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Son of JayJamJah 08-18-2008 03:59 PM

Greatest Overachieving Ever
 
Okay so a new take on best song ever.

Forget the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, JD, Smiths, Pink Floyd etc.

Which band\artist made a single song that is among the all-time best or your all-time favorites and dwarf all their other individual efforts ever.

My Nomination is "Stuck in the Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel.



but I gave that almost no thought.

Let's here your mindless guesses.

jackhammer 08-18-2008 04:10 PM

Does it's use in 'Reservoir Dogs' elevate the songs interpretation though?

Son of JayJamJah 08-18-2008 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jackhammer (Post 508242)
Does it's use in 'Reservoir Dogs' elevate the songs interpretation though?

Yes and No. I loved that album right from the start because of that song. In retrospect most of the rest is garbage, a few nice blues riffs, but nothing with the hook of that song. Hearing it in one of my favorite movies and used in the ironic way it was just makes it all the more inexplicable. I didn't say you couldn't use mitigating circumstances to win this contest.

jackhammer 08-18-2008 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by JayJamJah (Post 508243)
Yes and No. I loved that album right from the start because of that song. In retrospect most of the rest is garbage, a few nice blues riffs, but nothing with the hook of that song. Hearing it in one of my favorite movies and used in the ironic way it was just makes it all the more inexplicable. I didn't say you couldn't use mitigating circumstances to win this contest.

No that's fine and there is no winner ;) and good choice. It is a great song. Here is mine. Basically a one hit wonder but this track is so brilliant and I have absolutely loved it since hearing it as a 9 year old upon release in '81


Janszoon 08-18-2008 04:34 PM

"Matador" by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, one of my favorite songs of all time. The video is nothing special, but as far as I'm concerned the song is about as close to perfect as you can get. On top of all that it has one of my all time favorite bass lines as well. And, god damn, is it fantastic live!


Minstrel 08-18-2008 04:35 PM

The rest of their album This Is The Sea is quite good, but I think that this song towers significantly over everything else they did.



Janszoon 08-18-2008 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Minstrel (Post 508252)
The rest of their album This Is The Sea is quite good, but I think that this song towers significantly over everything else they did.

I love that song!

jackhammer 08-18-2008 04:48 PM

I much prefer the track 'Good News' from Dream Harder. The Whole Of The Moon is overplayed. Good band though.

WaspStar 08-18-2008 04:50 PM

Booker T. & The MG's; Time Is Tight. The rest of their tracks are agreeable enough, but this one is transcendent.


A bit more controversial; Jimi Hendrix, Axis (Bold As Love). Amazing, mindblowing song. No other Hendrix track even comes close for me.

Even more controversial (?); Nirvana, Something In The Way. Love this song! Most every other Nirvana song is pretty dull.


...but a relatively "minor" artist? Has to be Vienna, by Ultravox. Midge Ure's a complete hack and Ultravox is basically a less commerically successful version of Duran Duran (shudder), but Vienna is one of those perfect pop songs.

LadyNocturnal 08-18-2008 05:47 PM

I would Say Green Day - Time Of Your Life. Nothing that exciting but I love the lyrics to that song


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