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YOUR FAVORITE SONGS ( & Downloads)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:42 am
by wonkabar
Yes, there is a Top 100 singles thread

http://zone.aintitcool.com/viewtopic.php?t=3250

However, this is a SONGS-list...so if Jimmy-Crack-Corn is your deal, feel free to throw it down. Plus 100 is alot to ask for. List your personal favorites... your ultimate-mix. It's also a place for those one-hit-wonders, or "the only good song on the album" "I always liked that song on the radio" and guilty-pleasures of course.

Here's a few of mine

Love Comes Tumbling-U2
Down in Splendour-Staightjacket Fits
Timeless Melody-The La's
Friends of P-The Rentals
Galaxie-Blind Melon
Ugly Girl-Fleming and John

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:44 am
by Ribbons
"Amphetamines" by Eve 6 is definitely one of those 'shoulda been a single' songs in my opinion.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:25 am
by EliCash
Someday - The Strokes

Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Coast Is Always Changing - Maximo Park

The Good Old Days - The Libertines

Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

Autobahn Music Box - Cut Copy

Starman - David Bowie

Waltz #2 - Elliott Smith

others, whatever... just realised how futile this is.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 6:46 am
by DrillerKiller
Kenny Rogers & the First Edition - Just dropped in (to see what condition my condition was in)

Mr. Bungle - Dead Goon

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - A moment so close

Frank Zappa - Fifty Fifty

The Cure - Fascination Street

The Doors - Peace Frog

Kerbdog - Dummycrusher

The Mars Volta - Take the veil cerpin taxt

XTC - Day in day out

Ice Cube - Wicked

Ted Nugent - Stranglehold

Faith No More - Kindergarten

Yes - Siberian Khatru

Otis Redding - Sitting on the dock of the bay

yeah...you could do this all day...it really is futile.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:08 am
by wonkabar
"Roll up the window and turn it down a notch unless you want to die" favorites of mine


Talk Dirty to Me-Poison
Shake Me-Cinderella
Come on Feel the Noise-Quiet Riot
Far Behind-Candlebox
Everything She Wants-Wham!
Where's the Love-Hansen
Dancing Queen-ABBA
Aliens Exist-Blink 182

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:23 pm
by athenabodicea
Jane Says-Janes Addiction
Been Caught Stealin'-Janes Addiction
Send Me On My Way-Rusted Root
Come Original-311
Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison
Dancing Queen-ABBA
Peace Frog-Doors
Walking On Sunshine-Katrina and the Waves
Say a Little Prayer for me-Arethe Franklin
It Takes Two-Rob Base
Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen
Sandstorm-Darude
Rockin Robin-Jackson 5
Tones of Home-Blind Melon
Ob La Di Ob La Da-Beatles
Build Me Up Buttercup-The Foundations
Come On Eileen-Dexy's Midnight Runners
Stand By Me-Ben E King

These are some of my favorite "feel good songs"...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:49 pm
by Fried Gold
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
High - Feeder
Coffee Shop - Red Chili Peppers
Overkill - Colin Hay
Dig a Pony - Beatles

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:22 pm
by thomasgaffney
Tom's "Guilty Pleasures" List

Britney Spears - Lucky
'N Sync - Bye Bye Bye
Bowie & Jaggar - Dancin' In The Streets
Ace of Base - All That She Wants
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Backstreet's Back)

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:35 pm
by Brocktune
wonkabar wrote:"Roll up the window and turn it down a notch unless you want to die" favorites of mine

Everything She Wants-Wham!


lol!
me too
karaoke gold, no?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:36 pm
by MasterWhedon
Best song ever written is You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones.

I'm also partial to Where the Streets Have No Names by U2 and Losing My Religion by REM.

There are many others, but those are easily my top three.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:27 pm
by wonkabar
Brocktune wrote:
wonkabar wrote:"Roll up the window and turn it down a notch unless you want to die" favorites of mine

Everything She Wants-Wham!


lol!
me too
karaoke gold, no?

Way too hard to fit the "do-do-do, oh-oh-oh, ah-ha-ya, ah-ha-ha, do-do-do, la-la-la-la-la-laaaaa."

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:23 pm
by minstrel
Pride (In the Name of Love) – U2
I Can See For Miles – The Who
After the Rain – Bruce Cockburn
Perpetual Change – Yes
Wild Night – Van Morrison
Amazing Journey/Sparks – The Who
Fortunate Son – CCR
Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Fairport Convention
Wond’ring Aloud – Jethro Tull
Invitation To The Blues – Tom Waits
Wreck Of The Hesperus – Procol Harum
Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys

I could go on and on ...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:36 pm
by St. Alphonzo
Tempted - Squeeze
Train Song (Live Version) - Tom Waits
Blood Of Eden - Peter Gabriel
Bad Sneakers - Steely Dan
Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles
Got To Get You Off My Mind - Solomon Burke
True Love Ways - Buddy Holly
Dear Prudence - The Beatles
Amie - Pure Prairie League
I Want To Do Everything For You - Joe Tex
Going Out Of My Head - Little Anthony & The Imperials
The Blue Mask - Lou Reed
Watching The Wheels - John Lennon
Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) - Icicle Works
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Dumb All Over - Frank Zappa
All The World Is Green - Tom Waits

Shit, the list could literally run into the hundreds!

Top 130 songs of 2005

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:51 pm
by franzenpancake
Before you go off... yes, yes, I realize how long it must have taken to compile this and I know how sad that must make me. But few things get me as excited as my end of the year iPod playlist. Here's what I came up with for 2005.

1. The Storm by Doves
2. Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple
3. Square One by Tom Petty
4. What I’m Looking For by Brendan Benson
5. Going Through the Motions by Aimee Mann
6. I Summon You by Spoon
7. Publish My Love by Rogue Wave
8. Bom Bom Bom by Living Things
9. America’s Boy by Broadcast
10. Heart In A Cage by The Strokes
11. Do You Want To? by Franz Ferdinand
12. Munich by Editors
13. The Best by …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
14. B.Y.O.B. by System of a Down
15. Little Sister by Queens of the Stone Age
16. Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
17. Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz
18. Salvatore Amato by Bell Orchestre
19. Since K Got Over Me by The Clientele
20. The Iroc-Z Song by High Speed Scene
21. I Gave You by Matt Sweeney and Bonnie “Princeâ€

PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:54 pm
by Buzz McCool
Beck - Bottle of Blues
Flaming Lips - God Walks Among Us Now
Yo La Tengo - Season of the Shark
The Posies - 20 Questions
Dinosaur Jr - The Wagon
Fountains of Wayne - Red Dragon Tatoo
Big Star - Thirteen
New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
Ween - Ocean Man
Pavement - Motion Suggests
Sloan - I Am The Cancer
Mercury Rev - Holes
Weezer - Undone: The Sweater Song
White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
built to spill - Stop the Show

Re: Top 130 songs of 2005

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:07 am
by Ribbons
franzenpancake wrote:Before you go off... yes, yes, I realize how long it must have taken to compile this and I know how sad that must make me. But few things get me as excited as my end of the year iPod playlist. Here's what I came up with for 2005.

. . . . .

A few these should count as cheating since some songs (such as The Strokes, Jenny Lewis, et al) weren't yet released in 2005.


Why would we go off on you for compiling a long list? All it says about you that matters is that you cared a lot about what you had to say. Plus, I fucking love long lists. Odds are higher that something I like'll be on there. ;-) Welcome to the Zone.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:35 pm
by wonkabar
The Unforgettable Fire-U2
Fool's Gold-The Stone Roses
Bring on the Night-The Police

Sorry, but sometimes...
"I Touch Myself"

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:01 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
heres a few of my all time faves... but theres lots more... heres a good cross section...

Teenage Riot - Sonic Youth
Kerosene - Big Black
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan (and the Butthole Surfers cover version)
Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash
Where Eagles Dare - Misfits
The Stallion pt. 3 - Ween
Jigsaw Puzzle - The Rolling Stones
Taxman and Tomorrow Never Knows - Beatles
Needles in the Camels Eye - Brian Eno
Frownland - Captain Beefheart
Smokestack Lightning - Howling Wolf
All Tomorrows Parties - The Velvet Underground

PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:29 pm
by Kilgore
I like Zombie's 'good cross-section' idea, because that's the only way I can whittle things down. Even so, I'm missing a lot...

XTC - Dear God
The Replacements - Unsatisfied
Thelonious Monk - Well You Needn't
The Killers - Mr. Brightside
Blur - Song 2
Jonathan Edwards - Sometimes
Astrud Gilberto - Fly Me to The Moon
Pearl Jam - Black
Foo Fighters - M.I.A.
Swing Out Sister - Am I the Same Girl?
The Sundays - Love
The Cult - Love Removal Machine
Jellyfish - Brighter Day
The Police - Man In a Suitcase (live version)
Steve Earle - Someday
Lyle Lovett - I Love Everybody
Beastie Boys - Super Disco Breakin
NWA - Respect Yourself
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
Stroke 9 - Washin' and Wonderin'
The Clarks - Caroline
Paul Westerberg - Angels Walk
Frou Frou - Psychobabble
Nick Drake - Northern Sky
The Sugarcubes - Birthday
Public Image Limited - Rise
The Cars - Since You're Gone
The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait

Alright...enough, this is the kind of thing where you could go on forever...

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:39 am
by Chief Redcock
My favorite song, hmm? I usually alternate between "New Sensation" by Lou Reed (the Perfect Night in London live version) and "Temptation" by New Order. Many songs on Nick Drake's catalogue could fit here as well.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:41 am
by Chief Redcock
Wow, both of my selections somehow involve the word "new." Didn't notice that before. That's kind of weird.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:31 am
by Seppuku
I'm just gonna write a whole bunch of names of songs I adore, free-association stylee...

Julian Cope - Elegant Chaos
Adverts - Gary Gilmore's Eyes
Jesus and Mary Chain - You Trip Me Up
Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
George Harrison - Beware of Darkness
Neu - Hero
Howling Wolf - Spoonful
Love - AndMoreAgain
Rolling Stones - She's Like a Rainbow
Eric B and Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
X-Ray Spex - Warrior in Woolworths
Blur - Troubles in the Message Centre
Patti Smith - Birdland
Chuck Berry - Come On
Ramones - I Just Want to Have Something to do Tonight
Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves
Beatles - I Me Mine
Minnie Riperton - I'm a Woman
Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Seed and the Sower
Gil Scott Heron - Lady Day and John Coltrane
Outkast - Spottieottiedopalicious
Can - Spray
Associates - Country Club
Bob Dylan - One More Cup of Coffee
Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne
Magazine - Shot by Both Sides
Terry Callier - Ordinary Joe
Teenage Fanclub - About You
Leadbelly - Pick a Bail 'a Cotton
Shirelles - Baby It's You
Marvin Gaye - InnerCity Blues
PIL - Albatross
Van Morrison - Cypress Avenue
Led Zeppelin - Tangerine
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation
Nas - Take it in Blood
Johnny Cash - Tennessee Stud
Gene Vincent - Ain't She Sweet

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:00 pm
by Dark Knight
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
Day Tripper - Beatles
A Town Called Malice - The Jam
Carry on wayward son - Kansas

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:50 pm
by Shane
|I'm listening to alot of Rollins spoken word lately.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:59 pm
by MiltonWaddams
Shane wrote:|I'm listening to alot of Rollins spoken word lately.


i'm sorry.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:01 pm
by Shane
MiltonWaddams wrote:
Shane wrote:|I'm listening to alot of Rollins spoken word lately.


i'm sorry.


You must bow to the greatness that is Henry.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:04 pm
by MiltonWaddams
Oh I will, I love Henry Rollins. He's a two ton mountain of a man with arms like tree trunks, and he's the best part of any of the terrible movies he's in, plus the William Shatner CD duet thing, but his spoken word is just.. too much.

Henry Rollins fights the entire Wu Tang Clan, who wins?

Henry Rollins.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:51 pm
by cinephile2000
My top ten list in no real order
Paradise by the Dashboard lights
American pie
YMCA
Bohemian Rhapsody
Time Warp
Heavy Metal
Sweet Home Chicago
and The Star Wars Theme

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:18 am
by Ribbons
wonkabar wrote:"Roll up the window and turn it down a notch unless you want to die" favorites of mine

Dancing Queen - ABBA


I have to admit, this song touches me in weird places as well. I listen to it and I feel like Toni Collette in Muriel's Wedding, which I think that I think is a good thing... which happens to scare me a little. :shock:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:32 am
by tapehead
You're terrible, Muriel...

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 3:13 am
by Ribbons
tapehead wrote:You're terrible, Muriel...


*blush*

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:54 am
by Belac
Paul McCartney & Wings - Let Me Roll It

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:04 am
by DaleTremont
More bored Sunday night posting! I'm totally not a geek when it comes to music but the things that get me going:

Heart of Glass- Blondie
Fade Away and Radiate- Blondie (Okay pretty much anything off Parallel Lines gets me going)
Little Wing- Jimi Hendrix
If Only We Could Sleep Tonight- The Cure
Lovesick Blues- Patsy Cline
Add It Up- Violent Femmes
Under My Thumb- Rolling Stones
Hey- Pixies
The Man Comes Around- Johnny Cash
Maybe- Janis Joplin
Gone Under Sea- Electrelane
Starman- David Bowie
Straight to Hell- The Clash
Trouble- Cat Stevens
In Particular- Blonde Redhead

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:06 am
by minstrel
minstrel wrote:Pride (In the Name of Love) – U2
I Can See For Miles – The Who
After the Rain – Bruce Cockburn
Perpetual Change – Yes
Wild Night – Van Morrison
Amazing Journey/Sparks – The Who
Fortunate Son – CCR
Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Fairport Convention
Wond’ring Aloud – Jethro Tull
Invitation To The Blues – Tom Waits
Wreck Of The Hesperus – Procol Harum
Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys

I could go on and on ...


Thanks for bumping this thread. I posted that list over two years ago, and I still stand by every song on it. Here are some more:

Watching The Wheels - John Lennon
Cordelia - The Tragically Hip
The Mary Ellen Carter - Stan Rogers
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
Song Is Over - The Who
The Rock / Love, Reign O'er Me - The Who
Share The Land - The Guess Who
Mombasa - Tommy Emmanuel
Turning Toward The Morning - Gordon Bok
Turn Of The Century - Yes
Drive South - John Hiatt
This Beat Goes On / Switchin' To Glide - The Kings
Intro / Sweet Jane - Lou Reed (Rock'n'Roll Animal version)
Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lightning Crashes - Live

... and there's a whole lot more.