Can you music loving fans give 2 songs that are your favourites.

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Apr 09, 2019, 20:00

I know it's difficult for if you are like me there must be at least 25 I am undecided on, depends on mood or most probably a lot more. But I'm isolating in to pop only as I'm also a big fan of classics, if not more so and apart from Mike and maybe Mozart, I don't think there are others.

But only Pop/Rock. Ballads.

Mine are 1) The Boxer... Simon and Garfunckel and 2) Handle with care...Travelling Wilburys

Apr 09, 2019, 20:28

I'll make love to you

By Boys2Men

It was also Michael Jacksons all time favorite

Apr 09, 2019, 21:12


Apr 09, 2019, 21:17

I have a dream -  ABBA

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

A lot of good music came in the 1060's and 70's - eg from ABBA and Neill Diamond.   O am also a fan of Elvis Presley.

However, my real favourites are Nessam Dorma - by Luciano Pavarotti and The Radetsky March - sung by the Vienna Boys Choir.   You can find both on the internet.  

Apr 09, 2019, 21:55

Jirre Mike. You literally are as old as Noah's ark! What music did they have in 1060?

Apr 09, 2019, 22:31

I have the right to indicate music that I found of value and that is what I did.  Some songs and lyrics remain short term  favourites - but a year later are already forgotten.   Through the centuries - and that include the 20th century - there are some songs that would even be popular a hundred years from now.  Those are popular on a longer term basis - whether people like it or not.

In the main I like music with tones.   The Beatles used excerpts of compositions of Tchaikovsky and use their own lyrics in the process  try Bianca for one of those     

Apr 09, 2019, 22:35


Apr 09, 2019, 22:43

Mike I was taking the Mickey out of you man you twit. Read your first post and see the dates you have given us. 1060... For heaven's sake.

@blobok I heard that oke sing on the west coast. Place called Strandloper. Wonderful beach restaurant where he sings for the crowds.

Apr 09, 2019, 22:54

Really tough choice to make, what might be your favourites today may change by the end of the week. Anyways here two of my many.

Apr 10, 2019, 01:56

Fields of Gold.....Sting.

Nights in White Satin.....the Moody Blues

Apr 10, 2019, 02:07

Money For Nothing

No Woman No Cry

My Hometown

Sorry Seb had to put my all time favourite from the Boss. Too many to mention over the years so I just chose songs that brought back beautiful memories.

‘Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.’

Apr 10, 2019, 02:14

But Pavarotti is the greatest male voice of the last 100 years......effortless, except sometimes in the low ranges. The greatest human voice is probably a soprano....and the closest thing to a musical instrument is Edita Gruberova singing Bel Canto. Find one of her early recordings of Casta Diva from Norma and expand your horizons.

Apr 10, 2019, 02:25

Seb.... Simon and Garfunkel wrote some great music. Hello darkness my old friend...a favourite.

Mike.....great music in the 60’s and 70’s I grew up with that music my folks were always playing it. My mother was the biggest Elvis fan, he was a constant in our home.

Mozart.....Andrea Bocelli??

Apr 10, 2019, 05:18

Bocelli is a great story and he has fine voice, but more towards the popular spectrum.....more of a Mario Lanza than a Pavarotti.

No Woman No Cry is a contender.

Apr 10, 2019, 07:31

Cold and ugly by Tool

A forest by the Cure

Apr 10, 2019, 07:34

Some very fab choices there....if I'm allowed two classics with apologies( I know I'm being unfair)

Pop choices - Take My Breath Away - Berlin

With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker



Apr 10, 2019, 08:36

Eddie Vedder - Long Nights

Queens Of The Stone Age - Make it wit chu

Apr 10, 2019, 08:37

Screw it Denny, Rag and Bone Man still wins :):):)

Apr 10, 2019, 08:41

With Kurt Cobains blue Jag Stang Fender

Apr 10, 2019, 08:52

You can't win with this one, there are so many, many great choices.

How lucky are those who can sing and paint......the gift of immortality

Apr 10, 2019, 09:06

Whether it's old or not Chips, is not an issue, if it's good it remains good and yes the seventies and eighties were the best years for popular music, most music lovers will agree to that, not the garbage they now roll out.

Cloudy that Simon and Garfunckel "Hello Darkness etc" is Sounds of Silence, yes it's one of my favourites too.

Mike and Mozart, yes cannot fault any of those and yes I enjoy all of those too.

It's actually very difficult if not impossible to put them all depends on the setting and mood at the time.

I enjoy folk and traditional a lot too. Love military marches too and the pipes. Cannot help it, Scots and Irish blood in genes.

Pavarotti, Bocelli, Mario Lanza as tenors and Dmitri Hvorostovsky baritone no question some the best music ever sung. Also are crazy about Andre Rieu's concerts, Bolero being a favorite.

But classics is too vast and needs a catergory of it's own. It is indeed superior music.

Apr 10, 2019, 09:31


Apr 10, 2019, 09:39

Sorry Seb, I disagree.

In the seventies and eighties, only record labels produced artists.

Right now, there is way more music being produced, so there is a lot more bad music but also a lot more good music.

Also, unless you've taken part in the club scene since house music and it's many sub-genres have come about, then you've missed a large part of musical evolution.

One such example is Dub-step. It would blow your mind, without a single lyric. The use of combined and varying frequency, given a powerful enough speaker, allows you to literally be touched by the music. Much of it is created with that in  mind. 

Horses for courses :)

Apr 10, 2019, 09:48

Seb....that was one of my mum’s favourites too The Sounds of Silence along with Scarborough Fair. I lost my mum in 2011 so it’s still painful to hear those songs. Do you listen to any gospel music?

Apr 10, 2019, 09:51


Apr 10, 2019, 09:54

Check out disturbed's version of sounds of silence, it is outstanding and man what a powerful voice

Apr 10, 2019, 09:55

Music etc must surely be a board all-time favorite.

Apr 10, 2019, 09:59

"Mrs Robinson we've been having sex for two weeks"

"The Graduate" an all-time great, I still to this day never tire of watching it......suitably supported by great lyrics.

Apr 10, 2019, 10:04

The 60's and 70's produced icons..Elvis, The Beatles and Beatlemania.....things were rolling along nicely until Hazyfantazy and Justin Bieber rocked up:(

Apr 10, 2019, 10:10

Fleetwood Mac.....TUSK!!

Stevie Nicks is one cool chick. Gypsy is a fav. There are so many songs from the 60’s and 70’s a plethora of great music too hard to choose favs.

Crusadersfan....have to check that out.

Apr 10, 2019, 10:21

Yeah ......nah I dunno.....amazing voice very deep and husky but he looks like Angry Andersen and sings angry too lol

Apr 10, 2019, 10:29


Apr 10, 2019, 10:31

I prefer it to the original, all depends on what style of music you prefer. 

David Bowie would be the peak of the 70's

By the way who is angry Anderson?

Apr 10, 2019, 11:49

Australian rocker

Apr 10, 2019, 11:56

Not from the 70s but definitely the same sound

Apr 10, 2019, 11:59

@Crusaderfan. There are so many Bowie songs that it is difficult to chose. When it comes to favourite clips of Bowie performances then this one, to me, has to be one of the best ever. 

Apr 10, 2019, 12:31

Heroes is his best song, I prefer the original video clips with the studio version. One thing that bugged me with Bowie (but the man is a legend so he is allowed to) is his live preformances he changes the song in small ways.

But Suffragete City, Space Oddity, Starman, Ashes to Ashes, Diamond Dogs, Spiders from Mars , Changes etc etc etc is just music I could listen to all day every day.

Apr 10, 2019, 12:45

How can anything compare to this...
4 of the best rockers / pop stars of all time
Sting, Knoffler, Collins and Clapton all together

Apr 10, 2019, 13:21

Sting, Chippo? Really? I know it is a matter of personal choice but I personally would not put him in the same league as Knopfler, Collins and Clapton. 

I would also not even class Clapton as purely a rock or a pop star either. In fact, I would say that Clapton is actually primarily a blues artist in the mould of a BB King. Check this out:

Apr 10, 2019, 13:35


Did you watch the video?

Apr 10, 2019, 14:34


Yes I have many times. That still does not convince me that Sting is, once again IMO, one of the best rockers/pop stars ever. That is what  Chippo said and which I’m questioning. I also haven’t said that he is wrong. I just do not agree with him. 

FFS, I may even be wrong for all I know. :D

Apr 10, 2019, 16:41

haha was just asking.


Apr 10, 2019, 17:34

LOL. I am “chillaxed”. I was more or less taking the piss at myself. Check the emoji. 

Apr 10, 2019, 17:38

Soul music from the sixties...Otis Redding and Percy Sledge.

Apr 10, 2019, 17:58

Nights in White Satin.....the Moody Blues

Nice one Moz! My wedding (first dance) song. 

Its impossible to choose, so I'll skip out on trying. But here is one for all of you. Which two bands or artists would you most want to see live? Living or dead. 

Me Freddy Mercury, Pavarotti. 

Apr 10, 2019, 18:02

Favourite Irish songs......Raglan Road and The West's Awake.

Favourite Scottish Songs.....Rowan Tree and Northern Lights of Aberdeen.

Favourite South African Songs...En hoor jy die Magtige Dreuning ( a sort of South African West's Awake)....and Boland se Noointjie (Beautiful Dreamer in the Taal)

Favourite WW2 songs.....We'll Meet Again and when the Lights Go on Again......both sentimental but so appropriate.

Favourite WW1 songs....Keep the Home Fire's Burning and It's a Long Way to Tipperary.

Best Vietnam War songs.....Sittin on the Dock of the Bay and We Gotta Get Out of this Place.

Best Boer War Song.....there was only one and it's magnificent.... Sarie Marais.


All songs that can be executed without reserve in your shower!

Apr 10, 2019, 18:04

I saw Pavarotti in recital.....he ate an entire apple during the performance and sang like a god. Also Dimitri Hvorostovsky.....bloody magnificent!

Apr 10, 2019, 18:31

I wish I had the opportunity to see them both Mozart. What a rare priviledge...simply the best in their department...sadly both died fairly early. We wanted to see Dmitri in Moscow but at the time was completely sold out.

Going off in another completely different catergory...Soul Music...I saw Percy Sledge during 2 shows in Cape Town, way back...first year at Varsity.

An older friend of mine who worked for Samwac (cannot remember if it was correct...had something to do with VW at the time was staying at the President Hotel in Sea Point when Percy and his ontourage which coincided with his visit.

To cut the story short, Ralph after having a wee too much instead of going to dinner made an outrageous suggestion that he invite Percy for a crayfish dinner. I said he was nuts but he got hold of him through the reception and he he said why not but in his suite.

So Ralph feeling foolishly extravagant and in a delightful disposition ordered a trolley full of West Coast Lobster for Mr Sledge's room and we were invited to join.

So we did, there was Percy, his half-brother William Wood, Stella Star, a female singer and another oke, Tim Saunders who was part the arrangement.

We had a party in the apartheid days and I remember Percy raving about Taylers sherry which he quaffed in serious doses. The result was that we were too invited as guests at the Luxurama and Three Arts...we had to sit backstage however because of apartheid.

Apr 10, 2019, 18:32

"Best Boer War Song.....there was only one and it's magnificent.... Sarie Marais. "

I'm not sure if I posted this on here before but Sarie Marais is the official march of the French Foreign Legion as well as the British Royal Marines. 

Apr 10, 2019, 18:46

Freddy!!! Damn, that fag was good! ..:"This is a rock band, not the Village People" Classic quote from the movie. Wonder if it's true.

His "Live Aid" and "Live at Wembly" performances were epic!

Apr 10, 2019, 18:49


Apr 10, 2019, 19:38

Didn't know that has to be good if your adversary sings it, like Lili Marleen. And like Erica:

'und mein Glück, Erika.'

A German marching song we used to march to at the Navy Gym. That said half of our NCO's were definitely of Nazi persuasion......especially the infamous Warrant Officer Hatting! Many a time he had me running around the "pomphuisie in die vallei"

Apr 10, 2019, 20:11

We used to play Erika in the school cadet band ad nauseam, Moz. Was a nice march, though. 

The original German one. 

The Afrikaans one. 

Apr 10, 2019, 20:22

Brought a tear to my eye!

Apr 10, 2019, 20:41

I love marches, Moz. 

Some of my favourites are Strauss’ Radetzky March and then , of course a whole host of Sousa’s marches. My favourite Sousa marches are probably The Thunderer, The Cotton King March, The Washington Post March and of course Semper Fidelis, the US Marine Corps march. 

Other favourites are Colonel Bogey, The Drina March and The Pomp and Circumstance March. 

Apr 10, 2019, 20:43

Was Sarie Marais not the ZAR anthem at some stage?

Apr 10, 2019, 20:51


Apr 10, 2019, 20:54

For Beeno:D

Apr 10, 2019, 20:58

Hope I'm not wrecking the thread.

Apr 10, 2019, 21:01


Apr 10, 2019, 21:05

Vlag if you like that sort of thing, you probably like the Soldiers Chorus from Faust

Apr 10, 2019, 21:06

Not a march.

Apr 10, 2019, 21:17

Moz. In a way that reminds me of “Do you hear the people sing” from Les Misrables. 

Apr 10, 2019, 23:29

Lots of connections between musicals and the Opera classics. That's a rousing song among many great songs from Les Mis.....Red and Black is another.

Apr 10, 2019, 23:35

But here is one for all of you. Which two bands or artists would you most want to see live? Living or dead. 

This gets even  harder....thanks a lot Blou. 

Well, I've been fortunate enough to see Maria Carey at Caeser's Palace, Bryan Ferry and the late Sammy Davis Junior, the latter I believe to be one of the biggest live performers ever. There were others like Dido, The Four Tops and Roberta Flack. 

Would 100% have loved to have seen Elvis andTina Turner.

Should say no matter how good these guys are in the studio very few have a stage persona.

Apr 11, 2019, 03:29


Wifey and I saw Les Mis in the West End as part of our RWC/ European tour. Awesome!

Apr 11, 2019, 05:26

One of the greats denny....I also rate Chess very highly.

Apr 11, 2019, 05:34

My favourite is The Phantom of......we've seen it three times.

Apr 11, 2019, 06:20

Queen with Freddy must have been at the top, but there are many good live still. Pink Floyd has massive shows. I'm hoping Aerosmith comes to my neck of the woods sometime. 

Apr 11, 2019, 08:00

and this one, for Red and Saf, just a peace offering LOL

Apr 11, 2019, 09:01

Db I have mentioned I play in a band for a bit of fun, our all time favourite song to jam is Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd. We sometimes keep it going for as long as 15 or 20 minutes just jamming away to that final lead chord progression. That said, I am not really even a Pink Floyd fan for the most part. I really like three of their songs, and the rest are basically a drugged up racket in my opinion. 

Apr 11, 2019, 12:47

Blue, not a massive fan of the band, but they have more than 3 good songs. The point is that they do massive live shows...The Stones too....Madonna and Pink might be worth the effort too. Not just the music, it's huge on stage productions.

Apr 11, 2019, 13:21

Bob Seger and the silver bullet band, Gordon Lightfoot and oh yes just remembered Jim Croce...died in a plane crash before his career took off...but good songs like I've got a name...come to think of it one of my favourites at that time...there was poetry in songs and yes the name comes to mind, Paul Williams, good music like An old fashioned love song. Also did soundtracks, Phantom of the paradise, Bugsy Malone, A star is born.

When it comes to women singers, nothing beats Barbra Streisand, she can sing anything, with the Bee Gees, classics and just plain beautiful songs.

Aretha Franklin another great...soul.

Apr 11, 2019, 14:24

Ive been lucky enough to see Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen live in concert and not one of them disappointed. Brilliant

Apr 11, 2019, 14:30

When it comes to women singers, nothing beats Barbra Streisand...

Now you're talking.

Apr 11, 2019, 18:09

Some comments about the above

Draad the SA Republics anthem was "Kent guy Dat Volk".

My Grandmother told us she grew up on the farm Blandsdrift besides the Gouritz River.  Before the bridges were built - the first one in 1904 - the main road between Cape Town and PE ran over that farm - because of the drift sands in the River,   She was a 14 year old in 1900 when a British regiment stopped before crossing the River, and my Great Grandfather Pienaar invited them to the House for refreshments.   My grandmother and he sister decided to entertain them by music - so they played "Kent Guy dat Volk" on the house organ.   The British General recognized the song and their father had to plea on his knees to stop them from  burning down their home.

She had a note book in which all the songs of the time was recorded.   I do not think anybody ever heard the following song:-

"Please come back to the red river valley
Please come back to our hearts Betty Sue
I'll be here in the red river valley
I'll be waiting my darling for you

Oh my darling I know you are leaving
Though you say it is just for awhile
But my darling you know I'll be grieving
For the sound of your voice & your smile

I have waited along time my darling
For the word that you never would say
Now I know that my dreams are all ending
For I know you are going away
Far away

Please come back to the red river valley
Please come back to our hearts Betty Sue
I'll be here in the red river valley
I'll be waiting my darling for you
I'll be waiting my darling for you"

Try the internet - maybe you would find a recording.


Ever heard of Pat Boone?


Apr 12, 2019, 08:19

Mike, Pat Boone had a good voice: Friendly Persuasion, Moody River, You better come home Speedy Gonzalez and Bernadine.


He was a clean living and decent man...did a few films as well...had a very pretty daughter Debbie.

Our old music master at Maritzburg College Ernie Hartley got to know him well as he was involved in the background with the music accompliment when he toured SA in the sixties/seventies.

Ernie was a purist that hated pop but he said Pat Boone sung well and his music was good...something he could never say for Elvis and those popular at the time.

Apr 12, 2019, 09:00

Talking about Women Singers have you ever heard such a powerful voice like this coming from a 14 year old...Brenda Lee

A child wonder...never been another

Apr 12, 2019, 09:30 mum (bless her) used to swoon over Pat Boone I think one of her favs was Love Letters in the Sand. But nothing beat Elvis she was his biggest fan can still remember the day he died. We were shopping in the local drapery mum was going to make me a dress and all of a sudden she started bawling her eyes out. I was like....forget the dress I’ll wear a paper bag I was only a little girl but I’ll never forget that day.

Seb.....I can’t believe she was 14 when she sang that song. Brings back childhood memories of my folks listening to Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield, Sandie Shaw, Lulu, Petula Clark, Marianne Faithful to name a few and ....oh the Mamas and the Papas California Dreaming. I always wanted to go to California every time I heard that song, Scott MacKenzie’s San Francisco another one, the list goes on.

I don’t know if you’re up on some of the young singers today but check out this voice. She was on Season 2 of Little Big Shots, 12 yrs old. Blew my mind!

Apr 12, 2019, 11:02

Cloudy, Brenda Lee sang that song just before her 14th birthday and she sang long before that...but that was her first big hit, she sang that in Paris.

Yes Cloudy...your clip... a beautiful voice...a cute little girl...very mature, no doubt she will go far. Yes, I agree with you, she hits some high notes.

Apr 12, 2019, 11:29

Seb....there’s a very under-rated tenor called David Phelps. Have you heard of him?

Apr 12, 2019, 14:26

No Cloudy, I haven't. I will google the name and see how he performs.

Apr 12, 2019, 14:34

Listened to a number, he's gospel like Josh Groban. He's good but I will listen to more when I have a break.

I enjoy gospel very much if it's sung well with the correct words

Apr 12, 2019, 15:19

David comes in at the end of both songs. The last one gives me chills every time. Love Gaithers Gospel choir!

Enjoy :)

Apr 12, 2019, 15:30

J D Sumner best bass voice I ever heard sang with Gaithers Gospel for years and met with a young Elvis they sang gospel songs together and formed a very close relationship. He’s been quoted as saying:

"I knew Elvis from the time he was 14, and all I ever saw him drink was one glass of peach brandy. He would fire you for using marijuana, he detested cocaine, and barely approved of me drinking." Sumner also stated that Elvis "had no idea that he was killing himself with his medications, he felt as long as he was doing what the Doctor was OK with, he was staying within the bounds. Presley's death hit Sumner hard and he sang at Presley's funeral and credits Presley with saving his own life by intervening with his own alcohol use. "He helped saved my marriage, my health, my career, and ultimately, my life.”


Apr 12, 2019, 18:48

Really good thanks Cloudy. Thanks for that.

JD Sumner...did not know that Elvis bit...Elvis's death was so uncalled for...He knew the Lord I believe this was genuine but it seems that unnatural enviroment that encompassed his life cost him everything he loved.

Some of Elvis's gospel songs like "Crying in the Chapel" are very moving.

and this

and Johnny Cash

Here are some of my favourites, first one Gospel last 2 Barry Gibb and Barbra Streisand.




Apr 13, 2019, 05:18

Elvis made beautiful music he had one of those voices that when you heard it you knew it was him. These days you can’t tell who the singers are they all sound the same.

The duets with Barry Gibb and Barbra Streisand are classics Woman in Love was a huge hit. Thanks for sharing those Seb :)

Apr 14, 2019, 06:57


Apr 14, 2019, 10:13

Wow blobbok that’s crazy stunning! I never knew she did that. She would have to be my favourite female singer along with Whitney. Thank you so much for posting, that gave me goosebumps. I’ve saved it in favs :) Incidentally who was the singer she replaced, do you know?

Apr 14, 2019, 10:15

Oh Luciano I just played it again :)

Apr 16, 2019, 09:32

I'm surprised, Plum ... I thought you'd be into that brain damage shit that Xavi likes, where screaming into a mic like a demon is regarded as "music" ... haaaaaahahahahahahaaa.

The music of this day cannot compare to what we had in the 60's, 70's and 80's.

What can compare to Phil Colins' "in the air tonight" or Bob Dylan's "things have changed" or the Temptations "my lady soul" ... ?

How about Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks 'stop dragging my heart around" or the Eagles with their "hotel california" ... ?

Nah ... there is no comparison.

Like you said ... there's a lot more shit around these days.

Apr 16, 2019, 18:07


Apr 16, 2019, 23:38

Apr 17, 2019, 00:03

Some choice language but a good sing song

Apr 17, 2019, 14:39

Protest and prophetic themes in pop of long ago...I bet very few know these...incidentally the first one was sung by folk/rock singer Shawn Phillips, the 2nd Hollies


Apr 17, 2019, 15:05

Another mining disaster in Wales :

Bells of Rhymney...good number

Apr 23, 2019, 21:39

Here's one that some might remember from the zany rock opera in 1974...The Phantom of the can stream or download it.

Did any body ever see this movie...I guess the younger guys like Plum or Blue would like was a very advanced movie for that time...a sort of Rocky Horror Show...some rate it it brilliant.I've grown away from this type of film.

Here's a number from it...


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