“Amie” (Pure Prairie League) — I remember hearing this song covered by a band playing at the Mine Shaft in Charlottesville, Virginia back in 1984. I was visiting a friend for spring break and I loved the geeky, intellectual atmosphere … the band did their sound check by reciting Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales.
“Baker Street” (Gerry Rafferty) — I think I probably heard this for the first time when we lived in St. Croix in the late 70’s. I just love this song.
“Classical Gas” (Mason Williams) — Some of the most awesome instrumental work (IMHO).
“Come Monday”(Jimmy Buffett) — Probably my favorite Buffett song of all time.
(I couldn’t make up my mind between these two …)
“December, 1963” (Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) — Just love it, just love it. No reason. Just do.
“Everybody’s Talkin'” (Jimmy Buffett) — Moving where the sun keeps shinin,’ through the pourin’ rain, going where the weather suits my clothes …
“Fire and Rain” (James Taylor) — Great song. Saw him in concert back in 1988. A gal at work had won tickets on the radio and didn’t have a CLUE who he was. I cheerfully took them off her hands … seats on the floor, probably all of 10 or 11 rows back from the stage. Pretty cool night, it was.
“Give It All You’ve Got” (Chuck Mangione) — He plays an instrument with a weird name (flugelhorn), but dude! The man can play!
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” (James Taylor) — Can you tell I like James Taylor?
“I Feel For You” (Chaka Khan) — Yeah, I know. But this song makes me smile for some reason and I remember having a great time dancing with my friends back in college …
“Jungle Love” (Steve Miller Band) — Jungle love, it’s driving me mad, it’s making me crazy, crazy!
“Kyrie” (Mister Mister) — So many of these are from college days — but I’m not sure I think anything worth listening to has come out since then. 😉
“Limelight” (Rush) — Having been involved in theater in high school, and having had a crush on one of the guys in the drama club who was a big Rush fan, it was only natural that I’d have a strong affection for this particular tune. 🙂
“More Than A Feeling” (Boston) — I remember riding over to Clear Lake with some friends to see a performance of “The Merchant of Venice” at the University of Houston. We rode in my friend’s black ’78 Trans Am and this song came on. I’ve always loved it.
“Never Been Any Reason” (Head East) — Back before John Schlitt sang for Petra, he was the vocalist for this band.
“One of These Nights” (The Eagles) — I like just about anything sung by The Eagles.
“Piano Man” (Billy Joel) — I really love his older songs … the ones that tell stories.
Can’t find a song that starts with “Q” on any of my music lists … I’m sure after I post this, I will find something. “Que Sera Sera” (Doris Day) — I knew I’d think of something after I posted this.
“Red Barchetta” (Rush) — I LOVE this song’s lyrics … pure poetry.
“Summer Breeze” (Seals & Croft) — I don’t really like summer … it’s so incredibly hot, but this song makes me think that summer could be a good thing. Maybe in a parallel universe, but it could be a good thing.
“Tangerine” (Harry Connick, Jr.) — We started looking for Harry’s CD’s after falling in love with the “When Harry Met Sally” soundtrack. Good stuff, good stuff.
“Unchained Melody” (The Righteous Brothers) — I love it when my husband sings this song.
“Valerie” (Steve Winwood) — I’ve liked it ever since the first time it came out in 1982.
“Whenever I Call You Friend” (Kenny Loggins) — Back before he came the King of the Soundtrack (Caddyshack, Top Gun, Footloose, etc.)
See “Q” … (Still nothin’.)
“You’ve Got A Friend” (James Taylor) — There’s that name again …
See “Q” … (Still nothin’.)