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Posted: 9/25/2005 11:23:40 AM EDT
Tell us what you think could be considered the greatest song of all time.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:28:32 AM EDT
I met a guy once who swore "Blinded by the Light" was the best song ever. I like the song, but his enthusiasm for it was a little strange.

As for me, I can't pick just one. I like them all for different reasons.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:28:44 AM EDT
Star Spangled Banner
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:33:24 AM EDT
Helter Skelter
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:35:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 12:55:00 PM EDT by HoustonHusker]
"Don't you forget about me"-Simple Minds
"True Faith"-New Order
"Relax"-Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Anything by DuranDuran
Anything by Simon and Garfunkel

ETA: 1st Impression-Emerson, Lake and Palmer
3rd Impression-ELP



Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:37:24 AM EDT
American Pie

Always liked that song.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:49:28 AM EDT
well not the greatest, but a song about the greatest link for some of song
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 11:58:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:00:15 PM EDT
Tommy Tutone - Jenny (8675309)
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:06:53 PM EDT
Stairway to Heavan probably
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:08:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmarkma:
Star Spangled Banner




+1776
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:12:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 12:14:15 PM EDT by txgp17]

Originally Posted By QuantumPion:
Stairway to Heavan probably definitely


Fixed
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:14:23 PM EDT
Black Sabbath - War Pigs....
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:20:37 PM EDT
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:35:58 PM EDT
I've always been a big fan of Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:39:51 PM EDT
T.T.I.G.

This Thread is Gay.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:44:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 12:45:19 PM EDT by BuckeyeRifleman]

Originally Posted By bubba99:
T.T.I.G.

This Thread is Gay.



why? do you not like music?
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:44:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By codyXdeath:
I've always been a big fan of Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas.



Me too.


But I think 'Amazing Grace' is the Greatest Song of all time.

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'Love Song' by Tesla is pretty cool, too.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:46:14 PM EDT
You Never Even Called Me By My Name Also known as "The Perfect Country and Western Song" by David Allen Coe.



Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:51:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
I met a guy once who swore "Blinded by the Light" was the best song ever. I like the song, but his enthusiasm for it was a little strange.




I hate that fucking song, with the burning passion of a thousand suns.

Anyway.. carry on
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 12:56:16 PM EDT
FREE BIRD!!!!
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:00:20 PM EDT
Whip It - Devo
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:04:10 PM EDT
Very difficult......


I'd have to go with Metallica - One
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:07:52 PM EDT
The Blue Danube
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:09:14 PM EDT
[Kip Dynamite] Like anyone could even know that Napoleon. [Kip Dynamite]
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:17:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 1:19:42 PM EDT by pattymcn]

Originally Posted By MMcCall:

Originally Posted By SubnetMask:
I met a guy once who swore "Blinded by the Light" was the best song ever. I like the song, but his enthusiasm for it was a little strange.




I hate that fucking song, with the burning passion of a thousand suns.

Anyway.. carry on



I just stomached my way through Bruce Springstien's version Manferd Mann's much better but still not worthy of greatest song of all time.

I think songs are so personal, it depends on a lot of what personally is happened to you at the time the song was popular [or released].

For me:

Foriegner: Head Games [I loved that song back when it was popular - I was in HS had a nice group of friends who I partied with, good times!]

Bryan Adams: Summer of 69 - again good times. Spent the summer this song was released up in Everett Washington as a life gaurd. Had a lot of fun times back then! I saw Adam's in concert down in Tacoma on my birthday.

Just about any song off of the SPORT album by Heuy Lewis and the news. These are just good shooting the breeze songs!

I loved Greg Kihn My loves in Jeopardy.

Pat Benatar's Hit me with your best shot.

Can't say I have a favorite though.

Patty
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:46:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By codycoyote:
Amazing Grace.
Taps.



I can't make it through either one without my eyes leaking.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:50:44 PM EDT
My 'greatest' song is dependant on my mood at the time the question is asked. For right now:

Gentle on My Mind

By Campbell Glen

It's knowing that your door is always open
And your path is free to walk
That makes me tend to leave my sleeping bag
Rolled up and stashed behind your couch
And it's knowing I'm not shackled
By forgotten words and bonds
And the ink stains that have dried upon some line
That keeps you in the backroads
By the rivers of my mem'ry
That keeps you ever gentle on my mind

It's not clinging to the rocks and ivy
Planted on their columns now that binds me
Or something that somebody said
Because they thought we fit together walking
It's just knowing that the world will not be cursing
Or forgiving when I walk along some railroad track and find
That you are moving on the backroads
By the rivers of my mem'ry
And for hours you're just gentle on my mind

Though the wheat fields and the clothes lines
And the junkyards and the highways come between us
And some other woman crying to her mother
'Cause she turned and I was gone
I still might run in silence tears of joy might stain my face
And the summer sun might burn me 'til I'm blind
But not to where I cannot see you walkin' on the backroads
By the rivers flowing gentle on my mind

I dip my cup of soup back from the gurglin'
Cracklin' caldron in some train yard
My beard a roughning coal pile and
A dirty hat pulled low across my face
Through cupped hands 'round a tin can
I pretend I hold you to my breast and find
That you're waving from the backroads
By the rivers of my mem'ry
Ever smilin' ever gentle on my mind


Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:53:01 PM EDT
Amazing Grace was a good pull.

There are so many....

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:58:48 PM EDT
Yep, it is personal. The song that gets me fired up is that original rendition of Mary Had a Little Lamb. Poor girl must have been heart-broken. I guess a baby goat might have been worse.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 1:59:59 PM EDT
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:01:07 PM EDT
Unless it's "Silent Night" during Christmas Eve service at church,

"Old Shep" by Hank Snow.

Both make me tear up.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:04:31 PM EDT
"A Country Boy Can Survive" - Hank Williams, Jr.

Followed by the Dukes of Hazzard theme song "Good Ol' Boys" by Waylon Jennings of course
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:06:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Itchy:
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here



That is a damn fine song
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:20:58 PM EDT
Since is has no words, I'm not sure that it counds as a song. But 'Fanfare for the Common Man' by Aaron Copelandmight well be the greatest piece of music under four minutes ever composed.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:22:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jmarkma:
Star Spangled Banner



+1, followed by Hotel California by Eagles
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:26:16 PM EDT
"Over the Rainbow"
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:36:57 PM EDT
"Happy Birthday"
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:48:24 PM EDT
Paint it black by the stones.
But with a more recent bias i would say "Evil" by interpol
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:48:46 PM EDT
Walk Away Renee by The Left Banke...an amazing song, especially if you consider a 17 year old wrote it...
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:50:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:


ETA: 1st Impression-Emerson, Lake and Palmer
3rd Impression-ELP






You mean Karn Evil 9 from Brain Salad Surgery? Great band!
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 2:56:24 PM EDT
Man....giving this more thought..I would say:

The 17 minute long version (cover) of The Turtles "Dont let me be misunderstood" peformed by Santa Esmerelda

or

The 12 minute long version of "Cold Sweat" by James Brown.

Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:00:12 PM EDT
A lot of good tunes out there...

Time by Pink Floyd...
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:06:12 PM EDT
Fade to Black
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:09:18 PM EDT
Right now I have Decre...ded that There's No Home for You Here (The White Stripes) is the best.
I week ago it was Death letter (The White Stripes live and James Blood Ulmer versions).
A week before that it was Dead leaves and the Dirty Ground live (The White Stripes).
Before that it was Apple Blossom (The White Stripes)
Before that it was Leaving Hope (NIN).
Before that Part four of the New World Symphony(Devorak) .
Before that Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McArtny)
Before that Hey Jude (The Beatles)
Before that Drive My Car (The Beatles)
To be entirely honest I can't choose one, to I have to split it up in to time periods
Now - Three months ago The White Stripes
Three months ago - Six months ago NIN
Six months ago- 12 months ago Captian Beefheart and Sun Ra
1 Year ago - 2 Years ago Keith Jarrett
2 Years ago - 3 Years ago Jazz and The Beatles
Thats as far as I remember.
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:11:56 PM EDT
"A Change of Seasons" -Dream Theater
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:12:47 PM EDT
I'd have to go with:

Simple Man- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Little Wing- Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughn (Both versions are good)
Link Posted: 9/25/2005 3:17:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/25/2005 3:20:25 PM EDT by Hiwathl]
Big Rock Candy Mountain....a man I have great reverence for turned me onto it.....
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:31:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 2:57:11 PM EDT by SubnetMask]

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:
Big Rock Candy Mountain....a man I have great reverence for turned me onto it.....



A song that mentions cigarette trees is always a fine choice.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:49:51 PM EDT
Stairway to Freebird
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 2:55:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:


ETA: 1st Impression-Emerson, Lake and Palmer
3rd Impression-ELP






You mean Karn Evil 9 from Brain Salad Surgery? Great band!



You bet! Brain Salad Surgery is my alltime favorite album. Keith Emerson was genius in creating it.

HH
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