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Thread: Best Song Ever?
01-04-2005, 04:26 PM #1
Best Song Ever?
One of them young punks (Seldon or Glademaster) already posted about this, but I think "Wings" by Josh Ritter might be one of the better songs ever. And by ever, I mean before, after but not during the reign of the Grateful Dead or Led Zeppelin because those guys are not mortal, no."All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
01-04-2005, 05:03 PM #2Sub-par GTA Player
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If that's the one near the beginning of Sinners with the refrain "It's my hooomme..." then I would agree that it is a mighty fine song. Josh Ritter is a great songwriter and I thank Sinners for bringing him to my attention.
01-04-2005, 05:04 PM #3
01-05-2005, 08:02 AM #4Originally Posted by Woodsy
01-05-2005, 09:00 AM #5
How about Tear Stained Eye by SonVolt. I can listen to that song over and over and over. The Canadian Power Trio isn't bad but I would think that they would fall under the reign of the all mighty Led Zep.
01-05-2005, 09:23 AM #6
01-05-2005, 09:45 AM #7Originally Posted by jimmy page
Which album is this on?"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
01-05-2005, 09:59 AM #8
Tear Stained Eye is on "Trace". The album starts off with "Windfall" which is also a great song. Trace was the first album that Jay Farrar put out after the breakup of Uncle Tupelo.
01-05-2005, 10:27 AM #9Registered User
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New York Dolls bitches!
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01-06-2005, 07:44 PM #10Originally Posted by gincognito
01-08-2005, 04:22 PM #11
I'm a big Grateful Dead fan, and "Box of Rain" is a pretty amazing song, at least to me.
Josh Ritter writes and sings amazing stuff, but you can't really call it the "best ever" as it has yet to stand the test of time. He is ranked high among my personal favorites though.
I think the normal best songs ever, like "Stairway to Heaven," "Hotel California," and "Freebird" are somewhat overrated. Freebird is a hell of a song, but the other two don't do much for me personally. How about three cheers for "Tuesday's Gone," my personal favorite Skynyrd song.
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01-10-2005, 01:14 PM #12
way too tough to call the "best song of all time"....all subjective anyway...JR is cool, but not sure I would put him in the pantheon of greatest songs of all time.
Some of the greatest songs of all time IMHO (in no particular order):
"Baba O'Riley" & "My Generation" by the Who
"Ramble On" & "Babe, I'm Going to Leave You" by Zep
"Satisfaction", "Loving Cup", "Sympathy for the Devil" (and about 50 others) by the Stones
"London Calling" "Train in Vain" "Guns of Brixton" (and about 20 others) by the Clash
geez...too many to list right now....
01-10-2005, 02:01 PM #13Originally Posted by Woodsy
I have decreed it is "working man" by rush.
01-10-2005, 06:23 PM #14Originally Posted by Obstruction
01-11-2005, 01:09 AM #15
Fuck that hippy shit
"Rusty Cage", Soundgarden
"In A Free Land", Husker Du
"Nervous Breakdown", Black Flag
"Night of the Living Baseheads", Public Enemy
"The Deluxe War Baby", Burning Airlines
"Vasoline", Stone Temple Pilots
"Small Parts Isolated And Destroyed", Nomeansno
01-11-2005, 07:27 AM #16
LONG LIVE HELMET!
01-11-2005, 10:29 AM #17
Hey...I love Helmet as much as the next guy. Meantime is a great album.
But COME ON, people! Get a hold of yourselves!
And Glademaster: Don't ever mention the Eagles or Skynrd in the same sentence as the Mighty Zep. You have much to learn about music and tallent if you think either of those two bands could pull their weight against Robert, Jimmy, JPJ and Bonzo!"All God does is watch us and kill us when we get boring. We must never, ever be boring."
01-11-2005, 12:20 PM #18
I have nothing to contribute and have no idea where to start with picking the best song ever (other than I can't stand the vocals in Rush so that's out...), but you guys should keep listing things because you're giving me a nice playlist to listen to at work today..."Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "Wow, what a Ride!"
01-11-2005, 01:47 PM #19
my 4 fave songs are
gotta know the rules--social distortion
don't drag me down--social distortion
she got me----masters of reality (this song could seriously vie for
the title of best kick ass rock song of the '90s)
hine e hine---hayley westenrawhat's so funny about peace, love, and understanding?
01-11-2005, 03:48 PM #20
How 'bout some AC DC - Back in Black
Bob Marley - Get up Stand up
Arrowsmith - Sweet Emotion
Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower
CCR - Proud Mary
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Doors - Roadhouse Blues
Joe Walsh - Lifes been good
Jimi - Little Wing
Nirvana - Lithium
Stones - Jumpin' Jack FLash, Sympathy for the Devil
The Who - Who are you, Baba O'rielyYou are what you eat.
There's no such thing as bad snow, just shitty skiers.
01-11-2005, 04:51 PM #21
LOADED LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN
FLYIN' LIKE AN AEROPLANE
FEEDIN' LIKE A SPACEBRAIN ONE MORE TIME TONIGHT.......
01-11-2005, 04:53 PM #22Originally Posted by altagirl
01-12-2005, 09:10 PM #23
Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Daughter, I Am Mine
Powderfinger - My Happiness
Tragically Hip - Nautical Disaster, Grace Too
Barenaked Ladies - Brian Wilson
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees, Creep
James - Laid
Steve Earle - The Other Kind
Bob Dylan - Masters of War (preferably sung by Eddie Vedder)
Andy Prieboy - Tomorrow Wendy
Dramarama - Anything, Anything
The Pixies - Debaser, Holiday Song
Neil Young - Rockin' In The Free World, My My Hey Hey
Ryan Adams - La Cienega Just Smiled, Amy
The Cure - Inbetween Days
Blur - Parklife
Pulp - Common People, Disco 2000
01-12-2005, 09:13 PM #24
By the way, I actually hate trying to do this sort of thing - it is impossible and I just end up thinking of more and more great music and have to add it to the bottom of the list
01-12-2005, 09:53 PM #25
The General - Dispatch
Light up my room - Barenaked Ladies
Blackbird - The Beatles
Imagine - Lennon
Let it be - The Beatles
Wonderboy - Tenacious D (heh)
I miss you (acoustic) - Incubus
Wish you were here - Incubus
Iris - Goo goo dolls (shit before, shit again, but its on this list)
Only God Can Judge Me - 2pac
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Hotel California - The Eagles
Creep - Radiohead
Dear Momma - 2pac
Everything's gunna be alright - Bob Marley
Stairway to Heaven - the zep
House of the Rising Sun - the doors (its older than they are by a long way)
And this is just scratching the surface