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Best RIP song

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Mystery_Meat, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I suddenly got in a mood for Nightshift by the post-Lionel Richie Commodores, who had a big hit and proceeded to do jack shit the rest of their careers. So I downloaded it and it's really a nice piece of work, better than your run-of-the-mill MOR ballads -- a nice tribute to Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson that set tones of nostalgia and sadness without going into overdrive histrionics that sound fine at first but age horrifically (I'm looking at you, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men). I might even go so far as to say it's the best song to a dead person/people ever.

    What's your favorite song about people breaking on through to the other side?
  2. pallister

    pallister Guest

    For starters, In My Hour of Darkness, Gram Parsons.

    Damn you, MM, now I've gotta go through 2,000-plus songs on my laptop.
  3. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I've always had a soft spot for that Boyz 2 Men-Mariah Carey ditty ... as cheesy and out of character as that may sound.
  4. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Are we supposed to keep this upbeat, or go with our favorite "death" songs?
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Tearjerker, inspirational, toast to the life of the party, whateva.
  6. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    Damn; he didn't die for a long time after that, but I always loved Pink Floyd's tribute to Syd Barrett, "Wish You Were Here."
  7. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Terry's Song, Bruce
    You're Missing, Bruce

    Does Bohemian Rhapsody count? Freddie Mercury knew he was dying, correct?
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    No, not when BR was recorded. That was like 15 years before he died.
  9. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Ah ok. Don't blame me, that was way before my time. :D
  10. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    You may be thinking of its revival when Wayne's World came out.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Don't stop me now, Queen
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Remember Me, Journey--great song, awful movie (Armageddon).
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