Because you asked…
I can’t begin to tell you how difficult it was choosing my top ten favorite songs.
I’ve lived through nearly five decades of music and have probably listened to every genre there is. Personally I rate the music from the 60’s through to the 90’s very highly. A large part of the songs released thereafter are just mediocre pop, which I mostly shun.
There were far too many songs that I love, which didn’t make the cut. I’ll mention a few later, but here are the ten in reverse order.
- Tobbacco Road – Rare Earth (1969)
- Do You Feel Like We Do – Peter Frampton (1973)
- Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen (1984)
- Sweet Child ‘O Mine – Guns ‘N Roses (1987)
- Come Out And Play – The Offspring (1994)
- N.I.B. – Black Sabbath (1970)
- Nothing Else Matters – Metallica (1991)
- Ants Marching – Dave Matthews Band (1995)
- Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd (1975)
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (1975)
I agonized over the next ten, but you can’t fit twenty songs into ten places. These I list in the order of difficulty I had, to discard.
- Karma Police – Radiohead (1997)
- Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd (1979)
- Hyperballad – Bjork (1995)
- Black – Pearl Jam (1991)
- Sit Down – James (1990)
- My Friends – Red Hot Chilli Peppers (1970)
- Imagine – John Lennon (1971)
- Little Wing – Stevie Ray Vaughan (1991)
- More Than A Feeling – Boston (1976)
- India/Mountain Time – Joe Bonamassa (2008)
Finally, a special mention for Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien by Edith Piaf and Baby It’s You by The Shirelles which should be here as well, but… Perhaps next week I will rate my top ten albums.