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    Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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?
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffy View Post
    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...
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    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.....
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    I wonder how much Bach and Beethoven we're going to see on RFS's list...
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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....

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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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

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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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.
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    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?")
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    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.
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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
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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    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.

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    Re: Your Top 10 All-Time favorite songs

    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
    Last edited by bucksfan; 02-24-2007 at 09:15 PM.
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