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Happy Birthday to Van the Man

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Aug 31, 2006.

  1. Today is Van the Man's 61st birthday. Here are what I consider Van Morrison's top 5 songs.

    1. Moondance
    2. Into the Mystic
    3. Brown Eyed Girl
    4. And It Stoned Me
    5. (tie) Have I Told You Lately (tie) Real Real Gone

    Domino and Wild Night just missed the cut.
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    With that one came a Google ad for Moondance vacation homes in Nashvegas.
  3. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Wild Night and Tupelo Honey have to be up in the top five. I'd also argue for Caravan. Have I Told You Lately is not classic Van. If anyone else is singing it, it's sap (as Rod Stewart showed).
  4. 1) Street Choir.
    2) Sweet Thing.
    3) Into The Mystic
    4) Almost Independence Day
    5) (somebody's gotta rank it) Gloria. 8)
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Does this have to be songs Van wrote, or can they just be songs he recorded?

    If it's the latter, I nominate "Here Comes The Night" and "Baby Please Don't Go."
  6. Double J - anything Van sings he makes his own.

    Tupelo Honey is great but it is tough to limit Van Morison to the half dozen best.

    Have I Told You Lately is on my list because it is special to my wife and I. The Rod Stewart version makes me want to puke.
  7. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Chris, c'mon. No "Sweet Thing" in the top seven? I fart in your general direction.

    (Van has so many good songs, I guess, there are really no wrong answers. But still...)

    Off the top of my head...

    1. Sweet Thing
    2. Into the Mystic
    3. Tupelo Honey
    4. Glad Tidings
    5. These Are the Days

    HM: Days Like This, Queen of the Slipstream, Crazy Love, Caravan, Have I Told You.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    boots forwarded me his top Van Morrison songs.

    1. Brown Eyed Girl.
    2. Brown Eyed Girl.
    3. Brown Eyed Girl.
    4. Brown Eyed Girl.
    5. Brown Eyed Girl.
  9. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    An incredible song from start to finish, Tupelo Honey HAS to be in the top 3. And Wild Night in the top 5.

    Happy Birthday, Van. I'll down a Harp in your honor later tonight.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    1. Tupelo Honey
    2. Into the Mystic
    3. And it Stoned Me
    4. Days like This
    5. Crazy Love
    6. Rough God Goes Riding
    7. Brown-eyed Girl
    8. Gloria
    9. Moondance
    10. Have I told you lately?

    First dance at every wedding should be a Van Morrison song... He's fucking amazing...
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I almost thought this was another Orlando Sentinel thread...
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That's outstanding work, Ace. :D
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