Top ten favourite songs of all time

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I agree entirely. For all my favourite songs there is more than just the song. There is a story behind every one.

 

I do have a theory that almost all everybodies favourite music comes from their formative years (16-24?) or a period of extreme emotional stress.

Agree, agree esp about the extreme emotional stress theory. Those are the times when songs seem to speak to me and I identify with them more. Seems to happen once or twice a year, so I have built up my song catalogue from there :unsure:.

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Not my most favorite songs, but the stuff I "danced" to, when I was in my early twenties. In fact I cant even listen to some of it anymore.

 

Oh, and I chose the least-gayest I could remember (although I have my doubts about The The). ;)

 

 

Héroes del Silencio-Entre dos tierras

 

 

 

Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn

 

Die Ärzte - Schrei nach Liebe

Megavier - genug ist genug

The The - Dogs of Lust

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With the standard 'this is a completely artificial exercise, and the answer depends on which way the wind is blowing' disclaimer, here are ten song that I love. I think the fact that they're all a good few years old means I've got old...

 

Lazy Line Painter Jane - Belle & Sebastian

Pull The Wires From The Wall - The Delgados

Anthrax - Gang Of Four

A Country Practice - Half Man Half Biscuit

Atmosphere - Joy Division

Mogwai Fear Satan - Mogwai

The Dirge - New Bad Things

Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones

Map Ref. 41°N 93°W - Wire

You Can Have It All - Yo La Tengo

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Not in any particular order, my ten (today, now at this moment) are:

 

T-Rex - Ride a White Swan

EMF - Unbelieveable

Darude - Sandstorm

Rush - Spirit of Radio

Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

Franz Ferdinand - Take me out

The Jam - Monday

Madonna - Ray of Light

Rolling Stones - Paint it Black

The Exponents - Why does love do that to me

 

Just in case a bit of additional campness is required

Kylie - Can't get you out of my head, .

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Some hard decisions had to be made, but I finally narrowed it down to a list of 10:

 

(in alphabetical order- ranking would be much too difficult)

 

Blue Eyes - Cary Brothers

Extreme Ways - Moby

In Love With Myself - David Guetta

Konstantine - Something Corporate

Let It Be - The Beatles

Penny on the Train Track - Ben Kweller

Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers

Vienna - Billy Joel

Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

Whole - Benjamin Bates

 

And currently repeating endlessly on my iPod:

Shake It - Metro Station

Viva la Vida - Coldplay

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off the top of me head - and swimming around in it at the moment - and in no particular order...

 

1. Kanye West featuring Dwele - Flashing Lights

2. Masters At Work featuring India - To Be In Love

3. Azzido Da Bass - Doom's Night (Timo Maas Remix)

4. Prince & The Revolution - Take Me With You

5. The Smiths - Shoplifters Of The World Unite

6. Beastie Boys - Sabotage

7. The Beatles - Things We Said Today

8. New Order - Blue Monday

9. Kym Sims - Too Blind To See It

10. Daft Punk - Da Funk

 

Plenty of stuff bubbling under... Jay-Z - I Just Wanna Love U / Public Enemy - Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man / House Of Love - Feel / My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise / Dinosaur Jr. - Freak Scene / Armand Van Helden - You Don't Know Me ... and so on

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To be played in full at my funeral.

 

Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto No 11 d-moll RV 565, Allegro

The Jayhawks - Eyes of Sarah Jane

Josh Ritter - Golden Age of Radio

R.E.M. - Hollow Man

Eels - Lone Wolf

Elbow - Grounds for Divorce

The Stranglers - Don't Bring Harry

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Into my Arms

Johnny Cash - Hurt

Uncle Tupelo - I Got Drunk

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House Of Love - Feel / My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise

 

You are right. "Feel", with its trippy guitar riffs and glowing harmonies was amongst there best, but I think that "Destroy the heart" is a contender. This is probably more on a lyrical level. As for "that" My Bloody Valentine song, apparently gig-goers at their recent shows were treated to a 20 minute-strong screaming rendition, which was probably worth the 16 year sabbatical in itself. From that EP though, I pick "Thorn" as the best track, although it has to be said that I am a sucker for a route #1 Indiepop song.

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Grant Lee Buffalo- Jupiter and Teardrop

Quite wonderful song that. Love his voice and that's a cracking album.

 

Your Love is the Place Where I Come From - Teenage Fanclub

Jonathan David - Belle & Sebastian

Communication - The Cardigans

Message to my Girl - Split Enz

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper

Betterman - John Butler Trio

The Day Before you Came - ABBA

All Aboard - The Datsuns

Shocked - Kylie (but that could change daily, but Kyles has to be in there)

 

That was pretty difficult, but will have to do, the top 5 is pretty constant in any case.

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Damn WAY to hard...but here are a few songs that impact me

 

Sweet Home in Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Come on Eileen: Dexys Midnight Runners

Imagine: John Lennon

Follow You-Follow me, Behind the Lines, Throwing it all Away, Misunderstanding: Genesis

Romeo & Juliet : Dire Straits

Landslide: Fleetwood Mac

Whiter Shade of Pale : Procol Harum

Your Song, Tiny Dancer, Blue Eyes, friends : Elton John

Freedom: George Michael

Wild Horses, Beast of Burden: Rolling Stones

Pride, Sunday Bloody Sunday: U2

Night Swimming, NY: REM

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