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Guest Angry Baboon

Okay, So I figure this is a fair and impartial way to decide the top 100.


Nominate 20 of your favorite songs Ever. You may only vote for a song once. Once a song has recieved 3 votes, it qualifies for the top 100.

Easy right? I'll explain how we figure out the actually order of the top 100 when the time comes around. Get voting. Also, if possible (But not compulsary), leave a small comment about why you're voting for said songs.


My nominations

Beatles- "A Day in the Life"

New Pornographers- "From Blown Speakers"

Bjork- "The Modern Things"

Beastie Boys- "Car Thief"

Kid Koala- "Robochacha"

Beck- "Sexx Laws"

Roxy Music- "Editions of you"

Blur- "Trouble in the message centre"

Velvet Underground- "White Light, White Heat"

Pink Floyd- "Corporal Clegg"

Tom Waits- "Clap Hands"

Flaming Lips- "Redneck School of Technology"

Sonic Youth- "Theresa's Sound World"

Pixies- "Oh my golly"

Radiohead- "Fog"

Tripping Daisy- "Sonic Bloom"

Kinks- "Dedicated Follower of Fashion"

Beach Boys- "I know there's an answer"

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Goldfrapp 'Utopia'

Goldfrapp 'Train'

Goldfrapp 'Lovely Head'

Muse 'Stockholm Syndrome'

Muse 'Plug In Baby'

Muse 'Citizen Erased'

Radiohead 'Karma Police'

Radiohead 'Paranoid Android'

Radiohead 'Just'

Radiohead 'Exit Music [for a film]'

Blur 'Song 2'

Gorillaz 'Clint Eastwood'

The Coral 'Dreaming Of You'

Zero 7 'Destiny'

Bjork 'Human Behaviour'

Beck 'Everybodies Gotta Learn Sometime'

Massive Attack 'Teardrop'

The Cure 'Lullaby'

The Smiths 'This Charming Man'

The Mars Volta 'Televators'

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'Wonderwall' - Oasis

'Don't Look Back in Anger' - Oasis

'Half A World Away' - Oasis

'Cigarettes and Alchohol' - Oasis

'Bittersweet Symphony' - Verve

'Drugs Don't Work' - Verve

'Song 2' - Blur

'Parklife' - Blur

'Billie Jean' - Michael Jackson

'Grease Lightening' - Grease

'3 Lions' - Lightening Seeds

'Everybodys Changing' - Keane

'A Little Respect' - Wheatus

'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' - Aerosmith

'Drops of Jupiter' - Train

'Back For Good' - Take That

'Everybody Hurts' - REM

'Angels' - Robbie Williams

'Bohemium Rhapsody' - Queen

'It Must Be Love' - Madness

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I don't know if I can dole out 20 I deem worthy of Top 100 status, and I WILL try and go in a different direction from the rest of ya, because metal needs love too!

No particular order

Title ~ Band - [Comment]

Walk ~ Pantera - [if ever there was a song that made you just want to get up and punch someone in the face, and I mean that in the best possible way, this is it.]

Helena ~ The Misfits - [The ultimate punk metal love song. 'If I cut off your arms, if I cut off your legs, would you still love me, anyway?' FUCKING GENIUS!]

Master of Puppets ~ Metallica - [ 14 minutes of pure thrash.]

Freebird ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd - [Part personal, and part, 'this song should be played at your funeral'. A great song, a great guitar solo, and emotional.]

Smells Like Teen Spirit ~ Nirvana - [For better or for worse, this song changed music for the forseeable future. Not a personal favorite, but has to be recognized for its impact.]

Walk This Way ~ Aerosmith/Run DMC - [Not the first rock/rap collaboration, but certainly the one recognized for 'legitimizing' rap. This lead hip hop to heights it never would have had before.]

Fight For Your Right To Party ~ Beastie Boys - [White boys rapping? Long before Eminem, the Beastie Boys were the real deal. Punk influenced, you could pretty much pick any track of Paul's Boutique, but I went with a personal favorite. Not only was it a revolutionary record, it also lead the way in 'sampling'.]

My Name Is... ~ Eminem - [Not here for its lyrical quality, nor its beat, this song was THE song that launched the latest phenomenon of rap. A white boy that came up through the underground, grabbed America by the balls, and with an attitude that was a mix of metal, punk, and street, told them to 'suck his fucking cock'.]

Cop Killa ~ Body Count - [The song that turned censorship on its ear. The song that was the face of 'vulgar, violent, gangsta rap'. Too bad it was a thrash metal track, and a damn good one at that. More here for its impact upon how music is treated today then its quality, but a damn good song as well.]

I Want To Hold Your Hand ~ The Beatles - [The first Beatles song to top the US charts, and bring British rock and roll to the country that invented it. The Beatles were a HIGHLY influential band, and this was the song that started it all.]

Iron Man ~ Black Sabbath - [Metal has never sounded so good as when it was played by Black Sabbath. Iron Man is likely their most recognized song, if not their best. War Pigs gets an honorable mention in this spot as well.]

If I Close My Eyes Forever ~ Ozzy Osbourne/Lita Ford - [You mean the Lord of Fucking Darkness can sing too? Ozzy IS metal, and this shows that metal is not all screaming and guitars, its emotion too.]

Reign in Blood ~ Slayer - [You can't have Metallica without their harder, less family friendly brother, Slayer. Toss up between this and South of Heaven, both personal favorites.]

Banned in the USA ~ 2 Live Kru - [A pure musical rant against censorship, based on Bruce Springstein's Born in the USA. Better known for their sexual 'booty' music, this was a song which helped lead to hip hop becoming less club music, and more the voice of urban America.]

Heartbreak Hotel ~ Elvis Presley - [Pick a song, any song. 'The King' was truly a cultural phenomenon, and changed music forever. Never has one man had so much impact on the popular culture of his time.]

The Star Spangled Banner ~ Jimi Hendrix - [The greatest guitarist of all time's most memorable moment. Live, in the rain, at the most important music festival of all time.]

The End ~ The Doors - [Critics will tell you this is a horrible song. Fans will tell you that Jim Morrison is a genius. The truth is somewhere in between, but The Doors are a GREAT example of rock excess, and musical exploration.]

Hurt ~ Johnny Cash - [No song better exemplifies the extraordinary unlimited boundaries of the Man in Black's talents better then his cover of a Nine Inch Nails song. A song that while the same, was made so totally different as to come full circle and be a great, great, song, in its own right.]

Brenda's Got A Baby ~ Tupac Shakur - [showing that rap wasn't all about bitches, money, gangsterism, and violence, Tupac went beyond the boundaries of the accepted genre, in the mainstream, and made a track that meant something. A perfect example of why Tupac was more then your everyday rapper.]

Welcome to the Jungle ~ Guns n' Roses - [The opening salvo of what is arguably considered the best rock album of all time, as well as the best mainstream debut of all time. From the moment the guitars hit, and Axl Rose started singing, rock was never going to be the same again.]

I tried to think a bit outside the box, while looking at cultural and musical influence, as well as throw in a few personal favorites, that while maybe not as good nor as influential as songs left off, have a solid claim to the list.

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The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

The Beatles - A Day In The Life

Velvet Underground - White Light, White Heat

Velvet Underground - Heroin

Goldfrapp - Utopia

Flaming Lips - Fight Test

The Cure - Lullaby

The Smiths - This Charming Man

The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again

Muse- Plug in Baby

Oasis - Wonderwall

Blur - Coffee and TV

Jesus and the Mary Chain - My Little Underground

Bjork - Joga

The Rapture - Love is All

Weezer - The Good Life

The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

The Strokes - Someday

The Sex Pistols - Anarchy in The UK

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AC/DC - Highway To Hell

Aerosmith - Walk This Way

Alkaline Trio - Maybe I'll Catch Fire

Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead or Alive

Green Day - Basket Case

Green Day - She

Guns 'N Roses - Welcome to the Jungle

Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child O'Mine

Guns 'N Roses - November Rain

Guttermouth - Lipstick

HIM - Join Me In Death

Linkin Park - Crawling

Metallica - Enter Sandman

Metallica - Unforgiven

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

Sublime - Wrong Way

The Eagles - Hotel California

War - Low Rider

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Guest Booker T & The MG's

The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979

The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight Tonight

The Smashing Pumpkins - Stand Inside Your Love

Morrissey - Everyday Is Like Sunday

The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun

Breeders - Last Splash

Pixies - Dig For Fire

Hole - Malibu

The Smiths - The Boy With A Thorn In His Side

The Smiths - This Charming Man

The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

Pearl Jam - Evenflow

The Clash - I Fought The Law

The Jam - Going Underground

The Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right (To Party)

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Green Day - Basket Case

The Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen

Run DMC/Aerosmith - Walk This Way

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Jimi Hendrix-Voodoo Chile(Slight Return)


Red Hot Chilli Peppers-Under the Bridge

Guns N' Roses-Sweet Child of Mine

Black Sabbath-Iron Man

Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody

AC DC-Back in Black

Pearl Jam-Yellow Ledbetter

REM-Losing My Religion

Led Zeppelin-Stairway to Heaven

Aerosmith-Dream On

The Ramones-Blitzkreig Bop

The Beatles-Hey Jude

Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here

Aerosmith featuring Run DMC-Walk this Way

Cream-White Room


Eric Clapton-Layla

Rolling Stones-Satisfaction

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Audioslave - Like a stone

Guns N' Roses - November Rain

Guns N' Roses - Patience

Pixies - Here comes your man

The Doors - Alabama Song (whiskey Bar)

Velvet Revolver - Slither

Soundgarden - Like Suicide

Alice In Chains - Heaven beside you

Blur - Coffee and TV

Radiohead - Karma Police

The Vines - Fuck the world

Chris Cornell - Sweet Euphoria

Modest Mouse - Dramamine

Puddle of Mudd - Think

Ramones - Rock N' roll Radio

The Hives - Die alright

The Strokes - Reptilia

Gorillaz - 5/4

Nirvana- Aneurysm

Oasis - Take me away

The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

EDIT: I edited, I don't know how I forgot the song that sends chills down my spine, with a beatiful guitar, a good voice, amazing lyrics.... you can't ask for more.... November Rain.

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1. "London Calling" by the Clash. Punk rock anthem that changed the face of rock music.

2. "Blitzkrieg Bop" by the Ramones. I was at a Green Day concert. This song came on inbetween sets. Everyone in the arena was singing along. Any song that can unite thousands and thousands of people, is good.

3. "Fight For Your Right (To Party)" by the Beastie Boys. Change the identity of rap music for years to come.

4. "Body Movin'" by the Beastie Boys. A personal favorite that is perhaps one of the most well put together rap, hip-hop, dance songs ever.

5. "Whip It" by Devo. New wave never, ever sounded better than Devo. And so, I choose their best song.

6. "Light My Fire" by the Doors. Jim Morrison is a god. This is a classic song that should be remembered for years to come.

7. "Mass Destruction [REMIX]" by Faithless. Okay, this is defintely a personal inclusion. But Faithless has been around along time and this is IMO their best song.

8. "Willie The Pimp" by Frank Zappa. Zappa is God; and he can make a song about a Pimp last 9 minutes and still be absolutely amazing.

9. "Dirt Off Your Shoulder" by Jay-Z. One of the best hip-hop songs recorded in the last 5 years. Jay-Z opens his heart and we all feel it.

10. "Aqualung" by Jethro Tull. A classic that doesn't need much of an explanation.

11. "Superstar Pt. Zero" by K-OS. Still very unknown for the talent he has; he deserves to be known because he can do amazing things for hip-hop.

12. "Lola" by Kinks. Simplistic, fun and a song about cross-dressers. Nothing more is needed.

13. "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin. I never liked Stairway. And, besides P.Diddy shitting on the song, this is a perfect song.

14. "Trash" by the New York Dolls. Punk before punk, so I chose the song I like most by them. Plus they cross-dress.

15. "Unity" by Operation Ivy. The ground-work for Rancid, who would lead Epitaph labels (alongside Offspring) to a near mainstream status gaining a cult following.

16. "Ms. Jackson" by Outkast.

17. "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver" by Primus. The best song by Primus, who has one of the most amazing bass guitarist in the world, setting the bar.

18. "New Noise" by Refused. Quite bluntly, the most important punk-rock song recorded in years. "Can I scream?"

19. "Ghost Town" by the Specials. Real ska and it is real good.

20. "Dry Your Eyes" by the Streets. Does anyone else realize that this is perhaps one of the most well-written and performed songs in years? This is what Emo should sound like.


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1. 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' - Nirvana. Certainly not my favourite Nirvana song, but it's got the best chance of taking it out.

2. 'Even Flow' - Pearl Jam

3. 'Voodoo Child (Slight Return)' - Jimi Hendrix

4. 'Jesus Christ Pose' - Soundgarden

5. 'Black Hole Sun' - Soundgarden

6. 'The Perfect Drug' - Nine Inch Nails

7. 'Us and Them' - Pink Floyd

8. 'Stairway to Heaven' - Led Zep

9. 'Walk' - Pantera

10. 'Master of Puppets' - Metallica

11. 'Reign in Blood' - Slayer

12. 'Iron Man' - Black Sabbath

13. 'Heart Shaped Box' - Nirvana. My fave.

14. 'Light My Fire' - The Doors

15. 'Hey Jude' - The Beatles

16. 'Under the Bridge' - RHCP

17. 'Beautiful People' - Marilyn Manson

18. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - Queen

19. 'Refuse Resist' - Sepultura

20. 'Guerilla Radio' - RATM

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No particular order....

1. Allman Brothers Band/Government Mule - Soulshine

2. Free - All Right Now

3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

4. The Doors - Peace Frog

5. Guns N' Roses - Civil War

6. Iced Earth - Gettysburg 1863

7. Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around With Jim

8. The Beatles - Hey Jude

9. Meatloaf - Paradise By The Dashboard Light

10. Metallica - Master Of Puppets

11. Metallica - Creeping Death

12. Metallica - Fixxxer

13. Michael Jackson - Beat It

14. Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World (David Bowie Cover)

15. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

16. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

17. Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

18. Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah

19. Led Zeppelin - Rock N Roll

20. Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry

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The Stone Roses - "I Am The Ressurection"

The Libertines - "Time for Heroes"

Grandaddy - "Jed the Humanoid"

Franz Ferdinand - "This Fire"

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of the Dead - "Another Morning Stoner"

Echo & The Bunnymen - "Killing Moon"

Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood"

Interpol - "Obstacle 1"

The New Pornographers - "Loose Translation"

Pavement - "Here"

Radiohead - "A Wolf at the Door"

The Shins - "Saint Simon"

The Strokes - "Soma"

Wu-Tang Clan - "Method Man"

The Streets - "It's Too Late"

2Pac - "Life Goes On"

Outkast - "Rosa Parks"

Joy Division - "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

Beatles - "I'm Only Sleeping"

Velvet Underground - "Stephanie Says"

Definitely not the top 20 songs of all time. Just the first 20 on my iTunes I liked. Of course I wasn't going to allow repeats either.

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1 The Beatles - A Day In The Life

2 Neil Young - Heart Of Gold

3 John Lennon - Watching The Wheels

4 Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line

5 Johnny Cash- That Thing Called Love

6 Johnny Cash - Hurt

7 Johnny Cash - I See A Darkness

8 u2 - One

9 George Harrison- Any Road

10 Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind

11 Leonard Cohen - If It Be Your Will

12 Lou Reed - Perfect Day

13 Leonard Cohen - Ain't No Cure For Love

14 Willie Nelson - On The Road Again

15 Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

16 Willie Nelson - Shotgun Willie

17 Bruce Springsteen - Thunder Road

18 Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe

19 Bob Dylan - Jokerman

20 Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Comming Down

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Guns N' Roses - November Rain

Guns N' Roses - Estranged (most underrated GnR song EVER)

Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Guns N' Roses - Coma

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust

AC/DC - Back In Black

AC/DC - Highway To Hell

Oasis - Wonderwall

Oasis - Morning Glory

Metallica - Nothing Else Matters

Aerosmith - Don't Wanna Miss A Thing

Aerosmith/Run DMC - Walk This Way

Green Day - Time Of Your Life

Alice Cooper - Poison

KISS - Crazy Crazy Nights

KISS - Rock N' Roll All Nite

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Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Roxy Music - Street Life

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

The Who - Teenage Wasteland

Cream - White Room

J. Geils Band - Centerfold (It's scary how much I love this song)

RATM - No Shelter

Metallica - The God That Failed

NOFX - The Decline

Beastie Boys - So Watcha Want

John Lennon - Imagine

The Mars Volta - Eriatarka

At The Drive In - One Armed Scissor

Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance

Michael Jackson - Beat It

Matthew Good Band - Apparitions

The Clash - I'm So Bored with the USA

Herbie Hancock - Rock it (Don't ask)

19 is enough for me, my brain hurts

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1. AC/DC- "Ride On"

2. Johnny Cash- "Hurt"

3. Red Hot Chili Peppers- "Under the Bridge"

4. Iron Maiden- "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"

5. Iron Maiden- "Run To the Hills"

6. Iron Maiden- "Wasted Years"

7. Iron Maiden- "Sea of Madness"

8. Metallica- "Fade to Black"

9. Metallica- "One"

10. Metallica- "Nothing Else Matters"

11. The Doors- "Back Door Man"

12. The Doors- "The End"

13. Judas Priest- "Breakin the Law"

14. The Clash- "London Calling"

15. Foreigner- "Girl on the Moon"

16. "Weird Al" Yankovic- "One More Minute"

17. Quiet Riot- "Twilight Hotel"

18. Quiet Riot- "Come On Feel the Noise"

19. Quiet Riot- "Thunderbird"

20. Motorhead- "Ace of Spades"

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most of theses songs & people i have never heard of, so i will not commenton them, il will try to "nominate" some songs that most everyone should have heard of.

2Pac - Brenda's Got A Baby(should be a lock for top 5, lyrics, meaning, beat, has it all)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Crossroads (Ill see you at the crossroads, crossroads...still singin it)

Rick James - Super freak (R.I.P)

Ray Charles - GA on my mind (R.I.P)

Nas - One Mic (lyrics, one of Nas's bets work, mad song)

Biggie - Juicy (Wow, great song)

2Pac fat. Outlaws - Hit 'Em Up (probably a long-shot, but the way 'Pac & The Outlaws assaulted Biggie on this track is unbeleivable, truly a rap masterpiece)

Dumb Suggestions Of The Moment: Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby

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Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"

Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"

The Cure - "Lovesong"

The Smiths - "Girlfriend in a Coma"

Phish - "Waste"

Tears for Fears - "Mad World"

Beatles - "Helter Skelter"

Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"

Grateful Dead - "Scarlet Begonias"

Neil Young - "Harvest Moon"

Little Feat - "Dixie Chicken"

Flaming Lips - "The Spark That Bled"

Nick Drake - "Black Eyed Dog"

The Doors - "Roadhouse Blues"

The Coral - "Dreaming of You"

The Pixies - "Debaser"

Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl"

Bob Marley - "No Woman, No Cry"

Counting Crows - "Round Here"

Ben Folds Five - "One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces"

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