Now, in general, I don't think there's much merit to such competitions. I know my choice of favorite songs varies greatly with mood and genre. Besides, what is a "favorite song" anyway? Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is by far my favorite album (again, depending on context and such), but it's really hard to point at a specific song that stands out in that album. Or what about my favorite jazz album, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue? That's defintiely a collection of mood tunes, and again - it's hard to point at a winner. And Beethoven's 9th: Is that a song?
Quibbles aside, it's fun to think up a list. So here's mine; I have decided to pick the songs that tend to "melt my heart" the most when I listen to them. That is, either that, or set my heart on fire:
- The The - Lonely Planet
- David Bowie - Life On Mars?
- David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
- Beatles, The - A Day in the Life
- Beatles, The - Happiness Is A Warm Gun
- Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Led Zeppelin - Bring It On Home
- Pink Floyd - Time
- Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
- White Stripes, The - Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
Upon voting, you're asked for the one hottest song ever. My vote went to Lonely Planet; if you need to know why, it's the lyrics.
Second, I fully trust people will vote some major sh*t songs. Democracy tends to make sh*t float; at least it's popular sh*t.