Post Your Favorite Songs of All Time


macrumors regular
Original poster
dont know if this has been done before but i think it will be a good way for people to discover new music...

ill start (in no particular order)

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Wonderwall - Oasis
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Cute Without the "E" (Cut From the Team) - Taking Back Sunday
Diamonds - Kanye West

if you have more or less than five thats cool

Sirus The Virus

macrumors 6502a
May 12, 2005
So hard to pick just 5 of all time, so I'll put in my current 5.

Bjork - All is Full of Love
U2 - All Because of You
Passengers - Miss Sarajevo
Sting - Fragile
Autechre - Cfern


macrumors 68040
Apr 17, 2004
It's a tie between:
Forever by Perception I think..... I'm not sure its on In search of Sunrise Volume 2. Like 11th song or that.
Single Life by Sarina Paris - "Freedom all around, people jumpin up and down, boys and girls get down, we are single now. It's so great to be in the crazy company".... and it continues.


macrumors member
Oct 15, 2005
- "Drops of Jupiter", Train
- "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing", Aerosmith
- "Against All Odds", Remake by Mariah Carey

Chip NoVaMac

macrumors G3
Dec 25, 2003
Northern Virginia
For me it is show tunes:

Seasons of Love from Rent
Dreamers from Jean Seberg sung by Sarah Brightman
And I Telling You I'm Not Going from Dreamgirls by Jennifer Holiday
Memories from Cats
Empty Chairs At Empty Tables from Les Miserables by Garth Brooks from The Dance


macrumors member
Oct 28, 2005
"stay with me" - rod steward and the faces
the album "blues breakers with eric clapton" - john mayall

the song with the highest play count in itunes for me is
"You've got to hide your love away" - the beatles


macrumors 6502a
A little hard to narrow it down, but approximately:

1. Kaze ga fuku hi - Maaya Sakamoto
2. Dance of Curse - Yoko Kanno
3. Tune the Rainbow - Maaya Sakamoto
4. Asia at Odd Hours - Splashdown
5. A Charming Spell - Splashdown

Others worth mentioning (I'm a music major! I can't narrow it down!):
To One in Paradise - Alan Parsons Project
Cosmic Castaway - Electrasy
Chicago: Stealth - Rare
When We Are Together - Texas
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity & Mars, Bringer of War - Gustav Holst
Orc Track 2 - Blizzard
mostly anything from Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Duel of the Fates & Journey to the Island (Jurassic Park) - John Williams


macrumors 68030
May 11, 2004
fig tree
to the OP: "American Idiot" isn't on there?
edit: right now it's "Sugar We're Going Down" by Fall Out Boy but it changes all the time depending on my mood (yeah, i know...) a few days ago it was "So Cruel" by U2. if i had to pick an all-time favorite song it'd probably be "So Cruel."
"and you need her like a drug..."


macrumors 6502a
Apr 1, 2005
Lincoln, NE
This just came to my mind and I've already started seeing holiday stuff at stores, so I'd say the Mannheim Steamroller version of Carol of the Bells. And I also really like a lot of the songs that have already been mentioned.


macrumors 68000
May 4, 2005
New York
wesco said:
-In my life by the beatles
ahhh, such a beautiful song.....
Just listened to it in iTunes ... the words are meaningful and the melody is soothing. Another gem courtesy of the Beatles, no surprise there.


macrumors 6502a
Oryan said:
This just came to my mind and I've already started seeing holiday stuff at stores, so I'd say the Mannheim Steamroller version of Carol of the Bells. And I also really like a lot of the songs that have already been mentioned.
Nice catch! Their versions of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and Good King Wenceslas are also very good.

Blue Velvet

Moderator emeritus
Jul 4, 2004
• Flower: The Eels
• Black Cherry: Goldfrapp
• I Believe In You: Talk Talk
• O Superman: Laurie Anderson
• Floating: Julee Cruise

I could easily pick a completely different five on another day and in another mood...


Moderator emeritus
Mar 10, 2004
Bergen, Norway
AmericanIdiot12 said:
dont know if this has been done before but i think it will be a good way for people to discover new music...
There's always the What's your favorite artist and song-thread. ;)

But if you want more than 1, here's my Top 10 (alphabetically by artist):

- "The Guns of Brixton" by The Clash
- "Edie (Ciao Baby)" by The Cult
- "Det er ikke sant" by Elektrisk Regn (Norwegian, as you might guess)
- "The Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden
- "Kayleigh" by Marillion
- "Great Expectations" or "Ballad of Bodmin Pill" by New Model Army (I cannot decide between them right now :eek:)
- "Where the Wild Roses Grow" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds + Kylie Minogue
- "Comfortably Numb" or "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd (again too hard to decide)
- "Ghost Town" by Specials
- "Strange Little Girl" by The Stranglers

(If you ask me again in 6 months of a year some might be replaced by other awesome songs, but I think most would remain...)


macrumors regular
May 21, 2005
Here's ten:

Yes: Close to the Edge
Yes: Heart of the Sunrise
r.e.m.: 7 Chinese Bros.
Old 97's: Can't Get a Line
Dumptruck: Going Nowhere
Guster: Careful
Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians: Madonna of the Wasps
Scruffy the Cat: Time Never Forgets
Maná: Fé
Phantom Planet: One Ray of Sunshine

The five at the top are permanent; the others could be replaced at any moment by any of the other 5,000 favorite songs in my library. :)


macrumors regular
Jan 1, 2005
Egg Man by Beastie Boys
Stormy Monday by Tbone Walker
Silent Lucidity by Queensryche
Hurt by NIN
Baba O'Riley by The Who
For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica
Firestarter by Prodigy
Battleflag by Lo Fidelity Allstars
Santa Monica by Everclear
Fire by Bruce Springsteen
Softer, Softest by Hole
Know Your Enemy by Rage Against The Machine
Wooden Ships by CSN&Y


macrumors 68000
Jan 16, 2004

i hate doing things like this! my favourite songs change all the time, but there are a few songs that when you just listen to it for the first time in a while, you go wow, that was good!

oasis - wonderwall

battle - isabelle or feel the same, or even takayuka - this band is amazing and they will be big next year (well in the UK anyway - look them up on itms, really good)

smashing pumpkins - disarm or tonight tonight

feeder - pretty much anything but prob if i had to keep it to one song, would be 'your my evergreen'

slipknot - vermillion pt. 2 - dont laugh, its actually quite a nice gentle and mellow song!


macrumors 68000
Jan 16, 2004
redAPPLE said:
the secret is not to play the song too often, then it would start to suck after the 30th play.
hence i never like any song that ever gets on the radio 1 playlist. you will hear it every 10 mins and it will just get annoying within a day!


macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2004
Wow, 5 songs only... like others have said, this list could easily change on a different day in a different mood.

Not in any order.

Heartbreaker, Kashmir, The Wanton Song - Led Zep.

Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd.

Shagkabob - Jason Bonham.

Too tough that. There's many great songs I've left out...