Some of my favorite songs are......

This should be a fun thread. And hopefully it won't start any heated battles.

A few of my favorite songs include:

Elton John: Rocket Man
Till Tuesday: Voices Carry
The Beatles: And Your Bird Can Sing
David Benoit: Linus & Lucy
Ricki Lee Jones: Last Chance Texaco

What are some of your favorites?
Curtis Mayfield: People Get Ready (including covers by Persuasions and Eva Cassidy)
Paul Simon: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
Jackson Browne: Before the Deluge
Bob Dylan: Pick any one of a dozen or more
The Band/Robbie Robertson- The Weight, Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

I'll add more later
Cowboy Junkies:Sweet Jane
Chris Isaak:Solitary Man
John Hiatt:Somebody Stopped Calling you Angel
Richard & Linda Thompson:Shoot out the Lights
Elvis Costello:Alison
My current favorite songs:

Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong: Duke's Place
Neal Young: Harvest Moon
Roxy Music: Dance Away
Jennifer Warnes: The Nightingale
Blood Sweat and Tears: Just One Smile
The Wailing Souls: Heartbeat Accelerating
Bob Marley: Three Little Birds
Talking Heads: Whispering Winds
Tom Tom Club: Say I Am
I've intentionally mixed genres to "keep it real"

Clash: London Calling
Marshall Crenshaw: Whenever You're On My Mind
J.S. Bach: Arioso (Ok, technically it's not a song...)
Genesis: Supper's Ready
Rickie Lee Jones: Skeletons
Spock's Beard: At the End of the Day
Elvis Costello: Watching the Detectives
Shootyz Groove: L-Train
L.V. Beethoven: Ninth Symphony (Choral)
Go West: King of Wishful Thinking
Metallica: Master of Puppets
Jane Monheit: Over the Rainbow
S. Rachmaninoff: Piano Concreto #2
Joe Jackson: A Slow Song
King Crimson: Frame by Frame, Exiles
Louis Armstrong: Solitude
Allman Bros.: Melissa
P.M. Dawn: Set Adrift on Memory Bliss
S. Rachmaninoff: Symphony #2
Pat Metheny: First Circle
Remy Shand: The Way I Feel
Tea Party: Sister Awake (from alhambra)
U2: Bad (from wide awake in america)
Propaganda: Dream within a Dream
Bruce Cockburn: They Call it Democracy
Pat Metheny Group: As Falls Witchita, so Falls Witchita Falls
Joe Jackson: Is Really Going out With Him (a capella live version)
King Crimson: Thela Hun Gingeet
David Sylvian: Orpheus
Uzeb: Noisy Nights
Buscis2; Boy this is TOUGH!-- not enough memory in A'Gons computer;>).
Melissa Etheridge-- "Silent Legacy", "Precious Pain", & "Royal Station 4:16".
Chuck Berry-- "Nadine" & "Carol".
Koko Taylor-- "Walking the Backstreets".
Buddy Guy-- "Black Night is Falling" & "Mustang Sally".
Cowboy Junkies-- "Witches" & "Cause Cheap is How I Feel".
JJ Cale-- "Call Me the Breeze" & "I'd Like to Love You Baby".
George Thorogood-- "Let's Work Together" & "Rockin' My Life Away".
Buddy Holly-- "Peggy Sue".
Jerry Lee Lewis-- "Whole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On".
Rita Coolidge-- "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face".
Elvis-- "Love Me Tender".
Fabulous Thunderbirds-- "One Night Stand" & "Twist It Off".

Gotta' quit-- sweating and shaking badly-- eyes crossed. Cheers. Craig
I know Garfish, I was trying really hard to just limit myself to five but........ Oh, what the hell;

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Tears Of A Clown
Jeff Beck: Freeway Jam
Elton John: I've Seen That Movie Too
Haircut One Hundred: Love Plus One
Van Halen: When It's Love

As reading through some of these responses, I found myself saying, "Oh, I love that song", "Oh yeah, that was a good one", "Man, I haven't heard that in a long time", etc.

I bet I'll have albums laying all over the place tonight.
mostly country or folk

song, performer, (authors)

San Antonio Rose, Haggard or Duncan, (Wills)
Time Changes Everything, Haggard or Duncan (Wills)
I Never Go Around Mirrors, Frizzell or Haggard, (Lefty)
Not Fade Away, Buddy Holly
I Fall To Pieces, Patsy Cline (Howard-Cochran)
Winter Sky, Judy Collins (Billy Edd Wheeler)
Down So Low, Tracy Nelson
Thinking of You, Tracy Nelson (John Hiatt)
Mississippi You're on My Mind, Jesse Winchester
Say You will, Nicolette Larson (Leon Russell)
The Road I Took to You, Barbara Keith
Heart Like a Wheel, Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Anna)
A Matter of Time, Los Lobos
I Walk Alone, Los Lobos
Let the Mystery Be, Iris Dement
I Want to Sing that Rock and Roll, Gillian Welch
Good Morning Aztlan, Los Lobos
Stevie Ray Vaughn "Rivera Paradise"
Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here"
Dire Straits "Latest Trick"
Fleetwood Mac "Landslide"
ZZ TOP "Fool For Your Stockings"
Dire Straits "Private Investigations"
Chris Rea "Song of Love"
Mark Nauseef/Jeff Bruce "Language"
John Lurie "Yak"
I gotta' have ZZ Tops "Girl in a T-Shirt" too. Cheers. Craig
Craig, I've never heard it, but its title does invoke some fond . . . . memories??
I'll stick with five:

"Extra Girl" - The Bluebeats
"Spanish Jack" - Willy Deville
"Goodbye Blue Sky" - Pink Floyd
"Stay With Me" - Rod Stewart
"Almost Lucy" - Al Stewart


The first few that come to mind are:

"Born to Be Wild" - Steppenwolf
"You Can't Always Get What You Want" - Stones
"In My Life" - Beatles
"Thirteen" - Big Star
"Alison" - Elvis Costello
"Tracks of My Tears" - Smokey Robinson
"The Heart Needs a Home" - Richard and Linda Thompson
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" - CCR
"Sweet Old World" - Lucinda Williams
"Crazy" - Patsy Cline
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones
"Pale Blue Eyes" - Velvet Underground
"Protection" - Massive Attack
"Summer Wind" - Frank Sinatra
"Lucky One" - Freedy Johnston
"Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
"Easy's Getting Harder Every Day" - Iris Dement
"Cinnamon Girl" - Neil Young
"Tuesday's Gone" - Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Web in Front" - Archers of Loaf
"Take the Skinheads Bowling" - Camper Van Beethoven
"Eight Miles High" - Byrds
"Mr. Tambourine Man" - Bob Dylan

Sorry, but this could go on forever...

I like your list Walter. In My Life, sung by Judy Collins, has to be added to mine along with Iris Dement's "Easy." And you reminded me of Wm Robinson - one of my favorite songs is (Take a Walk and) Don't Look Back, performed by Tosh and Jagger.
Neil Young - Harvest Moon (Dad & I do a pretty good version)
Jack Williams - Eternity & Main
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
I'm a Goin' Fishin - Taj Mahal
Blackbird - The Beatles
Diamonds On My Windshield - Tom Waits
Night Shift - The Commodores
Chet Baker's Unsung Swan Song - David Wilcox
Gaia - James Taylor
Tomorrow - Jow Walsh
Little Town - Jay Webber
Lazy Afternoon - The Roots
Gaucho - Steely Dan
Starship Trooper - Yes

This list could go on forever....this doesn't count those "DAM I haven't heard this in years" moments, which could possibly be the best.
5 songs culled from 35 years of listening is not difficult but downright impossible...anyway,here goes:
1.Dylan - Ramona
2.Neil Young - Weekend(have't discovered a better piece of music to check bass response.Opening track on Harvest).
3.Don Mclean - Pride Parade
4.King Crimson - Epitaph
5.Pink Floyd - Wish you were here

Also ran:
Roger Waters - Amused to death
Tom Paxton - Outward Bound
Jennifer Warnes - Joan of Arc
Leonard Cohen - Dress Rehearsal Rag
Greg Brown - Maria

Guess I could go on forever...
Color me surprised that 13 made it onto someone else's list--nice pick Walter, although I have a fondness for the Magnapop cover. Lets see, beyond that at the present moment and mood...

Sugar, "Hoover Dam"
The Clash, "Safe European Home"
Gram Parsons, "Return of the Grievous Angel"
Steve Earle, "Copperhead Road"
Townes Van Zandt, "Snowin' on Raton"
The Avengers, "The American In Me"
Bob Dylan, "Tangled Up in Blue"
Martha & the Vandellas, "Nowhere to Run"
R.E.M., "Radio Free Europe"
Grateful Dead, "Ripple"
Husker Du, "59 Times the Pain"
Johnny Rivers, "Secret Agent Man"
Dusty Springfield, "Son of a Preacher Man"
Roxy Music, "Avalon"
Sex Pistols, "Pretty Vacant"
Nancy Sinatra, "Boots"

Check with me tomorrow!
Edesilva, I forgot all about Avalon! I must be losing my mind!
Just SOME of my favorite songs off the top of my head...

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
Paul Carrack - Don't Shed A Tear
Eric Johnson - Cliffs Of Dover
Eric Johnson - S.R.V.
Seal - Crazy
Seal - Prayer For The Dying
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Aaron Neville - Everybody Plays The Fool
Acoustic Alchemy - The Beautiful Game
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is
Mariah Carey - Can't Let Go
Sade - Smooth Operator
Sade - By Your Side
Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed
David Benoit - Freedom At Midnight
Patricia Barber - Use Me (live)
Eagles - Hotel California (live)
Sneaker Pimps - 6 Underground
Dire Straits - Sultans Of The Swing
Dire Straits - Money For Nothing
Dire Straits - On Every Street
Eric Clapton - Change The World

Wow this is hard. I've listed over 20 songs and still I feel that I've only begun. There are simply TOO MANY songs to list... I'm not even getting started and I haven't gotten into Pink Floyd and a couple others that would bulk up this list rather quickly. This thread just reminds me how much I enjoy music and why I am in this audio game. I'm going to stop for now as I fear I will be up all night. Looking foreward to hearing some of your favorites, guys!!

Wishing you all the best,
Here's my list, OTTOMH:

Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter"
Janis Joplin - "Me and Bobby McGee"
Crosby, Stills and Nash - "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Dire Straits - "Fade to Black"
Alan Parsons Project - "Shadow of a Lonely Man"
Pink Floyd - "Comfortably Numb"
Blossom Dearie - "Someone to Watch Over Me"
Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed"
Loreena McKennitt - "Bonnie Portmore"
Stevie Ray Vaughn - "Little Wing"
Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes"
Fleetwood Mac - "Oh Well"
Blind Faith - "Can't Find My Way Home"
Derek and the Dominos - "Bell Bottom Blues"
Traffic - "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"
Led Zeppelin - "Thank You"
Chicago - "Beginning"
The Band - "Stage Fright"
John Lennon - "Watching the Wheels"
Steely Dan - "Hey Nineteen"
Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House"
Mannfred Man - "Blinded by the Light"

Plenty more, but I'll stop there.
Thirty years ago,(pre-hopeless case days) picking a few favorites would have probably been easy, so here's some pre 73' stuff:
Walk Don't Run-The Ventures
Pali Gap-Jimi Hendrix
In Memory Of Elizibeth Reed-Allman Bros.
Pigling Bland-Soft Machine
Big Swifty-Frank Zappa

Ones w/singers on em':
Last Days Of May-Blue Oyster Cult
Eighteen-Alice Cooper
Monkey Man-Stones
Like A Hurricane-Neil Young
Kandy Korn-Captain Beefheart

PS- Buscis, this one isn't as amputational as your guitarist thread, but, you still oughtta' be flogged.
All Blues (Miles Davis)
It's Your Thing (Isley Brothers)
A Love Supreme (John Coltrane)
What Is This Thing Cold Love (Cole Porter)
Mastercharge (Albert Collins)
Stone Crazy (Buddy Guy)
Work (Monk)
You've Got To Funkafize (Tower of Power)
A Real Mother For Ya (Johnny "Guitar" Watson)
Carmen (Georges Bizet)
Elevator Man (Oingo Boingo)
Gloria's Step (Bill Evans)
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul)
Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin)--Ha Ha! Just kidding ^_^
All Along The Watchtower - Hendrix
Any Major Dude - Steely Dan
You Got The Siver - Stones
Needle & The Damage Done - Neil Young
Waterloo Sunset - Kinks

If limited to only five today
Great thread! Here are a few of mine, in no order:

Bob Dylan "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts"
Grateful Dead: "Help on the Way>Slipknot!>Franklin's Tower"
Phish "Split Open and Melt"
Jerry Douglas "Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn"
Pink Floyd "Shine On You Crazy Diamond"
Tangerine Dream "Rubycon"
Dave Matthews Band "Two Step" (Live)
James Taylor/Jerry Douglas "The Suit"
Joni Mitchell "Refuge of the Roads"
Allman Brothers Band "High Falls"
Allman Brothers Band "You Don't Love Me"
Grateful Dead "Dark Star"
Led Zeppelin "Achilles Last Stand"
Grateful Dead w/ Bruce Hornsby "Apollo At The Ritz"
Patricia Barber "Let it Rain"
Roxy Music "The Main Thing"
Emerson Lake and Palmer "Lucky Man"
Yes "And You And I"
Crosby Stills and Nash "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
Santana "Evil Ways"
Jefferson Starship "The Baby Tree"
Duanegoosen, Man, No matter what I do, I'm always in your doghouse! What can I tell ya?

Although, I noticed your Zappa song. That should negate any "bad blood". :-) I own 21 Zappa albums. You wanna talk about an awesome musician. But, I think nobody ever took him seriously. Incredible guitar player, amazing lyricist (not to mention a PHD in English lit). We should be referring to him as Dr. Zappa.

I miss Frank. God rest his soul. Gone but never forgotten.
Thanks for mentioning Zappa,
Still wish to see him live!
Although I have many favorites, including many listed above, here's a few more to ponder:

Instrumental: Tangerine Dream--the whole side 2 of "Dream Sequence.

Blues: Elvis--"reconsider Baby" from the DCC "Elvis is Back" That's right-Elvis!

Moody Blues--"Deep"; Annie Haslam--All of "Annie Haslam"; Eric Johnson--"Battle We Have Won" and " When the Sun Meets The Sky"

Celtic/rock: Richard Thompson--"Beeswing" and "Mascara Tears"
Loreena McKennitt: "All Souls Night" and "Mystic's Dream"

Jazz: Dave Brubeck--"Take Five" still a classic!
Hey Buscis,
Uh, since you've gotten so many of us to participate in unnatural acts... I thought you liked being flogged, or better yet, flogged in a doghouse. Anyway, I don't have a doghouse (or a dog), but you're welcome to come by anytime and listen to your favorite overall guitarist.
PS I miss ol' F.Z. too