|Top 100 Standout Songs |
Please ignore the other versions (there are a few) where my rrcomputer crashed and reverything went strange. These are the rrsongs that have really rstood out rthrough the few years of my rlife, rthey're probably not the most rimportant r(check other lists rfor the rregulars) but they just... stood out. I don't rdoubt rthey'll rbe some rdisagreements and I'm still not sure about the rorder.
Motion Picture Soundtrack
This always sticks out went I think of my favourite songs, just haunting and so
atmospheric. Played it to a girl once and she just burst out crying in front of me, bit
of an overreaction perhaps but still a great song
|2||The Jimi Hendrix Experience|
The Wind Cries Mary
Dum Dum Dum
The only reason I need.
Wish You Were Here
Admittedly its Gilmour's stadium rockThis just completely shows off everything Pink Floyd can be when they want to. Without being 20
Paper Thin Walls
Just such a simple, great song. It remains possibly the only slightly happy song on
Moon & Antarctica but is a sheer standout.
Makes me feel like going and jumping off a mountain onto a plane, or something just
as liberating, like taking a big shit
Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans
The quickest ten minutes of my life. And for good reason
|7||Neutral Milk Hotel|
Two Headed Boy Pts. 1&2
When he puts down his guitar...
|8||My Bloody Valentine|
When You Sleep
Good all fuzz, feels just like a dream
Where Is My Mind
'With your feet in the air and your head on the ground' I know its the most popular
one but hardly anything compares to the first listen of this
I probably shouldn't like this, considering most of its... pretty much nothing. But I
just can't help loving it
|11||The Stone Roses|
This Is The One
This IS the one.
Like A Rolling Stone
Well it was gonna' be in here somewhere...
Pictures Of You
Majestic songwriting that chills you
In The Mouth A Desert
'Can you treat it like an oil well?' That line is permanently grafted onto my brain
Dreamy synths used to their full potential
Like an early 'wish you were here'
Gravity Rides Everything
This song makes me happy for some reason
Ambience at its best
|19||Neutral Milk Hotel|
The King Of Carrot Flowers Pts. 1,2&3
If you welcome it and forgot all the debates its a brilliant and compelling start to a
|20||The Jesus And Mary Chain|
Just Like Honey
Some fine fuzz. psychocandy sounds like beach boys with distortion
Once is your head, it refuses to leave
|22||At The Drive In|
Pattern Against User
A great song from a great band
|23||Ben E King|
Stand By Me
Another regular to greatest song lists
Pappa's Got A Brand New Bag
He's got a new bag
Song I listened to straight after I fell in love. I know its cheesy but I don't care - I'm
a mopey bastard half the time so I'm allowed a bit of cheese in my life.
Sweet Soul Music
Does what it says on the tin
Almost makes you forget about pinball wizard
|28||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Probably counts as more than one song
Insanely catchy. Short but sweet
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (all parts)
Although inaccessible due to length. Sheer brilliance.
|31||The Rolling Stones|
Street Fighting Man
The Stones were gonna' be their somewhere
Stairway To Heaven
It wouldn't be a list of standout songs without this on there
|33||My Bloody Valentine|
A startling start to the mythical album
|34||Guided By Voices|
Tractor Rape Chain
When GbV are on form, they're rarely beatable. Some brilliant garage music
Say It Ain't So
Brilliant rock writing. Shame they had to go down the wrong direction, should've
sticked with doing material like this - and that would've meant you could speak their
name without a feeling of slight shame
Brilliantly chilling. Phenomenal live
|37||Cymbals Eat Guitars|
...And The Hazy Sea
Like Proggy Pavement. Mesmerising
Very relaxing. And slightly sad.
|39||The Velvet Underground|
Waiting For The Man
I wanna be a singer like lou reed
I like lou reed she said sticking her tongue in my ear
|40||Manic Street Preachers|
No Surface All Feeling
Feels like them saying "Richie come back!" but they didn't need him. Well at least for
Close To Me
The Original's great too
Green Day are hit and miss, but when they're like this its hard to dislike them
|43||Manic Street Preachers|
With some increasingly disturbing 'preachy' lyrics and a great sound, you can't go
High And Dry
The Bends was my favourite album of all time when I was ten. I still understand why
I thought this
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
|46||Strawberry Fields Forever|
Nothing is real
Mr Tambourine Man
Its a jingle jangle morning
|48||Guided By Voices|
Smothered In Hugs
More brilliance from that laundry room basement
Summer Babe (winter version)
Chronologically, pavement's first song - in a way. A brilliant introduction
Not for everyone, but I really like it
I find this to be an excruciatingly good song
Walk On The Wild Side
You better listen to him, he's lou reed.
I still want to be a singer like Lou reed.
And that girl who puts her tongue in ears still likes lou reed (Run out of things to say
"Gotta go to work, gotta go to work, gotta have a job" That line is composed
Father And Son
My dad used to play this to me.
Never found out why.
Crane Wife 3
That bass line
|56||My Morning Jacket|
Outta' My System
Guess he just had to get it out of his system
|57||Noah And The Whale|
So good its silly
I Wanna Be Sedated
Telling it like it is
|60||The White Stripes|
I Can Tell That We Are Gonna' Be Friends
Strangely happy white stripes song
|61||The Flaming Lips|
This one just always stood out for some reason
|62||Built To Spill|
Randy Described Eternity
Something about this song...
Breathing for me now
|65||Built To Spill|
'These thoughts are old.' Sounds like GbV at the start
Too bloody short!
|67||Ask For Answer|
Didn't like this the first few listens, but it worms its way into your head and you can
Is This It?
Dum dum de dum, dum dum dum. That baseline.
DeBASEr! Good old screamy Frank with the Pixies on top form
This Must Be The Place
Perfect morning song
Admittedly, only just got into these guys so this probably won't end up being my
favourite - but definitely a standout,
Just. Good. Possibly the most poppy Radiohead song mind
Diary Of Always
I, just, wish, we, all, could, be, tray.
Used to think it said "be Dre"
Novocain For The Soul
"Life is hard, and so am I..."
The clash were gonna' be on the list somewhere
|77||The Sex Pistols|
The pistols get a lot of hate on Sputnik. Can't tell why
Sunshine (adiago in D major)
Makes you feel like you're in a particular sci-fi epic. Been used everywhere now,
from kickass to that weird cinema ad of all those people's mugs.
A great end to a gem of an album
Didn't Feel Lonely 'Til I thought Of You
Sounds like Jermaine off Flight of the conchords. But a good song.
Like this song too
In A Jar
Brilliant and hard to hate. 'You're living all over me' is top notch
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Pure angst. Perfected
|84||The Arctic Monkeys|
Three Little Birds
Perhaps the happiest song, probably just beaten by Bobby Mcferrin
Boys Don't Cry
Like this song
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Take me out...
|88||The Stone Roses|
I Wanna' Be Adored
She can sing dontchaknow.
Those instrumental bits...
I think I'd be good for you, and you'd, be good for me. Makes me cry whenever I
see make believe
The chorus is ace
Exit Music (for a film)
When it kicks in...
This song's good
Love 'on the beach'
|96||Queens Of The Stone Age|
The Lightning Song
Quirky but good
Apparently its Billy Corgan complaining about modern music studios or something.
Still great though
A brilliant end
Gone To The Movies
Pretty good song, loved it as a child
Talking Shite about a pretty sunset
I really, really like this song