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Epic song thread.....

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by farmerjerome, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Making a wedding playlist for my bestie got me wondering.

    What do you think the most epic songs are of all time? There are songs that will go down as the best ever, songs that when you heard them you knew they were gold. Other songs will be crazy good just for you.

    I'm going on a slightly long drive to go hiking this weekend, I thought this would help with a new playlist.

    Here's a couple I thought of, pretty standard:

    Hey Jude
    Baba O'Reilly
    Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Nuthin' But a G-Thang
    How Soon is Now
    One - Metallica
    Empire State of Mind
    Rolling in the Deep

    A couple of personal faves:
    When Will They Shoot - Ice Cube
    Jesus Walks - Kanye West
    Little Lion Man - Mumford
    Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Jesus. Just when I think I have eclectic taste in music, FJ blows me out of the water.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    So weird that you started this thread ... I was listening to November Rain on the radio on the way to work a few hours ago and thought about starting the exact same thread because that song is just that -- epic.
  4. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Faith No More — Epic
  5. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Two things.

    1. I grew up in a rural area with no cable. Radio was a big part of my life, which brings me to No. 2:

    2. I worked in a used CD store for years. I love music. It drive Dr. J nuts that I have to have my iPod with me for my three-minute drive to work.

    And pern, November Rain is pretty epic, espcially the video. Nothing says early 90s cheese than Slash in front of that church.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Phallic guitar in front of a church? It's like it was on an early 90s cheese checklist.
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    I remember hearing something about the preacher in the video thinking it was a real wedding, and Axl Rose and Stephanie Seymour actually got married. Surely, that was an urban legend?
    Oh, and even laying in a coffin, Stephanie Seymour was HAWT.

    Epic songs?
    Gotta have Freebird ready.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Any list without "Like a Rolling Stone" is suspect.

    And while it was played, and has been played, to death, "American Pie" is a classic piece of music.

    I'd also put "Satisfaction" on that list as well.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

  10. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Favorite epic songs that will get the volume cranked up big time, in no particular order:

    Won't Get Fooled Again/The Who
    Dazed and Confused/LZ
    Like A Rolling Stone/Dylan
    Sympathy For the Devil/Stones
    You Don't Love Me/Allman Bros.
    Spanish Moon/Little Feat (the version on Waiting For Columbus)
    It's The End of the World.../REM
    Born To Run/Brooce
    For What It's Worth/Buffalo Springfield
    Back In the USSR>Dear Prudence/Beatles
    Darkness, Darkness/Youngbloods
    Time Has Come Today/Chambers Brothers (the long version, especially)
    Green Onions/Booker T & MGs
    You Really Got Me/Kinks
    Hot For Teacher/Van Halen
    One of the Boys/Mott the Hoople
    South Side of the Sky/Yes
    Rockin' In the Free World/Neil Young
    Beck's Bolero/Jeff Beck
    Highway Star/Deep Purple
    Even Flow/Pearl Jam
    Light My Fire/Doors
    All Along the Watchtower/Hendrix
    It's My Life/Animals
    Waitin' For the Bus>Jesus Just Left Chicago/ZZ Top
    Willie the Wimp/Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Plenty of others, but that's pretty good for now.
  11. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    "Gin and Juice"

    "Song 2" (Not epic in length, of course)
  12. misterbc

    misterbc Active Member

    Albert77, that is a mean list.....Back in the USSR>Dear Prudence is special to me as I played that side of the White Album every morning for 5 years while getting ready for work, and I played it loud. "It's My Life", as is most of the Animals catalogue, is vastly underrated.

    I nominate "Reelin' in the Years" as an epic tune that if released today would win a Grammy as best song. It's only 40 years old.
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