Best Song Ever Written
Okay, so on Austin City Limits with Coldplay, Chris Martin referenced some song I had never heard of (I think it was an REM song) as the best song ever written. I didn’t really like the song, so I would have to disagree with him. (I think Tenacious D's "Tribute" talks about the greatest song in the world.)
But I wonder what the best song ever written really is? Obviously it’s going to be a matter of opinion, but my opinion should count more than anybody else’s, shouldn’t it?
I’ve always liked “Paranoid Android” by Radiohead, but I’m not sure if I can say it’s the best song ever written. Other songs I really like are “Thank You” by Alanis Morissette, “Perfect” by Smashing Pumpkins, “Brothers On A Hotel Bed” by Death Cab for Cutie, and “Magical Myster Tour” by The Beatles. I’m sure there’s tons more (“Sloop John B” by The Beach Boys), but I doubt I could ever say one is the greatest song ever written. That’s tough. JM