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Old 12-15-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
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"Perfect" Songs

The example I always think of is "One"...a song that just hits you so squarely and clearly, both musically and lyrically, that you can't imagine changing a thing.

I was listening to Counting Crows' "A Long December" and I thought of this, as it is a similarly "perfect" song to my hearing.

Others I can think of off the top of my head:

"You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart" Sinead O'Connor
"Putting the Damage On" Tori Amos
"Come Pick Me Up" Ryan Adams
"Nightswimming" R.E.M.

any others?
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against me! - cliche guevara
avoid one thing - chopstick bridge
the tossers - caoin
sinners & saints - the sky is falling (actually, that entire album is perfect)
ducky boys - do you wrong
bruce springsteen - the river
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Mazzy Star - 'Fade Into You'
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and 'Goddess On A Hiway' by Mercury Rev
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Imagine by John Lennon.
Break on Through to the Other Side/The Doors
I, Alone/ Live
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I can think of dozens. Most of the perfect songs to me have stood the test of time with me.
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radiohead - airbag, paranoid android

u2 - mofo, until the end of the world, slug

smashing pumpkins - thirty three

beck - lost cause

sigur ros - olsen olsen

wilco - ashes of american flags
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Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Black - Pearl Jam

Just to name a few.
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smashing pumpkins - soma
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oh bloody hell I forgot these two:

REM - Country Feedback
REM - E-bow The Letter
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God Only Knows - the Beach Boys

Yesterday - the Beatles

When Love Breaks Down - Prefab Sprout

Love will tear us apart - Joy Division

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

Mystery Girl - Roy Orbison

Black is a great choice as well, as selected by BonoVoxsupastar above.
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A perfect song to me is the one where everything and everyone is playing their best ever! All of the musicians are shinning. Everything is amazing: guitars, bass, drums, vocals, melodies and lyrics!

U2 - With Or Without You
U2 - City Of Blinding Lights
U2 - God Part II
U2 - Mysterious Ways
The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Metallica - Creeping Death
Metallica - The Outlaw Torn
Motorhead - Overkill
Motorhead - Stone Dead Forever
Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland
Bruce Springsteen - Backstreets

.... there are more, I just can't remember them all.....
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The Church -- Under The Milky Way
The Church -- Invisible
Gersey -- For Whom Do You Sail?

and the live version of Cantilever by (who else?) The Church can be absolutely riveting.

all I can think of right this moment. Have to listen through the collection to pick up more.
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the pogues - the body of an american
bruce springsteen - thunder road

i agree with all/most the REM songs posted.
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bruce springsteen - thunder road

My very favorite Springsteen song!
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My very favorite Springsteen song!

i think it's mine too. defintly in the top 3 or so.
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