Greatest song of all time?

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    Dec 13, 2007 10:09 PM GMT
    Trying to get a feel for the real jock community and its musical likes.

    My favorite song of all time has to be sweet child o' mine by guns n roses.
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    Dec 14, 2007 1:21 AM GMT
    Wonderwall by Oasis
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    Dec 14, 2007 1:46 AM GMT
    From This Moment On - Shania Twain

    no question
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    Dec 14, 2007 1:56 AM GMT
    Thunder Road-Bruce Springsteen

    Stardust-Hoagy Carmichael
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    Dec 14, 2007 2:06 AM GMT
    Back on the Chain Gang - The Pretenders
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    Dec 14, 2007 2:14 AM GMT
    Despite all the great work by Elvis, Bruce, Billy, and Garth, and even the Beatles, Steppenwolf, the Stones, or the Dead; I gotta go with...

    American Pie - Don McLean

    A long, long time ago...
    I can still remember
    How that music used to make me smile.
    And I knew if I had my chance
    That I could make those people dance
    And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

    But february made me shiver
    With every paper I’d deliver.
    Bad news on the doorstep;
    I couldn’t take one more step.

    I can’t remember if I cried
    When I read about his widowed bride,
    But something touched me deep inside
    The day the music died.

    So bye-bye, miss american pie.
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
    Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    Did you write the book of love,
    And do you have faith in God above,
    If the Bible tells you so?
    Do you believe in rock ’n roll,
    Can music save your mortal soul,
    And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

    Well, I know that you’re in love with him
    `cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym.
    You both kicked off your shoes.
    Man, I dig those rhythm and blues.

    I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck
    With a pink carnation and a pickup truck,
    But I knew I was out of luck
    The day the music died.

    I started singin’,
    "bye-bye, miss american pie."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
    And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    Now for ten years we’ve been on our own
    And moss grows fat on a rollin’ stone,
    But that’s not how it used to be.
    When the jester sang for the king and queen,
    In a coat he borrowed from james dean
    And a voice that came from you and me,

    Oh, and while the king was looking down,
    The jester stole his thorny crown.
    The courtroom was adjourned;
    No verdict was returned.
    And while lennon read a book of marx,
    The quartet practiced in the park,
    And we sang dirges in the dark
    The day the music died.

    We were singing,
    "bye-bye, miss american pie."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
    And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    Helter skelter in a summer swelter.
    The birds flew off with a fallout shelter,
    Eight miles high and falling fast.
    It landed foul on the grass.
    The players tried for a forward pass,
    With the jester on the sidelines in a cast.

    Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
    While the sergeants played a marching tune.
    We all got up to dance,
    Oh, but we never got the chance!
    `cause the players tried to take the field;
    The marching band refused to yield.
    Do you recall what was revealed
    The day the music died?

    We started singing,
    "bye-bye, miss american pie."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
    And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    Oh, and there we were all in one place,
    A generation lost in space
    With no time left to start again.
    So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!
    Jack flash sat on a candlestick
    Cause fire is the devil’s only friend.

    Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
    My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
    No angel born in hell
    Could break that satan’s spell.
    And as the flames climbed high into the night
    To light the sacrificial rite,
    I saw satan laughing with delight
    The day the music died

    He was singing,
    "bye-bye, miss american pie."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
    And singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    I met a girl who sang the blues
    And I asked her for some happy news,
    But she just smiled and turned away.
    I went down to the sacred store
    Where I’d heard the music years before,
    But the man there said the music wouldn’t play.

    And in the streets: the children screamed,
    The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.
    But not a word was spoken;
    The church bells all were broken.
    And the three men I admire most:
    The father, son, and the holy ghost,
    They caught the last train for the coast
    The day the music died.

    And they were singing,
    "bye-bye, miss american pie."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
    Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
    "this’ll be the day that I die."

    They were singing,
    "bye-bye, miss american pie."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
    Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die."


    Historically topical to rock, tuneful, enigmatic, well crafted, soulfull, a remembrence... even a little blusey... it has it all.

    Plus, is there anyone - anywhere who doesn't know at least the chorus?


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    Dec 14, 2007 3:20 AM GMT
    I'd have to go with Thunder Road, but stipulating the Melissa/Bruce duet. American Pie, close second. And then there's Patsy's "Crazy."
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    Dec 14, 2007 3:23 AM GMT
    Voodoo by Godsmack
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    Dec 14, 2007 3:53 AM GMT
    It's very clear
    Our love is here to stay
    Not for a year
    But ever and a day
    The radio and the telephone
    And the movies that we know
    May just be passing fancies
    And in time may go
    But oh, my dear
    Our love is here to stay
    Together we're
    Going a long long way
    In time the Rockies may crumble
    Gibraltar may tumble
    They're only made of clay
    But
    Our love is here to stay.
    --George Gershwin, music
    Ira Gershwin, lyrics
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    Dec 14, 2007 4:36 AM GMT
    Three way tie for favorite:
    -- "American Pie" by Don McLean
    -- "Bolero" by Ravel (Classical)
    -- "Bad Company" by Bad Company
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    Dec 14, 2007 4:44 AM GMT
    Another favorite:

    Galileo's head was on the block
    Crime was looking up the truth
    And as the bombshells of my daily fears explode
    I try to trace them to my youth
    But then you had to bring up reincarnation
    Over a couple of beers the other night
    Now I'm serving time for mistakes made by
    another in another lifetime

    How long till my soul gets it right?
    Can any human being reach that kind of light?
    I call on the resting soul
    Of Galileo
    King of night vision, king of insight.

    Galileo, Indigo Girls
  • Alan95823

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    Dec 14, 2007 5:13 AM GMT
    I can't remember the title of the song that goes with this video, but it always made me want to dance...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evCOdcJl2PE
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    Dec 14, 2007 6:42 AM GMT
    Great question, but there are too many in my opinion to just choose one. Here are three of my favs:
    Visions - Stevie Wonder
    A song for you - Donnie Hathaway
    The end of a love affair - Chaka Khan

    By the way, Guns 'n Roses; great choice
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    Dec 14, 2007 6:45 AM GMT
    Alan, it's called "What a Feeling" - one of the themes from Flashdance.

    "Favorite Song of All Time" is just too sweeping a statement for me. There are some great classics from American musical theater. Half of the scores of South Pacific, Lost in the Stars, West Side Story and others would qualify as great songs to me.

    Let's not leave out the contributions of the Beatles - individually & collectively.

    "American Pie" and damn near anything Gershwin wrote goes on the list, too.

    But for the sake of the thread, here's one that's up near the top of my heap somewhere:
    Freddie Mercury's Bohemian Rhapsody
    Is this the real life-
    Is this just fantasy-
    Caught in a landslide-
    No escape from reality-
    Open your eyes
    Look up to the skies and see-
    Im just a poor boy,i need no sympathy-
    Because Im easy come,easy go,
    A little high,little low,
    Anyway the wind blows,doesnt really matter to me,
    To me

    Mama,just killed a man,
    Put a gun against his head,
    Pulled my trigger,now hes dead,
    Mama,life had just begun,
    But now Ive gone and thrown it all away-
    Mama ooo,
    Didnt mean to make you cry-
    If Im not back again this time tomorrow-
    Carry on,carry on,as if nothing really matters-

    Too late,my time has come,
    Sends shivers down my spine-
    Bodys aching all the time,
    Goodbye everybody-Ive got to go-
    Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth-
    Mama ooo- (any way the wind blows)
    I dont want to die,
    I sometimes wish Id never been born at all-

    I see a little silhouetto of a man,
    Scaramouche,scaramouche will you do the fandango-
    Thunderbolt and lightning-very very frightening me-
    Galileo,galileo,
    Galileo galileo
    Galileo figaro-magnifico-
    But Im just a poor boy and nobody loves me-
    Hes just a poor boy from a poor family-
    Spare him his life from this monstrosity-
    Easy come easy go-,will you let me go-
    Bismillah! no-,we will not let you go-let him go-
    Bismillah! we will not let you go-let him go
    Bismillah! we will not let you go-let me go
    Will not let you go-let me go
    Will not let you go let me go
    No,no,no,no,no,no,no-
    Mama mia,mama mia,mama mia let me go-
    Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me,for me,for me-

    So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye-
    So you think you can love me and leave me to die-
    Oh baby-cant do this to me baby-
    Just gotta get out-just gotta get right outta here-

    Nothing really matters,
    Anyone can see,
    Nothing really matters-,nothing really matters to me,

    Any way the wind blows....
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    Dec 14, 2007 7:12 AM GMT
    I have lot's of favorites. Right now, at random of the top of my head, I would have to say:

    Hunger Strike- Temple Of The dog

    Heck, the whole album is one of my all time favorites.
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    Dec 14, 2007 7:14 AM GMT
    Led Zepplin...Stairway To Heaven
    Queen...Bohemian Rhapsody
    Funkadelic....Maggot Brain
    Pink Floyd....Comfortably Numb
    Bruce Springsteen...Born To Run
    Black Sabbath....War Pigs
    Jimi Hendrix....Voodoo Child (slight return)
    The Rolling Stones....You Can't Always Get What You Want
    The Beatles....Hey Jude
    The Who....Won't Get Fooled Again
    AC/DC....Back in Black
    U2...Pride (In the name of love)
    Meatloaf...Bat out of Hell
    Metallica....For Whom The Bell Tolls
    Neil Young....You are Like A Hurricane
    Deep Purple....Highway Star


    etc......gettin' my picture? LOL!!
    Sporty_G
  • Salubrious

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    Dec 14, 2007 7:59 AM GMT
    Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    Ugh, such a great song!
  • Artesin

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    Dec 14, 2007 8:29 AM GMT
    Evanescence- Field of innocence
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    Dec 14, 2007 8:32 AM GMT
    Sporty_G- Good list!
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    Dec 14, 2007 9:53 AM GMT
    Heaven For Everyone - Queen
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    Dec 14, 2007 1:01 PM GMT
    I say it already. But for me "He was a friend of mine" from the movie Brokeback Mountain. The first time I hear it I feel like crying my heart out.
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    Dec 14, 2007 2:14 PM GMT
    It's an obscure song sung by Prince Protoge Jill Jones called "VIolet Blue"
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    Dec 14, 2007 2:16 PM GMT
    Fingal's Cave Overture! Well, it may not be the greatest composition of all time but I love listening to it...as well as Reinecke's Flute Concerto in D Major, I'm listening to it now.
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    Dec 14, 2007 2:30 PM GMT
    "Woman in Chains" by Tears for Fears. GREAT SONG!
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    Dec 14, 2007 2:52 PM GMT
    All good choices i'd like to add Dont stop believing by journey.