Songs that you can't stop listening to

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Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby dedalus » Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:20 pm UTC

I don't know whether this makes me just weird or not, but sometimes when I first listen to a song it gets stuck in my head and I can't stop listening to it. There's been quite a few of them, and they're not particularly linked with my music taste, but hey. So, does this happen to anyone else, and if so, which songs has it been?

My list:
Spoiler:
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Figured you Out - Nickleback
The Noose - A Perfect Circle
Piano Lessons - Porcupine Tree
Criminals - Katatonia
Your Song - John Lennon
Tuesday's Gone - Metallica
Right Where it Belongs - Nine Inch Nails
Zero-Sum - Nine Inch Nails (there's probably a few more songs that'd count on With Teeth and Year Zero tbh)
Ashes - Pain of Salvation
Sentimental - Porcupine Tree
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Mad World - Gary Jules
Install a Beak in the Heart that Clucks Time in Arabic - 65daysofstatic
La Femme D'Argent - Air
Girl/boy song - Aphex Twin
Faraway - Apocalyptica
Stab City - As Tall as Lions
The Castle Hall - Ayreon
This Hole in Me - Blackfield
Father and Son - Cat Stevens
From Bethlehem to Jenin - Clann Zu
All That You've Ever Known - Clann Zu
A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
Something About Us - Daft Punk
Time - Dead Soul Tribe
Balrog Boogie - Diablo Swing Orchestra
Disappear - Dream Theater
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson
The Rain Song - Led Zepplin
Hello, Helicopter - OSI
Head - OSI
Passive - A Perfect Circle
Fiddle and the Drum - A Perfect Circle
High Hopes - Pink Floyd
Prodigal - Porcupine Tree
I Drive the Hearse - Porcupine Tree
Remember Me Lover - Porcupine Tree
Buying New Soul - Porcupine Tree
Karma Police - Radiohead
Creep - Radiohead
Take the Power Back - Rage Against the Machine
Ohne Dich - Rammstein
Midnight - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Staraflur - Sigur Ros
God Bless our Dead Marines - A Silver Mt Zion
The Ballet of the Impact - Spock's Beard
Insurgentes - Stephen Wilson
Tear - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Don't Forget Me - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chop Suey! - System of a Down
Toxicity - System of a Down
Eulogy - Tool
Sober - Tool
Beautiful Day - U2
Walk On - U2
One - U2


So basically any song that you've had to put on repeat for a period of time and can't get it out of your head. I've found that there's no correlation between this and me continuing to like the song or the band; there's plenty of songs that I absolutely adore that aren't on this list, and plenty of songs on this list that I never listen to.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Chavroux » Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:29 pm UTC

I know exactly what you mean. Here's my list:

Spoiler:
Orders from the dead - Diamanda Galas
This is the law of the plague - Diamanda Galas
8 men and 4 women - Diamanda Galas
One - Johnny Cash (U2 cover)
Death time - Converter
Tarantula - Pendulum
Drive by car - DJ Zinc feat. Eksman ( :roll: )
Duppy man - Chase and Status
Between birds of prey - Blood Axis
7 gates of Jerusalem (symphony nr.7) - Krzysztof Penderecki (esp. Part VI: 'Hajeta Alai Jad Adonai')
My favorite things - John Coletrane
Motteke sailor fuku - Lucky Star OST ( :roll: )
Gypsy - Emperor (Merciful Fate cover)
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby TheWeirdDarkGirl23 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:29 pm UTC

Come as you are-Nirvana
Whisper-Evanescence
Going under-Evanescence
Christmas time-Aimee Mann
I'm so sick-Flyleaf
The kill (bury me)-30 seconds to mars
Haunted-Evanescence
and alot more, but i can't remember.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Midnight » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:02 am UTC

SANDSTORM.
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby dawg1232 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:58 pm UTC

Moskau- Dschinghis Khan
Moskau- Black Messiah
Moskau- Rammstein
Poppin Bottles- Birdman, Lil Wayne, and Jadakiss
Toccata and Fugue- Bach
Milkshakes- Don't know, but it's a punk cover
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Ixtellor » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:33 pm UTC

Midnight wrote:SANDSTORM.


Ug I hope your joking.
I can recommend far better techno that had just as much mass appeal and 'anthem' qualities if you like.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Midnight » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:45 am UTC

Ixtellor wrote:
Midnight wrote:SANDSTORM.


Ug I hope your joking.
I can recommend far better techno that had just as much mass appeal and 'anthem' qualities if you like.


No, it just get stuck in my head and the only way to solve that is listen to it and then go "i don't like this song"

I have been unable to stop listening to Children of Nova's EP "The Complexity Of Light" which is.. well, I guess it's a scifi concept album/rock opera thing. Which is sorta lame. And I keep thinking they're sorta lame--but because they're all proggy, each song has time to put in billions of catchy melodic hooks, so I'll be walking about singing "NO, I'll stand in front of everything! My hands are an instrument of grace!" or "Hold them till heaven won't let us in, give us cause, fighting off the horde!". Which I realize are kind of lame but... arrghghggh I can't stop listening to how good it is.
uhhhh fuck.

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby The EGE » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:02 am UTC

(albums)
The entirety of Neon Bible by the Arcade Fire. That album is like sex in audio form.
Led Zeppelin IV
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank - Modest Mouse
Vital Signs - Survivor
Beethoven's Last Night - TSO
Little Queen - Heart
Who's Next - The Who

(songs)
Bad Company
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
I Want you to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Hold on Loosely - .38 Special
Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Smiling Hobo » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:51 am UTC

Take Pills, Bros, I'm Not, and Ponytail off of Person Pitch by Panda Bear (Animal Collective drummer) have been cycling around in my head for the past few days. The songwriting on that album is actually, in my opinion, better than the majority of what is found on Animal Collective's releases. It's just less "WTF is this?" and more "Oh, this is catchy and cool!".
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby mandachan » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:29 pm UTC

The EGE wrote:(albums)
The entirety of Neon Bible by the Arcade Fire. That album is like sex in audio form.
Led Zeppelin IV
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank - Modest Mouse
Vital Signs - Survivor
Beethoven's Last Night - TSO
Little Queen - Heart
Who's Next - The Who

(songs)
Bad Company
Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
I Want you to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Hold on Loosely - .38 Special
Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider


it still makes me wonder how you can say that the arcade fire is comparable to "home plate" seeing as you have yet to get to first ...(sorry that was mean but i have a point), and i still shake my head in your general direction for making fun of angry chick music because you listen to it too, but otherwise you get a hi-5 for your muzak tastes...this time...
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby sje46 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:22 pm UTC

Dedalus, "Your Song" is by Elton John, not John Lennon.

My list:
Beatles:
Across the universe
Hello Goodbye
Let It Be
Baby You're a Rich Man
Dear Prudence

Bob Dylan:
Like A rolling Stone

Creedence Clearwater Revival:
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Coldplay:
Yellow

Donovan:
Season of the Witch

Pink Floyd:
Bike
Fearless
Wish You Were Here

Rancid:
Ruby Soho

Rolling Stones:
She's a Rainbow

T. Rex
Cosmic Dancer

Velvet Underground
Oh Sweet Nuthin'
Pale Blue Eyes
White Light/White Heat

The Who
Won't Get Fooled Again
I can't Explain
Substitute (this one is a surprising amount)
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Edna » Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:33 pm UTC

Pilot Can At The Queer Of God by The Flaming Lips

Or to be even more accurate the line " And now she's got helicopters"

Over and over and over for days on end

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby The Great Communist » Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:23 pm UTC

The album Colors by Between the Buried and Me in its entirety
Aspirations by Between the Buried and Me
A Cross and A Girl Named Blessed by Evans Blue
The album The Unkindness of Crows by Eagle Twin in its entirety

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby SurgicalSteel » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:50 am UTC

Today the song is:

Lucinda - Tom Waites
Goddamn what a great song.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby folkhero » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:27 am UTC

This happens to me occasionally, and if I get in the right mindset I can listen to the song transport myself back into the time where I couldn't stop listeing to it. The ones that stand out:

"Heart of Gold" by Neil Young: high school, 16 or 17 years old. They played it quite a bit on the local classic rock radio stations, but but after I really fell in love with the song, they didn't play it nearly enough for my tastes. I looked in my dad's vinyl collection and found Neil Young "Decade" which was something of greatest hits record. Some days I couldn't get home from school fast enough. I would set by backpack down and put the record on. Something about the spinning record, the crackling in the sound, the ritual of carefully putting on the turntable and finding the right groove with the needle made me feel like this is how music ought to be. The next song on the record was "A Man Needs a Maid," which I hated (still the only Neil Young song I hate) so it seldom became an afternoon of listening to Neil; the "Heart of Gold" ritual was singular to the one song. When I found out that my dad had the song on a CD, I put it on my computer, but once I was able to listen to it with the press of one or two buttons, much of the magic was lost.

"Waterloo Sunset" and "Strangers" by the Kinks: early college 18 to 19 years old. I had never heard either of these songs before my freshman year in the dorms where people put their Itunes libraries up for the whole dorm network to listen to and programs to copy songs from those libraries were well known. I knew I liked the Kinks from little bit I heard on the radio, but when I heard these songs, their beauty dumbstruck me. I felt betrayed that the classic rock radio I listened to in high-school because they never played "Waterloo Sunset", and I'm still amazed that "Strangers" is so unknown. Other than the fact that Strangers happened to be on a Kinks album with a popular song I liked, I've only encountered it once when I wasn't deliberately looking for it. That once was the movie Darjeeling Limited. Those two were the staple of my oft-listened-to all-Kinks playlists.

"Good to Sea" by Pinback: late college 23 years old. My friend and roommate would listen to this song quite a bit and I liked it somewhat but didn't think much of it. One afternoon he had it playing while I was dozing off on the couch and it got embedded deep in my brain. At the same time, I figured out how truly awesome the song was and I couldn't listen to it enough. This is the only song that got so stuck in my head that I actually lost sleep due to it. One of those times I lost sleep was on a road trip at a campsite near the Hearst Mansion, I didn't have it on my Ipod yet, so I listened to some songs I had recently couldn't stop listening to to a much lesser extent, but they couldn't come close to dislodging it. After all that, I still really like that song.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby vonKarma » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:34 pm UTC

The EGE wrote:The entirety of Neon Bible by the Arcade Fire. That album is like sex in audio form.

agreed

phantom limb, by the shins - every time i hear it, i have to hear it at least 3 more times
similarly, but to a lesser degree,
dashboard - modest mouse
rebellion (lies) - arcade fire
the bucket - kings of leon
wishing well - airborne toxic event
hang me up to dry - cold war kids
sound of settling - death cab for cutie
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Amie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:25 am UTC

sje46 wrote:Pink Floyd:
Bike
Fearless
Wish You Were Here

YES!!

I can't stop listening to:

When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Astronomy Domine - Pink Floyd
Soldier of fortune - Deep Purple
Happy Together - Beatles
Aenema - Tool
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Fuel - Metallica
Phenomenon - Thousand Foot Krutch
Scream with me - Mudvayne
Break on through - The Doors
21 Guns - Green Day
Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Yellow - Coldplay
Late Goodbye - Poets of the fall
The good left undone - Rise Against
Time in a bottle - Jim Croce
Nemesis - Arch Enemy

That's not all but I'll stop right there :P
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Dasboard » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:33 pm UTC

Nemesis - Arch Enemy


The live version in Japan is even more addictive.

Saw them live in December, was pretty awesome.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Amie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:38 pm UTC

Just checked that out. I can't decide which is better just yet so I'm sitting on the fence right now. Angela Gossow is teh secks.
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Postby Dasboard » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:51 pm UTC

Haha, indeed!

I like the solo in the live version more and after all that's why I listen to them, for the solos!
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby pugsville » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:03 pm UTC

"My Pal" by GOD just cannot hear this song enough.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-5wRviAG5w

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Essah » Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:51 pm UTC

its funny, i was just thinking of starting a topic like this but seeing as you beat me to it :D

i think i've heard this song something like 40 times totally yesterday night and today... totally addicted to it..its so awesome.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby neoteric » Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:43 am UTC

The short list:

Spoiler:
Wildcat - Ratatat
El Pico - Ratatat
You Make Me Like Charity - The Knife
Good to Sea - Pinback
Mouthwash - Kate Nash
Black History Month - Death from Above 1979
Hello from Eau Claire - Xiu Xiu
Palimpsest - Smog (Bill Callahan)
No Cars Go - Arcade Fire
Postcards from Italy - Beirut
It's Not Over Yet - Klaxons
Pachuca Sunrise - Minus the Bear
Such Great Heights - Postal Service
Heaven Adores You - Earlimart
You Close Your Eyes - Flying Eyes
Ancestral Lines - Flying Eyes
Happier - Guster
Language City - Wolf Parade
Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts - Wolf Parade
Idioteque - Radiohead
DVNO - Justice
Huddle Formation - The Go! Team
Alive - VHS or Beta
Heart it Races - Architecture in Helsinki
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
I Do - Pedro the Lion
The Hollows - WHY?
Well Water Black - Alias
Osaka Loop Line - Discovery
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby mercuryseven » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:39 pm UTC

Autotuned Carl Sagan ("a Glorious Dawn") is now permanently burned into my brain.

And to balance the geekiness of the above song, another one currently stuck to my head is this Summer Glau Song

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby solarion » Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:50 am UTC

Right now it's Enlightenment by Momus. On repeat for two days now.

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby clockworkmonk » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:29 am UTC

right now its Mari-Mac, by Great Big Sea
Just won't leave my head. Cause its awesome.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby etaoin » Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:37 am UTC

The two big ones for me:

"Rocky road to Dublin" as performed by the Irish Descendants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYbXV5eMGsM.

"Strange powers" by Magnetic Fields http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Hdz9wKOQc.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Two-Fry » Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:19 am UTC

oh god, so many
Spoiler:
Nightwish - The Islander
Nightwish - Eva
Nighwish - Over the hills and far away
Nightwish - The Poet and The Pendulum
Nightwish - The Wayfarer
PAIN - Shut your mouth
PAIN - On and on
PAIN - Follow me
Epica - Solitary Ground
Epica - Another me
Epica - Trois Vierges
Lost Prophets - Sway
Lost Prophets - I don't know
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Blue Oyster Cult - Searching for Celine
Killswitch Engage - My Curse
Killswitch Engage - This is absolution
In Flames - My Sweet Shadow
In Flames - Only for the Weak
In Flames - Cloud connected
In Flames - Pinball Map
In Flames - Bullet Ride
Heaven and Hell - Bible Black
Heaven and Hell - Turn of the Screw
Dio - Holy Diver
Dio - Magica Reprise
Dio - Last in Line
Dio - Rainbow in the Dark
Dio- Straight Through the Heart
Delain - April Rain
Delain - The Gathering
Delain - Frozen
Delain - Invidia
Dark Tranquility - Terminus
Dark Tranquility - The Mundane and the Magic
BFMV - Waking the Demon
BFMV - Hearts Burst into Fire
Black Sabbath - Children of the Sea
Black Sabbath - The Devil Cried
Black Sabbath - Turn up the Night
Avenged Sevenfold - Clarivoyant Disease
Avenged Sevenfold - I Won't See You Tonight
A7X - Bat Country
A7X - Afterlife
A7X - Critical Acclaim
A7X- Scream
A7X - Trashed and Scattered
A7X - Crossroads
A7X- Warmness on the Soul
Atreyu - Honor
Atreyu - Becoming the Bull
Atreyu - Lead Sails and a Paper anchor
Arch Enemy - My Apocalypse


There really should be a lot more for A7X, Black Sabbath, Dio and Nightwish but those were the ones that came to mind
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby CAGE » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:37 am UTC

1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Take the Power Back - Rage Against the Machine
Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Fuel - Metallica


and:
Spoiler:
Brainstorm - Arctic Monkeys
Girl - Beck
Carpal Tunnel Slug - Buckethead - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85FGe1qnK5s
Helium - Feeder
Megalomaniac - Incubus
Starfuckers, Inc. - Nine Inch Nails
Wicked Game - HIM
Judith - A Perfect Circle
Shake Your Blood - Probot
Burn The Witch - Queens of the Stone Age
Salute Your Solution - The Raconteurs
Sleep Now In The Fire - Rage Against The Machine
Bombtrack - Rage Against The Machine
Cabron - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Zero - The Smashing Pumpkins
Woman - Wolfmother
New Moon Rising - Wolfmother

Heaps of The White Stripes:

Seven Nation Army
Ball and Biscuit
Fell In Love With A Girl
We're Going To Be Friends
Blue Orchid
The Denial Twist
Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine

And Metallica:

The Ecstasy of Gold
All Nightmare Long
The End of The Line
Enter Sandman
Sad But True
The Unforgiven

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Jesse » Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:50 pm UTC

In the past year, I've had The Kingdom by Jesca Hoop and Ironspy by Splashdown. Neither of these have left my head since I first heard them.

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby neoteric » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:29 am UTC

mercuryseven wrote:Autotuned Carl Sagan ("a Glorious Dawn") is now permanently burned into my brain.


Oh god; me too.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Weeks » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:32 am UTC

Jesse wrote:Splashdown
These people have some great songs.

Opeth has this effect on me. I listen to a song over and over, then pick another, etc.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Dasboard » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:31 pm UTC

neoteric wrote:
mercuryseven wrote:Autotuned Carl Sagan ("a Glorious Dawn") is now permanently burned into my brain.


Oh god; me too.


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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Amie » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:10 pm UTC

Late goodbye - Poets of the Fall
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And I, should contemplate this change... to ease the pain.
And I, should step out of the rain... turn away.

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Dasboard » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:27 pm UTC

Liquido - Narcotic.
Are you ready? Well I made my bet
Are you ready? I made some.. preparations.
Are you ready? But I'm older now!
But are you ready? Yeah...

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby mercuryseven » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:44 am UTC

Amie wrote:Late goodbye - Poets of the Fall


Ooh...that brought back nostalgic memories of jumping and shooting bad guys with two-handed uzis in slow motion. Those were glorious times...

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby brakos82 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:20 am UTC

I'm stuck on "Miami, My Amy" and "Don't Close Your Eyes" by Keith Whitley.
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Sandry » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:29 am UTC

There have been a craptonne throughout the years (I have a playlist I update sometimes called "Former Obsessions"), but the current two:
Thea Gilmore - One Last Fight
In Tenebris - Chrysalis
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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby Amie » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:53 am UTC

Mercury - Yeah Max Payne was a pretty cool game.
Summer is miles and miles away, and no one would ask me to stay.
And I, should contemplate this change... to ease the pain.
And I, should step out of the rain... turn away.

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Re: Songs that you can't stop listening to

Postby lulzfish » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:03 am UTC

etaoin wrote:"Rocky road to Dublin" as performed by the Irish Descendants http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYbXV5eMGsM.

I listened to this version a few times:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWCV5wpMJJM&feature=lulz
Guess why.
And from the same movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zIzy3laQck&feature=lulz

And a number of favorites from the Half-Life series soundtrack:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpzI_Bfn9Is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WOMvUfe19E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcFdB1lTIRA
All of these are fantastic.


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