Be honest.

When nobody's looking, do you still break out a little classic "air-guitar" performance when the song on the radio demands it?

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What Are The Top Air Guitar Songs

Well played.  Some of us don't care if anybody is watching or not! So what are we talking about?  Pretending to rock out on your invisible "air" guitar!  You probably already have a favorite song. (feel free to share)  A google search turns up lots of great lists but here is the top ten as shared by Guitar World.

The Top 10 Air Guitar Songs of All Time From 10 to 1
  • Chuck Berry, "Johnny B. Goode"
  • Beastie Boys, "Fight for Your Right"
  • The Who, "Baba O'Riley"
  • Aerosmith/Run DMC, "Walk This Way"
  • Boston, "More Than a Feeling"
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Free Bird"
  • The Troggs, "Wild Thing"
  • AC/DC, "You Shook Me All Night Long"
  • Jimi Hendrix, "Foxy Lady"
  • Derek and the Dominos, "Layla"

Who Should Have Made The List...Including The Who

I challenge some of their selections but that's just part of the fun!  (No Van Halen? No BTO? NO ZZTop? No Outlaws? No Molly Hatchet? NO Black Sabbath? No Dire Straits? NO George Thorogood? No deep Purple? No Almon Brothers?  No Metallica?  No Queen?  NO Led Zeplin?  C'Mon Man!  NO Joe Satrioni?  AND the list rolls on & on!)

I guess if we ever learned to play, maybe the urge to "air-guitar" would fade?  Maybe not, but hey, there's still time to learn considering this recent announcement:

Why Your Guitar Game Is About To Grow

Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, will celebrate the opening of a new store in Yakima, Washington on Thursday, January 20, 2022. The celebration will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complimentary T-shirts for the first 500 customers,, and raffle giveaways at 2507 Main St., Union Gap,  Thursday, January 20 starting at 10:00 am.

Highlights include:

  • Special offers on services valid during opening weekend (1/20 – 1/23):
    • REPAIRS: Receive a free upgrade to a Platinum Setup with the purchase of a Standard Setup
    • LESSONS: Buy 3 Lessons, get a 4th Lesson Free. Plus free registration
    • RENTALS: 20% off any rental package (offer good from 1/20 – 2/10)

·       Grand Opening giveaways and doorbuster deals

·       Special promotional financing available GO weekend only (Jan 20 – 23))

  • GC Gear Card holders - 10% off when you open or use your GC Gear Card
    • Offer Valid 1/20 - 1/23


I suppose some music tastes "mature" over time but the experts say the music you loved when you were about 15 - 18, stays with you for your life.  Long live long hair and Rock 'N' Roll.  Hand me that air guitar, oh wait, I'll grab my own and let's party while we still can!

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