Pick Your All Time Favorite Song - Ever

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Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (205.186.129.105) on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 04:10 pm:

I have searched my everything about this question. I have dug deep in order to come up with the song that I'd choose and it's hard.

Recently though - I think I've come up with it. I didn't intentionally want to choose a song done up by one of my favorite groups or singers necessarily - but alas - I have.

I think my favorite song of all time is "We're A Winner", by The Impressions. Ironically one of my other faves of all time is - "I'm So Proud." Social and romantic statements indeed - and I loved them both.

Can anyone else sort of pinpoint what their fave song of all time is?

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 04:19 pm:

THATS JUST A GREAT CHOICE SB...ALTHOUGH I MAY COME UP WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (205.186.129.105) on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 04:42 pm:

STUBASS - would the song/tune be by an artist w/the first name that starts w/an O & last end w/an R?" LOL! Or would it be one of the standards?

I started to pic a standard you know.

Top of pageBottom of page   By SisDetroit (68.42.209.170) on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 04:49 pm:

I don't think I can pick an all time favorite song. "We're A Winner" is a great choice. I think I would probably go with one of the songs by the Drifters, ie "This Magic Moment." But I'm not saying that's my all time favorite. I may think of something else later tonight that I liked better. :o)

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 04:56 pm:

WHILE OR IS THE GREATEST SOUL SINGER SB...THATS BASED ON THE TOTALITY OF HIS MATERIAL AND STYLE...BUT FOR JUST ONE SONG...THERE'S PROBABLY TOO MANY OTHERS!!!...I'LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT ONE!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By David Meikle (81.98.128.120) on Saturday, August 09, 2003 - 05:07 pm:

I think "We're a winner" is a great song too.

It is a complex song....IMHO.

Pure class.

Top of pageBottom of page   By JaSa (80.182.201.144) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 07:56 am:

HONKY TONK WOMEN by the Stones to me is perfect if perfection could be in this world...

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 10:38 am:

CAN'T DO JUST ONE!!!...
POP..."THIS IS IT"...KENNY LOGGINS
POLITICAL..."WHATS GOING ON"...MARVIN GAYE
INSPIRATIONAL..."AMEN"...THE IMPRESSIONS
SOUL/FUNK..."RESPECT"...ARETHA *AND* OTIS
POP BALLAD..."GOD ONLY KNOWS"...BEACH BOYS
SHOW TYPE..."DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE"...BABS STREISAND
JAZZ..."TAKE FIVE"...DAVE BRUBECK
CLASSICAL..."FOUR SEASONS"...VIVALDI
BLUES..."THE THRILL IS GONE...B.B.
JUST FOR STARTERS...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 10:42 am:

Stu,
Give me your best Bubble Gum shot.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 10:51 am:

RALPH...BAZOOKA!!!...
OK...BUBBLEGUM..."PUPPY LOVE"...LITTLE DONNIE
COUNTRY..."YOUR CHEATIN HEART...HANK WILLIAMS
DISCO..."STARLOVE"...CHERYL LYNN (SORRY GLORIA)
STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 10:55 am:

You're buiding a rather righteous list Stu old pal. Give me a favorite Mazurka and I'll nominate you for Calfornia Governer.

Top of pageBottom of page   By douglasm (68.113.13.31) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 10:56 am:

Ralph....
....how bout "Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'" by Crazy Elephant. I think the title's right. Probably the hardest rock that came out of the Kasenet-Katz hit factory.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 10:58 am:

You're digging in Stu, but I don't think that was Mazurka material.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:05 am:

NEVER BEEN TO POLAND RALPH...BUT I DID LIKE BOBBY VINTONS..."MOYA SHAKA LAKA LAKA...MEANS THAT I LOVE YOU SO"!!!...
HEY RALPH...DO YOU THINK THAT KEVGO COULD PUT A COMP CD OF STUBASS FAVORITE HITS TOGETHER...AND WE COULD MARKET IT TO SCHIZOPHRENICS???...
BY THE WAY...I DECLINE THE NOMINATION!!!...SO FAR...THE ONLY CANDIDATE I'VE HEARD THAT MAKES ANY SENSE IS *GARY COLEMAN*...THIS BIG KID IS REALLY SMART (WHAT CHU TALKIN BOUT RALPH???)STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:10 am:

I'll tell you what Stu. I think the Bobby Vinton title puts you in the running. What about if we DRAFT you into the gubinitorial fiasco? Who better qualified than a guy with a squad of angels? I'm telling ya Stu, the last several years I've been apolitical but I can just feel my right hand itching to hit that switch in the voting booth.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (152.163.252.68) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:17 am:

I'M SOFTENING MY POSITION RALPH!!!...PERHAPS CALIFORNIA NEEDS A STUBASS!!!...HEY...CAN I DECLARE THE STATE BANKRUPT...AND TELL ALL OUR CREDITORS TO JUST "POUND SAND"???...GOVERNOR STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (199.183.170.65) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:23 am:

G'day All,

LOL! The challenge here is to pick just one. I love too many songs to mention here - as I'm sure we all do.

Here are two others that I cherish. "Lift Every Voice And Sing" & "The Impossible Dream."

Matter-of-fact - if there was one song that I'd want to be playing as I'm passing from this world to the next - it would be...............

I read where Bob Hope was still humming up until his passing. Bless his heart. He was toned deaf - and more or less blind - but the story is that every time he took to the putting green - he would step up to the plate/hole humming one of his favorite tunes. This is at 98 - 99 and 100 years of age mind you. Wow!

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.109) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:40 am:

NOW SB...YOU SAY NAME ONLY ONE...THEN YOU GO AND MENTION TWO MORE???...THATS JUST NOT FAIR...I'M THROWIN IN!!!
CHILDRENS SONG..."THREE BLIND MICE"...ALTHOUGH "HICKORY DICKORY DOC" RUNS A CLOSE SECOND!!!...
STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By Ralph (209.240.198.62) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:45 am:

Stu,
I'll be your campaign manager. Yeah...scre fiscal reform and all that rot. We'll attack on a music theme..." You'll get no bad RAP from Stu Miller." Whadaya think?

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (217.14.178.84) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:52 am:

Hey Stu
and you had the nerve to call me regards not being able to do a top list of anything.
whats your fave ice-cream then
matey!!!!!!!
mel(laughing my bonce off)

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (217.14.178.84) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 11:55 am:

ps
my bonce is my head by the way.
mel.

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.109) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 12:36 pm:

HEY MEL..."TUTTI FRUTTI"...WHAT ELSE???...STU

Top of pageBottom of page   By Greg C. (165.247.29.86) on Sunday, August 10, 2003 - 08:42 pm:

Places and Spaces by Donald Byrd.

This song is so personal to me and it speaks volumes. It's an airy, soul searching, contemporary jazz tune that sums up my life with a smile and a tremendous sigh, "Places and spaces I've been."

Oh yes....

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.34.39) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 12:10 am:

Sis - "This Magic Moment" is one of my mom's faves.

My favorite song of all time would probably be the Miracles "Ooo Baby Baby."

Top of pageBottom of page   By Thommygirl_70 (205.188.209.109) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 12:32 am:

This is a good question but HARD too cuz I don't know if i actually have a favorite song of *all* time. I do have favorite songs though and that changes for me on almost a daily basis. I am definitely feelin' those who mentioned 'We're A Winner' & 'I'm So Proud'. Those two songs are so awesome!!! Good Picks!! Right now my *current* favorite songs are the ones that I have been listening to constantly on repeat lately and they are, in no particular order...Tyrone Davis, "Can I Change My Mind' Linda Jones "Hypnotized" Lou Rawls "Love is A Hurting Thing' Aretha Franklin 'Prove It & I Can't See Myself Leaving You' Marvin Gaye "Jan & Please Stay(Don't Go Away) and a few months ago I got a double disc cd from Jim Croce and I have been playing that non-stop!! So basically many of his songs are in my current favorite musical crop. Oh yeah, and I am playing the Honey Cone Soulful Sugar double disc cd like mad!!!! And I have to say that there also MUST be a Tammi Terrell song in my personal top favorite at all times, right now I really love "This Time Tomorrow" and...uh, what else? I feel like I'm missing a million more songs...i Know I didn't answer this question right(sorry!) but there are just soooo many great songs that I would probably have a heart attack if I had to list an *all-time* favorite. Ok...that's it for now.

Top of pageBottom of page   By DJDetroit (212.21.166.254) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 08:56 am:

Listening from Rock to Blues to soul, from the 60's to the 00's, from Bobby Darin to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, there's only one song giving me the chill and tears in my eyes, every time I hear it...and I mean EVERY time!
I have to stop everything I'm doing right now, to listen to it, to enjoy every single note and beat!

That's my alltime favorite:
"Ain't no mountain high enough" by Marvin and Tammy!

Nothing can replace it - whatever may come!

Darin

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (64.12.97.7) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 10:57 am:

NOW...TO MEL!!!...OK WISE GUY!!!...LISTEN UP BUDDY...DON'T COMPARE THE "GREATEST SOUL SINGER" THREAD TO THE "GREATEST SONG EVER" CONCEPT!!!...IT'S WASN'T THE GREATEST "SINGER" EVER THREAD!!!...IF IT WAS...YOU COULD CERTAINLY CALL CARUSO THE GREATEST OPERA SINGER...SINATRA THE GREATEST LOUNGE SINGER...AND EVEN RAY CHARLES THE GREATEST R&B (NOT SOUL) SINGER!!!...BUT WE WERE TALKING "SOUL SINGER"...AND OTIS IS MY MAN!!!..."GREATEST SONG EVER"...DEPENDS ON WHAT STYLE YOU'RE TALKING!!!...NOW...DESPITE THE FACT THAT YOU COULD BE CLASSIFIED AS AN "UNDESIRABLE ALIEN"...I STILL MAY HAVE ROOM FOR YOU IN MY GUBINATORIAL CHINGADERA (SEE STUBASS FOR GOVERNOR THREAD)!!!...YOU MAY NOT HELP US SOLVE THE STATES FISCAL CRISIS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT...BUT AT LEAST YOUR ACCENT WILL ADD A TOUCH OF CLASS TO MY ADMINISTRATION!!!...STU(THE GOV)BASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (64.12.97.7) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 11:02 am:

BY THE WAY!!!...SINCE YOU INSIST ON LAUGHING YOUR "PONCE" OFF...I'M GONNA LAUGH MY "SCHWANTZ" OFF...ERR...ON SECOND THOUGHT...NEVER MIND!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 11:07 am:

All-Time Favorite Song:

It may surprise you all, but mine is "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Tommy James & the Shondells.

Peaceful message song which, according to Tommy, was inspired by his reading the Holy Bible after a recording session.

Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (64.12.97.7) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 11:15 am:

I'M FLOORED!!!...PLEASE PASS THE SMELLING SALTS!!!...THATS OK KEV..."CBP" IS A NICE LITTLE TUNE...AND I SUPPOSE YOUR JUSTIFICATION FOR YOUR PICK DOES ADD CREDIBILITY TO YOUR SELECTION!!!...CRYSTAL BLUE PERSUASION???...OUT HERE IN CALIFORNIA...THAT TITLE HAS AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT MEANING!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By KevGo (64.115.26.80) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 11:29 am:

Stu:
The inspiration for Tommy to write Cyrstal Blue Persuasion came from the Book of Revelations, which forsaw the creation of a new Jerusalem.
Kevin Goins - KevGo

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.134) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 11:39 am:

Hey SB!

I like a lot of songs, but my all time favorite song is "Summer Madness" by Kool & The Gang.

Everytime I hear that song, I forget about stress & just relax, and let the song absorb me! It's crazy trying to explain it, but that song does something to me!

Handsome

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vonnie (205.188.209.109) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 01:09 pm:

My favorite all time record is by the Queen Of Soul Her Majesty Aretha Franklin. The song I love is "Prove It". The lyrics on this song are a killer.

Prove that it won't bother me
To become your use to be
Prove that I can just ignore
All the love we shared before

Prove it to my stubborn heart
Prove it now before we part
Prove it baby
Prove it baby

Prove the loneliness I find
Will be only in my mind
Prove that all these tears that fall
Aren't really tears at all

Prove that I don't want to die
Now that you say its goodbye
Prove it baby
Prove it baby

Before you walk out that door
Prove I won't love you no more
Prove that I'll forget your kiss
And in your arms I'll never miss
Now let me see you you prove it

Those lyrics are DYNO-MITE!

Vonnie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.134) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 01:13 pm:

Vonnie, not to mention Aretha & The Sweets vocally pulling this song off too! I just played that song yesterday. Great choice!

Handsome

Top of pageBottom of page   By Thommygirl_70 (205.188.209.109) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 03:17 pm:

Vonnie, you've got good taste! Prove It is one of the songs that I mentioned in my previous post as currently being in rotation on my cd player!! And DJDetroit I am totally feelin' you on 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'..you can't no better than that!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (204.30.139.148) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 03:35 pm:

You all - I knew it would be hard. I thought about this topic weeks ago - but I wasn't sure which song I'd pick - and especially w/all these great songs being mentioned here on a daily basis.

Berry and Motown was famous for more than one artist covering the same song - were they not? LOL! I just heard Marvin singing "My Girl". yesterday. He did fine - but Mr. Ruffin owned that song.

I also loved the way Marvin sung - "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", more than any other. I loved Smokey singing "You Really Got A Hold On Me", more than my homie Eddie's version. And what is up with that song, "He Who Picks A Rose?" I know I've seen about four or five different artists that covered it. If I got the name wrong - I'll correct it later.

Vonnie - I loved that song by Aretha - and the lyrics you posted made me want to boohoo. Aretha knows that she can sing them type songs doesn't she? The one I heard last week - that Sam wrote - "You're a no good - heartbreaker. You're a liar and a cheat." LOL! (I Ain't Never Loved A Man - The Way That I - I Love You) Now what woman would want to be with a man like that? LOL!

Two of my other all time faves - "A Change Is Gonna Come", and "Everything Must Change."

Top of pageBottom of page   By soulboy (80.0.251.246) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 03:35 pm:

'mountain' is one of my favourites also, not only the original,but the sitsom remake.indeed there is one particular moment in that song during the Key Change that provides me with what i think is one of the most emotional moments i have ever experienced with music, does it do the same for anyone else??

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.134) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 03:40 pm:

Hey SB!

Motown always had different artists recording the same song, of course the arrangement & Key of the song would be different (depending on the singer). As for the title of the song, "He Who Picks a Rose" is correct. I know the Tempts & Edwin Starr have versions of this song.

Handsome

Top of pageBottom of page   By Thommygirl_70 (205.188.209.109) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 03:54 pm:

soulboy do you mean when Tammi goes "My love is alive, way down in my heart, although we are miles a part..." and then Marvin comes in with his lyric? That's one of my favorite parts of that song:) It's like the instruments all come together in unison for this...climax...That song is *very* moving. And right before Tammi sings No Wind, no rain.." The drums are beating so hard and so fast it sounds like thunder or something..and the string section in the song..oh man!!
And SB don't get me talking about "A Change Is Gonna Come'... Sam Cooke...that can be another thread all in itself,lol:)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Thommygirl_70 (205.188.209.109) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 04:01 pm:

just to say something else, I remember when I first saw Malcolm X when it came out...when 'A Change Is Gonna Come' came up on the screen as Malcolm was heading to the Audubon..i started crying so hard I think everyone in the theater heard me sobbing.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Des (81.152.235.225) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 08:53 pm:

ThommyGirls' earlier post saying it's too hard to pick one song is where I guess I stand on this,nevertheless,fine Thread.....after reading TG's comments on how emotional she became on hearing 'Change is gonna come' in 'Malcolm X',it made me review my current selection(s).....
I believe the song that hit me hardest BUT in an uplifting way (but could make me cry with joy)
was "I Am Singing" off Songs In The Key Of Life.
When Stevie raises the stakes and vocally soars when the lyric uses English,I will always remember the first few times I had to replace and replace and replace the needle on that opening Track ,side 3.
Just Stevie at his best.Soooooo wonderful on so many musical levels.I'm getting chills just thinking of the song.
Tonight,that's my favourite song.....and no matter what -- it'd be top 10 for sure.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Caleb (171.75.83.119) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 10:03 pm:

I don't know about song but favorite record:"I'll Be Around"-Spinners

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.34.39) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 10:30 pm:

I love the part in "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" when Marvin and Tammi sing "Aw baby!" together. They are like the musical version of Bogart and Bacall, perfectly suited lovers.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Thommygirl_70 (205.188.209.109) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 11:26 pm:

DS, yes it is really something what music can do. I think that music is the best artform *ever* created. It has always emotionally hit me in places where no other art form can. And Nish, I love that part of the song too. *That's* where the musical climax builds up!! Listening to the solo version that Tammi did with the Spinners backing her up and then to the legendary one where Marvin put his vocals on it for the duet, it puts me in awe and respect of Marvin's musical talents. He get's me everytime! Sometimes when I'm listening to a song I forget just *how* much a singer can add to a lyric and the emotion a song can convey by ad libbing. And also how legendary particular ad libs in a song can be!! Ever since I purchased the Marvin/Tammi 'Complete Duets' I now have renewed my love for that song becuz of those awesome Marvin adlibs. Not to mention also, cuz it's a really, really good song too! I know that adlibs had nothing to do with your post, but I just felt like saying this anyway,hehehehe!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Thommygirl_70 (205.188.209.109) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 12:58 am:

whooops, i just reread my post and realized that I didn't really explain what I was saying. I was talking about the adlibs that Marvin sang through out the song like ,"listen baby' and "don't worry baby" "just send for me" etc. Pure Magic!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By DJDetroit (212.21.166.254) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 03:41 am:

@soulboy

Yeah you're absolutely right. That keychange gives the real urge and confirmation to the whole meaning of the song.

darin

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (205.188.209.109) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 03:52 am:

SOULBOY!!!...IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE KEY CHANGE...WHERE IN THE SITSOM PERFORMANCE...BROUGHT IN THE CHOIR...THAT WAS INDEED AN INSPIRING MODULATION...AND HELPED BRING THAT TUNE TO AN EMOTIONAL PEAK!!!...GOOD CALL!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By moanman (24.44.218.110) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 07:59 am:

Been thinking about this question, mulling it over & over, because there are so damn many, & these things are always subject to change. But some songs just endure, weave magic, make you feel alive, no matter how many times your hear them.

SO, in that spirit, right now I'm going with the much unappreciated magnificently crafted

"Song For My Lady" by Jon Lucien.

Something very soul-nourishing, life-affirming, romantic, spine-tingling about this jam. I'm fairly sure not too many folks have even heard of it, but it's a pure sonic treat and a pleasure to all of the senses.

Goes a li'l sum'm like this:


"Come here child, and sit by me
Beneath this banyan tree
Let me rid you of your discontentedness
Unfold your mind so love can be
A part of you & me
Let us kiss the wind
And like the birds, be free...

Let yourself go, wonder
Feel a love so, tender
Darlin' let me free you
From misery
Heaven is my way to
Love you..."

Yeah, truly digs this cut.

Peace

Top of pageBottom of page   By fayette (152.163.252.68) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 08:33 am:

my all time favorites are as follows
1. sweet bitter love-aretha franklin (make me cry everytime
i heard it why i don't know
2. sara smile- hall and oates
3. can i -eddie kendricks
4. tubthumping-chumbawamba
5. roots,rock,raggae-bob marley
6.let the feelings flow-peabo bryson
7. now that we found love-third world
8. if you let me make love to you-ronnie dyson

Top of pageBottom of page   By Emaceo (64.12.97.7) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 11:46 am:

Ronnie Dyson- that's a name that I haven't heard in a while! My favorite of his was "What Color is Love", title track of the same LP. There are just too many great songs by too many artists to pick just one. It depends on your mood! It could be Flashlight or One Nation under a Groove, Cease the Bombing by Grant Green, Freedom Sound by the Jazz Crusaders, Mighty Love by the Spinners, All Day Music by WAR; the list of favorites is almost endless. I could sit up here all day and name tunes! You guys have picked out a lot of winners ,too!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.134) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 12:02 pm:

How about...

Earth Wind & Fire-Evil & Keep Your Head to The Sky

The Emotions-Show Me How

Keith Barrow-You Know You Want to be Loved

Handsome

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (217.14.178.126) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 12:18 pm:

Hey Moanman
have you heard
John Lucians cut of
'what a difference Love makes'
on the Columbia record Label(no.44077)
another great track by him.
regards
mel.
ps
the flip side is called
'L.A.(Los Angeles)'
just for the record.

Top of pageBottom of page   By moanman (24.44.218.110) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 12:42 pm:

Dag! Handsome...

A couple of those just gave me chills, by the mere mention. Good choices...

And Mel...
No. Haven't heard the cut you named. But Mr. Lucien can do no wrong in my book.

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (68.50.216.139) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 01:45 pm:

Greatest song of all time - Bridge Over Troubled Water..
Best Soul Song - Try a Little Tenderness
Best Duo - Aint No Mountain High Enough
Best funk song - Atomic Dog
Best Bubblegum - Im a Believer and Sugar Sugar
honorable mention goes to Mony Mony
Most forgotten song - One Man Band by Ronnie Dyson
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Thommygirl_70 (205.188.209.109) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 01:53 pm:

I like your choices Stephanie! Another best bubblegum(if you're meaning that like a poppy, innocent-like song) for me would be Spiral Starecase 'More Today Than Yesterday' I love that song!

Top of pageBottom of page   By STUBASS (206.135.204.254) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 01:58 pm:

STEPH!!!...GREAT CALLS ON BOTH..."TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS" AND "ONE MAN BAND"!!!...STUBASS

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.133) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 05:36 pm:

Thanks moanman!

Handsome

Top of pageBottom of page   By stephanie (68.50.216.139) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 07:17 pm:

Thank you Daddy Angel and Thommygirl...

YES Thommygirl I agree with you on More Today than Yesterday.....The Spiral Staircase had some awesome horns and reminded me of that Chicago sound similar to The Buckinghams..
Stephanie

Top of pageBottom of page   By Thommygirl_70 (205.188.209.109) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 07:54 pm:

I was actually thinking about purchasing the Spiral Starecase compilation. More Today Than Yesterday: The Complete Columbia Recordings that came out a few months ago. When I get some $$ I think that I will:)

Top of pageBottom of page   By Emaceo (205.188.209.109) on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 08:28 pm:

John Lucien-I Am Now
Milton Nasciemento-Bridges
EWF-Gratitude(the best concert ever!, Pine Knob, 75)
Friends of Distinction-Going in Circles
Roy Ayers Ubiquity-Take All the Time You Need
Correction from earlier post; Terry Collier, What Color is Love?
More to come!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (68.21.245.93) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 12:52 am:

When We Are Made As One-written & lead by George "Smitty" Smith (The Manhattans).

Top of pageBottom of page   By Nish (66.119.33.170) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 07:17 am:

Thommygirl, I knew exactly what you meant. It sounds like such an integral part of the song when Marvin sings his ad libs, and hen listening to Tammi's solo, Marvin's penchant for creating his own magic within the song structure just strikes you.

More Today Than Yesterday is beautiful - aural optimism at its finest.

SS - Nice to see you back on the soulful block!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Allen (24.24.197.33) on Friday, August 22, 2003 - 05:14 am:

I'll have to agree with STUBASS and company. When "We're A Winner" came out in the mid sixties, Detroit was a powder keg waiting to be lit. I was only nine or ten, but I knew something had to give. I'd seen TV news stories about the freedom riders in Mississippi and Bull Connor down in Birmingham Alabama. I saw how the Detroit Police mistreated us.

When I sat down and really listened to Mr. Mayfield's Lyrics, the gravity of what was at steak gave me an appreciation for his message that till this very day will cause me to tear up.

I know what it meant to my elder family members. They were all preparing for hardship. We all thought there was going to be violence and death in our futures.

We would be the generation who would either gain our equality by any means necessary, or die trying. And in the midst of all of this, Curtis Mayfield was actually proclaiming out loud for the entire world to hear. "WE'RE A WINNER and don't let anybody say, boy you can't make it cause a feeble mind is in your way". YEAHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Allen

Top of pageBottom of page   By Soul Sister (65.43.148.15) on Friday, August 22, 2003 - 08:33 am:

Nish;
Just caught this, thanks its nice to be on the soulful block now that I've gained some of my energy back.(ha-ha). Will be here for another 10 days or so.
S.S.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Lauren (24.236.132.219) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 12:47 pm:

Since I have this opportunity I simply have to put in my alltime favorite song. It has been my number one song since I first heard it way back when and always will be. I have requested to my children and husband that it MUST be played at my funeral. My number one song of all time is "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd. I can hear it a million times (and probably have) and it always brings out the goose bumps. I wish I knew why I became so obsessed and totally taken with the tune but that's how it is.
On another note, my favorite line in a song is the Whitney Houston, Didn't we almost have it all. The line is "The ride with you was worth the fall" - gets me every time, probably because there's a story behind that and a very sweet memory.

Top of pageBottom of page   By caliluv (63.251.57.2) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 12:49 pm:

My favorite song of all time is "You're All I Need To Get By" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Top of pageBottom of page   By moanman (24.44.218.110) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 01:04 pm:

Lauren

"Comfortably Numb" is a wonder-filled & meditative jam. I discovered this cut many years after it was first recorded. I dig it a lot, tho. It's like a piece of fine Art, where one can sit, study, meditate & muse on it for hours, & come away with so many different impressions. Good choice.

This weekend a new *old* song became my brand new favorite song, thus replacing my last favorite one. That song, drumroll please:

Minnie Riperton's "INSIDE MY LOVE"!

Man! Did Minnie blow Angelic on that one or what, people??? So intense is its sentiment ("Two Spirits, Greeting") -- so sexy, so intimate. And that l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g sustained note she holds & controls while singing the single word "LOVE"-- is about as brilliant & haunting as any instrumental solo, by most any musician or any instrument, past or present.

Yep. "Inside My Love" is JAM!

Peace.

Moanman, feelin duh jams...

Top of pageBottom of page   By Jimmy Scott-Js Way Jazz (65.43.148.15) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 05:27 pm:

Day By Day

Top of pageBottom of page   By Galactus (207.144.253.114) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 05:31 pm:

SB,

Like you, I'd probably go with a Mayfield tune. I need time to think about, though. Narrowing it down to ONE SINGLE SONG is very, very tough.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Charmedes (64.110.219.48) on Monday, August 25, 2003 - 08:53 pm:

Rainbow connection

Top of pageBottom of page   By ~~medusa~~ (68.248.14.123) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 07:59 am:

SB,
I would just love 2 respond 2 your request, but I have 2 many 2 name...(smile)

Top of pageBottom of page   By MEL&THEN SOME (217.14.178.93) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 09:41 am:

Hey Handsome
regards the
'He who picks a Rose' cut,

Have you heard it by
The Carstairs
on
Okeh Records.

Check it out
if you havent,
its a nice uptempo dancer.

cheers
mel

Top of pageBottom of page   By 1Wicked (66.27.27.22) on Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - 04:42 pm:

I'm right there with ya Medusa...this is the Lay's potato chip of questions (nobody can have just one....)!!!

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (64.157.190.84) on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - 05:32 pm:

LOL - ya'll. Now I know you all could pick the One that would stand out above all others. Let's just say that it was a matter of......... Or - by choosing your "Muhammad Ali", out of your all time faves - would/could you do it? And what about if it would save your life or win you a ten day for two cruise to anywheres?

I have approx. 25 all time fave songs - but I couldn't name them all right now. Out of those - I had to come up w/just one - and I am still pleased enough w/my decision. Yet - I understand it if one can't do it - because one might have many in one's estimation that are ranked equally. I respect it.

Anyway - another one of my all time faves - MJ's "Save The World." Absolutely love and appreciate that song. (Standard) LOL!

Top of pageBottom of page   By Lauren (24.236.132.219) on Thursday, August 28, 2003 - 07:47 pm:

Thanks for the input, Moanman.
When it comes to music I am obsessive compulsive so I also have the favorite song of the moment. Drives my husband nuts! But "Comfortably Numb" has that number one spot and will never be replaced. It's forever burned into my soul.
I don't think anyone really cares what my favorite song is so I'll just let it go unmentioned - it may change tomorrow anyway, or the day after. Growing up in the Detroit area and living there until 2001 I had all the music I could handle. I now live "Up North" and we are so painfully musically challenged up here. When I go down state I hear so many great tunes that just aren't played up here. Sad really.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Vickie (198.81.26.170) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 01:36 am:

I have so many favorites..but for this forum I will post this as my fave :)

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

I never get tired of this song, it's fresh everytime I hear it, time after time, after time..

Vickie

both versions,
Tammi & Marvin's & Diana's

Top of pageBottom of page   By Handsome (170.118.157.134) on Friday, August 29, 2003 - 03:56 pm:

Thanks Mel. I'll try to get that & take a listen.

Vickie: I love both versions too...I love how Ashford & Simpson reconstructed that song for Diana Ross..I love the piano in that song! Go Valerie!


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