I'm your DJ, and this is The Random Song Blog.
In the early days of radio entertainment, before FM radio existed, there were only stations that played a vast assortment of musical genres. There were no strictly Heavy Metal stations, or stations dedicated solely to Gansta Rap. So, that being said, I have made it my goal to help recreate this old format and give you all a nice, balanced dose of various musical tastes and eras. So that's the way we're gonna do it: one song a day, limitless possibilities, and a good mix of old and new. Sit back and enjoy The Random Song Blog!
Guns & Roses (Baccano! Theme Song)
Please watch this show. It’s amazing.
Move That Dope- Future feat. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino
Pharrell’s verse (third) is about 70% of why I like this song. It’s worth the wait.
Danza Kuduro- Don Omar
Words cannot describe how much I love this song. It’s amazingly fun.
24 Hours- TeeFLii feat. 2 Chainz
This beat has been in my head ALL SUMMER
Anonymous said: what's your favorite AC/DC album?
Oh man, what a tough question. I really like “Back in Black”, because it was a great way for the band to rebound after losing Bon Scott while still honoring him properly.
However, I think my favorite would have to be “Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap”. I like how the album covers a broad spectrum of song types. It has the classic, rowdy, punch-in-the-gut “Rocker”, the obligatory lead single in the title track, the double entendre potty humor of “Big Balls”, and even the down-tempo sidewinder song in “Ride On”.
It also gets extra points for the line “and my momma hates me!” in the song “Problem Child”. That one gets me every time.
In light of concluding the Top 25 list, I find it appropriate to post up a list of every song that I have ever posted on this blog, in (almost) chronological order. So, if you’ve just recently started following, you can see some of the stuff that was posted a long time ago without having to scroll a whole bunch!
Top 25 Songs of All-Time: #1
Okay. After several months, and several more delays, the time has come to finally introduce my favorite song of all-time. As long and grueling as assembling this list was, I always knew that this one would be number one. Brace yourselves: this is going to get pretty emotional.
As I’ve said before on this list, I have a very strong personal connection to songs written by Eminem. The reason for this is because I’ve always thought I could relate well to all the things that apparently seemed to give him so much anger. Because of this, I clung to his music and listened to it excessively as a way to cope with all the things that were happening around me while growing up. I guess it was just nice to hear that someone else was experiencing the same things as me and still able to push through life.
So, naturally, hearing this song for the first time at the age of eight was a real eye-opening experience. To put it short, it’s a cautionary tale about the dangers of taking an artists’ music too seriously. While songs like this have come before this one, none have ever been executed so flawlessly and effectively as this one. The scribbling that is heard in the background, the convincing candidness of the lyrics, and the growing sense frustration throughout each of Stan’s verses help create an experience that completely immerses the listener into Stan’s mind and consequent tragedy.
What the song really made me realize, though, is how outstanding of an artist Eminem is. This song demonstrates a self-awareness that I wish more artists today possessed. The song’s last verse, where he addresses his estranged fan at long last, was perhaps the most important moment of Eminem’s musical career. It was a brave gesture by him to show his fans that, while his music is a way for him to exercise his own demons, he is still a human being with compassion and reasoning. He’s not a misogynistic rapist. He’s not a homophobic bigot. He’s just a skilled musician with his fair share of issues. And, most important of all, he wants to make sure that everyone knows it.
While I greatly admired Eminem before hearing this song, hearing this side of him made me idolize him for a much more different and positive reason. He is the only artist that I can think of who has such a great understanding of his fans’ relationship with him, and uses it as a means of bettering their lives through his own experiences. It’s this combination of skill, influence, bravery, honesty, self-awareness, and intelligence that have led me to proudly declare Eminem as my favorite artist of all-time.
It’s personal connections like this to songs that really should be taken into consideration when deciding favorites. While song quality can be argued til the sun goes down, what can’t be disputed is how close someone can feel to a song, or how much a song has influence their lives. Hell, who knows, without this song, I might have turned out just like Stan.
And with that emotional vent, at long last, I will finally conclude this list with my favorite song of all-time:
Stan by Eminem/Slim Shady/Marshall Mathers
trombono said: You have such a fantastic taste in music I could probably marry you tbh, right after I reblog almost everything to my music blog of course. Please do not stop you are GREAT
Wow, thanks a bunch! I don’t get compliments on this too often, so it’s nice to know that I’m doing something right.
And as far as marriage goes, you’ll have to contact my private blog, haha.
Before I reveal number one, here’s numbers 25-2 on the list. In case you missed anything!
24. Kryptonite—3 Doors Down
23. Ride On Shooting Star—The Pillows
22. Touch Too Much—AC/DC
21. Hurricane—Bob Dylan
20. Master Of Puppets—Metallica
19. Gold Lion—Yeah Yeah Yeahs
18. Little Wing—Jimi Hendrix
17. Simple Man—Lynyrd Skynyrd
16. Sing For The Moment—Eminem
15. Layla—Derek and the Dominoes
14. Under the Bridge—Red Hot Chili Peppers
13. Thugz Mansion—Tupac feat. Anthony Hamilton
12. El Manana—Gorillaz
11. Naked Eye—The Who
10. Family Business—Kayne West
9. Sultans Of Swing—Dire Straits
8. The Kids Aren’t Alright—The Offspring
6. Free Bird—Lynyrd Skynyrd
4. Stairway To Heaven—Led Zeppelin
3. Train In Vain—The Clash
2. Gimme Shelter—The Rolling Stones