It's tough one to answer for me. There's stuff I love like Bomb The Bass's 'Winter In July' (where I find the lyrical content profound); or Maxwell's 'Get to Know Ya' and 'Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)' - because Maxwell sings my heart. And of course there's the Prince stuff like 'When Doves Cry' and 'Most Beautiful Girl In The World'.
@MasukaH: The song and video for 'No Ordinary Love' go together perfectly IMO - there's a dreamlike aquatic feel in the music (at least to me).
I grew up with MJ too - with my mum really liking him, and me being amongst the first of the MTV-generation. 'Beat It' was the one for me as a kid... but there's a few others of his I also really like.
'You're Making Me High' is a great slice of classic 90's R&B; and always makes me think of long, hot summers. Plus, the video is pretty good too...
Some good choices and certainly the Sade and Bomb The Bass ones are great. Always have a few favourites and can depend on mood, however will list a few not mentioned here.
Life On Mars- David Bowie
Rockaria-Electric Light Orchestra
Once in A Lifetime-Talking Heads
West End Girls-Pet Shop Boys
Man In The Mirror-Michael Jackson
Nothing Compares 2 U -Sinead O'connor
Messed Up Kids-Jake Bugg
You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman-Carole King
Shinedown sound of madness
Metallica nothing else matters
30 seconds to mars the kill
Pink Floyd comfortably numb
Led zep rock and roll/stairway to heaven
Black Sabbath. ..lots!..depending on mood at time
Love shinedown...saw them ..again 7th Nov 😍
@Debz666 - I'm so jealous!!! I saw them live on their Amaryllis tour and Black Stone Cherry Supported.
Shinedown and the lead from BSC did a cover of Highway To Hell and it was AMAZING!
Need to go again.
Also, strong song choices. Sound of Madness is amazing (the full album is - all their albums are).
Comfortably Numb is one of my favourite Pink Floyd songs.