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#1 sunhouse

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:36 PM

ok, "subjectively" but just barely. a song that 9 out of 10 people would say; "yes, i see nothing wrong with that song, it's perfect."

i just heard "tell me something good" by rufus & chaka khan on the radio and i said to myself, "yes i could eat that song for supper once a week every week of my life." do you have a song like that?

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:52 PM

I know what you are trying to ask, but there are so many variables for what a "Perfect" song is. The perfect pop song would be different to a perfect rock song for example.

sorry be being a downer.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 10:55 PM

Perfect pop song is any or maybe all of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean, Thriller and Smooth Criminal.

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 11:14 PM

Them's Gloria is the greatest rock song ever. Why?

- It's about sex. All good rock 'n' roll songs are about sex.
- It's easy. You can pick up the guitar for the first time ever and be playing Gloria 30 minutes later.
- Itr's got a funky beat.
- It's got a great sing-along bit.
- It's got cockyballsswagger.
- As well as the awesome original version it's been subject to two of the greatest cover versions ever, Patti Smith's super awesome version and Van Morrison revisiting his own song with duet partner John Lee Hooker.
- It's a little bit rock, a little bit blues, a little bit punk and a little bit Irish. It's got something for everyone!
- Everyone likes it. My grandma likes it. My dad likes it. My dog likes it. Pretentious rock snobs like it. People who listen to top-40 radio like it. It's the song that you just can't hate.
- It's got good loud bits and good quiet bits.
- It's a great song to listen to while drinking with friends
- It's a great song to listen to while drinking alone.
- That "da da da da da da" guitar "solo" is just so freakin' cool.
- Did I mention that it's about sex?



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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:10 AM

for me it would have to be a Janis Joplin song ... Maybe? I Need A Man To Love? Me & Bobby McGee? To Love Somebody? Get It While You can? Down On Me? It's hard to pick one. I'll be watching this thread though, I want to know what the rest of you think are perfect songs.

#6 Consoler Of The Lonely

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:21 AM

10,000 Days (Wings, Pt. 2) by Tool

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:33 AM

http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=q2vNEXqHo_o

Celia, youre breaking my heart
Youre shaking my confidence daily
Oh, cecilia, Im down on my knees
Im begging you please to come home

Celia, youre breaking my heart
Youre shaking my confidence daily
Oh, cecilia, Im down on my knees
Im begging you please to come home
Come on home

Making love in the afternoon with cecilia
Up in my bedroom (making love)
I got up to wash my face
When I come back to bed
Someones taken my place

Celia, youre breaking my heart
Youre shaking my confidence daily
Oh, cecilia, Im down on my knees
Im begging you please to come home
Come on home

Jubilation, she loves me again,
I fall on the floor and I laughing,
Jubilation, she loves me again,
I fall on the floor and I laughing

Edited by lindapoirier, 11 December 2008 - 12:35 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:35 AM

Tool gets a lot of shit from people but they do have some amazingly constructed songs. I particularly enjoy how Lateralus follows the Fibonacci sequence and all that.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:39 AM

http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=tIdIqbv7SPo

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:48 AM

Tool gets a lot of shit from people but they do have some amazingly constructed songs. I particularly enjoy how Lateralus follows the Fibonacci sequence and all that.

Yeah that songs another stroke of genius from Maynard. My fav from that album has to be Reflection though. I also love the way when you re order the tracks in the fibbonacci sequence they fit perfectly together.

Edited by Consoler Of The Lonely, 11 December 2008 - 12:52 AM.


#11 JellyRoll Baker

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 12:56 AM

I particularly enjoy how Lateralus follows the Fibonacci sequence and all that.



Ha ha ha ha ha! What a wank.

#12 Dr. Acula

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:01 AM

http://au.youtube.co...h?v=BFT4112kbo8

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:04 AM

Oh dear, this isn't the Tool appreciation thread.

A perfect song to me is something like Twisterella by Ride. I've been listening to that song regularly for over ten years now, I fucking love it. I LOVE British pop music, so what?

Same with It's a Shame About Ray by the Lemonheads. Pretty much that entire album is perfect. It's stayed with me for YEARS.

I also paid waaaay too much for this tuneage on vinyl.

Man, I'm old.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:11 AM

http://au.youtube.co...h?v=074_qFG4Y0U

"I was alright for awhile, I could smile for awhile..."

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Edited by Harlen Maguire, 11 December 2008 - 01:20 AM.


#15 lindapoirier

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:23 AM

http://uk.youtube.co...h?v=y79jtMxXzc4

i am sorry but i love this song. i scream "DAY IN DAY OUT".

#16 C.F.K.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:23 AM

Johnny Kidd and the Pirates - Shakin' All Over

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 01:40 AM

Johnny Kidd and the Pirates - Shakin' All Over


Oh goodness yes! I must confess though - my favourite, favourite version of the song is the 1965 single by Australian heart-throb Normie Rowe. It kills.

http://au.youtube.co...h?v=6WBjYZio0MU

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 02:01 AM

I'd probably say something from the Beatles.

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 02:23 AM

http://ca.youtube.co...h?v=sUKv-WPzKtE

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Posted 11 December 2008 - 04:27 AM

It's OutKast's Hey Ya.

Edit: Oh shit, this thread wasn't about perfect pop songs... well, that's a perfect pop song.

Edited by gothic flavor, 11 December 2008 - 04:28 AM.





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