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Old 09-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Your Top 10 Songs of Value

I was thinking it'd be fun to see what everyone would throw out there. Try and draw up a list of 10 songs (order it if you think you can) of songs that are important to you, mean a lot to you, powerful lyrics, anything like that. If you want, go ahead and say why. Or, just leave it to the imagination.

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Old 09-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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And here's my list:

1. U2 - Bad
2. LCD Soundsytem - All My Friends

3. U2 - Beautiful Day
4. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

5. The Airborne Toxic Event - Numb
6. Twenty One Pilots - Holding On To You

7. U2 - Elvis Presley and America
8. New Order - Your Silent Face

9. The Airborne Toxic Event - A Letter to Georgia
10. The Killers - Losing Touch
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This sort of thing changes all the time as you get older and things change... trying to be as objective as possible:

My Bloody Valentine - Soon

Ride - Vapour Trail

Radiohead - Airbag

U2 - All I Want Is You

Massive Attack - Paradise Circus

Blur - To The End

Broken Social Scene - Stars and Sons

Gorillaz - Don't Get Lost in Heaven into Demon Days (that's one song as far as I'm concerned)

Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Hysteric

Modeselektor - This
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In no particular order, it's probably something like:

The Beach Boys: God Only Knows
Fleet Foxes: Blue Ridge Mountains
Simon and Garfunkel: The Sound of Silence
U2: With Or Without You
Led Zeppelin: The Rain Song
The Beatles: She's Leaving Home
Starflyer 59: I Like Your Photographs
Tame Impala: Mind Mischief
Weezer: Only In Dreams
The Supremes: You Can't Hurry Love
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Agreed that the list is a fluid thing and that time/life events can have a major impact. But I'll give it a go, and will restrict it to one song per band. For me, this list will be about the word value as the thread title suggests....or meaning.....not my favorite songs, or even my favorite songs by the artists listed below, if the distinction matters. They're just songs that impacted me at certain points in life..Anyway:

U2 - A Sort of Homecoming (How a song that's almost 30 years old, one that I've listened to probably thousands of times can still give me the chills/goosebumps is beyond me.)

R.E.M. - Find the River

Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic

Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Rush - Witch Hunt

Stevie Wonder - I Was Made to Love Her

Led Zeppelin - Kashmir

The Beatles - Something

The Left Banke - Just Walk Away Renee

Pearl Jam - Dissident

Doves - Catch the Sun
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In no particular order, it's probably something like:

The Beach Boys: God Only Knows
Fleet Foxes: Blue Ridge Mountains
Simon and Garfunkel: The Sound of Silence
U2: With Or Without You
Led Zeppelin: The Rain Song
The Beatles: She's Leaving Home
Starflyer 59: I Like Your Photographs
Tame Impala: Mind Mischief
Weezer: Only In Dreams
The Supremes: You Can't Hurry Love
I like this list. The Supremes.
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(How a song that's ... old, one that I've listened to [many] times can still give me the chills/goosebumps is beyond me.)
There is a song that is like this that I didn't include in my list because I rarely go out of my way to play it, but all the same, every time I do it has that effect. Good Night by The Beatles. Not a "great song" by any stretch of Lemon Melon's imagination [], but gets me every time.
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U2 - One

R.E.M. - The Great Beyond

Pearl Jam - Amongst The Waves

Pink Floyd - High Hopes

Radiohead - (Nice Dream)

Oasis - Some Might Say

Led Zeppelin - In My Time Of Dying

Soundgarden - Slaves And Bulldozers

Alice In Chains - Nutshell

Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl
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My list makes me feel old, but I see I'm in good company for the most part...

U2 - MLK
The Cure - From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
The Velvet Underground - Sweet Nuthin'
R.E.M. - The One I Love
World Party - Is It Like Today
Jane's Addiction - The Ocean
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
Pearl Jam - Daughter
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart Again
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
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For me, this list will be about the word value as the thread title suggests....or meaning.....not my favorite songs, or even my favorite songs by the artists listed below, if the distinction matters. They're just songs that impacted me at certain points in life..Anyway:
Absolutely what I'm shooting for.

I'm pretty young on my music, if you will. I never started intently listening until I was about 18 (I'm 21 now). But if there's a song that has continuously never left me, it's been Beautiful Day. Perhaps since I was 10 or so. And it continued to find new meaning for me.

Another one I listed, very new stuff, was Twenty One Pilots. Very few times has a song ever put me in some hypnotic trance before, but it's just one of those cases where when that song came out it related so strongly to me that I didn't even have to find meaning, almost as though I felt it was my story. Every time I hear it now its like it takes my head into a different world. I think it's crazy how music can do that, and that's why I particularly wanted to see what input others have for a topic like this.
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World Party - Is It Like Today
Wow I never imagined that anybody would ever remember or mention this obscure little ditty from 1993 again. Absolutely love this song!
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Crazy Town - Butterfly

Gloria Estefan - Conga

Lifehouse - Hanging By A Moment

Color Me Badd - I Adore Mi Amore

Cher - Believe

John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change

Santana & Rob Thomas - Smooth

Jennifer Lopez - Jenny From the Block

Shania Twain & Mark McGrath - Party For Two

The Used - The Taste of Ink
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I see that you believe in life after love, u2popmofo.
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Another one I listed, very new stuff, was Twenty One Pilots. Very few times has a song ever put me in some hypnotic trance before, but it's just one of those cases where when that song came out it related so strongly to me that I didn't even have to find meaning, almost as though I felt it was my story. Every time I hear it now its like it takes my head into a different world. I think it's crazy how music can do that, and that's why I particularly wanted to see what input others have for a topic like this.
Interesting choice. I saw them live about 2 weeks ago. Great concert. They have a very good vibe.

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Wow I never imagined that anybody would ever remember or mention this obscure little ditty from 1993 again. Absolutely love this song!
Yes, that's a great song! I bought it on (CD) single back in the day. It has some killer B-sides too.

As for my list, after listening to and finding meaning in music for so many years it's really difficult to limit it to 10 songs. These are my choices for this very moment, omitting some songs already mentioned before (like U2's ASOH, The Beach Boys' God Only Knows).

Lou Reed - Magic And Loss (the final lines still get to me every time)
Spearhead - People In Tha Middle (when I still had a signature on this forum it was a quote from this song)
Pearl Jam - Alive
Urban Dance Squad - Routine
Arrested Development - Natural
The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears (I can post a list of 10 Motown songs alone, but limited it to one)
Bettie Serveert - Palomine
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
John Hiatt - Have A Little Faith In Me (forget all those sappy love songs, this one's about true love)
Kris Kristofferson - Here Comes That Rainbow Again (whenever I'm about to lose faith in humanity I just have to listen to this song and all's well again)
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