Additions for “Relaxing, EASY favorites”?

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I have a musical playlist that is 9 hours long. It’s specifically songs that I can relax to and that I enjoy listening to, spanning over 50 years…

And yet, I can use more songs or suggestions to add to the playlist. While every song on this list I like in one way or another, hearing certain songs too often can diminish them or make me want something else. At the same time, there’s got to be more than a few songs I’m outright forgetting from bygone eras of pop music, and I know I’m clueless on more recent songs that are catchy and fit this.

So! Below you will find a list of all 139 songs on the playlist. If you want to react to the list, your comments are welcome. Your suggestions for additions are most certainly welcome.

The song title is to the left of the table, the artist in to the right. There are some instrumentals of a notable rock variety (“Boogie Man”, “Sleepwalk” and “Caravan” among others) but most are stand performance of vocals-plus-instruments.

Boogie Man Aerosmith
Even The Nights Are Better Air Supply
The One That You Love Air Supply
Making Love Out Of Nothing At All Air Supply
All Out Of Love Air Supply
Why Don’t You Do Right? Amy Irving
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
Cherish Association
You Still Believe in Me (Mono) The Beach Boys
God Only Knows (Mono) [2012 – Remaster] The Beach Boys
Caroline, No (Mono) [2012 – Remaster] The Beach Boys
Sloop John B (Stereo Mix) The Beach Boys
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster) The Beach Boys
California Girls (2001 Stereo Remix) The Beach Boys
Because The Beatles
Because The Beatles
I’m So Tired The Beatles
Blackbird The Beatles
Julia The Beatles
Mother Nature’s Son The Beatles
I’ll Follow The Sun The Beatles
And I Love Her The Beatles
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away The Beatles
The Long And Winding Road The Beatles
All You Need Is Love The Beatles
Do You Want To Know A Secret The Beatles
Good Day Sunshine The Beatles
In My Life The Beatles
Michelle The Beatles
A Day In The Life The Beatles
Yesterday The Beatles
Let It Be The Beatles
Stand By Me Ben E. King
Take My Breath Away Berlin
Piano Man Billy Joel
She’s Always a Woman Billy Joel
No Rain Blind Melon
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door Bob Dylan
Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
The Worst That Could Happen The Brooklyn Bridge
Streets Of Philadelphia Bruce Springsteen
(Everything I Do) I Do It for You Bryan Adams
Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? Bryan Adams
Nobody Does It Better Carly Simon
Drive The Cars
Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) (Remastered Album Version) Christopher Cross
Round Here Counting Crows
Sullivan Street Counting Crows
Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival
Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House
Reflections Diana Ross & The Supremes
Someday, We’ll Be Together Diana Ross & The Supremes
Teenager in Love Dion & The Bellmonts
Drift Away Dobie Gray
Riders of the Storm The Doors
This Magic Moment The Drifters
Under The Boardwalk The Drifters
Hotel California The Eagles
Tiny Dancer Elton John
Tears In Heaven Eric Clapton
All I Have To Do Is Dream The Everly Brothers
Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (1998 Digital Remaster) Frank Sinatra
Something [The Frank Sinatra Collection] Frank Sinatra
Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Cheers Theme) Gary Portnoy
I Can’t Dance (LP Version) Genesis
Don’t Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan
Out Of Touch Hall & Oates
How Do You Talk To An Angel The Heights
Inaudible Melodies Jack Johnson
Posters Jack Johnson
Sexy Plexi Jack Johnson
Bubble Toes Jack Johnson
Fortunate Fool Jack Johnson
The News Jack Johnson
F-Stop Blues Jack Johnson
Losing Hope Jack Johnson
It’s All Understood Jack Johnson
Better Together Jack Johnson
All I Need Jack Wagner
California (Cast Iron Soul) Jamestown Revival
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker
Steppin’ Out Joe Jackson
Imagine John Lennon
Suicide Is Painless Johnny Mandel
I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash
Angel Of The Morning Juice Newton
Walk Away Renee The Left Banke
Destiny Lenny Kravitz
Heaven Help Lenny Kravitz
Never Ending Story Limahl
We Belong Together Los Lobos
Donna Los Lobos
California Dreamin’ Mamas & The Papas
I’ll Be There Mariah Carey
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) Marvin Berry & The Starlighters
I Would Do Anything For Love Meatloaf
Wildfire Michael Martin Murphey
One (With Michael Stipe) Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Larry Mullen Jr, Adam Clayton
Daydream Believer The Monkees
I Am…I Said (Single Version) Neil Diamond
About A Girl (Live) Nirvana
Come As You Are (Live) Nirvana
Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam (Live) Nirvana
Pennyroyal Tea (Live) Nirvana
Dumb (Live) Nirvana
Polly (Live) Nirvana
Something In The Way (Live) Nirvana
Plateau (Live) Nirvana
Oh Me (Live) Nirvana
All Apologies (Live) Nirvana
Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Live) Nirvana
(I Want To) Come Home Paul McCartney
Glory of Love Peter Cetera
Another Day In Paradise Phil Collins
One More Night Phil Collins
Every Step You Take The Police
Everybody Hurts [1993] R.E.M.
Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles
Under The Bridge (Album Version) Red Hot Chili Peppers
Soul to Squeeze Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hazard Richard Marx
Right Here Waiting Richard Marx
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling Righteous Brothers
As Tears Go By The Rolling Stones
Out of Tears The Rolling Stones
Chain Gang Sam Cooke
Cupid Sam Cooke
Sleepwalk Santo & Johnny
The Only Living Boy In New York Simon & Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair/Canticle Simon And Garfunkel
The Boxer Simon And Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon And Garfunkel
Song For The Asking ((Cancion Para Pedir)) Simon And Garfunkel
Pretty Penny Stone Temple Pilots
Show Me The Way Styx
Crimson & Clover Tommy James & The Shondells
Crystal Blue Persuasion Tommy James & The Shondells
Can’t Help Falling In Love [1993] UB40
Save The Best For Last [1992] Vanessa Williams
Chariots of Fire Vangelis
Caravan The Ventures
End Theme (The Wonder Years) W.G. Snuffy Walden
I’m Bound to Pack it Up The White Stripes
Saving All My Love For You Whitney Houston
Didn’t We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston


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  1. For what it’s worth, I had Jack Johnson in there (Brushfire Fairytales tracks) but I took it all out; it didn’t appeal to me in a pop sene.

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