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Top Ten Songs Of All Time


#1

I want to know the songs you guys consider the 10 best ever. So to to get the ball rolling:

1) Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
2) The Beatles - Strawberry Fields
3) Manic Street Preachers - A Design For Life
4) The Smiths - Ask
5) The Clash - London Calling
6) Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
7) Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
8) The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
9) Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis
10) Guns N Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine

I didn't put more than one of any artist /group in the top 10 because many of them have done a lot of great songs. Ie you could make the top 10 all Dylan or Beatles if you wanted too.

Songs that just missed out on mine are:

John Lennon - Imagine
R.E.M - Man On The Moon
Duran Duran - Rio
The Verve - Bitersweet Syphony
Bruce Springsteen - Born to run
Blur - Parklife
Ben E King - Stand By Me
The Who - My Generation
U2 - With or without you
The Libertines - Dont Look Back Into The Sun

Good luck..........


#2

These are just my favourites. I wouldn't say they should be considered the best songs.

In no particular order.
Gimme shelter - Rolling Stones
Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
Civil War- Guns N Roses
Break On Through- The Doors
Fade To Black- Metallica
Cemetary Gates-Pantera
Sweet Chid of Mine- Guns n Roses
Stairway To Heaven- Led Zeppelin
Vodoo Child- Jimi Hendrix
My My Hey Hey - Neil Young

Other bands that were close include

The Beatles
Alice Cooper
Tom Petty
Megadeth
Ozzy
Bob Dylan
Slayer
Black Sabbath
Allman Brothers Band


#3

Classic thread...good topic. However, top 10 is probably too long after about 15 posts so i'll give you 5.

Jersey Girl - Tom Waits
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Rocket Man - Elton John
God only knows - The Beach Boys


#4

Classic thread...good topic. However, top 10 is probably too long after about 15 posts so i'll give you 5.

Jersey Girl - Tom Waits
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Rocket Man - Elton John
God only knows - The Beach Boys


#5

Heroin - The Velvet Underground
The Call Up - The Clash
Tired of Being Alone - Al Green
The Dead Part of You - American Music Club
Leave Me Alone - New Order
Mystic Eyes - Them
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Halloween - Dream Syndicate
He Got Game - Public Enemy
The Sweetest Punch - Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach

I'm not making a claim for these as the top songs of all time, they are just ten of my favorites.


#6

You mention tom petty in the 'nearly' category. I think you have a point.


#7

Also in no particular order. Bit of an ecletic mix and hope I don't sound any less masculine cos' of some of the choices!

Yesterday - The Beatles
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns'N'Roses
Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
Smack Ya Bitch Up - The Prodigy
All Saints - Never Ever
Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Most of them have some sort of significance in my life, especially All Saints and The Verve. Could have chosen 10-15 tracks from The Beatles and another 3-4 from Guns'N'Roses. Pick WTHJ cos' I've been playing a lot of GTA on the XBox recently!

Merry Christmas Guys an' Gals
Wheels


#8

What do you mean? Do you like or dislike Petty? Tom Petty is in my top three for bands. He has so many excellent songs but I don't think any single song of his belongs in my top ten. Refugee, breakdown and Free fallin are probably in my top twenty. I am constantly changing what I'm listening to so it's hard to pick just ten.


#9

Youre right too many to list for a top ten but wait.. no Hendrix yet??

1.Are You Experienced?- Jimi Hendrix
2.Black Dog Led- Zeppelin
3.One Love- Bob Marley
4.Sunshine Of Your Love-Cream
5.Feelin' Alright-Traffic
6.ok, ok, Yesterday-Beatles
7.Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
8.I CAnt Get No,(Satisfaction)-Rolling Stones
9.Jump-Van Halen
10.One-Metallica

of course this will change tommorow.. but these are what ran thru my mind when on this post..


#10

Free Bird-LS
Stairway-LZ
In My Life-Beatles
Surfin Safari-Beach Boys
My Girl-Temps
Train in Vain-Clash
Ramblin Man-Allman Brothers
Brothers in Arms-Dire Straits
Time-Floyd
Baba O'Reiley-Who

Just My .02


#11

In no particular order:

With or Without You - U2
Glycerine - Bush
Hero of the Day - Metallica
Every Breathe You Take - The Police
Come Together - The Beatles
Lean On Me - The Temptations
You Can't Always Get What You Want The Rolling Stones
Dream On - Aerosmith
I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
Let Her Cry - Hooties and the Blowfish


#12

I can't believe I forgot Skynard.


#13

Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead
A Day In The Life - The Beatles
Supersonic - Oasis
Street Fighting Man - Rolling Stones
Redemption Song - Bob Marley
Angry Again - Megadeth
Punch You In The Eye - Phish
Unchained - Van Halen
Best Of Whats Around-Dave Matthews
Rockin In The Free World - Neil Young


#14

I'm surprised no ones said hells bells by ACDC.


#15
  1. Like a virgin by Madonna
  2. Baby one more time by Britney Spears
  3. Bye Bye Bye by N'SYNC
  4. I want it thataway by Backstreet Boys
  5. Black or white by Michael Jackson
  6. Mandy by Barry Manilow
  7. Get this party started by Pink
  8. Genie in a bottle by Christina Aguilera
  9. Irresistible by Jessica Simpson
  10. Boyfriend by Ashlee Simpson

There you have it, the top ten songs of all time.

...kidding!!!


#16

in no particular order:
1. unchained - van halen
2. angel of death - slayer
3. pyramid song - radiohead
4. am i evil - metallica (never heard the original by diamondhead...i think)
5. elderly woman behind a counter in a small town - pearl jam
6. rv - faith no more
7. tired of sex - weezer
8. seven nation army - white stripes
9. song for the deaf - queens of the stone age
10. paper bag - fiona apple


#17

here are some of my favorites, in no particular order

burden in my hand - soundgarden
where are you - our lady peace
thunderstruck - ac/dc
party hard - andrew wk
tom sawyer - rush
hey hey what can i do - led zeppelin
hurt - nine inch nails
bullet with butterfly wings - smashing pumpkins
the guess who - no sugar tonight
slither - velvet revolver


#18

no order

Guns and Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
Metallica - One
Pantera - WALK
Aerosmith - Sweet Emotions
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Iced Earth - Melancholy
Hendrix - Along the Watchtower
Lynard Skynard - Sweet Home Alabama
Marylin Manson - Beautiful People
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody


#19

Jimi Hendrix - Manic Depression
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Radiohead - Karma Police
Santana - Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Bon Jovi - Livin' On A Prayer
Dave Matthews Band - Spoon
Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, Part II
Coldplay - Clocks
Stevie Wonder - Superstitious


#20

Spoonful - Cream
Bad Company - Bad Company
Welcome to the Jungle - GNR
Jeff's Boogie - Jeff Beck
The Eggplant that ate Chicago - Norman Greenbaum
Return of the Son of the Monster Magnet - Mothers of Invention
Horny Slum Godess from the Lower East Side - The Fugs
Don't Eat Yellow Snow - Frank Zappa
Anything by Stevie Ray Vaughn
Maggott Brain - Funkadelic
VooDoo Child with a Slight Return - Jimi Hendrix
Sympathy For The Devil - The Stones