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The Original Songfactors' Choice Top Ten Lists 1 to 9

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Parachutes is by far my favourite Coldplay album, and I love almost every song :)

If sparks doesn't make it in the Top Ten, then I'll just have to nominate 'Spies' next time ;) (or Everything's not lost? I can't decide :P:))

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Due to the 1965-1975 domination we have had so far, I suggest a "No 1965-75" themed top ten some time soon. Or maybe narrow it down even more and say no sixties or seventies.

Yes, that's a toughie c s. CeeCee suggested before that we have Top Tens restricted to a specific decade occasionally.

Maybe some times we could make it that one of the two songs has to be a certain decade/ era. Let's think about that one ! Not for #10 though - we'll make that wide open. Hit me with your best songs then !

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O.K. NOMINATIONS FOR TOP TEN #9 ARE NOW CLOSED ! PLEASE VOTE AWAY. :thumbsup:

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All Right Now - Free

Angel Eyes - Jeff Healey Band

Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult

Both Sides Now - Judy Collins

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Can't Get it Out of My Head - ELO

Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond

Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band

Different Drum - Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys

Fire And Rain - James Taylor

Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group

Going to California - Led Zeppelin

Harder They Come, The - Jimmy Cliff

Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds

Hey 19 - Steely Dan

I Have A Dream - ABBA

I Love You - Climax Blues Band

It Makes No Difference - The Band

Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams

La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

Man Of The World - Fleetwood Mac

More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer

Must Of Got Lost - J. Geils Band

My Generation - The Who

My Way - Frank Sinatra

Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles

Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Promised Land - Elvis Presley

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton

Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

Rock This Town - Stray Cats

Separate Ways - Journey

Seven Spanish Angels - Willie Nelson & Ray Charles

She's Gone - Hall and Oates

Silent Lucidity - Queensryche

Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

Slip Away - Clarence Carter

Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon & The Animals

Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman

Sound Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel

Sparks - Coldplay

Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Take A Giant Step - Taj Mahal

Take Your Mama Out - Scissor Sisters

Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

They Won't Go When I Go - Stevie Wonder

Train in Vain - The Clash

White Wedding - Billy Idol

Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart

Your Eyes Open - Keane

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Here's mine.

1. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

2. Different Drum - Stone Poneys featuring Linda Ronstadt

3. More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer

4. Seven Spanish Angels - Willie Nelson & Ray Charles

5. The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

6. Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds

7. Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams

8. Can't Get it Out of My Head - ELO

9. Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton

10.Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman

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At the risk of sounding repetitive, I feel like I'm being disloyal to the many great artists/songs I've left out. I would have been quite happy to submit my 11 - 20 picks.

:P

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Hi jman ! With further apologies to Bob, I have about a half dozen versions of Blowin' In The Wind, but not his ! I like Peter, Paul & Mary's.)

Wow really? I have yet to listen to Peter, Paul and Mary's verison, I'll check it out. Do you know what album it's off of?

For my top ten...

1. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

2. Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

3. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

4. Seven Spanish Angels - Willie Nelson & Ray Charles

5. Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

6. Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds

7. My Generation - The Who

8. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

9. Going to California - Led Zeppelin

10. Sound Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel

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Hi jman ! I have it on vinyl somewhere also, but as with most of my favorite older Artists I try to get Greatest Hits compilations on CD. This one is The Very Best Of Peter,Paul And Mary , Warner 1993. Here's the tracks. They also do another of the best ever Dylan covers, Don't Think Twice It's Alright. My favorite of theirs. Gee, I have multiple versions of a few of these. Didn't know I was an old Folkie, did you ? (That's Folkie, not Fogie). :grin:

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1-Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton

2-Hey 19 - Steely Dan

3-Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead

4-Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds

5-She's Gone - Hall and Oates

6-Fire And Rain - James Taylor

7-Sound Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel

8-Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

9-All Right Now - Free

10-Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group

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1- Sound Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel

2- Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon & The Animals

3- Fire And Rain - James Taylor

4- Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

5- My Way - Frank Sinatra

6- Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond

7- Harder They Come, The - Jimmy Cliff

8- Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

9- Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

10- Both Sides Now - Judy Collins

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My votes for Top Ten # 9 are :

1. Sound Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel

2. I Have A Dream - ABBA

3. More Than I Can Say - Leo Sayer

4. Cracklin Rosie - Neil Diamond

5. My Way - Frank Sinatra

6. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

7. La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

8. Seven Spanish Angels - Willie Nelson & Ray Charles

9. Fire And Rain - James Taylor

10. Both Sides Now - Judy Collins

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1. Rescue Me - Fontella Bass

2. White Wedding - Billy Idol

3. Heart Full Of Soul - The Yardbirds

4. Take A Giant Step - Taj Mahal

5. Can't Get It Out Of My Head - ELO

6. Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

7. Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead

8. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

9. She's Gone - Hall and Oates

10.Slip Away - Clarence Carter

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1. Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton

2. Pride & Joy - SRV

3. Fire and Rain - James Taylor

4. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group

5. All Right Now- Free

6. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman

7. She's Gone - Hall and Oates

8. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

9. Slip Away - Clarence Carter

10. The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff

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1. Slip Away - Clarence Carter

2. Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

3. Can't Get It Out Of My Head - ELO

4. Astronomy - Blue Oyster Cult

5. Going To California - Led Zeppelin

6. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

7. All Right Now - Free

8. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman

9. Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

10. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

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1. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

2. Silent Lucidity - Queensryche

3. Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

4. Losing My Religion - R.E.M.

5. My Generation - The Who

6. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

7. Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

8. Going to California - Led Zeppelin

9. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

10. Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band

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Some real good ones here. I hated to leave off a number of them, but here goes.

1. The Sound of Silence. Great lyrics

2. Kind of a Drag My high school graduating class top song.

3. Fire and Rain

4. Brown Eyed Girl

5. La Bamba

6. Rainy Night in Georgia I remember going on a college field trip to Gerogia and listening to that song.

7. Both Sides Now. A beautiful song and lady

8. Heart Full of Soul

9. Year of the Cat. Interesting art work on the album cover

10. She's Gone

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Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

Sound Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel

Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles

Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams

Both Sides Now - Judy Collins

Can't Get it Out of My Head - ELO

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Pride And Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds

Different Drum - Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys

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For me, this was the toughest selection yet! I had to leave off 8 songs that I really like. Oh well!

1. Year Of The Cat - Al Stewart

2. Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles

3. Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond. My favourite Diamond tune.

4. All Right Now - Free

5. Fire And Rain - James Taylor

6. Sound Of Silence, The - Simon And Garfunkel

7. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

8. Both Sides Now - Judy Collins. My favourite Joni Mitchell penned tune.

9. Separate Ways - Journey

10. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison. I'm not a huge Van The Man fan, but I do like this song.

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1. She's Gone - Hall and Oates - One of the best 'lost her' songs written and performed "Pretty bodies help dissolve a memory/But they can never be/What she was to me"

2. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison - I knew the man was a genius the initial time I heard this song on my car radio. In 1967, we were all "Down in the hollow, playin' a new game"

3. Hey 19 - Steely Dan - Fagin's soul influences come through in this jazzy dazzler. Do you remember 'Retha Franklin?

4. Rainy Night In Georgia - Brook Benton - I was stationed twice in Brunswick, Georgia, in the late 60's - early 70's. This song was powerful for me then and now

5. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group - Have always loved the sheer party energy in this song and that breakout Winwood sound carries the imagery

6. Seven Spanish Angels - Willie Nelson & Ray Charles - One of the few songs Willie Nelson sings, in which he is the SECOND voice. But the two old veterans work so well together here

7. All Right Now - Free

8. Fire And Rain - James Taylor

9. Must Of Got Lost - J. Geils Band

10. Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles

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1) Sparks - Coldplay

2) Your Eyes Open - Keane

3) Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band

4) Losing My Religion - R.E.M

5) White Wedding - Billy Idol

6) My Generation - The Who

7) Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

8) Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

9) All Right Now - Free

10)Rebel Yell - Billy Idol

How lazy am I? I hope they aren't given points as to their order as I just copy/paste the alphabetical list and delete out the ones I don't choose and add numbers to the ones left as they stand!! :doh: This one was a hard one as I liked a number of songs on the nominations list!!

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How lazy am I? I hope they aren't given points as to their order as I just copy/paste the alphabetical list and delete out the ones I don't choose and add numbers to the ones left as they stand!! :doh:

EEK! Actually Susie Q, I think Darryl does allocate points by placement.

I am not saying you are lazy!! ;)

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1. Sound of Silence, The ~ Simon and Garfunkel (this is a phenomenally woven tapestry of words)

2. Brown Eyed Girl ~ Van Morrison

3. Crash Into Me ~ Dave Mathews Band

4. Losing My Religion ~ REM

5. Separate Ways ~ Journey

6. All Right Now ~ Free

7. She's Gone ~ Hall and Oates

8. Fire and Rain ~ James Taylor

9. Peaceful Easy Feeling ~ Eagles

10. Crackin' Rosie ~ Neil Diamond

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1. Harder They Come, The - Jimmy Cliff

2. Take A Giant Step - Taj Mahal

3. Sugar Magnolia - Grateful Dead

4. Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group

5. Slip Away - Clarence Carter

6. Rock This Town - Stray Cats

7. Something In The Air - Thunderclap Newman

8. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

9. Different Drum - Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys

10. Both Sides Now - Judy Collins

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