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Favorite song from each album?
« on: August 13, 2011, 03:50:14 pm »
I thought this would be fun - tell us your favorite song from each of her albums!  It's a challenge, because you can only choose ONE from each album!  No ties, no second places, just tell us your one favorite from each!  It's tough to choose, but it's a good excuse to listen to all of your Vanessa songs again, (as though you needed another reason ;) )

Here are my picks:

Be Not Nobody: Twilight (the version that's more orchestral, with woodwinds and everything - so pretty!)
Harmonium: Private Radio (I actually just discovered this song a few days ago, and I'm LOVING it)
Heroes and Thieves: More Than This (This was the hardest for me to choose since I love so much of this album, but I chose this one because I remember hearing the intro on her old site back before H&T came out and being absolutely mesmerized)
Rabbits on the Run: Dear California (Another tough choice, but this is the only song I love ALL of, whereas most of the others I just love the second half after it builds up)

You can also include favorite unreleased track and favorite from her demo, but I didn't since I don't know any of those haha

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 04:26:26 pm »
You're really going to make me do this.... ;)

Demo: Faces (The "I'm living for, sure" Line made me fall in love with the song)

Rinse: Superhero

BNN: Wanted or Twilight

Harmonium: Who's To Say (This song made me fall in love with Vanessa. This is one of my favorite songs ever!)

H&T: More Than This (My motto. I adore this song soooo much because of the lyrics. This is the other one of my favorite songs ever! )

ROTR: Hear The Bells (The bridge... Wow)

Unreleased: Best Behaviour (Instantly fell in love with the song the first time I heard it)

Cover: Where The Streets Have No Name ( I found this song a few days ago and now I can't stop listening to it.)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2011, 05:01:27 pm by Onyx »

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2011, 06:45:46 pm »
I always see these threads and think "Ooh, this is going to be fun :D", only to find myself sitting in corner 10 minutes later going "But I love them alllll :'("   Anyway, I'm going to do this through a very intense and painful process of elimination. I'm also going to be a freak and name my favorite of well... many things... because I'm crazy. Here I go!

Demo Tape: Last Fall (This is not her best song technically, but there's something about its raw and unbalanced writing that's haunting. Almost like Tim Burton's older films.)

Rinse: Carnival (No explanation needed. One of the best songs ever... at least in my opinion.)

BNN: Sway (I wasn't expecting this to be, because all the songs on BNN are really cool, but by battling each one against eachother it seems to have won. Awesome.)

Harmonium: She Floats (Possibly my favorite V song ever. I actually liked it even before I'd actually heard it... somehow I ended up with the Harmonium piano book before the album many years ago. Not sure how that happened.)

H&T: This Time (I feel this song gets a lot of hate, but I really like it. That fact may or may not have influenced my decision. ;))

ROTR: Tall Tales for Spring (Very hard decision, but something about this song just works so well. Can't quite explain it.)

Unreleased: Morning Sting (My favorite unreleased one changes by the day.)

Cover: Where The Streets Have No Name (So great.)

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2011, 11:35:09 pm »
Demo: Last Fall (I like the melody of the verses, and the way she sang them)

Rinse: Superhero (It was the first song I really got into on it)

BNN: ATM (I just really had to choose it :P )

Harmonium: White Houses/Who's To Say (I can't choose between them! I just really love the lyrics of White Houses and how it always gets stuck in my mind. But Who's To Say gets stuck in my head, and I find playing on piano to be really fun)

H&T: Home (It's mostly because of the lyrics and the outro. I used to always play it, kind of nonstop)

ROTR: Dear California (listened to the preview once and fell in love with the music & lyrics :) )

Unreleased: Best Behavior (I don't know how to explain why I like this the most)

Cover: Time Is On My Side (I like the original version and I find her laugh in the bridge oddly adorable)

I'll just add this one lol

Featured: Big Yellow Taxi (Even if she doesn't really do much, I like the Counting Crows!)

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 05:32:15 pm »
this is gonna be hard...

Demo: Faces (makes me realize that the best way to live is... just live.)
Rinse: Superhero (a asking-for-help kind of song.)
Be Not Nobody: Ordinary Day (a love everyone wants to have.)
Harmonium: C'est La Vie (there is vanessa telling you that the best attitude is to say "fuck it". really helpful.)
Heroes & Thieves: Fools Like Me (hard decision. lyrics are amazing and also really helpful.)
Rabbits On The Run: The Marching Line ("do you know a love like a bullet in the chest?" OMG. that's all i have to say.)
Unreleased: All Is Well (HARDEST decison. extremely beautiful melody)

be aware that this is for now. cuz it changes almost everyday haha.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2011, 05:43:28 pm by Fred_Saboya »

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 08:35:33 pm »
Demo: All I Ask

Rinse: Superhero

BNN: A Thousand Miles

Harmonium: San Francisco

H&T: Heroes and Thieves, although More Than This (I like the way it makes me feel after listening to it, especially the outro)

ROTR: Fairweather Friend

Unreleased: b/t All is Well and Best Behavior

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 09:25:08 am »
BNN: Sway

H: Who's to Say

H&T: gosh this is hard, I guess the title track

ROTR: Fairweather Friend

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 11:28:31 pm »
Unreleased: Ameriteen

BNN: A Thousand Miles

H: Afterglow

H&T: Hands on Me

ROTR: The Marching Line (since I've been listening more closely to it lately)

I agree with everyone else. Tough to pick one fav from each album. So... I think everyone's list is bound to change  ;)
« Last Edit: August 16, 2011, 04:47:01 pm by pupmagic »

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011, 10:08:27 am »
Unreleased: Greensleeves

BNN: A Thousand Miles

H: Afterglow

H&T: Hands on Me

ROTR: The Marching Line (since I've been listening more closely to it lately)

I agree with everyone else. Tough to pick one fav from each album. So... I think everyone's list is bound to change  ;)

Greensleeves isn't an unreleased song haha.

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2011, 10:44:47 am »
Unreleased: Greensleeves

BNN: A Thousand Miles

H: Afterglow

H&T: Hands on Me

ROTR: The Marching Line (since I've been listening more closely to it lately)

I agree with everyone else. Tough to pick one fav from each album. So... I think everyone's list is bound to change  ;)

Greensleeves isn't an unreleased song haha.

Thanks for the correction. I get them mixed up all the time. Fixed! : )

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2011, 02:21:20 pm »
Unreleased: Greensleeves

BNN: A Thousand Miles

H: Afterglow

H&T: Hands on Me

ROTR: The Marching Line (since I've been listening more closely to it lately)

I agree with everyone else. Tough to pick one fav from each album. So... I think everyone's list is bound to change  ;)

Greensleeves isn't an unreleased song haha.

Thanks for the correction. I get them mixed up all the time. Fixed! : )

i think dark carnival is also not an unreleased song hahaha. unreleased are the ones we only have live versions
« Last Edit: August 16, 2011, 03:15:41 pm by Fred_Saboya »

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2011, 02:45:41 pm »
Demo: Faces
Rinse: Superhero
Be Not Nobody: Ordinary Day
Harmonium: White Houses
Heroes & Thieves: Home
Rabbits On The Run: The Marching Line
Cover: The Cave

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 04:46:41 pm »
Unreleased: Greensleeves

BNN: A Thousand Miles

H: Afterglow

H&T: Hands on Me

ROTR: The Marching Line (since I've been listening more closely to it lately)

I agree with everyone else. Tough to pick one fav from each album. So... I think everyone's list is bound to change  ;)

Greensleeves isn't an unreleased song haha.

Thanks for the correction. I get them mixed up all the time. Fixed! : )

i think dark carnival is also not an unreleased song hahaha. unreleased are the ones we only have live versions

Ahh.. I'm feeling slightly disgraceful. I'll just say Ameriteen.

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 03:58:22 am »
Demo: Not a fan of the demo....haha
Rinse: Superhero
Be Not Nobody: Ordinary Day
Harmonium: White Houses
Heroes & Thieves: Hands On Me
Rabbits On The Run: Fair-weather Friends (Dear California is super close too :))
Unreleased:Best Behavior, Morning Sting is a close runner-up
Cover: Where the streets have no name

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Re: Favorite song from each album?
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2011, 06:21:15 am »
Unreleased: Morning Sting

Demo: Faces

Rinse: Superhero

BNN: Sway

Harmonium: Half a week before the Winter

H&T: More than this

Rabbits: Marching Line
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I turn to look and burn my eyes
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