Defining songs for artists

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Defining songs for artists
« on: February 07, 2020, 10:07:42 PM »
What do you think is/will be the ONE song people will remember these rock artists for? Not asking about your faves, but what culture sees as their defining work. Like I'm not even going to ask about Nirvana - Teen Spirit obvs.

The Rolling Stones
REM
The Police
The Beatles
David Bowie
Led Zeppelin
Bon Jovi
Pearl Jam
The Who
The Cure
Foreigner
Pink Floyd
Green Day

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 10:19:50 PM »
Without much thinking:

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
REM - Losing My Religion
The Police - Roxanne
The Beatles - Hey Jude
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
Pearl Jam - Even Flow
The Who - Wonít Get Fooled Again
The Cure - Pictures of You
Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is
Pink Floyd - Money
Green Day - Good Riddance


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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 10:27:18 PM »

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
REM - Losing My Religion
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Beatles - Hey Jude
David Bowie - Heroes
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
Pearl Jam - Better Man
The Who - Wonít Get Fooled Again 
The Cure
Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall 2
Green Day
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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 10:31:04 PM »
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
REM - Losing My Religion
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Beatles - She Loves You
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
Pearl Jam d/k
The Who - My Generation
The Cure d/k
Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is
Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall Pt II
Green Day d/k

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 11:10:13 PM »
Feel free to list other artists if that is of interest.

I see some songs are well agreed upon, like Satisfaction, but others vary.

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
REM - Losing My Religion
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Beatles - Hey Jude (thought maybe SFF might be it)
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Led Zeppelin - Stairway (wasn't sure if it might be Kashmir)
Bon Jovi - Prayer
Pearl Jam - Alive (lots of different answere fir PJ)
The Who - Love Reign O'er Me
The Cure - Pictures of You
Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
Pink Floyd - Brick Part II
Green Day - Basket Case

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 12:41:18 AM »
Feel free to list other artists if that is of interest.

I see some songs are well agreed upon, like Satisfaction, but others vary.

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
REM - Losing My Religion
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Beatles - Hey Jude (thought maybe SFF might be it)
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Led Zeppelin - Stairway (wasn't sure if it might be Kashmir)
Bon Jovi - Prayer
Pearl Jam - Alive (lots of different answere fir PJ)
The Who - Love Reign O'er Me
The Cure - Pictures of You
Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
Pink Floyd - Brick Part II
Green Day - Basket Case

Let me think? Hum, thereís that 4 piece from Dublin that have a few to consider, no?  ;)
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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 05:11:46 AM »
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
REM - Losing My Religion
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
David Bowie - Heroes
Led Zeppelin - Stairway
Bon Jovi - Prayer
Pearl Jam - Alive
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
The Cure - Pictures of You
Foreigner - I want to know what love is
Pink Floyd - Brick II
Green Day - Basket case
Radiohead - Creep
One love, One blood, One life;
You got to do what you should.
One life; With each other
Sisters, Brothers
One life; But we're not the same
We get to carry each other, Carry each other

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2020, 09:34:27 AM »
MPare, WOWY. Done.

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2020, 09:35:55 AM »
I thought Pearl Jam would be between Alive and Jeremy, and Jeremy hasn't even been mentioned.

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 10:17:00 AM »
MPare, WOWY. Done.

That would be my pick.

But not sure of it would be unanimous here.
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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2020, 10:27:11 AM »
As far as The Cure goes....id have thought Boys Dont Cry was their best known tune?
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2020, 11:56:54 AM »
As far as The Cure goes....id have thought Boys Dont Cry was their best known tune?

I'd have said probably Friday I'm in Love - nowhere near their best of course from a superb career but i would say probably most well known/biggest commercial hit.

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2020, 12:32:28 PM »
There's obviously only a few replies but here is where it stands.

Uncontested
Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
REM - Losing My Religion
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Bon Jovi - Livin" on a Prayer
Radiohead - Creep (only 1 vote but I suspect this will remain)

Landslide
The Cure - Pictures of You (but Boys Don't Cry and Friday I'm in Love mentioned)
The Police - Every Breath You Take (but Roxanne also mentioned)
The Beatles - Hey Jude (but She Loves You and Lonely Hearts also mentioned)
Pink Floyd - Brick Part 2 (but Money also mentioned)
The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (but My Generation and Love Reign O'er Me also mentioned)

Debated
David Bowie - Space Oddity, Heroes
Foreigner - I Want to Know What Love Is, Jukebox Hero
Pearl Jam - Even Flow, Better Man, Alive
Green Day - only 3 votes but 2 are for Basket Case and 1 for Good Riddance

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2020, 11:52:28 AM »
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
Elton John
Queen
Abba
Prince
Michael Jackson
Oasis
The Bee Gees
The Kinks
Bruce Springsteen
Madonna
Neil Diamond
Stevie Wonder

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Re: Defining songs for artists
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2020, 11:54:54 AM »
Frank Sinatra - My Way
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
Elton John - Candle in the Wind
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Abba - Dancing Queen
Prince - Purple Rain
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger
The Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Madonna - Like a Virgin
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Stevie Wonder - Superstition