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Favorite Song

Postby Phildawg9000 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:09 pm UTC

I didn't see anything like this up so I thought, why not.

What is you favorite song (either currently, or timeless, or maybe both)
and why?

I'll start:

currently, Radio by Alkaline Trio is my favorite song
I like it because it's so simple, such a simple meaning. Yet at the first listen, you might not get it. I was hardly even paying attention to the lyrics and then I finally realized what they were talking about. It's just very catchy and amusing to see people's reactions when they figure out the real meaning.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Lithium33 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:33 pm UTC

Probably The Spirit Carries On by Dream Theater. It's so uplifting and when the second part of the song starts after the buildup using the same lyrics as the opening song, that's like one of my favorite parts of any song.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Huginn » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:25 pm UTC

The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton by The Mountain Goats. The lyrics mean so much to me.

When I was younger (pre-tMG), it was Jumper by Third Eye Blind.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby PhatPhungus » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:10 pm UTC

Burden - Opeth

This song is fucking amazing. It gives me goosebumps most of the time. The solos are incredible, especially the organ solo in the middle. And the proggy singing and shit.

Gah. It makes me not be able to speak well.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby frogman » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:20 pm UTC

Hysteria by Muse. Best song ever written and masterfully performed.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby The Big G in Charge » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:18 am UTC

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. It was on the radio this morning and I've been pumped up all day.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby 1337geek » Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:38 am UTC

My previous favorite ("Volcano" by Jimmy Buffett) was recently ousted by "For Crying Out Loud," written by Jim Steinman and performed by Meat Loaf. Beautiful lyrics over fantastic instrumentation. Epic, emotional, and soaring. The one-take vocal performance is simply astonishing. The songwriter's favorite song, it's about loving someone because they're not afraid to cry. Plus, it was one of the first-ever power ballads. Legend has it that after a live performance of this song in 1978, audience member Billy Joel climbed onto a table to applaud. It wouldn't be performed again live until 2004. Despite its lack of mainstream exposure, it's a magnificent, breathtaking song.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Immortal_Z » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:07 am UTC

For the longest time, it was Homecoming by Green Day (and holds the all-time spot for number 2), as it means quite a lot to myself. Currently, however, and for quite a while now, it is Missed the Boat by Modest Mouse, which is just an amazing, peaceful, calm song.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby ivory.irony » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:02 am UTC

PhatPhungus wrote:Burden - Opeth

This song is fucking amazing. It gives me goosebumps most of the time. The solos are incredible, especially the organ solo in the middle. And the proggy singing and shit.

Gah. It makes me not be able to speak well.


The de-tuning effect at the end is interesting. It's a great song by them, though I think my favorite song by Opeth is Reverie/Harlequin Forest for some reason.

Anyway, my favorite song at the moment is.... Quutamo by Apocalyptica. Shut up shut up, I like some of their music.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Aethernox » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:33 am UTC

ivory.irony wrote:
The de-tuning effect at the end is interesting. It's a great song by them, though I think my favorite song by Opeth is Reverie/Harlequin Forest for some reason.


You know, I also find that, for some reason, I'm much more fond of that song than any other on the album. I'm not sure why. I think it might be something about the atmosphere. I don't know, it's just terrific.

Oh, and my favorite song is probably still Latalerus. I mean, damn.
Also, Trains, Anesthetize, Blackwater Park, Harvest, and Black Rose Immortal come close. And Not Unlike the Waves. I have trouble picking just one.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby |Erasmus| » Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:12 am UTC

Aethernox wrote:Also, Trains, Anesthetize,

Trains is beautiful. I love the version off the live dvd. The album one sounded a little boring in comparison last time i put it on.
I -love- the middle section of Anesthetize but I felt the other sections, while good, prevent it from being one of my favourite songs ever.

Still with Porcupine Tree, but I think Waiting is one of my favourites.

Another song which really appealed to me is Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding. I like the original Elton John song, and also the Dream Theater cover was excellent, too.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby ivory.irony » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:04 am UTC

Aethernox wrote:Also, Trains, Anesthetize, Blackwater Park, Harvest, and Black Rose Immortal come close. And Not Unlike the Waves. I have trouble picking just one.

Yuuuum, Opeth and Porcupine Tree.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby bbq » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:59 pm UTC

My favourite song at the moment would be 'First Day Of My Life' by Bright Eyes. It's amazing! I am also loving 'untitled 01' by Brand New.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Aethernox » Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:23 pm UTC

ivory.irony wrote:Yuuuum, Opeth and Porcupine Tree.
By the way, I added you on last.fm.


Yum, indeed.

That you did. And a friend of mine, even.

|Erasmus| wrote:Trains is beautiful. I love the version off the live dvd. The album one sounded a little boring in comparison last time i put it on.
I -love- the middle section of Anesthetize but I felt the other sections, while good, prevent it from being one of my favourite songs ever.


You know, I can totally see that. I am much more fond of the album version, however.

In all fairness, a 19(ish) minute song can hardly be expected to be excellent in every movement. Mr. Wilson, I think, has done quite well regardless.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Rhombulus » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:04 pm UTC

I never really have a certain solid favorite song. Right now it's probably Drive by the Gaslight Anthem or Plane Vs. Tank Vs. Submarine by Tigers Jaw.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Spacemilk » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:09 pm UTC

Phildawg9000 wrote:currently, Radio by Alkaline Trio is my favorite song
I like it because it's so simple, such a simple meaning. Yet at the first listen, you might not get it. I was hardly even paying attention to the lyrics and then I finally realized what they were talking about. It's just very catchy and amusing to see people's reactions when they figure out the real meaning.


Heh, I had to look up the lyrics, but I can say that I did not think of that when I first heard it.

My favorite: Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. I am only beginning to discover how awesome that whole genre of music is, in the words of: http://xkcd.com/339/. But the lyrics and the melody of that song - so amazing.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Wardial3r » Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:09 am UTC

I don't know if I could choose an all time favorite, but the top two would have to be.

Blink 182 - Damnit
Rise Against - Like The Angel

Both of these songs and bands I've loved forever and couldn't really pick.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby dedalus » Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:53 am UTC

I think i'd have to distinguish between favourite song and song that I just damn well respect.
Overall, I'd have to say that The Great Gig in the Sky by Floyd is the best damn musical piece written. Ever. However, Due to many years of overlistening, it wouldn't be my first pick, and honestly my favourite song varies with mood and time. Right now ummmm...

Jeez i'd have to distinguish between prog rock/metal and post/ambient even. That's a hard q.

Post/ambient - Your Hand in Mine (Explosions)/Viorar vel til Loftarasa (Sigur Ros). There's sooo many others, but these one just takes the cake.

Prog rock/metal - Tie between Iter Impius (Pain of Salvation) and Russia on Ice (Porcupine Tree)... once again massively big competition.

I think overall, there's a slight tend towards Viorar vel til Loftarasa... such a brilliant piece.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby DeltaOne » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:15 pm UTC

This is hard for me, as I have wide tastes. I narrowed it down to two:
Tool- Prison Sex
Jet- Cold Hard Bitch

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Edna » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:44 pm UTC

Ever Fallen In Love by The Buzzcocks

Its fast, its catchy it perfectly sums up my first marriage

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Reborn » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:39 pm UTC

Ayreon - The Mirror Maze.
Even thinking about it gives me goosebumps. I love both parts.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby feedme » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:46 am UTC

It's hard to pick, but possibly Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

It's just a good song, I love the sound to it, and it's lyrics remind me that there's more to life than we often times remember in the hustle and bustle.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby PumpkinKing » Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:36 pm UTC

It changes on a weekly basis (at least) but right now I think its

Sunshine - Atmosphere.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Faust06 » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:03 pm UTC

I have none, but I've known someone who mentioned The Nile's Edge by VAST as a favorite. An exellent song from a great album.

Some possible picks for myself off the top of my head:

Dream Theater - Take The Time, or Octavarium
Failure - Undone
Allan Holdsworth - Tullio

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Rudess » Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:40 pm UTC

Lithium33 wrote:Probably The Spirit Carries On by Dream Theater. It's so uplifting and when the second part of the song starts after the buildup using the same lyrics as the opening song, that's like one of my favorite parts of any song.


This and Surrounded by same artist. Dream Theater has no bad or even decent songs, they're all fabulous.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Dasboard » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:26 pm UTC

How am I supposed to choose between all this great music?
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Amie » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:48 pm UTC

Can't... choose... argh!

There's so many! Currently I'm hooked to Shield by Deep Purple and Closure by Opeth. I don't know but it feels like something stirs inside my mind when I listen to those songs. Yay for music!
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Dasboard » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:58 pm UTC

Join the club :D
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby otromateo » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:39 pm UTC

Never really had a favorite song until I heard Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin. I feel like it's far too underrated even by Led fans.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Amie » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:34 am UTC

otromateo wrote:Never really had a favorite song until I heard Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin. I feel like it's far too underrated even by Led fans.

Not by this Led Zep fan. One of my favourite songs too.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby poxic » Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:15 am UTC

I'm into Oumou Sangare right now, since I just got her latest album. Here's my favourite song from Seya. It's got, like, lumpy wheel rhythm. Me like much.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby ikrase » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:03 pm UTC

It's not really a song, but I LOVE the Comandante scene from the opera Don Giovanni.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby RabbitWho » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:47 am UTC

Golden Brown by the Stranglers

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Dasboard » Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:40 pm UTC

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Mumpy » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:57 am UTC

Feeling pretty outclassed here, but I'm going to go with Fakeblood - Mars, It just makes me too happy for a song I have heard so many times.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby UniqueScreenname » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:41 am UTC

Necro FTW!

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby WibblyWobbly » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:36 pm UTC

"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Just the way the main riff drops in after the intro is almost a religious experience.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby no-genius » Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:40 pm UTC

I don't sing, I just shout. All. On. One. Note.
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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Bloopy » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:21 am UTC

April March - Chick Habit

Great voice, and so catchy. It's a cover of an old French song, but with English lyrics that are far more brilliant. I first heard it in the credits of the film Death Proof.

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Re: Favorite Song

Postby Bryce1 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:53 pm UTC

Either Magia or Cosmic Love, I can't pick. They're both so beautiful and send chills down my spine ;_;
They have such power in their lyrics, too.
And that violin with that electric guitar in magia.... Ohhh Eargasm.


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