‘classic’ Songs Everyone Should Listen To

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Alan williams, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. My 17 year daughter loves her music and is often asking for new ideas.
    Finds her own stuff and gets ideas from me. She’s asked me for a list of must be listened to songs - but I’d like to not restrict her to just what I think is classic.

    Perhaps post lists of top ten must listen to’s ?
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  2. Off the top of my head.
    Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
    The Load Out/Stay - Jackson Brown
    Hotel California - Eagles
    Isis - Bob Dylan
    Hurricane - Bob Dylan
    (But don’t ever, ever go and see him live! o_O)
    Walk on the wild side - Lou Reed
    Romeo & Juliet - Dire Straits
    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zep
    Canon in D Minor - Pachabel
    The Thrill is gone - B B King
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  3. Hunky Dory
  4. The Bowie album ?
    Never been a fan myself ( why I started this thread).
    She tends to favour single songs rather than albums.
    Could I ask for your ‘best Bowie songs’
  5. ELO
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  6. The Sound of Silence....Simon & Garfunkel
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  7. I think you should start by posting your idea of 10 classic songs.
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  8. Sat Nav and the Dashcams - 'Lost & Found'.

    There are more, of course .....
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  9. What Gives With You - Abraham
    Love Is A Dream - Ajalon
    Desperado - Alice Cooper
    Black Coffee - All Saints
    Joker - Babe Ruth
    A Day In The Life - The Beatles
    She Cries Your Name - Beth Orton
    E Equals MC Squared - Big Audio Dynamite
    Mother Whale Eyeless - Brian Eno
    In The Land Of Grey & Pink - Caravan

    Strewth, barely into the C's ...

    I have included songs that damned well ought to have been "classic", and with a variety of styles.
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  10. Good point,will ask her for a list too.

    AC/DC - Touch too much.
    Seguedille - From Carmen.
    Roger Waters - The Powers that be.
    Alice Cooper - The Department of youth.
    Billy Bragg - Waiting for the great leap forwards.
    Natasha Marsh - Si Un Jour.
    Frank Sinatra - That’s life.
    Jools Holland - Waiting Game.
    Kate Bush - Night of the Swallow.
    The Who - Who are you.
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  11. just say motown..

    four tops
    marvin Gaye
    smokey robinson
    frankie valley
    either of the Ruffins
    stevie wonder
    and so on..
    #11 andyb, Nov 2, 2018
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  12. Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
    Mr Brightside - Killers
    LSF - Kasabian
    Cast no Shaddow - Oasis
    Brocken Stones - Paul Weller
    Higher Love - Steve Winwood
    More than a Feeling - Boston
    Africa - Toto
    Zombie - The Cranberry's
    Ho Hey - The Lumineers
    Walk of Life - Dire Straights
    We Live and die in these towns - The Enemy
    Laid - James

    There are so many great/classic songs to suggest... Hopefully a few she won't have heard before here though.

    It's a very subjective question and many people will come up with may different suggestions... Good thread though @Alan williams :upyeah:
    #12 Ben Mallinson, Nov 2, 2018
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  13. More if you have to :)
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  14. Yes will get her to give me her top ten too. Give people an idea of what she’s not heard.

    I love talking to people about music and finding new stuff to listen to.
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  15. although in fairness all the above.
  16. pink floyd great gig in the sky
    led zeppelin stairway to heaven
    cars drive
    anything beatles
    anything les miserables
    u2 i still havnt found what im looking for
    my way
    matt monro the impossible dream
    abide with me lizzie jones About as brave as it gets!
    sad cafe every day hurts
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  17. How one bit of music influences another..

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  18. Orange Juice - Rip it up
    Rolling Stones - Paint it Black
    America- A horse with no name
    Nas- The world is yours
    Ben E King - Supernatural Thing
    Marvin Gaye - inner city blues
    MJ Cole - Sincere
    Kool & the Gang - summer madness
    Childish Gambino - Redbone
    Prince - Raspberry Beret
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  19. Australian radio station 'Triple J'
    Download the streaming app.
    Triple J's hottest 100 is always a good listen in the New Year
    Like a version has some great performances of artists covering other artists music
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