The Rolling Stones – “Play with Fire”
A great short track that is all proto-Jagger swagger. With a super catchy hook and just “far-oiut” enough to entince the freaks but not scare away the squares.
Paul Simon – “Me and Julio down by the School Yard”
A partially veiled song of social protest, Paul Simon doesn’t feel afraid to add playful whistling and warbling nonetheless.
Joe Dassin – “Les Champs-Élysées”
It’s French…and you love it. Even W couldn’t call this guy a freedom singer. So carefree and wonderful, like summertime love. Prepare to sigh.
Elliot Smith – “Needle in the Hay“
Beautiful, understated and permeated by a sense of impending downfall, Smith’s track will be remembered as a goodbye, but so much more, another piece to the puzzle of his life.