60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)

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60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« on: May 11, 2020, 12:15:31 PM »
These songs saved my life in no particular order.

Tumbling Dice – Rolling Stones
Until the End of the World – U2
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
Sunrise – Norah Jones
The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
Native New Yorker - Odyssey
Shades of Scarlett Conquering – Joni Mitchell
Winter – Tori Amos
Life on Mars? – David Bowie
I just Can’t Help Believin’ – Elvis Presley
Youngstown – Bruce Springsteen
Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Clair de Lune – Debussy
The Ballad of Dorothy Parker - Prince
Windy Town – Chris Rea
Miserere Mei - Allegri
The Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
Street Life – Randy Crawford
Glad Tidings – Van Morrison
Summer Wind – Frank Sinatra
Castle on the Hill – Ed Sheeran
Come Down In Time – Elton John
Everybody’s Talkin’ – Harry Nilsson
West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
Knowing You Knowing Me - Abba
Video Killed the Radio Star - Buggles
Mr Bojangles – Sammy Davis Junior
Sailing – Christopher Cross
By All Means – Alphonse Mouzon
Shine On You Crazy Diamond – Pink Floyd
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Forever Autumn – Justin Hayward, Richard Burton
Smooth Operator - Sade
Lullaby – Shawn Mullins
Rainy Days and Mondays – The Carpenters
Steppin’ Out – Joe Jackson
Babylon – David Gray
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Holding Back the Years – Simply Red
Dignity – Deacon Blue
29 Palms – Robert Plant
Pure – Lightning Seeds
Lucky Man – The Verve
Beautiful Girl - INXS
If You Leave - O.M.D
She’s Gone – Hall and Oates
Music of the Night – Michael Crawford
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Fields of Gold – Sting
Hymn of the Cherubim – Tchaikovsky
The Message – Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
Skin Tight - Ohio Players
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
Blue Monday – New Order
Golden Brown – The Stranglers
It Happened Today – R.E.M

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 12:40:33 PM »
60 songs that saved my life:

Where The Streets Have No Name X 60
You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight, these tears are going nowhere

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 12:48:40 PM »
60 songs that saved my life:

Where The Streets Have No Name X 60

Obviously you're not as bored as Bono is.


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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 02:05:28 PM »
I've never needed my life saving.

So far.

Knocks on wood and thanks Gavin Newsom.



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“Albums still matter,” he said to the crowd of pop star and music luminaries. “Like books and black lives"

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 03:06:12 PM »
1 per artist then i see!

These songs either introduced me to an artist or a genre, are songs that relate to a particular time or events in my life, resonate with me or resonated with me most at the time or are just favourites from my favourite artists

Sheela Na Gig - PJ Harvey
I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
Cactus - Pixies
Dig Me Out - Sleater Kinney
Faster - Manic Steeet Preachers
Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle - Nirvana
Every Day is Like Sunday - Morrissey
How Soon is Now - The Smiths
Twenty Four Hours - Joy Division
A Forest - The Cure
The Crawl - Placebo
Cannonball - The Breeders
15 Years - Levellers
Yes It's Fucking Political - Skunk Anansie
Animal Nitrate - Suede
Heart in a Cage - The Strokes
Heft - Japanese Breakfast
Acrobat - U2
My Favourite Mistake - Sheryl Crow
Lightning is My Girl - Auf der Maur
Relax - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Walls Come Tumbling Down - The Style Council
Carnation - The Jam
Only Happy When it Rains - Garbage
Future Starts Slow - The Kills
Strange Hellos - Torres
Satellites - EMA
Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones
Roam - The B52's
Zombie - The Cranberries
1999 - Prince
Roads - Portishead
Hyperballad - Bjork
Common People - Pulp
My Iron Lung - Radiohead
Nightswimming - REM
Over The Wall - Echo and The Bunnymen
100% - Sonic Youth
Muscle Museum - Muse
The Only One I Know - The Charlatans
Step On - Happy Mondays
3 A.M. Eternal - The KLF
She Makes my Nose Bleed - Mansun
Breathe - The Prodigy
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
The Mercy Seat - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Atomic - Blondie
Blue Monday - New Order
Just Like Honey - The Jesus and Mary Chain
She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
Spellbound - Siouxsie and The Banshees
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morrissette
Munich - Editors
Fell in Love With a Girl - The White Stripes
Stutter - Elastica
Oh Yeah - Ash
Doll Parts - Hole
No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 03:50:57 PM »
1 per artist then i see!

These songs either introduced me to an artist or a genre, are songs that relate to a particular time or events in my life, resonate with me or resonated with me most at the time or are just favourites from my favourite artists



Kudos to you for taking the time to think about the list.  Songs are a wonderful thing, perhaps one of the best things ever invented for human pleasure.  To me, good songs are like a self contained feast eliciting certain feelings, emotions, moods, memories and vivid images in our minds.

The only song we have in common is Blue Monday, which absolutely takes you right back to a time and space, the early 1980s.


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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 04:01:01 PM »
1 per artist then i see!

These songs either introduced me to an artist or a genre, are songs that relate to a particular time or events in my life, resonate with me or resonated with me most at the time or are just favourites from my favourite artists



Kudos to you for taking the time to think about the list.  Songs are a wonderful thing, perhaps one of the best things ever invented for human pleasure.  To me, good songs are like a self contained feast eliciting certain feelings, emotions, moods, memories and vivid images in our minds.

The only song we have in common is Blue Monday, which absolutely takes you right back to a time and space, the early 1980s.

Agree with your thoughts here.

It was really enjoyable to sit and think about it - trying to think back, then the thoughts that shot into head as did and how they then triggered the next thought or song or time......which are linked to emotions, experiences, feelings, places, times, people, situations...

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 05:06:32 PM »
I love making lists but not making a list of 60 songs

Plant a demon seed raise a flower of fire

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 05:10:12 PM »
I love making lists but not making a list of 60 songs

I assumed the vast majority wouldn't.  I expect So Cruel to make one, though.

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 05:18:49 PM »
I love making lists but not making a list of 60 songs

Do 6 lists of 10!  ;)

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60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 05:56:49 PM »
I love making lists but not making a list of 60 songs

Do 6 lists of 10!  ;)
Sorry I’m too busy hoovering lol


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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 07:00:21 PM »
Calling bullshit on The Pogues pick.

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2020, 08:50:31 PM »
Well, that was harder than I thought. 75 would have been more confortable.

Did it with what an tha mentioned as guidelines. Lots of nostalgia in there TBH. (No particular order, except for the first one   :D )

Sunday, Bloody Sunday - U2
You Can’t Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Space Oddity - David Bowie
New Gold Dream 81–82-83-84 - Simple Minds
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Freedom ‘90 - George Michael
All Blues - Miles Davis
It’s a Sin - Pet Shop Boys
Teardrop - Massive Attack
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
My Favourite Things - John Coltrane
Check it Out - John Mellencamp
No Heaven - Champion
1990 - Jean Leloup
Purple Rain - Prince
School - Supertramp
Bring On The Night - The Police
Politik - Coldplay
I’m Your Man - Leonard Cohen
Ray of Light - Madonna
Riders on the Storm - The Doors
Baba O’Reily - The Who
Lebanese Blonde - Thievery Corporation
She’s a Mistery to Me - Roy Orbison
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Age of Consent - New Order
Roundabout- Yes
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
A Day in the Life - The Beatles
Hurricane - Bob Dylan
More Than This - Roxy Music
Careless Whisper - Wham
Thinking of a Place - The War on Drugs
Last Train Home - Pat Metheny Group
My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit
Back on the Chain Gang - Pretenders
American Pie - Don Mclean
Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
Play Dead - Björk
Need You Tonight - INXS
Breathe Me - Sia
Building a Mistery - Sarah McLachlan
Carpet Crawlers - Genesis
Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John
The Cave - Mumford & Sons
Drive - R.E.M.
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting
Money - Pink Floyd
In the Air Tonight- Phil Collins
The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Band on the Run - Wings
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
China Grove - The Doobie Brothers
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2020, 09:59:28 PM »
Nightswimming - R.E.M.
Today - SMASHING PUMPKINS
Hong Kong Garden - SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES
Kung Fu Fighting -  CARL DOUGLAS
Marrakesh Night Market -  LOREENA MCKENNITT
Forgotten Years -  MIDNIGHT OIL
Don't Dream It's Over - CROWDED HOUSE
Weather With You - CROWDED HOUSE
Lean On Me -  BILL WITHERS
How Blue Can You Get - BB KING
The Things (That) I Used To Do - STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Give Me One Reason - TRACEY CHAPMAN
Little Talks - OF MONSTERS AND MEN
Porcelain -  MOBY
Danger Zone - KENNY LOGGINS
Alone in Kyoto -  AIR
Just Like Honey - THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Lonely Boy - THE BLACK KEYS
Livin' On A Prayer - BON JOVI
Cuts Like A Knife - BRYAN ADAMS
Life On Mars? - DAVID BOWIE
Great Five Lakes - BUFFALO DAUGHTER
Murder of One - COUNTING CROWS
Dreams - THE CRANBERRIES
River of Dreams - BILLY JOEL
Cryin' Shame - JOHNNY DIESEL & THE INJECTORS
Walking On A Dream - EMPIRE OF THE SUN
Got My Mind Set On You - GEORGE HARRISON
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
A Message - COLDPLAY
Chasing Cars - SNOW PATROL
Never Said - LIZ PHAIR
Battle Without Honor Or Humanity - TOMOYASU HOTEI
Crazy - ICEHOUSE
Crazy - SEAL
Here Comes Your Man - PIXIES
Movin' On Up - PRIMAL SCREAM
More Than This - ROXIE MUSIC
Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - SPIN DOCTORS
Free Fallin' - TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS
Stay Alive - JOSE GONZALEZ
Somebody To Love - QUEEN
If You Love Somebody (Set Them Free) - STING
Simply Irresistable - ROBERT PALMER
Africa - TOTO
Flying Dutchman - TORI AMOS

The rest is made up of U2.
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U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: 60 Songs That Saved My Life (Not Really)
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2020, 10:09:08 PM »
Got some BB King on there...way to go, Cat!
You gotta stand up straight, carry your own weight, these tears are going nowhere