2nd set:A friend of mine has asked me to do a Dio ''Best Of'' compilation for him - he knows the most famous songs by him and he is a fan of heavy metal and rock, but he do not want to listen to the full albums (which is strange to me) and that's where I have to help.
Basically, he wants a 20 song ''best of'' from Dio, which is a hard task, because he has many great songs ! At first, I wanted to include at least one song per album, but some of his later albums are not so good compared to the first two classic albums full of hits, which are ''best of'' from him as a whole albums !
So guys, this is the list that I created for him and I ask you if you like it, or I need to add other song or more songs, or to swap some song....
DIO Best Of 1983-2004:
1.Stand Up And Shout
3.Caught In The Middle
4.Don't Talk To Strangers
5.Straight Through The Heart
6.Rainbow In The Dark
8.The Last In Line
9.I Speed At Night
10.One Night In The City
13.Egypt (The Chains Are On)
14.King Of Rock and Roll
16.Rock 'N' Roll Children
17.Hungry For Heaven
19.All The Fools Sailed Away
20.I Could Have Been A Dreamer
I also have considered these other songs, which can be added to the list:
- Time To Burn (bonus studio song from the Intermission live album '86)
- Wild One
- Hey Angel
- As Long as It's Not About Love
- Losing My Insanity
That's true, but my task was only for Dio solo albums ! His albums with Rainbow are gold and with Black Sabbath has a great classics. Great selection of songs btw.List is good but IMO no Dio playlist is complete with only his solo bands material, his work in Rainbow and Sabbath is just too good to pass up that being said id add in the following tracks from those bands as a 2nd set: