Your Favorite Top 11 Big Star Songs

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  1. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

    Location:
    Cincinnati Ohio
    Why a top 11, you ask? Well, I couldn't decide between 2 of them for #10 so I just decided, to heck with it, you get a top 11. Now I just chose from the first 3 albums but feel free to pick songs from the reunion stuff if you wish. Ok, time for your favorite top 11 Big Star songs:

    I'll go first, in descending order to my most favorite at #1.
    11. Watch The Sunrise
    10. Way Out West
    9. Life Is White
    8. Daisy Glaze
    7. Kanga Roo
    6. Holocaust
    5. The Ballad Of El Goodo
    4. September Gurls
    3. Jesus Christ
    2. Thank You Friends
    1. Thirteen
     
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  2. intv7

    intv7 Forum Resident

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    Boston, MA, USA
    This was tough. Reunion songs were not even a consideration.

    This was the order I picked off the top of my head...this'll change tomorrow, I'm sure...

    11. Night Time
    10. Daisy Glaze
    9. Thank You Friends
    8. O My Soul
    7. September Gurls
    6. Thirteen
    5. Watch The Sunrise
    4. When My Baby's Beside Me
    3. Feel
    2. The Ballad Of El Goodo
    1. Back of a Car
     
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  3. bvb1123

    bvb1123 Rock and Roll Martian Thread Starter

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    Cincinnati Ohio
    Very nice list. A couple of those that i didn't pick I really wanted to but I didn't want a top 20 list for a band with basically 3 albums.
     
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  4. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Something like this.

    1. Stroke It Noel
    2. Thirteen
    3. Kanga Roo
    4. Holocaust
    5. Ballad of El Goodoo
    6. Take Care
    7. Kizza Me
    8. September Gurls
    9. Nighttime
    10. Oh Dana
    11. O my Soul
     
  5. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Location:
    Smogville CA USA
    11. Daisy Glaze
    10. My Life Is Right
    9. In The Street
    8. Watch the Sunrise
    7. Back Of A Car
    6. When My Baby’s Beside Me
    5. Mod Lang
    4. Kanga Roo
    3. Night Time
    2. Try Again
    1. I’m In Love With A Girl

    First 3 albums mixed in a blender.
     
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  6. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Smogville CA USA
    Perhaps easier to list “Least Favorite 11 Big Star Songs”...?

    ...which would not surprisingly be another member’s “Favorite Top 11 Big Star Songs.
    ;)
     
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  7. MikeM

    MikeM Senior Member

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    Youngstown, Ohio
    I can't and won't do rankings. What I'll do is pick three songs from each album that I particularly love, and list them in no particular order. But that doesn't necessarily mean I love the ones not listed any less.

    The Ballad of El Goodo
    When My Baby's Beside Me
    Watch the Sunrise

    Way Out West
    Back of a Car
    September Gurls

    Nightime
    Thank You Friends
    Holocaust
     
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  8. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident

    In order of favorites...the top 5 usually don't change.

    11. Kangaroo
    10. Watch The Sunrise
    9. Thirteen
    8. When My Baby's Beside Me
    7. Watch The Sunrise
    6. September Gurls
    5. Holocaust
    4. The Ballad of El Goodo
    3. Back Of A Car
    2. Daisy Glaze
    1. Take Care
     
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  9. DocShipe

    DocShipe Forum Resident

    Location:
    St. Louis
    Back of a Car
    Feel
    O Dana
    Ballad of El Goodo
    Thirteen
    Big Black Car
    September Gurls
    Way Out West
    Nighttime
    Daisy Glaze
    O My Soul
     
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  10. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

    Location:
    Melbourne
    Hate that song, otherwise great list.
     
  11. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Life Is White
    Mod Lang
    Don't Lie to Me
    When my Babys Beside Me
    Feel
    She's a Mover
    September Gurls
    The Ballad of El Goodo
    Jesus Christ
    My Life is Right
    Back of a Car
     
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  12. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

    Location:
    New Jersey
    September Gurls
    Back of a Car
    Daisy Glaze
    Kizza Me
    Big Black Car
    Nighttime
    What's Going Ahn
    Blue Moon
    Jesus Christ
    Life is White
    Thirteen
    Kangaroo

    I don't know about the order
     
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  13. ndoheny

    ndoheny Forum Resident

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    Sacramento, Ca
    They are all my precious babies and I can’t choose but I will say that the India Song is the runt of the family and tends to get ignored more than the others.
     
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  14. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    New Jersey
    "Morpha Too" is another dark horse...
     
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  15. ndoheny

    ndoheny Forum Resident

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    Sacramento, Ca
    I think of Morpha Too as the palette cleanser between the huge September Gurls and the quiet beauty of I'm In Love With A Girl. It's doesn't rise to the top but it's also over in a minute so no harm done.
     
  16. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    Location:
    California
    Thirteen
    Don't Lie To Me
    In The Street (the single version though)
    You Get What You Deserve
    Daizy Glaze
    Back Of A Car
    Stroke It Noel
    Jesus Christ
    For You
    I Am The Cosmos (cheating #1)
    You and Your Sister (cheating #2)
     
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  17. bzfgt

    bzfgt Interesting and Copacetic Denizen

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    New Jersey
    I love "Morpha Too" myself...not sure why, or why someone else wouldn't for that matter I suppose. I wouldn't say it's the best song on the album, but it holds its own...
     
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  18. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Location:
    CT
    Stroke it Noel
    Thirteen
    The Ballad Of El Goodo
    Back of a Car
    September Gurls
    Daisy Glaze
    Big Black Car
    I'm in Love with a Girl
    Jesus Christ
    Nightime
    Blue Moon
     
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  19. majoyenrac

    majoyenrac Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Not necessarily in order
    1. Thirteen
    2. In the Street
    3. Feel
    4. The Ballad of El Goodo
    5. Try Again
    6. September Gurls
    7. I’m in love with a girl
    8. My life is right
    9. Kizza Me
    10. Thank you friends
    11. Holocaust

    Bonus: I am the Cosmos by Chris Bell as it’s as good as any above. Also #1 Record is absolutely incredible and their best
     
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  20. stefane

    stefane Forum Resident

    01) Thirteen
    02) Holocaust
    03) The Ballad of El Goodo
    04) Big Black Car
    05) September Gurls
    06) Nighttime
    07) Take Care
    08) Give Me Another Chance
    09) Try Again
    10) Watch the Sunrise
    11) What's Going Ahn

    No problems ranking the first five songs of my list, and the order hasn't changed over the years. However, starting with #6 there's some movement and the list might not look the same in a few weeks from now.
     
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  21. plentyofjamjars67

    plentyofjamjars67 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Michigan
    Thirteen
    My Life Is Right
    Give Me Another Chance
    Life Is White
    What's Going Ahn
    Mod Lang
    Daisy Glaze
    Morpha Too
    Big Black Car
    Take Care
    Holocaust
     
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  22. Etienne Hanratty

    Etienne Hanratty Forum Resident

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    uk
    I love Thirteen and September Gurls, but none of the other songs I’ve heard get me in anything like the same way.
     
  23. Mr. D

    Mr. D Forum Resident

    Not in order of preference, but order of release.

    The Ballad of El Goodo
    In the Street
    Thirteen
    My Life is Right
    Give Me Another Chance
    Way Out West
    You Get What You Deserve
    Back of a Car
    September Gurls
    Thank You Friends
    Jesus Christ

    Gun to head, top 3 would be September Gurls, Thirteen and In the Street
     
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