50 of Aaron's favorite songs

Aaron

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Okay, I really have way too many favorite songs to absolutely pick them. I narrowed down thousands of songs in my iTunes down to 50 songs that best represent my current favorite listening tastes. I wouldn't say they are my absolute favorite 50 songs, but they are awesome to me. Years ago, this would have been filled with more classic rock, and I still like classic rock, but I'm burnt out on a lot of that. My pop leanings are evident here. Make fun of me if you like, I can handle it. :)
(98 might be the only one that remembers some of the older songs - haha)

50 of my favorites in no particular order:

Thirteen - Big Star
Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues - Elton John
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Vienna - Billy Joel
I Shall Be Released - The Band
Girl from the North Country - Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash
Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
One Less Bell to Answer - 5th Dimension
Up the Junction - Squeeze
Jamaica Say You Will - Jackson Browne
Heart of Glass - Blondie
I Go to Pieces - Peter & Gordon
Alison - Elvis Costello
Long Long Time - Linda Ronstadt
All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
So Much in Love - The Tymes
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Carole King
Around the World - Bing Crosby
No One is to Blame - Howard Jones
Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Spanish Bombs - The Clash
Drinking Again - Frank Sinatra
The Circle Game - Joni Mitchell
There She Goes - The La's
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
So Long, Marianne - Leonard Cohen
People Get Ready - The Impressions
The Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel
Ooh Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Just like Heaven - The Cure
A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Fairport Convention
Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
Since I Lost My Baby - The Temptations
Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) - The Delfonics
Everybody Loves a Clown - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
 
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Several of my own favorites are among those 50. Yeah, Sam and Ricky, you have two of them. I love the Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash duet. Dylan and Cash first met at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival and were lifelong fans of each other's work. They recorded 15 songs in a Nashville studio February 18-19, 1969. Bob Johnston, who had worked with both men – producing Dylan's Blonde On Blonde and Cash's At Folsom Prison – was hoping for a Dylan/Cash duet album but Girl From The North Country was the only one of those 15 songs to be released in 1969. It appeared on Dylan's Nashville Skyline album. The others were finally released fifty years later, on Travelin' Thru, 1967-1969, the 15th volume of the Bob Dylan "Bootleg Series." I consider it to be the best of the 15 volumes – and we all know what my opinion is worth.

 
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I’ve got 22 for this countdown.
I missed the trivia and long distance dedication though.
I'm sure it can be dedicated to a dead dog somewhere.

I have about 12 songs that I recognize and like. Probably another 20 which I don't recognize but would likely like due to the artist. The rest are unfamiliar. No songs that I hate outright. :)
 

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Just like Heaven - The Cure

Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues - Elton John
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Alison - Elvis Costello
Long Long Time - Linda Ronstadt
No One is to Blame - Howard Jones
There She Goes - The La's
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac
Solid! These are my favs out of your list. Cure is my #1 here. "There She Goes" is one of many songs SXM has helped me rediscover years after forgetting it existed.
 
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Solid! These are my favs out of your list. Cure is my #1 here. "There She Goes" is one of many songs SXM has helped me rediscover years after forgetting it existed.
The Sixpence None the Richer version of that song was my daughters favorite. When she was like 9 months old, she'd wake up in her crib in the morning, stand up, and just keep singing "there she goes, there she goes again" over and over, in her little baby voice. She was spot-on with the pitch.
 
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Okay, I really have way too many favorite songs to absolutely pick them. I narrowed down thousands of songs in my iTunes down to 50 songs that best represent my current favorite listening tastes. I wouldn't say they are my absolute favorite 50 songs, but they are awesome to me. Years ago, this would have been filled with more classic rock, and I still like classic rock, but I'm burnt out on a lot of that. My pop leanings are evident here. Make fun of me if you like, I can handle it. :)
(98 might be the only one that remembers some of the older songs - haha)

50 of my favorites in no particular order:

Thirteen - Big Star
Save a Prayer - Duran Duran
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues - Elton John
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Vienna - Billy Joel
I Shall Be Released - The Band
Girl from the North Country - Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash
Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
One Less Bell to Answer - 5th Dimension
Up the Junction - Squeeze
Jamaica Say You Will - Jackson Browne
Heart of Glass - Blondie
I Go to Pieces - Peter & Gordon
Alison - Elvis Costello
Long Long Time - Linda Ronstadt
All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
So Much in Love - The Tymes
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Carole King
Around the World - Bing Crosby
No One is to Blame - Howard Jones
Love (Can Make You Happy) - Mercy
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Spanish Bombs - The Clash
Drinking Again - Frank Sinatra
The Circle Game - Joni Mitchell
There She Goes - The La's
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
So Long, Marianne - Leonard Cohen
People Get Ready - The Impressions
The Whole of the Moon - The Waterboys
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel
Ooh Baby Baby - Smokey Robinson
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Just like Heaven - The Cure
A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke
Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Fairport Convention
Poor Little Fool - Ricky Nelson
Since I Lost My Baby - The Temptations
Silver Springs - Fleetwood Mac
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind) - The Delfonics
Everybody Loves a Clown - Gary Lewis & The Playboys
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
Nice list, I have a few songs and/or artists from it that are upcoming on my list, so I won't comment here.
 
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One of the biggest hit makers of the 70s and 80s was Paul McCartney and Wings. Though the critics weren't always kind to his post-Beatles career, he sure recorded a lot of songs I enjoy. My favorites:

Band on the Run
Maybe I'm Amazed (studio version)
Coming Up (studio version)
Arrow Through Me
Every Night
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
With a Little Luck
Mull of Kintyre
Tug of War
Bluebird
Silly Love Songs
Take It Away
 

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One of the biggest hit makers of the 70s and 80s was Paul McCartney and Wings. Though the critics weren't always kind to his post-Beatles career, he sure recorded a lot of songs I enjoy. My favorites:

Band on the Run
Maybe I'm Amazed (studio version)
Coming Up (studio version)
Arrow Through Me
Every Night
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
With a Little Luck
Mull of Kintyre
Tug of War
Bluebird
Silly Love Songs
Take It Away
My ordered list if you can forgive the hijack. At least one of these will be on my 424.

1. Band on the Run
2. Take It Away
3. With a Little Luck
4. Jet
5. Silly Love Songs
6. Goodnight Tonight
7. Coming Up (the live one was the one that I probably heard and made #1)
8. Let 'Em In
9. Live and Let Die
10. Maybe I'm Amazed (studio version)
11. Juniors Farm
12. Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
 
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Paul McCartney (solo only - not including Egypt Station, which has five great songs on it, a couple will probably end up on here as they prove their longevity...)

1. Queenie Eye
2. Say Say Say
3. Coming Up (Live)
4. Take It Away
5. Live And Let Die
 
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Come on. You like the Bee Gees too.

Favorites:

Night Fever
How Deep is Your Love
Nights on Broadway
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Love So Right
Massachusetts
Words
Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)
Run to Me
Too Much Heaven
To Love Somebody
I Started a Joke
 

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To Love Somebody
I Started a Joke
Lonely Days
Jive Talkin'
Nights on Broadway
You Should Be Dancing
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Stayin' Alive
Night Fever
 
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Along with the Beatles, Led Zeppelin have always been one of my favorite artists of ever.

My favorites:

The Rain Song
Going to California
Houses of the Holy
Kashmir
Misty Mountain Hop
Over the Hills and Far Away
No Quarter
That's the Way
When the Levee Breaks
Stairway to Heaven
Hey Hey What Can I Do
Ramble On
 

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I like way more than 12 Tom Petty songs.
Here's a list:
(favorites at the top)

The Waiting
You Got Lucky
Here Comes My Girl
Refugee
Breakdown
Into the Great Wide Open
Don't Come Around Here No More
Mary Jane's Last Dance
I Won't Back Down
Learning to Fly
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Stevie Nicks)
Free Fallin'