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We were talking about music, you know, as you do, last night. And I mentioned my "soundtrack" to lidocafe and I thought I had posted it, but I obviously didn't. I posted ABOUT it, but I never actually wrote down the list. I've only included popular stuff, but of course there is a significant amount of classical music in there, too. One day I'll compile a list of that, too. But for now, here is the list; how many of these do you remember?

Particularly significant songs are asterisked.

Catch a Falling Star, Perry Como
High Hopes, Perry Como
Little Boxes, (not sure, possibly Peter Paul and Mary - whichever one was popular in the early 60s)
Summer Holiday, Cliff Richard (I went to the movie of this, and it was my favourite cousin's favourite song then)
Downtown, Petula Clark
Daydream Believer, The Monkees
To Sir With Love, Lulu (also movie association)
*Theme from Romeo and Juliet (of course!)
Summer Wine, Nancy Sinatra
Some Velvet Morning, Nancy Sinatra (both from the WONDERFUL Nancy & Lee album)
If I were a Carpenter, Joan Baez
*Geordie, Joan Baez
*Both Sides Now, Judy Collins
If You Could Read My Mind, Gordon Lightfoot
Scarborough Fair, Simon and Garfunkle
**America, Simon and Garfunkle
Sailing, Rod Stewart
Leaving on a Jet Plane, Peter Paul and Mary
*Anticipation, Carly Simon
***Chuck E's in Love, Ricky Lee Jones (this was "our" song)
***Amanda, Waylon Jennings (this was about "us")
***Into the Mystic, Van Morrison (this was "him")
The End, The Doors (Yes, well.)
Rivers of Babylon, Jimmy Cliff
The River, Bruce Springsteen (ALBUM)
Call Me, Blondie
Northwest Passage, Stan Rogers
People are Strange, The Doors
**City of New Orleans, Arlo Guthrie
Song of the Seals, Jean Redpath
**Theme from Local Hero, Mark Knopfler
Cat People, David Bowie
*Time After Time, Cyndie Lauper
Here Comes the Rain Again, Eurythmics
A Case of You, Joni Mitchell (in China, where the line about Canada had significance)
**Born in the USA, Bruce Springsteen ALBUM
*Willow, Joan Armitrading
We Don't Need Another Hero, Tina Turner
Don't Pay the Ferryman, Chris de Burgh
**The Weakness in Me, Joan Armitrading
In Your Eyes, Peter Gabriel
My Hometown, Springsteen
**Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits (ALBUM)
Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton
*Song about Desaparados, by Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert
The Mary Ellen Carter, Stan Rogers (this was a shitty time)
What's Love Got to Do With it? Tina Turner (told you it was shitty)
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding
Sand and Water, Beth Neilsen Chapman
Falling Slowly, Glen Hansard and Marketa Iglova
Winter, Joshua Radin.
Bookends, Simon and Garfunkle (which actually sounds more nostalgic and less looking forward than I feel right now, but that song has been with me from the beginning)
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