- 100 Proof – 88 Fingers Louie (Best Punk Rock Songs 13/13)
- Hero Of Our Time – Satanic Surfers (Best Punk Rock Songs 12/13)
- Crush – Over It (Best Punk Rock Songs 11/13)
- Cease – Bad Religion (Best Punk Rock Songs 10/13)
- Always – Good Riddance (Best Punk Rock Songs 09/13)
- Torches – Rise Against (Best Punk Rock Songs 08/13)
- Divorce – Craig’s Brother (Best Punk Rock Songs 07/13)
- Alison’s Disease – Lagwagon (Best Punk Rock Songs 06/13)
- On The Outside – No Use For A Name (Best Punk Rock Songs 05/13)
- The Decline – NOFX (Best Punk Rock Songs 03/13)
- The King Is Dead – A Wilhelm Scream (Best Punk Rock Songs 03/13)
- Propagandhi – Purina Hall of Fame (Best Punk Rock Songs 02/13)
- Strung Out – Velvet Alley (Best Punk Rock Songs 01/13)
It’s time to present number 11 on my list of the Top 13 Punk Rock Songs.
It’s Crush by the Californian band Over It.
- Position: 11 (of 13)
- Song Title: Crush*
- Band: Over It
- On Album: Timing Is Everything*
- Year: 2002
- Lyrics: Over It – Crush
The intro riff instantly grabs my attention. It’s so fast and powerful and builds up over time. When the drums kick in and the vocals start, I can’t help but think of how it would feel to play this song on stage. No wonder I had to learn how to play the riff myself. 😉
But back to Crush: The fast verse leads up to the slower chorus. The melody of the vocals is really catchy and the chorus ends with a fast bridge and my favourite part – “and take up our arms like sitcom soldiers” – and leads back to the intro riff again. Just to prepare for the melodic guitar solo.
Although I don’t like the band’s newer material (more Rock, less Punk) as much, the 2002 album Timing is Everything* contains some more really good punk rock songs like Limiter* or Cross-Tolerance*. I would definitely recommend to check out the whole album.
What do you think about Crush? It kicks ass, doesn’t it? 😉