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Title: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: daltysmilth on June 01, 2008, 06:02:11 PM
What would you say are the best rock/pop songs wherein the piano is a prominent instrument?  Specifically, I'm thinking of songs that, in addition to being rock/pop songs, have very impressive and complicated sounding piano arrangements.  Such as "Prelude/Angry Young Man" and "Root Beer Rag" by Billy Joel, "Mess" and "The Ascent Of Stan" by Ben Folds (Five), and pretty much anything by Elton John.
Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: mrbasehart on June 01, 2008, 06:04:15 PM
Yes, Tiny Dancer by Elton John is a bloody great song.  I also quite like Marc Cohn's Walking in Memphis.
Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 01, 2008, 07:52:47 PM
If you're going with Ben Folds, I've always been partial to the first Ben Folds Five album.  Alice Childress and Philosophy are my two favorite tracks from that.
Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 01, 2008, 08:33:15 PM
Joe Jackson's Steppin' Out is pretty goddamned catchy. I also like Ben Folds Five's Underground and Jackson Cannery, Fiona Apple's Shadowboxer & Sleep To Dream, and Radiohead's You & Whose Army?
Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: anais.jude on June 02, 2008, 07:46:26 AM
COME ON! Hoe can anybody forget Clocks by Coldplay
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Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 02, 2008, 10:08:16 AM
Anything by Jerry Lee Lewis...

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(and why hasn't this been Rifftrax'd?)

...and "Just the Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby (which any video I could find has been "removed due to copywrite infringment").
Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 03, 2008, 07:47:20 PM
Tori:

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Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: Edward J Grug III on June 05, 2008, 06:41:46 PM
Gotta Get in (All The Bitches) - The Facist Fair Go Party

http://www.mediafire.com/?vrtzbjxz3n9

The Whole Album:

http://www.mediafire.com/?fjhn2b4yxam

Track list behind a cut (mostly because it is pretty offensive):
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The video clip for Chicken Milk (not a piano pop song at all):
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Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: nedthenanite on June 09, 2008, 12:55:18 PM
steely dan's 'home at last' from aja(1977)
Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: Fortis on June 09, 2008, 01:25:38 PM
This is my favorite genre of music so here you go...you want impressive piano eh?

Ben Folds: Philosophy (my sister got the sheet music for this song, and it only shows the first few measures, the rest is just an explanation on how he played it and what key he is in, because there are too many notes to put on a page in this song)
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Ben Folds: Rockin' The Suburbs
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Ben Folds: Such Great Heights (cover) Skip to 4:00 minutes of this song to hear some crazy synth going on
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Ben Folds: Army (I love this song live more than you hear it on the cd)
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Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: a pretty girl is like on June 12, 2008, 09:13:29 PM
As much as I like Elton John, this particular cover is now the definitive version for me.

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Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: Doktor Sleepless on June 25, 2008, 12:02:11 AM
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I win!
Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: Courtney on June 25, 2008, 11:47:08 AM
Ben Folds: Army (I love this song live more than you hear it on the cd)
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Nothing is more fun than going to a Ben Folds concert, and nothing is more fun at a Ben Folds concert than participating in this song.  (and "Not the Same" of course.)

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Title: Re: The Best Piano Pop Songs
Post by: anais.jude on June 25, 2008, 06:46:19 PM
I like "Song for the Dumped" by Ben Folds Five.

and my fave lyric

"Give me my money back
Give me my money back
You Bitch"


Oh, i have felt that soo many times!