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george96

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My Favorite Songs
« on: November 24, 2014, 11:13:10 PM »
I made a list of my favorite 100 songs recently, and I figured I would put it up here. I had a complicated and flawed method, so even I was surprised by a few of the results. I restricted myself to one favorite song from each artist, so there are no duplicate artists on the list (although I counted Jay-Z and Kanye's collaboration a separate entity from each artist).

100. Gimme Back My Bullets by Lynyrd Skynyrd


99. Rag Doll by Aerosmith


98. Daylight by Matt & Kim


97. Writer's Block by Brother Ali


96. Always on My Mind by Elvis Presley


95. Much Higher by Gary Wright


94. Bem, Bem, Maria by Gipsy Kings


93. Take Care by Drake & Rihanna


92. Twisted by Joni Mitchell


91. It Would Be Crime by Tina Turner


90. Ready to Start by Arcade Fire


89. Airplanes by B.o.B. & Hayley Williams


88. Crazy on You by Heart


87. Saturday in the Park by Chicago


86. Ignition (Remix) by R. Kelly


85. White Wedding by Billy Idol


84. Get Back by Ludacris


83. Next to Me by Emeli Sandé


82. Hypnotize by The Notorious B.I.G.


81. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett


80. Layla by Derek and the Dominos


79. Gold Digger by Kanye West & Jamie Foxx


78. The Cave by Mumford & Sons


77. Bad Girls by M.I.A.


76. Smile by Lily Allen


75. Holiday by Jessie Baylin


74. D.A.N.C.E. by Justice


73. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart


72. Today by Zero 7


71. Hey Brother by Avicii


70. Zero Dark Thirty by Aesop Rock


69. It's Tricky by Run-DMC


68. When We Were Young by Lucy Schwartz


67. Chandelier by Sia


66. Love Her Madly by The Doors


65. I Want You Back by the Jackson 5


64. American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


63. Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day


62. Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against the Wall) by Mystikal


61. Kick, Push by Lupe Fiasco


60. How Will I Know by Whitney Houston


59. All Will Be Well by the Gabe Dixon Band


58. Hot Blooded by Foreigner


57. Reelin' in the Years by Steely Dan


56. Ula Ula by Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas


55. No Church in the Wild by Jay-Z & Kanye West & Frank Ocean


54. Oye Como Va by Santana


53. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revival


52. Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix


51. Sunshine by Atmosphere


50. Free My Mind by Katie Herzig


49. Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds


48. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison


47. Jack and Diane by John Cougar Mellencamp


46. Centerfield by John Fogerty


45. Ramblin' Man by the Allman Brothers Band


44. Dirty Laundry by Don Henley


43. Rox in the Box by the Decembrists


42. Freaks and Geeks by Childish Gambino


41. Bug-a-Boo by Destiny's Child


40. Countdown by Beyoncé


39. After Midnight by Eric Clapton


38. Best We've Got by the Rubens


37. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac


36. Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie


35. I'll Be Alright by Passion Pit


34. La Grange by ZZ Top


33. Oxford Comma by Vampire Weekend


32. Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee


31. The High Road by Broken Bells


30. Get Ready by The Temptations


29. Houdini by Foster the People


28. True Love Will Find You in the End by Daniel Johnston


27. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty


26. My Life by Billy Joel


25. Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin


24. Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen


23. Badge by Cream


22. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen


21. Glass, Concrete, and Stone by David Byrne


20. Black Water by the Doobie Brothers


19. The Sea is Calling by The Temper Trap


18. The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel


17. Disparate Youth by Santigold


16. Graceland by Paul Simon


15. Bust a Move by Young MC


14. Take it to the Limit by the Eagles


13. Devil's Work by Miike Snow


12. Take the Money and Run by Steve Miller Band


11. Cheers (Drink to That) by Rihanna


10. Hey Ya! by OutKast


9. Speed the Collapse by Metric


8. Blackbird by the Beatles


7. Can I Get A... by Jay-Z & Amil & Ja Rule


6. Stuck in the Middle With You by Stealers Wheel


5. Night Moves by Bob Seger


4. Seven Devils by Florence & the Machine


3. The Winner Takes it All by ABBA


2. Rill Rill by Sleigh Bells


1. Try a Little Tenderness by Otis Redding


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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 12:11:28 AM »
george!!

What a great way to say hi! How are you? There must be stories behind many of these songs about why they are your favorites. Try A Little Tenderness has got to have one! Thanks for compiling this. :)
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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 11:08:34 PM »
How did I know you would comment, Sandy? :) I'm doing very well!

I first heard "Try a Little Tenderness" last year. Each time I've listened to it, I've loved it more. For awhile last year, I listened to it twice a day each day. Its beauty has yet to peak for me, and I still haven't figured out what exactly about it makes me react so well to it.

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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2014, 09:16:08 AM »
How did I know you would comment, Sandy? :) I'm doing very well!

I'm so glad to hear that! Haha! How could I not comment? I've missed seeing you here and your list is fabulous!

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I first heard "Try a Little Tenderness" last year. Each time I've listened to it, I've loved it more. For awhile last year, I listened to it twice a day each day. Its beauty has yet to peak for me, and I still haven't figured out what exactly about it makes me react so well to it.

Now I can't stop listening to it!

You know... the song is sort of, well... never mind. :))
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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2014, 09:34:08 AM »
Wow, great list goerge! I like pretty much all the ones I know on this list. And since I love Otis Redding and that style of music, Try a Little Tenderness makes me smile being your #1.
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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2014, 02:12:05 PM »
An ABBA song at number 3, love it. Is Queen the only one with 2 songs in the list?

Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2014, 07:47:42 PM »
An ABBA song at number 3, love it. Is Queen the only one with 2 songs in the list?

Thanks for sharing this.

Queen has two on the list because I considered Under Pressure as by a separate artist. Jay-Z and Kanye each have two on the list due to one of their collaborations.

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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2014, 02:26:08 AM »
So it was a deliberate choice to limit each artist to only 1 song. Do any of these artists have only 1 song that you like enough to consider for this list (so are the one hit wonders from your view)? Is so who.

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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2014, 11:27:36 AM »
Ula Ula by Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas !!!

Whoa. I didn't realize this band had a song used by target. I remember loving some of their songs in the late 90's.
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Re: My Favorite Songs
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2014, 02:00:38 PM »
Ula Ula by Illya Kuryaki & the Valderramas !!!

Whoa. I didn't realize this band had a song used by target. I remember loving some of their songs in the late 90's.

Yes! I'm so glad that Target used Ula Ula. I would never have found them otherwise.

 

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