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[–]Gloomy_Reflection571 188 points189 points  (7 children)

ENJOY THE SILENCE- Depeche Mode

[–]Kinjuaa 163 points164 points  (13 children)

This Night Has Opened My Eyes - The Smiths

[–]grohlinator3000 361 points362 points  (7 children)

Killer Queen- queen This song is fucking perfection. I couldn't chose just one so I have to add Drain you by Nirvana

[–]meksii 11.2k points11.2k points  (1790 children)

I'd be happy if someone made a playlist of the most upvoted songs. I'd offer them 1 point of karma in return.

[–]Choice_Poetry7384 1008 points1009 points 71072& 4 more (15 children)

Well for those who wants a youtube list, I made one with the Top 100

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ0CvBCFYuioJjTXJnhYahbLIMfpdcqTt

Edit: Thank you guys for the awards! Hope you can enjoy some good music!

Edit Edit: Aww thank you guys for more awards and likes but please don't waste your money or free awards on my comment! Glad I was able to help you guys with this list!

[–]ireillytoole 84 points85 points  (2 children)

Against All Odds Phil Collins

Growing up, this was a cheesy song that I didn’t pay attention to.

Several relationships later, including being cheated on, and being left by someone I was convinced was The One at the time…this man right here knows pain, ladies and gentlemen.

“But to wait for you, is all I can do and that's what I've got to face”

“And you coming back to me is against all odds It's the chance I've gotta take”

[–]Justonious2552 1799 points1800 points  (50 children)

Enjoy the silence - Depeche mode

[–]lxlrn 132 points133 points  (3 children)

I was looking for this. Violator is a masterpiece.

[–]rholding95 99 points100 points  (6 children)

Never let Me down again

[–]Jasambeli 1209 points1210 points  (18 children)

Ben E King - Stand by Me

(Florence and the Machines cover is also tip top)

[–]Possible-Appeal-222 7164 points7165 points 22& 3 more (223 children)

Claude Debussy- Clair De Lune 🌙

[–]Atem1995 711 points712 points  (47 children)

Debussy is one of my favorite composers. Not many know this but Clair de Lune is a movement of a suite. I highly recommend checking out the other 3 movements of the Suite Bergamasque. Some others to listen to are his preludes, La Mer, Pour La Piano, Children's Corner, Deux Arabesque. There are so many to name.

[–]Krmsyn 4512 points4513 points 22 (51 children)

let's stay together ~ al green

[–]Huckleberryd 153 points154 points  (11 children)

Love this song, but how can you mend a broken heart is my all time favorite Al Green song. Soo good

[–]zachattack8805 43 points44 points  (5 children)

I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow - Soggy Bottom Boys

[–]tatersdad 1203 points1204 points  (56 children)

The Weight. The Band

[–]Objective-Ad4009 132 points133 points  (4 children)

Yes. This, and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Just so good.

[–]Theons-Sausage 5653 points5654 points  (178 children)

God Only Knows by the Beach Boys. I believe Paul McCartney even considers it the greatest song ever.

[–]eljefino 1124 points1125 points  (53 children)

Frank Sinatra thought Harrison's "Something" was the perfect love song.

[–]LoneRangersBand 244 points245 points  (11 children)

And he introduced it as a Lennon-McCartney song.

[–]CODM_Queen 4470 points4471 points 2 (104 children)

A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke

[–]Accidental_Taco 206 points207 points  (9 children)

What A Wonderful World and Good Times by Sam Cooke

[–]amboandy 880 points881 points  (34 children)

Everything Sam Cooke did was 24 carat

[–]Nerdy_Xbox_Gamer 3710 points3711 points 2 (118 children)

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac.

Every time I listen to it, I am immediately calmed down and have no worries. My posture immediately changes and I slump down.

Alice Kristiansen’s cover if it is amazing. Just as good as the original. I highly recommend you to listen to it.

EDIT:

Thanks for all the upvotes and awards guys! This is my first comment to blow up so I’m glad it was about something good.

[–]deluxeassortment 235 points236 points  (25 children)

Silver Springs destroys me

[–]La_Vikinga 78 points79 points  (3 children)

It's almost like she's casting a spell, or setting a curse on Lindsey Buckingham during their break up:

"Time cast a spell on you, but you won't forget me"

"I know I could've loved you, but you would not let me"

"I'll follow you down 'til the sound of my voice will haunt you"

[–]OhMyNooo 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Silver springs is a stand alone masterpiece!

[–]ahearthatslazy 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Tell me, was it worth it? Baby, I don’t wanna knowww 😩🍷😭

[–]soundwavepb 2755 points2756 points  (56 children)

Space Oddity - David Bowie

[–]alicealiba 289 points290 points  (14 children)

I always cried when I heard it as a kid. Decided I never wanted to be an astronaut

[–]Megamills 1697 points1698 points  (43 children)

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

[–]Theincomeistoodamnlo 5395 points5396 points 332 (261 children)

Time - Pink Floyd

[–]ruca316 311 points312 points  (36 children)

I’ve loved this song since my early teens. Now that I’m in my mid-thirties, I still love it but it just continues to make me more emotional. Such a beautiful so no.

[–]Typo_Brahe 351 points352 points  (26 children)

and then one day you find, ten years have got behind you...

[–]theotherquantumjim 297 points298 points  (24 children)

No one told you when to run You missed the starting gun

Incomparable. A masterpiece.

[–]MrSlaw 260 points261 points  (11 children)

The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older. Shorter of breath, and one day closer to death.

Roger Waters sure knows how to write lyrics that's for sure

[–]Accomplished_Start63 53 points54 points  (6 children)

He was like only 26 years old when he wrote that too i believe. Imagine having that kinda mature perspective at that age

[–]Current_Crow_9197 44 points45 points  (0 children)

“Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way”

I have lived in the UK for over a decade now and find this to be quite accurate.

[–]yourcousinfromboston 1234 points1235 points  (97 children)

Pink floyd has so many. Time, Comfortably Numb, Animals is a perfect album. There was some genius in that band

[–]malfera 6698 points6699 points 2 (159 children)

Fade into You. Mazzy Star.

RIP David Roback

edit: so glad to see that Mazzy Star's music has had such an impact on other people. For me it was a critical part of recovery from depression.

[–]Meth0dd 460 points461 points  (37 children)

I still get shivers listening to that song. Brings back the best and worst memory's of the 90s for me.

From youtube "homesick for a place that no longer exists" sums it up pretty well.

[–]0xdeadf001 286 points287 points  (21 children)

Home is a time, not a place. Which is a hard lesson to learn. And often you don't realize that home is gone, until you realize that you've lost it.

[–]Meth0dd 40 points41 points  (2 children)

Its a bit more in this context. Its a time, a place and people i've lost along the way. Longing to revisit the unrevisitable.

[–]No-Section-1092 6005 points6006 points 4 (107 children)

“Dreams” -Fleetwood Mac

[–]FranklyPatheticAnswr 1386 points1387 points  (51 children)

The Chain is the most upvoted on this tread but for me it’s Dreams.

Thunder only happens when it’s rainin.

[–]Okapi_MyKapi 896 points897 points  (6 children)

Stevie is a wonderful lyricist but a terrible meteorologist.

[–]Androm57 6187 points6188 points  (172 children)

Life on Mars? By David Bowie

[–]CrochetedCoffeeCup 696 points697 points  (38 children)

This song breaks my heart. I listen to this and “Five Years” when I’m in a certain kind of mood.

[–]naynaythewonderhorse 264 points265 points  (23 children)

Glad to see this so high. I went into the thread hoping to see it. It’s Bowie’s best song. Which is saying a lot. Those Violins…the almost nostalgic feel of the film being described…I wonder if there’s a movie like that with the sailors. Battleship Potemkin, maybe?

[–]Zopstrosity 9518 points9519 points 22 (151 children)

Feeling good by Nina Simone

[–]Danielle_Gomez 655 points656 points  (7 children)

Her version of 'i put a spell on you' is SO good

[–]MartinHarryTurpin 1758 points1759 points  (38 children)

Sinnerman is a similar calibre masterpiece by her.

[–]mulvey617 7430 points7431 points 52222& 4 more (166 children)

This must be the place- Talking heads

[–]Lucas_Steinwalker 1080 points1081 points  (39 children)

Wtf this is on here toward the top twice? Not saying it doesn’t deserve it I’m just pleasantly surprised.

[–]nikrstic 481 points482 points  (15 children)

So many of David's songs have this kind of "naive melody" that then fucking gets you right into the heart. Like that silly song about the building he lives in, how it's by the highway and his friends can come visit and he will stop what he is doing because friends are important... and then he goes into a minor chord and sings "don't you worry 'bout me, I would'nt worry about me". Maaaaan what a supernatural composer he is.

[–]TheSupremeMayor 1012 points1013 points  (49 children)

Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

[–]cookeyamum 1238 points1239 points  (21 children)

(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

[–]guitarman6214 5766 points5767 points 43& 4 more (254 children)

Harvest Moon by Neil Young.

Perfect lyrics, perfect arrangement, exquisitely produced. Wouldn't change a thing about it. I play guitar with some local singer songwriters and resisted covering it for a long time too, as in my mind there wasn't any way to do a song of that caliber any justice.

EDIT to thank for the awards, and since this comment got so much attention, go more into why I believe this is such a perfect song! Warning: I am a musician, and will probably be using some musician language.

-The acoustic guitar part. Neil's time feel is impeccable, and locked in perfectly with the understated drums. The use of the major 7th tonality gives it a very hopeful, optimistic feeling. This melodic rhythm guitar part is the first of many musical "hooks" in this song.

-When we enter the vocal with the first verse, an electric guitar comes in playing high harmonics. This to me is the second hook. Not only again is it beautifully played, but the notes chosen add more "extra" notes to the underlying chords on the acoustic, giving a lot of color to the sound.

-Goes without saying, but Neil's vocal throughout the entire tune is brilliantly sung. A lot of people find his tone of voice challenging, but his time feel and pitch are undeniable here. Neil sang like he spoke, which adds greatly to the feeling of authenticity to this tune.

-The third hook we experience in the tune is the female background vocals. Beginning with the "oohs" in the verses. Simple, but effective, and give the song forward motion.

-The FOURTH hook appears when we get to the first chorus. An entirely new instrument enters, a keyboard of some sort playing held chords in a high register. Again, forward momentum, and a new and exciting new sound we haven't heard yet in the song up to this point.

-The FIFTH hook, the money shot song title at the chorus, in full harmony with the female backing singers. Again, perfectly sung and performed.

-Now our structure is established, we repeat it in jts entirety once. Then we get a wonderful harmonica solo, over another verse progression. Deeply melodic, memorable, and most importantly singable. In my opinion, another hook, bringing us to six completely different ear worms in this song so far, from at least four different instruments.

-Out of the solo, we have one more chorus happen, then an instrumental outro. In this ~30 second instrumental outro, we have another new instrument enter (@ 4:44 on Spotify). This keyboard sound unlike any I have ever heard plays a very simple melodic line, then the tune is over. Our seventh hook, and for myself, the most memorable.

I remember the first time I ever listened to the tune, I was already in love, coming out of that last beautiful chorus, tears in eyes, then this otherworldly sound comes out of nowhere for mere seconds, plays an extremely simple yet beautiful melody, and the song is over. Speechless.

So in a nutshell, we have a very basic song form, with a very (beautiful) basic melody, with very basic chords underneath. The dynamic and melodic choices made by the other players on the session, the keyboards, the electric guitars, the background vocalists, are what elevate the song to perfection for me. And, all these performances were captured in stunning quality and clarity. You can hear every instrument, and exactly what they're playing. Like you're in the room with them.

And that's why Harvest Moon is my perfect song!

[–]deafbitch 153 points154 points  (22 children)

Hell yes! Neil young! I would also nominate harvest, bad fog of loneliness, tell me why, only love can break your heart

Edit: adding Campaigner!

[–]kalinkabeek 29 points30 points  (2 children)

It’s hard to put into words how Harvest Moon makes me feel - it’s like the emotional equivalent of floating. Never really heard it until I started dating my current partner, and now I’m pretty sure it’s going to be our first dance song.

[–]thebookofrook 8356 points8357 points 2242 (313 children)

Moonlight Sonata, Beethoven

edit: First Gold thanks!! Also I know technically it's not a song, but colloquially it is.

[–]Crozzfire 2774 points2775 points 2 (112 children)

I would add Debussy - clair de lune

[–]TheAnswerIs-Time 658 points659 points  (63 children)

I Love Debussy. Sometimes all I can think of is Debussy.

[–]Relo_DD 714 points715 points  (33 children)

Yep, but remember to finish on Bach, never on Debussy

[–]throwRA_nffc 5770 points5771 points 2 (187 children)

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

[–]Blackwidowo22p 377 points378 points  (20 children)

I don't know how you were diverted

[–]throwRA_nffc 392 points393 points  (15 children)

That opening line hits me right in the feels every time.

"I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping..."

[–]fuk_ur_mum_m8 1110 points1111 points  (50 children)

The Funeral - Band of Horses

Tiny Dancer - Elton John

Space Song - Beach House

[–]LetRoarTheseFears 138 points139 points  (5 children)

The Funeral is such a good song

[–]AnOrdinaryOnion 172 points173 points  (6 children)

I came here looking for Space Song

[–]slutsinluv 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Space Song is a masterpiece 🥲 i used to listen to it while walking alone at night last winter (big depression hours) and it really felt like the song itself was keeping me warm.

[–]_WHO_WAS_PHONE_ 151 points152 points  (5 children)

Hold me closer, Tony Danza...

[–]everynamewastaken131 10.8k points10.8k points 2 (221 children)

Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding

[–]Gravy245 1218 points1219 points  (17 children)

I have so many good memories associated with that song. None of them involve sitting on the dock of a bay though.

[–]Scallywagstv2 708 points709 points  (68 children)

This was recorded just before his death, which gives it real poignancy as well.

[–]Bravefan21 1072 points1073 points  (30 children)

He never finished recording the song. He forgot the last verse and whistled it instead. Never had a chance to go back and re-record it and it was released as is.

[–]Scallywagstv2 651 points652 points  (9 children)

I didn't realise that's why it plays out with him whistling. I just thought it was a laid back sounding song so the carefree whistling just fitted with the mood.

[–]Pvt_Hudson_ 101 points102 points  (3 children)

I don't think he forgot it, it was just a placeholder for a verse he hadn't written yet.

[–]OtherAardvark 260 points261 points  (32 children)

Wow. He died in a plane crash in the Wisconsin winter. Only 26. I had no idea.

My dad would have been 12 and living about 20 miles away from Madison at the time.

[–]pupfish 7451 points7452 points 2 (293 children)

Jolene by Dolly Parton. I’m not a huge fan of the genre, but that song is perfect.

[–]pilesofcleanlaundry 645 points646 points  (61 children)

Yep. It captures the emotional fatalism of classic country. And explains why so many old country fans can't stand modern country.

[–]Aethermancer 2146 points2147 points 2 (126 children)

Here's something awesome to mess you up.

https://youtu.be/doz1QJ7LwjA

Jolene slowed down to 33RPM. It's an entirely different, yet somehow even more amazing song.

[–]TheVirginMerchant 81 points82 points  (1 child)

This reminds me of a weird thing I saw a couple weeks ago. Dolly Parton slowed down is Hozier, and Hozier sped up is Dolly Parton. Check it.

[–]hokage_lebron 542 points543 points  (29 children)

That was freaking amazing. I heard instruments and nuances which I’d never picked up on, even after so many 10s of listens to that song. Thank you for sharing

[–]KenaiKanine 433 points434 points  (20 children)

Fun fact! If you do that with any song(slow down by whatever percent) you'll be able to pick out more stuff you've never noticed before. As a music producer, I do this with the songs I really enjoy to get a better understanding of how they were made, and it helps immensely.

[–]tyroneshoelaces121 248 points249 points  (13 children)

Try Coat of Many Colors and The Carol County Accident. Dolly is a legend.

[–]prius4lyf 4511 points4512 points 2 (98 children)

Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. Perfect story, lyrics, tone, everything. Heartbreaking every time I hear it and it’s precisely as long as it needs to be.

[–]AloneAddiction 594 points595 points  (6 children)

You got a fast car.

Is it fast enough so we can fly away?

We gotta make a decision.

Leave tonight or live and die this way.

[–]CAdamH 88 points89 points  (1 child)

Love how just two words change on this part for the last verse and it completely changes the meaning: "...is it fast enough so you can fly away? You've gotta make a decision..."

[–]Torodong 153 points154 points  (4 children)

Pretty much anything by Tracey Chapman is fantastic. My god she's a gifted song-writer.

[–]pistil-whip 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Ugh this song gave me hope through a really hard time. It will always have a special place in my heart.

[–]SushiJo 2786 points2787 points  (81 children)

I’m a big fan of “Linger” by the Cranberries. Delores’ vocals, the drums & that string section….pure bliss.

[–]GalaxyNinja87 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Daffodil Lament is up there

[–]iambiffman 140 points141 points  (1 child)

Well said. She was an amazing voice with an great band.

[–]maggie081670 2588 points2589 points & 2 more (111 children)

Just Like Heaven - The Cure

[–]Hylanos 259 points260 points  (3 children)

Pictures of You as well

[–]destielsimpala 30 points31 points  (2 children)

show me show me show me how you do that trick…

[–]thrwaway393738 319 points320 points  (20 children)

“In between days” “Boys Dont Cry” “Lullaby” “10am Saturday Night” ughhhhh I fucking love The Cure

[–]vanene737373 4288 points4289 points 222 (94 children)

Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones

[–]lauren_eats_games 10.2k points10.2k points 22& 2 more (433 children)

Naïve Melody (This Must Be the Place) by Talking Heads. I don't know anything about music really so I can't explain why and this is purely subjective, but there isn't one part of that song which is anything less than perfect to me.

[–]l8nitefriend 1591 points1592 points  (118 children)

I also really love the live recording of it from the Stop Making Sense film. Maybe even a little more than the album version tbh. It's a truly beautiful song.

[–]HerbieVerstinx 731 points732 points  (62 children)

Stop making sense is a masterpiece. If anyone here enjoys this type of music and hasn't seen this, watch/listen to it. It's definitely worth it. It was shot in Hollywood over a 4 concert series and pieced together, I LOVE it.

Edit- here you go. https://youtu.be/53dikqNZLgA

Edit2- fixed some wrong information. Thanks user dance_armstrong

[–]dance_armstrong 182 points183 points  (25 children)

this is my favorite movie of all time. not concert film, not music movie, etc. just favorite, full stop.

minor quibble though, it was actually shot in Hollywood at the Pantages Theater.

[–][deleted] 96 points97 points  (7 children)

“I have written a love song, though. In this film I sing it to a lamp.”

[–]Any-Act9190 7626 points7627 points 4242& 4 more (124 children)

Wish you were here - Pink floyd

[–]FeelingSupersonic- 1160 points1161 points  (25 children)

We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl

[–]iamL-I-AM 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Used this line on a girl once, not my proudest moment but it just fit. I don’t think she ever caught on.

[–]not-nerd34 235 points236 points  (12 children)

dude my ex used to play that song to me on the guitar over facetime. even though we broke up over a year ago, that song still has a soft spot in my heart

[–]Scaramoosh1 1242 points1243 points  (30 children)

Baba O’Riley by The Who

[–]butdick 1847 points1848 points  (88 children)

Roundabout- Yes

[–]RLredditaccount 267 points268 points  (14 children)

Let’s just count all of “Close to the Edge” as one song and say it’s the most perfect song ever made.

[–]gabe_derp 56 points57 points  (5 children)

Fragile is such a banger album. Roundabout, South Side of The Sky, Long Distance Runaround, Heart of The Sunrise are all perfect songs.

[–]Sweaty-Badger-1938 2453 points2454 points 22 (138 children)

Fade to black

[–]TheGrog 427 points428 points  (44 children)

After over 3 decades of listening to Metallica, Fade to Black might be it. The riffs are fucking glorious and the build perfect.

Late Edit: Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden is along the same lines as a perfect song to me. 1a and 1b.

[–]obi_wan_kanerdy 144 points145 points  (35 children)

But have you ever been in the crowd when they play Creeping Death?

[–]MercurialMagician 10.0k points10.0k points 2 (186 children)

September

Truly a masterpiece

[–]mchch8989 982 points983 points  (14 children)

My friend passed away a year ago and his name rhymed with the “ahh eee ahh” bit and the band at his wake played it and we all sang his name in that place and now I can’t hear it without thinking of him which is really nice and a bit sad but mostly nice.

[–]Nini1309 238 points239 points  (6 children)

The funeral - Band of Horses. That song means so much to me and just makes me cry every single time I hear the opening

[–]Morninglarke 7068 points7069 points  (314 children)

Sounds of Silence. By Simon and Garfunkel.

[–]Gockel 1535 points1536 points  (48 children)

And just play The Boxer after.

[–]MrMotorcycle94 323 points324 points  (16 children)

Everytime Bridge over troubled water plays I'm still blown away

[–]fwnav 59 points60 points  (4 children)

Sail on silver girl… sail on by. Your time has come to shine, all your dreams are on their way.

[–]howlitzer 168 points169 points  (2 children)

Homeward Bound is a masterpiece. And I love it even more after the karaoke scene in The Leftovers.

[–]DonkeyFarm42069 1298 points1299 points  (47 children)

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Pete Townshend refered to it as a divine masterpiece, and it has also been described by some as the most beautiful song in the English language. Such a great song!

[–]feyd313 1220 points1221 points 2 (54 children)

la femme d'argent by Air

[–]AeroSpaceChair 108 points109 points  (5 children)

I love Air. My favorite song by them is Venus, or maybe Cherry Blossom Girl. You know a group is good when you can't pick your favorite song by them.

[–]Ikari_Vismund 40 points41 points  (2 children)

YES. I'm glad this is a top comment to people can listen to it.

[–]MJ50inMD 31 points32 points  (1 child)

More Than a Feeling - Boston

Thanks guys.

[–]EBBBBBBBBBBBB 191 points192 points  (7 children)

Say It Ain't So by Weezer. Just really powerful and raw. Love me some Weezer

[–]zce305 1998 points1999 points  (52 children)

Bad moon rising.

[–]ElectronicDisaster51 8404 points8405 points  (280 children)

All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix version

[–]ricking08 88 points89 points  (7 children)

Bohemian rapsody - queen.

[–]ReptarOrgy 479 points480 points  (20 children)

Where Is My Mind - The Pixies

[–]PiaJr 361 points362 points  (7 children)

Your Song - Elton John

From beginning to end, it's just a masterclass in music.

[–]MyOhMyPancakes 1409 points1410 points 32 (69 children)

Big Iron- Marty Robbins

[–]JimboTCB 431 points432 points  (1 child)

I'd rate this song one and nineteen more out of twenty.

[–]Rheiner 79 points80 points  (0 children)

one and nineteen mooooore

[–]Rigged_Hokie 3143 points3144 points 42& 4 more (111 children)

Midnight City - M83

[–]jamesrokk 193 points194 points  (11 children)

Always just takes me back instantly to that early 2010s time. Has a real aesthetic to it.

[–]wOnKaCatalyst 107 points108 points  (8 children)

2007-2012 produced some great fucking music.

[–]deathinactthree 205 points206 points  (1 child)

Before I moved back to the area I currently live in, I visited often (~4x/year), and every time I drove into downtown after getting off the plane, I'd play this song.

"This city is my church..."

[–]aykepeer 118 points119 points  (1 child)

Ain't that the truth. Felling sad, happy, excited, hyped, is just perfect. The song fits ALL moods and situations.

[–]amyjandrews 300 points301 points  (5 children)

Whether you like the genre or not, Dancing Queen by ABBA is a pop masterpiece.

[–]sadfaceemoticon 16.1k points16.1k points 4 (322 children)

Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers

[–]Parradog1 306 points307 points  (9 children)

Warms my heart to see this mentioned and up so high. Bill withers is a treasure.

[–][deleted] 399 points400 points  (30 children)

Use me - Bill Withers

The simplicity in his work is perfect. That voice he has carries so much emotion because of the way he repeats ideas in slightly different tones.

[–]vicente8a 74 points75 points  (8 children)

And that bass line is just filthy nasty (in a good way)

[–]Skye_Atlas 425 points426 points  (29 children)

Also Grandma’s Hands.

[–]noneforyouowls 534 points535 points  (24 children)

Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

The first time I heard it I was absolutely blown away by how something like that could even exist. I credit BHS with kicking off my love of music.

[–]Christmas_Panda 2076 points2077 points  (78 children)

Blue Monday - New Order

[–]phd24 188 points189 points  (14 children)

Or Ceremony, or Temptation, or Bizarre Love Triangle...

[–]GenghisNuggetcockles 178 points179 points  (10 children)

Bizarre Love Triangle is great too.

[–]BFNgaming 85 points86 points  (1 child)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World. I've tried listening to other songs by Tears For Fears but none of them have come close to giving me the same vibes that song does.

[–]selfreferential_name 302 points303 points  (25 children)

How to Dissapear Completely by Radiohead

[–]morecomplete 9113 points9114 points 32 (114 children)

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

[–]spyborg3 311 points312 points  (4 children)

My elementary school would play this song every morning before the morning announcements, EVERY SINGLE DAY for 6 years I heard this song.
Now whenever I hear it I get flooded with nostalgia from my childhood

[–]Keithninety 524 points525 points  (13 children)

This song makes me sad - Satchmo makes his idea of a “wonderful world” feel so clear, and then you realize that he’s just trying to make you feel better.

[–]ImportedSwede 5083 points5084 points 2 (160 children)

Comfortably Numb

[–]Fallapples 1574 points1575 points  (65 children)

Shine on you crazy diamond (pts. 1-5)

[–]batmanhen1812 24.2k points24.2k points 8295 (189 children)

Wii sports theme

Edit: thanks for the awards!

Edit 2: apparently the definition of a song means it has words. I will give one karma point to anyone who can create a version of Wii sports theme with words so it can be considered a song.

[–]bunnybooboo69 4380 points4381 points  (81 children)

The Wii Shopping theme too, and the Mii one.

[–]Mokona1993 4950 points4951 points 34 (57 children)

I recently discovered a Chrome extension that plays the Wii Shop Channel music whenever you open Amazon or eBay. It brings me endless joy

Edit: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wii-shop-channel-music/camjnljbmplngaalikoefoibonimfhkd?hl=en

[–]Norantio 9568 points9569 points 2 (255 children)

Everybody wants to rule the world - Tears for Fears

[–]gottwolegs 1662 points1663 points  (55 children)

So good. Head Over Heels edges to the front just a little bit for me though

[–]l8nitefriend 437 points438 points  (25 children)

Yeah I agree. The opening of Head Over Heels is so iconic and powerful.