This was triggered by Marty’s post on Twitter:
Your favorite song of all time…if you had to choose just one to put above the rest…what would it be?
— Mothra. (@MarthaYoung) July 14, 2015
There were a lot of great responses to that question — and a bunch of answers I’d definitely put in my top-10 of all time.
Here are mine. I’m curious as to what yours are.
- “Under Pressure” – Queen
- “Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye
- “Gimme Shelter” – The Rolling Stones
- “Should I Stay or Should I Go” – The Clash
- “A Change is Gonna Come” – Otis Redding
- “All These Things That I’ve Done” – The Killers
- “Black” – Pearl Jam
- “Hallelujah” – Jeff Buckley
- “It Could’ve Been Me” – The Struts
- “Stuck in a Moment That You Can’t Get Out Of” – U2
Bands Notably Absent from This List
Soundgarden(!), Counting Crows, Bad Religion, Public Enemy, Rancid, The Sex Pistols, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Guns N’ Roses (would’ve probably snuck in at #11 with “Paradise City”), The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Barry White, The Ramones, The Beatles, John Lennon, The Temptations, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash(!), Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shout Out Louds, The Weakerthans, Beck, Leo Kottke, Weezer, Ice Cube, Metallica, Bob Dylan(!), Crowded House, INXS, The Cure, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Public Enemy, Dr. Dre, Elvis Presley, Journey, Howlin’ Wolf, Simon & Garfunkel, Tears for Fears, Prince(!), Ray Charles, Willie Nelson.
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