Name your all time top five favourite songs, please - Page 2 - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » Name your all time top five favourite songs, please

Default Name your all time top five favourite songs, please

December 4th, 2018, 10:47
In no particular order:

Artsy Fartsy:
Strawberry Fields - The Beatles
tied with
Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull

Pop:
The Name of the Game - ABBA
tied with
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Metal/Heavy:
Holy Diver - Dio
tied with
Back in Black - AC/DC

"Classic" Rock
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
tied with
No Particular Place to Go - Chuck Berry

"Classic" Blues:
Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
tied with
Ventilator Blues - The Rolling Stones

Funk:
Beat It - Michael Jackson
tied with
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Soft / Ballad:
Live to Tell - Madonna
tied with
I'll Be There Where the Heart Is - Kim Carnes

Modern Pop:
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
tied with
Animals - Martin Garrix

Special Recognition Award:
Ugly Boy - Die Antwoord
tied with
Lose Yourself - Eminem
tied further with
Flakes - Frank Zappa


Yes, I've cheated, but who cares?
Last edited by duerer; December 4th, 2018 at 10:55. Reason: Forgot FZ - I'm gonna burn in Hell for eternity
duerer is offline

duerer

Keeper of the Watch

#21

Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 658
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 11:34
Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
Wait… R.E.M.'s "End of the World" didn't get into the top 1000 and was behind other R.E.M. songs!?
Hey, they’ve got five number in the top 1000 which is more than a lot of other bands.
But yeah, my personal top 2000 would be different too. Less REM, I think. (Though they would be in it).
--
1. It's not what you say - it is the way you say it.
Lovely 2 minute video: 'Change your words, change your world'

2. Getting a YouTube video loaded and other BB codes, see this post
Eye is offline

Eye

Eye's Avatar
Eye Watch
Super Moderator

#22

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,322
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 14:13
I am way to big a music fan to answer this but there is only one correct answer for #1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9inOtq0Ayek
--
"From knowledge springs Power, just as weakness stems from Ignorance."
Hastar is offline

Hastar

Hastar's Avatar
Unspeakable
RPGWatch Donor

#23

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wolf Light Woods
Posts: 1,991
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 14:33
Man of the World
Strange Fruit
With God on Our Side
Achilles Last Stand
Day in the Life
--
"And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'tis that I may not weep."
Ripper is offline

Ripper

Ripper's Avatar
Ngikufisela iwela

#24

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 8,795
Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 14:59
Originally Posted by Hastar View Post
I am way to big a music fan to answer this
We are all having difficulties with it. So what? It is not that the ones you mention will be carved in your gravestone to be seen for eternity.
--
1. It's not what you say - it is the way you say it.
Lovely 2 minute video: 'Change your words, change your world'

2. Getting a YouTube video loaded and other BB codes, see this post
Eye is offline

Eye

Eye's Avatar
Eye Watch
Super Moderator

#25

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,322
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 15:30
Well can't pick five sorry. Have thousands of bands I listen to, and cant choose. Most of them are Hard Rock or Metal sub genres. Which I've been told is not music on this forum.
--
“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by
lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” ― Robert Heinlein
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Lazy Layabout

#26

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 22,189
Mentioned: 60 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 16:02
Then pick ten, but the longer your list the less chance others will listen to every song you mention. That is the main reason it is limited in this thread.
We all listen to thousands of pieces of music in our life time. And surely todays choice will be different from the one next week, next month, next year. Our mood changes, so do we, some of us.
So… I guess you just have difficulty making decisions?

Hey, you are not obliged to pick a few of the ones that stick out, you were not even obliged to respond.
--
1. It's not what you say - it is the way you say it.
Lovely 2 minute video: 'Change your words, change your world'

2. Getting a YouTube video loaded and other BB codes, see this post
Eye is offline

Eye

Eye's Avatar
Eye Watch
Super Moderator

#27

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,322
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 18:08
The one song I always feel stand out enough to earn a place on these type of lists is:
Gavin Bryars - Jesus Blood never failed me yet
Although I doubt many will have the patience to listen too the complete 25 minutes

A few others to round it out
Big Black - Kerosene
Son House - John the revelator
Coil - Ostia (The Death of Pasolini)
Current 93 - Sleep Has His House

If it wasn´t for Gavin Bryars I would be very willing to support Hastars choice above
Last edited by mprod; December 4th, 2018 at 23:52.
mprod is offline

mprod

mprod's Avatar
Watchdog

#28

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 238
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 18:19
In no particular order…

1. Beethoven Silence. This is what got me interested into western classical music. More than that, its my go to music to clam myself!

loading…


2. The Mamas & The Papas: California Dreamin. This song is so simple so effect on so many levels. It melancholy, dreamy, nostalgic and so much more!

loading…


3. Kalinga Nartana Tillana - Now for something totally different to "western" audience! This was first composed in 6th century and its a fun little song aimed at "children". This brings back memories of my childhood. You have to listen to it from start to finish since the payback is at the end.
loading…


4. Thumri - Its romantic song and its all about the "feels" as I don't even understand some of the lyrics! Anyway I got into this song after my first real heartbreak Also there are many versions of this but this version (Nina Burmi ) is my favourite.
loading…


5. Kanne kalaimane - I fell sleep to this and now my daughter does too! If I am to pick just 1 song, it will be this. However, its shame that there is not good version of this on you tube. The song quality is very poor. Most people here won't understand this as the lyrics is also very important to the over all experience.

loading…
lostforever is offline

lostforever

lostforever's Avatar
SasqWatch
RPGWatch Donor

#29

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 4,399
Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 18:48
Something from Joy Division has to be in every ones top 5 or I will not look at your list .

I may look at it but I won't agree with it

You have to go with different genres. How can I measure Joy Division vs The Who vs Eric B and Rakim? Then you throw in Stevie Wonder vs Iron Maiden and I can't do it.
--
"From knowledge springs Power, just as weakness stems from Ignorance."
Hastar is offline

Hastar

Hastar's Avatar
Unspeakable
RPGWatch Donor

#30

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wolf Light Woods
Posts: 1,991
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 19:25
I spent some time thinking about it, and although I couldn't come up with my "top 5 all time favorites", here's a list that had a profound impact on me over the years. In no particular order:

Lycia - Pygmallion
loading…


Steve Conte - Heaven's Not Enough
loading…


Dark Sanctuary - Presence
loading…


The Seatbelts - Gotta Knock a Little Harder
loading…


Tiesto - UR
loading…
--
~Watching since 2007~
Ragnaris is offline

Ragnaris

Ragnaris's Avatar
Sentinel

#31

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: California, USA
Posts: 472
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 19:46
Originally Posted by mprod View Post
The one song I always feel stand out enough to earn a place on these type of lists is:
Gavin Bryars - Jesus Blood never failed me yet
Although I doubt many will have the patience to listen too the complete 25 minutes

A few others to round it out
Big Black - Kerosene
Son House - John the revelator
Coil - Ostia (The Death of Pasolini)
Current 93 - Sleep Has His House

If it wasn´t for Gavin Bryars I would be very willing to support Hastars choice above
The Big Black - Kerosine gets me to the Gavin Bryars video audio.
I searched and found this video of Big Black - Kerosine, but perhaps you had a different one in mind?

That is quite an impressing list, mprod. I had never heard any of those songs before. It has definetely an effect on me. Some are very moving. I’ll listen again later this evening. Thank you.
--
1. It's not what you say - it is the way you say it.
Lovely 2 minute video: 'Change your words, change your world'

2. Getting a YouTube video loaded and other BB codes, see this post
Last edited by Eye; December 4th, 2018 at 20:34.
Eye is offline

Eye

Eye's Avatar
Eye Watch
Super Moderator

#32

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,322
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 19:52
Since you asked by saying please, I guess I'll go next.

In no particular order:
Steely Dan - Deacon Blues
Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne
Pink Floyd - Dogs (tied with Any Colour You Like, including Brain Damage and Eclipse, which I consider one long song )
Gil Scott Heron - Song of the Wind
Gil Scott Heron - Home Is Where the Hatred Is

And many others, but these 5 came to mind first. Subject to change when I remember others I love but haven't heard in awhile.
TheRealFluent is offline

TheRealFluent

TheRealFluent's Avatar
H.O.O. Inquisitor

#33

Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,382
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 19:58
Originally Posted by lostforever View Post
In no particular order…
Ah, yes, when making those list I thought of Western music, but your 3, 4 and 5…! Thanks! I loooove Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and Bollywood and Bangra music. Your pick is definetely something that would be in my top 100.

Anyway. Have to go now, so I’ll listen later to your selection again as well, and the top 5 of
Ragnaris too (did not have time to listen to any of those yet).
--
1. It's not what you say - it is the way you say it.
Lovely 2 minute video: 'Change your words, change your world'

2. Getting a YouTube video loaded and other BB codes, see this post
Eye is offline

Eye

Eye's Avatar
Eye Watch
Super Moderator

#34

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,322
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 20:09
Well I'll try then.

Not a great selection but these are from my teenage years.

Basically Rock and other sub genres.

loading…

loading…

loading…

loading…

loading…


I'll throw in two more.

loading…

loading…


Yep I was once part of a group of kids called emo's.
--
“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by
lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” ― Robert Heinlein
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Lazy Layabout

#35

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 22,189
Mentioned: 60 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 21:09
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Well I'll try then.

Not a great selection but these are from my teenage years.

Basically Rock and other sub genres.
Thanks! Definetely not a list I expected after your earlier words. But metal would have been fine too as far as I’m concerned, Couch. Knowing that a song is special enough for someone on this forum to be mentioned in his/her top 5 ‘all time’, makes me eager to learn what’s so special about it, if it is something I have never heard of before, or if I’d normally would not listen it to from start to finish when mentioned in the ‘Currently listening to’ - thread.
And if I don’t get it, the special x-factor, the attraction, the high appreciation, I listen a second time.

You too have mentioned some really great songs, Couch, some new to my ears, they will be familiar soon, so thank you! Same goes for Fluent. Ragnaris’ selection was amazing too, I did not know any of those.

I really like listening to all of your top 5’s, all those different pieces of music that managed to get to your heart.
I think this is a great way to get acquainted with new stuff.
I am planning to look them all up in Spotify, so it will be easier for me to listen to them, more than once and it’ll allow me to do other things, though I am well aware some of your favourites make it impossible to do anything but listening.

Again: thank you all.
--
1. It's not what you say - it is the way you say it.
Lovely 2 minute video: 'Change your words, change your world'

2. Getting a YouTube video loaded and other BB codes, see this post
Eye is offline

Eye

Eye's Avatar
Eye Watch
Super Moderator

#36

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Europe
Posts: 2,322
Mentioned: 59 Post(s)

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 21:21
Well I started out with lite rock in the 80's and moved into other sub genres. After that I moved into metal in the 90's, and believe me it has so many sub-genres.

Here is a small taste of the metal side.

loading…

loading…

loading…

loading…

loading…
--
“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by
lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” ― Robert Heinlein
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Lazy Layabout

#37

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New England
Posts: 22,189
Mentioned: 60 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

December 4th, 2018, 23:54
Originally Posted by Eye View Post
The Big Black - Kerosine gets me to the Gavin Bryars video audio.
I searched and found this video of Big Black - Kerosine, but perhaps you had a different one in mind?

That is quite an impressing list, mprod. I had never heard any of those songs before. It has definetely an effect on me. Some are very moving. I’ll listen again later this evening. Thank you.
My fault I have changed the link in the original post

Too add another, perhaps not the original punk song but anyway from 1965
The Sonics - Strychnine
mprod is offline

mprod

mprod's Avatar
Watchdog

#38

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 238
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

December 5th, 2018, 00:17
Well I’ll list as well (sorry no links as very sore hands)
1. Pink Floyd - Echoes (probably the two part Pompeii version)
2. Led Zeppelin - Their cover of When the Levee Breaks
3. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
4. Air Formation - Wasted Days
5. The Meeting Places - Same Lies as Yesterday

Now 1&2 don’t tend change but 3, 4 & 5 do change
Hurls is offline

Hurls

Hurls's Avatar
Non-twitch gamer
RPGWatch Donor

#39

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,120
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)

Default 

December 5th, 2018, 03:22
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Not a great selection but these are from my teenage years.
Not bad at all, though I think I prefer the original Mad World
loading…

(though Gary Jules' video is way better) (unless you're looking for some authentic, late 80's, dancing-with-minimal-footwork footage)
Yep I was once part of a group of kids called emo's.
Could be worse! (Zloth narrowly resists posting an Elmo song)

Speaking of kid's music, though:
loading…
--
The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common: instead of altering their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views….
-- Doctor Who in "Face of Evil"
Zloth is offline

Zloth

Zloth's Avatar
I smell a… wumpus!?
RPGWatch Donor

#40

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 6,870
Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » General Forums » Off-Topic » Name your all time top five favourite songs, please
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 19:04.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by DragonByte Security (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch