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Title: The best song in the world
Post by: Marlinark on January 13, 2010, 11:05:28 PM
I have heard that it is Bohemian rhapsody however I am not sure if that is true because before recently I had never heard of this artist?

Got a  streaming free music download (http://www.emusic.com/toolbar/download.htmlstreaming free music download) and it turned out to be one of the craziest song progresions I have ever heard.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: obe-wan on January 15, 2010, 09:19:02 PM
I thought the best song in the world was "tribute" by tenacious D?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcJwz7wu8_s

Epic stuff !  :thumbsup

Welcome to the Forum Marlinark.  :donut :donut :donut


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: steveman on January 15, 2010, 10:23:52 PM
 :donut :donut

So many to chose from...I'll go with...

Ice Ice Baby by Robert "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle and DJ Earthquake.

A timeless piece of fluff... :humour:



Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: BenF on January 15, 2010, 10:59:59 PM
 :laughin: ice ice baby. Brilliant.  :laughin:


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Zohn on February 09, 2010, 06:04:31 AM
Has to be George Harrison's "Blow away" - I love the songs with all the minor-chords on acoustics. (hmmmm, tomorrow I'll think of a different song)  :winkin:


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Braxton on February 09, 2010, 06:22:06 AM
The first that comes to my mid is Jeff Buckley's   Lover you should have come over (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXe1jpHPnUs).   :beer
Interesting progressions, nice lyrics and a great use of voice.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 09, 2010, 01:35:38 PM
Your all wrong,



Stairway to heaven then smoke on the water................... :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar :nana_guitar
















 :cop: :humour: :cop:


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: flatlander on February 09, 2010, 02:21:24 PM
No, it's that one BIG song that all the other's are just a piece of. The "mother" of all songs.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Barefoot Rob on February 09, 2010, 03:25:45 PM
I don't remember the title but Harry Nielsson's song that has the line in it "your breakin my heart,your tearin apart so f**k you"


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Dr.Lee on March 10, 2010, 06:52:41 PM
No, it's that one BIG song that all the other's are just a piece of. The "mother" of all songs.

Looking at it that way, I vote for Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"

       Dr.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Queequeg on March 10, 2010, 07:23:24 PM
Your all wrong,



Stairway to heaven then smoke on the water...

What- no Free Bird?

(maybe "Achy Breaky Heart"?) ("Whoomp There It Is"?)


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Caleb on March 10, 2010, 09:28:53 PM
According to Michael Johnathon there are two: Yesterday by Paul McCartney, and the one he one he just wrote.  Thinking of that always makes me smile, and I think only folks who (at least try to) write songs understand.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: bearsville0 on March 11, 2010, 06:48:36 AM
There are three:

Lennon's "Imagine"
Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain"
and of course "Stairway to Heaven"


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: AJDoyle on March 11, 2010, 09:13:43 AM
I have heard that it is Bohemian rhapsody however I am not sure if that is true because before recently I had never heard of this artist?

Got a  streaming free music download (http://www.emusic.com/toolbar/download.htmlstreaming free music download) and it turned out to be one of the craziest song progresions I have ever heard.

Just going out on a limb here... I think this guy is spamming. First of all bohemian rhapsody is obviously not an artist but the song title of the Queen hit. His first post in a larrivee guitar forum is about the best song in the world???? Finally he links to a music download site, which although did nothing to my mac computer, I wouldn't be surprised if some malware showed up on the forums pc computers.

besides that, wish you were here - pink floyd   :bgrin:


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: GA-ME on March 11, 2010, 03:50:05 PM
Bob Marley's "Waiting in Vain"

I don't know if it is the greatest song in the world or not, but it is perhaps the most honest, plaintive, and simultaneously hopeful love song in the world. Good choice Bear!


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: rlavigne on March 11, 2010, 04:11:54 PM
Before AOR drove me crazy by over-exposing it I would have said "Layla" but now, some 30+ years later, I'm not so sure...



Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: tubeornot2b on March 15, 2010, 08:24:28 PM
Gotta B the most known and sung too... Happy Birthday... family and friends all around, in a good mood, even the worst singers feel free to join in, and you get cake and a free wish afterwards. Does it get any better?


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: zackblues on April 20, 2010, 05:37:44 AM
I'm a huge fan of "No Rain".. it's not an old song or something that defined a generation, but I love it!!! :)


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Wrangler on April 21, 2010, 11:58:39 PM
Ah.. George
I have always liked "What Is Life"
"All Things Must Pass"
"Isn't It a Pity"
"Something"
Even later on Cloud Nine I really like "SomePlace Else"

Has to be George Harrison's "Blow away" - I love the songs with all the minor-chords on acoustics. (hmmmm, tomorrow I'll think of a different song)  :winkin:


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Barefoot Rob on April 22, 2010, 01:53:51 AM
I want to add Carry Me by D. Crosby and Right between the eyes by G Nash.Oh and Run away.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Johnny M on April 22, 2010, 04:14:42 AM
My votes today would be ...

Southern Cross ~ CS&N
Comfortably Numb ~ Pink Floyd
Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain ~ Grateful Dead

John


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Corky on April 22, 2010, 05:00:09 AM
You Never Even Called Me By My Name

by Steve Goodman

The perfect country song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw1TABbGyfc


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: z-clay on June 16, 2010, 05:47:31 PM
Malaguena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5jiAv38q0


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: jimmy buffett on June 16, 2010, 07:05:41 PM
My votes today would be ...

Southern Cross ~ CS&N
Comfortably Numb ~ Pink Floyd
Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain ~ Grateful Dead

A couple of years back I went to an outdoor concert by, of all people, Jimmy Buffett, and he closed out the show with "Southern Cross."  It's not too often you'll see a performer wind up a show with another artist's song, but he did a great job of it.  It took a few seconds for the lights to come in my head, and all of a sudden it's "hey, that's a Stills song".

A nice way to end the evening...


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: ducktrapper on June 16, 2010, 07:11:02 PM
Sorry folks but you're all wrong. I have to believe that "the best song in the world", like the unified theory of everything, has yet to be written. I'll get it right yet though!  :whistling:


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Stephen Basil on June 16, 2010, 08:33:38 PM
Who said The Macarena?



Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: rlavigne on June 17, 2010, 02:53:01 PM
Nope.
I listened to it again a couple of days ago on great headphones at a moderate volume and I was correct the first time.
The best song in the (popular music) world is indeed the commercial release of "Layla".

We may can now close this thread. ;-)

Russ


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Dr.Lee on June 19, 2010, 02:55:24 AM
I just thought of three more:
Eyes of the World- Grateful Dead - the version from "One From the Vault"
All Along the Watchtower- the Hendrix version
The Weight- The Band.

          Dr.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: broKen on June 19, 2010, 07:37:07 AM
Sorry for stating the obvious.....Amazing Grace.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: cantwellm on July 14, 2010, 03:54:59 AM
Danny Boy.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: tuffythepug on July 14, 2010, 05:59:53 AM
The responses so far have been all over the map which reflects the eclectic tastes of our little forum.  All the songs named (except for the Macarena  :laughin:) have a lot of merit and have withstood the test of time.   How can I overlook the song writing heroes of my generation which would include Dylan, John Prine, the Beatles, etc. ?   
I've given it quite a bit of thought since the thread was started and I've ended up with a choice that surprised me ....

Whippin' Post by the Allman  Brothers is a song I've always thought was damn near perfect for emotional lyrics, driving bass  lines, memorable guitar riffs, unique tempo changes and the feeling it puts across.     So, since a lot of good songs have been named already I'll throw that one into the mix.   


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Queequeg on July 14, 2010, 12:30:26 PM

All Along the Watchtower- the Hendrix version

          Dr.
Indeed this is a real contender.
May I suggest, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"?


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: BenF on July 14, 2010, 12:38:43 PM
On the subject of Hendrix, I can't look past Little Wing as a song that has everything, Jimi, Noel and Mitch were all awesome on that track - it wasn't just about the guitar.  It's in my top 3 5 10 20 ........ lets face it, there are a lot of good songs out there.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: GA-ME on July 14, 2010, 12:48:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzo0iHrivVQ


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: BenF on July 14, 2010, 12:50:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzo0iHrivVQ

My daughter agrees with you.  I have an exclusive live version of this track on my iphone from my recent family holiday where the artist himself was performing an rare UK show.  I'm guessing I should just leave it where it is, however.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Skyver on July 14, 2010, 01:41:24 PM
Most of the previous entries have merit, but personally, my vote goes to "Axis Bold As Love". :nana_guitar


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Queequeg on July 14, 2010, 03:44:48 PM

Here's a timeless classic (and apropos on Bastille Day). (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1i_2HYmJkA)
(of course, it can't compete with Barney.)


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Jeff on July 14, 2010, 04:13:27 PM
All of the offerings are great, but here are my personal favorites:

Instrumental: Little Martha
Song:  No Woman No Cry


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: GA-ME on July 14, 2010, 06:13:54 PM
Song:  No Woman No Cry

Nice!


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Dr.Lee on July 14, 2010, 07:06:06 PM
Indeed this is a real contender.
May I suggest, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"?

Mark,
"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" from the "Live at the Filmore" album is one of the greatest numbers ever.
To return to a Hendrix reference, its not a "song" per se, but the best Guitar solo ever IMHO, is the Iinstrumental Solo at the end of the "Woodstock" album, following, The Star Spangled Banner>Purple Haze. It you have the album, give it a listen, or you could find it with video on Youtube.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: BenF on July 14, 2010, 07:20:06 PM
To return to a Hendrix reference, its not a "song" per se, but the best Guitar solo ever IMHO, is the Iinstrumental Solo at the end of the "Woodstock" album, following, The Star Spangled Banner>Purple Haze. It you have the album, give it a listen, or you could find it with video on Youtube.
:+1: , can't find it on YouTube though :mad:


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Dr.Lee on July 14, 2010, 07:28:36 PM
:+1: , can't find it on YouTube though :mad:
Glad you agree, Ben. I could be wrong about the Youtube, but I could swear I saw it there.

         Lee


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Queequeg on July 14, 2010, 08:06:30 PM
Mark,
"In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" from the "Live at the Filmore" album is one of the greatest numbers ever.
To return to a Hendrix reference, its not a "song" per se, but the best Guitar solo ever IMHO, is the Iinstrumental Solo at the end of the "Woodstock" album, following, The Star Spangled Banner>Purple Haze. It you have the album, give it a listen, or you could find it with video on Youtube.
Thanks, Dr. I'll have to look that up.
Don't know what Hendrix was channeling, but it was other-worldly. I didn't really get it when he was living.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: BenF on July 14, 2010, 08:31:23 PM
I didn't get it until I started learning to play.  Hendrix is also a hugely underrated singer, and Mitch Mitchell is one of the best drummers who ever lived. I think a lot of their songs stand up there with the very best, but are somewhat overwhelmed by the virtuoso nature of the guitar playing, which is what makes most people listen in the first place. Red House, The Wind Cries Mary, Remember - all outstanding songs. 


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Dr.Lee on July 14, 2010, 08:39:43 PM
:+1: , can't find it on YouTube though :mad:
I just searched for it. The instrumental number is called "Villanova Junction". There are several covers and footage from the move.
Check it out. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkhSDj96MRA&feature=related              
 
          Dr.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: BenF on July 14, 2010, 09:20:43 PM
Nice one! It is ages since I heard that. Your link didn't work for me but the title helped me find it. How does he play chords and then move his thumb about 5 frets without moving the rest of his hand. It's just not right.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Dr.Lee on July 14, 2010, 11:31:34 PM
Nice one! It is ages since I heard that. Your link didn't work for me but the title helped me find it. How does he play chords and then move his thumb about 5 frets without moving the rest of his hand. It's just not right.

Giant Freak Hands !!! :ph34r: I wish I had them !! :angry:

         Dr.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: canoe65 on July 21, 2010, 01:53:28 PM
I'd like to put in a vote (actually three) for:

- "Last Night Of The World" by Bruce Cockburn
- "Comes A Time" by Neil Young
- "Four Strong Winds" by Ian Tyson
 :thumbsup


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: guitom on July 21, 2010, 06:52:56 PM
I'd like to put in a vote (actually three) for:

- "Last Night Of The World" by Bruce Cockburn
- "Come A Time" by Neil Young
- "Four Strong Winds" by Ian Tyson
 :thumbsup

Nice choices.

But Water is Wide must be the best song ever written. 


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Walkerman on July 21, 2010, 07:25:51 PM
Was at Borders yesterday...saw the special edition of Rolling Stone.....according to them, and their list of the 500 greatest songs ever....

#3...Imagine
#2...Satisfaction
#1...Like a Rolling Stone

Go figure.....Chuck Berry's "My Ding-A-Ling" didn't even make the list.......


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: z-clay on July 21, 2010, 07:30:07 PM
I'm changing my choice to Alice's Restaurant.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: tuffythepug on July 21, 2010, 09:10:03 PM
Was at Borders yesterday...saw the special edition of Rolling Stone.....according to them, and their list of the 500 greatest songs ever....

#3...Imagine
#2...Satisfaction
#1...Like a Rolling Stone

Go figure...

..Chuck Berry's "My Ding-A-Ling" didn't even make the list.......

Walkerman
I wouldn't argue with any of those choices but you've got to take Rolling Stone Mag with a grain of salt.    They were also the ones who declared that "Tied to the Whippin' Post" from the Live at Fillmore East album was the "finest live rock performance ever committed to vinyl" in 2002.     Of the three songs you mentioned I'd rank them just as they are ranked by RS.   If any Chuck Berry tune was to be considered I would think it should be Johnny B Goode.       


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on July 21, 2010, 09:33:30 PM
Was at Borders yesterday...saw the special edition of Rolling Stone.....according to them, and their list of the 500 greatest songs ever....

#3...Imagine
#2...Satisfaction
#1...Like a Rolling Stone


Who's Rolling Stone IMHO  :roll


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Dale_I on July 21, 2010, 11:09:03 PM
"Star Spangled Banner" Whitney Houston or Marvin Gaye, but many will choose Hendrix instrumental
"America the Beautiful" Either Ray Charles or Keb Mo
"Halleluhjah" written by Cohen, performed by Jeff Buckley
Anyones list should contain something from Mark Knopfler. Maybe Dire Straights "Brothers In Arms"

I could go on, but didn't see these masterpieces mentioned yet.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Walkerman on July 22, 2010, 10:32:06 PM
Walkerman
I wouldn't argue with any of those choices but you've got to take Rolling Stone Mag with a grain of salt.    They were also the ones who declared that "Tied to the Whippin' Post" from the Live at Fillmore East album was the "finest live rock performance ever committed to vinyl" in 2002.     Of the three songs you mentioned I'd rank them just as they are ranked by RS.   If any Chuck Berry tune was to be considered I would think it should be Johnny B Goode.       

What was amazing was that while the Beatles didn't get into the top three, they totally dominated the top 100.  There were a number of Chuck Berry songs too.  The highest ranking Beatles songs were not their "rockers" but instead...Hey Jude, Let it Be and Yesterday.  The list makes interesting reading.  Besides garnering #1 for LARS, Dylan scored high for his early songs made famous by others....Blowin in the Wind and the Times they are a Changin, etc.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Danny on July 23, 2010, 02:27:00 PM
Sorry for stating the obvious.....Amazing Grace.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: Queequeg on July 23, 2010, 03:45:31 PM
Humour or no, it is a political statement and invites response in kind, no? Tsk, tsk.
Political? I think that's a stretch.
Nevertheless, I'll remove it lest anyone construe it as such.


Title: Re: The best song in the world
Post by: rockstar_not on July 26, 2010, 06:54:23 PM
Amazing Grace


I don't think there is another song that is so universally known around the world.