One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded: “Feels Like Home” by Judy Collins and Jackson Browne!!! (Also Linda Ronstadt, Randy Newman, Bonnie Raitt!!!)

For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)

I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.

Well, now I’m getting around to it!

It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.

I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.

My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,”  is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.

Here’s the link for when the show returns: )

Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!

But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.

I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.

This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!


A good song is a good song is a good song is a good song, etc!

Today’s Semi-Annual Theme Attic Hall of Fame choice is from Judy Collins‘ [Hall of Fame“Strangers Again” album, which is her collection of duets, with a disc full of male artists that can match her magical voice!

“Feels Like Home” which features Jackson Browne [Hall of Fame] is a song that has stayed on my player for a number of years.

Originally written by Randy Newman [Hall of Fame] for his “Faust” musical, the song has taken on its own life, having been covered by a number of artists.

It is often chosen as a “wedding song” because of its soul baring emotional lines, as well as one of the most hauntingly beautiful melodies!

“Something in your eyes/
Makes me want to lose myself/
Makes me want to lose myself/
In your heart.

Something in your voice/
Makes my heart beat fast/
Hope this feeling will last/
The rest of my life.
If you knew/
How lonely my life has been/
And how low I’ve felt for so long.
If you knew/
I wanted someone to come along/
And change my world/
The way you’ve done.
It feels like home/
Feels like home to me/
Feels like I’m on my way back/
Where I come from.”

I want to cry just reading the lyrics!

Sometimes duets can be a risky proposition: Voices don’t match. Energy doesn’t match. Styles don’t match.

However, “Strangers Again” doesn’t have those problems. It is full of superb, memorable duets!

It’s Judy Collins! The quality is always there!

Her duet with Jackson Browne is my favorite version!

One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Feels Like Home” by Judy Collins and Jackson Browne!!!

Here’s a beautiful version by Linda Ronstadt [Hall of Fame] with Emmylou Harris [Hall of Fame] and Dolly Parton!!!

Another powerful performance from Bonnie Raitt!!!

Here’s the maestro himself, Randy Newman [Hall of Fame], delivering the goods!!!



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