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What are your favourite songs, and can you put them in a list?



Being without a laptop for a while has put gaming entirely on the background for me. On the other hand, that means I’ve been watching more movies and series again, and I’ve been listening to WAY more music, even going so far as to make a personal “Top 100” again, something which I hadn’t done since 2006.

I actually composed the list in November and December of last year, when I was having laptop troubles as well. It just took till now to complete the actual playlist on my phone so I can listen to it in the intended order.
In the past (2004-2005-2006), I made “Top 100"s but since more than half of the songs would return on subsequent tops, I decided to make a larger list this time, for variety. I initially aimed for a “Top 1000”, but that would have caused the same issue in newer versions: they’d be largely the same list, just in a different order. So I ended up with an unorthodox “Top 300”.

Given the way I assemble these (rather fluidly assigning scores based on how high I’d like the songs to finish), I could make a new list right now, and have 200 different songs on it. That makes this list very much a momentary snapshot, but considering my previous “Top 100"s, it’s actually the best list I’ve put together for songs and at the same time the weirdest.

I spent a week on holiday in the south of France a couple of weeks ago. We listened to the “Top 300” while driving there and while driving back (except for a few small breaks where we played children’s songs to entertain the kids). The list elicited quite a few “WTF?“s from the missus. Smile
But I’m quite proud of the list. It’s very much oriented towards rock music but it’s very diverse, and there’s less “why is X missing?” and “how the hell did Y get on here?” than on my previous versions. Still, the list is highly subject to change (apart from the top 7 which hasn’t changed in a decade), so don’t treat this as “set in stone” for me.

Fun fact: it’s astonishing how much influence other media have had in this list. Quite a few songs I only got to know through movies, series or games, and quite a few songs got bumped forward significantly because of poignant appearances in films or series.
 


Here’s my list:

Lady K, be warned that about 40 or 50 of these are going to be assaults on your ears. Wink
 

300. Carl Orff - O Fortuna
299. King Crimson - The Court of the Crimson King
298. Supertramp - The Logical Song
297. Mercury Rev - The Dark Is Rising
296. 10cc - The Wall Street Shuffle
295. Sturm und Drang - Heaven (Is Not Here)
294. Juno Reactor - Samurai
293. Praga Khan - Luv U Still
292. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
291. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
290. Judas Priest - The Green Manalishi
289. Queen - Who Wants to Live Forever
288. Bush - Letting the Cables Sleep
287. Warmer - Inside
286. Queen - I Want It All
285. Guns N’ Roses - You Could Be Mine
284. Clawfinger - When I Grow Up
283. Veldhuis & Kemper - Ik Wou Dat Ik Jou Was
282. Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott - Hero
281. Pain - Shut Your Mouth
280. The Troggs - Wild Thing
279. Van Halen - You Really Got Me
278. Simple Minds - Belfast Child
277. Godsmack - Saints & Sinners
276. Twisted Sister - We’re Not Gonna Take It
275. Metallica - One
274. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
273. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
272. Scorpions - Still Loving You
271. R.E.M. - Bad Day
270. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
269. Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite
268. Yum - Day One
267. Kan Gao - For River (Sarah & Tommy’s Version)
266. Genesis - I Can’t Dance
265. Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want
264. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Old Time Rock and Roll
263. Oasis - Live Forever
262. Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
261. Peter Gabriel - My Body Is a Cage
260. Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
259. Patti Smith - Because the Night
258. The Doors - Light My Fire
257. Joe Cocker - With a Little Help from My Friends
256. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
255. Link Wray - Rumble
254. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
253. The Waterboys - Glastonbury Song
252. The Beastie Boys - Sabotage
251. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
250. My Vitriol - Always Your Way
249. Lou Reed - Perfect Day
248. Semisonic - Closing Time
247. The Police - Message in a Bottle
246. Faith No More - Midlife Crisis
245. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
244. Alice Cooper - Poison
243. 3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
242. Gorky - Lieve Kleine Piranha
241. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Ship Song
240. Status Quo - Whatever You Want
239. Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar
238. Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills
237. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
236. Disturbed - The Sound of Silence
235. Nirvana - Lithium
234. Golden Earring - Radar Love
233. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside
232. The Blasters - Dark Night
231. Type O Negative - Everything Dies
230. Bon Jovi - You Give Love a Bad Name
229. Intergalactic Lovers - She-Wolf
228. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
227. ZZ Top - Tush
226. Aldo Nova - Monkey on Your Back
225. Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl
224. Faithless - Insomnia
223. The Immortals - Techno Syndrome
222. Fatboy Slim - Right Here Right Now
221. The Cure - A Forest
220. Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away
219. De Kreuners - Verliefd op Chris Lomme
218. The Scabs - Hard Times
217. The Monkees - I’m a Believer
216. Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild
215. Coldplay - Yellow
214. Staind - It’s Been a While
213. Arno - Les Yeux de Ma Mère
212. Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
211. Motörhead - Ace of Spades
210. Stan Ridgway - Camouflage
209. Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl
208. Sunna - 7%
207. Toto - I Will Remember
206. Yevgueni - Zo Donker
205. Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
204. Eminem feat. Dido - Stan
203. Manau - La Tribu de Dana
202. Therapy? - Trigger Inside
201. The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz

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200. Bloodhound Gang - Fire Water Burn
199. John Hiatt - Have a Little Faith in Me
198. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
197. Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
196. Rammstein - Rammstein
195. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name of
194. Aerosmith - Love in an Elevator
193. Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
192. Eddie Vedder - Society
191. TC Matic - Oh La La La
190. The Pogues - Fiesta
189. The Levellers - Liberty Song
188. Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere
187. The Waterboys - Peace of Iona
186. Guns N’ Roses - Paradise City
185. Evanescence - Tourniquet
184. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat
183. Porcupine Tree - Lazarus
182. In Extremo - Herr Mannelig
181. Krezip - I Would Stay
180. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around the Bend
179. Simon and Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair (Canticle)
178. Damien Rice - 9 Crimes
177. Crash Test Dummies - Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
176. Klein Orkest - Over de Muur
175. Warmer - Don’t You Worry Love
174. Roger Glover - Love Is All
173. Europe - The Final Countdown
172. Soulwax - Much Against Everyone’s Advice
171. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
170. Tool - Lateralus
169. Porcupine Tree - Radioactive Toy
168. Paradise Lost - Erased
167. Alice Cooper - School’s Out
166. Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
165. R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
164. Pearl Jam - Man of the Hour
163. Rammstein - Stripped
162. Raymond Van Het Groenewoud - Twee Meisjes
161. Foo Fighters - My Hero
160. Mike Scott - City Full of Ghosts (Dublin)
159. Dio - Holy Diver
158. Faith No More - Epic
157. Cliff Richard & The Young Ones - Living Doll
156. Mystery - She Likes Double Trouble
155. Foghat - Slow Ride
154. The Gone Jackals - Legacy
153. Monty Python - Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
152. Andrew W.K. - Ready to Die
151. Men at Work - Down Under
150. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin’
149. Gorky - Mia
148. Tool - Schism
147. The Trashmen - Surfin’ Bird
146. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Sorrowful Wife
145. The Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
144. The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
143. In Extremo - An End Has a Start
142. Oomph! - Supernova
141. Black Sabbath - Iron Man
140. Liquido - Narcotic
139. Boston - More Than a Feeling
138. Live - The Dolphin’s Cry
137. Frank Boeijen - Kronenburg Park
136. Audioslave - Show Me How to Live
135. Silverchair - Anthem for the Year 2000
134. David Bowie - Heroes
133. Beck - Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes
132. Paradise Lost - Mouth
131. Clawfinger - Biggest & the Best
130. Godsmack - Awake
129. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
128. Black Sabbath - War Pigs
127. Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
126. Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know
125. Coldplay - Trouble
124. Counting Crows feat. Bløf - Holiday in Spain
123. Andreas Johnson - Glorious
122. Kristin Hersh feat. Michael Stipe - Your Ghost
121. Bløf - De Schaduw van de Brug
120. Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start the Fire
119. Radiohead - Street Spirit (Fade Out)
118. In Extremo - Villeman og Magnhild
117. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Let Love In
116. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
115. Linkin Park - Crawling
114. Deep Purple - Child in Time
113. Coldplay - The Scientist
112. The Connells - ‘74-‘75
111. Bruce Springsteen - The River
110. Moby - That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
109. Counting Crows - Colorblind
108. Chumbawumba - Mary Mary (Stigmatic Mix)
107. Bon Jovi - Livin’ on a Prayer
106. Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
105. Bløf - Ze Is Er Niet
104. In Extremo - Küss Mich
103. Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
102. Linkin Park - Numb
101. The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
100. Stiltskin - Inside
99. Therapy? - Diane
98. Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the Middle with You
97. Pearl Jam - Alive
96. Staind - Outside
95. Placebo - Pure Morning
94. Disturbed - Down with the Sickness
93. The Doors - The End
92. Sisters of Mercy - Temple of Love
91. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
90. Puddle of Mudd - Blurry
89. Rammstein - Sonne
88. Peter Gabriel - Book of Love
87. Novastar - Because
86. The Levellers - Another Man’s Cause
85. Filter - Take a Picture
84. David Bowie - Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
83. Radiohead - Creep
82. Coheed and Cambria - Welcome Home
81. Godsmack - Serenity
80. Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
79. Counting Crows - Angels of the Silences
78. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
77. The Scene - Iedereen Is van de Wereld
76. R.E.M. - It’s the End of the World as We Know It
75. Razorlight - Wire to Wire
74. Damien Rice - The Blower’s Daughter
73. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
72. George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Bad to the Bone
71. In Extremo - Flaschenpost
70. Huey Lewis and the News - The Power of Love
69. Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
68. Aerosmith - Livin’ on the Edge
67. Falco - Jeanny
66. Nine Inch Nails - The Day the World Went Away
65. Tool - Parabol / Parabola
64. Witt & Heppner - Die Flut
63. Tenacious D - Tribute
62. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
61. HIM - Wicked Game
60. Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
59. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
58. Blue Öyster Cult - (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
57. Porcupine Tree - Blackest Eyes
56. Metallica - Enter Sandman
55. The Housemartins - Caravan of Love
54. Godsmack - I Stand Alone
53. The Eagles - Hotel California
52. The Scene - Blauw
51. In Extremo - Poc Vecem

(continued in the next post)

     

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50. Led Zeppelin - Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
49. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
48. Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now
47. Neil Young - Rockin’ in the Free World
46. Urge Overkill - Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon
45. The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
44. Salif Keita - Tomorrow
43. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - O Children
42. Paradise Lost - One Second
41. Korn - Freak on a Leash
40. Bløf - Hier
39. Willy DeVille & Mark Knopfler - Storybook Love
38. Hooverphonic - Eden
37. Scorpions - Wind of Change
36. Rammstein - Ich Will
35. Radiohead - Karma Police
34. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jubilee Street
33. Aerosmith - Dream On
32. The Proclaimers - I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
31. Counting Crows - A Long December
30. L’Âme Immortelle - Aus den Ruinen
29. Nine Inch Nails - We’re in This Together
28. Paradise Lost - Isolate
27. Oomph! - Augen Auf
26. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
25. Bløf - De Hemel Is de Aarde
24. Lemon - Stay with Me
23. Dave Matthews Band - Gravedigger
22. Elvis Costello - I Want You
21. The Crüxshadows - Return (Coming Home)
20. Die Toten Hosen - Hier Kommt Alex
19. Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction
18. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
17. Porcupine Tree - Nine Cats (Acoustic Version)
16. Rammstein - Mein Herz Brennt
15. AC/DC - Thunderstruck
14. Counting Crows - Round Here
13. Craig Armstrong - Wake Up in New York
12. Godsmack - Re-Align
11. The Verve Pipe - The Freshmen
10. Gary Jules - Mad World
9. Pink Floyd - Time
8. Johnny Cash - Hurt
7. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
6. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
5. Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
4. In Extremo - Vollmond
3. Counting Crows - Mr. Jones
2. R.E.M. - Leave
1. Porcupine Tree - Arriving Somewhere But Not Here





Fittingly, my favourite bands have the most appearances:
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - 8
In Extremo - 7
Porcupine Tree - 6
Counting Crows - 5.5


And very appropriate for the forums: there are 4 songs from adventure games on there, and more were considered.  Cool

     

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Lady K, be warned that about 40 or 50 of these are going to be assaults on your ears.

Heh.  Maybe not as many as you think, Timo, although I do admit to ignorance about newer rock groups since I don’t have kids or grandkids to keep me up to date. Smile  I do like your list.  I see a lot of oldies but goodies in there, but #300 really made me smile.  I saw the Pennsylania Ballet Company in Phildadelphia perform Carmina Burana many years ago and loved it.  “O Fortuna” must be played at full volume.

     

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Lady Kestrel - 22 June 2017 12:28 PM

but #300 really made me smile.  I saw the Pennsylania Ballet Company in Phildadelphia perform Carmina Burana many years ago and loved it.  “O Fortuna” must be played at full volume.

That’s almost an in-joke for me. O Fortuna is my default opening song. It’s been at #100 on the previous tops, and had I really made a top 1000 this time, it’d been #1000, just so the list could start with it each time… Tongue

     

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