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What are your all-time favorite songs?

Asked by rockfan (11997points) September 17th, 2015

I’ve asked this question before, but I’m constantly discovering older songs (I’m 24), so my list is always changing. Here are some of mine:

A Day in the Life – The Beatles
Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison
First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
Only Living Boy in New York – Simon & Garfunkel
Shelter From the Storm – Bob Dylan
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Who’ll Stop the Rain – CCR
Blue in Green – Miles Davis
La Vie En Rose – Louis Armstrong
I Know There’s An Answer – The Beach Boys
China – Tori Amos
Hounds of Love – Kate Bush
Ripple – Grateful Dead
Hey You – Pink Floyd
Bold as Love – Jimi Hendrix
Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly
Watching the Detectives – Elvis Costello
Downtown Train – Tom Waits
Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
Behind Blue Eyes – The Who
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley
Bourbon Street Blues – Louis Prima
Both Sides, Now – Joni Mitchell
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Jolene – Ray LaMontagne
Skinny Love – Bon Iver
You Got Me – The Roots
Slumdog Beautiful – OutKast

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talljasperman's avatar

Smells like Nirvana. Smells like Teen spirit.

Pachy's avatar

Way, way too many to count, but are two I never tire listening to: Sinatra’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Jerry Lee Lewis’ Whole Lotta Shakan goin on, the first rock ‘n’ roll song I ever heard and danced to.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Hundreds of threm, too many to count. One that comes to mind is BROWN EYED GIIRL.

filmfann's avatar

I am nearly 60 years old, and I have a wide variety of songs on my iPod. Here are a few favorites:
Until You Come Back To Me by Aretha Franklin
Catch The Wind by Donovan
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
I’ll Be Seeing You by Billie Holiday
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright by Peter Paul and Mary
La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf
Ne Me Quitte Pas by Jaques Brel
Don’t Give Up by Peter Gabriel
Girlfriend Is Better by the Talking Heads
Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller
Jamming by Bob Marley
Round Midnight by Linda Ronstadt
You Don’t Know Me by Ray Charles
How Insensitive by Frank Sinatra

Cruiser's avatar

Hollies Long Cool Woman tops my list. Blue Danube and The Entertainer follow closely behind.

Blondesjon's avatar

In the Fade . . . Queens of the Stone Age

josie's avatar

Bad Romance-Lady Gaga
Somewhere Down the Crazy River -Robbie Robertson
Smokestack Lightnin -Howlin Wolf
Keep It Light Enough to Travel -Be Good Tanyas
Gods and Monsters, Ride – both by Lana del Rey
This My grandma and my mother loved this song. They both said it made them think of me.
All That Glitters is not Gold -Dan Seals
Bikini Girls With Machine Guns – The Cramps
Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
Ravine Ace of Base
Others

Brian1946's avatar

A lot of my favorite tunes include major guitar solos and jams.

Here are some of those:

Johnny Winter And- Good Morning Little School Girl
Johnny Winter- Highway 61 Revisited, I Hate Everybody
Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart- People Get Ready
Pink Floyd- Time
Ten Years After- Going Home
Cream- NSU, Spoonful
Lewd Zeppelin- Heartbreaker, Since I’ve Been Loving You

Jimi Hendrix- Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Red House, If 6 Was 9, All Along the Watchtower, Hey Baby

Mira Fana- Assassin’s Creed

Santana- Mirage, I’ll be Waiting

Others:

Bobby Hatfield- Unchained Melody
Roy Orbitson- Only the Lonely
Elvis- Can’t Help Falling in Love
Madonna- Power of Goodbye
Fleetwood Mac- Rhiannon
Miles Davis- Time After Time
Spyro Gyra- Old San Juan
Doors- Break On Through, Unhappy Girl
Haddaway- What is Love
Linda Ronstadt- You Can Close Your Eyes
Leo Sayer- Why is Everybody Going Home
Kingston Trio- Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Pachy's avatar

@filmfann, I have many of the same ones on my iPod!!!

Cruiser's avatar

@Brian1946 Except for the Madonna I had to go down stairs as I swear I thought you snuck in and took my record collection! Ten Years After and Leo Sayer kick
all form of ass!

ZEPHYRA's avatar

I can see clearly now the rain is gone.

I will come up with tons of songs if I sit and think about it. Would be nice to put all the above in a loooong playlist!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Anything not by Nirvana, Madonna, the Boy bands, the bieb, Miley, or most of the pop of today. Give me some Aerosmith, Stones, Head East, BTO, BOC, Def Leppard, Skynard etc and I’m good.

extremely_introverted's avatar

One of my ultimate fave is Don’t Know Why by Norah Jones! ^-^

jca's avatar

I could easily come up with at least 30 from each of various categories – everything from hip hop, R&B, alternative rock, classic rock, disco, freestyle, quirky stuff. If I had a week or two my list would probably be about 150 minimum.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@extremely_introverted Do you have a link to that Norah Jones song. If not I’m sure I can find it.

Blackberry's avatar

Heart’s These Dreams.

Tiestos Suburban Train and Obsession.

Paul Oakenfelds remix of Motorcycles As the rush comes.

Oakenfelds Imperpetuem Mobila.

Deadmaus ALONE WITH YOU and I Remember!

Alpha x’s Sansar Sonics and basically anything by him.

Biggies Warning and Who shot ya.

And basically a lot of classic trance, hip hop and metal.

rojo's avatar

In no particular order

You got to move Rolling Stones
Girl with Far Away Eyes Rolling Stones
Transit Richard Shindell
Willin’ by Little Feat
I’m Through By Vic Chesnutt
Hotel Califorina The Eagles
The Weight The Band
Wagon Wheel Darius Rucker
Red Dirt Girl Emmylou Harris
Hurt Johnny Cash
Masters of War Bob Dylan
Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield
I Fought the Law The Clash
You Were Always on My Mind Willie Nelson
Stairway to Heaven led Zepplin
White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane
In A Gadda Da Vida Iron Butterfly
Ball and Chain Janis Joplin
Proud Mary Ike and Tina Turner
Have You Ever Seen the Rain Credence Clearwater Revival
Shit, Goddam, Get off Your Ass and Jamb Funcadelic
Crossroad Robert Johnson
One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer George Thoughgood.

To start with

rojo's avatar

Down by the River Neil Young
Oh Camil Graham Nash
Teach your Children Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
A Poem on the Underground Wall Simon and Garfunkel
The Boxer Simon and Garfunkel
Keep Me in Your Heart for a While Warren Zevon
“Dead Skunk“https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UejelYnVI3U Loudon Wainwright III
Red Guitar Loudon Wainwright III
Don’t Bogart That Joint Country Joe and the Fish
Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw Jimmie Buffett
Phuck It Robert Earl Keen
This Old Porch Lyle Lovett
This Old Porch Robert Earl Keen
(These two versions evoke two different emotional responses)
She Left Me for Jesus Hayes Carll

rojo's avatar

Oh, and pretty much anything by Beethoven or Mozart; and most of Bachs stuff

rojo's avatar

Maggie May Rod Stewart
Lola The Kinks
Keep your hands to Yourself Georgia Satellites
Don’t Pass Me By The Beatles
Across the Universe The Beatles
Tuesdays Gone Lynyrd Skynyrd
Baba O’Riley The Who
Karma Police Radiohead
Heart Shaped Box Nirvana
Twilight Zone Golden Earing
With or Without You U2
Bad Reputation Joan Jett
Blitzkrieg Bop The Ramones

and, since I messed it up on the last list.

Dead Skunk Loudon Wainwright III

jca's avatar

@Brian1946: Blue Oyster Cult.

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