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Thursday June 02, 05

~Great Songs ~

08:14 PM

I am not a musician nor a songwriter. But, I am a lover of melody and story telling. I am also very fond of bass and electronic rhythms.

There are songs that get put into the all time 'greats' categories every year. My faves sometimes make those lists. However, most often they don't.

So what makes a song GREAT to me? First, it must stand the test of time or be timeless. Second, it has to be able to make me want to move -- whether this is dancing like a maniac, or simply swaying in my chair. Third, it must make me feel something emotionally -- simply by its melody or the 'voice' as an instrument.

So here is my list from the earliest to the latest:

The Boxer ~ Simon and Garfunkel
Cherry, Cherry ~ Neil Diamond
Well I Wonder ~ The Smiths
There is a Light That Never Goes Out ~ The Smiths
New Order ~ Ceremony
New Order ~ Your Silent Face
In Between Days ~ The Cure
Begin The Begin ~ R.E.M.
Everyday Is Like Sunday ~ Morrissey
Black ~ Pearl Jam
Bittersweet Symphony ~ The Verve (fuck The Stones)
Boy With The Arab Strap ~ Belle and Sebastian
Everybody's Changing ~ Keane
Us ~ Regina Spektor

I wonder if my list will be different in ten years? Will there be additions? Deletions?

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  • Is one of those songs that pops into my head when I'm in the middle of a meeting or something and I can't relax until I can get home to listen to it.- Good choice!

    (maybe it is time to join the dreaded i-pod revolution?)
    KenBarlow -- Saturday June 04 2005, @05:55PM (#165339)
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    • Re:Arab Strap by realitybites (Score:1) Saturday June 04 2005, @07:15PM
      • Re:Arab Strap by KenBarlow (Score:1) Saturday June 04 2005, @11:07PM
        • Re:Arab Strap by realitybites (Score:1) Saturday June 04 2005, @11:55PM
  • I'm not a big fan of Belle & Sebastian, but I do like a few of their songs, and by far my favorite is "The Boy With An Arab Strap"!!!! It really makes me feel good.

    LoafingOaf <reversethis-{moc ... otstnilfcitnarf}> -- Saturday June 04 2005, @10:38PM (#165360)
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    Fuck it, Dude. Let's go bowling.

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