A perfect song? What are your choices?


Can there be such a thing as a perfect song? I have a suggestion, what are yours? Here is a thought...

 

 

 

 

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My definition of a perfect song is one that is written and performed so well that it is impossible to grow tired of it, no matter how much it gets overplayed. A few examples that immediately come to mind are:

I'll Be the One - Badfinger

The Morning Fog - Kate Bush

Tired of Waiting - The Kinks

All I Want - Toad the Wet Sprocket

Woman to Woman - Joe Cocker

Nothing But a Heartache - The Flirtations

Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd

I'll Take You There - Staple Singers

Gimme Shelter- Rolling Stones

Be My Baby- The Ronettes

What’s Going On- Marvin Gaye

Somewhere Over the Rainbow- Judy Garland

Layla- Derek and the Dominoes (Eric Clapton, Duane Allman)

Somewhere (There’s a Place for Us)- From the Original West Side Story-

You Really Got Me- The Kinks

Angel- Aretha Franklin

Thin Line Between Love and Hate- The Pretenders

Wrecking Ball- Emmylou Harris

Anarchy in the UK- Sex Pistols

I Fall to Pieces- Patsy Cline

Vogue- Madonna

A perfect song would be akin to pure musical pleasure.

You’d never get tired of it, and it would never fail to resonate with you.

I agree with what @kb54 said earlier.

For me also the theme of young love/ lust / yearning never loses its charm and never gets old.

It’s the stuff of life itself.