what is the greatest song ever??if u say anything by Greenday il personally kick ur a

"Secret Love" by Doris Day? Hey, okay! There were some good non-rock songs coming out in parallel with the birth of rock and roll, that are less well-remembered. (Mandy Moore did the version on the soundtrack album but they used the original in the movie.)

So you guys want something "classical" that's a "song"? Okay, here are my top six:

#1 The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
#2 Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss
#3 Scheherezade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
#4 Bolero by Maurice Ravel
#5 Revolutionary Etude by Frédéric-François Chopin (I prefer a slow reading)
#6 Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
 
Oh, and I hate the Eagles and despise Hotel California. They are the epitome of melodramatic, simple and inane. They have no interesting harmony, the tune isn't catchy except to be revolting and the aesthetic is just off.

WHAT?
 
No seriously, i would say Midnight Rambler (particularly the beginning-da do da do da dooo doo or Gimme Shelter -mostly for the few seconds of Merry Clayton's vocal...gives me goose bumps) .
 
"#3 Scheherezade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov"

Beautiful. I've listened to it three times today.
 
Well I absolutely love...
One- U2
Gone Away- The Offspring
Just a Day- Feeder
Im' your Villan and You could have had so much better- Franz Ferdinand

I don't like many female artists they're always whining about love or talking about sex and being all half naked and sexual all the time. I'm sure thats good for men but it doesn't give much for me to look up to. The women don't give out good messages to follow, they seem to say be a dumb slut and everything will fall at your feet. Like Pink says "stupid girls", now she is 1 of the only women singers out there that speaks to me.
 
I don't like many female artists they're always whining about love or talking about sex and being all half naked and sexual all the time. I'm sure thats good for men but it doesn't give much for me to look up to. The women don't give out good messages to follow, they seem to say be a dumb slut and everything will fall at your feet. Like Pink says "stupid girls", now she is 1 of the only women singers out there that speaks to me.
Then you should hear these albums:
  • Toni Childs: House of Hope; "The Dead Are Dancing" is a typical lyric
  • Shawn Colvin: A Few Small Repairs; "Sunny Came Home" with a box of tools and a mission
  • Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow; she has no pity for weak women
  • Garbage: Garbage; you must have heard Shirley Manson's tough stuff
  • Sally Oldfield: Water Bearer; a tour through the world's religions and other mythologies
  • Joan Osborne: Relish; the hit "(What If God Was) One Of Us" is the mellowest tune on this album
  • Patti Smith: Radio Ethiopia; the only thing on it that vaguely qualifies as a "love song" is titled "Pissin' in a River"
 
Then you should hear these albums:
  • Toni Childs: House of Hope; "The Dead Are Dancing" is a typical lyric
  • Shawn Colvin: A Few Small Repairs; "Sunny Came Home" with a box of tools and a mission
  • Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow; she has no pity for weak women
  • Garbage: Garbage; you must have heard Shirley Manson's tough stuff
  • Sally Oldfield: Water Bearer; a tour through the world's religions and other mythologies
  • Joan Osborne: Relish; the hit "(What If God Was) One Of Us" is the mellowest tune on this album
  • Patti Smith: Radio Ethiopia; the only thing on it that vaguely qualifies as a "love song" is titled "Pissin' in a River"

Well thank you, I know there are women out there that don't flaunt themselves but they might be the 1s that moan all the time. I'll look into it.
 
"American Idiot" by Green Day....bring it punk
I agree. That is one hell of a song. It won't win any awards for technical complexity, but neither will any of the Beatles' early work or almost anything by the Stones. I continue to champion the whole "American Idiot" album. There are tracks on there that will never be heard on the radio that cement the whole thing together into an old-fashioned "concept album" that's greater than the sum of its parts. (And I was twenty years too old to be a "punk" when punk-rock first came out.)
PS "Welcome to the Jungle" is teh gai
That's either some hip slang that I haven't learned yet, or a foreign language, or just six typos in one line. But I hope it means "a good song." If GnR had died in a plane crash and left that one album it would be revered. Instead they toured on it a little too long and then came out with a double-CD loser and then they broke up with a bunch of petulant little-boy antics. It kind of destroyed their aura. Too bad.
 
hehe. the proper spelling is "teh ghey" as in omg, trt is teh ghey.

(oh my god, that right there is the gay)

It's sort of a bastardization of a bastardization I think. l33tspeekishness.

Visit "fark.com" and read the threads to soak up the developing culture. It's a great site.

i don't think there is a single best song ever. it's a context thing, with mood varies appeal.

here is one hell of a rock and roll song though:

Oh mirror mirror, you're coming in clear,
I'm finally somewhere in between.
I'm impressed, what a beautiful chest,
I never meant to make a big scene.
Will you resign to the latest design,
You look so messy when you dress up in dreams.
One more for hire, a wonderful liar,
I think it's time that I should come clean.


Stack dead actors, stacked to the rafters,
Line up the bastards all I want is the truth.

Hey, hey now, can you fake it,
Can you make it look like we won.
Hey, hey now, can you take it,
And we cry when they all die blonde.

God bless, what a sensitive mess,
Yeah, but things aren't always what they seem.
Your teary eyes, your famous disguise,
Never knowing who to believe.
See through, yeah but what do you do,
When you're just another aging drag queen.

Stack dead actors, stacked to the rafters,
Line up the bastards all I want is the truth.

Hey, hey now, can you fake it,
Can you make it look like we won.
Hey, hey now, can you take it,
And we cry when they all die blonde.

Stack dead actors, stacked to the rafters,
Line up all the bastards all I want is the truth.

Stack dead actors, stacked to the rafters,
Line up all the bastards and we cry when they all die blonde.

Hey, hey now, can you fake it,
Can you make it look like we won.
Hey, hey now, can you take it,
And we cry when they all die blonde.

Stack dead actors, stacked to the rafters,
Line up all the bastards all I want is the truth.
Stack dead actors, stacked to the rafters,
Line up the bastards.

Cry when they all die blonde.
 
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here's a little leetspeak stuff:

a translator for you..

http://ryanross.net/leet/

wiki...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet

urban dictionary entry...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=teh+ghey

so i suppose it's only vaguely akin to leetspeak rather than a bastardization thereof, my apologies.

ghey skeletor

ghey-33917.jpg
 
About 15 - 20 years ago , when I was very young - there was actually a contest in UK about the very best song ever .....
Believe it or not : David Bowie : " Life on Mars " .. WON this contest ...

Perhaps not my first choice - and since then, many other good songs have appeared ......

It is so difficult to choose a single song .... my favourite group is however Beatles .... God, I must be old ........ :m:
 
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Hi,
I'm with you Fraggle. Hotel California gets my vote.
And yes, Bolero. I saw a live orchestration of it at Ontario
Place, years ago. It was very moviing. Believe it or not though,
some folks got up and left before the end.
Oh, and White Rabbit by the Jefferson Airplane.
"Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar has given you the call."
And Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot has a great opening line -
"I can see her lying back in her satin dress, in a room where you do what you don't confess..."
Great stuff!
John
 
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This morning's paper covered the lawsuit in the U.K. over who gets the royalties for having written Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade of Pale." I'd forgotten about that one. It was #1 in England for several weeks and it was really big here.

"Nights in White Satin" by the Moody Blues is from the same era and falls in that same vein.

(Details of the lawsuit: The organist was hired for the recording session, after the song was composed. He invented that organ riff that starts it off. They did the plaintiff and defendants the courtesy of assigning a judge to the case who is a rock fan and is familiar with the song. He ruled that the organist gets 40% and the two guys who wrote the other 95% of the song get to split 60% between them, so they owe him a fortune. The defendants predicted that no one will dare hire a studio musician any more for fear that he'll pop up forty years later and demand half of their income for writing eight bars of intro to their song.)
 
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Hi Fraggle,
Thanks for the background. Those are two more of my favourites, especially Knights in White Satin. And what about "Sweet Cream Ladies..."
"Sweet cream ladies do their part
Sweet cream men adore them"
Although I'm not sure if it's from the same time period.
Many of the songs from this period hit you on a subconscious, subliminal level... hard to explain. It's like the words are pregnant with so many meanings, images, and allusions.
John
 
Bah, you two, it's Nights in White Satin, or better yet, The Night: Nights in White Satin. Are you guys the Knights of Ni or somethin? ;)

- N
 
Anything by Queen.

Concrete Jungle - Bob Marley

White Shade of Pale - Procul Harlem

Canon - Pachabel

And too many more to name.. I'd be here all night typing..:p
 
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