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Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 2:39pm
by Dr. Medulla
Here's an odd question that popped in my head while I was walking back from the grocery store: How long has your favourite song been your favourite song? And, if applicable, how many favourite songs have you had that have been displaced that you can recall?

For me, it's New Order's original release (the so-called 7" version) of "Ceremony," which I'd wager has been my favourite for about fifteen years, give or take a few years. Before that, dating back to the late 80s, it was Cocteau Twins' "Carolyn's Fingers," which is at #2. Before that, I'm not sure if I had one. I'd become obsessed with songs/groups, but actual durability? Not certain.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 3:24pm
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 2:39pm
Here's an odd question that popped in my head while I was walking back from the grocery store: How long has your favourite song been your favourite song? And, if applicable, how many favourite songs have you had that have been displaced that you can recall?

For me, it's New Order's original release (the so-called 7" version) of "Ceremony," which I'd wager has been my favourite for about fifteen years, give or take a few years. Before that, dating back to the late 80s, it was Cocteau Twins' "Carolyn's Fingers," which is at #2. Before that, I'm not sure if I had one. I'd become obsessed with songs/groups, but actual durability? Not certain.
Interesting! WMIHP has probably been my favorite song going on 25-30 years. Before that, it was Blasphemous Rumours since 8th grade. Before that, it was probably Like a Virgin or some shit. :)

Ceremony is such a great song. It's perfect in every way.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 3:43pm
by Dr. Medulla
JennyB wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 3:24pm
Interesting! WMIHP has probably been my favorite song going on 25-30 years. Before that, it was Blasphemous Rumours since 8th grade. Before that, it was probably Like a Virgin or some shit. :)
That's had some staying power for you. That's kind of what I'm wondering. Do we reach a certain age and/or have a favourite song for a certain period of time so that there's pretty much no chance of us ever changing? Like, by the time you hit, say, 40 years old—that's it, your favourite song is permanent now.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 3:57pm
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 3:43pm
JennyB wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 3:24pm
Interesting! WMIHP has probably been my favorite song going on 25-30 years. Before that, it was Blasphemous Rumours since 8th grade. Before that, it was probably Like a Virgin or some shit. :)
That's had some staying power for you. That's kind of what I'm wondering. Do we reach a certain age and/or have a favourite song for a certain period of time so that there's pretty much no chance of us ever changing? Like, by the time you hit, say, 40 years old—that's it, your favourite song is permanent now.
It maybe is because I'm just a creature of habit. Not sure!

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 5:20pm
by revbob
I have favorite songs, and a favorite from each album but not a single all time favorite song. My first favorite was probably Black Sabbath's Iron Man. It is no longer my favorite but still a top 50 or less. I would never shut it off if it came on the radio.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 6:31pm
by gkbill
Hello,

I don't feel like I have individual songs but I do have favorite albums that haven't changed. J. Geils Band's Blow Your Face Out and the Clash's self-titled have been my favorites since I've heard them. Having said that, I don't listen to them all that much anymore as I keep looking for my new favorite album (I've got those two memorized already).

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 03 Sep 2019, 7:08pm
by 101Walterton
If I have to name 1 song then it is WMIHP and has been for 41 years.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 6:15am
by Heston
Complete Control and has been for about 35 years. Straight To Hell displaced it for 2 years in the late 2000s but it soon went back.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 9:07am
by BitterTom
White Man for 10 years then change of heart to Lost In The Supermarket a few years back.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 9:51am
by dave202
101Walterton wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 7:08pm
If I have to name 1 song then it is WMIHP and has been for 41 years.
Same here. I was awestruck the first time I heard it, even though it got a hammering in one of the UK papers' reviews - maybe NME? But I was hooked. Before then I'd liked most of the punk singles which were coming out, still loved my Bowie, Mott, Faces and Who, but 'White Man' became stuck in my heart. Over 20 years later, at a Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros gig at Barrowlands, Glasgow, I thought it great that between songs some guys kept shouting, "1-2, 1-2-3-4" until the band eventually played the song right on cue. The guys turned out to be Heston and his mate!

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 10:45am
by Heston
dave202 wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 9:51am
101Walterton wrote:
03 Sep 2019, 7:08pm
If I have to name 1 song then it is WMIHP and has been for 41 years.
Same here. I was awestruck the first time I heard it, even though it got a hammering in one of the UK papers' reviews - maybe NME? But I was hooked. Before then I'd liked most of the punk singles which were coming out, still loved my Bowie, Mott, Faces and Who, but 'White Man' became stuck in my heart. Over 20 years later, at a Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros gig at Barrowlands, Glasgow, I thought it great that between songs some guys kept shouting, "1-2, 1-2-3-4" until the band eventually played the song right on cue. The guys turned out to be Heston and his mate!
Ah, the only gig where I ever had to get oxygen off the St John's ambulance people at the side of the stage. Nearly 20 years ago now, unbelievable.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 12:22pm
by Marky Dread
See Emily Play.

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 12:25pm
by Flex
I've been trying to think if I have a fave song. Fave bands and albums, for sure, but songs have always been a bit more rooted in time/place and subject to change. I suppose Know Your Rights - my intro to The Clash - is still as electrifying to me as when I first heard it coming out of my little bedroom stereo when I was pilfering through my dad's cassette collection (combat rock was hometaped on one side, can't remember what the second side was).

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 1:14pm
by Marky Dread
Flex wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 12:25pm
I've been trying to think if I have a fave song. Fave bands and albums, for sure, but songs have always been a bit more rooted in time/place and subject to change. I suppose Know Your Rights - my intro to The Clash - is still as electrifying to me as when I first heard it coming out of my little bedroom stereo when I was pilfering through my dad's cassette collection (combat rock was hometaped on one side, can't remember what the second side was).
The best of the Dead. ;)

Re: Music opinion/question of the week...

Posted: 04 Sep 2019, 1:18pm
by Flex
Marky Dread wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 1:14pm
The best of the Dead. ;)
maybe!