Monday, April 29, 2019

My SECOND 100 Songs

In November, 2016 I posted My 100 Songs as a YouTube Playlist. In the description header of that playlist I wrote, "My 100 favorite songs not necessarily rated 1-100. This playlist is part of me, like remembering listening to the Rolling Stones' Satisfaction on my transistor radio in 1965 on my front yard grass."

If you spend anytime thinking about the music you love, 100 songs is really just a good start. So it's taken a while but I've put together My SECOND 100 Songs. Like the first 100, I did not rate them 1-100 as this continues to be more of a shuffle of mostly longtime favorites.

These lists are my favorites not only because I like the songs, but they continue to represent a place in time for me. For example in this grouping, I selected Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, a song written and recorded just three weeks after the May, 4 1970 Kent State shootings. The song was released in June of that year and I remember hearing it for the first time while in the back seat of my friend Gary Hill's family station wagon. I was in the car with my pals Gary (driving), Paul and Ron and the song came on over the radio. We were driving on Main street, all talking stopped and we just quietly listened to it, blown away.

There's some gems in here that you will easily recognize and maybe a few you've never heard before. I have included both lists here with 200 songs that continue to change over time. Some songs get deleted from YouTube and I can't remember what was deleted. Maybe that's a blessing as I just add a song here or there that I love. For example, The Zombies were recently inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and that got me listening to them again and suddenly, two songs make the latest list.

Well, I guess I had better start working on 201-300, there's never enough good music. Enjoy my friends!

My SECOND 100 Songs
  1. Help!, The Beatles
  2. California Dreamin', The Mamas & The Papas
  3. Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones
  4. Mr. Tambourine Man, Bob Dylan
  5. Won't Get Fooled Again, The Who
  6. America, Simon and Garfunkel
  7. You Really Got Me, The Kinks
  8. Higher Ground, Stevie Wonder
  9. The Story In Your Eyes, The Moody Blues
  10. Alfie, Dionne Warwick
  11. Sunshine Of Your Love, Cream
  12. I'm Looking Through You, The Beatles
  13. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes, Crosby, Stills & Nash
  14. Beginnings, Chicago
  15. Don't Think Twice, Bob Dylan
  16. Time Of The Season, The Zombies
  17. Paperback Writer, The Beatles
  18. Free Man In Paris, Joni Mitchell
  19. Souvenirs, John Prine
  20. You're Going To Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Shawn Colvin
  21. Fountain Of Sorrow, Jackson Browne
  22. Carolina On My Mind, James Taylor
  23. All My Loving, The Beatles
  24. Dusty Springfield, No Easy Way Down
  25. Be Free, Loggins and Messina
  26. On A Carousel, The Hollies
  27. Irish Linen, Seals and Crofts
  28. Changes, David Bowie
  29. No Reply, The Beatles
  30. Loves Me Like A Rock, Paul Simon
  31. A Million Miles Away, The Plimsouls
  32. If We Were Vampires, Jason Isbell
  33. For What It's Worth, Buffalo Springfield
  34. The Ragpicker's Dream, Mark Knopfler
  35. Downtown, Petula Clark
  36. The Rain, The Park and Other Things, The Cowsills
  37. Even The Losers, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
  38. Polaroids, Shawn Colvin
  39. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard, Paul Simon
  40. Getting Better, The Beatles,
  41. Orange Crush, REM
  42. You Wreck Me, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
  43. I Saw The Light, Todd Rundgren
  44. Shower The People, James Taylor
  45. Ooh La La, The Faces
  46. Back In the U.S.S.R., The Beatles
  47. You're Only Lonely, J.D. Souther
  48. Don't Dream It's Over, Crowded House
  49. Bare Trees, Fleetwood Mac
  50. I've Just Seen A Face, The Beatles
  51. Expecting To Fly, Buffalo Springfield
  52. Graceland, Paul Simon
  53. Rebel Rebel, David Bowie
  54. Tell Me Why, The Beatles
  55. The Waiting, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
  56. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing, Stevie Wonder
  57. You Were On My Mind, The We Five
  58. How Do I Make You, Linda Ronstadt
  59. You're Time Is Gonna Come, Led Zeppelin
  60. Dark End Of The Street, The Flying Burrito Brothers
  61. Manic Monday, The Bangles
  62. Gabriel Go On Home, Seals and Crofts
  63. So Far Away, Carole King
  64. Arms Of Mary, Leo Kottke
  65. Ohio, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  66. Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves
  67. Kodachrome, Paul Simon
  68. Angelyne, The Jayhawks
  69. Got To Get You Into My Life, The Beatles
  70. Already Gone, Eagles
  71. I Used To Be A King, Graham Nash
  72. Happy Together, The Turtles
  73. Fire Lake, Bob Seger
  74. Don't Give Up, Peter Gabriel with Paula Cole
  75. Dreams, The Cranberries
  76. Fall On Me, REM
  77. How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away, Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
  78. Eight Days A Week, The Beatles
  79. She's Not There, The Zombies
  80. Her Town Too, James Taylor
  81. The Long Way Around, The Chicks
  82. Kathy's Song, Simon and Garfunkel
  83. Pipeline, The Ventures
  84. On The Road Again, Canned Heat
  85. Hypnotized, Fleetwood Mac
  86. Listen To Her Heart, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
  87. Sowing The Seeds Of Love, Tears For Fears
  88. City Of New Orleans, Arlo Guthrie
  89. Take It From Me, The Weepies
  90. Sweet Seasons, Carole King
  91. Superstition, Stevie Wonder
  92. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel
  93. See The Sky About To Rain, Neil Young
  94. Rock Me On The Water, Jackson Browne
  95. Wouldn't It Be Nice, The Beach Boys
  96. A Change Is Going to Come, Sam Cooke
  97. Baba O'Riley, The Who
  98. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better, The Byrds
  99. Reelin' In The Years, Steely Dan
  100. A Day In The Life, The Beatles

My SECOND 100 Songs Playlist

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