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Readers Respond to Jacquelyn Mitchard's '16 Songs You Must Own'

What you had to say (our ears are still ringing)

These are excerpts from some of our favorite lists submitted by readers:

GHedahl

  • "Oh Happy Day" (Edwin Hawkins Singers, 1967)
  • "Old Time Rock and Roll" (Bob Seger, 1978)
  • "Joy to the World" (Three Dog Night, 1970)
  • "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (Procol Harum, 1967 or Annie Lennox, 1995)
  • "Home Again" (Carole King, 1971)
  • "Still Crazy After All These Years" (Paul Simon, 1975)

swimfanlane6

  • "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman" (vocal by Aretha Franklin, 1967)
  • "You've Got a Friend" (James Taylor, 1971)
  • "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love?" (The Spinners, 1972)
  • "More Than a Feeling" (Boston, 1976)
  • "Just What I Needed" (The Cars, 1978)
  • "The Prayer" (vocals by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion, 1998)

Cindy (Facebook)

  • "The Candy Man" (vocal by Sammy Davis Jr., 1972)
  • "Hello" (Lionel Ritchie, 1984)
  • "I Will Always Love You" (Dolly Parton and Vince Gill, 1995)
  • "More Than a Woman" (Bee Gees, 1977)
  • "The Way We Were" (vocal by Barbra Streisand, 1974)
  • "Just the Way You Are" (Billy Joel, 1977)

BaronVonTollbooth

  • "Stardust" (Hoagy Carmichael, 1927)
  • "Blue Bayou" (Roy Orbison, 1963, Linda Ronstadt, 1977)
  • "Minnie the Moocher" (Cab Calloway, 1931)
  • "Save the Country" (Laura Nyro, 1969)
  • "I Feel Free" (Cream, 1966)
  • "Fixin' to Die Rag" (Country Joe & the Fish, 1967)

Malocclusiontenfour

  • "Do You Believe in Magic?" (The Lovin' Spoonful, 1965)
  • "The Year of the Cat" (Al Stewart, 1976)
  • "Tears of a Clown" (Smoky Robinson, 1967)
  • "Ohio" (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1971)
  • "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (vocals by The Byrds, 1965)
  • "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (The Rolling Stones, 1965)

KrisdiLorenzo

  • "My Generation" (The Who, 1965)
  • "Yesterday" (The Beatles, 1965)
  • "As Tears Go By" (The Rolling Stones, 1965)
  • "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (Bob Dylan, 1964)
  • "What's Goin' On" (Marvin Gaye, 1971)
  • "Respect" (vocal by Aretha Franklin, 1967)

You may also like: AARP's Top 10 Albums for Grownups in 2011.

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Stevie Nicks, who is featured on Jacquelyn Mitchard's song list, and the lists of many readers, will be appearing this September at Life@50+ in New Orleans. Here's a song from her latest album.

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