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.