Music Your top 20 all time music tracks

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  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    A challenge going around on a popular social media site. Lets have a go here.

    Name your own top 20 music tracks.

    Here is mine. (whittled down from 33)

    1. Lana Del Rey - Gods and Monsters
    2. Betty Blowtorch - I'm ugly and I don't know why
    3. Eminem - Lose Yourself
    4. Fleetwood Mac- Rhiannon
    5. L7 - Pretend we're dead
    6. Glasvegas - Geraldine
    7. Liz Phair - Extraordinary
    8. Adele - Chasing pavements
    9. The Hillbilly Moon Explosion - Natascia
    10. Lana Del Rey - Carmen
    11. Metallica - Enter Sandman
    12. Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sweet Gene Vincent
    13. Dusty Springfield - Son of a preacher man
    14. Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
    15. Blondie - I want that man
    16. CocoRosie - Japan
    17. Cyndi Lauper - Sally's Pigeons
    18. Lords of Acid - Gimme Gimme
    19. The Offspring - Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)
    20. Duffy - Warwick Avenue
    Lana Del Rey - Born to die
    The Bloodhound Gang - I hope you die
    The carpenters - Rainy days and Mondays
    Deborah Harry - Kiss it better
    Dire Straits - Money for nothing
    Eels - My beloved monster
    M people - proud
    No Doubt - Hella Good
    Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the name
    Sleeper - Atomic
    UB40 - Red Red Wine
    The Jam - Town Called Malice
    Suzanne Vega - Luka
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  3. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Now there's a very interesting mixed list. I'm going to have to have a massive think about this.

    (p.s. can't believe you left the Jam off :o )
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  4. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I couldn't quite squeeze The Jam into my top 20 but they are in my top 33. :)
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014
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  5. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    Well, in no particular order:

    U2 - Where the streets have no name - Live, if you have not seen this song performed live, you do not know what you are missing.
    Dire Straits - Telegraph Road
    Jimi Hendrix- Killing floor - the live version that he played at Monterrey - what a way to start a concert
    The Doors - LA Woman - one of the best driving songs ever?
    AhA - I've been losing you - yes, seriously
    the Jam - going underground
    Icicle Works - Understanding Jane - 6th form band anthem!
    John Parr - St elmos fire, of an era, what can I say!!
    Foxes - Let go for tonight
    U2 - With or without you
    Meat Loaf - I would do anything for love
    Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell
    Bon Jovi - Always - wifes fave
    Guns N Roses - Sweet Child o mine
    Ben E King - Stand by me
    Duran Duran - Rio
    Spandau Ballet - Through the barricades
    Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water
    Paul Simon - Boy in the Bubble
    U2 - Angel of Harlem

    If I only had 20 songs to listen to for the rest of my life, I would be happy with these. There may be many which I have forgotten, but that alone says to me that these are the ones which hold the memories, mostly good!!
  6. Grizzly

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    As much as I will enjoy reading peoples lists here, I could sadly never respond with my own.

    I'm a classically trained violinist first and pianist (other spellings are available) second, the drummer in two very different and opposing bands - one all original and one all cover, sporadic engineer for various events during the festival season and I immerse myself in all things music at every opportunity. I'm a music junkie lol, but the above is in no way related to what keeps me fed and watered! Work/pleasure all that...

    So, with that explanation out of the way, I could not even begin to assemble a favourites list, not even 20 favourite artists!

    I can say with absolute certainty, however, that Goffin (RIP) and King are my favourite composers/writers and Led Zeppelin are the best 20th century artists to ever walk this earth.:)
  7. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Mine change from week to week depending on what mood I'm in but bands would be in no particular order.
    • Thin Lizzy
    • Dire Straits
    • Manic Street Preachers
    • The Verve
    • The Who
    • Eric Clapton
    • The Stranglers
    • Supertramp
    • The Rolling Stones
    • The BeeGees
    And many others as long as they write and develop their own music not like todays canned hits that take no risk or just rehash other peoples work, total ****ing garbage...
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2014
  8. mjo

    mjo Procrastinating Contributor

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    I'll have to think about this.. I'll get back to you.
  9. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    1. The Tubes, White Punks On Dope
    2. The Only Ones, Another Girl Another Planet
    3. Japan, All Tomorrow's Parties
    4. Bauhaus, Bela Lugosi's Dead
    5. The Cure, In Between Days
    6. The Rolling Stones, Sympathy For The Devil
    7. The Psychedelic Furs, All Of This And Nothing
    8. Led Zeppelin, Tangerine
    9. Crass, Do They Owe Us A Living?
    10. The Dead Kennedys, Kill The Poor
    11. The Who, The Kids Are Alright
    12. The Stranglers, Strange Little Girl
    13. Whigfield, Saturday Night
    14. Fleetwood Mac, Albert Ross
    15. Pink Floyd, Pigs On The Wing
    16. Stone Roses, Waterfall
    17. Bob Marley, Redemption Song
    18. Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit
    19. Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi
    20. Prince, Sign O' The Times
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  10. mjo

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    1. Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen
    2. Layla - Eric Clapton
    3. Something - Beatles
    4. Piano Man - Billy Joel
    5. Iron Sky - Paulo Nutini
    6. Racing in the Street - Bruce Springsteen
    7. High Hopes - Kodaline
    8. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
    9. Run - Snow Patrol
    10. Back in Your Arms - Bruce Springsteen (This song was never released on a studio album and is fantastic!!!!!)
    11. Love Reign O'er Me - The Who
    12. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
    13. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
    14. God Only Knows - Beach Boys
    15. Uprising - Muse
    16. Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
    17. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns n Roses
    18. Flathead - The Fratellis
    19. Walk - Foo Fighters
    20. House of Wax - Paul McCartney

    And two guilty pleasures:
    Bat out of Hell - Meat Loaf
    Single Ladies - Beyonce

    Honourable mentions to:
    Foxes: Let's go for tonight
    Stevie Wonder: Living for the city
    Black Keys: Tighten Up
    Arcade Fire: Wake Up, Keep the Car Running & Neighbourhood 1

    A couple of points:
    As you can probably tell from this list: I am a massive Springsteen nut; and also while there is great music to be found today, for truly great songs you have to look back. Unfortunately songs are only really popular today if they are safe. I can't see the nearly 10-minute long Jungleland selling well today!!
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
  11. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Nobody writes a protest song anymore, thanks for that you ****s who created X Factor.....
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
  12. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    1. Pavarotti and James Brown - It' a Man's World (I win)
    2; The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
    3. Dave Brubeck - Take 5
    4. The Impossible Dream - Andy Williams
    5. Pick up the Pieces - Average White Band
    6. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
    7. Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong
    8. Road to Knowhere - Talking Heads
    9. Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
    10. The Blowers Daughter - Damon Rice

    This is my 3 minute answer. If I spent four on it I would spend another and then a lifetime. I would never finish.

    [Edit] Ah. Hang on.. 20 not 10

    11. It must be true love - Toots and the Maytals
    12. My baby just cares for me - Nina Simone
    13. Proud Mary - Tina Turner
    14. The Girl from Impanema - Frank Sinatra
    15. Rudy, A Message to You - David Livingstone
    16. Different Sides - Leonard Cohen
    17. Emily's Heart - Jamie-T
    18. Where is My Mind - Pixies
    19. The Hand that Feeds - Nine Inch Nails
    20. Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club

    Again, another 2 minute entry... ditto ditto ditto as above.

    Damn. Bonus track (if I may indulge)...

    Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
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  13. ExtremeNinja

    ExtremeNinja Karting amateur Contributor

    Grizzly - Looking back,re-reading and thinking of my bonus track, I would like to dedicate Rhapsody in Blue to you.
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  14. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    In an attempt to feel young again, I watched V festival on 5 HD tonight and it was shit. Hadn't heard of most of them and the music was simply poor (maybe even shit). I am starting to wonder if it's me. Am I an old fart and out of touch or do I just appreciate good music? I rather hope it is the later. I still love to find new tunes. I listen to 6 music every day and trawl you tube as well.

    I just can't fathom how a whole field of thousands of people can be enjoying V festival when I am sitting here, in my living room, drinking on my own, ....... hang on...I might of just got it.

    Aaannyway can we kick start this thread again. TUNES people. What are your Favorites???????
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  15. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Mine are the same as they were Greenlantern101, which I am very happy to say.
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  16. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    Sunce i wrote my list, i have discovered acdc, yes i know, and rediscovered Delta Goodrem.

    So i will add Thunderstruck (acdc obvs) and lost without you by Delta.
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  17. Incubus

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    OK then I'll have a go at this. Bloody impossible task though. How can I possibly pick just the twenty? I'm bound to leave loads of stuff out just because it doesn't occur to me at the time of writing this. Here goes anyway, in no particular order:

    The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
    We... are... Time - The Pop Group
    Four Women - Nina Simone
    Tupelo - John Lee Hooker
    Quizas Quizas Quizas - Buena Vista Social Club
    Maps - The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Pale Blue Eyes - The Velvet Underground
    Tommy Gun - The Clash
    Salut A La Compagnie - The Chieftains
    Poptones - Public Image Ltd
    Entre Dos Aguas - Paco De Lucia
    Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
    That Was My Veil - PJ Harvey & John Parish
    Chase The Devil - Max Romeo
    Holidays In The Sun - Sex Pistols
    Freak Scene - Dinausor Jr
    I Will Never Forget You - Husker Du
    Castles Made Of Sand - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Roast Fish And Corn Bread - Lee Perry
    A Pair Of Brown Eyes - The Pogues
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  18. Titch

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    Almost anything by Queen would be in my top 20. Other than that There are so many others I wouldn't know where to start.
  19. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Start with your favourite Queen track Titch.
  20. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    Too obscure?
  21. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    In no particular order and only this morning...
    1 Glorious Fool John Martyn
    2 Volunteers Jefferson Airplane
    3 World Shut Your Mouth Julian Cope
    4 Love on a Farm Boys Wages XTC
    5 Yo Mama Frank Zappa
    6 Seven Seas of Rye Queen
    7 Tusk Fleetwood Mac
    8 Burning Down the House Talking Heads
    9 Reverend Black Grape Black Grape
    10 Tear off Your Own Head The Bangles
    11 Time Passes Slowly Bob Dylan
    12 Love Removal Machine The Cult
    13 Praise You Fatboy Slim
    14 Turn out the Light Joan Armatrading
    15 Sleepless King Crimson
    16 Ambitious Jeff Beck
    17 Africa Madness
    18 Boom Scritti Politi
    19 One Man Band Loudan Wainwright III
    20 Shoot Out the Lights Richard Thompson
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