Sep 17, 2019, 02:41 am

Greatest Songs of All Time

Started by RobRoy286, Aug 30, 2019, 10:58 am

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RobRoy286

Well, folks, what do you think? I know it's a big question, but sometimes you just hear a song for the thousandth time and there's no denying it's an all-timer. Obviously this is subjective, but I'm curious to see what people think.

I'm asking because this morning I listened to and learned how to play Bridge Over Troubled Water, and it just hit me like a ton of bricks. Such a beautiful song and honestly it might be at the top for me - for sure a top 5.

Let's just talk about great music!

sillyboob

2012: 8/3   2015: 1/31 2/1 2/3 8/14   2017: 2/4 2/5 2/7 7/7   2018: 3/2 3/3 3/5   2019: 8/9  8/10

robb

some get stoned, some get strange, sooner or later it all gets real.

LBSUNFLWR

Looks Like Rain - Grateful Dead

LBSUNFLWR


jttouch2

So many options to think about but the first few off the top of my head:
Something-The Beatles
Baba O'Riley-The Who
Purple Rain-Prince
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (so many bob dylan songs could go here but this was the first one I thought of)


APR

I was trying to pick my favorite Beatles song, and Sirius XM has the top 100 countdown going on and counted the Abbey Road "medley" as one song.  So.....

Beatles - Abbey Road medley
Pearl Jam  - Present Tense and Alive
Tool - Lateralus
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)

CountSA

Wilco - California Stars
Rolling Stones - Loving Cup

LBSUNFLWR

Quote from: CountSA on Sep 02, 2019, 09:03 pmWilco - California Stars
Rolling Stones - Loving Cup

Nice picks!! 👍🏻

Osistheones

The Weight
A Whiter Shade of Pale
I'm Waiting for the Day or any number of Pet Sounds songs
Time of the Season or any number of Odyssey and Oracle songs

sillyboob

Quote from: Osistheones on Sep 06, 2019, 12:13 pmThe Weight
A Whiter Shade of Pale
I'm Waiting for the Day or any number of Pet Sounds songs
Time of the Season or any number of Odyssey and Oracle songs

Great tunes - especially like A Whiter Shade Of Pale.
2012: 8/3   2015: 1/31 2/1 2/3 8/14   2017: 2/4 2/5 2/7 7/7   2018: 3/2 3/3 3/5   2019: 8/9  8/10

parkervb

in the non-Beatles/Dylan/Stones category, I would throw out these

Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum (maybe my favorite song)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross version (1970)
Your Song - Elton John
(What a) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Don't you ever turn it off

Osistheones


LBSUNFLWR

Led Zeppelin - The Rain Song

peafunk31

I Shall be Released - The Band
The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel
Grandma's Hands - Bill Withers
Martha - Tom Waits
Helplessly Hoping - Crosby, Stills, & Nash
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley
Dig A Pony - The Beatles
These Arms of Mine - Otis Reading
Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

An ever-evolving list of course. Looks like I'm feeling old school today...
Homer no function beer well without.

Crispy

Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel (gotta add another from one of my favorite records :thumbsup: )
Darcy Farrow - Steve Gillette (John Denver's version is best, of course)
Purple Haze - Jimi
Savoy Truffle - Beatles
Wharf Rat - Grateful Dead
Where to Now St. Peter? - Elton John
Xanadu (especially from Exit Stage Left) - Rush -- I'm sure many won't agree for various reasons, but I feel like this is an incredibly great rock song and should be included in the pantheon
"...the Bear, Heartbreakin' Man, Evelyn...I think we all know those."

jttouch2

Trying to think of recent releases to add-only 6 years ago but have to imagine Jason Isbell's Cover Me Up is an all timer.

parkervb

Quote from: jttouch2 on Sep 12, 2019, 01:52 pmTrying to think of recent releases to add-only 6 years ago but have to imagine Jason Isbell's Cover Me Up is an all timer.

great, great song in a catalog of many. I might take Elephant if I had to pick one.

Don't you ever turn it off

RMarcil34

Not the greatest but this song story telling at its best.