Post your top 15 favorite songs!

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    Here are my favorite 15 songs in somewhat of an order:

    1) Sexy Sadie- The Beatles, I litterally had that piano in my head for a month!
    2) Hurricane- Bob Dylan, IMO best song about race relations in America
    3) Paranoid Android- Radiohead, entire album kicks ass, for you Floyd fans
    4) Time- Pink Floyd, best when listened to at night
    5) Lay Lady Lay- Bob Dylan, so beautiful
    6) Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley, describes love perfectly(and losing love)
    7) Who Am I?- Lou Reed, can't get enough of it, cool lyrics
    8) Sitting- Cat Stevens, another song with great lyrics, even if he's a terrorist
    9) I am a Rock- Simon and Garfunkel, typical great song from S&G
    10) Sitting on the Dock of the Bay- Otis Redding, relaxing
    11) Mad World- Gary Jules, makes more sense if you watch Donnie Darko
    12) Midnight Rider- Allman Brothers, greatest southern rock band
    13) Piece of my Heart- Janis Joplin, helluva voice
    14) Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse, "Good News" is a great record
    15) Otherside- Red Hot Chili Peppers, so melodic and smooth

    Is that a "top 15" list in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
     
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    You've got 3 of my favorites on there...

    3) Paranoid Android- Radiohead, entire album kicks ass, for you Floyd fans
    11) Mad World- Gary Jules, makes more sense if you watch Donnie Darko
    14) Ocean Breathes Salty- Modest Mouse, "Good News" is a great record

    As for mine, most of these are songs I like right now and might not in a month or so, I'm weird like that. The first 3 are permanent, but beyond that they're subject to change...

    1) Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road my favorite song of all time
    2) Foo Fighters - Everlong in my opinion, the best rock single of the late 90's/early 00's
    3) Beach Boys - God Only Knows breaks my heart everytime I hear it, for a few reasons
    4) Nirvana - All Apologies one of those that I can probably never fully enjoy ever again because I wore it out when it was first out
    5) Bobby Darin - Beyond the Sea don't even know why I like this one so much, it's just so cool and laid-back
    6) Modest Mouse - The World at Large kicks off a great album
    7) Flaming Lips - Do You Realize possibly my favorite lyrics of all time
    8) Bright Eyes - Let's Not Shit Ourselves sounds like a stream of consciousness of my everyday thoughts
    9) Dire Straits - Romeo & Juliet I admit this one's kinda lame, but it has a lot of personal connotations with me.
    10) Radiohead - True Love Waits I guess this is the closest thing to a real love song on this list.
    11) Steve Miller Band - The Joker again, personal reasons
    12) Smashing Pumpkins - Drown I know I'm alone on this one, but I think this is their most beautiful song
    13) Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism Again, some of the best lyrics ever
    14) Postal Service - Such Great Heights everything about this song is perfect
    15) Ryan Adams - Wish You Were Here most people don't like his rock songs, but this one's my favorite of his by far.
     
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    Thats funny. I almost put "Tunnel of Love" on my list, which has a lot of personal connotatoins for me. Dire Straits knew how to write real love songs.
     
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    In no particular order, we'll see if I can get to 15 without having to think too much about it...

    Smashing Pumpkins - Soma (I think it's their most beautifully melanchollie song out)
    DJ Krush - Paradise Bird Theory (Hauntingly calming)
    Frou Frou - Let Go (It hits a nerve with me. I can't say anything that is all that earth shattering about the song otherwise)
    Arrested Development - Tennessee (Is there a better song to be playing in the summer?)
    Common - Song For Assata (feat. Cee-Lo) (The lyrics are political, but the song is beautiful)
    Cinematic Orchestra - All Things to All Men (feat. Roots Manuva) (Musically stunning)
    Atmosphere - Trying to Find a Balance (Powerful; raw)
    Marvin Gaye - Got to Give it Up (One of the best grooves you will ever hear)
    George Clinton - Flashlight (The ultimate party song, so rarely played at parties anymore)
    Hum - Apollo (Absolutley beautiful)
    Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady (The break-beat in the middle of the song is one of the top 3 in history)
    Smashing Pumpkins - Drown (I think it's drown Dan, not Down, but maybe I'm wrong; but you're right, so very beautiful)
    Cream - White Room (Such a good song)
    Jay-Z - Dead Presidents (Nothing but a well constructed east coast hip hop song)
    Eric Burdon - Spill the Wine (I really like his voice. I can almost get the contact high through my speakers when I listen to this song)



    That was easier than I thought it would be. This should be more along the lines of the first 15 that came to mind. There are so many more.
     
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    That's how I felt about it, the first time I heard it, I was speechless, though I have no idea why.

    I wrote Drown! Don' be hatin'! :D

    Which one is Soma again? Is that the one where he sings "I'm all by myself/As I've always felt"?
     
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    "Etheral" comes to mind for the Frou Frou song.

    Sorry about the Drown/Down thing. I must have read it wrong.

    Yes, that is Soma.

    Luna is the one I always confuse with it, name wise. Luna is also quite beautiful.
     
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    Yeah. Electronic music like that blows my mind, how people can assemble all these different sounds to make this one beautiful song.

    No worries, I was just giving you a hard time.

    I really love Siamese Dream, but I have trouble remembering most of the names of the songs on there.
     
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    I think the pumpkins are actually quite underrated.
     
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    Hey, what would be a good Atmosphere album to start out with? I really like that song "trying to find a balance", but I figured I'd get a fan's opinion.
     
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    God Loves Ugly is the best one. It has REALLY good songs on it.

    Seven's Travels has Trying to find a balance, and most of it is really good, although parts fall flat.

    His latest album, "You Can't Believe How Much Fun We're Having" seems to be pretty solid, but I haven't listened to it enough to get a fully developed opinion on it.

    He has some older stuff, but there is more hip-hop filler on the older stuff.

    There still are some Gems, but God Loves Ugly is the best of his work.

    When I get my comp back up and running, I can hook you up with a couple samples.
     

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