whatz the greatest song of all time

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  1. dablue profile image38
    dablueposted 8 years ago

    What song will you in your opinion will you choose as best song ever sang. State your musician name ,the titled of the song and analyse why you think the song,is the greatest song of all time.

    1. KristenGrace profile image61
      KristenGraceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tough question! In my personal opinion, the greatest song is Sittin On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding, because I want that to be my life!  Haha...

      From a more objective viewpoint, I think American Pie by Don McLean might be one of the greatest songs as well.  So much is packed into that song...

      1. tony0724 profile image61
        tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        American Pie , great choice ! smile

    2. Dave Harris profile image72
      Dave Harrisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think The First Time(Ever I saw your face) is a fantastic song

    3. profile image0
      Elliott_Tposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would have to say Amazing Grace by John Newton. I think it's the best song of all time because it has universally touched so many people over hundreds of years. It will no doubt still be sung a century from now when today's pop music is forgotten.

    4. BritishRock profile image59
      BritishRockposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Its has to be Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit or Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun.

    5. Shinkicker profile image94
      Shinkickerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd .......Not one but two amazing guitar solos and a wonderful chorus with a great combination of singing from Roger Waters and Dave Gilmour. Beautifully written and peformed with lush orchestral backing that builds up the verses to the chorus

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I love that song..

        there are so many great choices on this thread.. I think it's too hard to pick the greatest song of all time.. Somewhere Over the Rainbow would be one of the tops for it's message. it's been covered by so many artists..

    6. 6 String Veteran profile image64
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, this is an example of an irresistible thread / topic.

      And that's all I'm going to say since the question itself--for me--is unanswerable LOL. There are just far too many...I'd have to go by genre and even that would be nearly impossible.

  2. alternate poet profile image66
    alternate poetposted 8 years ago

    Imagine - John Lennon - no explanation needed I think

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes, I think so.

  3. Medora Trevilian profile image56
    Medora Trevilianposted 8 years ago

    The Habanera by Bizet. Here is a fairly good performance:

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

    1. spookyfox profile image60
      spookyfoxposted 8 years agoin reply to this
      1. Medora Trevilian profile image56
        Medora Trevilianposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That one is a classic!

    2. kerryg profile image85
      kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Love it!

      The Brindisi from La Traviata and O Soave Fanciulla from La Boheme are also really high on my list of best songs ever written.

  4. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    happy birthday wink sung more than any other song

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image64
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL great answer

  5. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 8 years ago

    ...a few of pink floyd's...breathe comes to mind...but there are a few others that are classics.

    As well...old dead white guy pieces!

    1. spookyfox profile image60
      spookyfoxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Time is my favorite by them. Also Hey You.

    2. tom_caton profile image81
      tom_catonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Brain Damage+Eclipse, what a way to end a great album.

      Hey You, I mean talk about a sentimental piece

  6. GoTo Gal profile image84
    GoTo Galposted 8 years ago

    Play that Funky Music White boy, by Wild Cherry.  I play it at parties and it gets young and old people on the dance floor every time.

  7. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    Amazing Grace

    and

    Imagine

  8. Shadesbreath profile image82
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    Enya
    "Caribbean Blue" 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeYL3uhYv48

    It's beautiful.  It's got a purity and kindness that never gets old.

  9. Dim Flaxenwick profile image75
    Dim Flaxenwickposted 8 years ago

    For me it´s the old cowboy song.....¨Don´t Fence Me In.¨´

  10. sim0n30 profile image61
    sim0n30posted 8 years ago

    Funny i just posted a hub on my top 100 at http://hubpages.com/hub/Greatest-Songs-Of-All-Time-100

    I have to say Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone, i think this song help define a whole generation.

  11. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    It's gotta be the Ode to Joy!

  12. Johnnie Black profile image59
    Johnnie Blackposted 8 years ago

    Round and Round by RATT

  13. kerryg profile image85
    kerrygposted 8 years ago

    Yeah, Ode to Joy.

    One of my favorite profs died suddenly of a heart attack during my last year at college and for a week afterward the campus rang with Ode To Joy being blasted from dorm room speakers by myself and other students who loved him. It was his favorite song, and I really couldn't imagine a more beautiful tribute to his life.

    I hear that, played at sufficient volume, it also cures colds. wink

  14. profile image0
    jerrylposted 8 years ago

    I believe that a person's view of the greatest song depends on which decades they grew up in, or if they have experienced some life changing experience that a song relates to at the time. 

    Growing up in the 1940s and 50's, I can relate to a song by
    Billy Joel, called (Keeping the faith). It brings back a ton of memories.

  15. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    When A Man Loves a Woman Percy Sledge version

    What A Wonderful world

    Over the Rainbow

    When You Wish Upon A Star

    many many great songs

  16. shazwellyn profile image67
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    Too hard really but Across the universe if pretty poignant for me at the moment.

  17. grademusictutors profile image62
    grademusictutorsposted 8 years ago

    "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts"

    1. tom_caton profile image81
      tom_catonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ..There they are all standing in a row
      Big ones, small ones, some as big as your head

      brilliant!

  18. Lexe Charleston profile image55
    Lexe Charlestonposted 8 years ago

    Very tough question. Guess I have to go with a song from one of my favorite bands--Radiohead's Paranoid Android.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHiGbolF … mp;index=1

    1. Castlepaloma profile image74
      Castlepalomaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If I can't have me.
      "I don't want nobody baby"'

      just kidding

  19. profile image0
    SirDentposted 8 years ago

    Amazing Grace is, by far, the greatest song ever written.

  20. rotl profile image61
    rotlposted 8 years ago

    "Imagine" by John Lennon.

  21. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 8 years ago

    "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen... anything by Leonard Cohen

    Of course Sam and Dave's "Hold On I'm Comin'" ain't bad either.

  22. profile image57
    LittleMissMelissaposted 7 years ago

    That's always like the 'best band' or 'best guitarist' argument, truth is, there is no 'greatest' as it's just down to opinion so if I were made to make a decision I'd go with Shangri-la by the Kinks - as great as any other 60s song.
    However I certainly didn't grow up in the sixties at all smile

  23. profile image0
    Aleister888posted 7 years ago

    Truth be told, i dont think i could put my finger on one single song specifically, but it certainly is interesting reading some of your choices.

    Viva la floyd!

  24. TooEasy profile image61
    TooEasyposted 7 years ago

    Justin Bieber - Baby

    1. Kyumin13 profile image58
      Kyumin13posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      what the hell?

    2. 6 String Veteran profile image64
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awww no

  25. profile image0
    Circle Kposted 7 years ago

    Thats a hard one because there's soooo many great ones.
    But my personal best would be Dream Theater's "A Change Of Seasons"

  26. hudlife profile image60
    hudlifeposted 7 years ago

    As many have noted, it's hard to pick one song. But one song that has been in my head recently is "Back in the High Life Again"

    Holla!

  27. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    There are so many great songs ... I can't decide which is the greatest. One great one that I'm listening to at the moment is 'Evergreen', written by Barbra Streisand for the 1976 re-make of the movie 'A Star is Born'.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7AIBlzCluc

    and smile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC_JUrLzMY0

  28. DellNixon profile image68
    DellNixonposted 7 years ago

    Granchestar Meadows by Pink Floyd. If you didn't hear the song yet, click the link and experience listening the best song ever.
    I'll request to listen this song alone and best to hear this while it's dawn.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkNe27_qMRU

  29. Rajab Nsubuga profile image59
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 7 years ago

    The best song ever? Ever, ever, is one that resonates clearly with your mind at a particular moment.

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image64
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ...But then the moment changes as does your choice of song. Truly a lose-lose situation.

  30. craigb182 profile image60
    craigb182posted 7 years ago

    I would sat for the true meaning Earth Song by the great Michael Jackson.

  31. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

    Ripple by Grateful dead

  32. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    ‘At Last' by Etta James

  33. Broken Poet profile image60
    Broken Poetposted 7 years ago

    My Chemical Romance (Gerard Way) Cemetry Drive

  34. BritishRock profile image59
    BritishRockposted 7 years ago

    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit.

    Kick ass sound the chorus is explosive the video clip is awesome the song changed the music scene.

  35. Beege215e profile image65
    Beege215eposted 7 years ago

    my all time favorite "greensleeves"

  36. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Song of Solomon

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image64
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ah...great response! Then there's Moses' song (Exodus 15) and Mary's song (in Luke 1). And of course the whole Book of Psalms.

  37. brimancandy profile image77
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    I would have to say  "Imagine" and "Somewhere over the Rainbow". I would also say "At last"

  38. FCEtier profile image73
    FCEtierposted 7 years ago

    Hmmmm....across all genres?

    OK, Instrumental:  "Take Five" by Paul Desmond

    Song with lyrics: "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan

  39. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    Today, I'd have to say Black & White by Three Dog Night.

    Yesterday, I'd have said I'll Be There by Michael Jackson.

    Tomorrow - I may say She & I by Alabama.

  40. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    Amazing Grace

    Stairway to Heaven

    Imagine

    Just to many great songs to list just one.

  41. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    Silly me ! How could I forget " What's Going On " by Marvin Gaye.

  42. PhoenixV profile image64
    PhoenixVposted 7 years ago
  43. PhoenixV profile image64
    PhoenixVposted 7 years ago
  44. tom_caton profile image81
    tom_catonposted 7 years ago

    (Clearly!!) the greatest song of all time is THIS

  45. Kyumin13 profile image58
    Kyumin13posted 7 years ago

    Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen, of course

  46. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Aria from Madame Butterfly.

    Rock - Stairway to Heaven.

    Southern rock - Freebird

  47. tom_caton profile image81
    tom_catonposted 7 years ago

    I'm telling you it's the lion sleeps tonight!

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image64
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Surely you mean "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by EJ.

  48. profile image0
    zampanoposted 7 years ago

    Bridge over troubled water (Simon & Garfunkle)
    or maybe
    You got a friend (James Taylor)
    Well, though I think our fellows above have chosen very, very good songs I like very much, these ones I point out are songs of true love.
    These songs express the core of human nature, they are universal.

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      James Taylor did a great version of that song. But Carole King actually wrote it.

      1. profile image0
        zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's couple business.

  49. fromMarkHall profile image61
    fromMarkHallposted 7 years ago

    North American Scum by LCD Soundsystem

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image64
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm. I am on the E. Coast after all...

  50. DanielCook profile image59
    DanielCookposted 7 years ago

    Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones

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

 
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