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Love Songs

It's almost impossible to listen to music without hearing some love songs. Love is probably the reason that most songs are written.

So it seems natural that there should be a category for love songs.

Classic Rock Music

Everybody seems to have a different definiton of what classic rock music is. Usually, what they like the most is classic to them. Well, I'm the same. I like rock and roll recorded from the 1950s into the 1980s. And I'll occasionally listen to songs recorded in the 1990s.

Rock and roll has changed quite a bit over the years. And a lot of younger people don't even know where it came from. So here's a chance for them to broaden their musical appreciation. And for the rest of us to just sit back and enjoy.

Mostly Classic Rock Music

These playlists are just that - mostly classic rock music with some other genres mixed in.

I like different types of music. And sometimes I like them mixed together. I guess it keeps me from getting bored.

The Best Of 1950's Music

I was born in St. Louis in 1948 and lived there until I was 10. So most of the music I remember from that period was recorded in the 1950s.

Big band music was fading out and rock and roll music was just getting started.

Although my childhood wasn't much fun, I really enjoyed the music.

The Best Of 1960's Music

From St. Louis we moved to Southern Illinois. Then when I was 14 we moved to Chicago. It was 1962 and rock and roll was going strong.

Soon the British bands invaded and rock really got rolling.

And then there was Vietnam, which I'll get into later.

The Best Of 1970's Music

I spent the late 1960s and all of the 1970s denying that I had been effected by the Vietnam War. But nobody can go through something like that and not be effected.

And then there was the attitude of the self-righteous protesters who didn't like Vietnam veterans. We even had trouble getting jobs because of the way most people felt toward us.

Looking back, I think my mind was numb. And my own attitude wasn't very good.

But the 1970s had some great music. And that music helped me get through it.

Best Music By Year 55-94

If you want to hear what songs came out in a particular year, this is the place for you.

Some people have asked me why I don't include later years. The answer is simple. I'm not that into music from the later years. So I don't have very much of it.

But if you like the same kind of music that I like, you're at the right website.

Motown Music

When I was in my teens, Motown music was a big part of me. And so it remains.

Motown music just seams to have something very special about it.

My Favorite Musicians

When I first started putting together these playlists, I didn't realize how many musicians I'd have to include.

These playlists are not complete. And I don't know if I'll ever have time to finish them.

Hard Rock Music

Hard rock music has many definitions. And I'm sure that some people will disagree with me and my choices as to what I included in these playlists.

But again, as with other genres, I've included the songs that I like.

Soft And Gentle Music

Okay, it's time to relax, unwind, and just enjoy. Find a quiet, comfortable place, and let the world go by.

Instrumental Music

Who says there has to be words? These are some very talented musicians playing some beautiful tunes. And sometimes it's nice to just listen to the instruments.

Horn Music

It's amazing how much music just involves horns. Horns are the main instruments of most of the big bands, and some of the smaller ones.

Big Band Era Music

I didn't start listening to big band era music until I was in my 40s. I was changing radio stations and stumbled upon a song that I remember my parents listening to when I was a child.

As I continued listening to the station, I was amazed at how wonderful that music was. And I heard more and more music that I remembered.

I've been hooked ever since.

Classic Country Music

I particularly like the country and western music recorded in the 1960s and 1970s. The stuff I know the best is from the late 60s, when I spent a lot of time in honkytonks in Texas.

Light Hearted Music

Light hearted music comes in almost all genres. But some artists, such as Guy Lombardo, Spike Jones, and Roger Miller, recorded a lot of light hearted stuff. So you'll find them and others mixed into these playlists.

80 Minutes Or Less

These are songs that I've put on CDs so that I can listen to them in my car. Most of the songs are classic rock. But they are mixed with other genres.

I had a CD player in my car that held 12 CDs. So I always had plenty of music that I liked.

Ragtime Music

I first became interested in ragtime music when I saw the movie "The Sting." Since then, I've collected a number of ragtime recordings, some of the songs being recorded by multiple artists.

I've chosen some of my favorites to include in these playlists.

Vietnam War Era Music

This playlist is music that brings back memories of when I was in Vietnam. There's a short narative that goes along with each song.


Search For Long-Forgotten Songs


  1. The McGuire Sisters - Sugartime
  2. The Four Preps - 26 Miles
  3. Frank Ifield - I Remember You
  4. The Del-Vikings - Come Go With Me
  5. Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'
  6. The Roof Top Singers - Walk Right In
  7. The Chiffons - One Fine Day
  8. Dean Martin - Memories Are Made Of This
  9. The Dave Clark Five - Because
  10. The Beatles - Ob La Di Ob La Da
  11. Sarah Vaughan - Broken Hearted Melody
  12. Perry Como - Magic Moments
  13. Percy Faith - Song From Moulin Rouge
  14. Pure Prairie League - Amie
  15. Ray Stevens - Guitarzan
  16. Richard Zimmerman - X L Rag
  17. David Allen Cole - You_Don't Have To Call Me Darlin, Darlin'
  18. Herman's Hermits - Leaning On A Lamp Post
  19. The Hollies - Stop Stop Stop
  20. Teresa Brewer - Music! Music! Music!
  21. Ella Mae Morse - The Blacksmith Blues
  22. Elvis Presley - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
  23. Carole King - I Feel The Earth Move
  24. The Turtles - Happy Together
  25. Melanie - Brand New Key
  26. Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime
  27. The Caravelles - You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
  28. Patience & Prudence - Gonna Get Along Without You Now
  29. The Murmaids - Popsicles Icicles
  30. Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
  31. Nat King Cole - Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer
  32. The Mills Brothers - Till Then
  33. The Ames Brothers - Melodie D' Amour
  34. Alvin & The Chipmunks - Ragtime Cowboy Joe
  35. Neil Diamond - Cherry Cherry
  36. Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Whispering
  37. Patti Page - Allegheny Moon
  38. Ned Miller - From A Jack To A King
  39. Patsy Cline - Crazy
  40. Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
  41. Roger Miller - It Takes All Kinds To Make A World
  42. Otis Redding - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
  43. Willie Nelson - You Were Always On My Mind
  44. Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
  45. The Stylistics - I'm Stone In Love With You
  46. Orleans - Dance With Me
  47. The Orlons - Don't Hang Up
  48. Dr. Dimento - One Eyed One Horn Flying Purple People Eater
  49. Spike Jones - The Charleston
  50. The Oak Ridge Boys - Elvira
  51. The Coasters - Yackety Yack
  52. Boots Randolph - Yackity Sax
  53. Brenda Lee - Too Many Rivers
  54. Bruce Channel - Hey Baby
  55. The Chairmen Of The Board - Give Me Just A Little More Time
  56. David Rose - Vanessa
  57. Les Paul & Mary Ford - Tiger Rag
  58. Linda Scott - I've Told Every Little Star
  59. Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
  60. Little Jimmy Dickens - May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
  61. Louis Jordan - Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
  62. The Little River Band - Reminiscing
  63. Lou Rawls - Lady Love
  64. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  65. Marty Robbins - A White Sports Coat & A Pink Carnation
  66. Mamas & Papas - Words Of Love
  67. The Moody Blues - The Story In Your Eyes
  68. The Yardbirds - Heart Full Of Soul
  69. The Guess Who - No Sugar Tonight
  70. Bread - Lost Without Your Love
  71. Mary Hopkins - Those Were The Days
  72. Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
  73. Tommy Dorsey - So Rare
  74. Booker T & The MGs - Time Is Tight
  75. The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me
  76. The Association - Never My Love
  77. Johnny Horton - All For The Love Of A Girl
  78. Mary Wells - My Guy
  79. Louis Armstrong - A Kiss To Build A Dream On
  80. Dinah Shore - Sweet Violets
  81. Guy Lombardo - Seems Like Old Times
  82. The Andrews Sisters - Bei Mir Bis Du Sein
  83. Little Richard - Baby Face
  84. The Marcels - Blue Moon
  85. Ted Weems & Elmo Tanner - Heartaches
  86. Gene McDaniels - Tower Of Strength
  87. Johnny Tillotson - Talk Back Trembling Lips
  88. Buddy Holly - It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  89. The Brothers Four - Green Leaves Of Summer
  90. Merve Griffin - I've Got A Lovely Bunch Of Coconuts
  91. Mason Williams - Classical Gas
  92. Chase - Get It On
  93. T Rex - Get It On (Bang A Gong)
  94. The Buckinghams - Hey Baby They're Playing Our Song
  95. Martha & The Vandellas - Heat Wave
  96. Lou Christie - Rhapsody In The Rain
  97. The Marketts - Out Of Limits
  98. Wilson Pickett - Wait 'til The Midnight Hour
  99. Lloyd Price - Personality
  100. Chris Montez - Lets Dance