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« Reply #20 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

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« Reply #21 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
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« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2010, 05:47:31 PM »

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5jiAv38q0
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« Reply #23 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...
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« Reply #24 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
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« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2010, 08:33:38 PM »

Who said The Macarena?

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« Reply #26 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. ;-)

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« Reply #27 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.

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« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2010, 07:37:07 AM »

Sorry for stating the obvious.....Amazing Grace.
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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2010, 03:54:59 AM »

Danny Boy.
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« Reply #30 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  ) 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.   
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« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2010, 12:30:26 PM »


All Along the Watchtower- the Hendrix version

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Indeed this is a real contender.
May I suggest, "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed"?
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« Reply #32 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.
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« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2010, 12:48:11 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzo0iHrivVQ
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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2010, 12:50:10 PM »


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.
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« Reply #35 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".
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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2010, 03:44:48 PM »


Here's a timeless classic (and apropos on Bastille Day).
(of course, it can't compete with Barney.)
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« Reply #37 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
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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2010, 06:13:54 PM »

Song:  No Woman No Cry

Nice!
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« Reply #39 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.
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