We have made it to the end of the countdown of the musicians’ favourite music! Once again thank you to everone who voted and everyone who has been following the countdown. I hope you have enjoed the songs voted for by the people who make songs and will continue to enjoy the artists featured on Tomatrax for years to come.
Now onto the top 10..
10 Mclusky – Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
9 The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
8 Massive Attack – Teardrop
7 Jeff Buckley – So Real
6 Guided By Voices – Game of Pricks
Like a lot of GBV songs, they sound catchy to my ears (and why they aren’t/weren’t bigger I will never understand), but if you’re paying attention or looking at things from a songwriter’s perspective he always has something slanted or asymmetrical going on, and his verbal prowess is unparalleled. I usually either in awe or just plain ashamed when I listen to his best work, knowing deep down I can’t do that. It hurts to admit, but probably good for me. Mark Spence, Royal Chant
5 Muse – Knights of Cydonia
4 Brian Eno – An Ending (Ascent)
3 Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
This song is the first one that made any sense to me as a songwriter. I was nearly asleep on the couch watching a PBS (Public Broadcasting Service in the USA) special on the history of rock & roll, and this song comes on and wakes me from my sleep and it was like a lighting rod had shot down my spine. I had written a few songs before this, and liked other bands and whatnot, but hearing this at age 16 was really what started it all. I’ve probably drifted away from Bob Dylan over the years, but mostly because I stayed under his influence for a good 5-6 years of hyper-verbal imitation. But yeah, for the record, he was my first big influence and probably the biggest reason I sound like I do.
Mark Spence, Royal Chant
2 Foo Fighters – Everlong
I didn’t initially think that Everlong by Foo Fighters would be my top song of all time, but I believe it truly is perfect piece. It’s simple, honest and explores the universal theme of love without being cheesy. Nearly 20 years old, it still sounds current, rocks hard and also sounds amazing as an intimate acoustic number. Tristan Chu from Aerials
1 The Beatles – A Day in the Life