February 2018-For my 50th list at 50, songs that I loved before I was 25.Which are still relevant today.
1) BRIGHT EYES (Art Garfunkel): From Watership Down, a childhood favorite book.
2) NO FAIR AT ALL (Association): First CD I owned was an Association greatest hits.
3) WHEN I GROW UP (TO BE A MAN) (Beach Boys): Was much younger then....
4) RAIN (Beatles): Very apt for the Western Cape right now.
5) KNOCKIN' ON HEAVENS DOOR (Bob Dylan): Universally loved classic.
6) EIGHT MILES HIGH (Byrds): Raga rock at it's finest.
7) A NEW CAREER IN A NEW TOWN (David Bowie): Bowie's greatest change-Low.
8) MANHATTAN SKYLINE (David Shire): Saturday Night Fever was one of my introductions to pop -this is one of the memories.
9) BROTHERS IN ARMS (Dire Straits): The CD of the 80s. This is the best moment.
10) BUILD (Housemartins): Paul Heaton combined melodic pop with biting commentary.
11) GOING UNDERGROUND (Jam): Their first number one single - classic mod rock.
12) DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA (Julie Covington): This song made an impression on me when I was much younger...
13) WE'LL TAKE THIS TRAIN (Kane Gang): Always loved trains.
14) WATERLOO SUNSET (Kinks): Also a train-linked song .
15) NEVER'S END (Lloyd Cole And The Commotions): Outtake from their second album.
16) HEART OF GOLD (Neil Young):You'll know this one
17) TECHNIQUE (Prefab Sprout): Always related to this song.
18) WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (Queen): I think you may know this one too.
19) WORLD LEADER PRETEND (REM): Bye bye Zuma, bye bye Mugabe. This song was written for you.
20) A LOVE SO BEAUTIFUL (Roy Orbison): Late-era Orbison magic.
21) OVERS (Simon & Garfunkel): Also dedicated to Zuma and Mugabe.
22) I WON'T SHARE YOU (Smiths): One of their most touching songs.
23) ONE (U2): Their universal anthem.