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    i was watching Splitz Enz "I Got You" and i was thinking while loving it "Yeah, this is one of the Greatest Songs Ever." Of course there are a lot of those and this thread is about posting the good sounding versions, so over time you can revisit and click away at what your fine friends here think is truly Awesome.

    Limitation: One clip per post. Feel free to attach reasons you feel the song has All Time Greatness for you (and maybe the whole universe); but that's not necessary because you picked one of the Greatest Songs Ever and it should sing for itself. Hugely popular, barely known...just make sure it really is Great. Please ponder the Greatness and be sure in your heart, that way we can avoid this becoming an insult fest.



    PS: This was inspired by the great What Are You Listening to Right Now thread. i wanted to put "I Got You", but it wasn't "now" anymore.
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    I like STP's I Got You better.

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    no official video for this, but the audio is good.


    this song is just so . . . so . . . it's Holland 1945. no explanation needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwater View Post
    I like STP's I Got You better.
    That's nice. STP's is a very good song. i think Split Enz's "I Got You" (only similar in title) is one for the ages. Now if you think STP's is one of the Greatest Songs Ever, post a clip (and maybe a story if you got the time).

    And that 1945 song is pretty great.
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    as far as story, i don't know that i have a great one. i just love chopin. i love the period. i love the drama. and i love the sadness of his nocturnes, all of them. the preludes are beautiful too, like that no. 4 one (i think) that everyone who knows how to play the piano plays in a movie. it's just beautiful.

    this is the first song i heard and really remembered by chopin. it was in tombstone, which i loved as a little girl. my dad used to run cattle in the catilina mountains, and my aunt and uncle own a cattle ranch. i dunno, my dad says when he grows up, he wants to be a cowboy, i guess i just have an affinity.

    anyways, i remember back in the napster days, my ex and i tried forever to find the nocturne but had so much trouble. it wasn't until i finally found a chopin compilation at borders, after listening to every cd on their listening stations, that i finally found the right nocturne. instantly i knew.

    i've bought the sheet music, but it's much too difficult for someone who's self-taught and not very naturally musical. i want it played at my funeral, and my wedding for that matter. i love every note of it.

    this is kind of a boring story, but what's funny is i burned a cd for my dad with this on it of just chopin for him to listen to at work. i always draw something on CDs i burn for people, so i drew a stick figure of doc holiday playing at the piano and titled the cd "frederick fucking chopin".

    well, he works at the palo verde nuclear generating station (yes, like homer). maybe a few months to a year ago there was an "incident" where one of his co-workers had the residue of a bomb in the back of his truck. according to my dad, the whole thing was a complete misunderstanding.

    but this is palo verde. they had the police, the fbi, the media, everyone was watching this guy. i guess he had to use my dad's computer for something because his had been confiscated. he opened the cd tray to put in a cd and saw my lovely drawing with "fucking" written on it, lol. the guy brings it to my dad and says "what, you tryin to get me in trouble, kenny?!"

    i thought that was cute. ok, that was a really long and boring post, but i really do love this song <3 <3 <3

    and i remember when we did a thread like this before and the hoo i think it was posted narcolepsy by ben folds five. that would probably be my other favourite.
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    2/28 Warpaint @ Fais Do-Do, 4/10 St. Vincent @ The Cosmopolitan, 5/2 Desert Daze, 5/8-10 Levitation

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    This has the potential to be a wonderful sonic experience.

    Ivy the rascal. Love the story and the song.

    The first week of October is going to rule so hard...in response to the Sigur Ros.

    i was pondering a Beach Boys and this one (there are many that qualify) jumped up as Excellent:


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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFuJoe View Post
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    good call on Beach Boys songs.
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    Shakedown,
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    July 21- Soundgarden- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
    July 30- Rage Against the Machine/Muse- LA Coliseum
    Oct 21- Portishead- Berkeley Greek
    Nov 18- Pixies- Fox Theater Bakersfield

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    that's fucking beautiful!
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    the first time I heard this song i couldn't breathe and my heart felt heavy.
    I am not a big Bjork fan but i think this is just one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.
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    Still my favorite song of all time:

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    "Alone Again Or" by the Damned is one of the Best Recorded Covers Ever.

    (original: Love)
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    this is the "Greatest Song of All Time"...turn it up bitches!


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    I dont think I could ever choose between these 2 for an awesome kraftwerk tune.

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    Hey betao! Follow the damn rules! One song a post. You can put both, but in 2 posts.

    Sheesh!

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    breaking up the M Sparks flury of inspiration.

    "My Ever Changing Moods" by Style Council. i have known this song for a very long time and never got sick of it. Listen to it every time it comes about.

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    Two more...

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    The most potentially controversial for last...

    I've heard/read so many different interpretations of the lyrics, and they are always interesting. Even if taken literally, it's interesting.

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