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Best Song Ever?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Syterion, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Syterion

    Syterion Voodoo Economist

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    With all the serious threads around, I thought I'd try to lighten it up around here. So what is, in your opinion, the best song ever? Note that I do not say, "favorite song". I want to know what you think is the best, not whatever takes your fancy presently. I don't care about genre's or anything. If you think some of Tchaikovsky's symphonies were the most brilliant pieces of sound you've heard, post it!

    For me, I'd have to say "Stairway to Heaven", by Led Zeppelin, is the best. It slowly builds up, becoming louder and louder until you reach the apex of the 8 minutes. It is pure brilliance of song writing. Slowly adding different instruments, with lyrics that can be interpreted differently, and abundant undertones for the listener who wants all he/she can get from his music. Listening hard nets you the bonus of being able to recognize the subtle synthesizer beats under the acoustic guitar. Then a brilliant transition to electric guitar solo near the end, climaxing, and fading off with a final line. Best. Song. Ever.
     
  2. Saga of Gemini

    Saga of Gemini Golden Saint Overlord

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    "Do as infinity" from D.A.I. a j-pop group wich also has my second and third favorite song.
     
  3. cgannon64

    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    I can't really think of a best song.

    If I had to, it would probably be something by the Beatles.
     
  4. ShiplordAtvar

    ShiplordAtvar Texan by the grace of God

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    Little Wing, as performed by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
     
  5. Strider

    Strider In Retrospect

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    Gavin Rossdale "Adrenaline"

    Don't know why I love it so much.
     
  6. Ville

    Ville Deity

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    Iron Maiden - The Trooper
     
  7. Lifeblood

    Lifeblood Defender of the faith

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    Savatage - morphine child

    Powerful, emotional, melodic and very good lyrics. The last 3 minutes with the chanting is pure hair-raising genius.
     
  8. Death

    Death #1

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    Beatles- I am the Walrus & Revolution
     
  9. pandora

    pandora Chieftain

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    i like to talk about music...and - yes - i have favorites. but best song ever?...strange thread...
     
  10. Wolfe Tone

    Wolfe Tone Which Way Did He Go?

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    Metallica - One
     
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    Funny, your not the first one I see saying that. Funny because, being a Metallica fan myself I dont think its very good compared to many of the other old songs.
     
  12. Wolfe Tone

    Wolfe Tone Which Way Did He Go?

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    I just love that song. The intro seems so upbeat for such a depressing song. Then Kirk's solos are amazing (although not quite as good as Damage Inc.) Although Sanitarium and Fade to Black would be a close joint second. To be quite honest I love all their stuf.
     
  13. Lifeblood

    Lifeblood Defender of the faith

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    Even St. Anger? :D
     
  14. Wolfe Tone

    Wolfe Tone Which Way Did He Go?

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    Ok, while it is quite possibly the biggest pile of crap they have ever produced, compared to some of the stuff by other bands it's not too bad.
     
  15. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Well...my best song ever is also my fave song!

    It is:

    Tool - Stinkfist
     
  16. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    I'm rather fond of 1812 Overture. That, and Bolero take me away in ways that newer music doesn't.

    If I'd go with more current music, I'd have to say it's a toss up between Kasmir and Comfortably Numb.
     
  17. Gainy

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    REM - Losing my Religion

    It's just great :)
     
  18. Karl Lenin

    Karl Lenin Prince

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    The INTERNATIONALE by Pierre Degeyter, Adolphe Degeyter and Eugène Pottier
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    The Battle is Going Again by A.Pakhmutova and N.Dobronravov
     
  19. Paalikles

    Paalikles Emperor

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    Comfortably numb, replaced High hopes, which in turn replaced Learning to fly.
     
  20. lord_byron_nz

    lord_byron_nz Gimme some money

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    Hard to narrow it down to the greatest, but here are some I consider near perfect:

    Iron Maiden - Rime of the Ancient Mariner. This song is remarkable in the way it creates atmosphere, taking the poem and coverting the chaos it relates into a rock song, coupling it with periods of melancholy, keeping it stable for fifteen minutes and then finishing it with an absolute defineitive last act. Maiden at thier best. Alexander the Great, Fear of the Dark and Hallowed Be Thy Name are all excellent songs as well

    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here manages to use seamlessly blend vocals and inturmentals.

    And of course...Hey Jude :D
     

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