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What Is Your Favorite Song?

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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby harrissimo » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:18 pm

"I Love You So Much I Could Shit" by that you know that one guy...you know who I mean...yeah...that guy.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby aaronetc » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:48 pm

Totally impossible question, of course. The closest I could get to really answering it would be to take the stuff on my iPod that's scored 5 stars and pick the 20-25% of it that's extra super elite. According to Last.fm my most listened-to song since I joined (beginning of 2006) is The Hold Steady's "Chips Ahoy!," but that's not even my favorite Hold Steady song. I think I might have told someone the Pixies' "Gigantic" was my favorite song once.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby Shipley » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:11 am

"The City" by The Dismemberment Plan
http://dismembermentplan.com/plan_audio ... e_City.mp3

Beautiful, danceable, and ultimately sad.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby Bigote » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:43 am

"Moondance" by Van Morrison. I taught my four-year-old the little Am7 to Bm7 vamp from the main section on the piano, and now he jams it day and night. Oh yeah.

(Nice version on You Tube, much easier on the eyes than Van ever was.)

8)
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby Bwis53 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:32 am

Nights in White Satin
Deacon Blue
California Dreamin'
Smooth
Brand New Day
You Get What You Give
Layla (both)
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby meowzamusic » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:12 am

The best songs for me are the ones that are ethereal. They remove me from my reality and open up sections of my head that I did not know were there. This sort of stuff used to happen a lot more with music when I was a kid. I used to get the chills and wander around with my walkman on and feel like I was walking in a foreign country or a hundred years ago. This was long before I smoked pot or took acid or drank a beer. Some songs do it once really powerfully and never again, some songs (or records) do it intensely for a time while you are working your brain around them and then that fades away. But there are some that don't ever lose their magic and affix themselves to the brain in a nice way. You can return to them again and again over the years and still feel the magic. Of course, then there are those songs (and again records, since I'm old) that I burned into my brain and listening to them now floods me with the sensations of that time. Asking me if I have a favorite song is sort of like asking me if I had a favorite breath. However, here's what's coming to mind scanning my record collection....

April Fool by Ronnie Lane & Pete Townshend
Accused of Stealing by the Delgados
Melody Calls by Doves
Love on a Farmboys Wages by XTC
Ooh La La by the Faces
Endless Sleep by Nick Lowe
I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts by X
etc etc etc
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby white_rabbit » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:11 pm

I agree, impossible question, but here are some of my favorite songs that I will never tire hearing.

At Last by Etta James
Possession, Vox and Into The Fire all by Sarah McLachlan
In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins
How Far We've Come and Unwell by Matchbox 20
I Can't Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt
What Hurts The Most by Rascal Flatts
Unwritten by Natasha Benefield
Thinking About You by Norah Jones
Don't Worry, Be Happy by Bobbie McFerrin
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby Ducatista » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:41 pm

There are all sorts of songs I wish were my favorite, but they're not. Took a while to get down to these five:

Let's Groove, Earth Wind & Fire
Maria Moita, Carlos Lyra
Desafinado, Stan Getz
Tidepools, Afro-Mystik
Velvet Pants, Propellerheads

If I had to pick one, I'd go with Stan. It sounds like the world I'd live to live in.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby buckyor » Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:32 pm

Talking Heads, Life During Wartime
Joy Division, Love Will Tear Us Apart
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby boston_jeff » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:11 pm

There's no way.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby David Blaska » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:55 pm

I define best songs as ones that make me stop what I'm doing and listen:
Can't disagree with "At Last" by Etta James. (Made me grab my missus and slo-dance)
Bodhisattva by Steely Dan (sounds great in a jukebox)
Take the Long Way Home, Supertramp
Runaway, Jefferson Starship
Triad, Jefferson Airplane
Green Eyed Lady, Jerry Corbetta
Love Shack, B-52s (esp. with the MTV video. Loads of fun)
As My Guitar Gently Weeps, G. Harrison & Beatles (Clapton on lede guitar)
Layla, Eric Clapton
I am the Walrus, John Lennon & Beatles
Something, G. Harrison & Beatles
Shout, as performed by Otis Day on Animal House
Cowgirl in the Sand, Neil Young
How Can I Be Sure, the Rascals
Dazed & Confused, Led Zepplin
The Pusher, Steppenwolf
California Dreamin', Mamas & Papas
All Along the Watchtower, Jimi Hendrix
If 6 Were 9, Hendrix
Voodoo Chile (as in "child"), Hendrix
Almost anything by Hendrix
Theme from the Godfather
Nature Boy, Nat King Cole
Anything by George Gershwin
Bernard Herrmann's score of Vertigo

There's probably more. How many "favorites" can one have?
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby white_rabbit » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:26 pm

The thing about favorite songs is there are so many for so many different moods, memories and occasions. I was just going through my CD collection and found a couple more, these are classics:

But Not For Me--Billy Holiday
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas--Judy Garland
Photograph--Ringo Star/George Harrison
I have too many favorite songs to have a favorite song. Maybe there should be a thread entitled "Perfect Ipod Mix".
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby white_rabbit » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:12 pm

Also, anything by Alison Krause and Union Station. rabbit does loves me some bluegrass.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby aaronetc » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:14 pm

Driving back from Chicago this weekend, my wife asleep in the passenger seat, I had my four-five star shuffle on and found myself obsessing over this favorite song question. Given how much I listen to and think about music, is it somehow possible that I have one favorite song, and if it is, how could I possibly figure it out? Well, I'm going to try. After I got home I exported a list of my five-star songs and narrowed it down to 192. I'm facing them off head-to-head (or head-to-head-to-head in the first round) until I determine which one is the winner, and obviously I'm doing it on a blog. If you like reading what a crazy person has to say about songs he likes, check it out.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Song?

Postby boston_jeff » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:21 pm

That's not your favorite song, because you don't have one!
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