Favourite Song of All-Time?

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  1. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    Here's the game. Pick a SINGLE song. Your idea of the 'perfect' song. Doesn't have to be your current favourite, but you'll need to explain why.

    (I will reveal mine shortly.)
     
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  3. Varda The Bug Lady Valued Senior Member

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    Led Zeppelin - Tangerine

    It is a very simple song, no crazy guitar solos, no complex composition, no multiple meaning lyrics.
    It is melancholic and beautiful and it makes me wistful.
     
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  5. cato less hate, more science Registered Senior Member

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    wow, hard one. I would have to say Money Talks by AC/DC. I don't listen to it alot because I am usually on a greenday, tool, Dylan kick, but every time it comes on, I have to crank it up, and drive about 10mph faster =]
     
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  7. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    Coheed and Cambria -- "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3"

    Why? Because it is completely and utterly epic. Non-generic in almost every way; simple yet complex, and interesting lyrics to boot. Plus, to add a personal touch, it was the coolest experience seeing them perform this song live: when, at the end of the song, the crowd singing the back-up vocals (only about 2000 in the audience was far louder than the band).
     
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  8. jax0509 The non-believer Registered Senior Member

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    trampled underfoot by led zeppelin

    good beat, like the keyboard solo and live page worked it for all he could and was a joy to watch
     
  9. QuarkMoon I Registered Senior Member

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    I could never pinpoint a "favorite of all-time", but I can certainly tell you what my current favorites are.

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    I'm currently HOOKED on the group Panic! At The Disco. Check out their album, great music to listen to during the Summer months.
     
  10. thedevilsreject Registered Senior Abuser Registered Senior Member

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    while they have gone shit, i do love master of puppets, it starts fast goes slow and then there is a fuck off guitar solo which is one of only a few of kirks finest hours
     
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    Death In Vegas - Help Yourself

    It's 12 minutes long, and i love every second of it. A balanced stereo system and high volumes are a must to feel the full effect!

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    edit: this is only really my current favourite, I think it's near impossible for me to pick a favourite of all time...
     
  12. illuminatingtherapy Initiate of The Universe Registered Senior Member

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    Shine on you crazy diamond - Pink Floyd. Followed by Molde Canticle - Jan Garbarek.
     
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  14. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    That requires a good deal of thought.
     
  15. Xerxes asdfghjkl Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, come on. We all know Tiassa is going to pick something by the Styx..

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  16. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    Like tiassa said, this requires a lot of thinking and deep reflection.

    My tentative selection is not a song, but rather a classical piece. It would be the Allegretto from Beethoven's 7th Symphony. It has a cunning combination of emotions.
     
  17. Idle Mind What the hell, man? Valued Senior Member

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    I was going under the assumption that it wouldn't really be right to claim a favourite song until you have heard everything ever written (which would be an impossible feat), and that we are really picking our current favourite.
     
  18. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    I heard the Beethoven piece since times immemorable. Just pick your personal favorite of all time, adjusting against present-day bias.
     
  19. thedevilsreject Registered Senior Abuser Registered Senior Member

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    anyone going to mention hotel california by the eagles, great song
     
  20. Cottontop3000 Death Beckoned Registered Senior Member

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    I was thinking of this thread on the way to the store yesterday, and coincidence of coincedences, Hotel California came to mind. I'm not making a choice yet, though. Too many songs that I've forgotten to just go into this willy nilly.
     
  21. water the sea Registered Senior Member

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    There is a light that never goes out by The Smiths.
    Why? Listen to it!
     
  22. jax0509 The non-believer Registered Senior Member

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    the more i look at this the more i realise what a difficult question this is. i would much rather have a top 5 or 10. for instance i love enema by tool but i wouldnt call it perfect and the same goes for teenage kicks by the undertones. if i could pick a top 10 in no particular order it would probably be
    trampled underfoot- led zep
    enema- tool
    teenage kicks- undertones
    love will tear us apart- joy division
    tornado of souls- megadeth
    master of puppets- metallica
    hotel california- eagles
    crush of love- joe satriani
    bones- radiohead
    all along the watchtower- jimi hendrix
     
  23. draqon Banned Banned

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    Favorite song of all time? Easy, it's: Ludacris, "stand up"

    but...now that I think of it and analyze the history of civilization then the song of all time is obviously Eminem: Slim Shady
     

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