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Okay, on my Randy Newman list we all gave our top ten fave songs, so I thought I'd share mine.

Off the top of my head and in no particular order:

Come a Little Bit Close-Jay and the Americans
After the Goldrush-Neil Young
Wuthering Heights-Kate Bush
Greetings From the New Brunette-Billy Bragg
His Latest Flame-Elvis Presley
Let's Burn Down the Cornfield-Randy Newman
I'm Only Sleeping-The Beatles
Concrete and Clay-I can never remember this group's name
Tangled Up in Blue-Bob Dylan
Tupelo Honey-Van Morrison

What are yours?

-- Kymm Zuckert (, July 23, 2000


Top 10 Amy's Favorite: That's My Job by Conway Twitty Take It Like A Man by Michelle Wright I Miss You A Little by John Micheal Montgomery Desert Rose by Sting That's Not The Shape Of My Heart by Sting I Will by SheDaisy What If Jesus Came Back Like That by Colin Raye Wayfaring Stranger sung by Trace Adkins The Unicorn by The Irish Rovers Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

-- Amy T. (, July 23, 2000.

1) Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
2) Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon and Garfunkel
3) I'm Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage 4) Cold, Cold Ground - Tom Waits
5) Boom, Boom, Boom - The Iguanas
6) Colinda - Professor Longhair
7) I Alone - Live
8) Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf) - The Pixies
9) Melt With You - Modern English(I think!)
10) Come Undone - Duran Duran

Okay, so I have a little thing for Duran Duran. . .

-- Saundra (, July 24, 2000.

Age -- Jim Croce
Cathedral -- Crosby, Stills, and Nash
House of the Rising Sun -- The Weavers (among others)
Sand and Water -- Beth Nielsen Chapman
Strange Fire -- Indigo Girls
I Won't Send Roses -- from Max and Mabel (Jerry Herman) The Hard Way Every Time -- Jim Croce
Father and Son -- Cat Stevens
The Boxer -- Simon and Garfunkle
A Better Place to Be -- Harry Chapin
Just full of up, happy, positive songs...

-- Laura (, July 24, 2000.

Friends- Elton John, If you could read my mind- Gordon Lightfoot, Taxi - Harry Chapin, Until the end of the world -U2, Shape of my Heart -Sting, Tiny Dance-Elton John, Cowgirls in the Sand- Neil Young, Screen Kiss- Thomas Dolby, Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie, Sax and Violins-Talking Heads

-- Alice (, July 24, 2000.

Holy Christ, somebody else loves A Better Place to Be!

2. Welcome to the Machine, Pink Floyd

3. Hotel California, Eagles

4. Scarborough Fair, Simon & Garfunkel

5. Mother, the Police

6. Ode to a Gym Teacher, Meg Christian

7. Opening movement to Carmina Burana, Carl Orff

8. Still Loving You, The Scorpions

9. Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton

10. Who Wants to Live Forever, Queen

-- Colin (, July 24, 2000.

Also in no particular order:
Under the Ivy - Kate Bush
Cloud Blood - Ani diFranco
Letting the Cables Sleep - Bush
Whip It - Devo
Willow Weep for Me (oldie - I like Billie Holliday singing this one)
The Hippopotamus Song - Flanders & Swann
Black Eyed Man - Cowboy Junkies
Wild is the Wind - David Bowie
Black Coffee (another oldie - Ella all the way, baby)
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers Why yes, I am a sucker for a sentimental ballad - why do you ask?

-- Katharine (, July 24, 2000.

Ack! It's Mack and Mabel, not Max and Mabel.

Bad fingers. Bad, bad.

-- Laura (, July 24, 2000.

Oh man. This is tough.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters -- Simon and Garfunkel
Is This Love -- Bob Marley and the Wailers
Take Five -- Dave Brubeck
A Night In Tunisia -- Charlie Parker
Closer to Fine -- Indigo Girls
Get It While You Can -- Janis Joplin
Into the Mystic -- Van Morrison
Verdi Cries -- 10,000 Maniacs
Walking After Midnight -- Patsy Cline
Maybe This Time -- from Cabaret

Of course, that all is subject to change without notice.

-- Jackie (, July 24, 2000.

Ohhhh! I forgot about Who Wants to Live Forever! And Moon over Bourbon Street! And. . . oh crikey. I can't just make a list of ten, obviously.

-- Saundra (, July 24, 2000.

After editing for ten minutes, I could only cut it down to 20.

1. Blind Faith Can't Find My Way Home

2. Buckley, Jeff Everybody Here Wants You

3. Cream Badge

4. Croce, Jim Operator

5. CSNY Southern Cross

6. Dire Straits Skateaway

7. Firm, The Radioactive

8. Hendrix, Jimi Little Wing

9. Jackson, Joe Stepping Out

10. John, Elton Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters

11. Monroes What Do All The People Know

12. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers American Girl

13. The Pretenders Show Me

14. Gerry Rafferty Baker Street

15. Boz Scaggs The Lowdown

16. Scritti Politti Perfect Way

17. Charlie Sexton Beat So Lonely

18. Al Stewart The Year of the Cat

19. Talking Heads And She Was

20. James Taylor That's Why I'm Here

And one for good luck

21. The Zombies Time of the Season

-- Sara Astruc (, July 24, 2000.

In no particular order, Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison Take Another Piece of my Heart by Janis Joplin Respect by Aretha Franklin Head like a Hole by Nine Inch Nails Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz How Soon is Now by the Smiths Uninvited by Alanis Morrisette Un Bel Di from Puccini's Madame Butterfly Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles My Way by Frank Sinatra

-- Melissa (, July 24, 2000.

Only ten?!

Hmmph. Well, okay, here goes. This list is off the top of my head, is in no particular order, imposes a one-song-per-artist limit, and is decidedly subject to change without notice.

-- Shmuel (, July 24, 2000.

TEN songs?! After mulling this over for about 15 minutes, these are the ones that come to mind:

In no particular order:

1. Redemption Song-Bob Marley and the Wailers 2. Portugese Love-Teena Marie 3. Don't Stand So Close to Me-The Police 4. Save a Prayer-Duran Duran 5. The Message-Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five 6. Mountains-Prince 7. Here Comes the Rain Again-Eurythmics 8. I Will Survive-Gloria Gaynor 9. I've Never Loved a Man-Aretha Franklin 10. That Girl-Stevie Wonder

Bear in mind this list is in no way complete and always subject to change. If it seems schizophrenic, it's because I've always listened to a lot of different kinds of music. Some other kinds of music that I like isn't even represented by that list, but we could only list ten songs ::grumble::


-- Vena (, July 24, 2000.'s fascinating to see the responses here. It was difficult to narrow my list to ten, so I'm choosing my favorites from the ten battered case-less cds that lie near my desk:

1. Peter Gabriel "Lazarus Raised"

2. Cocteau Twins "Lazy Calm"

3. David Gray "Afternoon Debauchery"

4. Oval "Store Check"

5. Red Red Meat "Gauze"

6. Jeff Buckley "Lilac Wine"

7. New Order "Chosen Time"

8. My Bloody Valentine "Only Shallow"

9. Dead Can Dance "I am stretched on your grave"

10. World of Skin "1000 Years" --"this memory will never leave. this body won't die. this body is a temple stolen from the lord...i'll walk in his shadow for a thousand years...this is the gift i was given at birth: i'll walk in your shadow for a thousand years..."

-- Poppy (, July 25, 2000.

Foolish Games - Jewel Tequila Sunrise - the Eagles Rio - Duran Duran Live Like Horses - Elton John All the Way to Heaven - Melissa Etheridge Change - Melissa, again Love Song to a Stranger - Joan Baez These Dreams - Heart Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics The Sweetest Thing - Dolly Parton ? Goodbye Again - John Denver There's Always Tomorrow - Gloria Estefan And, finally, the only one that can make me get up and dance no matter how tired (and the only time I'll lump myself into the category of "girl" by choice): Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper... there has never been such an upbeat, fun song.

Clearly not just 10, and also in no particular order.

-- Tynan (, July 25, 2000.

Sorry for the lack of line breaks; I clearly need more coffee. :(

-- Tynan (, July 25, 2000.

Man, this is tough! I don't know that this would be my list on any other day of the week (or any other hour of today, for that matter), but here they are for right now (in no particular order):

The Moon is Blue Colourbox
The Safety Dance Men Without Hats
The Sun in the Stream Enya
Your Dictionary XTC
Solitude Standing Suzanne Vega
Hello Earth Kate Bush
Living Dead Girl Rob Zombie
Where You Are October Project
Lonely in Your Nightmare Duran Duran
Take On Me a-ha

I'll look at this list tomorrow and want to change all of it.

-- Patrick (, July 25, 2000.

Favourites for all time, maybe, favourites for right now, most definitely. (and in no particular order, and as Sara said, impossible to cull down to 10.)

1) Taxman - Beatles
2) Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
3) Hole in the River - Crowded House
4) Sinner - Neil Finn
5) Closer - Nine Inch Nails
6) Groove is in the Heart - DeeLite
7) Banana Chips - Shonen Knife
8) Possession - Sarah McLaughlin
9) Brand New Key - Melanie
10) So Rude - Rebecca's Empire
11) Corner of the Sky - Pippin
12) The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
13) Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
14) MLK - U2
15) Buy me a Pony - Spiderbait
16) Dead Eyes Opened - Severed Heads
17) It's Only Natural - Crowded House
18) Take a Chance on me - Abba/Erasure
19) Ego is not a dirty word - Skyhooks
20) This is Australia - Ganjagang

Jeff's are as follows:

1) Hold on Tight - ELO
2) Hello Goodbye - The Beatles
3) Question - Moody Blues
4) One way or another - Blondie
5) Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe
6) Go Let it out - Oasis
7) Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love - Elvis
8) Golden Years - David Bowie
9) It's Only Natural - Crowded House
10) Peter Pumpkin Head - XTC

These lists would make for a killer mix CD. although a lot of mine already are: JJJ's

-- Amanda Page (, July 25, 2000.

Yeah yeah yeah, you big bunch of cheats. I thought it was impossible to keep it down to ten myself, but I did it! You guys have no self- control.

-- Kymm Zuckert (, July 26, 2000.

Okay, I'm in. In no particular order:

Lisa Says-The Velvet Underground Did I Tell You-Yo La Tengo That Summer Feeling-Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers Baby, it's Cold Outside-Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan Green Mind-Dinosaur Jr. She's Happy-Gear Daddies Paradise By the Dashboard Light-Meat Loaf Chickamauga-Uncle Tupelo Come On Eileen-Dexys Midnight Runners Green Eyes-Husker Du To My Beloved Martha-Tobin Sprout Pale Blue Eyes-The Velvet Underground

Whoops, is that twelve? My bad.

-- Eric (, July 26, 2000.

This list should be submitted as evidence of multiple personalities. These are the current batch of stop-everything-and-listen-in-a-reverie favorites:
  1. Song of the Sibyl - Dead Can Dance
  2. Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel
  3. Little Earthquakes- Tori Amos
  4. Why Should I Cry For You? - Sting
  5. Breaking Us In Two - Joe Jackson
  6. Only A Memory - Smithereens
  7. Come Calling - Cowboy Junkies
  8. What A Good Boy - Barenaked Ladies
  9. Southern Cross - CSNY
  10. I'm No Angel - Gregg Allman
  11. Because the last two remind me of the bad, bad boys I used to date back in the day, and are basically way-back machines for me.

    -- Lisa Schmeiser (, July 26, 2000.

Fixing my bad HTML above...

-- Lisa Schmeiser (, July 27, 2000.

I'm all Johnny Come Lately to this forum topic, but anyway... this is the current batch of 10 favorite songs, in no particular order. It'sa a big joke because every day I have a new favorite song, but here we go.

Arms Wide Open-Creed We'll be Together-Sting Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison Sunday, Bloody Sunday-U2 Solsbury Hill-Peter Gabriel If you Love Someone (Set them Free)-Sting Back 2 Good-Matchbox 20 Lightening Crashes-Live I am the Rain King-Counting Crows Higher-Creed Love of a Lifetime-Michael W Smith

-- windy (, July 30, 2000.

Roadrunner -- Jonathan Richman Joe Hill -- Phil Ochs (or the Billy Bragg cover of it) I Live Where It's Gray -- The Horseflies Waiting for the Great Leap Forward -- Billy Bragg Silver Lining -- Cheryl Wheeler Lullaby of London -- The Pogues Tape Decks All Over Hell -- Boiled in Lead It Won't Take Long -- Ferron Walls of Troy -- The House Band The Generals are Born Again -- The Oyster Band (OK, so maybe listening to Colin Powell last night influenced that last choice :-))

-- Janet Egan (, August 01, 2000.

10: Englishman in New York- Sting 9. Summertime Rolls- Jane's Addiction 8. Crazy- Patsy Cline 7. The Obvious Child- Paul Simon 6. Nightswimming- REM 5. Somebody- Depeche Mode 4. Closer to Fine- Indigo Girls 3. Model of Decorum and Tranquility- "Chess" 2. You can leave your hat on- Joe Cocker 1. Hold On- Sarah Mclaughlin

-- isis (, August 02, 2000.

1. I Just Wanna Love You- Jay Z 2. First Love- Utada Hikaru 3. Al Final Del Camino- Boys 2 Men 4. A Puro Dolor (full Spanish)- Son By Four 5. Four Seasons- Boys 2 Men 6. Shape of My Heart- Backstreet Boys 7. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down- Puff Daddy 8. What's My Age Again- Blink 182 9. Isn't It Obvious- Christina Aguilera 10. Its My Life- Bon Jovi

-- Lauren (, December 15, 2000.

Minority-Green Day Weir-Killing Heidi Oops I Did It Again-Britney Spears Lucky-Britney Spears I'm Outta Love-Anastacia Who The hell Are You -Madison Avenue Come On Over-Christina Aguilera Sometimes-Britney Spears Nikki Webster-We'll Be One Bardot-Poison

-- Tegan Miller (, January 19, 2001.

Wow: it took me about two hours to figure this out - and I still couldn't get it down past 11. Funnily, these are not the songs I listen to now, but ones that have stood my own personal test of time. I never get sick of hearing these and I will always stop and listen when they play. They remind me of major chapters in my life.

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Satisfaction - the Rolling Stones Revolution - the Beatles I Only Have Eyes for You - Art Garfunkel For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield Surfin' USA - the Beach Boys Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers California Dreaming - the Mamas and the Papas Proud Mary - Tina Turner Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac Rocky Mountain High - John Denver

-- Jon Arthur (, February 01, 2001.

This was tough - easier to do the top one or two, or a hundred, than the top ten.

Born to Run - Springsteen Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits Taxi - Harry Chapin Sad Lisa - Cat Stevens Get It On - Chase Nobody's Side - Chess Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel Somebody Bring Me Some Water - Melissa Etheridge Lincoln Duncan - Paul Simon The Minstrel Boy - Traditional

-- Tom O'Brien (, June 05, 2001.

Off the top of my head, and also in no particular order: "He's on the Phone," Saint Etienne
"Halleluiah Man," Love & Money
"Plenty More," Squirrel Nut Zippers
"Say What You Want," Texas
"Lonely Days," Future Bible Heroes
"The Boys of Summer," Don Henley
"Tokyo Go-Go," Magnetic Fields
"Manchester, England," from Hair
"Even If You Don't," Ween
"Niteclub," Old 97's Of course, I'm going to revise this list eight times in my head over the next hour.

-- WriterGirl (, August 06, 2001.

1. One - U2 2. Nightswimming - R.E.M. 3. Pride (In The Name Of Love) - U2 4. Pictures Of You - The Cure 5. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners 6. Last Night On Earth - U2 7. This Charming Man - The Smiths 8. Rain King - Counting Crows 9. All This Time - Sting 10. Black Star - Radiohead

-- Rob Purcell (, August 29, 2001.

Here it goes, in no particular order

1--Suzanne Vega, In Liverpool 2--Van Morrison, Dweller on the Threshold 3--Sting, Let Your Soul be Your Pilot 4--XTC, The Mayor of Simpleton 5--Barenaked Ladies, Too Little Too Late 6--Gordon Lightfoot, If You Could Read My Mind 7--The Carpenters, This Masquerade (yes, trust me on this) 8--Lou Reed, Magic and Loss 9--The Rolling Stones, You Can't Always Get What You Want 10--Duran Duran, Save a Prayer

-- J Shea (, September 18, 2001.

In no specific order Imagine-John Lennon Carolina On My Mind-James Taylor You Outta Know-Alantis Morrisette Ironic-Alantis Morrisette Your Song-Elton John It's My Life-Billy Joel Keep On Rolling-REO Speedwagon Killing Me Softly-Roberta Flack My Heart Will Go On-Celine Dion We Didn't Start The Fire-Billy Joel No, I Won't Do That-MeatLoaf From A Distance-Bette Middler Hold My Hand-Hootie & The Blowfish Candle In The Wind-(1987) Elton-John Daniel-Elton John Ok I know more than 10. But, I could go on. Thanks!

-- Mary (, October 03, 2001.

Everyday Is Like Sunday-Morrissey Debaser- The Pixies Sweet Lorraine- Nat "King" Cole Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me- The Smiths Us Against You- Manic Street Preachers Flamenco Sketches- Miles Davis Don't Believe The Hype- Public Enemy Panic- The Smiths Wild Horses- The Rolling Stones Masters of War- Bob Dylan

-- Rick (, December 30, 2001.

(No particular order)

1. Hard Times (Mare Winningham) 2. Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love (A Chorus Line) 3. Whistle Down the Wind (Tina Arena) 4. With a Little Help from My Friends (Joe Cocker) 5. Put Your Arms Around Me (Texas) 6. I Sing the Body Electric (FAME soundtrack) 7. Pictures of Success (Rilo Kiley) 8. I Know (Dionne Farris) 9. Fly Away (Poe) 10. Colours of the Wind (Pocahontas- Judy Kuhn)

So many little time

-- Grant Leis (, January 15, 2002.

This isnt in any particular order,ive probably missed a few of my faves.

ELO - Mr Blue Sky George Harrison - Wreck of the hesperus The Eagles - Hotel California John Lennon - Watching the wheels Crowded House - 4 seasons in one day Cat Stevens - Wild world Paul McCartney - Junk Matthews Southern Comfort - Woodstock Muse - Plug in Baby The Beatles - Something

p.s I know its only the top 10 but id like to add

America - Sister GGolden Hair Surprise DireStraits - Sultans of Swing Cream - Badge Super Tramp - Take a look at my girlfriend

Sorry about the extra four but its too hard to narrow it down to 10 (they can be my substitutes)

-- Mark Yellon (, May 24, 2002.

"Kaite Come True"--Son, Ambulance "Geneva"--Roswell Church "Cathedrals"--Jump, Little Children "Why Should I Cry For You"--Sting "You Are"--Lionel Richie "Any Little Bit"--Cowboy Mouth "Yes"--Morphine "Into the Mystic"--Van Morrison "Welcome to the Working Week"--Elvis Costello "Tidal Wave"--David Gray

-- Leila Lewellen (, July 11, 2002.

In no particular order; Elton John-Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Sting-Fields of Gold Oasis-It's Better People Bob Marley-Redemption Song Don McLean-Bye Bye Miss American Pie U2-With or Without You Robbie Williams-Angels Bruce Springsteen-Streets of Philadelphia U2-One Oasis-Live Forever

-- Helen O Rourke (, August 13, 2002.

The Sundays - Wild Horses Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye Deftones - The Chauffer Duran Duran - Come Undone Mazzy Star - Fade Into You Flickerstick - Beautiful Counting Crows - Colorblind Pearl Jam - Nothingman Men At Work - Come On Eileen Bush - Wild Horses(Acoustic Cover)

-- Shayne Bruno (, August 19, 2002.

My top ten list is subject to change because i have not fully explored my music interests. These first 2 songs are in my opinion among the best songs ever written: *1-l.a. woman-the doors *2-free bird-lynard skynard The rest in random order: 3-what you are-audioslave 4-head down-soungarden 5-wild horses-rolling stones 6-cry me a river-justin timberlake 7-last dance with mary jane-tom petty 8-semi charmed life-third eye blind (i love to sing along with this song!) 9-my friends-rhcp 10-painters-jewel

-- jessica h. (, December 14, 2002.

My current (losing my girlfriend) top ten, in no order, is:

- Daisy Glaze , Big Star - I Need Direction , Teenage Fanclub - Ballad of the Sun and the Moon , Alejandro Escovedo - Endless Cycle , Lou Reed - Send Me No Wine , Moody Blues - Life Goes On , The Kinks - How To Make Gravy , Paul Kelly - AAA , Grandpaboy - Lisa Says , Velvet Underground - Damage , You Am I

Cheers Folks

-- James Stevens (, May 13, 2003.

Hootie & the Blowfish - Time Dave Matthews Band - Stay, Ants Marching Toad the Wet Sprocket - All I Want Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me Duncan Sheik - Barely Breathing Bread - Everything I Own Lisa Loeb - Wishing Heart Gary Wright - Dream Weaver New Radicals - You Get What You Give Billy Joel - It's Still Rock and Roll To Me

These are just the first to come to mind...

-- Megan Watts (, September 26, 2003.

1.U2 - With or without you 2. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony 3. Oasis - Live Forever 4. Muse - Citizen Erased 5. Coldplay - Shiver 6. Foo Fighters - Everlong 7. Cooper Temple Clause - Blind Pilots 8. REM - Losing my religion 9. Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box 10. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

-- Debbie Harper (, November 19, 2003.

In no order... Sam Cooke - Bring it on home to me(live) * Primal Scream - Velocity Girl * Jaques Brel - Mathilde * Bjork - Bachelorette * Richie Valens - Donna * Paul Robeson - Danny Boy * Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby * Morrissey - Everyday is like Sunday * The Stone Roses - Tears * Manic Street Preachers - Last Exit on Yesterday... they'd probably be different again tomorrow but they are definitely ten of my favourites, Brown Eyed Girl too.

-- Chris Burin (, November 29, 2003.

Well uhh

1) that bastard 2) u suk 3) hell is here 4)i can't think of anymore 5) im jus a kid 6) u gay fag

-- wesley (, December 07, 2003.

Wow I found this site again. I had posted 10 songs in 2001. I guess it was a change from the situation going on around me. So I am posting another 10 3 years later. : ) "Blue,Red and Grey"~The Who, "Let It Be"Paul McCartney, "Dust In the Wind"~Kansas, "Send an Angel"~Train, "Drops of Jupiter"~Train, "Southern Cross" Crosby, Steels and Nash, "Without Love"~Elton John, "I Can Only Imagine"~Josh (?), "Proud To Be an American"~Lee Greenwood, "Behind Blue Eyes" Limp Biskit Version, "Guess Who's Back"~Emiem "Don't Stop Believing"~Journey. Well that is it for this time smile, I could go on but will stop for 2004. This is a really kewl site.

-- Mary (, April 23, 2004.

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