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Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Keayn » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:31 am UTC

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.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby aaron » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:41 am UTC

don't make me do this :(

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Keayn » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:43 am UTC

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...?

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby aaron » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:43 am UTC

it's so hard to pick a favorite song EVER

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Megatriorchis » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:08 am UTC

I can't pick a favorite.

I could probably pick a favorite from each artist, but I can't pick my ultimate favorite.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby SirMustapha » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:58 pm UTC

If there's no constraint in song length, I have a precise answer to that question: Amarok, by Mike Oldfield.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Blinke » Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:01 pm UTC

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.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Dingbats » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:17 pm UTC

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.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Abstruse » Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:19 pm UTC

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

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:52 am UTC

No. Sorry. Entirely dependent on my state of mind. But "Comfortably Numb" comes close.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Sanctuary1 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 4:47 am UTC

I can't pick my favorite genre, let alone song.
I can most accurately describe Death From Above 1979's genre as "Heavy Indie Alternative Progressive Punkcore Dance Funk Metal"

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby reversepsych » Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:15 am UTC

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.....)

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby ParanoidAndroid » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:07 am UTC

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"

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby seladore » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:05 am UTC

Viðrar vel til loftárása, by Sigur Rós. It kills me every time I hear it.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby KristinaL » Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:26 pm UTC

Blaaarg. What difficult questions you ask.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Midnight » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:29 am UTC

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.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby curious and questioning » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:29 am UTC

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...
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby keybored » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:37 pm UTC

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)
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby b.i.o » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:55 am UTC

Glittering Blackness.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby PerfectDisguise » Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:38 am UTC

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
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby OmegaLord » Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:43 pm UTC

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.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby NieXS » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:12 am UTC

Iron Maiden - The Trooper
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby maxfischer » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:13 am UTC

Here Comes My Baby by Cat Stevens. =]
oh yessss.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby arcana07 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:34 am UTC

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.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby 1337geek » Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:24 am UTC

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.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Aethernox » Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:31 am UTC

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

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Mineral Rabbit » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:27 pm UTC

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.
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And yet one song keeps coming back and I cannot deny that it always has been and probably always will be my favourite song.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Esmenet » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:51 am UTC

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.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Grunger » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:08 am UTC

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.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Xutar » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:14 pm UTC

Six degrees of inner turbulance by Dream theater?

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Intercept » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:32 am UTC

Keayn wrote:Live and Learn by Crush 40 (a band you've probably never heard, but makes awesome songs). Your turn.


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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby thatguy » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:47 am UTC

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

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Various Varieties » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:52 am UTC

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.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby xaeon » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:38 am UTC

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.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby The Hyphenator » Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:24 am UTC

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.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Aethernox » Fri Nov 07, 2008 2:14 am UTC

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.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Wardial3r » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:02 am UTC

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.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Midnight » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:23 am UTC

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.
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Wardial3r » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:36 am UTC


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.
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Re: Your Favorite Song Ever

Postby Sto Helit » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:27 pm UTC

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.
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