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"Cool" Songs
« on: August 21, 2008, 09:12:55 PM »
This is a thread dedicated to songs that are just "cool".  Cool in the sense that they make you think the artist didn't even have to try to be cool.  They just are cool. 

Examples:

"When Smokey Sings" by ABC

Not only is it a cool song by itself, but it's all about giving props to someone else who's cool, which is a very cool thing to do.

"In With The 'In' Crowd" as performed by Dobie Gray

Never before or since has a song made the idea of being popular seem so cool.  It seems, to me, to really be saying, "Yeah, we're popular.  But if you mess with us, we'll f--- you up!" 
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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 09:36:08 PM »
"Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top. Actually, anything by ZZ Top. This is a band that made a cool song about TV dinners.



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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 06:48:05 AM »

Every song in The Ramones catalog.

And furthermore, The Riverdales catalog.

Coolness, personified.
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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 07:01:24 AM »
Here a re a few I did

Sympathy for the Devil - The Stones

Transylvanian Concubine - Rasputina

The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff

I Walk On Guilded Splinters - Dr. John

I Chase The Devil - Max Romeo and the Upsetters

Low Place Like Home - Sneaker Pimps

Inbetweener - Sleeper

God Show Me Magic - Super Furry Animals










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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 09:18:59 AM »
Any any anything by The Replacements.
"I'm Your Man" by Leonard Cohen
"Imitosis" by Andrew Bird
"Never Tear Us Apart" by INXS

And maybe it doesn't fit, but "Trust In Me" by Etta James is just such a "cool" song to me, which is strange considering how emotional it is. 




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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 09:52:26 AM »
Say it Ain't So - Weezer

Til the End - The Living End

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Carry on My Wayward Son - Kansas

Wish you were Here - Pink Floyd


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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 10:21:24 AM »
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Just a few that came off the top of my head...

"Here Comes Your Man" - Pixies

"Suffragette City" - David Bowie

"I'm Waiting for the Man" - Velvet Underground

"Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield

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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2008, 09:45:46 AM »
"Lido Shuffle" by Boz Scaggs
"Such A Groovy Guy" by "Weird Al" Yankovic
"Bitchin' Camaro" by The Dead Milkmen
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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2008, 09:46:37 AM »
"King of the Road" by Roger Miller
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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2008, 09:50:45 AM »
"Radar Love" by Golden Earring



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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2008, 11:56:41 AM »
Love Spreads - Stone Roses (which is so cool I might use a line from it as a avatar caption at some point, oh looky there).


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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2008, 03:57:53 PM »

Shelter by rolling stone
out of my head by fastball
any song by the carpenters that had Karen on drums
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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2008, 07:13:43 PM »
Anything by The Supersuckers or Rocket from the Crypt.


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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2008, 07:16:02 PM »
Oh yeah On A Rope is excellent
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Another cool song

Bales of Cocaine by the Reverend Horton Heat
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Re: "Cool" Songs
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2008, 09:40:08 PM »
"Radar Love" by Golden Earring

OOh thats a good one...I actually hear that without fail every time I enter a Buffalo Wild Wings.