Thursday, February 26, 2009
Greatest Song Ever Written
We have all been asked at one time,"What is your favorite song?" And I'm sure we have all reacted similarly. "Oh man! That's tough. I can't just name one." That, my dear readers, is how the Top Ten List was born.
But if you did just decide on one song that is your favorite, could you also say with confidence that it is also the greatest song ever written? Of course any song chosen, including the "greatest song ever written" will always be up for debate.
"Stardust," written by Hoagy Carmichael is the first and only song I mention when asked, and I feel quite confident that it is the "greatest song ever written."
I've collected hundreds of versions over the years from Willie Nelson to Django Reinhardt to Papa John Creach and Spanky & Our Gang. No version does it for me like this one.