Nominate your choice for "Best Song Ever..."

NightRanger 09-07-2004 08:15 PM
"Forever Young" by Alphaville:

Let's start in style, let's dance for a while
Heaven can wait, we're only watching the skies
Hoping for the best but expecting the worst
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

Let us die young or let us live forever
We don't have the power, but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music's for the sad man

Can you imagine what this race has won?
Turn are golden faces to the sun
Raising our leaders, we're getting in tune
The music's played by the- the mad man

Forever young
I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, and ever
Forever young
I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever young

Some are like water, some are like a heat
Some are a melody and some are a beat
Sooner or later, they all will be gone
Why don't they stay young?

It's so hard to get old without a cause
I don't want to perish like a fading horse
Youths like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever

So many adventures could happen today
So many songs we forgot to play
So many dreams swinging out of the blue
We'll let them come true

Forever young
I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, and ever
Forever young
I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, and ever

Forever young
I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever? (Forever young)
Hanyou 09-17-2004 09:54 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Ignignokt
Elenor Rigby by the Beatles
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin


I second both.

The Sound of Silence by Paul Simon
NVWC2006 09-21-2004 09:30 PM
Sure Promise for Big O by Toshihiko Sahashi.
Carry on My Wayward Son by Kansas.
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
All Glory Told by James Swearigen.
Angel is the Centerfold by J. Geils Band.
dominusofdeath 09-21-2004 09:33 PM
Papa was a Rolling Stone by The Temptaitons.
Mr. Saturn 10-12-2004 12:50 AM
Steelgods of the Last Apocolypse by Rhapsody.
Dude Love 11-29-2004 12:52 AM
Slightly related, a local radio station near me determined Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven as the best Classic Rock song of all time. No surprise there.

Lynard Skynard's Free Bird got #2.
Manji 11-29-2004 01:10 AM
Blur - Song 2

Otherwise, I go with Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Roller Coaster
Travis Bickle 11-29-2004 01:38 AM
Sorry, guys, but after doing some deep thinking and hours upon hours of listening to music nonstop for the past few months, I've come to the point where I realized that Stairway to heaven isn't the best Zepplin song, let alone the best song ever. It's probobly the most overplayed and requested song out there, and is known by most by its name and not by its sound. Therefore, I'm changing my nominees and am gonna throw in a few here and there:

-Helter Skelter by the Beatles
-Dancing Days by Led Zepplin
-Heaven Beside You by Alice in Chains
-Holidae Inn - Chingy
-Aqualung by Jethro Tull
-White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane
-Inertiatic ESP by the Mars Volta
dawnstrider 12-02-2004 03:56 PM
Alright, I've decided to recommend my "best" song ever, but I would like to give reason and display the method to my thinking about this topic Smile .

I choose Tennessee, by Arrested Development. Here's why:

For one thing, it sounds great. This song is an exercise in clear, precise word enunciation in rap, which gives it the spoken-word feel that the song no doubt wanted to express. The rhythm is very even, and the chorus balances hope, desperation, and the search for something higher. A second reason is the content in detail; it could be interpreted in quite a few ways - as a story of a modern prophet, as a slice of urban social commentary, or others. A third reason is what it represents in the history of modern rap. Tennessee was the signature rap of Arrested Development, and defined the style they and their "Native Tongues" brethren possessed: positive, Afro-centric without alienating, and cerebral, which speaks of a greater hope for ghetto youths without understating the ugly realities. This is a direction that rap, at the time of this song's inception, could have - and, in my humble opinion, should have - taken. But that's just my opinion Smile .

So yeah, that's why I think this is the "best" song ever, though with the varying global standards as to what constitutes good music, it's likely a question without an answer Smile . Maybe.

Peace Cool
Fujiko 01-22-2005 03:35 PM
Personally I like "Iris" by the goo goo dolls, mainly because I love the lyrics and is probably one of the only songs that has never gotten old for me.

I'll probably add more later.
Zola 01-22-2005 05:38 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Fujiko
Personally I like "Iris" by the goo goo dolls, mainly because I love the lyrics and is probably one of the only songs that has never gotten old for me.


I'll second this nomination, I never get tired of it no matter how often I hear it.
Lady Tesser 01-22-2005 07:37 PM
Why hasn't ANYONE mentioned "American Pie" by Don McLean???

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they'd be happy for a while.

But february made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn't take one more step.

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died.

So bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
this'll be the day that I die."

Did you write the book of love,
And do you have faith in God above,
If the Bible tells you so?
Do you believe in rock 'n roll,
Can music save your mortal soul,
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that you're in love with him
`cause I saw you dancin' in the gym.
You both kicked off your shoes.
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues.

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck,
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died.

I started singin',
"bye-bye, miss american pie."
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
And singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
this'll be the day that I die."

Now for ten years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone,
But that's not how it used to be.
When the jester sang for the king and queen,
In a coat he borrowed from james dean
And a voice that came from you and me,

Oh, and while the king was looking down,
The jester stole his thorny crown.
The courtroom was adjourned;
No verdict was returned.
And while lennon read a book of marx,
The quartet practiced in the park,
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died.

We were singing,
"bye-bye, miss american pie."
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
And singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
"this'll be the day that I die."

Helter skelter in a summer swelter.
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter,
Eight miles high and falling fast.
It landed foul on the grass.
The players tried for a forward pass,
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast.

Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune.
We all got up to dance,
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`cause the players tried to take the field;
The marching band refused to yield.
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?

We started singing,
"bye-bye, miss american pie."
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
And singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
this'll be the day that I die."

Oh, and there we were all in one place,
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again.
So come on: jack be nimble, jack be quick!
Jack flash sat on a candlestick
Cause fire is the devil's only friend.

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in hell
Could break that satan's spell.
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite,
I saw satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

He was singing,
"bye-bye, miss american pie."
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
And singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
this'll be the day that I die."

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news,
But she just smiled and turned away.
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before,
But the man there said the music wouldn't play.

And in the streets: the children screamed,
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The church bells all were broken.
And the three men I admire most:
The father, son, and the holy ghost,
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died.

And they were singing,
"bye-bye, miss american pie."
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
this'll be the day that I die."

They were singing,
"bye-bye, miss american pie."
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin', "this'll be the day that I die."
Travis Bickle 01-22-2005 07:39 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Lady Tesser
Why hasn't ANYONE mentioned "American Pie" by Don McLean???


Meh...it is a great song, but not the best ever. I'll second the nomination anyway.


How about Cherub Rock by the Smashing Pumpkins?
Ozymandius Jones 02-18-2005 12:44 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Cerpin Taxt


-Helter Skelter by the Beatles
-Aqualung by Jethro Tull
-White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane


I second these, and add "Hey Jude" "Let It Be" "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "A Day in the Life" (the last two just for sheer musical genius). I think the best Zepplin song is "Fool in the Rain" or "The Immegrant Song" or "D Yer Mak Er" or "Down by the Seaside"...or maybe "Kashmir"...it's hard to choose one for them.

For sheer anti-school rebellion, I nominate "Another Brick in the Wall, Part Two". And just as a personal favorite, I also nominate "Us and Them", also Pink Floyd.
Travis Bickle 02-18-2005 01:15 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Ozymandius Jones
quote:
Originally posted by Cerpin Taxt


-Helter Skelter by the Beatles
-Aqualung by Jethro Tull
-White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane


I second these, and add "Hey Jude" "Let It Be" "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "A Day in the Life" (the last two just for sheer musical genius). I think the best Zepplin song is "Fool in the Rain" or "The Immegrant Song" or "D Yer Mak Er" or "Down by the Seaside"...or maybe "Kashmir"...it's hard to choose one for them.

For sheer anti-school rebellion, I nominate "Another Brick in the Wall, Part Two". And just as a personal favorite, I also nominate "Us and Them", also Pink Floyd.


I agree with those Beatles songs, Kashmir, Us and Them, and the Immigrant song.
BethMcBeth 02-24-2005 12:44 AM
I second Tony's "Smashing Pumpkins Stand inside your Love"

I would also like to add (If they have not been added so far ^_~")

Blink 182 "I miss you"

Goo-goo Dolls "Iris"

Green Day "Boulevarde of Broken Drems"

Green Day "Time of your Life"

Red Hot Chilli Peppers "Califoracation"

No Doubt "Don't Speak"

No Doubt "Spider Webs"

Maroon 5 "She will be Loved"

Dashboard Confessionial "Hands Down"

And I think thats all for the moment ^_~"""
Generalissimo D 03-11-2005 01:00 PM
1. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
2. Under the Bridge(OOOH THE NOSTALGIA! GAH!) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. One Winged Angel(Orchestrated) - FF:7 Reunion
4. Name of God - Toshihiko Sahashi
5. Darling Violetta - Ophelia


And thats it.. Notice a great deal of the posts here are rock songs..
aeternus_flammus 03-18-2005 08:04 PM
My nominations:

  • The Scientist (Coldplay)
  • Wishing you were somehow here again (The Phantom of the Opera)
  • Clocks (Coldplay)
Volt 03-19-2005 11:43 PM
Hmm... tough call. These are the five that I can't decide between.

8/8 Redo
  • "Eunuch Provacateur", The Mars Volta
  • "This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed", The Mars Volta
  • "Transatlantic Foe", At the Drive-In
  • "Lopsided" At the Drive-In
  • "Strength of the World" Avenged Sevenfold


Yeah, so they ain't classics. But they sound good, so I nominate them for Best Songs Ever. Californication and Inertiatic ESP are up there, but not quite. Wink

Edit: I realized that looking back on the last that was here before, I hardly even listen to those songs anymore. So... redo.
Travis Bickle 05-24-2005 01:14 AM
I nominate the following (we should make a big ass list, y'know?):

Smashing Pumpkins - Silverf***
Smashing Pumpkins - Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
Nine Inch Nails - Right Where It Belongs
Dead Kennedys - California, Uber Alles
CKY - Sarah's Mask
Spacehog - In The Meantime