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What is the best "oldies" ie Bon Jovi, Beatles song?

Please be nice
all i want to know is what you think is some of the best songs of the 50's to  late 80's and

Re-design4 years ago
I copied this list but I agree with it!  Not necessarily in this order.

1 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
2 John Lennon - Imagine
3 Beatles - Hey Jude
4 Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
5 George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
6 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
7 Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun
8 Abba - Dancing Queen
9 Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
10 Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure
11 Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
12 Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall
13 Police - Every Breath You Take
14 Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling
15 Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas
16 Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
17 Beatles - She Loves You
18 Soft Cell - Tainted Love
19 Beatles - All You Need Is Love
20 Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
21 10 CC - I'm Not In Love
22 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
22 Rod Stewart - Maggie May
24 Roy Orbison - Oh Pretty Woman
25 David Bowie - Space Oddity
26 Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares 2 U
27 Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand
28 Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen
29 Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
30 Monkees - I'm A Believer
31 Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
32 Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
33 Beatles - Help!
34 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
35 Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
36 Queen - Innuendo
37 Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
38 Abba - Waterloo
39 Elvis vs JXL - A Little Less Conversation
40 Kinks - You Really Got Me
41 Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
42 Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
43 Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
44 Elvis Presley - Are You Lonesome Tonight
45 Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
46 Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
47 Nilsson - Without You
48 Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You
49 Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World/Cabaret
50 Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
51 Abba - The Winner Takes It All
52 Blondie - Heart Of Glass
53 Beatles - Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out
54 Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love/Rock-A-Hula Baby
55 George Michael - Careless Whisper
56 Beatles - Ticket To Ride
56 John Lennon - Woman
58 Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
59 Elvis Presley - It's Now Or Never
60 Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
61 Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
62 Beatles - Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby
63 Human League - Don't You Want Me
64 Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
65 Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
66 Beatles - Paperback Writer
67 Jam - Going Underground
68 T Rex - Get It On
69 Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
70 Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
71 Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
72 Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
73 Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
73 Abba - Mamma Mia
75 Gerry & The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
75 David Bowie - Ashes To Ashes
75 Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
78 Beatles - Get Back
79 Abba - Knowing Me Knowing You
80 Madonna - Like A Prayer
81 Elvis Presley - Return To Sender
82 Bangles - Eternal Flame
83 Freddie Mercury - Living On My Own
83 U2 - Beautiful Day
85 Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star
86 Rolling Stones - Jumping Jack Flash
87 Meat Loaf - I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
88 Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
89 Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
90 Beatles - From Me To You
91 Alice Cooper - School's Out
92 A-ha - The Sun Always Shines On TV
93 Bee Gees - Night Fever
94 Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
95 Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
95 Hollies - He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
97 Beatles - Hello Goodbye
98 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown
99 Police - Message In A Bottle
99 Billy Joel - Uptown Girl
100 The rest of the Beatles list

Honorable mention

Abba Zabba - Captain Beefheart
Cowsills - Hair

I just logged on to add to my list, but now I don't have to. I might quibble a bit over a few things (i.e. I'd put "Animals" or "Wish You Were Here" - the entire albums - ahead of "Another Brick in the Wall", and "Unchained Melody" over "You've Lost That Loving Feeing", but overall this is a great list. Thanks for posting.
Wow, how can you rate you 100 fav. songs?  Every time I look at the list I see things missing and out of order.  I look at it again and see it another way.
I'd never begin to rate my 100 favorite songs. That's an exercise in futility. 100 great songs I could do, but only with the understanding that such a list is necessarily not comprehensive or complete.
Burf Re-design4 years ago
I didn't count 'em up but I figure I have about 95 of those songs on my iPod right now.
Would you mind posting a link to the website where you found that list?
Re-design Burf4 years ago
Then you have a pretty nice playlist.  Link.


Burf Re-design4 years ago
That's a nice site, thanks for the link.
Oh, I checked my iPod and I was off a little.  I only have 91 of those songs on my playlist.
Mplinnc3 years ago
my most favorite is

Bohemian Rhapsody
LucDaRocka13 years ago
all of the beatles songs watch top 20 beatles songs
paganwonder4 years ago
Chuck Berry- Johnny B Goode  (all rock derives from this tune)
Elvis- Blue Suede Shoes
Beatles- I saw her standing there
'Stones- Satisfaction
Creedence Clearwater- Run through the Jungle
Billy Idol- Rebel Yell!
ZZ Top- LaGrange
Carl Perkins - Blue Suede Shoes (much better than Elvis)
Diamond Head - Am I Evil
Budgie - Crash Course In Brain Surgery
George Lynch - Addiction to the Friction (Pt II)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand
Six point Six - Killer
Scorpions - Lonesome Crow
Motorhead - One Armed Bandit
The Everly Brothers - Wake up Little Suzie
Ludwig Von Beethoven - Fuer Elise
Yngwie Malmsteen - Soldier without Fear
Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Do-Wah-Diddy
The Kinks - Come Dancing
Billy Joel - New York State of Mind
Savatage - Edge of Thorns
Killing Joke - Hook in Mouth
Crimson Glory - Lucifer's Hammer
Killing Joke (feat. Lemmy from Motorhead) - Red

Everyone's idea of great music is going to differ. I'm eccentric and eclectic. And somewhat disjointed. And moody. You get the idea....
Mirime (author)  rich_moe4 years ago
you got many of my fav. songs right there! me likey you

+1 for the shout out to Chuck
another +1 for including Billy Idol

Mirime (author) 4 years ago
     No you are not limited to just B names but I was just listening to Bon Jovi's "We Weren't Born to Follow" and the next song on my MP3 was Yesterday so thats just what I wrote.

And I know that Bon Jovi isn't that old but to a 18 year old it kinda is.  

Now how about Arlo Guthrie City of New Orleans, Pickle Song, and Alice's Resturaunt? 

Sister says Pink's So What
Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon (Album)
I think civilization here on planet Earth pretty much peaked in the year 1986, coincidentally with the production of this world's greatest musical composition,  the very acme of musical ability, an achievement never seen before, and never equaled since.  I am of course referring to Thomas Dolby's theme song for the motion picture "Howard the Duck".

Look upon this embedded link into the Youtube archives, and behold the grandeur of what was:

Don't be knockin' the Duck, man. The Duck knocks back.

Besides, the whole movie was totally worth it just for Lea Thompson in her rocker chick costume.
Agreed.  Lea Thompson was very watchable in that movie, and the movie itself really wasn't bad. Perhaps a tad surreal, but then who was expecting realism in a movie about a anthropomorphic duck who saves Cleveland? . Heh, "Cleveland", it even sounds like a made up name.
In all seriousness, I enjoyed the flick thoroughly, and not just for Lea Thompson's... uh, performance. It was not a good movie, but I found it to be an enjoyable one.
I think people were just expecting something more like Star Wars or Raiders for some reason, and this was just a silly, quirky little flick based on a comic book about a duck. That, and they made Howard way too cute.
I object to the notion that Bon Jovi qualifies as an "oldie".

That said:
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Guns n' Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine
Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing

Several others, but I just realized it's time for Cub Scouts.
LOl...time for a mirror check...

I agree about Juanas Addicion! They were the best...(My fav is either 3 days or Ocean sized (sp)) (although Perry now qualify for oldies status...scary ain't it?)
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Bigev4 years ago
Beatles:
Come Together
Yellow Submarine
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End
Back in the USSR
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-da
While my Guitar Gently Weeps
Blackbird
I Will
Birthday
Revolution 1 (Nine is good too, but odd to listen to)
Help!
You like me too much
Yesterday
I am the Walrus
Hello Goodbye
Strawberry Fields Forever
Penny Lane
All you need is Love
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely hearts club Band
With a little help from my friends

Journey:
Don't stop Believin'
Wheel in the sky
Only the young
Faithfully
Any way you want it

Derek and the Dominos:
Layla
Key to the Highway
Why does love have to be so sad

Bob Dylan:
Blowin in the Wind
The Times they are a Changin'

America:
Horse with no Name
Burf4 years ago
Elton John:
Daniel

Queen:
Bohemian Rhapsody

The Doobie Brothers:
It Keeps you Running

The Eagles:
Life In the Fast Lane

The Beach Boys:
Surf City

The Beatles:
Strawberry Fields Forever

Billy Joel:
 Its Still Rock and Roll To Me

Boston:
More Than A Feeling

Deep Purple:
Smoke On The Water

Chicago:
25 or 6 To 4

Creedence Clearwater Revival:
Bad Moon Rising
Definately Strawberry Fields.
Where do you start  ? What do you allow/exclude ? 
lemonie4 years ago
Bon Jovi & Beatles? Are we confined to the letter B or is this just older than-?
It depends upon what you like, ever heard of Buster, Prince? (still alive)

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