Songs that you Can Hear Back to back & Over Again!

You know songs that sound SO GOOD to you you can just keep playing them over and over again.

One that comes to mind is “Lousianna’s Sinking” by the Tragically Hip. Also “Cowboy” by Kid Rock(although that one has burned on me a bit) I have also listened “Roller” by April Wine over and over again.

So what songs can you listen to literally back to back?

It’s not a song, exactly, but Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio; Turkish Finale on the Amadeus soundtrack. The bummer part is that it’s only a minute and a half (if you’ve seen the movie, it’s the opera that the Emperor Joseph says has “Too many notes.”).

As for songs, I’m quite partial to Sting’s Desert Rose over and over.

Four right off the top of my head:

What You Give by Tesla. I just really love the song.

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd. Ditto above, plus I’m trying to learn it on guitar (it’s probably pretty easy, but I don’t know enough about playing guitar yet to realize that.)

Little Suzi by Tesla. I listened to this song over and over enough times (it’s a picker-upper) that my 3 year old daughter now requests it. Well she used to…NOW she requests:

Bringing on the Heartbreak by Def Leppard. I’ve listened to this over and over because my daughter requested it, not because I wanted to. But it’s not a bad song, so I haven’t objected yet.

Here’s my top 5.

Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield
But Not Tonight by Depeche Mode
Belly Of The Whale by Burning Sensations Solisbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
Tempted by Squeeze

Unfortunately, my son wants to play Video Killed The Radio Star by The Buggles over and over and over. I’m hoping to turn his little mind over to something I can take without feeling my brain trying to implode, like TMBG.

And, apparently I need more coffee before trying to attempt codes.

One by Metallica

If I put the CD in while I’m in traffic, I helplessly push “repeat” after it’s done. That songs burns through my chest and make me beg for more.

Whew… sorry about that…

Porcelain by Moby
Rock Me Amadaeus(sp?) by Falco.

Enjoy the Silence, by Depeche Mode (But Not Tonight also rocks!)
Comfortably Numb, by Pink Floyd
Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You, by Led Zeppelin
Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Trio
Dies Irae, Verdi Requiem

So many more… I listen to the same music repeatedly quite often. It goes hand in hand with my enjoyment of watching movies billions of times over.

Love Song - Tesla,
1812 Overture - Tchaikovsky,
Moonlight Sonata,
Jump Around - House of Pain

Alive by P.O.D
Moonbaby by Godsmack
Simple Creed by Live
Magic 8 Ball by The Impossibles
The two of us by NSync
God, I love N

I tend to listen to songs ad nauseam when I like them. I have lots of infinite repeatables.

Domine secundum actum meum – William Byrd.
Ascension – VNV Nation
A Million Manias – Marc Almond and the Mambas
Achilles’ Last Stand – Led Zeppelin
Tuba Mirum – Verdi, from the Requiem

So many more.


good to see another vnv nation fan…:wink:

VnV Nation-Solitary,Standing
Saves the Day-Rock Tonic Juice Magic, Funeral and You Vandal
Alkaline Trio-Stupid Kid, Another Innocent Girl
NIN-Into the Void, Happines in Slavery, Just Like you Imagined
Tool-46&2, Schism, Sober
front242-Cage/Animal, Headhunter
Einsturzende Neubauten-Headcleaner, Haus der Luge, Sabrina.

Ah yes! I forgot VNV Nation! For me, it’s Honour.

Also, Losing My Religion, by REM…

Ok time to stop.

Off the top of my head and open to revision at any moment:

Are We Here? by Orbital
Reds Kept A Comin’ by Rapoon
A Few Hours After This by the Cure
Thru The Flowers by the Primitives
and for the sake of having a nice list of five…
Frail by Godflesh

Whenever I hear “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley, I have to sing along with it on the radio. I’ll never get tired of that song.

Tool - The Grudge, Opiate, H, Eulogy, Forty-six & 2, Hooker with a Penis, Stinkfist, Schism, Parabol, Parabola

(I love Tool)

Sevendust - Black, Bitch, Denial

Staind - Just Go, Me, Mudshovel, Home, Fade, Waste, No One’s Kind

Eminem - Criminal, I’m Back

Um, um…

Love Song by The Cure (gotta love the melancholy-ness)

Tom’s Diner by DNA

Wildest Bill, I assume you’re talking about “New Orleans is Sinking.” I personally don’t give two shits about The Hip, but I live so close to Canada, everyone around here has a hardon 3 miles long for them.

Mad man moon (Genesis)
Jesse (Janis Ian)
Kayleigh (Marillion)
Ghosts (Japan)
Carpet crawlers (Genesis)
Private investigations (Dire Straits)
Desperado (Eagles)
Killer queen (Queen)
Shine on you crazy diamond (Pink Floyd)
Forbidden colours (David Sylvian)
San Jacinto - live (Peter Gabriel)
The man with the child in his eyes (Kate Bush)
Merlin - the legend (Kayak)
I’m not in love (10 CC)
Family snapshot - live (Peter Gabriel)
The sound of silence (Simon and Garfunkel)
Vincent (Don McLean)
Don’t give up (Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush)
Cinema show-aisle of plenty (Genesis)
Old and wise (Alan Parsons Project)
The first time ever I saw your face (Roberta Flack)
This masquerade (Carpenters)
Stars (Janis Ian)
Wallflower (Peter Gabriel)
Brothers in arms (Dire Straits)
Where or when (Bryan Ferry)
Tequila sunrise (Eagles)
The winner takes it all (ABBA)
Baker street (Gerry Rafferty)
Samba pa ti (Santana)
One day in Paris (Martha and the Muffins)
Perfect day (Lou Reed)
The lamia (Genesis)
Lying eyes (Eagles)
Con te partiro (Andrea Bocelli)
Under your thumb (Godley and Creme)
Hou me vast (Volumia!)
Night porter (Japan)
Bat out of hell (Meatloaf)
Through the barricades (Spandau Ballet)
A routine day (Klaatu)
For Emily, whenever I may find her (Simon and Garfunkel)
White rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
At seventeen (Janis Ian)
Homeless (Paul Simon)
Cloudbusting (Kate Bush)
Dancing with the moonlit knight (Genesis)
Breaking us in two (Joe Jackson)
Kathy’s song (Simon and Garfunkel)
Love of my life (Queen)
Telegraph road (Dire Straits)
Wildflower (Skylark)
American pie (Don McLean)
Firth of fifth (Genesis)
I hear you now (Jon and Vangelis)
Mother stands for comfort (Kate Bush)
The year of the cat (Al Stewart)
Song to the siren (This Mortal Coil)
Biko (Peter Gabriel)
Uncertain smile (The The)
Time in a bottle (Jim Croce)
Vienna (Ultravox)
Testament (Boudewijn de Groot)
The ninth wave (Kate Bush)
Julie with … (Brian Eno)
Belfast child (Simple Minds)
Promises (Cranberries)
Anne (Kayak)
Life on Mars (David Bowie)
New year’s day (U2)
Scarborough fair (Simon and Garfunkel)
July morning (Uriah Heep)
Real men (Joe Jackson)
On the border (Al Stewart)
Oh yeah (Roxy Music)
Northern lights (Renaissance)
Give up your guns (Buoys)
Dead birds fly forever (Kayak)
Do it again (Steely Dan)
The rhythm of the heat (Peter Gabriel)
Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)
In the mood for love (Bryan Ferry)
Goodnight Saigon (Billy Joel)
Ripples (Genesis)
Steppin’ out (Joe Jackson)
Afscheid (Robert Long)
Stimmen im Wind (Juliane Werding)
Starlight dancer (Kayak)
Julia dream (Pink Floyd)
Listening wind (Talking Heads)
Tell me (Camel)
Take a chance with me (Roxy Music)
With or without you (U2)
You’re my best friend (Queen)
Visions of China (Japan)
Brilliant trees (David Sylvian)
Diamonds on the soles of her shoes (Paul Simon)
China (Tori Amos)
Not here not now (Joe Jackson)
I’m Mandy fly me (10 CC)
They dance alone (Sting)
Easy living (Uriah Heep)
Hey little girl (Icehouse)
Fragile (Sting)
Virginia plain (Roxy Music)
Zombie (Cranberries)
Suzanne (Peter Gabriel)
Space Oddity - Ashes to ashes (David Bowie)
Time of the season (Zombies)
Het is over (Volumia!)
Heaven can wait (Meatloaf)
Afscheid (Volumia!)
Blinded by the light (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band)
Under African skies (Paul Simon)
Miss Serajevo (Passengers)
Nothing compares 2U (Sinnead O’Connor)
Marlene on the wall (Suzanne Vega)
Don’t look back in anger (Oasis)
Red skies over paradise (Fischer Z)
American tune (Paul Simon)
Empty chairs (Don McLean)
Tears in heaven (Eric Clapton)
Renee (Talk Talk)
By this river (Brian Eno)
Michelle (Gerard Lenorman)
You needed me (Anne Murray)
Blood of Eden (Peter Gabriel)
Entangled (Genesis)
Riders on a storm (Doors)
Hotel California (Eagles)

These are my all-time faves from 1-100 (ok 130) as discussed here.

…and filled it with Steely Dan.

Katy Lied, Countdown to Ecstacy, The Royal Scam, Pretzel Logic, Can’t Buy a Thrill and Aja. OK, Gaucho too. Okay a seven disc changer. I’ve been listening to those for over twenty years, and they are still fresh. I’ve always liked Fagan’s super-cynical attitude. He and Becker have always found the best musicians to play on their albums (Yes, I have them all on vinyl and CD (and dammit, a CD is still an ‘album’, consult a dictionary))

Erm, yes, well anyway my point is I could put any cut from any of those on repeat and quite enjoy myself. Chain Lightning has been playing in my head all afternoon and evening, and I’m perfectly happy with that fact.