#1 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

Looked for a similar thread, couldnt find any.  

My top 15 all time favorite songs : 

  • Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast" - i thank that song for existing and being the milestone that it is in metal music. without it, the genre wouldnt have been this enthusiastic and powerful
  • Opeth's "Black Rose Immortal" - a 20-minute masterpiece consisting of growls & clean/pure vocals, fast and heavy riffs, slow and ambient melodies.. all in one. the greatest long song ever made 
  • Alice in Chains' "Would?" - one of the few grudge masterpieces that defined the 90s sound.. so good and addicting 
  • Metallica's "For Whom The Bell Tolls" - has so many elements. the casual thrash metal elements, a heart-pumping theme and lyrics, and one of the greatest song endings ever. 
  • My Dying Bride's "The Cry of Mankind" - 12 minute doom masterpiece.. so, so sorrowful.
  • Opeth's "The Apostle in Triumph" - a song that kept me going when my soul was a hair away from getting crushed the fuck up. this kept me sane, so much sorrow and emotionality.  
  • Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Dream Theater's "Octavarium" - another 20 minutes masterpiece with all kinds of tempos and solos that go along perfectly with the story told throughout the song 
  • Pantera's "Cemetery Gates" - thank you Pantera, for the greatest groove-thrash song ever made 
  • Pink Floyd's "Dogs" - greatest song on Floyd's greatest album "Animals" 
  • Slayer's "Dead Skin Mask" - greatest serial-killer themed song ever. 
  • Nightwish's "The Wayfarer" - god bless your voice Tarja 
  • Muse's "Bliss" - neo progressive masterpiece with the greatest strumming riff ever written.
  • In Vain's "On The Banks of The Mississippi" - the most beautiful story-through-description ever told in a song

Your Top Fifteen All Time Favorite Songs ?  
(out of the thousands of songs out there, u gotta have good reasons behind the 10 you picked!)
#2 Posted by Dantekiller (231 posts) -

i only have one   

#3 Posted by Aurelito (792 posts) -

I'm a proud audiophile, and I don't understand why people even upload songs on Youtube. Youtube's Audio Codec is AAC. It's good if you want to encode Casablanca. 

Anyway here's my  current top 5, I don't want to waste my time recalling why I enjoyed in the past 17 years. Also who cares?
1- Closer- Aphrodite
2- Strawberry Fields
3- Frontier Psychiatry- The Avalanches
4- One Toke over The Line-  Brewer And Shipley
5- Three Cigarettes- Patsy Cline

#4 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

To me all of the best music comes from listening to whole albums and should be listened to as a whole. So it is very hard for me to pick just single songs. 
So pick all the songs from these albums and you could get my all time favorite songs: 
1. Larks' Tongues in Aspic by King Crimson 
2. A Data Learn the Language by The Mercury Program 
3. In The Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson 
4. Graveyard Mountain Home by Chroma Key 
5. Argus by Wishbone Ash 

#5 Edited by melcene (3214 posts) -

* Brian Adams - Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman (Yep, gay love ballad.  But damn I love it)
* Bruce Springsteen - Secret Garden (Same as above)
* Counting Crows - Colorblind (Something about this song is just damn sexy.  I think it's because it was in a sex scene in a movie and the camerawork for that scene was just gorgeous and classy)
* Disturbed - Down With the Sickness (My daughter's first rock song, thanks to stickdeath.com) 
* The Eagles - Hotel California (just fucking classic) 
* Kid Rock - Feel Like Making Love (another hot, rocking song) 
* Lynryrd Skynyrd - Freebird (probably the song that gave me appreciation for guitar) 
* Metallica - One (somehow it's always been the favorite of the guys I've dated) 
* Metallica - Unforgiven III (great ballad of theirs, plus it really struck a chord with me for a while)  
* My Darkest Days - Porn Star Dancing (another hot, rocking song)  
* Saliva - Ladies and Gentlemen (just love the sound of it) 
* Shania Twain - From This Moment On (perfectly worded how I felt when I got married)  
* Stevie Ray Vaughn - Texas Flood/Pride and Joy (I just fucking love Stevie, the sound, the guitar work, and these are a couple of my faves from him)
* Tenacious D - Tribute (another one of my daughter's first rock songs)  
* The White Stripes - Conquest (Great example of how diverse they are, and the song is so damn catchy)

#6 Posted by MatPaget (1283 posts) -
@Dantekiller said:
" i only have one   
That's the only one you need
#7 Posted by iizcallum (611 posts) -

Urrrm I'll just list some from the top of my head: 
In The Airplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel 
Wind in the Wires - Patrick Wolf 
Skinny Love - Bon Iver 
Jesus Christ - Brand New 
Old Soul Song - Bright Eyes 
I Know It's Over - The Smiths  
The 3rd Planet - Modest Mouse 
The Sea is A Good Place To Think Of The Future - Los Campesinos! 
Postcards from Italy - Beirut 
Wake Up - Arcade Fire  
Ballad of a Thing Man - Bob Dylan
Lullaby - The Cure 
Debaser - The Pixies  
All My Friends - LCD Soundsystem 
Justboy - Biffy Clyro

#8 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -

Should I even attempt this? I imagine I'll rack my brain for hours and never get anywhere. Whatever, I'll take a quick stab at it. I'm not writing any reasoning for it, though. The first 4 are definitely in the right order, but the others might be a little scrambled.
"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
"American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
"Layla" by Derek and the Dominoes
"All Along The Watchtower" by Jimi Hendrix
"Black Magic Woman" by Santana 
"Break On Through (To The Other Side)" by The Doors
"Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones
"Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult
"Something" by The Beatles 
"Paranoid" by Black Sabbath
"Whole Lotta Love" by Led Zeppelin
"Foreplay/Long Time" by Boston
"Redemption Song" by Bob Marley 
"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd
"The Joker" by Steve Miller Band
 Well, I actually feel pretty good about my list. I can't believe I did it!

#9 Posted by Clinkz (1116 posts) -

This isn't physically possible. I could do top 15 albums but top 15 songs is too much. I may post a list later, but this would take much deliberation.

#10 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8882 posts) -
@melcene: I was on board until you named Kid Rock. In all seriousness, it is quite literally the worst cover song I HAVE EVER HEARD. It makes me want to stab him in the neck. Try listening to Bad Company's version. They were an awesome, more romantic classic rock band. One of my favorites. 
Glad to see you giving The Boss some love. Secret Garden is great, and pervy in a good way! I'm sure it's a great song to use to either woo the ladies or make yourself look like a creep. One of these days, I intend to find out!
#11 Posted by ColinWright (753 posts) -

15's a lot, but here we go, in no particular order. Also, I limited my picks to only 1 song per artist that way I don't oversaturate my list with the same bullshit. 

  • Power, Kanye West
  • I Can Dance, LCD Soundsystem
  • All Day, Girl Talk (Cheating, I know.)
  • Baba O'Reilly, The Who
  • Touch of Gray, The Grateful Dead (Non-studio, naturally)
  • I Got Friends, Manchester Orchestra
  • The Underdog, Spoon
  • Truth, Chiddy Bang
  • The Thrill is Gone, B.B. King
  • All Along the Watchtower, Bob Dylan (Prefer Jimi Hendrix Cover)
  • Sympathy for the Devil, The Rolling Stones (Keith Richard's book is great, by the way.)
  • 99 Problems, Jay-Z
  • Learn to Fly, Foo Fighters
  • Hannah, Freelance Whales
  • Such Great Heights, Postal Service
Whew, that was a lot of thinking.
#12 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3629 posts) -

Not possible for me.

#13 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -
@melcene said:
" *Counting Crows - Colorblind"
wow... the nostalgia! havent seen Cruel Intentions in years 
"  Tenacious D - The Greatest Song In The World (another one of my daughter's first rock songs)  "
i think you mean Tribute
#14 Posted by melcene (3214 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero: I'll check out Bad Company's version this weekend.  They do have some stuff that I like too.  And yeah, Secret Garden as a chick, I like.  The Jerry Maguire version was great.
@Ahmad_Metallic: Hah, yep, that was the movie with the scene.  Tribute, of course!  Wtf was I thinking!?
#15 Edited by habster3 (3618 posts) -

About a Girl - Nirvana 
Something - The Beatles 
Whiplash - Metallica 
Don't Follow - Alice in Chains 
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden 
Ego Brain - System of a Down 
Hurt - Nine Inch Nails / Johnny Cash 
Sour Girl - Stone Temple Pilots 
Stacked Actors - Foo Fighters  
Glycerine - Bush

Fell in Love with a Girl - The White Stripes
My Friends - Red Hot Chili Peppers 
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin 
Panic Attack - Dream Theater 
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones 
Damn, this list was hard to make :P

#16 Posted by Burzmali (456 posts) -
  1. "Song for Holly" - Esthero & Danny Saber
  2. "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3" - Coheed & Cambria
  3. "Neverender" - Coheed & Cambria
  4. "Roswell's Spell" - Chevelle
  5. "Hysteria" - Muse
  6. "Intervention" - Arcade Fire
  7. "Island" - Heather Nova
  8. "That Girl" - Esthero
  9. "Two Weeks" - All That Remains
  10. "Pillar" - Sunny Day Real Estate
  11. "Windmills" - Toad the Wet Sprocket
  12. "Bulletproof" - Radiohead
  13. "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces" - Ben Folds Five
  14. "Pete Beat" - Letters to Cleo
  15. "Breath" - Breaking Benjamin
#17 Posted by cnlmullen (910 posts) -

Theses are all songs that I have liked enough to play a role in shaping who I am today. I can't name 15 songs that you could say define me, but I can name 5, so that's what I did.

  1. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
  2. Ghost of Corporate Future - Regina Spektor
  3. Plasticities - Andrew Bird
  4. Safe Travels - Peter and the Wolf
  5. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel  
#18 Posted by Yelix (370 posts) -

1-15. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations

#19 Posted by Tireyo (6712 posts) -

If only you knew how impossible that is for me to do. There are too many great songs that I like.

#20 Posted by tooPrime (350 posts) -

Albums would be easy, but songs are much harder.  I'll try but it will probably just be the first few really good songs I can think off.
Be My Wife - David Bowie 
Station to Station - David Bowie
Till I Die - Beach Boys
God Only Knows - Beach Boys  
No One Receiving - Brian Eno
Dr. Wu - Steely Dan
Mushroom - Can
Oh No - Frank Zappa
Feel Good Hit of the Summer - Queens of the Stone Age  
Beck's Bolero  - Jeff Beck
Mayonaise - The Smashing Pumpkins 
Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
Day in the Life - The Beatles
Mathilde - Scott Walker
Proud Mary - CCR

#21 Posted by JEC03 (924 posts) -

GNR-You could be mine. 
Nirvana-Love buzz
Marilyn Manson-The Reflecting God.
Pantera-Five minutes alone.
Dr dre,Snoop Dogg -187
NIN- everyday is exactly the same
Skinny Puppy- smothered hope  
Dope - One Fix  
Pig- Arbor- Vitae
Alice in Chains- no excuses
Cypress Hill- Hits from the Bong
The Doors-The End  
White Zombie - Black Sunshine  

#22 Posted by Illmatic (1380 posts) -

In no particular order

  • Two Words - Kanye West
  • Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Killing Me Softly - The Fugees
  • Tank! - The Seatbelts
  • NY State of Mind - Nas
  • Iron Galaxy - Cannibal Ox
  • Umi Said - Mos Def
  • 99 Problems - Jay-Z
  • B.O.B. - Outkast
  • Disarm - Smashing Pumpkins
  • Feel Good, Inc - The Gorillaz
  • Redemption Song - Bob Marley
  • Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  • Hip Hop Saved My Life - Lupe Fiasco
  • Long Time - The Roots
#23 Posted by TheVeteran13 (1271 posts) -

Ants of the Sky - Between the Buried and Me
Autumn - Haste the Day
Marianas Trench - August Burns Red
Anodyne Sea - As I Lay Dying
The Primer - Between the Buried and Me
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons
Last Night - Motion City Soundtrack
Joy - Oceana
Blue 42 - Haste the Day
Sleeping Sickness - City and Colour
Who Else But Us? - The Company Band 
Taking Cassandra to the End of the World Party - Fear Before the March of Flames
Selkies (the Endless Obsession) - Between the Buried and Me
If I Could See - Haste the Day
Mordecai - Between the Buried and Me

#24 Edited by AngelKore (165 posts) -

15's pretty friggin' hard, so I guess I'll narrow it down to top 8 instead.
8. Ocean (Max Sessions), John Butler - Still my favourite solo instrumental song, just a blast to listen to.
7. Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin - Yeah, this has to make it on any song list I'm afraid
6. Bat out of Hell, Meatloaf - Song just has it all, excellent solos, calm piano, awesome voicework
5. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen - Awwww yeaaah
4. For The Love of God, Steve Vai - Such a passionate display of guitar work
3. Lateralus, Tool - Fuck, 9 minutes of prog rock at its finest.
2. Let it Be, Beatles - It's hard not to respect this song so much
1. American Pie, Don Mclean - Just an absolute perfect ballad.