Classic Rock Forums  

Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Gameroom [0] NFL Pick 'em Arcade
Go Back   Classic Rock Forums > Main Rock Lounge
Home Calendar Gallery FAQDonate

Main Rock Lounge Grab a cold one and discuss anything and everything rock related. Latest news, reviews, polls & tournaments.

Reply
 
Submit Tools Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2019, 09:47 AM   #1
Foxhound
Classic Rocker
 
Foxhound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: French Quarter, New Orléans
Posts: 8,166

Gameroom cash: $36504
Give Thanks: 336
Thanked 160 Times in 143 Posts
Music Note My personal top fifty!

It's very difficult for a music fan to put together a list of his very favourite tunes of all time. I put some effort into the task though and came up with this list:

1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones

2. Behind Blue Eyes - Who

3. Gloria - Shadows of Knight

4. Light My Fire - Doors

5. I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night - Electric Prunes

6. House of the Rising Sun - Animals

7. Paint It Black - Rolling Stones

8. Hard Day's Night - Beatles

9. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann

10. 96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians

11. Heart Full of Soul - Yardbirds

12. Shakin' All Over - Guess Who

13. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun - Pink Floyd

14. Sound of Silence (electrified version) - Simon & Garfunkel

15. When I Was Young - Animals

16. When the Music's Over - Doors

17. Lies - Knickerbockers

18. Time Won't Let Me - Outsiders

19. She's Not There - Zombies

20. Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire

21. When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

22. Stray Cat Blues - Rolling Stones

23. Save the Last Dance for Me - Drifters

24. Cross-Eyed Mary - Jethro Tull

25. Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

26. Waiting for the Sun - Doors

27. It's My Life - Animals

28. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

29. Clapping Song - Shirley Ellis

30. All Day and All of the Night - Kinks

31. Will You Love Me Tomorrow? - Crystals

32. Iko Iko - Dixie Cups

33. California Dreaming - Mamas & the Papas

34. White Room - Cream

35. Secret Agent Man - Johnny Rivers

36. No Milk Today - Herman's Hermits

37. In the Flesh - Blondie

38. In My Life - Beatles

39. I'd Rather Go Blind - Chicken Shack (with Peter Green)

40. Nobody But Me - Human Beinz

41. I'm Not Like Everybody Else (live version) - Kinks

42. Stand by Me - Ben E. King

43. Tell Him - Exciters

44. Society's Child - Janis Ian

45. Mixed Emotions - Rolling Stones

46. Happy Jack - Who

47. Man of the World - (Peter Green's) Fleetwood Mac

48. Cleo's Mood - Junior Walker & the All Stars

49. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - Robert Cray Band

50. I Can't Control Myself - Troggs




How about yours? Is anybody else up to the task?

__________________
The top rock 'n roll animal on this side of the tracks!

Foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2019, 01:16 PM   #2
Wheeds
Classic Rocker
 
Wheeds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,856

Gameroom cash: $2079
Give Thanks: 1
Thanked 32 Times in 27 Posts
Re: My personal top fifty!

Nicely done. I'd be hard pressed to come up with a list like that and if I did, it'd be totally different in a year or two.
Wheeds is offline   Reply With Quote
These Users say Thanks to Wheeds:
Old 03-22-2019, 05:07 PM   #3
Darth Pazuzu
Classic Rocker
 
Darth Pazuzu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Duluth, MN, USA
Posts: 5,423

Gameroom cash: $20108
Give Thanks: 3
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Re: My personal top fifty!

That's a pretty solid list, I'd say!

I don't know if I could come up with a list of 50 favorite individual songs, but I think I could give a list of my 50 favorite albums. And since your thread title doesn't specify the top fifty what, I think I am going to do just that! Sooooooo... Here's my list which I like to call my Fifty By Fifty (restricting myself to one album per artist):

01. The Beatles ["White Album"] -- The Beatles | 1968

02. Physical Graffiti -- Led Zeppelin | 1975

03. Relayer -- Yes | 1974

04. Quadrophenia -- The Who | 1973

05. Aladdin Sane -- David Bowie | 1973

06. Use Your Illusion I & II -- Guns N' Roses | 1991

07. Badmotorfinger -- Soundgarden | 1991

08. Gold Against The Soul -- Manic Street Preachers | 1993

09. Relationship Of Command -- At The Drive-In | 2000

10. Red -- King Crimson | 1974

11. Vs. -- Pearl Jam | 1993

12. ...And Justice For All -- Metallica | 1988

13. Ritual De Lo Habitual -- Jane's Addiction | 1990

14. Godbluff -- Van Der Graaf Generator | 1975

15. Sabotage -- Black Sabbath | 1975

16. Raw Power -- Iggy & The Stooges | 1973

17. Radio Ethiopia -- Patti Smith Group | 1976

18. Arktis -- Ihsahn | 2016

19. Album -- Public Image Ltd. | 1986

20. Animals -- Pink Floyd | 1977

21. Nite Flights -- The Walker Brothers | 1978

22. Dogman -- King's X | 1994

23. Nevermind -- Nirvana | 1991

24. Jazz -- Queen | 1978

25. Cultosaurus Erectus -- Blue Öyster Cult | 1980

26. Cruising [Original Soundtrack] -- Various Artists | 1980

27. Highway 61 Revisited -- Bob Dylan | 1965

28. Sticky Fingers -- Rolling Stones | 1971

29. Zenyatta Mondatta -- The Police | 1980

30. Stained Class -- Judas Priest | 1978

31. The Outer Limits -- Voivod | 1993

32. The Bends -- Radiohead | 1995

33. Tonight's The Night -- Neil Young | 1975

34. High Time -- MC5 | 1971

35. New York Dolls -- New York Dolls | 1973

36. Electric -- The Cult | 1987

37. Bricks Are Heavy -- L7 | 1992

38. Back In Black -- AC/DC | 1980

39. Dream Police -- Cheap Trick | 1979

40. Montrose -- Montrose | 1973

41. Waiting For The Sun -- The Doors | 1968

42. Dirt -- Alice In Chains | 1992

43. Van Halen -- Van Halen | 1978

44. Rocks -- Aerosmith | 1976

45. Slave To The Grind -- Skid Row | 1991

46. Rehab Doll -- Green River | 1988

47. The Hoople -- Mott The Hoople | 1974

48. Stain -- Living Colour | 1993

49. Balls To The Wall -- Accept | 1984

50. For Your Pleasure -- Roxy Music | 1973
Darth Pazuzu is offline   Reply With Quote
These Users say Thanks to Darth Pazuzu:
Old 04-03-2020, 10:17 AM   #4
Foxhound
Classic Rocker
 
Foxhound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: French Quarter, New Orléans
Posts: 8,166

Gameroom cash: $36504
Give Thanks: 336
Thanked 160 Times in 143 Posts
Exclamation Re: My personal top fifty!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheeds View Post
I'd be hard pressed to come up with a list like that and if I did, it'd be totally different in a year or two.
Here just a year later I'd already be inclined to make certain modifications to my list although they wouldn't be wholesale changes.

__________________
The top rock 'n roll animal on this side of the tracks!

Foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2020, 10:25 AM   #5
Foxhound
Classic Rocker
 
Foxhound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: French Quarter, New Orléans
Posts: 8,166

Gameroom cash: $36504
Give Thanks: 336
Thanked 160 Times in 143 Posts
Exclamation Re: My personal top fifty!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth Pazuzu View Post
Here's my list which I like to call my Fifty By Fifty (restricting myself to one album per artist):

01. The Beatles ["White Album"] -- The Beatles | 1968

02. Physical Graffiti -- Led Zeppelin | 1975

03. Relayer -- Yes | 1974

04. Quadrophenia -- The Who | 1973

05. Aladdin Sane -- David Bowie | 1973

06. Use Your Illusion I & II -- Guns N' Roses | 1991
Ulp!!! Let's just say that our tastes in albums differs entirely. The White Album is the Beatles' album that I like the least. I don't believe Quadrophenia is anywhere nearly as good as the Who's two previous albums, Tommy and Who's Next. Similarly I think Physical Graffiti pales in comparison to Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II. Finally nothing by Yes or Guns 'n' Roses would be anywhere on even my Top 200 list.

I may try to put together a similar list of LPs now myself, but I'd consider only two or three of the LPs on your list for my own.

__________________
The top rock 'n roll animal on this side of the tracks!


Last edited by Foxhound : 01-15-2022 at 12:35 PM.
Foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2020, 02:20 PM   #6
Wheeds
Classic Rocker
 
Wheeds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,856

Gameroom cash: $2079
Give Thanks: 1
Thanked 32 Times in 27 Posts
Re: My personal top fifty!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth Pazuzu View Post
That's a pretty solid list, I'd say!

I don't know if I could come up with a list of 50 favorite individual songs, but I think I could give a list of my 50 favorite albums. And since your thread title doesn't specify the top fifty what, I think I am going to do just that! Sooooooo... Here's my list which I like to call my Fifty By Fifty (restricting myself to one album per artist):

01. The Beatles ["White Album"] -- The Beatles | 1968

02. Physical Graffiti -- Led Zeppelin | 1975

03. Relayer -- Yes | 1974

04. Quadrophenia -- The Who | 1973

05. Aladdin Sane -- David Bowie | 1973

06. Use Your Illusion I & II -- Guns N' Roses | 1991

07. Badmotorfinger -- Soundgarden | 1991

08. Gold Against The Soul -- Manic Street Preachers | 1993

09. Relationship Of Command -- At The Drive-In | 2000

10. Red -- King Crimson | 1974

11. Vs. -- Pearl Jam | 1993

12. ...And Justice For All -- Metallica | 1988

13. Ritual De Lo Habitual -- Jane's Addiction | 1990

14. Godbluff -- Van Der Graaf Generator | 1975

15. Sabotage -- Black Sabbath | 1975

16. Raw Power -- Iggy & The Stooges | 1973

17. Radio Ethiopia -- Patti Smith Group | 1976

18. Arktis -- Ihsahn | 2016

19. Album -- Public Image Ltd. | 1986

20. Animals -- Pink Floyd | 1977

21. Nite Flights -- The Walker Brothers | 1978

22. Dogman -- King's X | 1994

23. Nevermind -- Nirvana | 1991

24. Jazz -- Queen | 1978

25. Cultosaurus Erectus -- Blue Öyster Cult | 1980

26. Cruising [Original Soundtrack] -- Various Artists | 1980

27. Highway 61 Revisited -- Bob Dylan | 1965

28. Sticky Fingers -- Rolling Stones | 1971

29. Zenyatta Mondatta -- The Police | 1980

30. Stained Class -- Judas Priest | 1978

31. The Outer Limits -- Voivod | 1993

32. The Bends -- Radiohead | 1995

33. Tonight's The Night -- Neil Young | 1975

34. High Time -- MC5 | 1971

35. New York Dolls -- New York Dolls | 1973

36. Electric -- The Cult | 1987

37. Bricks Are Heavy -- L7 | 1992

38. Back In Black -- AC/DC | 1980

39. Dream Police -- Cheap Trick | 1979

40. Montrose -- Montrose | 1973

41. Waiting For The Sun -- The Doors | 1968

42. Dirt -- Alice In Chains | 1992

43. Van Halen -- Van Halen | 1978

44. Rocks -- Aerosmith | 1976

45. Slave To The Grind -- Skid Row | 1991

46. Rehab Doll -- Green River | 1988

47. The Hoople -- Mott The Hoople | 1974

48. Stain -- Living Colour | 1993

49. Balls To The Wall -- Accept | 1984

50. For Your Pleasure -- Roxy Music | 1973
Cultosaurus Erectus was a good album. Black Blade, Unknown Tongue...
Wheeds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2022, 01:41 AM   #7
Foxhound
Classic Rocker
 
Foxhound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: French Quarter, New Orléans
Posts: 8,166

Gameroom cash: $36504
Give Thanks: 336
Thanked 160 Times in 143 Posts
Re: My personal top fifty!

Any more lists? Even top twenties or tens?

__________________
The top rock 'n roll animal on this side of the tracks!

Foxhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2022, 01:39 PM   #8
Joey Self
A Voice Of Reason
Moderator
Guess Word Champion
 
Joey Self's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,148

Gameroom cash: $1701
Give Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Re: My personal top fifty!

From a spreadsheet I did with my top 750 songs, here's my top 100:

A Day In The Life The Beatles
Hey Jude The Beatles
American Pie Don McLean
Time Pink Floyd
Things Have Changed Bob Dylan

For No One The Beatles
Letter To Hermoine David Bowie
Every Breaking Wave U2
Danko/Manuel Drive-By Truckers
Here Comes The Sun The Beatles

Too Much Rain Paul McCartney
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits
Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
Backfire Aimee Mann
The Fourth Night Of My Drinking DBT

Cause We've Ended As Lovers Jeff Beck
Even If MercyMe
One U2
Life In The Fast Lane The Eagles
The River Bruce Springsteen

My Fault The Faces
Aftermath USA DBT
Hey Bulldog The Beatles
A Gallon Of Gas The Kinks
Mainstreet Bob Seger

Drowse Queen
Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
Hotel California The Eagles
Back In The USSR The Beatles

Don't Dream It's Over Crowded House
High Water Bob Dylan
Knowing Me, Knowing You Marshall Crenshaw
Beyond Belief Elvis Costello
Watch My Back Keaggy, King and Dante

I Need To Know Tom Petty
Baby You're A Rich Man The Beatles
Valerie Marshall Crenshaw
Susan Aimee Mann
Wild Horses Rolling Stones

Behind Blue Eyes The Who
I'm Only Sleeping The Beatles
Pinball Brian Prothroe
The Logical Song Supertramp
The Absence Of Your Company Kim Richey

Tears Of A Clown Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
Penny Lane The Beatles
One Headlight The Wallflowers
Castanets Alejandro Escovedo
The Last Crusade Sam Roberts

Losing My Religion REM
Only The Good Die Young Billy Joel
Black Diamond Bay Bob Dylan
Beautiful Girls Van Halen
High Time We Went Joe Cocker

Stop Crying Your Eyes Out Oasis
Hello Goodbye The Beatles
The Finer Things Steve Winwood
Distant Sun Crowded House
White Flag Dido

Pray For Rain PFR
Helplessly Hoping CSN
Sally G Paul McCartney
Waiting On A Woman Brad Paisley
Care Of Cell 44 The Zombies

I Am The Walrus The Beatles
Dance All Night Ryan Adams
Walking On The Spot Crowded House
Roll Over Beethoven ELO
If She Knew What She Wants The Bangles

Isn't It A Pity George Harrison
Get Out Of Denver Bob Seger
Anytime Neil Finn
Rain The Beatles
Frankenstein Edgar Winter Group

Junior's Farm Paul McCartney
Cry On Demand Ryan Adams
Baby Blue Badfinger
I'm Looking Through You The Beatles
One Of These Nights The Eagles

Mary Jane's Last Dance Tom Petty
My Brave Face Paul McCartney
Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd
Won't Get Fooled Again The Who
From The Beginning Emerson Lake And Palmer

Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones
Papa Was A Rolling Stone The Temptations
We Can Work It Out The Beatles
Pop Muzak M
Better Be Home Soon Crowded House

Reelin' In The Years Steely Dan
You're Gonna Get What's Coming Bonnie Raitt
The House Is Rockin' Stevie Ray Vaughn
The Boys Are Back In Town Thin Lizzy
Hallelujah k.d. lang

In Repair John Mayer
Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles
Strawberry Letter #23 Brothers Johnson
To Live And Die In LA Wang Chung
Operator Jim Croce
__________________
I'm part of the Mod Squad--the old guy in the suit.
Joey Self is offline   Reply With Quote
These Users say Thanks to Joey Self:
Old 01-15-2022, 02:04 PM   #9
Joey Self
A Voice Of Reason
Moderator
Guess Word Champion
 
Joey Self's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,148

Gameroom cash: $1701
Give Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Re: My personal top fifty!

And a list of 100 albums I did 13 years ago, so there would likely be a few changes if I was inclined to go back and look at it again. But I'm not...

1 Little Feat--WAITING FOR COLUMBUS
2 Beatles--MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
3 Beatles--REVOLVER
4 Pink Floyd--WISH YOU WERE HERE
5 The Who--WHO'S NEXT

6 Bob Dylan--LOVE AND THEFT
7 Beatles--SGT. PEPPER
8 Pink Floyd--DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
9 Beatles--RUBBER SOUL
10 Joni Mitchell--COURT AND SPARK

11 Jimi Hendrix Experience--ARE YOU EXPERIENCED
12 Elton John--GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
13 Aimee Mann--LOST IN SPACE
14 Neil Finn--ONE ALL
15 Steely Dan--KATY LIED

16 Elvis Costello--IMPERIAL BEDROOM
17 Crowded House--WOODFACE
18 Aimee Mann--BACHELOR #2
19 Talking Heads--REMAIN IN LIGHT
20 U2--ACHTUNG BABY

21 George Harrison--ALL THINGS MUST PASS
22 Alejandro Escovedo--A MAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
23 Ringo Starr--RINGO
24 Radiohead--OK COMPUTER
25 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band--LIVE BULLET

26 Beatles THE BEATLES (The White Album)
27 Beatles A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
28 Beatles ABBEY ROAD
29 Ryan Adams--COLD ROSES
30 Jimi Hendrix AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE

31 Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA
32 Bob Dylan LIVE 1975
33 Boz Scaggs SILK DEGREES
34 Marshall Crenshaw MARSHALL CRENSHAW
35 Paul McCartney BAND ON THE RUN

36 Steely Dan PRETZEL LOGIC
37 Fleetwood Mac RUMOURS
38 Faces--OOH LA LA
39 Paul McCartney CHAOS AND CREATION IN THE BACKYARD
40 Beach Boys PET SOUNDS


41 Jimi Hendrix ELECTRIC LADYLAND
42 Bob Dylan DESIRE
43 The Clash LONDON CALLING
44 Paul McCartney UNPLUGGED
45 Rolling Stones STICKY FINGERS

46 Led Zeppelin LED ZEPPELIN I
47 Bob Dylan BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
48 Led Zeppelin LED ZEPPELIN IV
49 Creedence Clearwater Revival: COSMO'S FACTORY
50 U2 THE JOSHUA TREE

51 Crowded House FAREWELL TO THE WORLD
52 Jimi Hendrix--FIRST RAYS OF THE NEW RISING SUN
53 Bob Dylan TIME OUT OF MIND
54 David Bowie ALADDIN SANE
55 Tom Petty DAMN THE TORPEDEOS

56 Talking Heads SPEAKING IN TOUNGES
57 David Bowie THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
58 Billy Joel THE STRANGER
59 Crowded House TEMPLE OF LOW MEN
60 Steely Dan: AJA

61 Guess Who--SHARE THE LAND
62 Sixpence None The Richer SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER
63 Bruce Springsteen BORN IN THE USA
64 Bob Seger NIGHT MOVES
65 Carole King TAPESTRY

66 Tom Petty FULL MOON FEVER
67 Crowded House TOGETHER ALONE
68 k d lang INGENUE
69 Billy Joel THE NYLON CURTAIN
70 Paul McCartney RAM

71 Don Henley THE END OF THE INNOCENCE
72 David Bowie--LOW
73 Elton John--CARIBOU
74 Crowded House CROWDED HOUSE
75 Todd Rundgren HERMIT OF MINK HOLLOW

76 Neil Finn TRY WHISTLING THIS
77 Bangles ALL OVER THE PLACE
78 Stevie Wonder SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE
79 Jars of Clay: MUCH AFRAID
80 Paul McCartney VENUS AND MARS

81 Sting NOTHING LIKE THE SUN
82 Happy Mondays PILLS THRILLS AND BELLYACHES
83 Paul McCartney BACK TO THE EGG
84 PFR PRAY FOR RAIN
85 Beck SEA CHANGES

86 Donald Fagen THE NIGHTFLY
87 Elvis Costello BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE
88 Deep Purple MACHINE HEAD
89 Sam Phillips THE INDESCRIBABLE WOW
90 Van Halen VAN HALEN

91 Frank Zappa--APOSTROPHE
92 Steely Dan CAN'T BUY A THRILL
93 Bonnie Raiit--NICK OF TIME
94 Kinks ONE FOR THE ROAD
95 Don Henley THE BOYS OF SUMMER


96 Rockpile--SECONDS OF PLEASURE
97 Aerosmith--ROCKS
98 Billy Joel AN INNOCENT MAN
99 Bangles DIFFERENT LIGHT
100 Kim Richey CHINESE BOXES
__________________
I'm part of the Mod Squad--the old guy in the suit.
Joey Self is offline   Reply With Quote
These Users say Thanks to Joey Self:
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Hosted by: F5 / MVH Internet Services
Copyright ©2005-2018, CRF2.com