Top Ten Overall Buffett Songs

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Utvolzac
Nibblin' on sponge cake
Posts: 35
Joined: March 29, 2011 8:03 am
Favorite Buffett Song: A Pirate Looks at 40.
Number of Concerts: 15
Favorite Boat Drink: Rum & Coke
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Re: Top Ten Overall Buffett Songs

Post by Utvolzac »

I'm assuming this is for just studio albums. Otherwise my list would change for live performances.

10. Changing Channels
9. Woman Going Crazy on Caroline St
8. False Echoes
7. Pascagoula Run
6. Barefoot Children in the Rain
5. He Went To Paris
4. School Boy Heart
3. Son of a Son of a Sailor
2. Trying to Reason with Hurricane Season
1. A Pirate Looks at 40

atmarler26
Southeast of disorder
Posts: 72
Joined: July 9, 2019 5:21 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Manana and One Particular Harbor
Number of Concerts: 1
Location: Connecticut

Re: Top Ten Overall Buffett Songs

Post by atmarler26 »

Manana and One Particular Harbor have always been a very clear top two for me, ever since the very first times I heard them. There is just something about those two that separates them from the rest. Manana overall #1.

Rest of top 10 is very difficult to choose....I would go with the following 8, in no particular order:

Tin Cup Chalice
Another Saturday Night (his best cover, IMO)
Havana Daydreamin'
Brown Eyed Girl live in Indianapolis 7/15/1999
Surfing In A Hurricane
Volcano (overplayed yes, but still my favorite song from the yellow album)
Desperation Samba
The Wino and I Know

6 more that came very close to making the cut:
Growing Older But Not Up
Miss You So Badly
Banana Republics (Portland 2005 is the best live version I've found on Jokelben)
Jolly Mon Sing
Lage Nom Ai
Boat Drinks, the 2011 Bruins Version

Favorite Xmas song would be Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum.
"The last time we played here in 2004 in September, the Red Sox won the World Series in October. I'm thinking the same thing this year, how 'bout you?" -Jimmy Buffett, 8/9/2018

atmarler26
Southeast of disorder
Posts: 72
Joined: July 9, 2019 5:21 pm
Favorite Buffett Song: Manana and One Particular Harbor
Number of Concerts: 1
Location: Connecticut

Re: Top Ten Overall Buffett Songs

Post by atmarler26 »

A note on the above list I submitted: While I list O.P.H. as my second favorite and it definitely is because the lyrics mean so much to me, there are actually some songs below it on the list that I look forward to hearing even more than it at concerts- only because OPH is played at 80-90% of shows, whereas some of the other songs below it are played less often.

There were a few others I could have easily included in the "6 more that came very close to making the cut" list, like Lone Palm, Jamaica Mistaica or even Fins from the yellow album. It was very hard to narrow it down!
"The last time we played here in 2004 in September, the Red Sox won the World Series in October. I'm thinking the same thing this year, how 'bout you?" -Jimmy Buffett, 8/9/2018

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