the top 10 songs of all time - list your 10 favourite songs ever by any artist

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brokenddd

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1 righteous brothers - unchained melody
2 voodoo chile - jimi hendrix
3 summertime blues - eddie cochrane
4 heroes - david bowie
5 paranoid android - radiohead
6 bohemian rhapsody - queen
7 i know it's over - the smiths
8 wild horses - the rolling stones
9 all along the watchtower - jimi hendrix
10 life on mars? - david bowie

i'm sure there are those i forgot too

bubbling under: you know i couldn't last - morrissey, space oddity - bowie, purple haze - hendrix, you and airbarg - radiohead, you've lost that loving feeling - righteous bros, mr tamborine man and everybody's been burned - the byrds, handsome devil - the smiths, like a rolling stone - bob dylan
 
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freeyourself®

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> 3 summertime blues - eddie cochrane

I preferred the Eddie Cochran version myself, although I was rather enamoured with the Sid Vicious cover in my youth.
 
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brokenddd

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did an obese hairmonster just fart? Ok, fair enough - make sure you brush them before you go back to bed for your afternoon wank though.

How glad I am that your clone, the fake freeyourself is now banned from this site and unable to post allegations and lies about moz/alain and others for a period of 3 weeks. Joy, oh joy.
 
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Math Tinder

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oh man

Well, here is an attempt anyway. These aren't in any order. I'm slightly young and know very little music pre-Velvets except for the really obvious ones (sorry).

Metal Guru by T Rex
Sister Ray by The Velvet Underground
William, It Was Really Nothing by The Smiths
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues by Bob Dylan
Harborcoat by R.E.M.
The Escape Artist by Ludus
Sister, I'm a Poet by Morrissey
Sheena is a Punk Rocker by The Ramones
The Gift by The Velvet Underground
Begging by The Libertines

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OK, my list is hurting from its lack of many bands/artists, most of all Radiohead, if I had 11 I would put Life in a Glasshouse on next. It was awfully tough deciding who to sacrifice to make it 10 -> Radiohead, Ludus, Ramones, Dylan? But of those 4 songs, I do listen to the Radiohead track least...

On which note, you meant favorite tracks, right brokenddd? I picked those exactly most fitted to my personal tastes, written 'just for me'. Obviously, I think they're all Great Songs; still, if I had to do more of a simple 'best' list rather than a 'favorite' list, I would think less about the way the song speaks to me personally, is particularly [even weirdly] suited to me, does that make sense? A 'best' list would be more or less the same artists with slightly different tracks...

Anyway, my list is missing Radiohead [Life in a Glasshouse + others], Elvis Presely [(You're the) Devil in Disguise], Sparks [Angst in My Pants], The Rolling Stones [Mother's Little Helper], Sandie Shaw [Girl Don't Come], Belle + Sebastian [Me and the Major + probably others], David Bowie [Rebel Rebel + others], New Order [Temptation], Patti Smith [Dancing Barefoot], Violent Femmes [Kiss Off]... well this list could really go on and on...

love, math+
 
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bubble

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not in any order (except 1.)

1.there is a light...smiths
2.everyday is like sunday
3.suedehead
4.planet hell - nightwish
5.wishmaster- nightwish
6.i say a little prayer - aretha franklin
7.i just dont know what to do with myself - dusty springfield
8.f*** forever - babyshambles
9.hand in glove
10. all along the watchtower

havent thought it out too carefully, but hey, these come pretty close, i s'pose.
 
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Killan

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Re: oh man

Just a few of my Country and Western favourites y'all.

1.You're the Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
2. I'm Gonna Build Me a Bar in the Back of My Car and Drive Myself to Drink
3. How Can I Miss You When You Won't go Away?
4. All The Girls Look Prettier at Closing Time
5. If Money Talks, It Ain't On Speaking Terms With Me
6. Mama Get The Hammer (There's A Fly On Papa's Head)
7. When Your Phone Don't Ring It'll Be Me
8. You Stole My Wife, You Horse Thief
9. I Still Miss You, Baby, But My Aim's Gettin' Better
10. I Ran Over My Dog in My Pickup at the Trainstation Comin' Back From My Mother's Funeral After I Got Out of Jail, In the Rain

The last one is tailor made for a Moz cover, don’t you think?
 
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brokenddd

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Re: oh man

my favourite t rex song is 20th century boy. It's cooler to pick something more obscure, but that song is just awesome.
 
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Johnny Hate

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In no particular order:

1- "There's a Light..." The Smiths
2- "Be My Baby" The Ronettes
3- "Atlantic City" Bruce Springsteen
4- "Psycho!" The Sonics
5- "Now My Heart is full" Morrissey
6- "Oh Oh, I Love Her So" Ramones
7- "Downtown Train" Tom Waits
8- "Times They Are a Changing" Bob Dylan
9- "This Whole World" Beach Boys
10- "Je Suis Venu Te Dire Que Je M'En Vais" Serge Gainsbourg
 
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Snug

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1. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
2. Into My Arms - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
3. 'Til I Die - The Beach Boys
4. Wednesday Week - The Undertones
5. Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
6. Debaser - Pixies
7. Push Th' Little Daisies - Ween
8. 1974 - Robyn Hitchcock
9. Life On Mars - David Bowie
10. St. Swithins Day - Billy Bragg
 
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Soon to be on the dole record company lawyer

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1. Pefect - The The
2. Can't You See - Vicious Pink
3. Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
4. Street Life - Roxy Music
5. Pefect Day - Lou Reed
6. Rush - Big Audio Dynamite
7. How Soon is Now - Smiths
8. I Confess - English Beat
9. Shattered - Stones
10. Heroes - Bowie

Sadly, I can't get into much of anything from the last 10 years I would consider my favorite or greatest.
 
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Bluebirds

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Re: oh man

in no order. NB No Smiths/ Moz list. Not definitive either

Shipbuilding – Robert Wyatt
Killing Moon- Echo & The Bunnymen
Life On Mars- David Bowie
God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
Jesus Children Of America- Stevie Wonder
Unfinished Sympathy- Massive Attack
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)-Marvin Gaye
Lucky- Radiohead
Made Of Stone – The Stone Roses
Jackie- Scott Walker
 
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brokenddd

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Re: oh man

i actually prefer i wanna be adored to mad eof stone

and i also prefer breaking into heaven, fools gold, and love spreads>

in no order. NB No Smiths/ Moz list. Not definitive either

> Shipbuilding – Robert Wyatt
> Killing Moon- Echo & The Bunnymen
> Life On Mars- David Bowie
> God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
> Jesus Children Of America- Stevie Wonder
> Unfinished Sympathy- Massive Attack
> Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)-Marvin Gaye
> Lucky- Radiohead
> Made Of Stone – The Stone Roses
> Jackie- Scott Walker
 
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Al

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Re: oh man

Strongly agree with Sister I'm a Poet (live) which is hard to tire of

> Well, here is an attempt anyway. These aren't in any order. I'm slightly
> young and know very little music pre-Velvets except for the really obvious
> ones (sorry).

> Metal Guru by T Rex
> Sister Ray by The Velvet Underground
> William, It Was Really Nothing by The Smiths
> Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues by Bob Dylan
> Harborcoat by R.E.M.
> The Escape Artist by Ludus
> Sister, I'm a Poet by Morrissey
> Sheena is a Punk Rocker by The Ramones
> The Gift by The Velvet Underground
> Begging by The Libertines

> -
> OK, my list is hurting from its lack of many bands/artists, most of all
> Radiohead, if I had 11 I would put Life in a Glasshouse on next. It was
> awfully tough deciding who to sacrifice to make it 10 -> Radiohead,
> Ludus, Ramones, Dylan? But of those 4 songs, I do listen to the Radiohead
> track least...

> On which note, you meant favorite tracks, right brokenddd? I picked those
> exactly most fitted to my personal tastes, written 'just for me'.
> Obviously, I think they're all Great Songs; still, if I had to do more of
> a simple 'best' list rather than a 'favorite' list, I would think less
> about the way the song speaks to me personally, is particularly [even
> weirdly] suited to me, does that make sense? A 'best' list would be more
> or less the same artists with slightly different tracks...

> Anyway, my list is missing Radiohead [Life in a Glasshouse + others],
> Elvis Presely [(You're the) Devil in Disguise], Sparks [Angst in My
> Pants], The Rolling Stones [Mother's Little Helper], Sandie Shaw [Girl
> Don't Come], Belle + Sebastian [Me and the Major + probably others], David
> Bowie [Rebel Rebel + others], New Order [Temptation], Patti Smith [Dancing
> Barefoot], Violent Femmes [Kiss Off]... well this list could really go on
> and on...

> love, math+
 
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imatthws

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In no particular order:

Will I ever be inside of you? - Paul Quinn & the Independent Group
The Osmonds - Denim
The Flesh failures - Hair Soundtrack
She get's out the scrapbook - Furniture
The Electrician - The Walker Brothers
Shipbuilding - Robert Wyatt
Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
La Javanaise - Serge Gainsbourg
Looking Glass - The La's
Anyone who had a heart - Dionne Warwick
God save the queen - The Sex Pistols
 
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jazzybea

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Enlightenment ...Van Morrison ,The Long And Winding Road ..Beatles ,The future Leonard Cohen ..Sad Lisa.. Cat Stevens Theres a light ...Smiths ,China Girl ..David Bowie ,Hurricane ..Bob Dylan ,Comfortably Numb ..Flloyd The Mor You Ignore Me..Morrisey What Made Milwalkee Famous ..Rod Stewart
 
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McCol

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In no particular order

Well i Wonder - The Smiths
Niagra - The Wedding Present
Blindness - The Fall
What Goes On - The Velvet Underground
Late Night Maudlin Street - Morrissey
Blackout - British Sea Power
Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
New Face in Hell - The Fall
Lazy Line Painter Jane - Belle and Sebastian
Everything Flows - Teenage Fanclub

Ask me next week though and it would probably be a different 10!!
 
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Leader Of The Ring Tormentors

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> I preferred the Eddie Cochran version myself, although I was rather
> enamoured with the Sid Vicious cover in my youth.

Sid Vicious never sang Summertime Blues, he sang Something Else and C'mon Everybody
 
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dazzak

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The Smiths "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" - I don't think this one needs explaining.

Morrissey "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday" - ANYONE who says Morrissey's solo career can never be better than most Smiths songs is an absolute idiot.

Rufus Wanwright "Go Or Go Ahead" - Rufus doing what he does best - grandiose, awe inspiring, beautiful.

New Order "Blue Monday" - A true epic. No remix can ever add to what was already perfect.

Suede "The Still Life" - I need to get a thesaurus 'cause this too is absolutely beautiful. I only listen to it in the right mood.

Roxy Music "Re-Make/Re-Model" - I actually prefer For Your Pleasure as an album and have better memories of it, but this song is just quintessential Roxy.

Pulp "Dishes" - "I am not Jesus though I have the same initials" is quite possibly the most incredibly genius line ever. The climax of this song is magnificent. Jarvis does kithen sink (get it!) just as good as Moz.

Edith Piaf "Adieu Mon Couer" - Really stunning little known song. I have to share it http://s64.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=32SKSC3VHMNUZ3MFG0ZLG3U4RF

Talking Heads "Once In A Lifetime" - Byrne is undoubtedly a master lyricist. Those who deride him as simply quirky, sit up and take note of this and just about every other song he's ever written. It doesn't have the immediacy of other Heads songs, but is one of the most genius for sure.

Longpigs "New York" - One of the last Longpigs songs I ever heard. Crispin displays his prowess at crafting a supremely intelligent, catchy song.
 
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