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January 26, 2010 1:08 PM   Subscribe

What songs do you listen to on repeat--and then once more?

I am listening my way through my music library, and this question about books made me think maybe you all can help me find some more 'old friends' music (or new bff music, not picky).

I rate all of my music with 3-, 4-, or 5-stars (1s and 2s are delete-me or 'spoken/music lesson'), and I noticed recently that out of many gigs of music, I only have 49 songs that make it to a 5-star rating. Of those songs, I would say no more than 10 or so are my 'all-time bests'--songs that I like enough to look up and listen to specifically, or listen to 2 or 3 times in a row if they pop up in rotation. Please help me expand this category!

The music that hits the top of my list is any genre--it comes from a passing clip from TV, movies, threads like this one, and searches for foreign language listening, so anything goes--classical, gregorian chant, bollywood, j-pop, spanish, french, italian, country, rock--the more eclectic the better!
posted by lemonade to Media & Arts (110 answers total) 103 users marked this as a favorite
 
Gaga - Teeth
posted by pearlybob at 1:10 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I get a lot of crap from my friends for this, but I could listen to Midlake's Roscoe all day.

Also, Snoop Dogg's Crazy.
posted by oinopaponton at 1:13 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Neil Finn - She Will Be Loved
posted by crickets at 1:18 PM on January 26, 2010


Well, back int he day it was Everclear's "Santa Monica" and Sloan's "The Lines You Amend". A girl actually made me a tape for my car stereo that was nothing but those two songs back-to-back-to-back-to-back etc. for the whole 90 minutes.

And I listened the HELL out of that tape.
posted by joelhunt at 1:18 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Frente! - Labour of Love
God - My Pal
posted by pompomtom at 1:18 PM on January 26, 2010


Nthing Lady Gaga stuff. I'm a shameless fan, though, and I might snap out of it one day.

Cinnamon Park - Jill Souble

X-Fire - The Bens

1, 2, 3, 4 - Titán

They're all gonna be on Grooveshark.com or Youtube.
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:20 PM on January 26, 2010


Joel Plaskett's "A Million Dollars."
Internet filter at work won't let me link to it, but it's totally worth looking up. It's one of my, "roll down the windows and sing along really loud," songs too.
posted by a.steele at 1:21 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nick Lowe, Cruel to Be Kind. It is impossible for me to listen to it only one -- just the other day, I put it on repeat and listened to it all the way to work (which came to about 8 times). The next closest contender for me is Split Enz, I Got You.

Why yes, I am a child of the early '80s; why do you ask?
posted by scody at 1:21 PM on January 26, 2010


PS: Femme Fatale - REM or Velvet Underground (REM makes a great cover, VU's original is certainly awesome, too, of course)

Down By The Water - PJ Harvey

2040 - Spymob

Thanks for asking this, I expect great things of this thread.
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:23 PM on January 26, 2010


The Mountain - Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer
The Stranger - Melissa Ferrick
Honey White v2 - Morphine w/ Les Claypool
posted by lydhre at 1:24 PM on January 26, 2010


Anything by the Ramones. Anything by the Ramones. Anything by the Ramones.

You don't even notice it's repeating.
posted by three blind mice at 1:25 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


From my most played on Itunes:

Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Mama Cass Elliot
Home - Michael Buble
Water and a Flame (Feat. Adele) - Daniel Merriweather
Songbird -Eva Cassidy
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Run - Leona Lewis
Turn Me On - Norah Jones
(Money Can't) Buy Me Love - Blackstreet
Tigerlily - LA ROUX
posted by ellieBOA at 1:25 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Eclectic? I can do eclectic. Here are some of my "repeats"

BOA - I Did It For Love
Louis Armstrong - Kiss to Build a Dream On
Heartsdales feat. Soul'd Out - Candy Pop
Chronicles of Narnia: TLTW&TW - Narnia Lullaby
Final Fantasy VI - Terra's Theme (the orchestrated one with vocals)
Frou Frou - Must Be Dreaming
Shane Alexander - Feels Like the End
Eli Mattson - Walkin in Memphis
most anything by Journey, but in particular, Don't Stop Believing
posted by specialagentwebb at 1:26 PM on January 26, 2010


Two or three times in a row? When I get a musical bee in my iPod bonnet, I can listen to it for 50, 60, 70 times or more in a row. When it first came out, I listened to Paper Planes by MIA over a hundred times in a row. Given my top 25 playlist starts with songs that have over 100 on the playcount, there is no way for new songs to get on without getting played many times in a row.

Top on my iPod--these were all obsessively played (I've edited out the ones I've simply listened to over a course of years)
Charm School--Goldie Lookin' Chain (has to be close to 300 total plays at this point)
Golddigger--Goldie Lookin' Chain
Stars Above Us--St. Etienne
Troy--Die Fantastischen Vier
Paper Planes--MIA
Kinky Afro--Happy Mondays
Don't Call Me Baby--Client
Always Where I Need To Be--The Kooks
Beautiful Ones--Suede
Good Doctor--Robbie Williams
Jackie Collins Existential Question Time--Manic Street Preachers

If you're anything like me, these songs will drive you wild with delight. Oh, wait--you're absolutely nothing like me? YOU GO TO HELL. Also, this seems a bit chatfiltery, I'm feeling expansive today, so I'll let it slide.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 1:27 PM on January 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Xiu Xiu - Dear God I Hate Myself
posted by griphus at 1:29 PM on January 26, 2010


"Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division, but it has to be the Let the Movie Begin version.

"Behind" by Lacquer
posted by 4ster at 1:29 PM on January 26, 2010


I have found no upper limit to my tolerance for hearing Squeeze's Tempted. Double it up with REM's Fall On Me and I could drive acrss the continent happily with that disc stuck in the changer.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 1:31 PM on January 26, 2010


The entire Metallica S&M album.
Very first album I ever bought (and I had to sneak it by my parents) and it has become my trusted companion on all new things. Moving? It's the first music I play. New car? First album to come through the speakers. Plus, I feel like I'm off onto some epic journey when it starts off.

There's a lot of 5 starred music on iRock, but that album is especially my 'best friend' album, like the book thread.
posted by sperose at 1:32 PM on January 26, 2010


"Keep It Hid" by Alice Clark. I wish the song was like 5 minutes long instead of 3:30, so I just play it over and over.
posted by hermitosis at 1:35 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


My "repeat over and over and over and over again" passion goes in stages. At times, songs I've played into the ground have included:

"Astral Weeks," Van Morrison
"The Rising," Bruce Springsteen
"Fisherman's Blues" and "When Will We Be Married," The Waterboys
"Rithill Aill", Karen Matheson
"Sail On Sailor", the Beach Boys
"Slippery People", The Talking Heads (note: this is the version from STOP MAKING SENSE)
"Shaking The Tree", Peter Gabriel (the version from his SECRET WORLD LIVE live album)
"Down To Earth", "Solsbury Hill," "In Your Eyes" and "Signal to Noise", Peter Gabriel
"Man of Constant Sorrow" and "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" from the O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? soundtrack
"Gun Street Girl" and "I Don't Wanna Grow Up", Tom Waits
...and the audio for the "boom-de-yada" ad Discovery Channel did a couple years back.

Careful, though -- when we were in high school, my best friend once was home alone and preprogrammed her stereo to play "Solsbury Hill" 63 times in a row, and by the 27th repeat the neighbors all started coming to the door and asking "PLEASE STOP."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:38 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


A variety of tracks by Sufjan Stevens, in particular "Chicago," "All the Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands," "For The Widows In Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti," "The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!" and "The Avalanche."

Also large swaths of the albums Neon Bible by Arcade Fire, Give Up by the Postal Service, Plans by Death Cab for Cutie and Kid A by Radiohead; as well as the scores/soundtracks for The Insider and Moon.

(Full disclosure: songs on repeat are usually a part of writing or brainstorming for me, which informs the selections quite a bit.)
posted by Narrative Priorities at 1:40 PM on January 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


Chaiyya Chaiyya
posted by Burhanistan at 1:42 PM on January 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


The one-song-on-repeat thing is how I roll with just about anything I like. Then I get bored with the song and find another one, and maybe a few months later I'll come back to it, rinse and repeat.

Currently, Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" is my number one ear-crack. I always hit repeat three or four times whenever it comes up. Next month, it might be something else.

Probably my all-time most-played song is Like a Prayer. I don't think I could ever get tired of that song.
posted by Metroid Baby at 1:45 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Animal Collective - For Reverend Green.

Once drove from Montreal to Kingston with that - and only that - on repeat.
posted by scruss at 1:47 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Now Comes The Night - Rob Thomas
posted by Mickelstiff at 1:48 PM on January 26, 2010


off the top of my head:

Aretha: Never Loved a Man (the way I love you)
Korn: Coming Undone
Brahms 2nd piano concerto, third movement (Rondo)
Michael Jackson: Man In The Mirror
Devo: We Are Devo
Bach: Grand Toccato and Fugue in G Minor (alternating with the Passacaglia in C minor)
Ralph Stanley: Children Go Where I Send Thee
Dr. John: Such A Night
Paul McCartney: Maybe I'm Amazed
They Might Be Giants: Birdhouse in Your Soul
Blur: Boys and Girls
That aria from "La Wally" that was featured in the movie "Diva"
Madonna: Cherish
Holy Modal Rounders: St. John the Revelator
posted by DMelanogaster at 1:49 PM on January 26, 2010


Radiohead - Lucky. Only song that had ever made me cry (til the hormones got fucked up anyway).
posted by geek anachronism at 1:50 PM on January 26, 2010


The Orb - Blue Room
posted by Burhanistan at 1:50 PM on January 26, 2010


Lately I've been listening to Imperative Reaction's As We Fall several times per day. Their song Collapse, too.

I'm also loving The High Road by Broken Bells.
posted by peep at 1:52 PM on January 26, 2010


Ride a White Swan - T Rex
Falling in Love - Uriah Heep
Agolo - Angelique Kidjo
Itchycoo Park - The Small Faces
Greenback Dollar - Kingston Trio
posted by phunniemee at 1:52 PM on January 26, 2010


I suppose this is where I have to confess I've become unnaturally obsessed with the Bach Cello Suites over the past year or so. And it's not that I first heard them then, either; I had had a recording long before which I'd listen to from time to time. But I think over the last year, I've been listening to the Suites more than all of my other music combined, and I'm not exaggerating.

You may be familiar with the Prelude to Suite No. 1 from the American Express commercial which uses it and has been playing a lot on TV, but don't judge the Suites by that commercial alone SINCE THEY COMPLETELY RUINED THE STRUCTURE OF THE PRELUDE BY MAKING HORRID, HORRID EDITS TO CUT IT DOWN TO 1 OR 0.5 MINUTES (depending on the version) WHEN THE FULL PRELUDE RUNS ABOUT 2.5 MINUTES or maybe it just seems that way to me since I'm so familiar with the piece now.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 1:54 PM on January 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


nthing these:
Cinnamon Park - Jill Souble
Chaiyya Chaiyya
Cruel to be Kind - Nick Lowe

plus:
Tracey in my room - Everything but the Girl
posted by smelvis at 1:58 PM on January 26, 2010


I generally cannot stand to listen to anything more than once at a time. I need variety; I get insanely bored very easily. If I'm at an event where the host has accidentally made a short music playlist and I hear a song on repeat, it totally takes me out of the moment.

BUT: as I was finishing a marathon last fall, hurtling toward a PR with only a couple of miles to go and finding my energy stores (and emotional state*) totally drained, my iPod shuffled to the New Pornographers' Star Bodies and I put that shit on repeat 8 or 9 times to churn myself through to the finish line. The combination of the insistent drums, the sudden guitar explosion, and the plaintive vocal harmonies...oh God, it was like ambrosia.

*Yeah. the thing they don't tell you about distance running is that once you go over 20 miles, you become very fragile in the head. Sobbing not from pain, but just because; that sort of thing.
posted by kittyprecious at 2:02 PM on January 26, 2010


I am such a repeat offender. Don't know how my husband stands it sometimes...

Boondocks - Little Big Town
That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings
Baby You Got What It Takes - Michael Bublé
The Zookeeper's Boy - Mew
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
Say Hey (I Love You) - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
Broken - Amy Lee & Seether
Not Meant to Be - Theory of a Deadman
Cold Kentucky Rain - Elvis Presley
Up On The Roof - The Nylons
One Man Guy - Rufus Wainwright
Do You Wanna Dance - The Beach Boys
I'm Scared - Duffy
Love Will Come to You - Indigo Girls
Maybe - Secondhand Serenade
Sway - Michael Bublé
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Fireflies - Owl City

Etc, etc, etc...
posted by iceprincess324 at 2:05 PM on January 26, 2010


What a great question. Thanks for asking.

First of all, Admiral Haddock... I am sure I will get hooked on Don't Call Me Baby! Love it.

My recent and current addictions:

Wilco: Hummingbird, Passenger Side
They Might Be Giants: Broke in Two, Roy G Biv, Meet the Elements, Contrecoup, Apartment Four
The Band: Daniel and the Sacred Heart
Radiohead: In Rainbows (whole album!)
Kanye West: Most of 808's and Heartbreaks, Homecoming
Andrew Bird: Nervous Tick Motion of the Head to the Left
Avett Brothers: Incomplete and Insecure
Raconteurs: Level
Cake: Waiting
Johnny Cash: Devil's Right Hand
Kinks: Picture Book
Rod Stewart: Handbags and Gladrags
posted by kdern at 2:08 PM on January 26, 2010


my last.fm account, overall:
1. Beck – Little One*
2. Björk – Isobel
3. Queens of the Stone Age – Go With The Flow
4. Björk – Amphibian (Film mix)
5. Björk – Jóga

12 months:
1. N.A.S.A. – Gifted (feat. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li)*
2. The Bird and the Bee – Again & Again*
3. HALCALI – Peek-A-Boo (DJ Mitsu the Beats remix)*
4. YACHT – See A Penny (Pick It Up)
5. Jesca Hoop – Whispering Light*

*Songs I put on repeat for two hours or more in a single session. Little One, probably like five times. Again & Again + Whispering Light, about 3 times.
posted by june made him a gemini at 2:18 PM on January 26, 2010


Recently -

"Latyrx," Latyrx
"Dream," Forest for the Trees
"(You Should Be) Doubly (Gratified)," and "Casper the Friendly Ghost," Mike Doughty
"Louder than a Bomb," Public Enemy
"Mr. Mastodon Farm," Cake
"Without Me," Eminem
"How I Saved Roosevelt," Assassins soundtrack
"Buddy," De La Soul
"Spark," Tori Amos
"Like You," Kristin Hersh
"Liar's Bar," Beautiful South
"Everything is Everything," Paul Heaton
"What a Good Boy," and "The Old Apartment," Barenaked Ladies
"Today," and "Folsom Prison Blues," Everlast
"Shamrocks & Shenanigans," House of Pain
"The Man Comes Around," Johnny Cash
"Stick 'Em Up," Quarashi
"Kids With Guns" and "Dare," Gorillaz
"That Old Pair of Jeans" and "Sho Nuff," Fatboy Slim

My taste is all over the place.
posted by dlugoczaj at 2:24 PM on January 26, 2010


"Spem in alium" by Thomas Tallis
posted by SuzB at 2:50 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


When I was compiling a list of the best songs of the past decade and immersing myself in catchy songs while doing so, here are some I would find myself playing on repeat:

"Umbrella" - Rihanna
"Do You Realize??" - The Flaming Lips
"Fidelity" - Regina Spektor
"Coin-Operated Boy" - Dresden Dolls
"The Laws Have Changed" - The New Pornographers
"No Such Thing" - John Mayer
"Zero" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
"You Are What You Love" - Jenny Lewis
"Love Song" - Sara Bareilles
"Crazy in Love" - Beyonce
"Couches in Alleys" - Styrofoam w/ Ben Gibbard
"Stillness is the Move" - Dirty Projectors
"Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand
"I Don't Know What It Is" - Rufus Wainwright
"A&E" - Goldfrapp
"Red & Purple" - The Dodos
"Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken" - Camera Obscura
"Fractions" - Decoder Ring
posted by Jaltcoh at 2:52 PM on January 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


The Clash - "Train in Vain"
Liquid Liquid - "Cavern"
Public Image Limited - "Memories" and "Swan Lake"
Steely Dan - "Peg," "Josie," "Green Earrings," "I Got The News"
posted by porn in the woods at 2:55 PM on January 26, 2010


+1 Paparazzi - Lady Gaga
Blue Skies - BT featuring Tori Amos [Rabbit in the Moon's Phathomless Mix]
We Need a Resolution - Aaliyah
Let Down - Radiohead
Knock Loud - Neko Case
+1 Dare - Gorrillaz
I Can't Decide - Scissor Sisters
Short Burst - We Were Promised Jetpacks

In high school I could listen to Peter Gabriel's Rhythm of the Heat for days.
posted by Constant Reader at 2:56 PM on January 26, 2010


last.fm stats:

Muse – Starlight 2,603
Powderfinger – Pick You Up 525
Snow Patrol – Eyes Open 489 (ditto rest of that album)
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism 442 (also the full album here)

These numbers are all from 2007, I haven't been using last.fm so much since then. I still tend to put a single album or short playlist on repeat for a month or so: Gomez, Fall Out Boy, Jonathan Coulton and Five probably have the Most Played spots at the moment.
posted by jacalata at 2:57 PM on January 26, 2010


Lately, for me it's been:

"Phantom pt1"- Justice
"Phantom Pt2"

I don't know why those 2 tracks just rip it for me, they just do!

These have also repeated for me often:

"Into the Hollow"- Queens of the Stone Age

"Seventeen by Ladytron" remixed by Soulwax

"Knights of Cydonia" -Muse
posted by Giggilituffin at 3:02 PM on January 26, 2010


Ghostface Killah - Kilo
posted by box at 3:06 PM on January 26, 2010


I've gone through stages of listening to all of these tracks (and many many more) over and over again they're just so good:

The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
Hope of the States – Black Dollar Bills
Fell City Girl – Weaker Light
65daysofstatic – Retreat! Retreat!
Björk – Jóga
Regina Spektor – Samson
Frou Frou – Let Go
The Octopus Project – Tuxedo Hat
The Cure – Killing an Arab
Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Elbow – Red
Pure Reason Revolution – The Bright Ambassadors of Morning
David Bowie – Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
Buffseeds – Sparkle Me
The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Nervous_Testpilot – synthelabo
Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia... – Blindspot / Invisible Bend
Tilly and the Wall – Sing Songs Along
Tunng – Bullets
Ott – Smoked Glass and Chrome
Mirah – La Familia
Metric – Grow Up and Blow Away
Jeffrey Lewis – Back When I Was 4
Leftfield – Song of Life
Sigur Rós – Vaka
Antennas to Heaven – This Bloody Tarkhovsky Film
Chris T-T – 7 Hearts
Portishead – The Rip
Yeasayer – 2080
The Dawn Parade – Wider Than the January Skies
British Sea Power – The Lonely
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Vienna Teng – Gravity
Okkervil River – For Real
Broken Social Scene – 7/4 (Shoreline)
The Appleseed Cast – Santa Maria
Hallucinogen – LSD
Amanda Palmer – Astronaut
Mew – She Spider
Hell Is for Heroes – Sick/Happy
Beirut – Postcards From Italy
Nathan Fake – You Are Here
Blonde Redhead – Equus
Band of Horses – The Funeral
Sufjan Stevens – For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Massive Attack – Teardrop
MGMT – Time to Pretend
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love?
Led Zeppelin – Tangerine
Miss Black America – Talk Hard
Stars – Ageless Beauty
Bon Iver – Blood Bank
Animal Collective – My Girls
The Streets – Weak Become Heroes
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – So Divided
Starkey – Spacewalk
New Order – Crystal
Aphex Twin – 4
Radiohead – Street Spirit
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead
Blondie - Atomic
Cat Stevens – Trouble
posted by turkeyphant at 3:19 PM on January 26, 2010 [8 favorites]


Andrew Bird: Plasticities
The Decemberists: Myla Goldberg, The Crane Wife Part 3, Sons and Daughters, Engine Driver (I really, really like the Decemberists...)
Usher: Yeah!
The Who: Baba O'Riley
Beethoven: the Cavatina from the Op. 131 string quartet
Damien Rice: Amie
Dragonforce: Dawn Over A New World
Vince Guaraldi: Linus and Lucy
posted by coppermoss at 3:37 PM on January 26, 2010


turkeyphant: You like cool stuff.

King's Lead Hat by Brian Eno
Backwater by Brian Eno
Dead Finks Don't Talk by Brian Eno
America is Waiting by Brian Eno and David Byrne
Moonlight in Glory by Brian Eno and David Byrne
One Word by Brian Eno and John Cale
Child's Christmas in Wales by John Cale
Le Picadilly by Erik Satie
Shoulder Pads #2 by The Fall
L.A. by The Fall
Cab It Up by The Fall
Gut of the Quantifier by The Fall
Janine by David Bowie
God Knows I'm Good by David Bowie
Word on a Wing by David Bowie
Car Jamming by The Clash
Horses by Pere Ubu
Misery Goats by Pere Ubu

I know that I have such a wide and variable taste in music.
posted by lhude sing cuccu at 3:39 PM on January 26, 2010


Metronomy-- Heartbreaker; This Could be Beautiful (It Is)
Godly & Cream-- Cry
League of Crafty Guitarists-- A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur
Asia-- Only Time Will Tell
Klaus Nomi--The Cold Song
Bjork-- All Is Full Of Love
Stevie Wonder-- As
Namie Amura-- Come
Brian Eno-- The Big Ship
King Crimson-- In the Court of the Crimson King
posted by oflinkey at 3:42 PM on January 26, 2010


Try Einaudi, specifically 'Passaggio'.
posted by Jazzwick at 3:42 PM on January 26, 2010


Recently:

The Strokes - Take It Or Leave It
Depeche Mode - Only When I Lose Myself
St. Vincent - Actor Out of Work
The Cramps - What's Inside A Girl?
Roxy Music - 2HB
posted by kryptondog at 3:47 PM on January 26, 2010


Currently:

Garden of Eden Eddie & The Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band

Steady As She Goes BBC Radio 1's Live Cover of The Raconteurs Corinne Bailey Rae

Grounds For Divorce The Seldom Seen Kid Elbow

New York Jukebox (Deluxe Edition) Cat Power

All Summer Long Rock N Roll Jesus Kid Rock
posted by bjgeiger at 3:47 PM on January 26, 2010


Big Star: "Thirteen"
posted by gordie at 4:10 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm surprised that no one here has said anything by the Beatles or the Rolling Stones (I see a Paul McCartney up there but that doesn't count). Maybe they aren't "esoteric" enough but they aren't esoteric for a reason. Here is my short list of my "i listen to this song on repeat"s from them:

Beatles: Good Morning, Good Morning; Lovely Rita; I've Got a Feeling
Rolling Stones: Rocks Off; Can't You Hear Me Knocking; Wild Horses

There are more where those came from, but I kept it short. Basically, if you gave me a copy of Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Abbey Road, I think I would be fine on a desert island for quite some time.
posted by k8lin at 4:19 PM on January 26, 2010


Naive Melody by the Talking Heads
Lonely Teardrops by Jackie Wilson
Love Vigilantes by New Order
posted by kensington314 at 4:28 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Going to Queens by the Mountain Goats
posted by kensington314 at 4:29 PM on January 26, 2010


Morningwood — "To The Nth Degree"
posted by nicwolff at 4:37 PM on January 26, 2010


Mass Romantic - New Pornographers
White Winter Hymnal - Fleet Foxes
Outer Space - 3D's

(Although when I was 13 it would have been something off ZZ Top's Afterburner album.)
posted by Miss Otis' Egrets at 4:42 PM on January 26, 2010


When I was a college student, a friend had made a cassette tape with nothing but repeats of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly". It says something that it wasn't until the tape clicked over (to another 45 minutes) that I realized that something was off. I just thought it was a long, long song.
posted by megatherium at 4:45 PM on January 26, 2010


I took a look at my top 25 list on my Itunes, and narrowed it down a few songs:

Felice Bros - Frankies Gun
The Band - Atlantic City (The original is by Bruce Springsteen, but this is my favorite version despite frequent debates)
The Be Good Tanyas - Lakes of Pontchartrain (because I was learning the words)
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
The Mountain Goats w/ Kaki King - Thank You Mario, but Our Princess is in Another Castle
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer and Furr
Booker T - Green Onions
Joy Division - Disorder
Horse Feathers - Curs in the Weeds
Sam Cooke - Be With Me Jesus
Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
The Clash - Train in Vain
Van Morrison - Caravan
Carl Carlton - Bad Mamma Jamma (Thank you previous Ask Metafilter thread)
Joan Armatrading - The Weakness in Me

Right now I'm listening to Fleetwood Mac's "I Know I'm Not Wrong", Chris Garneau's, "No More Pirates", Local Natives "Airplanes" and Samantha Crain's "Devil in Boston" all the time.
posted by ajarbaday at 4:46 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I do this a lot, often until I more-or-less "ruin" songs for myself. But anyway:

The Clash - Lost in the Supermarket
Hefner - Hymn for the Cigarettes
The Mountain Goats - Warm Lonely Planet, Jam Eaters' Blues
The Dismemberment Plan - Ellen and Ben
The Apples in Stereo - Benefit of Lying with your Friends
Ben Folds - Zak and Sara
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - I Love You, Creedence
The Elected - Greetings in Braille
Rilo Kiley - Don't Deconstruct, Go Ahead
Bright Eyes - June on the West Coast
David Bowie - Five Years
Tullycraft - Bored to Hear Your Heart Still Breaks, Glitter & Twang
Peaches - Fuck the Pain Away
James - Laid
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister, Get Me Away from Here I'm Dying

(Frente!'s Labor of Love was my first favorite song when I was 11, and I have to say I'm thrilled that someone mentioned it, because I haven't listened to it for years)
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 4:56 PM on January 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


Amsterdam, by Peter Bjorn and John, which is really appropriate since some of the lyrics are "Amsterdam was stuck in my mind."

Indeed.
posted by elder18 at 5:00 PM on January 26, 2010


Hmmm.... I get periodic obsessions. Current obsessions:

for you blue, long and winding road -- beatles (let it be... naked)
smooth operator -- sade
smalltown boy -- bronski beat
crystal -- new order
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba -- Handel
posted by prettypretty at 5:02 PM on January 26, 2010


Today, acoustic version of Foo Fighter's "Everlong."
posted by dzaz at 5:13 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Also - Mountain Goats - Color in Your Cheeks
posted by kdern at 5:22 PM on January 26, 2010


Groove Armada - I Won't Kneel
Helen Boulding - It's You
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full Of Lead
Herb Alpert - Spanish Flea
Paul Williams - Fat Sam's Grand Slam (from Bugsy Malone)
Jedi Mind Tricks - Animal Rap
Terence and Phillip - Uncle Fucker
Ben Folds Five - Underground
Freemasons - Uninvited
Rilo Kiley - Does He Love You?
Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
Phoenix - Rally
Polly Paulusma - Over The Hill
Redman - Smash Sumthin
EMF - Unbelievable
Jerry Reed - When You're Hot You're Hot
posted by jonnyploy at 5:46 PM on January 26, 2010


pearlybob - ME TOO!!! Great song.
posted by radioamy at 5:49 PM on January 26, 2010


Joan Armatrading - Everyday Boy
Joan Armatrading - Love and Affection
The Cure - Lullaby
I went through a period when I came home from work and put on Mozart's Requiem Mass every day for almost a year.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 5:57 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bittersweet Symphony (of Life) --The Verve
nthing Chaiyya Chaiyya
posted by pushing paper and bottoming chairs at 6:02 PM on January 26, 2010


Wow! This will take me days to get through, fantastic!
posted by lemonade at 6:23 PM on January 26, 2010


Currently, recently, and sometimes embarrassingly:

Science Vs. Romance - Rilo Kiley
Please, Please, Please, Please - Brewer's Row
Silence Like Crystal - Brewer's Row
I Love Music - Andrew W.K.
Never Let Down - Andrew W.K.
The Boxer - Emmylou Harris
Everywhere We Go II - Run To Cadence With the U.S. Marines, Vol. 2
Aicha (Mixed Version) - Khaled
Maybe - Ingrid Michaelson
Broken Strings (Sebo Reed Electro Radio Mix) - Carefree
Will It Grow - Jakob Dylan
Save Me - Queen
'39 - Queen
Samson - Regina Spektor
Josephine - The Wallflowers
Elevator Love Letter - Stars
Look Up - Stars
Forget About It - Alison Krauss
Between the Wars - Billy Bragg
Cry Me a River - Justin Timberlake
Couche tard et lève tôt - Bénabar
Jolene - Dolly Parton
I Will Come To You - Hanson
If I Knew - Edgar Meyer & Joshua Bell
Bring It On Home to Me - Sam Cooke
Four More Years - The New Amsterdams
A Moorside Suite: March (Gustav Holst, 1928) - Eugene Migliaro Corporan & North Texas Wind Symphony
The Pre-Eternal Counsel - Choir Of The Holy Trinity And St.Sergius And The Moscow Technolog. Acad. And Seminary
Too Young - Phoenix
Long Ride Home - Elisabeth Andreassen
The Wind - Cat Stevens
Aus heiterem Himmel (Dntel Mix) - Barbara Morgenstern
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 6:24 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Top 50 based on plays from my iTunes, though I top out there at about 18 (I play stuff more often on my mp3 player).

1. Get It While You Can \The Dirtbombs \Dangerous Magical Noise
2. Enemies Like This \Radio 4 \Enemies Like This
3. Shrink Wrap \This Heat \Deceit
4. Death Walks Behind You \Atomic Rooster \Death Walks Behind You
5. Cherry Bomb \Magnapop \The Great Summer Pop Sampler
6. Statue of Liberty \XTC \White Music
7. Look Out! Soul Is Back \Nation of Ulysses \13-Point Program To Destroy America
8. Ballroom Blitz \Sweet \Desolation Boulevard
9. Los Angeles \X \Los Angeles
10. Ignition ([Chopped and Screwed Remix] Remix) \R. Kelly \Chocolate Factory: Chopped and Screwed by DJ Skrew
11. I Get Lifted \George McCrae \Miami Sound
12. Cathedral Blues Two \Vampire Hands \Me And You Cherry Red
13. Funky Voltron feat. Insight \Edan \Beauty And The Beat
14. How U Ridin' \Webbie \Savage Life
15. My Shadow \Jay Reatard \Blood Visions
16. Blind \Hercules and Love Affair \Hercules and Love Affair
17. Wells Fargo \Babe Ruth \First Base
18. Lesser Snake \Indian Jewelry \Invasive Exotics
19. Independence Day \The Comsat Angels \Waiting For A Miracle
20. Never Saw It As Union \The High Strung \Moxie Bravo
21. Honey Do \The Avatars \Never a Good Time
22. 02 STRAY BOYS \CLONE DEFECTS \SHAPES OF VENUS
23. Beast With A Gun \Animal \Light Trucks
24. Lift Me Up \saturday looks good to me
25. Red Lips & Fingertips \The Come Ons \The Come Ons
26. Destination Venus \The Rezillos \Can't Stand the Rezillos: The (Almost) Complete Rezillos
27. Southern Girls \Cheap Trick \In Color
28. Bad Reputation \Thin Lizzy \Bad Reputation (Remaster)
29. Heat-Fire \Vampire Hands \Me And You Cherry Red
30. Mickey Mouse \Sparks \Angst In My Pants
31. Cenotaph \This Heat \Deceit
32. Huttington Ashram Monastery \Alice Coltrane \Huntington Ashram Monastery
33. Oh My Bride \The Deadly Snakes \Ode To Joy
34. The Gospel According To Gatsby \Gatsby The Great \Falling Up
35. Honeymoon With B Troop \10cc \Deceptive Bends
36. Dogs Are Barking \The Rants \Get Back Into It!
37. The Wizard \Black Sabbath \Black Sabbath
38. Paint It Black \The Rolling Stones \Aftermath
39. Do The Du \A Certain Ratio \The Graveyard & The Ballroom
40. Warm 44 \The Avatars \Never a Good Time
41. Brain Burner \No Age \Nouns
42. T.N.T. \AC/DC \High Voltage
43. Lazer theme feat. Future Trouble \Major Lazer \Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do
44. 01 No Mercy \L.A Guns \L.A Guns
45. Angst In My Pants \Sparks \Angst In My Pants
46. Freedom Of '76 \Ween \Chocolate And Cheese
47. Street Life \Roxy Music \Stranded
48. I Wanna Be Your Lover \Prince \Prince
49. Via Sivanandagar \Alice Coltrane \Huntington Ashram Monastery
50. L.A. Jinx \Slade \B-Sides

Or: Similar data from last.fm.

Those won't give you straight repeats, but straight repeats do tend to show up. Also, you could do worse than to listen to any of this over and over.
posted by klangklangston at 6:26 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Hey Jude -- The Beatles
Anything from Paolo Conte's Greatest Hits album
Shirley Bassey belting out Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever
Cossack Patrol

posted by pushing paper and bottoming chairs at 6:32 PM on January 26, 2010


The National- Apartment Story
Bon Iver- Skinny Love
Glasvegas- Geraldine
Sleater-Kinney- Good Times
Jimmy Eat Word- A Praise Chorus
Replacements- Alex Chilton
Silversun Pickups- Little Lover's So Polite
The Main Drag- A Jagged Gorgeous Winter
Sarge- Detroit Star-Lite
Blink-182- Damnit
Erasure- A Little Respect
Alice Cooper- Poison
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 6:39 PM on January 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Argh, that Sleater-Kinney song is Good Things, I don't know what I was thinking up there.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 6:40 PM on January 26, 2010


Gah! You'll never read down this far! ... but let's hope you do :)

Music to drown in:
This Mortal Coil's "Song to the Siren" [esp Tim Buckley's version]
and Kangaroo .

My Bloody Valentine Sometimes.

And to stop a mind-melt from the above I have a loop of lolly tunes for early morning dog walks: Candi Staton "You've Got the Love" and Young Hearts. Oh the cheeziness... I need help.
posted by honey-barbara at 6:44 PM on January 26, 2010


Right now, I'm stuck on a song by the Fruit Bats called "Ruminant Band"
but in the past, I've gotten "stuck" on the following songs :

The Band : "Acadian Driftwood" and "When I Paint My Masterpiece"
Leonard Cohen : "Tower of Song"
Frank Zappa : "Joe's Garage" and toooooo many others
MIA : "Paper Planes" (I know, I know...)
David Bowie : "The Bewlay Brothers" (anything with Bowie's crisp 12-string guitar playing from his earliest albums seemed to be the worst sort of ear-worm)
posted by newfers at 6:45 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


The White Hat's Chiefest Microns
posted by that girl at 6:52 PM on January 26, 2010


Today I've listened to this song about 8 times so far - "Little Lion Man" - Mumford and Sons. It's only lunchtime though.
posted by h00py at 6:54 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Steely Dan: Peg
Tony, Toni, Tone: Feels Good
posted by elle.jeezy at 6:56 PM on January 26, 2010


There are several artists that I listen to all the time, but these are a few songs that I almost never get tired of:

Okkervil River: Maine Island Lovers
Portishead: Roads
Tori Amos: Hey Jupiter, Liquid Diamonds, Pandora's Aquarium, A Sorta Fairytale
Ratatat: Nostrand
The Whitest Boy Alive: Burning, Golden Cage
Suzanne Vega: Rosemary
The Dave Brubeck Quartet: 40 Days, "Softly, William, Softly"
Moderat: Rusty Nails
65daysofstatic: Radio Protector
Burial: Untrue, Ghost Hardware

Good thread! Will have to explore some of the other songs posted here.
posted by nihraguk at 7:16 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Arab Strap: Cherubs
The Brian Jonestown Massacre: When Jokers Attack
Cat Power: He War
Common: It's Your World
Cramps: Human Fly
The Cure: Disintegration
Elliott Smith: Between the Bars
Eminem: Without Me
The Folk Implosion: Free To Go
Franz Ferdinand: Take Me Out
Iron & Wine: Upward Over the Mountain
James: Dream Thrum
Lou Barlow: Morning's After Me
Magnolia Electric Co.: Such Pretty Eyes for a Snake (live version on Trials and Errors)
Magnolia Electric Co.: Talk to Me Devil, Again
Magnolia Electric Co.: Two Blue Lights
(pretty much anything by Magnolia Electric Co.)
No Doubt: Ex-Girlfriend
Oasis: Wonderwall
Palace Music: The Brute Choir
Psychedelic Furs: Love My Way
Radiohead: Exit Music (For A Film)
Sage Francis feat. Will Oldham: Sea Lion
The Smiths: I Know It's Over
posted by rabbitrabbit at 7:20 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Here are a few recent ones I've had stuck on repeat lately:

Apparat - You Don't Know Me

Sufjan Stevens - Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
M83 - We Own The Sky
Yo La Tengo - Gentle Hour
The New Pornographers - Hey Snow White
Spoon - I Summon You
posted by sciencemandan at 7:27 PM on January 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


Well, from the beginning...

Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
(I think the very first record I bought; a 45)
Gary Glitter - Rock 'n roll, part 2 (long before we found out he was a perv; my fascination with THE BEAT began...)
ELO - Eldorado (totally obsessed with the whole record. My first headphone trip)
Then it was the Stones, big time:
Gimme Shelter (I don't know what this 'extended mix' is about, but I didn't want to link to a live version...)
Sympathy for the Devil (interesting 'making of' video. Hard to explain how intoxicating the bossa beat was to me at the time)
Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes (hey you there with the glasses)
...and of course from Ian Hunter's first solo album, with the brilliant Mick Ronson on lead: Once Bitten Twice Shy
Roxy Music - If There is Something (blew out my speakers on the sax solo)
Sly & the Family Stone - If you want me to stay (this is an alternate version, but still brings the funk)
Neil Young - Out on the Weekend
Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power (with Williamson bringing the crazy)
The Clash - Janie Jones
New Order - Blue Monday
Prince - The Beautiful Ones (but really all of Purple Rain, especially when the Electrifying Mojo mixed it up so fine on his radio show...)
Malcolm McLaren - Madame Butterfly
The Art of Noise - Beat Box

MARRS - Pump Up the Volume
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (with Fripp bringing the crazy)
Eno - Baby's on fire (more Fripp magic)
Frank Black - Speedy Marie

Nelly Furtado - Say it right
My latest obsession is Amerie - 1 Thing (the instrumental version is pretty fun, too)
posted by Bron at 7:29 PM on January 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


The only complete album that I listen to this way is Blind Pilot's.

The Beatles: Helter Skelter (any and all covers, with this one being my current favorite).

Portland Is Leaving by Rocky Votolato - I couldn't find the right version on YouTube, but I believe I have the one sold on iTunes. It'd have to be on any all-time-greats mix I put together, and over the years it's shown up on a lot of the CDs I make for long car trips.

In college, my roommate would listen to Layla on repeat because she had it stuck in her head; that'd get it stuck in my head, and then I'd do the same, passing it back on to her. It may not have been healthy, but the fact that I still think it's a great song after that must say something.

Elliott Smith's Plainclothes Man.

The Strokes, Soma.

Bob Schneider, Big Blue Sea.

Third Eye Blind's Semi-Charmed Life, but that may be related to my age when it was released, I'm not sure. I sure as hell still like it.

Jack Johnson's All At Once and the Thicker Than Water Acoustic Jam.

And I know a lot of people have already said Gaga, but I've had Speechless stuck in my head for the last two weeks.
posted by you're a kitty! at 8:26 PM on January 26, 2010


Some repeat-worthy songs are for singing at the top of my lungs with the car windows rolled down on a summer afternoon; others are for listening to quietly in bed on a winter early morning. I like to repeat a song incessantly and then retire it, so when I hear it later on it's flavored with a certain time in my life. Of course, I can never manage to retire the essentials:

Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
Led Zeppelin - Fool in the Rain; Tangerine
The Band feat. The Staple Singers - The Weight (live)
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone (live); Boots of Spanish Leather; Song to Woody
The Rolling Stones - Sweet Virginia; Loving Cup; Beast of Burden
The Beatles - Norwegian Wood; Here Comes the Sun
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains; Just Like Honey; Head On
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up (long version)
Dolly Parton - Wild Flowers; Wings of a Dove
Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home to Me
ABBA - Waterloo (blame Muriel's Wedding, okay?)
The Magnetic Fields - The Book of Love; I Don't Want to Get Over You
Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer (live)
Pete Seeger - This Land is Your Land
Stevie Wonder - For Once in My Life
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice; Don't Worry Baby
posted by sallybrown at 8:35 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Beatles - "Across the Universe"

I actually didn't think much of this song when I first heard it--a forgettable, kind of pretentious ballad stuck in the middle of Let It Be. But during my last year of high school, a teacher gave a meditation in the school church about lots of things: humor; identity on and off stage; and, at the very end, the death of his father a week earlier. He played a solo version of "Across the Universe" and then quietly sat back down.

I remember that moment so well. And others after it, like my first girlfriend teaching the song to herself as I sang along from the bed we shared. Or like the night when we broke up and I listened to the song on repeat for hours. It sounds maudlin, and it probably is, but something about "Across the Universe" reminds me that life is bigger than whatever I'm going through, that everything's going to be all right. "Nothing's gonna change my world..." It's my favorite Beatles song.

On a completely different note: to everyone mentioning Lady Gaga, I see your "Poker Face" and raise you "Neutra Face."
posted by flawsekno at 8:55 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Orange Juice, "Felicity"
The New Pornographers, "The Body Says No"
Princeton, "Sadie & Andy"
Jens Lekman, "I Saw Her in the Anti War Demonstration"
Final Fantasy, "Paris 1919"
The English Beat, "Save It for Later"
The Pernice Brothers, "Talk of the Town"
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 9:20 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mine tend to either be related to a particular memory - they remind me of a situation or person, or there's just something emotionally that works over and over.

That said, in no particular order...

Joy Division - 'Disorder' and 'New Dawn Fades'
Amanda Palmer - 'Astronaut' and 'Another Year'
Dresden Dolls - 'Me and the Minibar'
The Clash - 'Pressure Drop' and 'Rudie Can't Fail'
Rancid - 'Red Hot Moon'
Billy Bragg - 'Waiting for The Great Leap Forward'
Mike Doughty - 'I Hear The Bells'
Pixies - 'Here Comes Your Man'
Tossers - 'No Loot, No Booze, No Fun'
Green Day - 'Brain Stew' and then into 'Jaded'
Sparks - 'Suburban Homeboy' and '(Baby Baby) Can I Invade Your Country'
Type O Negative - 'Black No. 1'

Yeah, sometimes my roommate hates me.
posted by pupdog at 11:40 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha. SoO00Oo many but take a little taste of this. Tell me you didn't play it again.
posted by Muirwylde at 11:45 PM on January 26, 2010


Skip James - Devil Got My Woman

Just doesn't get any more achingly beautiful.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:02 AM on January 27, 2010


Off the top of my head for songs I've just got to play again after hearing them. Some recent discoveries that I played a lot, and some old repeat favorites--

The Knife "Heartbeats"
Patrick Wolf "The Magic Position"
Lil Wayne "We Takin' Over (Remix)" (the version off of Da Drought 3)
Elliott Smith "Waltz #2 (xo)"
Paolo Nutini "Jenny Don't Be Hasty"
Phoenix "Consolation Prizes"
The Mountain Goats "No Children"
Why? "Rubber Traits"
Fiona Apple "Extraordinary Machine"
The Stills "Lola Stars and Stripes"
Brand New "Jesus Christ"
Julian Casablancas "11th Dimension"
Lily Allen "Not Fair"
Spoon "I Summon You"
The Cure "Six Different Ways"
Ryan Adams "Come Pick Me Up"
Self "Better Than Aliens"
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone "Tonight Was a Disaster"
OK Go "There's a Fire"
Beck "Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime"
posted by haveanicesummer at 7:39 AM on January 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


Skalpel - Theme from Behind The Curtain
Radio Citizen - The Hop
Nostalgia 77 - Cheney Lane
posted by juv3nal at 10:49 AM on January 27, 2010


Faith No More's Woodpeckers from Mars, My Ass is on Fire by Mr. Bungle, Going Under by Devo, and Groove is in the Heart by Deee-lite
posted by Redhush at 8:29 PM on January 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Two that came on back-to-back on the ol' ipod tonight, both of which I listened to three or four times:

Stand and Deliver, Adam and the Ants (a song I love so much that I played it at my wedding JUST BECAUSE)

Hung Up, Paul Weller
posted by scody at 10:15 PM on January 27, 2010


Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You, Collin Hay
posted by hjohnson at 12:02 AM on January 28, 2010


Gogol Bordello - Wanderlust King
Dan Deacon - Crystal Cat
Aphex Twin - Milkman
Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage
Birdy Nam Nam - Abbesses
TMBG - Meet the Elements
New Pornographers - Challengers
Neko Case - In California
Woody Guthrie - Mean Talking Blues
Buck 65 - Roses and Bluejays
John Cale - All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover)
David Byrne - The Future (Prince cover)
Laibach - Jesus Christ Superstar
People Like Us - Bitter Dregs
Venetian Snares - Koonut Kalifee
Mr. Bungle - Girls of Porn
Tom Waits - Chocolate Jesus
Lemon Jelly - Nervous Tension
Lionrock - Fire Up the Shoesaw
Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
Sixths - You You You You You
Magnetic Fields - The Book of Love
Kid 606 - MP3 Killed the CD Star
Stevie Wonder - The Secret life of Plants
Burial - Archangel
Brian Wilson - Veg-e-tables
Sufjan Stevens - Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is out to get us!
Basement Jaxx - Romeo
Darkstar - Aidy's Girl's A Computer
posted by benzenedream at 12:31 AM on January 28, 2010


U2 - "Exit"
posted by 4ster at 5:13 AM on January 28, 2010


Chumbawamba - I Drive A Four By Four Four Door Fortress. The clever lyrics and jazz-y sounds catch me every time.
posted by anaelith at 7:07 AM on January 28, 2010


No Rain - Banco de Gaia
posted by vbfg at 8:29 AM on January 28, 2010


Elliott Smith: "Fond Farewell to a Friend" & "A Distorted Reality is a Necessity to Be Free"
Simon & Garfunkel: "Kathy's Song, " "Somewhere They Can't Find Me"
The Beatles: "Blackbird," "Taxman," "Eleanor Rigby," "Eight Days a Week"
The Police: "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
posted by xenophile at 1:19 PM on January 28, 2010


According to last.fm

John Lennon – #9 Dream
Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales of San Francisco
Blind Guardian – Precious Jerusalem
Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
The White Stripes – Fell in Love With a Girl
Pantera – Hollow
The Kinks – Victoria
Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Blur – To The End
Anathema – Pressure
Pixies – Where Is My Mind
posted by prufrock at 1:40 PM on January 28, 2010


Love Psychedelico - All Over Love

Any of their songs, but especially All Over Love. Thanks for asking this question!
posted by itesser at 4:26 PM on January 31, 2010


Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymistic
posted by box at 6:41 PM on January 31, 2010


Self promotion...My new fav.
posted by bjgeiger at 8:18 AM on February 1, 2010


Stan Rogers- Witch of the Westmorland.
Not a great video, but a song I will listen to at high volume, any number of times.
My god.
posted by Adridne at 1:58 PM on February 1, 2010


Crank it and sing along: Beatles - Don't Pass Me By
posted by tenaciousd at 2:59 PM on February 15, 2010


Crank it and sing along: Beatles - Don't Pass Me By

Go Ringo!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:22 PM on February 15, 2010


this thread is my favorite webpage on the entire internet. yes, i've been on the entire internet. i'm going to pretty much go have a wet music dream now. some i haven't seen-

Bella's Lullabye - Carter Burwell (yes it's a theme from Twilight, no i don't care)
Colorblind - Counting Crows
Tracking Treasure Down - Gabriel & Dresden ft. Molly (delightfully techno in a good way)
Closer - Kings of Leon
A Warm Place - Nine Inch Nails (a surprisingly mellow instrumental, it'll knock you out after a few repeats...great for meditation if that's what you're into)
Movement 2 from Tirole - Philip Glass (16:03 of classical amazingness even classical music haters love)
Wading in the Velvet Sea - Phish
Breathe Me - Sia
What Can I Say - Van Hunt
Best I've Ever Had - Vertical Horizon

A CD full of The Vitamin String Quartet doing covers of hit rock songs is always a winner too, their version of Toxicity by System of a Down being on of my faves.

who am i kidding, NO ONE is going to read this far down this thread.
posted by assasinatdbeauty at 9:07 PM on March 20, 2010


No one, definitely.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:53 PM on March 20, 2010


But you mean the Beatles tune, "For No One", right?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:54 PM on March 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


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