I am inspired by some articles on the internet. Instead of only reading them, why not make my own list of subjectively the greatest songs ever written? 😀 Listed not in any particular order, except for the first three.
1) Noriko Mitose – Radical Dreamers ~ Nusumenai Houseki. This song makes me very lonely.
2) Faye Wong – Eyes on Me. This song once made me shed a tear, literally.
3) Emiko Shiratori – Melodies on Life. Well by now you already know my favourite game developer company.
4) John Lennon – Imagine. A song that leads me to the left.
5) Metallica – The Unforgiven. The entrance to heavy metal, despite being the less metal song from them. My most favourite band.
6) Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit. The entrance to grunge and alternative rock, and punk to some extent. My 2nd most favourite band.
7) Bob Marley – Redemption Song. Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.
8] Koes Plus – Hidup di Bui. Anti oppression and authoritarian song, to me. My most favourite Indonesian musician. 😀
9) Sore – Vrijeman. I just like it. My 2nd most favourite Indonesian musician. I can’t find any video for this song, so you can listen to it here.
10) Ebiet G Ade – Lagu untuk Sebuah Nama. This song shapes my maternal romanticism; my mother really likes his songs. Personal experience. 😀 Sebab, cinta bukan mesti bersatu… (lirik jensen) (FYI, I have changed it from Elegi Esok Pagi)
11) Franky Sahilatua – Lelaki dan Rembulan. This song shapes my paternal romanticism; my father really likes his songs. 😀
12) Skid Row – Youth Gone Wild. The best hair rock song ever written. Hair rock is not supposed to be about love as in power ballads \m/. One of my favourite singer, Sebastian Bach, used to sing for this band.
13) The Beatles – Strawberry Field Forever. Well, actually a lot of The Beatles’ songs, particularly their late works, shape me, but this is their song that I like most. One weirder song of them, another example of which is Blue Jay Way, it took me ages to like and make this song my most favourite of theirs.
14) Rage Against The Machine – Township Rebellion. This song makes Tom Morello one of my guitar heroes and forget all the guitar shredders. They also lead me to the left.
15) Muse – Hysteria. Long live the geeks! This song makes Chris Wolstenholme one of my bass heroes, but in this band as well another favourite guitarist, Matt Bellamy, plays. My 3rd most favourite band.
16) The Sex Pistols – Anarchy in The UK. The entrance to root punk.
17) The Ramones – The KKK Took My Baby Away. The entrance to the founding fathers of punk, The Ramones. I didn’t know that punk can be this easy-listening. 😀 Their guitarist, Johnny Ramone, is one of my favourite guitarists, despite our political view differences. Well not that it matters anyway.
18) The Doors – Light My Fire. The entrance to psychedelic rock. At first, I cannot resist their lengthy instrumental jam, but I can gradually enjoy it. In this band plays my favourite keyboardist, Ray Manzarek.
19) Onmyouza – Tsuki ni Kusamura Hana ni Kaze. The entrance to Japanese folk music. Another favourite singer sings for this band, Kuroneko. My 4th most favourite band.
20) Rush – Tom Sawyer. Although I began by listening to Dream Theater, this song makes me fall in love even more to progressive rock. Their drummer, Neil Peart, is my most favourite drummer, and the bassist, Geddy Lee, is my role model.
21) Pink Floyd – See Emily Play. Another psychedelic song of different style.
22) The Who – My Generation. Introduced to them by my father’s friend who is an avid guitarist, this song makes Keith Moon my 2nd most favourite drummer and John Entwistle another bass hero of mine. Easy and fun song to play. 😀
23) Röyksopp – Remind Me. The entrance to techno. Nice video clip. 😀
24) Kings of Convenience – Cayman Islands. Relaxing song, it gives me a creep. At first, I thought this is a cowboy-ish folk song. No, really. But they, along with their fellow countrymen, Royksopp, make me interested in the Scandinavian indie music scene.
25) Utada Hikaru – Final Distance. The entrance to J-pop.
Bonus: Aya Matsuura – Momoiro Kataomoi. I don’t know what it is about, but I can be quite sure that this is another cheesy commercial song. The singer, Aya Matsuura, however, has set up a very high standard for kawaii-ness. 😳
Yes I know I am a pervert.