Greatest Songs Debate

mike09

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i hear a lot about led lepplin - stairway to heaven being the best song ever. but i listen to it and like its a good song, great riffs but its not really the best. on the other hand queen - bohemian rhapsody is a great song. so much to listen to in that song, so much meaning. so whats your take on the debate.
 

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I would have to agree...but a band that has songs that dont have a real meaning to them cept for the back in black album would have to be AC/DC......
 

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Pearl Jam tunes have always hit me ... hearing Ed sing his heart out on "Black" for my show was just amazing ... so much feeling/emotion ...
 

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Some great ones:

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Freebird - Lynard Skynard
All Along The Watch Tower - Jimi Hendrix covering Bob Dylan
Let It Be - The Beatles
Hotel California - Eagles
 

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dreamliner77 said:
Some great ones:

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Freebird - Lynard Skynard
All Along The Watch Tower - Jimi Hendrix covering Bob Dylan
Let It Be - The Beatles
Hotel California - Eagles
Dave Matthews also does a great watch tower cover (though greatly overplayed).
 

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mike09 said:
john lennon - imagine
tho a little overplayed is amazing also.
I heard an amazing cover by Dave Matthews and John Popper of that song :)
 

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I don't think that "Stairway" is Zeppelin's greatest song, but I also don't think that Queen has greater songs than Zeppelin. I read a magazine poll from the UK that had "Bohemian Rhapsody" voted the greatest rock song of all time. It's a great song, but I would never have it near #1! Anyhow... here are some worth mention:

Pride - U2 (tough to pick just one from them)
Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
 
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perris said:
my beatle song would be I am the walrus

though for the life of me I don't know wtf it's about

same - I have a thing for experimental studiowork (whole album was like that) and their, cough, "chemically induced lyrics" are just dada enough to make a smile crawl across my face each time I hear them
 

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perris said:
my beatle song would be I am the walrus

though for the life of me I don't know wtf it's about
the walrus represents death ... is that the album that when played backwards says "john is dead"? supposable john was killed before the beatles made it big and the john that you know is a fake. tons of conspiracy theorys and I love how the beatles played w/ them w/ album covers like abby road :)
 

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NerdUprising said:
same - I have a thing for experimental studiowork (whole album was like that) and their, cough, "chemically induced lyrics" are just dada enough to make a smile crawl across my face each time I hear them
Try:

Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
 

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Xie said:
the walrus represents death ... is that the album that when played backwards says "john is dead"? supposable john was killed before the beatles made it big and the john that you know is a fake. tons of conspiracy theorys and I love how the beatles played w/ them w/ album covers like abby road :)
it was oaul that was supposedly the dead one...I bury paul is at the end of strawberry fields, and the cover of abbey road, paul the one representing a dead guy
 

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perris said:
it was oaul that was supposedly the dead one...I bury paul is at the end of strawberry fields, and the cover of abbey road, paul the one representing a dead guy
oh yeah :p ... guess I should stop posting 1/2 awake (or 1/2 asleep).
 

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hybrid said:
any song to escape from the mouth/mind of mr frank black.
True :D especially Hey and No. 13 Baby.
But I gotta add Seince I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin and Happines Is A Warm Gun by the Beatles.
 

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