The Telegraph 100 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Telegraph 100 Greatest Songs of All Time

Postby Bucky the Badger » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:22 am

100 Space Oddity — David Bowie (1969)

99 What a Wonderful World — Bob Theile & George David Weiss (1968) DV Louis Armstrong

98 Everytime We Say Goodbye — Cole Porter (1944) DV Ella Fitzgerald 1956

97 Better Be Home Soon — Neil Finn (1988) DV Crowded House

96 Come On Eileen — Kevin Rowland/Jim Patterson/Billy Adams (1982) DV Dexys Midnight Runners

95 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For — U2 (1987)

94 Chain Gang — Sam Cooke/Charles Cooke (1960) DV Sam Cooke

93 Sail Away — David Gray (1999)

92 The Drugs Don’t Work — Richard Ashcroft (1997) DV The Verve

91 Help! — Lennon & McCartney (1965) DV The Beatles

90 I Am. I Said — Neil Diamond (1971)

89 You’ll Never Walk Alone — Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (1945) DV Gerry and the Pacemakers 1963

88 Run — Snow Patrol (2003)

87 All You Need Is Love — Lennon & McCartney (1967) DV The Beatles

86 Jealous Guy – John Lennon (1971)

85 MacArthur Park — Jimmy Webb (1968) DV Richard Harris

84 Reason to Believe — Tim Hardin (1965)

83 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning — Bob Hilliard/David Mann (1955) DV Frank Sinatra

82 Light My Fire — The Doors (1966)

81 Something — George Harrison (1970) DV The Beatles

80 Your Song — Elton John/Bernie Taupin (1971) DV Elton John

79 My Funny Valentine — Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart (1937) DV Chet Baker 1953

78 I’m a Believer — Neil Diamond (1966) DV The Monkees

77 I Say a Little Prayer — Burt Bacharach/Hal David (1967) DV Aretha Franklin 1968

76 The First Cut Is the Deepest — Cat Stevens (1967) DV Rod Stewart 1976

75 You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ — Phil Spector/Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil (1964) DV The Righteous Brothers

74 Cold, Cold Heart — Hank Williams (1951) DV Norah Jones 2002

73 Watching the Detectives — Elvis Costello (1977)

72 Anarchy in the UK — The Sex Pistols (1976)

71 A New England — Billy Bragg (1983) DV Kirsty MacColl (1984)

70 American Pie — Don McLean (1971)

69 Desperado — Glenn Frey/Don Henley (1973) DV The Eagles

68 Crazy — Willie Nelson (1961) DV Patsy Cline

67 Jolene — Dolly Parton (1974)

66 Wichita Lineman — Jimmy Webb (1968) DV Glen Campbell

65 All These Things I’ve Done — Brandon Flowers (2005) DV The Killers

64 The Scientist — Coldplay (2002)

63 Blowin’ in the Wind — Bob Dylan (1963)

62 Why — Annie Lennox/Peter John Vettese (1992) DV Annie Lennox

61 Rehab — Amy Winehouse (2006)

60 The Mercy Seat — Nick Cave/Mick Harvey (1988) DV Johnny Cash (2000)

59 You Can’t Always Get What You Want — Jagger & Richards (1969) DV The Rolling Stones

58 The Tears of a Clown — Stevie Wonder, Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson (1967) DV Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

57 Feel — Robbie Williams/Guy Chambers (2002) DV Robbie Williams

56 In My Life — Lennon & McCartney (1965) DV The Beatles

55 Bridge Over Troubled Water — Paul Simon (1970) DV Simon and Garfunkel

54 Let’s Face the Music and Dance — Irving Berlin (1936) DV Fred Astaire

53 Moondance — Van Morrison (1970)

52 I Will Survive — Freddie Perren/Dino Fekaris (1978) DV Gloria Gaynor

51 Mr Bojangles — Jerry Jegg Walker (1968) DV Nina Simone (1971)

50 Wish You Were Here — David Gilmour/Roger Waters (1975) DV Pink Floyd

49 Bird on the Wire — Leonard Cohen (1969)

48 1000 Dollar Wedding — Gram Parsons (1973)

47 Cry Me a River — Arthur Hamilton (1953) DV Julie London

46 When Doves Cry — Prince (1984)

45 Waterloo Sunset — Ray Davies (1967) DV The Kinks

44 Protection — Massive Attack with Tracy Thorn (1995)

43 The Needle and the Damage Done — Neil Young (1972)

42 Losing My Religion — REM (1991)

41 Hey Jude — Lennon & McCartney (1968) DV The Beatles

40 One For My Baby (and One More for the Road) — Harold Arlen & Johnny Mercer (1943) DV Frank Sinatra (1958)

39 Tom Traubert’s Blues — Tom Waits (1976)

38 One Day I’ll Fly Away — Joe Sample/Will Jennings (1980) DV Randy Crawford

37 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face — Ewan Macoll (1957) DV Roberta Flack (1969)

36 Alison - Elvis Costello (1977)

35 Visions of Johanna — Bob Dylan (1966)

34 River Deep, Mountain High — Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich (1966) DV Ike and Tina Turner

33 I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself — Burt Bacharach & Hal David (1962) DV Dusty Springfield 1964

32 Imagine — John Lennon (1971)

31 Working Class Hero — John Lennon (1970)

30 Stand By Me — Ben E King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller (1961) DV Ben E King

29 For the Roses — Joni Mitchell (1972)

28 Common People — Pulp (1995)

27 Creep — Thom Yorke (1992) DV Radiohead

26 Wonderwall — Noel Gallagher (1995) DV Ryan Adams (2004)

25 Love Will Tear Us Apart — Joy Division (1980)

24 God Only Knows — Brian Wilson & Tony Asher (1966) DV The Beach Boys

23 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free — Billy Taylor (1954) DV Nina Simone (1967)

22 I Heard It Through the Grapevine — Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong (1966) DV Marvin Gaye (1968)

21 Satellite of Love — Lou Reed (1973)

20 We’ll Meet Again — Ross Parker & Hughie Charles (1939) DV Vera Lynn

19 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want — Morrissey & Marr (1984) DV The Smiths

18 Daddy’s Gone — James Allan (2007) DV Glasvegas

17 One — U2 (1992)

16 Strange Fruit — Abel Meeropol (1936) DV Billie Holiday (1939)

15 The Boxer — Paul Simon (1969) DV Simon and Garfunkel

14 The River — Bruce Springsteen (1981)

13 Hallelujah — Leonard Cohen (1984) DV Jeff Buckley (1994)

12 Sympathy for the Devil — Jagger & Richards (1968) DV The Rolling Stones

11 God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind) — Randy Newman (1972)

10 Everybody Hurts — Stipe, Berry, Buck & Mills (1993) DV REM

9 I’ve Got You Under My Skin — Cole Porter (1956) DV Frank Sinatra

8 Somewhere Over the Rainbow — Harold Arlen & E?Y Yarburg (1939) DV Judy Garland

7 Saint James Infirmary — Traditional blues DV: Louis Armstrong 1928

6 Redemption Song — Bob Marley (1979)

5 Lola — Ray Davies (1970) DV The Kinks

4 Unchained Melody — Alex North & Hy Zaret (1955) DV The Righteous Brothers (1965)

3 Tangled Up in Blue — Bob Dylan (1975)

2 Let It Be — Lennon & McCartney (1970) DV The Beatles (1970)

1. Life On Mars? - David Bowie (1971)

from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/cult ... -Time.html (2009)

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Re: The Telegraph 100 Greatest Songs of All Time

Postby Henrik » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:06 am

Thanks Bucky! Perphaps a little too soft in places, but a lot of the most touching songs I know are here (especially the older selections), so I think this will be a good addition to AM.
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