10 Favorite Songs

10 Favorite Songs

Postby version sound » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:35 pm

They don't have to be your all-time favorites, just the first 10 that come to mind.

Rowland S. Howard - Ava Maria
Joanna Newsom - Sadie
Birthday Party - Mutiny in Heaven
Broadcast - Valerie
U2 - Bad
Big Star - Nighttime
Crime & The City Solution - Six Bells Chime
Van Morrison - Country Fair
New Order - Procession
Minor Threat - Salad Days
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby scannest » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:44 am

Okay, I'll bite. First 10 favorite songs that come to mind:

Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell
Rock'n'Roll Love Letter - Bay City Rollers
How Do I Make You? - Linda Ronstadt
Debris - Faces
The World's a Mess It's In My Kiss - X
Venus DeMilo - Television
Time Won't Let Me - Outsiders
Nothing's Ever Gonna Be the Same Again - You Am I
Kickin' the Stall - Grandpa Boy/Westerberg
Happy Hour - Housemartins
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:50 am

Saturday - The Clientele
White Boy, White Girl - The Joykiller
Brickbat - Billy Bragg
Teengenerate - The Dictators
Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios - Adam and the Ants
Open Air - The Oranges Band
Know Your Product - The Saints
Ring the Alarm - Tenor Saw
Sitting - Elvis Costello
Happy - The Snakes

The first one is my favorite song. The rest just sorta sprang to mind as I was typing.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby JGJR » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:39 pm

scannest wrote:Okay, I'll bite. First 10 favorite songs that come to mind:

Gentle on My Mind - Glen Campbell
Rock'n'Roll Love Letter - Bay City Rollers
How Do I Make You? - Linda Ronstadt
Debris - Faces
The World's a Mess It's In My Kiss - X
Venus DeMilo - Television
Time Won't Let Me - Outsiders
Nothing's Ever Gonna Be the Same Again - You Am I
Kickin' the Stall - Grandpa Boy/Westerberg
Happy Hour - Housemartins


Some solid choices here. That X song was my ringtone for years in the pre-smartphone days. A band called Nushu did a great cover of "Happy Hour" back in 2010. I love the Television and Westerberg choices, too, though they're not my favorite songs by either artist.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby JGJR » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:45 pm

First 10 that come to mind right now, 1 song per artist, yadda yadda...

1. Elvis Costello "Jack of All Parades"
2. Graham Parker "The Kid with the Butterfly Net"
3. X "Some Other Time"
4. The Modern Lovers "Someone I Care About"
5. The Soft Boys "I Wanna Destroy You"
6. The Trashcan Sinatras "The Genius I Was"
7. Iggy and the Stooges "Gimme Danger"
8. Joni Mitchell "Car on a Hill"
9. The Beach Boys "Wouldn't It Be Nice"
10. Nick Lowe "Indian Queens"

Honorable mention:
Best Coast "In My Eyes"
Roky Erickson and the Aliens "I Think Up Demons"
Gray Matter "Oscar's Eye"
a million others
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby JGJR » Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:49 pm

xxxHunterxxx wrote:Sitting - Elvis Costello


The Charlie Rich cover on Almost Blue? If so, I HIGHLY approve, though I'd go for "Good Year for the Roses" (his version almost made my list) or "How Much I Lied" (ditto). Anyway, solid list.

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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby xxxHunterxxx » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:13 pm

JGJR wrote:
xxxHunterxxx wrote:Sitting - Elvis Costello


The Charlie Rich cover on Almost Blue? If so, I HIGHLY approve, though I'd go for "Good Year for the Roses" (his version almost made my list) or "How Much I Lied" (ditto). Anyway, solid list.



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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby xxxMidgexxx » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:18 pm

'Jigsaw' (Fish era) Marillion
''The Sign of the Southern Cross' (Dio) Black Sabbath
'The Inside' 7 Seconds
'It's Beginning to Get to Me' - Snow Patrol
'Champagne Supernova' -Oasis
'Cameage' Descendents
'Ultimate Authority' -Prong
'The Godfather' - Dag Nasty
'Connecticut' Government Issue
'A Voice from the Past' (Hogarth era) Marillion
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby version sound » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:12 am

xxxHunterxxx wrote:Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios - Adam and the Ants


Fudgin' A right! Probably the best song on Prince Charming.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby JGJR » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:30 pm

xxxHunterxxx wrote:


Thank you for that. Wow, a real obscure choice. EC is my favorite artist and I forgot about that cover (probably since it isn't on an album). There are literally hundreds of songs of his I'd pick before this one because I'm much more familiar with them, but I still dig it.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby JGJR » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:31 pm

xxxMidgexxx wrote:'
'The Inside' 7 Seconds
'Champagne Supernova' -Oasis
'Cameage' Descendents
'The Godfather' - Dag Nasty


Love all of these. Hope you're doing well, Midge.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby danny » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:24 pm

too impossible a task...but this is what pops into mind at the moment...(and to make it easier on me, excluding jazz, soul, etc which would make this too difficult to do).

kinks - waterloo sunset
the jam - that's entertainment
swervedriver - these times
shangri-las - out in the streets
monochrome set - he's frank (slight return)
the la's - there she goes
rolling stones - happy
xray specs - germ-free adolescents
led zeppelin - misty mountain hop
the zombies - beechwood park
robyn hitchcock - i often dream of trains
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby creature » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:07 pm

In no particular order:
Alarm, "Spirit of '76"
UFO, "On With the Action"
Thin Lizzy, "Bad Habits"
Minor Threat, "Think Again"
Bettie Serveert, "Tomboy"
TV21, "On the Run"
Rudi, "Pressure's On"
SLF, "Can't Believe in You"
Wailing Souls, "Down on the Rocks"
Cheap Trick, "Lookout"
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby version sound » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:13 pm

danny wrote:too impossible a task...


For sure. I don't really expect anything definitive, just whatever comes to mind. I could probably do a new 10 regularly based on whatever I've been listening to.

danny wrote:swervedriver - these times


I could do a 10 favorite songs comprised entirely of SWD tracks pretty easily.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby version sound » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:16 pm

creature wrote:Minor Threat, "Think Again"


Five piece Minor Threat doesn't get nearly enough love. Out of Step was the first MT record I owned, and as a result, it's probably my favorite.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby JGJR » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:42 am

version sound wrote:
danny wrote:too impossible a task...


For sure. I don't really expect anything definitive, just whatever comes to mind. I could probably do a new 10 regularly based on whatever I've been listening to.

danny wrote:swervedriver - these times


I could do a 10 favorite songs comprised entirely of SWD tracks pretty easily.


I wonder if "The Birds" would still top your list. It's probably their best song, but at this point, I'm not sure I wouldn't pick something like "Blowin' Cool" or "Never Lose that Feeling" or something like that. I'm going to see them play Raise and Mezcal Head next month. You're right. Impossible task.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby JGJR » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:44 am

version sound wrote:
creature wrote:Minor Threat, "Think Again"


Five piece Minor Threat doesn't get nearly enough love. Out of Step was the first MT record I owned, and as a result, it's probably my favorite.


I honestly can't remember if I got Out of Step or the cassette of the 1st 2 7"s first (I got them around the same time), but I go back to the former and especially Salad Days and consequently rate them higher as the years go on.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby danny » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:51 pm

JGJR wrote:
version sound wrote:
danny wrote:too impossible a task...


For sure. I don't really expect anything definitive, just whatever comes to mind. I could probably do a new 10 regularly based on whatever I've been listening to.

danny wrote:swervedriver - these times


I could do a 10 favorite songs comprised entirely of SWD tracks pretty easily.


I wonder if "The Birds" would still top your list. It's probably their best song, but at this point, I'm not sure I wouldn't pick something like "Blowin' Cool" or "Never Lose that Feeling" or something like that. I'm going to see them play Raise and Mezcal Head next month. You're right. Impossible task.


Adam is one of my favorite song writers. I don't know if i could pick ten favorite swervie songs - but the birds is definitely up there. i also like some of the b-sides, like hands. the adam franklin solo version of the hitcher is also incredible. i joined them right after they recorded (but before they released) never lose that feeling (which is why i was in the video) - so we must have played it two hundred times in that 11 moths. sandblasted was one of my favorites live, too. i'm also going to see em on that tour. can't wait. great line-up.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby version sound » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:02 pm

It's crazy how great the Swervedriver b-sides are. She's Beside Herself, Laze It Up, Year of the Girl, Land of the Lost, they are pretty consistently as great as the LP tracks.
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby The Snake » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:53 pm

These days it goes something like this, in no particular order:

1. The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
2. Moving Targets - Separate Hearts
3. The Last - Sirens
4. Tear It Up - Through Being Cute
5. T. S. O. L. - Glass Streets
6. ALL - Dot
7. Flyboys - I Coudn't Tell
8. Adolesecents - Kids Of The Black Hole
9. Weezer - Buddy Holly
10. The Doors - Touch Me
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby version sound » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:48 pm

Swinging Sixties Edition

Beach Boys - Surf's Up
13th Floor Elevators - Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)
Stooges - Little Doll
Velvet Underground - Sister Ray
Love - You Set The Scene
Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider
The Beatles - She Said She Said
The Monkees - Take a Giant Step
Nico - Little Sister
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Castles Made of Sand
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Re: 10 Favorite Songs

Postby BAIN » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:25 am

quick list

Drive Like Jehu - Do You Compute
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - And I See a Darkness
Mission of Burma - Progress
Black Wine - Couch Critics
Husker Du - Could You Be The One
Milk - The Knife Song
Green Day - Going to Pasalaqua
RIDE - Leave Them All Behind
Jets to Brazil - Sweet Avenue
Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have
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