Your All-time Favorite Song

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    Positively Fourth Street
     
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    well on spotify i have a 31 track playlist of my favourites so i'll go order it and then i'll give you a top 3 or so because i wont be able to pick a favourite and will only get a group :p
     
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    Can't name just one song, but this is one of the main candidates:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCMswVQzuzA

    One of the most beautiful songs of the XX century if you ask me. Those harmonies. Check out that horns & organ's note at the end... pure magic.
     
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    Can't narrow down to one. I've recently re-fixated on Paul Simon's American Tune, thinking what a fine song it is and how right it is for these times (it came out in 1973, I think), even though I recently learned the tune is from a J. S. Bach piece.
     
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    And didn't his song in Casino Royale just fit the movie superbly!
     
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    Dayvan Cowboy - Boards of Canada

    Heliosphan - Aphex Twin

    444 - Autechre
     
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    Interesting selections. I must admit, I had to do some research, but I liked Dayvan Cowboy. Are you a musician?
     
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    a zillion....tocatta & fugue in d-minor/Bach, ella (bewitched, bothered & bewildered) ... et al

    presently:

    "Grace" -- Jeff Buckley
     
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    New Years Day - U2
    I've loved it since they day I've heard it, about 12 years ago (I was 6). Closely behind are:
    Layla - Derek and the Dominoes
    City of Blinding Lights - U2
    Hotel California - Eagles
     
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    ^^It was tough to choose between them. The "baby" video sealed the deal though. Pure gold.

    Honestly, I hadn't ever listed to either (I assume Never say Never is a Bieber song). I just looked up a Bieber video and posted it.

    Truthfully, Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is probably my favorite if I had to choose.

    These tapes were excellent in allowing me to understand a lot about the music. I've listened to / studied all of Greenberg's lectures. He really makes the inner world of "classical" music accessible to non-specialists:

    http://www.teach12.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=730
     
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    That's the thing with the Fall, half the time you have no idea what Mark E Smith's going on about.
     
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    Yes, nice set of pipes. How did you hear about him?
     
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    Sunday Bloody Sunday is my favorite U2 tune.
     
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    Was this in college or did you buy the CDs on your own?
     
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    freddie-esque

    Hi dlk. I saw him at Sin-e' (St. Mark's Pl. - East Village, Manhattan) back in the 90's before he bought the farm and later (as luck would have it), had the good fortune to see him at the Olympia in Paris--will never forget his warbling Edith Piaf impression that evening--the 'locals' ate it up!---what a set of pipes indeed. Dude could also "pick it" on the Tele.

    Incandescent (fatally tortured) talent. ...shame, truly a 'what if?' story. :sad:

    (p.s. "Eternal Life" is a nice 'rock' listen)
     
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    I bought some, but my public library has lots of these.
     
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    ^^^Just read up on the history of Erocia (an apparent demarcation in his music). Now listening to it.


    Adagio in G minor is haunting.
     
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    This ain't my fave, but nowadays I "tear up" every time i hear it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX07j9SDFcc

    Among my all times, i would put Gorecki's Symphony #3, Bach's Fugue, Beethoven 4th and 5th Piano Concerto, Mozart's Requeim, Pink Floyd's Wish you were here (entire album)......
     
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    Just remembered, there's a very talented and up-coming Rock group in India, named "Mating Dogs" that is driving us crazy !!!
     
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    Cool, so far two votes for classical work. (Believe it or not, r2374 too)
     
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    Venus in Furs - Velvet Underground

    Winterreise - Schubert
     
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    Have heard of Velvet Underground, but had to look up Winterreise - by Franz Schubert, interesting.
     
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    Very good choice. Very solid overall pick.

    I would be remiss if I did not take notice of Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer". Good video, too.
     
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    "Walk of Life" by the Dire Straits
    "We Built This City (on rock and roll)" by Jefferson Starship
     
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    Fantastic song, as is his duet with Kate Bush on 'Don't Give Up'.
     
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    Awesome, where'd you meet 'em at? And how did you get so lucky?


    I've met Adam Duritz (only briefly) of the Counting Crows. Very cool & very short.
     
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    Embarrassingly being a fan i didn't even know they were here they had a private showcase for Nokia and a gig at a really small venue tickets were sold out and i couldn't go. Hardly any publicity only on the radio and i don't listen to the radio.

    Was working part time in a mall and it was connected to their hotel, got a shock when i saw them walking around in the mall. Got a pic with Jason and Rick and got them to autograph their album covers. Saw them everyday over a span of three days :)
     
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    Together with the original OP's "Rearviewmirror" by Pearl Jam (a/k/a Mookie Blaylock), dlk now has three -- count 'em-- THREE "favorite" songs! This needs to be posted in the "Useless Information" thread post haste ;-)

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    imho, a very impressive choice Bartelby. Speaking of 'Furs' the droning, the 'bending guitars' in the Velvet's 'Venus' reminds me (pls. excuse the 'pop' vein) of a couple of 1991 PsycheFur songs "Until She Comes" and "All About You" (not to be confused with their earlier "Heartbreak Beat/Molly Ringwald-Pretty in Pink" circa mid-80's crap). But I digress: the Velvet's 'Venus' was a song we played as kids in 'hazy' basement rock&roll jams and which helped inspire some clumsy-but earnest-forays into Eastern (esp. Indian) music: R&R "Ragas" that went on ad nauseum...unbeknowst to us, we probably drove many neighborhood dogs batty-lol. And the Dutch Shocking Blue's 'Venus' we left for the idiot school-dance bands to play....we on the other hand were (happily) jamming on "Waiting For the Man" thinking we were so *cough* impossibly hip at 14--not. "Hey Dave...do ya think that guy really sold us a bag of oregano?" my word(!), what r&r rubes we were...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNEDY9I_wOk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLHCz93C24


    The Licketts

    on-topic: dlk, can I cite a "lyrics only" sub-category?
    "Rock & Roll Never Felt So Good" - Gwar
     
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    I've had this song "stuck in my head" for a while since watching the movie "St. Ralph," it's used in the movie sung by Gordon Downie, very ethereal, but basically unavailable as a recording.

    This one's by the old dude that wrote the song, Leonard Cohen himself, and this was just a couple of years ago, he must be in his mid-70s. I've read that he originally wrote 15 verses to this song, or as many as 60 or so.

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/sy-17305740001/leonard_cohen_hallelujah_official_music_video/
     
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