My Top 50 Favorite Songs: 08

Please Note: The first 10 songs are NOT necessarily my favorite songs by what are most certainly some of my favorite artists. These songs stand out to me (for various reasons that I explain) from the rest of the artists' works, but I could not, under any circumstances, comfortably say that these songs are my definitive favorites from the artists. I have no definitive favorites from some artists; their entire collected work (minus a track or two) would be my favorites.

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8. "Eulogy" by Tool

There are a lot of great Tool songs to choose from, but "Eulogy" was a song that crept up on me with its power. I've always been a sucker for a good intro, a great buildup to the song itself, and "Eulogy" stretches it out just long enough to build up the anticipation. The song is beautifully constructed and wonderfully ambiguous. I've heard more theories about what this song is actually about than any other Tool song (I personally tend to lean towards the Hubbard theory). My favorite Tool album has always been Undertow, just because it was the first one I'd gotten into, but one can't deny the artistic brilliance of the follow-up Aenima, of which "Eulogy" is a prime example.


  1. Lovin' the blog G Skillet! I remember a certain one-of-a-kind box set that introduced me to the work of Stabbing Westward and KMFDM. Can't wait to keep learning more over the many lists I know you've already got tabulated in your head!

  2. I remember that box set! It was incomplete. I was supposed to get you the KMFDM "Beat By Beat" VHS tape to finish it out... My how times have changed. Well, now maybe I'll have to figure out how to get you a Blu-Ray of the same concert film or something.