Friday, July 16, 2021

Dave’s Faves: My Top 100 Songs

First posted 7/3/2011; updated 7/16/2021.

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. Marillion “Estonia” (1997)
12. Furniture “Brilliant Mind” (1986)
13. Crowded House “Silent House” (2007)
14. Toy Matinee “There Was a Little Boy” (1990)
15. Del Amitri “Kiss This Thing Goodbye” (1989)
16. Michael Franti & Spearhead “Everyone Deserves Music” (2003)
17. Styx “The Best of Times” (1981)
18. Little River Band “Cool Change” (1979)
19. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
20. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)

21. Pink Floyd “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” (1979)
22. Squeeze “Tempted” (1981)
23. The Beatles “A Day in the Life” (1967)
24. Styx “Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man)” (1977)
25. Queen “We Will Rock You” / “We Are the Champions” (1977)
26. Soft Cell “Tainted Love” (1981)
27. Styx “Suite Madame Blue” (1975)
28. Crowded House “Better Be Home Soon” (1988)
29. Pink Floyd “Comfortably Numb” (1979)
30. Lyle Lovett “Step Inside This House” (1998)

31. Shawn Colvin “I Don’t Know Why” (1992)
32. Willie Nelson with Lukas Nelson “Just Breathe” (2012)
33. The Williams Brothers “Can’t Cry Hard Enough” (1991)
34. The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (1969)
35. Kate Bush “This Woman’s Work” (1988)
36. The Police “I Burn for You” (1982)
37. Fish “Cliché” (1990)
38. U2 “Bad” (1984)
39. The Police “Every Breath You Take” (1983)
40. Prince & the Revolution “Purple Rain” (1984)

41. Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
42. The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
43. Peter Gabriel “Biko” (1980)
44. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules “Mad World” (2002)
45. Tori Amos “Me and a Gun” (1991)
46. Squeeze “Up the Junction” (1979)
47. David Bowie “Changes” (1971)
48. U2 “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1983)
49. Air Supply “Lost in Love” (1980)
50. Styx “Babe” (1979)

51. Toto “Africa” (1982)
52. Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)
53. Kenny Rogers “Coward of the County” (1979)
54. Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
55. Supertramp “The Logical Song” (1979)
56. Eagles “Seven Bridges Road (live)” (1980)
57. Rush “Tom Sawyer” (1981)
58. Styx “Mr. Roboto” (1983)
59. Bing Crosby with David Bowie “Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy” (1977)
60. R.E.M. “It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” (1987)

61. The Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958)
62. Melissa Etheridge with Bruce Springsteen “Thunder Road (live)” (1995)
63. Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill” (1977)
64. Michael Jackson “Billie Jean” (1982)
65. Foreigner “Waiting for a Girl Like You” (1981)
66. Journey “Open Arms” (1981)
67. Gerry Rafferty “Baker Street” (1978)
68. Prince “1999” (1982)
69. The Beatles “With a Little Help from My Friends” (1967)
70. Alan Jackson “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” (2001)

71. Pink Floyd “Mother” (1979)
72. The Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” (1966)
73. Eagles “Desperado” (1973)
74. Violent Femmes “Add It Up” (1983)
75. Sting “Message in a Bottle” (live, 1981)
76. Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
77. Harry Chapin “Cat’s in the Cradle” (1974)
78. The Four Tops “Reach Out (I’ll Be There)” (1966)
79. Johnny Cash “Hurt” (2002)
80. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” (1993)

81. Bruce Springsteen “American Skin (41 Shots)” (2001)
82. Melissa Etheridge “Occasionally” (1988)
83. The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964)
84. Pearl Jam “Jeremy” (1991)
85. Kevin Gilbert “Song for a Dead Friend” (1995)
86. Bruce Springsteen “Born to Run” (1975)
87. Tears for Fears “The Working Hour” (1985)
88. Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
89. David Bowie “Space Oddity” (1969)
90. John Cougar Mellencamp “Jack and Diane” (1982)

91. Tears for Fears “Head Over Heels” (1985)
92. Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964)
93. Sting “They Dance Alone” (1987)
94. Tracy Chapman “Fast Car” (1988)
95. John Mellencamp “If I Die Sudden” (2008)
96. Eric Clapton “Circus Left Town” (1992)
97. Journey “Feeling That Way/Anytime” (1978)
98. Metallica “One” (1988)
99. K’s Choice “Not an Addict” (1996)
100. Dresden Dolls “Sing” (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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