Best song ever

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Major Tom by Peter Schilling (based on Bowie's Space Oddity)
 
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I'd forgotten this until it just came on the radio: Love Will Find a Way by Pablo Cruise
 
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Iron Maiden: Hallowed Be Thy Name ('82)
 
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Rick Wakeman
Autobahn by Kraftwerk
Mr. Roboto by Styx
 
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Light my fire, Doors
Moondance, Van Morrison
Another Brick in the Wall, Pink Floyd

edit(oh yeah, and Hells Bells, ACDC)
 
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Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty, great sax. :biggrin:
 
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Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty, great sax. :biggrin:
Sax, sax, sax, is that all that you ever think about?

:rolleyes:
 
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Jumping Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones
Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones
Fade to Black, Metallica
Song of the South, Alibama
Let it Be, the Beatles
All along the watchtower, Jimi Hendrix
Sweet Home Alibama, Lynard Skynard
California Dreamin, The Mammas and the Pappas
Iron Man, Ozzy
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana

The above are just some additions to my previous list of greatist songs

Fibonacci
 
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Sax, sax, sax, is that all that you ever think about?

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:blushing: uhm, yeah, pretty much :redface:
 
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Never heard this song but I'd give it my vote for funniest lyrics.
On Jim Croce's first album 'Facets' a song written by Eric Von Schmidt
...Ah, I'm so juvenile I scare myself :biggrin:
Oh, oh, that's so not right. Reminds me of a joke about (oh wait, that one's not PG-13). :bugeye:
 
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The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - the video - by leonard Nimoy, anyone?
This is hilarious! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

http://www.ussjoshua.org/bbaggins.mov [Broken]

from:TWO SIDES OF LEONARD NIMOY
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Set/1931/2-sides.html

http://www.ussjoshua.org/3d5ecd6f.jpg [Broken]


Or perhaps, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds; by William Shatner. This is also a must!!! I can't even find the words...
William Shatner Sings
http://www.pathcom.com/~boby/lsd.htm [Broken]
 
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Ivan Seeking said:
Or perhaps, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds; by William Shatner.
Now that's just wrong. :yuck:

Black Water by the Doobie Bros.
The Rodeo Song by Showdown
 
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Tough one....but it would be a tie between:

Jimi Hendrix's Tax Free
Led Zeppelin's The Immigrant Song
Tool's Parabola or Prison Sex
A Perfect Circle's Thinking of You or Orestes
 
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Jumping Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones
Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones
Fade to Black, Metallica
Song of the South, Alibama
Let it Be, the Beatles
All along the watchtower, Jimi Hendrix
Sweet Home Alibama, Lynard Skynard
California Dreamin, The Mammas and the Pappas
Iron Man, Ozzy
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
First off, Iron Man is a Black Sabbath song.

Secondly, are you serious about Let it Be? How many times can you listen to that same progression over and over and over and over again and still like that song?

I'm gonna have to go with Revolution 9.

Most anyone can come up with a chord progression, a melody and a rhythm; there are rules one can follow and standard exceptions to said rules one can make. There are hundreds of years of recorded music written in such a fashion to draw upon for influence, and there are songs being played all the time, constantly inundating people with knowledge of what a song sounds like. In general, the whole "song" thing has been done over and over again for hundreds and hundreds of years. While some songs are certainly better than others, they all pretty much break down the same way. But where the hell did Revolution 9 come from? It's easy enough to come up with a lead guitar part for a I IV V progression, but who thought "Alright, now we should have part of a shakespearean play right after this car horn and guy speaking backwards", and how the hell did it come out sounding so good?
 
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Note that the thread title didn't specifically ask for English or even Western music. There's plenty of beautiful music out there made by different cultures. I love many Hindi and Tamil songs, for instance.

Even restricting myself to English songs, it's way difficult to choose the best songs. But I guess :

1) A Change of Seasons, Dream Theater
2) The Hollow, A Perfect Circle
3) Aenema, Tool
4) Stairway to Heaven, Led Zep
5) I wish it would rain down, Phil Collins
6) Total Eclipse of the Heart, Bonnie Tyler
7) Vincent, Don Mclean
8) American Pie, Don Mclean (NOT Madonna !!)
9) Master of Puppets, Metallica
10) Sweet Child O' Mine, GnR

And I guess I'll have to stop there because I'm restricted to ten. If I weren't I would include :
11) Orion, Metallica (pure instrumental)
12) Musical death, Testament (Instrumental)
13) Love Song, Tesla
14) Don't cry, GnR
15) November Rain, GnR
 
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Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
Ebony Eyes by Bob Welsh
Interstellar Overdrive by Pink Floyd
 
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I think, 'Imagine' by John Lennon, is the best song ever. At least lyrics are. I can listen to this song, hours, and hours, and hours, and with every time, I like it even more.

For music without lyrics (sounds, instrumental) simply astonishing is Ave Maria by Gheorghe Zamfir or whoever, I can listen to this one also hours. That guy in the song, has amazing flute skills, anyway...
 
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If you care about Rush, then 2112 or the Cygnus-X-1 series...but most poeple hate them anyway...
 
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I think, 'Imagine' by John Lennon, is the best song ever. At least lyrics are. I can listen to this song, hours, and hours, and hours, and with every time, I like it even more.

For music without lyrics (sounds, instrumental) simply astonishing is Ave Maria by Gheorghe Zamfir or whoever, I can listen to this one also hours. That guy in the song, has amazing flute skills, anyway...
ditto
I like the A Perfect Circle version
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Hildegard von Bingen's hymns are beautiful, too.
 
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Tears in Heaven by Eric Claption is the best song ever created, it must be the acoustic version though.

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I like the A Perfect Circle version
[MEDIA=youtube]ad9BkGfvS0E[/MEDIA][/URL][/QUOTE]

That was okay. [i]This[/i] one however ...

[PLAIN][MEDIA=youtube]UMf40daefsI[/MEDIA]&dpos=0[/URL]
 
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Something funny that I just discovered. On page 4 we mentioned "One Tin Soldier" by Coven. I remembered there being this strange song called "Fire", on the flip side of the 45, but I never spotted it on YouTube. I finally dug out the old vinyl and realized that "Fire" was done by a different group - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Now that seems somewhat rare to me. Does anyone else remember any other 45s having songs by two different bands?

Fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69K0bdOAChw
 

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