|The fifth image in a Google images search? Seriously?|
Dredged up another semi-ancient playlist for those willing to dissect (no takers so far; not really expecting any at this point).
This one’s actually more straightforward than the rest (again, what I’m doing here), because this CD didn’t have to fit a theme. I had to keep my wife occupied during road trips. Long story short, her personal limit for consecutive songs she doesn’t know stops somewhere between six and eight songs, depending on the day, and, as such, I tried to make a CD that she would know all the songs on, and one that wouldn’t make me crazy from boredom/repetition. She knows most of the same songs from the 60s that most people our age know, so, for me, I made some effort to step away from each of the artist’s easiest choices. Not saying I succeeded (again, fight me), but I did have some restrictions (my wife had to know it). And, again, I think all the relevant artists recorded each of the songs in the 60s…the late, late 60s sometimes.
Also, if you notice a couple names popping up more often than you’d expect – say, Elvis Presley – yeah, a lot of this had to do with making sure some of my favorite Elvis tracks made it onto a CD I could hear with some regularity. This was also an attempt to get The Doors the rest of the way out of my system.
OK, songs and rationale for their inclusion below. Again, I was mostly looking for songs just ONE step away from the tediously familiar. And all songs should have been recorded in the 1960s.