Those are all great lists. Lots of names I've never heard. I too have my favs form week to week or day to day, But....
I'm talking about favorite of "ALL TIME". Songs that have stuck with you for as long as you can remember. Songs that take you right back to the place you first heard them. Songs that still give you goose bumps when you hear them today.
Yep... that's what I was trying for, but there's a TON of "all time" favorites that take me to that place where I first heard them, it's just a matter of how I'm feeling on a day to day basis as to if it's high on the list, in the top five or not! LOL!
I should add to my list "American Pie" - that was an awesome moment the first time I heard it - probably was after many of you heard it the first time, but I was very little riding home from picking up dad's "new" (very used) pick up truck.
And also "You may be right" by Billy Joel ... it's "our song" for my husband and I... we both knew it the first time we heard it while together (wasn't the first time either of us ever heard it).
I guess I could substitute those two for the first two on my list! I'll have to come back again to this thread and keep thinking about it to get a really good all time 5!
Art and beauty are in the eyes of the beholder.
What constitutes excellent music is in the ears of the listener.