Latino Mix 105.7 played Nelly’s 2002 hit ‘Hot In Herre’ for 18 hours straight the other day, which got us thinking: if you had to listen to one song for 18 consecutive hours, what would it be? Something lullaby-like and optimistic to achieve a state of zen-like calm? Your favourite song ever? John Cage’s silent ‘4’33’? We put it to you and got some excellent suggestions. Here’s 25 of the best…
@_rjlee goes for Canadian duo Japandroids and their effort ‘Wet Hair’ saying “the energy and honesty could carry it for 18 years, let alone hours”.
Jordan Meehan opts for eternal Britpop classic ‘Live Forever’ by Oasis. He’s a fan of self-proclaimed perfectionist Noel Gallagher: “That guitar solo at the end, man…”.
A popular choice in ‘November Rain’ by Guns ‘N’ Roses. @MCSmaug fronts the admiration: “it’s three songs in one! A piano-driven love song, a guitar ballad and a hard rock anthem”.
@BIGGSOIR takes a more pessimistic outlook after 18 hours repetition: “As I will likely hate any song after 18 hours repetition might as well start with something I dislike. Some James Blunt then..”
Lynne Palazzi admires the “sick” turn ‘Ringfinger’ by Nine Inch Nails and gets her thumbs up of approval. The 1989 track makes her dance, cry, sing & scream all at the same time.
Jennifer Yates can’t quite get to grips with how Sigur Ros’ ‘Stormur’ gets a grip on her soul when she can’t understand the beautifully complex rhythm & arrangement of the song.
@JonnyN7 would happily spend two thirds of his day listening to The Beatles ‘I’m Only Sleeping’. For him, Lennon’s vocals are incredible and he loves the reversed guitar.
@White_Bicycles adopted a more logical approach when selecting Jon Hopkins ‘Open Eye Signal’: ”It never stops moving, therefore it never gets boring”.
Another Manchester guitarist is admired as @toomanyliams believes John Squire could easily make The Stone Roses’ ‘I Am The Resurrection’ work for eighteen hours.
How can anyone ever be sick of The Doors’ ‘Riders On The Storm’ says @AlexGiovanni_ ? We could not agree more.
Two in a row for Morrison and co. @Febyac believes The Doors’ ‘Indian Summer’ will make you insanely hooked with yourself, describing the experience as a ‘junk bond’
Something for everyone, says @Bjornvf3 of Television’s ‘Guiding Light’, championing it as a big number that is… something for everyone.
Monster trance track ‘Hallelujah’ by German band Can reaches the eighteen minute mark but @beautifulpigeon would willingly have a listening marathon for it.
Rita Palermi believes indie classic ‘How Soon Is Now?’ by The Smiths is the only song worthy of that playtime. “It has everything: it’s moody but yet we can dance to it. Perfection!”.
Peter Davis otherwise known as @pfd999 would replay his favourite song endlessly. That would come in the form of Angel And Airway’s ‘The Adventure’.
Not just for the texture of the sound, Steven Van Der Bergh has admiration for the lyrical story behind Bob Dylan’s ‘Hurricane’, which gets the nod from him.
Pink Floyd’s ‘The Great Gig In The Sky’ taken from hit album Dark Side Of The Moon is a “beautiful song” says @louiseparkes
Paul McGrog goes for ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by The Sugarhill Gang – “It has so much going on I wouldn’t get bored.”
You don’t need to explain why Echo & The Bunnymen’s ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ can be listened to for nearly a day according to Amanda Fearon.
We all have that one wake up song that irritably pushes us away with the realisation we have to get up in the morning, but not for @FiorellaGarciaC who isn’t even sorry for choosing ‘Lost In The Echo’ by Linkin Park.
@sockformation chooses tactically going for ‘La Ritournelle’, the beautiful symphonic epic from Sebastian Tellier.
@carlbarat no, not that one, goes for ear splitter Parquet Courts – ‘Stoned And Starving’, “the hooks and riffs will never get old. EVER”. Emphasis at its proudest.
‘The Sound’ by Swans is “slow, long, painful, droning, powerful,” says @Pimp_Dylan.
Katie Sweed would constantly go over The Killers’ ‘All These Things That I’ve Done’ describing frontman Brandon Flowers to have a heavenly voice, aided by the riffs that “rule!”.
An experienced veteran, @raheeee has already listened to Kanye West’ ‘Power’ for hours upon end. Did we miss any good ones? Leave your suggestions in the comments below.