Jump to content

The Songfactors' Choice Ultimate Top Ten


c_s_1987
 Share

Recommended Posts

I have decided to open this up now, and I will keep it open for around 2 weeks. Feel free to continue campaigning.

THE SONGFACTORS' CHOICE ULTIMATE TOP TEN

- No nominations are required, as the songs have been selected from our 25 top tens, and the 5 previous rounds.

- Voting rules will be exactly the same as the normal top tens - rank your favourite songs in the list from 1-10, and 10 points will be given to your number 1 song, 9 for number 2 etc.

- We have decided to restrict eligibility to vote to only those people who have nominated or voted in at least one of our Top Tens. We think that's fair !

- This is the final group, and this group contains 50 songs. Voting on this group will determine The Ultimate Top Ten.

Final Group:

A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum (1967)

Across The Universe - The Beatles (1970)

Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (1966)

Alive - Pearl Jam (1991)

All My Loving - The Beatles (1963)

Angie - The Rolling Stones (1973)

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin (1971)

Break On Through - The Doors (1967)

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (1970)

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (1967)

California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas (1966)

Day Tripper - The Beatles (1965)

Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin (1969)

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973)

Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (1960)

Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones (1970)

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (1966)

Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (1966)

Highway Star - Deep Purple (1972)

House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (1964)

Hush - Deep Purple - (1968)

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1967)

Imagine - John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (1971)

In My Life - The Beatles (1965)

Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (1975)

Layla - Derek and the Dominos (1970)

Light My Fire - The Doors (1967)

Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1965)

My Generation - The Who (1965)

My Sharona - The Knack (1979)

Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones (1966)

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (1967)

Respect - Aretha Franklin (1967)

Riders On The Storm - The Doors (1971)

Runaway - Del Shannon (1961)

She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones (1967)

Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd (1975)

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield (1969)

Sounds Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel (1965)

Space Oddity - David Bowie (1969)

Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan (1965)

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits (1979)

Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley (1969)

Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones (1968)

Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (1968)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles (1968)

White Room - Cream (1968)

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (1975)

Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys (1966)

votenowet5.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 75
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

1. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (1975) - Amazing song, with an incredibly catchy Indian/Arabic style guitar and mellotron backtrack, and superb drumming as usual from John Bonham.

2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd (1975) - A 26 minute long psychedelic masterpiece from the masters of psychedelic rock.

3. Layla - Derek and the Dominos (1970) - Powerful intro with a fantastic guitar riff, and finished sweetly with a piano and guitar section.

4. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973) - Another song with excellent guitar throughout.

5. My Generation - The Who (1965) - Very catchy 60s classic.

6. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (1967) - Ditto.

7. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (1975) - "We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year."

8. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones (1966) - The sitar is such a great instrument in songs like this. I miss Brian Jones. :(

9. Alive - Pearl Jam (1991) - Starts with one of the greatest guitar riffs of the last three decades, finishes with one of the greatest guitar solos of the last three decades. A great song that is bizarrely about an incestuous relationship between a mother and her son.

10. White Room - Cream (1968) - One of the greatest classics of Eric Clapton's long and distinguished career. If you don't like this song, shame on you. :P

11. Space Oddity - David Bowie (1969)

12. In My Life - The Beatles (1965)

13. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones (1970)

14. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin (1969)

15. Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones (1968)

16. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (1968)

17. She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones (1968)

18. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1965)

19. Light My Fire - The Doors (1967)

20. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum (1967)

21. Imagine - John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (1971)

22. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles (1968)

23. Angie - The Rolling Stones (1973)

24. Highway Star - Deep Purple (1972)

25. Sounds Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel (1965)

26. Hush - Deep Purple - (1968)

27. Day Tripper - The Beatles (1965)

28. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin (1971)

29. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

30. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits (1979)

31. My Sharona - The Knack (1979)

32. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1967)

33. Across The Universe - The Beatles (1970)

34. Respect - Aretha Franklin (1967)

35. Riders On The Storm - The Doors (1971)

36. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (1966)

37. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (1964)

38. All My Loving - The Beatles (1963)

39. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas (1966)

40. Break On Through - The Doors (1967)

41. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys (1966)

42. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (1970)

43. Runaway - Del Shannon (1961)

44. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley (1969)

45. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (1960)

46. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (1966)

47. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (1967)

48. Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (1966)

49. Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield (1969)

50. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan (1965)

I didn't originally want to rank all fifty songs, since it seems critical to the songs near the bottom of my list. However, I will say that every single song on this list is great in my opinion. I have heard them all, and I wish I could hear songs like Subterranean Homesick Blues, Ain't Too Proud To Beg , Georgia On My Mind and Runaway on my favourite radio stations more often.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Riders on the Storm - The Doors

2. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

3. Paint It Black - Rolling Stones

4. In My Life - The Beatles

5. Break On Through - The Doors

6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

7. Imagine - John Lennon

8. My Generation - The Who

9. Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones

10. Light My Fire - The Doors

Link to comment
Share on other sites

In compiling this final voting round of this ultimate top ten I found myself being cruel to so many good songs. I also found that 3 of my votes went straight to the Beatles, so in order to be fair I replaced two Beatles songs with a couple of others. I can't tell you how hard it was to come up with :

1. All My Loving - The Beatles (1963)

2. Runaway - Del Shannon (1961)

3. California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas (1966)

4. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

5. Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum (1967)

6. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (1970)

7. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1967)

8. Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley (1969)

9. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (1966)

10. Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles (1960)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

2. Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones

3. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

5. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix

6. My Generation - The Who

7. Angie - The Rolling Stones

8. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

9. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

10. Layla - Derek And The Dominos

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1- In My Life - The Beatles (1965)

2- Runaway - Del Shannon (1961)

3- Across The Universe - The Beatles (1970)

4- Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan (1965)

5- Sounds Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel (1965)

6- She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones (1967)

7- Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley (1969)

8- Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys (1966)

9- Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1965)

10- Highway Star - Deep Purple (1972)

- Bonus tracks

Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (1966)

Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd (1975)

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits (1979)

All My Loving - The Beatles (1963)

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (1970)

California Dreamin' - The Mamas & The Papas (1966)

Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones (1970)

Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones (1968)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum (1967)

2. In My Life - The Beatles (1965)

3. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles (1968)

4. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (1975)

5. Light My Fire - The Doors (1967)

6. Day Tripper - The Beatles (1965)

7. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys (1966)

8. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones (1966)

9. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973)

10. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (1967)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Across the Universe - Beatles

2. God Only Knows - Beach Boys

3. Paint It Black - Rolling Stones

4. Respect - Aretha

5. Black Dog - Led Zep

6. Break on Through (To the Other Side) - Doors

7. Sympathy for the Devil - Stones

8. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Hendrix

9. In My Life - Beatles

10. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. My Generation - The Who

2. Imagine - John Lennon Plastic Ono Band

3. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

4. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

5. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

6. In My Life - The Beatles

7. Light My Fire - The Doors

8. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

9. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

10. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones

11. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

12. She's A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones

13. Space Oddity - David Bowie

14. Sounds Of Silence, The - Simon & Garfunkel

15. Across The Universe - The Beatles

16. Wouldn't It Be Nice - The Beach Boys

17. Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan

18. Angie - The Rolling Stones

19. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

20. A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum

It was a tie between numbers six to twenty. :crazy:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Alive - Pearl Jam (1991)

Across The Universe - The Beatles (1970)

Riders On The Storm - The Doors (1971)

Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (1975)

My Sharona - The Knack (1979)

Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973)

All My Loving - The Beatles (1963)

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (1975)

Layla - Derek and the Dominos (1970)

Space Oddity - David Bowie (1969)

I just feel bad :( :crazy:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

2. Imagine - John Lennon

3. Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles

4. Alive - Pearl Jam

5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

6. Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

7. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix

8. My Generation - The Who

9. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

10. A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum

Could've just thrown them all in a hat and picked them out and been just as satisfied with the order.. This is too hard!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. Alive - Pearl Jam (1991)

2. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (1975)

3. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1965)

4. Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones (1968)

5. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (1975)

6. Highway Star - Deep Purple (1972)

7. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (1967)

8. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (1964)

9. Across The Universe - The Beatles (1970)

10. Light My Fire - The Doors (1967)

That actually hurt :(

I guess like mostly everyone I could vote for almost the whole list... :crazy:

I'm very sorry in particular to Imagine, the last song I had to exclude after a BIG struggle and several coin tosses :( :(

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is really tough:

1. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd (1975) The greatest song ever

2. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles (1968) Greatest Beatles song

3. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan (1965) Classic

4. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (1967) Do I have to say anything?

5. My Generation - The Who (1965) Introduced them to the world

6. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison (1967) I love this song.

7. House of the Rising Sun - The Animals (1964) An amazing work

8. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (1970) Gives me goosebumps.

9. White Room - Cream (1968) I don't know why I like it. I just do.

10. Imagine - John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (1971)Not my favorite, but still great

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Today these are my choices. Who knows tomorrow?

1-In My Life - The Beatles (1965)

2-Riders On The Storm - The Doors (1971)

3-I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye (1967)

4-Respect - Aretha Franklin (1967)

5-Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield (1969)

6-Hush - Deep Purple - (1968)

7-White Room - Cream (1968)

8-(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (1968)

9-Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations (1966)

10-Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel (1970)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1. In My Life - The Beatles

2. California Dreamin' - The Mamas And The Papas. My favourite folk/rock song and one of my top twenty songs of all time.

3. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys. I love, love, love this song.

4. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd. One of the greatest guitar solos in rock music.

5. All My Loving - The Beatles. At one time this was my favourite Beatles tune, but it has recently been supplanted by In My Life. This was the first song I remember hearing as a child and as such, it will always be one of my sentimental favourites.

6. Day Tripper - The Beatles. What can I say? I love the Beatles.

7. Sounds Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel. A brilliant piece of songwriting.

8. Runaway - Del Shannon. A classic that will never grow old.

9. Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits. Not my favourite song by this underrated group, but a great song nonetheless.

10. My Sharona - The Knack. Perhaps the greatest one hit wonders of them all.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Because it's impossible not to make a bad list! Of course, it is impossible to make a relatively-not-so-good list if you don't include any Doors songs. ;)

I'd like to take a shot at interpreting this last post. Not trying to be uppity or anything ... I just struggle with double and triple negatives.

"Because (the nominees have all won previously) it's impossible to make a bad list! Of course, it is possible to make a relatively-not-so-good list if you don't include any Doors songs."

Hope that was your meaning, Lizard. If so, I can sleep well tonight.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share


×
×
  • Create New...