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...Or is it like hunting for a perfect circle?

 

Maybe I'm too fussy but every time I think I can name one I'll think of something about it that lets it down (even if it's something as silly as the variations in volume during the piece. Admittedly I'm thinking of classical music with that particular gripe)

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Yes.

 

Crown of Thorns - Dying For Love

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Yes.

 

Crown of Thorns - Dying For Love

Also "Hike It Up."

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Two songs always come immediately to mind:

 

The O'Jays - The Backstabbers

Spinners - I'll Be Around

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I'll check them all out.

 

Can you say what makes them perfect for you? That's the bit I'm struggling on.

The only one I can think of at the moment for me is The Stolen Child by The Waterboys. (Warning it's a folk song rather than rock so don't look it up if folk's not your thing.)

 

My mood doesn't affect whether I want to listen to it or not, I notice something new about it each time I hear it, the lyrics, vocals, length of piece are just right....aarrrgghhhh just thought of something that knocks a point off it - was gonna say it's one that I can either listen closely to or have playing in the background but actually it doesn't work as background music as the talking bits are intrusive if you're trying to chat with someone. PANTS!!!....and back to the thinking board

 

There must be a rock song that hits all the right buttons for me in addition to Brothers in Arms

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Oh there's a lot, one of them is called "Everybody Loves Eileen", another one is called "Wings". Too many to mention 'em all really.

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I've mentioned this one before, but the first one that comes to mind for me is

 

Forever Young - Tyketto

 

There's heaps more that i consider 10s. I'll have to have a good think about it.

Maybe,

 

Midnight Love - Roxus

Jet City Woman - Queensryche

In A Darkened Room - Skid Row

Healing Touch - Saraya

Love Is A Killer - Vixen

Face Down In The Gutter - XYZ

Hang On Lucy - Wildside

Waitin' On A Heartbreak - The Defiants

The Loneliest Place In The World - Ten

Spooky - Riverdogs

 

Those are just off the top of my head, but there's many more.

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I've mentioned this one before, but the first one that comes to mind for me is

 

Forever Young - Tyketto

 

There's heaps more that i consider 10s. I'll have to have a good think about it.

Maybe,

 

Midnight Love - Roxus

Jet City Woman - Queensryche

In A Darkened Room - Skid Row

Healing Touch - Saraya

Love Is A Killer - Vixen

Face Down In The Gutter - XYZ

Hang On Lucy - Wildside

Waitin' On A Heartbreak - The Defiants

The Loneliest Place In The World - Ten

Spooky - Riverdogs

 

Those are just off the top of my head, but there's many more.

 

I must be just too fussy, or using the wrong criteria to judge cos I'm not managing to think of m(any) 10s...and nobody better say 'Typical woman' :007:

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Oh!

 

Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World

 

That song has simply not aged. It is as fresh today as when it was released in 1985. It's perfect.

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Oh!

 

Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World

 

That song has simply not aged. It is as fresh today as when it was released in 1985. It's perfect.

 

Or The Hurting? Or Mad World?

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I've mentioned this one before, but the first one that comes to mind for me is

Forever Young - Tyketto

There's heaps more that i consider 10s. I'll have to have a good think about it.

Maybe,

Midnight Love - Roxus

Jet City Woman - Queensryche

In A Darkened Room - Skid Row

Healing Touch - Saraya

Love Is A Killer - Vixen

Face Down In The Gutter - XYZ

Hang On Lucy - Wildside

Waitin' On A Heartbreak - The Defiants

The Loneliest Place In The World - Ten

Spooky - Riverdogs

Those are just off the top of my head, but there's many more.

 

I must be just too fussy, or using the wrong criteria to judge cos I'm not managing to think of m(any) 10s...and nobody better say 'Typical woman' :007:

I'm just thinking of songs that i love and can't fault. I guess that makes them 10s for me.

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I've mentioned this one before, but the first one that comes to mind for me is

Forever Young - Tyketto

There's heaps more that i consider 10s. I'll have to have a good think about it.

Maybe,

Midnight Love - Roxus

Jet City Woman - Queensryche

In A Darkened Room - Skid Row

Healing Touch - Saraya

Love Is A Killer - Vixen

Face Down In The Gutter - XYZ

Hang On Lucy - Wildside

Waitin' On A Heartbreak - The Defiants

The Loneliest Place In The World - Ten

Spooky - Riverdogs

Those are just off the top of my head, but there's many more.

I must be just too fussy, or using the wrong criteria to judge cos I'm not managing to think of m(any) 10s...and nobody better say 'Typical woman' :007:

I'm just thinking of songs that i love and can't fault. I guess that makes them 10s for me.

 

 

Been listening to all the songs mentioned by everyone. haven't found any I don't like yet.

From yours, we listened to Ten's song twice - it's awesome

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Im listening to one now.......

 

Black Sabbath - Turn Up The Night.

 

F amazing. Iommi on fire.

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I've mentioned this one before, but the first one that comes to mind for me is

Forever Young - Tyketto

There's heaps more that i consider 10s. I'll have to have a good think about it.

Maybe,

Midnight Love - Roxus

Jet City Woman - Queensryche

In A Darkened Room - Skid Row

Healing Touch - Saraya

Love Is A Killer - Vixen

Face Down In The Gutter - XYZ

Hang On Lucy - Wildside

Waitin' On A Heartbreak - The Defiants

The Loneliest Place In The World - Ten

Spooky - Riverdogs

Those are just off the top of my head, but there's many more.

 

I must be just too fussy, or using the wrong criteria to judge cos I'm not managing to think of m(any) 10s...and nobody better say 'Typical woman' :007:

I'm just thinking of songs that i love and can't fault. I guess that makes them 10s for me.

Been listening to all the songs mentioned by everyone. haven't found any I don't like yet.

From yours, we listened to Ten's song twice - it's awesome

Ten have some great ballads.

Gary Hughes' lyrics are the closest thing to poetry you'll find in Hard Rock IMO.

Check out,

 

Valentine

Till The End Of Time

You're in my heart

 

Gary Hughes solo,

At The End Of Day

The Colours Of My Life

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No musical blinders here but the very first song that popped into my cerebral cortex is

 

'Never Enough' by Tora Tora.

 

I could spin this one endlessly.

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Yes.

 

Crown of Thorns - Dying For Love

Also "Hike It Up."

The 2 dont compare imo. All this thread proves is that one persons 10 is anothers 8 (or worse) and vice versa.

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Yes.

Crown of Thorns - Dying For Love

Also "Hike It Up."

The 2 dont compare imo. All this thread proves is that one persons 10 is anothers 8 (or worse) and vice versa.

True, but i find it interesting to see what others idea of a 10 is.

I for one am fully aware that my idea of a 10 might not be someone else's.

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Yes.

Crown of Thorns - Dying For Love

Also "Hike It Up."

The 2 dont compare imo. All this thread proves is that one persons 10 is anothers 8 (or worse) and vice versa.

True, but i find it interesting to see what others idea of a 10 is.

I for one am fully aware that my idea of a 10 might not be someone else's.

 

... that's what I fancied finding out too. My criteria for what makes a song perfect for me is likely to be completely different to what makes another's perfect song perfect for them.

One factor that can influence a choice is down to personal memories associated with a particular song so maybe the song itself isn't stylistically brilliant but it's still perfect for them.

 

Then again, maybe I'll just end up going round in circles searching for that elusive perfect circle.

 

I think I've decided for me I have different perfect songs depending on mood or situation

eg Chris Rea's Road to Hell (complete with the introductory part 'Stood still on a highway, I saw a woman by the side of the roaa.oaad.....') or Garth Brooks' Callin' Baton Rouge for when I'm driving

 

Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Talis when I've got headphones in and want to drift and get lost in beautiful English harmonies

 

Waterboys Be My Enemy? when I want to get some anger out.

 

Plus I love to listen to others' recommendations for the stand out pieces of each genre.

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Im listening to one now.......

 

Black Sabbath - Turn Up The Night.

 

F amazing. Iommi on fire.

Whoops, missed that post. Shall have a listen now as haven't got into much of Black Sabbath :-) Guess I should have it on high volume?.....

....they're not as 'heavy' or screechy as I'd always been led to believe. Liked that track, brilliant drum lines on it!

 

Was checking out Crown of Thorns stuff last night :D

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