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David’s Top 10 Songs

Below is the condensed version of my top ten songs, including my top five honorable mentions. For more background on my selections, click here.

Format for listing songs: Artist, Title, Year Released, Genre, Runtime, Writer(s)


10. Whitney Houston, “I Have Nothing”, 1993, Pop, 4:48, David Foster and Linda Thompson

9. Disturbed, “The Sound of Silence”, 2015, Piano Rock, 4:08, Paul Simon

8. Joe Walsh, “Life’s Been Good”, 1978, Hard Rock, 8:04, Joe Walsh

7. Black Sabbath, “War Pigs/Luke’s Wall”, 1970, Heavy Metal, 7:58, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward

6. Johnny Cash, “Hurt”, 2003, Acoustic Rock, 3:38, Trent Reznor

5. Eagles, “Hotel California”, 1976, Soft Rock, 6:30, Don Felder, Don Henley and Glenn Frey

4. Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Simple Man”, 1973, Southern Rock, 5:57, Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington

3. Metallica, “Fade to Black”, 1984, Heavy Metal, 6:55, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Cliff Burton and Kirk Hammett

2. Journey, “Faithfully”, 1983, Arena Rock, 4:24, Jonathan Cain

1. Metallica, “One”, 1988, Heavy Metal, 7:27, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich


1. Megadeth, “Hangar 18”, 1991, Heavy Metal, 5:14, Dave Mustaine and Mike Clink

2. Ozzy Osbourne, “Mr. Crowley”, 1980, Heavy Metal, 4:55, Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley

3. Metallica, “Master of Puppets”, 1986, Heavy Metal, 8:35, Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich

4. Ted Nugent, “Stranglehold”, 1975, Hard Rock, 8:26, Ted Nugent and Robert Grange

5. Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, 1975, Progressive Rock, 5:57, Freddie Mercury

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