What are your (up to) five favorite tunes?

Snarf Zagyg

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My posts get knocked down, but I write them again
You are never gonna keep Snarf down
My posts get knocked down, but I write them again
You are never gonna keep Snarf down
My posts get knocked down, but I write them again
You are never gonna keep Snarf down

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Scottius

Explorer
Hmmm... Only five songs is a tall order. This is off the top of my head and this list could easily be totally different every time I was asked.

When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin - 1971
Those drums...

The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - 1988
It was really tough to pick a single Nick Cave song as he's one of my favorite artists. Special mention as well to his rendition of Staggerlee, especially the live version.

Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden - 1982

Master of Puppets - Metallica - 1986
I guess I'm in a metal mood.

So What - Ministry - 1989
Had to have some industrial representation on here. This one's a tie with the Red Line White Line version of Jesus Built My Hot Rod also by Ministry.
 



billd91

Not your screen monkey (he/him)
So What - Ministry - 1989
Had to have some industrial representation on here. This one's a tie with the Red Line White Line version of Jesus Built My Hot Rod also by Ministry.
I had that on my Cyberpunk mix tape that I played in the background when I ran CP2020 back in college in 1991. It felt (still feels) very cyberpsycho to me.
 


Scottius

Explorer
No love for Thieves? Just One Fix??!!!??

One of my "Top 20 time I came closest to death" involved a Ministry concert, a mosh pit, and fire.
Both great choices as well. If I hadn't already snuck two extra songs into my list I might have called them out as well. As it is I regret not having included some KMFDM, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, and Pigface tracks.
 

ART!

Deluxe Unhuman
My most-played tracks of 2021 on Spotify are:

"Small Town Moon" (Regina Spector, What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, 2012)
"It Ain't Over Till The Wasp Lady Stings" (Christophe Beck, Ant-Man and The Wasp, 2018)
"Arthropodie" (Christophe Beck, Ant-Man and The Wasp, 2018)
"Cry To Me" (Solomon Burke, Rock 'N Soul, 1964)
"Ain't Misbehavin'" (Fats Waller, If You Got To Ask, You Ain't Got It!, 1926)

If I were to cobble together my own list, it might be something like:

"Sowing The Seeds of Love" (Tears for Fears, The Seeds of Love, 1989)
"God Only Knows" (The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds, 1966)
"People Get Ready" (I honestly can't decide which version I like best, but the original by The Impressions, from People Get Ready, 1965 is as good as any)
"Blue Moon Revisited" (Cowboy Junkies, The Trinity Sessions, 1988)
"Maggie May" (Rod Stewart, Every Picture tells A Story, 1971)

These are both setting aside classical music and film scores (except for one in the Spotify list), which is a whole other ball of wax.

Heh: "wax". Records. Get it?
 



TheLibrarian

Explorer
  • All the Fools Sailed Away by DIO (1987)
  • I Would Do Anything for Love by Meat Loaf (1993)
  • Shoot to Thrill by AC/DC (1980)
  • I Want My Tears Back by Nightwish (2011)
  • Holding Out for a Hero by Bonnie Tyler (1984)
 




Another post got me thinking about music, and when different songs came out....

So currently, what are your (up to) five favorite songs/tunes/singles of all time? Please list the year with each (I needed google).

No honorable mentions, no albums, no just groups - it's supposed to be hard. But feel free to call out others if they picked one you think was a solid choice.


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Spotify playlist is currently 64 songs through post #31. Missing Night Rider's Lament - Garth Brooks


Only the hardest question ever. Here is my list I made a while ago of my top 11 songs, but keep in mind it excludes heavy metal (as I was a heavy metal kid growing up and I felt it was easier to just deal with metal on a separate list entirely):
1. Henry Purcell: Funeral March for Queen Mary
2. Beethoven Symphony Number 7
3. Schubert Ave Maria
4. Django Reinhardt: Minor Swing
5. Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit

Continuing with the rest of the list:

6. Ennio Morricone: The Ecstasy of Gold
7. Billie Withers: Ain't no Sunshine
8. Any Williams (composed by Nino Rota): Speak Softly, Love
9. Dolly Parton: Jolene
10. Dire Straights: The Sultans of Swing
11. Erev Shel Shoshanim (many great versions out there, I like Daliah Lavi's)
 


Cosmic Love - Florence & The Machine - 2010
Sunrise, Sunset - Perry Como, Fiddler on the Roof - 1968
Requiem - Mozart
Truly, Madly, Deeply - Savage Garden 1990
Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush 1978
 

Smackpixi

Adventurer
Just today, not exactly of all time…or I mean, for all time, today.

Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Tove Lo - Habits
GAYLE - abcdefu
Anything Anything - Dramarama
Express Yourself - NWA
 


payn

Legend
Just today, not exactly of all time…or I mean, for all time, today.

Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Tove Lo - Habits
GAYLE - abcdefu
Anything Anything - Dramarama
Express Yourself - NWA
Lots of pixie love, and a little hip-hop love from the two of us.
 

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