All Things "Top 5" Thread (Movies, TV Shows, Cities, Countries, Actors, Beers, Restaurants, Athletes, Sporting Events etc.)

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The Naked Time, Balance of Terror, The Doomsday Machine, Journey to Babel...it's too much.
Oh, and this Side of Paradise, where Spock sniffs a flower, laughs and fall in love.
And you have to have Arena, where Kirk fights the Gorn.
 

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Oh, and this Side of Paradise, where Spock sniffs a flower, laughs and fall in love.
And you have to have Arena, where Kirk fights the Gorn.
This is feeling like an Easter weekend film festival on the new TV!

I've always wanted to visit Vasquez Rocks, where they filmed Shore Leave, Arena, Friday's Child and others, and I will get there before I die. That's why I'm going to beat this virus!
 

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Top 5 Country Songs:

1. Should Have Been a Cowboy, Toby Keith
2. Toes, Zac Brown Band
3. Callin' Baton Rogue, Garth Brooks
4. Song of the South, Alabama
5. My Next Thirty Years, Tim McGraw

Go Country Music!!
 

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Top 5 Non Country Songs:

1. Learning to Fly, Tom Petty
2. Redemption Song, Bob Marley
3. Small Town, John Mellencamp
4. Mr Tamborine Man, Bob Dylan
5. Born to Run, The Boss

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Top 5 Country Songs:

1. Should Have Been a Cowboy, Toby Keith
2. Toes, Zac Brown Band
3. Callin' Baton Rogue, Garth Brooks
4. Song of the South, Alabama
5. My Next Thirty Years, Tim McGraw

Go Country Music!!
I can’t possibly pick the best songs, but I can do the Top 5 (or 6) Country artists:
1. Willie Nelson*
2. Hank Williams Sr.*
3. Patsy Cline*
4. Johnny Cash
5. George Jones*
6. Dolly Parton

Modern Era (I guess. I don’t listen to Modern Country)
1. Garth Brooks
2. Carrie Underwood

*personal favorites of the top list. But my personal all-time favorite country artist is Don Williams.
 


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Favorite Albums of all-time (No specific order)(Plus my VERY honourable mentions):

1. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
2. Nevermind - Nirvana
3. Rage Against the Machine (Self-Titled)
4. The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters
5. Make Yourself - Incubus

6. American Thighs - Veruca Salt
7. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
8. Dookie - Green Day
9. Sixteen Stone - Bush
10. Toxicity - System of a Down
11. Weezer (Blue Album)
12. There is Nothing Left to Lose - Foo Fighters
13. Morning View - Incubus

Wanted to add a few missing albums to this list that I had forgotten.

Dirt - Alice in Chains
Fantastic Planet - Failure
We Are Not Alone - Breaking Benjamin
Sublime (Self-Titled)
Straight Outta Cashville - Young Buck (a rap album that I always had an affinity towards)
 

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Top 5 Country Songs:

1. Should Have Been a Cowboy, Toby Keith
2. Toes, Zac Brown Band
3. Callin' Baton Rogue, Garth Brooks
4. Song of the South, Alabama
5. My Next Thirty Years, Tim McGraw

Go Country Music!!
Best country song of all time is "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones and there will be no discussion about that.
 


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Best country song of all time. Let's discuss...

OK. That is definitely a good one. Like many others of Hank Williams. I'd put it on a par with the best of Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins like "Folsom Prison" and "El Paso" as all-time classics.

However, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is just on another level, IMO. That song is its own thing.
 
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OK. That is definitely a good one. Like many others of Hank Williams. I'd put it on a par with the best of Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins like "Folsom Prison" and "El Paso" as all-time classics.

However, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is just on another level, IMO. That song is its own thing.
I'm not a great country music expert but I do like Hank. That song stuck with me the first time I heard it and I still love it.

I kind of forgot Marty Robbins was country. I know him more by the Hawaiian album I own.
 

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Best country song of all time. Let's discuss...

Love It!!!

Also really like “Honky Tonking” and “Mind your own Business” from Hank Sr.
 
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OK. That is definitely a good one. Like many others of Hank Williams. I'd put it on a par with the best of Johnny Cash and Marty Robbins like "Folsom Prison" and "El Paso" as all-time classics.

However, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is just on another level, IMO. That song is its own thing.
Agree!
 




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I am a sucker for Bond Marathon
-- Depending on my mood this would change.
1. Golden Eye (My favorite - nostalgic reasons)
2. From Russia with Love ( My favorite oldie)
3. Casino Royal ( Didn't think they could replace Pierce, and they did with someone better)
4. Skyfall ( a good film within a bond movie!?!)
5. The man with the golden gun (classic)
 

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Top 5 Movie Series:

1. Lord of the Rings
2. The Avengers
3. Harry Potter
4. Star Wars
5. Austin Powers

1. Godfather
2. Bourne
3. Pitch Perfect
4. Star Wars
5. Avengers/Harry Potter -- I don't like all the Avengers. I like a lot of the side movies and I don't rewatch Potter as much as the others

side Avengers/Marvel list:
Marvel Phase 1.
1. Thor Ragnarok
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Black Panther
4. Dr. Strange.
5. Iron Man 3
 

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Sherlock episodes
1. A Study in Pink
2. the Reichenbach Fall
3. The Great Game
4. A Scandal in Belgravia
5. The Sign of Three
 

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As a short-form improver, here are my Top 5 Short Form Structures:

1. 4-Square - tough to explain if you haven't seen it
2. Line Switch - a montage where the last line of the previous scene is the 1st line of the next.
3. Blind Line - improvers have to insert mystery lines written on little slips of paper into the scene.
4. Party Guests - One improver has to guess the identity of the guests (played by the other improvers) at his or her party.
5. 185 - a line structure that is one joke - 185 blanks walk into a bar, the bartender says, we don't serve blanks here, punchline.
 

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Top 5 Country Songs:

1. Should Have Been a Cowboy, Toby Keith
2. Toes, Zac Brown Band
3. Callin' Baton Rogue, Garth Brooks
4. Song of the South, Alabama
5. My Next Thirty Years, Tim McGraw

Go Country Music!!
I like:

1) "I Gave Her My Heart and a Diamond, and She Clubbed Me With a Spade"

2) "Mama Get the Hammer, There's a Fly on Papa's Head"

3) "I'd Rather Pass a Kidney Stone than Another Night with You”

4) "My Phone Ain't Been Ringin' So I Guess It Wasn't You"

5) "They May Put Me In Prison, But They Can't Stop My Face From Breakin' Out"
 

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Sherlock episodes
1. A Study in Pink
2. the Reichenbach Fall
3. The Great Game
4. A Scandal in Belgravia
5. The Sign of Three
Love Sherlock and pretty much agree with your list. Did not like Series 4 at all -- too grim -- so liked that you didn't include any of those. The only episode I might add is His Last Vow. My wife and I have a running joke about going to our mind palace.
 

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Love Sherlock and pretty much agree with your list. Did not like Series 4 at all -- too grim -- so liked that you didn't include any of those. The only episode I might add is His Last Vow. My wife and I have a running joke about going to our mind palace.

I thought with so few episodes (agree on season 4) that 5 would hard to get to. I had to cut some :(.
 

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Top 5 Songs That Always Get Me to Sing Loudly When I'm Driving Alone in My Car:

1. Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Regulate, Warren G and Nate Dogg
3. Piano Man, Billy Joel
4. Friends in Low Places, Garth Brooks
5. Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond

Go Gophers!!
 

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Damn, I'm afraid this new off-topic board is going to really affect my work productivity. . .

Oh well, Top 5 Paul Newman movies
1. Cool Hand Luke
2. The Sting
3. Hud
4. Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
5. Slap Shot
 

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Top 5 Sports Movies, comedy category
1. Slap Shot
2. Bad News Bears (original)
3. Major League
4. The Longest Yard (original)
5. Caddyshack
 

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Top 5 Songs That Always Get Me to Sing Loudly When I'm Driving Alone in My Car:

1. Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Regulate, Warren G and Nate Dogg
3. Piano Man, Billy Joel
4. Friends in Low Places, Garth Brooks
5. Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond

Go Gophers!!
1. Sympathy for the Devil-Rolling Stones
2. Take the Money and Run-Steve Miller
3. Hungry Heart-Springsteen
4. You Gotta Fight (for your Right)-Beastie Boys
5. Take It Easy-The Eagles
 

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Top 5 Pearl Jam studio albums:

1. Vitalogy
2. Yield
3. 10
4. Gigaton
5. Vs
 

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Top Five R.E.M. Albums:

1. Automatic for the People
2. Murmur
3. Out of Time
4. Life's Rich Pageant
5. Fables of the Reconstruction

I'm a huge REM fan, but for some reason Automatic for the People never struck a chord with me. I will listen to it with fresh ears for the first time in over a decade this weekend and will report back. Otherwise, my Top 5 REM Albums*:

1. Life's Rich Pageant (in my Top 5 for any artist)
2. Murmur
3. Document
4. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
5. Reckoning

*Dead Letter Office/Chronic Town combined on CD would fall somewhere on list list, but that feels like cheating the system. Same with the Unplugged '91 & '01 sessions (which I admit, I enjoy the Automatic for the People selections better than on the original release).
 

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Top 5 Songs About MN:
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No Skyway by the Replacements!?!?

My 5 would be:

1. Skyway - The Replacements
2. P9 - Soul Asylum
3. 2541 (acoustic) - Grant Hart
4. 2-18 - The Gear Daddies
5. Southtown Girls - The Hold Steady
 
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I'm a huge REM fan, but for some reason Automatic for the People never struck a chord with me. I will listen to it with fresh ears for the first time in over a decade this weekend and will report back. Otherwise, my Top 5 REM Albums*:

1. Life's Rich Pageant (in my Top 5 for any artist)
2. Murmur
3. Document
4. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
5. Reckoning

*Dead Letter Office/Chronic Town combined on CD would fall somewhere on list list, but that feels like cheating the system. Same with the Unplugged '91 & '01 sessions (which I admit, I enjoy the Automatic for the People selections better than on the original release).
New Adventures is #6 for me. I agree on Dead Letter Office/ Chronic Town and the Unplugged albums. They're all fantastic. Love is All Around from '91 is a personal favorite. Have you heard Live at the Olympia? That is loaded with early stuff but recorded in the later years, especially stuff they didn't play as often live. It's so good.
 

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No Skyway by the Replacements!?!?

My 5 would be:

1. Skyway - The Replacements
2. P9 - Soul Asylum
3. 2541 (acoustic) - Grant Hart
4. 2-18 - The Gear Daddies
5. Southtown Girls - The Hold Steady
Love 2-18 and the Gear Daddies.
 

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top 5 movies with surprise/twist endings
1. Planet of the Apes (1968 version)
2. Soylent Green (Chuck Heston again....)
3. The Usual Suspects
4. Citizen Kane ("rosebud...")
5. Psycho (again, the original version)
 




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