Your top twenty one Cohen songs

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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by deleuze68 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:41 pm

Here's mine in somewhat random order. It's a shame that Leonard only has 5 of them in his main setlist for the current tour.

1. Dress Rehearsal Rag
2. There Is A War
3. Teachers
4. Avalanche
5. Iodine
6. Is This What You Wanted
7. So Long, Marianne
8. Memories
9. Master Song
10. Don't Go Home With A Hard On
11. Tower of Song
12. Everybody Knows
13. Humbled In Love
14. Story of Isaac
15. Stranger Song
16. Famous Blue Raincoat
17. Diamonds In The Mine
18. The Law
19. Anthem
20. Last Years Man
21. Paper Thin Hotel
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by LEONKA » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:22 am

This is mine,but why only 21? I want more. :( ....... ;-)


1. Anthem
2. Hallelujah
3. So Long, Marianne
4. Dance Me To The End Of Love
5. The Gypsy´s Wife
6. If it be your will
7.I´m Your Man
8. By the rivers dark
9. The Future
10. Because Of
11. Everybody knows
12. Famous Blue Raincoat
13. Go No More A Roving
14. Hey That´s No Way to Say Goodbey
15. Joan of Arc
16. Take this waltz
17. Tower of Song
18. Suzanne
19. First We Take Manhattan
20. Go No More Roving
21. Take this waltz
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by LEONKA » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:45 am

21. I Tried To Leave You :razz:
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by Marine » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:57 am

Leonka, I think you have the luck to choose 2 more songs : Take this waltz and Go no more a-roving appear twice in your list! ;-) (or maybe is it intended, to show that you reaaaaally love these songs?! :lol: )
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by Parsifal » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:47 am

In no particular order:

Dress Rehearsal Rag
The Smokey Life
Master Song
Last Year's Man
Famous Blue Raincoat
Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
You Know Who I Am
Ballad Of The Absent Mare
Dance Me To The End Of Love
Night Comes On
If It Be Your Will
Anthem
Avalanche
Chelsea Hotel #2
Who By Fire
Came So Far For Beauty
Memories
Suzanne
Joan Of Arc
First We Take Manhattan
I Can't Forget
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by seadove » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:39 am

"memories" is such a 50's song, so I've noticed. It was promoted a bit to the 60's because of his "your naked body" use, but it's quite catchy and bouncy. Paul Anka and Niel Sedaka all mixed in one. ImageImage
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by TheSpice-BoxOfEarth » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:30 am

That was hard and I`m sure I forgot some favourite songs of mine.

Take This Waltz
Closing Time
The Stranger Song
The Traitor
Love Itself
Lover Lover Lover
Undertow
Ain`t No Cure for Love
Joan of Arc
I`m Your Man
Master Song
That Don`t Make It Junk
Light as the Breeze
Dance Me to the End of Love
First We Take Manhattan
The WIndow
Waiting for the Miracle
The Future
Night Comes On
If It Be Your Will
Stories of the Street
A cross on every hill
A star, a minaret
So many graves to fill
O love, aren’t you tired yet?


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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by LEONKA » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:20 pm

marine,

Thank you for having me attention. :)
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by LEONKA » Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:34 pm

marine;


number 21 was immediately corrected. Corrects only the number 20.In My Secret Life. ;-)
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by B4real » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:40 am

You all know how hard this is and I'm just going give you my list as they come to me in no favoured order:

1. The Traitor
2. The Window
3. Hallelujah
4. The Faith
5. If It Be Your Will
6. Chelsea Hotel #2
7. Alexander Leaving
8. Ain't No Cure For Love
9. Bird On The Wire
10. Avalanche
11. Memories
12. One Of Us Can't Be Wrong
13. Take This Longing
14. So Long Marianne
15. Suzanne
16. You Know Who I Am
17. I'm Your Man
18. The Future
19. Tower Of Song
20. Do I Have To Dance All Night
21. I Can't Forget

This is so hard :roll: I want to keep going (I've missed 1000 Kisses Deep and Anthem and Closing Time :oops: )........and I am but with a difference. I'm going to include two songs which Leonard has never sung but has written for other people (now there's a thread for someone to start! :idea: There at least 28 that I know of)

1. Song Of Bernadette
2. Priests

These two songs are amongst my favourites and I don't know why he never recorded them.
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by QueenofSolitude » Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:17 am

Hmmmm ok, this is tough, I have 43 on my favorite Cohen playlist so here goes:

One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
There Is a War
Humbled in Love
Is this what you wanted
Lets sing another song, boys
avalanche
joan of arc
boogie street
the letters
absent mare
light as a breeze
suzanne
famous blue raincoat
diamonds in the mine
tower of song
lady midnight
nothing to one
a singer must die
you know who I am
lover lover lover
traitor
and you sank beneath her wisdom like a stone
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by Stamatina » Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:25 pm

Completely random, not too much thinking done and -what a surprise- no particular order.

1. Dance Me To The End Of Love
2. Take This Waltz
3. Closing Time
4. Light As The Breeze
5. There For You
6. Sing Another Song, Boys
7. Ballad Of The Absent Mare
9. Humbled In Love
10. The Gypsy's Wife
11. I Tried To Leave You
12. Famous Blue Raincoat
13. Dress Rehearsal Rag
14. Memories
15. True Love Leaves No Traces
16. The Old Revolution
17. Lady Midnight
18. Sisters Of Mercy
19. So Long, Marianne
20. Stories Of The Street
21. Master Song
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Oh tangle of matter and ghost
Oh darling of angels, demons and saints
And the whole broken-hearted host
Gentle this soul..."
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Re: Your top twenty one Cohen songs

Post by rpan » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:15 am

1. Famous Blue Raincoat
2. Dance me to the end of Love
3. The Future
4. Avalanche
5. I’m your man
6. Tower of Song
7. Suzanne
8. The Guests
9. Alexandra Leaving
10. Take this Longing
11. Winter Lady
12. Sisters of Mercy
13. God is Alive, Magic is Afoot (is this allowed?)
14. Hunter’s Lullaby
15. Heart with no Companion
16. Bird on the Wire
17. Anthem
18. Everybody knows
19. First we take Manhattan
20. The Window
21. Coming back to You
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