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Someone started a thread about perfect movies. (Original Post) rownesheck Sep 2019 OP
"Ripple" by the Dead or "Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve underpants Sep 2019 #1
Here are a few: volstork Sep 2019 #2
Glen Campbell's DUgosh Sep 2019 #3
+++ The Polack MSgt Sep 2019 #14
The Urge for Going (Tom Rush), Wasn't Born to Follow (Byrds), 50 Shades Of Blue Sep 2019 #4
"For a Spanish Guitar" by Gene Clark is my favorite song of all time, without reservation. Hoyt Sep 2019 #5
"Cemet'ry Gates," The Smiths shenmue Sep 2019 #6
"Take This Waltz", Leonard Cohen OilemFirchen Sep 2019 #7
Accidents Cartoonist Sep 2019 #8
any song from Miles Davis Kind of Blue NRaleighLiberal Sep 2019 #9
Three come to mind when you say perfect: world wide wally Sep 2019 #10
Here's a few Bob Loblaw Sep 2019 #11
"Box of Rain" by The Grateful Dead... GReedDiamond Sep 2019 #12
Patsy Cline had a perfect sad country song The Polack MSgt Sep 2019 #13


(5,414 posts)
2. Here are a few:
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 11:24 AM
Sep 2019

Graceland-- Paul Simon
Baba O'Riley-- The Who
Solsbury Hill-- Peter Gabriel
The Man That Got Away-- Judy Garland
Half a World Away-- REM
Ticket to Ride-- The Beatles

50 Shades Of Blue

(10,390 posts)
4. The Urge for Going (Tom Rush), Wasn't Born to Follow (Byrds),
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 11:30 AM
Sep 2019

To Try for the Sun (Donovan), Book of Days (Enya), Under Pressure (Queen/Bowie), Then Heavy People (Kate Bush), Tears (Chameleons). I'll stop there.



(54,770 posts)
5. "For a Spanish Guitar" by Gene Clark is my favorite song of all time, without reservation.
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 11:34 AM
Sep 2019

The whole song is prefect, but these two verses are just perfect:

And the laughter of children employed
By the fantasies not yet destroyed
By the dogmas of those they avoid
Knowing not what they are

Just to laugh through the columns of trees
To soar like a seagull in breeze
To stand in the rain if you please
Or to never be found

According to Rolling Stone:

It's been widely reported that Bob Dylan had this to say about "For a Spanish Guitar," arguably Gene Clark's greatest effort: &quot It's) something I or anybody else would have been proud to have written."

Against gracefully descending guitar chords, Clark distills Dylan's poetic mysticism down to its emotional essence. In the song, he examines the troubadour's plight: his or her effort to draw in the great wide world of beggars, laughing children and seagulls, and to render that world in song and strings. Clark muses, as best he can, that "the answers they cannot explain/ pulsate from my soul through my brain/ in a Spanish guitar."


(7,353 posts)
8. Accidents
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 12:12 PM
Sep 2019

This song has it all.
Piano solo, guitar solo, unique lyrics about death and life, and musical styles both old and new.


(60,113 posts)
9. any song from Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 12:27 PM
Sep 2019

Pat Metheny composition The Way Up
Because, Something, Revolution, Here Comes the Sun...Beatles

world wide wally

(21,764 posts)
10. Three come to mind when you say perfect:
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 12:50 PM
Sep 2019

Perfect top 40 song : Maggie Mae by Rod Stewart
Perfect feel good song: Jessica by The Allman Brothers
Perfect cry in your beer song: Love in Vain by The Rolling Stones

Bob Loblaw

(1,900 posts)
11. Here's a few
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:00 PM
Sep 2019

"Into the Mystic" Van Morrison
"Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" Crosby, Stills & Nash
"Seven Little Indians" John Hiatt
"Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore"
John Prine
"Sweet Dreams" Patsy Cline


(5,331 posts)
12. "Box of Rain" by The Grateful Dead...
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 02:47 PM
Sep 2019

...and as already mentioned above "Wichita Lineman" by Glen Campbell.

The Polack MSgt

(13,267 posts)
13. Patsy Cline had a perfect sad country song
Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:10 PM
Sep 2019

I fall to pieces

Lou Rawls cut a perfect 60s blues soaked soul crooner

I have several other candidates, but these 2 songs are so exactly the archetypical versions of that music
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