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Your Top 25 songs of all time
13 January 2012
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I love On the Way, too. I like the guitar work and the drums, even if they aren't that inventive. Paul's voice is excellent, too. Hell, I love the whole McCartney II album, though I'm a little tired of Coming Up …heard it too many times.

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1 A Day In The Life

2 purple haze jimi hendrix

3 wont get fooled again the who

4 an american trilogy elvis

5 i heard it through the grapevine marvin gaye

6 voodoo child jimi hendrix

7 Tomorrow Never Knows

8 in the ghetto elvis

9 hotel califarnia the eagles

10 knocking on heavens doors bob dylan

11 Strawberry Fields Forever

12 paint it black the stones

13 bridge over troubled water simon and garfunkel

14 stting on the dock of the bay otis redding

15 itsnt a pity george harrison

16 working class hero john lennon

17 my way frank sinatra

18 Mull Of Kintyre wings

19 bohemian rhopsery queen

20 all along the watchtower jimi hendrix

21 Hey Jude

22 waterloo sunset the kinks

23 sweet child of mine gun and roses

24 smells like teen spirit nirvana

25 let it be

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First, I'm not necessarily a fan of “songs” per se – songs as in “a set of music plus lyrics intended to be sung”. I like records! recordings! performances! And 25 is far too few for “all time” – I'm supposed to choose 0.625 songs for every year I've been an avid listener?! Most of which will change anyways! Yeah, right…but whatever. Let's just say these are 25 songs that I'd really, really love to hear right now or almost anytime. (And as usual in these non-Beatles-specific music lists, I'm excluding all Beatles and solo-Beatle music, to be fair.)

 

1. Donna Summer, “I Feel Love” (called this my favourite single ever many times, so it may as well be true)

2. The Velvet Underground, “Sister Ray”

3. Abba, “Dancing Queen”

4. James Brown, “Mother Popcorn”

5. John Coltrane, “Manifestation”

6. Led Zeppelin, “When The Levee Breaks”

7. Dusty Springfield, “I Only Want To Be With You”

8. MX-80 Sound, “Afterbirth/Aftermath”

9. Billy Preston, “Spacerace”

10. Sir Lord Baltimore, “Pumped Up”

11. Betty Everett, “The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)”

12. Boston, “More Than A Feeling”

13. Mahavishnu Orchestra, “The Noonward Race”

14. Bob Dylan, “Desolation Row”

15. Cyndi Lauper, “Time After Time”

16. The Pretenders, “Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)”

17. Cecil Taylor, “Steps”

18. Bob Seger & the Last Heard, “Persecution Smith”

19. Joni Mitchell, “Carey”

20. The Stooges, “1970”

21. Bow Wow Wow, “Go Wild In The Country”

22. Funkadelic, “Loose Booty”

23. The Kingsmen, “Louie Louie”

24. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, “The Tracks of My Tears”

25. Jimi Hendrix, “The Star Spangled Banner”

GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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Here I am Reviving an Old Ass Thread

This list changes almost daily, so in no order (Be Warned. . . A lot of Prince)

Purple Rain – Prince

Scarlet Begonias- Grateful Dead

Misrelou- Dick Dale

Wonderwall- Oasis

Surfin’ Bird- The Trashmen

Sub Rosa Subway- Klaatu

Wipe Out- The Surfaris

Wrong Way- Sublime

Rain – The Beatles

Kiss- Prince

Breakfast at Tiffany’s- Deep Blue Something

I Saw The Light- Hank Williams

The End – The Doors

Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)- Looking Glass

Controversy- Prince

A Day In The Life – The Beatles

Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

Inna Gadda Da Vida- Iron Butterfly

Scary Monsters and Super Creeps- David Bowie

Apostrophe- Frank Zappa

1999- Prince

That’s All Right, Mama- Elvis Presley

My Way- Frank Sinatra

Dr. Feelgood- Motley Crue

Faith- George Michael

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This will be hard but as my final post of 2017, i think i’ll give it a go but split up into 5 categories and out of order:

Rock:

Tie Your Mother Down, Queen

While My Guitar Gently Weeps , The Beatles

Lord Of This World, Black Sabbath

Longview, Green Day

Let There Be Rock, AC/DC

Ballad:

The Wind Cries Mary, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Texas Flood, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Nowhere Man , The Beatles

Home Sweet Home, Motley Crue

One, Metallica

Nostalgic:

Something To Believe In, Maroon 5

Irreplaceable, Beyonce

Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson

Go Go Power Rangers, Ron Wasserman

Get Ready To Wiggle, The Wiggles

Instrumental:

Misirlou, Dick Dale

Flying , The Beatles

Linus And Lucy, Vince Guaraldi Trio

Eruption, Van Halen

On The Run, Pink Floyd

Epic:

Stairway To Heaven, Led Zeppelin

Time, Pink Floyd

The Hero, Queen

Detroit Rock City, KISS

Brighton Rock (Live Killers version), Queen

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I’m Only Sleeping

Man In Black, Johnny Cash

Strawberry Fields Forever

Life On Mars?, David Bowie

Paint It, Black, The Rolling Stones

Octopus’s Garden  

Folsom Prison Blues, Johnny Cash

Cocaine Blues, Johnny Cash

A Day In The Life

Within You Without You

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Julia

She’s Not There, The Zombies

There You Go, Johnny Cash

Thanks A Lot, Johnny Cash

The Man Comes Around, Johnny Cash

I Want To Hold Your Hand

Friends Of Mine, The Zombies

Space Oddity, David Bowie

Ziggy Starrdust, David Bowie

All The Madmen, David Bowie

If 6 Was 9, Jimi Hendrix

Give Peace A Chance , John Lennon

If, Pink Floyd

 

(That was harder than expected) 

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Dark Overlord said

Ballad:

Nowhere Man , The Beatles

I really wouldn’t describe Nowhere Man as a ballad. It’s folk rock, IMO.

 

Anyway:

Me: *sees title of thread*

Me: runs away because it will be waaaaaay too hard…

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Nowhere Man is a unique one in that it gives off both happy and sad vibes (one of the reasons i like it so much) so it’s debatable whether or not it’s a ballad but because it was on The Beatles Ballads and i needed a place to put it, i labeled it as such.

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Hi BBers! A thread that I need to come back to! This needs some thought as this is going to be a tough one.

 

That said, I’m back. Haven’t paid this place enough attention in a bit. Promise to be better in 2018! Happy New Year!

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Ooh. This is going to be hard.

The Beatles

In My Life

A Day In The Life

Something

Strawberry Fields Forever

The La’s

There She Goes

Oasis

Live Forever

Led Zeppelin

The Rain Song

Pink Floyd

Fearless

David Bowie 

Rock N Roll Suicide

Quicksand

The Smiths 

Asleep

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

This Charming Man

How Soon Is Now?

I Know It’s Over

Smashing Pumpkins

1979

Hummer

Soma

Mayonaise 

Mac Demarco

My Kind Of Woman

Ode To Viceroy

The Stone Roses

Sally Cinnamon

I Am The Resurrection

Kendrick Lamar

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The Rolling Stones

Wild Horses

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I've sat there on the barstool and I've looked him in the face.
He seemed a little haggard, but it did not slow him down,
he was humming to the neon of the universal sound. 

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Thanks for thread revival, Purplish…I always feel a bit guilty when a thread dies immediately after I post in it!

Lotsa great music on these lists.

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Von Bontee said
Thanks for thread revival, Purplish…I always feel a bit guilty when a thread dies immediately after I post in it!

Lotsa great music on these lists.  

You’re Welcome! i kind of have a little bit of a habit of reviving threads. . 

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Silver, Blue, And Gold – Bad Co.
I’m Only Dreaming – The Small Faces
Take Me Home – Phil Collins
Kilburn Towers – BeeGees
The Man Who Sold The World – Nirvana version
No Matter What – Badfinger
Rock Of Ages – Badfinger
Just What I Needed – The Cars
Bye Bye Love – The Cars
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of These) – The Eurythmics
The Carpet Crawlers – Genesis
D’yer Mak’er – Led Zeppelin
Hot Love – Cheap Trick
Cirrus Minor – Pink Floyd
Get On The Floor – Michael Jackson
Rock The Casbah – The Clash
Rebel Yell – Billy Idol
Year Of The Cat – Al Stewart
Love Song – Tesla
Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
What Makes You Think You’re The One – Fleetwood Mac
The Red Telephone – Love
In The First Place – George Harrison
All Apologies – Nirvana
Foolin’ – Def Leppard

My list constantly changes, so these aren’t in any order and if I remake this list in 4 months the songs would be completely different.

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Evangeline said

Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel

That’s my Mother ‘s favorite song! and a song that i love as well

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I will choose twenty-five UK singles from twenty-five years, beginning with the year I first ‘discovered’ music. 

1994 – Blur – Girls and Boys

1995 – Pulp – Common People

1996 – Robert Miles – Children

1997 – No Doubt – Don’t Speak

1998 – Manic Street Preachers – If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next

1999 – Britney Spears – Baby One More Time

2000 – Spiller – Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)

2001 – Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head

2002 – Eminem – Without Me

2003 – Beyonce – Crazy In Love

2004 – Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out

2005 – McFly – All About You

2006 – Lily Allen – Smile

2007 – Arctic Monkeys – Brianstrom

2008 – Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse – Valerie

2009 – Florence and the Machine – Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

2010 – Cee Lo Green – Forget You

2011 – Jessie J – Price Tag

2012 – Lana Del Ray – Video Games

2013 – Taylor Swift – I Knew You Were Trouble

2014 – George Ezra – Blame It On Me

2015 – Little Mix – Black Magic

2016 – Christine and the Queens – Tilted

2017 – Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE

2018 – Dua Lipa – New Rules

2019  –  Stormzy – Crown

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These are just off the top of my head as general desert island songs, one song per artist, as well as trying to touch a few different bases in terms of mood and genre.

Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy
The Replacements – Unsatisfied
Notorious B.I.G. – Juicy
Pretenders – Brass in Pocket
Grimes – Kill V. Maim
Dave Brubeck Quartet – Take Five
Smashing Pumpkins – 1979 
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Frank Ocean – Nights 
Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
Miles Davis – Flamenco Sketches
LCD Soundsystem – All My Friends
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
Kanye West – Street Lights
Mazzy Star – Fade Into You
John Coltrane – Naima
The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
Björk – Hyperballad
Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Theme
Fiona Apple – Regret
Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent
Joni Mitchell – A Case of You
Madonna – Like a Prayer
Kendrick Lamar – Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst
Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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He seemed a little haggard, but it did not slow him down,
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I think this is a fun thread to revive! I’ll need some time to think of my 25, but in the meantime, I hope to see some of y’all’s. a-hard-days-night-john-3

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Let’s limit to one song per artist so it isn’t just Beatles and Dylan

The Beatles – Sexy Sadie

Bob Dylan – Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues

The Beach Boys – That’s Not Me

The Band – Caledonia Mission

Steely Dan – Rose Darling

Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)

Grateful Dead – Terrapin Station

Widespread Panic – This Part of Town

Phish – Stash

The Rolling Stones – Let It Loose

The Who – Love Ain’t For Keeping

Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine

Simon and Garfunkel – Overs

James Taylor – Blossom 

Tom Petty – Time To Move On

Allen Toussaint – Pickles

Boston – Peace of Mind

Buffalo Springfield – Bluebird

Neil Young – I’ve Been Waiting For You

CSN – 49 Bye Byes

Derek & the Dominos – Anyday

Dire Straits – Tunnel of Love

Elton John – Country Comfort

Billy Joel – Summer Highland Falls

Joni Mitchell – You Turn Me On I’m A Radio

Van Morrison – Bright Side of the Road

Warren Zevon – The French Inhaler

Roger Miller – Leavin’s Not the Only Way To Go

Rogers/Hammerstein – The Hills Are Alive 

Alan Menken – The Bells of Notre Dame

Dr Dre – The Watcher

Outkast – Hootie Hoo

Wu Tang – Shane On a

Nas -Life’s A Bitch

 

Compositions/versions of songs I love

Duke Ellington- Sunny Side of the Street (Great Paris Concert)

Duke Ellington & Coleman Hawkins – Limbo Jazz

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington – Solitude

Grant Green – Patches (Live and Club Mozambique)

Cannonball Adderley Quintet w/ George Duke – The Black Messiah

Charlie Parker – Billie’s Bounce

Wayne Shorter – Footprints

Allen Toussaint – Cast Your Fate Into the Wind

George Duke – Anticipation 

The Meters – Sophisticated Cissy

Scott Joplin – A Breeze From Alabama

 

Solo Stuff

John – You Are Here

Paul – Long Haired Lady

George – Let It Down

Paul Simon – Gumboots

Jerry Garcia Band – Cats Under the Stars

Donald Fagen – New Frontier 

 

List is too long and has too many omissions 

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