Favorite 80's Metal Songs #10 - "Balls to the Wall"

@teamfreak16 (41311)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 16, 2017 10:27pm CST
I normally don't jump the gun like this, but I've only got one Mission song left, so that series is pretty much done. I am also doing an electronic music series, so I thought I'd also give equal time to loud guitars. Hence, my Favorite 80's Metal Songs countdown. We begin with #10: "Balls to the Wall" by German metal band Accept. Although he is no longer in the band, original vocalist Udo Dirkschneider fronted Accept from 1968 to 1987. And man, could he bring it, as evidenced on the band's signature tune, 1984's "Balls to the Wall." "Balls to the Wall," according to guitarist Wolf Hoffman, is a song about human rights, that one day the oppressed would rise up and kick some keister. I don't see any evidence of chart success, but the song's video received regular play on MTV, and propelled the Balls to the Wall album to gold status here in the states. The highlight? Dirkschneider riding a wrecking ball into a building. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 17
Don't really listen to metal songs though. I prefer jazz and gospel
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jul 17
I love jazz.
@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 17
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Jul 17
Thanks for the share. Not bad
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jul 17
You're quite welcome. Glad you liked it.
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@stbrians (15893)
• Kakamega, Kenya
17 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 I did. Thank you
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
17 Jul 17
It got heavy rotation at my favorite AOR station back then
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jul 17
Here too. KILO was big on metal back then.
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@andriaperry (58351)
• United States
17 Jul 17
I think I have heard this one before but its been a long time.
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jul 17
I wouldn't doubt it. Probably only metalheads really listen to it anymore.
• Richfield, Utah
17 Jul 17
Ok, now I learned something new, I always thought AC-DC sang this.... and my cousin used to crank this one full blast. Shows how much I pay attention.. nice pick!
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jul 17
AC/DC did make the cut. I'll be getting to them in a few days.
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@TRBRocks420 (82386)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jul 17
This should be a fun one. I might just have to join in on this.
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jul 17
You should. See if we match on anything.
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@FourWalls (15116)
• United States
23 Jul 17
I remember thinking this was AC/DC because the chorus is so AC/DC-ish (the title and nothing else).
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Jul 17
They do tend to do that, don't they.
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@JohnRoberts (62719)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Jul 17
Now there's some head bangin' music!
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@teamfreak16 (41311)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
17 Jul 17
Pure 80's head banging. And not hair metal! Even though I do have a couple hair metal tunes in this one.
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