What is the Single Greatest Song of all time in your opinion

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  1. TheSituation profile image63
    TheSituationposted 10 years ago

    Just looking for ideas for a hub I am writing.  Can be any type of music from any time.....No Rick Rolling!!  wink

    1. thekidandblue profile image61
      thekidandblueposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Do people still do that?

      Can't stand me now - The Libertines

    2. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ok here is one from the oldies but goodies list:
      "Smile" written by Charlie Chaplin cool

    3. 05Jamie profile image58
      05Jamieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Bon Jovi - Always

    4. profile image48
      telanier89posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. TheSituation profile image63
        TheSituationposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah it is nice to listen to something different every now and then...Man Every Rose is a great song!!

    5. Brandon E Newman profile image65
      Brandon E Newmanposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Heartbreaker/Livin lovin Maid-Led Zeppelin

    6. falcon64 profile image62
      falcon64posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Way back into love....

  2. TheSituation profile image63
    TheSituationposted 10 years ago

    Nice song!! 

    Oh yeah....rick rolling is still going strong...

  3. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 10 years ago

    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)!

  4. thekidandblue profile image61
    thekidandblueposted 10 years ago

    i've not been rick rolled in a good 6 months, oh well

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    sneakorocksolidposted 10 years ago

    The Star Spangled Banner! The rest is just noise.

    1. Cagsil profile image78
      Cagsilposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You know, there use to be a time when it mattered. Just seems it's been drown out among the noise. smile I will agree, I do like the Star Spangled Banner. It's a great song. smile

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    Wag The Dogposted 10 years ago

    "Suite Sister Mary"   Queensr├┐che 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."
    From Wikipedia
    http://criticacreacion.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/operation-mindcrime.jpg

  7. Black Lilly profile image61
    Black Lillyposted 10 years ago

    I like "Loving feeling" from Righteous Brothers.
    Made in the 50s I think.
    Paradox, but I think the original version sounds best.

  8. AdsenseStrategies profile image70
    AdsenseStrategiesposted 10 years ago

    Apparently Roger Daltrey was onced asked what the greatest pop song of all time was: he answered SOS by Abba...

  9. Ohma profile image69
    Ohmaposted 10 years ago

    At the risk of showing my age I really like " A Tin Soilder"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hHIhxF-wxE

    1. Cagsil profile image78
      Cagsilposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That was interesting. smile big_smile

    2. Arthur Fontes profile image85
      Arthur Fontesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Is this the song from "Billy Jack"

      1. PrettyPanther profile image82
        PrettyPantherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, it is.

  10. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 10 years ago

    Amazing grace

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    grneisposted 10 years ago

    Air on a G String..J.S. Bach

  12. Mighty Mom profile image83
    Mighty Momposted 10 years ago

    I was going to say Amazing Grace too!
    I also love Ave Maria. Never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

  13. wsp2469 profile image61
    wsp2469posted 10 years ago

    Something I have written but that has not yet been set to music OR something by the Beatles.

  14. PrettyPanther profile image82
    PrettyPantherposted 10 years ago

    I can't pick just one, but maybe these are contenders?

    For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield

    "Imagine" - John Lennon

    "One" = U2

    1. TheSituation profile image63
      TheSituationposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone has some great suggestions...

      How about

      Stairway to Heaven

      Pachabel's Cannon in D?

      1. PrettyPanther profile image82
        PrettyPantherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I almost included "Stairway to Heaven," but ended up with "One."

        Love Pachabel's "Canon in D"!

        1. TheSituation profile image63
          TheSituationposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Yeah, it really is hard to try and say one sond is better than all others...it is a good mental excersise though!

  15. Naomi R. Cox profile image59
    Naomi R. Coxposted 10 years ago

    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.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R2F9f2Cl6Y

    1. PrettyPanther profile image82
      PrettyPantherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That is a terribly sad song.  I have a hard time listening to it all the way through.

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    A Texanposted 10 years ago

    How about Freebird,Gimme three steps, hell anything from Skynyrd!

    1. TheSituation profile image63
      TheSituationposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, Freebird for sure needs to be in the top 10 or so

  17. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 10 years ago

    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" smile

  18. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 10 years ago

    Wow, I'm surprised Earnest! Is this the song I know by that title? "Oh, Lord, my God..."

  19. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 10 years ago

    I was gonna say Freebird! Or Stairway to Heaven.

  20. elayne001 profile image87
    elayne001posted 10 years ago

    Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

  21. jellydonut25 profile image61
    jellydonut25posted 10 years ago

    Master of Puppets - Metallica.

    At the VERY least, it is the single greatest heavy metal song of all-time

    1. TheSituation profile image63
      TheSituationposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Stairway to heaven is definately up there!

      1. jellydonut25 profile image61
        jellydonut25posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        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

        1. TheSituation profile image63
          TheSituationposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I am very surprised that there have not been more classical songs mentioned.

          1. falcon64 profile image62
            falcon64posted 10 years agoin reply to this

            How about..."Time to say goodbye"

            1. TheSituation profile image63
              TheSituationposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Good call...I like that as well!

  22. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 10 years ago

    To just pick one song out of so many great songs is hard. But I am going with "Hey Jude " by The Beatles

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    lyricsingrayposted 10 years ago

    amazing grace
    by
    janice joplin

  24. Cris A profile image59
    Cris Aposted 10 years ago

    Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD2hE2b2AVU

    1. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      OOOOOHHHH good one. I was thinkin bout that one too !

      1. Cris A profile image59
        Cris Aposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I know you were but alas the thread only asks for one song cool

  25. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 10 years ago

    Stand By Me

    I dont care who sings it - it is the best!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4_ghOG9JQM
    (maybe Lennon sings it best)

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 10 years ago

    "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

    1. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I did a hub about that but I know we are not supposed to promote our work here.

  27. theageofcake profile image62
    theageofcakeposted 10 years ago

    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

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    cosetteposted 10 years ago

    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...

  29. dohn121 profile image80
    dohn121posted 10 years ago

    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 smile

  30. H.C Porter profile image76
    H.C Porterposted 10 years ago

    Imagine- John Lennon
    Let it Be- The Beatles
    Tears in Heaven- Eric Clapton

    1. RainySunshine profile image59
      RainySunshineposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Those are really good ones!!

      I really like 'I'm a Loser' - The Beatles

  31. fishtiger58 profile image77
    fishtiger58posted 10 years ago

    A Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Simon and Garfunkel.

    1. PrettyPanther profile image82
      PrettyPantherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      This is one of my all-time faves.

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    daytripeerposted 10 years ago

    In My Life , by The Beatles

  33. TheGlassSpider profile image66
    TheGlassSpiderposted 10 years ago

    *grumbles* Just one...argh.

    I love:

    The Fool on the Hill-The Beatles

    While My Guitar Gently Weeps-The Beatles

    Shine on You Crazy Diamond (all parts)--Pink Floyd

    One-U2

    MLK-U2


    It's like those chips...I can't pick just one!! lol

    1. TravisBickle profile image61
      TravisBickleposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Shine On... would be my choice as well.

  34. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 10 years ago

    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.

  35. BEAUTYBABE profile image70
    BEAUTYBABEposted 10 years ago

    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

  36. Mike Lickteig profile image79
    Mike Lickteigposted 10 years ago

    California Dreamin' by Mama's and the Papa's

    or Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones

  37. theirishobserver. profile image59
    theirishobserver.posted 10 years ago

    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

  38. receptionist profile image58
    receptionistposted 10 years ago

    Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks.

    Ray Davies is one of the best storytellers. Ever.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J3gX47rHGg

  39. PB_Smith profile image61
    PB_Smithposted 10 years ago

    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.

  40. Isabelle22 profile image59
    Isabelle22posted 10 years ago

    Bohemian Rhapsody, actually love all their songs.

  41. born innocent profile image55
    born innocentposted 10 years ago

    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!!

  42. Peter Denly profile image59
    Peter Denlyposted 10 years ago

    Please forgive me from Brain Adams

  43. profile image51
    helmet1posted 10 years ago

    I cant choose just one have four amazing grace, danny boy, cucucarucu paloma and ava maria

  44. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 10 years ago

    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

  45. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 10 years ago

    Imagine by Lennon and Amazing Grace

  46. Lita C. Malicdem profile image59
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 10 years ago

    "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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