Best Song Ever


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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.


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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.

Until I heard that it might have been Joni Mitchell's Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

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


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


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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? :)


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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.


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


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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,

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.

con struct

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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!

Bo Eder

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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....
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


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Probably What Happens Now? - Porcupine Tree.

...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.



Thriller - Michael Jackson. 'Beat It' and 'Billie Jean' are about tied with Thriller.


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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,