Just looking for ideas for a hub I am writing. Can be any type of music from any time.....No Rick Rolling!!
Do people still do that?
Can't stand me now - The Libertines
Ok here is one from the oldies but goodies list:
"Smile" written by Charlie Chaplin
The type of music I like to list to is determined what kind of mood I am in. Today is a bad day so I am depressed so I am listing to music that might be slow beat and music that I might want to cry to. So only songs like "Every Rose has A Thorn " or "Do I". Sorry to be such a down I will think on it and get back to you.
Heartbreaker/Livin lovin Maid-Led Zeppelin
Oh yeah....rick rolling is still going strong...
Very tough to choose THE greatest song of all time.
So many types of music. So many decades to pick from.
How about "Happy Birthday"??? It's certainly the most sung (rarely well, I might add)!
"Suite Sister Mary" Queensrÿche Operation: Mindcrime a Rock/Opera
The Story in the Rock/Opera Operation: Mindcrime
"The album begins with the protagonist, Nikki, in a hospital. He lies in a nearly catatonic state, unable to remember anything but snippets from his past. Suddenly, Nikki's memories come flooding back in a torrent. He remembers how, as a heroin addict and would-be political radical frustrated with contemporary society, he was manipulated into joining a supposed secret organization dedicated to revolution. At the head of this organization is a political and religious demagogue known only as Dr. X, who by manipulating Nikki through a combination of his heroin addiction and brainwashing techniques, uses Nikki as an assassin. Whenever Dr. X uses the word "mindcrime" Nikki becomes his docile puppet, a state which Dr. X uses to command Nikki to undertake any murder that the Doctor wishes. Through one of Dr. X's probable associates, a corrupt priest named Father William, Nikki is offered the services of a prostitute-turned-nun named Sister Mary. Through his friendship and growing affection toward Sister Mary, Nikki begins to question the nature of what he is doing. Dr. X notices this and, seeing a potential threat in Mary, orders Nikki to kill both her and the priest. Nikki goes to Mary's church and kills the priest, but after confronting Mary fails to comply with the command to murder her. He and Mary decided to leave the organization together, and Nikki goes to Dr. X to tell him that they are out. Dr. X, however, reminds Nikki that he is an addict, and that he is the one who can provide him with his daily fix. Nikki leaves, conflicted and returns to Mary, only to find her dead, hanging from her own rosary. He cannot cope with the loss, as well as the possibility that he himself may have killed her and not known it, and begins to succumb to insanity. The police, arriving on the scene, arrest him for Mary's murder and the murders he committed for Dr. X. He is put into a hospital, where he begins to remember what has happened."
I like "Loving feeling" from Righteous Brothers.
Made in the 50s I think.
Paradox, but I think the original version sounds best.
Apparently Roger Daltrey was onced asked what the greatest pop song of all time was: he answered SOS by Abba...
At the risk of showing my age I really like " A Tin Soilder"
I was going to say Amazing Grace too!
I also love Ave Maria. Never fails to bring tears to my eyes.
Something I have written but that has not yet been set to music OR something by the Beatles.
I can't pick just one, but maybe these are contenders?
For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield
"Imagine" - John Lennon
"One" = U2
Everyone has some great suggestions...
Stairway to Heaven
Pachabel's Cannon in D?
I almost included "Stairway to Heaven," but ended up with "One."
Love Pachabel's "Canon in D"!
Being a country music fan myself, this is the greatest and saddest song of all times to me.
George Jones....He stopped loving her today.
How about Freebird,Gimme three steps, hell anything from Skynyrd!
I like a wide range of music, but just to terrify the religionists I will admit one of my favourite sounds is Paul Robeson singing "How great thou art"
Wow, I'm surprised Earnest! Is this the song I know by that title? "Oh, Lord, my God..."
Master of Puppets - Metallica.
At the VERY least, it is the single greatest heavy metal song of all-time
Stairway to heaven is definately up there!
I'd hesitate to call Stairway a metal song.
Rock? Definitely, but IMHO, it lacks some of the defining characteristics of a metal song
still, Master is by far the GREATEST song of all-time in my opinion, even if it is not necessarily my FAVORITE
I am very surprised that there have not been more classical songs mentioned.
To just pick one song out of so many great songs is hard. But I am going with "Hey Jude " by The Beatles
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Stand By Me
I dont care who sings it - it is the best!
(maybe Lennon sings it best)
"Back In Black"..
The entire album is how it was able to bounce back after losing the members greatest friend and one of the best vocalist's in Rock and roll...it proved the band could go on and be very sucessfull, yet never forget its roots with the bands frontman who passed away in 1980, the late Bonn Scott
There is one song that moves me in an unusually profound way, despite being quite superficially simple.
"There Was A Man" by Pearls Before Swine
Knockin On Heaven's Door and Swan Lake are good, although not the greatest songs of all time. probably Brahm's Lullabye since millions of mothers have sung it to their babies...
Although I'm not a HUGE fan of the Beatles, it might just be "Yesterday." I didn't check all of the replies, but I don't think anyone mention it yet.
"Hey Jude" might be the other
Imagine- John Lennon
Let it Be- The Beatles
Tears in Heaven- Eric Clapton
*grumbles* Just one...argh.
The Fool on the Hill-The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps-The Beatles
Shine on You Crazy Diamond (all parts)--Pink Floyd
It's like those chips...I can't pick just one!!
I don't see the question as one that can be validly answered. A "best" song of all time would have to cover all bases--it would work for you in every situation, every time.
The closest I can come to identifying anything like that would be a one-word, ancient song which is actually a name for God and which we find as part and parcel of words in virtually every language on the planet. Here in the U.S. we call it "HU" or "Hu". In English, it shows up in words like "human, humor", etc., and in names like "Hubert" (meaning "bright Spirit").
Sung alone, it often helps the singer find inner balance. Sung in groups, it produces a truly amazing sound that might be described as the Ocean of Love and Mercy, sometimes simply termed the "Rolling Hu" or "The Hu Song".
It's pronounced like the name "Hugh" or the "hue" of a given color and usually sung in a drawn-out, long-as-your-breath-lasts style.
This is almost the most impossible question that I think that I have seen regarding songs that have been written over the years.
There are so many songs that could come under this heading, you could just keep going on and on and everyone would be saying something different. Beautybabe
California Dreamin' by Mama's and the Papa's
or Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones
Dont Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats (Bob Geldoff)...I think the song was based on a young girl who stayed home from school in a big city in America and shoot people because she was bored
Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks.
Ray Davies is one of the best storytellers. Ever.
Hard to peg one, but every time this type of question arises one song is always in my mind among others;
Love, Reign Over Me
by The Who from Quadrophenia
Which is also one of my top all time favorite albums.
can't choose just one... but if I had to, maybe
YOU'RE SO VAIN. ...or WHEEL IN THE SKY...or AMERICAN PIE...one of them!!
I cant choose just one have four amazing grace, danny boy, cucucarucu paloma and ava maria
A difficult task in deed to pick just one song. World disputes on two songs: Hey Jude and Bohemian Rhapsody.
But I will say Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel
"The Lord's Prayer"- a part and parcel of the Roman Catholic Eucharistic celebration. I'm a member of our parish choir. I love my alto part here.
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