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Gloomy_Reflection571

ENJOY THE SILENCE- Depeche Mode


Kinjuaa

This Night Has Opened My Eyes - The Smiths


grohlinator3000

Killer Queen- queen This song is fucking perfection. I couldn't chose just one so I have to add Drain you by Nirvana


meksii

I'd be happy if someone made a playlist of the most upvoted songs. I'd offer them 1 point of karma in return.


Choice_Poetry7384

Well for those who wants a youtube list, I made one with the Top 100 https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ0CvBCFYuioJjTXJnhYahbLIMfpdcqTt Edit: Thank you guys for the awards! Hope you can enjoy some good music! Edit Edit: Aww thank you guys for more awards and likes but please don't waste your money or free awards on my comment! Glad I was able to help you guys with this list!


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ireillytoole

Against All Odds Phil Collins Growing up, this was a cheesy song that I didn’t pay attention to. Several relationships later, including being cheated on, and being left by someone I was convinced was The One at the time…this man right here knows pain, ladies and gentlemen. “But to wait for you, is all I can do and that's what I've got to face” “And you coming back to me is against all odds It's the chance I've gotta take”


Justonious2552

Enjoy the silence - Depeche mode


lxlrn

I was looking for this. Violator is a masterpiece.


rholding95

Never let Me down again


Jasambeli

Ben E King - Stand by Me (Florence and the Machines cover is also tip top)


Possible-Appeal-222

Claude Debussy- Clair De Lune 🌙


Atem1995

Debussy is one of my favorite composers. Not many know this but Clair de Lune is a movement of a suite. I highly recommend checking out the other 3 movements of the Suite Bergamasque. Some others to listen to are his preludes, La Mer, Pour La Piano, Children's Corner, Deux Arabesque. There are so many to name.


Krmsyn

let's stay together ~ al green


Huckleberryd

Love this song, but how can you mend a broken heart is my all time favorite Al Green song. Soo good


zachattack8805

I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys


tatersdad

The Weight. The Band


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Objective-Ad4009

Yes. This, and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Just so good.


Theons-Sausage

God Only Knows by the Beach Boys. I believe Paul McCartney even considers it the greatest song ever.


eljefino

Frank Sinatra thought Harrison's "Something" was the perfect love song.


LoneRangersBand

And he introduced it as a Lennon-McCartney song.


CODM_Queen

A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke


Accidental_Taco

What A Wonderful World and Good Times by Sam Cooke


amboandy

Everything Sam Cooke did was 24 carat


Nerdy_Xbox_Gamer

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac. Every time I listen to it, I am immediately calmed down and have no worries. My posture immediately changes and I slump down. Alice Kristiansen’s cover if it is amazing. Just as good as the original. I highly recommend you to listen to it. EDIT: Thanks for all the upvotes and awards guys! This is my first comment to blow up so I’m glad it was about something good.


deluxeassortment

Silver Springs destroys me


La_Vikinga

It's almost like she's casting a spell, or setting a curse on Lindsey Buckingham during their break up: "Time cast a spell on you, but you won't forget me" "I know I could've loved you, but you would not let me" "I'll follow you down 'til the sound of my voice will haunt you"


OhMyNooo

Silver springs is a stand alone masterpiece!


ahearthatslazy

Tell me, was it worth it? Baby, I don’t wanna knowww 😩🍷😭


soundwavepb

Space Oddity - David Bowie


alicealiba

I always cried when I heard it as a kid. Decided I never wanted to be an astronaut


Megamills

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division


malfera

Fade into You. Mazzy Star. RIP David Roback edit: so glad to see that Mazzy Star's music has had such an impact on other people. For me it was a critical part of recovery from depression.


Meth0dd

I still get shivers listening to that song. Brings back the best and worst memory's of the 90s for me. From youtube "homesick for a place that no longer exists" sums it up pretty well.


0xdeadf001

Home is a time, not a place. Which is a hard lesson to learn. And often you don't realize that home is gone, until you realize that you've lost it.


Meth0dd

Its a bit more in this context. Its a time, a place and people i've lost along the way. Longing to revisit the unrevisitable.


Theincomeistoodamnlo

Time - Pink Floyd


ruca316

I’ve loved this song since my early teens. Now that I’m in my mid-thirties, I still love it but it just continues to make me more emotional. Such a beautiful so no.


Typo_Brahe

*and then one day you find, ten years have got behind you...*


theotherquantumjim

No one told you when to run You missed the starting gun Incomparable. A masterpiece.


MrSlaw

The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older. Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death. Roger Waters sure knows how to write lyrics that's for sure


Accomplished_Start63

He was like only 26 years old when he wrote that too i believe. Imagine having that kinda mature perspective at that age


Current_Crow_9197

“Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way” I have lived in the UK for over a decade now and find this to be quite accurate.


yourcousinfromboston

Pink floyd has so many. Time, Comfortably Numb, Animals is a perfect album. There was some genius in that band


MaryBerrysDanglyBean

Wish you were here 🤌


No-Section-1092

“Dreams” -Fleetwood Mac


FranklyPatheticAnswr

The Chain is the most upvoted on this tread but for me it’s Dreams. Thunder only happens when it’s rainin.


Okapi_MyKapi

Stevie is a wonderful lyricist but a terrible meteorologist.


Androm57

Life on Mars? By David Bowie


CrochetedCoffeeCup

This song breaks my heart. I listen to this and “Five Years” when I’m in a certain kind of mood.


naynaythewonderhorse

Glad to see this so high. I went into the thread hoping to see it. It’s Bowie’s best song. Which is saying a lot. Those Violins…the almost nostalgic feel of the film being described…I wonder if there’s a movie like that with the sailors. Battleship Potemkin, maybe?


Zopstrosity

Feeling good by Nina Simone


Danielle_Gomez

Her version of 'i put a spell on you' is SO good


MartinHarryTurpin

Sinnerman is a similar calibre masterpiece by her.


mulvey617

This must be the place- Talking heads


Lucas_Steinwalker

Wtf this is on here toward the top twice? Not saying it doesn’t deserve it I’m just pleasantly surprised.


nikrstic

So many of David's songs have this kind of "naive melody" that then fucking gets you right into the heart. Like that silly song about the building he lives in, how it's by the highway and his friends can come visit and he will stop what he is doing because friends are important... and then he goes into a minor chord and sings "don't you worry 'bout me, I would'nt worry about me". Maaaaan what a supernatural composer he is.


TheSupremeMayor

Kashmir - Led Zeppelin


cookeyamum

(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult


ProfWrigglesworth

Could do with more cowbell though


guitarman6214

Harvest Moon by Neil Young. Perfect lyrics, perfect arrangement, exquisitely produced. Wouldn't change a thing about it. I play guitar with some local singer songwriters and resisted covering it for a long time too, as in my mind there wasn't any way to do a song of that caliber any justice. EDIT to thank for the awards, and since this comment got so much attention, go more into why I believe this is such a perfect song! Warning: I am a musician, and will probably be using some musician language. -The acoustic guitar part. Neil's time feel is impeccable, and locked in perfectly with the understated drums. The use of the major 7th tonality gives it a very hopeful, optimistic feeling. This melodic rhythm guitar part is the first of many musical "hooks" in this song. -When we enter the vocal with the first verse, an electric guitar comes in playing high harmonics. This to me is the second hook. Not only again is it beautifully played, but the notes chosen add more "extra" notes to the underlying chords on the acoustic, giving a lot of color to the sound. -Goes without saying, but Neil's vocal throughout the entire tune is brilliantly sung. A lot of people find his tone of voice challenging, but his time feel and pitch are undeniable here. Neil sang like he spoke, which adds greatly to the feeling of authenticity to this tune. -The third hook we experience in the tune is the female background vocals. Beginning with the "oohs" in the verses. Simple, but effective, and give the song forward motion. -The FOURTH hook appears when we get to the first chorus. An entirely new instrument enters, a keyboard of some sort playing held chords in a high register. Again, forward momentum, and a new and exciting new sound we haven't heard yet in the song up to this point. -The FIFTH hook, the money shot song title at the chorus, in full harmony with the female backing singers. Again, perfectly sung and performed. -Now our structure is established, we repeat it in jts entirety once. Then we get a wonderful harmonica solo, over another verse progression. Deeply melodic, memorable, and most importantly singable. In my opinion, another hook, bringing us to six completely different ear worms in this song so far, from at least four different instruments. -Out of the solo, we have one more chorus happen, then an instrumental outro. In this ~30 second instrumental outro, we have another new instrument enter (@ 4:44 on Spotify). This keyboard sound unlike any I have ever heard plays a very simple melodic line, then the tune is over. Our seventh hook, and for myself, the most memorable. I remember the first time I ever listened to the tune, I was already in love, coming out of that last beautiful chorus, tears in eyes, then this otherworldly sound comes out of nowhere for mere seconds, plays an extremely simple yet beautiful melody, and the song is over. Speechless. So in a nutshell, we have a very basic song form, with a very (beautiful) basic melody, with very basic chords underneath. The dynamic and melodic choices made by the other players on the session, the keyboards, the electric guitars, the background vocalists, are what elevate the song to perfection for me. And, all these performances were captured in stunning quality and clarity. You can hear every instrument, and exactly what they're playing. Like you're in the room with them. And that's why Harvest Moon is my perfect song!


deafbitch

Hell yes! Neil young! I would also nominate harvest, bad fog of loneliness, tell me why, only love can break your heart Edit: adding Campaigner!


kalinkabeek

It’s hard to put into words how Harvest Moon makes me feel - it’s like the emotional equivalent of floating. Never really heard it until I started dating my current partner, and now I’m pretty sure it’s going to be our first dance song.


thebookofrook

Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven edit: **First Gold** thanks!! Also I know technically it's not a song, but colloquially it is.


Crozzfire

I would add Debussy - clair de lune


TheAnswerIs-Time

I Love Debussy. Sometimes all I can think of is Debussy.


Relo_DD

Yep, but remember to finish on Bach, never on Debussy


throwRA_nffc

While My Guitar Gently Weeps


Blackwidowo22p

I don't know how you were diverted


throwRA_nffc

That opening line hits me right in the feels every time. "I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping..."


fuk_ur_mum_m8

The Funeral - Band of Horses Tiny Dancer - Elton John Space Song - Beach House


LetRoarTheseFears

The Funeral is such a good song


AnOrdinaryOnion

I came here looking for Space Song


slutsinluv

Space Song is a masterpiece 🥲 i used to listen to it while walking alone at night last winter (big depression hours) and it really felt like the song itself was keeping me warm.


_WHO_WAS_PHONE_

Hold me closer, Tony Danza...


everynamewastaken131

Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding


Gravy245

I have so many good memories associated with that song. None of them involve sitting on the dock of a bay though.


Scallywagstv2

This was recorded just before his death, which gives it real poignancy as well.


Bravefan21

He never finished recording the song. He forgot the last verse and whistled it instead. Never had a chance to go back and re-record it and it was released as is.


Scallywagstv2

I didn't realise that's why it plays out with him whistling. I just thought it was a laid back sounding song so the carefree whistling just fitted with the mood.


Pvt_Hudson_

I don't think he forgot it, it was just a placeholder for a verse he hadn't written yet.


OtherAardvark

Wow. He died in a plane crash in the Wisconsin winter. Only 26. I had no idea. My dad would have been 12 and living about 20 miles away from Madison at the time.


pupfish

Jolene by Dolly Parton. I’m not a huge fan of the genre, but that song is perfect.


pilesofcleanlaundry

Yep. It captures the emotional fatalism of classic country. And explains why so many old country fans can't stand modern country.


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PersonMcNugget

Right? I have a friend that listens to modern country, and every time I'm in her car I just want to jump out the window. Every single male singer sounds exactly the same. I love me some classic country though.


Aethermancer

Here's something awesome to mess you up. https://youtu.be/doz1QJ7LwjA Jolene slowed down to 33RPM. It's an entirely different, yet somehow even more amazing song.


TheVirginMerchant

This reminds me of a weird thing I saw a couple weeks ago. Dolly Parton slowed down is Hozier, and Hozier sped up is Dolly Parton. Check it.


hokage_lebron

That was freaking amazing. I heard instruments and nuances which I’d never picked up on, even after so many 10s of listens to that song. Thank you for sharing


KenaiKanine

Fun fact! If you do that with any song(slow down by whatever percent) you'll be able to pick out more stuff you've never noticed before. As a music producer, I do this with the songs I really enjoy to get a better understanding of how they were made, and it helps immensely.


tyroneshoelaces121

Try Coat of Many Colors and The Carol County Accident. Dolly is a legend.


prius4lyf

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. Perfect story, lyrics, tone, everything. Heartbreaking every time I hear it and it’s precisely as long as it needs to be.


AloneAddiction

You got a fast car. Is it fast enough so we can fly away? We gotta make a decision. Leave tonight or live and die this way.


CAdamH

Love how just two words change on this part for the last verse and it completely changes the meaning: "...is it fast enough so you can fly away? You've gotta make a decision..."


Torodong

Pretty much anything by Tracey Chapman is fantastic. My god she's a gifted song-writer.


pistil-whip

Ugh this song gave me hope through a really hard time. It will always have a special place in my heart.


SushiJo

I’m a big fan of “Linger” by the Cranberries. Delores’ vocals, the drums & that string section….pure bliss.


GalaxyNinja87

Daffodil Lament is up there


iambiffman

Well said. She was an amazing voice with an great band.


maggie081670

Just Like Heaven - The Cure


jusquaime

Adding “Plainsong.”


PuzzledFortune

A Forest - ditto


Hylanos

Pictures of You as well


destielsimpala

show me show me show me how you do that trick…


thrwaway393738

“In between days” “Boys Dont Cry” “Lullaby” “10am Saturday Night” ughhhhh I fucking love The Cure


vanene737373

Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones


DeadMansSwitchMusic

That intro is just 👌


Steve_THE_KiD_19

Didn't know Martin Scorsese is on Reddit


lauren_eats_games

Naïve Melody (This Must Be the Place) by Talking Heads. I don't know anything about music really so I can't explain why and this is purely subjective, but there isn't one part of that song which is anything less than perfect to me.


l8nitefriend

I also really love the live recording of it from the Stop Making Sense film. Maybe even a little more than the album version tbh. It's a truly beautiful song.


HerbieVerstinx

Stop making sense is a masterpiece. If anyone here enjoys this type of music and hasn't seen this, watch/listen to it. It's definitely worth it. It was shot in Hollywood over a 4 concert series and pieced together, I LOVE it. Edit- here you go. https://youtu.be/53dikqNZLgA Edit2- fixed some wrong information. Thanks user dance_armstrong


dance_armstrong

this is my favorite movie of all time. not concert film, not music movie, etc. just favorite, full stop. minor quibble though, it was actually shot in Hollywood at the Pantages Theater.


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“I have written a love song, though. In this film I sing it to a lamp.”


Any-Act9190

Wish you were here - Pink floyd


FeelingSupersonic-

We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl


iamL-I-AM

Used this line on a girl once, not my proudest moment but it just fit. I don’t think she ever caught on.


not-nerd34

dude my ex used to play that song to me on the guitar over facetime. even though we broke up over a year ago, that song still has a soft spot in my heart


Scaramoosh1

Baba O’Riley by The Who


butdick

Roundabout- Yes


RLredditaccount

Let’s just count all of “Close to the Edge” as one song and say it’s the most perfect song ever made.


gabe_derp

Fragile is such a banger album. Roundabout, South Side of The Sky, Long Distance Runaround, Heart of The Sunrise are all perfect songs.


Sweaty-Badger-1938

Fade to black


TheGrog

After over 3 decades of listening to Metallica, Fade to Black might be it. The riffs are fucking glorious and the build perfect. Late Edit: Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden is along the same lines as a perfect song to me. 1a and 1b.


obi_wan_kanerdy

But have you ever been in the crowd when they play Creeping Death?


MercurialMagician

September Truly a masterpiece


mchch8989

My friend passed away a year ago and his name rhymed with the “ahh eee ahh” bit and the band at his wake played it and we all sang his name in that place and now I can’t hear it without thinking of him which is really nice and a bit sad but mostly nice.


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Choo_Choo_Bitches

Earth, Wind, and Fire?


ooh_a_phoenix

Do you remember?


Nini1309

The funeral - Band of Horses. That song means so much to me and just makes me cry every single time I hear the opening


Morninglarke

Sounds of Silence. By Simon and Garfunkel.


Gockel

And just play The Boxer after.


MrMotorcycle94

Everytime Bridge over troubled water plays I'm still blown away


fwnav

Sail on silver girl… sail on by. Your time has come to shine, all your dreams are on their way.


howlitzer

Homeward Bound is a masterpiece. And I love it even more after the karaoke scene in The Leftovers.


DonkeyFarm42069

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks Pete Townshend refered to it as a divine masterpiece, and it has also been described by some as the most beautiful song in the English language. Such a great song!


feyd313

la femme d'argent by Air


AeroSpaceChair

I love Air. My favorite song by them is Venus, or maybe Cherry Blossom Girl. You know a group is good when you can't pick your favorite song by them.


Ikari_Vismund

YES. I'm glad this is a top comment to people can listen to it.


MJ50inMD

More Than a Feeling - Boston Thanks guys.


EBBBBBBBBBBBB

Say It Ain't So by Weezer. Just really powerful and raw. Love me some Weezer


zce305

Bad moon rising.


pro-gamer0

There’s a bathroom on the right


eggery

What have you done...


ElectronicDisaster51

All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix version


thore4

Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix


_skank_hunt42

Castles Made of Sand


mousicle

Frakking toasters


anyesuki

It's in the walls!


myyyrburner

All apologies


ricking08

Bohemian rapsody - queen.


ReptarOrgy

Where Is My Mind - The Pixies


PiaJr

Your Song - Elton John From beginning to end, it's just a masterclass in music.


MyOhMyPancakes

Big Iron- Marty Robbins


JimboTCB

I'd rate this song one and nineteen more out of twenty.


Rheiner

*one and nineteen mooooore*


Rigged_Hokie

Midnight City - M83


jamesrokk

Always just takes me back instantly to that early 2010s time. Has a real aesthetic to it.


wOnKaCatalyst

2007-2012 produced some great fucking music.


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deathinactthree

Before I moved back to the area I currently live in, I visited often (~4x/year), and every time I drove into downtown after getting off the plane, I'd play this song. "This city is my church..."


aykepeer

Ain't that the truth. Felling sad, happy, excited, hyped, is just perfect. The song fits ALL moods and situations.


throwaway_311512114

Baker Street


amyjandrews

Whether you like the genre or not, Dancing Queen by ABBA is a pop masterpiece.


sadfaceemoticon

Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers


Parradog1

Warms my heart to see this mentioned and up so high. Bill withers is a treasure.


dontgoforthe1

I know.


Xrumpxx

I know


Rusty_Phoenix

I know.


HeWhoHasFruit

I know


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Use me - Bill Withers The simplicity in his work is perfect. That voice he has carries so much emotion because of the way he repeats ideas in slightly different tones.


vicente8a

And that bass line is just filthy nasty (in a good way)


Skye_Atlas

Also Grandma’s Hands.


marzacae

This one always makes me cry a little


noneforyouowls

Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden The first time I heard it I was absolutely blown away by how something like that could even exist. I credit BHS with kicking off my love of music.


Christmas_Panda

Blue Monday - New Order


phd24

Or Ceremony, or Temptation, or Bizarre Love Triangle...


GenghisNuggetcockles

Bizarre Love Triangle is great too.


BFNgaming

Everybody Wants to Rule the World. I've tried listening to other songs by Tears For Fears but none of them have come close to giving me the same vibes that song does.


selfreferential_name

How to Dissapear Completely by Radiohead


jillangie

ah, perfection


morecomplete

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong


spyborg3

My elementary school would play this song every morning before the morning announcements, EVERY SINGLE DAY for 6 years I heard this song. Now whenever I hear it I get flooded with nostalgia from my childhood


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dragonadamant

That's very poignant. Prayers and best wishes for you and your family.


Keithninety

This song makes me sad - Satchmo makes his idea of a “wonderful world” feel so clear, and then you realize that he’s just trying to make you feel better.


ImportedSwede

Comfortably Numb


Fallapples

Shine on you crazy diamond (pts. 1-5)


dontBatool

The whole wish you were here album


domambrose96

Electric Feel


batmanhen1812

Wii sports theme Edit: thanks for the awards! Edit 2: apparently the definition of a song means it has words. I will give one karma point to anyone who can create a version of Wii sports theme with words so it can be considered a song.


bunnybooboo69

The Wii Shopping theme too, and the Mii one.


Mokona1993

I recently discovered a Chrome extension that plays the Wii Shop Channel music whenever you open Amazon or eBay. It brings me endless joy Edit: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wii-shop-channel-music/camjnljbmplngaalikoefoibonimfhkd?hl=en


tabby_30

You can't just say that and not drop the link.


Mokona1993

Here you go: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wii-shop-channel-music/camjnljbmplngaalikoefoibonimfhkd?hl=en


Norantio

Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears


gottwolegs

So good. Head Over Heels edges to the front just a little bit for me though


l8nitefriend

Yeah I agree. The opening of Head Over Heels is so iconic and powerful.