Top Ten Songs to Dedicate to a Past Friend

Billyv
This original list is dedicated in honor and respect to Madelyn, LizardKing99, with the songs having particular meaning to our wonderful friendship during the summer of 2015.

The Top Ten

1 We May Never Pass This Way Again - Seals & Crofts
2 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot

Among the absolute best lyrics of all-time, and sung pretty damn well too.

"...you won't read that book again because the ending's just too hard to take..."

So beautiful and painful at the same time, as it captures so much feeling and thought accurately and directly - Billyv

Couldn't agree more, Billy. Arguably the most haunting expression of love gone wrong, ever. Exquisitely profound stream of consciousness. Almost Arthurian in ambiance. Some excellent cuts on this list, bud.

Happy 78th Birthday, (17 November, 2016) Mr. Lightfoot :). - Britgirl

3 Isn't Life Strange - The Moody Blues
4 It Makes No Difference - The Band

My goodness. This is the very song I was just about to introduce to someone:) Live from The Last Waltz even better.

Rick Danko (RIP). Nuther good 'ol Canadian boy. Damn. That's three times, now. Must be losin' it.

Thought I might give this it's tenth listen. :) It kind of stays with you, being a really great song and all... - Britgirl

5 Mind Mischief - Tame Impala
6 Just Like a Woman - Bob Dylan

Yep. Sure is. They're always thinkin' what isn't.

7 I'm Not Supposed to Care - Gordon Lightfoot

...And yet I still do... - Britgirl

8 MR Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan

This is a beautiful song! - jmepa1234

9 All Our Past Times - Eric Clapton
10 So Long, Marianne - Leonard Cohen

I’ve recently learned this song. Notable backstory to it. Simple but great poetry, and latter day performances are incredibly enhanced. Leonard live in Dublin in 2017 (I believe) is outstanding - Billyv

The Newcomers

? Fallen Angel - Alphaville
? Song for Adam - Jackson Browne

The Contenders

11 Yesterday - The Beatles

I heard this today and all those memories came flooding back... - Britgirl

This song is really sad:-( - jmepa1234

12 Never Gonna Be the Same - Bob Dylan
13 You've Got a Friend - James Taylor

Just so you know. - Britgirl

14 Hummingbird - Seals & Crofts
15 Our Guessing Game - The Moody Blues
16 After You came - The Moody Blues
17 Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
18 Gone too Soon - Michael Jackson
19 A Bad Penny - Cat Stevens
20 You'll Always Be My Best Friend - Relient K

This song actually made me cry. - RiverClanRocks

21 Feeling Stronger Every Day - Chicago

"Now we realize, love's not all it's supposed to be" - Billyv

"I do believe in you..." - Billyv

22 Don't Do It - The Band
23 Goodbye - Elton John
24 Shooting Star - Bob Dylan
25 Love Her Madly - The Doors
26 Further to Fly - Paul Simon
27 New Horizons - The Moody Blues

I heard this playing in a parked car today. It's like an omen at exactly the same time I decided to change some things in my life. - Britgirl

28 Touch Me In the Morning - Diana Ross
29 One More Time to Live - The Moody Blues
30 Most of the Time - Bob Dylan
31 Bro Hymn - Penny Wise
32 For the Good Times - Kris Kristofferson
33 The Balance - The Moody Blues
34 Young Girl - Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
35 Once Upon a Time - Billy

This is the wrong iTunes link for the intended submission - Billyv

36 Into the Mystic - Van Morrison

Though I also love a live concert version by The Allman Brothers Band, I believe it was 12/3/2011 - Billyv

37 Ruby Tuesday - The Rolling Stones
38 Question - The Moody Blues
39 When We Were Young - Adele
40 All Those Years Ago - George Harrison
41 Always on My Mind - Willie Nelson
42 Separate Lives - Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin
43 When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees
44 Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA
45 Miss You Like Crazy - Natalie Cole
46 Don't Give Up on Us - David Soul

Don't give up the ship! Never say die! We have only just begun to fight! Win one for the Gipper! We shall fight on the beaches.. we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender...

"It ain't necessarily so..."

47 Thank You for the Music - Abba
48 Hate to See You Go - Little Walter
49 Heartbeat - Justs (Latvia)
50 Fire and Rain - James Taylor
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