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Old 03-25-2005, 09:14 AM   #1
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Name Your 20 Essential Songs

The latest issue of Q (well, stateside at least) has a giant list of the essential songs, albums and artists. Included in this list are smaller lists from various artists (like Brandon from The Killers) of their 20 essential songs.

From this, I thought it would be cool to learn what the 20 essential songs from Interferencers are. These are the songs you can't imagine life without, the ones that give you chills, make you smile, make you cry every time you hear them.

My Essential 20 (in alphabetical order):
ABBA "The Name of the Game"
The Beach Boys "God Only Knows"
The Beatles "Revolution"
Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach "God Give Me Strength"
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young "Our House"
Bobby Darin "Beyond the Sea"
Dee-Lite "Groove is in the Heart"
Don Henley "The Heart of the Matter"
INXS "Mystify"
Madonna "Vogue"
Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out of My Head"
Stevie Nicks "Rooms on Fire"
Nirvana "All Apologies"
No Doubt "Sunday Morning"
The Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated"
The Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Women"
The Ronnettes "Be My Baby"
Rod Stewart "Downtown Train"
Tina Turner "Proud Mary"
U2 "One"

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U2 "Where the Streets Have No Name"
U2 "Bad"
U2 "Sunday, Bloody Sunday"
The Beatles "Revolution"
Queen "Who Wants to Live Forever?"
REM "Losing My Religion"
Aerosmith "Dream On"
Coldplay "Clocks"
Eminem "Lose Yourself"
Green Day "Jesus of Suburbia"
Metallica "One"
Metallica "Fade to Black"
Nirvana "Lithium"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under the Bridge"
The Police "Synchronicity II"
The Who "Baba O'Reilly"
Guns N' Roses "November Rain"
Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven"
Pink Floyd "Hey You"
Blue Oyster Cult "Don't Fear the Reaper"

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Re: Name Your 20 Essential Songs

The Beatles - Something
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Pink Floyd - Echoes or Comfortably Numb
Oasis - Songbird
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
John Lennon - Imagine
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
The Police - Roxanne
Peter Gabriel - Biko
REM - Losing My Religion
Cat Stevens - Where do the children play
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Simon & Garfunkel - The sounds of silence
Elton John - Your Song
Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight
Bob Dylan - Times They Are A-Changin'
Bob Marley - Iron Lion Zion
Inti Illimani - El Aparecido
Los Jaivas - Sube A Nacer Conmigo Hermano
U2 - I Still Haven´t Found What I´m Looking For


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U2-With or Without you
U2-The Fly
Pink Floyd-Another Brick in the Wall(2)
Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here
The Police-Every Breath You Take
ACDC-Highway To Hell
Dire Straits-Sultans Of Swing
Metallica-Nothing Else Matters
Guns 'n' Roses-November Rain
Guns 'n' Roses-Sweet Child O' Mine
RHCP-The Zephyr Song
Bob Dylan-Like A Rolling Stone
R.E.M.-Imitation of life
Deep Purple-Smoke On The Water
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Sweet Home Alabama
Led Zeppelin-Stairway To Heaven
U2-Where The Streets Have No Name
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1. "Pretty Woman"-Roy Orbinson
2. "Layla"-Derek & the Dominoes (Eric's acoustic version from "Unplugged" could also fit here, too, as that's how I first heard this song-they played the acoustic version of it on the radio all the time when I was little. Either way, this song should be here)
3. "Brown-Eyed Girl"-Van Morrison
4. "My Girl"-Temptations
5. "Imagine"-John Lennon
6. "Angel Of Harlem"-U2
7. "Mary Jane's Last Dance"-Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
8. "Penny Lane"-The Beatles
9. "Ruby Tuesday"-Rolling Stones
10. "Nights In White Satin"-Moody Blues
11. "Tempted"-Squeeze
12. "With Or Without You"-U2
13. "In Your Eyes"-Peter Gabriel
14. "Love Shack"-B-52s
15. "Come On Eileen"-Dexy's Midnight Runners
16. "Don't Dream It's Over"-Crowded House
17. "Into Temptation"-Crowded House
18. "Should I Stay Or Should I Go?"-The Clash
19. "Harvest Moon"-Neil Young
20. "Alison"-Elvis Costello

There's probably a ton more I'm forgetting, but regardless, there's my 20 songs I definitely wouldn't want to go through life without.

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U2 - With or Without You
U2 - The Fly
Pearl Jam - Black
Pearl Jam - Immortality
Radiohead - Climbing Up the Walls
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
The Cure - A Forest
The Cure - Burn
The Cure - Fascination Street
The Stone Roses - I Am the Resurrection
The Stone Roses - Elephant Stone
Pixies - Debaser
Alice in Chains - Nutshell
Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
The Doors - The End
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Knock Me Down
R.E.M. - Country Feedback
New Order - Close Range
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
The Ramones - My Brain is Hanging Upside Down
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Train - drops of jupiter
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Beatles - Come Together
Red hot chilli papers - Californication
The Wallflowers - Sixth Avenue Heartache
Foo Fighters - Learn to fly
Aerosmith - I don't wanna miss a thing
Lenny Kravitz - Again
Elton John - Your song
Tupac - Changes
Coldplay - The Scientist
Oasis - Supersonic
Oasis - Sunday morning call
Oasis - Stop cryin your heart out
U2 - Beautiful day
U2 - Miracle Drug
U2 - Until the end of the world
Tonic - Flowerman
Noel Gallagher - X Files Theme
The Beatles - Ticket to ride
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U2 - Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
Nine Inch Nails - Piggy
Pearl Jam - Black
R.E.M. - Drive
Depeche Mode - Walking In My Shoes
The Cure - Burn
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Sidewalking
Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday
The Smiths - Unloveable
Echo & The Bunnymen - Rust
Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely
Crowded House - Weather With You
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
Stone Temple Pilots - Big Empty
10,000 Maniacs - Candy Everybody Wants
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane
Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
Tori Amos - Caught A Lite Sneeze
Patti Smith - Birdland
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"God Only Knows" Beach Boys (dsmith and I have something in common, LOL)
"In My Life" the Beatles
"One" U2
"Running to Stand Still" U2
"Silent All These Years" Tori Amos
"Ruby Tuesday" the Rolling Stones
"In a Big Country" Big Country (it's on the brain because it's been my alarm clock song for about 2 weeks)
"At Last" Etta James
"Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Knight and the Pips
"Everything's Not Lost" Coldplay
"I Believe in Miracles" Hot Chocolate
"Thunder Road" Bruce Springsteen
"These Are Days" 10,000 Maniacs
"Unchained Melody" the Righteous Brothers
"The Boxer" Simon and Garfunkel
"Think" Aretha Franklin
"Love Reign O'er Me" the Who
"Into the Mystic" Van Morrison
"Dancing Queen" ABBA
"Everybody Hurts" R.E.M.
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U2 - Heartland
U2 - One
U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
U2 - Stay (Faraway, so Close!)
U2 - Lemon
Pink Floyd - Echoes
Metallica - Battery
Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
Queen - The Show Must Go On
George Michael - Careless Whisper
Guns n Roses - Don't Cry
Metallica - Fade to Black
Pink Floyd - Time
The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
Elton John - Song For Guy
Manic St. Preachers - The Everlasting
Queen - Innuendo
David Bowie - Starman
Michael Jackson - Give In To Me
Michael Jackson - You Are Not Alone
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U2 - one
U2 - stay
U2 - Zooropa
MetallicA - Hero of the day
MetallicA - Outlaw Torn
MetallicA - Human
MetallicA - One
Pantera - Cemetery Gates
Nirvana - Lithium
Nirvana - Polly
Queen - Innuendo
Cypress Hill - Illusions
Cypress Hill - Latin Thugs
Depeche Mode - When I lose myself
The Cure - Lovecats
The cure - Killing an arab
The Doors - Alabama song
The Doors - Love me two times
Aerosmith - Amazing
Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, tonight
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The Cure - Plainsong
U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
The Cure - Pictures of You
U2 - City of Blinding Lights
The Replacements - Left of the Dial
The Replacements - Sixteen Blue
Big Star - Back of a Car
Big Star - September Gurls
Bright Eyes - We Are Nowhere and It's Now
Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream of Trains
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking
R.E.M. - You Are the Everything
R.E.M. - Half a World Away
R.E.M. - I've Been High
Morrissey - Come Back to Camden
The Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
The Shins - New Slang
Paul Westerberg - Lookin' Up in Heaven
Reigning Sound - Stormy Weather
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Not in all in the correct order and I am probably forgetting some:
1. U2-With or Without You
2. U2-Where the Streets Have No Name
3. U2-Babyface
5. Everclear-Father of Mine
6. Everclear-Everything to Everyone
7. Oleander-I Walk Alone
8. Oleander-Why I'm Here
9. Tears For Fears-Everybody Wants to Rule the World
10. Tears For Fears-Mother's Talk
11. dc Talk-Supernatural
12. dc Talk-Colored People
13. Billy Idol-Mony, Mony
14. Collective Soul-December
15. Collective Soul-The World I Know
16. Collective Soul-Shine
17. Hall & Oates-Want to
18. Hall & Oates-Grounds for Separation
19. Hall & Oates-Ennui on the Mountain
20. A-Ha-Take on Me
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this will change tomorrow, but for today (in no particular order, denotes top 5)...

1. Rolling Stones, Bitch
2. U2, Bad (live WAiA version, of course!)
3. Eagles, Lyin Eyes
4. Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody
5. Led Zeppelin, Ramble On
6. The Who, Won't Get Fooled Again
7. Greg Allman, I'm No Angel
8. CCR, Lookin Out My Backdoor
9. Cream, White Room
10. Alice Cooper, Be My Lover
11. Eric Clapton, Next Time You See Her
12. Doors, LA Woman
13. Bad Company, Rock N Roll Fantasy
14. Supertramp, Breakfast in America
15. Bruce Springsteen, Darlington County
16. REM, Losing My Religion
17. Aerosmith, Dude Looks Like A Lady
18. Standells, Dirty Water
19. The Cars, Bye Bye Love
20. Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit

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