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Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  Nadine on Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:20 pm

I was just browsing around the forum, and noticed the classic poll about your favourite Ben Harper album.. But there's no favorite song topic yet! I know picking a favorite BH song is incredibly hard to do, so allright, I'll make it a top 5 Wink

Here's mine (after long, long consideration):
1. The Will To Live
2. Woman in You
3. Walk Away
4. Please Bleed (the Live From Mars version)
5. Picture of Jesus, featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama on the Live At the Apollo Theatre album

I have the feeling that I'm sooo forgetting some crucial songs..
But what's your top 5?
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Re: Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  MOJO the Moderator on Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:22 pm

Sooooooo tough!

I'll go off the top of my head right now, but I'm sure I'll think of others soon and be kicking myself (or back to post again).

1. AMEN OMEN (without a doubt)
The rest are in no particular order:

-Roses From My Friends (Live from Mars)
-Woman in You
-I Will Not Be Broken
-Forgiven
-I Shall Not Walk Alone (with Blind Boys, studio version on P+P dvd bonus features)
-Skin Thin
-Show Me a Little Shame
-Suzie Blue
-Cryin' Won't Help You Now

I know a listed a few too many... but I did single out a number 1.
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Re: Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  Nadine on Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:24 am

Aww mann.. I totally forgot Glory & Consequence!! So I'll sneak that in as number 2,5 ^^
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Re: Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  Diamonds on Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:37 pm

I didn't realize how hard it would be to choose my favorte titles. I imagine this list is constantly changing, but if I had to choose right now I would pick these:

God Fearing Man
Breakin' Down
The Will To Live
Serve Your Soul
Amen Omen

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It's tough !

Post  Laurent on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:36 am

After a quick consideration (my top 3 is engraved in my brain)

1. The Woman In You (the video live version on benharper.net) (I've never seen this song live...it's a true regret.
2. Keep it Together (the Printemps de Bourges version) (I have been waiting for this type of song from BH for so long)
3. Number 3 (Live from Mars version) This one made me love the man !

For 4 and 5, I would say The Power of Gospel (Live from Mars version) and Forgiven (Live from Mars version)

Sexual Healing and You Should Have Come To Me are fighting to enter the top 5. But it's a top 5 or else it would have been a top 100.

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Re: Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  Nadine on Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:16 pm

Laurent wrote:1. The Woman In You (the video live version on benharper.net) (I've never seen this song live...it's a true regret.

I had the privilege to enjoy a great version of the woman in you in Amsterdam, 2008. Hope you get to hear that song live someday!

From that same concert, I would like to sneak in another song in my top 5 'Where could I go'! So brilliant, from a capella to an outburst of music! Maybe this could be a whole new threat, top 5 live songs..?
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Re: Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  MOJO the Moderator on Thu Dec 09, 2010 8:00 pm

Oh yeah.... Where Could I Go is not a favorite song, but it is DEFINITELY a top 5 live song. It was one of the most moving, most special musical moments in my life. I was 10 feet away when he sang a Capella.

I didn't film this, but this is from that night. I've heard many, many live versions of this song, and I think this is the best one. Soooo lucky to have been there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntr0aB5R2AQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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Re: Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  SOLAT319 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:29 am

Wow! I didn't get a chance to visit for a few days and look what I have been missing!
Like all of you already mentioned, it is extremely hard to choose top 5 almost impossible. But here, I'll give it a try:
I'd like to note though that this is just Ben and Innocent Criminals. Because if I try to include anything else, I know I wouldn't be able to choose! Very Happy

5. Like a King
4. Another Lonely Day
3. Faded
2. Please Bleed
1. My Own Two Hands

But seriously, this is like choosing among your children....it just doesn't feel right. With that said, I will go ahead and mention BETTER WAY here as well Smile


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Re: Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  SOLAT319 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:34 am

See, I feel bad already for not mentioning Diamonds on the inside and Burn One Down...Also, I love his cover of Use Me by Bill Whiters. Not to mention his most wonderful contribution in this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcxzIY3GpZw
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Re: Another 'classic' topic: Favorite Songs!

Post  SOLAT319 on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:37 am

MOJO the Moderator wrote:Oh yeah.... Where Could I Go is not a favorite song, but it is DEFINITELY a top 5 live song. It was one of the most moving, most special musical moments in my life. I was 10 feet away when he sang a Capella.

I didn't film this, but this is from that night. I've heard many, many live versions of this song, and I think this is the best one. Soooo lucky to have been there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntr0aB5R2AQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player

this is INCREDIBLE! Anytime he does a song a capella, he just melts me to the floor! Was lucky enough to witness that a few times and I can't even find words to describe the feeling.
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favourite BH songs

Post  aski on Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:59 pm

1. Two Hands Of A Prayer
2. Touch From Your Lust
3. The Woman In You
4. Amen Omen
5. God Fearing Man
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