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What is the greatest Rock or Pop track of all time?

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Felicia
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#21 Postby Felicia » August 12th, 2007, 6:20 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Beatles too - Strawberry Fields

but also Beach Boys: Good Vibrations, Stairway, lots of others, but afraid I can't stand Bohemian Rhapsody (sorry Moose!).

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#22 Postby Noggin » August 13th, 2007, 7:25 pm

Beatles - Hey Jude and Percy Sledge - When a man loves a woman
It is the still and silent sea that drowns a man. -- Old Norse Proverb

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#23 Postby Firebrand » August 16th, 2007, 1:09 pm

I've got that awful Zimmers version of 'Talking about my generation' playing in my head after hearing it on the radio.

I think the original version by the Who ranks pretty highly in the list of greatest rock songs.

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#24 Postby Nick » August 16th, 2007, 2:18 pm

I haven't replied in this thread until now because there is no way I can bring my choice anywhere near 100, let alone 1. But the greatest Rocker of all time? Well it has to be Elvis, and not just beacuse it's the anniversary of his death today.

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#25 Postby Chineapple punk » September 16th, 2007, 2:14 pm

Every Day is Like Sunday- Morrissey
& Inbetween Days- The Cure
Give quiche a chance.

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#26 Postby fiscalli » September 16th, 2007, 3:18 pm

My favourite popular recording of all times( and it's been the same for
40years), is Nina Simone's 'I put a spell on you.' The best voice is Karen Carpenters, the best lyrics are It's Raining Men, the best live performer is Janis Ian,- not sure where all the men are?

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#27 Postby Goldie » September 16th, 2007, 10:54 pm

Not what I'd call rock...but an all-time great Love song would be Harvest Moon -Neil Young
I saw a wino eating grapes. I said,"Dude, you have to wait." Mitch Hedberg

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#28 Postby Oxfordrocks » September 19th, 2007, 8:34 pm

Maybe I'm Amazed
by
Sir Paul McCartney

OR

Martha's Harbour
by
All About Eve

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#29 Postby Deacon Doubtmonger » September 20th, 2007, 2:37 am

Roxy Music: "Do the Strand"

The Mothers of Invention: "Brown Shoes Don't Make It"

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#30 Postby FloatingBoater » September 21st, 2007, 9:03 pm

Brown eyed Girl by Van Morrison. Subtly sexy reminds me of my mis-spent youth.












And also I can remember all the words and chords!

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#31 Postby Moose » September 29th, 2007, 7:37 pm

I absolutely love Brown Eyed Girl .. though i always associate it with my ex but one, for some reason. You're right, it's subtly very sexy tho.

Hey Jude is brilliant. And I must say I have a huge soft spot for the Eagles 'Hotel California'.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain
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#32 Postby squiffy » September 30th, 2007, 10:53 am

"War on Drugs", by Barenaked Ladies or maybe "The Great Beyond", by REM.

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#33 Postby FloatingBoater » September 30th, 2007, 1:04 pm

Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana by Mascagni

If you want to be emotional for all those you have loved and lost.

I looked after my dad, (an ex pow of the Japanese Burma railway gangs)

We both loved this for many unspoken reasons ... but we knew why.

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#34 Postby FloatingBoater » September 30th, 2007, 1:08 pm

Sorry for side tracking ... it's aniversary time .. couldn't help it. :redface:

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#35 Postby Felicia » September 30th, 2007, 5:19 pm

Its a beautiful piece - my uncle was on the Burmese railways too and would never talk about it, not a word.
He died two years ago.... but I still use the carved elephant wooden piano stool he brought back.

Anniversaries are so bitter sweet.....

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#36 Postby Jaybird » October 8th, 2007, 2:27 pm

Pink Floyd does it for me - 'Comfortably Numb' in particular, also 'Time'.

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#37 Postby Zoe » October 8th, 2007, 3:17 pm

One of my favourites is Hey Mr Tambourine Man. I can't decide whether I like Dylan's or the Byrds' version better.

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#38 Postby Maria Mac » October 8th, 2007, 4:17 pm

Zoe wrote:One of my favourites is Hey Mr Tambourine Man. I can't decide whether I like Dylan's or the Byrds' version better.



How about both together?

It looks like a great gig. I love the song too but prefer the Dylan version on the whole.

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#39 Postby Heurismus » November 23rd, 2007, 3:32 am

Excellent Maria. I've still got 26 Dylan albums which is amazing for me.

Nothing to complain about so far, even Morrisey as I love to sing along changing all the words to make his songs even more depressing. But that's only when I'm with a good mate who keeps putting Morrisey on the juke box when we're doing our weekend thing.

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#40 Postby Bryn » November 24th, 2007, 12:29 pm

Good choice, H.

Another favourite Zeppelin track of mine is Over the Hills and Far Away. Best accoustic guitar line ever - genius how it's put together.

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#41 Postby Heurismus » November 28th, 2007, 11:10 pm

Ah! Houses of the Holy. Oh dontcha just love Zep? :grin:

Pagey is very adept at tuning his guitar the way he wants it. I couldn't get near Black Mountainside until I discovered how he tuned his guitar. Grrr! I still can't get anywhere near it.

Saw Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Thoroughgood and Chuck Berry last night on Youtube playing a meddly of Chuck's greatest and it really took me back, oh how time flies...
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