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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
So I'm curious, what are your favorite songs by decade? I'm mainly curious about the 60's up until now but if you want to go back further go for it. Feel free to list a few for each decade, I know it's hard to narrow them down.

I'll have to add to mine gradually.

70's: Cats In The Cradle (Harry Chapin), Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac), Angie (Rolling Stones)

80's: Jessie's Girl (Rick Springfield), Boys Of Summer (Don Henley), Father Figure (George Michael), Never Tear Us Apart (INXS)

90's: She Talks To Angels (Black Crowes), Round Here (Counting Crows), Wicked Game (Chris Isaac), Fiona Apple (Never Is A Promise), I Remember You (Skid Row)

00's: You Know You're Right (Nirvana)
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post #2 of 11
Oh, this is tough.

60's-California Dreamin,

70's-Everything by America, Bread, Simon and Garfunkel, Chicago, Heart, and Marvin Gaye. Everything Motown too. Until they got played out on the radio it was Lynrd Skynrd, Led Zep, and Aerosmith also. Stevie Ray Vaughn's version of Little Wing always moves me as well as The Sky is Cryin'. I want Jimi Hendrix's 'Angel' played at my funeral..have for years. Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce, LowRider by War, The 70's was my favorite decade for music. Black Sabbath-Tomorrow's Dream, Donna Summer-Bad Girls and Last Dance, Wild Cherry-Funky Poodle,

80's-I kinda got lost in this decade but here go's Def Leppard:Bringin' on a HeartAche, QuarterFlash:Harden My Heart, Pat Benetar: Hell is for Children; This song that goes - Don't turn around, oh oh oh, yeah, yeah, Der Commiseur's in town, Golden Earring: Twilight Zone, anything Motley Crue, Ozzy, really anything metal or hair bandish. Ronnie James Dio rocked in the 80's too. Everything from Metallica in this era. Willie Nelson-Blue eyes cryin in the rain and On the road again and Georgia on my Mind, Johnny Cash-Folsom Prison Blues, Ray Charles-What a Wonderful World, The Carpenters-Close to You, Charlie Price-The Most Beautiful Girl in The World, Ode to Billy Joe, John Denver-Sunshine on My Shoulders, Michael Stanly Band-Lover, SouthSide Johnny-Fever and I don't wanna go Home,

90's-Will Smith-Summertime, Snoop-Gin & Juice, Tu Pac-Picture me Rollin, Ice-Today was a Good Day, Dream Theater-Pull me Under, Fates Warning, Mad Season-Above the whole thing, Steve Vai-For the Love of God, Tool-Sober, Tool-Prison Sex,

00's-Dr. Dre-Chronic 2000,Lauren Hill-The Miseducation of Lauren Hill, Tool-Aenima,

I'm gonna have to think about the 90's and 00's. I'll have to add to this too.
post #3 of 11
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If you have a file sharing program you should go find Fiona Apple's version of Angel, it's pretty good.
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post #4 of 11
The songs I remember the most and that punctuate the 80's and 90's the most:

80s: Adam Ant - "Goody Two Shoes"; Devo - "Whip It"; REM: "Stand"; and Whodini's "The Freaks Come Out at Night".

90s: Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"; Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg - "Nuthin' But a G Thang"; Pearl Jam - "Yellow Ledbetter"; Lush - "Lovelife"; Radiohead - "Creep" and "OK Computer"; and Boys II Men - "Say Goodbye to Yesterday." (The nineties are tough - so many songs).

The 2000's are barely underway, so I dunno....
post #5 of 11
1960s : "Runaway" - not sure by who

1970s : "I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor

1980s: "Iron Man" Sir Mix-a-Lot; "Straight Outta Compton" NWA; "I'm the Type of Guy" LL Cool J ; "Rock You" Kool Moe Dee; "Let's Go" Kool Moe Dee; "Welcome to the Jungle" Guns 'n' Roses; "Rock You Like a Hurricane" Scorpions; "Me So Horny" 2 Live Crew; "Lady in Red" not sure of the artist.

1990s: Damn. Got to think about this.
post #6 of 11
Max -

"Ain't nuthin' but a G Thang baby

2 loked n****s and we crazy

Death Row is the label that pays me

Un-phaseable so please don't try to phase me"

Yeah, kick ass beat and lyrics. :
post #7 of 11
I have so many favorites from all five decades, but these stand out the most for me, or are the most memorable from a certain time in my life. I might add a few more later on.

60's: Venus in Furs (Velvet Underground); The End (The Doors); Wouldn't It Be Nice, Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder), God Only Knows (The Beach Boys); Grantchester Meadows (Pink Floyd); Dazed & Confused (Led Zeppelin); Hey Jude (The Beatles); All Along the Watchtower (Hendrix's version); Burning of the Midnight Lamp (Hendrix)

70's: Just about anything by Pink Floyd, especially Wish You Were Here, Dogs, Goodbye Blue Sky, and Time; Tangerine, Gallows Pole, Since I've Been Loving You (Led Zeppelin); No Quarter (Led Zeppelin); War Pigs (Black Sabbath); New Dawn Fades (Joy Division)

80's: Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division); The Eternal (Joy Division); Add It Up (Violent Femmes); How Soon is Now (The Smiths); Just Like Heaven (The Cure); Paul Revere (Beastie Boys); Sweet Child O Mine (Guns 'n' Roses); Slow Divers (Jane's Addiction); Something I Can Never Have (Nine Inch Nails)

90's: Don't Ask Why (My Bloody Valentine); Three Days (Jane's Addiction); Lithium (Nirvana); To Here Knows When (My Bloody Valentine); Creep (Radiohead); Human Behaviour (Bjork); Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana); Paranoid Android & Subterranean Homesick Alien (Radiohead); Dramamine (Modest Mouse); Your Church Is Red (Black Heart Procession); Trailer Trash (Modest Mouse); Waltz #2 (Elliott Smith) ..I'll throw in "Ain't Nuthin' but a G Thang," too; afterall, it did turn me on to hip-hop

00's: Non-Zero Possibility (At the Drive-In); How to Disappear Completely (Radiohead); Pyramid Song (Radiohead); Digital Bath (Deftones); Svefn-G-Englar & Olsen Olsen (Sigur Rós); NYC & Untitled (Interpol)
post #8 of 11
BWJ - your 80's picks just blew my mind. But HSB as "the" Nirvana track But the Venus In Furs? Wow... Another great call. Have you heard the soundtrack to Velvet Goldmine?

Tame: It's the capital-S oh yes so fresh N double oh P. D oh double G Y D oh double G, ya see
post #9 of 11
It's so hard to pick post-2000 songs, for me. So much of it is about what lingers and sticks in my long-term. I think about a song from high school and it'll evoke so much. I just don't don't have that perspective yet.

But I'll try

The 00's songs to (maybe) be remembered:

Blur: "No Distance Left To Run" (the girlfriend song of the 00's)

Armen and Cameron: "Dirty Robot" (the party song of the 00's)

Dr. Dre: "Forgot About Dre" (the introducing Eminem song of the 00's)

Moby "We Are All Made of Stars - Timo Maas remix" (the only way I'll listen to Moby song of the 00's)

Norah Jones "Don't Know Why" (the siren song of the 00's)

Placebo "You Don't Care About US" (the rock is back song of the 00's)

Mogwai "Punk Rock" (the drug song of the 00's)

Sleater Kinney "Get Up" (the riot grrl lives song of the 00's)

Super Furry Animals "Juxtaposed With U" (the radiohead wishes they were this cool song of the 00's)

The Roots "You Got Me" (the hip hop is back song of the 00's)

Mos Def "Miss Phat Booty" (the hip hop is back and strong song of the 00's)

The White Stripes "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground" (the someone is finally doing something different song of the 00's)

Eep! Long one
post #10 of 11
I also have countless 'favorite' songs, but I'll just mention a few here. Most often I don't know groups from the 60's-70's, but I know what I like to sing along to on my favorite oldies station.

60's-70's: "Cecilia", "I'm a Believer", "Rescue Me", "You Don't Own Me" (this is the right time period, correct?), and so many more that I do not remember because of the late hour. I know there's also a bunch of Larry Norman stuff I'm forgetting.

80's: just about anything from dcTalk's old skool rap days (I think that was 80's), Amy Grant's "Mountain Top", and of course all of the kids' songs I grew up on during this decade.

90's: Pffft! There's so bloody much I can put in here! One big one is Avalon's "Testify to Love" (sorry, not our Avalon), and there's Audio Adrenaline's "Hands and Feet" and "Big House", looooots of stuff by Rebecca St. James and Salvador.

00's: My current topper is Jars of Clay's "Million Pieces".
"They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say '$#!±, it's raining!'"  Ruby, in "Cold Mountain"
"They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say '$#!±, it's raining!'"  Ruby, in "Cold Mountain"
post #11 of 11
Originally posted by Max Power

BWJ - your 80's picks just blew my mind. But HSB as "the" Nirvana track But the Venus In Furs? Wow... Another great call. Have you heard the soundtrack to Velvet Goldmine?

Thanks. I picked HSB more for what it reminds me of, though it is one of my favorites off In Utero. I suppose my absolute favorite off that album is "Serve the Servants." I have "Lithium" under the 90's too, though, so HSB isn't really my pick for "the" Nirvana track. I don't know if I could pick one all-time favorite out of all their material.

I've heard bits and pieces of that soundtrack, but the only full song I've heard is the Venus In Furs one. Actually, the reason I got that song is because it came up on Kazaa as Venus in Furs by Ladytron, so I thought it was a cover of that song.
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