Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post Reply
User avatar
andyd1010
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 990
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:08 am

Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by andyd1010 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:04 pm

When I posted my 10 favorite songs that didn't make the top 3000, I noticed a common theme: almost all of them have at least a climactic finish or a great bridge. Some have both, with Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others being the best example. It got me to thinking of what my favorite bridges are.

1. Audioslave - Like a Stone
And on I read, until the day was gone
And I sat in regret of all the things I've done
For all that I've blessed, and all that I've wronged
In dreams until my death, I will wander on


2. Brand New - Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't
This is the grace only we can bestow
This is the price you pay for loss of control
This is the break in the bend
This is the closest of calls
This is the reason you're alone
This is the rise and the fall!


3. The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
4. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others
5. Florence + the Machine - Shake It Out

The only classic here is You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', and even that massively underperformed in our poll. So I'm curious what your favorite bridges are, since most of you seem to have a different idea of what makes a great bridge than I do.

User avatar
StevieFan13
Leader of the Pack
Posts: 4477
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:00 pm
Location: New York, New York
Contact:

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by StevieFan13 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:15 pm

A few off the top of my head:
- ABBA - Take a Chance on Me
- Joelle Ursull - White and Black Blues
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand - Sir Duke (1976)

User avatar
whuntva
Full of Fire
Posts: 1458
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:46 pm

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by whuntva » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:27 pm

Big Data feat. Joywave-Dangerous
Dessa-Skeleton Key
The Police-Every Breath you Take
Tears for Fears-Everybody Wants to Rule the World
" Ah, yes! Our meager restitution"

Nick
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2333
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Location: New York State

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by Nick » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:30 pm

In no particular order...

Brooklyn Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
London Bridge

Harold
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2055
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:56 pm

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by Harold » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:56 pm

Because someone has to:

"Where's that confounded bridge?"

Also, kudos for mentioning "While You Wait for the Others," which is probably my favorite GB song.

User avatar
FrankLotion
Let's Get It On
Posts: 264
Joined: Sat May 05, 2018 9:15 pm

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by FrankLotion » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:38 pm

Bridge Burning by Foo Fighters rather appropriately has a pretty weak bridge so that might be one of the best!


Image

Jap123
Wannabe
Posts: 132
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:42 pm

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by Jap123 » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:54 pm

Chris Bell - You and Your Sister
Rilo Kiley - Portions for Foxes

User avatar
acroamor
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 877
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:16 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by acroamor » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:07 pm

Fiona Apple - Daredevil
Adele - Someone Like You

Also, the classic Weezer recipe of bridge into guitar solo into final chorus works amazingly in my book, particularly in stuff like Say It Ain't So or Buddy Holly or Endless Bummer.

User avatar
Live in Phoenix
Full of Fire
Posts: 1197
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:50 am

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by Live in Phoenix » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:13 pm

Nick wrote:In no particular order...

Brooklyn Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
London Bridge
London Bridge is so overrated that it's in Arizona now. :mrgreen:

Nick
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2333
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Location: New York State

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by Nick » Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:17 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Nick wrote:In no particular order...

Brooklyn Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge
The Bridge Over the River Kwai
London Bridge
London Bridge is so overrated that it's in Arizona now. :mrgreen:
This is the first I’m reading about this and it’s all pretty incredible.

User avatar
andyd1010
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 990
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:08 am

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by andyd1010 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:47 pm

Some good choices above. I love the Weezer formula too.

My choice for best bridge this year is King Princess - 1950.

User avatar
Honorio
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2657
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:38 am
Location: L'Eliana, Valencia, Spain

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by Honorio » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:31 pm

I posted my favourite bridges 4 years ago (on the Rank the Tracks thread for "London Calling," see http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/vi ... 172#p32725).
That was my list (in chronological order):
1. The Everly Brothers - So Sad (Is it any wonder that I feel so blue…)
2. The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling (Baby, baby, I get down on my knees…)
3. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears (Outside I'm masquerading…)
4. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (Maybe if we think and wish…)
5. Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman (It was raining from the first…)
6. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (No wind, no rain, no winter's cold…)
7. The Beatles - A Day in the Life (Woke up, fell out of bed…)
8. Simon & Garfunkel - America (Laughing on the bus…)
9. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (Oh let our love survive…)
10. Carole King - You Got a Friend (Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend…)
11. David Bowie - Changes (Strange fascination fascinating me…)
12. Gram Parsons - Love Hurts (Some fools think of happiness…)
13. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones…)
14. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Oliver's Army (Hong Kong is up for grabs…)
15. The Clash - I'm Not Down (And I have lived that kind of day…)
16. The Police - Every Breath You Take (Since you've gone I've been lost…)
17. Madonna - Into the Groove (Live out your fantasy here with me…)
18. XTC - Dear God (Did you make disease…)
19. Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven (If man is 5…)
20. The Cure - Friday I'm in Love (Dressed up to the eyes…)
21. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (Don't throw your hand…)
22. Pulp - Common People (You will never understand…)
23. Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (I'm here today, expect it to stay on and on and on…). Beautiful!!!
24. Kanye West - Power (Now this'll be a beautiful death, I'm jumping out the window…)
25. CeeLo Green - Fuck You (Now baby, baby, baby, why you wanna, wanna treat me so bad…)

User avatar
andyd1010
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 990
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:08 am

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by andyd1010 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:17 am

Honorio wrote:I posted my favourite bridges 4 years ago (on the Rank the Tracks thread for "London Calling," see http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/forums/vi ... 172#p32725).
That was my list (in chronological order):
1. The Everly Brothers - So Sad (Is it any wonder that I feel so blue…)
2. The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Loving Feeling (Baby, baby, I get down on my knees…)
3. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tracks of My Tears (Outside I'm masquerading…)
4. The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice (Maybe if we think and wish…)
5. Bob Dylan - Just Like a Woman (It was raining from the first…)
6. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (No wind, no rain, no winter's cold…)
7. The Beatles - A Day in the Life (Woke up, fell out of bed…)
8. Simon & Garfunkel - America (Laughing on the bus…)
9. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (Oh let our love survive…)
10. Carole King - You Got a Friend (Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend…)
11. David Bowie - Changes (Strange fascination fascinating me…)
12. Gram Parsons - Love Hurts (Some fools think of happiness…)
13. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones…)
14. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Oliver's Army (Hong Kong is up for grabs…)
15. The Clash - I'm Not Down (And I have lived that kind of day…)
16. The Police - Every Breath You Take (Since you've gone I've been lost…)
17. Madonna - Into the Groove (Live out your fantasy here with me…)
18. XTC - Dear God (Did you make disease…)
19. Pixies - Monkey Gone to Heaven (If man is 5…)
20. The Cure - Friday I'm in Love (Dressed up to the eyes…)
21. R.E.M. - Everybody Hurts (Don't throw your hand…)
22. Pulp - Common People (You will never understand…)
23. Elliott Smith - Waltz #2 (I'm here today, expect it to stay on and on and on…). Beautiful!!!
24. Kanye West - Power (Now this'll be a beautiful death, I'm jumping out the window…)
25. CeeLo Green - Fuck You (Now baby, baby, baby, why you wanna, wanna treat me so bad…)
Some great choices here! I voted for most of these in the all-time poll, and the bridges are a big reason why for a lot of them.

User avatar
andyd1010
Rust Never Sleeps
Posts: 990
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:08 am

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by andyd1010 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:00 pm

andyd1010 wrote:My choice for best bridge this year is King Princess - 1950.
Just discovered We Appreciate Power this week. Its bridge gives 1950 a run for its money. Incredible.

User avatar
Moonbeam
Die Mensch Maschine
Posts: 2171
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:40 am
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Favorite bridges! Who else loves a great bridge?

Post by Moonbeam » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:43 pm

0:45-1:00

Post Reply