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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #1 on: 07 Apr 2007, 06:08 »

This is so damn hard question. There just isn't... wait.. there is.

Ensiferum - Token of Time

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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #2 on: 07 Apr 2007, 06:28 »

Minutemen - History Lesson Part II

I nearly burst into tears when I saw the acoustic version on the We Jam Econo DVD. I find it hard to articulate just why I love this song so much, it's just so sweet and beautiful.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #3 on: 07 Apr 2007, 06:46 »

That question is impossible to answer. =(
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #4 on: 07 Apr 2007, 11:24 »

Mine MIGHT be Where Is My Mind? by the Pixies.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #5 on: 07 Apr 2007, 11:45 »

And Your Bird Can Sing - the Beatles

I rarely listen to it now, but it was my favourite as a wee one and it still makes me feel good like no other tune can.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #6 on: 07 Apr 2007, 12:00 »

"Knock Me Out" - performed by Linda Perry featuring Grace Slick

It slays me.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #7 on: 07 Apr 2007, 13:33 »

There is a list of songs between which I oscillate.

New Order - Temptation
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
Annie - No Easy Love
The Replacements - I Will Dare
Wilco - A Shot In The Arm
Talking Heads - The Great Curve
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #8 on: 07 Apr 2007, 15:04 »

For me I think it's 'Garbageman' by The Cramps.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #9 on: 07 Apr 2007, 15:58 »

The Chameleons - Swamp Thing

It's just got an atmosphere to it that just sends shivers up my spine, from the intro right through to the end.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #10 on: 07 Apr 2007, 16:01 »

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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #11 on: 07 Apr 2007, 16:11 »

The current precedent is 12.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #12 on: 07 Apr 2007, 16:12 »

Well, there's only one way to find out, isn't there?
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #13 on: 07 Apr 2007, 16:17 »

Currently, it's Aghora - Moksha.  It makes me feel like I can fly.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #14 on: 07 Apr 2007, 19:38 »

The Velocity of Saul at the Time of His Conversion by Okkervil River. Once, I got dumped and listened to it 72 times in a row. To be honest though, it was mostly on in the background as I cried.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #15 on: 07 Apr 2007, 19:49 »

This sort of thing tends to change a lot for me.  I guess it might be "Mica" by Mission of Burma right now.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #16 on: 07 Apr 2007, 19:52 »

The Velocity of Saul at the Time of His Conversion by Okkervil River. Once, I got dumped and listened to it 72 times in a row. To be honest though, it was mostly on in the background as I cried.

One of my favorites too, Brittany.  On a par with Westfall and Black Sheep Boy, and if I were to pick an Okkervil River break-up song, it would definitely be something off of "Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See".

I think anyone who loves music would find it difficult to narrow down a favorite -- most music junkies I know have different favorites for different moods, moments, what have you.

Among mine in the rock/pop idiom:

Joanna Newsom -- Only Skin
Yo La Tengo -- Black Flowers
Okkervil River -- Westfall (the live version off the Overboard & Down EP)
Dresden Dolls -- Mandy Goes to Med School
Metric -- Raw Sugar
mclusky -- Forget About Him I'm Mint
Sufjan Stevens -- Chicago
Laura Veirs -- The Cloud Room
RJD2 -- The Horror
DJ Shadow -- Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)
The Avalanches -- Frontier Psychiatrist
Spoon -- Jonothan Fisk
Built to Spill -- Twin Falls
The Decemberists -- The Legionnaire's Lament
The Unicorns -- Tuff Ghost
Elliot Smith -- Baby Britain

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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #17 on: 07 Apr 2007, 21:08 »

Oh god, this question is impossible for me to answer honestly.  So i'll go by my play count thinger on WMP.

And the winner is: "Hey There Delilah" by the Plain White T's.  I honestly don't give a shit if they're mainstream as all hell, this song is freaking gorgeous.  It also holds a lot of sentimental value.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbJtYqBYCV8  <-Please?
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #18 on: 07 Apr 2007, 21:55 »

SIlver by Jesu. The ending blows my mind every time.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #19 on: 07 Apr 2007, 23:29 »

The Dismemberment Plan - Back & Forth

followed closely by..

The Dismemberment Plan - Sentimental Man
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #20 on: 08 Apr 2007, 00:09 »

"Deaf compositions no.002" by Merzbow.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #21 on: 08 Apr 2007, 02:40 »

It's a pretty obvious choice, but I really can't go past 'Like A Rolling Stone'.

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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #22 on: 08 Apr 2007, 05:18 »

I'm going to stick with what has been for some time - 'The Universal' by Blur.

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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #23 on: 08 Apr 2007, 05:26 »

I guess it might be "Mica" by Mission of Burma right now.

That's a good choice. It's my favourite Burma song and coincidentally also the favourite of Roger Miller, Clint Conley and Bob Weston. From a musical point of view, this song is one of the more interesting compositions. The foundation is a neat little groove worked up by Conley and Prescott but for me the thing that really makes the song is Swope's excellent loops. One is a recording of the band playing an instrumental, snipped up and fed backwards into the mix. The other is a tape-recording of the band talking about the mix of the song played very distantly in the right channel panning occasionally to the left. Peter Prescott's drumming during the body of the song is so inventive you wonder how he remembers all the little fills he writes. Then the death-march that hangs in the mix around 2:20 is one of my favourite of the trademark Burma switches. Conley's vocals are so empassioned on this song it used to make me cry. Incidentally, the lyrics were written by the poet and visual artist Holly Andersen after a conversation with Conley about his time in rehab after two years of full-blown alcoholism. Though the narrator is certainly Conley, the subject of the song is a woman he had met whilst undergoing withdrawal. Her despair is so complete that she wishes to die and be reincarnated as a inanimate mineral formation. "The why can't I sleep" line suggests this could well be the very first song ever written about Euthanasia, certainly it has been implied by Andersen on more than one occasion. Either way, it's the best Burma song hands down.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #24 on: 08 Apr 2007, 08:40 »

Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell

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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #25 on: 08 Apr 2007, 14:55 »

Thanks for that explanation, Tommy.  I knew pretty much none of that about the song.  I really like the rhythm of the verse, though.  It's simple and creative.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #26 on: 08 Apr 2007, 20:50 »

There are songs that are better from a technical and musical standpoint; there are songs with better lyrics, better hooks, better vocals. But "22,000 Days" by the Moody Blues still reigns supreme in my book, because of purely sentimental reasons that I'd rather not post here. Suffice to say, it got me through the stupid hormonal crap you face in high school that seems big, but really amounts to pure stupidity when you look back at it later.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #27 on: 08 Apr 2007, 21:14 »

It was playing while you lost your virginity wasn't it?  It's ok, you can tell us.  This is like music therapy.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #28 on: 08 Apr 2007, 21:36 »

you sound like louis burdett = the whitlams
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #29 on: 08 Apr 2007, 21:46 »

Riki Tiki Taki by Donovan
Dear Prudence by The Beatles
Ramble On by Led Zeppelin

Can't decide.

Just missing the cut-

Hot for Teacher-Van Halen
Highway to Hell-AC/DC
Ramblin Man-Allman Brothers
Jammin-Bob Marley
Fell in Love with a Girl-White Stripes
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #30 on: 08 Apr 2007, 21:50 »

Hmm I've got a few absolute favorite songs

'The Cross' by Samael
'Erblicket die T?chter des Firmaments' by Burzum
'Soelen Gaaer Bag Aase Ned' by Ulver
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #31 on: 09 Apr 2007, 08:16 »

you've been... THUNDERSTRUCK!!!

thats by AC/DC, to those unfortunate enough to be cursed with bad musical knowledge (and taste).  :-)
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #32 on: 09 Apr 2007, 10:45 »

Wow, I don't know if I can count all the fallacies in that post.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #33 on: 09 Apr 2007, 12:13 »

Oh yeah, my second favourite song of all time is I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab.

strange, huh?
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #34 on: 09 Apr 2007, 13:07 »

you've been... THUNDERSTRUCK!!!

That's the Constantines' current encore song.

Just one more reason for you to go.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #35 on: 09 Apr 2007, 15:37 »

you've been... THUNDERSTRUCK!!!

thats by AC/DC, to those unfortunate enough to be cursed with bad musical knowledge (and taste).  :-)

I...HATE AC/DC.  I grew up listening to their music as well as every other band EVER from the freaking sixties up until the 90s.  I learned to tolerate most of it.  But then my little brother and his friends decided that AC/DC and every other crappy, popular band from the 80s are awesome and listen to them incessantly.  Something else unfortunate, i got my brother into some of the bands i like, and he listens to them so much, THEY start to get on my nerves now.  I HATE IT.  GRRR!!!

DAMN YOU ANGUS YOUNG AND YOUR SILLY SCHOOLBOY OUTFIT!!!
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #37 on: 09 Apr 2007, 17:23 »

For sentimental reasons, "Logan to the Government Center" by Brand New and "Just a Day" by Feeder are both close to my heart.  "Halcyon and On and On" by Orbital is probably my current favorite, though.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #38 on: 09 Apr 2007, 19:41 »

Based on the 'of all time' bit, I feel kind of obliged to pick an Anathema song 'cos they were one of the first bands I got into and have probably had the most personal effect/meaning for me of all the shit I've listned though. Either 'Deep', 'Don't Look Too Far', 'Release' or 'Underworld'

Electronic division: Mind.In.A.Box - Change, Apoptygma Berzerk - Unicorn (Fairlight Children Rmx), VNV Nation - 'Epicentre' or 'Joy', Code 64 - Without You and Rotersand - 'Dare To Live' or 'Undone' have all been stalwart favourites over the years that I know I could never get tired of.

"Halcyon and On and On" by Orbital is probably my current favorite, though.

Kick ass! Nice pick. I probably wouldn't call this my favourite song overall but I always have to listen to it whenever I've been munching any mind-bending substances, 'cos being high on anything makes the track a quasi-religious experience. Many warm, fuzzy memories associated with this bad boy.

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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #39 on: 09 Apr 2007, 20:05 »

Bjork - Unison

Sums up Vespertine really well, which might just be one of the most personal albums of all time. Plus, I'm a sucker for sweeping melodies, strong voices, good build-ups, and delicately-arranged electronic music.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #40 on: 09 Apr 2007, 20:56 »

Unison is definately my favourite Bjork song. An excellent closer to an excellent album.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #41 on: 10 Apr 2007, 01:05 »

'Underworld'


Yes that is a fucking good song, my favorite by Anathema.

"I've got to burn this weight out of my mind
Running through my veins until I disappear"
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #42 on: 10 Apr 2007, 07:27 »

"Halcyon and On and On" by Orbital is probably my current favorite, though.

I'd have to concur on that one, although "Hypocrite" by Lush, "Beauty*2" by Ladytron and New Order's "Blue Monday" are up there as well.
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« Reply #43 on: 10 Apr 2007, 17:54 »

heres some of my TOP songs, not in order though...just alphabetically by band.

1.Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying- Belle & Sebastian
2.Minor Place- Bonnie "Prince" Billy
3.Human Totem- Chad Vangaalen
4.Condor Avenue- Elliott Smith (it may be Trouble (cover))
5.Crosses- Jose' Gonzalez
7.Float O....ya right....Trailer Trash- Modest Mouse
8.Two Headed Boy Part 2- Neutral Milk Hotel (or maybe Oh Comely)
9.These are the Fables- the New Pornographers
10.Wraith Pinned to the Mist and other Stories- Of Montreal
11.Salesman at the day of the parade- Rogue Wave
12.Casmir Pulaski Day- Sufjan Stevens


I would like to do a ton more added to Elliott Smith and Modest Mouse especially
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #44 on: 12 Apr 2007, 01:57 »

what i consider great personal favorite songs are songs that you end up humming and singing to yourself while you cook or run around in the dirt.


for me, i gotta say its "naive melody (this must be the place)" by the Talking Heads
and recently, when Arcade Fire and David Byrne performed it live (found that mp3 that was floating around), i nearly had a happy little heart attack. it was the most beautiful thing i had ever heard... even as a crappy recording.
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #45 on: 12 Apr 2007, 09:39 »

current fav is humanoid-chevelle

all time fav is schizophrenic conversations- staind


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« Reply #46 on: 12 Apr 2007, 09:50 »

Yes that is a fucking good song, my favorite by Anathema.

The quiet whispered totally psychotic bit, leading into the second chorus, sends shivers down my spine every time

Climbing up the wall / Going to creep between the cracks
Get out of my skull / Tie the rope around my neck
Destroy all emotion / Going to rip my face to shreds
Cut my eyeballs open

Then straight back into the bit you quoted. Apart from maybe 'Panic', there's no other song on A Fine Day that completely captures the utterly insane intensity of the record like 'Underworld' does.

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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #47 on: 12 Apr 2007, 17:42 »

The Fool And Me - Robin Trower

The worlds greatest song is done by the worlds greatest guitarist, i expect no less
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #48 on: 12 Apr 2007, 18:52 »

 I could never decide on one.

 "Yankee Bayonet" by The Decemberists.
 "Heartbeats" by The Knife.
 "Kimberlina" by Obadiah Parker.
 "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd.
 "Remember The Tinman" Tracy Chapman.
 "In The Backseat" The Arcade Fire.

 Actually maybe my favorite is "Passing Afternoon" by Iron and Wine..
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Re: Your One Favourite Song Of All Time!
« Reply #49 on: 12 Apr 2007, 19:01 »

BABA. O. RILEY.
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