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Postby Socrates' Apology » Sun Nov 24, 2002 11:27 pm

Because I'm the ultimate judge of good music, I'm going to post a list of the best songs of all time. you can disagree if you want, just so long as you remember that I'm right and you're wrong. Here is the list, in no order of preference:

Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Don't Wory Baby - Beach Boys
Amazing Journey(live) - The Who
Substitute - The Who
Pictures Of Lily - The Who
It's Too Bad - the Jam
Billy Hunt - The Jam
The Combine - The Jam
Absolute Beginners - The Jam
Wednesday Week - The Undertones
Autumn Almanac - The Kinks
007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker
Lovely Rita - the Beatles
Sweet Little Mystery - John Martyn
Red Cortina - the Sawdoctors
Octopus - Syd Barrett
Over And Done With - The Proclaimers
Mars Bars - The Undertones
You Upset Me Baby - Dr Feelgood
Venus - Television
Laughing - REM
Sister Ray - The Velvet Underground
Wait - Lou Reed
Paris 1919 - John Cale
Preachin' Genocide - Eddy Grant
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - The Smiths
Love Will Tear Us Apart Again - Joy Division
White Man In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
Ex- Lion Tamer - Wire
I Wanna Be Straight - Ian Dury And The Blockheads
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Senses Working Overtime - XTC
Everyday's The Same - The Housmartins
Put It On - Bob Marley
Naive Melody - Talking Heads
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Sword Of Light - the Horslips
Friends - Led Zep
Whatcha Gonna Do About It - Small Faces
Terraplane Blues - Robert Johnson
Sound and Vision - Bowie
Picture This - Blondie
Come Summer - the Horslips
Push Them By - Breag
She Was Born To Be My Unicorn - Tyrannosaurus Rex
Deboraharobed - Tyrannosaurus Rex
Blank Expression - the Specials
There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards - Ian Dury And The Blockheads
New Frontier - Donald Fagen

I don't know how many of you will bother to read that whole list, but it pretty much covers the best songs there have ever been. Why? Because I said so.
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Postby anonomous and lovin it » Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:25 am

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Postby agirl » Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:37 pm

i don't think lose yourself could be deemed one of the best songs of all time. i reckon it's going to be like the rest of the eminem stuff - it sounds good for a few months but you get tired of if fairly quickly. good to see someone mentioned blondie though.
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Postby ed » Tue Jan 14, 2003 9:12 pm

true... eminem isnt really that special is he, just pumps out the occasinol song thats classic for 6 months (can anyone still listen to stan without changin track half way through) Jeff buckley is the legend and nobody can deny. Anyone heard colour blind by counting crows? tune
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Postby anonomous and lovin it » Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:28 pm

True, I currently refuse tolisten to lose yourself so I'm gonna take it off the list. I like toxicity by system of a down, but give it 6 months and I might not! Some of Jakattas songs off visions are pretty cool too. I only have them on MD so I dont have the track names
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Postby ChristyAnne » Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:16 pm

Ok, I am new here, amd thinking about the best songs ever is really hard. So many to pick from!. Here are the few I can think of right now:

Across thr Universe: The Beatles
Strawberry Fields Forever: The Beatles
Who Wants to Live Forever: Queen
Times They Are A-Changing: Bob Dylan
Don Mclean: American Pie
Piece of my Heart: Janis Joplin
Purple Haxe: Jimi Hendrix

Okay, here are some newer songs that I love:

Smooth: Santana
I feel so: Boxcar Racer
Get Free: The Vines


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Postby ed » Wed Feb 19, 2003 10:29 pm

don maclean - american pie

That has to be one of the top 10 of all time
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Postby TheHairyGuy » Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:45 pm

im with cba have no favorites because im a very impulsive person and to be honest i get bored easily. however, i can name favorite genres:

punk (political i.e. pennywise- also hardcore i.e. sick of it all)
psychadelic music (i.e. "mellow yellow")
ska (i.e. fun boy three)

these are my favorites though i can listen to just about anything but pop.
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Postby Clementine » Mon Feb 24, 2003 3:07 pm

I haven't got one fave song... so here it goes the ones that are really fantastic that i can remember at this very moment...

PS by James
On A Tip by Halo Benders
Ain't that Enough by Teenage Fanclub
La Tristesse Durera by Manic Street Preachers
Police and Thieves by The Clash (is a cover tho)

in no particular order
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Postby xplicit^ » Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:59 pm

My favs are:

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters (live)
Metallica - Unforgiven II
The Eagles - Hotel California
Deep Purple - Soldier Of Fortune
Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
Sublime - Superstar
Status Quo - In The Army Now
Queen - We Are The Champions
Santana - Dirty Dancing
Bad Religion - You
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds
Bon Jovi - It's My Life
Scorpions - A Moment In A Million Years
The Rasmus - Madness
Eric Clapton - Guitar Solo
and many many more :)
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Postby Grave Disorder » Wed Jun 25, 2003 7:10 pm

My favourites atm:

The Stranglers- Nice 'n' Sleazy (of course :D)
Skinny Puppy- Tormentor's Song
The Faint- Agenda Suicide
The Cure- Pornography
Magazine- Because You're Frightened
Joy Division- Colony
The Normal- Warm Leatherette

Loads more obviously, but they were the ones that sprang to mind. I'm not in a particularly cheerful mood atm in case you were wondering...
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Postby Metavoid » Fri Jun 27, 2003 11:58 am

Grave Disorder wrote:My favourites atm:
Skinny Puppy- Tormentor's Song

SP's pre-Rabies period is very overated imho. But Worlock is definatly one of my favourites.
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Postby Grave Disorder » Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:32 pm

I think their earliest work was more consistent and accessible, but their mid-era stuff was best. VIVIsectVI was about the right combination of noise and experimentation with their earlier synthpop style for my taste.
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Postby Matthew E. » Sun Jun 29, 2003 3:04 pm

Foo Fighter's- "Everlong"

I have never tired of listening to this song. One of the first songs I learned how to play on the guitar; still one of my favorites to play.

"So Lonely"- The Police. It makes me wish I could hit the high notes (or any note for that matter). Great song. I think what I like about this song so much is that it is so versatile; I can listen to it when I'm sad, upset, lonely (of course) and even happy. I think the same applies for "Everlong".
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Postby Metavoid » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:37 am

Grave Disorder wrote:I think their earliest work was more consistent and accessible, but their mid-era stuff was best. VIVIsectVI was about the right combination of noise and experimentation with their earlier synthpop style for my taste.

I'll have to disagree. Personally I think the later stuff was better, especially TDP and Last Rites. Are you familar with Gridlock? In a similar vein to SP but alot more electronic.
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Postby Grave Disorder » Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:15 am

Afraid not, I'm fairly new to industrial.
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Postby Metavoid » Fri Jul 04, 2003 9:08 pm

Some of my favourite songs:
Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey
Ministry - So What
KMFDM - Meglomanic
SNOG - Human Germ
Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia
Napalm Death - Scum
Swans - In the Eyes of Nature
Autechre - Surripere
Gridlock - Voiceless
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Postby kesh » Wed Jul 09, 2003 5:44 am

The Beatles - A day in the life (reminds me of Lisa my first love)
The Beatles - Been for the been of Mr K
Raging speedhorn - the gush (live)
The Clash - Londons calling
Nirvana - Heartshape box
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Oasis - Champaign supernova
Arch Enemy - The Immortal
American head charge - All wrapped up
Greenday - (time of your life) cant remeber what its called now
Coal chamber - loco

But thats just songs i slightly remember now, plus my music sense has changed. If we all had to come up with the top 5 song of our lifes, it would take days of self arguments.
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Postby ed » Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:46 pm

Socrates' Apology wrote:
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
Don't Wory Baby - Beach Boys
Amazing Journey(live) - The Who
Substitute - The Who
Pictures Of Lily - The Who
It's Too Bad - the Jam
Billy Hunt - The Jam
The Combine - The Jam
Absolute Beginners - The Jam
Wednesday Week - The Undertones
Autumn Almanac - The Kinks
007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker
Lovely Rita - the Beatles
Sweet Little Mystery - John Martyn
Red Cortina - the Sawdoctors
Octopus - Syd Barrett
Over And Done With - The Proclaimers
Mars Bars - The Undertones
You Upset Me Baby - Dr Feelgood
Venus - Television
Laughing - REM
Sister Ray - The Velvet Underground
Wait - Lou Reed
Paris 1919 - John Cale
Preachin' Genocide - Eddy Grant
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - The Smiths
Love Will Tear Us Apart Again - Joy Division
White Man In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
Ex- Lion Tamer - Wire
I Wanna Be Straight - Ian Dury And The Blockheads
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Senses Working Overtime - XTC
Everyday's The Same - The Housmartins
Put It On - Bob Marley
Naive Melody - Talking Heads
Golden Brown - The Stranglers
Sword Of Light - the Horslips
Friends - Led Zep
Whatcha Gonna Do About It - Small Faces
Terraplane Blues - Robert Johnson
Sound and Vision - Bowie
Picture This - Blondie
Come Summer - the Horslips
Push Them By - Breag
She Was Born To Be My Unicorn - Tyrannosaurus Rex
Deboraharobed - Tyrannosaurus Rex
Blank Expression - the Specials
There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards - Ian Dury And The Blockheads
New Frontier - Donald Fagen

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as lists go thats pretty dam good though a bit limited in its horizons classic rock sums most of it up, nothing wrong with that just a bit of variety bit of jazz, classical, drum and bass, hip hop etc never hurt anyone
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Postby Lady Sphinx » Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:53 am

Tori Amos- Leather
Tori Amos- Winter
Aerosmith- Dream On
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Postby HVD » Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:55 am

Andrew WK - Party Hard

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Postby Crusader » Wed Nov 05, 2003 6:42 am

TheHairyGuy wrote:1. Pennywise- F**k Authority (great great song)


That's my favourite at the moment, but I change favourites pretty fast. My favourites (the top 5 are in order, with F**k Authority being no. 1) are -

2. Jesus Built My Hotrod - Ministry
3. Who Said - Planet Funk
4. Frontier Psychiatrist - The Avalanches
5. Renegades of Funk - Rage Against The Machine

Seven Nation Army - White Stripes
She Hates Me - Puddle Of Mudd
Satisfaction - Benny Bennassi
Philosophers Beer Drinking Song - Monty Python
The Galaxy Song - Monty Python
A complicated Song - Weird Al
Liberty Bell March (Monty Python theme) - (classical music)
Willam Tell Overture - Gioachino Rossini (classical music)
Yellow Rose of Texas - Mitch Miller
The Great Escape March - Mitch Miller
I love Rock and Roll - Joan Jett
Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seager
It's Like That - Run DMC
Fight For Your Right To Party - Beastie Boys
REM songs


to name a few. I mostly like stuff that has a good beat, but I also like some songs for the lyrics. I'm not sure what genres I like, but I know that I don't like Jazz or Opera at all. If you people know what genres the top 5 in my list would come under could you say? I know the last guy wanted to cut the thread, but I put this in because it fits in so well in this thread, and it hasn't been locked yet.
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Postby kesh » Thu Nov 06, 2003 3:45 pm

System of a down -
Peephole
Sugar
Suite-pee
Shimmy
Ariels
Deer dance
Death - sacred serenity
At the gates - under a serpent sun
Morbid angel - nothing but fear
My dying bride - the songless bird
Cannible corpse - addicted to vacinal skin
Akercocke - horns of baphomet
Vader - true names
Terrorizer - whirlwind struggle
Nasum - alarm*
Coal Chamber - loco
Arch enemy -
Dark Insanity
The Immortal*
Ravenous
raging speedhorn -
Necrophiliac Glue Sniffer
Superscud
The Gush
Thumper
The hate song
Korn -
Blind
Faget
Shoots and ladders
Daddy
Predicable
Nirvana -
Touretes
heart shaped box
Radiohead - Kid A
Beatles - Been for the benefit of Mr K
A day in the life
Frank Sinatra.
Cryptopsy - Cryptopsy
Mortician

Loads more but i cant really be bothered writing about a million songs
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Postby ed » Wed Dec 31, 2003 5:23 pm

deception - blackalicous
heart of glass - blondie
improvise - j5
boogie wonderland - earth wind and fire
eye on the goldchain - ugly duckling

christmas tunes
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Postby jgfan » Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:34 pm

I like all sorts of songs for example songs from musicals (And all that Jazz, Summer Loving, Hey Big Spender) football songs (Hail Hail, You'll Never walk alone) and Chart/Ex-chart songs from '60s to now (Sk8ter Boi, Uptown girl and some Beatles and Abba) I like songs that make you think (Hotel California).

I dislike a lot of songs too. I don't like Classical music because I don't understand it, some football songs (such as Simply The Best, a lie within song form sung by Rangers fans :wink: ) and I also dislike heavy metal because I don't understand the purposes of the songs - the lyrics are sung very loudly) and sometimes they make my headache worse if I have one :( .

I don't like songs that are written to shock but I don't mind it if they're written for another purpose but do shock, for example political songs (I only like political songs if they are within keeping of my own politics, this may be narrowminded but it's true.)
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