Off-Topic: Songs that Blow Me Away

While I slog through the final edits on my novel and gear up to watch my New York Giants in the Super Bowl, please indulge me as I go off-topic. A friend of mine posted a great question on his Facebook wall: Name a song that blows you away every time you hear it. Let me share some of mine:

A Whiter Shade of Pale/Procol Harum

A Day in the Life/The Beatles

Good Vibrations/The Beach Boys

Hey Jude/The Beatles

Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding/Elton John

Touch Me/The Doors

Bohemian Rhapsody/Queen

Wish You Were Here/Pink Floyd

Behind Blue Eyes/The Who

Purple Rain/Prince

While My Guitar Gently Weeps/The Beatles

No Surprises/Radiohead

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face/Roberta Flack

Superstar/The Carpenters

I’ll Be There/The Jackson Five

Yesterday/The Beatles

With You I’m Born Again/Billy Preston and Syreeta Wright

The Rain, The Park and Other Things/The Cowsills

What’s Goin’ On?/Marvin Gaye

Bridge Over Troubled Waters/Simon & Garfunkel

There There/Radiohead

Bodhisattva/Steely Dan

Stairway to Heaven/Led Zeppelin

Your Song/Elton John

The Thrill is Gone/B.B. King

What songs blow you away every time you hear them?


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7 responses to “Off-Topic: Songs that Blow Me Away

  1. Tessa

    Great taste in music!
    Black Coffee in Bed/Squeeze
    The River/Springsteen
    The Nightfly/Don Fagen

  2. Doug,
    That’s a good one. I saw the Ramones twice back in the day. A great live band as well as in the studio. My son is jealous,.


  3. My own!

    And the Talking Heads version of “Take me to the River.”

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