Do you have some favorite songs that fall outside the realm of Rock?

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    Do you have some favorite songs that fall outside the realm of Rock?

    I know that this forum is dominated by Rock music fans. It is my primary love in terms of music.

    I do have quite a few songs that I consider very much my favorites that fall outside of what we classify as 'Rock.'

    I would not consider many Beatles songs to be Rock, but the Beatles are classified as a "Rock group" , so if you had gone to a record shop back in the days when we had such places, the Beatles music would all be categorized under 'Rock.' This includes 'Eleanor Rigby', which does not fall into that category. But , we still consider it a Rock song as it is on a Rock album by a Rock Group.

    These are some songs that I listen to frequently and really, really love that are not Rock songs and are not made by Rock artists:

    'Papa Was a Rolling Stone' by the Temptations.

    'King Of The Road' by Roger Miller.

    'What I'd Say' by Ray Charles.

    'One Piece At A Time' by Johnny Cash.

    'Ode To Billy Joe' by Bobby Gentry.

    Do you have favorites that are not rock songs or songs by artist considered "Rock artists?"

     
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    There are so many of them.

    But if I had to choose just one, it would be Sinatra's recording of

    It Was a Very Good Year.

    I would love to see if some band can turn this into a power ballad.

    FTR - I consider Motown and the Temps as part of the RnR genre.
     
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    Good call on Ode To Billy Joe, one of my favorites has always been Yama by The Jazz Messengers. Also In The Mood. Edited to include youtube links.
     
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    There are so many of them. But if I had to choose just one, it would be Sinatra's recording of It Was a Very Good Year. I would love to see if some band can turn this into a power ballad. FTR - I consider Motown and the Temps as part of the RnR genre.
    Posted by jesseyeric


    While many of the songs by Motown artists do contain Rock elements and are not far removed from the Rock genre, if you listen carefully to 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' ...they are not singing about Mick, Keith or Charlie. The song has great horns , strings and a scratchy rhythm guitar that is more Jazz than Rock. The vocals are sung in a style very different from that in Rock with different singers switching off from the lead. While many of the Temptations songs may be categorized in the Rock style, I still consider them a Soul act and wouldn't categorize them as 'Rock.'
     
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    Well, when I was a youngster I did buy a couple of Sinatra 45's, 'My Way' and 'Something Stupid', a Glen Campbell 45, 'Galveston', and a Roy Clark 45, 'Yesterday When I Was Young'.  I liked all that stuff.  I even used to listen my folks' Harry Belafonte live album quite a bit. 
     
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    I have never been much of a Country Music guy, but Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson have some songs that I really like. The Theme from Dukes Of Hazzard and 'Ladies Love Outlaws' are songs that I do like.

    'Behind Closed Doors' by Charlie Rich is a very nice song also.

     
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    My brother had a bunch of country & western records that I listened to a lot.  Gene Pitney's 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'.  Johnny Horton's 'Sink the Bismarck'.

    I became a big Johnny Cash fan at one point.  Loved the Folsom Prison and San Quentin albums.
     
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    A few of my favorite non-rock songs:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UZhPKydKcY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D44pyeEvhcQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Nq4NUSD4U&feature=related
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hEYwk0bypY&feature=related

    And a country western song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3VN54M1OXA&feature=related
     
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    Good calls all mrmojo. I especially liked the dominoes tune.
     
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    He stopped loving her today, George Jones.... If you dont like this song I question if you like any music, or have a soul.


    I like so many kinds of music I would guess this is the wrong topic for me.
     
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    Jimmie Dale Gilmore -- all of the Spinning Around the Sun album, but especially this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIgg_QjJCxQ


    Also Amos Lee ("Mission Bell" album -- esp. the song "Learned a Lot") and John Doe ("Keepers" album) are more country than RnR -- they're both in heavy rotation on my ipod right now.

    I like a lot of country, jazz, RnB ('Retha!), standards (Ella!), Latin (Rodrigo y Gabriela, deSol) and Native American (ex:  the soundtrack from "Smoke Signals" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WEVtwQnU9w )

    Some of these cross over to Rock-n-Roll, some don't -- they just sound good to me.
     
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    Also Amos Lee. Amos Moses.
     
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    Jimmie Dale Gilmore -- all of the Spinning Around the Sun album, but especially this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIgg_QjJCxQ Also Amos Lee ("Mission Bell" album) and John Doe ("Keepers" album) are more country than RnR -- they're both in heavy rotation on my ipod right now. I like a lot of country, jazz, RnB ('Retha!), standards (Ella!), Latin (Rodrigo y Gabriela, deSol) and Native American (ex:  the soundtrack from "Smoke Signals" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WEVtwQnU9w ) Some of these cross over to Rock-n-Roll, some don't -- they just sound good to me.
    Posted by EnjoyEverySandwich
    Jimmie Dale Gilmore.  You just have to love the Flatlanders.
     
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    In Response to Re: Do you have some favorite songs that fall outside the realm of Rock? : Jimmie Dale Gilmore.  You just have to love the Flatlanders.
    Posted by carnie


    I am a huge Joe Ely fan.  I didn't know much about the Flatlanders until you mentioned them and I looked them up.  I love Joe Ely's version of Dallas.
     
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    In Response to Re: Do you have some favorite songs that fall outside the realm of Rock? : I am a huge Joe Ely fan.  I didn't know much about the Flatlanders until you mentioned them and I looked them up.  I love Joe Ely's version of Dallas.
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut
    Joe Ely, see? there's a reason that folks call the flatlanders the country beatles.
     
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    pachelbel canon in d Major

    She Moved through the faire

    Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier'

    Ashokan farewell

     
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    In Response to Re: Do you have some favorite songs that fall outside the realm of Rock? : Jimmie Dale Gilmore.  You just have to love the Flatlanders.
    Posted by carnie



    I have The Flatlanders' "Now Again" cd, but I have to admit the songs I like the most are the ones that seem to be Jimmie Dale's.  :)

     
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    Writing about the Smoke Signals soundtrack reminded me of another soundtrack that I love which is also not RnR:  "Local Hero" by Mark Knopfler.  That soundtrack really pulls you into that movie and wraps you completely into that world.  Plus it's wonderful without the movie too.  I think that's one album I have on both vinyl and cd (and loaded onto my ipod, too).



     
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    pachelbel canon in d Major She Moved through the fare Johnny Has Gone For soldier' Ashokan farewll
    Posted by polar123
    I'll have to go with Greg's comment to me when I mention classical, Polar .. but is the Pachelbel Canon really a song?  Just kidding.  :)   It's a beautiful piece, whether it's a song or not.   
    One of my favorites is Debussy's "Clare de Lune" (even if it's not considered a song ...)

    Loreena McKennitt, blue grass songbird Allison Krauss (universal appeal), Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan, Nick Drake, Chris Isaak, all of the ambient music that I love, Celtic music, and another of my true loves of course, A cappella-- the list goes on and on for miles.  
     
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    It's corny I know, but I've always loved Eine Kleine Nachtmusic.l
     
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    In Response to Re: Do you have some favorite songs that fall outside the realm of Rock? : While many of the songs by Motown artists do contain Rock elements and are not far removed from the Rock genre, if you listen carefully to 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' ...they are not singing about Mick, Keith or Charlie. The song has great horns , strings and a scratchy rhythm guitar that is more Jazz than Rock. The vocals are sung in a style very different from that in Rock with different singers switching off from the lead. While many of the Temptations songs may be categorized in the Rock style, I still consider them a Soul act and wouldn't categorize them as 'Rock.'
    Posted by ZILLAGOD


    I know Zilla - still, Motown created  a genre and this is one of the great songs of that genre.
     
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    The world's greatest rock n' roll band plays what?.....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPS6fttq0C8
     
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    Don't tell anyone but there's some ABBA S**t I love.
     
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    Well, this is coming from out there and is quite vague. My parents had a record or cassette. Cannot recall the band's name other than it may have included the word "band". There was some sort of folksy / sort of something else with Jagger as guest singer. There was a song with Sting (otherwise, cringe...) singing half in English, half in Gaelic. And then there was a song with a woman singer, including some line about soldiers with long guns or something. I think I liked the sound, but it was too long ago for any definite memories. It definitely wasn't rock. Matty?
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow


    You might be thinking of the album that came out in 1995 "Long Black Veil" by The Chieftans.
    There's some pretty influential rockers that participated on the album.Jagger sang the title song "Long black veil".The Sting song is "Mo Ghile Mear" (and old Irish song which translates roughly to "My gallant darling").The album also included songs with Marianne Faithfull,Ry Cooder,Van Morrison.Mark Knopfler,Tom Jones,Sinead O'Connor and a song with the Rolling Stones. 
      Here's a link to the Chieftans website with the song listing and samples:
    http://www.thechieftains.com/discography/disc_longblackveil.asp
     
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    The world's greatest rock n' roll band plays what?..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPS6fttq0C8
    Posted by devildavid
    I still like this version better. Probably because it features the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Willie Hall.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTJeT2i9QU
     
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