View Full Version : reccomend songs that're undeniably good

03-30-2008, 07:43 PM
I'm making a walking to work mixtape. I don't like techno music or underground hip hop and I'm not really into chick rock or like, natasha beddingfield and feist but I dig chick pop like uh, the spice girls. go for the gold!

(if you reccommend something that you have to struggle to enjoy like iron and wine or the grateful dead to gloat about your discriminating taste in music I'm gonna hairflip you. )

03-30-2008, 07:47 PM
I'm gonna suggest "Hung Up" by Madonna and hope it doesn't get me beaten up.

03-30-2008, 07:49 PM
Not Gonna Get Us, by TATU.

03-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Not Gonna Get Us, by TATU.

Excellent choice. I played this at a party the other night and it was quite successful.

Another choice: "Love at First Sight" by Kylie Minogue.

I'm a bitch :(

03-30-2008, 07:55 PM
I own both TATU albums. I love them so much. Also musically.

03-30-2008, 08:25 PM
"Celebrity Skin" by Hole. Courtney Love may suck at everything else, but goddamn this is a good song.

03-30-2008, 08:33 PM
As long as we're not going obscure, I'd suggest Everlong by Foo Fighters. Or Learn to Fly. I've been listening to them a lot recently.

03-30-2008, 08:39 PM
Also things I have been listening to recently

Trippin' on a hole in a paper heart by the Stone Temple Pilots

and Disturbed, I can't help but like them and I'm not sure why.

03-30-2008, 09:03 PM
The Beatles- Dear Prudence
Billy Joel- Only the Good Die Young

Enrique Iglesias- Rhythm Divine
Nelly Furtado- Turn Out the Lights

90s Rock:
Blind Melon- No Rain
Sponge- Plowed
Sponge- Molly
Gin Blossoms- Hey Jealousy

Dr. Dre & Eminem- Forgot About Dre
Geto Boys- Damn it Feels Good to Be a Gangsta
Nas- One Mic

03-30-2008, 09:06 PM
Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah! Got You All In Check, Break Ya Neck, As I Come Back should all be included.

03-30-2008, 09:41 PM
Like ... basically , any beatles.


03-31-2008, 12:27 AM
Anything from Nelly Futado's first and best album (Woah, Nelly). Specifically "Trynna Find a Way" or "Turn Off the Light". Every single song on there is <3333333 but I love those the most.

03-31-2008, 12:30 AM
Arctic Monkeys - This House Is A Circus; Love Machine (love it =0)
Ft Joe - Ride Wit U (any girl should fall for it, otherwise she's got a heart of stone)
Europe - Elsewhere (slow one)
Maksim Mrvica - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (some classic for listening at home, the guy is great)

03-31-2008, 03:00 AM
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Manic Street Preachers - If You Tolerate This
Manic Street Preachers - You Stole The Sun From My Heart
Beautiful South - Perfect 10

and if you wanna go seriously mad and try a couple of slightly different things..

Sonata Arctica - White Pearls Black Oceans
Hammerfall - Blood Bound

03-31-2008, 04:40 AM
Muse - "Supermassive Black Hole"
Scissor Sisters - "Ooh" or "Paul McCartney"

03-31-2008, 05:00 AM
No fun at all - i'm wrong and i'm right

03-31-2008, 05:28 AM
The Magnetic Fields- All My Little Words
The Mountain Goats- Going to Georgia
Belle and Sebastian- Me and the Major
Sonic Youth- Teenage Riot
the Pixies- Debaser
Sufjan Stevens- Decatur, or a Round of Applause For Your Stepmother
Neutral Milk Hotel- Oh Comely
Neutral Milk Hotel- Two Headed Boy, part 2
David Bazan- Fewer Broken Pieces

03-31-2008, 05:37 AM
Few more:

Primus - Electric Uncle Sam
Primus - Lacquer Head
Primus - Devil Went Down to Georgia
Primus - Tommy the Cat
Primus - Damn Blue Collar Tweekers
Primus - Mr Krinkle

And just for balance..

Les Claypool - One Better

03-31-2008, 06:25 AM
lump - presidents of the united states of america aka pusa

every single day - pennywise

take it off - the donnas (i know u said no chick rock but they're great)

no fronts - dog eat dog

waste of time - D-TOX :D

edited to add dog eat dog! great band

03-31-2008, 07:35 AM
(if you reccommend something that you have to struggle to enjoy like iron and wine or the grateful dead to gloat about your discriminating taste in music I'm gonna hairflip you. )

i <3 you almost as much as i despise iron and wine.

anyway, random as hell, but these are fun to walk to:

new order - krafty
new order - jetstream
depeche mode - enjoy the silence
christina aguilera - genie in a bottle
the beatles - help!
michael jackson - human nature

03-31-2008, 07:40 AM
Electric Six

03-31-2008, 07:52 AM
Robbie Williams - Road to Mandalay

...damn do I really like this song? ( = am I really gay?:D )

Mota Boy
03-31-2008, 07:57 AM
Girl Talk - Bounce That / Touch 2 Feel
Grizzly Bear - Knife (Girl Talk remix)
Dada - Dizz Knee Land
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama / Music is the Victim

Genitallica - Zorra
Regurgitator - Song Formerly Known As
Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag
Danko Jones - Lovercall
Electric Six - I'm the Bomb

Noreaga - Superthug
Fabolous - Breathe
Talib Kweli - Get By

03-31-2008, 10:05 AM
oh don't forget

The Last of the International Playboys by Morrissey.

03-31-2008, 11:48 AM
This is some of the stuff i listen to on my way to the university:

Cellphone's dead
Sex Rules

The Cult:
American gothic
She sells Sanctuary

Dethklok =D:
Briefcase full of guts
Awaken Mustakrakish

Flogging Molly:
Seven Deadly Sins
Tobacco island
death Valley Queen

The Killers:
Somebody Told Me
Andy, You are a star

the Minibosses:

Queens Of The Stone Age:
Monsters in the parasol.

Seraphim Shock:
Halloween girl

Symphony X:
Paradise Lost

03-31-2008, 12:31 PM
michael jackson - human nature

Fuck yes.

Paul McCartney - Jet
Prince - Let's Go Crazy
Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
The Go! Team - The Wrath of Marcie
Al Green - Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
M.I.A. - Boyz
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Stagger Lee
Public Enemy - Night of the Living Baseheads
The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
Diana Ross - Upside Down
Hüsker Dü - Divide & Conquer
James Brown - The Payback

03-31-2008, 12:35 PM
Good call on "Divide and Conquer". I'd also reccommend "Hate Paper Doll".

03-31-2008, 12:51 PM
I've been listening to these a lot lately:

.38 Special - If I'd Have Been the One
David Bowie - All the Young Dudes
Erasure - Always
Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us
When in Rome - the Promise

Arcade Fire - My Body is a Cage
Bat for Lashes - What's a Girl to Do
Blood Brothers - Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes
Interpol - Obstacle 1
MC Chris - OMC
Muse - Starlight

03-31-2008, 12:53 PM
The Four Seasons - December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)

Can I just second this request? This song should go in the "undeniably good" Hall of Fame.


Rick James -Give it to Me Babe
Cheryl Lynn - To Be Real

03-31-2008, 01:11 PM
A&E - Goldfrapp

03-31-2008, 01:14 PM
MC Chris - OMC

bad sean! bad!

Rag Doll
03-31-2008, 01:21 PM
Muse - Starlight

such a great song.

say anything - baby girl, i'm a blur

blanking at the moment.

03-31-2008, 02:43 PM
Queen - 'Killer Queen'
The New Pornographers - 'Electric Version'
HelloGoodbye - 'Here (In Your Arms)' (or not)
Saves the Day - 'At Your Funeral'
Justice - 'D.A.N.C.E'
Belle and Sebastian - 'Piazza, New York Catcher'
Depeche Mode - 'Everything Counts'

Erasure - Always


03-31-2008, 03:09 PM
bad sean! bad!


03-31-2008, 03:36 PM
Justice - 'D.A.N.C.E'

If I hear this song at one more party, I'm gonna fucking kill myself.

Depeche Mode - 'Everything Counts'

You are cordially invited to do me in the butt <3

03-31-2008, 03:39 PM
I never hear it anywhere even though its ridiculously popular. So I still love it.


03-31-2008, 03:50 PM
Strange Times - The Black Keys
So Let's Go Nowhere - The Arrogant Sons Of Bitches
Shadow Stabbing - Cake

03-31-2008, 07:59 PM
i'm gonna suggest anything from the band i've been listening to like crazy lately, foo fighters. they have a lot of variety, but as for walking to work, if you're looking for a specific song, i'd go with "no way back", that always seems to give me a boost in the morning, haha :p

03-31-2008, 09:06 PM
Say Anything - Slowly, Through A Vector
of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit
The New Pornographers - All For Swinging You Around
Electric Six - Vibrator
Lily Allen - LDN
The Mountain Goats - This Year
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?

Or something.

03-31-2008, 09:49 PM
Another emphatic addition: The Bees- Listening Man

Smash punker
04-01-2008, 12:31 AM
R.A.T.M. - Killing in the name :cool:

Rag Doll
04-01-2008, 05:48 AM
Following Mike...

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Me and Mia, Timorous Me

04-01-2008, 06:26 AM
Counting Down the Hours
Heart Problems
The Sons of Cain
Who Do You Love?

The End of Medicine?

Sax Rohmer#1
Some Swedish Trees
Palmcorder Yajna
The Fall of the Star High School Running Back

04-01-2008, 11:11 AM
Last night I saw the Boss in Vancouver and he blew my mind.

My personal highlight of the show was when he played "Because the Night" which he co-wrote with Patti Smith. So, to recommend something undeniably good:

Patti Smith - Because the Night

I could recommend a million.

04-01-2008, 11:29 AM
After watching Office Space:
Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta.

04-02-2008, 10:40 AM
well, umm...

Beatsteaks - Jane Became Insane
Bela B. - Deutsche kauft nicht bei Nazis (translation: Germans, don't buy from Nazis)
Breitbild - Gimer as Mic (translation: Widescreen(^^) - Gimme a mic)
Hilltop Hoods - The Nosebleed Section
Gecko State - Timmy (Side A) (I've never met anyone who knew this band before I came^^)
Die Ärzte - Deine Freundin(wäre mir zu anstrengend) (translation: Your Girlfriend(would be too demanding for me)
Stan Or Itchy - Russian Cow
The Bloodhoundgang - Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss
Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists

well that's it, I forgot a lot, but who cares...

04-02-2008, 10:52 AM
Patti Smith - Because the Night

Agreed 100%. Amazing song.

04-02-2008, 11:11 AM
It's simply amazing how many people seem to have misunderstood the point...

04-02-2008, 11:15 AM
;1093704']well, umm...

The Bloodhoundgang - Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss

This is a fucking horrible song. Some girl put it on at a party the other week, and then again, and again, and again, and again, and again. It was fucking horrible enough the first time.

04-02-2008, 11:53 AM
It's simply amazing how many people seem to have misunderstood the point...

what is the point then?

04-02-2008, 12:53 PM
I thought the songs should be somewhat well known. Instead of mostly unheard of... or at least the artists.

04-02-2008, 01:04 PM
This is a fucking horrible song. Some girl put it on at a party the other week, and then again, and again, and again, and again, and again. It was fucking horrible enough the first time.

I don't keep listening to it again and again... could be quite crappy to listen to it nonstop... but, different people, different tastes of music, right?

04-03-2008, 07:51 AM
I don't recall seeing anything about the artists or songs needing to be relatively well known. Just not ridiculously different or something you need to be pretentious to listen to.

So Cali, be honest, how many did you actually download?

10-09-2008, 06:13 PM
okay so I went back to this thread for immediate mixtape assistance and listened to most of the songs on youtube (the obscure ones I hadn't heard), and holy fucking shit did most of them suck balls!

hexcuse me, OF MONTREAL, that is not undeniably good! that takes training and conditioning to enjoy. songs like "enjoy the silence" (good on ya magdalena) you like the first time you hear and they get stuck on your head and you sing them in the shower and it doesn't give you muscle tension to listen to them. songs like "so let's go" make you want to majorly externalize, unless maybe you saw it live or listened to it 4000 times and accidentally liked it the 3000th.

but then again, I'm a woman of simple tastes and I like music to be structured and put together and full bodied, like I couldn't hear it in the train station from someone depressed and on too many drugs. so thank you all of you for your help any old hoo. :]

10-09-2008, 06:40 PM
Hi, Please listen to Thin Lizzy's Dancing in The Moonlight. I'm honestly starting to think it's the closest thing to the most listenable/catchy song ever...I dare you to listen and not get that bassline in your head.

10-10-2008, 10:18 AM
foo fighters- best of you. that's a really good one.