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Steve April

7/22/2011 10:04:13 PM

15 BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME...(rock, pop, blues)
1. Let It Be...the Beatles
2. Like A Rollin' Stone...Dylan
3. Satisfaction...the Rollin' Stones
4. Stairway To Heaven...Led Zep
5. Walk Away Rene...the Left Banke
6. Bobby McGree...Janis Joplin version
7. Light My Fire...the Doors
8. Crossroads...Eric Clapton
9. Hotel California...the Eagles
10. Who'll Stop the Rain...Credence Clearwater Revival
11. Heart Of Gold...Neil Young
12. Sunshine Of Your Love...Cream
13. Johnny B. Goode
14. Sultans Of Swing...Dire Straits
15. Heart Of The City...(m'song, if I'm wrong let me know...)

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The Dorroughbys

7/24/2011 2:10:29 PM

certainly a list of fine songs. Hotel California's a stretch :)

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Shoe City Sound

7/24/2011 5:15:10 PM

Sultans of Swing has a line in it that for some reason has always cracked me up -
"You check out Guitar George - he knows all the chords" that kills me, I have no idea why ... totally a list of classics - #15 too!

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The Dorroughbys

7/24/2011 10:18:41 PM

I'd also go with Gimme Shelter over Satisfaction, but both are great songs

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Hop On Pop

7/25/2011 5:41:19 AM

Some good tunes on there!
Of course, you know that I cannot resist listing a few of my own faves:
• God Only Knows - Beach Boys
• Waterloo Sunset - Kinks
• Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
• Common People - Pulp
• Ju Ju Man - Brinsley Schwarz (written by Jim Ford)
• Albion's Daughter - Cleaners From Venus
• Does He Love You - Rilo Kiley
• Dark End of the Street - Dan Penn
• I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better - The Byrds
• Rocks Off - Rolling Stones
• Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
• Augusta, Angélica e Consolação - Tom Zé
• In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

note: I reserve the right to add and subtract as many songs as I want to from my list whenever I see fit.

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Chandra Moon

7/25/2011 10:49:44 AM

Now that's a very difficult task as I love so much music and so many tracks!!!
Some of my favourites in no particular order:

1 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
2 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3 Ruby Tuesday - Melanie version
4 When Stars Go Blue - Ryan Adams
5 Pale Blue Eyes - The Velvet Underground
6 Rehab - Amy Winehouse
7 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
8 Ray of Light - Madonna
9 Blue Lines - Massive Attack
10 Wonderwall - Oasis
11 New York - Paloma Faith
12 Shores of Avalon - Tina Malia
13 Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
14 My Culture - 1 Giant Leap (feat Robbie Williams)
15 Water From A Vine Leaf - William Orbit

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Hop On Pop

7/25/2011 11:20:31 AM

Oh yeah, I gotta add:
• All My Little Words - Magnetic Fields

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Richard Scotti

7/25/2011 1:09:13 PM ---- Updated 8/6/2011 5:18:28 PM

...not necessarily the greatest of all time....just my personal favs........

no particular order)

1-Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2-Follow -Richie Havens
3-Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin' Spoonful
4-Tumblin' Dice - Stones
5-Light My fire - Doors
6-All Along The WatchTower (Hendrix version)
7-Eight Miles High - Byrds
8-Mr. Tambourine Man - Dylan
9-The Rising ~ Bruce Springsteen
10-She Loves You - Bealtles
11-Strawberry Fields - Beatles
12-Waterloo Sunset- Kinks
13-Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
14-The Weight - The Band
15-Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin

runners up -

16-Landslide - Stevie Nicks/Fleetwood Mac
17-Wild Horses - The Stones
18-Angel - Jimi Hendrix
19-Stage Fright - The Band
20-Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
21-Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye
22-Try A Little Tenderness - Otis redding

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Chandra Moon

7/25/2011 1:25:55 PM

Oh yea!!!! Waterloo Sunset - it's too hard to pick just 15 songs isn't it ha ha!!!

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The Dorroughbys

7/25/2011 10:07:48 PM

chocolate ice-cream's better than strawberry :) :) :). If you're going to post something with the title "15 Best Songs of All Time (rock, pop, blues)", you've got to expect some disagreement!

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7/26/2011 4:38:29 AM ---- Updated 7/26/2011 5:59:08 AM

15 BEST SONGS OF ALL TIME...(rock, pop, blues)
1-chimes of freedom flashing....bob dylan
2-we shall overcome..joan baez
3-let it be...beatles
4 brothers in arms...dire straits.
5blowing in the wind..dylan.
6 all along the watchtower.. hendrix
7rock of ages..timeless...
8-god bless the child..billie holiday
9-respect ...aretha franklin.
10-Sunday Mornin' Comin..' Down.kris kristofferson.
11-hurt.. j cash... is actually a cover of a Nine Inch Nails song?

12-love hurts.. gram parsons...
13- bat out of hell...meatloaf..
14-Whenever, Wherever"..shakira..
15-For Whose Sake?"...richard thompson..

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Hop On Pop

7/26/2011 5:35:28 AM

You know that Johnny Cash song -- "Hurt" -- is actually a cover of a Nine Inch Nails song?
Of course, Johnny's take on it is pure Johnny and doesn't sound much like the original. Still, want to give credit where credit is due.

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7/26/2011 5:57:47 AM

hop on pop, did not know that thank, you yes credit given..will now listen Nine Inch Nails song..

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7/26/2011 8:47:49 AM

As the Merry half of Pip n' Merry, here is my selection. . .(I think . .)

1.Will The Circle Be Unbroken. . .Nitty Gritty Dirt Band version
2.Ripple . . Grateful Dead
3.I Am A Pilgrim . . .Byrds version
4.Meet on the Ledge . . .Fairport Convention
5.Say A Little Prayer for You. . Aretha Franklin
6.Brothers In Arms . . Dire Straits
7.Anthem . . .Leonard Cohen
8.Dance Me to the End of Love . . .Leonard Cohen
9.Every Time We Say Goodbye . .Ella Fitzgerald version
10.Thunder Road . . Bruce Springsteen
11.Chimes of Freedom Flashing . . .Bob Dylan
12.Alone Again Or...Love
13.Visions of Johanna . . .Bob Dylan
14.Martha. . . Tom Waits
15.One Country . . .Midnight Oil

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Hop On Pop

7/26/2011 10:31:20 AM ---- Updated 7/26/2011 10:32:34 AM

Here's the (original) NIN version of "Hurt":

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7/27/2011 4:46:56 AM

thank you lots ..pip..

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Steve April

7/27/2011 1:39:57 PM ---- Updated 7/27/2011 1:48:10 PM

dolores thanks, always a pleasure, richard thanks, gifted musos all on IAC, pip and merry i felt a pang at "chimes of freedom," hop on pop, chandra, eclectic and various, thank you all...what does the music biz know??? most of it's run by offshore gamblers lol...

here's a revised list...(IAC rocks)

1. Let It Be...the Beatles
2. Like A Rollin' Stone...Dylan
3. Gimme Shelter...the Rollin' Stones
4. Stairway To Heaven...Led Zep
5. Walk Away Rene...the Left Banke
6. Bobby McGree...Janis Joplin version
7. Light My Fire...the Doors
8. Crossroads...Eric Clapton
9. Who'll Stop the Rain...Credence Clearwater Revival
10. We See The Birds Land...The Trip Poppies
11. Blues Cruise...Richard Scotti
12. Here...Hop on Pop
13. Liberty...Pip and Merry
14. Clear As a Dream...Chandra *Beautiful River...Dolores
15. Heart Of The City...(m'song, if I'm wrong let me know...)

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7/27/2011 6:12:57 PM

Ohhh Magnetic Fields "All My Little Words". Good call Pop.

If I may try my hand.....ahem. This is not necessarily in order of best to 15th best. Just 15 songs I consider amazing (like the 15 best!) and I wish you will listen to them :)

1. Aneurysm - Nirvana
2. A Day In The Life - The Beatles
3. Asshole - Beck
4. Human Fly - The Cramps
5. Don't Be A Jerk, Jonny - The Drums
6. Convinced Of The Hex - The Flaming Lips
7. When They Come To Murder Me - Black Francis
8. Dead Sound - The Raveonettes (Named after Buddy Holly's song 'Rave On')
9. Everything Goes To Hell - Tom Waits
10. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground
11. Sympathetic Noose - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
12. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground - The White Stripes
13. American Music - The Violent Femmes
14. Have Love, Will Travel - The Sonics (A 60s cover of a 50s song by Richard Berry. Best cover ever!)
15. Terrapin - Syd Barrett (not the same song as the Dead)

I hope some of you recognize some of these.....besides the Beatles song. Haha.


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7/27/2011 10:58:59 PM

Well the 15 greatest songs of all time seem to change with my mood. Right now at 1:30 am Eastern Standard Time they are:

1. Strawberry Fields Forever- Beatles
2. Something - Beatles
3. Box of Rain - Grateful Dead
4. If I Had a Rocket Launcher - Bruce Cockburn
5. Hejira - Joni Mitchell
6. Man in the Long Black Coat - Dylan
7. It Was a Very Good Year - Sinatra
8. Wichita Lineman - Jimmy Webb
9. The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield
10. Chestnut Mare - The Byrds
11. Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson
12. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
13 Desert Rose - Sting
14. Sweet Thing - Van Morrison
15. Gimme Shelter - Stones

No doubt they will be different tomorrow... Great thread by the way, thanks for starting it Steve!

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Shoe City Sound

7/27/2011 11:10:24 PM ---- Updated 7/28/2011 8:16:19 AM

OK Vartan's list has given me courage to post mine ..... (also no particular order)

1. A Girl Like You - The Wolfgang Press
2. King of Self - Sajid and Zeeshan
3. Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie and the Banshees (Marie Antoinette soundtrack version)
4. Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
5. Relaxin With Cherry - Kid Loco
6. How High The Moon - Les Paul and Mary Ford
7. Magic - Dilirium featuring Julee Cruise
8. Cry Me A River - Julie London
9. La Femme D'Argent - Air
10. Happiness - Goldfrapp
11. Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
12. Universal Traveler - Air
13. Down By The Sea - Moorcheeba
14. For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
15. That's When I Reach For My Revolver - Mission of Burma

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Hop On Pop

7/28/2011 5:59:32 AM

Steve: really? Thanks!!!!
Shoe City: Not to be a nit picker, but I think that Wolfgang Press song is called "A Girl Like You" (unless there is another that I don't know about). And it is a great one!

Also, for those of you wondering about that Magnetic Fields song, this is it:

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Shoe City Sound

7/28/2011 8:15:45 AM

Hop on Pop - thanks I had no idea haha - I don't think I ever had it on vinyl or cd so I never knew .. totally corrected my list!


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7/28/2011 11:29:24 AM

@Shoe City Sound Glad I could inspire you! I dig alot on your list as well and shall be delving into some that are unknown to me.

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Steve April

8/1/2011 8:18:03 PM

well, here's a song that oughta be on a list, or a tatoo anyway...

(feel free to embed, i'm all thumbs w computers lol)

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Richard Scotti

8/2/2011 7:50:41 AM

Steve ~Thanks so much for the including my song on your list. I'm honored.

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8/6/2011 1:53:05 AM ---- Updated 8/6/2011 3:02:35 AM

Okay, this is my list (for what its worth)

1. All Along The Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix
2. Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)- Rolling Stones
3. Yesterday-Beatles
4. Every Day People- Sly & The Family Stone
5. Hey Jude-Beatles
6. Money-Pink Floyd
7. Say It Loud-James Brown
8. Purple Haze- Jimi Hendrix
9. Africa-Toto
10. The World Is A Ghetto-War
11. Bennie And The Jets-Sir Elton John
12. Get Ready-Rare Earth
13. Billy Jean-Michael Jackson
14. Stairway To Heaven-Led Zepellin
15. One Love-Bob Marley

Runner ups:

Nothing From Nothing-Billy Preston
That's The Way Of The world-Earth Wind & Fire

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Steve April

8/9/2011 4:01:22 PM ---- Updated 8/11/2011 8:04:21 PM

Stoneman, fab list...

always a pleasure, your chronicles are very engaging...

richard, you rock!!!

joan baez's voice does very well w an overlooked ditty lol...


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