A song about unfinished business. Also, I’m a sucker for these brooding-in-an-house-in-vintage-clothing music videos.
Katy Perry at her best.
Dolly Parton is a boss. Love this one.
Sit back, pour a glass of wine and relax with Linda Ronstadt.
Juice Newton belts out a classic.
At some point in their life, every person has been alone, screaming out “Just call me angellllllllll…..”
Come on, you know you have.
I love this song. I mean, I love every song on the Ultimate Playlist, of course.
But this song is about the key to happiness.
And like the key to everything, it’s simple.
Not easy, but simple.
This is old one by Doug Supernaw. The story of a divorced dad who is doing the best he can.
Tanya Tucker is so good. My mom had this cassette, and my cousin and I listened to it a million times.
This is a good old-fashioned country song.
I love this song both on its own merit and as a historical artifact. I can’t imagine a song like this being released today.
Today, I’m pretty sure she’d burn his clothes in the front yard.
But Tammy Wynette makes you understand.
I messed up. The first New Year’s Eve of the Ultimate Playlist I posted an Adele song. Nothing against Adele, but I should’ve posted this one.
Since the Ultimate Playlist will be over before next New Year’s Eve, it’s now or never.
I can just close my eyes and picture everything Matt Nathanson describes–I imagine two young lovers watching fireworks, alone together in a crowd of people, having no idea the tragedies that awaited them. The youthful exuberance always brings a tear to my eye. It’s not a sad song, exactly, but it just has a wistfulness that gets to me.