One song to rule them all

S Farrell

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Interested to hear what your one song nomination that has it all. That is great lyrics, vocals, instruments and overall sound and feel.


I'll start with my nomination.

The Beatles - The End.
 

Gray

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I Feel Love 12" EP - Donna Summer

As far as I'm concerned a game-changer in music. There's plenty of others but this one stands out for me.
Remember first hearing it, out in the sun, with full-sized (Eagle) headphones plugged into one of these http://vintage-radios-london.co.uk/Vintage-1970s-GRUNDIG-PARTY-BOY-700-3-Band-LW-MW-FM-Portable-Transistor-Radio
only mono from MW Radio 1, but sounded great - though it was a revelation in FM stereo on my Fidelity music centre (when Radios 1 & 2 joined up for the Top 40 Show on Sunday nights).
40 years later, playback equipment is better, the same can't be said for the music.
Can you imagine another game-changer like Donna's these days?
 

DougK

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Remember first hearing it, out in the sun, with full-sized (Eagle) headphones plugged into one of these http://vintage-radios-london.co.uk/Vintage-1970s-GRUNDIG-PARTY-BOY-700-3-Band-LW-MW-FM-Portable-Transistor-Radio
only mono from MW Radio 1, but sounded great - though it was a revelation in FM stereo on my Fidelity music centre (when Radios 1 & 2 joined up for the Top 40 Show on Sunday nights).
40 years later, playback equipment is better, the same can't be said for the music.
Can you imagine another game-changer like Donna's these days?
I remember those Grundig radios... snazzy beasts :) Think I first heard it at a disco somewhere. There's been plenty of music over the years but nothing that had such an effect on me personally as this track did.
 
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Winter

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Benedictum. Their cover of rainbows catch the rainbow . On their ltd ed seasons of tradegy album. Superb sound exquiste guitar playing . Wow !
 

DCarmi

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Not particularly a Beatles fan but there is a load of material there that could make a case.
However, despite not being a huge Stones fan, I go with Gimme Shelter. Complex guitar, excellent percussion and the combo of Jagger and the female vocalist wail inferring power and menace.
 
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Mike Hunt

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I would always have massive trouble if someone asked me what my top 10 songs were, but if I could only name one it would probably be Nostalgia by David Sylvian.

View: https://youtu.be/BHpdAONEmZE
I was into Japan when I was but a mere sprog, but I haven't listened to David Sylvian, or that track, since the late 80s. but I'll have a listen again tomorrow, when I can raise the volume a little.
 

RobGardner

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Detroit Cobras - Hittin on Nothing 2.12 of glorious music from their album Mink Rat or Rabbit. Ask me again tomorrow and it will no doubt be something else!
 

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