A sweet song that combines nice guitar work and beat with that "listen to me" trumpet, it calls attention to itself as a song and also as one of my faves. This song is one whose lyrics make you start to, if even for a moment, look to oneself. It's also one that all can associate with on some level, as all have at one time "been close to tragedy" and "had the odds stacked up so high you need a strength most don't possess." A memorable song that I first heard as a kid in the Digimon movie. I still remember its unique beat and lyrics to this day.
This is the greatest song of all time. It deals with us making the earth suffer and having to save it. It is saying we are irresponsible, and aren't giving a darn about it. The song is about what's going on in the world. The song's about love, peace, and misunderstanding. Love: We need to love Planet Earth. It is our home, and is the only place to live. Peace: Respect the Earth. It deserves respect. You should be thanking the Earth. Misunderstanding: We don't know that we have made the Earth a worse place to live. We must make it better, so there is no ice caps melting, endangered animals becoming extinct, deforestation, or innocent people (specifically children) dying as a result of war. Michael Jackson especially did many things for children. "Earth Song" is the National Anthem of all "Earth Supporters". It is my favorite song from my favorite singer-songwriter. This song also has the best lyrics of any song in the world. It is also his highest charting single in the U.S and achieved #1 in many countries throughout the world, including in the UK where it was the 1995 Christmas #1. I pray and mourn for Michael Jackson, who sadly died on the 25th of June, 2009. He will always be a musical legend and a man of God. Rest In Peace, Michael Jackson. You will be remembered forever. By everybody.Music video on YouTube
Preferred Date: August 29, 2009 - Michael Jackson's posthumous 51st birthday.
One of the many songs featuring Dave Grohl, this deserves to be nominated. It's supported by a continuous heavy riff featuring almost no pauses which makes it an extremely catchy and addicting tune. Likewise, the music video, which won the MTV Video Music Award in 2003 for Best Special Effects and was also nominated for Best Art Direction, is stylised and very memorable. Music video on YouTube
This song is just beautiful. I first learned of its existence through the recent Horton Hears a Who! movie, but no recording can compare to the original. It's no shock that it hit number one on the charts. "Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore..."
"Then like a sinner before the gates of heaven I'll come crawling on back to you." Is there really a song that encapsulates teenage rebellion, desperation, and burning love any more thoroughly than "Bat Out Of Hell"? Sometimes a song is worth a thousand sonnets. Meat Loaf and "Bat Out Of Hell" have a lot more to say about love than Shakespeare -- and the last line of the chorus says it all. Music video on YouTube
One of the all-time best songs the world has ever known with numerous credits to its name, I was shocked to find this song wasn't already on the SOTD list! How could anyone not like this song? Perfect for happy times or when you've had a... you get the picture.
What can't be said about this song? Awesome? Insane? Stupidly awesome? Justin Hawkins' vocals are INCREDIBLE. He is hands down the best male singer I've heard in a long time. The Darkness are a one-hit wonder in the U.S., but they were massive in England until they broke up in 2006. Music video on YouTube
I'd like to nominate this song in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Festival. Written by Joni Mitchell, CSNY covered it at the Festival itself, and it soon became a smash hit, as well as a staple of the band's catalogue. Music video on YouTube
I first discovered this song after Mick Foley mentioned it in his autobiography Have a Nice Day!, and it's become one of my favorite Blackfoot songs. Its transition from somber Southern rock to hard rock and back is incredibly moving.
Recently at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, this is a very fun song to listen to, and was performed on American Idol on April 9, 2009. Greatest song in a while, and 5 stars in my book. Music video on YouTube
One of the songs of a band so unheard of, yet produced 5 albums in the space of 2 years. Their genre is described as jazz-rock. Isn't their best song, but in my opinion the best to start with listening to them.
Even though Panic! At The Disco's second album, Pretty. Odd. did not receive as much radio time as their first, this song, from the second album, is absolutely stellar. It speaks of change, happiness, and love in a kind of way that is positive, and you don't find that very much among younger artists these days. Also, Panic at the Disco is just a great band in general because they love their fans.
Originally released as the "B" side to "Detroit Rock City", it shocked the entire Kiss Army when "Beth" became the more popular single. While it's not a typical hard-rocking Kiss song, it remains only one of two gold-selling singles for the band, and was the first of two Top 10 hits. Music video on YouTube
This song is from Toto's last album Falling In Between. It is a beautiful emotional song dealing with poverty. Whereas the verses are sung by guitarist Steve Lukather, the chorus and the final part feature former lead singer Joseph Williams, whose outstanding performance and voice provide the special something to an already great song.