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Great "simple" songs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Stretch15, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Stretch15

    Stretch15 Member

    As we were listening to the radio in the car last night, my wife and I both commented on how so much of today's music is just noise. Too many instruments, too many screaming vocals, too many indecipherable lyrics, too many awful riffs.

    And then, as we were changing stations, Bob Seger's "Down on Main Street" came on like a breath of fresh air. Nice simple song, simple guitar riffs, simple lyrics.

    What are some other great "simple" songs?

    The first three that came to my mind were:

    - The aforementioned "Down on Main Street"
    - "Time" - Allan Parsons Project
    - "One on One" - Hall and Oates
  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    The Doors' "The Crystal Ship"
  3. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Most every Jack Johnson song
    Green Day, "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)"
    John Legend, "Ordinary People"
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Row, row, row your boat
  5. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Little Martha, The Allman Brothers

    The Clapton "Heaven" song about his late child, I'm having a brain cramp about the whole name.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    "Long Ago and Far Away" - James Taylor
    "I Will Follow" - James Taylor
    "Ribbon In the Sky" - Stevie Wonder
    "Lately" - Stevie Wonder
    "We Said Hello, Goodbye" - Phil Collins

    Micro ... Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" ... super choice
  7. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    anything by the ramones
  8. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    My Humps
  9. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    "We're Going to be Friends" - White Stripes
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Alan Jackson's 9/11 song (can't remember the exact name of it) was quite good
  11. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I'll probably think of better ones when I give it some thought... But seeing you mention "one on one" by Hall and Oates, made me think "Sara Smile" is an even better choice. I know Hall & Oates get no respect, but that is one sweet, simple, kind of soulful song.
  12. da el g

    da el g Member

    "Hurt" Johnny Cash version
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