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Rock/Pop songs with killer sax solos

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I recently got into songs with sax solos - can anyone recommend some more?

Steely Dan - Dr. Wu
Steely Dan - Aja
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Guillemots - Trains to Brazil
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Supertramp - The Logical Song
Pink Floyd - Us & Them
Bob Seger - Turn the Page
Be Bop Deluxe - Ships in the Night (at least, I think it's a sax)
Hall & Oates - Las Vegas Turnaround
Hall & Oates - Abandoned Luncheonette
Madness - One Step Beyond

post #2 of 60
dave matthews band - #41

has a nice sax solo, there are many more sax solos to be found in there live albums if you are interested
post #3 of 60
INXS - What You Need
George Michael - Cowboys and Angels
DMB - #41; Bartender
Bruce Springsteen - Cadillac Ranch
John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through the Night
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George Michael- "Careless Whisper"
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The Stooges - Fun House
post #6 of 60
Some oddball choices, but a few I solos that I like.

Rolling Stones - "Live With Me", "Brown Sugar"

J. Geils Band - "I'm Falling" (Live version off of Showtime!, sort of obscure, but one of my favorites

Billy Joel - "I've Loved These Days" from Songs In The Attic

David Bowie - "Modern Love"
post #7 of 60
Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)

Spandau Ballet - True
post #8 of 60
Off the top of my head:

Aretha Franklin - "Respect"

David Bowie - "Young Americans"

Earth, Wind & Fire - "Reasons"

Earth, Wind & Fire - "Sun Goddess" (Live version)

The Rolling Stones - "Waiting On A Friend"

Donald Fagen - "Maxine"

Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues"

Romeo Void - "Never Say Never"

Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now"

Billy Joel - "Just The Way You Are"

Van Morrison - "Into The Mystic" (not exactly a solo, but featured prominently, just like some other cuts on Moondance.)
post #9 of 60
Not really full fledged sax solos, but early Roxy Music does feature the sax as one of the key elements in their songs. For example, there is quite a lot of interplay between sax, guitar and Eno's keyboards on Remake / Remodel from the first album.

But otherwise, it is Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street that comes immediately to mind.
post #10 of 60
You got "Us and them" but missed "Shine on you Crazy Diamond"!
post #11 of 60
Carole King-Jazzman has a good sax solo......Tom Scott plays the sax on the original version btw.
post #12 of 60
Take a listen to about anything from Slightly Stoopid.
Bad name, fun band. Lots of sax! Think English 80's ska meets late 90's southern Cali rock.... English Beat mixed with Sublime
post #13 of 60
An oldie but goodie

Foreigner - Urgent

YouTube - Foreigner - Urgent Live
post #14 of 60
Robert Cray - Bad influence

Nice solo and a top tune.
post #15 of 60
Originally Posted by moogoob View Post
You got "Us and them" but missed "Shine on you Crazy Diamond"!
And "Money" as well.
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