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The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

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The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby jimipresley » 30 Jan 2010, 12:36

I know it's largely subjective, but some songs just blow one away with their beauty. It could be waves of nostalgia, or that heart-wrenching minor key, and they just make you want to weep.

This is one of mine: The Thirteenth Floor Elevators - Splash 1 (1966)

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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby *monkey* » 30 Jan 2010, 13:40

This one always does it for me. And they just don't make music videos the way they used to. Whatever happened to the sloooooow zoom?

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby jimipresley » 30 Jan 2010, 13:48

*monkey* wrote:
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

Yeah, I was 12 when that came out. It blew me away.
You can live here and have a great life and not be the least bit into living the local life. Clowns will try to diss you for it saying you gotta get down with the program, but fuck em, treat this place like a buffet and yous be on a diet. Take what you want and nothing extra, slam those oysters, but leave the bread sticks and dinner rolls behind. - Deuce Dropper

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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby jimipresley » 30 Jan 2010, 14:13

I'll add another. This never fails to bring a tear to my eye.

The Pogues - I'm A Man You Don't Meet Everyday (1985)

You can live here and have a great life and not be the least bit into living the local life. Clowns will try to diss you for it saying you gotta get down with the program, but fuck em, treat this place like a buffet and yous be on a diet. Take what you want and nothing extra, slam those oysters, but leave the bread sticks and dinner rolls behind. - Deuce Dropper

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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby TheGingerMan » 30 Jan 2010, 14:36

Good grief, there are so many from which to choose.
Most of mine are songs whose resonance never fades across continents or shituations.

This one always renders me asunder.....
Portishead: 'Glory Box'.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby jimipresley » 30 Jan 2010, 14:41

TheGingerMan wrote:Portishead: 'Glory Box'.

Lovely! The great Bristol period of Portishead, Tricky, Massive Attack...
You can live here and have a great life and not be the least bit into living the local life. Clowns will try to diss you for it saying you gotta get down with the program, but fuck em, treat this place like a buffet and yous be on a diet. Take what you want and nothing extra, slam those oysters, but leave the bread sticks and dinner rolls behind. - Deuce Dropper

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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby jimipresley » 30 Jan 2010, 14:59

Come on, you lot. Don't make me have to post Chris De Burgh and Bryan Adams.
You can live here and have a great life and not be the least bit into living the local life. Clowns will try to diss you for it saying you gotta get down with the program, but fuck em, treat this place like a buffet and yous be on a diet. Take what you want and nothing extra, slam those oysters, but leave the bread sticks and dinner rolls behind. - Deuce Dropper

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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby Deuce Dropper » 30 Jan 2010, 15:24

this one might be slightly different than the above, but a great song nonetheless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOKd_et0A4o
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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby tommy525 » 30 Jan 2010, 15:36

*monkey* wrote:This one always does it for me. And they just don't make music videos the way they used to. Whatever happened to the sloooooow zoom?

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgbGaYTkkPU


Funny I do kinda like that song but for another reason. I had just gotten laid for the first time and that song was all the rage on the radio then. It kinda would remind me when I hear it.

For me Iv always had a thing for 'AND I LOVE HER' by the beetles.
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Re: The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

Postby jimipresley » 30 Jan 2010, 16:16

I challenge anyone to come up with something more sublimely beautiful than this:

The Webb Sisters - If It Be Your Will (2008)



And for the incomparable original:

Leonard Cohen - If It Be Your Will (1992)

You can live here and have a great life and not be the least bit into living the local life. Clowns will try to diss you for it saying you gotta get down with the program, but fuck em, treat this place like a buffet and yous be on a diet. Take what you want and nothing extra, slam those oysters, but leave the bread sticks and dinner rolls behind. - Deuce Dropper

I'm much more of a nasty rotter in real life, especially with vapid or vacuous verbiage from the ill read & intellectually challenged. - TheGingerMan

Don't be a cheap cunt. - Deuce Dropper

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