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Your top 10 favorite songs ever! [2003]

Old 02-16-03, 06:49 PM
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Your top 10 favorite songs ever!

You've told us your favorite artists and albums, now it's time to tell the world your favorite songs and tell us why you like them!

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Old 02-16-03, 09:40 PM
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No Particular Order! (cause the order would change according to what day you ask me)

Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb .

...the why, I really don't know, its just probably the best song I've ever heard, relaxin, mellow, and emotional and stuff.

A3 - Woke Up This Morning

...the why, just got hooked on this song watching the Sopranos, fun do drive around and listen to this one.

Eminem - Without Me

...I don't know why, its the humor the sound I guess

Christina Aguilera - Come On Over

...ok I cannot stand Christina Aguilera, but for some reason I have always loved this song, just makes you happy or something


Walk Through The Fire - Buffy Once More With Feeling soundtrack

...from the Musical episode, It's just very good

Creed - My Sacrifice

...well I dunno...i know everybody seems to hate creed, but I really like this song...reminds me of a birthday

Creed - Higher

...well I dunno...i know everybody seems to hate creed, but I really like this song...no real events tied to this one

Garth Brooks - Friends In Low Places

Reminds me of a person who is gone now

Frank Sinatra - My Way

How can you not like this?

Grateful Dead - Touch of Grey

Kind of my down and out song
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Too lazy to come up with ten, but I'm sure Metallica's One would be up there. I *never* get sick of it.
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In no particular order, and since I love Tool more than anything else they make multiple appearances on this list

Orestes: a perfect circle - The way Maynard sings on this track just makes my hair stand up on my arms, possibly my favorite song of all time.

4 degrees: Tool - Absolutely love the bass line and Vocals on this track!

Third Eye: Tool - Tons of psychedelic memories for me on this song, and a song I spent way to much time trying to figure out!

Paradise City: Guns N' Roses - What can I say? Awesome awesome song. I think I listened to this song and Appetite for 6 straight months listening to nothing else.

One: Metallica - Just love everything about this song, from the vocals, ther double bass, guitar solo...awesome song!

The Grudge: Tool - It had been an extremely long break for Tool between Lateralus & Aenima. First time I heard this song I knew Tool was back and better than ever!!

Pour Some Sugar On Me: Def Leppard - I think this song started my craze for the hair bands phase back in the day

The Love Thieves: Depeche Mode - A song that has tons of memories for me. love the guitar in this song!

No Quarter: Tool - Amazing cover of an already awesome song. Tool takes a Zep song and makes it their own. The song starts off slow and just continues to build to a crazy end. Possibly my favorite Tool song.

Welcome To The Fold: Filter - Another song with tons of good memories for me.
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Old 02-17-03, 12:36 PM
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There are too many damn songs to remember, but anyways here are 10 of them(in no particular order):

Would?-Alice in Chains: Great song from one of the most underrated bands ever. Layne Staley was a great singer and his influence in music today is undeniable.

The End-The Doors: One of the Doors most controversial songs and possibly their best. great song.

Come as you Are-Nirvana: Moody and haunting, one of Nirvana's more toned down tracks is in my opinion their best song.

Another Brick in the Wall-Pink Floyd: A Classic song from one of the great bands of all time. this song should be on everyone's top 10 in my opinion.

Hey You-Pink Floyd: Another great Floyd song. Great guitar work and amazing vocals.

Street Spirit-Radiohead: Solid song, great vocals too.

Parabol/Parabola-Tool: Amazing, it's really 2 songs but I count it as one. Hearing this song live gives me goosebumps.

Sober-Tool: Masterpiece, what else can I say. Tool can do no wrong :P

I wanna be sedated-The Ramones: Great Punk tune. Maybe not one of the ramones best songs but it is my favorite.

Killing in the name of-Rage Against The Machine: This song kicks some serious ass. Great guitar work and awesome energy in this song.
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Old 02-17-03, 02:17 PM
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It's almost impossible for me to answer this question accurately. These, however, came up in my mind at once...

"A Day in the Life" - Beatles
"Happiness is a Warm Gun" - Beatles
"Tiny Dancer" - Elton John
"Silence is Golden" - 4 Seasons
"Sunken Treasure" - Wilco
"Via Chicago" - Wilco
"So Much Wine" - Handsome Family
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" - Neutral Milk Hotel
"Hey There Mrs. Lovely" - Ryan Adams
"Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space" - Spiritualized

And I can think of tons more, so I just can't make up my mind. Those are definitely some, though.
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Old 02-17-03, 02:49 PM
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This is a hard list to choose, and anything I post is subject to change many many times based on mood. Here's the first 10 songs I can think of that have a special hold on me.

1. Something In The Way She Moves - this is James Taylor's greatest song, IMO.

2. November Rain - G & R
3. Stairway to Heaven - Zeppelin
4. Free Bird - Skynyrd
5. One - Metallica
These last four can get me going and deep into the song almost like no other song can. Something about songs that start out slow and build up in intensity over an 8-10 minute span are great.

6. Mars, The Bringer of War - Gustav Holst
7. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity - Gustav Holst
These two are the basis of many of those blockbuster movie scores out there we know. Again, the intensity of these sounds send chills down my spine.

8. The Wind - Cat Stevens
Hard to say why I like this one so much. I just do.

9. Under Your Spell - Amber Benson (from Buffy: OMWF)
Amber has an amazing voice, and as weird as it may feel to rank a song from a tv show so high, there's just something about the song that gets me every time. Maybe it's because of what happens later on in the season.

10. Time - Pink Floyd
This song is like my anti-anthem, the one song I can listen to as an example of what I never want my life to become. "Time spent lying in the sunshine, staying on to watch the rain; you are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today. And then one day you find, 10 years have got behind you, no one told you when to run, you've missed the starting gun."
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Old 02-18-03, 12:54 PM
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In no particular order

Vow - Garbage
First song I ever heard by this band and still one of my very favorites.
Karma Police - Radiohead
The opening piano sequence albeit simple is great for setting the mood of the song and the whole album (even though it is in the middle of the album)
The Box - Orbital
I can't really describe it except for calling it a masterpiece of beats.
Rockin Chair - Oasis
Sappy, sentimal song from a Beatles knockoff. I still like it.
Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
Still has to be one of the best rap "songs" of all time. "Rawr, Rawr like a dungeon dragon."
Born Slippy - Underworld
If I had theme music, this would be it.
Ash - Kung Fu
Good ol' mindless fun.
I Hate Rock and Roll - Jesus and Mary Chain
Great song by an awesome band.
Bittersweet Symphony - Verve
It's a damn shame that they broke up.
8 Days of the Week - The Beatles
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Old 02-18-03, 01:33 PM
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I can't rank a top 10, but these are definitely among my favorites...

"A Day in the Life" The Beatles
"Loving Cup" Rolling Stones
"Run Like an Antelope" Phish
"Candyfloss" Wilco
"Timebomb" Old 97's
"Shibuya" Galactic
"Airport Song" Guster
"Rebubula" moe.
"Fly Me to the Moon" Frank Sinatra
"New Madrid" Uncle Tupelo
"Trigger Cut" Pavement
"Sister Ray" Velvet Underground
"Mystery of Chessboxin'" Wu-Tang Clan
"Tangled Up in Blue" Bob Dylan
"Six Days" DJ Shadow
"Sunday Morning Coming Down" Johnny Cash

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Old 02-18-03, 03:56 PM
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My top ten this week (in no order)

01: "Alone Again Or" by Love
02: "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands" by Bob Dylan
03: "Bizarre Love Triangle" by New Order
04: "Safe European Home" by The Clash
05: "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen
06: "Shangri-La" by The Kinks
07: "Hyperballad" by Bjork
08: "I'm Only Sleeping" by The Beatles
09: "Sister Ray" by The Velvet Underground
10: "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight" by The Jam
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Old 02-18-03, 05:04 PM
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No particular order and subject to change hourly.

"Red Birds Will Fly Out of the East and Destroy Paris in a Night" by Coil
"Batwings (A Limnal Hymn)" by Coil
"Paranoid Android" by Radiohead
"NYC" by Interpol
"The End" by The Doors
"Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones
"Something I Can Never Have" by Nine Inch Nails
"Elanor Rigby" by The Beatles
"Where Did You Sleep Last Night" as covered by Nirvana
"The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side" by The Magnetic Fields
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Old 02-18-03, 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by Tom Banjo

6. Mars, The Bringer of War - Gustav Holst
7. Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity - Gustav Holst
These two are the basis of many of those blockbuster movie scores out there we know. Again, the intensity of these sounds send chills down my spine.
Tom, you should check out the Cavaliers 1995 DCI (drum corps) show "The Planets". Download it or something and give it a listen. Those are two of my favorite songs as well, and the Cavies definitely do them justice. It's a great show.
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Old 02-19-03, 02:37 PM
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lets see, off the top of my head these are songs that i dont ever get tired of...

things have changed, bob dylan
vanilla sky, paul mccartney
smooth, rob thomas and santana
let it be, the beatles
i'll be, edwin mccain
3am, matchbox twenty
across the universe, rufus wainwright's version
landslide, stevie nicks (also love the smashing pumpkin's version)
let's get it on, marvin gaye
i will survive, gloria gaynor
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Old 02-19-03, 08:18 PM
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In no particular order:

Whipping Post-Allman Bros
Crossroads-Cream
State of Love and Trust-Pearl Jam
Europa-Santana
Train Kept A Rollin'-Aerosmith
The Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys-Traffic
Fall on Me-REM
Strange Days-Matthew Good Band
Thief-Our Lady Peace
Jumper-Third Eye Blind
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Old 02-19-03, 09:36 PM
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My very schizophrenic list that will likely change within the next hour...

1. Silent All These Years - Tori Amos
2. Hello Goodbye
-. Come Together
-. I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles (tie)
5. I Am A Rock - Simon and Garfunkle
6. Djed - Tortoise
7. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 - Bach
8. Little Red Riding Hood - Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
9. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (but I prefer Jimi Hendrix's cover from Monterey Pop)
10. 1/1 - Brian Eno (from Music for Airports)
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This list would be slightly different every day, but here are some that will always remain favorites.

I've marked the song that is a little less popular among the general public but which you should definitely listen to if you haven't heard it yet.

Beatles, The - A Day In The Life
Beatles, The - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
David Bowie - Starman
Jethro Tull - Living In The Past
Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Steppenwolf - Renegade
Velvet Underground, The - Sweet Jane
Who, The - Love Ain't For Keeping

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First ten that come to mind:

"Close to the Edge": Yes
"Teenage Riot": Sonic Youth
"I Don't Want to Get Over You": Magnetic Fields
"Song to a Siren": Chemical Brothers
"She's a Woman and Now He is a Man": Husker Du
"Super Stupid": Funkadelic
"Sara": Fleetwood Mac
"Mother Of Pearl": Roxy Music
"Common People": Pulp
"Good Guys, Bad Guys": Camper Van Beethoven
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Van Halen-Aint Talkin' Bout Love
Oasis-Live Forever
Al DiMeola -Race with the Devil on a Spanish Highway
The Sex Pistols-Holiday in the Sun
Michael Jackson- Beat It
Circle Jerks-Live Fast, Die Young
Alice in Chains-Again
The Beatles-A Day In The Life
Glenn Hughes-Blue Jade
Eric Johnson-Manhattan
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1."Heartbreaker" Led Zeppelin
2."Black" Pearl Jam
3."Hey Jude" The Beatles
4."American Pie" Don Mcclean
.5."My Michelle" Guns and Roses (after Paradise City)
6."Welcome to the Jungle" Guns and Roses
7."November Rain" Guns and Roses
8."Big Ten Inch Record" Aerosmith(after walk this way)
9."Big Balls" AC/DC
10."Back in Black" AC/DC."My Michelle" Guns and Roses

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No reason, I just like them.
1. "Life's Been Good (LIVE VERSION)" The Eagles
2. "Women" Def Leppard
3. "Hey Jude" The Beatles
4. "I Heard It Though The Grapevine" CCR
5. "Civil War" Guns and Roses
6. "Friends In Low Places (LIVE VERSION)" Garth Brooks
7. "Sweet Emotion" Aerosmith
8. "Dream On" Aerosmith
9. "If You Don't Like Hank Williams (LIVE VERSION)" Hank Williams, Jr.
10. "Over The Hills & Far Away" Led Zeppelin
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Tough one, Can't really choose 10. but here is a couple.
1. Nothing But G Thang - Dre & Snoop (Started the rap thang for me. Was kinda young.
2. Gin N Juice
3. Dead Wrong - Biggie & Em
4. Murder Was the Case _ Snoop
5. Big Poppa - BIG
6. Brooklyns Finest - Big and Jay Z
Here are some of my favorites right now

1. F' You Lucy - Atmosphere
2. Makeshift Patriot - Sage Francis
3. Till I Collaspe - Eminem
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This is an overly sentimental list, but what the hell, I'm in that mood. I'm intentionally leaving out classical or instrumental music; trying to make those comparisons would give me a headache for months. First 10 that come to mind in no particular order ...

Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)
AC/DC - For Those About to Rock ...
R.E.M. - Nightswimming
Live - They Stood Up For Love
Meat Loaf (w/ Steinman on Piano) - Heaven Can Wait
Queen - Who Wants to Live Forever?
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Frank & Sammy - Me and My Shadow
James Darren - The Best is Yet to Come
Snoop Dogg - Lodi Dodi

And since two others have done it, I'll throw an honorable mention to "Anthony Steward Head & Amber Benson - Wish I Could Stay"

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In no paticular order...

"Carnival" - Natalie Merchant
"Never Tear Us Apart" - INXS
"Land Of Sunshine" - Faith No More
"Clampdown" - The Clash
"Train In Vain" - The Clash
"The Leader" - The Clash
"Stripsearch" - Faith No More
"This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us" - Sparks
"Summer In The City" - I can never remember who plays it
"The Toys Go Winding Down" - Primus
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It'd be a good idea if everybody picked one song from their list that they think isn't as popular as it should be. This way we could introduce each other to good music.

I'll edit my previous post.
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