Top 100 Songs Ever – kinda

Guitar on a Table

Guitar on a Table*

Music is a big part of my life. So I thought it would be fun (and perhaps useful someday) if I create a list of songs that have inspired, impressed, or otherwise kept with me. So in no particular order:

  1. Nitin Sawhney: Mausam (Indian/Western Fusion – amazing song)
  2. Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly (Alternative rock)
  3. The Bees: A Minha Menina (Alternative with a Latin flavour)
  4. Zero 7: The Garden (album) (Chill/Jazz/Electonic)
  5. Radiohead: OK Computer (album) (Alternative)
  6. Bladerunner OST: Rachel’s Song (Very mellow electronic)
  7. Wayne Netwon: Danke Schoen (60’s pop?)
  8. Hilltop Hoods: Nosebleed Section (Australian hip-hop)
  9. Handel (Composer): Water Music (Baroque classical)
  10. Copland (Composer): Hoedown (Modern classical)
  11. Steppenwolf: Magic Carpet Ride (Classic rock)
  12. Saint Germain: So Flute (Electro-jazz)
  13. The Beatles: Love Me Do (60’s pop)
  14. Celtic Woman: Spanish Lady (Irish folk)
  15. Paris Combo: Living Room (French jazzy pop)
  16. Average White Band: Pick up the Pieces (Funk)
  17. Lilly Allen: Smile (Pop)
  18. John Mayor: Wonderland (Alternative)
  19. Mamas and the Papas: Dream a Little Dream (60’s pop)
  20. Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice (Downtempo)
  21. Goldfrapp: Clowns (Folky pop)
  22. Sousa: Stars & Stripes Forever (March)
  23. Patrick Street: Music for a Found Harmonium (Irish Folkish)
  24. Various: And Can it Be (Hymn)
  25. Various: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Hymn)
  26. Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (Baroque classical)
  27. Mark Knopfler: Workin on it (Acoustic)
  28. Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode (50’s rock ‘n’ roll)
  29. Beatles: Twist and Shout (60’s rock ‘n’ roll)
  30. Lemon Jelly: The Staunton Lick (Downtempo/chill)
  31. Jerry Goldsmith: Ghost and the Darkness (Theme)
  32. Muse: Soldier’s Poem (Alternative, in waltz tempo with good harmony)
  33. City on a Hill (Ginny Owens): We Will Trust You  (Christian)
  34. City on a Hill: The Gathering (Christian)
  35. Allison Krauss: Jesus Help Me to Stand  (Christian)
  36. FFH: One of These Days  (Acoustic)
  37. Various: Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto Act 1  (Chinese Classical)
  38. Snow Patrol: Take Back this City (Alternative Rock) and Lifeboats (mellow)
  39. Coldplay: Rainy Day (alternative, good for travelling)
  40. Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary (classical, tru to get it with brass only)
  41. Ladysmith Black Mambazo (cover): Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes (classic)
  42. Jan Hammer: Crockett’s Theme (from Miami Vice, new wave electronic)
  43. Johnny Lee Hooker: Dimples (Blues)

To be continued…

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5 Responses to Top 100 Songs Ever – kinda

  1. mattsj says:

    *Guitar on a Table by Juan Gris
    1915; Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm (28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in); Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, Netherlands (DC 150)

    Taken from: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/gris/music/
    Accessed on: 26/10/08

  2. […] Top 100 Songs Ever – kinda   […]

  3. Bruno Gran says:

    Nice blog Matt!

    Bruno from Housegroup

  4. mattsj says:

    Thanks Bruno! How did you find my blog? And do you have one?

  5. hey that was a great read . Thanks for the great post .Loved every part of it.

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