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Neil Young: what's your favorite song?

  1. anothermathgeek profile image80
    anothermathgeekposted 6 years ago

    I'm a big Neil Young fan.  There are so many great songs.  When I was much younger, I really liked "Heart of Gold".  Now, I really can't say which one is my favorite.  There are so many great songs.

    1. Thumb86 profile image60
      Thumb86posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Harvest Moon! I love everything he's done though really. Obviously, the album, Harvest..All of that is just brilliant. I'm also partial to the song he contributed to the Philidelphia soundtrack..I think the song was actually called Philidelphia too..Beautiful piano lead tune..It plats at the end of the film..So fitting and moving.

    2. Desiree Edwin profile image60
      Desiree Edwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm going to have to go with you, anothermathgeek. I am totally in love with "Heart of Gold." It is the perfect song for a lot of my moods. Hope that doesn't say too much about me! Lol.

    3. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I gotta go with " Heart of Gold " too.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    I also loved "Heart of Gold".

    Hey Tom, wow or whoa at your avatar!  haha

  3. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    that song is so beautiful, the piano always reminds me of angels mourning..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAjf8GfI … re=related

    1. mythbuster profile image86
      mythbusterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thx for the link... a nice song - one of my faves, too.

  4. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    Cowgirl in the Sand

  5. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

    I can't say either. I have too many favourites!

  6. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Great topic and really tough to pick.
    I tend to like the long guitar solo songs, so
    Down by the River and Cinnamon Girl rank right up there for me!

  7. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    Mansion on the Hill

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago


    My Heart - but that's not a piano playing the accompaniment. That's really a dulcimer. A beautiful instrument!

  9. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    another favorite and great video of him playing.. the guitar sounds so amazing.  Old Man


    1. Shane Belceto profile image60
      Shane Belcetoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This would be my choice too and thank YOU for the great version and link

      ~Expect  Miracles

  10. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    Listening to Helpless right now.  mmmmmmmmmmm.

  11. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    I play the guitar so I like him playing it with -- The Heart of Gold and Hey hey, my my

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    Tilecleaninghubposted 6 years ago

    Cortez the killer, Cowgirl in the sand, Hurricane.  Too many good ones to pick one.

  13. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    big fan of csny as well as neil baby...yea helpless is a great song...and southern man...ohio...etc...etc...

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    needle and the damage done

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      a poignant song for sure. beautiful.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0t0EW6z … re=related

      here's another great one jammin with crazy horse.. prime of life

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQmHHttY … re=related

  15. nikmaya62 profile image49
    nikmaya62posted 6 years ago

    I like Asayake (by Casiopea) very much... That is my favorite jazz band.

  16. sim0n30 profile image61
    sim0n30posted 6 years ago

    Good question, there is so many to choose from, obviously "Heart of Gold" and "Old Man" are up there but my alternative favourites would be "Cripple Creek Ferry" and "Albequeque"

  17. mendoza_74 profile image59
    mendoza_74posted 6 years ago

    I would go for something off 'on the beach' lp, like 'see the sky about to rain' but also got a soft spot for 'ready for the country' and 'out on the weekend'.

  18. Johnnie Black profile image59
    Johnnie Blackposted 6 years ago

    I was going to go with something a little less obvious..

    but I just CAN'T go past Keep on Rockin in the Free World

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, the way free world starts out at full tilt and right in your face!
      Or Cortez the Killer, seems to take all day to get there but when it does. . .
      How about Four Strong Winds a total contrast and perhaps one of the greatest love songs.
      Ach, it would probably be easier to list the Neil Young stuff I don't like.

  19. Jonathan Janco profile image81
    Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago

    Campaigner, for sure. A close second would be the live version of Crime In The City from a live albumn called Weld that he did with CH.

  20. I am DB Cooper profile image66
    I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago

    Down by the River

  21. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    As a fellow Canadian, I can't tell you how much I miss Neil Young.. R.I.P., Neil

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...now don't be spreadin' rumours about my fav musician!....

  22. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 6 years ago

    Cinnamon Girl
    Needle and the Damage Done

    He was good to surf to as well smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...that's cool...surfing to Neil!

  23. thirdmillenium profile image73
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Heart of Gold

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    robbinsnestposted 6 years ago

    Powderfinger live version on Weld which is one of my all-time favorite albums. People listed a lot of great songs, but Powderfinger is my favorite