Written-By – Larry Derdien
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Every Tom Waits album, even those found at the very bottom of this list, is worth owning, and worth knowing. Waits has never released a bad album; he has also yet to release a front-to-back brilliant one. Like Townes Van Zant, Waits has written at least two dozen irrefutably perfect songs, but conspicuously absent from his prodigious discography is one irrefutably perfect album. For one thing, almost all of his records, especially those released during the CD era, are far too long. I did not include the while Orphans box set or live albums that seemed redundant due to the inclusion of songs discussed elsewhere. I also saw no reason to include the pair of Early Years collections of Waits’s earliest songwriting demos, many of which have been re-recorded and released on his first two albums.
Songs The Best Songs About Life. Have you ever thought about how many songs with life in the title have been written? This list ranks the best songs about life, regardless of their genre. Many of the tracks listed are songs about life in general, whether it's about life ending, the beauty of life, or anything else. This ranked list includes songs like "Got to Get You Into My Life" by The Beatles, and "Life on Mars" by David Bowie
Tom Waits is a tor whose work is hard to classify. Is it blues? Is it jazz? Is it pop? Is it novelty? At points he has created his own unique versions of all these musical genres. Waits' first album Closing Time was released in 1973 and its title is fitting as relates to the persona of the somewhat down-at-the-heels barfly character that the artist created for himself and his musical protagonists. Over the years Waits' songs have become more cinematic and grittier, jazzier, bluesier and at times, more avant-garde.
There are more creative Tom Waits songs, and ones that he actually, well, wrote ("Christmas Card" is adapted from a Charles Bukowski poem called "Charlie I'm Pregnant"), but there aren't quite as many that can utterly devastate a room full of people with quite the same slurred, finely-detailed aplomb. An initial taste of his upcoming album, Patterns, Americana artist Josh Rennie-Hynes recognizes the beautiful mystery of life in "Chapters". Father John Misty and Jason Isbell Team Up to Take on Modern Angst in Berkeley. Putting two of America's top emerging songwriters of the past decade together makes for arguably the best combo tour of 2019.
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Tom Petty's rock relevance had inevitably waned by the 21st century, but the songs never really dried up - 2014's Hypnotic Eye, now to stand as his final LP, was one of the best of his later years, with the alternately smoky and swampy "Fault Lines" an obvious highlight.
In my opinion, this is the best song I have ever heard in my life (much better than most songs these days) and also the best song of Katy Perry. This song is so darn good. Katy Perry's vocals -- kiss me, ki- ki- kiss me -- are so good. This is definitely the best song of 2011, tied with every other song in this album, of course.
The song was the lead single off their monumental debut album Mecca And The Soul Brother and is now widely regarded as one of the best Hip Hop songs ever. 2. Wu-Tang Clan - . The final single from Wu-Tang Clan’s monumental debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The quintessential Nas track and one of Hip Hop’s best songs ever, bar none. A classic narrative of life on the NYC streets, this is one of the many classics Nas’ partnership with DJ Premier would yield and just maybe the biggest of them all. 5. 2Pac - Dear Mama (1995). 2Pac was able to switch from a violent thug to an intelligent, sensitive guy like no other. Dear Mama is a heartfelt tribute to his mother and one of Pac’s most celebrated and most famous songs. 6. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out (1990).
MGMT, Your Life is a Lie. A two-minute skull-boring pop nugget that makes the title's argument with such ear-wormy power, you may well find yourself staring in the mirror wondering if they're right. The title track from Macca's latest album sounds old, title notwithstanding, but in the best way. A Beatlesque pop confection with production by retro-modernist Mark Ronson, it's got a bouncy melody line and a touch of brass that recalls "Got to Get You into My Life. He also brings in Tom Morello, whose guitar helps him rage against the machine. Besides that machine that got stuck in the mud, somewhere in the swamps of Jersey.