My forever song is “Wind of Change” by the Scorpions. They were very popular when I was in high school and this song always reminds of my younger days when life was simple.
Many songs from the Beatles and Dire Straigts.
And another crazy one from my youth :
In a gadda da vida ( Iron Butterfly )
This was a milestone in those days.
I remember the Beatles very well from growing up. One of the main things they heard.
My son to listen to always, is Slippin’ by. DMX
The reason I like this song so much is because it touches home on so many levels. I can relate a lot to this song, the struggles the trials and tribulations and basically hitting rock bottom…the only part I dont relate to is the doing drugs, that was never my thing.
Another song that I can relate to and also wouldn’t mind listening to everyday forever, is I Miss You also by DMX. This song is about losing his grandmother and talking about how the family has changed without her…yea thats my family too.
Its craziness how we can find a song and relate to it on so many levels. But either song I could listen to forever and a day. Its more so as a reminder of who I am, where I have been, and how far I have come. Never let the struglles hold you down and never secumb to your own demise
Big Country by Bela Fleck & Edgar Meyer.
@Rhyse_Simpson I am always saying that the Sledgehammer video is the best music video of all time.
However, in the interest of democracy I created a thread devoted to this. Go check it out and nominate other videos, and then we will have a vote!
There’s really no way I can do that. I get tired of my favorite songs after hearing them to many times. I have about 20 go to songs that I keep in heavy rotation.
God is Dead?- Black Sabbath
Without second thought or hesitation, it would be Benny Goodman’s recording of “Sing, Sing, Sing”.
Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
So many whys:
- Not just a favorite, I’m often humming or whistling it when it’s not on - granted it’s on in my head.
- It’s a perfect embodiment of my favorite style: jazz - though more specifically “swing” (it always gets me tapping my feet and feeling good). Simply put, the song SWINGS!
- It’s written by a favorite of mine: Louis Prima
- BENNY GOODMAN - few other wind instrumentalists can compare… he slays the clarinet and led what is arguably one of the (if not THE) best big bands in history (I do have love for a couple others).
- It’s a song that I wish could just keep going and going… it actually could with the versatility and capability of the performers (perfect if it’s going to be the one song for the rest of my life).
- It’s long… and not just for songs now-a-days, back then songs were limited to approx 3 minutes (due to record size), but Benny’s recording was innovative and bold in that it used both sides of a 12", 78rpm record to reach just over 8.5min in length (great for being the last and only song for the rest of my life). In fact, the recording has been performed live with improvisations and solos that make it even longer, and there are later released recordings that feature multiple “Parts” such as the 12.5 minute Sing, Sing, Sing (with a Swing) version which features an interpolation of “Christopher Columbus” - another Louis Prima riff.
- GENE KRUPA doesn’t just keep time, he puts on a clinic with drums.
- Every subsequent version of this recording performed by others (really dig the vocal rework by Anita O’Day) are great… which to me makes for a truly phenomenal composition that can maintain the foundation for any rendition… or I’m really just THAT into it.
*Here are some examples just for fun:
80 piece classical orchestra
British Army flash mob
Electro swing remix
Another electro remix
Chill with bongos
Rocked out version
John Pizzarelli & Jeff Hamilton quartet
and lastly one with just strings and drums performed by high schoolers - great arrangement!
Definitely Pictures of Matchstick Men by The Status Quo.
Or… Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest. The two have been constant over the course of my life.
Hmmmmm this is a tough one as my song preference changes on my mood.
Aww hell yea. will check out the thread.
Primarily this song… It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)
My piece would be Handel’s Messiah.
Otis Redding “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay”
No. Just no. Not going to even try to choose.
If you only had one song available, it would get stale and old inevitably. And then you would have to write more, good bad or indifferent.
I’m trying to remember the song that gets played in the bunker from LOST…
Edit: ahh yes. Make your own kind of music.
Imagine if that was the only song you had
Ludwig van Beethoven : 9. Symphonie
Guiseppe Verdi : La Travaviata
Giacomo Puccini : Tosca
Richard Wagner : Lohengrin
“I want to know what love is” by Foreigner. My dad used to listen to it all the time when i was a kid. I still listen to it and love it
Imagine if it was this song