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Old 09-02-2008, 05:03 AM   #1
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What Makes For A Classic Song In Your Mind

I’ve always wondered how other people determine if a song is a classic. So how do you know when a song is a classic? What are the common characteristics of a classic song? What are some classic songs in your opinion?
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:14 AM   #2
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Cowbell.
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Well, to me, it is something that starts off as a bit unique/different to what is out there, is suddenly played at overkill, yet, somehow becomes popular so much so it is highly successful and suddenly everyone knows the words, and hey presto, you got a song that you term classic. But everyone is gonna have different definations. Mine was sh*te, but I know what I mean.

So to me some examples

Bonnie Tyler – Hero
Whitney – I Will Always Love You
Bryan Adams – Everything I do
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Nickelback – Rockstar
Meat Loaf – Anything for Love
Celine Dion – Heart Will Go On

Etc etc
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emotional resonance, mainly.

Of course, something merely being labelled a 'classic' does not make it so.

Sticking feathers in your ass does not make you a chicken.
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I’ve always wondered how other people determine if a song is a classic. So how do you know when a song is a classic? What are the common characteristics of a classic song? What are some classic songs in your opinion?
How you know?
When it's very special, of outstanding quality and has that extra something.

And no, there's no way to qualify this. It just is.
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:13 PM   #6
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emotional resonance, mainly.

Of course, something merely being labelled a 'classic' does not make it so.

Sticking feathers in your ass does not make you a chicken.
Yes.

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How you know?
When it's very special, of outstanding quality and has that extra something.

And no, there's no way to qualify this. It just is.
Double yes.

A classic song in my mind? Stairway to Heaven being played by the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Top that, fuckers.
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Cowbell.
I have yet to see any other answer that rivals this...
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I'd say...a song that, when you hear it for the first time, you feel like you've known it forever.
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I think we should just collectively analyze "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones. The answer's gotta be in there somewhere.
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Yes.



Double yes.

A classic song in my mind? Stairway to Heaven being played by the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Top that, fuckers.
You win the prize. How would you like your sheepdog wrapped?
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You win the prize. How would you like your sheepdog wrapped?
In a tortilla, with a little bit of bean sauce.
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I have yet to see any other answer that rivals this...

More cowbell.






How's that?
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More cowbell.






How's that?
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I'd say...a song that, when you hear it for the first time, you feel like you've known it forever.
I really like that answer. I think a classic song resonates, perfectly connecting to a moment in your life or your state of mind.
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