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jAcKeL

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how the hell do u ppl not know all the songs he mentioned... i know every single one of them... and yes i'm very proud thank you...
 

DaveJ

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From my Winamp playlist:

REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You
Tears for Fears - Shout
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
U2 - In God's Country
U2 - With or Without You
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over

There are tons more, but I'm not gonna list them all... :)

Jackel: I wouldn't consider any of those songs "classics", even though I know them all... come back in 10 years and see how many you remember then... :)

Dave
 

RSI

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Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) of course... One of the greatest songs. :)

Hotel California (The Eagles) is also a good one, and will be remembered. Several songs by Queen such as We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, will be remembered for a very long time.

Money (Pink Floyd), I will not forget that one! Stray Cat Strut (The Stra Cats) .... Free Bird and Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd) ... several songs by CCR ... NUMEROUS Beatles songs (Twist and Shout, hehehe.. yellow submarine, penny lane, hey jude, strawberry fields, etc etc)...

So many I can't even think ..

Newer people .. Well, sadly I can't think of many new bands taht will be remembered. Perhaps the red hot chili peppers, i think they have good talent and will not be forgotten.

Oasis (which somehow always reminds me of the beatles) pretty much has "Wonderwall" going for them, it is a good song ... but I don't know too many more by them that will be remembered for long.

Green Day will most likely be forgotten quickly, except for maybe a couple memorable songs that may stick around (Hitchin' A Ride, Brainstew, Time of Your Life).

Goldfinger is really good IMO, and will probably be remembered... Blink 182 will be remembered but not as a good band in my mind (come on, when you hear songs like Adam's song and Dammit, you gotta think .. did they get a small child to write that music?). No offense to any blink lovers, and please don't flame me. ;)

I will stop now...

-RSI
 

Isla

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Supergroove (oops, I almost typed SuperGrover!)

I think quite a few of your songs are right on the money.

May I add

Because the Night Patti Smythe
With or Without You U2
In YOur Eyes Peter Gabriel


Oh, there are so many more I could list, being that I am almost 33...

:D
 

Isla

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Oh, DaveJ, I missed your post.

You are the one with EXCELLENT taste in music, how could I miss you?

:)

Everything DaveJ said... and then some!

 

jsm

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<< A Ha - Take On Me >>



Actually, the songs on that album are all sooo much better than that song. In fact, the LP they released afterwards (Scoundrel Days) was even better than Hunting High and Low.



<< Yea...but Nirvana hated the song. >>



I think their perspective on this is unimportant. What matters is how other perceive it and what value they assign to the song. I'm sure Nirvana only really liked what they did with Steve Albini since they were such devout followers of his work in Big Black and Rapeman.

I forgot a couple good songs from more obscure artists..

Slayer - Angel of Death <- this song made Slayer popular
Carcass - Exhume to Consume <- humourous death metal from the UK
Neil Diamond - America, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline <- Neil Diamond has too many hits to list
Tom Jones - It's Not Unusual <- makes me think of Austin Powers
GG Allin - Suck My Ass It Smells <- he probably wasn't lying
Mentors - Golden Showers <- makes me want to take a shower over and over
Meatmen - Tooling for 4nus <- h4xx0r style
Deicide - Sacrificial Suicide <- it has a good beat and is easy to dance to

So many pop songs on here. Don't you people get into any other music they've played on MTV or pop radio?! American alternative doesn't count since the corporates have raped &quot;alternative music&quot; and made it pop drivel.
 

SuperGroove

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jsm,

either way, Smells Like Teen Spirit was overplayed:(


good song....Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners.


Paul
 

8ball

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<< Tchaikovsky-1812 overture >>




<< Cannons are cool too. >>



My dad used to wake me up on Saturdays with his stereo cranked, pushing some huge tower Polk Audios, shaking the house, playing that song. Sometimes he would play Aaron Copeland-Fanfare for the Common Man. Another timeless classic.

Also Rush-Tom Sawyer.
 

WetSprocket

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Louis Armstrong-Blueberry HillAerosmith-Dream OnLynyrd Skynyrd-Sweet Home AlabamThere are tons more but its hard to say a song thats been out less than 10 years has stood the test of time.

<edit> I forgot about classical. Now that is music that has stood the test of time...
 

atomicbomberman

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well, I agree w/ Nirvana, I think the entire Nevermind, or at least a good portion of it, is pretty much timeless classic.

Why the heck you leave out Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit? That is DA Song, and All Apologies, Lithium, In Bloom...

Some of those Smashing Pumpkin are quite correct too.. but I would also have Disarm on there
 

glenn1

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All depends on the timeframe you're talking about.... if you're looking more than a year or decade down the road, the music that will 'stand the test of time' will be: from the
early half of the 20th century, big band and jazz (Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, etc.); from the later half, Motown and rock-n-roll (James Brown, The Supremes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, etc.)

 

Mucman

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Thanks 8ball, it's about time someone mentioned Rush :)

here's my vote

Stompin Tom Connors - The Hockey Song ;)
 

8ball

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Mucman-

You really don't have to name ONE Rush song. Just by saying &quot;Rush&quot; is enough.

btw - Listening to &quot;The Camera Eye&quot; right now.
 

HaVoC

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I think classic rock songs and oldies should be better represented in this thread. Couple of my favs:

&quot;Ramblin' Man&quot; - The Allman Brothers Band

&quot;Freebird&quot; - Lynyrd Skynrd (Also &quot;Sweet Home Alabama&quot;)

&quot;That'll Be The Day&quot; - Buddy Holly

&quot;Pretty Woman&quot; - Roy Orbison

Get the sense I like Southern Rock? :p
 

Weyoun

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Most of the Smashing Pumpkins music should last a long time, I'm a very big fan. Amongst my favourites:

Real Love
Disarm
Mayonaise
Glass and Ghost Children (especially the last 4 mins)
I of the Mourning
Try, Try, Try
Behold! The Nightmare
To Shelia
Today
1979
Beautiful
Bodies
Stubliene
Thirty Three
Sweet Sweet
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Farewell and Goodnight
Tonight, Tonight
Landslide
If There is a God
Wound
Age of Innocence
Ava Adore
For Martha
Annie-dog
Daphne Descends
Perfect
Tear
Blank Page
The Tale of Pistol Pete

ahh that about covers it :)
 

Jumpem

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METALLICA:

Kill 'Em All:
Hit The Lights
The Four Horsemen
Motorbreath
Jump In The Fire
Pulling Teeth
Whiplash
Phantom Lord
No Remorse
Seek And Destroy
Metal Militia

Ride The Lightning:
Fight Fire With Wire
Ride The Lightning
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Fade To Black
Trapped Under Ice
Escape
Creeping Death
The Call Of Ktulu

Master Of Puppets:
Battery
Master Of Puppets
The Thing That Should Not Be
Welcome Home
Disposable Heroes
Leper Messiah
Orion
Damage, Inc.

...And Justice For All:
Blackened
...And Justice For All
Eye Of The Beholder
One
The Shortest Straw
Harvester Of Sorrow
The Frayed Ends Of Sanity
To Live Is To Die
Dyers Eve

Metallica:
Enter Sandman
Sad But True
Holier Than Thou
The Unforgiven
Wherever I May Roam
Don't Tread On Me
Through The Never
Nothing Else matters
Of Wolf And Man
The God That Failed
My Friend Of Misery
The Struggle Within

Load:
Ain't My Bitch
2x4
The House Jack Built
Until It Sleeps
King Nothing
Hero Of The Day
Bleeding Me
Cure
Poor Twisted Me
Wasting My Hate
Mama Said
The Thorn Within
Ronnie
Outlaw Torn

Re-Load:
Fuel
The Memory Remains
Devil's Dance
The Unforgiven II
Better Than You
Slither
Carpe Diem Baby
Bad Seed
Where The Wild Things Are
Prince Charming
Low Man's Lyric
Attitude
Fixxxer

Garage Inc.:
Free Speech For The Dumb
It's Electric
Sabbra Cadabra
Turn The Page
Die, Die My Darling
Loverman
Merciful Fate
Astronomy
Whiskey In The Jar
Tuesday's Gone
The More I See
Helpless
The Small Hours
The Wait
Crash Course In Brain Surgery
Last Caress/Green Hell
Am I Evil?
Blitzkrieg
Breadfan
The Prince
Stone Cold Crazy
So What
Killing Time
Overkill
Damage Case
Stone Dead Forever
Too Late, Too Late

S&amp;M:
The Ecstasy Of Gold
The Call Of Ktulu
Master Of Puppets
Of Wolf And Man
The Thing That Should Not Be
Fuel
The Memory Remains
No Leaf Clover
Hero Of The Day
Devil's Dance
Bleeding Me
Nothing Else Matters
Until It Sleeps
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Human
Wherever I May Roam
Outlaw Torn
Sad But True
One
Enter Sandman
Battery
 

SackOfAllTrades

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Looks like I will have to dedicate my 200th post on my favorite band (fitting if you know me)...Oasis!

In the USA, their timeless songs are:
1. Wonderwall
2. Don't Look Back in Anger
3. Champagne Supernova

In the UK, their timeless ones (plus the songs in the USA list) are:
1. Live Forever
2. Supersonic
2. Whatever
4. Acquiesce

For other bands:

Depeche Mode
Just Can't Get Enough
People are People
Never Let Me Down
Strangelove

Beatles
Daytripper
Yellow Submarine

Michael Jackson
Thriller
Beat It
Billy Jean

Madonna
Like a Virgin
Borderline
True Blue
Material Girl

U2
New Year's Day

LL Cool J
Mama Said Knock You Out

Tupac Shakur
California Love

The Who
My Generation

Tom Jones
It's Not Unusual

Village People
YMCA
Macho Man

REM
It's the End of the World

Beck
Loser
Devil's Haircut
Where it's at
New Pollution
Sexx Laws
Mixed Business

ack...can't think of many more. All the other songs in this thread are great! Just adding my contribution.
 

Weyoun

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hey, I didnt list EVERY song :) Only about a third :D

damn, i've actually got all that metallica ripped, well apart from garage inc, i guess i'll get around to doing them one day :)
 

Weyoun

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god that sucks the way they are so defensive of their songs, it doesnt take any money away from the business, if i want a cd i'll still buy it, but i'll rip it so i can listen to it more....

fuggin metallica :|
 

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