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A New Game

cpMaia likes to come up with fun games you can play with your friends. Her latest inspired me to come up with one of my own.

Everyone who plays has to come up with three (3) songs they wish they had written. I hope those of you who aren't musicians play along as well.

I'll start:

  • Paranoid Android, Radiohead
    Divine roller-coaster vocals along with some out-of-this-world guitar work.

  • With Or Without You, U2
    Simplicity and restraint elevate what could have been a late-80's power ballad to classic status.

  • Comfortably Numb, Pink Floyd
    2 of the greatest guitar solos of all time.

  • Comments

    Anonymous said…
    Yesterday, The Beatles -- because it's a good song, but mostly because it's a royalty windfall.

    Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer -- So my work would live on in annoying immortality for centuries.

    Rock and Roll All Night, Kiss -- because it kicks ass.
    Maia said…
    All right! Welcome to the party game bandwagon. This is going to take some serious thought. I'll be back.
    Stairway to Heaven, Led Zepplin - enough said.

    Come Together, The beatles - a great song and how can you not want a song that so many others want to/try to cover.

    Under Pressure, David Bowie & Queen - because Vanilla Ice DID NOT steal the lick for Ice Ice baby.
    Maia said…
    Okay, got 'em. I think.

    "At Seventeen," Janis Ian. Man, that song rips my heart out every single time. Especially the line, "a brown-eyed girl in hand-me-downs/whose name I never could pronounce."

    "Black Dog," Led Zeppelin. I wish I'd written it and I wish I could play like that.

    "Bohemian Rhapsody," Queen. Partly because I like the song. Partly because I wish I was the kind of genius who'd realize that people would love such an unlikely piece of music. And partly because if I'd written it, I'd have some kind of clue as to what it means.
    Maia said…
    Okay, spooky... I totally almost said "Under Pressure"...
    Zach Pennington said…
    I like all these answers. "Black Dog" contains not one, but two great riffs. I was so happy the day I finally managed to play the first one with 70% accuracy, which just means that if someone heard me playing it, they'd know what it was.
    Maia said…
    I also wish I'd written "Patience," by Guns N' Roses. See why I'm not good at these games? I can't narrow it down! I get distracted! Too... much... music...
    Zach Pennington said…
    Yeah, that's what makes if fun, though. If the game was to list all the songs you or I wish we had written we'd be here a very. long. time.

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