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Red Leader
02-22-2007, 11:53 AM
This might have been done on here before, but I'm doing it again.

List your Top 10 all-time favorite songs. Not songs by your ten favorite bands, or ten songs by your favorite band, but 10 songs that if those were the only 10 songs you could hear again, you'd pick these 10. They can be songs that whenever you hear the first note, it brings a smile to your face, or immediately makes you want to start singing along. A song that immediately removes you from where you are and makes you think back to another time. No restrictions apply. These are, at this time, your 10 favorite songs of all time.

Mine (in no particular order - and I'm not doing the random numbering thing for effect):

Men Without Hats - Pop Goes the World
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Fort Minor - Where'd You Go
Grateful Dead - Box of Rain
Beastie Boys - She's Crafty
Men At Work - Overkill
Temple of the Dog - Hunger Strike
Annie Lennox - Why
Johnny Cash - It Ain't Me Babe
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees

Just missing the cut: Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan; I'm Bad - LL Cool J; Running on Empty - Jackson Browne; Hard Knock Life - Jay Z.

That's my list right now. It's changed over the years, but those are my 10 favorite right now. Yours?

Puffy
02-22-2007, 12:08 PM
No particular order

Guns N Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Pearl Jam - Daughter
Seven Mary Three - Cumbersome
Grandmaster Flash - The Message
Eminem - lose Yourself
Metallica - Turn the Page (cover of the Bob Segar song)
Metallica - One
Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People

Just misses - Captain Jack by Billy Joel, a bunch of Bruce stuff, I'm Bad by LL Cool J, Walk this Way by Run DMC w/ Aerosmith, Fell on Black Days by Soundgarden, Rappers Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 12:12 PM
No particular order

Guns N Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
Dusty Springfield - Son of a Preacher Man
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Pearl Jam - Daughter
Seven Mary Three - Cumbersome
Grandmaster Flash - The Message
Eminem - lose Yourself
Metallica - Turn the Page (cover of the Bob Segar song)
Metallica - One
Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People




All very good selections, Puffy. All of them would have been in my Top 10 at one point in time. I wonder how much Bach and Beethoven we're going to see on RFS's list...

Puffy
02-22-2007, 12:20 PM
I wonder how much Bach and Beethoven we're going to see on RFS's list...

Yeah, you tend to place people you've met and went to school with on your list.....

texasdave
02-22-2007, 12:24 PM
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Benny Mardones - Into the Night
Television - Marquee Moon
Elvis Costello- What's so funny 'bout Peace Love and Understanding
Thin Lizzy - Sitamoia
Thin Lizzy - Fighting
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
Be Bop Deluxe - Life in the Air Age
Strawbs - Out in the Cold
Tom Cochrane - Life is a Highway

..and too many honorable mentions to mention....

BoxingRed
02-22-2007, 12:36 PM
Extremely tough.
These are 10 songs I can/have listened to 100's of times and could easily do a 100 more.
The La's- There She Goes
Beach Boys-Wouldn't it Be Nice
Peter Gabriel- Here Comes the Flood
The Beatles- Ticket to Ride
Oasis- Slide Away
Jerry Lee Lewis- Great Balls of Fire
Eric B and Rakim- Paid in Full
Rolling Stones- Midnight Mile
Blur- This is a Low
Matthew Sweet- We're the Same

IowaRed
02-22-2007, 12:40 PM
way too many to list but here are the ones I can think of right now

Far Behind-Candlebox
Perfect Kiss, True Faith-New Order
New Year's Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday-U2
Just Another Day-Oingo Boingo
Black, Yellow Ledbetter-Pearl Jam
Save a Prayer-Duran Duran
Killer Queen-Queen
Operator-Jim Croce
Love Will Tear Us Apart-Joy Division
Beginnings-Chicago
Sound of Silence-Simon & Garfunkel
Horse With No Name-America
Solsbury Hill-Peter Gabriel

Johnny Footstool
02-22-2007, 12:52 PM
My Top 4 haven't changed in the past decade:
U2 - With or Without You
Soul Coughing - True Dreams of Wichita (A non-country song involving my hometown? What's not to love?)
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Beyond those, the list becomes more fluid. Currently, it's something like this:

San Dimas High School Football Rules - The Ataris
The Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey (Cheesy as hell, but I still get chills when I hear those opening piano chords)
Cute without the 'E' - Taking Back Sunday
Where Is My Mind? - The Pixies
Purple Rain - Prince

RedFanAlways1966
02-22-2007, 12:53 PM
Tough, but off the top of my head(banger)...

Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
Orion - Metallica
Mouth For War - Pantera
In My Darkest Hour - Megadeth
Dead Skin Mask - Slayer
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
War Pigs - Black Sabbath
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

bucksfan
02-22-2007, 12:53 PM
I'm sure my list is a buit fluid also, but these 10 probabaly will be in it more often than not. For most I cannot even explain why I like them, just that I do!

"Presents to Send You" - Jimmy Buffett
"Only You" - as performed by Anne E DeChant
"Horseshoe Lake" - Todd Snider
"Coming Home" - Cinderella
"Champagne Don't Hurt Me Baby" - as performed by Jerry Jeff Walker
"Don't Worry Baby" - Beach Boys
"Write This Down" - George Strait
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" - Joan Jett
"Great Filling Station Holdup" - Jimmy Buffett
"Woman Going Crazy on Caroline Street" - Jimmy Buffett
"Watershed" - Indigo Girls

updated to include 2 which were inexlicably left off initially :
"Wish You Were Here" - Pink Floyd
"Friend of the Devil" - Greatful Dead

zombie-a-go-go
02-22-2007, 01:01 PM
This is tough. I'm just going to pick 10 songs by the first 10 of my favorite performers that pop into my head right now.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Brompton Oratory
The Clash - White Man in Hammersmith Palais
X - The Have Nots
They Might Be Giants - They'll Need A Crane
Ramones - Judy is a Punk

That's 5 already? Damn...

Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet
Liz Phair - Nashville
The Germs - Richie Dagger's Crime
The Aquabats! - The Thing on the Bass Amp

Man, I've got about 30 other things I want to put down, but we'll go with something still unrepresented...

Talib Kweli - Put it in the Air

BoxingRed
02-22-2007, 01:02 PM
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey (Cheesy as hell, but I still get chills when I hear those opening piano chords)

I could take or leave most of your list, but this is one great friggin' song.:beerme:

Cyclone792
02-22-2007, 01:05 PM
Hmmm ... well let's see here, in random order ...

Counting Crows - Anna Begins
Counting Crows - Mrs. Potter's Lullaby
Dave Matthews Band - #41
Dave Matthews Band - Grey Street
Fort Minor - Where'd You Go
Mat Kearney - All I Need
Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
Pearl Jam - Corduroy
Tupac Shakur - Starin' Through My Rearview (remix of Phil Collins' In the Air Tonight)

Tied:
Matt Nathanson - Curve of the Earth
Augustana - Boston

I had to cut out a bunch, but that's probably my Top 10 (or 11) right now.

BTW, "Anna Begins" by the Counting Crows is my all-time favorite song, especially the various live versions they've done.

Roy Tucker
02-22-2007, 01:08 PM
Ahhh, this is impossible. I got up to about 1970 and already had 10 (and could easily made it 50). I could name 50 per decade.

Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop the Rain
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
Beatles - Yesterday
Kinks - You Really Got Me
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Byrds - Turn, Turn, Turn
The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby

justincredible
02-22-2007, 01:11 PM
In no particular order:

"I've Always Been Crazy" - Waylon Jennings
"The Race is On" - George Jones
"One Piece at a Time" - Johnny Cash
"Uncloudy Day" - Willie Nelson
"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen
"On The Turning Away" - Pink Floyd
"Lonesome Blues" - Shooter Jennings
"Kaw-Liga" - Hank Sr.
"I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" - Merle Haggard
"The Chair" - George Strait

westofyou
02-22-2007, 01:13 PM
Can't Hardly Wait - The Replacements
Black Peter - The Grateful Dead
Backstreets - Bruce Springsteen
Thrasher - Neil Young
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Simon and Garfunkel - Only Living Boy in New York City
Driver 8 - REM
The Grand Tour - George Jones
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Torn and Frayed - The Rolling Stones

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 01:14 PM
These lists are so interesting to me.

For instance. Roy's list. I would imagine that would be almost the exact same list as my Dad and were basically all songs I grew up listening to as a kid.

Cyclone's list is a list of songs I'd probably list as my Top 10 if I were in a mellow, laid-back mood. Especially Anna Begins and Corduroy. We share "Where'd You Go" in our Top 10, and I love that 2Pac song as well. Zombie listed a lot of songs I liked in college, but haven't listened to in a long time.

This is a tough assignment. As Roy said, I could probably do a Top 50 by decade and still leave some songs out. I'd also have a hard time doing a Top 10 by genre.

Good stuff so far everyone.

BuckWoody
02-22-2007, 01:21 PM
At any given time I have about 50 songs in my Top 10, but here's what comes to mind now:

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Black - Pearl Jam
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra (I have a live version that is excellent)
Hey Hey, My My - Neil Young
Napoleon - Ani DiFranco
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Tear Stained Eye - Son Volt
Zombie - Cranberries
Good Riddance - Green Day
Red Barchetta - Rush

dougdirt
02-22-2007, 01:25 PM
"Look What Happened" - Less Than Jake
"The Big Sleep" Streetlight Manifesto
"Bankhead" TI
"Top Back" TI
"Spin" Taking Back Sunday
"The Boys of Summer" The Ataris
"Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things To Do Today" Fall Out Boy
"Regulator" Warren G
"Lip Gloss and Black" Atreyu
And I am not sure which of a few songs by Thrice I like the most..... so yeah, thats my list.

pedro
02-22-2007, 01:26 PM
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Stella Blue - the Grateful Dead
Alex Chilton - The Replacements
Hey - Pixies
Don't worry baby- The Beach Boys
Web in Front - Archers of Loaf
Raisins - Dinosaur Jr.
Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones
Range Life - Pavement
Cut my Hair - The Who

vaticanplum
02-22-2007, 01:28 PM
I would love to do this, but ten?! Seriously, can we at least up it to 15?

Chip R
02-22-2007, 01:29 PM
I would love to do this, but ten?! Seriously, can we at least up it to 15?


You have my permission to post 15. But they better be good, or else.:thumbdown

vaticanplum
02-22-2007, 01:29 PM
RL, you have pretty good taste for a married dude.

westofyou
02-22-2007, 01:30 PM
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Stella Blue - the Grateful Dead
Alex Chilton - The Replacements
Hey - Pixies
Don't worry baby- The Beach Boys
Web in Front - Archers of Loaf
Raisins - Dinosaur Jr.
Monkey Man - The Rolling Stones
Range Life - Pavement
Cut my Hair - The Who

I almost put in Cut my Hair, Range Life and Hey as well.

vaticanplum
02-22-2007, 01:31 PM
I wonder how much Bach and Beethoven we're going to see on RFS's list...

Well, it's important to recognize your contemporaries.

Cyclone792
02-22-2007, 01:32 PM
Cyclone's list is a list of songs I'd probably list as my Top 10 if I were in a mellow, laid-back mood. Especially Anna Begins and Corduroy. We share "Where'd You Go" in our Top 10, and I love that 2Pac song as well. Zombie listed a lot of songs I liked in college, but haven't listened to in a long time.

My list mostly reflects the fact that I'm just an overall laid-back kind of dude so those types of the songs are the ones that make the list over the long haul.

The upbeat "rock out" kind of songs that I always like tend to be the usual flavor of the month kinds in that I'll listen to them a lot for a few weeks or months, then they'll just tend to fade away for a time before cropping back up again for another few weeks.

zombie-a-go-go
02-22-2007, 01:34 PM
Zombie listed a lot of songs I liked in college, but haven't listened to in a long time.

So I'm either desperately clinging to my youth, or I haven't bought any new CDs in a long time. Ok. :laugh:

dabvu2498
02-22-2007, 01:37 PM
"Uncle Pen" -- Bill Monroe
"Ring of Fire" -- Johnny Cash
"Family Tradition" -- Hank Williams Jr.
"State of Mind" -- Clint Black
"Sweet Baby James" -- James Taylor
"Jessica" -- Allman Brothers
"Back in Black" -- AC/DC
"Straight Outta Compton" -- NWA
"New Jack Hustler" -- Ice-T
"Dynamite" -- Vanderbilt University Fight Song

Just out: "Sailing" by Christopher Cross

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 01:37 PM
RL, you have pretty good taste for a married dude.

If that was your way of sucking up so you could post 15 songs, it worked. :)

If it wasn't, thanks, I think. Still not sure how to take that. :cool:

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 01:38 PM
So I'm either desperately clinging to my youth, or I haven't bought any new CDs in a long time. Ok. :laugh:

Glad I could be your Dr. Phil. :laugh:

pedro
02-22-2007, 01:39 PM
"Uncle Pen" -- Bill Monroe
"Ring of Fire" -- Johnny Cash
"Family Tradition" -- Hank Williams Jr.
"State of Mind" -- Clint Black
"Sweet Baby James" -- James Taylor
"Jessica" -- Allman Brothers
"Back in Black" -- AC/DC
"Straight Outta Compton" -- NWA
"New Jack Hustler" -- Ice-T
"Dynamite" -- Vanderbilt University Fight Song

Just out: "Sailing" by Christopher Cross

"sailing" and "straight outta compton" ? That's quite a range. :)

dabvu2498
02-22-2007, 01:39 PM
"sailing" and "straight outta compton" ? That's quite a range. :)

Gotta have some balance in your life.

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 01:41 PM
"sailing" and "straight outta compton" ? That's quite a range. :)

Sounds like something I'd do.

I was tempted to add: Dopeman by N.W.A, but Straight Outta Compton was right there with it. Sarah Brighman's Ave Maria could have potentially made my Top 10 as well, or Sinead O'Conner's Three Babies / Black Boys on Mopeds.

I never realized how greatly influential my music was on my kids, though until I heard my youngest sing "Ring of Fire" word by word and my oldest sing "Pop Goes the Weasel" by 3rd bass in the shower. Eeeek. Gotta pay attention to what I'm listening to.

harangatang
02-22-2007, 01:45 PM
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" -Jim Croce
"Layla" - Derek and the Dominoes
"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey
"Blue Collar Man" - Styx
"Turn the Page" (live) - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
"Stairway to Heaven" -Led Zeppelin
"Message in a Bottle" -The Police
"Money" -Pink Floyd
"Moondance" -Van Morrison
"London Calling" -The Clash

timmario66
02-22-2007, 01:47 PM
"(Don't go back to) Rockville" - REM
"Peace Frog" - The Doors
"Peace Dog" - The Cult
"Welcome to the Terrordome" - Public Enemy
"Bad" - U2
"Don't Look Back in Anger" - Oasis
"Folsom Prison Blues" - Johnny Cash
"Brian Wilson" - Barenaked Ladies
"How to Save a Life" - The Fray
"Exhuming McCarthy" - REM

I'm sure I could give another top 10 if I went home and looked at my music more carefully but this is off the top of my head.

zombie-a-go-go
02-22-2007, 01:47 PM
Glad I could be your Dr. Phil. :laugh:

To my Letterman, maybe. ;)

RichRed
02-22-2007, 01:52 PM
In 15 minutes, half this list might be different, but here goes:

Just Like Heaven - Cure
Sincerely, Me - Better Than Ezra
Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Badlands - Bruce Springsteen
Sam Hall - Johnny Cash
Everybody Loves You Now - Billy Joel
The War was in Color - Carbon Leaf
Life in a Northern Town - Dream Academy
Closer to Fine - Indigo Girls
My Little Town - Simon & Garfunkel

Razor Shines
02-22-2007, 02:23 PM
#41 (live) - DMB
Idioteque - Radio Head
Matt Nathanson - Curve of the Earth
Cortez the Killer - Neil Young
Yellow Leadbetter - Pearl Jam
Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica's version
punkrocker - The Teddybears W/ Iggy Pop
All Along the Watchtower - all versions Dylan, Hendrix, DMB..even a live version by Vertical Herizon
Madrigals - Howie Day
Sample in a Jar - Phish

There are so many more, but I totaled up how many times I've listened to each song I've ever heard for the last 10 years and those were the top 10 with the highest average per year.

Sweetstop
02-22-2007, 02:24 PM
Sinnerman - Nina Simone
Free Man in Paris - Joni Mitchell
Crazy-Patsy Cline
In Dreams - Roy Orbison
Blackbird - Beatles
Graceland - Paul Simon
Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Night and Day - The Temptations version of Cole Porter song
At Last - Etta James

off top of my head....could be dozens more.

westofyou
02-22-2007, 02:42 PM
British Invasion Top Ten

She Said, She Said - The Beatles
We Love You - The Rolling Stones
I Remember Walter - The Kinks
Arthur - The Kinks
Gotta Get You into My Life - The Beatles
The Kids are Alright - The Who
Substitute - The Who
Out of Time - The Rolling Stones
In my Life - The Beatles
Dedicated Follower of Fashion - The Kinks

oneupper
02-22-2007, 02:46 PM
Wow....this is hard.
Thumbing through my ipod and this is what I came up with:

Won't get fooled again - The Who
Back in Black - AC/DC
Welcome to the Jungle - GNR
Revolution - Beatles (don't like the beatles much anymore, but this one stays)
Ohio - Bowling for Soup
Death on Two Legs - Queen
Pies Descalzos - Shakira
Poison - Alice Cooper
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple (and I never played the guitar!)
Want you Bad - The Offspring
I Don't Remember - Peter Gabriel

That's 11.

Heath
02-22-2007, 02:58 PM
I can't do a whole lot here - I have too many genre likes.

"Enter Sandman" - Metallica
"In the Air Tonight" - Genesis
"One" - U2
"In My Life" & "Here Comes the Sun" - Beatles
"Humans Being" & "Right Now" - Van Halen
"Classical Gas" - Mason Williams
"Reflections" - The Supremes
"The Boxer" - Simon & Garfunkel
"Your Eyes" - Peter Gabriel
"Bittersweet Symphony" - The Verve

Lifetime Achievement Awards -
"Linus & Lucy" - Vince Guaradi
"Centerfield" - John Fogerty

harangatang
02-22-2007, 03:12 PM
"Classical Gas" - Mason WilliamsThat song has some killer lyrics. ;)

But anyway that's a good choice though. I also like the acoustic guitar version too.

Johnny Footstool
02-22-2007, 03:12 PM
I would love to do this, but ten?! Seriously, can we at least up it to 15?

That's the beauty of it -- distilling your list of favorites down to only 10.

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 03:20 PM
That's the beauty of it -- distilling your list of favorites down to only 10.

Exactly, Johnny. To quote Tom Hanks:


It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great.

deltachi8
02-22-2007, 03:20 PM
Mine probably changes daily, but as of today (in no given order):

Mas Tequilla - Sammy Hagar and the Waboritas
Driven to Tears - The Police
Paul Revere - Beastie Boys
Cult of Personality - Living Color
Eminence Front - The Who
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Day in the Life - The Beatles
Are You Gonna Go My Way? - Lenny Kravitz
Spiderwebs - No Doubt
Five to One - The Doors

FutureRedsGM
02-22-2007, 03:36 PM
As most have stated, my list is fluid as well. It probably changes daily, but these are the ones that come to mind today:

Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
George Jones – He Stopped Loving Her Today
Jimmy Buffett – A Pirate Looks at 40
Metallica – Master of Puppets
Peal Jam – Yellowleadbetter
Prince – Purple Rain
Skynard – Simple Man
Willie Nelson and Ray Charles – Seven Spanish Angels
Billy Joel – Piano Man
David Allan Coe – If That Ain’t Country

RFS62
02-22-2007, 03:45 PM
Gregorian Chant - those monks I used to hang with
Gin and Juice - The Gourds
Swanee - Al Jolson

How many is that? HEY!!!!! You punks get off my lawn!!!!

What were we talking about now?

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 03:50 PM
Gregorian Chant - those monks I used to hang with
Gin and Juice - The Gourds
Swanee - Al Jolson

How many is that? HEY!!!!! You punks get off my lawn!!!!

What were we talking about now?

:laugh: :laugh: :thumbup:

You da man, '62

I thought for sure I'd see some Glenn Miller on your list, but Al Jolson? Nice....

Johnny Footstool
02-22-2007, 03:51 PM
Gin and Juice - The Gourds


Best cover song ever.

redsfanmia
02-22-2007, 03:56 PM
Baba O'reilly .. The Who
Daughter .. Pearl Jam
Happiness is a warm gun ... The Beatles
Long may you run... Neil Young
Hungar strike ... Temple of the Dog
What is life... George Harrison
All things must pass... George Harrison
Mother ... Danzig
All right guy .. Todd Snider
Janie Jones... The Clash

BoxingRed
02-22-2007, 04:05 PM
"Bittersweet Symphony" - The Verve


Forgot this one. My vote for best single of the 90s.

vaticanplum
02-22-2007, 04:06 PM
That's the beauty of it -- distilling your list of favorites down to only 10.

But 15 is NOT a lot of songs and hard enough...but to me there's still a difference between 15 and 10. Like a lot of others here, I have a gargantuan record collection. In sheer numbers 15 may well be a much smaller portion of the songs I know and love than 10 might be of somebody else's.

It's why I can't do these things, I pull my hair out...choosing 15 songs I love the most can be, on any given day, the most important thing I ever do.

Puffy
02-22-2007, 04:14 PM
It's why I can't do these things, I pull my hair out...choosing 15 songs I love the most can be, on any given day, the most important thing I ever do.

Kinda of like RFS62 when he purchases soup at a deli.

Caveat Emperor
02-22-2007, 05:08 PM
Wow, tough call --

"Grey Street" - Dave Matthews Band
"Desperation Song" - Carbon Leaf
"Penny Lane" - The Beatles
"C.R.E.A.M" - Wu-Tang Clan
"Black Friday Rule" - Flogging Molly
"Dareh Meyod" - O.A.R.
"Baba O'Reily" - The Who
"Bittersweet Symphony" - The Verve
"Walk on the Ocean" - Toad the Wet Sprocket
"The General" - Dispatch

Honorable Mentions:
"Moondance" - Van Morrison
"Princesss" - Matt Nathanson
"Duel of the Iron Mic" - The GZA (ft. Inspectah Deck)
"Crush" - Dave Matthews Band
"Supersonic" - Oasis

Heath
02-22-2007, 05:11 PM
Wow, tough call --

"Supersonic" - Oasis

I forgot about Oasis - I could have put Wonderwall on the cusp of the Top 10.

BuckWoody
02-22-2007, 05:17 PM
Wow, tough call --
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"The General" - Dispatch
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I almost put that one on my list as well. "Bats in the Belfry" is also a favorite.

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 05:19 PM
Wow, tough call --

"Supersonic" - Oasis

When you say "Supersonic," I say J.J. Fad.

Not in teh Top 10, though.

Crash Davis
02-22-2007, 05:21 PM
I'm with Vatican Plum. Narrowing to ten songs is asking so much. And no doubt about it, this is the most important thing I've done today. I'm sure this will all change by tomorrow...

1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
Guitars, Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakam
Whatever It Takes - Ron Sexsmith
Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
California - Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
Luchenbach, Texas - Waylon Jennings
Joey - Concrete Blonde
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square - Anat Ben-Yehoshua

*Anxiously awaiting the "100 All-Time Favorite Songs" thread

Roy Tucker
02-22-2007, 05:24 PM
My jr. high list... I shock my daughters when listening to the 60's on XM and I know the lyrics to all these songs, replete with background do-wops and sha-la-la-la-la's...

All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers
Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
Crying - Roy Orbison
He's A Rebel - Crystals
Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
He's So Fine - The Chiffons
My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels

Johnny Footstool
02-22-2007, 05:27 PM
When you say "Supersonic," I say J.J. Fad.

Not in teh Top 10, though.

Soopasonic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXSyLtnIBRM&mode=related&search=

Red Leader
02-22-2007, 05:27 PM
My jr. high list... I shock my daughters when listening to the 60's on XM and I know the lyrics to all these songs, replete with background do-wops and sha-la-la-la-la's...

All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers
Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
Crying - Roy Orbison
He's A Rebel - Crystals
Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
He's So Fine - The Chiffons
My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels


I like all of these, too. I'd add Cathy's Clown by the Everly's as well as Bye-Bye Love.
I'd also add Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirells, that's one of my faves from that era.

registerthis
02-22-2007, 05:32 PM
Darn hard, this is. Hmmm... my "favorites" rotate in and out a lot. Hard to pick ten of them, but here's a shot at it:

"Enjoy the Silence" Depeche Mode
"Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me" The Smiths
"Design For Life" Manic Street Preachers
"Let It Be" The Beatles
"Better Be Home Soon" Crowded House
"Anesthesia" The Church
"Heal" The Catherine Wheel
"True Faith" New Order
"Limelight" Rush
"Unfinished Sympathy" Massive Attack

vaticanplum
02-22-2007, 05:33 PM
Darn hard, this is. Hmmm... my "favorites" rotate in and out a lot. Hard to pick ten of them, but here's a shot at it:

"Enjoy the Silence" Depeche Mode
"Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me" The Smiths
"Design For Life" Manic Street Preachers
"Let It Be" The Beatles
"Better Be Home Soon" Crowded House
"Anesthesia" The Church
"Heal" The Catherine Wheel
"True Faith" New Order
"Limelight" Rush
"Unfinished Sympathy" Massive Attack

That's a great list :beerme:

Roy Tucker
02-22-2007, 05:34 PM
Roy moves on to early high school. Sock hops, stealing dads beer, and gropings at the drive-in...

Lightnin' Strikes - Lou Christie
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
Soul and Inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
Wild Thing - The Troggs
96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
Eight Days a Week - The Beatles
I Hear a Symphony - The Supremes
Windy - The Association
The Letter - Box Tops

westofyou
02-22-2007, 05:40 PM
Motown Top Ten
----------------
Respect - Aretha Franklin
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Mountain High - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
You keep me hangin on - The Supremes
I was made to Love You - Stevie Wonder
Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
I want you Back - The Jackson Five
Don't You Worry about a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Tears of a Clown - Smokie Robinson
ABC - The Jackson Five

Heath
02-22-2007, 05:43 PM
*Anxiously awaiting the "100 All-Time Favorite Songs" thread


Click on the donate button and add $1000. I'm sure GIK & Boss would let you.


:D

Ltlabner
02-22-2007, 05:50 PM
Not sure I can pick just 10....

1) Led Zeppelin: Since I've been Loving You (live version from "Listen to this Eddie" a bootleg from LA on the 1977 tour)
2) Aerosmith: Combination
3) Queen: Somebody to Love
4) Faces: Stay with Me
5) AC-DC: Have a Drink on Me
6) Supreemes: Love Child
7) Frank Sinatra: My Way
8) Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke
9) Beethoven: Ode to Joy
10) Stevie Ray Vaughn: Change It

Honerable Mentions:
Metallica: Master of Puppets and Breadfan
Iron Maiden: Hallowed Be Thy Name
Judas Preist: Breaking the Law
Dusty Springfield: Son of a Preacher Man
Guns and Roses: Rocket Queen

Roy Tucker
02-22-2007, 05:53 PM
later on in high school... psychedelia starts to edge in and I don't even know it...

Judy in Disguise (with Glasses) - John Fred and His Playboy Band
Today - Jefferson Airplane
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream
(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone
Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones
Happy Together - The Turtles
Helter Skelter - Beatles
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum

Falls City Beer
02-22-2007, 06:01 PM
This is brutally tough.

So I'm going to have to give you the changeable canon:

1. Overdose--AC/DC
2. Debaser--Pixies
3. Heroes & Villains--Beach Boys
4. Sweet Leaf--Black Sabbath
5. Found a Job--Talking Heads
6. Killer--Alice Cooper
7. Big Sky--The Kinks
8. Needle in the Camel's Eye--Brian Eno
9. Tennessee--Silver Jews
10. Rise Above--Black Flag

Ltlabner
02-22-2007, 06:02 PM
This is brutally tough.

So I'm going to have to give you the changeable canon:

1. Overdose--AC/DC
2. Debaser--Pixies
3. Heroes & Villains--Beach Boys
4. Sweet Leaf--Black Sabbath
5. Found a Job--Talking Heads
6. Killer--Alice Cooper
7. Big Sky--The Kinks
8. Needle in the Camel's Eye--Brian Eno
9. Tennessee--Silver Jews
10. Rise Above--Black Flag


Dang, I left out Alice. "Is it my body" and "Welcome to my Nightmare" are definaltey on the honerable mentions list.

registerthis
02-22-2007, 06:05 PM
That's a great list :beerme:

Eh, thanks VP! After I wrote, I started thinking of all the songs I *didn't* list. Gah, it really can't be limited to just 10. I feel your pain.

pedro
02-22-2007, 06:09 PM
It is extremely hard.

I'd like to find a way to get "panic" by the smiths in there too.

registerthis
02-22-2007, 06:11 PM
It is extremely hard.

I'd like to find a way to get "panic" by the smiths in there too.

The hit that wasn't supposed to be. Perhaps the highest bit of irony from an all-around ironic band.

pedro
02-22-2007, 06:12 PM
The hit that wasn't supposed to be. Perhaps the highest bit of irony from an all-around ironic band.


I love me some Smiths.

registerthis
02-22-2007, 06:14 PM
I love me some Smiths.

Oh yeah.

The Queen is Dead is an amazing record, sounds like it could have been recorded last week.

pedro
02-22-2007, 06:14 PM
I also should have "Tom Courtney" by Yo La Tengo in there.

deltachi8
02-22-2007, 06:20 PM
"Better Be Home Soon" Crowded House


Was given very serious consideration for my list as well. Great choice.

nate
02-22-2007, 07:05 PM
Howdy

I like all sorts of stuff but I'm more of a Jazz / R&B guy. If you're talking "songs", these are ones I always come back to.

"I Mean You" - Thelonious Monk (really typifies Monk's approach to writing)
"Stella by Starlight" - Washington/Young (just a great melody, I used to play this for my wife over the phone when we were dating...aww!!!)
"Prelude to a Kiss" - Duke/Strayhorn (one of those great Stray/Duke pieces. Love the change going into the bridge and the lyric "its only just a simple melody")
"My One and Only Love" - Melin/Wood (similar to "In a Sentimental Mood" but, to me, a much better tune. Sting actually did a great version of this in "Leaving Las Vegas".)
"Strange Meadowlark" - Dave Brubeck (everyone knows "Blue Rondo" and "Take Five" but this is my favorite.)
"Too High" - Stevie Wonder (one of my first musical memories from Dad buying his first cassette player)
"Creepin'" - Stevie Wonder (even divorced from Stevie's brilliant synthesizer production, this is a really deep tune dripping with "mood")
"As" - Stevie Wonder (one of those great "photograph of time" songs that singers hate because Stevie wrote 5 pages of lyrics for them to memorize!)
"Blue in Green" - Bill Evans (sorry Miles, but Bill wrote this simple yet complex textural piece)
"Wildflower" - Wayne Shorter (I just love the way the melody and harmony go together in this tune)

If you're talking about "recordings", "productions", "performances" or "arrangements", I like these:

Anything played by Art Tatum (check it out on YouTube sometime)
Anything played by Jimmy Smith (the master)
"Actual Proof" - Herbie Hancock, Thrust (Herbie makes it sound easy, yet its not!)
"Knock Yourself Out" - Tower of Power, Live (Chester Thompson's solo!)
"You've Got to Funkafize" - Tower of Power, Bump City
"Song for Bilbao" - Pat Metheny, Travels (love Pat's solo even if he's been wearing the same shirt for 20 years. Same for Lyle Mays)
"More Bounce to the Ounce" - Zapp (Roger's on ur talkbox stealing ur funk)
"Blackbird" - Bobby McFerrin, Live at Carnegie Hall (one guy singing all the parts...amazing!)
"If I Only Had a Brain" - Philip DeGruy, Innuendo, Out the Other (you'll love the whimsy)
"Chicken" - Maceo Parker

If you're talking Rock/Pop/Whatever

"18 Miles to Memphis" - Stray Cats (Brian Setzer is awesome and absolutely rocks out on this tune)
"The Rain Song" - Led Zeppelin (in a way, this is the rock version of a lot of my jazz picks, very melancholly and moody)
"The Crunge" - Led Zeppelin (where's that confounded bridge?)
"Black Flag" _ King's X (a really underrated band...I always love the power trio! Great vocal group)
"Blackbird" - The Beatles (very unpretentious, love the two of them singing together)
"Lively up Yourself" - Bob Marley (kind of a lesser known tune but a serious late night party tune
"Spirit of Eden" - Talk Talk (I know, its an entire album but its one you listen to in its entirety anyhow!)
"Foxy Lady" - Jimi Hendrix (everyone has a favorite Jimi tune, I just love the bludgeon-like note he sustains a couple of bars after the intro...awesome!)
"Shinola" - John Scofield (ok, he's a jazz guy and all but this is what the love child of Sid Vicious and Carla Bley would write!)
"Kiss" - Prince (didja ever notice this song has no bass and it's still funky?)

I spent way too much time making this list!

nate
02-22-2007, 07:07 PM
I love me some Smiths.

I always like "How Soon is Now"...especially reading about the production.

Sweetstop
02-22-2007, 07:10 PM
My jr. high list... I shock my daughters when listening to the 60's on XM and I know the lyrics to all these songs, replete with background do-wops and sha-la-la-la-la's...

All I Have To Do Is Dream - Everly Brothers
Travelin' Man - Ricky Nelson
Crying - Roy Orbison
He's A Rebel - Crystals
Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares
Sealed With A Kiss - Brian Hyland
Wipe Out - The Surfaris
Be My Baby - The Ronettes
He's So Fine - The Chiffons
My Boyfriend's Back - The Angels


Wow! Yeah. This is my early life. Makes me want to cry and laugh. Thanks for rounding them up, Roy.

Sweetstop
02-22-2007, 07:13 PM
Motown Top Ten
----------------
Respect - Aretha Franklin
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Ain't No Mountain High - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
You keep me hangin on - The Supremes
I was made to Love You - Stevie Wonder
Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
I want you Back - The Jackson Five
Don't You Worry about a Thing - Stevie Wonder
Tears of a Clown - Smokie Robinson
ABC - The Jackson Five

I love Motown...maybe even earlier than this...Marvin Gaye's "What's Going on" shoulda been on my original ten

Also Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke

Betterread
02-22-2007, 07:15 PM
The Stooges - Down in the street
VU - What goes on
Beach Boys - God only knows
Al Green - I'm still in love with you
Nick Cave - Sad waters
Will Oldham - I see a darkness
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just like honey
Jonathan Richman - Roadrunner
Mekons - Hard to be human
The Fall - New puritan
(No blues, no reggae, no instrumental tracks considered for this list)

pedro
02-22-2007, 07:20 PM
Ashes of American Flags - Wilco really ought to be on there somewhere too.

mth123
02-22-2007, 07:24 PM
I'm quite a simpleton compared to most of you so here goes the at the moment 10:

I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles (I could just do 10 Beatles but I won't)
The Letter - The Box Tops
Hotel California - The Eagles
Katmandu - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Honky Tonl Woman - The Rolling Stones
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Angel of Harlem - U2
If I had a Million Dollars - The Bare Naked Ladies

Falls City Beer
02-22-2007, 07:28 PM
Howdy

I like all sorts of stuff but I'm more of a Jazz / R&B guy. If you're talking "songs", these are ones I always come back to.

"I Mean You" - Thelonious Monk (really typifies Monk's approach to writing)
"Stella by Starlight" - Washington/Young (just a great melody, I used to play this for my wife over the phone when we were dating...aww!!!)
"Prelude to a Kiss" - Duke/Strayhorn (one of those great Stray/Duke pieces. Love the change going into the bridge and the lyric "its only just a simple melody")
"My One and Only Love" - Melin/Wood (similar to "In a Sentimental Mood" but, to me, a much better tune. Sting actually did a great version of this in "Leaving Las Vegas".)
"Strange Meadowlark" - Dave Brubeck (everyone knows "Blue Rondo" and "Take Five" but this is my favorite.)
"Too High" - Stevie Wonder (one of my first musical memories from Dad buying his first cassette player)
"Creepin'" - Stevie Wonder (even divorced from Stevie's brilliant synthesizer production, this is a really deep tune dripping with "mood")
"As" - Stevie Wonder (one of those great "photograph of time" songs that singers hate because Stevie wrote 5 pages of lyrics for them to memorize!)
"Blue in Green" - Bill Evans (sorry Miles, but Bill wrote this simple yet complex textural piece)
"Wildflower" - Wayne Shorter (I just love the way the melody and harmony go together in this tune)

If you're talking about "recordings", "productions", "performances" or "arrangements", I like these:

Anything played by Art Tatum (check it out on YouTube sometime)
Anything played by Jimmy Smith (the master)
"Actual Proof" - Herbie Hancock, Thrust (Herbie makes it sound easy, yet its not!)
"Knock Yourself Out" - Tower of Power, Live (Chester Thompson's solo!)
"You've Got to Funkafize" - Tower of Power, Bump City
"Song for Bilbao" - Pat Metheny, Travels (love Pat's solo even if he's been wearing the same shirt for 20 years. Same for Lyle Mays)
"More Bounce to the Ounce" - Zapp (Roger's on ur talkbox stealing ur funk)
"Blackbird" - Bobby McFerrin, Live at Carnegie Hall (one guy singing all the parts...amazing!)
"If I Only Had a Brain" - Philip DeGruy, Innuendo, Out the Other (you'll love the whimsy)
"Chicken" - Maceo Parker

If you're talking Rock/Pop/Whatever

"18 Miles to Memphis" - Stray Cats (Brian Setzer is awesome and absolutely rocks out on this tune)
"The Rain Song" - Led Zeppelin (in a way, this is the rock version of a lot of my jazz picks, very melancholly and moody)
"The Crunge" - Led Zeppelin (where's that confounded bridge?)
"Black Flag" _ King's X (a really underrated band...I always love the power trio! Great vocal group)
"Blackbird" - The Beatles (very unpretentious, love the two of them singing together)
"Lively up Yourself" - Bob Marley (kind of a lesser known tune but a serious late night party tune
"Spirit of Eden" - Talk Talk (I know, its an entire album but its one you listen to in its entirety anyhow!)
"Foxy Lady" - Jimi Hendrix (everyone has a favorite Jimi tune, I just love the bludgeon-like note he sustains a couple of bars after the intro...awesome!)
"Shinola" - John Scofield (ok, he's a jazz guy and all but this is what the love child of Sid Vicious and Carla Bley would write!)
"Kiss" - Prince (didja ever notice this song has no bass and it's still funky?)

I spent way too much time making this list!


"When Doves Cry" is also bass-less--but exquisitely delicious.

vaticanplum
02-22-2007, 07:32 PM
I don't think songs without bass should be allowed.

Falls City Beer
02-22-2007, 07:33 PM
I don't think songs without bass should be allowed.

Prince gets special dispensation, I'd say.

Falls City Beer
02-22-2007, 07:37 PM
The Stooges - Down in the street
VU - What goes on
Beach Boys - God only knows
Al Green - I'm still in love with you
Nick Cave - Sad waters
Will Oldham - I see a darkness
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just like honey
Jonathan Richman - Roadrunner
Mekons - Hard to be human
The Fall - New puritan
(No blues, no reggae, no instrumental tracks considered for this list)

I find it difficult to argue with most of those tracks.

vaticanplum
02-22-2007, 07:41 PM
I find it difficult to argue with most of those tracks.

I missed this...I agree, that's a great list, and one of the few posted in which I know (and like) every single song.

Falls City Beer
02-22-2007, 07:46 PM
I missed this...I agree, that's a great list, and one of the few posted in which I know (and like) every single song.

What really caught my attention about the list is that I'm not a Nick Cave fan at all, but I like "Sad Waters" a lot. I'd say it's just about the only song by him that I truly enjoy listening to.

vaticanplum
02-22-2007, 07:52 PM
What really caught my attention about the list is that I'm not a Nick Cave fan at all, but I like "Sad Waters" a lot. I'd say it's just about the only song by him that I truly enjoy listening to.

I agree. Into My Arms is alright, actually I like the Boatman's Call ok...I'm just not a big fan of his voice. There's an all-around droniness to his voice, his lyrics, his music...they have to come together a certain way for me to be able to take them. But that is a good song.

Betterread
02-22-2007, 07:59 PM
I missed this...I agree, that's a great list, and one of the few posted in which I know (and like) every single song.
Thanks. I'm curious to see your list.

GAC
02-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand

I was just listening to that album on my way to work last night. Excellent song. Page did a really solid "live" version with the Black Crows several years back.

There is no way I can list my top 10. It's constantly changing with mood and tastes. Here's ten songs that I am listening to right now though...

I'd Love To Change The World - 10 Years After
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Pigs - Pink Floyd
Dazed and Confused - Led Zep
Subdivisons - Rush
Behind Blue Eyes - Who
Knockin' At Your Back Door - Deep Purple
Rainbow In The Dark - Dio
Baby You're A Rich Man - Beatles (Love the Lennon line "How does it feel to be one of the beautiful people?")

GAC
02-22-2007, 08:06 PM
Dang, I left out Alice. "Is it my body" and "Welcome to my Nightmare" are definaltey on the honerable mentions list.

The guy should be in the R n R HOF. It's ridiculous he is not seeing who has been inducted. I was listening to a radio special month omn the 25th anniversary of Killer and how producer Bob Ezrin really helped to give the band their "unique" sound.

RedsBaron
02-22-2007, 09:58 PM
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning-Frank Sinatra
Centerfield-John Fogerty
Maggie's Dream-Don Williams
When I Get Where I'm Going-Brad Paisley
Operator-Jim Croce
My Home's In Alabama-Alabama
Crazy-Patsy Cline
Amarillo By Morning-George Strait
Wichita Lineman-Glen Campbell
Suspicious Minds-Elvis Presley

Stewie
02-22-2007, 11:04 PM
Limiting it to 10 is quite tough, but worth a try:

(in no particular order)

My Bloody Valentine -- Only Shallow
The Roots -- 100% Dundee
Replacements -- Alex Chilton
Mission of Burma -- That's When I Reach for My Revolver
Pavement -- Summer Babe
Belle and Sebastian -- Jonathan David
Black Sheep -- The Choice is Yours (Revisted)
Sonic Youth -- Bull in the Heather
Stone Roses -- Fools Gold
Love -- Alone Again Or

on the outside looking in: Dead Milkmen -- Punk Rock Girl; Pixies -- Bone Machine; Dandy Warhols -- Godless; My Morning Jacket -- The Bear

RosieRed
02-22-2007, 11:06 PM
Here's 10 songs I really really like ...

And it Stoned Me -- Van Morrison
The Day No One Needed to Know -- Moneen
This Year's Love -- David Gray
Closer to Fine -- Indigo Girls
The Mission -- 30 Seconds to Mars
Not a Pretty Girl -- Ani Difranco
Disarm -- Smashing Pumpkins
The Trapeze Swinger -- Iron and Wine
Happiness by the Kilowatt -- Alexisonfire
I Believe -- K's Choice

:)

Red in Chicago
02-22-2007, 11:18 PM
here are mine in no particular order, with one bonus track:)

on an evening in roma--dean martin
come see about me--the supremes
my way--frank sinatra
lady--lenny kravitz
around the way girl--ll cool j
comfortably numb--pink floyd
keep on lovin' you--reo speedwagon
hot legs--rod stewart
beast of burden--the rolling stones
cupid--sam cooke
kodachrome-paul simon

vaticanplum
02-23-2007, 12:10 AM
Ok, I tried. 20 would have been really great, guys. My hardest cut was from 20 to 15.

Marquee Moon - Television
Lush Life - Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane
Hey - Pixies
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
Foolish Love - Rufus Wainwright
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
This Will Be Our Year - Zombies
The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues - Elton John
At the Chime of a City Clock - Nick Drake
Let's Go Out Tonight - John Lee Hooker
Barely Legal - The Strokes
I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingoes
She Fell Into My Arms - Ed Harcourt
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

That's 16. Well, bite me.

Larkin Fan
02-23-2007, 12:14 AM
Only ten? I'm definitely going to have to think a bit on this one...

vaticanplum
02-23-2007, 12:16 AM
Only ten? I'm definitely going to have to think a bit on this one...

If you're persistent and just slightly irritating, they let you have 15.

pedro
02-23-2007, 12:34 AM
Ok, I tried. 20 would have been really great, guys. My hardest cut was from 20 to 15.

Marquee Moon - Television
Lush Life - Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane
Hey - Pixies
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
Foolish Love - Rufus Wainwright
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
This Will Be Our Year - Zombies
The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues - Elton John
At the Chime of a City Clock - Nick Drake
Let's Go Out Tonight - John Lee Hooker
Barely Legal - The Strokes
I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingoes
She Fell Into My Arms - Ed Harcourt
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead

That's 16. Well, bite me.

I loves me some waterloo sunset.

I saw Ray on the "storytellers" tour at the Variety Theater in Atlanta. It was fabulous.

vaticanplum
02-23-2007, 12:36 AM
I loves me some waterloo sunset.

I saw Ray on the "storytellers" tour at the Variety Theater in Atlanta. It was fabulous.

I saw him this past summer. His songs have aged better than he has. He's great, though.

OSUmed2010
02-23-2007, 12:43 AM
Stevie Wonder - "Sir Duke"
Radiohead - "Pyramid Song"
The Beatles - "Hey Jude"
Incubus - "Summer Romance (Anti-gravity Love song)"
Weather Report - "Havona"
Weezer - "Say It Ain't So"
Mahler - Symphony no. 5
Beethoven - Symphony no. 9 (maybe the greatest piece of music ever written)
Debussy - La Mer
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Aeroplane"

There's 10... if don't hit send now, I'll change it again.

blumj
02-23-2007, 12:45 AM
Bennie and the Jets &
Come Down in Time-Elton John
Dirty Water-The Standells
Deacon Blues-Steely Dan
Take Me to the River-Talking Heads
Ain't Nobody-Chaka Khan
While My Guitar Gently Weeps-Beatles
Moondance-Van Morrison
Reasons-Earth, Wind, and Fire
A House is not a Home-Luther Vandross

pedro
02-23-2007, 12:54 AM
Bennie and the Jets &
Come Down in Time-Elton John
Dirty Water-The Standells
Deacon Blues-Steely Dan
Take Me to the River-Talking Heads
Ain't Nobody-Chaka Khan
While My Guitar Gently Weeps-Beatles
Moondance-Van Morrison
Reasons-Earth, Wind, and Fire
A House is not a Home-Luther Vandross


I completely forgot to include any Steely Dan. Not sure how that happened.

pedro
02-23-2007, 01:09 AM
Here are the top 10 songs I neglected to add to to the first list and can think about right now...

1. Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd
2. Any Major Dude will tell you - Steely Dan
3. Dog eat Dog - De la Soul
4. Ashes of American Flags - Wilco
5. Panic - The Smiths
6. Rock n Roll - Velvet Underground
7. Harry Hood - Phish
8 - All her favorite fruit - Camper van Beethoven
9 - I would for you - Janes Addiction
10- Campaigner -Neil Young

blumj
02-23-2007, 02:11 AM
I missed so many, how did I do a favorite songs list without Steve Winwood's Arc Of a Diver, Seal's Crazy, Simon & Garfunkel's America, U2's Beautiful Day, Chicago's Beginnings, Santana's Smooth, or either version of Superstar? Okay, I really can't stay up all night.

Doc. Scott
02-23-2007, 02:32 AM
1. The Rolling Stones, "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
2. The Clash, "Rock the Casbah"
3. Matthew Sweet, "Sick of Myself"
4. Beatles, "In My Life"
5. Big Star, "September Gurls"
6. Neil Young, "Heart of Gold"
7. The Decemberists, "We Both Go Down Together"
8. Soul Coughing, "Screenwriter's Blues"
9. Everclear, "Fire Maple Song"
10. Leonard Cohen, "Everybody Knows"

A few more:

Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom"
Crowded House, "Distant Sun"
Doobie Brothers, "Long Train Runnin'"
The Smithereens, "Blood & Roses"
Heart, "Barracuda"
Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield, "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
Led Zeppelin, "Immigrant Song"
Weezer, "The World Has Turned and Left Me Here"
The Who, "Baba O'Riley"
The Jam, "Going Underground"
Jayhawks, "Blue"
John Lennon, "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)"
New Radicals, "You Get What You Give"
Spoon, "Everything Hits at Once"
Nada Surf, "Blonde on Blonde"
Ratt, "Round and Round"
The Pogues, "Thousands are Sailing"
Replacements, "Bastards of Young"
Maxwell, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)"
The National, "Secret Meeting"
Midlake, "Head Home"
Duran Duran, "Hungry Like the Wolf"
Firewater, "Bourbon and Division"
Guillemots, "Trains to Brazil"

Oh, and "Ice Ice Baby". The only song I know all the words to.

Surprising how "classic" my tastes look when I have to throw away all the genre conventions and narrow things to just ten. Ergo the cheating.

KronoRed
02-23-2007, 02:38 AM
If you're persistent and just slightly irritating, they let you have 15.

I need 50, and a AAA set.

TeamCasey
02-23-2007, 07:29 AM
This is just about impossible.

1. Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
2. Crazy - Patsy Cline
3. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
4. Up on the Roof - Drifters
5. Trust in me - Etta James
6. If I had a Boat or She's no Lady - Lyle Lovett
7. At Last - Etta James
8. Moondance - Van Morrison

9. ......... my mind just went blank and I need to get back to work - TeamCasey ;)

TeamCasey
02-23-2007, 07:32 AM
Ahhh, this is impossible. I got up to about 1970 and already had 10 (and could easily made it 50). I could name 50 per decade.

Otis Redding - Sitting on the Dock of the Bay


:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: That was my number 1 too!

Ravenlord
02-23-2007, 07:57 AM
all songs that have deep meaning to me, and/or i never get tired of, and/or illicit the same reaction everytime i hear them.

"Believe" - Savatage (Streets: A Rock Opera)
"Chance" - Savatage (Hanful of Rain)
"The Pierced Spirit/Dante's Inferno" - Iced Earth (Burnt Offerings)
"Ghost in the Ruins" - Savatage (Streets: A Rock Opera)
"Don't Cry (alt. lyrics)" - Guns N' Roses (Use Your Illusion II)
"Swords in the Wind" - ManOwaR (Warriors of the World)
"Sleep" - Savatage (Edge of Thorns)
"Dead Winter Dead" - Savatage (Dead Winter Dead)
"Be With You Awhile" - Alice Cooper (The Eyes of Alice Cooper)
"Hook in Mouth" - Megadeth (So Far, So Good...So What?!)

Red Leader
02-23-2007, 09:10 AM
Here's another 10 from me: (Mellow Days)

Simon and Garfunkel - America
Black Crowes - Thorn in My Pride
Jackson Browne - Call It A Loan
Harry Chapin - Cat's in the Cradle
Sam Cooke - Chain Gang
Neil Young - Old Man
Paul Simon - Boy in the Bubble
Pure Prairie League - Amie
Wyclef Jean - Gone Til November
Sophie B. Hawkins - As I Lay Me Down to Sleep

Chip R
02-23-2007, 09:10 AM
If you're persistent and just slightly irritating, they let you have 15.


Slightly? :p:

Redhook
02-23-2007, 09:11 AM
Great thread! Very tough though....

1) Def Leppard - "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
2) Metallica - all of it, but especially "One" and "Orion"
3) Beethoven - "Egmont Overture".....all of his music is unbelievable
4) Fleetwood Mac - "Gold Dust Woman"
5) Guns 'N' Roses - "Welcome To The Jungle"....(who dey!!) :)
6) Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg - "Nuthin' But a G Thang"
7) U2 - "Bad", "One"
8) The Who - "Baby O'Reily"
9) Michael Jackson - "Billy Jean"
10) Elton John - "Rocket Man"

Chip R
02-23-2007, 09:24 AM
My list goes to 11 cause it's one louder.

In no particular order:

Cocaine Blues - George Thorogood
Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters (From Hard Again)
Jeeps' Blues - Duke Ellngton Orchestra
Hit the Road, Jack - Ray Charles
Jackson - Lucinda Williams
Sweet Dreams (Of You) - Patsy Cline
Crossroads - Cream
Our Town - Iris DeMent
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Feels Like Rain - John Hiatt

edabbs44
02-23-2007, 09:24 AM
This is a tough one. As many have already said, this is a very fluid list and these are the first 10 I thought of.

Hey Hey What Can I Do - Led Zep
Kashmir - Led Zep
Confortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Evenflow - PJ
State of Love and Trust - PJ
Porch - PJ
Welcome to the Terrordome - Public Enemy
Some Might Say - Oasis
Would? - Alice in Chains
Boyz in the Hood - Eazy E

registerthis
02-23-2007, 09:25 AM
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Subdivisons - Rush


I almost listed both of these, but went with Let It Be and Limelight instead.

Subdivisions is a truly ace song--and particularly poignant to anyone who grew up in the 'burbs.

registerthis
02-23-2007, 09:27 AM
Was given very serious consideration for my list as well. Great choice.

Yeah, and since Paul Hester died it's taken on somewhat of a new meaning.

registerthis
02-23-2007, 09:29 AM
Limiting it to 10 is quite tough, but worth a try:

(in no particular order)

My Bloody Valentine -- Only Shallow
The Roots -- 100% Dundee
Replacements -- Alex Chilton
Mission of Burma -- That's When I Reach for My Revolver
Pavement -- Summer Babe
Belle and Sebastian -- Jonathan David
Black Sheep -- The Choice is Yours (Revisted)
Sonic Youth -- Bull in the Heather
Stone Roses -- Fools Gold
Love -- Alone Again Or

on the outside looking in: Dead Milkmen -- Punk Rock Girl; Pixies -- Bone Machine; Dandy Warhols -- Godless; My Morning Jacket -- The Bear

Great list, although I think I'd go with *****in' Camero over Punk Rock Girl.

Red Leader
02-23-2007, 09:33 AM
My list goes to 11 cause it's one louder.

Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters (From Hard Again)


From Hard Again?

Dude, that's from Better Off Dead. And it is a classic. Easily could have been on my Top 10. Probably should have been. Great song. :thumbup:

Chip R
02-23-2007, 09:39 AM
From Hard Again?

Dude, that's from Better Off Dead. And it is a classic. Easily could have been on my Top 10. Probably should have been. Great song. :thumbup:


Yeah. It's a great song but it's just better on there with Johnny Winter yelping in the background. It's got more of an electric feel to it. I think the tempo is a shade quicker than the other versions. He does a really good one on The Last Waltz. It starts off slow but by the end it's really cooking.

RichRed
02-23-2007, 10:34 AM
Yeah, and since Paul Hester died it's taken on somewhat of a new meaning.

I think Crowded House is one of those truly underappreciated bands. I love Better Be Home Soon, Can't Carry On, Distant Sun, She Goes On, Chocolate Cake, Weather With You, even Something So Strong. Saw them in concert in the early 90s - great show.

Reds Nd2
02-23-2007, 10:36 AM
1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
Never heard that song before, but it is a nice bike. (http://www.canyontraders.com/Vincent_Blk_Lightning.jpg)


Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Good call Chip. :thumbup: Now I can pick one my other favorit Springsteen songs.

No particular order.
Backstreets ~ Bruce Springsteen
Big Ten Inch Record ~ Aerosmith
Telegraph Road ~ Dire Starits
Hyacinth House ~ The Doors
Melissa ~ The Allman Brothers Band
A Woman Left Lonely ~ Janis Joplin
Maybe Tonight ~ The Knack
Four Walls of Raiford ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd
Beautiful Loser ~ Bob Seger
The Path of Truth ~ Wiñay

Roy Tucker
02-23-2007, 10:44 AM
My list goes to 11 cause it's one louder.

Jackson - Lucinda Williams
Sweet Dreams (Of You) - Patsy Cline
Our Town - Iris DeMent


Gorgeous songs Chip. :thumbup:

registerthis
02-23-2007, 10:52 AM
I think Crowded House is one of those truly underappreciated bands. I love Better Be Home Soon, Can't Carry On, Distant Sun, She Goes On, Chocolate Cake, Weather With You, even Something So Strong. Saw them in concert in the early 90s - great show.

They're one of my all-time favorites. Did you know they have recently re-formed? They have a new album + tour on the horizon, which is particularly exciting for me as I got into them too late to have any home of ever seeing them live.

Also, the "Farewell to the World" DVD (now ironically titled) which came out last year is exemplary. I highly recommend it.

RichRed
02-23-2007, 11:01 AM
They're one of my all-time favorites. Did you know they have recently re-formed? They have a new album + tour on the horizon, which is particularly exciting for me as I got into them too late to have any home of ever seeing them live.

Also, the "Farewell to the World" DVD (now ironically titled) which came out last year is exemplary. I highly recommend it.

I thought I heard on one of the XM channels that they had re-formed; good news.

Thanks for the tip on the DVD, I'll have to check that out.

RichRed
02-23-2007, 11:08 AM
1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson


Good song. I also love Thompson's "I Feel So Good."

"I feel so good, I'm gonna break somebody's heart tonight..."

Red Leader
02-23-2007, 11:19 AM
There are a couple groups that I just can't ignore, so here is my Top 10 for the groups I have previously ignored (and yes, I realize I'm breaking the rules I set in starting this thread) :

The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Fleetwood Mac - Never Going Back Again
R.E.M - E-Bow the Letter
U2 - Trip Through Your Wires
Public Enemy - Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
Alice In Chains - Nutshell
Belly - Now They'll Sleep
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Carry On / Questions
The Cure - The Caterpillar
Edie Brickell & the New Bohemians - Circle
Indigo Girls - Shame on You

Oh man, that's 11 already...oops.

Yachtzee
02-23-2007, 01:09 PM
Man, my list is so fluid. Just thinking about this over the last few days has brought so many songs to mind, so I'll just try to name a few I can think of right now. It changes by the day and sometimes even the hour. Here goes.

Pixies - Where is My Mind?
R.E.M. - Driver 8
Crowded House - Something So Strong
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia
Devo - Mongoloid
Beatles - Blackbird
U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies
Public Enemy - Fight the Power

And in the time I've been making this list...
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
Split Enz - 6 Mos. in a Leaky Boat
Ultra Vivid Scene - Special One
Electronic - Getting Away With It
AC/DC - TNT
Michael Penn - No Myth
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire

Okay, I'll stop now.

registerthis
02-23-2007, 01:15 PM
Electronic - Getting Away With It


New Order + The Smiths + The Pet Shop Boys = Aural Ecstasy

Crash Davis
02-23-2007, 04:01 PM
All-Time Top 10 Favorite Songs Named In This Thread:

Our Town, Iris DeMent -- [Chip]
Solsbury Hill, Peter Gabriel --
[I]Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole -- [Rich Red]
And It Stoned Me, Van Morrison -- [RosieRed]
Kodachrome, Paul Simon -- [Red in Chicago]
Blue, Jayhawks -- [Doc. Scott]
Who'll Stop the Rain, Creedence Clearwater Revival -- [Roy Tucker]
Backstreets, Bruce Springsteen -- [woy / Reds Nd2]
The Chair, George Strait -- [justincredible]
Waterloo Sunset, The Kinks -- [Vatican Plum]

Also:

(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding -- [Roy Tucker / Team Casey]
A Change Is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke -- [Vatican Plum]
Deacon Blues, Steely Dan -- [blumj]
America, Simon & Garfunkel -- [Red Leader]
Strait Outta Compton, NWA -- [dabvu2498]
Overkill, Men at Work (Colin Hay) -- [Red Leader]
Don't Worry Baby, The Beach Boys -- [pedro / bucksfan]
At Last, Etta James -- [Sweetstop / Team Casey]
In My Life, The Beatles -- [woy]
Centerfield, John Fogarty -- [Heath / RedsBaron]
Mother, Danzig -- [redsfanmia]
Be My Baby, The Ronnettes -- [Roy Tucker]
Amarillo By Morning, George Strait -- [RedsBaron]
Never Going Back Again, Fleetwood Mac -- [Red Leader]
A Pirate Looks at Forty, Jimmy Buffett -- [FutureRedsGM]
There She Goes, The La's -- [Boxing Red]
Operator, Jim Croce -- [Iowa Red / RedsBaron]

vaticanplum
02-23-2007, 05:53 PM
I think Crowded House is one of those truly underappreciated bands. I love Better Be Home Soon, Can't Carry On, Distant Sun, She Goes On, Chocolate Cake, Weather With You, even Something So Strong. Saw them in concert in the early 90s - great show.

I always wanted to see them live. One of my friends did and I remember him telling me that they were great, but the crowd was the nerdiest group of guys he had ever seen. I believe the phrase "collared shirts" was used.

Whispers and Moans was given consideration for my Top 16. But I don't like the end where he gets all shouty, totally ruins the last part of the song. Lame.

pedro
02-23-2007, 06:08 PM
I always wanted to see them live. One of my friends did and I remember him telling me that they were great, but the crowd was the nerdiest group of guys he had ever seen. I believe the phrase "collared shirts" was used.

Whispers and Moans was given consideration for my Top 16. But I don't like the end where he gets all shouty, totally ruins the last part of the song. Lame.

hey! what's wrong with collared shirts? :p:

pedro
02-23-2007, 06:28 PM
M2 just reminded me about Urge Overkill and I now have to toss "Emmaline" by Urge Overkill out there.

GAC
02-23-2007, 08:35 PM
After browsing through this thread, and reading people's tastes, I've come to the conclusion that a lot of you are either really strange and demented..... or I'm just getting old. :mooner:

I can remember my Dad saying "Beatles? Animals? Monkees? What kind of names are that? In my day it was Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman. Performers weren't ashamed of their names.

Then I see the names of some of the bands today. It's like they are purposely done to draw attention. And I realize that yes, I am just getting old. ;)

deltachi8
02-23-2007, 08:41 PM
I always wanted to see them live. One of my friends did and I remember him telling me that they were great, but the crowd was the nerdiest group of guys he had ever seen. I believe the phrase "collared shirts" was used.

Whispers and Moans was given consideration for my Top 16. But I don't like the end where he gets all shouty, totally ruins the last part of the song. Lame.

I worked security (ok, stop laughing) at a Crowded House show at the college I went to in 1989. It was a great show, even the opening band, Chalk Circle, was pretty good. One song that I also thought of adding was "She Went Down to the River."

One thing that shocked me, I was one of the guys picked to escort the band from dressing room to stage. When we went back to the room we must have got there a touch early and saw them finishing up snorting the pr- show blow. Guess I just didn't expect to see that with Crowded House for some reason.

Yachtzee
02-23-2007, 09:01 PM
I worked security (ok, stop laughing) at a Crowded House show at the college I went to in 1989. It was a great show, even the opening band, Chalk Circle, was pretty good. One song that I also thought of adding was "She Went Down to the River."

One thing that shocked me, I was one of the guys picked to escort the band from dressing room to stage. When we went back to the room we must have got there a touch early and saw them finishing up snorting the pr- show blow. Guess I just didn't expect to see that with Crowded House for some reason.

Yeah, I saw a lot of things working as usher/security for shows in the early '90s that may or may not surprise people. I don't know if he's still this way, but John Cougar Mellencamp had a lot in common with Red in Chicago, at least in their affinity toward a germ-free environment. I'll never forget the sight of roadies wiping down the stage with buckets of bleach-water before his show and then later stopping young ladies as they ran toward the stage with their panties in hand, thinking "You were just wearing those? He's going to love that!"

letsgojunior
02-23-2007, 11:08 PM
Counting Crows - Sullivan Street
Temple of the Dog - Say Hello 2 Heaven
U2 - With or Without You
Matt Kearney - All I Need
Audioslave - Like a Stone
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (Honorable mention: Make This Go on Forever)
Coldplay - Fix You
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Chris Cornell - Follow my Way
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Damien Rice - 9 Crimes
Soundgarden - Slaves and Bulldozers
Pearl Jam - Better Man
Guns n Roses - Knockin on Heaven's Door

vaticanplum
02-23-2007, 11:47 PM
Marquee Moon has been posted by a couple of people, but I am actually surprised it hasn't come up more. Decades old and still, in my mind, possibly the finest song ever recorded.

Television also stands one of the greatest live bands I've ever seen. Changed my life.

Bob Borkowski
02-23-2007, 11:59 PM
In My Life - Judy Collins

I'll Follow the Sun - Beatles

Layla - Eric Clapton

Love Has No Pride - Linda Ronstadt

Night Fever - Bee Gees

Sentimental Journey - Doris Day

No More Night - Glen Campbell

Carry On - Crosby Stills Nash and Young

Hey There - Rosemary Clooney

Eight Miles High - Byrds

vaticanplum
02-23-2007, 11:59 PM
Stevie Wonder - "Sir Duke"
Radiohead - "Pyramid Song"
The Beatles - "Hey Jude"
Incubus - "Summer Romance (Anti-gravity Love song)"
Weather Report - "Havona"
Weezer - "Say It Ain't So"
Mahler - Symphony no. 5
Beethoven - Symphony no. 9 (maybe the greatest piece of music ever written)
Debussy - La Mer
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Aeroplane"

There's 10... if don't hit send now, I'll change it again.

Ok, I guess I'm reading this thread more carefully now that my own list is out of the way, and I have to give props to this list. Incubus and Beethoven...literally, Debussy is followed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Awesome.

I agree with OSUmed on one of these in particular, anyone who has a soul and isn't familiar with Mahler's Fifth Symphony should listen to it, especially the Adagietto movement. It will freaking tear you apart.

Crash Davis
02-24-2007, 02:41 AM
Good song. I also love Thompson's "I Feel So Good."

"I feel so good, I'm gonna break somebody's heart tonight..."

Good call on "I Feel So Good." I also like "Wall of Death" a lot.

A couple more notes on Richard Thompson:

- 1952 Vincent Black Lightning is reportedly the most requested song on National Public Radio. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A243-2001May31?language=printer)

- Anybody see the movie/documentary "Grizzly Man" that came out a year or two ago? It's the story of Andy Dick going on a roid rage and heading out to nature to protect Alaskan bears from scientists and other bear-loathing nature haters. OK, it's not really Andy Dick, but it reminded me of him. Unfortunately, the wacked out Andy Dick look alike, Timothy Treadway (and his girlfriend), all too predictably end up being midnight snack for some hacked off bears.

Anyway, Richard Thompson does the soundtrack for the movie. There's an excellent song by cowboy crooner Don Edwards called "Coyotes" on the soundtrack. Check it out if you get a chance.

Dom Heffner
02-24-2007, 09:21 AM
Talk about impossible. Here are ten songs that I never change the radio if they come on. My apologies to Andy Gibb, who I wasn't brave enough to list here, even though I just sort of did.

Red Vines- Aimee Mann
Only Time Will Tell- Asia
Secret Garden- Springsteen
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters- Elton John
Everlong- Foo Fighters
We Belong- Pat Benatar
Man on the Moon- REM
Disarm- Smashing Pumpkins
Chop Suey- System of a Down
Fast Car- Tracy Chapman

BuckWoody
02-24-2007, 01:40 PM
Lots of great stuff in this thread along with lots of stuff that makes me feel very old and out of touch, i.e. I've never heard of a lot of these songs and/or bands. I was flipping through my iPod (I'm just barely hip enough to own one :) ) and came up with a list of ten that are either one-hit wonder types or at least are by artists from which I just have one or two songs...kind of one-hit wonders for me personally. Anyway, here goes:

a-ha - Take On Me
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
Cal Smith - The Lord Knows I'm Drinkin' (a country classic)
Talk Talk - It's My Life
David and David - Welcome to the Boomtown
Extreme - More Than Words
Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
Nena - 99 Luftballons (German version)
Utopia - Set Me Free
Donnie Iris - Ah Leah

Betterread
02-24-2007, 10:48 PM
I agree with OSUmed on one of these in particular, anyone who has a soul and isn't familiar with Mahler's Fifth Symphony should listen to it, especially the Adagietto movement. It will freaking tear you apart.

Mahler's 5th is the most often performed Mahler symphony and the Adagietto is frequently presented out of program by itself. The finale is the most technically demanding movement and when it is performed well, you have experienced something. I encourage you to listen to all the symphonies chronologically as they reveal Mahler's personal and emotional maturation. Symphonies 6-10 progressively add more counterpoint and polyphony. Number 9 is my favorite.
If the 5th symphony's adagietto will "freaking tear you apart" than you'd be best to avoid Mahler's Kindertotenlier (Songs on the death of children), Das Lied von der Erde (The first movement, entitled "Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde" - The Drinking Song of Earth's Misery- continually returns to the refrain, Dunkel ist das Leben, ist der Tod - "Dark is life, is death"), and (in my opnion ) his finest piece, "Ich bin der welt abhanden geckommen" - "I have become lost to the world". As you can see from these titles, he was a flag-carrying late-Romantic artist.

Ravenlord
02-25-2007, 01:33 AM
non-metal

"Hello Walls" - George Jones
"Hurt" - Johnny Cash
"Bury Me Not" - Johnny Cash
"Last Kiss" - Buddy Holly
"Helter Skelter" - The Beatles (although you might be able to argue this as the bais for thrash)
"What A Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones
"King Without A Crown" - Matis Yahu
"Johnny Jump Up" - The Tartan Terrors
"The Parting Glass" - cast

GAC
02-25-2007, 05:33 AM
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters- Elton John

That is an excellent song. I haven't heard it in years. Another of his that I really liked was "Teacher I Need You". I really liked "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player" and "Honky Chateau".


Eight Miles High - Byrds

Also add to the list...

Turn, Turn, Turn and Mr Spaceman

Yardbirds....

For Your Love
Heart Full Of Soul

Doors....

Break On Through
The Crystal Ship
Roadhouse Blues

oneupper
02-25-2007, 10:15 AM
Missing from these lists:

Simarik (kiss, kiss or muah, muah) - Tarkan
Asereje (the ketchup song) - Las Ketchup
Dragostea din tei (the numa numa song) - O-Zone
Macarena - Los del Rio
Mickey - Toni Basil
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
Rico Suave - Gerardo
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Who let the dogs out - Baha Men

to name a few of my favorites :D

SandyD
02-25-2007, 01:36 PM
I refuse to name a "Top 10 All Time." Just impossible.

However, I'll name 10 songs I've recently heard that stand out for one reason or another. No particular order. And a few of them will likely bring laughs, which is ok.


Muscrat Ramble-Louis Armstrong.

St James Infirmary—Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, among others. I think I have half a dozen versions of this song on CD.

Iko Iko—any of many versions

Homeward Bound—Simon and Garfunkel I guess this is going to be my tribute to the music of my youth.

I Shall Not Be Moved – Johnny Cash -- I’m going thru a Gospel phase right now.

Raglan Road – Van Morrison. Well, Alfred, really. He sings that often with Danny O’Flaherty, and does a really good job.

Mr. Blue Sky – ELO – I’m going to be bold and add this one. High Energy. If not that, then “Good Morning” from “Singing in the Rain.”

I'm going to use the last three to name three songs that are kind of haunting me right now. You may or may not have heard them, so I'll add some lyrics.

Accustomed to the Dark—Theresa Andersson


Chorus:
Silent Night, Lonely Night
Haunted by your Fading Light.
Scarlet Moon, Starlit Sky.
I guess I’ll have to find my way by heart
Til I can grow Accustomed to the Dark

The Locket – Jed Marum. This one is about the artists experience visiting with his mother who has Alzheimer's


Tho the end gets closer every day
Memory and reason slip away
And I wonder does she know me.
Does she know my name today?
And does it really matter anyway?

Lorraine’s Song – I think I like Grayson Capp’s version better than Theresa Andersson’s, but they’re both good. Now, if you google the lyrics, you get the lyrics to a different song.


Yesterday I had a dream
that I could fly
through the sky …

Then I woke up in a sweat
not dead yet
but on the ground.

I’m up in Johnson City Tennessee
looking for the “we” in me.
Lord, fly me o’er the Pontchartrain
back to the land of sugar cane
and summer rain.

A little girl was early told
Life was time, and time was gold.
She took a little every day
‘Til it went away, and she was old.

Then she cried ‘cause her gold was gone.
She cried ‘cause she was all alone.
Now she’s calling to you in the dark
Just a haunted, lonely heart --- lonely heart.

She cried “Never more shall we part.”
She cried “Never more shall we part.”

All those words I never said
Gently bled from my mouth.
And I am ready to embrace
This place where I belong.
I’m afraid but I need to love.
If I don’t, I’m gonna flood.
And I’m calling to you in the dark
Crying never more shall we part.

She cried “never more shall we part.
She cried “never more shall we part.
She cried “never more shall we part.

Now, I don't listen to much music on the radio, and haven't in years ... decades, really.

blumj
02-25-2007, 01:43 PM
That is an excellent song. I haven't heard it in years. Another of his that I really liked was "Teacher I Need You". I really liked "Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player" and "Honky Chateau".
I'm pretty sure I could have made a whole top ten list from nothing but 30+ year old Elton John songs, and I would have liked that list about as much as the one I made.

Betterread
02-25-2007, 03:08 PM
[QUOTE=vaticanplum;1247808]
Marquee Moon - Television
Lush Life - Johnny Hartman/John Coltrane
Hey - Pixies
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
Foolish Love - Rufus Wainwright
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
A Change Is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
This Will Be Our Year - Zombies
The Oogum Boogum Song - Brenton Wood
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues - Elton John
At the Chime of a City Clock - Nick Drake
Let's Go Out Tonight - John Lee Hooker
Barely Legal - The Strokes
I Only Have Eyes for You - The Flamingoes
She Fell Into My Arms - Ed Harcourt
Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead
[QUOTE]

good song -

Stay indoors
Beneath the floors
Talk with neighbours only.
The games you play
Make people say
You're either weird or lonely.
A city star
Won't shine too far
On account of the way you are
And the beads
Around your face
Make you sure to fit back in place.

Johnny Footstool
02-25-2007, 07:53 PM
David and David - Welcome to the Boomtown

A forgotten classic from the mid-80's. I think I wore out that tape rewinding and replaying that song.

GAC
02-25-2007, 09:03 PM
I mentioned this song earlier, but I really am hooked on Alvin Lee's "I Want To Change The World". The lyrics say so much of the turbulent 60's....

Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

Population keeps on breeding
Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy
Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees make honey, who needs money, Monopoly

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

World pollution, there's no solution
Institution, electrocution
Just black and white, rich or poor
Them and us, stop the war

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you

mth123
02-25-2007, 11:11 PM
For George Harrison's Birthday (I know this is not really in the spirit of this thread)

1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
2. I Need You
3. Something
4. Here Comes the Sun
5. Taxman
6. For You Blue
7. All Those Years Ago
8. Savoy Truffle
9. Think For Yourself
10. If I Needed Someone

vaticanplum
02-26-2007, 01:14 AM
good song -

Stay indoors
Beneath the floors
Talk with neighbours only.
The games you play
Make people say
You're either weird or lonely.
A city star
Won't shine too far
On account of the way you are
And the beads
Around your face
Make you sure to fit back in place.

I read an article years ago comparing Nick Drake's lyrics to William Blake (one of my three favorite writers ever), and it's always stayed with me. The line almost right after what you quote there -- "For the sound of a busy place is fine for a pretty face/Who knows what a face is for?" -- is, to me, about as perfect as a lyric gets. I've tended toward the superlative on this thread but I really have always said that about that particular line.

I had a hard enough time picking my ten favorite songs (obviously), but if the choice had been one, it would have been simple for me and this song would have been it. It has absolutely everything that knocks me out wrapped up into a song when I break it down: descending chords, standard melodic structure, key changes, natural imagery, beautiful guitar playing and general musicianship, lush production, prevelant but not bombastic strings, and a freaking SAX SOLO for crying out loud. It's so classic in a way, but not at all obvious -- a song with the word "chime" in the title contains not a chime anywhere. It sounds like what it is without saying what it is, if that makes sense. It's almost creepy how tailor-made this song is to my own taste. And yet it really shouldn't be broken down; it's an absolutely perfect song all put together.

GAC
02-26-2007, 08:00 AM
For George Harrison's Birthday (I know this is not really in the spirit of this thread)

1. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
2. I Need You
3. Something
4. Here Comes the Sun
5. Taxman
6. For You Blue
7. All Those Years Ago
8. Savoy Truffle
9. Think For Yourself
10. If I Needed Someone

Gotta add "What Is Life?" and "All Things Must Pass"

Red Leader
02-26-2007, 01:44 PM
How could I forget:

2Pac - Dear Mama


:dunno:

redsfanmia
02-26-2007, 06:43 PM
Gotta add "What Is Life?" and "All Things Must Pass"

Two great songs, I would add My,Me,Mine and Isnt it a pity.

Falls City Beer
02-26-2007, 07:04 PM
I read an article years ago comparing Nick Drake's lyrics to William Blake (one of my three favorite writers ever), and it's always stayed with me. The line almost right after what you quote there -- "For the sound of a busy place is fine for a pretty face/Who knows what a face is for?" -- is, to me, about as perfect as a lyric gets. I've tended toward the superlative on this thread but I really have always said that about that particular line.

I had a hard enough time picking my ten favorite songs (obviously), but if the choice had been one, it would have been simple for me and this song would have been it. It has absolutely everything that knocks me out wrapped up into a song when I break it down: descending chords, standard melodic structure, key changes, natural imagery, beautiful guitar playing and general musicianship, lush production, prevelant but not bombastic strings, and a freaking SAX SOLO for crying out loud. It's so classic in a way, but not at all obvious -- a song with the word "chime" in the title contains not a chime anywhere. It sounds like what it is without saying what it is, if that makes sense. It's almost creepy how tailor-made this song is to my own taste. And yet it really shouldn't be broken down; it's an absolutely perfect song all put together.

I've felt you are a cross between Enitharmon and Los.

Contrary energies.

(I think Drake was reading a lot of William Cowper--not Blake--in my opinion).

vaticanplum
02-26-2007, 07:28 PM
I've felt you are a cross between Enitharmon and Los.

Contrary energies.

(I think Drake was reading a lot of William Cowper--not Blake--in my opinion).

Hmm...I will have to chew on that for a while. I'm actually not familiar with Cowper apart from knowing that he was a naturalist (maybe not in the literal sense, I don't know, but in the sense that he wrote about nature) so I will find some stuff and chew on that too.

I love Nick Drake as a lyricist and a guitarist. I go through phases of really being affected by his music and not, but the words and the music always slay me on a level of sheer respect.

Falls City Beer
02-26-2007, 07:36 PM
Hmm...I will have to chew on that for a while. I'm actually not familiar with Cowper apart from knowing that he was a naturalist (maybe not in the literal sense, I don't know, but in the sense that he wrote about nature) so I will find some stuff and chew on that too.

I love Nick Drake as a lyricist and a guitarist. I go through phases of really being affected by his music and not, but the words and the music always slay me on a level of sheer respect.

I'm sorry, the first part of my note is something of a geek-goof. I don't really think you are a cross between Blakean forces. I'm just bein' an arse.

But I am actually somewhat serious about the Cowper thing: "Harvest Breed" seems sprung straight from the depressive old head of my hero William Cowper.

vaticanplum
02-26-2007, 07:40 PM
I'm sorry, the first part of my note is something of a geek-goof. I don't really think you are a cross between Blakean forces. I'm just bein' an arse.

But I am actually somewhat serious about the Cowper thing: "Harvest Breed" seems sprung straight from the depressive old head of my hero William Cowper.

:p: I don't get poet humor.

I actuall found the article I was talking about (thanks wikipedia). It's waaaaay longer than I remember, so anyone who's interested will need some time, but it's a great read:

http://www.algonet.se/~iguana/DRAKE/exiled1.html

BuckWoody
02-26-2007, 08:12 PM
I read an article years ago comparing Nick Drake's lyrics to William Blake (one of my three favorite writers ever), and it's always stayed with me. .....
"The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. William Blake."

Pause.

“William Blake?”

“William Blake!”

“William Blake?!”

“William Blake!”

“What do you mean William Blake?”

“I mean William Blake!”
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/2088/2881/320/Image45.8.jpg
;)

pedro
02-26-2007, 08:17 PM
I had a professor at Ohio University who claimed to be the re-incarnation of William Blake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aethelred_Eldridge

GAC
02-26-2007, 08:17 PM
Have the Kinks been mentioned at all?

You Really Got Me
All Day and All Of the Night
Tired Of Waiting For You
Superman
Lola

pedro
02-26-2007, 08:20 PM
Have the Kinks been mentioned at all?

You Really Got Me
All Day and All Of the Night
Tired Of Waiting For You
Superman
Lola

Yes, I know that we had one vote for "Waterloo Sunset" and one vote for "Do you remember Walter?".

Yachtzee
02-26-2007, 08:59 PM
Yes, I know that we had one vote for "Waterloo Sunset" and one vote for "Do you remember Walter?".

What, no "Come Dancing"?

Yachtzee
02-26-2007, 09:04 PM
I would add Cheap Trick's "Surrender" to my list. Forgot about them.
and either Louie Prima or Diamond Dave singing "Just a Gigolo." I like enjoy both versions.
Bay City Rollers "Saturday Night."

Cedric
02-26-2007, 10:33 PM
Gimme shelter- Stones
Goodbye Captain- Slint
Life is beautiful- Ryan Adams
Hurricane- Bob Dylan
Transdermal celebration- Ween
I got ****- Pearl Jam
Give it away- RHCP
Paper Tiger- Beck
Inside of Love- Nada Surf
Holland 1945- Neutral Milk


Difficult and ever changing.

OSUmed2010
02-26-2007, 11:17 PM
Mahler's 5th is the most often performed Mahler symphony and the Adagietto is frequently presented out of program by itself. The finale is the most technically demanding movement and when it is performed well, you have experienced something. I encourage you to listen to all the symphonies chronologically as they reveal Mahler's personal and emotional maturation. Symphonies 6-10 progressively add more counterpoint and polyphony. Number 9 is my favorite.
If the 5th symphony's adagietto will "freaking tear you apart" than you'd be best to avoid Mahler's Kindertotenlier (Songs on the death of children), Das Lied von der Erde (The first movement, entitled "Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde" - The Drinking Song of Earth's Misery- continually returns to the refrain, Dunkel ist das Leben, ist der Tod - "Dark is life, is death"), and (in my opnion ) his finest piece, "Ich bin der welt abhanden geckommen" - "I have become lost to the world". As you can see from these titles, he was a flag-carrying late-Romantic artist.

Wow... you really know your Mahler! The 9th is great... the ending is fantastic. I love pretty much all of the Mahler works, but I wanted to give a good representation of my tastes on my list. 2 and 6 are favorites of mine as well, but being a trumpet player, I couldn't resist the 5th.

pedro
03-03-2007, 12:52 AM
10 random great songs that didn't make anyone's list

1. I don't really love you anymore - Magnetic Fields
2. pork roll egg & cheese - ween
3. official ironman rally song - guided by voices
4. making plans for nigel - xtc
5. hackensack - fountains of wayne
6. if i only had a car - golden smog
7. my curse - afghan whigs
8. voices - cheap trick
9. life is grand - camper van beethoven
10. left of the dial - the replacements

GAC
03-03-2007, 05:16 AM
I think this thread has evolved from a top ten list to just personal favorites. And that's fine. Here are some more of mine....

Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
There's No Way Out Of Here - David Gilmour
Meadows - Joe Walsh
Maybe I'm Amazed - McCartney
Bell Bottom Blues - Clapton
No More Tears - Ozzy (love the guitar)
Street Of Dreams - Rainbow

mth123
03-03-2007, 06:16 AM
Here's a few

1. Black Velvet - Allanah Miles
2. Sunspot Baby - Bob Seger
3. Life's a Dance - John Michael Montgomery
4. Write This Down - George Strait
5. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
6. Shake it Up - The Cars
7. Root Beer Rag - Billy Joel
8. My Next 30 Years - Tim McGraw
9. Crazy - Patsy Cline
10. Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh

TeamCasey
03-03-2007, 01:43 PM
Have to add On Broadway and just about anything else by The Drifters.

BillDoran
03-03-2007, 09:46 PM
Without further ado...

Neutral Milk Hotel - Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone
The Apples in Stereo - The Bird That You Can't See
The Velvet Undergound - Lady Godiva's Operation
The Black Keys - Just Couldn't Tie Me Down
The Secret Machines - Sad and Lonely
Pavement - Grounded
Built to Spill - In the Morning
Guided By Voices - I Am a Scientist
My Morning Jacket - Lowdown (gotta be the live version)
The Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Falls City Beer
03-03-2007, 10:16 PM
Without further ado...

Neutral Milk Hotel - Gardenhead/Leave Me Alone
The Apples in Stereo - The Bird That You Can't See
The Velvet Undergound - Lady Godiva's Operation
The Black Keys - Just Couldn't Tie Me Down
The Secret Machines - Sad and Lonely
Pavement - Grounded
Built to Spill - In the Morning
Guided By Voices - I Am a Scientist
My Morning Jacket - Lowdown (gotta be the live version)
The Beatles - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Great choices. I love the muted arpeggiated guitar part in the chorus of "In the Morning." It's by far my favorite BTS song.

And well, that a hugely popular hit song like "Lucy in the Sky..." was written to waltz-time is a testament to Lennon's genius. I wonder what the next popular waltz will be?

Strikes Out Looking
03-05-2007, 10:09 PM
1. Mrs. Potter's Lullabye -- Counting Crows
2. Pulling Mussels From a Shell -- Squeeze
3. Thunder Road -- Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
4. Better Be Home Soon -- Crowded House
5. Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes --Elvis Costello
6. Is She Really Going Out With Him -- Joe Jackson
7. Boys of Summer -- Don Henley
8. Cynical Girl -- Marshall Crenshaw
9. Free Falling -- Tom Petty
10. Lost in a Supermarket -- The Clash (and Ben Folds did a pretty cool remake).

vaticanplum
03-11-2007, 10:27 PM
I just realized that I left out Aguas de Marco by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Thanks itunes.

It's beloved enough that I couldn't let it slide.

edit: oh my god this makes me so happy --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBsMXZ_sso

oneupper
03-13-2007, 08:30 AM
I just realized that I left out Aguas de Marco by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Thanks itunes.

It's beloved enough that I couldn't let it slide.

edit: oh my god this makes me so happy --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBsMXZ_sso

OMG. Memories of Sergio Mendes and his Brasil 66!

vaticanplum
03-13-2007, 06:12 PM
OMG. Memories of Sergio Mendes and his Brasil 66!

I have this record and I LOVE it:

http://www.kalamu.com/bol/wp-content/content/images/Sergio%20Mendes%20LP%20cover.jpg

it has a cover of Day Tripper of which I'm particularly fond, as that may be my favorite Beatles song.

If there's any great life lesson I've learned from bad break-ups, it's that you can amass a fabulous record collection if you play your cards right.

pedro
03-13-2007, 06:17 PM
I have this record and I LOVE it:

http://www.kalamu.com/bol/wp-content/content/images/Sergio%20Mendes%20LP%20cover.jpg

it has a cover of Day Tripper of which I'm particularly fond, as that may be my favorite Beatles song.

If there's any great life lesson I've learned from bad break-ups, it's that you can amass a fabulous record collection if you play your cards right.

I have that album. I have all my dad's 60's stuff. I like me some Jobim too. Bossa Nova is way cool.

You ever listen to any Serge Gainsburg?

If you like this kind of stuff you may want to check out Amadou & Mariam.

http://www.amadou-mariam.com/

they're way cool.

vaticanplum
03-13-2007, 06:27 PM
I have that album. I have all my dad's 60's stuff. I like me some Jobim too. Bossa Nova is way cool.

You ever listen to any Serge Gainsburg?

If you like this kind of stuff you may want to check out Amadou & Mariam.

http://www.amadou-mariam.com/

they're way cool.

Hey thanks Pedro! I do like all those Frenchies actually, but I'm not familiar with these folk. I'll check it out.

Chip R
03-13-2007, 06:59 PM
I didn't know Abe Lincoln was in a band. ;)

RedsBaron
03-14-2007, 06:31 AM
I didn't know Abe Lincoln was in a band. ;)

His supposed murder by John Wilkes Booth was really just a way to give Abe cover to assume a new identity and career.;)

RedsBaron
03-14-2007, 06:50 AM
The album cover with its reference to Herb Alpert "presenting" Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 reminded me of the current issue of American Heritage and its article about "The Wrecking Crew" of L.A. area musicians who played on many of the most famous pop albums of the 1960s. One member of "The Wrecking Crew", Glen Campbell, later made it as a solo artist, but most remain relatively unknown.
Anyway, according to the article, the album released by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" (the one with the model who appears to be covered in whipped cream on the cover), while it did feature Alpert, all the other musicians on the recording were members of "The Wrecking Crew," not the Tijuana Brass. Oh, by the way, the model was actually covered in shaving cream, not whipped cream, and was several months pregnant at the time of the photo ( I have no information as to whether or not "The Wrecking Crew" contributed to that feature).
When The Beach Boys recorded "Good Vibrations" for their seminal "Pet Sounds" album, Brian Wilson was in the control room, but no other Beach Boy was around--it is "The Wrecking Crew" playing the instruments on that recording.
When The Byrds recorded "Mr. Tambourine Man," Byrd Roger McGuinn was on his Rickenbacker electric 12-string; the other musicians were "The Wrecking Crew."
While The Mamas and the Papas supplied the vocals, "The Wrecking Crew" are the musicians on "Monday, Monday" and "California Dreamin."
Similarly, while The Association did the singing on songs such as "Windy" and "Never My Love," they were never on the intrumental parts of those recordings-it was "The Wrecking Crew."
The Fifth Dimension sang "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In"-they let "The Wrecking Crew" in to play the instruments on the record.
"The Wrecking Crew" walked over in their boots to play for Nancy Sinatra's "Boots" LP.
The Monkees took a lot of grief when it was revealed that they had merely performed the vocals on their first two albums, with "The Wrecking Crew" playing all the instruments, but it turns out that The Monkees were simply following a common practice at the time.

westofyou
03-14-2007, 10:15 AM
current issue of American Heritage and its article about "The Wrecking Crew" of L.A. area musicians who played on many of the most famous pop albums of the 1960s.

When did you get that?

My subscription is spotty and sometimes I wonder if it's ever going to come.

RedsBaron
03-14-2007, 02:05 PM
When did you get that?

My subscription is spotty and sometimes I wonder if it's ever going to come.

I got it several weeks ago. It is the Faeb./March issue. The article is also currently available on American Heritage's web site.
I always knew that Brian Wilson was the genius behind the Beach Boys but I also had naively assumed that the other 'Boys at least played on the records. Apparently they sang but that was it.

westofyou
03-14-2007, 02:07 PM
I got it several weeks ago. It is the Faeb./March issue. The article is also currently available on American Heritage's web site.
I always knew that Brian Wilson was the genius behind the Beach Boys but I also had naively assumed that the other 'Boys at least played on the records. Apparently they sang but that was it.

Yeah, they used to get peeved when they went to the studio and Brian told them everything was already done, except for the vocals.

pedro
03-14-2007, 02:12 PM
I got it several weeks ago. It is the Faeb./March issue. The article is also currently available on American Heritage's web site.
I always knew that Brian Wilson was the genius behind the Beach Boys but I also had naively assumed that the other 'Boys at least played on the records. Apparently they sang but that was it.

man they could sing though. as Tom Petty says "Carl had the voice of Angels"

westofyou
03-14-2007, 02:25 PM
"Carl had the voice of Angels"

God only knows.

Sweetstop
03-14-2007, 02:53 PM
God only knows.

amen...heard a piece on Bob Edwards' weekend..interview w/ author of the new book about Brian Wilson. He also has a new album coming out sometime soon.

Evidently, he was 'taken' by music at 3 when listening to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue..Four Freshmen were harmonizing influence.

He can Smile again.:)

westofyou
03-14-2007, 03:01 PM
amen...heard a piece on Bob Edwards' weekend..interview w/ author of the new book about Brian Wilson. He also has a new album coming out sometime soon.

Evidently, he was 'taken' by music at 3 when listening to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue..Four Freshmen were harmonizing influence.

He can Smile again.:)

He lives in Indy.

pedro
03-14-2007, 03:02 PM
amen...heard a piece on Bob Edwards' weekend..interview w/ author of the new book about Brian Wilson. He also has a new album coming out sometime soon.

Evidently, he was 'taken' by music at 3 when listening to Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue..Four Freshmen were harmonizing influence.

He can Smile again.:)

I miss Bob Edwards.

Sweetstop
03-14-2007, 03:06 PM
I miss Bob Edwards.

Isn't his new show on one of your NPR stations? I miss him in the a.m. everyday also...Heck, I miss Susan Stamberg on All Things Considered.


He's from KY, originally, isn't he?

pedro
03-14-2007, 03:08 PM
Isn't his new show on one of your NPR stations? I miss him in the a.m. everyday also...Heck, I miss Susan Stamberg on All Things Considered.


He's from KY, originally, isn't he?


Is he back on NPR? I thought he was just on satellite radio now?

Sweetstop
03-14-2007, 03:16 PM
Is he back on NPR? I thought he was just on satellite radio now?

It's produced by satellite radio but lots of public radio stations are buying it, too, I guess. I'm getting it on WEKU (Eastern Ky. Univ.). It's not an NPR show.

You should get on your local station to pick it up.

vaticanplum
03-14-2007, 07:14 PM
Nick Kent's article on Brian Wilson is one of the most memorable pieces of music journalism I've ever read. It's in his anthology book (I don't know if he has more than one, but it shouldn't be to difficult to find regardless), but I'll try to see if I can track it down on the internets so anybody who hasn't read it can.

westofyou
03-14-2007, 07:16 PM
Nick Kent's article on Brian Wilson is one of the most memorable pieces of music journalism I've ever read. It's in his anthology book (I don't know if he has more than one, but it shouldn't be to difficult to find regardless), but I'll try to see if I can track it down on the internets so anybody who hasn't read it can.

I'd be interested for sure.. I have Beach Boy fetish.

chilsonrolen
12-09-2011, 02:44 AM
My top 10 all time favorite songs are: Gasolina, Temperature, We Like To Party, Waka Waka, Never Say Never, Smooth Criminal, Waiting For Tonight, Umbrella, It's My Life, What Is Love and As Long As You.