The Greatest Songs Ever Recorded

I’ve always enjoyed reading articles about music.

I enjoy writing about music.

Up until last year, (2020), I never found the time to begin to catalog my own ideas about the greatest music ever recorded.

I mean, it’s a daunting task, in general, to describe through words–the greatest music.

However, after having written many posts about many songs, I finally feel that I may have enough articles to provide a fuller picture of what I’m trying to accomplish.

My approach is to be as personal as I can be, drawing from memories of events and experiences.

I’m also trying to avoid talking about the most obvious songs, although those will eventually appear on the list, too.

I don’t expect the reader to agree with me on every song.

In fact, I would be stunned if that were to happen for anyone!

And it’s OK to disagree with a choice.

The only thing I ask before someone disagrees is to read my post first because I lay out my reasons why I think a song is Great.

But, as with most of my posts, there will be several songs and artists that wouldn’t be considered “mainstream,” yet their music will deserve a placement next to the other classics!

It’s the reader’s opportunity to find new artists to explore!

Pleasant reading (And listening)!!!

A Salty Dog” by Procol Harum

ABC Boogie” by Bill Haley and The Comets

About Enough” by Karyn Oliver

All Around My Hat” By Steeleye Span

Average American” by Don Arbor

Bad Reputation” by Angela Perley and The Howlin’ Moons

Beautiful” by Karyn Oliver

Big Chief” by Professor Longhair

Blessed Be the Nation” by Judy Banker (Lyrics by Pete Seeger and Jim Muselman)

Born at the Right Time” by Paul Simon

Bottomless Heart” by The Ragbirds

Box for My Banana” by Jehova Waitresses

Chiron Beta Prime” by Jonathan Coulton

Christ the Lord Is Ris’n Today” (Charles Wesley) by Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band

Christmas Cowboy Style” by Michael Martin Murphey

Christmas Time at My House” by Da Yoopers

Christmas Times A-Comin’” by Emmylou Harris

Cindy’s Birthday” by Johnny Crawford

Dialogue (1 & 2)” by Chicago

Don’t Bother Me” by The Beatles

(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” Plus More Cowbell by Blue Oyster Cult

Falling” by Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights

Feels Like Christmas” by The Wag

Feels Like Home” by Judy Collins and Jackson Browne

Feels Like Home” by Linda Ronstadt

Feels Like Home” by Randy Newman

Feels Like Home” by Bonnie Raitt

Firefly” by Southern Culture on the Skids

For All We Know” by The Carpenters

God Doesn’t” by Helene Cronin

Happy New Year” by Spike Jones and His City Slickers

Hard Times in the Land of Plenty” by Kenny Parker

Harvest Moon” by Neil Young

Heart Stops Beating” by Nick Piunti

Hot in the City” by Billy Idol

I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Ray Charles

I Feel Love” by Donna Summer

I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher

I Honestly Love You” by Olivia Newton-John

I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles

“I Want You With Me” by Elvis Presley

If I” By Tracy Kash

I’ll Be There” by Gerry and The Pacemakers

I’ll Make You a Drum” by Michael on Fire

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You” by The Beatles

Industrial Disease” by Dire Straits

January Hymn” by The Decemberists

Jealous Guy” by John Lennon

Jukin’ and Shakin” by Joseph Veloz and Lucky Peterson

June Hymn” by The Decemberists

Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello” by Elvis Presley

Late Last Night” by Scott Ainslie

Let the Rest of the World Go By” by Willie Nelson and Leon Russell

Life in the Air Age” by Be Bop Deluxe

Linda Paloma” by Jackson Browne

Little Child” by The Beatles

Little Things” by Dick Siegel and The Brandos

Little Woman Love” by Wings (Paul McCartney)

Livin’ the Good Life” by Jo Serrapere and The LaFawndas

Mardi Gras” by Queen Ida and Her Bon Temps Roulez Band

Mardi Gras Mambo” by The Hawketts

Mexican Moonshine” by Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers

Midnight Lake Michigan” by Devon Allman

Modern Music Medley” by Be Bop Deluxe

Moonlight Bay” by The Drifters

Mosquitoes” by Joanie Leeds and The Nightlights

Mrs. Clause Got the Blues” by Teen Angels

Music on the Wind” by Suzy Bogguss

My Dad” by Paul Petersen

My Son, the Vampire” by Allan Sherman

Nessun Dorma” by Aretha Franklin

OK Ray” by Ringo Starr

Once in a Very Blue Moon” by Nanci Griffith

Our Lips Are Sealed” by The Go-Gos

Our Winter Love” by Bill Pursell

Our Winter Love” by The Lettermen

Our World to Save” by Bob Hausler

Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly

Pie Song” by Olivia Millerschin (AKA Olivia Darling)

Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin with Big Brother and The Holding Company

Puppet on a String” by Elvis Presley

Rave On” by Buddy Holly

Real Love” by Wolf B. Reuter

San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)” by Fever Tree

Scarborough Fair” by Sarah Brightman

Separation” by Eric Gnezda

September Gurls” By The Bangles

Show Me a Brick Wall” by Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys

Sinking Feeling” by The Hangabouts with Molly Felder

So It Goes” by Nick Lowe

Some Better Days” by Jeff Scott with Skip Pruitt, Smoke Jones, Duane Allen Harlick

Song of the Lower Classes” by Windborne

Strange Things Happening Every Day” by Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Stuck in a Rhyme” by Cool King Chris

Stupid Day Job” by Wally Pleasant

Sugar Moon” by Willie Nelson

Summer’s Almost Gone” by The Doors

Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra

Sunday Girl” by Blondie

Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley

Sweet Baby James” by James Taylor

Sweet Surrender” by Bread

Swingin’ the Night Away” by Rosewater

Take It Easy” by Savoy Brown

The Blob Theme Song” by The Five Blobs (Burt Bacharach)

The Creature From the Tub” by Andrew Gold

The Fish Is in the Freezer” by Uncle Bonsai

The Girls in Their Summer Clothes” by Bruce Springsteen

The Leaves Are Changin” by Lindsay Lou and The Flatbellys

The Lonely One” by Duane Eddy

The Moon Is Full” by John Mayall with Larry McCray

The Ox” by The Who

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Gil Scott-Heron

The Things That Matter” by Matthew French (M French)

There’s a Place” by The Beatles

There’s Always Me” by Elvis Presley

This Boy” by The Beatles

Through Grass” by Amy Petty

True Heroes” by Eric Gnezda

We’ve Got Hate on the Run” by Tosha Owens and Detroit Strong

What a Difference a Day Makes” by Dinah Washington

White Christmas” by Frank Sinatra (1944 Version)

Workin’ For a Livin’” by Huey Lewis and The News

You Cannot Win, If You Do Not Play” by Steve Forbert

Your Last Memory” by John Holk and The Sequins