<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Music Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//music http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//music <![CDATA[Albums: 1978]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/albums-1978/ocdlistmaker

My favourite albums of the year 1978

Albums: 1978, music, albums,


Stained Class

The Kick Inside

The Man-Machine

The Scream

Van Halen

After the Heat

Every 1's a Winner

Real Life

Killing Machine

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:51:26 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/albums-1978/ocdlistmaker
<![CDATA[Rock and Pop Musicians who Have a PhD]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rock-and-pop-musicians-who-have-a-phd/stardustmania

You have probably heard of the line “We don’t need no education” by Pink Floyd. Apparently though, not all of their fellow musicians agree with this statement. Defying the stereotypes of theA 'stupid rocker', 'brainless pop star' and 'dumb punk', these musicians took their formal education seriously - at least for while!

Rock and Pop Musicians who Have a PhD,

Brian May

Greg Graffin

Milo Aukerman

Sterling Morrison

Peter Lennodo

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:51:33 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/rock-and-pop-musicians-who-have-a-phd/stardustmania
<![CDATA[Best Bands/Artists That Sometimes Are Known by a Different Name]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-that-sometimes-are-known-by-a-different-name/nvg-nick

Best Bands/Artists That Sometimes Are Known by a Different Name,

Billy Joel

AKA: The Piano Man

Electric Light Orchestra


Elvis Presley

AKA: The King of Rock & Roll

Led Zeppelin

AKA: Zeppelin


AKA: The Queen of Pop

Michael Jackson

AKA: The King of Pop


AKA: The Artist Formally Known as Prince, Prince and The New Power Generation, The Revolution

The Beatles

AKA: The Fab Four


AKA: The Dukes of Stratosphere

One Direction


Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:41:44 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-that-sometimes-are-known-by-a-different-name/nvg-nick
<![CDATA[The Greatest French Male Singers Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-french-male-singers-ever/rogerramos

The greatest, not necessarily the ones who singer better, or have the most beatiful voices. Vote for the singers you like the most. Consider their styles, voices, influence, popularity, creativity, persona, etc...

The Greatest French Male Singers Ever,

Charles Aznavour

Francis Cabrel

Georges Brassens

Jacques Dutronc

Joe Dassin

Michel Polnareff

Michel Sardou

Serge Gainsbourg

Tino Rossi

Michel Delpech

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 03:41:25 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-french-male-singers-ever/rogerramos
<![CDATA[Top 119 Metallica Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-119-metallica-songs/taghi_7

Top 119 Metallica Songs,


Fade to Black

Enter Sandman

Ride the Lightning

The Four Horsemen

Master of Puppets

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Creeping Death

Am I Evil?

Turn the Page

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:10:15 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/top-119-metallica-songs/taghi_7
<![CDATA[The Best Songs About Christmas]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-about-christmas/martinaustin

What Are The Best Songs About Christmas that feature Christmas in the title only? 

The Best Songs About Christmas,

Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)

This Christmas

Christmas Wrapping

Merry Christmas Darling

Last Christmas

Blue Christmas

White Christmas

Christmas Time

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

Christmas in America

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:49:09 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-about-christmas/martinaustin
<![CDATA[The Best Albums of 1983]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-albums-of-1983/datrlykewlfreekinguymandood

Studio albums released in 1983, ranked from best to worst, by the fans (you!).


Vote up on the good albums, vote down on the bad ones...

The Best Albums of 1983,

Bark at the Moon


Piece of Mind

Show No Mercy

Speaking in Tongues

Texas Flood

Let's Dance



All of the Good Ones Are Taken

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 22:41:24 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-albums-of-1983/datrlykewlfreekinguymandood
<![CDATA[Best Bands with Alliterative Names]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-with-alliterative-names/nvg-nick

Best Bands with Alliterative Names,

Adam and The Ants

Beastie Boys

Cannibal Corpse

Culture Club

Derek and the Dominos

Duran Duran

Foo Fighters

The Beach Boys

The Ting Tings

American Authors

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:11:21 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-with-alliterative-names/nvg-nick
<![CDATA[Best Bands with One Word Names (No The)]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-with-one-word-names-_no-the_/nvg-nick

Best Bands with One Word Names (No The),











Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:11:23 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-with-one-word-names-_no-the_/nvg-nick
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Of Martyn Bailey]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-of-martyn-bailey/martinaustin

What Are The Best Songs Of British Singer Martyn Bailey?

The Best Songs Of Martyn Bailey,

Hunting High and Low by Jonteknik Ft Martyn Bailey

Martyn Bailey Dolls

Nonstop July by Jonteknik Ft. Martyn Bailey

Martyn Bailey - the Last Astronaut (album Version)

Martyn Bailey 'little Lie' (origin Mix)

Martyn Bailey - I Still Dream of Antarctica (demo Version)

Martyn Bailey - Red Sky Supernova

Martyn Bailey - Subject

Martyn Bailey - Panic in the Skies

Martyn Bailey the Sparrows and the Nightingales

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 02:11:23 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-of-martyn-bailey/martinaustin
<![CDATA[Best Electronic Performers in Live of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-electronic-performers-in-live-of-all-time/amir-hammoutene


Artists and music bands happen to perform their electronic performances in live (DJ sets, concert, ect...). Which are, in your opinion, the best artists and bands who have done the best performance in the past (music + visual).

Try to put aside performances on the radio , we are talking about lives in front of people.

Best Electronic Performers in Live of All Time,


Daft Punk

Fatboy Slim



The Chemical Brothers


Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:39:31 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-electronic-performers-in-live-of-all-time/amir-hammoutene
<![CDATA[The Best Kids Folk Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-kids-folk-songs/ranker-music

When it comes to the best kids folk songs, you need to know a minimum of three names: Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and Ella Jenkins. This trio of outstanding musicians made famous some of the top kids folk music ever created. They are sing-along tunes that are easy for children to pick up, and many of these will probably be familiar to you.

These children’s folk songs are iconic and memorable. Who doesn’t remember the words to “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain” or “Oh Susannah”? Plenty of these folk songs are not just for the kiddos, but they work well for younger listeners. The repetitive verses make for plenty of easy, fun group sing-alongs around campfires.

The vast majority of these famous kids folk songs are American, and many were written hundreds of years ago. The rich history of U.S. folk songs has allowed music teachers and camp counselors a wealth of good music to draw from. If you’re putting together a playlist, this kids’ folk songs list should help!

Watch the videos. Sing along, stomp your feet and clap your hands, and be sure to vote for your favorite folk songs for children.

The Best Kids Folk Songs,

Skip to My Lou

Froggie Went A-Courtin'


I Had a Rooster

Oh Susannah

Go Tell Aunt Rhody

She’ll Be Coming ’round the Mountain

I’ve Been Working on the Railroad

Polly Wolly Doodle

Home On the Range

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:09 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-kids-folk-songs/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Very Best Ragtime Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ragtime-songs/ranker-music

The best ragtime songs are those which capture the magic of the era. Ragtime’s golden era was from roughly 1899 to 1915, when it gave way to early jazz. Unlike jazz, ragtime wasn’t improvisational music at all. It was primarily composed for solo piano, though there are some guitar ragtime songs floating around.

This ragtime songs list includes some of the top ragtime songs of all time. You might recognize the names on here as well, like Scott Joplin, who is known as the “King of Ragtime.” You’ll find many of Joplin’s most popular works on this list, including “Maple Leaf Rag,” “The Entertainer” and “Pineapple Rag.” Other well-known musicians with famous ragtime songs include James Scott (“Frog Legs Rag”), Joseph Lamb (“Bohemia Rag”), Eubie Blake (“Charleston Rag”), and Jelly Roll Morton (“King Porter Stomp”).

If you’re just starting out with the history of ragtime, begin with Scott Joplin. His work is arguably unmatched by any other ragtime artist. Enjoy listening to Jelly Roll Morton’s tunes, and see if you can pick out the ways ragtime influenced his early jazz work. Fall in love with Fats Waller, Max Morath, and Leon Redbone. Above all, have fun with the genre's syncopated, “ragged” melodies.

Vote for your favorite good ragtime songs, and enjoy!

The Very Best Ragtime Songs,

The Baltimore Todolo

Mississippi Rag

Hello My Baby

Twelfth Street Rag

Top Liner Rag

Charleston Rag

The Entertainer

Maple Leaf Rag

King Porter Stomp

You’re Gonna Lose Your Gal

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:08 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ragtime-songs/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Hunting]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-hunting/ranker-music

Ah, the outdoor life. Country music fans know it well, even if they don’t actually live in the country. All they have to do is listen to one of these great country songs about hunters. These songs celebrate going out into the woods and tracking all manner of prey, including deer, duck, and doves. Before you hit the tree stand, grab these songs and make a great country hunting songs playlist!

When it comes to country songs about hunting, perhaps no one said it better than Hank Williams, Jr. in “A Country Boy Can Survive.” Since its release in 1982, this song has become an anthem for country fans everywhere – including hunters, who can “…skin a buck…and run a trout line” with ease.

Many country songs about going hunting are sentimental, too, as singers reminisce about spending time hunting with dads, granddads, sons, and daughters. Tracy Byrd’s “Mossy Oak Song (Pass it On)” is a prime example. In it, Byrd sings of his grandfather teaching him to love the land, and to pass it on for future generations. This list of country songs about going hunting also includes classics like “Shotgun Boogie” by Tennessee Ernie Ford, “Big Buck Fever” by Sam Moore and “Openin’ Day” by Rhett Akins and Dallas Davidson.

Hunt down your favorite songs on this list and vote ‘em up to the very top.

The Best Country Songs About Hunting,

Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin’ Bullets

A Country Boy Can Survive

Country Boy

Shotgun Boogie


Backwoods Boy

The Bird Hunters

Grandaddy’s Gun

Mossy Oak Song (Pass it On)

Openin’ Day

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:10 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-hunting/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-v3/stardustmania

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time,

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Herring

Jimmy Page

Paul Gilbert

Paul McCartney

Paul Weller

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Peter Lennodo

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:04:08 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-v3/stardustmania
<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-v2/stardustmania

The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time,

Angus Young

George Harrison

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

John Lennon

Lenny Kravitz

Mike Oldfield

Ritchie Blackmore

Tony Iommi

Peter Lennodo

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:50:20 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-greatest-guitarists-of-all-time-v2/stardustmania
<![CDATA[The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-blue-eyed-soul-songs/ranker-music

These blue-eyed soul songs are some of the best of all time, recorded and sung by some incredibly talented singers. But what, exactly, is blue-eyed soul? It’s traditionally soulful, R&B music performed by white musicians. Blue-eyed soul has been around since the '60s, and in the decades since has become a favorite sound for many iconic singers you’ll recognize. Some of these songs are more crossovers, blending genres like pop and rock. Others are bordering on folk tunes, and many of them are from the “easy listening” era of the 1970s.

No list of the best blue-eyed soul songs would be complete without tunes by The Righteous Brothers. In fact, a Philadelphia disc jockey is said to have coined the phrase “blue-eyed soul” when describing Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield’s music. But not all of the top blue-eyed soul songs are from decades gone by. There are also modern blue-eyed soul singers, including Sam Smith, Adele, and Justin Timberlake. All of them specialize in famous tunes that move the heart and the feet.

What is your favorite on this blue-eyed soul songs list? Vote up good tracks, vote down the ones that don’t really do it for you – just have fun watching the videos and making your decisions!

The Best Blue-Eyed Soul Songs,

Holding Back the Years

Nights on Broadway

Into the Mystic

She's Gone

Cry Me a River

Son of a Preacher Man

Bennie & The Jets

Stay With Me

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin

You are So Beautiful

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:08 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-blue-eyed-soul-songs/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Gospel Songs for Christmas]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-gospel-songs-for-christmas/ranker-music

It's the most wonderful – and musical – time of the year, and you’ll find plenty of excellent gospel songs for Christmas on this list. Whether you’re making an extensive playlist for your own pleasure, or for a holiday party, you may want to add some gospel music for Christmas cheer. Take a look here to find favorites, old and new.

Many of the songs on this list are considered gospel because of the specific singers or arrangements. Read on, and you’ll find a number of major artists singing beloved carols like “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” The First Noel” and others. With the gospel tone, these songs’ deeper meanings shine through.

Some of these gospel hymns for Christmas are perfectly appropriate for church services during the holidays. “Silent Night,” for example, would be lovely performed as gospel music for Christmas Eve, especially at a midnight mass. The same can be said for “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “Away in a Manger.”

Christmas gospel hymns are a wonderful way to worship and remember the meaning of the holiday itself. What is your top choice among these Christmas gospel songs? Be sure to vote for all your personal picks, and of course, feel free to vote down any of these that you don’t think fit the spirit of the season.

The Best Gospel Songs for Christmas,

O Holy Night

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Do You Hear What I Hear?

The First Noel

Go Tell It On the Mountain

O Come Let Us Adore Him

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Joy to the World

Silent Night

What Child is This

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:09 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-gospel-songs-for-christmas/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Singers I Don't Like Anymore/Won't Listen To Their Music Anymore]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/singers-i-don-and-_39_t-like-anymore-and-won-and-_39_t-listen-to-their-music-anymore/1473870273297

Singers still around that I just have started to not like and really just stopped listening to their songs or any songs that they are featured in.

Singers I Don't Like Anymore/Won't Listen To Their Music Anymore,

50 Cent

Chris Brown

Kanye West

Ray J


French Montana

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 02:11:18 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/singers-i-don-and-_39_t-like-anymore-and-won-and-_39_t-listen-to-their-music-anymore/1473870273297
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Of The Zac Brown Band]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-of-the-zac-brown-band/martinaustin

What Are The Best Songs Of The Zac Brown Band?

The Best Songs Of The Zac Brown Band,

Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried

Zac Brown Band - Keep Me in Mind

Zac Brown Band - Toes

Zac Brown Band - No Hurry

Zac Brown Band - Colder Weather

Zac Brown Band - Homegrown

Zac Brown Band - Loving You Easy

Zac Brown Band - "knee Deep" Feat. Jimmy Buffett

Zac Brown Band - Enter Sandman

Zac Brown Band - Goodbye in Her Eyes

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:31:32 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-of-the-zac-brown-band/martinaustin
<![CDATA[The 15 Most Annoyingly Catchy Songs in Disney Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/annoyingly-catchy-disney-songs/setareh-janda

Admit it: the best part of a Disney movie is the music. Some of the greatest modern songwriters - Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz, Elton John, and the Sherman Brothers, just to name a few - composed classic Disney songs that have moved, inspired, and thrilled generations of men, women, and children. Both in movies and theme parks, Disney music is, at its heart, show music: these songs are part of the storytelling, as they advance the plot, create atmosphere, and express the hopes, fears, and aspirations of memorable characters. Songs like "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Part of Your World," "Beauty and the Beast," and "A Whole New World" have had rich lives beyond the films that first introduced them, and they have earned their place in the great American songbook.

But not all Disney songs are created equal. While some Disney songs have earned accolades, Oscars, and Grammys, others are simply as forgettable as the films in which they debuted. Even worse, there are some songs that just aren't forgettable enough. These are the annoyingly catchy Disney songs that get stuck in your head. They are so memorable that they stay with you long after the song has ended. Whether it's a string of memorable rhymes or a melodic reprise, parts of these songs are earworms that slip into your mind and keep playing over and over, for days on end. From old and new movies, these annoying Disney songs have a way of overstaying their welcome.

The 15 Most Annoyingly Catchy Songs in Disney Movies,

Following the Leader (Peter Pan)
  • Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "We're following the leader, the leader, the leader, / we're following the leader wherever he may go."

The Circle of Life (The Lion King)
  • Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "But the sun rolling high / through the sapphire sky / keeps great and small on the endless round."

Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
  • Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "Do you want to build a snowman, / or ride our bikes around the halls? / I think some company is overdue, / I've started talking to / the pictures on the walls!"

Heigh-Ho (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig in our mine / the whole day through."

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South)

Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah / zip-a-dee-ay / my, oh my, what a wonderful day!"

Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)
  • Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "Cruella de Vil, Cruella de Vil / if she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will / to see her is to take a sudden chill / Cruella, Cruella de Vil!"

I Just Can't Wait To Be King (The Lion King)
  • Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "No one saying, 'Do this,' / no one saying, 'Be there,' / no one saying, 'Stop that,' / no one saying, 'See here.'"

Prince Ali (Aladdin)

Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "Prince Ali, mighty is he / Ali Ababwa / strong as ten regular men, definitely."

A Girl Worth Fighting For (Mulan)
  • Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "Wish that I had / a girl worth fighting for."

Let It Go (Frozen)
  • Part You Wish You Could Never Hear Again: "Let it go, let it go / can't hold it back anymore."

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:41:40 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/annoyingly-catchy-disney-songs/setareh-janda
<![CDATA[The Greatest Honky-Tonk Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-honky-tonk-songs/ranker-music

Country music would not be complete without honky-tonk songs. They're part of the fabric of the genre itself. Just try to imagine a world without country songs about bars, bar fights, bar fights over women/men/anything at all. You probably can't, and that's a good thing. A great night at a honky-tonk bar deserves an equally memorable song about it.

Some of the best honky-tonk songs were made famous by country music royalty. Merle Haggard sang about his own honky-tonk, where he took up residence after a broken relationship in “Swinging Doors.” All he needed was a bar stool, a jukebox, a flashing neon sign, and those swinging doors. Other good honky-tonk songs on this list include classics from Loretta Lynn (“Honky Tonk Girl”), Willie Nelson (“If You’ve Got the Money”) and several from Hank Williams, Sr., including “There’s a Tear in My Beer.” Hank could’ve been sitting on the bar stool right next to Merle when he wrote it – figuratively, of course. George Jones, who has one of the all-time greatest voices in country music, sang some top honky-tonk songs, including “She Thinks I Still Care.”

Famous honky-tonk songs involve bars, booze and a hefty dose of heartache. These are some of the best, so raise a glass and vote for your favorites.

The Greatest Honky-Tonk Songs,

Honky Tonk Heroes

Honky Tonk Man

It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels

If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time

Pass the Booze

Swinging Doors

She Thinks I Still Care

Your Cheatin' Heart

There’s a Tear in my Beer

Walking the Floor Over You

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:10 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-honky-tonk-songs/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Gospel Songs for Women]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-gospel-songs-for-women/ranker-music

When it comes to gospel songs for women, there are a lot of poignant and powerful hymns to choose from. If you’re looking for music for your own women’s gospel choir, this list might be helpful. These are some of the very best gospel hymns for women’s choir, as ranked by music-lovers like you.

Gospel hymns for women vary in levels of difficulty, so keep that in mind as you’re choosing a potential playlist for rehearsals. Several of the songs listed here are perfectly appropriate for Women’s Day performances; others are better for the holidays, and some also include soloist opportunities. Many of these beloved hymns of the church are just gospel for women, but some can be reworked for all choirs. Each can be given new life, depending on your arrangement. These hymns can be elegantly arranged for a women’s ensemble or a three-part choir, and they are suitable for almost any worship setting, including traditional or blended.

Whether you’re looking for upbeat, light contemporary songs for a women’s ensemble or more traditional, powerful compositions for advanced groups, this list of gospel music for women’s choir will hopefully serve as a good guide. Vote for your top choices: the songs you believe are truly the best gospel for women.

The Best Gospel Songs for Women,

God Will Take Care of You

Be Blessed

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Lift Every Voice

Woke Up This Morning with My Mind on Jesus

Amazing Grace


Thank You

I Surrender All


Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:09 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-gospel-songs-for-women/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1979]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1979/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1979,


London Calling

Metal Box

Solid State Survivor

The Pleasure Principle

The Wall

Unknown Pleasures

The Undertones

Armed Forces


Tue, 22 Nov 2016 06:54:17 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1979/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 2007]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2007/desh79

Favourite Albums of 2007,

Let's Stay Friends

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Fear of a Blank Planet


Neon Bible

The Destruction of Small Ideas

Far From Refuge

Myths of the Near Future


Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:07:06 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2007/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1980]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1980/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1980,

Commercial Album

Double Fantasy

Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Solid Pleasure

Sound Affects



Los Angeles

Monarchie und Alltag

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:13:20 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1980/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 2006]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2006/desh79

Favourite Albums of 2006,

Ashes Against the Grain

Black Holes and Revelations

Show Your Bones

Yellow House

You Are There


Back to Black


Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack

Byakkoya - White Tiger Field

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:54:44 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2006/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1981]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1981/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1981,

Architecture & Morality

Claro Que Si



Songs of Pain


Duran Duran

Honi Soit

Klaus Nomi

Computer World

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:28:29 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1981/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 2005]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2005/desh79

Favourite Albums of 2005,

All Is Violent, All Is Bright

A River Ain't Too Much to Love

Catch Without Arms

Demon Days


I Am a Bird Now


The Ape of Naples


Silent Alarm

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:38:42 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2005/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1982]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1982/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1982,


Combat Rock


Music for a New Society


The Dreaming

The Nightfly



Big Science

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 06:46:10 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1982/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 2004]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2004/desh79

Favourite Albums of 2004,

As the Roots Undo

Good News for People Who Love Bad News

Hopes and Fears

Hot Fuss

The Blue Notebooks

The Milk-Eyed Mender

You Are the Quarry


Franz Ferdinand

Memories of Murder Original Soundtrack

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:24:38 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2004/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1983]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1983/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1983,

Construction Time Again

Hi, How Are You


The Hurting

You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess


Let's Dance


Suicidal Tendencies

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 07:00:26 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1983/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 2003]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2003/desh79

Favourite Albums of 2003,

Blue Limbo

Boris At Last -Feedbacker-

Boy in da Corner

Draft 7.30

Hail to the Thief

The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

The Long Goodbye


Transfiguration of Vincent

Oldboy Original Soundtrack

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 09:04:43 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2003/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1984]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1984/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1984,

Human Racing

It's My Life

Ocean Rain

Purple Rain


Some Great Reward

Welcome to the Pleasuredome

Forever Young

The Smiths

Deadly Weapons

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 07:46:45 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1984/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 2002]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2002/desh79

Favourite Albums of 2002,

American IV: The Man Comes Around

A Rush of Blood to the Head

El Cielo

The Last Broadcast

The Mantle

Turn On the Bright Lights

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Yanqui U.X.O.

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Millennium Actress Original Soundtrack

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:44:14 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2002/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1985]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1985/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1985,

Fables of the Reconstruction

Halber Mensch

Hounds of Love

Meat Is Murder

New Day Rising


Rain Dogs

The Head on the Door


Songs From the Big Chair

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:44:41 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1985/desh79
<![CDATA[The Best Family Slideshow Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/family-slideshow-songs/ranker-music

Are you putting together a family slide show? If so, you’re going to want some great family slideshow songs to accompany your photos. These are just a few suggestions, but there are tons of tracks to choose from.  It all depends on the mood you want to set – whether your slideshow is funny, heartfelt, or just plain beautiful.

When it comes to slideshow song ideas, there are plenty of choices, particularly where family slideshows are concerned. Some of the family slideshow songs on this list are classics, including the ever-present “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. Fun fact: “We Are Family” was co-composed by Nile Rodgers. If you’re putting together the perfect family slideshow playlist, consider your audience. Do your family members love light, hilarious songs? Consider Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” as an option. It’s one of many cute family slideshow songs. If you’re going for the classics, consider The Beatles. “In My Life” is unforgettable, and you can’t go wrong with “All You Need is Love.”

From “Family Affair” by Sly and the Family Stone to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong, these are some of the best tunes to include when putting together a slideshow of your family. Be sure to vote up your favorites!

The Best Family Slideshow Songs,

Lean On Me

Homeward Bound

We Are Family

In My Life

All You Need Is Love


Teach Your Children

Family Reunion

Remember When

What a Wonderful World

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:10 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/family-slideshow-songs/ranker-music
<![CDATA[History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-disco-songs/ranker-music

When you think "disco," what comes to mind? Mirror balls, big hair, and bigger dance moves. The best disco songs might inspire these images, sure, but they also incorporate elements of funk, soul, and pop music, inspiring listeners to hit the dance floor and boogie oogie oogie until they drop.

Disco fever reached its peak in the late '70s, and a majority of the top disco songs on this list are from that time frame. And yes, you’ll find repeat artists listed – especially the unforgettable Donna Summer. Ask any disco fan to try and choose just one favorite Donna Summer song. It’s impossible. Her most popular and iconic disco tracks are all here, including “Last Dance,” “I Feel Love” and “Love to Love You Baby.” What deserves the highest rank? That's up to you to decide.

The Bee Gees also take multiple spots on this list of good disco songs. “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever” and “You Should Be Dancing” are just some of their biggest disco hits. The “Stayin’ Alive” soundtrack is basically a snapshot of all that was so great about this time in music history. Add a colorful dance floor (think Studio 54), a huge, diverse crowd filled with joy and total abandon, a disco ball and Tony Manero in that sweet white suit and boom – you’ve got an image that captures an entire era.

What are your favorite disco hit songs? These are some of the most famous in history, so check out the videos, bust some moves and vote for the best!

History's Greatest Disco Songs, Ranked,

Ring My Bell

Boogie Wonderland

Disco Inferno

I Feel Love

I Will Survive

Le Freak

Stayin' Alive

The Hustle

Don’t Leave Me This Way

Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:41:32 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-disco-songs/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Bands Named After Sports Terminology]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/bands-named-after-sports-athletes/ranker-music

Sports and music: it’s a classic combination. Not surprisingly, plenty of musicians are sports fanatics, and they've even named their bands after their on-field idols. These are the best bands named after sports, as voted on by music-lovers like you.

Lots of bands are named after sports or athletes from all over the world. The '90s all-female alt-rock band Luscious Jackson is named after former pro basketball player Lucious Jackson.  Other basketball-inspired band names include Gnarles Barkley (after former all-star Charles Barkley) and possibly Pearl Jam. There are multiple stories about this band’s name, but its original name was “Mookie Blaylock,” after the NBA point guard. Does the band deserve a spot on this list? You decide.

Did you know that artist MC Hammer was named after a famous sports figure? Rapper Stanley Kirk Burrell grew up in Oakland, and he was a bat boy for the A’s. As the story goes, A’s owner Charles O. Finley thought Burrell looked like baseball legend Hank Aaron, whose nickname was “The Hammer.”

These are all great bands with sports in their name. Be sure to vote for the best athlete band names – and of course, vote down any you don’t like!

The Best Bands Named After Sports Terminology,

Busta Rhymes


Kaiser Chiefs

Luscious Jackson

MC Hammer

Sweethearts of the Rodeo

The Delgados

Yo La Tengo



Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:21:36 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/bands-named-after-sports-athletes/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 2001]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2001/desh79

Favourite Albums of 2001,


Born Into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward

Is This It



All Is Dream

Spirited Away Original Soundtrack

Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack

Silent Hill 2: Original Soundtrack


Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:29:31 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2001/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 2000]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2000/desh79

Favourite Albums of 2000,

Kid A

Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!

Lost Souls

Philosopher's Propeller

The Moon & Antarctica



He Has Left Us Alone, but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms…

Everything, Everything: Underworld Live

Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:05:48 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-2000/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1999]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1999/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1999,

Black on Both Sides


The Soft Bulletin

Ágætis byrjun


Chrono Cross Original Soundtrack

Silent Hill Original Soundtrack

Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada

98.12.28 Otokotachi No Wakare

Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:59:49 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1999/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1998]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1998/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1998,

Celebrity Skin

Deserter's Songs

In the Aeroplane over the Sea



Moon Safari

Music Has the Right to Children

Technique of Relief

The Boy With the Arab Strap


Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:46:42 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1998/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1997]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1997/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1997,


Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

Mogwai Young Team

OK Computer

The Fat of the Land

Urban Hymns



Princess Mononoke Original Soundtrack

Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:34:29 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1997/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1996]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1996/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1996,

All the Pretty Little Horses


If You’re Feeling Sinister

Long Season

New Adventures in Hi-Fi

Dead Cities

Everything Must Go


Logical Progression

In Sides

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:25:28 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1996/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1995]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1995/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1995,

Clouds Taste Metallic

Different Class

...I Care Because You Do



Tindersticks [II]

Tri Repetae

(What's the Story) Morning Glory?


The Bends

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:15:55 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1995/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1994]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1994/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1994,

Definitely Maybe



Live Through This

More Music for the Jilted Generation



Sleeps With Angels

MTV Unplugged in New York

Final Fantasy VI Original Sound Version

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:59:13 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1994/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1993]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1993/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1993,

Siamese Dream



Orbital 2

In Utero


New Wave


Songs of Faith and Devotion


Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:40:20 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1993/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1992]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1992-v2/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1992,

Angel Dust

Automatic for the People

Copper Blue

It's a Shame About Ray

Magic and Loss





Final Fantasy V Original Sound Version

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:27:25 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1992-v2/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1986]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1986/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1986,

Electric Café

Horse Rotorvator

Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express

Licensed to Ill

Lifes Rich Pageant


The Colour of Spring

The Queen Is Dead



Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:59:30 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1986/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1987]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1987/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1987,


Paid in Full

Sign 'O' the Times

Strangeways, Here We Come

Tango in the Night

The Joshua Tree

Warehouse: Songs and Stories

Yo! Bum Rush the Show



Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:12:52 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1987/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1988]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1988/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1988,


Daydream Nation

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Surfer Rosa

Tender Prey

Viva Hate


…and Justice for All

The Raw & The Cooked

Spirit of Eden

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:27:11 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1988/desh79
<![CDATA[The Best of 1986 Part 1]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-of-1986-part-1/matthewhoward586

The Best of 1986 Part 1,

Manic Monday

How Will I Know

Chain Reaction

Love Missile F1-11

Don't Waste My Time



Burning Heart


Theme from New York New York

Frank Sinatra

Starting Together

Su Pollard

When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going

Billy Ocean

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:02:57 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-of-1986-part-1/matthewhoward586
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1991]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1991/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1991,

Achtung Baby

Blue Lines



Out of Time



The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

Guns N' Roses: Use Your Illusion II


Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:13:11 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1991/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1990]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1990/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1990,


Fear of a Black Planet


Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches


The La's (Deluxe Edition)

Songs for Drella

We Are They Who Ache with Amorous Love

The Ghost in Science

Soundtrack from Twin Peaks

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:54:35 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1990/desh79
<![CDATA[Favourite Albums of 1989]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1989/desh79

Favourite Albums of 1989,

3 Feet High and Rising


Paul's Boutique

Pretty Hate Machine

Sonic Temple



The Stone Roses


New York

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:43:20 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/favourite-albums-of-1989/desh79
<![CDATA[The Best of 1979 Part 1]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-of-1979-part-1/matthewhoward586

The Best of 1979 Part 1,

Don't Cry for Me Argentina

A Little More Love

Heart of Glass

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

I Was Made for Dancin'


Earth Wind and Fire


Village People

Woman in Love

Three Degrees



Car 67

Driver 67

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:58:50 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-of-1979-part-1/matthewhoward586
<![CDATA[Which Artists Struggle To Sing Live?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/which-artists-can_t-can_t-sing-live-/martinaustin

Which Artists Can't Can't Sing Live? Or sound awful when they do!  Any Ideas?  Please add to the list, and rerank

Which Artists Struggle To Sing Live?,

Cheryl Cole

Jennifer Lopez

Jessica Simpson

Milli Vanilli

Robbie Williams

Robin Thicke

Sex Pistols

Spice Girls

Taylor Swift

Lady Gaga

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 17:51:28 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/which-artists-can_t-can_t-sing-live-/martinaustin
<![CDATA[1958 in Music]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/1958-in-music/matthewhoward586

1958 in Music,

Birth of the Cool

Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely

Lady in Satin


One Dozen Berrys

Somethin' Else

That'll Be The Day

Somethin' Else

Cannonball Adderley

Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:27:21 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/1958-in-music/matthewhoward586
<![CDATA[Greatest Double Bass Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-double-bass-players-of-all-time/gnicholls

Greatest double bass (string bass) players includes great soloists and ensemble players.

Greatest Double Bass Players of All Time,

Domenico Dragonetti

Edgar Meyer

Gary Karr

Giovanni Bottesini

Joel Quarrington

Ludwig Streicher

Oscar Pettiford

Ray Brown

Serge Koussevitzky

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 02:11:22 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-double-bass-players-of-all-time/gnicholls
<![CDATA[The Most Loved Welsh Singers]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-loved-welsh-singers/martinaustin

Who Are The Most Loved Welsh Singers Or Bands?

The Most Loved Welsh Singers,

Charlotte Church

Katherine Jenkins

Manic Street Preachers

Mary Hopkin

Shakin' Stevens

Shirley Bassey


Tom Jones



Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:11:28 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-loved-welsh-singers/martinaustin
<![CDATA[Top 15 Underrated Night Ranger Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-underrated-night-ranger-songs/taghi_7

Top 15 Underrated Night Ranger Songs,

Tell Me I'm Wrong

Reason to Be

This Boy Needs to Rock

Night Ranger

Seven Wishes

I Need a Woman

Interstate Love Affair

Follow Your Heart

Coming of Age


Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:10:58 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-underrated-night-ranger-songs/taghi_7
<![CDATA[Deftones' Studio Albums Ranked Worst To Best]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/deftones/-kxm-

Deftones' Studio Albums Ranked Worst To Best,


My first and was my favorite for awhile.  Each song is great.  I really like Lifter, Root, 7 Words, Birthmark, Engine No. 9 and the classic Fireal/Fist.  The rest of the album is just as great.  You get the most well-known single and one of Deftones most well known songs which kicks off their career which is Bored, and into Minus Blindfold, One Weak, and Nosebleed which is a perfect quadruple punch to the first half.  This is the first album and the quality shows a little but you know what, that doesn't take away from how awesome it is.

Around the Fur

This is a classic Deftones album with the classic opener My Own Summer which screams perpetual Summer bliss.  Mascara, Around The Fur, Be Quiet And Drive, and Dai Th Flu are other favorites.  You get the hard hitting Rickets, Lotion, Headup, and MX/Damone which are some of the heaviest in their catalogue.  This is definitely a beginners album.

Saturday Night Wrist

This is the album which I've gotten into the least.  Some of the songs just don't work together.  There are some classic Deftones on here though such as Hole In The Earth, Rapture, Xerces, Combat, Kimdracula, and Rivière.  There is also a track titled Mein which features Serj Tankian on vocals which is an interesting combination.  Then you have goof-off tracks such as U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,A,B,Select,Start & Pink Cellphone.  Rats! Rats! Rats! is a heavy pounding track and Beware and Cherry Waves are long spacey tracks.

White Pony

This is Deftones' album of the new millenium.  What a way to start.  You get the nu-metal Back To School (Mini-Maggit) which kicks off the album and into the short but heavy Feiticeira.  Then we go into my favorites Digital Bath, Elite, and RX Queen.  Street Carp is a short and menacing track which goes into a more lengthy Knife Party.  Then we go into the hard-hitting Korea, the well known single Change, and end on another favorite Pink Maggit (a slow altered Back To School to bookend the album).  This isn't quite an album to start new listeners with but newer listeners may love this one very quick.


Here it is, my favorite Deftones album.  To most this was a nadir or a sell-out album.  I don't get people and their claims of when the sell-out point of a band is.  This is a new sound for the Deftones but still has the heaviness and screeching vocals, buzzsaw guitars, thumping bass, and technical drumming you would ask for.  Hexagram is an awesome song which I would blast and let the whole room shake, Needles and Pins is a great moderate rocker with screeching vocals and singing from Chino, Minerva is a fan favorite (I'm not sure if it's new fans or old but whatever) this is another great one and a classic, Good Morning Beautiful is a beautiful song and shorter and fades with a chilling line "you should wake up before the wrath comes", Deathblow is a chilling slower track which gets heavy at times and Chino hits some high notes here.  Next we get the heaviest track on the album which is one that could bring down a whole house: this is "When Girls Telephone Boys".  To start the second half of the album we go into another slower but not boring "Battle Axe", into a trip-hop "Lucky You" which is chilling and out there for most Deftones songs, the heavy "Bloody Cape" which is probably the third heaviest song on the album.  Next we get the most strange and interesting track on the album which is the calm piano-laden "Anniversary Of An Uninteresting Event" and is a personal favorite.  The album then ends with another personal favorite which is the haunting Moana.  This is Deftones at their zenith and they have yet to top this, but I try not to see this as a competition.  This stands as their best album as far as comparison and is just a great album on its own.

Diamond Eyes

This is a vast improvement over Saturday Night Wrist but far from their best.  Each song is good but not great.  I will say the title track is real darn good as well as Prince, Beauty School, Sextape, and 976-EVIL.  Also Beauty School, Risk, and This Place Is Death are excellent.

Koi No Yokan

This album took me by surprise.  It kicks off with the self-titled sounding Swerve City and shows Chino at his best singing in a long time.  Romantic Dreams, Leathers, Entombed, Graphic Nature, Gauze, and What Happened To You are also standouts.  Tempest & Rosemary are lengthy classics as well.  I thought Poltergeist and Goon Squad were just okay.  This album harks very much to their mid-career which is the time I enjoyed the most.


I didn't think that the Deftones could get better after Koi No Yokan which was a pivotal comeback into greatness, but this plateaus above it.  I can't pick out a favorite song, each song is great.  Prayers/Triangles is a perfect opener, Geometric Headdress is probably one of their most technical songs ever, Hearts/Wires is beautiful along with Pittura Infamante, Xenon, and Gore.  Phantom Bride might be the best song on the album along with the hard hitting Rubicon.  The rest is just as good.  Don't pass this up.  This is the best album since their self-titled.

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 20:07:15 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/deftones/-kxm-
<![CDATA[A.F.I. Studio Albums Worst To Greatest]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/a-f-i-studio-albums-worst-to-greatest/-kxm-

A.F.I. Studio Albums Worst To Greatest,

Answer That and Stay Fashionable

A.F.I.'s debut is basically a straight-up hardcore punk record.  Most of the tracks are under 2 minutes and don't have as much structure.  However, the songs aren't completely lackluster and are still well put-together.  This is a fun album for the most part (Yurf Renden Mein, I Wanna Get A Mohawk, Brownie-bottomed Sundae, Cereal Wars, Rizzo In The Box, Kung-Fu Devil, High School Football Hero).  This also features a cover Open Your Eyes by The Circus Tent which was well-executed.  The band is featured on the cover as a parody of  the Reservoir Dogs and clips from the movie appear on a couple of the tracks.  "Answer That And Stay Fashionable" is a line mentioned by one of the characters in the film.  There is a line from Vacation in "The Checkered Demon" and one from Bad News Tour on "Don't Make Me Ill" which is one of my favorite A.F.I. tracks from this era.  The band (at least Davey) was into these sort of films thus giving them the inspiration to make a satire of it as their album aesthetic.  Other great tracks include "Two Of A Kind", "Half-Empty Bottle", "The Mother In Me", "Your Name Here" and "Ny-Quil."

Black Sails in the Sunset

Here we go, a classic A.F.I. record.  This is heralded as A.F.I.'s best to most.  If it's not this one, it's The Art Of Drowning.  This is A.F.I. in their more hardcore punk phase but it is the best of that phase.  This has no horrible tracks on them.  Very well done.


When you get passed the overplayed tracks, this album is very good.  It contains some of the best songs A.F.I. has ever written.  No bad tracks.  This marks a new bit of sound for A.F.I.:  The added synths and electronic influences give this album its own aesthetic.

Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

This album will make your face melt.  This is where Geoff Kresge and Mark Stopholese are replaced by Hunter Burgan and Jade Puget which forms the permanent core of the band.  This is A.F.I.'s seething third album.  This is probably the angriest of all the A.F.I. albums and is completely unapologetic throughout the whole CD.  This is an album that can also be sort of scary at times because you can really feel the pain that the singer is feeling and you really feel like you're standing at the edge where your eyes meet the hellish flames.  This album might set you on fire.  The best songs are Three Seconds Notice, A Single Second, Let It Be Broke, Lower Your Head And Take It In The Body,

Sing the Sorrow

I would say that this is their masterpiece.  It was a huge hit when it first came out and it is still a classic A.F.I. album.  This is the beginning of a new sound for A.F.I.  There are remainders of punk rock but post-hardcore, pop, and gothic undertones come front and center.  Each song is a smash.

The Art of Drowning

This is another album which I thought was iffy at times but now I love all of the songs.  I go back and forth between whether Art Of Drowning or Black Sails is better but I would say Black Sails is much more executed.  It was either here, Black Sails, or Sing The Sorrow where they peaked for most, but I disagree.  This is just near the beginning of greatness.

Very Proud of Ya

This is A.F.I.'s second record and goes into a more diverse territory.  Jade Puget is featured on back-up vocals and is later permanently in the fold on the next album replacing Mark Stopholese.  This album has the most tracks out of all the A.F.I.'s releases so far even if you count the two rerecorded tracks from the previous (20 with the tracks, and 18 without).  The tracks here are more memorable and have more structure.  There is less hardcore punk and more punk rock with pop interspersed.  There is some fun in here but not as much.  None of the tracks go above 3 minutes.  The best ones include: He Who Laughs Last, File 13, Wake-Up Call, Cult Status, Perfect Fit, Advances In Modern Technology, Theory Of Revolution, This Secret Ninja, Consult My Lover, and Modern Epic.  The rest are decent as well.  Crop Tub is the most lo-fi of the studio tracks of all their studio albums.  Definitely a worth-while listen if you want something a little more diverse but not super serious.

Crash Love

I wasn't too nuts about this one when it first came out but as time has gone on it has grown on me.  I thought that Sing The Sorrow and Decemberunderground were cold, but this is cold in a different aspect.  If you thought those two records were a departure, this is even more of one.  I'm not saying that because it's a bad thing.  I'm saying this because that's what bands do: they expand their sound.  Even though it does have some iffy songs, a lot of them hold up very well.


A.F.I. have stooped back down into a more generic territory.  All of the songs are pretty exceptional but none of them really grab you and feel very distant.  I suppose I need to take more listens to it but so far this is where it stands.  This album has the more Rock/Pop feel that began with Crash Love but not as compelling.  It has a lot more of an arena sound to it and has Blaqk Audio-esque influences.

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 17:22:08 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/a-f-i-studio-albums-worst-to-greatest/-kxm-
<![CDATA[Smashing Pumpkins Studio Tracks From Best To Worst]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/smashing-pumpkins-studio-tracks-from-best-to-worst/-kxm-

This is a song ranking of the tracks off of Smasdhing Pumpkins' studio albums.  These include Gish, Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie, Adore, Machina, Machina 2, Zeitgeist (red cover edition), Oceania, and Monuments To An Elegy.

Smashing Pumpkins Studio Tracks From Best To Worst,

The Imploding Voice

Raindrops + Sunshowers

Try, Try, Try

With Every Light

The Sacred and Profane


Age of Innocence

For Martha

Thru the Eyes of Ruby

This Time

The Smashing Pumpkins

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 01:15:18 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/smashing-pumpkins-studio-tracks-from-best-to-worst/-kxm-
<![CDATA[Top Underrated Boston Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-underrated-boston-songs/taghi_7

Top Underrated Boston Songs,

Don't Be Afraid

Corporate America

Surrender to Me


I Think I Like It

To Be a Man

Can'tcha Say (You Believe in Me) / Still in Love

Walk On

I Need Your Love


Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:05:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/top-underrated-boston-songs/taghi_7
<![CDATA[Top 32 Underrated AC/DC Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-28-underrated-ac-and-dc-songs/taghi_7

Top 32 Underrated AC/DC Songs,

Sink the Pink


Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be

Rock 'n' Roll Singer

Night Prowler


Evil Walks

Love at First Feel

Walk All Over You

Down Payment Blues

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 01:46:50 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/top-28-underrated-ac-and-dc-songs/taghi_7
<![CDATA[Top 19 Underrated Van Halen Songs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-underrated-van-halen-songs/taghi_7

Top 19 Underrated Van Halen Songs,

Drop Dead Legs

Loss of Control

Could This Be Magic?

Little Guitars



So This Is Love?

Women in Love

Stay Frosty

Big River

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 21:43:03 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-underrated-van-halen-songs/taghi_7
<![CDATA[Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-harmonica-players-of-all-time/gnicholls

This is a list of the world's greatest players of the diatonic or chromatic harmonica.

Greatest Harmonica Players of All Time,

Larry Adler

Little Walter

Philip Achille

Robert Bonfiglio

Sonny Boy Williamson II

Stevie Wonder

Tommy Reilly

Toots Thielemans

Stan Harper

Stan Harper was an American classical harmonicist.

John Sebastian Sr.

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:01:31 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-harmonica-players-of-all-time/gnicholls
<![CDATA[Female Singers With The Most Powerful Voices]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/female-singers-with-the-most-powerful-voices/martinaustin

Which Diva can throw out a Powerful belting song?

Female Singers With The Most Powerful Voices,

Billie Holiday


Cyndi Lauper

Ella Fitzgerald

Etta James

Gloria Gaynor

Patti LaBelle

Pat Benatar

Shirley Bassey

Sheena Easton

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 18:31:30 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/female-singers-with-the-most-powerful-voices/martinaustin
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Fighting]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-fighting/ranker-music

A word of caution: late nights of honky tonkin’ may lead to fightin'. And that’s exactly what’s going on with these country songs about fighting – at least in most cases. Country songs about fights are as old as the genre itself.

Musicians seem to have two different philosophies when it comes to these country songs about fights. On the one hand, some of these songs are cautionary tales, warning of the dangers of fighting and the possible consequences. One of the best country fighting songs is Kenny Roger’s heartbreaking “Coward of the County.” Tommy’s imprisoned father warns his young son to “walk away from trouble” if he can, reminding him, “Son, you don’t have to fight to be a man.”

On the other hand, some country songs about fighting celebrate the idea of kicking someone’s posterior. Modern-era country hits like “Small Town Throwdown” by Brantley Gilbert, “Dirt Road Anthem” by Jason Aldean, and “I Could Kick You’re A**” by Justin Moore are good examples.

Bar fights, parking lot fights, relationship throw downs, and more: they’re all here. Whatever side of the fence you’re on about fighting, mosey up to this list and pick your favorites – and then vote.

The Best Country Songs About Fighting,

Kick My Ass

Fightin' Words

Feudin' and Fightin'

Give It Away

Coward of the County

The Cowboy Who Started the Fight

Friends in Low Places

Small Town Throwdown


The Fightin' Side of Me

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:13 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-fighting/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Funniest Songs About Men]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-songs-about-men/ranker-music

Men are funny. They do funny things. And sometimes, these antics are captured in just the right song. These funny songs about men are sure to get a laugh. Enjoy the tunes, laugh along to the lyrics, and vote for the ones that tickle your funny bone the most.

What would any list of silly songs about guys be without Chuck Berry? “My Ding-A-Ling” is a novelty song Berry first covered in the early 1970s. In fact, it was his only number-one pop charts single in the United States. And yes, this list has a ton of great novelty songs, all of them among the funniest songs about guys. And historical guys are included too – Steve Martin’s “King Tut,” for example. You’ll also find plenty of fictional characters beloved in funny guys songs, including “Charlie Brown” (The Coasters) and “A Boy Named Sue” (Johnny Cash).

You’ve got nerdy guys represented in song here (“White & Nerdy” by Weird Al Yankovich), sensitive guys (“Sensitive New Age Guys” by Christine Lanvin), funny dudes trying to play “Mr. Mom”(Lonestar), and one dude who is just laying it out there: Brad Paisley hilariously pulls no punches in explaining, “I’m Still a Guy.”

From Zappa to Ray Stevens, enjoy these hilarious songs about men!

The Funniest Songs About Men,

Big Hat, No Cattle

Mr. Mom

Dang Me

My Ding-a-ling

Like a Boss

King Tut

What’s My Age Again?

Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind

A Boy Named Sue

Charlie Brown

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:41:34 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-songs-about-men/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Male Singers With The Most Powerful Voices]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/male-singers-with-the-most-powerful-voices/martinaustin

This list does not fit a particular music genre but is mora about voice, So who do you think should be on the list?

Male Singers With The Most Powerful Voices,

Billy Joel

Bryan Adams

Elvis Presley

Frank Sinatra

Freddie Mercury

Luciano Pavarotti

Neil Diamond

Ray Charles

Robert Plant

Tom Jones

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:41:29 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/male-singers-with-the-most-powerful-voices/martinaustin
<![CDATA[I Love Jennifer Rush]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/i-love-jennifer-rush-v1/martinaustin

I  Love Jennifer Rush, So I thought I would do another tribute list to the Fantastic American Singer.

I Love Jennifer Rush,

Jennifer Rush - Credo

Jennifer Rush - 25 Lovers

Jennifer Rush - Ave Maria (original)

Jennifer Rush - the Power of Love

Jennifer Rush - Wings of Desire

Jennifer Rush - Come Give Me Your Hand

Jennifer Rush - Madonna's Eyes

Jennifer Rush - Nights in White Satin

Jennifer Rush - Now Is the Hour

Jennifer Rush - the Power of Love (2016

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 02:11:16 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/i-love-jennifer-rush-v1/martinaustin
<![CDATA[I Love Bananarama]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/i-love-bananarama/martinaustin

One of the most successful girl Bands ever and I love them, this list is a tribute to this fantastic duo, who are currently recording a new album.

I Love Bananarama,

Love in the First Degree

Bananarama - More Than Physical

Bananarama Waterfall

Bananarama a Cut Above the Rest

Bananarama Waterloo

Bananarama - Rough Justice

Bananarama - Is She Good to You

Bananarama - Take Me to Your Heart

Bananarama - the Wild Life

Bananarama -- Moves Like Jagger

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:01:17 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/i-love-bananarama/martinaustin
<![CDATA[Smashing Pumpkins' Albums From Least To Most Popular]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/smashing-pumpkins-and-_39_-albums-from-least-to-most-popular/-kxm-

Smashing Pumpkins' Albums From Least To Most Popular,



MACHINA/the machines of God

Siamese Dream


Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music


Teargarden by Kaleidyscope

Monuments to an Elegy

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:05:54 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/smashing-pumpkins-and-_39_-albums-from-least-to-most-popular/-kxm-
<![CDATA[Deep Purple Studio Discography Ranked]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/deep-purple-studio-discography-ranked/alexandrosnalbanis

All their studio albums ranked best to worst. Personal taste, for personal use.

Deep Purple Studio Discography Ranked,

Deep Purple in Rock


Shades of Deep Purple

Who Do We Think We Are

Machine Head

Perfect Strangers


The Book of Taliesyn



Thu, 03 Nov 2016 19:42:21 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/deep-purple-studio-discography-ranked/alexandrosnalbanis
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Of Vince Clark]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-of-vince-clark/martinaustin

The Best Songs Of Vince Clark? He has been in a number of acts over the years, but which is his best work? Sorry it keeps going back to photolist, it should be pole sorry, but it won't let me edit it.

The Best Songs Of Vince Clark,

Yazoo - Nobody's Diary

The Assembly - Stop Start (matt Pop Mix

Yazoo - Only You

Vince Clarke & Paul Hartnoll - Underwater

Robert Marlow - This Happy World

Robert Marlow - Calling All Destroyers

Erasure - Leave Me to Bleed

Depeche Mode (with Vince Clarke) - New Life

Erasure - "a Little Respect

(vince Clarke) Robert Marlow - the Face of Dorian Gray

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 16:31:24 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-songs-of-vince-clark/martinaustin
<![CDATA[The Best Whistle Register]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-whistle-register/kasir-radojica

Famous female singers with the most beautiful high notes. 

The Best Whistle Register,

Christina Aguilera

Kelly Clarkson

Leona Lewis

Lisa Fischer

Mariah Carey

Minnie Riperton

Rachelle Ferrell


Yma Súmac

Ariana Grande

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 17:21:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-whistle-register/kasir-radojica
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Sports]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-sports/ranker-music

Sports fans, listen up: these country songs are for you. Some of the best country songs about sports are, not surprisingly, about the joys of playing football and baseball. Yes, there are country sports songs about other types of play, but the joys of these classic American pastimes infuse most of the lyrics in these songs.

The songs listed here are from some of country music’s most iconic artists, including Alabama (loving the view from the “Cheap Seats”), Hank Williams Jr. (who has some rowdy friends who are ready for football), and Brooks and Dunn (describing an “Indian Summer” sports romance). Many popular country music artists also played sports, whether professionally or just while growing up. Their on-field experience adds an especially personal touch to their tunes. But it is Kenny Rogers who manages to perfectly capture the joys of sport in “The Greatest,” a song that finds its subject, a little leaguer, continuing to believe in his abilities – even when faced with adversity. In addition to country songs about football and baseball, country songs about basketball, golf, and of course auto racing have been recorded by hitmakers, though perhaps unsurprisingly there haven't been many country songs about soccer or ice hockey. 

These are some of the greatest country songs about athletes and the games they play. Vote for your home-run favorites, and add any notable tunes that are missing.

The Best Country Songs About Sports,

All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight

The Cheap Seats

The Greatest

The Boys of Fall

Parking Lot Party


Drinkin’ Town with a Football Problem

Indian Summer

Country Nation

Waiting All Day for Sunday Night

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:13 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-sports/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Memories]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-memories/ranker-music

A lot of country songs are centered around memories. They might be about lost loves, old friends and good times in years gone by, and about those who have passed away. Memories make for great songwriting. These country songs about remembering are sure to move you.

When it comes to country songs about memories, Miranda Lambert almost cornered the market with her 2010 Grammy Award-winning hit “The House that Built Me.” Have you ever wanted to go back and visit the home you grew up in? That’s exactly what Lambert does. Her song recounts her journey through the house as she goes from room to room, remembering all the things that happened there. Other great country memory songs include “The Grand Tour” by George Jones, “As Good as I Once Was” by Toby Keith, and “19 Somethin'” by Mark Wills – an anthem for all Generation Xers, country music fans or not.

From The Judds asking Grandpa to “Tell me ‘bout the good old days” to Kenny Chesney celebrating his favorite bar and all the good times had there, these country songs about memory feature talented musicians waxing nostalgic and singing about childhood, adolescence, first loves, and more. Take a listen, and vote your favorites to the top of the list.

The Best Country Songs About Memories,

Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)

American Honey

For a Little While

As Good as I Once Was

Fool Hearted Memory

Making Memories of Us

Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)

The House That Built Me

When I See This Bar

24 Frames

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:12 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-memories/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Drugs]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-drugs/ranker-music

Some might see the country music genre as one filled with songs of drinking, fighting, and gambling – but not drugs. That’s not necessarily true, as this list of country songs about drugs proves. Plenty of country singers have told tales about smoking, snorting, and shooting a number of different kinds of (mostly) illegal substances.

Willie Nelson should come immediately to mind. He’s country music royalty, and he’s also one of the most staunch supporters of legalizing weed ever. He is a legalization activist. He owns a marijuana company, Willie’s Reserve, in Colorado. And he’s written plenty of country drug songs about pot over decades. Gems include “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” and “It’s All Going to Pot” with Merle Haggard. You’ll also find other country musicians singing about the Country Outlaw and his love of marijuana, including Toby Keith (“Weed With Willie”) and Gary Allan (“What Would Willie Do”). Country songs about cocaine, meth, acid, and other drugs besides weed can also be found on this list - including anti-drug country songs, or songs that describe the grey area around drug use. 

Several of these country songs about addiction and drugs are considered controversial, with many radio station programmers expressing reservations about playing them. This includes Kacey Musgraves’ 2013 single “Follow Your Arrow,” which went on to win CMA Song of the Year honors.

If you’re putting together a 4/20 playlist, or any playlist about country drug songs, you’ll find a huge stash of them here. Don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

The Best Country Songs About Drugs,

Weed With Willie (live)

High Cost of Living

Stoned & Alone

Cocaine Blues

Sun Daze

I'm Gettin' Stoned

Boys from Oklahoma

Okie From Muskogee

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

Hush Hush

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:10 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-drugs/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Traveling]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-traveling/ranker-music

If there’s one genre that has a monopoly on great road trip songs, it’s country music. The songs listed here are all excellent examples of country songs about traveling, offering up tales that pass through thousands of towns all over America and beyond.

Some of the greatest country songs about travel involve four wheels and a lot of asphalt. Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” certainly deserves a spot on this list, as does Johnny Cash’s “I’ve Been Everywhere” and Roger Miller’s “King of the Road.” More modern era country road trip travel songs include Rascal Flatt’s cover of Tom Cochrane’s “Life is a Highway” and Zac Brown Band’s “Highway 20 Ride.” And of course, Kacey Musgraves’s “My Home” is perhaps the ultimate country travel song – her home is her RV.

In case you were wondering, yes, occasionally country music artists sing country travel songs about flying. Dierks Bentley indulges in a bit too much alcohol and gets “Drunk on a Plane,” and John Denver is “Leaving on a Jet Plane” with no idea when he’ll return.

Enjoy these great country songs about traveling, and be sure to vote for your favorites.

The Best Country Songs About Traveling,

Amarillo by Morning

I've Been Everywhere

Drivin' My Life Away


One Way Ticket (Because I Can)

Traveling Man

Drunk on a Plane

Life Is a Highway

East Bound and Down

On the Road Again

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:13 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-traveling/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Home]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-home/ranker-music

You’ll find songs about home in virtually every genre of music, but more so in country music than any other. Country songs about home continually pop up year after year, with singers expressing their longing for home, hoping to get the heck out of their hometowns, or just describing life in their own neck of the woods.

Life in a small town can be routine. But some of these songs, like Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round,” explain that yes, while that’s true, it’s also all these residents know. And some performers enjoy their small world very much, taking pride in where they were raised (“Boondocks” by Little Big Town).

Other country hometown songs have the singers waxing nostalgic about how much they miss a simpler life back home, including “Mayberry” by Rascal Flatts. And John Denver summed up the feeling of missing his home with 1971’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” But perhaps the most gut-wrenching “missing home” song written in the modern country era is Miranda Lambert’s emotional “The House that Built Me.” In it, she wanders through the home where she grew up, noting that she knows its every nook and cranny. She knows where her beloved dog is buried in the yard. She remembers her room, where she first learned how to play the guitar. And she tries to come to terms with who she was then, and who she is now, hoping that paying this visit will help.

You're going to love the tunes on this list. Take a listen, and vote for your top choices for the best country home songs.

The Best Country Songs About Home,



My Town

Take Me Home Country Roads

Hometown Honeymoon

Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)


The House That Built Me


Merry Go ‘Round

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:13 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-home/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Food]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-food/ranker-music

Feeling hungry? You might want to look away from this list. Country songs about eating include some of the most memorable tunes the genre has to offer. From meat and potatoes tunes to songs that celebrate traditional southern Sunday meals, these are some of the best country songs about foods ever.

Given that much of country music is rooted squarely in the South, is it any surprise that so many of the songs on this list involve staples like chicken, biscuits, and sweet potatoes? Kacey Musgraves uses food to warn an obnoxious neighbor to “mind her own biscuits and life will be gravy.” And the Zac Brown Band reminds listeners that there is little to compare to “Chicken Fried,” accompanied by “Cold beer on a Friday night.”  Joe Diffie echoes that sentiment on “Cold Budweiser and a Sweet Tater.” Some of these songs have food in the title (“Jambalaya,” “Chicken and Biscuits,” and “I Still Like Bologna”) while others just discuss foods and eating in the lyrics (“That’s What I Love About Sundays,” “Alright”). But they all qualify as excellent country eating songs.

Listen to the tunes, and vote up your favorites. And then, go get a snack. Fried chicken is highly recommended.

The Best Country Songs About Food,

American Honey

Soap, Soup and Salvation

Do You Want Fries With That

Burgers and Fries

Meat and Potato Man

I Still Like Bologna

Chicken Fried



Jambalaya (on the Bayou)

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:12 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-food/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Women]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-women/ranker-music

There is nothing quite like a country woman. She is strong, smart, and able to kick someone’s tail in a heartbeat if she’s so inclined – all while smiling demurely, nary a hair out of place. Is it any wonder that musicians have written so many great country songs about women?

Country songs about hot girls and women have been around as long as the genre itself. Not surprisingly, many of these songs were written and performed by men. From Waylon Jennings’ devoted “Good Hearted Woman” to Kenny Rogers’ heartbreaker “Lucille” to Bryan White’s nostalgic longings for “Rebecca Lynn,” country music offers up some unforgettable female characters in song.

Many of the best country songs about girls and women are also performed by women. Dolly Parton begs “Jolene” not to steal her man, Faith Hill describes a young woman who is a true “Wild One,” and Carrie Underwood sings of the ultimate “All-American Girl,” to name just a few.

You know the names: “Elvira.” “Norma Jean Riley.” “Bobby Sue.” “Fancy.” “Darlin’ Kate.” Now, vote for the best country songs about women here, and let’s see who comes out on top.

The Best Country Songs About Women,



Wild One

Good Hearted Woman


Hell on Heels

All-American Girl



Good Girl

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:14 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-women/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Gambling]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-gambling/ranker-music

These country songs about gambling are among the most memorable in the genre. The songs on this list take listeners straight out of Nashville and into Las Vegas, with tales of luck both good and bad – though arguably, more of the latter. It's no surprise that many of the songs listed here that are about Vegas, the beating heart of gambling in the United States and arguably the world.

If you're a country fan, you'll likely know these songs' lyrics by heart. Kenny Rogers’ iconic song “The Gambler” was released in November 1978. It tells the tale of a man who meets up with a gambling stranger who, for a taste of whiskey, offers up some sage advice about gambling and life in general. “The Gambler” was a massive crossover hit, at a time when the line between country and pop was rarely crossed by any single. Other great country poker songs and tunes about playing craps, slots, and more include Clint Black’s “A Good Run of Bad Luck,” “Aces” by Suzy Bogguss, and “Let’s Go to Vegas” by Faith Hill. 

Which of these hits deserves the top spot on this list of country gambling songs? You decide, with your votes.

The Best Country Songs About Gambling,

The Gambler

Queen Of Hearts

One More Dollar

Ace in the Hole

Kentucky Gambler

Losin' in Las Vegas

A Good Run of Bad Luck

Walking Away a Winner

From a Jack to a Queen

Big in Vegas

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:41:39 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-gambling/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Funniest Songs About Friends]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-songs-about-friends/ranker-music

The relationship between best friends is powerful, special – and sometimes, downright hilarious. Some of the funniest songs about friends celebrate all that is great about having a BFF. Anyone who has great friends will find a favorite song to laugh over on this list. Some of these are longtime classics, others are more modern, but all of these silly songs about friends will make you smile.

Whether you see your closest friends regularly or just a few times each year, there’s no denying it: getting together almost always means tons of laughter and good times. Many of the funniest songs about friends are designed to tickle your friendship funny bone. They’re sentimental in some cases, too, like Andrew Gold’s “Thank You for Being a Friend” (better known as the theme song from The Golden Girls), and “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night – remember the friends belting out the lyrics in The Big Chill? And then there's Randy Newman’s Academy Award-nominated “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from the Toy Story movies.

From “Friends in Low Places” to “Just a Friend,” sing along with these funny friendship songs and vote your favorites to the top. Then text your friends and tell them how awesome they are. Just because.

The Funniest Songs About Friends,

You're My Best Friend

Joy to the World

Just a Friend

All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)

Thank You for Being a Friend

People Are Crazy

Boys Are Back in Town

Friends in Low Places

You’ve Got a Friend in Me

(We're Off on the) Road to Morocco

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:13 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-songs-about-friends/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Funniest Songs About Getting High]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-songs-about-getting-high/ranker-music

These funny songs about getting high include some true classics, and they’re all perfect for any 4/20 playlist you might be putting together. Anyone looking to enjoy a few laughs while lighting up would be well served to take a listen.

No list of hilarious songs about being high would be complete without perhaps the most iconic tune of all: Afroman’s hysterical 2001 hip-hop song “Because I Got High.” Written on the fly by the rapper, the song's lyrics tells the story of a man who’s life is pretty much crumbling around him – all because he indulged in the smoke. He’s lost his job, he’s failing in school, he’s behind on his child support payments, and he’s even paralyzed now because he got into a car chase with the cops. His misfortune makes for one funny song.

Notable marijuana fan Willie Nelson also has a couple of gems on this list, including “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” and his hilarious duet with Merle Haggard, “It’s All Going to Pot.” It just wouldn't be a pot-themed playlist without Willie, after all.

From Rick James to Toby Keith to Cab Calloway, these are some great silly songs about being high. Vote for the funniest songs of all, and laugh until it hurts.

The Funniest Songs About Getting High,

Mary Jane

Because I Got High

Hits From the Bong

Rest of My Life

Wildwood Weed

I Got Stoned and I Missed It


Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

I’m So Wasted

It’s All Going to Pot

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:01:27 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-songs-about-getting-high/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-black-metal-on-bandcamp/will-gish

It's hard to say what qualifies as real black metal these days. Ultimately, it's all in the eye of the beholder. Regardless of where you fall on what's sonically eligible for the black metal tag, it's hard to argue with the idea that Bandcamp and black metal is a match made in heaven. What's more suited to an abrasive, caustic, extreme, often anti-social genre of music with a long history of underground bands and labels than a website offering limitless music hosting, set-your-own-price sales models, and a direct conduit from artists to fans? Bandcamp is trve kvlt af. 

The best black metal on Bandcamp is some of the best black metal in the world right now. Artists from the United States to Poland, Germany, and Scotland have created mesmerizing, blistering catalogs of underground black metal available for streaming and direct-from-the-artist purchase on the site. There are also a number of fantastic underground metal labels on Bandcamp, the people who run many of which will friend you on Facebook and help you find even more underground metal (seriously). 

The rise of Bandcamp has coincided almost exactly with the resurgence of black metal in the popular consciousness, thanks to big, new acts like Deafheaven and Oathbreaker, and the unexpected commercial success of established blackened death metal bands like Behemoth. So bust out your corpse paint and vote up the best true underground Bandcamp black metal. Add anything you think is missing. 

The Best Black Metal Bands on Bandcamp,


Listen here.


Listen here.


Listen here.

One Master

Listen here.

Void Meditation Cult

Listen here.

Mare Cognitum

Listen here.

MOYO, My Boy Constrictor

Listen here.


Listen here.


Listen here.


Listen here.

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:01:29 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-black-metal-on-bandcamp/will-gish
<![CDATA[The Best Rock Bands of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-rock-bands-of-all-time-v1/plugged

The Best Rock Bands of All Time,


Mott the Hoople

New York Dolls

The Spencer Davis Group

Tangerine Dream

The Knack

The Stone Roses

Manfred Mann's Earth Band

The Arcana

Buddy Holly and the Crickets

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:10:31 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-rock-bands-of-all-time-v1/plugged
<![CDATA[Best Bands/Artists of the 00s+]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-00s-and-/nvg-nick

Best Bands/Artists of the 00s+,


Daft Punk

Foo Fighters

The White Stripes

Miley Cyrus


Arcade Fire

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Justin Timberlake


Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:41:41 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-00s-and-/nvg-nick
<![CDATA[Best Bands/Artists of the 90s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-90s/nvg-nick

Best Bands/Artists of the 90s,



Nine Inch Nails


Pearl Jam

Red Hot Chili Peppers


The Smashing Pumpkins



Fri, 25 Nov 2016 20:31:32 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-90s/nvg-nick
<![CDATA[Best Bands/Artists of the 80s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-80s/nvg-nick

Best Bands/Artists of the 80s,


Def Leppard


Ozzy Osbourne


Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Cure

Tina Turner

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


Thu, 24 Nov 2016 01:11:19 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-80s/nvg-nick
<![CDATA[Best Bands/Artists of the 60s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-60s/nvg-nick

Best Bands/Artists of the 60s,

Bob Dylan

Eric Clapton

The Beach Boys

The Doors

The Who

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Kinks

The Rolling Stones

The Velvet Underground


Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:51:27 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-60s/nvg-nick
<![CDATA[The Best Leonard Cohen Albums Of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-leonard-cohen-albums-of-all-time/dan65

The Best Leonard Cohen Albums Of All Time,

New Skin for the Old Ceremony

Songs From a Room

Songs of Leonard Cohen

Songs of Love and Hate

The Future

Various Positions

I'm Your Man

Old Ideas

Popular Problems

You Want It Darker

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:00:52 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-leonard-cohen-albums-of-all-time/dan65
<![CDATA[Best Bands/Artists of the 70s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-70s/nvg-nick

Best Bands/Artists of the 70s,

Bad Company

Blue Öyster Cult

David Bowie

Deep Purple


John Lennon

Led Zeppelin

Pink Floyd

Talking Heads

The Allman Brothers Band

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:11:32 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bands-and-artists-of-the-70s/nvg-nick
<![CDATA[The Best Songs for Walking Down the Aisle]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wedding-processional-songs/ranker-music

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You'll want every detail to be just as you imagined, from the flowers to the cake. But what about the bride's walk down the aisle? The big moment needs a momentous song to match. The best wedding processional songs come in many forms. Some wedding aisle songs have been around for centuries while other songs for walking down the aisle are modern classics. Sometimes the perfect wedding procession song is one that is special to the happy couple.

What melodies will you find on this list of the best wedding procession songs? Traditional brides might rank Pachelbel's “Canon in D” at the top. Originally composed around 1700, this Baroque masterpiece has provided a romantic soundtrack for couples around the world. “The Wedding March” is another classic composition to play when beginning a marriage ceremony. Modern hits like Elvis' “Can't Help Falling in Love” and “Better Together” by Jack Johnson are great music choices to give your wedding a special processional. Other good music featured on this top wedding processional songs list include “In My Life,” “Hallelujah,” and “Bridal Chorus.”

Which wedding processional song do you think deserves the top spot? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good wedding music that is missing.

The Best Songs for Walking Down the Aisle,

Moon River

Better Together

Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet

The Four Seasons

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

In My Life

All You Need Is Love


Dona nobis pacem

Bridal Chorus

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:12 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/wedding-processional-songs/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Songs Ft. Rihanna]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-rihanna/ranker-music

Since she first rose to fame as a singer, Rihanna has guested on a lot of different tracks. Some with friends, some with lovers (or ex-lovers), and some with the very people who launched her into super stardom. All of these songs featuring Rihanna have been huge hits for the artists. It seems lending her talents to any track automatically elevates it. If there's any doubt, just look – and listen – to these smash-hit Rihanna collaborations.

This Rihanna collaboration songs list includes some of her catchiest tunes ever (“Run This Town” with Jay-Z and Kanye West) and some her most powerful and moving songs (“Love the Way You Lie” with Eminem). She’s collaborating with Drake again, too, after their 2011 hit “Take Care." She is featured on her ex-boyfriend-turned-possible-boyfriend-again’s song “Too Good,” from his fourth studio album. Does it deserve a high ranking on this list? Vote for it, or vote it down. You decide.

Give these songs that feature Rihanna a listen, and vote your personal picks up to the number-one spot.

The Best Songs Ft. Rihanna,

Love the Way You Lie

Run This Town

All of the Lights

The Monster

Can't Remember to Forget You

Live Your Life


Take Care

This is What You Came For

Too Good

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:14 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/best-songs-featuring-rihanna/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs About Guns]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-guns/ranker-music

So many country songs are about guns, it’s almost impossible to name them all. But you'll find a number of them on this list. Country shooting songs are among the most memorable. They are often loaded with emotion and feelings of revenge for someone who’d done somebody wrong. Forget talking – these country singers go straight for their firearms to settle disputes.

When it comes to country songs about guns, Johnny Cash’s “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” is arguably among the best. In this 1958 tune, a restless cowboy called Billy Joe goes against his mother’s advice. He leaves home with his guns at his hips and moseys into a local saloon. You can imagine what comes next – and it’s not good. He should’ve listened to mama. Other great country songs about guns include Miranda Lambert’s powerful “Gunpowder and Lead,” a song about a woman who’s had enough of her abusive husband; Steve Earle’s “The Devil’s Right Hand,” yet another country tune where mama tries to warn her boy about the dangers of carrying a pistol; and Rodney Atkins’ memorable “Cleaning This Gun (Come on in Boy),” where a concerned father finds a particularly potent way to warn his daughter’s would-be suitor to behave himself.

These are some of the greatest country songs about shooting ever written. Vote ‘em up, vote ‘em down, but be sure to vote.

The Best Country Songs About Guns,

Gunpowder and Lead

The Devil's Right Hand

A Country Boy Can Survive

Big Iron

The Battle of New Orleans

Cleaning This Gun (Come on in Boy)

Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia


Granddaddy's Gun

Don't Take Your Guns to Town

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:29:12 PST http://www.ranker.com/list/country-songs-about-guns/ranker-music