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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:17 AM Edited by Achlys, 26 June 2017 - 05:49 AM.

Sorry if there's already thread like this, I couldn't find one, and Mr. Pink said to not bump really old threads.

Anyway, the title says it all. It doesn't have to be a "I won a race or trophy!" moment, it can be any achievement that made you feel proud of yourself. Ex: Getting a job, getting laid, etc.

For me it's One Vision by Queen, which is my favorite song by them.

It's the first song that comes to my mind when I remember my milestone threads(especially the recipes for Gay cannibals and who's the last person you masturbated to? ones, since they were brilliant), the night I lost my virginity, this dream I had

and other moments that remind me why I love myself. :D The lyrics seem so fitting. "One man, one goal, one mission...I had a dream, when I was young, a dream of sweet illusion!"

What about you guys?
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 05:43 AM

This song to me, just is head and shoulders above everything else.


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Posted 26 June 2017 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 08:47 PM

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:40 PM

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:24 AM

I also love Streets of rage 2's ending theme very much.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 03:45 PM Edited by Mister Pink, 01 July 2017 - 03:46 PM.

One Vision is my victory song too but if I'm to say another one.. 



It's my calm after the storm victory music. 

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

This tbh


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 09:59 PM


What else ? :p

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 11:11 PM

That's a good question. Personal victories for me are often resolutions of conflict or related to general perseverance, and if I do listen to music following something like that it's almost always "Deacon Blues" by Steely Dan, "It's Almost Gone" by Yellowjackets, or "Are You Going With Me" by Pat Metheny, performed live in Montreal 1989. 

I think the reason that "Deacon Blues" is not only by anthem but my "victory song" is because I find consolation -and- motivation in its relatable lyrics; I am not alone in having had my inexpedient aspirations of jazz loserdom, to paraphrase Walter Becker. 

Of course, its comfortable and soft sound doesn't hurt. At a certain point, one may begin to wonder whether it's parody or just plain old genius. The overdubbed acoustic guitar played by either Lee Ritenour or Dean Parks plays a simple strumming pattern throughout the song, but it takes very little space in the mix and is playing jazz harmonies in unity with the other instruments. It's a soft and laid-back, almost autobiographical tune, a recipe for which the acoustic guitar is a cliche; which is why I beg the question :p 

The same can be said for the "celeste" as it's apparantly marked in the overview sheet, which sounds comically not like a celeste. It's a synthesizer which is emphasizing the high notes of a lush horn arrangement by Tom Scott during the saxophone solo - this is a negation of a classic jazz arranging technique used in Scott's horn arrangements, and the isolated track sounds hilariously simple and almost like an afterthought. However, it sounds utterly perfect in the context of the tune, just like the acoustic guitar track. 
I wonder if these things are "jokes" of some kind that happened to work in a musical context, or if they are deadly serious additions which in retrospect could seem like a joke. It certainly wouldn't be the first time Steely Dan pulled a fast one on its fans(see: µ major). 

I could go on and on about this song. Bottom line is that I don't ever get sick of it, and it's a strangely apt description of me and my situation. Not to discredit the musicianship, of course. It's a brilliant tune, musically as well.

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 08:02 PM Edited by Plank., 30 July 2017 - 08:03 PM.


Not exactly a full song, but it's hardwired to play in my brain every time I accomplish a mediocre task.

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