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The Best Danger Danger Songs of All-Time
The amount of hit radio songs that Danger Danger had was equal to the amount of sleeveless denim vests that lead singer, Ted Poley, had in his tour duffel bag, two.
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And two is all you really needed back in the day. Those two you know as Bang Bang and Naughty Naughty. You see, any time that Danger Danger didn't repeat a single word in a title, it just didn't work.
That said, Beat the Bullet was an awesome tune, it just did not receive airplay. But that was kind of the vibe for Danger Danger during the days of their follow up album, rock radio and MTV weren't paying attention anymore.
It's probably why they named the album, Screw It ...
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List of Top Danger Danger Songs
- Bang Bang
- Beat the Bullet
- Naughty Naughty
- Monkey Business
- Crazy Nights
- Get Your Shit Together
- Rock America
- Turn It On
- Don't Blame It On Love
1. Bang Bang
Bang Bang was the hit.
2. Beat the Bullet
Andy Timmons rips Beat the Bullet's intro like he's tearing the fabric of space itself. This is long before we knew what the Infinity Guantlet could do.
3. Naughty Naughty
If chart-topping success, ok, this wasn't chart topping, but you get the point ... if commercial success were our own criteria, this would be DD's second best song. But it's not. Actually, it's lucky to be second, because Monkey Business is a way more fun tune.
But Danger Danger's Naughty Naughty had a message to send to their most curvaceous fans. And it succeeded.
Poley and the boys suggest that the best time is time spent in one's birthday suit.
Even John Parr, singer of Man in Motion (St. Elmo's Fire) knew that you better bring the sex (and the creep) if you're going to name your song, Naughty Naughty.
4. Monkey Business
An stunningly suggestive song, Monkey Business might just be the most scandalously spicy tuna in the DD catalog.
5. Crazy Nights
An awesomely bitchin' tune about turning weeknights into weekend nights and weekend nights into, well, weekend nights also.
6. Get Your Shit Together
We're giving it the sixth spot for the strong, strong solo work from luminous being, Andy Timmons. If anyone ever wondered what it would sound like if Stevie Ray Vaughn joined a hedonistic hair metal band, the solo on Get Your Shit Together would kind of be it, no?
7. Rock America
Danger Danger always told it how it was. Such is the case with Rock America off of their self-titled debut album. A sweeping declaration made to the kids everywhere, Rock America was Rock the Vote _before Rock the Vote.
Don't believe us? The album was released in 1989 by Epic Records and Rock the Vote was established in 1990.
Ok, let's be real, DD isn't responsible for Rock the Vote. Still, the song is an upbeat anthem for - like all Danger Danger songs - doing exactly what they're saying should be done in the song.
"Hey have you heard the news, People on the hill changin' all the rules, The battle's just begun, stand up and fight"
PS - This is Danger Danger's entry into Rock Songs with Rock in the title.
8. Turn It On
DD really enjoyed gang vocal Whoas and Yeahs. More the former though, as evidenced on Turn It On. They employ them on every other song it seems.
9. Don't Blame It On Love
The tough get going when the going gets tough. The high harmonies get going when the vocals get ... well, not necessarily tough. It is, after all, a song that has love in the title.
Check out the early version (1987) of Don't Blame It On Love that features Mike Pont, the original singer of Danger Danger, as well as Al Pitrelli.
Not sure why the band didn't include the song on the first album two years later if they already had it in their back pocket. Maybe they wanted a clear break from Pitrelli and Pont?
10. Under the Gun
Give it a listen. We think you'll agree that it belongs on this list.
Bonus: Hearts On The Highway
To conclude an impeccable journey, 20 years after their initial release, Danger Danger recorded and produced Hearts On The Highway, a seamless entry into the DD catalogue that does the very thing they needed it to: mash together Bang Bang and Beat The Bullet, their two best songs.
Listen to Hearts On The Highway and try and disagree with us. It's musically and lyrically aligned to those songs. And that's what makes it a bitchin' tune.
We can't even fathom that it came out in the 2009. Way to step in the Delorean, boys.
Other Danger Danger Songs
- Don't Walk Away
- Boys Will Be Boys
- One Step From Paradise
- Live It Up
- Slipped Her the Big One
- I Still Think About You
- Puppet Show
- Everybody Wants Some
- Comin' Home
- Horny S.O.B.
- Find Your Way Back Home
- Yeah, You Want It!