Best Songs Ever

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Going down the 80s memory lane, I could not resist posting the wonderfully surreal video of New Order's "Blue Monday '88":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x9mfgUsIis
 
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oh my, dennis,
yes another good song.
got me stuck on 80's musics today :)
 
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oh my, dennis,
yes another good song.
got me stuck on 80's musics today :)
:biggrin: You started it with Billy Idol, haha!
 
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lol, it happens :)
 
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RUSH: YYZ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XsYuHbXZUk

Claims to be 11 years old. I think it went over the audience's heads.
 
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I love this song lately, nice acoustic jam, great harmony. It's by a band called Wooden Sky, titled "Oslo". This is a cover by some kid and he done good.

 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkumhBVPGdg
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP3TTGuddjY
 
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This is a lot more pop-ish than I usually like, but I still like it! She's very young, only 16, but her voice is deep like an older woman's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcIKh6sBtc
 
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Elvis Presley recorded "Heartbreak Hotel" along with a number of other tracks that catapulted him to superstardom in 1956. Rock N Roll had been around for some time, but did not dominate the charts until Elvis burst on the scene that year. This song actually sounds kind of sedate to my ears, but, together with "Blue Suede Shoes", "Jailhouse Rock" and other singles released later, it created quite a sensation that year. The studio band here included Chet Atkins (guitar) and Floyd Cramer (piano).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PotB76gi2_4
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=molbrZNeukM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh3TokLzzmw
 
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Today would have been Amy Winehouse's 30th birthday. Her death at age 27 (almost 28) was not unanticipated. An already fragile person, the intensity of the life she fell into helped send her into a very public downward spiral. She considered herself a niche player, appealing to a segment that liked her unusual mixed bag of jazz/ motown /r&b/ Latin oriented music. She always said 'I'm just a musician'. She did what she liked and if you liked it, fine. If not, that's OK too. She tried to cling to her unfettered way of life in the face of the massive publicity her second album engendered. She continued to live in her ground floor apartment facing a Camden (London) street and walk to her favorite local haunts for as long as she could (she didn't drive). She never really understood she was now internationally famous and winced at the praise lavished on her. She actually was more comfortable being ignored and even scorned. As for scorn, she generously lavished it on herself as in this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XymXHKoQndQ
 
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this song is mislabelled (Faerie's Aire and Death Waltz is unplayable) but I like it. Apparently the actual song here was written and performed by a game creator that allegedly coded/wrote/performed every aspect the game himself (music, graphics, mechanics, etc)

 
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A recent mention of the old movie "Silent Running" made me think of its classic theme "Rejoice in the Sun" by Joan Baez:

NkF05D-NJMU[/youtube] It hypnoti...trange representation, didn't you.) :biggrin:
 
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My father liked the big band jazz of the 30's and 40s. I didn't, but when I was 9 or 10 he played the classic record "Sing Sing Sing" for me. I was mesmerized by Gene Krupa's drum beat. This You Tube version is shorter than the original version recorded in 1937, but it was re-recorded a number of times by the Benny Goodman orchestra. I still generally don't like the big band music of the 30s and 40s, but I do like this piece. The intro sounds a bit dated, but keep listening. It develops in an interesting way over Krupa's steady beat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2S1I_ien6A
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGFLLHs7_cA​
 
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Love that Simon & Garfunkel song! Although every time I see one of these guys -

http://www.dogbehavioronline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Boxer-300x225.jpg

I instinctively sing in my head, in the clearing stands a boxer...

...then I giggle for about 90 seconds. Yep I'm a dork.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w7OgIMMRc4
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH6TJU0qWoY
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pMM4iwC-ag
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xusrTOxoASw
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xusrTOxoASw
Awesome. I don't even need a translation to appreciate it. :thumbs:
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl1O_Y8TD1U
 

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