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What 3 songs could you absolutely not live without?

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kateyfer · 28/04/2010 16:55

As above really. What three songs/pieces of music always make you smile/laugh/cry and you think you'll continue playing for the rest of your life?

three of my all-time favourites are:

What if You by Joshua Radin

Keep Breathing by Ingrid Michaelson

and the Gladiator theme tune

Post YouTube links so we can all enjoy them...

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StealthPolarBear · 28/04/2010 16:58

not sure, but the first that lept to mind was Labi Siffre Something inside so strong

StealthPolarBear · 28/04/2010 17:00

not that I actually have it, come to think of it

TheJollyPirate · 28/04/2010 17:02

OMG - just 3 - you ARE joking aren't you?


My Desert Island Discs three then - oh feck this will be difficult.

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkal

The Logical Song - Supertramp

and - ooh I don't know

Five Years Time by Noah and the Whale.

Will that do?

kateyfer · 28/04/2010 17:11

I know - three was silly, but had to limit it really!

I love Bridge over troubled water and something inside so strong. good choices!

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Stumbleine · 30/04/2010 21:42

So hard but:

Creep Radiohead. Means so much to me. Ignore the 'radio edit' version!

Help me make it by John Holt. My childhood

Any Muse, there must be Muse. But which one...?


Plug in baby

janeite · 30/04/2010 21:45

Agh - erm - now then - erm - agh - okay:

This Charming Man - The Smiths
Sewn - The Feeling
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division

I think - erm - agh.

Myfallenheart · 01/05/2010 17:27

Savage Garden - Crash And Burn

Darren Hayes - Maybe

Darren Hayes - Sing To Me

I love Darren's voice and turn to listen to him singing whenever something is bothering me..
mayorquimby · 06/05/2010 12:41

Just 3 ? fuck

these are the first 3 I thought of but I already want to change all 3 of them and instantly I also want to change the new 3 I just picked.
3 is far too little.

Don't look back into the sun - the libertines

Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

Queen - Don't stop me now

(but I've already got about 50 others lined up)

BigGitDad · 06/05/2010 21:35

JollyPirate, funny how you had Supertramp.
Mine are (sort of);
Lord is it mine (Supertramp)
Bad (U2)
Cocaine Blues (Johnny Cash live at Folsom Prison)
Tough call though.

lotster · 06/05/2010 21:59

Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
Unfinished Sympathy - Massive Attack
Knocked Up - Kings of Leon

All so so so good.

twinkerbell · 06/05/2010 22:03

throw me a rope -KT Tunstall one of the most gorgeous songs I've ever heard

Rocking chair-Oasis

almost anything by the Beatles

Meglet · 06/05/2010 22:06

ray of light - madonna

lust for life - iggy pop

Jay Z, Linkin Park - Numb

Imarriedafrog · 06/05/2010 22:08

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twinkerbell · 06/05/2010 22:12

watch and listen
sallyJayGorce · 06/05/2010 22:16

Moon River (dad used to sing it to me and now I sing it to my babies)

Alright, OK , You Win (PEggy Lee) - first dance at our wedding

Star Wars theme. Especially with Fireworks.

Ask me tomorrow and it would be completely different. Who can choose 3?

twinkerbell · 06/05/2010 22:19

sorry third song- by the Foo Fighters, gorgeous
iamfabregasted · 06/05/2010 22:23

don't stop me now, Queen

Affirmation, Savage Garden

and the mom song from you tube

BertieBotts · 06/05/2010 22:33

Oh, I could never decide, but I LOVE that Joshua Radin song, the whole album is just gorgeous.

OK I will have a bash.

Sting - I Was Brought To My Senses
Del Amitri - Tell Her This
Karine Polwart - Daisy

2shoeshatesbigots · 07/05/2010 17:28

people are strange (the Doors)
afterlife (A7X)
never say die(the 69 eyes)

Wordsonascreen · 07/05/2010 17:43

Cure: Love Song
Elvis: In the ghetto
Suzanne Vega: Luka

purepurple · 08/05/2010 09:53

My favourite 3 songs are

Simon and Garfunkel The Boxer
Velvet Underground Venus in Furs
Rolling Stones Paint it Black
I love these songs and they have made me into the person I am today

belgo · 08/05/2010 10:06

I have no idea where to start! There is no way I can choose three songs. JayZ's Numb and Radiohead's Creep and Massive Attack would make it high up my list but I'm not sure if any of them would reach the top three.

Kelis's Acapella and Lil Star would also feature high.

Perhaps we should have a classical version of this thread?

On my list would go:
Elgar's Cello concerto
Elgar's Nimrod
Concierto De Aranjuez

juststrudel · 08/05/2010 11:10

No Suprises - Radiohead
Your song - Elton John
Ermm something by Bowie, Beatles, can't choose and it changes daily..

Classical choices are much easier to choose:

I second Elgar's Nimrod
The beautiful aria in Madame Butterfly - sorry don't know what it's called.
Beethoven's Choral Symphony

belgo · 08/05/2010 11:15

you mean this juststrudel;

juststrudel · 08/05/2010 16:38

Yes I do thanks for searching Belgo. Just listened - the hairs on the back of my neck are standing up!

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