The Water Cooler – Your Favorite Song

June 5, 2014 12:10 pm · 134 comments

The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it!

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon!

Today’s question:

What’s your favorite song of all time?

Talk about it.

Brinke June 5, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Along Comes Mary- The Association

Bruce Dickinson June 5, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast

Gideon June 5, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Hotel California.
Cats in the Craddle.

Just me 2 June 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

American Pie by Don McLean

Silva June 5, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

Erica June 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM

September- Earth Wind and Fire

Henry June 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM

My favorite song is The Trooper by Iron Maiden.
My vote for best song ever written is Yesterday, by the Beatles

My Favorite June 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM

“Softly, as I Leave You” is a popular Italian song composed by Giorgio Calabrese and Tony De Vita (1932–1998), translated into English by Hal Shaper.

Enfield303 June 5, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Don’t think I could narrow it down to just one. It depends on my mood. Maybe if I wanted to get amped up it would be Down the Line by Gary Moore.

BOOYAH! June 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Hands down, “Billy Don’t Be A Hero”

Triple Canopy June 5, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Iron Maiden – “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”

…a close second is Iron Maiden’s “To Tame A Land”

Up the Irons!

The Good Old Days June 5, 2014 at 12:35 PM

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

mutts June 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Blueberry Hill.

Barbara June 5, 2014 at 12:38 PM

You are the wind beneath my wings. I am sure it was written for my Mother-In-Law and I told her so. RIP in peace Mom.

Connie Dobbs June 5, 2014 at 12:44 PM

“Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian” by John Prine and “Things We Like To Do” by NRBQ.

marinemom June 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Anything by Creedence Clearwater Revival , The Eagles or George Strait.

What security June 5, 2014 at 12:49 PM


Old McDonald had a farm….


Anon June 5, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Couldn’t possibly pick only one but I’ll limit it to five:

Let’s Get It On & Mercy, Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye
Let’s Stay Together- Al Green
Imagine- John Lennon
Three Little Birds- Bob Marley

Anon June 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Thunder Road by the Boss

CereBellum June 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Tough one, as there are so many good songs out there.
Don’t Fear the Reaper — Blue Oyster Cult
On the Turning Away — Pink Floyd

Rob Halford June 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM
Iphone or die June 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM

F the police- N.W.A
Cop killer- ice t

Mark June 5, 2014 at 1:17 PM

July you’re a Woman, John Stewart

Totes Magotes June 5, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Couldn’t even try to pick just one! Love many of those spoken for above…there are so many genres, so many periods it’s making my head hurt in an effort to think of top 20… Wish You Were Here / Pink Floyd…..
Moondance / Van Morrison….Let’s Stay Together / Al Green….Sea of Love / Honeydrippers….Hero / Foo Fighters….Slit Skirts…Pete Townsend….sheesh!

Anastasia June 5, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Piano Man-Billy Joel
We didnt start the fire-Billy Joel
Sad Eyes-?

Dorothy June 5, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Anyone remember “Smoke, Smoke, that cigarette” by Phil Harris?

Nuttsie the Nutter June 5, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Skinny Marink [from the Elephant Show] and Over the Rainbow

chris June 5, 2014 at 1:36 PM

The Tragically Hip’s Bobcaygeon. Probably unknown to most people in the US, but means the most to me, also my all time favorite song. It came on the radio in Toronto in 2004 a little after 9 AM after I just left my now wife’s house and is exactly what is in the song. So strange. One of those things some people say proves your soul mates etc only you see and others roll their eyes at you.. lol, but still, doesn’t matter to me. And what is really important. Above anything else. Is my wife. Check it out, it is a beautiful song I think in it’s own right, and this beats out a ton of other great songs I love, ( I love you Becky )

Amazing Grace June 5, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.

Pegasus June 5, 2014 at 1:42 PM

GOD Bless America.

oldman June 5, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole

Butch June 5, 2014 at 1:53 PM

I am Woman 😉

Mr. Pink June 5, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Impossible question.

Antler June 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM

My favorite is not always the same. It depends on what mood I’m in…..or sometimes on what mood I wish I were in.

The one which makes me feel happiest is..

I Got a Line on You June 5, 2014 at 1:59 PM
jtkatec June 5, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Danny Boy

Incognito June 5, 2014 at 2:11 PM

When You Say Nothing at All – by Keith Whitley

Class of 90 CVHS June 5, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw – jimmy buffet

Cuzzzzzz........ June 5, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Amanda – Waylon Jennings
Stuck in the Middle With You – Steelers Wheel
Words – The Monkees
Juat You and I – Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle

gimli June 5, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Buddy Holly

Lunch Lady June 5, 2014 at 2:21 PM

HAPPY! by Pharrell Williams. Because I am! yes there are many other songs that are good. But this is so uplifting and just Happy!

anon666 June 5, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Currently one of these two:
Goatwhore – Apocalyptic Havoc
Amon Amarth – War of the Gods

TuneMeister June 5, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Casino – Acoustic Alchemy

Cuzzzzzz........ June 5, 2014 at 2:23 PM

oopss…….fix typo on #39……..Meant Just You and I.

Nate Nice June 5, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Portishead – Glory Box

At the moment anyway; it changes from hour to hour if not minute to minute!

dilligafman June 5, 2014 at 2:49 PM

IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA!!!! Iron Butterfly..

Concordejet June 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Song: “I love Claycord” Singer by Mayor

Don June 5, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Any tune from Joe Bonamassa…a guitar great. Only one even close…Robin Trower.

Cowellian June 5, 2014 at 3:14 PM
Mrs. Grundy June 5, 2014 at 3:19 PM

“Turn Of The Century” by Yes

Glen June 5, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Green Grass And High Tides Forever
Out On The Tiles
The Music Must Change

Stewart June 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM

I agree with Cowellian.

In my very humble opinion, Beethoven’s 9th was the most beautiful piece of music ever written.

(Technically not a “song”, but whatever.)

Elwood June 5, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Grandma Got Runned Over By A Reindeer!

John Davis June 5, 2014 at 3:31 PM

‘It’s raining men’ by The Weather Girls
‘Ring my bell’ Anita Ward

anonanonagain June 5, 2014 at 3:31 PM

So many classics to choose from. Difficult decision.
I really love Ulrich Schnauss and this amazing song. The song is used as the background music while cruising in a KTM X-Bow through the beautiful backroads of Germany. It’s called Monday Paracetamol. Check it out and drift away……..

JLG June 5, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Calcutta blues by Champion Jack Dupree from the Raw blues album. supported by John mayall and Eric Clapton.!/search?q=Champion+Jack+Dupree+Calcutta+blues

J. June 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

edna June 5, 2014 at 3:51 PM

This sure gives a clue as to the age groups that contribute to this site.

annon June 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM

You got that loving feeling.

Emmet June 5, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Everything Is Awesome!
by Mr. Business

Dave June 5, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Too many songs. Name an artist, and I can name a couple favorite songs of each singer or group… But for now, my wedding song “On the Wings of Love”, Jeffery Osbourne

Querty June 5, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Anything Doobie Brothers!

Mark June 5, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Outlaws, Zeppelin, Who – I like that Glen. My favorite is Wish You Were Here.

Ms. Andrews June 5, 2014 at 4:33 PM

None other than… Edelweiss!

At this particular moment June 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Somewhere over the rainbow.

But the Spirit response made me thing of Ridgetop by Jesse Colin Young…

Dave Murray June 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM

phantom of the opera or revalations… both by iron maiden

Well.. June 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Anything by George Strait!!!

Barge June 5, 2014 at 5:14 PM

AC-DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

Kelly Anne June 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Believe in me & run for the roses by Dan Folgerberg. You may want to listen too Run for the roses this week since our California Chrome is going for the triple crown this Saturday. It’s a beautiful song…

uh oh June 5, 2014 at 5:29 PM

Too $hort
Dope fiend beat

Almost anything June 5, 2014 at 5:38 PM

by Five Finger Death Punch. Or maybe “Friday” by Rebecca Black.

Atticus Thraxx June 5, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Like many I can’t really give one answer. But ‘Taps’ played at a funeral makes me lose it every time. Like a little girl. I don’t have to even know the person. If the intent of music is to have emotional impact….there ya go.

Tom June 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Hey Jude-Beatles. My wife’s name is Judy.

Aspirin June 5, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Ghost Riders In The Sky. Sung by Vaughn Monroe.

Larrabee June 5, 2014 at 6:34 PM

I’ve always liked surf music,…

Whatever June 5, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Learning to Fly — Pink Floyd

RealityCheck June 5, 2014 at 7:09 PM

The Rainbow Connection.
I cry every time I hear it.
Yes, I am apparently a wimp.

SuckerForRug June 5, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Achilles Last Stand

Robert June 5, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Gotta agree with Springsteen’s Thunder Road. But if I only had one song on a deserted island, I’d want Jungleland.

Adrian Smith June 5, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Hallowed Be Thy Name by IRON MAIDEN

Feeling Stressed June 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Dream On-Aerosmith

Mr.Clean June 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM

“No Sugar Tonight” The Guess Who.

Shelly June 5, 2014 at 8:14 PM

Uh, yes Dorothy, I do!

Road King Terry June 5, 2014 at 8:17 PM

Stairway to Heaven…

Kelly Anne June 5, 2014 at 8:26 PM

# 73 (tom) my daughter in laws father died a few months after she married my son, they just had a boy a year ago and named him
‘Hensley Jude Ray’. She remembered hearing that song hey Jude growing up & wanted a memory of him.

My pick June 5, 2014 at 8:27 PM

“RIPPLE”, sung by Jerry Garcia and the
Grateful Dead, in any of it’s many reprises.
“We are every where!”.

Marianne June 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM

More than a feeling.

Rod Stewart June 5, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Maggie May

Eddie Spaghetti June 5, 2014 at 8:39 PM

The Night the Lights Went Out in Claycord

Suzanne June 5, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Hotel California…

Ancient Mariner June 5, 2014 at 9:05 PM

“Canon in D Major” by Pachelbel (OK not a song – no lyrics).
“Estimated Prophet” by the Grateful Dead (the exclamation “California!” is stirring – never paid much attention to the other lyrics – don’t know them).
“Dixie” sung slowly and mournfully.

Ancient Mariner June 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Also Brother Iz’s rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World” – he get’s the lyrics mixed up, but it’s still beautiful.

@Connie Dobbs June 5, 2014 at 9:24 PM

An NRBQ fan? I am impressed! I think you just threw me for a loop.

It’s too hard to narrow it down, but lately I have been getting in to Mirage by Santana.

Sgt. Turdy June 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM
Dr. Jellyfinger® June 5, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Little Richard “Heeby Jeebies”

Bill June 5, 2014 at 9:42 PM

“Country Roads” by John Denver
“Centerfield” by John Fogerty

Antler June 5, 2014 at 10:08 PM

And if I am lonely…
“Somewhere Out There”
from An American Tale. (Or did they spell it “Tail” because of the mice in the movie?)

Lari June 5, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Hate this question, as there’s just no way to pick one.

“Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” by the Stones always makes me happy, but’s not my favorite of all time. That’s just too impossible for me to choose one. It’s fun reading others’ responses, though.

Adolfo Schmootz June 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Connie Dobbs June 5, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Everyone’s an NRBQ fan, they just don’t all realize it.

Barney Frank June 5, 2014 at 11:17 PM

“Hurts So Good” by John Cougar
(Sometimes love don’t feel like it should!”)

mmm June 5, 2014 at 11:33 PM

Amazing Grace performed by massed Pipe and Drum Corps. Like Atticus says, it’s about emotion. An open field with hundreds of musicians and this song definitely takes one out of this world for a few moments.

Laura Zah June 5, 2014 at 11:39 PM

“Voodoo” by Godsmack I swear Hillary Clinton is in this one.

flapjak June 5, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Snaggle tooth by MOTORHEAD!

P June 6, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Let it Be

ClayDen June 6, 2014 at 12:05 AM

How about four:
Beginnings – Chicago
Freedom – Sons of Champlin
I’m A Man – either Spencer Davis Group or Chicago
Truckin’ – Grateful Dead

Best album of all time: Chicago Transit Authority (note that it includes my first and third selections above)

DLB June 6, 2014 at 3:36 AM

In this Life by Collin Ray. In this Life I was Loved by You…

Jolly18 June 6, 2014 at 6:18 AM

My Way…………RIP dad

John Locker June 6, 2014 at 7:32 AM

+2 on Amazing Grace

I'm just saying.... June 6, 2014 at 7:36 AM

I like anything but RAP music. RAP music is not really music, it’s born out of anger.

Ms. Jean June 6, 2014 at 7:39 AM

The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin

lovemusic June 6, 2014 at 7:56 AM

I have a few favorites–

I like the IZ version of: What a wonderful world and somewhere over the rainbow–he ran them together and it’s beautiful. His mellow voice and the ukelele–beautiful.

Stevie Nicks: Landslide

Beatles: While my guitar gentle weeps.

Don Maclean: Miss American Pie; Vincent (Stary stary night)

Abba; fernando

Puccini: Caro Bambino Mio

Hallelujah Chorus

Ave Maria

Fritzhugh Ludlow June 6, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Blue Oyster Cult- “Burning for You”.

Mac June 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM

The story of my life…. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Orig. SFer June 6, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Anything that Johnny Mathis sings.

@ Mac #113 June 6, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Do you know the story behind the title Dirty Deeds Done Dirty Cheap??

Angus Young loved watching the Beany and Cecil show as a kid. The villian on the the show was Dishonest John. DJ (as he was often refered to) carried a business card that states “Dirty deeds done dirt cheap. Holidays, Sundays and special rates”

Lori June 6, 2014 at 9:41 AM

You all just gave away your ages 🙂 Way to many to pick from, I have failed at this question.

The Closer June 6, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Michael Nesmiths “Joanne”.

anon June 6, 2014 at 11:04 AM

way, way too many cant even numerate
ROCKY MT. WAY, JOE WALSH. the sound is good here ,but it’s the geezer version. i still am not convinced he ever abused alcohol. so sad. but i love it when the old guys mix the band up. My bird thinks this is cool as well.
and how the vocals should sound , although not a good quality here. must listen to loud with good stereo in a convertable/jeep cruising.

by the way this dvd is awesome. wasnt a big fan until this dvd. always love freddie’s vocal range.. I’m always up after listening to that.

WHITE N NERDY WEIRD AL. he really is quite a genius.
this song never fales to crack me up. ‘i’m nerdy in the extreme, i’m whiter than sour cream’. ‘holy cow i’m white n nerdy’is he not hilarious! got a gang problem in your area? try this.

i’ll be back with steely dan, traveling wilbury’s

anon June 6, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Mayor, another fun one is doing popular songs that you never want to hear again. let’s do that next time. don’t get me started.

Mac June 6, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Good knowledge # 116

Silva June 6, 2014 at 4:40 PM

#116, That’s hysterical!

Seiko shinohara June 6, 2014 at 5:03 PM
Yesfan June 6, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Awaken by Yes, my favorite song by my favorite band.

anon June 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Yes is coming soon. Yes? around 1980 started to listen to them.
steely dan is coming as well. genius.

Missy June 6, 2014 at 10:02 PM


Woody Allen June 6, 2014 at 10:29 PM

From Deep Purple, “My Woman From Tokyo”. No, I mean it. Really a great song & not just because I’m weird for Asian girls.

Eric C. June 6, 2014 at 10:43 PM
anon June 6, 2014 at 11:09 PM

‘Guess what. I got a fever. And the only prescription is more cowbell!’ I gotta have more cowbell baby!
After this skit i saw the song in a whole new light.

anon June 6, 2014 at 11:09 PM
anon June 6, 2014 at 11:22 PM

oh i just remembered, i bet this will go on the least fav. for some. but i love how she can belt it out. nobody can cover comes close for vocals.

Mac June 6, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Let`s stay together…. Al Green

I'm The Urban Spaceman June 6, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Oh, but of course…”I’m The Urban Spaceman” by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

Dr. Jellyfinger® June 7, 2014 at 12:59 AM

“Dr. Jellyfinger” by The Eliminators

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