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Name (Ten) Musical Tracks That Changed Your Life

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Listening to Led Zep II for the first time in October 1969, I'd say WLL and HEARTBREAKER opened my ears like they had --never-- been before. I suppose you could say that at the age of 14, with a pair of Koss Headphones on, I experienced my very first eargasm.

Music has changed my life.... But no "song" ie no "words" written down and sung have ever alone changed my life. Singer/songwriters have "touched" my life, but music has "changed" my life. There are times and seasons in one's life when songs touch you, that would not otherwise. Like when you experience a break-up. But, when I discovered Led Zeppelin, there wasn't anything out the ordinary going on... other than the puberty of a 14 year old male--
















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There's only one song that affected my life dramatically and that's Mariah Carey's 'Always Be My Baby'. That song got me into music in general and also helped me discover that I loved singing and that I had a singing talent. I was nine years old when I first heard that song. "Daydream" is still my favorite album of hers.

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Bob Dylan - It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog

Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks

Oasis - Live Forever

Pearl Jam - Alive

Radiohead - Karma Police

White Stripes - Ball & Biscuit

The Who - My Generation

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

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Adagio in G minor, Albioni

Revolution, Beatles

Ten Years Gone, LZ

The Clampdown, Clash

Eye of The Beholder, Metallica

Have a Talk with God, Stevie Wonder

Heart and Soul, Joy Division

1983, Jimi Hendrix

Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Neil Young

Fuck Her In The ASS!!, Hendrix/Morrison

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Let's spend the night together- rolling stones, live 98

Perfect Sense - Roger watters live in 2002

Athom Heart Mother- Pink Floyd

WLL- I was 7 when i finally got hold of a record player and I tried my father's old records, zepII changed my life and made me the person I'm today.

Immigrant Song

Misty Mountain hop

Post Crucifixión- Pescado Rabioso ( I really encourage all of you to download this track if you don't know it)

There are lots of songs that changed my life, but i can't just name 10, if i continue I'll go on for ages, so have those few.

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Wow, this is insanely hard to do... I'll give it a go, but, no doubt i'll be cursing myself later for missing out certain songs... :rolleyes:

Free - Fire And Water

Led Zeppelin - The Lemon Song

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Soundgarden - Outshined or Slaves & Bulldozers

Pearl Jam - Alive

Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well

The Beatles - Abbey Road Medley (what a cheat! :whistling:)

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You

Freddie King - Have You Ever Loved A Woman

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Carry On

I cheated a couple of times and there's still so many songs that have had a profound affect on me! :o

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We Are the Champions - Queen

Baba O'Riley - the Who

Imagine - John Lennon

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Caribbean Blue - Enya

Seven Nation Army - the White Stripes

Taxman- the Beatles

Walk Idiot Walk - the Hives

Nights in White Satin - the Moody Blues

Don't Bring Me Down - ELO

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Lithium - Nirvana

Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin

Brain Damage/Eclipse - Pink Floyd

Metropolis Pt.1 - Dream Theater

Where is my Mind - Pixies

Starálfur - Sigur Ros

When the Music's Over - The Doors

Idioteque - Radiohead

God Called in Sick Today - AFI

Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash (or The Magnificant Seven....I dunno, picking a Clash song is hard)

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First and absolutely foremost:

Honky Tonk Woman

Toys In The Attic

Back In The Saddle

Sympathy For The Devil

Gimme Three Steps-Live

The Ballad Of Curtis Loew

Folsom Prison Blues-Live

Sunday Morning Comin' Down (God have I been there!!)

Midnight Rambler

Dead Flowers-I once had this song stuck in my head for a week straight;before I memorized all the lyrics,I walked around all week singing just the chorus....

Honorable mention-Sister Morphine (I've been there too;but that was much later)

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Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

The Cure - The Kiss

Dead Can Dance - Cantara

Pink Floyd - Time

Bloc Party - Banquet

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart

Nitzer Ebb - Join in the Chant

Jimi Hendrix - All Along the Watchtower

U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday

Violent Femmes - Add it Up.

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Ten songs that have changed my life? Christ... I can think of about 50, maybe even 100... But here are ten...

10: Turn to Stone by Joe Walsh

09: Hard Monkeys by Ten Years After

08: Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull

07: I've Had Enough by the Who

06: Apeman by the Kinks

05: How Many More Times by Led Zeppelin

04: Friend of the Devil by the Grateful Dead

03: The End by the Doors

02: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue by Bob Dylan

01: Childhood's End by Pink Floyd

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I can't say that any specific song "changed my life", but of course, there are a few key tracks that got me hooked in different directions when it comes to music genres.

When I was a kid, about 5 years old, my dad used to play "Big Hits and High Tides" (if I remember the correct title) by the Rolling Stones. On that record were "The Little Red Rooster", and it sort of led me into the blues when I got a little older and discovered Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf and the likes. The blues has always had a special place in my heart, and the Stones verison of "The Little Red Rooster" were definitely a part of it.

In my teens, I was a sucker for anything 60's, Kinks, Yardbirds, Them, Doors, Janis, anything, you name it. And when I thought I had heard it all, a friend of mine, came up with a tape he'd got from another friend. That tape was a collection of undiscovered 60's nuggets, bands that only relaesed a couple of singles or LP's that never got the big audiences attention. Bands like Music Machine, The Litter, Standells, The Sonics etc etc.

Their songs, "Action Woman", "The Witch", "Try It" and "Ain't No Friend Of Mine" opened up a new door for me. Ever since I have collected and discovered a lot of great 60's music, music with a different attitude and power then most of the typical 60's band had. Great f'n punk rock.

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1. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit

2. Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

3. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

4. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

5. Robert Johnson - Travelling Riverside Blues

6. The Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings

7. Bert Jansch - Angie

8. Pearl Jam - Jeremy

9. Led Zeppelin - In My Time of Dying

10. Thin Lizzy - Cold Sweat

I had to really rack my brain to get some of those out. The defining ones were definitely the first seven. The last three were just ones that affected me profoundly.

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AC/DC - Thunderstruck (I loved it when I was little)

Spice Girls - Wannabe (yea I know but I was a kid and LOVED Spice Girls)

Michael Jackson - Earth Song

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal

PMMP - Rusketusraidat

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused

The Doors - Alabama Song

The Yardbirds - Train Kept A-rollin'

Placebo - One of a Kind

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Number One: Pineapple And The Monkey-The Faces. I lost my virginity as this played.

Cream In My Jeans-Wayne County

Lonely Planet Boy-New York Dolls

Who Loves The Sun-Velvet Underground

Windfall-Son Volt

One Of These Things First-Nick Drake

Wicked World-Sabbath

Ten Years Gone-Zep

Forget The Swan-Dino Jr

Gimme Shelter-Stones

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Damn `59, I am surprised you didn`t list Rocks Off. I wanted to list the entire LP Sticky Fingers but didn`t since it is about songs.

I purposely avoided listing "Rocks Off" because if I had started to;I would've listed the whole album.

I wouldn't have been able to stop at ten. B)

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Goodbye Touloose - The Stranglers

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

Comfortable Numb - Pink Floyd

God of Thunder - Kiss

Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

Jump - Van Halen

Girls, Girls, Girls - Motley Crue

Suicide Is Painless - Manic Street Preachers

Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford

All in the order they affected me. I had heard some before, but this is just when I really heard them and they meant something to me.

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Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin

Life Without You - Stevie Ray Vaughan

In My Life - The Beatles

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Take It Easy - The Eagles

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground - the White Stripes

Somebody to Love - Queen

Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots

What I'm Looking For - Brendan Benson

Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan (cover of Hendrix)

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Early Days

Help Me, Rhonda - The Beach Boys

Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

The End Titles for Jaws - John Williams

The Endless Summer Theme - The Sandals

Hava Nagila - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones

Ticket to Ride - The Beatles

Doing It All For My Baby - Huey Lewis & The News

Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett

Take Me Home - Phil Collins

Green Onions - Booker T. & The MGs

Latter Days

That's the Way - The Knobs

I Know There's An Answer - The Beach Boys

Dogs - Pink Floyd

Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan

1983 (A Mermain I Should Be) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Tales of Brave Ulysses - Cream

Live With Me - The Stones

Faithful - Pearl Jam

Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

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