Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Cyn » Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:58 pm

Too impossible to narrow my top fave Stones songs down to just 3, but I will (desperately, futilely) TRY:

1-Monkey Man --no doubt, no question, no hesitation there whatsoever. This song is one of my top faves of all time. To me, it was the epitome of the Stones and Mick all wrapped up together. Hard to explain.

2-Gimme Shelter --very close second to Monkey Man. One of the best songs in music history. The female singer's raspy, raunchy backup absolutely MADE this song. Merry Clayton? Wow. There was a song--'Yes'--in the movie Dirty Dancing by her.

3- toss-up between: Midnight Rambler, Heartbreaker, Miss You, Can't You Hear Me Knockin'?, You Can't Always Get What You Want :biggrin:

There's so many others I love--Sympathy for the Devil, Start Me Up, Shattered, Love In Vain, Let It Bleed--but those above are the cream of the crop. The older ones like Paint It Black, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Satisfaction, Under My Thumb, etc. etc. etc., are just too old, like from another lifetime. :lol: I wore my stereos and albums and 45's out playing them in their heyday, but they're not as great IMO as the ones that came later, with the exception of YCAGWYW--that is a timeless classic.

As for the memories the book evoked, I haven't even finished reading it yet, which I hope doesn't mean I can't partake in these discussions. :blush:
But the Stones are such an interwoven part of my entire life, beginning from when I began discovering music at an early age, when they were just coming on the scene at the same time, that it would be impossible to even begin to try to say. So many of their songs was the background music to so much of my life, especially over the 60's and 70's...and some of the 80's. Everything that all the others have said here already pretty much sums it up.
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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:15 pm

Guess I'm the only one who likes Keith's songs then :lol:

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Cyn » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:29 pm

Gilbert's Girl wrote:Guess I'm the only one who likes Keith's songs then :lol:


Noooo, I love some of his songs too, like Happy, for one. I really love that song. Like I said, the ones I named in my last post are the top of the top of the very TOP, but I love so many others too that I didn't name.
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Unread postby winona » Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:53 pm

Jumpin Jack Flash. First thing I learned to play :loveshower:
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Sun Dec 11, 2011 9:46 pm

Cyn, you may certainly take part in the discussions! It is very hard to whittle this list down because there are so many!

GG, I remember when a friend of mine bought the Sticky Fingers album and brought it over to my house. :-O Intrtiguing is an interesting word for it!
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Unread postby fansmom » Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:01 am

I did an internship in college at a home for wayward teens and taught several of them how to play "Miss You" on the piano. A very fond memory.

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Theresa » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:42 am

I had to go over to YouTube to listen to bits of the songs...I see that I know a lot of Rolling Stones songs when I hear them. I guess I never knew who sang them, though, since almost none of the song names you guys have mentioned bring any bit of recognition to me. The Stones weren't a part of my childhood/youth in any other way besides any songs that might have hit the top 40.

I guess of the songs that I've gone through, Ruby Tuesday is my favorite. It's so...60's pop. I loved the pop songs from that era.

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Liz » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:13 am

Cyn, just listened to Monkey Man. I had never heard of it before. I like it. Nice guitar playing by Keith! :applause:
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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:05 am

DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:Cyn, you may certainly take part in the discussions! It is very hard to whittle this list down because there are so many!

GG, I remember when a friend of mine bought the Sticky Fingers album and brought it over to my house. :-O Intrtiguing is an interesting word for it!
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I wish I'd had the nerve to buy it :lol: mind another reson I didn't buy back then was lack of money since I was still at school. :lol:

Anyway I've made up for it since, this has been a good Rolling Stones month or rather November has as they released a reissue of Some Girls with bonus tracks, Live in Texas DVD from 1978 and also released an official live concert from Brussels 1973 which has until now only been available as a bootleg with the intention of releasing more :cloud9:

I'm assuming that no one is familiar with Keith's own albums or the X-pensive Winos, in the tidbits that Micks albums were talked about but not Keith's.
Anyway my favorite one of his is Hate it When You Leave and I recommend it, you can catch a live version on youtube.

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby nebraska » Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:58 am

Theresa wrote:I had to go over to YouTube to listen to bits of the songs...I see that I know a lot of Rolling Stones songs when I hear them. I guess I never knew who sang them, though, since almost none of the song names you guys have mentioned bring any bit of recognition to me. The Stones weren't a part of my childhood/youth in any other way besides any songs that might have hit the top 40.

I guess of the songs that I've gone through, Ruby Tuesday is my favorite. It's so...60's pop. I loved the pop songs from that era.

I am glad to hear you say that, Theresa. I felt so out-of-it when the topic of the Stones and the music first came up.

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Liz » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:12 pm

Gilbert's Girl wrote:
I'm assuming that no one is familiar with Keith's own albums or the X-pensive Winos, in the tidbits that Micks albums were talked about but not Keith's.
Anyway my favorite one of his is Hate it When You Leave and I recommend it, you can catch a live version on youtube.


I like it! :applause2:

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Gilbert's Girl » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:14 pm

Glad you liked it Liz, its my real favorite and I find it very emotional, the concert is from 1993 and I have it on DVD.

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Cyn » Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:51 pm

Liz wrote:Cyn, just listened to Monkey Man. I had never heard of it before. I like it. Nice guitar playing by Keith! :applause:


:ok: Yes! I think it has the best of both Mick and Keef in it--shows their individual talents to the utmost!

GG-- I liked that song Hate It When You Leave too--it's very raw and real. Interesting for me because even though I've been a fan of the Stones for so long, I'd always just thought of them as a whole, instead of following them individually.
And by the way, you sound like me talking about Neil Young when you talk about Keith. ;-)
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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Beatrix » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:38 pm

I love get of of my cloud and satisfaction because the're awesome songs for rocking out. The book didn't bring back any special memories for me. I grew up listening to 80s and 90s music. :blush:

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Re: Life Question #25 - Favorite Songs

Unread postby Jackslady » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:54 pm

I love Exile On Main Street - there's not a track on it that I don't like.

It was one of the first albums I ever bought, it reminds me of growing up and going into town on my own to record shops etc! :-)
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