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#1 Juggalo Scrub

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:48 AM

I would have put a post up a week or so ago, but i'm not around here so much atm, and i forgot just about every time i was. Hell, i only remembered to vote this morning.

So for those of you who still haven't done so, heres the link: http://www.abc.net.a...alltime/voting/

When i heard about this, i started to write a list of tracks that i would eventually try to whittle away down to 10 songs for voting. That failed miserably, theres was absolutely no way i could pick just 10 songs out of all possible tracks i've been listening to since i was a kid. I think thats part of the reason why i put it off for so long, the inability to just simply choose 10 songs. And then there was the question of do i vote for the popularly known songs, in the hope that those bands get recognised in general, or do i vote for specific songs (even if they weren't released as singles?).

In the end, i decided i'd just go with songs that were heavily influential within my style of writing and performing, as well as songs that no matter where i hear it, i'd be willing to throw down and enjoy the shit out of it.

So heres my list in no particular order:

The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (one of my all time favourite songs. and i loved this entire album growing up. This song, no matter where i hear it, will stop me in my tracks).
The Tea Party - Fire In The Head (First Tea Party song i heard, at a mates place on vinyl. I've loved these guys (still have the shits they split up, but happily still go and see Jeff Martin whenever he's around, and i got to meet him too.)
Foo Fighters - Everlong (Was hard to pick just one Foo Fighters track, but this one again will pretty much stop me wherever i hear it. The film clip was great too. And its off one of the best albums of all time.)
Rise Against - Give It All (The first rise against track i heard, and it shames me to say it came to me through a video game. I then picked it up on the radio a few times, and it all took off from there).
Green Day - Longview (heh. i could go on for hours. but i wont. you'll see why below).
Nine Inch Nails - Closer (Who didn't love this song? As a teen, it was so naughty to love it and drove most parents nuts. Well, drove mum nuts. Dad liked it. I really got into NIN for a few years after this, and then sort of grew out of it).
The Offspring - Come Out And Play (Came out with Smash (their best album) around the same time as Green Day. i had a 90 min tape, Dookie on one side, Smash on the other (complete with bonus track on each one). That thing got such a hiding. I think i may still have it too).
Rancid - Time Bomb (from "... And out come the wolves", their best album. Such a great song, dragged me in as a young teen and i've loved Rancid, and well, the East Bay Area sound/scene from here on in. I am really, really disappointed i'm going to miss them touring over in the states when we get there.)
Marilyn Manson - The Beautiful People (see below)
Korn - A.d.i.d.a.s (these two songs used to get played ad fucking nauseum when i was towards the end of highschool. My buddy and i would go to the gym, and then after about 4 hours in a small room with minimal aircon and no windows, with a bunch of other sweaty types, we'd go out to the neighbouring football field and either jog, or sit on the picnic tables with a small battery radio listening to jjj. We'd always catch the top 3 from the night previous at 1830 (the gym closed just before) and for the longest time we'd hear A.d.i.d.a.s. I do recall hearing The Beautiful People from time to time there too, even tho it was released 12 months previous. If we didn't hear TBP during the top 3, it would always be played earlier in the night, and again later in the night. Everyone seemed to request the shit out of that song. Korn before they went shit, and Marilyn Manson on the top of his game.)

That was the top 10 songs that came to me. I can either remember where i were when they were released, and they were integrated heavily into my life at the time, or they are something that even now i still cannot put down - in some cases, 15 years later.

After clicking vote, i had to do a 30 words or less on my top song. At least that was easy to choose:

What is your #1 hottest song? Green Day - Longview
Tell us why (30 words or less): "The first GD song i heard as a young teen, wanking away all day, bored out of my mind. It showed me i wasn't alone. And i've loved GD since."

Which was the inspiration for this thread. It is so late in the piece that i almost didn't bother posting about it, but when i was asked to pick one and justify it, i thought why the hell not? I had already gone through justifications in my mind for each track, so why not put it up and ask others why they chose what they did.

So if you've voted, get your list from your email confirmation and post them up with a bit of a back ground as to why you've chosen those songs. If you've not voted, get in quick. Voting ends at midnight tonight.

The hottest 100 thread turned up some interesting results, so i'm interested to see what people chose as their 10 best songs of all time.


Hottest 100 site with schedule and full track list: http://www.abc.net.a...own/default.htm

The list so far:

1. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
3. Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
4. Joy Divison - Love Will Tear Us Apart
5. Radiohead - Paranoid Android
6. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
7. Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Bridge
9. Foo Fighters - Everlong
10. Led Zepplin - Stairway To Heaven

11. John Lennon - Imagine
12. Oasis - Wonderwall
13. Radiohead - Creep
14. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
15. Radiohead - Karma Police
16. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
17. Hilltop Hoods - The Nosebleed Section
18. Muse - Knights of Cydonia
19. Metallica - One
20. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
21. Powderfinger - These Days
22. Massive Attack - Teardrop
23. Hunters & Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
24. The Beatles - A Day in the Life
25. Pearl Jam - Alive
26. Michael Jackson - Thriller
27. Powderfinger - My Happiness
28. Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
29. Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
30. Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower
31. Metallica - Enter Sandman
32. New Order - Blue Monday
33. Silverchair - Tomorrow
34. The Living End - Prisoner Of Society
35. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
36. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
37. Tool - Stinkfist
38. The Killers - Mr Brightside
39. Pearl Jam - Better Man
40. Nirvana - Come As You Are
41. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
42. Bloc Party - Banquet
43. The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
44. The Beatles - Hey Jude
45. Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
46. Faith No More - Epic
47. John Butler Trio - Betterman
48. Beastie Boys - Sabotage
49. Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
50. Crowded House - Don't Dream Its Over
51. Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings
52. You Am I - Berlin Chair
53. Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
54. The Cure - Close To Me
55. Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
56. Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should Have Come Over
57. Tool - Forty Six & 2
58. Daft Punk - Around The World
59. Augie March - One Crowded Hour
60. Johnny Cash - Hurt
61. Blur - Song 2
62. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
63. AC/DC - Thunderstruck
64. Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
65. Underworld - Born Slippy
66. Elton John - Tiny Dancer
67. Ben Folds Five - Brick
68. Blink 182 - Dammit
69. Jeff Buckley - Grace
70. The Prodigy - Breathe
71. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
72. The Shins - New Slang
73. The Clash - London Calling
74. Nirvana - Lithium
75. Green Day - Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
76. The Stone Roses - Fools Gold
77. Gotye - Hearts A Mess
78. Smashing Pumpkins - Today
79. David Bowie - Life on Mars
80. The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
81. Pulp - Common People
82. System Of A Down - Chop Suey!
83. Placebo - Every You Every Me
84. Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry
85. The Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
86. The Beatles - Come Together
87. Coldplay - Yellow
88. The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
89. Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade
90. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
91. AC/DC - Back In Black
92. Bon Iver - Skinny Love
93. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
94. Modest Mouse - Float On
95. Stevie Wonder - Superstition
96. Daft Punk - One More Time
97. Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
98. Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
99. TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
100. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

Edited by Juggalo Scrub, 12 July 2009 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:52 AM

You know there will be a late run now on M Jackson tunes It will be an interesting list to see

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:05 AM

I've put off voting, or even trying to vote. I can't really think of a way to work out the top 10 songs : \
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, i was kinda wondering if that will skew the results. Also, someone yesterday mentioned on air that she considered rick rolling the results, which is another thing i've been wondering about. We've seen it happen in other online polls, so its quite possible.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:47 AM

I'd better go and have a vote to try and offset the utter crap that people seem to vote for on the spur of the moment.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:46 AM

Yeah I finally voted yesterday after culling about 60 songs down to 10. Bloody near impossible... Hunters & Collectors - Talking To A Stranger Jeff Buckley - Last Goodbye Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused Machine Gun Fellatio - Unsent Letter Midnight Oil - Don't Wanna Be The One Nine Inch Nails - Closer Portishead - Sour Times Radiohead - Karma Police Smashing Pumpkins, The - Bullet With Butterfly Wings Smiths, The - How Soon Is Now ...the ones which just missed the cut were... Dandy Warhols, The - Get Off Garbage - I'm Only Happy When It Rains Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy Midnight Oil - Power And The Passion Nick Cave - There She Goes My Beautiful World Radiohead - Street Spirit(Fade Out) Rolling Stones, The - Gimme Shelter Smashing Pumpkins, The - Stand Inside Your Love Split Enz - I Got You Tool - 46 and 2 I'd have preferred to cheat like Kingsmill and listed my top 100 - that would have been way easier! The one I picked for the top spot was Bullet with Butterfly Wings. Anyone who has harassed me for being an angry cock on the forums (like you Juggs) would know that song defines me. I'll just go back to my cage now.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:25 PM

Waaay hard. Shortlist: Velvet Underground, The - Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Von Bondies - C'mon C'mon Sigur Růs - Popplagiū Skid Row - I Remember You Streetlight Manifesto - Keasbey Nights Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow Kyuss - Gardenia Queens of the Stone Age - A Song For The Deaf (live) Warren G - Regulate Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark (live) Anthrax - Among The Living At the Drive-In - Enfilade Souls of Mischief - '93 Til Infinity Elton John - Tiny Dancer pink floyd - comfortably numb That's skipping a few of my favourite bands as it's too hard to find a specific song.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:14 PM

You can put your own songs in if they're not on the list.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 01:53 PM

Streetlight Manifesto - Keasbey Nights


I voted for the Decline in the hope that they waste 18 minutes of airtime on it.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:02 PM

Here's my list...I gave up very early on in my decision making process and basically put down what came into my head first-ish. No way I could really narrow my 'proper' list to just 10!!! The Beatles - A Day In The Life Muse - Showbiz Faith No More - Caffeine Mr. Bungle - My Ass Is On Fire Radiohead - Just Portishead - Sour Times Pink Floyd - Dogs U2 - Until The End Of The World Tool - Sober Pop Will Eat Itself - Wake Up! Time To Die... I chose "Wake Up! Time To Die" as my number one, coz I figured it'd be funny if they even play it at all, let alone it being number 1! And it has the bestest, most awesome quote :)

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:33 PM

Radiohead - Paranoid Android Muse - Knights Of Cydonia Nirvana - Lithium Prodigy , The - Breathe Hilltop Hoods , The - Nosebleed Section System of a Down - Chop Suey! Refused - New Noise Weezer - Say It Ain't So Modest Mouse - Float On Beatles, The - I am the walrus i kinda have that feeling i left something out. but i wanted my votes to count so i voted for some songs i know will place high.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 02:51 PM

It was way too hard to pick just 10 so I narrowed it down to these few: Metallica - Fade To Black Metallica - Ride The Lightning MGMT - Electric Feel Bag Raiders - Fun Punch Led Zeppelin - Kashmir Linkin Park - Lying From You Basement Jaxx - Take Me Back To Your House Bloc Party - Flux Killswitch Engage - My Curse Daft Punk - Digital Love By no means all the songs I would put in this list but since I'm limited it will do. Couldn't even vote for all my favourite obscure metal songs.

Edited by King_Of_The_Mountain, 28 June 2009 - 02:57 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 03:06 PM

My final choices: Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl Goldfrapp - Ooh La La Nine Inch Nails - Hurt PJ Harvey - Big Exit Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill The Killers - All These Things That I've Done Bjork - Joga Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps Smashing Pumpkins, The - Bullet With Butterfly Wings Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark Not my favourite songs perhaps, but those I would like to hear on the radio when driving (the only time I hear radio). My 30-words-or-less reason for my top pick (Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl) was: The major events in my life, the good and the bad, sees me saying: "This is not really happening." And the world screams back: "You bet your life it is."
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 04:14 PM

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit Refused - New Noise Nirvana - Lithium Poison the Well - Nerdy Metallica - For Whom The Bell Tolls Refused - Refused Are Fuckin' Dead System of a Down - Sugar System of a Down - War? Nirvana - You Know You're Right Metallica - Leper Messiah

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 04:16 PM

I'm really looking forward to listening to this... Rob.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 04:22 PM

Yeah, i was kinda wondering if that will skew the results. Also, someone yesterday mentioned on air that she considered rick rolling the results, which is another thing i've been wondering about. We've seen it happen in other online polls, so its quite possible.

There's been talk of Rickrolling it on the morning show for a while.

I really can't choose 10 songs. It would take me forever, and the next 7 and a half hours ain't gonna cut it.
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 05:11 PM

Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Eventhough I can't listen to this song anymore, it's still one of the most perfectly weighted intelligent pop songs out there, he basically took elements from punk and the Pixies and made a song that defined a generation.

Radiohead - Karma Police How can you not...

Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees An emotive masterpiece.

Joni Mitchell - For Free I choked up the first time I heard this, and still do.

The Beatles - Come Together Brilliant again.

Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In BlueSimply an amazing pop song, perfectly weighted, not overly thought, yet not simple, catchier than the plague.

Tori Amos Cornflake Girl An excellent sound and wonderfully intense.

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt The thing was covered by Johnny Cash, A dark intense song that people are liable to hear in their darkest hour, every incarnation of Trent's invention is astounding, be it stripped down, live or on an album.

The Beach Boys - God Only Knows From the great album Pet Sounds It's beautiful.

The Everly Brothers - Love Hurts Written by the song writing power house, Boudleaux Bryant and Felice Bryant, this is the definition of a brilliant pop song.

I'd prolly want to change it in 20 minutes but eh... and most of the JJJ wouldn't have heard of half my selections... but meh....

Edited by Chuck Norris(good actor, 28 June 2009 - 05:12 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 08:23 PM

Yeah, i was kinda wondering if that will skew the results. Also, someone yesterday mentioned on air that she considered rick rolling the results, which is another thing i've been wondering about. We've seen it happen in other online polls, so its quite possible.

Yeah, they've been chatting about that every morning for weeks. And so I jumped on the Bandwagon :)

Rage Against the Machine - Bulls On Parade - Love it. Anger and Power and Adrenalin on a CD.

Rage Against the Machine - No Shelter - Great rhythm and again, it gets me moving and amped up

RUN D.M.C & Aerosmith - Walk This Way - No explanation needed.

Green Day - Brain Stew - I really dont know why, but I bought the Godzilla soundtrack just for this song. .

Guns n Roses - Sweet Child O Mine - The Gunners! So many hits, but this has to one of my all time favourites. Its just a great Rock song.

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up - I genuinely like this song. *cough*

Nine Inch Nails - Closer - Who DOESNT like this song? Whether blasting out the car stereo or blasting you with sound at a nightclub.

Nirvana - Come As You Are - RIP Kurt! Some of the greatest Music of my early teenage years, and I prefer the laid back stuff he wrote.

Metallica - Enter Sandman - Close call between this and my final pick, and it came down to the fact I bought the other album first. I had a Gold coloured disc for this album and had 3 mates try and steal it at different times :) Still love listening to it!

And the main pick.....
Offspring - Come Out and Play - I bought this album with my own hard earned cash from my McJob when a CD was a weeks pay, but it was worth it. Its on an album where every song is pure gold, but this one started it all for me! I bet I can still remember all the words too!
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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:22 PM

]Metallica - The Unforgiven In my opinion one of the greatest rock songs ever written.
Michael Jackson - Black Or White A really catchy tune that sends out a nice positive message (RIP MJ)
ACDC - Hells Bells Always had a soft side for AC/DC, the first band that got me into rock music.
Johhny Cash - Hurt Recorded a few months before his death, very emotional performance.
Incubus - Drive Really nice sounding song with some very well constructed lyrics.
Cranberries, The - Zombie Probably the strongest political song EVER written.
Creed - Higher A great song for when your feeling down.
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony Maybe the best sounding song I've ever heard.
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box My favourite Nirvana song, and another classic written by Kurt
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Voodoo Chile (slight Return) My inspiration to music is STV, this isn't is song but, he plays it with so much heart and aggression.

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:24 PM

I was wondering were you'd been the other day lewis.

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