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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2008 12:37:27 PM PDT
Just wondering why country music should even be considered in anyone's list. Just a bunch of redneck, hillbilly, goat-ropers. Yee haw.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 1, 2008 11:47:42 AM PDT
I am glad to see someone finally recognise Dusty Springfield. A truly great artist and underappreciated. I would rate her entire Dusty In Memphis as one of the best recordings of all time. Classic songs, superb production and that incredible Dusty Vocal. The Album sold poorly in 1968 but yet it still rates highest ofany female pop singer of the last 50 years. A timeless classic

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2008 12:16:07 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
I think, among Brit Sixties thrushes, Dusty did get the critical acclaim. I liked Lulu, and, as I remember that era (quite young), it was Pet Clark who was all over the charts.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2008 12:41:47 PM PDT
I loved Pet Clark and Lulu but Dusty stands out today as being timeless. Hard to pick any one perfect recording but if I could pick 10:
1. A Day In The Life-Beatles
2. Son Of A Preacher Man-Dusty Springfield
3. I Can See For Miles-The Who
4. Respect-Aretha Franklin
5. Cry-Godley and Creme
6. Waterloo Sunset-The Kinks
7. Rock and Roll Fantasy-The KInks
8. The Air That I Breathe-The Hollies
9. Heroes and Villains-The Beach Boys( The Smile Version)
10. Strawberry Fields Forever-The Beatles
asyou can see, I am a child of the 60's. The time was magical and the music was timeless. Hard topick just 10. So many others.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2008 9:32:25 PM PDT
Caroline says:
I'm sure I'm naming a ton of songs that people have already mentioned, but here goes.

Radiohead--Pyramid Song
Radiohead--Climbing Up the Walls
The Shins--Caring is Creepy
Shawn Colvin--Sunny Came Home
The Beatles--A Day in the Life
Jimi Hendrix--All Along the Watchtower
Stevie Wonder--Sir Duke
Sarah McLachlan--Angel
The White Stripes--Death Letter (live version. I'm not sure where the performace takes place, but it's the version on YouTube)
Joni Mitchell--Woodstock
Tori Amos--Bells for Her
Billy Joel--The Downeaster Alexa (live at Yankee Stadium)

There's more but I'm at a loss at the moment.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2008 10:08:21 PM PDT
Ty Wilson says:
Just a few off the top of my head:

Rocket Queen - Guns n Roses
God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters - Moby
Riders On The Storm - The Doors
The Sea Refuses No River - Pete Townshend
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Roll Me Away - Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
Eminence Front - The Who
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police
I'm Not In Love - 10cc
Blinded By The Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
This Used To Be My Playground - Madonna
Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
This Is It - Kenny Loggins
Not Ready To Make Nice - The Dixie Chicks

There are many others but these are the first to come to mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2008 8:04:44 PM PDT
Coleen says:
Hey, is rock n roll the limit of our musical imaginations, folks???
Frank Sinatra - "Lonely Town", "I Fall in Love Too Easily", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Only the Lonely", "One For My Baby (And One More For the Road)", "My Funny Valentine"...and literally hundreds more...Frank is the GOLD STANDARD.
(The Beatles, Elvis and even Dylan are mere eternal adolescents; Frank sang about ADULT matters and ADULT pain. Yeah, Dylan wrote autobiographical songs about his divorce, but that was about him. Frank Sinatra's songs are about US, and can help desperate souls make it through the night OR get us hot and bothered about the opposite sex in a romantic and sensual way...such was Frank's skill with so many types of songs. But I also LOVE the following jazz and classical artists and these songs:
Chet Baker - "Let's Get Lost"
Miles Davis/Gil Evans - "Concierto De Aranjuez (Part One)"
Ella Fitzgerald - "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing" & "Bewitched"
Benny Goodman - "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing!)" Carnegie Hall, 1938
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Cond. by Zubin Mehta - "Rhapsody in Blue"
Charlie Parker - "Ballade'"
Billie Holiday - "Lover Man"
John Coltrane - "A Love Supreme"
Count Basie and Band - "Back to the Big Apple"
Matt Monroe - "I'll Take Romance"
June Christy - "Midnight Sun"
Composer Richard Strauss - "Im Abendroit"
Arthur Rubinstein - Rachmaninov: "Piano Concerto No. 2"
Leonard Bernstein - "West Side Story: Overture"
Jao Gilberto/Astrud Gilberto - "Girl From Ipanema"
Antonio Carlos Jobim - "Nuvens Douradas"
Luiz Bonfa - "Manha De Carnaval"
In case one bored soul wonders what 15 "rock" songs I would pick, here they are:
The Beatles - "A Day in the Life"
Pink Floyd - "Flaming"
Love - "The Red Telephone"
The Byrds - "Everybody's Been Burned"
The Beach Boys - "God Only Knows"
Opeth - "The Drapery Falls" (this will FLOOR you if you haven't been exposed to
Swedish death metal...it is disturbing and gorgeous in equal amounts...)
Joy Division - "24 Hours"
Bob Dylan - "It's Alright, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding"
The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"
John Lennon - "#9 Dream"
Queen - "Somebody to Love"
Sly & the Family Stone - "Hot Fun in the Summertime"
Oasis - "Don't Look Back in Anger"
The Smiths - "There is A Light That Never Goes Out"
Mastodon - "Sleeping Giant"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2008 1:11:42 PM PST
Steelers fan says:
Elvis Costello--"New Lace Sleeves"

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2008 11:20:30 AM PST
Steelers fan says:
Squeeze, "East Side Story"--their best album, and one of the finest records the '80s produced.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2008 5:34:04 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2008 5:44:00 PM PST
David Barish, that's a great list.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2008 5:47:17 PM PST
How about Classical Gas by Mason Williams?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2008 6:08:25 AM PST
S. J. Avery says:
J.C.'S RING OF FIRE

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2008 6:11:38 AM PST
S. J. Avery says:
I GUESS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WILL DISAGREE WITH THIS VERY IGNORANT COMMENT! YA NEED TO BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS! AND FOR THE RECORD, IT IS COUNTRY ROCK NOT COUNTRY THAT WENT OUT AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY!

Posted on May 3, 2009 10:15:09 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2009 4:35:19 AM PDT
JM Byrd says:
In no particular order, except for "Trains," which I consider to be the most aesthetic song that I have ever heard

Porcupine Tree - Trains
INXS - Disappear
The Shins - Sea Legs
Anberlin - The Unwinding Cable Car
Miles Davis - Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
Richard Marx - Endless Summer Nights
Steely Dan - Do It Again
Duffy - Warwick Avenue
Rush - The Spirit Of Radio
Pink Floyd - Young Lust
Ozzy Osbourne - Road To Nowhere
Gwen Stefani - Luxurious
Pantera - Message In Blood
Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories - Stay
Soundgarden - Hands All Over
Incubus - Clean
U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name
Pearl Jam - Black
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
The Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
Chicago - Saturday In The Park
Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
Boston - Foreplay/Long Time
Dream Theater - Lie
R.E.M. - Perfect Circle
The Black Crowes - Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
10,000 Maniacs - The Painted Desert
Live - Selling The Drama
Def Leppard - Gods Of War
Ra - Sky
The Zombies - Time Of The Season
Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes
Guns N' Roses - Estranged
Jay-Z - Politics As Usual
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
Dave Matthews Band - Warehouse (from Under The Table And Dreaming)
Cream - Tales Of Brave Ulysses
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men - One Sweet Day
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Maxi Priest - Close To You
Bullet For My Valentine - Say Goodnight
TLC - Diggin' On You

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 1:52:32 AM PDT
Take the Long Way Home--- Supertramp

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 19, 2012 5:47:14 AM PDT
AYE AYE!!!! Good call, Nubbins!

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 7:58:35 AM PDT
"Rap your body around my soul.".from. the song "For Yasker's Farm" by Leslie West in the rock group Mountain

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 9:10:40 PM PDT
Living On My Own- Ambrosia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d2_YCkm8bc

Posted on Apr 19, 2012 10:28:02 PM PDT
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Posted on Apr 20, 2012 6:30:32 AM PDT
E. Marks says:
Raspberries- Go All the Way
Rolling Stones- Time Waits for No One
Beatles- Hard Day's Night
Cure- A Night Like This
Primal Scream- Can't Go Back
All Star Band (Noel Gallagher, Ian McLagan, Gem Archer Etc.)- All or Nothing (live, sloppy and fabulous)

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 2:11:19 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Ella did "Midnight Sun".

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 4:17:28 PM PDT
Lauri says:
Where would you be? Martina McBride
Sober Pink
Just Breathe Pearl jam
Just One Of the boys gretchen wilson
Into the mystic Van morrison
The boxer Simon And Garfunkle
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Gordan Lightfoot

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 4:19:38 PM PDT
Lauri says:
hey barking spider why dont you expand your horizons and listen to something else. I hate so called music lovers like you! one track mind!

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 3:16:22 PM PDT
"Sittin on Top of the World" by Cream (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce) from the album "Wheels of Fire".

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 4:06:08 PM PDT
b montreuil says:
the trapeze swinger by iron and wine
dondante by my morning jacket
exit music by radiohead
poke by frightened rabbit
re:stacks by bon iver
the curse by josh ritter
that i would be good by alais morrisette
after the storm by mumford and sons
fix you by coldplay
digging in the dirt by peter gabriel
lua by bright eyes
rekoner by radiohead
out go the lights by spoon
the loneliness of a tower crane driver by elbow
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