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NFT: Best Song of all time?

DaddyM89 : 12/8/2017 1:16 am
For me it's God Only Knows by the Beach Boys. Don't think theres ever been a more perfect song written. What say you.
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Sweet Emotion for me  
Steve L : 12/8/2017 9:01 am : link
That or Fear of the Dark by Maiden
Fear of the Dark  
Reb8thVA : 12/8/2017 9:07 am : link
keeps creeping up on my list of favorite Maiden songs. Its a great song live.
Impossible for me to answer because if  
pjcas18 : 12/8/2017 9:11 am : link
you asked me this question last week, last year, 5 years ago 10 years ago, or ask it of me 5 years from now, 10 years from now, etc. the answer would be different in all cases.

Songs I like (or think are the best) have situational meaning and invoke emotions of things that have happened while they were on in the background or what their lyrics/melodies emote as I reflect on my life and dream of the future.

but to play along and answer in the mood I'm in right now I'll say the best song of all time is:

So Lonely by the Police.

RE: hard to say  
jnoble : 12/8/2017 9:12 am : link
In comment 13729842 Dr. D said:
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my favorite might be one of: Won't Get Fooled Again, Baba O'Riley or Behind Blue Eyes.

Can you tell what my favorite album and Who my favorite band is?


No
There are some pretty good songs mentioned here,  
MadMax : 12/8/2017 9:26 am : link
My favorites (right now)
Stranded - Van Morrison
A Living Prayer - Alison Krause
today I'll say  
YAJ2112 : 12/8/2017 9:27 am : link
Xanadu - Rush
Mozart's  
mrvax : 12/8/2017 9:36 am : link
Eine kleine Nachtmusik aka "a little night music".

To me, it's amazing and I'm a big Rock & Roll guy.
...  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 12/8/2017 9:47 am : link
I Want You by Dylan.
Thunder Road by Springsteen.
God Only Knows by the Beach Boys.
Strawberry Fields Forever by the Beatles.
Tangled Up in Blue by Dylan.

Those are my top 5.
Best Song of all time?  
MadPlaid : 12/8/2017 9:53 am : link
IMHO it is In My Life by The Beatles. Just perfection.
RE: Fear of the Dark  
Steve L : 12/8/2017 9:59 am : link
In comment 13729921 Reb8thVA said:
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keeps creeping up on my list of favorite Maiden songs. Its a great song live.


No doubt Reb.
Mine  
Jeever : 12/8/2017 10:11 am : link
"Oh Well Parts 1 & 2" Fleetwood Mac
"Ohio" CSNY
"A Day In The Life" Beatles
"Paint It Black" Rolling Stones
"Like A Rolling Stone" Bob Dylan
In My Life  
Dr. D : 12/8/2017 10:43 am : link
is a great song and one of my favorites by the Beatles.
Oh Yeah  
Les in TO : 12/8/2017 10:47 am : link
by Yello
Manfred Mann - Blinded by the Light  
Bill in Del : 12/8/2017 11:02 am : link
Don McLean - American Pie
Zep  
steviej : 12/8/2017 11:29 am : link
Whole Lotta Love 🍺🍺🍺
Crossroad. Robert Johnson.  
Beezer : 12/8/2017 11:44 am : link

Later, Cream recorded the more upbeat, electrified version.

It's the best song because it's awesome on its own, but also because of the aura surrounding it. Lots of pieces to the story, but one that's kind of weird ...

In the song, Johnson explains that as part of his deal with the devil, the prince of darkness would harvest all of Robert's "Childrens" at the age of 27, which is exactly how old Robert was when he died in 1938. A spooky correlation is the number of music stars who died at age 27. Some members of the "27 Club" include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Al Wilson (Canned Heat), Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) and Kurt Cobain.

Johnson at one point allegedly disappeared for 6 months. Studied with a guy in a graveyard at night. Or ... sold his soul to the devil. Lots of supernatural themes in young Johnson's music, including being chased by "hell hounds," and other crazy things.

So much fun.

Great song, great stories.
Johnson went from crap to "wow" on the guitar. - ( New Window )
Kinda dumb movie  
Beezer : 12/8/2017 11:47 am : link
that I loved. lol ... and NOT just because of Jamie Gertz. Ry Cooder made the thing sound good.

Steve Vai!

How 'bout cuttin' heads? - ( New Window )
flagwater?  
GiantsLaw : 12/8/2017 12:28 pm : link
Springsteen's  
bw in dc : 12/8/2017 12:33 pm : link
"New York Serenade"

That song is Bruce's opus...
RE: Crossroad. Robert Johnson.  
mrvax : 12/8/2017 12:50 pm : link
In comment 13730224 Beezer said:
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Later, Cream recorded the more upbeat, electrified version.

It's the best song because it's awesome on its own, but also because of the aura surrounding it. Lots of pieces to the story, but one that's kind of weird ...

In the song, Johnson explains that as part of his deal with the devil, the prince of darkness would harvest all of Robert's "Childrens" at the age of 27, which is exactly how old Robert was when he died in 1938. A spooky correlation is the number of music stars who died at age 27. Some members of the "27 Club" include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Al Wilson (Canned Heat), Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) and Kurt Cobain.

Johnson at one point allegedly disappeared for 6 months. Studied with a guy in a graveyard at night. Or ... sold his soul to the devil. Lots of supernatural themes in young Johnson's music, including being chased by "hell hounds," and other crazy things.

So much fun.

Great song, great stories. Johnson went from crap to "wow" on the guitar. - ( New Window )


Such a weird story, Beez. He looked a lot older than 27 near the time of his death. Who was the black R & B guy from the '50s that George Thorogood covered? That guy was excellent!
one of the guys Thorogood covered  
Dr. D : 12/8/2017 1:00 pm : link
was John Lee Hooker, who I was fortunate to see perform many moons ago.

One bourbon, one scotch and one beer.
I was lucky to see a lot of the Blues greats  
Dr. D : 12/8/2017 1:07 pm : link
sad most of them are gone now.

I did NOT see Robert Johnson, I'm not that old.
Wow, this is tough, but....  
John In CO : 12/8/2017 1:08 pm : link
Damn near impossible to select from a lifetime of listening to one or even a few songs, but for today…..

Complete Control-The Clash-wow! My first truly “holy shit” song first time I heard it

Jumping Jack Flash/Gimme Shelter (depends on what day it is)-Stones

Radio Free Europe-REM…had never heard anything like that when it came out. “murmur” stayed in my tape player for months.

I Will Dare-Replacements…first song I heard from a band which became a life long favorite

Stairway to Heaven-yes, tremendously overplayed now, but at the time as a 10 year old, the song that started the transformation from top 40 pop to rock
I Will Dare-Replacements  
Dr. D : 12/8/2017 1:14 pm : link
funny, I woke up the other morning with that song in my head. Great song, great band.
RE: RE: Crossroad. Robert Johnson.  
Beezer : 12/8/2017 1:23 pm : link
In comment 13730336 mrvax said:
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In comment 13730224 Beezer said:


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Later, Cream recorded the more upbeat, electrified version.

It's the best song because it's awesome on its own, but also because of the aura surrounding it. Lots of pieces to the story, but one that's kind of weird ...

In the song, Johnson explains that as part of his deal with the devil, the prince of darkness would harvest all of Robert's "Childrens" at the age of 27, which is exactly how old Robert was when he died in 1938. A spooky correlation is the number of music stars who died at age 27. Some members of the "27 Club" include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Al Wilson (Canned Heat), Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) and Kurt Cobain.

Johnson at one point allegedly disappeared for 6 months. Studied with a guy in a graveyard at night. Or ... sold his soul to the devil. Lots of supernatural themes in young Johnson's music, including being chased by "hell hounds," and other crazy things.

So much fun.

Great song, great stories. Johnson went from crap to "wow" on the guitar. - ( New Window )



Such a weird story, Beez. He looked a lot older than 27 near the time of his death. Who was the black R & B guy from the '50s that George Thorogood covered? That guy was excellent!


George and the Delaware Destroyers (saw then around 1983-94 at Binghamton U) covered a lot of old blues guys. Probnably the most famous, John Lee Hooker (One Bourbon, one scotch, one beer).
1983-84***  
Beezer : 12/8/2017 1:23 pm : link
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George also covered The Sky is Cryin'  
Beezer : 12/8/2017 1:27 pm : link
by Elmore James ... not as famously as Stevie Ray. But it was pretty fun.
Missed Dr. D's response.  
Beezer : 12/8/2017 1:28 pm : link
Same page.
Mercy Mercy Me  
santacruzom : 12/8/2017 3:38 pm : link
by Marvin Gaye belongs on my list, as it's that rare song I'd never skip no matter my current mood.
Kashmir (364 days a year)  
53inCanton : 12/8/2017 4:56 pm : link
.... on Dec. 8

Imagine
Good Vibrations!  
Grey Pilgrim : 12/8/2017 5:00 pm : link
:yes:
RE: George also covered The Sky is Cryin'  
markky : 12/8/2017 5:25 pm : link
In comment 13730407 Beezer said:
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by Elmore James ... not as famously as Stevie Ray. But it was pretty fun.


Lonesome George also plays a mean Dust My Broom
10 mostly off-beat answers  
manh george : 12/8/2017 6:31 pm : link
Just ask the Lonely--Four Tops

Always on My Mind--Willie Nelson.

Bobby McGee--The Janis Joplin Version.

Crazy--Patsy Cline

Twilight Time--Platters

Heartbreak Hotel--Elvis.

Like A Rolling Stone--Dylan.

Say a little prayer--Aretha

Worst That Could Happen--Brooklyn Bridge

Sunshine of your love--Cream



Lots of Beatles Songs in my second 10, none near the top, strangely.



Want a laugh? See the Billboard top 100 of all time. A remarkably awful list.
Link - ( New Window )
Helpless - CSNY  
trueblueinpw : 12/8/2017 6:42 pm : link
I mean, as others have said, kind of tough to pick just one. Maybe Born to Run for something a bit more upbeat.

Someone else listed Danny Boy; Jackie Wilson singing Danny Boy is gonna' give any other song a pretty solid run for the money.
Beatles -  
section125 : 12/8/2017 6:45 pm : link
A Day in the Life
Would second Always On My Mind  
eclipz928 : 12/8/2017 6:48 pm : link
Willie Nelson -I think the Elvis and Michael Buble covers are just as great.

Also Fly Me to the Moon - Sinatra, and Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder are a couple songs that I would be fine with if they were the only songs left on the planet that I could ever hear.
the lullabies  
RasputinPrime : 12/8/2017 6:56 pm : link
my mom sang to me when I was a wee lad.
The Band  
Go Terps : 12/8/2017 7:01 pm : link
The Weight
Happy Birthday as sung by Marilyn Monroe  
baadbill : 12/8/2017 7:18 pm : link
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RE: For me, it's...  
djm : 12/8/2017 7:21 pm : link
In comment 13729732 Milton said:
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Kung Fu Fighting


Worst. Song. Ever.
God Only Knows  
Marty866b : 12/8/2017 8:28 pm : link
Great choice.
Heroin  
Jalapeno : 12/8/2017 8:41 pm : link
by Lou Reed.

Also, if you're a Robert Johnson fan I hope you like Charley Patton too.
Big Spender  
baadbill : 12/9/2017 12:54 am : link
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And to get you in a fun mood...  
baadbill : 12/9/2017 1:17 am : link
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Louis Prima - Sing,Sing,Sing - ( New Window )
Joni Mitchell  
Ira : 12/9/2017 1:23 am : link
The Circle Game.
Another candidate - Harvest Moon  
Ira : 12/9/2017 7:54 am : link
by Neil Young
If I needed you  
AnnapolisMike : 12/9/2017 9:15 am : link
by Townes Van Zandt (Lyle Lovett and Emmy Lou Harris do great covers)

Thunder Road by Bruce...
RE: There's no best song of all time  
Rick5 : 12/9/2017 12:56 pm : link
In comment 13729863 Mr. Bungle said:
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+1
When talking about music, I have never understood why people use the word "best" when "favorite" is a much more accurate word choice.
I often go through my collection and find myself enjoying a song  
baadbill : 12/9/2017 6:56 pm : link
but can't play it all the way through without hitting "next" ... or listening to a discography for a particular group/artist and find myself hitting "next" for multiple songs that I don't particularly love by that artist...

It is indeed rare that I can select an artist and just let it play for hours without ever hitting "next" for any song or part of a song ... that I literally enjoy listening to the entire song of whatever song happens to play for an artist

Rod Stewart and John Fogerty/CCR are the artists for me...

I can literally put on music on random for the above and just let it play and 8 hours later I will not have touched the keyboard to skip a single song.

(together with the The Beatles, Dylan, Eagles, Abba, Sting, Neil Diamond, Meatloaf... haha, I had to stop or else the list may never have ended)

Sir Mixalot  
Sarcastic Sam : 12/9/2017 7:01 pm : link
Baby Got Back

Becky......
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