favorite songs

My best friend and I have a “favorite songs” list…we call it our top 10 but actually there are many more than that in it. I want to know the songs that “do it” for you…whether it be because they remind you of a great moment, or just because they cause you to feel on a deeper level.

Mine include:

One Part Be My Lover - Bonnie Raitt
Bittersweet - Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Much Too Young to Feel This Damn Old - Garth Brooks
Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful - Jimmy Buffett
Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac

This is just the beginning!

Do you feel like I do? - Peter Frampton (live)

Desparado - Eagles

SuzyQ - Credence Clearwater Revival

Purple Rain - Prince

Stealin’ - Uriah Heep

Family Tradition - Hank Williams Jr.

He stopped loving her today - George Jones

I want you back - Jackson 5

Brick House - Comadores

American Pie - Don McClean

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

…just a start…

Contestant #3

…My, My, Miss American Pie…

I have to say I love Weird Al’s “The Saga Begins” to the tune of American Pie. “…My, my, this Anakin Guy. Maybe Vader someday later but he’s just a small fry…”

A few off the top of my head:

The Buzzcocks - “Orgasm Addict”
Jane’s Addiction - “Ted… Just Admit It”
Judas Priest - “Victim Of Changes”
Bad Religion - “21st Century Digital Boy”
King Crimson - “21st Century Schitzoid Man”
Wall Of Voodoo - “Mexican Radio”
Celtic Frost - “Mexican Radio”
Fugazi - “Waiting Room”
Dag Nasty - “Values Here”
XTC - “Mayor of Simpleton”
Ram Jam - “Black Betty”
Black Sabbath - “Children Of The Grave”
Metallica - “The Four Horseman”
Boogie Down Productions - “The Message”
Frank Black - “The Men In Black”
Motorhead - “Ace Of Spades”
Slayer - “Angel Of Death”
Heavy Pettin’ - “Love On The Run”
Blur - “Song #2
Nirvana - “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Anthrax - “A.I.R.”
Velvet Underground - “Waiting For My Man”
Bob Marley - “One Love”
AC/DC - “Back In Black”

Okay, I’ll stop now…

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They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse in your soul
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Ash - Girl from Mars
Blur - Country House
Bush - Swallowed
Radiohead - Creep
Yomanda - Synth & Strings
Counting Crows - Round Here
O.M.D. - Walking On the Milky Way
Ocean Colour Scene - The Day we Caught the Train.

If anyone can name 10 better songs than that I’ll be shocked!

Warren Zevon - “Lawyers, Guns and Money”
Warren Zevon - “Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner”
John Prine - “Hello in There”
John Prine & Bonnie Raitt - “Angel from Montgomery”
Guns N’ Roses - “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
The Doors - “Roadhouse Blues”
The Doors - “LA Woman”
The Beatles - Just about everything they wrote
Eric Clapton - Just about everything he played
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Ditto
Booker T. and the MG’s - “Green Onions”
Allman Brothers - “Jessica”
CCR - Just about all of their Stuff
The Band - “The Weight”

metallica - fade to black
stones- mothers little helper
G n R- patience
keith whitley- dont close your eyes
green day- good riddance
eagles - hotel california
Steve miller band - ? pompitice of love? song
luba- every time I see your picture i cry
NakedEyes-always something there to remind me
the love song from top gun…?

I like all kinds of music, and my tastes change with my mood, but one that ALWAYS makes it to my top 10 is
Unchained Melody (Time Goes By)
Originally by the Righteous Brothers (definitive version)
Excellent rendition by LeAnn Rimes, too

You can’t go wrong with:
anything by John Prine
anything by The Beatles
anything by CCR
anything by Janis Joplin
anything by Jimi Hendrix
anything by Patsy Cline

Dave Matthews Band - “I’ll Back You Up”
Rush - “2112”
Sarah McLachlan - “Dear God”
Moxy Fruvous - “King of Spain”
Mary Chapin Carpenter - “Jubilee”

RUSH - Witch Hunt
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
" " - Kiss that Frog
Queensryche - Revolution
Def Leppard - Stagefright
Weird Al Yankovic - This is the Life
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
Yellow - Oh yeah
The Tubes - Talk to ya Later
Dream Theater - Surrounded

The moon looks on many flowers, the flowers on but one moon.

“Big Electic Cat” by Adrian Belew

Saint Eutychus

How soon is now? - The Smiths
Pictures of you - The Cure
Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
The Killing Moon - Echo & the Bunnymen
Bad - U2
Games without frontiers - Peter Gabriel
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Anything by the Beatles
Supper’s Ready - Genesis

and much, much more!

I prefer rogues to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.
Alexandre Dumas the Younger (1824-1895)

The Doors - Light My Fire

Led Zeppelin - Since I Been Loving You

Frank Sinatra - The way you look tonite

Here’s my latest favorite song:

Anybody know who sings this one :slight_smile:

Why, I think it’s sly and the SDMB singers! :wink:

“You have to laugh at yourself, because you’d cry your eyes out if you didn’t.”
-Emily Saliers

Yello- Oh Yeah (gotta agree with that choice)
Sarah McLachlan-Possession
The Cramps-Surfin’ Dead
Dan Baird-Seriously Gone
The Cranberries-Zombie
INXS-Spy of Love
ZZ Top-La Grange
Headstones- It’s All Over
Georgia Satellites-Red Light

Selling the Drama by Live
Tenderness: General Public
Church of the Poison Mind: The Culture Club
Jumper: 3rd Eye Blind
Back 2 Good: Matchbox 20 (?)
Dr. Robert: The Beatles
Wedding Bell Blues: The 5th Dimension
Hot Fun in the Summer: Sly and Family Stone
Reeling in the Years: Steely Dan
Haitian Divorce: “” “”

I’m sure I could think of more.

“Any major dude with half a heart surely will tell you, my friend–
Any minor world that breaks apart falls together again…”
-Steely Dan

“Seattle”–Perry Como
“City of New Orleans”–Arlo Guthrie
“The Vatican Rag”–Tom Lehrer
“Tammy”–Debbie Reynolds :slight_smile:
“Angeltown”–Bob Thomas
“The Big Hurt”–Miss Toni Fisher
“He’ll Have to Go”–Homer & Jethro
“Crazy Downtown”–Allan Sherman
“Honey Have You Seen the Highway”–Ina T & the RVs
“Take Me Home, Country Roads”–John Denver
“Save the Best for Last”–Vanessa Williams
“Fer the Good Times”–Homer & Jethro

In no particular order:

“Layla” - Derek and the Dominoes
“Gimme some lovin’” - Steve Winwood and the Spencer Davis Trio
“A Day in the Life” - Beatles
“In My Life” - Beatles
“Here, There and Everywhere” - Beatles
“House of the Rising Sun” - Eric Burdon and the Animals
“Comfortably Numb” - Pink Floyd
“Echoes” - Pink Floyd
“Yer Blues” - Rolling Stones
“Damn Right I Got the Blues” - Buddy Guy