Battle to find the best song ever

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Battle to find the best song ever

Postby Mairead » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:40 pm UTC

I put forward This is the Dream of Win and Regine by Final Fantasy.

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Postby mercurythief » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:49 pm UTC

Either Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) or Hotel California (The Eagles), but possibly Life on Mars? (David Bowie) or Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen).

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Postby Bakemaster » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

Zappa - Muffin Man
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Postby darry » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:56 pm UTC

woah, this is a pretty ambitious task! time by pink floyd? here, there and everywhere by the beatles? so many... i'm going to have to do some brain racking.
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Postby Alisto » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:01 pm UTC

This should get turned into a Best Thing topic.

Maybe.
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Postby Oort » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:07 pm UTC

Stairway to Heaven? Dust in the Wind?

Baby Got Back?

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Postby Alisto » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:14 pm UTC

All Along the Watchtower.
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Postby Gnomick » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:20 pm UTC

mercurythief wrote:Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen).

I second Bohemian Rhapsody, and nominate Twilight by the Electric Light Orchestra for second place.

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Postby Narsil » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:28 pm UTC

FREEBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRD

runner up: stairway to heaven
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Postby Twasbrillig » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:49 pm UTC

Narsil wrote:FREEBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRD

runner up: stairway to heaven


K. There is no chance that we're going to play Freebird. Why? Well, first of all, we have no idea how to play it. Second of all, even if some deity were to come down and imbue us with some magical power of knowing Freebird - even if we could play it backwards - if we could SING it backwards for the 20 minutes it takes to sing that, we still wouldn't. Why? Because life is too goddamn short to play, or listen to, or anything to do with Freebird.

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I third Bohemian Rhapsody.

I suggest Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips, just because it's made of win and awesome.

[edit]Also, Rocky Raccoon by the Beatles cause it's the catchiest song ever.
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Postby Bakemaster » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:01 pm UTC

Twasbrillig wrote:I suggest Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips, just because it's made of win and awesome.

Mimsian logic alert?
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Postby Traisenau » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:02 pm UTC

Stockholm Syndrome by Muse.
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Postby sebbeklang » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:04 pm UTC

most of the songs here mentioned are awesome, it's probably impossible to pick one.

seconding bohemian rhapsody and stairway to heaven out of the ones posted here. i'm not sure about bowie though. he definitely qualifies, i just don't know which one of his songs is best :D

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Postby Bakemaster » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:09 pm UTC

I'll go with Stairway to Heaven on the condition that we consider the live Zappa cover to be canon.
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Postby Narsil » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:16 pm UTC

Twasbrillig wrote:
Narsil wrote:FREEBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRD

runner up: stairway to heaven


K. There is no chance that we're going to play Freebird. Why? Well, first of all, we have no idea how to play it. Second of all, even if some deity were to come down and imbue us with some magical power of knowing Freebird - even if we could play it backwards - if we could SING it backwards for the 20 minutes it takes to sing that, we still wouldn't. Why? Because life is too goddamn short to play, or listen to, or anything to do with Freebird.

[/Modest Mouse rant]

I third Bohemian Rhapsody.

I suggest Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips, just because it's made of win and awesome.

[edit]Also, Rocky Raccoon by the Beatles cause it's the catchiest song ever.
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Postby Twasbrillig » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:17 pm UTC

Knowing Narsil, "Freebird" is probably a euphemism for penis.
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Postby Narsil » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:18 pm UTC

Actually, "penis" has been a euphemism for "freebird" the whole time.

Wrap your head around that.
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Postby Traisenau » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:28 pm UTC

No Stairway.
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Re: Battle to find the best song ever

Postby Ren » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:31 pm UTC

Mairead wrote:I put forward This is the Dream of Win and Regine by Final Fantasy.


I like you, Mairead. A million pieces of gold have been added to your booty.

I may or may not be a *huge* Final Fantasy freak.
However, I do not think it is the best song ever. Final Fantasy is the best band ever, but as for songs...

I'm going to have to say
"Rebellion (Lies)" by the Arcade Fire
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"Paris 1919" by John Cale. (Final Fantasy does a cover of this song, by the way, Mairead. It's is very nearly the most badass thing *ever*)
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Postby une see » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:32 pm UTC

Johnthemage wrote:Stockholm Syndrome by Muse.


Good song, but not my favorite by Muse.

Best song ever: the Barney song and all its variations. I mean...win.
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Postby semicolon » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:34 pm UTC

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Postby Traisenau » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:42 pm UTC

une see wrote:
Johnthemage wrote:Stockholm Syndrome by Muse.


Good song, but not my favorite by Muse.win.


Ok, first of all, you can't say that Stockholm Syndrome isn't your favorite Muse song and just leave it and that.

And for me it's almost tied for first with Butterflies & Hurricanes, I just like Stockholm Syndrome a little bit more.
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Postby Blatm » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:54 pm UTC

For all you Stairway to Heaven fans: 101 versions of Stairway to Heaven. Most of them are bad, but there are a few interesting ones. I don't think it's the best song ever though.

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Postby darry » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:55 pm UTC

Johnthemage wrote:No Stairway.


no stairway - denied!
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Postby une see » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:56 pm UTC

Johnthemage wrote:
une see wrote:
Johnthemage wrote:Stockholm Syndrome by Muse.


Good song, but not my favorite by Muse.


Ok, first of all, you can't say that Stockholm Syndrome isn't your favorite Muse song and just leave it and that.

And for me it's almost tied for first with Butterflies & Hurricanes, I just like Stockholm Syndrome a little bit more.


My current favorite song right now is Glorious, the bonus track on Black Holes & Revelations. My second favorite is probably...Crying Shame. Hmmm...Well, I love almost all their songs, and Stockholm Syndrome is pretty amazing. One of my favorites, but not the favorite.
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Postby EvanED » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:58 pm UTC

I don't understand the Bohemian Rhapsody nominations. I mean, it is a great song, but the best ever? Really? I disagree. Pink Floyd alone has at least three or four I would put above it.

I'm not sure what I would choose though. There are so many really good ones; it depends on the mood you want.

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Postby darry » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:05 pm UTC

i agree with evan about bohemian rhapsody - it's ok, but nowhere near best ever. right about the floyd too! at the risk of being branded a homosexual, i have to say that 'ain't nobody' by chaka khan is one of the best sounding songs ever. those drums just sound AWESOME. russ titelman is a legend!
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Postby EvanED » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:09 pm UTC

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Postby arbivark » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:40 pm UTC

the stuff suggested so far tends to be a) I've never heard it or b) I've heard it a few thousands times too many.
I'm not sure this is the kind of thing we can get consensus on.

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Postby Kawa » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:40 pm UTC

Currently voting for (in title - artist format)

* Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (This is mostly because it's my dad's favorite and the basis of my Livejournal layout, but still. And quiet, you 'No Stairway' heathens.)
* Inner Universe - Origa (the theme song for the first season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
* Pontchartrain - Vienna Teng
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Postby Jesse » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:42 pm UTC

Hurt, as performed by Johnny Cash.

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Postby Blatm » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:05 pm UTC

Oye Como Va - Santana.

Actually, I prefer Evil Ways, but that may be because of personal experiences.

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Postby Kawa » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:19 pm UTC

Blatm wrote:Oye Como Va - Santana.

Actually, I prefer Evil Ways, but that may be because of personal experiences.


I can't believe I didn't think of Black Magic Woman the first time! Gah, what have I come to?

Oh, and for the purest of humor purposes, voting for Jonathan Coulton - Ikea and Avenue Q - The Internet is for Porn. XD
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Postby EvanED » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:32 pm UTC

Kawa wrote:Jonathan Coulton - Ikea


Ikea's great, but Re Your Brains is funnier and Creepy Doll is a much catchier tune, IMO.

And from the humor angle, Weird Al and some other people have to be in there.

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Postby semicolon » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:33 pm UTC

Jesster wrote:Hurt, as performed by Johnny Cash.

Nah. I like his version of In My Life on the same album better than Hurt. And The Man Comes Around is such a badass song. The whole album's good, really.

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Postby djn » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:50 am UTC

Bakemaster wrote:Zappa - Muffin Man

Yes.
Both the live and album versions, in different ways. :D

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Postby darry » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:35 am UTC

the live version with captain beefheart is brilliant! the laughter adds to it :lol:
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