Turn Off Ads?
Page 4 of 13 FirstFirst 12345678 ... LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 181

Thread: Top Songs of All Time?

  1. #46
    Mon chou Choo vaticanplum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    7,207

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by dfs View Post
    That's tough enough right there. 40 of all time is beyond me.
    I'll go for 25 song/performer combinations and let you decide what to cut.
    I reserve the right to change all of these on reflection.
    In rough chronology

    The Band Played On - Tony Pastor
    You're a grand old Flag - George Cohan
    April Showers - Al Jolson
    Brother can you Spare a Dime - Rudy Vallee
    Happy Days are here again - Leo Reisman
    In the Mood - Glen Miller
    Don't Sit under the Apple Tree - The Andrew sisters
    I'll be seeing you - Bing Crosby
    Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
    Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
    Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
    Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong
    Night and Day - Ella Fitzgerald
    Fly Me To the Moon - Frank Sinatra
    The Good Life - Tony Bennett
    A Hard Day's Night - Beatles
    Feeling Groovy - Simon and Garfunkle
    All along the watchtower - Hendrix
    I can't get no Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
    Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
    Get Dancin - Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes
    We Will Rock You/We are the Champions Queen
    You might Think I'm Crazy - The Cars
    Walk This Way - Aerosmith and Run-DMC
    Mysterious Ways - U2
    Meant to say this too -- this is a pretty damn good list. A Hard Day's Night is probably the Beatles song I'd choose too. It's not my favorite, it's not their most creative, but it sounds SO DIFFERENT from anything else of its time. And the singing is perfect, perfect.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #47
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Bedford, KY
    Posts
    8,992

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    These are the songs I've covered in the past:

    Palestrina-- Dona Nobis Pacem
    Bach-- Brandenberg Concerto, Air on a G String (Shuddup, Puffy!)
    Handel-- Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah
    Vivaldi-- Four Seasons (particularly Spring)
    Haydn-- String Quartet No. 3, Op. 76 (The Titanic sinking song)
    Mozart-- Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
    Beethoven-- Moonlilght Sonata, Ode to Joy
    Tchaikovsky-- 1812 Overture, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
    Wagner-- Ride of the Valykries
    Strauss-- Blue Danube
    Bizet-- Carmen Overture
    DeBussy-- Claire de Lune
    Ravel-- Bolero
    Puccini-- Un Bel Di, Madama Butterfly
    Gershwin-- Summertime or Bess, You Is My Woman Now
    Sousa-- Stars and Stripes Forever
    Joplin-- The Entertainer
    Robert Johnson-- Crossroads
    Jimmie Rodgers-- Frankie and Johnny
    Ella Fitzgerald-- My Heart Belongs to Daddy
    Billie Holliday-- Strange Fruit, Stormy Weather
    Anonymous-- Danny Boy
    Ellington-- Take the A Train
    Guthrie-- This Land Is Your Land
    Hank Williams-- I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    Louis Armstrong-- Dream a Little Dream of Me
    Charlie Parker-- Scrapple in the Apple
    Frank Sinatra-- My Way
    Bill Haley and the Comets-- Rock Around the Clock
    Elvis Presley-- Jailhouse Rock
    The Beatles-- Hey, Jude, I Wanna Hold Your Hand
    Beach Boys-- Good Vibrations
    Jimi Hendrix-- Purple Haze
    Black Sabbath-- Iron Man
    The Bee Gees-- Stayin' Alive
    Grandmaster Flash and the Sugarhill Gang-- Rapper's Delight
    Aerosmith/ Run DMC-- Walk This Way
    Madonna-- Like a Virgin
    Michael Jackson-- Thriller
    Nirvana-- Smells Like Teen Spirit


    Problems:
    No Motown
    No Ray Charles
    No Willie Nelson
    No Aretha/ Soul
    No James Brown
    No Punk
    Little Rap (add Snoop Dogg? Tupac?)
    No Southern Rock (Needed?)

    Others I've overlooked?

    Besides, that's 45. Should I make it 50?

  4. #48
    Playoffs Cyclone792's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    6,271

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    I'm not necessarily a rap fan, but I will say that this list would most definitely have to include either California Love or Changes, both by Tupac Shakur. They are probably the two greatest and two most memorable songs by the most influential rapper in music history.

    Mr. Jones by the Counting Crows may deserve a mention too.
    Barry Larkin - HOF, 2012

    Put an end to the Lost Decade.

  5. #49
    Baseball card addict MrCinatit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Piqua
    Posts
    4,429

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    If I recall correctly, Alice Cooper called Pet Sounds one of his favorites.
    Meanwhile, I have to throw some love out for Layla

  6. #50
    Charlie Brown All-Star IslandRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Melbourne, FL
    Posts
    4,855

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Good points about the studio stuff. I'm just not sure from a musical standpoint how influential it was. It certainly doesn't have a lot of bands trying to mimic it the way that Led Zeppelin or even Nine Inch Nails albums get mimicked to this day.
    Well, you're probably right about that. I guess it's a question of what we mean by influential -- advancing the art, or inspiring imitation? I suppose the ultimate in influence would be to do both.
    Not all who wander are lost

  7. #51
    Mon chou Choo vaticanplum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pittsburgh
    Posts
    7,207

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Has anybody said Witchita Lineman?
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

  8. #52
    Please come again pedro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    portland, oregon
    Posts
    14,747

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Has anybody said Witchita Lineman?
    Not that I've seen. Great song though. Pretty sure I saw REM cover it once.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

  9. #53
    SERP Emeritus paintmered's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Cbus
    Posts
    7,048

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    I'd say George Gershwin needs to be included in any list that starts with 1900. Rhapsody in Blue?

    I also submit these for discussion:

    Frank Sinatra - either "Come Fly With Me" or "I've Got The World On A String"
    Ella Fitzgerald - "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
    Vince Guaraldi - "Linus and Lucy", Vince's entire collection is pure genius, but that song is in the fabric of American history.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

    All models are wrong. Some of them are useful.

  10. #54
    Man Pills
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    25,000

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCinatit View Post
    If I recall correctly, Alice Cooper called Pet Sounds one of his favorites.
    Countless musicians and producers have regarded it as central to their own craft.

  11. #55
    Man Pills
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    25,000

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Stephen *****n' Foster

    And you call yourself a Kentuckian, Scrap!

    Leadbelly--Midnight Special (12 string blues kicks ass)
    Last edited by Falls City Beer; 07-26-2007 at 08:02 PM.

  12. #56
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Bedford, KY
    Posts
    8,992

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Gershwin is represented with Summertime, from Porgy and Bess. As to Foster, My Old Kentucky Home?

    What about Patsy Cline?
    Loretta Lynn?
    Dolly Parton?
    George Jones?
    The Rolling Stones?

  13. #57
    Ripsnort wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    7,595

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    I can't live without hearing "I'm Stranded" by the Saints at least once per week.

    "We're a Winner" by Curtis Mayfield was my unofficial 1999 Reds fight song. Didn't matter if they were down ten runs in the ninth, my fiance would always have the record on the turntable with the needle hanging over that track.

    Any songs that can be sung by me and my friends at a bar is always at the top of my list "Satellite of Love" by Lou Reed, and "Ex-Lion Tamer" by Wire always elicit the drunken zombie choruses of 2 a.m. I absolutely LOVE drinking and singing with friends. Nobody really does it anymore unless it's karaoke.

    Speaking of Karaoke, my old stand by is "He Stopped Loving Her Today". I sang that one at a bar in Lihue Kuai'i on my 26th birthday, and did it so well that the locals bought me shot after shot of Jim Beam. Now I hate bourbon.

    I pretty much have song for every occasion.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

  14. #58
    Please come again pedro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    portland, oregon
    Posts
    14,747

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    Vince Guaraldi - "Linus and Lucy", Vince's entire collection is pure genius, but that song is in the fabric of American history.
    Dude was a genius.

    Cast Your Fate To The Wind is one of my favorites.
    Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun

  15. #59
    Man Pills
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    25,000

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Gershwin is represented with Summertime, from Porgy and Bess. As to Foster, My Old Kentucky Home?

    What about Patsy Cline?
    Loretta Lynn?
    Dolly Parton?
    George Jones?
    The Rolling Stones?
    "I Dream of Jeannie" "Camptown Races"--He was like the 19th century Michael Jackson

  16. #60
    Redsmetz redsmetz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Winton Place
    Posts
    11,184

    Re: Top Songs of All Time?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    Has anybody said Witchita Lineman?
    I once won that record from old WSAI back in the day - I had to call in and say "Go Ahead and Pull the Plug" - it was right around the where they were faking like they were going to change to country shortly after WUBE had gone country. Scared the daylights out of the Top 40 crowd!


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25