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Thread started 10/06/20 8:43am

AvocadosMax

Your Top 10 favorite songs ever?

This is hard but lets go:

1) Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson — gospel, rocknroll, dance, uplifting, sometimes makes me cry... everything I want in a song
2) Life on Mars by Bowie
3) Controversy by Prince
4) Ice Dance by Danny Elfman (from the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack)
5) Try Me by James Brown
6) Music & Me by MJ
7) Somebody To Love by Queen
8) In a Large Room With No Light by Prince
9) Use This Gospel by Kanye
10) Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi
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Reply #1 posted 10/06/20 9:06am

RJOrion

"Still Water" - The Four Tops

"My Love Is Forever" - Prince

"On Your Face" - Earth Wind & Fire

"Funkentelechy" - Parliament

"Fantasy" - Earth Wind & Fire

'Please Stay(Once You Go Away)" - Marvin Gaye

"Love Vibes" - The Emotions

"Philadelphia Freedom" - Elton John

"Dont Stand So Close To Me" - The Police

"Cant Let Her Get Away" - Michael Jackson

"Oh By The Way" - Minnie Riperton

10 aint enough...but those are the first ones that came to mind

[Edited 10/7/20 5:25am]

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Reply #2 posted 10/06/20 9:20am

MickyDolenz

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Little River Band ~ Reminiscing
The Beatles ~ Do You Want To Know A Secret
Johnnie Taylor ~ It's September
Stevie Wonder ~ Power Flower
Sammy Davis Jr. ~ The Candy Man
Whodini ~ Five Minutes Of Funk
Barry Manilow ~ Bandstand Boogie
The Jacksons ~ Show You The Way To Go
Mr. Mister ~ Broken Wings
B. B. King ~ To Know You Is To Love You

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #3 posted 10/06/20 2:16pm

Dalia11

"Like a Virgin" -Madonna.

"It Must Be Majic". -Teena Marie. "Thriller" -Michael Jackson. "Be Careful" -R. Kelley.

"Ebony Eyes" -Smokey Robinson/Rick James. "Captain Jack" -Billy Joel. "I Care for You" -Aaliyah.

"I Can't go for That" -Hall and Oates. "I Can't Tell You Why" -The Eagles.

"The Dance" -Prince.
[Edited 10/6/20 14:19pm]
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Reply #4 posted 10/06/20 2:34pm

alphastreet

Who is it-mj
Careless whisper-wham
Higher love-steve winwood
Listen to your heart-roxette
Right here waiting-Richard marx
Again-Janet
Can’t let go-mariah
Borderline-Madonna
No scrubs-tlc
Alphabet street-prince
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Reply #5 posted 10/06/20 3:47pm

ForbiddenFruit

  1. When Doves Cry - Prince
  2. This Must Be The Place - Talking Heads
  3. No Blue Skies - Lloyd Cole
  4. Forbidden Fruit - The Blow Monkeys
  5. Nipple To The Bottle - Grace Jones
  6. Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones/Melanie
  7. Lullaby - The Cure
  8. Hall Of Mirrors - Siouxsie And The Banshees
  9. All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz) - Dexys Midnight Runners
  10. Venus In Furs - Velvet Underground
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Reply #6 posted 10/06/20 4:27pm

Moonbeam

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I'm actually in the process of updating my all-time songs list. 3500+ songs into my ranker program churning away.

Last time I did my list, my top 10 were these:

1. Prince - "Moonbeam Levels"
2. Eurythmics - "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)"
3. Prince - "Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)"
4. Prince - "1999"
5. The Cure - "Lovesong"
6. Annie - "My Heartbeat"
7. The Gap Band - "You Dropped a Bomb on Me"
8. Tantra - "The Hills of Katmandu"
9. Prince - "Crystal Ball"
10. Madonna - "Burning Up"

I feel like this time, the following will either bump some of these off or come close:

LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
Mylène Farmer - "Sans logique"
Jenny Wilson - "FOREVER IS A LONG TIME"
Björk - "Isobel"

Feel free to join in the Prince Album Poll 2018! Let'a celebrate his legacy by counting down the most beloved Prince albums, as decided by you!
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Reply #7 posted 10/06/20 5:52pm

JoeyC

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That's really hard(and pretty impossible for me) and will take some thought. i can probably start with a few though.

In no particular order.

Steely Dan, Home At Last

Christopher Cross, Sailing

The Isley Brothers, Harvest for the world.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #8 posted 10/07/20 12:57am

Thibaut

If You Want Me To Stay - Sly & The Family Stone

(Not Just) Knee Deep - Funkadelic

Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler) - Marvin Gaye

If I Was Your Girlfriend - Prince

Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

Rock With You - Michael Jackson

As - Stevie Wonder

Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

Crystal Ball - Prince

Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley & The Wailers

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Reply #9 posted 10/07/20 1:55am

Goddess4Real

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My Top 10 Favourite Songs Ever cloud9 music

1. Fever (1958) by Peggy Lee

2. Babooshka (1980) by Kate Bush

3. Purple Music (1982) by Prince

4. Make My Funk The P Funk (1975) by Parliament

5. Les Fleurs (1970) by Minnie Riperton

6. Let There Be Rock (1977) by AC/DC

7. DJ (1979) by David Bowie

8. Nasty Girl (1982) by Vanity 6

9. Turn Off the Lights (1979) by Teddy Pendergrass

10. And the Melody Still Lingers On (Night in Tunisia) (1979) by Chaka Khan

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #10 posted 10/07/20 4:53am

spacedolphin

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Rocket Man - Sir Elton John

Papa Was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations version ONLY

Psychonaut - Fields of the Nephilim

6 Underground - Sneaky Pimpz

Fire and Rain - James Taylor

The theme song of the Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers

Nature of the Threat - Ras Kass

You Rest in My Heart - Project Pitchfork

Lucretia, My Reflection - Sisters of Mercy

All Turns to Yesterday - Mediaeval Babes

music I'm afraid of Americans. I'm afraid of the world. music
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Reply #11 posted 10/07/20 8:50am

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1. Sam Cooke, A Change Gonna Come:

https://www.youtube.com/w...EBlaMOmKV4

Perfect singer, perfect melody. Positive message. Godly and glorious.

2. Prince, Beautiful Ones. No P song ever got close.

3. TSOL, Silent Scream:

https://www.youtube.com/w...KtlJ5Q4Hg4

This is beyond punk. Creepy, haunting, clever lyrics. Singing perfect. Always sounds fresh and new.

4. Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

5. Prince, Ballad of Dorothy Parker.

6. XTC, King For a Day:

https://www.youtube.com/w...epsFULhqV8

Pure pop bliss.

7. Van Halen, Jamie's Cryin.

8. Stevie Wonder, Creepin.

9. TSOL, Dance With Me:

https://www.youtube.com/w...TlKmKZCY00

Best hard song ever! Bar none. My innocense is lost.

10. Prince, Rock Hard in a Funky Place. Fucking hilarious and everything he does best all in one tune.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #12 posted 10/07/20 9:52am

namepeace

me: you're asking me the impossible! no way!

also me: I'll do it!

also also me: I'll change this tomorrow!

******

"Adore," Prince

:All Blues," Miles Davis

"A Different Drum," Peter Gabriel

"All Caps," Madvillain

"Rebel Without A Pause," Public Enemy

"What CHild Is This?" Vince Guaraldi Trio

"17 Days," Prince and the Revolution

"Acknowledgement," John Coltrane

"Deacon Blues," Steely Dan

"Breathing Underwater," Hiatus Kaiyote

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #13 posted 10/07/20 10:25am

RJOrion

namepeace said:

me: you're asking me the impossible! no way!

also me: I'll do it!

also also me: I'll change this tomorrow!

******

"Adore," Prince

:All Blues," Miles Davis

"A Different Drum," Peter Gabriel

"All Caps," Madvillain

"Rebel Without A Pause," Public Enemy

"What CHild Is This?" Vince Guaraldi Trio

"17 Days," Prince and the Revolution

"Acknowledgement," John Coltrane

"Deacon Blues," Steely Dan

"Breathing Underwater," Hiatus Kaiyote

"All Caps," Madvillain

hell Yeah... MFDOOM's greatest bars and one of Madlib's greatest beats ever..

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Reply #14 posted 10/07/20 10:49am

namepeace

RJOrion said:

"Breathing Underwater," Hiatus Kaiyote

"All Caps," Madvillain

hell Yeah... MFDOOM's greatest bars and one of Madlib's greatest beats ever..


That beat and those bars hit me from the first 20 seconds.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #15 posted 10/07/20 11:42am

maplenpg

Bluster Boy - The Crocketts

Empty Room - Prince

Sabotage - Beastie Boys

Charly - The Prodigy

Lost Myself - Longpigs

The Brazilian - Genesis

Requiem Aeternam - The Crimea

Chasing Rainbows - Shed Seven

November Rain- Guns n Roses

Karma Police - Radiohead


Would probably change again tomorrow

[Edited 10/7/20 12:30pm]

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Reply #16 posted 10/07/20 1:36pm

peedub

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today...

uncertain smile - the the
can't you hear me knockin' - rolling stones
nonstop disco powerpack - beastie boys
back in the tall grass - future islands
adonnis and bathsheba - prince
the big hand - the cure
surf's up - beach boys
cold boy smile - black crowes
tricky - new order
is that enough - marvin gaye
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Reply #17 posted 10/08/20 5:33am

IfItAintToy

AvocadosMax said:

This is hard but lets go: 1) Man In The Mirror by Michael Jackson — gospel, rocknroll, dance, uplifting, sometimes makes me cry... everything I want in a song 2) Life on Mars by Bowie 3) Controversy by Prince 4) Ice Dance by Danny Elfman (from the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack) 5) Try Me by James Brown 6) Music & Me by MJ 7) Somebody To Love by Queen 8) In a Large Room With No Light by Prince 9) Use This Gospel by Kanye 10) Pursuit of Happiness by Kid Cudi

Really? Try Letoya's Free the World, it is even more profound <3

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Reply #18 posted 10/08/20 11:04am

RJOrion

top 10 favorite all time HipHop Edition

"What We Do" - Freeway, Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel

"Yall Been Warned" - WuTang Clan

"Brooklyn Zoo" - Old Dirty Bastard

"I Really Mean It" - Cam'ron & Dipset

'Take A Look At Me Now" - Beanie Sigel

"Exhibit C" - Jay Electronica

"ALL CAPS" - Madvillain (MFDOOM & Madlib)

"Ether" - Nas

"Hovi Baby" - Jay-Z

"Heavy Mental" - Killah Priest

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Reply #19 posted 10/08/20 11:15am

Dalia11

Great song picks everyone! Prince.Org Fans know about/listen to phenominal music/singers/Musicians/composers/writers! 😃💿🎸🎤💿⭐⭐
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Reply #20 posted 10/08/20 12:23pm

RJOrion

top10 favorite alltime Jazz Edition

"Jeannine" - Wes Montgomery

"Domino Theory" - Weather Report

"Caribou" - Earth Wind & Fire

"New World Symphony" - Earth Wind & Fire

"Moniebah" - Pharoah Sanders

"Queen Of All Ears" -The Lounge Lizards

"Rainy Day In Centerville" - Ramsey Lewis

"North" - Prince

"Discipline 33" - Sun Ra

"Third Wind" - Pat Metheny

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Reply #21 posted 10/09/20 6:17am

IfItAintToy

Can't wait to see how many of you are going to pick Letoya's songs smile

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Reply #22 posted 10/09/20 7:57am

namepeace

RJOrion said:

top 10 favorite all time HipHop Edition

"What We Do" - Freeway, Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel

"Yall Been Warned" - WuTang Clan

"Brooklyn Zoo" - Old Dirty Bastard

"I Really Mean It" - Cam'ron & Dipset

'Take A Look At Me Now" - Beanie Sigel

"Exhibit C" - Jay Electronica

"ALL CAPS" - Madvillain (MFDOOM & Madlib)

"Ether" - Nas

"Hovi Baby" - Jay-Z

"Heavy Mental" - Killah Priest


A banger from maybe the greatest mixtape MC in hip hop history. Still waiting for an album of originals.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #23 posted 10/09/20 7:58am

namepeace

MickyDolenz said:

Little River Band ~ Reminiscing

Mr. Mister ~ Broken Wings


Two favorites. "Broken Wings" is a brilliant pop song.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #24 posted 10/09/20 8:17am

RJOrion

namepeace said:

RJOrion said:

top 10 favorite all time HipHop Edition

"What We Do" - Freeway, Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel

"Yall Been Warned" - WuTang Clan

"Brooklyn Zoo" - Old Dirty Bastard

"I Really Mean It" - Cam'ron & Dipset

'Take A Look At Me Now" - Beanie Sigel

"Exhibit C" - Jay Electronica

"ALL CAPS" - Madvillain (MFDOOM & Madlib)

"Ether" - Nas

"Hovi Baby" - Jay-Z

"Heavy Mental" - Killah Priest


A banger from maybe the greatest mixtape MC in hip hop history. Still waiting for an album of originals.

Jay Electronica (very quietly) released 2 amazing albums this year ..."A Written Testimony" is a 10 song album with him and JayZ trading verses... and his newest lp "Act II: The Patents Of Nobility" came out a couple weeks ago...and he hasnt lost a step at all...TIDAL

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Reply #25 posted 10/09/20 10:44am

namepeace

RJOrion said:

namepeace said:


A banger from maybe the greatest mixtape MC in hip hop history. Still waiting for an album of originals.

Jay Electronica (very quietly) released 2 amazing albums this year ..."A Written Testimony" is a 10 song album with him and JayZ trading verses... and his newest lp "Act II: The Patents Of Nobility" came out a couple weeks ago...and he hasnt lost a step at all...TIDAL


Consider me educated. I knew about Testimony and I'd heard a lot of it before. It felt more like a Jay-Z album to me. But I had not heard about Nobility.


Good looking out!

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #26 posted 10/09/20 1:10pm

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right now:

10. Boulder to Birmingham - Emmylou Harris

9. It's not dark yet - Bob Dylan

8. Panco and Lefty - Townes van Zandt

7. The night they drove old dixie down - The band

6. When doves cry - Prince

5. Strangers when we meet - David Bowie

4. Lovesick blues - Hank Williams

3. Lily Rosemary and the Jack of hearts - Bob Dylan

2. The end - The Doors

1. Heroes - David Bowie

It was not in vain...it was in Minneapolis!
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Reply #27 posted 10/09/20 5:44pm

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...

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I think this is my top 10 , but it could change...it's really hard to limit it to just 10---I think I could do 20 easier , LOL!!

...

Narada Michael Walden - Awakening
Steely Dan - Peg
Donny Hathaway - Someday We'll All Be Free
Stevie Wonder - Golden Lady
L.T.D - Love Ballad (Much More Than They Can See)
Isley Bothers - Make Me Say It Again , Girl
Tower of Power w/ Lenny Williams - Love's Been Gone So Long
Patti Labelle - Joy To Have Your Love

Earth Wind and Fire - Love's Holiday

Lewis Taylor - Cherry Blossom

...

...

[Edited 10/9/20 17:46pm]

" I've got six things on my mind --you're no longer one of them." - Paddy McAloon, Prefab Sprout
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Reply #28 posted 10/10/20 7:25am

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Those the best songs though??

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #29 posted 10/11/20 3:09pm

IfItAintToy

Hot Potatoe (the best)

Nightime Lover (michael trying to ride her coattails)

Stop in the name of lover

Startin' over (song about redeeming yourself and getting up after falling)

Free the world (this one is so deep)

I don't want you to go (i always cry with this one)

If you feel the funk (her response to off the wall)

Private joy (her response to her rival Prince)

Heart don't lie (her own Thrillar)

Baby sister (her own Miss Jackson if you're nasty)

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