Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Dave’s Faves: My Top 100 Songs

Dave’s Faves:

My Top 100 Songs

Here are my personal top 100 favorite songs. Note: year of release is when song was first released, whether it be as a single or part of an album. Links on songs will take you to a DMDB page dedicated to that song.

A note regarding the images: Most are from singles’ artwork. However, in some cases, a single wasn’t released for the song or a cover simply wasn’t available so another image, usually the parent album, was substituted.

1. Marillion “Kayleigh” (1985)
2. Styx “Renegade” (1978)
3. Marillion “Script for a Jester’s Tear” (1983)
4. The Police “Message in a Bottle” (1979)
5. Otis Redding “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” (1968)
6. David + David “Welcome to the Boomtown” (1986)
7. Styx “Come Sail Away” (1977)
8. Indigo Girls “Closer to Fine” (1989)
9. The Alan Parsons Project “Old and Wise” (1982)
10. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)

11. XTC “Dear God” (1986)
12. Furniture “Brilliant Mind” (1986)
13. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
14. Styx “The Best of Times” (1981)
15. Marillion “Estonia” (1997)
16. Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (1979)
17. Squeeze “Tempted” (1981)
18. Crowded House “Silent House” (2007)
19. Toy Matinee “There Was a Little Boy” (1990)
20. Little River Band “Cool Change” (1979)

21. Del Amitri “Kiss This Thing Goodbye” (1989)
22. Styx “Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man)” (1977)
23. Michael Franti & Spearhead “Everyone Deserves Music” (2003)
24. The Beatles “A Day in the Life” (1967)
25. Queen “We Will Rock You” / “We Are the Champions” (1977)
26. Styx “Suite Madame Blue” (1975)
27. Soft Cell “Tainted Love” (1981)
28. Lyle Lovett “Step Inside This House” (1998)
29. Shawn Colvin “I Don’t Know Why” (1992)
30. Willie Nelson with Lukas Nelson “Just Breathe” (2012)

31. Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb” (1979)
32. The Williams Brothers “Can’t Cry Hard Enough” (1991)
33. Styx “Babe” (1979)
34. The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (1969)
35. The Police “I Burn for You” (1982)
36. Crowded House “Better Be Home Soon” (1988)
37. U2 “Bad” (1984)
38. Kate Bush “This Woman’s Work” (1988)
39. Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
40. David Bowie “Changes” (1971)

41. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
42. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
43. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules “Mad World” (2002)
44. Squeeze “Up the Junction” (1979)
45. U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1983)
46. Prince & the Revolution “Purple Rain” (1984)
47. Tori Amos “Me and a Gun” (1991)
48. Fish “Cliché” (1990)
49. R.E.M. “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” (1987)
50. Melissa Etheridge with Bruce Springsteen “Thunder Road (live)” (1995)

51. Peter Gabriel “Biko” (1980)
52. The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” (1966)
53. Styx “Mr. Roboto” (1983)
54. Toto “Africa” (1982)
55. Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)
56. Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street” (1978)
57. Supertramp “The Logical Song” (1979)
58. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
59. Eagles “Seven Bridges Road (live)” (1980)
60. Rush “Tom Sawyer” (1981)

61. The Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958)
62. Eagles “Desperado” (1973)
63. Kenny Rogers “Coward of the County” (1979)
64. The Beatles “With a Little Help from My Friends” (1967)
65. Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
66. Air Supply “Lost in Love” (1980)
67. Bing Crosby with David Bowie “Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy” (1977)
68. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” (1993)
69. Prince “1999” (1982)
70. Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

71. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)
72. Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” (1975)
73. Alan Jackson “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” (2001)
74. Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (1981)
75. Journey “Open Arms” (1981)
76. John Cougar Mellencamp “Jack and Diane” (1982)
77. Pink Floyd “Mother” (1979)
78. Violent Femmes “Add It Up” (1983)
79. Johnny Cash “Hurt” (2002)
80. The Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (1966)

81. Harry Chapin “Cat’s in the Cradle” (1974)
82. The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964)
83. Bruce Springsteen “American Skin (41 Shots)” (2001)
84. Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” (1985)
85. Kevin Gilbert “Song for a Dead Friend” (1995)
86. Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” (1988)
87. John Mellencamp “If I Die Sudden” (2008)
88. Styx “Too Much Time on My Hands” (1981)
89. Sting “Message in a Bottle” (live, 1981)
90. Melissa Etheridge “Occasionally” (1988)

91. Pearl Jam “Jeremy” (1991)
92. Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964)
93. Hooters “All You Zombies” (1985)
94. Prince “When Doves Cry” (1984)
95. Tori Amos “Silent All These Years” (1991)
96. David Bowie “Space Oddity” (1969)
97. Sting “They Dance Alone” (1987)
98. Journey “Don’t Stop Believin’” (1981)
99. Stevie Wonder “I Believe When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever” (1972)
100. Eric Clapton “Tears in Heaven” (1992)

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First posted 7/3/2011; last updated 1/12/2022.

4 comments:

  1. I never heard about bands like Marillion or Styx before this site, but now I love them.

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    1. That's awesome, James! I'm glad this site could help you discover new music.

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  2. That's an amazing list. Dave, do you have this on Spotify?

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    1. Hey, Jose. I appreciate the interest. This link doesn't completely match this list, but most of the songs are here:

      https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1hI1GI1JcdlAAFb8vuDLN6?si=509601dba61e4470

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