Best song that _____ never wrote

#1

What’s the best song that _______ never wrote? Not just a song that kind of sounds like it could have been written by someone else, but a great song where every time you hear it, you automatically think of the other artist and are kind of surprised they didn’t get there first. Could be a good way to discover some new bands, I dunno.

#2

Trail of the Dead

"Metal Carnage" by Deaf Wish

This would fit perfectly on the Trail of the Dead s/t debut. He even sounds like Jason Reece on this one.

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#3

Queens of the Stone Age

"Impressions" by Hooded Fang

This song, like much of the album, is pure Queens of the Stone Age. You can practically hear the scuzzy “Sick-Sick-Sick” bass when the riff escalates, and that chorus is built for Josh Homme’s falsetto. It’s actually kind of frustrating that this isn’t on Era Vulgaris.

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#4

Nothing To Forget by Dillinger Escape Plan is the best song Angel Dust-era Faith No More never wrote. https://open.spotify.com/track/4gmVj1Ye2yvNxH4IDMZ6cI?si=-J7nfS89Sdub7QnfiixTQw

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#5

Stone Temple Pilots

"L.A." by Elliott Smith

That riff and those chords are pure Dean DeLeo, and the guitar sound and vocal style would fit perfectly on Tiny Music.

#6

Spencer Krug / Wolf Parade

“Ghost Boy” by Spielbergs

It feels kind of like a more soaring cousin of “Dinner Bells” off of Wolf Parade’s debut. It seems made for Krug’s voice too. One of the best songs of the year.

#7

Don Henley - Boys of Summer is the best song Vampire Weekend never wrote

#8

Werewolves of London is the best song Bob Dylan never wrote.

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#9

I don’t like Bruce ‘Bossman’ Springsteen but if he was more like Tom Waits I would.

There are actually a load of good songs I can think of that remind me of ‘Steen, just never been able to enjoy the man himself.

#10

Blink 182

"Star" by Jesu

Don’t laugh, this would fit perfectly on their self-titled album. It’s a very Blink chord progression and he even sounds like Mark Hoppus here.

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#11

Going to have to stop you there Clive.
Madness.

:scream:

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#12

Davidian, the best song Slayer could never write.

#13

sorry mate, you cant ask this then compare Jesu to Blink 182

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#14

Still can’t believe, a decade on, Kid Rock had the cheek to sample that plus Sweet Home Alabama and get it to the top of the charts.

This was what made Obama win.

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#15

I used to ride in a vanpool to work with a bunch of incredibly racist old men, and the only thing they loved more than making fun of the homeless people we passed was this song. The soundtrack for hell.

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#16

Oh… No.

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#17

On a similar Tom/Bruce note, a very famous one. But I guess there’s a reason for that. Probably why he felt obliged to cover it.

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#18

Would have loved to see their faces on election night 2008

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#19

Totally

#20

Sounds like something that would fit on a Desert Sessions sesh