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Serpentine
2009-06-26, 11:27 PM
A major Australian radio station, Triple J (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/), every year releases its Hottest 100 songs of the year before. This year, it's doing a Hottest 100 of All Time (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100_alltime/voting/). Anyone and everyone can vote for 10 songs that they think should be on the CD(s). Unfortunately, my posting of this is rather late, as voting closes tomorrow. I'm going to try to figure out my votes now...
So, vote if you can. Whether you do or not, what song would you want to see in it and/or what does/would your list of the best 10 songs of all time look like?
Extra note: I just checked, and they don't have Bach or Tchaicovski, but they do have Frank Sinatra. I think that maybe it's more The Hottest 100 Songs Triple J plays (though I've never heard them play Sinatra), but they do have an "add your own" option.

edit: I know I'm seriously stating the obvious here, but listening to potential Hottest 100 contenders has really driven it home: The Beatles were damn good.
edit mk 2: For some sad, strange reason the Jonas Brothers are on the list. So I listened to one, cuz it was called Australia. They... they really are quite awful, aren't they?
edit mk 3: My mistake! They do have Beethoven :smallbiggrin:
edit mk 4: They have Monty Python! :smallbiggrin:
edit mk 5: ...Trogdor? This collection could have Strongbad on it? o.O
edit the second last: I'm surprised you normally opinionated lot have nothing to say...
Well, I've finally managed to whittle down my list to 26... I'm not particularly happy with it, and I feel dirty, cuz of all those songs I decided against, forgot, haven't heard or ruled out. Oh well.

AC/DC - Big Balls
The Beatles – I Am The Walrus
The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
The Bees – Chicken Payback
Cake – Comfort Eagle
Cake – The Distance
The Chemical Brothers feat. Flaming Lips - The Golden Path
Flobots - Handlebars
Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
Gorillaz – 19-2000
Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Led Zeppelin – The Immigrant Song
Led Zeppelin – Battle of Evermore
Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
MGMT – Kids
Modest Mouse – Float On
Monty Python – The Galaxy Song
Nick Cave – The Mercy Seat
Peggy Lee - Fever
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Primus – Tommy the Cat
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Simon and Garfunkel– Scarborough Fair
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares
Spiderbait – Black Betty

Serpentine
2009-06-27, 09:04 AM
Well, I did it. I finally picked my top 10 songs of all time. Still feel dirty... I'm sure at least some of my choices are an insult to other things that are out there. Oh well, can't be helped.

Beatles, The - I am the walrus
CAKE - The Distance
Chemical Brothers, The - The Golden Path (feat. The Flaming Lips)
Flobots - Handlebars
Gorillaz - 19/2000
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Queen - Bohemain Rhapsody
AC/DC - Big Balls
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Peggy Lee - Fever

So, what would the rest of you choose?

Black_Pants_Guy
2009-06-27, 09:15 AM
I'd like to Nominate Kamelot's Epica and Black Halo; I count them as one song because they tell one story...nevermind the fact that singing it all would take 1:49:37.:smallbiggrin:

Avilan the Grey
2009-06-27, 09:18 AM
No specific order, but they should be on the list

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Aretha Franklin - Respect

St.Sinner
2009-06-27, 09:22 AM
I'd nominate,

Imagine - John Lennon
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Come Together - The Beatles
Let It Be - The Beatles
Pride - U2
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O' Connor
How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths

It probably changes from day to day, and I'm sure I'll think of others just as soon as I've posted this. However I do love all these songs mentioned above.

Erloas
2009-06-27, 10:06 AM
It would be hard to narrow it down. Especially since a lot of the songs I like aren't the kind that get played on the radio on account of them being 8+ minutes and with a lot of Pink Floyd songs the whole album is conceptual so one song without the context of the album isn't as great.
Not that you can't pick songs they don't play on the radio, but what is the point of voting for something that no one else will vote for.

I would probably just pick one song from my favorite artists, but its hard to really say which are best because music is so dependant on mood.
Have to have something from:
Jethro Tull
Pink Floyd
Warren Zevon
Rush
Zeppelin
The Beatles
Meatloaf (a lot of his songs are over the top, but they are supposed to be and are infact almost a parody of the songs of the genre but a lot of people seem to miss that)
The last would be hard too because there are a lot of good songs that don't come from my favorite bands and would be a lot harder to narrow down.

Jethro Tull, Warren Zevon, and Rush don't get enough play time. I'm not sure why Rush is overlooked so much, they so very rarely end up on the station I list to here or the one I used to listen to in Phoenix.

As for Trogdor being on the list I'm sure that is a direct result of the song ending up on one of the Guitar Hero games, I'm sure thats the only place a lot of people have heard the song.
And someone that deserves to be on those sorts of lists but never manages to make it is Weird Al. Comedy songs so very rarely get any attention, but they are really fun and clever and about half of what he doesn't isn't a parody but origianl. He has some of the best "love" songs I've heard.

Serpentine
2009-06-27, 10:18 AM
Actually... If you're not from Australia, you might not get what Triple J is about. They probably wouldn't play a 10 minute Pink Floyd song on the radio, but their target demographic would. I will be very, very surprised if there isn't a huge long Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin song on there.
You might be interested to know that there was a Weird Al song on the list :smallwink: Probably won't make it to the final 100, but it's definitely an option.

Faulty
2009-06-27, 10:21 AM
Gosh, choosing 10 seems impossible.

Athaniar
2009-06-27, 10:37 AM
I will not partake in this voting, seeing as they have no Dschinghis Khan song on the list. Bad taste, Triple J, bad taste indeed. How can you not recognize Moskau as the musical masterpiece is is?

EDIT: Oh, you can add your own favorites? Then consider it added.
EDIT EDIT: No, I don't want to win their "special prize". Is there no way to skip that part?
EDIT 3: THE RETURN OF EDIT:
In case you want to know, my Top 10 songs are, in no particular order, except for the first one:

Dschinghis Khan - Moskau
Boney M. - Rasputin
Nick Kershaw - The Riddle
Murray Head - One Night in Bangkok
Yoko Takahashi - A Cruel Angel's Thesis
Nickleback - Rockstar
Don McLean - American Pie
Those guys from the Swedish ESC outtakes - Tingaliin
Ruslana - Wild Dances
Bon Jovi - It's My Life

valadil
2009-06-27, 01:15 PM
Oddly enough, my top 10 best songs of all time list would be identical to my top 10 best Rush songs list.

Quayleman
2009-06-27, 01:29 PM
Yeah, I'm goona have to add:

2112 - Rush

oh and
November Rain - Guns & Roses

Kris Strife
2009-06-27, 02:21 PM
Geeze, I hate these kinds of things. Its always hard for me to choose favorites of anything... Hm... ***hole - Dennis Leery and Valley of the ****ed - Dragonforce would definantly be among my personal nomination. As would 'Spirit of Music' - Rush (actually, most of their songs), 'Kryptonite' - Three Doors Down. 'Freebird', a number of Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss songs would be on there... and some of the older Green Day stuff from the 90s. Oh, and of course 'Stairway to Heaven'.

bloodlover
2009-06-27, 03:54 PM
Gorillaz and Franz Ferdinand? what? Are you kidding me ? Anyway, making a general top 100 is very hard and few people will agree with it. Imo the top should include bands that actually did something for the industry, like Black Sabbath the fathers of heavy metal , or kraftwerk as pioneers of electronic music.

Serpentine
2009-06-28, 10:03 AM
Gorillaz and Franz Ferdinand? what? Are you kidding me ?Nope. I stand by Gorillaz (at least, their album/s), and you'll see I discarded FF.

Lord Xavius: It's a good prize, if that helps... I suspect you'd have to live in Australia to win it anyway, though.

Swordlol
2009-06-30, 05:10 PM
I concur with your choices. Cake needs a bigger fan base.

Serpentine
2009-07-08, 03:42 AM
Thanks. 'strue. They also need to come to Australia more often :smallannoyed:

Rejoice oh ye doubting Thomases, for so far thou shalt be pleasantly surprised! Here's the official list so far:

61.Blur - Song 2
62.Nine Inch Nails - Closer
63.AC/DC - Thunderstruck
64.Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
65.Underworld - Born Slippy
66.Elton John - Tiny Dancer
67.Ben Folds Five - Brick
68.Blink 182 - Dammit
69.Jeff Buckley - Grace
70.The Prodigy - Breathe
71.The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
72.The Shins - New Slang
73.The Clash - London Calling
74.Nirvana - Lithium
75.Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
76.The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
77.Gotye - Hearts A Mess
78.Smashing Pumpkins - Today
79.David Bowie - Life on Mars
80.The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
81.Pulp - Common People
82.System Of A Down - Chop Suey!
83.Placebo - Every You Every Me
84.Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry
85.The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
86.The Beatles - Come Together
87.Coldplay - Yellow
88.The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
89.Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade
90.Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
91.AC/DC - Back In Black
92.Bon Iver - Skinny Love
93.Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
94.Modest Mouse - Float On
95.Stevie Wonder - Superstition
96.Daft Punk - One More Time
97.Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
98.Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
99.TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
100.Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

So, thoughts? Should something have been higher? Lower? Burned and the ashes cast into the ocean? Predictions for the other three fifths?

oryx
2009-07-08, 03:54 AM
I love Midnight Oil.

Cheesegear
2009-07-08, 04:17 AM
Actually... If you're not from Australia, you might not get what Triple J is about. They probably wouldn't play a 10 minute Pink Floyd song on the radio, but their target demographic would.

I know of two radio stations near where I live that routinely play Bat out of Hell by Meat Loaf , which is a near-ten minute song (ML has lots of 7-10 minute songs, but BooH is the one they play most). And is so awesome.

P.S: I am not a fan of Triple J...Like, at all.

Serpentine
2009-07-08, 04:20 AM
P.S: I am not a fan of Triple J...Like, at all.Why not? :smallconfused: I'm annoyed at the increase in cRap and the like, and I don't listen to some of the programs (not a fan of really heavy metal or punk), and some of the presenters at the moment are fairly obnoxious... but that's about all I've got.

Faceist
2009-07-08, 04:27 AM
The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Bob Dylan - Mr Tambourine Man
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary
The Doors - Light My Fire
The Stooges - Raw Power
Bob Dylan - Outlaw Blues
Jeff Buckley - Dream Brother
Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
The Velvet Underground - Candy Says

My top ten. Ish. (In no particular order.) There's other songs I like more, but I think those ones stand up better.

oryx
2009-07-08, 04:41 AM
Why not? :smallconfused: I'm annoyed at the increase in cRap and the like, and I don't listen to some of the programs (not a fan of really heavy metal or punk), and some of the presenters at the moment are fairly obnoxious... but that's about all I've got.

I love the fact that Triple J plays rap and hip hop as well as more traditionally 'alternative' music. It's awesome :smallbiggrin:

Serpentine
2009-07-08, 04:56 AM
Eh, I'm just not entirely convinced that a lot of what rap they play is alternative anymore (Kanye West? Really Triple J? :smallyuk:). Some of it I like, and I can live with having the occasional tune I don't like, but it seems as though bad rap is almost starting to dominate. Pretty minor gripe, though, anyway.

ghost_warlock
2009-07-08, 05:01 AM
Okay, I just gotta throw this out there...I find it difficult to take seriously any compilation that lists Song 2 by Blur as the 61st best song "of all time." I mean, seriously? :smallconfused:

Serpentine
2009-07-08, 05:04 AM
What's wrong with that? And there's always gonna be some someone, somewhere, thinks is a dud *shrug*

ghost_warlock
2009-07-08, 05:18 AM
Oh, I realize this is entirely subjective. It's just that, with so many other really good songs out there, I can't wrap my head around how it could have made it anywhere near the Top 100.

Serpentine
2009-07-09, 09:55 AM
Update to the list (no I will NOT let this go! :smalltongue:):

41.Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
42.Bloc Party - Banquet
43.The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
44.The Beatles - Hey Jude
45.Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
46.Faith No More - Epic
47.John Butler Trio - Betterman
48.Beastie Boys - Sabotage
49.Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
50.Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
51.Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
52.You Am I - Berlin Chair
53.Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
54.The Cure - Close To Me
55.Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
56.Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should Have Come Over
57.Tool - Forty Six & 2
58.Daft Punk - Around The World
59.Augie March - One Crowded Hour
60.Johnny Cash - Hurt
61.Blur - Song 2
62.Nine Inch Nails - Closer
63.AC/DC - Thunderstruck
64.Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
65.Underworld - Born Slippy
66.Elton John - Tiny Dancer
67.Ben Folds Five - Brick
68.Blink 182 - Dammit
69.Jeff Buckley - Grace
70.The Prodigy - Breathe
71.The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
? 72.The Shins - New Slang
73.The Clash - London Calling
74.Nirvana - Lithium
75.Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
76.The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
77.Gotye - Hearts A Mess
78.Smashing Pumpkins - Today
79.David Bowie - Life on Mars
80.The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
81.Pulp - Common People
82.System Of A Down - Chop Suey!
83.Placebo - Every You Every Me
84.Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry
85.The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
86.The Beatles - Come Together
87.Coldplay - Yellow
88.The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
89.Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade
90.Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
91.AC/DC - Back In Black
92.Bon Iver - Skinny Love
93.Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
94.Modest Mouse - Float On
95.Stevie Wonder - Superstition
96.Daft Punk - One More Time
97.Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
98.Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
99.TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
100.Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

Thoughts so far: Some David Bowie, AC/DC, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones... Pretty solid. A few surprises - two Daft Punks already, for example. A few Aussie ones, which is nice. One or two I voted for, a few more that I wanted to vote for but ran out of room... Yeah, so far I'm thinking I'd buy the compilation.
Predictions: More Beatles and Led Zeppelin. Hopefully some more I voted for (hope Flobots' Handlebars wasn't too obscure...).

edit: For the Curious, here's the list from the last Hottest 100 of All Time in 1998:

Hottest 100 of all time:
In 1998 the Hottest 100 of all time as voted by you were:


1 Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
2 Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
3 Pearl Jam - Alive
4 Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
5 Radiohead - Creep
6 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
7 Metallica - One
8 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
9 Metallica - Enter Sandman
10 Pearl Jam - Black
11 U2 - One
12 Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People
13 Radiohead - Paranoid Android
14 Nine Inch Nails - Closer
15 Violent Femmes - Blister In The Sun
16 Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
17 Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
18 Living End - Prisoner Of Society
19 Faith No More - Epic
20 Blink-182 - Dammit
21 Live - Lightning Crashes
22 Pearl Jam - Better Man
23 U2 - With Or Without You
24 Tool - Stinkfist
25 Soft Cell - Tainted Love
26 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Ship Song
27 Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl
28 The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
29 Jeff Buckley - Grace
30 New Order - Blue Monday
31 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
32 Ben Folds Five - Brick
33 Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
34 Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
35 Faith No More - Ashes To Ashes
36 The Whitlams - No Aphrodisiac
37 The B-52's - Love Shack
38 Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right
39 Stone Roses - Fools Gold
40 Smashing Pumpkins - Today
41 Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
42 Andy Prieboy - Tomorrow Wendy
43 The Whitlams - You Sound Like Louis Burdette
44 Beastie Boys - Sabotage
45 Nirvana - Lithium
46 Blur - Song 2
47 Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
48 Tool - Sober
49 The Beatles - A Day In The Life
50 Jebediah - Leaving Home
51 R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts
52 Ben Folds Five - Underground
53 Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
54 Radiohead - Karma Police
55 Offspring - Come Out & Play
56 Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror
57 Tool - Forty Six And 2
58 Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
59 Silverchair - Tomorrow
60 New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
61 You Am I - Berlin Chair
62 Nirvana - Come As You Are
63 Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
64 Cake - I Will Survive
65 Eagles - Hotel California
66 Cure - Love Cats
67 Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
68 Hunters & Collectors - Holy Grail
69 Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
70 Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower
71 Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
72 Nine Inch Nails - The Perfect Drug
73 R.E.M. - Losing My Religion
74 The Cure - A Forest
75 Portishead - Glory Box
76 Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
77 Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O Mine
78 They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
79 The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
80 Offspring - Self Esteem
81 Blind Melon - No Rain
82 Jebediah - Jerks Of Attention
83 Silverchair - Abuse Me
84 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
85 The Cure - Just Like Heaven
86 Spiderbait - Buy Me A Pony
87 Nirvana - Aneurysm
88 Grinspoon - Just Ace
89 The Cure - Close To Me
90 Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
91 Metallica - The Unforgiven
92 Pauline Pantsdown - Back Door Man
93 U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
94 Cold Chisel - Khe Sahn
95 Prodigy - Breathe
96 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
97 Beck - Loser
98 The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
99 The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
100 David Bowie - Heroes

Serpentine
2009-07-12, 05:38 AM
Well, the votes are in. According to the listeners of the Australian alternative non-commercial national radio station Triple J, and maybe a few other people, the best 100 songs of all time are:

Hottest 100 Of All Time 2009
1.Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
2.Rage Against the Machine - Killing In The Name
3.Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
4.Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
5.Radiohead - Paranoid Android
6.Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
7.Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
8.Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
9.Foo Fighters - Everlong
10.Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
11.John Lennon - Imagine
12.Oasis - Wonderwall
13.Radiohead - Creep
14.The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
15.Radiohead - Karma Police
16.Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
17.Hilltop Hoods - The Nosebleed Section
18.Muse - Knights Of Cydonia
19.Metallica - One
20.White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
21.Powderfinger - These Days
22.Massive Attack - Teardrop
23.Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
24.The Beatles - A Day in the Life
25.Pearl Jam - Alive
26.Michael Jackson - Thriller
27.Powderfinger - My Happiness
28.Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
29.Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
30.Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
31.Metallica - Enter Sandman
32.New Order - Blue Monday
33.Silverchair - Tomorrow
34.The Living End - Prisoner Of Society
35.Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
36.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
37.Tool - Stinkfist
38.The Killers - Mr Brightside
39.Pearl Jam - Better Man
40.Nirvana - Come As You Are
41.Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
42.Bloc Party - Banquet
43.The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
44.The Beatles - Hey Jude
45.Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
46.Faith No More - Epic
47.John Butler Trio - Betterman
48.Beastie Boys - Sabotage
49.Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
50.Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
51.Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
52.You Am I - Berlin Chair
53.Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
54.The Cure - Close To Me
55.Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
56.Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should Have Come Over
57.Tool - Forty Six & 2
58.Daft Punk - Around The World
59.Augie March - One Crowded Hour
60.Johnny Cash - Hurt
61.Blur - Song 2
62.Nine Inch Nails - Closer
63.AC/DC - Thunderstruck
64.Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
65.Underworld - Born Slippy
66.Elton John - Tiny Dancer
67.Ben Folds Five - Brick
68.Blink 182 - Dammit
69.Jeff Buckley - Grace
70.The Prodigy - Breathe
71.The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
72.The Shins - New Slang
73.The Clash - London Calling
74.Nirvana - Lithium
75.Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
76.The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
77.Gotye - Hearts A Mess
78.Smashing Pumpkins - Today
79.David Bowie - Life on Mars
80.The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
81.Pulp - Common People
82.System Of A Down - Chop Suey!
83.Placebo - Every You Every Me
84.Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry
85.The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
86.The Beatles - Come Together
87.Coldplay - Yellow
88.The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
89.Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade
90.Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
91.AC/DC - Back In Black
92.Bon Iver - Skinny Love
93.Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
94.Modest Mouse - Float On
95.Stevie Wonder - Superstition
96.Daft Punk - One More Time
97.Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
98.Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
99.TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
100.Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

What do youse all think? Which ones were missed? Which ones made it but shouldn't have? Which ones should have been higher or lower? Which were spot-on? If we had a "Playground's Hottest 100 of All Time", how do you think it'd compare?

Only 2 of my final 10 (Hurt and Bohemian Rhapsody) made it on, but there were a fair few other ones I was seriously considering, and many others I love but forgot. To be honest, I think I sorta got progressively disappointed as it went on... I still think it'd be worth buying the compilation.
My sister told me that Yoko Ono has given Triple J the rights to a solo accoustic performance of Imagine for the CD, so that's a good start.

Here (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=85A592062A545CD6&search_query=triple+j+hottest+100+2009)'s a YouTube playlist of the list. Only 70, though. I'm thinking I might see if I can make my own.

LCR
2009-07-12, 07:29 AM
Why is it always Wonderwall that makes it into these lists? Oasis had so many better songs.
Champagne Supernova, for example. Or Cigarettes and Alcohol.

oryx
2009-07-12, 09:15 AM
Smells Like Teen Spirit...ugh.

Lord Loss
2009-07-12, 09:20 AM
Ram Jam version of Black Betty (the original) beats Spiderbait anytime.

VeisuItaTyhjyys
2009-07-12, 01:22 PM
Veisu's list of songs from that list that at least sort of deserved to be there:

Hallelujah
Love Will Tear us Apart
Imagine
One
Wish you were here
Tear Drop
New Slang (What is this not doing way higher?)
London Calling (See above.)
Gimme Shelter
Bohemian Rhapsody

I score the list with a charitable 10%. Democracy ftl.

Swordlol
2009-07-12, 02:57 PM
Apparently I am the only person in the world that dislikes "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana and "Sex is on Fire" by Kings of Leon.

The only song I have on that whole list is Chop Suey by System of the Down - that isn't to say I DONT listen to other bands on that playlist - I listen to Bruce, Led Zepplin, Metallica, Beatles, Queens, etc - I just don't feel like adding them to my iPod just because - it's hard to explain, I guess I don't find them extraordinarly special.

The list needs more Modest Mouse - and needs (period) REM, & Cake.

Although I am very happy for TV on the Radio making it on the list, they are a great band and should get a lot more recognition.

VeisuItaTyhjyys
2009-07-12, 03:41 PM
Kings of Leon used to be all right. The new album is pretty terrible.

Faceist
2009-07-12, 03:52 PM
Why is it always Wonderwall that makes it into these lists? Oasis had so many better songs.
Champagne Supernova, for example. Or Cigarettes and Alcohol.Oasis had... no good songs.

I also like in that list how Hey Jude was below a Bloc Party song. I pretty much zoned out after that, since it's pretty clear the people behind this list are at Zant levels of sanity.

Swordlol
2009-07-12, 05:22 PM
Oasis had... no good songs.

I also like in that list how Hey Jude was below a Bloc Party song. I pretty much zoned out after that, since it's pretty clear the people behind this list are at Zant levels of sanity.

I concur. I'm not sure how much trust I should put in this list.

Serpentine
2009-07-12, 11:02 PM
Veisu's list of songs from that list that at least sort of deserved to be there:

Hallelujah
Love Will Tear us Apart
Imagine
One
Wish you were here
Tear Drop
New Slang (What is this not doing way higher?)
London Calling (See above.)
Gimme Shelter
Bohemian Rhapsody

I score the list with a charitable 10%. Democracy ftl.You don't think Led Freaking Zepellin and Pink Bloody Floyd deserved to be there?! :smalleek:


Apparently I am the only person in the world that dislikes "Smells like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana and "Sex is on Fire" by Kings of Leon.No, the Boy doesn't like Sex on Fire, and while I like Smells Like Teen Spirit I would never call it "the greatest song of all time".

The list needs... Cake.Absolutely!

VeisuItaTyhjyys
2009-07-13, 12:23 AM
You don't think Led Freaking Zepellin and Pink Bloody Floyd deserved to be there?!

Led Zeppelin is good, but there's a lot of songs out there. I don't know if there's room in the top one hundred. Honestly, I doubt I would even rank most of the then I put in the top one hundred, they just seemed the most feasible. Anyway, I had "Wish you were here."

Leaving out "Into My Arms" was the weirdest mistake, since it's by far my favourite of all the songs on that list.

Boaromir
2009-07-13, 02:34 AM
I can't believe Daft Punk's two songs were so far apart from each other (I would have thought it'd been a toss-up between the two for the higher ranking since both got on there). Also, Kraftwerk - Numbers, Heimcomputer, Computerwelt or something from them should be there. =/



Also, most classical pieces from people like Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt. Hungarian Rhapsdoy No. 2 please? The problem with of all time is you literally have centuries of music, but it's always music that's not even 60 years old almost exclusively.

VeisuItaTyhjyys
2009-07-13, 12:44 PM
Kraftwerk certainly deserves it before Daft Punk does.

BROCK22
2009-07-13, 05:53 PM
How bout "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel

LCR
2009-07-14, 12:01 PM
Oasis had... no good songs.


Huh?
Have you not listened to "Definitely Maybe" and "Morning Glory"? Live Forever (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_2mWhfOhGU), Rock'n'Roll Star (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBZ1HTkGF4s) and Hello (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr0qskFsEC0) beg to differ.
Probably two of the greatest rock albums in the last 30 years. Although it went downhill for them afterwards, I agree.