Our first Top 5 countdown! This was a difficult task that took much thinking and soul searching. It’s safe to say you can look out for a second edition of this Top 5 list in the future. Enjoy our #5 songs and check back tomorrow for what makes our #4 spots. Tell us your #5 favorite song of all time!
Klone’s #5 Song of All Time
Disclaimer: I composed this list with a caveat: I am of the opinion that as a fan of music, with extremely eclectic tastes, it is a near impossibility to parse my entire musical library down to 5 songs that define who I am as an aficionado of the art form. I feel that any attempt to do so has somewhat misrepresented my musical tastes, either through unintentional omission or overlooking of different genres. Therefore, I present this “Top 5 Songs of All Time” with the caveat that this list is of 5 of the most significant songs that come to mind when trying to compile the “All Time” list, and will forever be subject to change as time continues on into the future.
5. “Bat Out Of Hell” by Meatloaf (1977) – This song is simply amazing. Composed by Jim Steinman, it propelled Meatloaf to the forefront of musical stardom, and proved beyond a doubt that fat guys can rock and get girls. The song itself is an epic rock opera contained in a single track, and should be the soundtrack to the opening sequence of a movie, or the opening number of a stage production of the story chronicled in this song (and continued through the rest of the album of the same title, and the sequel album Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell (1993)).
Tina’s #5 Song of All Time
5. “T.N.T” by AC/DC – This song had to make the list, it is a personal anthem of mine. My initials are TNT so I’ve confided in this song a bit. When I hear it, I feel empowered, pumped up, and ready to explode! This song screams rock n’ roll and the oi’s are fist raising, really bringing the whole song together. The only line I can argue is the “so lock up your daughter and lock up your wife” , since I don’t swing that way, other than that, “T.N.T” is a solid choice for my 5th spot on the Top 5 songs of all time.
Dan’s #5 Song of All Time
5. “The Church of Hot Addiction” by Cobra Starship – After three CDs, “The Church of Hot Addiction” is still my favorite Cobra Starship song. There’s something about the driving guitar chords and scream-able chorus – “Hey, hey, hey! My light is electric, yeah!” – that makes my finger hit the back button every time the song ends.
Mark’s #5 Song of All Time
5. “Metal” by Gary Numan – A cold, chilly, robotic, darkwave synth-pop song that really solidified my love for the genre. It helps to remind me that in the realm of music, no matter what, simplicity is the best and most effective way of expression.
Greg’s #5 Song of All Time
5. “Lucky” by Britney Spears – I know that Britney Spears has no place on lists of best music but I love this song, and consequently Britney. This song takes me back to a time when there was something missing in my life that I just couldn’t quite put my finger on. I identified with it, and her. It is also kind of a predication of what was to come. Maybe this was more of a cry for help then anyone at the time knew.