20: Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
19: Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
Of course, there are many Zeppelin songs I could have chosen. But for me, Kashmir is pure essence of Zep.
18: Coles Corner - Richard Hawley
17: Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
16: Angel - Aretha Franklin
And changing the mood completely, it's the Queen of Soul at her most soulful. By some considerable distance, Aretha is the best female singer the world has ever seen - in any form of music. This is an uncontestable fact. Whenever any X-Factor wannabe starts warbling in a Mariahesque way, in the mistaken belief that the amount of soul in a performance is directly proportional to the number of notes you can squeeze into a single line, she should be slapped firmly across the face with a copy of Aretha's Greatest Hits and locked in a darkened room with the CD until she learns the error of her ways. Angel is just a beautiful song, written by her sister, with a (no doubt contrived) spoken intro that sets the scene perfectly. In fact why am I writing this? Rather than get into a long, drawn-out thing, I think the melody on the box will help me explain. It's there for you. below - just listen.