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Jim of Seattle

The one song

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If you could force everyone on this forum to listen to exactly one song, what would that song be, and why? (And it can't be one of your own songs :-))

 

(I am not giving an answer myself because then it would seem like I started the whole thread just to get people to listen to the song I picked.)

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Mother - Florence + the Machine.. if i had to define enlightenment, it would be with that song. 

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It's very difficult to choose one definitive song. Different situations make us approach the same thing differently. But a song that does pop up instinctively in my mind is U2's "One". It just feels good on many levels. 

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Shoot....that would vary from day to day....but for today, and the mood I'm in.....I would say "Soldiers of America" by Madison Rising.   'nuff said.

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I would never force anyone to listen to any song

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This seems a very difficult answer as each ones musical taste is different so we are never gonna come to a final choice. Im a country music fan but the song that really moves me is by Dire Straits "Walk of Life" I dont know how many will agree. 

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one song , that everyone has to listen to, so i'd say uptown funk because of how it starts happy, gets happier, and ends even happier 

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Forcing someone to listen to music?  How Clockwork Orange.  Gotta go with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 then.

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Something

 

Cheers

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Posted (edited)

Extremely difficult question, but off the top of my head I'd have to go with "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" by Billy Joel.

As for the "whys"...

  • the strength of the melody
  • the complexity & variety of the song structure
  • serves as a fine example of how to incorporate mood changes & movements into a popular music piece
  • excellent, diverse arrangement
  • great example of a nostalgic, story-themed lyric
  • great use of lyrical imagery, artistic & contemporary at the same time
  • and finally, because I've always believed Billy Joel to be one hell of a songwriter/performer. In my humble opinion, anyone out there who's not acquainted with his work, should be! ;) That song would serve as a good starting point.

Tom

 

 

Edited by tunesmithth
If anyone's interested in checking it out, I've added a You Tube link.
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