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Harker1440
12-29-2012, 10:52 PM
In my previous thread I asked What makes a great song in your opinion? Well in this thread lets show examples of what a Great Song is.
My First example is Purple Rain by Prince,
To me this song has it all Great Lyrics and Melody that create an Emotional Response and a Kick Ass Guitar Solo
Here is a youtube link to the original version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmKvUeIz44w

and here is a link of a cover done by Tom Jones with Sir David Gilmour on guitar:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZSfxiM-pYk

LSchefman
12-29-2012, 11:38 PM
"Eleanor Rigby." No guitars. No drums. Great song, great arrangement, great production, great performances, sheer genius.

sergiodeblanc
12-29-2012, 11:50 PM
I'm still a punk and I hate the "Mac", but I am the first to admit this is a song of perfection.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEi7GPkxfsE

JDBRADSHAW
12-30-2012, 06:10 PM
Anything by The Eagles......

Goldtop
12-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Here's one to me. Perfect and timeless IMO.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq4a2te0yhE

Lloyd/Goldtop/QoC

Goldtop
12-30-2012, 06:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q

Goldtop

Harker1440
12-30-2012, 06:54 PM
Anything by The Eagles......

Never heard this song???? got a Vid link?

Serious Poo
12-30-2012, 08:12 PM
"Eleanor Rigby." No guitars. No drums. Great song, great arrangement, great production, great performances, sheer genius.

Ha! You beat me to it, Les. That song is an absolute masterpiece.

Below are my two recommendations, both are from the prog rock world and are examples of truly outstanding writing & performance IMHO.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mipc-JxrhRk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfhWx8qo-i0

11top
12-31-2012, 08:11 AM
"Eleanor Rigby." No guitars. No drums. Great song, great arrangement, great production, great performances, sheer genius.

Or hundreds of other songs written by those guys.

Dirty Bob
12-31-2012, 11:21 AM
Or hundreds of other songs written by those guys.

Totally agree with both of you! I think they are at the pinnacle when it comes to song writing and arrangements...Les is right on...absolutely Sheer Genius!

Boogeyman
01-01-2013, 09:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vwHuCC6nP8