Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey... What're your favs?

In reckless disorder, here are a few sentimental pop songs I love. Shall I sing you a few bars? No, let's stay friends instead.

What are some of your favorite pop songs, especially those songs the world may have forgotten?

1. Autumn Leaves, Nat King Cole
2.       Lights, Journey
3.       Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye), Gladys Knight and the Pips
4.       Tunnel of Love, Bruce Sprinsteen
5.       Wonderful  Tonight, Eric Clapton
6.       I’ve Been Waiting for a Girl Like You, Foreigner
7.       Dreams, Fleetwood Mac
8.       Ma Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder
9.       Blue on Black, Kenny Wayne Shepherd
10.   Summer Breeze, Hall and Oates
11.   The Thrill is Gone, B.B. King
12.   Poor Side of Town, Johnny Rivers
13.   Hello, It’s Me, Todd Rundgren
14.   Angie, Rolling Stones
15.   Melissa, Allman Brothers Band
16.   For the Good Times, Al Green
17.    Desperado, Eagles
18.   If You Don’t Know Me By Now, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
19.   Midnight Confessions, Grass Roots
20.   Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin
21.   Oh, Girl, Chi-lites
22.   Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time), Delphonics
23.   Try a Little Tenderness, Otis Redding
24.   Rainy Night in Georgia, Brooke Benton
25.   The Shadow of Your Smile, Tony Bennett
26.   We’ve Only Just Begun, Karen Carpenter
27.   Walking on Broken Glass, Eurythmics
28.   Fire and Rain, James Taylor
29.   I Will Always Love You, Dolly Parton
30.   These Dreams, Heart


  1. Give Me Shelter - The Rolling Stones

    You're on my mind, Melanie.

    I also want to tell you I've given you the Liebster Award

  2. Did I ever tell you Mick Jagger was my first husband?
    Well, not really, but wouldn't that be a tale to tell?
    Happy Thanksgiving, sweetie.
    The Liebster Award... priceless, and I will pass it on! Thank you, with a big ole lump in my throat, and it isn't turkey gravy.
    You rock.

  3. Jumpin' Jack Flash, The Rolling Stones
    Superstition, Stevie Wonder
    Just about anything by The Temptations
    Just about anything by The Jackson Five
    Ain't Love a Kick in the Head, Dean Martin
    And I bunch more I can't remember. Ironically, I sent you some awards via my blog last week and totally failed to tell you about it. Herewith:

  4. I can't figure out how to e-mail you a response to a comment so I'm posting it here (I hope this isn't a faux pas!):

    Sisters in all things PIE! Can I adore you just a little more?

    I don't know why pie crust is intimidating but I've had more people - some professionally trained chefs - tell me pie crusts scare them. I love baking and I'm with you. If I can eat my craft, all the better!

    Personally, I think you and I already do make the world a better place. But a soup/pie place is the epitome of comfort!

  5. I would love your recipe for pecan pie without the corn syrup. Have you posted that in your archives?

    Seems like eating a craft, such as pies, would be good for the planet, right? Are we green and don't know it?

    Ah, yes, maybe making the world a better place through pie and soup are our superpowers? We need to inform Alienbody.

  6. P.S. I don't think you could faux pas if you tried.
    Isn't faux pas a great French term? I feel a list of great foreign language terms coming on...
    Uh-oh, stream-of-consciousness again...
    Must focus: pie, pie, pie, soup, soup, soup...

  7. I don't know all of the songs you mention here, Melanie, just some. But if I had to pick my absolute favorite, it would be the Carpenters. I am not sure I've come across any song of hers I did not like. Most are so melancholy and dreamy and romantic. Ahh!

    I love when you do these fun posts!

  8. I actually did a little research and was happy to see that the Rolling Stone website gave Karen Carpenter the credit she deserves for being an extraordinary singer. Some people may not appreciate her, but she was one of the greats. As you say, dreamy and romantic. Her heart was in her voice.