What makes a Great Song?

It might come as a surprise to many people, this blogger is a dark and twisty girl. I am melancholic, and mostly lonely yet surrounded by people constantly.

So yesterday, as we were waiting for the time to pass at work, just before closing time, we start talking about great music, and what makes great music. So among some of my favourite tunes are plenty of sad, lonely, deep, emo and indie songs. Underneath my very mainstream rocker front, I spend plenty of my off time lying in a bath and listening to cry-your-eyes-out-music at ear-bleed level. And when I clean my flat, I love to listen to hyper rock. And when I’m tipsy, I listen to oldies. Which leads me to the point of my entry. I have decided to compile my list of the greatest songs of all time. Keep in mind, this is WaywardChild’s opinion. If you don’t like it: Suck it! 😀 Here they are, in no specific order:

  • The Awakening – Sounds of Silence
  • Luciano Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma (by Giacomo Puccini)
  • Radiohead – Idioteque
  • Sara Bareilles – Gravity
  • Imogen Heap – Hide & Seek
  • Jimmy Eat World – Sweetness
  • Jimmy Eat World – Hear you me
  • Offspring – The kids aren’t allright
  • Our Lady Peace – Innocent
  • Joshua Radin – Cry
  • My Chemical Romance – I’m not okay
  • Boston – More than a feeling
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the bridge
  • The Strokes – Heart in a cage
  • Paramore – When it rains
  • Debussi – Claire de Lune
  • From Carmen – Habanera
  • Billy Joel – Piano Man
  • Sting – Fields of Gold
  • Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
  • Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven
  • The Beatles – Yesterday
  • The Beatles – Let it be
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
  • John Lennon – Imagine
  • Edith PiafLa vie en Rose
  • Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over troubled water
  • Nirvana – All apologies
  • Deep Purple – Smoke on the water
  • Coldplay – Fix you
  • Cat Stevens – Father & son
  • Iron Maiden – Fear of the dark
  • Guano Apes – Quietly
  • Muse – Super massive blackhole
  • Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
  • Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
  • Foo Fighters – Best of you
  • Johnny Cash – I walk the line
  • Pixies – Where is my mind
  • Billy Idol – Dancing with myself
  • Coolio – Gangster’s paradise
  • Live – Run to the water
  • Placebo – Bitterend
  • Placebo – Every you, every me
  • Prodigy – Firestarter
  • A-ha – Take on me
  • Crash test dummies – Mmmm mmm mmm mmm
  • Hole – Celebrity skin
  • Pearl Jam – Last kiss
  • Pearl Jam – Better man
  • Good Charlotte – The river
  • Nancy Sinatra – Bang bang
  • Tenacious D – Tribute
  • Blink 182 – Miss you
  • Tracy Chapman – Fast car
  • Avenged Sevenfold – Seize the day
  • HIM – Killing loneliness
  • Damien Rice – The blower’s daughter
  • Peter Gabriel – The book of love
  • System of a Down – Chop Suey
  • Lifehouse – You & Me
  • Gisela Theisen – O mio babbino caro (Puccini)
  • Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
  • Bullet for my Valentine – Tears don’t fall
  • Slipknot – Vermillion Pt.2
  • Disturbed – Down with the sickness
  • Silverchair – Miss you love
  • Bee Gees – I started a joke
  • Rodrigues – Sugarman


I have probably missed quite a few, so I will likely add on… 🙂


Before I forget..

I just realised something else I want to get while on my trip.

  • All the available soundtracks from the Twilight franchise (don’t judge me, the music is really good)
  • I must remember to print out all my lists of things to do, and buy and pack.

On a completely unrelated side note: Kristin Stewart really should not have gotten the part of Bella. She’s not really talented. But also, Bella is a really weak and pathetic heroine. Not a great example for the teens and tweens of today. But hey, I’m just saying. And I will admit that I have read all the books, and seen the first two films. It’s easy to get absorbed in a fantasy.

Much Love (I’m too lazy to do a heart now) ❤