Top 50 Favourite Songs: Anthe Rhodes-Liuzzo

Beatles, “Let It Be” (1970)
John Lennon, “Imagine” (1971)
Rolling Stones, “Angie” (1973)

Rolling Stones, “Time Waits For No One” (1974)

Bob Dylan, “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965)
The Velvet Underground, “Rock and Roll” (1970)
Lou Reed, “Walk On The Wild Side” (1972)
Fred Neil, “The Dolphins” (1966)
Tim Buckley, “Once I Was” (1967)
Van Morrison, “Astral Weeks” (1968)
Richie Havens, “Follow” (1966)
Joan Armatrading, “Down To Zero” (1976)

The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes For You” (1959)
The Skyliners, “Since I Don’t Have You” (1959)
The Drifters, “This Magic Moment” (1960)
The Temptations, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” (1972)
William DeVaughn, “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” (1974)

Marvin Gaye, “Inner City Blues” (1971)
Love, “Alone Again, Or” (1968)
Scott McKenzie, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” (1967)
The Lovin’ Spoonful, “Do You Believe In Magic?” (1965)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Mr. Bojangles” (1970)
Rod Stewart, “Maggie May”
Elton John, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” (1973)
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birken, “Bonnie and Clyde” (1969)
Alain Delon and Dalida, “Paroles” (1973)
Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah” (1984)
Nick Drake, “Pink Moon” (1972)
The Boxtops, “The Letter” (1967)
The Left Banke, “Pretty Ballerina” (1967)
The Troggs, “Anyway That You Want Me” (1966)

The Hollies, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” (1969)
Sylvia, “Pillow Talk” (1973)
George McCrae, “Rock Your Baby” (1974)
Gwen McCrae, “Rockin’ Chair” (1975)
Kraftwerk, “Autobahn” (1975)
Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (1980)
R.E.M., “Talk About The Passion” (1983)
English Beat, “Save It For Later” (1982)
Psychedelic Furs, “Love My Way” (1983)
Culture Club, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?” (1982)
Crowded House, “Don’t Dream It’s Over” (1987)
X, “Fourth Of July” (1987)
X, “See How We Are” (1987)
U2, “One” (1991)
Happy Mondays, “Kinky Afro” (1990)
Ride, “Vapour Trail” (1990)

Mazzy Star, “Fade Into You” (1993)
Lisa Germano, “Darkest Night Of All” (1993)
Belle and Sebastian, “Like Dylan In The Movies” (1996)

This list is an amalgam of four decades of rock and soul, including some outsider songs and excluding some outstanding, if overplayed, classics. Some artists simply had too many bests to choose from so I went with personal favorites instead, all the while keeping in mind quality and timelessness. And, yes, the 21st Century is not represented here, the reason being that there are too many songs from the prior century that may be overlooked or forgotten. So, with that, and taking into consideration the rather brief allowance of 50 selections, I concentrated mainly on celebrating the songs and genres of four decades. It truly is a journey.

Side note: There really should be a second list for Dylan covers.

One thought on “Top 50 Favourite Songs: Anthe Rhodes-Liuzzo

  1. Quick to note that this is my favourite, uh, threefer so far:

    Sylvia, “Pillow Talk” (1973)
    George McCrae, “Rock Your Baby” (1974)
    Gwen McCrae, “Rockin’ Chair” (1975)

    Three songs that essentially run into each other to form a single entity (the brother-sister McRaes deliberately so, of course).

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