you don't have to say you love me

Released: 1966 Left alone with just a memory Life seems dead and so unreal All that’s left is loneliness There’s nothing left to feel Has it really been nearly a month since I posted on here? Geez. Can’t believe how easy it is to skip one day after a long day at work, then you […]

running on empty

Released: 1977 If it takes all night, that’ll be all right If I can get you to smile before I leave Yet another “oh, this song” song. I should add a tag for those. I think this is my favorite song so far because it (and the entire album) was recorded live instead instead of […]

then he kissed me

Released: 1965 When he danced, he held me tight And when he walked me home that night All the stars were shinin’ bright And then he kissed me The Crystals! So far this list is turning from a “songs I should know but don’t” one into one that’s more  “songs I used to love but […]

desperado

Released: 1973 Desperado, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no younger Your pain and your hunger, they’re drivin’ you home And freedom, oh freedom, well, that’s just some people talkin’ Your prison is walking through this world all alone Another one of those “Oh, this song” songs. I imagine that there’ll be quite a few like that […]

shop around

Released: 1960 Before you take a girl and say I do now Make sure she’s in love with you now Make sure that her love is true now I hate to see you feelin’ sad and blue now I can remember listening to this one on one of my dad’s old Motown CDs when I […]

miss you

Released: 1978 I’ve been walking Central Park Singing after dark People think I’m crazy Another familiar but not well known song for me and a definite improvement over Weezer. I’m a big fan of long tracks, so when I saw that the unedited version of this song was eight and a half minutes long, I […]

buddy holly

Released: 1994 Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. The tune is cool and all, but there’s nothing about this song that screams “497th greatest song of all time!!!” at me, or anything close to that. The lyrics kind of suck, honestly. I’d probably feel differently if I’d heard this song twenty years […]

rainy night in georgia

Released: 1970 No matter how you look at it or think of it It’s life and you just got to play the game The first new song—I can’t remember ever hearing this one before I jumped the gun a bit and listened to it last night. It reminds me a lot of Wichita Lineman (a […]

the boys are back in town

Released: 1976 That jukebox in the corner blasting out my favorite song The nights are getting warmer, it won’t be long It won’t be long till summer comes Another song, another rock staple. Apparently Phil Lynott is basically the Irish Bruce Springsteen. While the chorus of The Boys Are Back in Town (you can’t even […]

more than a feeling

And away… we… go! Released: 1976 I lost myself in a familiar song That line from the first verse of More Than a Feeling is a microcosm of this entire post. It’s nice to start off with a song that I’m familiar with, even if I only came to know it a few years ago. It’s […]

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