The best songs i've ever heard in my lifeby FrodoBagginsElbereth | created - 11 Jul 2014 | updated - 11 Jul 2014 | Public
Soundtrack | The Virgin Suicides
Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding hard rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and ...
MAN IN THE WILDERNESS
SHOW ME THE WAY
CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME
Soundtrack | Pitch Perfect
Formed in 1970, the band Kansas, originally called Reasons Why, did not start to gain in popularity until 1973 and really did not have a hit until the release of their 4th album, "Leftoverture" in October 1976, which produced a hit single, "Carry on my Wayward Son". Some of their songs have been ...
CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON
DUST IN THE WIND
3. Neil Finn
Soundtrack | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Neil Finn is a songwriter. He was born in Te Awamutu, a small New Zealand town on May 27, 1958, the youngest child to accountant, Richard Finn, and Irish immigrant, Mary Finn (nee Mullane). Neil's happy childhood included parties in the family home, complete with wine and song, catholic priests in ...
THE LONELY MOUNTAIN
4. Hansi Kürsch
Soundtrack | In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
Even though Hansi Kürsch's parents were not wealthy enough they bought him books such as "The Hobbit", "The Silmarillion" and the Lord of the Ring trilogy, for Christmas and other holidays when he was a child, and later he developed an early fascination for fantasy and specially J.R.R. Tolkien's ...
THE LORD OF THE RINGS
CURSE MY NAME
A PAST AND FUTURE SECRET
5. Bob Dylan
Soundtrack | Renaldo and Clara
Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the...
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
BLOWIN IN THE WIND
ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE
Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Eithne, the fourth youngest of nine children, comes from the small village of Dore (Dobhar in Irish) in the Gweedore (Gaoth Dobhair) region of County Donegal in the northwest of the Republic of Ireland. She now lives in Killiney, a coastal district on the southern outskirts of Dublin The family is ...
MAY IT BE
ATHAIR AR NEAMH
7. Led Zeppelin
Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same
Led Zeppelin are a popular British band best known for their iconic "Stairway to Heaven" as well as for co-creating the music genre of heavy metal. Since their nine albums were recorded between 1968 and 1979, Led Zeppelin has been one of the most popular bands of all time, having sold more than 300...
STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
8. The Doors
Soundtrack | The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and John Densmore on drums. The band got its name, at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception. They were ...
PEOPLE ARE STRANGE
Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Emiliana Torrini was born on May 16, 1977 in Iceland as Emilíana Torrini Davíðsdóttir.
10. Bon Jovi
Soundtrack | Spaceballs
They have had many hits throughout the world, including "Runaway", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer", "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Bad Medicine', "Lay Your Hands on Me", "I'll Be There for You", "Keep the Faith", "Bed of Roses", "Always", "It's My Life", "Everyday", "Have a Nice Day", "...
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
BLAZE OF GLORY
YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME
WELCOME TO WHEREVER YOU ARE
Soundtrack | Paper Towns
Formed in 1994, the group's current line-up consists of Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, Mikael Jorgensen, John Stirratt, Nels Cline, and Pat Sansone.
Former members include Leroy Bach, Max Johnston, Bob Egan, Ken Coomer, and Jay Bennett, who was famously dismissed from Wilco in 2001 following the release...
12. Bob Marley
Soundtrack | Strange Days
Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. His mother was a black teenager. The couple planned to get married but Norval left Kingston before this could happen. Norval died in 1955, ...
THREE LITTLE BIRDS
Soundtrack | The Limey
Members have included Sib Hashian, Tom Scholz, Gary Pihl, Curly Smith, Jeff Neal, Tommy DeCarlo, Tracy Ferrie, Beth Cohen, Bradley Delp, Jim Masdea, Fran Sheehan, Barry Goudreau, David Sikes, Doug Huffman, Fran Cosmo, Anton Cosmo, Anthony Citrinite, Michael Sweet, David Victor, Kimberley Dahme.
MORE THAN A FEELING
DON'T LOOK BACK
PEACE OF MIND
14. The Beatles
Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology
The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...
LET IT BE
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
TWIST AND SHOUT
15. Lynyrd Skynyrd
Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Secret Service
In the mid 1990s, the band featured two guitarists from other Southern rock bands: Hughie Thomasson was the lead guitarist with Outlaws, and Rickey Medlocke was the lead guitarist and vocalist of Blackfoot.
SWEET HOME ALABAMA
16. Josh Groban
Soundtrack | Troy
Josh Groban was born on February 27, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Winslow Groban.
YOU RAISE ME UP
17. Annie Lennox
Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Ann Griselda Lennox. She has been married to Mitch Besser since September 15, 2012. She was previously married to Uri Fruchtmann and Radha Raman.
INTO THE WEST
Soundtrack | Mean Dreams
The Handsome Family are the marvelously offbeat, original and distinctive alternative country duo of singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboardist Brett Sparks and his singer/bassist/songwriter wife Rennie Sparks. Brett hails from Texas, where he studied music and briefly worked in the oil fields. Rennie...
FAR FROM ANY ROAD
19. Tom Waits
Actor | Seven Psychopaths
Thomas Alan Waits was born in Pomona, California, to schoolteachers Alma Fern (Johnson) and Jesse Frank Waits. Described as one of the last beatniks of the contemporary music, Waits in fact has two separate careers. From 1973 (LP "Closing Time") to 1983 ("One From The Heart" soundtrack), he ...
Soundtrack | Man on the Moon
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe. R.E.M. was pivotal in the creation and development of the alternative rock genre. In 2007, the band was ...
LOSIN MY RELIGION
21. The Animals
Soundtrack | Suicide Squad
The Animals was a British rock band that started out as The Alan Price Combo and aimed for a hard blues/R&B sound. They changed their name when Eric Burdon joined the band in 1962. Their second single, "House of the Rising Sun", hit #1 on both the British and American charts in 1964. They had a ...
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
22. Johnny Cash
Soundtrack | The Johnny Cash Show
Johnny Cash was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Carrie Cash (Rivers) and Raymond Cash. He made his first single, "Hey Porter", for Sun Records in 1955. In 1958 he moved to Columbia Records. He had long periods of drug abuse during the 1960s, but later that decade he successfully ...
WALK THE LINE
Soundtrack | Knight and Day
SEND ME AN ANGEL
WIND OF CHANGE
24. Ryan Bingham
Soundtrack | Crazy Heart
Ryan Bingham was born on March 31, 1981 in Hobbs, New Mexico, USA as George Ryan Bingham.
THE WEARY KIND
25. Dan Hill
Soundtrack | First Blood
Dan Hill was born on June 3, 1954 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Daniel Grafton Hill IV. He is married to Beverly Chapin.
IT'S A LONG ROAD
26. Gary Jules
Soundtrack | Donnie Darko
Gary Jules was born on March 19, 1969 in Fresno, California, USA as Gary Jules Aguirre. He is married to Greta.
27. David Bowie
Soundtrack | Labyrinth
David Bowie was one of the most influential and prolific writers and performers of popular music, but he was much more than that; he was also an accomplished actor, a mime and an intellectual, as well as an art lover whose appreciation and knowledge of it had led to him amassing one of the biggest ...
28. Andrea Bocelli
Soundtrack | Ronin
Andrea Bocelli, as born in Lajatico, Italy, in 1958, is one of the greatest singing talents in the world today. He has been blind since age 12, owing to congenital glaucoma and a blow to the head while tending goal during a soccer game. Andrea did not begin his singing career until the late 1980s, ...
VIVO PER LEI
29. Meat Loaf
Actor | Fight Club
Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic...
OBJECTS IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR MAY APPEAR CLOSER THAN THEY ARE
Soundtrack | Flash Gordon
Queen were one of the longest-lasting and most commercially successful bands to emerge from the British heavy rock scene of the early 1970s, but unlike their contemporaries such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, they soon became just as popular with pop fans as fans of hard rock and ...
I WANT TO BREAK FREE
Soundtrack | Snow White and the Huntsman
Florence and the Machine (styled as Florence + The Machine) are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The band's music received praise across the media, especially from ...
SHAKE IT OUT
Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove
Sting was born Gordon Matthew Sumner on 2 October, 1951 in Wallsend, North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, the eldest of four children of Audrey (Cowell), a hairdresser, and Ernest Matthew Sumner, an engineer and milkman. He received his name from a striped sweater he wore which looked like a bee...
FIELDS OF GOLD
ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
34. Ben E. King
Soundtrack | Stand by Me
Ben E. King was born on September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina, USA as Benjamin Earl Nelson. He was married to Betty Nelson. He died on April 30, 2015 in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA.
STAND BY ME
35. Tori Amos
Soundtrack | Twister
At age one, Tori and her family moved to Baltimore, where she spent much of her childhood. She started playing piano at a very early age (2 1/2). At the age of five, she was accepted to the Peabody Conservatory of Music (Arts school); she was the youngest person to be accepted to the school. ...
36. Phil Collins
Soundtrack | Tarzan
Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" ...
BILLY DON'T YOU LOSE MY NUMBER
ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
38. John Farnham
Soundtrack | Savage Streets
John Farnham is regarded as Australia's top performing artist, with a career spanning three decades. Born in Essex, England, John immigrated to Australia in 1959 at the age of 10. Since his debut in 1967 he has had numerous successes as a solo performer. His solo album Whispering Jack (1986) ...
YOU'RE THE VOICE
39. Rod Stewart
Soundtrack | Innerspace
Rod Stewart was born on January 10, 1945 in Highgate, London, England as Roderick David Stewart. He has been married to Penny Lancaster since June 16, 2007. They have two children. He was previously married to Rachel Hunter and Alana Stewart.
RHYTHM OF MY HEART
40. Guns N' Roses
Soundtrack | Body of Lies
Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The lineup, when first signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Guns N' Roses has ...
Soundtrack | Iron Man
AC/DC is a legendary rock band from Australia, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, adding them to the list of highest-certified music artists in the United States ...
BACK IN BLACK
YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
HIGHWAY TO HELL
42. Pink Floyd
Soundtrack | Doctor Strange
Syd Barrett: vocals, guitar (born: Roger Keith Barrett; 6 January, 1946; Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK). In 1968, Syd Barrett left the band. Syd died in July, 2006 at aged 60 from pancreatic cancer.
David Gilmour: vocals, guitar (born: David John Gilmour; 6 March, 1946; Cambridge, ...
WISH YOU WERE HERE
43. Blue Öyster Cult
Soundtrack | Zombieland
The band's name is a combination of a recipe their manager once saw in a cookbook for "Blue Oysters" and the band's interest in the occult.
DON'T FEAR THE REAPER
Soundtrack | Battleship
Members have included John Fogerty, Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, Doug Clifford
BAD MOON RISING