Recommend one (1) track

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Urza, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Urza

    Urza hi

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    Having heard implementations through anecdotes, and seen it in practice on Spotify, seems like an idea which could translate to here.

    The idea is as follows:

    If you could recommend one track of music to someone. One, single track, out of everything you've ever enjoyed; what would you recommend? Be it your favorite track, a track you think everyone would enjoy, one you find technically astounding, or hilarious, whatever your reasoning may be. Just one. Think hard.

    The rules are as follows:
    • You only get to post once.
    • You cannot edit your post after it's been submitted (exception will be made if the edit is made within a couple minutes of original posting, to fix a typo or syntax error).
    • Your post may contain any or all of, but nothing outside of these things: A) The name of the track, album, artist, year B) an embedded YouTube video of this track C) if the track is from a live performance, information concerning the venue and event where the performance took place. D) a short description of why you picked this track (let's say 300 character maximum)
    • No commentary of any kind is allowed. Nor anything which does not explicitly fall under what is defined in the previous rule.
    • If any of the above rules are violated, your posts will be removed and you will be barred from the thread.
    The topic will be locked after a period of time, mostly likely 3-6 months depending on activity. At which point a new thread will be made, and you're free to make another post in that thread with a new selection; this also applies to those barred from a previous thread due to a rule violation. All locked threads will be preserved in the OP of the subsequent thread.
  2. MR_COW

    MR_COW GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 18, 2006
    United States
    PA, USA
    Reptar - Blastoff

  3. Scott-105

    Scott-105 Bow to me. Please?

    Aug 23, 2009
    Ontario, Canada
    I'd recommend Pendulum's cover of The Catylyst by Linkin Park. It was one of the few live tracks I actually enjoyed. It was performed on BBC's Live Lounge.

    Here's a Youtube embed:
  4. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

    Aug 12, 2010
    United States
    Name: Persona 4: Mist.

    Album: Persona 4 Original Soundtrack.

    Artist: Was mainly composed by Shōji Meguro


  5. chinboogie

    chinboogie Member

    Sep 14, 2009
    At home I hope
    Tittle : Earthquake Super Shock
    Original : 有頂天変 ~ Wonderful Heaven ( Catastrophe in Bhava-agra ~ Wonderful Heaven )
    Circle : SOUND HOLIC
    Album : 想 -OMOI-

  6. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Artist: Daft Punk
    Song: Human After All
    Album: Human After All


    It was one of the first Daft Punk songs I've heard and enjoyed. To this day, it's still my favourite song from them.
  7. Devin

    Devin "Local Hardware Wizard"

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    Aug 17, 2009
    United States
    The Nexus
    Title; Lilium
    Composer; Kumiko Oguro

  8. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Artist: Make Me Famous
    Album: Keep This In Your Music Player
    Song: Once You Killed A Cow, You Gotta Make A Burger

  9. Nebz

    Nebz The N00b

    Jul 1, 2010
    United States
    Rhode Island
    Track: "Are You In?"
    Artist: Incubus
    Album: Morning View
  10. bspxa

    bspxa Newbie

    Sep 3, 2006
    Artist:Pink Floyd
    Title:The Gunner's Dream
    Album:The Final Cut

  11. personager

    personager GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 14, 2009
    Artist: The Smiths
    Title: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
    Album: The Queen is Dead (1986)

    Morrissey and Marr, one of the greatest songwriting duos of all time, at their best

  12. Thesolcity

    Thesolcity Wherever the light shines, it casts a shadow.

    Oct 2, 2010
    United States
    San Miguel
  13. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

    Nov 28, 2008
    Your Mum
    Song Title: Ornament/The Last Wrongs
    Artist: Oceansize
    Album: Everyone Into Position


    Oceansize(the best modern prog band ever) has a greatly diversified style. I think this song effectively displays their amalgamation of intense heavy rock, experimentative prog and beautiful ambient post-rock, and their intricate and complex song-writing ability. It was a difficult choice though.
  14. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 8, 2009
    Artist:Wiz Khalifa
    Title:The Thrill

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
  15. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Song Title: The Girl from Ipanema
    Artist: Stan Getz & João Gilberto
    Album: Getz/Gilberto
    Year: 1964


    Falling deeply in love with someone who doesn't know you even exist.
    A most poignant dichotomy, spelled out perfectly in song.
  16. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Song Title: Under Pressure
    Artist: Queen and David Bowie
    Album: Hot Space


    I had to pick between a Bowie song, a Queen song, or a Pink Floyd song. I figured this is the closest I can get to having them all down.

    Still... too many good songs to choose from.
  17. KingdomBlade

    KingdomBlade Blade v3+ (I R SHMEXY)

    Apr 24, 2009
    In Vulpes' Fur
    Title: Last Flowers
    Artist: Radiohead
    Album: In Rainbows (Disc 2)


    Even if the album Kid A may be their masterpiece and there may be better songs than this (especially with a band like Radiohead), this ballad filled with extremely symbolic lyrics and Thom Yorke's incredible vocals just struck the most personally. The more minimalistic ballad style just connected more effectively with me than most other Radiohead songs.
  18. Depravo


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    Oct 13, 2008
    Title: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
    Artist: Arcade Fire
    Album: The Suburbs


    My favourite track from a brilliant album. If you were to compare the album to sex, this song would be the orgasm.
  19. Prophet

    Prophet Resident Black Militant

    Nov 6, 2002
    United States
    Title: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    Artist: Nina Simone
    Album: Broadway-Blues-Ballads


    So soulful, so heartfelt. Nina Simone was and still is, in a class of her own.
  20. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    Title: Human
    Artist: Ellie Goulding
    Album: Bright Lights

    "I hope I will get the chance to be someone // To be human"
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