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Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

Posted on: April 11, 2008 11:44 pm
Edited on: April 12, 2008 11:36 am
 
Number 15: One - U2

Number 14:
Candle in the Wind - Elton John

Number 13:
American Pie - Don McLean

Number 12:
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Number 11:
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Number 10:
Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Number 9:
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

Number 8:
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

Number 7: Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

Number 6: Hey Jude - The Beatles

Number 5:
Respect - Aretha Franklin

Number 4:
Yesterday - The Beatles

Number 3: What's Goin' On? - Marvin Gaye

Number 2:
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Number 1:
Imagine - John Lennon

*DISCLAIMER - Please note that, in my opinion, a song only becomes "great" after 10 to 15 years. A songs greatness is not only determined by its ability to become popular, but also it's ability to maintain it's popularity.*
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Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: April 15, 2008 3:25 am
 

Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

Haha, I'm with you JLo. Although to put The Real Slim Shady on this list is a travesty in itself, IMO. Most obnoxious, pointless, overplayed, cry for attention/solitude at the same time I have ever heard. If you absolutely HAVE to add an Eminem song, try I Still Just Dont Give A ****.

Anyway, my list wasnt in any particular order after the top 7 or so, just naming some favorite songs as they came to me. Was this supposed to be classic rock specific? I realize there probably arent alot of Beethoven fans on here or anything, but Symphony no. 9 is probably to this day the greatest piece of musical art to ever grace my ears.




Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: April 14, 2008 11:03 pm
 

Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

I'm going to work backwards... it's the only way my mind works!  *not all of these would be considred popular, but they still rock.

#1 - Hotel California / Eagles

#2 - Sympthaty for the Devil / 'Stones

#3 - Yesterday / Beatles

#4 - Superstition / Stevie Wonder

#5 - Paul Revere / Beastie Boys

#6 - My Way / Frank Sinatra

#7 - Unforgiven / Metalica

#8 - Run / Pick Floyd (actually, the entire Wall soundtrack)

#9 - Viva Las Vegas / Elvis

#10 - Piano Man / Billy Joel

#11 - California Love / Dr. Dre & Tupac

#12 - Real Slim Shady / Enimem

#13 - Levon / Elton John

#14 - American Pie / Don McLean

#15 - Cheeseburger in Paradise / Jimmy Buffett

 

*and yes, I realize I should be treated for multiple personality disorder!!




Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: April 14, 2008 10:45 pm
 

Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

I guess I better break out the old school blonde wig for this one.

*Putting on his best 80's rock impression*

Here I go agaainnn on my owwwwnnnn!!!! Goin down the only rooaad I've eva knowwwwnnn! Like a drifter I was born, to walk alooonneee...

AND IVE MADE UP MY MIIIIINNNDDD! I AINT WASTIN NO MORE TIME, HERE I GO AGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

IIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

Switch mode:

I'LL MAKE A RICH WOMAN BEG!! I'LL MAKE A GOOD WOMAN STEAL!!!! I'LL MAKE AN OLD WOMAN BLUSHHH! AND A YOUNG WOMAN SQUEALL!!

But, in seriousness, here's my list. Some of the song names may be incorrect:

1. Express yourself- NWA

2. Don't Stop Believing- Journey

3. Here I go Again- Whitesnake

4. Hotel California- The Eagles

5. Bad to the Bone- George Thorogood

6. Lowrider- War

7. Ramblin' Man- Bob Seger

8. Old Time Rock and Roll- Bob Seger

9. HoundDog- The King

10. Witchy Woman- The Eagles

11. Shimmy Shimmy Ya- Ol' Dirty Bastard feat. Wu Tang Clan

12. Ring of Fire- Johnny Cash

13. Walk This Way- Aerosmith

14. Feel Like Making Love- Bad Company

15. Heart Gently Weeps- Wu Tang Clan feat. Erikah Baduh




Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2008 4:44 pm
 

Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

Haha...maybe not, bumblebee. I wasn't alive for most of the songs on my list, but I recognize that that era ('60-'75 or so) was the best in recent musical history.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters is a good addition.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2008 3:21 pm
 

Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

Low Rider-War

Low Spark of High Heeled Boys-Traffic

Crosstown Traffic-Jimi Hendix

Crossroads-Cream

Funeral for a Friend-Elton John

Shapes of Things to Come-Yardbirds

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo-Johnny Winter And

Isn't it a Pity-George Harrison

I Am the Walrus-Beatles

I'm Going Home-Ten Years After

In the Court of the Crimson King-KIng Crimson 

Time-Pink Floyd

Wild World-Cat Stevens

Dazed and Confused-Led Zepplin

Bridge Over Troubled Waters-Simon and Garfunkel

Did I do a good enough job of dating myself?




Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2008 12:01 pm
 

Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

I'll put Back in Black and Hotel California in the next 5.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: April 12, 2008 11:50 am
 

Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

Since you upped the number I will give you 5 more songs to consider. Still not choosing any performer more than once, though that is just my preference.

Doctor My Eyes   Jackson Browne
For What It's Worth  Buffalo Springfield
LA Woman   The Doors
Hotel California    The Eagles
Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad  Meat Loaf



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2008 11:38 am
 

Top 15 Greatest Songs of All-Time

I added 5 more. I may do another 5 including something AC/DC.



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: April 12, 2008 11:27 am
 

Top 10 Greatest Songs of All-Time

1-You Shook Me All Night Long, AC/DC
2-Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen
3-Who Are You, The Who
4-Layla, Derek and the Dominos
5-Back in Black, AC/DC
6-Imagine, John Lennon
7-A Day in the Life, The Beatles
8-Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin
9-Highway to Hell, AC/DC
10-Free Bird, Lynyrd Skynyrd




Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: April 12, 2008 11:22 am
 

Top 10 Greatest Songs of All-Time

There is just too many!Yep. I was gonna do 20, but it took me long enough to come up with my top 10.


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