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What Should Be The Official Rock Song of Massachusetts? State Officials Disagree

Matt Dolloff / 100.7 WZLX
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Photo Credit: Dana (Distortion) Yavin for CBS Local

Photo Credit: Dana (Distortion) Yavin for CBS Local

One song is the most famous tune ever written by Boston’s most revered band. Another is a classic in its own right and perfectly captures the setting and spirit of Massachusetts in its lyrics. So which one deserves to be the official state rock song?

Mass. officials are disagreeing over whether Aerosmith’s legendary single “Dream On” or The Modern Lovers’ classic Boston-based single “Roadrunner” should earn the coveted title. Not long after Rep. Marty Walsh proposed a bill to give the nod to “Roadrunner,” reps Josh Cutler of Duxbury and Jim Cantwell of Marshfield have filed a proposal of their own that would award the title to “Dream On.”

Maybe they have more important things to worry about at the State House, but as long as they’re debating classic rock we’re not complaining!

Cantwell joined Karlson & McKenzie live Tuesday morning to tell the guys about the legislation and why he chose Aerosmith. An avid ZLX listener, he said he came up with the idea for the new bill from a K&M listener who called him and made the suggestion.

He also said he would like K&M to come in and testify to the House on why they want “Dream On” as the state rock song, along with anyone else with strong-enough arguments.

“This would be a fun debate about music that you can have listeners weighing in on, what they think the best song should be,” he said about the process.

He attributed the quick submission of the bill for “Dream On” to the “influence ZLX has for classic rock.”

So what do you think? Would either “Dream On” or “Roadrunner” be your choice for the official state rock song of Massachusetts? Do you believe you have a better suggestion? Enter your choice in the poll below and share your choice with us in the comments!

 

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