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The Icrontic 100

KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired)By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
edited Jan 2010 in The Pub
One of our local radio stations is counting down the top 1019 songs of all time for Labor Day. Many radio stations do a Labor Day countdown as a way to mark the end of summer. I thought we could do the same here. Thus, forthwith, and heretofore, I present to you:

The Icrontic 100:rockon::Rocker:

The rules are simple:

- Your favorite 20 songs by 20 different artists. No repeats! Let me clarify. No repeat of the same artist on your own list. It's the Top 100, people have to choose some of the same songs otherwise how am I going to tabulate votes?

- Order is not important.
- Any genre is acceptable.
- A solo recording from an artist who normally records with a band is okay. For example, you can put a Cream song and an Eric Clapton song.
- In the event of a tie, songs will be chosen at random.
- Please email your submissions to me at kwitko (at) gmail (dot) com
- The deadline for entries is Sunday, Sept 13 at 11:59 PM.
- No Britney Spears songs!
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  • KoreishKoreish I'm a penguin, deal with it. KCMO Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    No Brit Brit? That's like half my library you just trashed. Guess it's time to go find some good music. :grumble:
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    When I get home from work and ponder over my submissions, I will add them here.

    *edit*

    Lynx's Top Twenty (in no particular order with the exception of A Change of Seasons being the all time fav)

    - Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons
    - Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-La-La Band - Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats of Fire Are Falling From The Sky!
    - Alaska in Winter - Horsey Horse [Remix Version]
    - Beirut - Elephant Gun
    - Explosions in the Sky - What Do You Go Home To?
    - Five Iron Frenzy - Every New Day
    - Handsome Furs - What We Had
    - Muse - Stockholm Syndrome
    - MxPx - Misplaced Memories
    - Opeth - The Baying of the Hounds
    - POD - Thinking About Forever
    - Pax 217 - What Is Love
    - Pillar - Chasing Shadows at Midnight
    - Ratatat - Everest
    - Rock Plaza Central - We've Got A Lot To Be Glad For
    - Sigur Ros - Saeglopur
    - Sunset Rubdown - Stallion
    - The Juliana Theory - Everything
    - The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It
    - Wolf Parade - Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts


    I LOVE swedish metal, but when it comes to all time favorites, surprisingly, the slower songs seem to win out.

    Two songs I wanted to add but couldn't: Ratatat - Lex and - Nightwish - Over The Hills And Far Away
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Leo's

    • Rush, Spirit of Radio
    • Neil Diamond, Song Song Blue<o>
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    • The Association, Everyone Knows it’s Wendy<o>
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    • AC/DC, Hells Bells<o>
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    • Van Halen, Why Can’t this be Love?
    • Steppenwolf, Born to be Wild<o></o>
    • Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven<o>
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    • Doobie Brothers, China Grove<o></o>
    • The 5<sup>th</sup> Dimension, The Age of Aquarius<o></o>
    • Elvis Presley, Jailhouse Rock<o>
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    • Kansas, Point of Know Return<o></o>
    • Steve Perry, Oh Sherry<o></o>
    • Beatles, Hey Jude<o></o>
    • Rolling Stones, Start Me Up<o></o>
    • Lynnrd Skynnrd, Give me Three Steps<o></o>
    • The Doors, Light my Fire<o></o>
    • The Who, Who are You<o></o>
    • Jethro Tull, Locomotive Breath<o></o>
    • Boston, Foreplay/Long Time
    • U2, I still haven't found what I'm looking for

    ...honorable mentions: Janis Joplin, Joe Satriani, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, Chicago, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Pat Travers, Steely Dan, Santana, Carole King, Paul Simon, Journey, Heart

    ...truth be told: Beethoven, Ninth Symphony; Saint-Saens, Organ Symphony; Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique; Vivaldi, The Four Seasons; Bach, Prelude and Fugue in D minor; Richard Strauss, Also Sprach Zarathustra; Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2; Sibelius, Finlandia; Stravinsky, The Firebird Suite; Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue; Dvorzak, New World Symphony; Tchaikowsky, Violin Concerto; Debussy, L'Apre`s midi d'un faune; Gabrielli, brass and organ works (various)...(never have the time to sit still long enough to listen to the masterworks)

    There's no way I could make a real top-20 favorites list for popular or classical, but I gave it a good effort.
  • ObsidianObsidian Michigan Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    That's gonna take me way too long to decide. I'll probably just end up copying the top of my last.fm playlist. Nevermind, I'll probably end up wasting a couple hours I could be using to do something productive. If I had to rank them that would take all day. This is the perfect way to try out my new headset.

    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    UNKLE - Rabbit in Your Headlights
    Eminem - Sing for the Moment
    U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Weezer - Perfect Situation
    Coldplay - The Scientist
    Kansas - Dust in the Wind
    Radiohead - Creep
    Hum - Stars
    The Pixies - Where is My Mind?
    Blink 182 - Adam's Song
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
    Staind - It's Been A While
    Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
    Our Lady Peace - One Man Army
    Blur - Song 2
    Everclear - Father of Mine
    Linkin Park - Crawling
    Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
    Brand New - Jesus Christ

    Don't count my list right away. I'll probably edit it a million times over the next 24 hours. I tried to fit a little Moonlight Sonata or Requiem in there but I couldn't find room. Also, I can't stop listening to Genesis by Justice, this is crazy.

    PS: Thrax and Leo have the musical taste of 50 year olds. There's no way Point of Know Return is better than Dust in the Wind, go get your ears checked out.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    (Reserved spot)

    Leo, this may (or may not) surprise you, but we're music twins. I listen to every group/artist you listed on a regular basis.
  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Plz email list plz.
  • ObsidianObsidian Michigan Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    But this is a forum, we post =[ Anyone else count 19 songs on Leo's list?
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Yup, Leo posted only 19 (unless he emailed a full list)
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    My Top Twenty, in alphabetical order by artist:

    Alanis Morissett - You Owe Me Nothing
    Barenaked Ladies - The Flag
    Ben Folds Five - Annie Waits
    Blues Traveler - Price to Pay
    Cake - Commissioning a Symphony in C
    The Corrs - Queen of Hollywood
    Cowboy Mouth - How Do You Tell Someone-
    The Cranberries - I Just Shot John Lennon
    Evanescence - My Last Breath
    Gwendolyn Speaks - Searchlight
    Janet Prestley - Earth Beauty
    Jewel - Painters
    Matchbox Twenty - Stop
    MC Frontalot - Secrets from the Future
    Mocean Worker - Times of Danger
    R.E.M. - The End of the World as We Know It
    The Seatbelts - Space Lion
    Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun
    Splashdown - Karma Slave
    They Might Be Giants - They'll Need a Crane

    I'll also e-mail it to Kwitko, since them's the rules.
  • ObsidianObsidian Michigan Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    CB wrote:
    The Seatbelts - Space Lion
    Wow, I didn't think I would see that one on anyone's list. I was thinking about putting it on mine but I ultimately decided against it partially because there was no way in my mind it would make the top 100.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    My list, aka the list likely to see the least number of selections make the 100:
    • Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs
    • Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life (sans radio edit)
    • Dispatch - The General
    • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    • Muse - Take a Bow
    • Beatles - I am the Walrus
    • Alanis Morisette - You Learn
    • Fall Out Boy - I Don't Care
    • Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
    • Incubus - Light Grenades
    • Panic at the Disco - Nine in the Afternoon
    • Pink Floyd - Brain Damage
    • My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
    • Tenacious D - Tribute
    • Tool - Schism
    • The Who - Pinball Wizard
    • Pearl Jam - Daughter
    • Frank Sinatra - I Get a Kick Out of You
    • Ludo - Broken Bride
    • Faith No More - Epic

    (ps: picking singles sucks)

    Favorite song no one's ever heard of: Space Monkeys - Sugar Cane
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Obsidian wrote:
    Wow, I didn't think I would see that one on anyone's list. I was thinking about putting it on mine but I ultimately decided against it partially because there was no way in my mind it would make the top 100.

    I tried not to make my decisions based on what I thought would ultimately be on the final list. If I had, none of these songs would have been on it... ;)
  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Wow I started write a list and ended up with 79 lol Had to start trimming :eek3:

    Oh and Leo posted my All time fav Song too! Boston Foreplay / longtime is where its at!



    Alterbridge - Blackbird
    Boston - Foreplay / Longtime
    Breaking Benjamin - Blow me away
    Creed - Faceless Man
    Dave Matthews Band - Shake me like a Monkey
    Def Leppard - hysteria
    Elton John - Bennie and the Jets
    Eve 6 - Think Twice
    Goo Goo Dolls - Let Love In
    Green Day - Holiday
    Guns and Roses - Paradise City
    Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child
    Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
    Linkin Park - Lying from you
    Live - I Alone
    Metallica - The Unforgiven II
    Motley Crue - Kick start my heart
    The Offspring - Gone Away
    Ozzy Osborne - Mr Tinkertrain
    Red hot Chili Peppers - Otherside
  • poofiepoofie Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    now i'm feeling less bashful... i'll post what i sent Kwitko this morning. this isn't in any order, and i am too lazy to alphabetize. or use caps.

    weezer - falling for you
    alanis morissette - not the doctor
    roberta flack - first time ever i saw your face
    al green - how do you mend a broken heart
    willie nelson - angel flying too close to the ground
    ludo - horror of our love
    jane monheit - case of you (a joni mitchell cover)
    cake - short skirt, long jacket
    glen campbell - gentle on my mind
    mxpx - move to bremerton
    kenny rogers - ruby
    hank williams - cold cold heart
    mary prankster - blue skies over dundalk
    silverchair - tomorrow
    they might be giants - she's an angel
    stevie wonder - lately
    panic! at the disco - lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off
    dropkick murphys - shipping up to boston
    reel big fish - drunk again
    billy joel - she's got a way
  • kryystkryyst Ontario, Canada
    edited Sep 2009
    And now a voice of something heavier

    Slipknot - Wait and Bleed
    All That Remains - Two Weeks
    As I Lay Dying - Reflection
    Black Sabbath - N.I.B.
    Clutch - Electric Worry
    Deftones - 7 Words
    Iron Maiden - Run to the hills
    Korn - Blind
    Kyuss - Demon Cleaner
    Lamb of God - Laid To Rest
    Mastadon - Colony of Birchman
    Megadeth - Holy Wars
    Metallica - Dyers Eve
    Mudvayne - Happy
    Pantera - This Love
    Sepultura - Refuse/Resist
    Slayer - Reign Blood
    Taproot - Poem
    Tool - Aenima
    Volbeat - Human Instrument
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @TheButterflyman Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    poofie wrote:

    they might be giants - she's an angel

    This is my second favorite song of all time. It only didn't make my list because my first favorite song is also TMBG. ;)
  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Fluff I struggled with not putting on that MxPx song
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Rob Thomas - Ever the Same
    Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
    Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter
    The Frames - Falling Slowly
    Death Cab For Cutie - Brothers on a hotel bed
    Dashboard Confessional - Stolen
    Jose Gonzalez - Heartbeats
    TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun
    Cake - The Distance
    Tim - Only you and I
    Elliott Smith - The Biggest Lie
    Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana
    Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al
    Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
    Counting Crows - Round Here
    Coldplay - Fix you
    The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
    Fleet Foxes - Sun it Rises
    Matt Nathanson - Pretty the World
    Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy

    Feel free to commence the mocking.
  • kryystkryyst Ontario, Canada
    edited Sep 2009
    shwaip wrote:

    Feel free to commence the mocking.

    That's your top 20 songs...what possible point would be to mocking you. It'd be like kicking a dead horse, stealing a blind man's glasses, or cursing out a deaf person behind their back. What I'm saying is, it'd be impossible to cause you any more grief then you cause yourself.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    I would take road trips with poofie or shwaip and let them control the tunes.
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Lincoln wrote:
    I would take road trips with poofie or shwaip and let them control the tunes.#uknowhowiknowuregay
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    seriously, only 20 songs? I could easily pop off a few hundred here...

    I'll work on this
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Fine. I chopped it from 50+ to 20.

    Guns N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
    Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
    Ludo - The Horror of Our Love
    The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
    Live - Lightning Crashes
    Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall Part 1-3
    Sublime - What I Got
    Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart
    Johnny Cash - Highwayman
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Blue on Black
    Blues Traveler - The Mountains Win Again
    U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
    Eric Clapton - Layla (Acoustic)
    Bob Seger - Turn the Page
    Cake - Short Skirt, Long Jacket
    Tim McGraw - Don't Take The Girl
    Don McLean - American Pie
    Tom Petty - MaryJane's Last Dance
    Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
    Eagles - Hotel California
  • TiberiusLazarusTiberiusLazarus Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Pretty sure this is my list:

    Metallica - Fade to Black
    Ludo - Horror of Our Love
    Avenged Sevenfold - Brompton Cocktail
    10 Years - Drug of Choice
    My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
    30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill
    Bob Seger - Turn the Page
    Harry Chapin - Cat's in the Cradle
    Disturbed - Down With the Sickness
    Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams
    MAtchbox Twenty - Unwell
    Oasis - Champagne Supernova
    Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
    The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
    Shinedown - .45
    Third Eye Blind - Semi-Charmed Life
    Trapt - Headstrong
    3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
    Cat stevens - Seasons in the Sun
    Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • ObsidianObsidian Michigan Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    shwaip wrote:
    The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
    The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
    The last song I cut from my list :eek:
    shwaip wrote:
    Feel free to commence the mocking.
    Schwaip, I think I actually like your list the most so far... besides mine of course.
  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    To whomever said my taste was like 50 year-old's....well:wtf:

    ...you were very close. :bigggrin:
    Anyone else count 19 songs on Leo's list?
    Reserving No. 20 for what is truly my favorite tune, if I can ever decide.
    Leo, this may (or may not) surprise you, but we're music twins. I listen to every group/artist you listed on a regular basis.
    I am honored. Wait...you actually listen to Jethro Tull! I thought there were only a handful of us left who know about that group. ;DFatcat, you are welcomed to run the playlist on any roadtrip with me. Your list is outstanding. Also, your Rolling Stones pick is definitely their best art. That's what I wanted but couldn't remember it.

    Update: Kwitko, thanks for a great thread. I went over to Rolling Stone, and started sampling tunes from their Top 100 Guitarists of All Time. (Warning, it's got the silly Rhapsody Player that limits the number songs.)

    Update: Ok, I added the 20th to my pics - U2, I still haven't found what I'm looking for
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Leonardo wrote:
    Fatcat, you are welcomed to run the playlist on any roadtrip with me. Your list is outstanding. Also, your Rolling Stones pick is definitely their best art. That's what I wanted but couldn't remember it.

    Thank you sir.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    I added my list - edited my previous post, so scroll up and read!

    I've almost certain I'm going to have the most obscure list here. Which means most of my tunes probably won't see the final 100.

    Now, critiques:

    Leo and Thrax, I second that statement. I believe when it comes to classic rock, you guys are right in line with my tastes.

    Poofie - Move to Bremerton by MxPx?!?!?! YESSSSS! I thought I was the only MxPx rocker in these parts. Excellent!

    Lincoln - Song no one's heard of? Kingpin and I used to sing that song all day long in Jr. High. Loved it. Thanks for the nostalgia.

    Kryyst - good picks. Nice to see some metal.

    Shwaip - Fleet Foxes, well done, I approve.

    This thread is awesome. I'm glad I sat down and picked a top twenty.

    I frigging love music.
  • fatcatfatcat Mizzou Icrontian
    edited Sep 2009
    Harry Chapin - Cat's in the Cradle

    I had this on my list, and it is a most excellent song choice, and even though I love the song, I hate it at the same time. Sometimes you can't ever let things go....
  • GrimnocGrimnoc Marion, IN
    edited Sep 2009
    Dear Icrontians:

    Lynx, major props to you for listing Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade, and Handsome Furs (though I'll be listing them as well).

    Obsidian, bonus points for "Where Is My Mind?" by the Pixies. Carry on, dear sir.

    CB, I was rocking out to Commissioning a Symphony in C just today. Good job, GO!

    Schwaip, I'll share my music with you if you give me yours. Once again, +10 Imperial Credits for Cake, Fleet Foxes, Elliot Smith, and especially Paul Simon (especially, especially that song).

    Poofie, from my heart to yours. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd34vJohGXc
    I was also rocking out to Short Skirt, Long Jacket today.
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