Thursday, 29 January 2009

Thanks for the Memories

Don recently blogged about “ten inspirational songs that have inspired me to hope, positivity, and perseverance”. I’m not sure I could find 10 songs that did that but I thought it was a good excuse to list some songs that have considerable significance for me. I had intended originally to do a short list and explain why they were significant but I had a feeling that would be a bit boring. Instead I have simply gone for a longer list and perhaps the titles will jog a memory in you.

“One Day at A Time, Sweet Jesus” - Cristy Lane
“You’ll Never Walk Alone” – Gerry and the Pacemakers
“Moon River” – Danny Williams
“Whatever will be, will be (Que sera sera)” – Doris Day
“Memories are Made of This” – Dean Martin
“I Believe” – The Bachelors
“How Much is that Doggie in the window” – Lita Roza
“What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For” - Emile Ford & The Checkmates
“Peggy Sue” – Buddy Holly
“King of the Road” – Roger Miller
“Wandering Star” – Lee Marvin
“Sunny Afternoon” – Kinks
“Young Girl” – Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett
“What a Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
“Those Were the Days” – Mary Hopkin
“Where do you go to, My Lovely” – Peter Sarstedt
“Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus” - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg
“I'll Never Fall In Love Again” - Bobbie Gentry
“Sugar Sugar” - The Archies
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” - Simon & Garfunkel
“Pretty Flamingo” – Manfred Mann
“I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)” - New Seekers
“Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)” - Mash
“Amazing Grace “ – Judy Collins

I suppose the fact that there is nothing more recent than about 30 years ago says as much about me as any comments could!


  1. You know what...I agree with this list wholeheartedly! Very wonderful choices!

  2. I'd bet you would guess that there a few of your favorite's...that are also mine.

    Quite a few...I even have them on my MP3 list. Maybe I should share some of might even know some that you don't have here.

    I'll do that tomorrow...for now, I must get these little rascals to bed for the night.

    Here's one that my mom would sing to me...a very important one for my life as a child and mom...

    "I Love" by Tom T. Hall

    Smiles and ♥,

  3. "Songs of considerable significance." I like that.

    I had downloaded "Que sera, que sera." I don't know how that song missed my list. Doris Day movies contributed to my rose-colored worldview. Back in the day movies had happy endings. They inspired hope. What a concept!

    (Perhaps Disney now carries that torch.)



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