The songs you'll never get tired of

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    The songs you'll never get tired of

    We've had threads about 'classic' songs that some people think are overrated or ones they just plain don't like.  I think we all have a few of those.  Some of them are songs we used to like, but were played to death on the radio.  Like Stairway to Heaven or Hotel California.

    Today I was driving and a classic came on.  I didn't change the station and instead I cranked up the volume.  It was Rock and Roll by Zep.  Now there is a song I don't get tired of.  It cooks right from Bonham's opening drum flurry.  The whole band is at the top of their games and everything just clicks.  It's not too long and not heavy on the ears.  

    It's pretty cool when a song can hold up over time and the appeal of it stays fresh for you like that. 
       
     
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    Re: The songs you'll never get tired of

    One song that almost always makes me stop what I'm doing and pay attention is the Counting Crows' Mr. Jones.


     
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    There are literally hundreds, but I'll start with three.

    Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks
    Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
    Louie, Louie - The Kingsmen
     
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    joel, you made me think of such a song with your post on another thread:

    "What'd I Say" - Ray Charles. Might as well add "I Got A Woman", too.
     
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    I agree with joel49. There are hundreds of songs. Journey and Peter Frampton I generally don't like other than the following songs, which somehow is on my list.

    California Girls - Beach Boys
    Lights - Journey
    Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton
    Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton
    I'm In You - Peter Frampton

    Maybe I like Frampton a little, but those are the only ones on my list.

     
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    So many, like "Tiny Dancer," "Layla," "Comfortably Numb," and anything by the Beatles.

    But I'll throw out the song I always used to listen to prior to baseball games when I was in high school to pump me up: "The Spirit of Radio" by Rush. I still fire that up in the car on my way to work when I feel I need a jolt the coffee isn't providing.
     
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    Layla definitely.

    And actually, just about every song I like I don't get tired off. I have enough music -- actually not nearly enough -- in CDs or on my iPod that I can always find something fresh even if it's a song I love and heard "millions" of time.
     
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    For me it's Pony Boy by the Allman Brothers. It was on the Brothjers and Sisters album.
     
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    Too many to name so I am going to try and stick with the songs that are or used to be overplayed on the radio or MTV. Obviously there are thousands of songs so I will limit this to one song per band:

    Strawberry Fields (Beatles)
    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
    My Generation (The Who)
    Kashmir (Led Zeppelin)
    Sympathy for the Devil (Rolling Stones)
    Killer Queen (Queen)
    Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
    Panama (Van Halen)
    White Room (Cream)
    Hey Joe (Hendrix)
    Time Of The Season (The Zombies)
    Photograph (Def Leppard)
    Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35 (Bob Dylan)
    More Than A Feeling (Boston)
    I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick)
    Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)
    Elected (Alice Cooper Band)
    Take a Picture (Filter)
    Man in a Box (Alice in Chains)
    Paradise City (Guns and Roses)
    Love Song (Tesla)
    John B. Sloop (Beach Boys)
    Leaving on a Jet Plane (Mama's and Papa's)
    Your Song (Elton John)
    Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots)
    Even Flow (Pearl Jam)
    One (Metallica)
    Sweet Jane (Velvet Underground)
    Papa Was a Rolling Stone (Temptations)
    Bernadette (4 Tops)
    Groovin' (The Rascals)
    Keep Me Hanging On (Vanilla Fudge)
    Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
    Child In Time (Deep Purple)
    Tears of a Clown (Smokey Robinson)
    Peggy Sue (Buddy Holly)
    London Calling (The Clash)
    Just What I Needed (The Cars)
    Still of the Night (Whitesnake)
    Kickstart My Heart (Motley Crue)
    Detroit Rock City (KISS)

    This was off the top of my head. I can hear these songs everyday for a decade and not get tired of them. And I know there are a lot more.

    Sorry for the long list.
     
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    There is much in the Beatles and Stones work that I don't like.  But the stuff I do enjoy will never, ever get old. 

    And oh yeah,  that 'Live at the Fillmore' Allman album is always going to be in my rotation.  I've been listening since it first came out, and it's still got it.

     
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    'Sara' by Fleetwood Mac does it for me.
     
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    Nice list jess. I am working off your list, minus a few deletions, to create a list of my own with many of the same performers. The songs in red are my choices and the ones still in black are where I am in agreement with you.

    Revolution (Beatles)
    Money (Pink Floyd)
    Won't Get Fooled Again (The Who)
    Rock And Roll (Led Zeppelin)
    Get Off of My Cloud (Rolling Stones)
    Walk This Way (Aerosmith)
    White Room (Cream)
    Hey Joe (Hendrix)
    Time Of The Season (The Zombies)
    Like a Rolling Stone (Bob Dylan)
    Peace of Mind (Boston)
    Surrender (Cheap Trick)
    Changes (David Bowie)
    School's Out (Alice Cooper Band)
    Wouldn't It Be Nice (Beach Boys)
    California Dreamin' (Mama's and Papa's)
    I'm Waiting for the Man (Velvet Underground)
    Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me (Temptations)
    Good Lovin' (The Rascals)
    Tears of a Clown (Smokey Robinson)
    Maybe Baby (Buddy Holly)
    Train In Vain (The Clash)
    Just What I Needed (The Cars)
    Rock And Roll All Nite (KISS)

     
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    I took a spin class a little while ago, and three of my favorite songs were played during the class, so here are a few totally random favorites of mine, on the heels of just hearing a few of them:

    All I Need is a Miracle - Mike and the Mechanics
    Baba O'Riley - The WHO
    Beautiful Day - U2
    My Sharona - The Knack
    Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
    Fallen - Sarah McLachlan
    Angel - Sarah McLachlan
    Constant Craving - kd lang
    School's Out - Alice Cooper
    You Gotta Fight For Your Right to PAARTY - The Beasties
    There She Goes (there she goes again) - The La's
    Hands - Jewel
     
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    Top 5:

    "Cowgirl In The Sand" - Neil Young
    "Dear Prudence" - Beatles
    "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed" - Allman Brothers
    "When The Levee Breaks" - Led Zeppelin
    "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - Rollikng Stones
     
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    Even Better Than the Real Thing (U2)
    A Man I'll Never Be (Boston)
    Pieces Of Eight/Aku Aku (Styx)
    Comfortaby Numb (Pink Floyd)
    The Great Gig in The Sky (Pink Floyd)
    Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones)
    Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
    Run To Me (Bee Gees)
    Reaching Out (Bee Gees)
    When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin)

     
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    I could not possibly list them all.

    Let's just say alphabetically by group, it would start with :

    Abba- "Money, Money, Money"
     
    and end with:

    ZZTop- "Cheap Sunglasses"
     
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    In Response to Re: The songs you'll never get tired of:
    [QUOTE]
    Wouldn't It Be Nice  (Beach Boys)
    California Dreamin'  (Mama's and Papa's)
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]

    Those are exactly the type of songs I was thinking of.  They are like sonic jewels of pristine beauty.  Along the same lines I will add

    Caroline No (Beach Boys)   
    Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) (Mama's and Papa's)
     
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    Re: The songs you'll never get tired of

    I too have hundreds, if not thousands. Some of them include

    I Got the News, Black Cow, Night By Night, Don't Take Me Alive, Green Earings - Steely Dan
    Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
    Still...You Turn Me On - ELP
    Fascination - Bowie
    Cause We've Ended as Lovers (Jeff Beck, Stevie Wonder)
    Frame By Frame - King Crimson
    That's the Way - Zeppelin
    Things Behind the Sun - Nick Drake
    Breathe, Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd
    And I Love Her, In My Life, Glass Onion - Beatles
    Come Down In Time - Elton John
    Watching the Detectives - Elvis Costello
    Europa, Samba Pa Ti, El Morocco - Santana
    Can't Hide Love - Earth, Wind, & Fire
    Right Turn - Alice In Chains
    Layne - GodSmack
    Thinking of You - Lenny Kravitz
    Help On The Way/Slipknot - Grateful Dead
    Long Gone Day - Mad Season
    Mercy, Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye
    No One - Alicia Keys
    Pick Somebody Up - Raul Midon
    Empty Pages - Traffic
    Top Floor, Botton Buzzer - Morphine
    Cemetary Gates - Pantera
    Above the Clouds - Paul Weller
    Never Going Back Again - Fleetwood Mac
    Ice Cream, Into the Fire - Sarah Mclaughlin
    Lines on my face - Peter Frampton

    very abbreviated

    and then there's the jazz stuff...

    All of Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
    Most of Bill Evans, Pat Metheny, Ralph Towner, countless others

    and too many Classical to list, but I'd start with Well Tempered Clavier, J.S. Bach

    and, in tribute to Mr. Lennon, my favorite Beatle
    Working Class Hero


     
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    Re: The songs you'll never get tired of

    "Do You Believe In Life After Love" by Cher.
























    (Yes, I yanking chains)
     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from ZILLAGOD. Show ZILLAGOD's posts

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    I really could listen to "The Cockroach that ate Cincinnati" over and over again.

    No, it's not a joke. I really like this song.
     
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    The Theme Song to the Godfather. I have a certain connection with this song.
     
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    The Weight - The Band
    Highway 61 - Bob Dylan
    Train in Vain - The Clash
    Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
    Highway to Hell - AC/DC
    Layla - Derick and the dominos
    Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry
    Sway - Rolling Stones

     
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    In Response to Re: The songs you'll never get tired of:
    [QUOTE]The Weight - The Band Highway 61 - Bob Dylan Train in Vain - The Clash Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen Highway to Hell - AC/DC Layla - Derick and the dominos Johnny B. Good - Chuck Berry Sway - Rolling Stones
    Posted by shumirules[/QUOTE]

    There are two songs on that list I was thinking of too-The Weight and Johnny B. Goode.

    Thunder Road is a nice choice.  If I had to pick one Bruce song that would be right up there along with Jungleland.  Another Bruce song that I don't tire of is Downbound Train, although that one is pretty dark lyrically. 


     
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    In Response to Re: The songs you'll never get tired of:
    [QUOTE]The Theme Song to the Godfather. I have a certain connection with this song.
    Posted by jesseyeric[/QUOTE]

    This is not surprising.

    Hey, I like the theme from 'Rocky' and I'm not Italian!

    That's 'Rocky Balboa' , I know your thinking 'Rocky and Bullwinkle'...I don't remember if they had a theme song...but it would probably be good if they had one. That was one funny cartoon.

    This gives me an idea (beginner's luck!) for a new thread.
     
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    Re: The songs you'll never get tired of

    Really do appreciate some of the long lists posted -- I could try to do a list like that but I can't help the thought that it would still be just a sampling of the many, many songs I consider timeless.  But just to comment on one that has appeared on a few posts, "Layla" would be on my list in its original Derek & the Dominos version only.  The Clapton soft-rock remake would fit more appropriately on the "never want to hear again" thread.
     
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