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Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:31 am UTC
by Keayn
Your favorite song, the one that your heard once and no matter how much your tastes in music change, you know that that song(s) is simple amazing.
For me, I'd have to say a three way tie between Desert Rose by Metalcan (probably my favorite), Knights of Cydonia by Muse (the video rocks, but the song itself is great too) and finally Live and Learn by Crush 40 (a band you've probably never heard, but makes awesome songs). Your turn.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:41 am UTC
by aaron
don't make me do this :(

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:43 am UTC
by Keayn
aaron wrote:don't make me do this :(

Because you don't have one that you like?
or is this a double topic or something...?

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:43 am UTC
by aaron
it's so hard to pick a favorite song EVER

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:08 am UTC
by Megatriorchis
I can't pick a favorite.

I could probably pick a favorite from each artist, but I can't pick my ultimate favorite.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:58 pm UTC
by SirMustapha
If there's no constraint in song length, I have a precise answer to that question: Amarok, by Mike Oldfield.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:01 pm UTC
by Blinke
aaron wrote:it's so hard to pick a favorite song EVER

Agreed. I hate picking favourites of anything, favourite song ever is just impossible.

Right now, though, I'm enjoying Purpose by Cloud Cult the most.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:17 pm UTC
by Dingbats
I have three loved tracks on last.fm; Water Curses by Animal Collective, Benefits of Lying With Your Friend by The Apples in Stereo, and Här kommer solen by [ingenting]. But I wouldn't say those are my favourites ever.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:19 pm UTC
by Abstruse
Oh there is a murderess amongst us
Her love is a violent spiral
Hurling in upon us, conjured up
At the birth of the world

Dirtywhirl

TV on the Radio is amazing.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:52 am UTC
by Sir_Elderberry
No. Sorry. Entirely dependent on my state of mind. But "Comfortably Numb" comes close.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:47 am UTC
by Sanctuary1
I can't pick my favorite genre, let alone song.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:15 am UTC
by reversepsych
Aghs. So hard.

Some possibilities:

Consequence-The Notwist
Teen Angst-M83
Future Reflections-MGMT
Introduce Facts For The Sake of Fiction-PlayRadioPlay!

Aghs aghs!

(and maybe Holland, 1945-Neutral Milk Hotel, and maybe and maybe.....)

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:07 am UTC
by ParanoidAndroid
Screw this, I'm just posting my favorite songs.

Radiohead- Paranoid Android, Fake Plastic Trees
Sigur Ros- Hoppipolla (This song always makes me feel happy. Always. It reminds me of everything that is good and right with the world.)
Iron & Wine- "Such Great Heights" (*sigh*)
Sufjan Stevens- "Casimir Pulaski Day", "Chicago" (Actually, nearly everything by him could make the list.)
David Bazan- "Hallelujah" (I know it's a cover. His version means more to me for various personal reasons.)
Anathallo- "A Holiday At the Sea", "A Great Wind, More Ash"
Elton John- "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" (What? Don't look at me like that...)
Explosions in the Sky- "The Only Moment We Were Alone"
Five Iron Frenzy- "On Distant Shores"
Frank Sinatra- "The Way You Look Tonight"
mewithoutYou- "Nice and Blue" (Really, every single song by them.)
Okkervil River- "Plus Ones"
Circle Takes the Square- "A Non-Objective Portrait of Karma"
The Beatles- "Here Comes the Sun"

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:05 am UTC
by seladore
Viðrar vel til loftárása, by Sigur Rós. It kills me every time I hear it.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:26 pm UTC
by KristinaL
Blaaarg. What difficult questions you ask.

"The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us!!" - Sufjan Stevens
"Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death" or "You Are the Light (By Which I Travel Into This and That)" - Jens Lekman

But let's be serious. Anything Jens Lekman has ever done is so superior to everything else ever. :D

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:29 am UTC
by Midnight
i'd say it's incredibly difficult.. and it is. to pick my second, third, fourth favorite songs or wahtever.

BUT for some reason, my most favorite song of all time is Sympathy for the Devil by the Rolling Stones. I'm not even a huge fan of the stones. Only like 5% of their stuff is really good, the other 95% is crap (luckily, 5% = 30 songs or so) but god damn. That song is amazing.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:29 am UTC
by curious and questioning
ParanoidAndroid wrote:Iron & Wine- "Such Great Heights" (*sigh*)

why do you like this version more than the Postal Service one?

"Birdhouse In Your Soul"- They Might Be Giants
I don't know. Even though at any given time I probably like other songs more, the other ones are always changing. Birdhouse was the first song I fell in love with, and it stands up to repeated listens... also, a little bit, I want to be the kind of person who has that as their favorite song...

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
by keybored
Megatriorchis wrote:I can't pick a favorite.

I could probably pick a favorite from each artist, but I can't pick my ultimate favorite.

i could MAYBE do one for each genre, but i dont know that i could even pick one per artist (except one-hit-wonders)

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:55 am UTC
by b.i.o
Glittering Blackness.

by Explosions in the Sky.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:38 am UTC
by PerfectDisguise
Radiohead- Paranoid Android, Fake Plastic Trees
Sigur Ros- Hoppipolla (This song always makes me feel happy. Always. It reminds me of everything that is good and right with the world.)

I would have to agree with this, especially about hoppipolla. That song is amazingly... uplifting.

The rest of my shortlist
Tool - The Grudge
Modest Mouse - Bankrupt on Selling
Nuetral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy
and
The Beatles - Across the universe

Sorry that was the closest I could come to just a single song

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:43 pm UTC
by OmegaLord
curious and questioning wrote:
ParanoidAndroid wrote:Iron & Wine- "Such Great Heights" (*sigh*)

why do you like this version more than the Postal Service one?


Postal Service, for me is MADE by Benjamin Gibbard.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:12 am UTC
by NieXS
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Awesomesauce.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:13 am UTC
by maxfischer
Here Comes My Baby by Cat Stevens. =]
oh yessss.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:34 am UTC
by arcana07
You know, there was a time in my life when I didn't think I would be able to narrow my list of favorite songs to just One Ultimate Favorite Song, but then I found myself latching onto one song out of the tens of thousands of favorite songs I have. I kept on needing to listen to it for ten, fifteen, sometimes twenty times in a row. Even now, just thinking about it does something to me emotionally and compels me to want to listen to it again and again and again.

That song: "Alles Klar", by Ultravox

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:24 am UTC
by 1337geek
maxfischer wrote:Here Comes My Baby by Cat Stevens. =]
oh yessss.

I didn't know until now that he wrote or even performed that song! After listening, I can say that the Tremeloes' version is better, but Cat sure does it better than Wayne Newton.

It's hard to pick just one favorite song. I probably have 100 I love above the others (from many artists across several genres), and I maybe could narrow my favorites down to 10 or so. But if I had to pick just one, I'd pick "For Crying Out Loud," written by Jim Steinman and performed by Meat Loaf.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:31 am UTC
by Aethernox
Lateralus : Tool

It took a great deal of consideration, but I'm unable to find any song that rivals its importance to me.

Runners up, in no particular order:
Reflection : Tool
Trains : Porcupine Tree
Tightrope : The Stone Roses
2112 : Rush
To Bid You Farewell : Opeth

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:27 pm UTC
by Mineral Rabbit
I'd like to say my favourite piece of music is something beautiful and heartfully composed like "Comtine d'un autre ete: l'apres midi" by Yann Tiersen or "Music of the Night" from Phantom of the Opera or even "Defying Gravity" from Wicked. Truly, some of these are more fun to sing.
...
And yet one song keeps coming back and I cannot deny that it always has been and probably always will be my favourite song.

"Do you love me (Now that I can dance?)" by The Contours

....and I don't know why.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:51 am UTC
by Esmenet
About two months ago, I would have said this was completely impossible. I love so much music, and I wouldn't have been able to pick a favourite at all. Now, I would have to say if I had to choose just one, it would easily be the Red Rose remix of Rinbu Revolution. I loved the song when I first heard it — then I found out what all the lyrics meant, and loved it even more.

If I could pick, say, an album, I'd just say "The Utena OSTs" and leave it at that, because the Utena soundtrack is amazing.

Also, first post. Yay.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:08 am UTC
by Grunger
hmmmmm
it could be...
Pearl Jam - Given to fly

very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very ... good song.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:14 pm UTC
by Xutar
Six degrees of inner turbulance by Dream theater?

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:32 am UTC
by Intercept
Keayn wrote:Live and Learn by Crush 40 (a band you've probably never heard, but makes awesome songs). Your turn.


Sonic.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:47 am UTC
by thatguy
Right now: Cowboy Dan by Modest Mouse
but I'm always in the mood for Creep (Acoustic) by Radiohead or Fell In Love With A Girl by The White Stripes

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:52 am UTC
by Various Varieties
Well it's gotta be a Beatles one.

It's either "I am the Walrus" (for the wonderfully surreal imagery in its flowing stream of consciousness lyrics), and for the happy accident of the Shakespeare play getting mixed into the song), "A Day in the Life" (for sheer epic grandeur, and its incorporation into Sgt Pepper as a whole) or "Get Back" (for its pure, catchy rock 'n' roll simplicity). But there are at least ten others that could fit alongside those in this paragraph quite easily.


As for non-Fab Four:

Radiohead - "Paranoid Android"
A bit of a predicatable choice for that band, perhaps, but I think it deserves its reputation among their song catalogue.

Oasis - either "Don't Look Back in Anger" or "Live Forever"
Both still retain all their power. Both still give me a little tingle down the spine every time I hear them. Both are still miles better than "Wonderwall". :wink: And we know Oasis love their Beatles references, so I'll say that "Live Forever" ranks up there with "She Loves You" as one of the most perfect expressions of optimism in any pop song.

REM - "It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)"
For very similar reasons to "I am the Walrus", come to think of it.
"Electrolite" is another favourite of their songs.

The Who - "I Can See For Miles"
It's not as catchy as "My Generation", as funny as "Boris the Spider" or "I'm A Boy", as weird as "Magic Bus", as epic as "Won't Get Fooled Again". But it's my favourite Who song.

Pink Floyd - "Bike"
Could easily have picked "Money", "Time" or "Wish You Were Here". But I'm gonna go for "Bike" because I've never heard any song balance humour and creepiness quite so well, with such an off-kilter rhythm and rhyme scheme.


Nothing obscure or unconventional there in either the artist or track list, I admit: no out of print B-sides or bands that released one single then split up. There's no question that all those bands are part of the Major Label Rock Establishment, and pretty much all those tracks would be on each band's Greatest Hits compilations (or at least make it into a Q magazine list). But there are extremely good reasons for that!



But ah! You asked for just one! So I shall be definitive:

A Day in the Life.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:38 am UTC
by xaeon
Xutar wrote:Six degrees of inner turbulance by Dream theater?

I wouldn't really count that as a "song," but it is absolute genius.

I would have to go for either Muse - Invincible or Dream Theater - Finally Free.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:24 am UTC
by The Hyphenator
Aethernox wrote:Trains : Porcupine Tree
:D This has been my favorite song for... months now, which is pretty long for me. Although right now I'm considering replacing it with Starless, by King Crimson. That song is freakin' amazing.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:14 am UTC
by Aethernox
The Hyphenator wrote: :D This has been my favorite song for... months now, which is pretty long for me. Although right now I'm considering replacing it with Starless, by King Crimson. That song is freakin' amazing.


They are both rather excellent, but I fear that I prefer Epitaph, The Court, and even Red or One More Red Nightmare over Starless.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:02 am UTC
by Wardial3r
Blink 182 - Dammit embodies everything I have ever loved in my entire life. Simple chords, lyrics anyone can sympathize with.
And i can play it on the guitar!
Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy ... very similar.. simple music, enjoyable lyrics, catchy chorus. Great memories associated with it.
Something Corporate - Konstantine This was once described to me as the freebird of emo songs... I fully support that notion.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:23 am UTC
by Midnight
Various Varieties wrote:Well it's gotta be a Beatles one.

It's either "I am the Walrus" (for the wonderfully surreal imagery in its flowing stream of consciousness lyrics), and for the happy accident of the Shakespeare play getting mixed into the song), "A Day in the Life" (for sheer epic grandeur, and its incorporation into Sgt Pepper as a whole) or "Get Back" (for its pure, catchy rock 'n' roll simplicity). But there are at least ten others that could fit alongside those in this paragraph quite easily.




I'm sorry, how are you NOT including Come Together in 'best beatles chunes'?
Hell that might be my second favorite.
Or stockholm syndrome by muse.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:36 am UTC
by Wardial3r

I'm sorry, how are you NOT including Come Together in 'best beatles chunes'?
Hell that might be my second favorite.
Or stockholm syndrome by muse.


Although I didn't really like Across The Universes music... The version of "Come Together" was amazing.

Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:27 pm UTC
by Sto Helit
The Across the Universe cover of 'Hey Jude' and the cover of 'Romeo and Juliet' by the Killers.
I have heard the originals of both songs, but for some reason, I prefer the covers.