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Frost 03-22-2011 02:33 PM

Best Song Ever
 
Not making fun of any 13 year old girls in this thread.

Well aware there will not be one, but it would be interesting to see what a few peoples idea of the best song ever is.

Please play nice, don't give the whole, I couldn't possibly pick one answer, I'm sure there is something that you think is particularly brilliant.

Pollyanna 03-22-2011 03:08 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
I think Trane's Alabama is the best thing I ever heard (thanks for that referral, Ken!).

Heartfelt, deep, intelligent, sophisticated, raw, moves from hauntingly beautiful to wild and intense, brilliant playing, great chords, sweet swinging once it gets going, gorgeous sounds, wonderful arrangement. The free time part at the end is amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j_TDoOPnIA

Until I heard that it might have been Joni Mitchell's Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV-lBswnEvE

The most all-round pleasing non-serious song I've heard would have to be Bohemian Rhapsody.

Hellwyck 03-22-2011 03:51 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Queen - Seven Seas Of Rhye
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Deep Purple - Child In Time
Rainbow - Stargazer (Ronnie Dio and Cozy Powell on the same track!)
Slayer - Dead Skin Mask

MaryO 03-22-2011 04:04 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Hard to narrow it down, but here are 5 of my picks...

Love Lies Bleeding/Funeral for a Friend -- Elton John (from perhaps the best ALBUM ever - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road!)

Day in the Life -- The Beatles

Feeling that Way -- Journey (Dunbar and Rolie, I mean, c'mon!)

Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones

Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

So many others but gotta limit the list somewhere, right? :)

Fishbones 03-22-2011 05:38 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Hmmm... this is tough... really tough....

I'll have to go with either So What by Miles Davis or Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles.

Drums101 03-22-2011 09:15 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Right now probably this song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLOnJcDB3y8

Or this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q1kkMy_znk

mind_drummer 03-22-2011 09:20 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Dave Brubeck "Take Five"...

jfarrell 03-22-2011 09:58 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
stairway to heaven - led zeppelin
killing is my business...and business is good - megadeth
black magic woman - santana
dust in the wind - kansas
fear of the dark - iron maiden

Fishbones 03-22-2011 11:06 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drums101 (Post 817373)

If you like MMW you should check out Billy Martin's DVD. It's not so much of an instructional DVD - more of a commentary on drums in general and musical styling.

Frost 03-23-2011 02:13 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Some justifications would make this far more interesting then your average bland list thread.

Here is one of mine, I'll post others but this came to mind first,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj54HJkG1rM

Iter Impius by Pain of Salvation

A very beautiful, oddly tongue in cheek song. I just can't pick a flaw with it, the concept behind the performance is fantastic (it is part of a large concept album) and the song is just so dynamic and heartfelt with some brilliant musicianship. It appeals to me on every level, intellectually and emotionally.

Bo Eder 03-23-2011 02:39 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Afternoon Delight by the Starland Vocal Band ;)

Or maybe, Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck....

con struct 03-23-2011 02:41 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
I always thought that this was one of the most perfectly realized renditions by a band of a songwriter's ideas. The performance is punchy and the whole production has a happy, sort of loopy sheen to it, and Keith Moon's drumming is a revelation. A true gem by a great, great band and maybe my favorite recording by the Who.

Turn it up!

MaryO 03-23-2011 04:09 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bo Eder (Post 817464)
Afternoon Delight by the Starland Vocal Band ;)

Or maybe, Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck....



Thank you Bo for listing what so many of us were thinking but were afraid to say ;-}

?uesto 03-23-2011 04:23 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Rebecca Black: Friday

You all need to stop trolling...

Bo Eder 03-23-2011 08:56 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MaryO (Post 817500)
Thank you Bo for listing what so many of us were thinking but were afraid to say ;-}

I do tend to say what others feel.... ;) I really don't know what it is about those two songs. I never bought the records, they were just on AM radio so much when I was a kid they're packed somewhere in the back of my mind! AAHHHH!

I suppose I should count myself as lucky that at least back then, most artists sounded different from one another, as opposed to now when you turn on Radio Disney and everybody sounds the same....

Frost 03-23-2011 03:05 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ?uesto (Post 817507)
Rebecca Black: Friday

You all need to stop trolling...

/facepalm

Trolls... what trolls.

Ian Williams 03-23-2011 04:31 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.

Smoke on the water - Deep Purple.

War Pigs - Black Sabbath.

Whole lotta love - Led Zeppelin.

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen.

Breaking the law - Judas Priest.

Whip It - Devo.

Hot for teacher - Van Halen.

Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix.

Move over - Janis Joplin.

The End - The Doors.

Sunchine of your love - Cream.

You really got me - The Kinks.

.........and many more

Pass.of.E.r.a. 03-23-2011 07:12 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Probably What Happens Now? - Porcupine Tree.

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

...and the song Deadwing by PT as well.

Oooh and Hyperdrive! by the Devin Townsend Project

Also Al The Killer - Coheed and Cambria is, well... killer!

Mindscan IV: Welcome - District 97 is absolutely incredible too.

And the last "best song(s) ever" from me shall be Black Light Machine - Frost*


Ok, I lied. One more, Jeff Becks - There's No Other Me. Joss Stone is one of my favorite singers by far.

Cassandra Gemini and Eriatarka- The Mars Volta.

Alright I'm done. For now.

-Jonathan

Crazy8s 03-23-2011 08:20 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Thriller - Michael Jackson. 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean' are about tied with Thriller.

Frost 03-24-2011 04:05 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pass.of.E.r.a. (Post 817698)

Also Al The Killer - Coheed and Cambria is, well... killer!

Coheed have some brilliant tracks, they are criminally under-rated here in Australia, a massive recommendation for commercial hard rock listeners and fans of alternative/modern prog rock. The entire Velourium Camper sequence on In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth 3 is mind blowing.

This is one of my personal favorites of theirs,

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

Pass.of.E.r.a. 03-24-2011 06:22 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frost (Post 817892)
Coheed have some brilliant tracks, they are criminally under-rated here in Australia, a massive recommendation for commercial hard rock listeners and fans of alternative/modern prog rock. The entire Velourium Camper sequence on In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth 3 is mind blowing.

This is one of my personal favorites of theirs,

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

In Keeping Secrets (album) is by far my favorite album by them, and the song is killer too! I remember when I say them last October they opened the show with that song. Sooooo good!

Yeah, the albums Good Apollo: IV, and No World For Tomorrow are great for Prog fans.

specgrade 03-24-2011 10:32 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
You Can't Kill Rock and Roll ----- Daisley, Rhoads, Kerslake, Osbourne

iontheable 03-24-2011 11:07 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
I don't know if I could ever title any of my musical interests into the "best song ever".. I feel like I'm ripping credit from other songs as soon as I start narrowing things down.


But, today a song came to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlZktdmJR4U

If you haven't experience Battles, please do :) They accommodate to many musical interests, if you don't like the song I've suggested, try another of theirs, it could be a completely different experience.


Warning: This music is intended for only the most deranged individuals.

The drums give me chills, his crash sits nearly 5ft high...haha


**edit**

And Pollyanna, thanks for the Coltrane link, that was out of this World!

Mr.L 03-25-2011 12:29 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
When I see the name of this thread Stairway to Heaven comes to mind.
The live Madison Square Garden version gives me chills.

Frost 03-25-2011 04:17 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pass.of.E.r.a. (Post 818064)
In Keeping Secrets (album) is by far my favorite album by them, and the song is killer too! I remember when I say them last October they opened the show with that song. Sooooo good!

Yeah, the albums Good Apollo: IV, and No World For Tomorrow are great for Prog fans.

Yeah, the newer one was a bit poppy. I remember Welcome Home being exceedingly epic when I saw them live.

daredrummer 03-25-2011 06:22 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
If I had to choose just one song, I'd do Moby Dick (Live version) by Led Zepplin.

Ashton Drum's 04-04-2011 11:35 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Well according to the rolling stone magazines top 500 songs this song is the best
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgxZdQiwOwQ

nhzoso 04-06-2011 09:43 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frost (Post 817257)
Please play nice, don't give the whole, I couldn't possibly pick one answer, I'm sure there is something that you think is particularly brilliant.

So is naming more than 1 like everyone in this thread has done so far the same thing as saying I could'nt possibly pick just one??

**STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN**

Fuo 04-06-2011 10:26 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nhzoso (Post 824508)
So is naming more than 1 like everyone in this thread has done so far the same thing as saying I could'nt possibly pick just one??

**STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN**


I'm not much more than a casual Zeppelin fan, but I'd have to agree... It has it all.

But since everyone else gets to list >1 song then I will too:

"Third Eye" & "Pushit" - Tool (the live versions from Salival)
The Drapery Falls - Opeth
White Cluster - Opeth
Moonlapse Vertigo - Opeth
The Lotus Eater - Opeth
Subdivisions - Rush
Red Sector A - Rush
Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath (full album version with that trippy part at the end)

Strangelove 04-06-2011 10:50 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Journey From Mariabronn by Kansas. Their musical talent was awesome from a group of farmers from Topeka, Kansas, plus that vocal outro needs to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame all by itself..

THC 04-06-2011 11:05 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by specgrade (Post 818171)
You Can't Kill Rock and Roll ----- Daisley, Rhoads, Kerslake, Osbourne

+1 Gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it.

inneedofgrace 04-07-2011 03:48 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
to name a few:

Boston - Foreplay/Longtime

Elton John - Bitch is Back

Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son

McCartney - Band on the Run

Jethro Tull - Cross Eyed Mary

Billy Joel - Scenes From an Italian Restaurant

Rush - The Trees

Zeppelin - Kasmir

I love rock songs with a kicking beat (Kasmir, Bitch) but also songs that have several parts that change things up (Scenes, Trees, Longtime, etc).

tml_fan_5@hotmail.com 04-07-2011 06:17 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Heart of The Sunrise by Yes is KILLER!!!!! one of my faves.

Frost 04-08-2011 09:04 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nhzoso (Post 824508)
So is naming more than 1 like everyone in this thread has done so far the same thing as saying I could'nt possibly pick just one??

Go for it, just trying to avoid the whole, "this thread is stupid" response.

I know it's a generic thread but occasionally some interesting discussion pops up from these kind of threads.

Hellwyck 04-08-2011 11:45 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Pearl Jam - Black
Counting Crows - Anna Begins
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Wind Cries Mary
Megadeth - Hanger 18
Iron Maiden -Wasting Love

THE MUFFIN MAN 04-08-2011 08:14 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
IN MY TIME OF DYING - ZEPPELIN

nhzoso 04-09-2011 01:08 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by THE MUFFIN MAN (Post 825346)
IN MY TIME OF DYING - ZEPPELIN

Nice that is a great one, with some wicked hard single pedal BD playing.

Zeus Mutation 04-09-2011 03:57 PM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Best Song Ever is ridiculousely Crazy to try and narrow down... I mean its all about how we feel at the time... No way is this the only

Eleven - Primus
Bold As Love - Jimi

flamfan 04-10-2011 04:54 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
Under the Bridge - Red Hotts

Eat Sleep Drum 04-10-2011 04:54 AM

Re: Best Song Ever
 
I'm a huge fan of everything by Tool. The song "H" especially.


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