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Chop
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I've noticed 6/8 songs always seem to stick with you. Here's two of my favorites:

Walk on the Ocean - Toad the Wet Sprocket
My Name is Jonas - Weezer

(for those who don't know, 6/8 time signature songs have a driving 1-2-3-4-5-6-1-2-3-4-5-6 feel to them)

[Edited on November 18, 2009 at 10:36 PM. Reason : .]

11/18/2009 10:36:28 PM

AstralAdvent
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I find it easier to write music in 6/8, idk why. Most of the music [metal] i listen to is in 6/8 or 6/4 or 12/8 or some shit, because it comes from countries with a huge folk up bringing / culture.


regardless my list for this thread is way too big to start naming shit.

most notably: Opeth

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11/19/2009 10:44:10 AM

God
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"Kiss From A Rose" (Seal)
"Never Tear Us Apart" (INXS)
"My Name is Jonas" (Weezer)

11/19/2009 10:49:29 AM

RawWulf
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admittedly I'm pretty terrible at counting time signatures ... so I don't know the signatures for many of my favorite tracks ... but off the top of my head only because I've been on a Radiohead kick ...

"Subterranean Homesick Alien" - Radiohead

11/19/2009 10:56:18 AM

TreeTwista10
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Temple of the Dog - "Say Hello To Heaven"

11/19/2009 10:57:13 AM

hooksaw
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"Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica.

11/19/2009 11:02:46 AM

God
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^^^

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6/8

11/19/2009 11:06:03 AM

AstralAdvent
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haha "6/8 is not to be confused with 12/8"

god forbid

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11/19/2009 11:07:49 AM

Thecycle23
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6/8 songs were always my favorite songs to play, both in band in school and on the drums.

11/19/2009 11:11:27 AM

CalledToArms
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6/8 is indeed very fun to play

11/19/2009 12:29:58 PM

EmptyFriend
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radiohead - "nude"

11/19/2009 2:23:22 PM

Zel
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haha dude kiss from a motherfucking rose all the way.

11/19/2009 6:41:20 PM

Chop
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Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desire is one of my signature 'impress the girls' songs to play on guitar

11/19/2009 9:14:59 PM

sarijoul
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my name is jonas is pretty clearly in 3/8

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sure it COULD be in 6/8. but the feel is one of 3/8 (or 3/4 i suppose -- but i think 3/8 because there's only one strong beat subdivided into three). the six beats you guys are hearing are just 16ths and there's none of the characteristics 2 strong beats that you often hear in 6/8 music (think house of the rising sun for instance).

[Edited on November 19, 2009 at 9:54 PM. Reason : .]

11/19/2009 9:47:31 PM

Chop
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i tend to think of 3/4 more of as a waltz, but whatever

11/19/2009 10:33:30 PM

sarijoul
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yeah that's why i said 3/8

11/20/2009 12:11:27 AM

bdmazur
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the charlie brown christmas song

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"(for those who don't know, 6/8 time signature songs have a driving 1-2-3-4-5-6-1-2-3-4-5-6 feel to them)"


it can still be quite hard to distinguish from 3/4

[Edited on November 20, 2009 at 2:43 AM. Reason : =]

11/20/2009 2:42:53 AM

Chop
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two more good ones came across the ipod today:
elderly woman behind the counter in a small town - Pearl Jam
you've got to hide your love away - beatles


upon further review, i can see the argument for my name is jonas being 3/8

11/20/2009 6:38:54 PM

sarijoul
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Quote :
"the charlie brown christmas song"


i hate to be an ass, but that's in 3/4

11/20/2009 6:49:24 PM

CalledToArms
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REM's "Everybody Hurts" is either 6/8 or 12/8, I forget.

11/20/2009 7:15:07 PM

sarijoul
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^yeah i could see an argument for either for that song.

and to actually contribute something to this thread other than being a pain in the ass, here are some of my favorites:
"The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out To Get Us!" ~ Sufjan Stevens
"a hard rain's gonna fall" ~ bob dylan
"five years" ~ david bowie
"in ear park" ~ dept. of eagles
"helena" ~ destroyer
"bottom of the world" ~ emily haines (could be in 12/8 too potentially)
"the saddest vacant lot in all the world" ~ grandaddy
"inflammatory writ" ~ joanna newsom
"star witness" ~ neko case (there are actually quite a few by her)
"objects of my affection" ~ peter bjorn and john



and i'll just throw out my favorite wacky time signature song:

"the landlord is dead" ~ do make say think
it's either in 14/4, or some combination of 3/4s and 2/4s, but that pattern changes (the 14 does not).

ok. i have to stop going through my music and go out. it's friday by the way.

11/20/2009 8:36:48 PM

Chop
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brubeck's Take 5 is in 5/4. anything more complicated than that and i can't count it, much less play it.

11/20/2009 9:26:43 PM

AxlBonBach
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Elton John's "I guess that's why they call it the blues"
Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers

and definitely Smokey Robinson's You Really Got a Hold on Me

11/20/2009 11:52:12 PM

CalledToArms
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i don't even try and figure out some of the time signatures the mars volta puts together. some of them are ridiculously wacky

11/21/2009 8:29:21 AM

sarijoul
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"objects of my affection" ~ peter bjorn and john

12/2/2009 9:53:35 PM

Wyloch
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Blondie - Call Me

12/2/2009 10:19:25 PM

sarijoul
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also:
"standing in the doorway" ~ bob dylan

this is one of the most devastating songs ever. and one of my all-time favorites.

12/2/2009 10:21:40 PM

tromboner950
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YYZ by Rush has at least one segment in 6/8. And I enjoy the song. So that counts.

12/2/2009 10:26:35 PM

Dentaldamn
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the opening riff of YYZ is 5/4

12/2/2009 10:53:14 PM

tromboner950
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^I realize. It switches signatures quite a few times throughout.

12/2/2009 10:58:05 PM

Dentaldamn
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ya

12/3/2009 11:42:10 PM

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