Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Dave’s Faves: My Top 100 Songs

First posted 7/3/2011; updated 3/10/2021.

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. Indigo Girls “Closer to Fine” (1989)
8. Styx “Come Sail Away” (1977)
9. XTC “Dear God” (1986)
10. The Alan Parsons Project “Old and Wise” (1982)

11. Furniture “Brilliant Mind” (1986)
12. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
13. Squeeze “Tempted” (1981)
14. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
15. Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (1979)
16. The Beatles “A Day in the Life” (1967)
17. Styx “The Best of Times” (1981)
18. Little River Band “Cool Change” (1979)
19. Marillion “Estonia” (1997)
20. Toy Matinee “There Was a Little Boy” (1990)

21. Soft Cell “Tainted Love” (1981)
22. Queen “We Will Rock You” / “We Are the Champions” (1977)
23. Styx “Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man)” (1977)
24. Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb” (1979)
25. Crowded House “Silent House” (2007)
26. Shawn Colvin “I Don’t Know Why” (1992)
27. Lyle Lovett “Step Inside This House” (1998)
28. The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (1969)
29. Styx “Suite Madame Blue” (1975)
30. Kate Bush “This Woman’s Work” (1988)

31. The Police “I Burn for You” (1982)
32. U2 “Bad” (live, 1984)
33. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
34. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
35. Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
36. Peter Gabriel “Biko” (1980)
37. Prince & the Revolution “Purple Rain” (1984)
38. Del Amitri “Kiss This Thing Goodbye” (1989)
39. Squeeze “Up the Junction” (1979)
40. Tori Amos “Me and a Gun” (1991)

41. Michael Franti & Spearhead “Everyone Deserves Music” (2003)
42. Air Supply “Lost in Love” (1980)
43. Crowded House “Better Be Home Soon” (1988)
44. Toto “Africa” (1982)
45. Eagles “Seven Bridges Road (live)” (1980)
46. David Bowie “Changes” (1971)
47. U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1983)
48. Supertramp “The Logical Song” (1979)
49. The Williams Brothers “Can’t Cry Hard Enough” (1991)
50. Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)

51. Willie Nelson with Lukas Nelson “Just Breathe” (2012)
52. Fish “Cliché” (1990)
53. Pink Floyd “Mother” (1979)
54. Styx “Babe” (1979)
55. Melissa Etheridge “Occasionally” (1988)
56. Bing Crosby with David Bowie “Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy” (1977)
57. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules “Mad World” (2002)
58. Kenny Rogers “Coward of the County” (1979)
59. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
60. Sting “Message in a Bottle” (live, 1981)

61. The Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958)
62. Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill” (1977)
63. Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street” (1978)
64. Prince “1999” (1982)
65. R.E.M. “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” (1987)
66. Alan Jackson “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” (2001)
67. Styx “Mr. Roboto” (1983)
68. The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” (1966)
69. Violent Femmes “Add It Up” (1983)
70. Melissa Etheridge with Bruce Springsteen “Thunder Road (live)” (1995)

71. Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
72. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)
73. The Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (1966)
74. Tears for Fears “The Working Hour” (1985)
75. The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964)
76. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” (1993)
77. Johnny Cash “Hurt” (2002)
78. David Bowie “Space Oddity” (1969)
79. Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” (1985)
80. Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” (1988)

81. Bruce Springsteen “American Skin (41 Shots)” (2001)
82. Metallica “One” (1988)
83. Kevin Gilbert “Song for a Dead Friend” (1995)
84. John Mellencamp “If I Die Sudden” (2008)
85. Harry Chapin “Cat’s in the Cradle” (1974)
86. Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
87. The Beatles “With a Little Help from My Friends” (1967)
88. Eagles “Desperado” (1973)
89. Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (1981)
90. Journey “Open Arms” (1981)

91. Rush “Tom Sawyer” (1981)
92. U2 “With Or Without You” (1987)
93. Pearl Jam “Jeremy” (1991)
94. K’s Choice “Not an Addict” (1996)
95. Sting “They Dance Alone” (1987)
96. Dresden Dolls “Sing” (2006)
97. Journey “Feeling That Way/Anytime” (1978)
98. Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964)
99. Eric Clapton “Circus Left Town” (1992)
100. Sandi Thom “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker with Flowers in Her Hair” (2006)


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2 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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