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Your Top 25 songs of all time
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28 August 2011
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After a great deal of thought (and I limited the # of Beatles songs):

 

1. A Day In The Life

2. Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks

3. The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel

4. Sunday Morning by the Velvet Underground

5. Strawberry Fields Forever

6. Don't Talk, Put Your Head on my Shoulder by the Beach Boys

7. Ferry Across the Mersey by Gerry & the Pacemakers

8. Daydreaming by Dark Dark Dark

9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

10. Congratulations by MGMT

11. Imagine by John Lennon

12. A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum

13. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel

14. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

15. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John

16. The Scientist by Coldplay

17. She's a Rainbow by the Rolling Stones

18. No Surprises by Radiohead

19. America by Simon & Garfunkel

20. Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine

21. Space Oddity by David Bowie

22. Neighborhood #1 by Arcade Fire

23. Shades of Gray by the Monkees

24. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

25. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

 

And I am not ashamed of the Monkees song. 

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Alright. As promised, it took me months.

(actually I only worked on it for 10 or 15 minutes. but it has been months since I thought I might try this). Songs by the same artist I put together because I couldn't bear to leave any out.

  1. Revolution / Get Back The Beatles
  2. Jumpin’ Jack Flash / Sympathy For The Devil /
    Rocks Off The Rolling Stones
  3. Lovers In Japan / Glass Of Water Coldplay
  4. She Moves In Her Own Way The Kooks
  5. If I Had Eyes / You And Your Heart Jack Johnson
  6. Something Good Can Work Two Door Cinema Club
  7. Can’t Stand Me Now / Don’t Look Back Into The
    Sun The Libertines
  8. You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
  9. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2
  10. Send Me On My Way Rusted Root
  11. All These Things That I’ve Done The Killers
  12. Sultans of Swing / Money For Nothing Dire Straits
  13. 15 Step Radiohead
  14. School Supertramp
  15. Under Cover Of Darkness The Strokes
  16. Lay Down Sally Eric Clapton
  17. Jet Paul
    McCartney & Wings
  18. Johnny B. Goode Chuck Berry
  19. Could You Be Loved Bob Marley
  20. Say You Love Me Fleetwood Mac
  21. Take It Easy The Eagles
  22. Takin’ Care of Business Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  23. Hammer To Fall Queen
  24. Bittersweet Symphony The Verve
  25. Holiday Vampire
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29 December 2011
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An update:

Like A Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan

The Prophet's Song- Queen

In The Backseat- Arcade Fire

Strawberry Fields Forever- The Beatles

Hoppípolla- Sigur Ros

Desolation Row- Bob Dylan

While My Guitar Gently Weeps- The Beatles

She Bathed Herself In A Bath Of Bleach- Manic Street Preachers

The Queen's Rebuke/The Crossing- The Decemberists

I Come And Stand At Every Door- The Byrds

Baba O'Reilly- The Who

Paranoid Android- Radiohead

Free Love- Cornershop

In One Ear- Cage The Elephant

Child Of The Jago- Kaiser Chiefs

Photosynthesis- Frank Turner

Sunshine Of Your Love- Cream

Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)- Arcade Fire

Life On Mars?- David Bowie

Across The Universe- The Beatles

Supersonic- Oasis

Bittersweet Symphony- The Verve

Plug In Baby- Muse

(Antichrist Television Blues)- Arcade Fire

We're Going To Be Friends- The White Stripes

And I neeeeeeeeed her all the time
30 December 2011
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Redoing my list. Things change. Again in no particular order:

  1. Long, Long, Long- The Beatles
  2. A Day In The Life- The Beatles
  3. America- Simon and Garfunkel
  4. Ten Years Gone- Led Zeppelin
  5. Redemption Song- Bob Marley
  6. Free Fallin'- Tom Petty
  7. Handle Me With Care- Traveling Wilburys
  8. "Heroes"- Davis Bowie
  9. The Passenger- Iggy Pop
  10. Love and Happiness- Al Green
  11. A Change is Gonna Come- Otis Redding
  12. Gimme Shelter- The Rolling Stones
  13. Soul Survivor- The Rolling Stones
  14. Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
  15. Badge- Cream
  16. All Along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix
  17. Like a Rolling Stone- Bob Dylan
  18. It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)- Bob Dylan
  19. For What It's Worth- Buffalo Springfield
  20. Here's Looking at You, Kid- The Gaslight Anthem
  21. Born to Run- Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band
  22. Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)- George Harrison
  23. Instant Karma- John Lennon
  24. The End- The Doors
  25. Human Nature- Michael Jackson
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30 December 2011
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I haven't listed the order yet so I instead write 25 song titles of my favorites tunes (most from The Beatles and CCR - the 5 first is my top 5):

 

- Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- Wrote a Song for Everyone - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- Travelin' Band - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

- Hound Dog - Elvis Presley

- November Rain - Guns N' Roses

- Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

- (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

- Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

- Another Brick in the Wall - Pink Floyd

- Jump - Van Halen

- Paint It Black - The Rolling Stones

- We Are the Champions - Queen

- Someday Never Comes - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

- Long As I Can See the Light - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- Abbey Road Medley - The Beatles

- Let It Be - The Beatles

- Something - The Beatles

- Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

- Promised Land - Elvis Presley

- The Wonder of You - Elvis Presley

- With or Without You - U2

- Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

 

I'm not sure if this is really my top 25, I might have forgotten some, therefore I mention some other songs that I've forgot or might have a chance to make it into the top 25:

- I Wish - Stevie Wonder

- Lucille - Little Richard

- Enter Sandman - Metallica

- Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles

- All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

- Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

- I've Got a Feeling - The Beatles

- Sweet Child o' Mine - Guns N' Roses

- Back in Black - AC/DC

- Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

- Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

- Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones

- Rubberneckin' - Elvis Presley

- It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley

- Highway to Hell - AC/DC

- Ticket To Ride - The Beatles

- You Can't Do That - The Beatles

- Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

- Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

- Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

- Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley

- Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John

- We Will Rock You - Queen

- The Show Must Go On - Queen

- Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- Commotion - Creedence Clearwater Revival

- Revolution - The Beatles

- I Will - The Beatles

- Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

- Imagine - John Lennon

- Woman - John Lennon

- Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band

- The Girl Is Mine - Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney

- Beat It - Michael Jackson

- Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

- Thriller - Michael Jackson

- I Want You Back - The Jackson 5

- 21 Guns - Green Day

- One - Metallica

- All Shook Up - Elvis Presley

- Always on My Mind - Elvis Presley

etc...

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Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder) – The Beach Boys

That’s Not Me – The Beach Boys

I Am a Rock – Simon and Garfunkel

Bridge Over Trouble Water – Simon and Garfunkel

Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley

You Can’t Always Get What You Want- The Rolling Stones

The Long Black Veil – Johnny Cash

Last Dance with Mary Jane – Tom Petty

Californication/Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers

One Week – Barenaked Ladies

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye – David Gray

Music of the Night- Original London Cast of Phantom of the Opera

Cleaning Out My Closet – Eminem

Any Old Wind that Blows – Johnny Cash

One More Suicide – Marcy Playground

Electric Feel – MGMT

Vanilla Twilight – Owl City

Highwayman – The Highwaymen

Happy Jack – The Who

Icky Thump – The White Stripes

Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

Rolling in on a Burning Tire - The Dead Weather

Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Maggie May – Rod Stewart

You’re In My Heart – Rod Stewart

 

I'm not sure I would classify these as my top 25 of all time, but they're the songs I thought of right away. I would probably add a couple of songs by Coldplay (Violet Hill, Green Eyes) or take others away if you forced me. I obviously left out Beatles and solo Beatles songs because they are a different beast all together. I don't really think of them as favorite songs...just part of my ears, really. I would probably add some more Johnny Cash, Mama Tried by Merle Haggard, and some George Strait (Troubador). Dixie Chicks, too.

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7 January 2012
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This is going to be hard. I'm going to cheat and put in four extra songs. Rebel here. xD

*these aren't in any particular order, by the way*

 

Mother Nature's Son – The Beatles

Ramble On – Led Zeppelin

America – Simon and Garfunkel

Blowin ' in the Wind – Bob Dylan

Behind Blue Eyes – The Who

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

I Want to Break Free - Queen

Voodoo Child – Jimi Hendrix

I've Got a Name – Jim Croce

Peace Train – Cat Stevens

For No One – The Beatles

Going to California – Led Zeppelin

Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra

The Boys of Summer – Don Henley

Empty Garden – Elton John

Candle in the Wind – Elton John

Julia – The Beatles

Rocky Raccoon – The Beatles

Kashmir – Led Zeppelin

Over The Hills and Far Away – Led Zeppelin

I Can't Help Falling in Love With You – Elvis Presley

Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac

A Day In The Life – The Beatles

Fool on the Hill – The Beatles

We Can Work It Out – The Beatles

Vincent – Don McLean

Martha My Dear – The Beatles

 

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Not sure i can get 25 exactly so it may be slightly over/under, no beatles and 3 per artist max. Plus they're not in any order.

 

Its Not My Fault - Buddy Holly

If You Dont Love Me - Kylie Minogue

Picture - Sheryl Crow & Kid Rock

Its Over - Kendall Payne

Cocaine Blues (@ Fulsom Prison) - Johnny Cash

Love Of My Life - Queen

The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel

Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart - Alicia Keys

Spark (Acoustic) - Amy McDonald

The Spider And The Fly - The Rolling Stones

Put Yourself In My Place (acoustic) - Kylie Minogue

Let Love Speak Up Itself (Paul Heaton vocal) - Beautiful South

It Doesnt Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly

Best Of My Love - The Eagles

There You Go - Johnny Cash

Reminiscing - Buddy Holly

Closer - Kendall Payne

Save Me - Queen

This Old Heart Of Mine (from Sessions '71 - '98 boxset) - Rod Stewart

My Favourite Mistake - Sheryl Crow

Wild Mountain Thyme - The Silencers

Back To Normal - Kendall Payne

Stay (I Miss You) - Lisa Loeb

Wicked Game - Chris Isaak

No One Said It Would Be Easy - Sheryl Crow

 

No doubt there are silly omissions that should have been included and some songs when analysed which shouldnt have been.

 

As for solo beatles, it would be wrong to include them above, as i type these are the 10 i would put on a cd if i could only save 10, tho if more thought was given these would no doubt change.

 

Another Day - Paul

Run Of The Mill - George

Jealous Guy - John

I'm Losing You - John

Instant Karma - John

Fish On The Sand - George

On The Way - Paul

Summers Day Song - Paul

Isnt It A Pity (Version 1) - George

Real Love (John Lennon Anthology) - John

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 re On the Way I love Pauls vocal with all the echo, and the guitar and the drums sound great, plus i like the lyrics. (To go off on a tangent i like songs with lyrics which dont go down the whole ''i will love you forever and everything is going to be just super and pink and everyday i will make you pancakes and we will never argue and i will never do anything to hurt you'' route. One of my favourite lines in any song is '"if you should ever leave me, life would still go on believe me'" from God Only Knows (tho i've heard the song 100 times too many), which moves away from the whole 'if we should ever part then life would be over' theme. There is a song called Fail by Kendall Payne which on initial hearing is the most depressing song ever (i will fail you and you will fail me repeatedly thru life) but goes on to say that despite all we will stay together because of the love we have, which i find far more honest and realistic.)

(Getting back on topic) I remember playing the lp as a kid and just being blown away by the sound of the song. Its not the Paul i think people say Paul is (clean and prim and nice) and i love it when he goes for the more rough sounding stuff, which is why i Wild Life is one of my favourite macca albums.

 

Would totally agree with your comments on Summers Day Song, the no vocal cut on the uber deluxe Macca 2 is also so calming. There is an instrumental outtake, from the Ram sessions i think, called Sunshine Sometimes which is just so gorgeous sounding I can easily get lost in it.

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