The Best Song Ever Written

Okay, I’ll admit it, this is sort of a cop-out post.  But hey, it’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s.  No one does any work during this week.

Instead I pose a question to you all.

What is the Best Song Ever Written?

Here is my nomination.

If you feel so inclined, please run and find a YouTube or other video of file of your nomination and post it in the comments.  I’d love to see what other people out there love.

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8 thoughts on “The Best Song Ever Written

  1. Thanks for bringing Rainbow Connection off the cobwebbed shelf at the back of my brain, Merry. My faves, off the top of my head, are, Circle of Life from The Lion King, and Drops of Jupiter by Train. Love those lyrics!

  2. “Rainbow Connection” is good, and was the first song I downloaded illegally, making it a “gateway” song I guess. My vote for best, however, is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. The melody has been used in 2 other songs that I know of (alphabet song and baa baa black sheep), is recognizable in more languages, known by more people; people of other nations, upon hearing you sing it will often automatically sing it in their own language. I suspect there are more than just a “whole bunch” of recordings up it. Still, “Rainbow Connection” would be in my top 5.

  3. I dont think this is the best song ever but the lyrics are beautiful and I love listening to it. Its by the petshop boys

    Come outside and see a brand new day
    The troubles in your mind will blow away
    It’s easy to believe they’re here to stay
    But you won’t find them standing in your way

    Se a vida e’, I love you
    Come outside and feel the morning sun
    Se a vida e’, I love you
    Life is much more simple when you’re young
    Come on, essa vida e’
    That’s the way life is
    That’s the way life is

    Although we see the world through different eyes
    We share the same idea of paradise
    So don’t search in the starts for signs of love
    Look around your life, you’ll find enough

    Se a vida e’, I love you
    Come outside and feel the morning sun
    Se a vida e’, I love you
    Life is much more simple when you’re young
    Come on, essa vida e’
    That’s the way life is
    That’s the way life is

    Why do you want to sit alone in gothic gloom
    Surrounded by the ghosts of love that haunt your room?
    Somewhere there’s a different door to open wide
    You gotta throw those skeletons out of your closet and come outside

    So you will see a brand new day
    The troubles in your mind will blow away
    It’s easy to believe they’re here to stay
    But you won’t find them standing in your way

    Se a vida e’, I love you
    Come outside and feel the morning sun
    Se a vida e’, I love you
    Life is much more simple when you’re young

  4. There are so many, I have to echo that sentiment from other commentators. I’d narrow it down to inspiring lyrics, I suppose, which would leave out one of my favourite songs (I really wish I could find writing on what Sarah Slean’s lyrics in this song mean to her). I still like the lyrics as well and my interpretation of their meaning, I also love the video she set to it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3b5eSUbYjQ

    As to truly inspiring, beautiful lyrics, at the moment I’d call it a toss up between Firework by Katy Perry ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw&ob=av3e ) and Perfect by P!nk ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovnTcntGXVY&feature=related ).

    I really actually feel like I’m missing an obvious answer of a song I haven’t heard in a long time, but these 3 belong on the list, even if the last two aren’t the music genre I typically prefer.

    • For the record, I just realized that the lyrics left on the Perfect link aren’t exactly accurate in some places, example, “Strange ourselves and we do it all the time” should be “Exchange ourselves and we do it all the time.”

      The firework one still makes me a little teary eyed when I watch it with the official video 😛

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