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What Is Your Favorite Song And Why?

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Posted on Sep 14, 2012 2:58:42 AM PDT
J.B. Taylor says:
That must be why I never heard of them.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 4:54:14 AM PDT
A customer says:
Most would be disappointed just to learn what AC stands for.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 5:29:31 AM PDT
Arseface says:
I was only disappointed to learn that Seth Putnam died.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 5:43:33 AM PDT
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My favorite songs by genre:


LOU REED: "Coney Island Baby"
Because: It's an honest and beautiful ballad about the trouble and strife in life and how love overcomes it all. Not sure I believe that is true, but it sounds true when Lou sings it and that's the important thing.


CHET BAKER: "As Time Goes by"
Chet baker is probably a lousy singer by technical standards, but he has soul. The tune is known from the film "Casablanca" - it's the one Sam plays: you know: "Play it Sam!"


HENRY PURCELL: "When I am Laid in Earth" from "Dido and Aeneas" (an opera)
This is the last aria in the opera - after a long love affair with an unhappy ending Dido commits suicide and says goodbye to the world with these words:
>>when I am laid in earth
am laid in earth
may my wrongs create
no trouble no trouble in thy breast

remember me!
remember me!
but ah!
Forget my fate! <<

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 6:43:20 AM PDT
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C. Harding says:
I could list so many, but I'll go with "O-o-h Child" by The Five Stairsteps. No matter what mood I'm in, it always makes feel better. If I'm in a crappy mood, it cheers me up. If I'm in a good mood, it makes me feel even better.

The Fillmore version of the Allman's "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" would be a close second.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 8:04:33 AM PDT
Eight Days A Week- The Beatles
Up-beat,poppy,catchy,simple song, that hooked me from the first time I listened to The Beatles For Sale ,in the mid-sixties. It is just my " feel good song".

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 11:19:42 AM PDT
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Hinch says:
I don't think I have one favorite but 'Southern Cross' by CS&N comes close. I'm a big Stills fan. His voice sounds great and when Crosby and Nash join in with the harmonies I can't think of anything that sounds better. Great melody and I love the lyrics. How could it get any better than having the freedom to sail your own ship around the world looking for a woman 'who knows love can endure'?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2012 1:00:04 PM PDT
Hinch, that is a beautiful song.

I have their Deja Vu album, and now I want to get their Greatest Hits cd.

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 2:13:58 PM PDT
Stratocaster says:
Hinch - great choice!
And all of the same reasons (musically) that "Long May You Run" ended up on my list.

Something that, unfortunately, seems to be very much absent from most of today's music (with a few exceptions) - HARMONIES!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 1:15:55 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Yes! DEJA VU is a great album. They have a lot of really good songs. If you're into dvd concerts DAYLIGHT AGAIN from the early eighties is a really good one. They do all their best songs.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 1:20:23 AM PDT
Hinch says:
That's another good one! I love harmony. Crosby-Nash have several albums. 'Carry Me' is another of my favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 1:26:45 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Nice list!. You may already know but 'Long May You Run' is from The Stills-Young Band album.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 6:02:08 AM PDT
Stratocaster says:
Hinch - Yep. But I beleive (I may be wrong. Memory doesn't serve as well as it used to) that they all did the harmonies on that one. My guess would be that it was a "leftover" from one of the CSNY projects, and they just stuck it in on The Stills-Young Band album. The story I heard back then went something to the effect that they all sang the harmonies on the original recording, but after much tension and infighting that was going on back then, Stills and Young removed Crosby & Nash's vocals from the final mix! But I don't know, when I listen to it, I'd swear I hear them all there......

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 9:20:32 AM PDT
Severin says:
Crosby & Nash aren't credited on the CD. Here's Nash's comments from the CSN box set for the song 'Taken At All': One day in 1976 Neil came by my house in San Francisco. He played us a tape of some sessions he and Stephen had been recording at Criteria Studios in Miami: "Black Coral," "Midnight on the Bay," "Human Highway." It sounded great, but then Neil said 'Isn't there something missing?' and Crosby goes, 'Yeah, us,' meaning me and David. So the next morning we were on a plane to Miami. We added harmonies to their existing tracks, and recorded some new songs, "Taken At All" being one of them. But David and I had to return to Los Angeles to finish our album, and Stephen and Neil had to wrap theirs up so they'd have product to push with the Stills/Young Band tour. The Crosby-Nash harmonies were transferred to safeties, then wiped from the master tapes.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 6:36:15 PM PDT
MJEH says:
Classical Song: "Ave Maria" performed by Marilyn Horne

R & B Song: "Let's Stay Together" performed by Tina Turner

Pop Ballad: "Evergreen" performed by Barbra Streisand

Christmas Song: "O Holy Night" performed by various artists

Classic Rock Song: "Angie" performed by The Rolling Stones

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 9:15:38 AM PDT
Honestly, I just can't pick one song that is head and shoulders above everything else I ever heard. I think The Beatles In My Life is a good choice that I have seen here as I remember a teacher using that as an example of why artists write. But there are literally hundreds of songs that might be my favorite and I wouldn't want it any other way.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012 9:39:32 AM PDT
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Hinch says:

You are correct about the C&N vocals being removed. Another thing I just learned is David Crosby doesn't appear on 'Southern Cross' even though he's in the video. Timothy B. Schmidt and Art Garfunkel sing harmony vocals on the recording.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 1:17:14 PM PDT
It is really hard to say just one... but when forced to I would say....(drum roll....)
Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull (at least I'm getting my money's worth! 43:49 LOL)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 1:21:57 PM PDT
I saw Tull once. They played 'Thick as a Brick'. After 45 minutes, Ian Anderson said, 'And, now for our second song.'

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 2:19:19 PM PDT
I was lucky enough to see them 4 times and I think they did TAAB two of those times. It is a masterpiece by a total genius!!!!

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 8:11:43 PM PDT
'Here Comes the Sun' by George Harrison. I loved it the minute I heard it and still do to this day. The combination og Georges' sweet voice, perfect lyrics and lovely melody all go into making it my favorite.
This is hard because 'In your Eyes' by Peter Gabriel has a very special meaning to me and would easily be my no, 1 if not for George.
An aside about 'Here Comes the Sun'. My dearest friend has a wall in her garden that is part of her house. She has artfully decorated with those Mexican sun faces, all sizes and shapes. They cover the entire wall - which is not small. I was there on July 4th. We were sitting outside looking at that wall and i told her if it was my wall full of sun faces I would write 'Here Comes the Sun' across the top. With that we dug around storage area, found a suitable paint and each painted a word of the song across the top. Credited George at the lower right side of the wall. It took us some time because only had one ladder and 1 paint brush. But it looks smashing and I am secretly pleased that she just jumped to it and never questioned the idea. Said she always thinks of me when she's outside. It's nice.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 11:40:45 PM PDT
Dharma Bum says:
I gotta go with Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berry. It is the essence and it set the table for everything that came after.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 7:13:43 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Thick as a Brick would be a top fiver on my list!
Along with another "money's worth" tune Close to the Edge...

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 10:09:06 AM PDT
EvenSteven says:
"Dark Was The Night", by Blind Willie Johnson, needs to be heard to be believed.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2012 11:54:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 21, 2012 11:55:21 AM PDT
Lauren says:
Arseface, I'm don't think "disappointed" is the word you're looking for if you need to abbreviate to keep Amazon from deleting your post.
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