Peter Pilt’s Top 50 Favourite Songs Of All Time


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I listen to Music all the time. I am listening to Music Max (fairly loudly) as I type this in a Motel room in Mooloolaba  For me its a huge part of my life and a powerful aid to retrieval of positive memories in my life.

I was reading over my Bucket List the other day and one of the things I had on my list was to make a list of my top 50 favourite songs. So here is the list. As I made the list, which i understand is just a personal thing, I wanted to choose songs that were generally 10 years of more old and that were significant memory pegs for me. Like for instance my Number 1 song:-  And She Was was a hugely popular song for Talking Heads in 1985. I was in Year 10 and every time I hear that song it reminds me of so much of my life around that time. It was a good period in my life. Another example: Any song from Queen reminds me of seeing the show (Twice)  in London’s West End: Queen The Rock Musical. Africa’s Toto reminds me of the time in my life when I was picking fruit in the School Holidays for one of my uncles and madly saving for a new motor bike. Anyway enough reminiscing, you get the idea. So here is my Top 50 Favourite Songs Of All Time. (It’s actually 78 as I couldn’t  contain the list to 50.)

  1. And She Was – Talking Heads
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  3. Down On the Border – Little River Band
  4. Run to You – Bryan Adams
  5. Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
  6. One Country – Midnight Oil
  7. Crazy For You – Madonna
  8. Africa – Toto
  9. Caribbean Queen – Billy Ocean
  10. Summer Nights – Grease
  11. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
  12. Don’t Stand So Close To Me – Police
  13. Land of Confusion – Genesis
  14. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  15. Thriller – Michael Jackson
  16. Little Help From My Friends – Joe Cocker
  17. What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner
  18. Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
  19. True Colors – Cyndi Lauper
  20. Sledge Hammer – Peter Gabrielle
  21. Do They Know Its Christmas – Band Aid
  22. Don’t Pay The Ferryman – Chris de Burgh
  23. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2
  24. If You Leave Me Can I Come Too – Mental as Anything
  25. If Today Was Your Last Day – Nickelback
  26. Thiller – Michael Jackson
  27. Beat it – Michael Jackson
  28. Power and the Passion – Midnight Oil.
  29. What I’ve Done – Linkin Park
  30. Fire – Bruce Springsteen
  31. Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen
  32. Our House – Madness
  33. The Things We Do For Love – 10cc
  34. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  35. Heal the World – Michael Jackson
  36. Radio Ga Ga – Queen.
  37. Praise You – Fat Boy Slim
  38. New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
  39. Poison – Alice Cooper
  40. Living Next Door to Alice – Smokie
  41. Throw Your Arms Around Me – Hunters and Collectors
  42. Savin Me – Nickelback
  43. Lola – The Kinx
  44. Adagio in G Minor
  45. You’re so Vain – Carly Simon
  46. Ride The Night Away – Jimmy Barnes
  47. Khe Sahn – Cold Chisel
  48. Hotel California – Eagles
  49. Lyin Eyes – Eagles
  50. American Idiot – Green Day
  51. Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits.
  52. In The Air Tonight – Phil Collins.
  53. Faith – Geroge Michael
  54. Closing Time – Semsonic
  55. We Are The World – USA for Africa
  56. Burn For You – INXS
  57. No Secrets – The Angels
  58. Sad Songs Say So Much – Elton John
  59. Your Song – Elton John
  60. Better Than Me – Hinder
  61. Walk on – U2
  62. Miss Sarajevo – U2 and Pavarotti
  63. Steal My Sunshine – LEN
  64. I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner
  65. Thunderstruck – ACDC
  66. Have A Little Faith In Me – John Hiatt
  67. Sounds Of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
  68. We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel
  69. Raspberry Beret – Prince
  70. How Bizarre – OMC
  71. Fortunate Son – Credence Clearwater Revival
  72. Waiting On The World To Change – John Mayer
  73. I’ll Be There For You – The Rembrants
  74. So What – Pink
  75. Stop – Sam Brown
  76. Kiss From A Rose – Seal
  77. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  78. The Flame – Cheap Trick

What would be your Top Ten Songs that are significant for you?



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3 replies

  1. 1) Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
    2) Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
    3) I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
    4) Jackson – Johnny Cash & June Carter
    5) Into the Void – Black Sabbath
    6) Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    7) For Whom the Bell Tolls – Metallica
    8) Am I Evil – Metallica
    9) Rainbow in the Dark – Dio
    10) S.A.T.O. – Ozzy Osbourne

  2. 1. Bruce Springsteen – The River
    2. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
    3. Iron Maiden – Run to the Hills
    4. Judas Priest – Living After Midnight
    5. Stryper – To Hell With the Devil
    6. Cold Chisel – Flame Trees
    7. Sixx:A.M. – Skin
    8. The Doors – Touch Me
    9. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
    10. David Bowie – Life On Mars?

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