AOTY 2023

AOTY's Favorite Songs

These are the communities favorite songs ever!, You can only choose 2 so pick wisely!

Adding all the songs added on my other list on my other now gone account

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
@Remi's Reviews Pick!

Track: #19

Reason: Because it's the moat otherwordly and beautiful thing I've ever heard. Takes you on another planet and damn near makes you rethink your whole existence
Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack
@DemaCalling96's Picks

Motion Picture Soundtrack by Radiohead. Although I have some undesirable memories with the song itself, I have thought about the pick of my absolute favorite song of all time and it might as well be this. There is no other song in the world that is as beautiful as Motion Picture Soundtrack, it is a song I’m so emotionally passionate about that it overshadows my love for a lot of other songs when I’m talking about it. Everything about the song from the beautiful harps and accordion to Thom’s graceful and melancholic singing add up to one of the most beautiful compositions of art that has ever entered my ears. It’s amazing.

Starálfur by Sigur Ros. DemaCalling96's Second Pick- This song continues to wow me with every listen, it’s a song I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of. The string sections are some of the most beautiful pieces of music I’ve ever heard, and the rest of the song is just as amazing. The song has become very nostalgic for me even after only a few months of hearing it. The whole song is just structured beautifully, god I don’t even know how to explain my love for it other than that it is just an incredible song. It’s peak music and its peak art. I love it.
a-ha - Take On Me
@UltimateLifeFrm's Pick

A-Ha - Take on Me

I've always been a listener of 80s music growing up, but there's just something about Take on Me that sticks with me the most: it's infectious melody and groovy production, it's near impossible to resist whenever I hear it.
Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
@ThePurpleIdiot's Pick

My favorite song is Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson. It’s my favorite song because it is super nostalgic and one of the songs that got me into music entirely. Also just because well, it’s obviously an absolute classic and masterpiece of a song.
Sade - Kiss of Life
@Dalton's Pick

Changes constantly but been "Praising kiss of life" by Sade thru the roof recently.
Simon & Garfunkel - El Condor Pasa (If I Could)
@blueczarr's Pick

El condor pasa. makes me think of a better life :)
Porter Robinson & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Unfold
@maggotbrains's Pick

Unfold by Porter Robinson. it sounds good.
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
@echo's Pick

-Song: Storm

I've always had a deep connection with that track, 20+ minutes of what it feels like a cathartic experience, whether it's the piano in the last movement, bringing a sense of hope and bittersweetness, the first one creating an excellent, almost heavenly atmosphere with the amazing chords, the second bringing up the pace with those amazing drums that make you think something equally epic and unknown will happen, before they slow down to let the third movement come up, a field recording that brings a sense of familiarity to the record, further enhancing the overall experience.
Voxtrot - Early Music
@wiloptic's Pick

Song: Soft and Warm

Chamber pop piece with gorgeous instrumentals and the absolute hardest hitting lyrics, ex "Baby I'd leave you for the person you used to be"
Coldplay - The Scientist
@caleb's Pick

There’s way too many perfect songs for me to have a definitive favorite song, but right now I’ll pick The Scientist by Coldplay. It’s one that really resonates strongly with me and I’ve been consistently returning to it over the past few months, which is not something that I usually do with music.
Car Seat Headrest - Bodys
@H1DD3N 1N TH3 ST4T1C's Pick

Bodys by Car Seat Headrest because its one of the few songs that I can fully relate to bar for bar.
Björk - Pagan Poetry
@angelesque's Pick

The emotion in that song is so sincere and unabashed it’s really beautiful. the orchestration and production are otherworldly. her confession of love at the end is so captivating as she does it in complete silence, the repetition driving home the intensity of the feeling. Its just such a raw, celestial, feminine, stunning song (and album) that i always find myself going back to.
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice / God Only Knows
@maztergame's Pick

The production is immaculate on that thing.
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
@Haikality's Pick

Song- Poison Oak

It turned me into someone who supports LGBTQ+ Rights. This song never fails to make me cry especially after what's happening in the Trans community. The harassments, bullying, s*ic*des. I play this song to keep in mind that we, as a society are failing them and we could've done better.
Microphones - The Moon
@OscarPacho's Pick

I find it incredible how the lyrics are so beautiful and sweet but sad and lonely at the same time. The instrumentation and Phil's vocals are amazing, and I love how you can barely hear the lyrics, probably as a representation of drowning in emotion and loneliness.

Also Verse 4 is the most beautiful thing ive ever heard, the hope of experiencing that kind of feeling some day is what keeps me going sometimes.
Paramore - Brand New Eyes
@Moi-stee's Pick

Song: Turn It off

One of my fav. songs of all time have got to be Turn It Off by Paramore, because of the catchy guitar melody, Hayley's versatility with the vocals, and just sounding like a very introspective song about the struggles of fame.
Weyes Blood - And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
@TheUmbranHammer's Pick

Song- God Turned Me To A Flower

First of all, when i first heard it i had to pause the rest of the album and just sit in silence as i cried. i go to sleep to it and i listen to it at every sunset. most of all, the message of the song being structured against the myth of narcissus being obsessed with his own image and then was transformed into a flower at the end represents the sentiment natalie established on “And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow” as well as for daily life. when times are tough and you feel helpless, become like a flower: peaceful, flowing, and pliable, able to change to your surroundings and better yourself. it’s something i think about everyday and even plan to get it tattooed on my arm. it’s a magical song that’s moved me more than other, and it transcends music for me.
Xiu Xiu - Scisssssssors
@TheMasterMagic's Pick
Fishmans - 98.12.28 男達の別れ (98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare)
@Keeby64's Pick

Song: Long Season

Because it’s cool and it’s 41 minutes long.
@Auggi's Pick

Song: The Fever

Very loud and cool and angry
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Burning of the Midnight Lamp
@BardDaGoat's Pick

One of the most unique songs i have ever heard, so trippy with amazing guitar work from Jimi Hendrix.
Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
@Prestonhef's pick

Song: Famous Prophets (Stars)

The way it builds to an insane climax and resolves itself at the end has driven me to tears a multitude of times. It’s incredibly cathartic and makes me feel at peace.
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
@thumbman's pick

Song: Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
As of now this is my fave
Otherworldly sonic experience, never felt like this before and we'll see if i ever will
The greatest experience for my 👍👍👍👍ears👍👍👍👍
17 minutes of pure beauty.
Pharoah Sanders - Karma
@JustSomeGuy's Pick

Song: The Creator has a plan

The best audio ever recorded. Every time I listen, it adds five years to my life span.
Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
@Waner's Pick

That song's message of not finding a place for you to belong and feel comfortable in really resonated with me personally, while at the same time the composition of the song itself so upbeat despite of it's subject, until it shifts into a more slower but still hopeful finale that offers an inspiring sentiment of finding that missing place you can belong in.
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
@R1v3r_'s Pick

Song- For Reverend Green

Its the most important song in the whole world for me and has been since the first time I listened to it in the back of my mums car on the way to choir practice.
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
@nathan's Pick

Song- u

Probably one of the rawest vocal performances of all time. the first half is dark and even scary, while the second half is just an absolute emotional wrecking ball. that third verse is one of my favorite lyrical moments ever.
Billie Eilish - my future
@Cbuhrer's Pick

This song came out during the COVID lockdown in early 2020 when everything was scary and seemed hopeless and it was able to bring me immense comfort then and even now after a nasty break-up I have been dealing with. The lyrics remind me that I can live for myself and how much promise my own future holds even if everything seems hopeless right now which it often does. Combine that with excellent production, a tasty chord progression, and a stunning vocal performance, you have one of my favorite songs of all time.
Kendrick Lamar - i
My Pick :)

I love everything about this song, the raw emotion in Kendrick is beautiful, The instrumental is so creative and unique as well. Plus I prefer this over the album version.
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
@Musicreviewer's Pick

Song: Chicago

I love how cozy I feel when I listen to this, The piano and Sufjan's voice fit perfectly.
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
@ImpalaLT's Pick

I love how all the different parts of the song transition into one another, and the entire song sends you ascending.
Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
@creative-name's Pick


Its just so much good and ending is so emotions i cant ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhdjskkkkkgsdgsdgs
of Montreal - The Past is a Grotesque Animal
@Bobby's Pick

It’s such an epic track, somewhat indescribable, even. It’s not a suite, but it’s has a repetitive yet continuously growing beat that just astounds. The lyrics are great as well, but they’re better understood in the context of ‘Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?’, my favorite album of all time.
Deftones - Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
@TherynsReviews Pick

It gives me a feeling I can't describe, a feeling of peaceful and blissful freedom almost and it brings me back to a very pivotal moment in my life. It's one of those tracks that I can play on repeat continuously without getting tired of it and I just love it so much. It's been my fav song OAT for over 2 years now and I dont think thats gonna change.
Porter Robinson - Something Comforting
@SupitsChase's Pick

Something Comforting - Porter Robinson
The song is extremely introspective, with Porter looking deep within himself and becoming more comfortable within his own skin. This results with him slowly opening up and the autotune vocals start to fade out as the song goes before his voice is completely revealed, showing that he has overcome that barrier that once held him back. Not only that, but the song slaps. It keeps me going and I love the song to death.
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Wesleys Theory by Kendrick Lamar and No Suprises by Radiohead
Mine is Paranoid Android
I love all the instruments building up and thom's voice is amazing
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