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#661791 - Mon Oct 17 2011 01:36 PM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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#661867 - Mon Oct 17 2011 09:15 PM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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Can musical tastes change that quickly?


Not remembering what I put down as my top three earlier, I was going to say:

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

Blue Moon - by anybody

...as my top two. Come to find out, that's what I originally said back in Sept '09. I'm glad to know that I'm at least consistent on some things. laugh I'm not sure what I'd put down as #3 now.
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#661899 - Tue Oct 18 2011 04:54 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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This is going to be tough as I have to play music day in, day out....but my top three which I'm suprised I do not play at any of my gigs are....

1. Sitting at the dock of the bay - Otis Redding
2. In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
3. Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits
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#677895 - Tue Jan 03 2012 08:54 PM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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Oh, wow, top three… that’s nearly impossible for me….
3. “Take My Hand” by Dido
2. “In the Waiting Line” by Zero 7
1. “Nights in White Satin” by The Moody Blues

Runners-up: “Honestly OK” by Dido, “Waiting for You” and “Heavenly” by Seal, “My Last Breath” by Evanescence, “Don’t Stop Dancing” by Creed, “This Time/Untitled” by 3 Doors Down, “Edge of Seventeen” by Fleetwood Mac, “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles, and “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” by Steam.

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#677934 - Wed Jan 04 2012 12:46 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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My top 3

Something The Beatles
Subdivisions Rush
Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin

Top 3 ever

Crazy Patsy Cline
Houndog Elvis Presley
Twist and Shout Beatles

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#677936 - Wed Jan 04 2012 12:50 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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Great thing about music... I could listen to every song in the thread and never be disappointed! Thanks all for some songs that I had forgotten about!

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#677938 - Wed Jan 04 2012 01:08 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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Imagine - John Lennon
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Contepatiro - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
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#677940 - Wed Jan 04 2012 01:11 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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AND ..... anything by the Moody Blues smile
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#678355 - Wed Jan 04 2012 06:15 PM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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So I was re reading this thread, just zooming down and focusing on the songs, came to one where I said to myself "Hmmm, this person's tastes are a lot like mine". Yup, it was my original choice.

Today, I'm going with

"Beggar in the Morning" Barr Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JU4T9iqNTo

"Samba Pa Ti" Santana (was just reminded of this one in another thread) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z13G6SzhEmI&feature=fvst

"Getting in Tune" The Who http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6-3rnD7FSc

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#678365 - Wed Jan 04 2012 06:56 PM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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My ever-changing top three:

In the Year 2525 - Zager and Evans

Those Were the Days - Mary Hopkin

Conquistidor by Procol Harum

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#679614 - Tue Jan 10 2012 12:19 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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Some amazing tracks in that lot ...

For me

Walking on Sunshine ... Katrina and the Waves
Flame Trees ... Cold Chisel
Atlantic City ... Bruce Springsteen


Bubbling Under
Whole Lotta Love .... Led Zeppelin

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#1063078 - Thu Sep 04 2014 06:31 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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Well, it says "The Number One Song of All Time" but I look in vain for anything prior to 1950. Has no one heard of Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and so many more from the 1940s? These composers wrote some of the most enduring of songs. And they were performed by some of the most enduring of artists. And you could probably find some contenders from the 1930s, perhaps even earlier. "All Time" covers a lot of ground.

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#1063082 - Thu Sep 04 2014 06:44 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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I want to add "The First time ever I saw your face"Roberta Flack.
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#1063083 - Thu Sep 04 2014 07:08 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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I agree with you baldhair! Take for example, Robert Goulet singing "If Ever I Would Leave You" in Camelot, "Impossible Dream" in Man of La Mancha, and "Come To Me, Bend To Me" in Brigadoon - all beautiful! Every decade has its great music and popular groups.

1. Country music - George Strait's "I Cross My Heart'" and Tim McGraw's "Please Remember Me."
2. 60's folk music - The Brothers Four "Greenfields," The Penguins' "Earth Angel," The Platters' "Great Pretender."
3. Gospel - Josh Groban and Celine Dione's "The Prayer" (this might be my all-time favorite).

And on and on...
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#1063126 - Thu Sep 04 2014 10:38 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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I don't think I could come up with a "top three"...I like too many songs to narrow it down that few.
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#1063153 - Thu Sep 04 2014 12:49 PM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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This was difficult.....

1) You've Lost that Loving Feelin'....The Righteous Brothers
2) Save the Last Dance for Me....The Drifters
3) I Love You Because....Jim Reeves

....and hundreds of others!

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#1063169 - Thu Sep 04 2014 02:40 PM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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I love all kinds of music, but I'll refrain (no pun intended) from posting classical selections here lol


CURRENTLY (I assure you that my favs change weeky), my top 5 are, in no particular order really:

"Five Minutes" (Lorrie Morgan). I only play this one when I'm reallllly annoyed with hubby, which I confess isn't often, because he's actually a treasure. But he knows when he hears it playing that he's done SOMEthing wrong (even if he doesn't quite know what it is lol).

'Under the Boardwalk' (Drifters). Because it's light, calming and takes you to another place (well at least certainly a different one from where I live lol)

"Live Like you were Dying" (Tim McGraw). You don't have to be dying for this one to affect you. Even if you've had folks in your life who died too soon, this song is definitely good for either a tear or a thought or two about your OWN life.

"Walk on the Wild Side" (Lou Reed). For his time, a man not afraid to sing about things that weren't generally "talked about" or publicly acknowleged. Live life as you need to, as long as you don't hurt anyone else.

"Spirit in the Sky" A religious song (in an era where that wasn't a norm) in the guise of pre-metal rock. A one-hit wonder for Greenbaum to be sure, but I consider it a good one.
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#1063246 - Fri Sep 05 2014 06:02 AM Re: Number One Song of All Time
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There's some interesting choices, but the only one I've heard of is Jim Reeves' "I Love You Because". I'm old-fashioned, I know, and with old-fashioned tastes. I'm afraid I've not even heard of many of the artists mentioned. I wouldn't want to choose a top three, let alone one. What I like in a song is a good melody together with coherent words that tell a story or convey an emotion. Such as:
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. The Very Thought of You. Moonlight in Vermont. My Ideal.
These Foolish Things. A Cottage for Sale.
and oh so many more...
As for the vocalists:
Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Margaret Whiting, Dinah Shore;
Frank Sinatra, Bob Manning, Johnny Hartman, Perry Como, and of course dear old Bing Crosby.
And the instrumental numbers:
Sing, Sing, Sing. C Jam Blues. Roll 'Em. One O'Clock Jump. In the Mood.
played by the bands of:
Benny Goodman. Duke Ellington. Count Basie. Artie Shaw. Glenn Miller.
etc. etc.
All of which dates me, I reckon. Still, this sort of music has been a very large part of my life for a very long time. I have a large collection, most of it stored on minidisc, and not a day goes by, even now, in which I don't listen it.

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