Best Songs Ever

  1. Evo

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    Ok, in this thread, you need to post a link to the entire song so we can hear it. This will be hard or impossible for some songs. :frown:

    Let's see what we can find!

    This is the best sax I've ever had. "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty

    [MEDIA=youtube]EgbGaYTkkPU[/MEDIA]

    Listen to it at least once, you won't regret it.
     
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  3. Evo

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    Leo Kotke playing "vaseline Machine Gun" on a 12 sting with slide. This is the only true version of Kotke playing I could find, it's poor quality, but still better than the imitations.

    [MEDIA=youtube]Sjtsgy5uBcs[/MEDIA]
     
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  4. Evo

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  5. I would post a link but have to go to work soon, Guns N Roses, Sweet Child O' Mine. Best Guitar riff ever with the excellent vocals of Axl Rose.
     
  6. Evo

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  8. can't find the link, but note - "Sleeping Sun" by "Nightwish"
     
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    Honor thy Father by Dream Theater - I swear Portnoy is the best drummer ever.

    Edit: Nightwish is awesome btw =p

    Epic 20min + song by Dream Theater called Octavarium (this is progressive metal so the mood and tempo/beat and genre changes all the time, slow at the start, faster/heavier at the end in this one), [MEDIA=youtube]xK3qylwd-M0[/MEDIA]

    I honestly believe Dream Theater has one of the best keyboardist/guitarist/bassist THE best drummer and the singing well that just depends on what you like :).

    (lol lots of edits, but in that video Rudess the keyboarder had a bit of a solo session, so it's a bit longer then normal =p)

    Yngwie Malmsteen with the Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra - this guy really does have the hands of a god.
    [MEDIA=youtube]oBpOnZxfISg[/MEDIA]
    [MEDIA=youtube]Zh0sraGZFFo[/MEDIA]
     
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  10. hypnagogue

    hypnagogue 2,265
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    Pink Floyd's "Echoes" set to the final scene of 2001, A Space Odyssey : watch full screen in a dark room!

    part 1
    part 2
    part 3
     
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  11. turbo

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    Excellent vocals? His voice is like a rusty hinge!

    I can't find a link to the whole song, but perhaps the best blues guitar solo is by Boz Scaggs on the song I've Got Your Love, off the Come on Home CD. There's not a bad cut on that CD.

    http://www.amazon.ca/Come-On-Home-R-B-Alb/dp/B000000WDG
     
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  12. Chi Meson

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    I saw a link to the tune "Ojo" (which I like better than VMG), and OUCH, it's some teenager from God-knows-where!

    One should NOT be allowed to attempt this in public.
     
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  14. Overture to The Zoobie Cantata, by Mr. Z. Shoe.

    The Zoobie Cantata Online
    Performed by The Academy of St. Goober in the Streams, Shoezisa Zoobikawa, Music Director, in conjunction with the chorus of The Church Of The Elder Brothers and Sisters of the Secondarily Generalized Ascendent Masters, Twice Removed.

    (The site may be down just now, try again at a later date.)
     
  15. One of the coolest guitar pieces I've seen in a while is by Erik Mongraine:

    [MEDIA=youtube]AbndgwfG22k[/MEDIA]&mode=related&search=

    His solo CD is coming out soon so hopefully it's as good as the samples on Youtube.

    The best 80's band...well they're only the best because I've never seen an all female hair metal band like this before.

    [MEDIA=youtube]rQm1_z0EsD4[/MEDIA]

    And along the lines of a female fronted metal band (like Nightwish) I thought I'd post some Within Temptation.

    [MEDIA=youtube]cGUo_qmvUts[/MEDIA]
    [MEDIA=youtube]J3xBEjvggJc[/MEDIA] (Cover of Kate Bush's Running up that hill)

    Best rock songs go to Steve Vai and Devin Townsend with 'In my dreams with you' and Devin Townsend's 'Life'..

    [MEDIA=youtube]lIdEP590Rc0[/MEDIA] (In my dreams with you)
    [MEDIA=youtube]PlE6PSp-qkM[/MEDIA] (Life)

    Best metal song goes to Faith No More's 'As the worm turns'...and yes I am going to classify this as a metal song people!

    [MEDIA=youtube]MvkQtT2VwVA[/MEDIA] (atrocious sound quality)

    Sorry for the number of songs posted, but that does cover all the songs that I think (at the moment) should be classed as some of the best in their respective areas.

    So I won't post anymore...but you may as well give all these a go 'cause you never know ;). I especially recommend Erik Mongraine for Astronuc.

    I also highly recommend Devin Townsend to anyone who likes melodic rock. But I will warn you that he has another band called Strapping Young Lad and this won't be your thing unless you like heavy metal. If you're into heavy metal and haven't heard of SYL then I also highly recommend it. But if you only like rock then stick to The Devin Townsend Band songs.

    That's the end of my rambling :)
     
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  16. Rocket Man - Elton John :cool:
     
  17. turbo

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  18. Yeah Tommy Emannuel is something else. He's one of three guitarists to be given the honourary degree of Certified Guitar Player (CGP) by Chet Atkins (a true legend).

    Excellent videos to watch!!
     
  19. Evo

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  20. Evo

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    That's really good. I'm finding a lot of music I never knew about, this is great. :approve:

    Ok, that's some scary trailer trash hair. :bugeye: They sound like Heart.
     
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