Our Top 10 Songs From The Firm takes a listen back to a short lived band that featured two rock and roll icons. Those Rock ‘n’ roll legends would be Paul Rodgers of Bad Company and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin. Both Paul Rodgers and Jimmy Page had celebrated amazing rock ‘n’ roll careers in their former bands. They were also friends as Paul Rodgers’ band Bad Company was signed to Led Zeppelin’s Swan Songs label. Jimmy Page tried forming another supergroup a few years earlier called XYZ with members of Yes. However, that project fell apart before it even started. Robert Plant had been invited to sing lead but declined after one rehearsal. Eventually, Paul Rogers and Jimmy Page started writing songs together and decided to put a group together that could go on the road and have some fun and play some new music without resorting to the old material from Led Zeppelin and Bad Company. That’s exactly what they did.
The Firm only did it for two albums, but that seemed to be the initial plan. We wish they would’ve recorded more music because a lot of fans loved the band The Firm. They were not a critic’s favorite, but who cares? Led Zeppelin fans and Bad Company fans and rock ‘n’ roll fans, in general, accepted the group and enjoyed their material. While the band only released two albums though, we should at least present ten of our favorite songs from the band’s only two records. Why not, they are a part of classic rock history
# 10 – Midnight Moonlight
We open up our top 10 songs from The Firm list with the amazing song entitled “Midnight Moonlight.” We love the song’s opening acoustic guitar riff by Jimmy Page Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The song was released on the album entitled The Firm. The album was released in 1985. The song “Midnight Moonlight.” was the album’s closing track. The song was written by Jimmy Page and Paul Rogers.
# 9 – Cadillac
Love the way this one opens with that great drum groove and killer bass riff. This is rock and roll my friends. Jimmy’s guitar sounds as evil and scary as it can get. It’s so spellbinding. Continuing with our top 10 songs from The Firm list we take a listen to the great song entitled “Cadillac.” The song was released on the album entitled Mean Business. The album was released in 1986.
# 8 – Make or Break
With a little bit of a crunge style guitar sound, we fell in love with this one immediately. In the number eight spot on our top 10 The Firm songs list we present the song entitled “Make Or Break.” The song “Make Or Break,” was released on the album entitled The Firm. The album was released in 1985.
# 7 – Tear Down The Walls
How about a little “Nobody’s Fault But Mine,” style riff to open this one up. Paul Rogers brings his iconic Bad Company style vocals to this one as the legends came up with a stunning rock and roll tune that should have been much bigger than it ever was. In the number seven position on our top 10 The Firm songs list is the song entitled “Tear Down The Walls.” The song “Tear Down The Walls,” was released on the album entitled Mean Business. The album was released in 1986.
# 6 – Satisfaction Guaranteed
Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 songs list we present the song “Satisfaction Guaranteed.” The song was released on the album entitled The Firm. The album was released in 1985. The song “Satisfaction Guaranteed,” was composed by Jimmy Page and Paul Rogers. This one sounds a little more Bad Company than Led Zeppelin We will take it either way.
# 5 – Live in Peace
At the halfway point on our top 10 songs list is the song breathtaking song entitled “Live In Peace.” We love the minor key opening piano riff on this one. The strings and guitars are as dramatic as it can get in this very cinematic song. The song “Live In Peace,” was released on the album entitled Mean Business. The album was released in 1986.
# 4 – The Closer
At the number four spot on our top 10 songs from The Firm list, we present the song entitled “Closer.” This heavy Led Zeppelin sounding track was the opening song on the band’s first album. A lot of The Firm material reminded us of the great Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy album in the way Jimmy Page approached his guitar parts. The song was released on the album entitled The Firm. The album was released in 1985.
# 3 – Fortune Hunter
Moving along on our top 10 songs list we present the song entitled “Fortune Hunter.” This one stands as one of the band’s most popular songs. We could listen to those Jimmy Page guitar riffs like this one all day long. The song “Fortune Hunter,” was released on the album entitled Mean Business. The album was released in 1986.
# 2 – All The King’s Horses
Just of the top spot on our top 10 songs list, we celebrate the song entitled “All The King’s Horses.” The song was released on the album entitled Mean Business. The album was released in 1986. It was the first single released from the album. The song “All The King’s Horses” was a hit on the US Billboard Rock Charts hitting number one.
# 1 – Radioactive
We close out our top 10 The Firm songs list with the song entitled “Radioactive.” This was by far the band’s most successful commercial release. This is so much Led Zeppelin meets Bad Company. Look at Jimmy Page playing that famous double neck red electric guitar in the video. That guitar lick is to die for. Paul Rodgers knocks it out of the park. Chris Slade’s drumbeat is simply jaw-dropping. This is just so cool.
The song “Radioactive.” was released on the album entitled The Firm. The album was released in 1985. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty-eight. However, the song did much better on the US Billboard Rock Charts reaching all the way up to one. In the United Kingdom, the song hit number seventy six as it was The Firm’s only song to chart in the United Kingdom. Yet in the States, it hit number one. Who loves ya Jimmy?
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