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TRF
10-13-2008, 03:48 PM
Inspired by M2's band of the aughts thread.

You get one song per decade, and you can start in any decade you want.

60's Help - The Beatles
70's Thunder Road - Springsteen
80's Cult of Personality - Living Colour
90's Possession - Sarah McLachlan
Aughts Slide - Dido

Degenerate39
10-13-2008, 04:27 PM
This is very tough for me. My favorite songs change almost daily.

70s- Dream On by Aerosmith
80s- Back In Black by ACDC
90s- November Rain by Guns N Roses
Today- Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace

Stephenk29
10-13-2008, 05:12 PM
70s - Boston, More than a feeling
80s - Foreigner, Jukebox Hero
90s - Green Day, Longview
00s - Three Days Grace, Never To Late

*BaseClogger*
10-13-2008, 05:16 PM
60's - Castles Made of Sand, Jimi Hendrix
70's - Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
80's - Tommy The Cat, Primus (I'm cheating because it was written in the 80's and recorded on an album from the 90's, but 80's music pretty much sucked except for the 90's carry-overs)
90's - Aeroplane, RHCP
00's - The Pot, Tool

Highlifeman21
10-13-2008, 05:44 PM
I don't need a decade.

My favorite song of all-time is "Blinded by the light", the Manfred Mann version.

It's timeless, as far as I'm concerned.

bucksfan
10-13-2008, 06:32 PM
Here's a stab at it - I may be able to answer the same question with all country and folk tunes depending on my mood! (edited to fix original answers based on a faulty memory - that time from 85-93 all kinda goes together for me!)

60's - All Along the Watchtower (Dylan, but as performed by Hendrix)
70's - Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC ("Dream On" is close also)
80's - Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
90's - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
00's - Ballad of the Devil's Backbone Tavern - Todd Snider (getting a little more esoteric here, but it's probably here where my music focus was unintentionally narrowed as I discovered in the other thread!)

Johnny Footstool
10-13-2008, 06:47 PM
Today's list:

50's - Oh Boy - Buddy Holly and the Crickets
60's - In My Life - The Beatles
70's - Tiny Dancer - Elton John
80's - With or Without You - U2
90's - Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
00's - Sweetness - Jimmy Eat World

Scrap Irony
10-13-2008, 07:12 PM
1930's Strange Fruit Billie Holliday
1940's I'm So Lonsesome I Could Cry Hank Williams
1950's Heartbreak Hotel Elvis
1960's These Arms Otis Redding
1970's America Simon & Garfunkel
1980's What Would You Say? Billy Vera and the Beaters
1990's One U2
2000's The Grass Is Blue Norah Jones

Donder
10-13-2008, 07:35 PM
50's - What'd I Say (Ray Charles)
60's - Strawberry Fields Forever (Beatles)
70's - Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
80's - Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie)
90's - Wonderwall (Oasis)
00's - When You Were Young (The Killers)

Highlifeman21
10-13-2008, 07:50 PM
50's - What'd I Say (Ray Charles)
60's - Strawberry Fields Forever (Beatles)
70's - Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
80's - Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie)
90's - Wonderwall (Oasis)
00's - When You Were Young (The Killers)

Cyclone sings a Hell of a version of "When You Were Young"

Betterread
10-13-2008, 07:59 PM
Great idea for a thread.
40s - Son House - County farm blues
50s - Ornette Coleman - Lonely woman
60s - Stooges - Little Doll
70s - Jonathan Richman - Road Runner
80s - The Smiths - there is a light that never goes out
90s - Pavement - Here, Shady lane
00s - Will Oldham - Wolf among Wolves

westofyou
10-13-2008, 08:26 PM
Right Now Today

50's - Stranded In The Jungle - Cadets
60's - And then he kissed me - The Crystals
70's - Can You Hear me Knocking - The Stones
80's - Road to Nowhere - Talking heads
90's - Steal the Crumbs - Unlcle Tupelo
00's - You are my face - Wilco

Cyclone792
10-13-2008, 08:31 PM
Cyclone sings a Hell of a version of "When You Were Young"

If you mean a make women and children run away screaming version, then I'd say you're pretty right on. :lol:

Tonight's flavor is courtesy of Nike's new Leave Nothing commercial with LT and Polamalu ... the Bandini remix of Ennio Morricone's The Ecstasy of Gold, part 1960s, part 2000s ...

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

GAC
10-14-2008, 09:03 AM
It's hard to find any one song to define an era. Especially the 1960's. Growing up then there was just too much going on. Very rapid change was taking effect. For an era that was all about the anti-establishment youth movement that was suppose to have been characterized by peace and love - it was quite violent. And I think that sparked the musical creativity we saw. It was an outlet.

We saw the lovable Beatles go from singing I Want To Hold Your Hand to protest songs like Revolution.....

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don't you know that you can count me out
Don't you know it's gonna be all right

You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We'd all love to see the plan
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We're doing what we can
But when you want money
for people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
Don't you know it's gonna be all right

You say you'll change the constitution
Well, you know we all want to change your head
You tell me it's the institution
Well, you know you better free you mind instead
But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
You ain't going to make it with anyone anyhow
Don't you know it's gonna be all right
all right, all right

So I think protest songs really characterized the 60's.

Songs like ....

One Tin Soldier
Blowin' In the Wind
For What It's Worth
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
The End
Fortunate Son
Ohio
War

That all gave way to the 70's.... which I thought was a drag and huge letdown creativity-wise when compared to the 60's. Not saying there wasn't some great music coming out then; but not at the level of the previous decade. You had performers like Boddy Sherman, Osmonds, Three Dog Night, Tony Orlando, and John Denver topping the charts.

There was quite a difference.

I guess peace really stifles the creative outlets. ;)

will5979
10-14-2008, 10:16 AM
I like good ole' American music! This is tough, way too many good damn songs to choose from but...

50s-Folsom Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
60s-Voodoo Chile-Jimi Hendrix
70s-Little Dreamer-Van Halen
80s-Louder Than Hell-Motley Crue
90s-Estranged-Guns N' Roses
00s-Never Gonna Stop Me-Rob Zombie

will5979
10-14-2008, 10:22 AM
IMO 70s rock blows the 60s out of the water...bands such as

AC/DC
Sabbath
Led Zep
Pink Floyd
Aerosmith
KISS
Van Halen
Skynyrd
Boston
Bad Co.
ZZ Top
Bob Segar
BOC

Thank God rockers put that selfish hippy crap behind and starting making good music about having a good time!

MilotheMayor
10-14-2008, 01:07 PM
60's - "Shangri-La" - The Kinks
70's - "Heroes" - David Bowie
80's - "When Doves Cry" - Prince
90's - "I Am a Scientist" - Guided by Voices
00's - "Pyramid Song" - Radiohead

westofyou
10-14-2008, 01:35 PM
60's - "Shangri-La" - The Kinks
70's - "Heroes" - David Bowie
80's - "When Doves Cry" - Prince
90's - "I Am a Scientist" - Guided by Voices
00's - "Pyramid Song" - Radiohead

Damn good list

OldRightHander
10-14-2008, 03:21 PM
IMO 70s rock blows the 60s out of the water...bands such as

AC/DC
Sabbath
Led Zep
Pink Floyd
Aerosmith
KISS
Van Halen
Skynyrd
Boston
Bad Co.
ZZ Top
Bob Segar
BOC

Thank God rockers put that selfish hippy crap behind and starting making good music about having a good time!

That list blows the modern stuff out of the water.

klw
10-14-2008, 03:54 PM
70's- Prove it all night- Springsteen
80's- Wonderland- Big Country
90's- Frankie- Springsteen
00's- Hey Ya- Outkast or American Land by Springsteen (theme developing)

deltachi8
10-14-2008, 04:31 PM
Subject to change based on how I feel tomorrow, but...

50's: Rave On, Buddy Holly
60's: In My Life, The Beatles
70's: It's Allright For You, The Police
80's: Cult of Personality, Living Colour
90's: Humans Being, Van Halen
00's: Better Days, Goo Goo Dolls

Degenerate39
10-14-2008, 05:14 PM
IMO 70s rock blows the 60s out of the water...bands such as

AC/DC
Sabbath
Led Zep
Pink Floyd
Aerosmith
KISS
Van Halen
Skynyrd
Boston
Bad Co.
ZZ Top
Bob Segar
BOC

Thank God rockers put that selfish hippy crap behind and starting making good music about having a good time!

Great list. You have a great taste my friend

redhawkfish
10-14-2008, 06:55 PM
60's "All along the watchtower" Jimi Hendrix
70's "Won't get fooled again" The Who
80's "High and Dry" Def Leppard
90's "Barney the Dinosaur theme song" We had four kids in the nineties, I don't think I can name a 90's song
00's Life is Beautiful Sixx A.M.

GAC
10-14-2008, 08:20 PM
IMO 70s rock blows the 60s out of the water...bands such as

AC/DC
Sabbath
Led Zep
Pink Floyd
Aerosmith
KISS
Van Halen
Skynyrd
Boston
Bad Co.
ZZ Top
Bob Segar
BOC

Thank God rockers put that selfish hippy crap behind and starting making good music about having a good time!

60's music was more socially conscious. We were gonna change the world that our parents were screwing up. Someone had to save it.

The 70's was the time for the arena bands with their huge productions. I saw a majority of the bands you list above, plus several more. It was definitely "good time" music because most had a hard time remembering those concerts the next day, and it took you a week to get your hearing back. :D

And I would add Grand Funk, Deep Purple, Styx, Foreigner, Kansas, and Ted Nugent to the above list.

Highlifeman21
10-14-2008, 09:24 PM
Subject to change based on how I feel tomorrow, but...

50's: Rave On, Buddy Holly
60's: In My Life, The Beatles
70's: It's Allright For You, The Police
80's: Cult of Personality, Living Colour
90's: Humans Being, Van Halen
00's: Better Days, Goo Goo Dolls

Great tunes in my book

Strikes Out Looking
10-14-2008, 09:47 PM
60's-You Can't Always Get What You Want-Rolling Stones
70's-Badlands-Bruce Springsteen
80's-Pulling Mussels From A Shell-Squeeze
90's-Mrs. Potter's Lullaby--Counting Crows
00's- I don't have an entry yet...I have two more years to decide.

vaticanplum
10-15-2008, 12:05 AM
70s - Jonathan Richman - Road Runner

The only work of anything in the history of ever that could make me love Massachusetts :)

May well be the greatest driving song. ever.

kpresidente
10-15-2008, 10:38 AM
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kpresidente
10-15-2008, 10:44 AM
60's - All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
70's - Southern Man - Neil Young
80's - 18 & Life - Skid Row
90's - Sober - Tool
00's - Clocks - Coldplay

I feel like I want to give Dave Matthews' Two Step and Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here an honorable mention, but love songs just can't be on the list. The 80s and 00s are pretty much been terrible decades for rock music.

RichRed
10-15-2008, 11:22 AM
This is near impossible but here goes:

60s - (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
70s - My Life - Billy Joel
80s - Just Like Heaven - The Cure
90s - Golden Blunders - The Posies
00s - (tie) The Boxer - Carbon Leaf
Rockin' the Suburbs - Ben Folds

BillDoran
10-15-2008, 02:54 PM
60's - "Shangri-La" - The Kinks
70's - "Heroes" - David Bowie
80's - "When Doves Cry" - Prince
90's - "I Am a Scientist" - Guided by Voices
00's - "Pyramid Song" - Radiohead

I concur, great list. I Am a Scientist is quintessential GbV.


60's - The 13th Floor Elevators - You Don't Know (How Young You Are)
70's - Neil Young & Crazyhorse - Cortez the Killer
80's - The Pixies - No. 13 Baby
90's - Pavement - Embassy Row
00's - Clinic - The Second Line

Tom Servo
10-15-2008, 04:43 PM
70's - American Pie - Don McLean
80's - Hey You - Pink Floyd (Okay, it was late 1979. I'm cheating, I know.)
90's - One Headlight - The Wallflowers
00's - When You Were Young - The Killers

aerontg
10-15-2008, 05:03 PM
80's - Material Girl - Madonna
90's - It's A Beautiful Life - Ace of Base

Degenerate39
10-16-2008, 12:23 AM
This is very tough for me. My favorite songs change almost daily.

70s- Dream On by Aerosmith
80s- Back In Black by ACDC
90s- November Rain by Guns N Roses
Today- Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace

For 60s I would like to add- Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones

pahster
10-16-2008, 12:54 AM
90's Possession - Sarah McLachlan


Evans Blue does a cover of "Possession" that I think is pretty good. I think my favorite Sarah McLachlan song is a tossup between "Stupid" and "World on Fire."

TRF
10-16-2008, 10:55 AM
Evans Blue does a cover of "Possession" that I think is pretty good. I think my favorite Sarah McLachlan song is a tossup between "Stupid" and "World on Fire."

Have you heard her cover of Joni Mitchell's River? fantastic. I own every cd going back to 1989's Touch.

will5979
10-21-2008, 10:22 AM
It was definitely "good time" music because most had a hard time remembering those concerts the next day, and it took you a week to get your hearing back. :D

GOOD TIMES!!! I miss those concerts. Last one I went to was Van Halen's reunion tour last year, made me miss the good ole days of rock music!


And I would add Grand Funk, Deep Purple, Styx, Foreigner, Kansas, and Ted Nugent to the above list.

Agree with all except for Styx...can't help but to think of Eric Cartman every time I hear them!