Living a Beautiful Life Playlist

I took a stroll through some posts and guess what I discovered?  A playlist!

Friday I’m in Love,” by The Cure

It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll),”  by AC/DC (with Bon Scott)

You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” perf. by Righteous Brothers [Live]

Born to Be Alive,” by Patrick Hernandez [Vinyl]

Angel from Montgomery,” by John Prine [Live]

I Hear Ya Talkin’,” by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

The Wild One, Forever,” by Tom Petty [Live]

Jessie’s Girl,” by Rick Springfield, feat. Foo Fighters [Live]

Crimson & Clover (Instrumental),” perf. by Lloyd Charmers [Vinyl]

Baby What You Want Me to Do,” perf. by Elvis Presley [Live]

Heart of the Matter,” by Don Henley / The Eagles [Live]

I’d Rather Go Blind,” perf. by Etta James and Dr John [Live]

Rock Me, Baby,” perf. by AC/DC and The Rolling Stones [Live]

Come Undone,” by Duran Duran [Live]

Comin’ Right Down On Top of Me,” by April Wine

Dixieland Delight,” by Alabama [Live]

Gold on the Ceiling,” by Black Keys [Live]

Bell Bottom Blues,” by Derek and the Dominos, feat. Bobby Whitlock [Live]

Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” by The Bob Seger System [Live]

Personal Jesus,” by Depeche Mode [Live]

Fire” by Bruce Springsteen [Live]

Stayin’ Alive,” by the Bee Gees (Extended Remaster)

Boy or a Girl,” by Imperial Drag [Live]

Come To My Window,” by Melissa Etheridge, feat. Dolly Parton [Live]

Slow an’ Easy,” by Whitesnake [Live]

Love Me Tender / Witchcraft,” perf. by Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra [Live]

Tuesday’s Gone,” perf. by Metallica [Live]

I Will Wait,” by Mumford & Sons [Live]

Gimme Shelter,” perf. by Playing for Change

Up On Cripple Creek,” perf. by Levon Helm and Everyone [Live]

To Love Somebody,” perf. by Serena Ryder and Bobby Bazini [Live]

Take It Easy,” by The Eagles [Live]

Right Down the Line,” by Gerry Rafferty [Vinyl]

Only God Knows Why,” by Kid Rock, feat. Jamie Johnson [Live]

Bring It On Home to Me,” perf. by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee [Live]

Lovers In a Dangerous Time,” perf. by the Barenaked Ladies [Live]

Boogie Shoes,” by K.C. and The Sunshine Band [Live]

Lovesong,” by The Cure [Vinyl]

You Get What You Give,” by New Radicals [Live]

Do You Miss Me, Darlin’,” by The Guess Who

Sugar, Sugar,” by The Archies

Rollover DJ,” by Jet [Live]

Bleed It Out,” by Linkin Park, feat. Street Drum Corps [Live]

Break It To Them Gently,” by Burton Cummings

I Was Made for Lovin’ You,” by Kiss (Symphony) [Live]

Romeo and Juliet,” by Mark Knopfler [Live]

Let Her Cry,” perf. by Darius Rucker [Live]

Southern Nights,” by Allen Toussaint [Live]

Aura Lea,” perf. by 97th Regimental String Band

Never Been To Spain,” by Three Dog Night (Mono Mix) [Vinyl]

Come Back Baby,” perf. by Aretha Franklin [Live]

I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’,” by Scissor Sisters [Live]

Bitter Sweet Symphony,” by The Verve [Live]

I Love a Rainy Night,” by Eddie Rabbitt [Live]

Emotional Rescue,” by The Rolling Stones [Vinyl]

(You Want To) Make A Memory,” by Bon Jovi  [Live]

Somebody Needs You,” by Lo Fidelity Allstars, feat. Greg Dulli [Live]

If You Wear that Velvet Dress,” by Bono, feat. Jools Holland and His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.


I didn’t realize there was so much music!  It’s more mega-mix than playlist.

I like all these songs and several are easy favorites.  I noticed a definite tendency to live performances followed by vinyl (and mono, if available).  Several are examples of stellar songwriting and others, less so.  I’m not sure there’s a common thread or theme; it’s a mixed mega-mix bag.  Maybe it’s in their telling of the story….

I hope you’ll find something to enjoy! 🙂


27 thoughts on “Living a Beautiful Life Playlist

    1. Thanks, Geoff! I’d forgotten about that first music-related post featuring a Cure song until I went a-strollin’! The Cure has the distinction of featuring twice, and something tells me they’ll feature again…
      Happy New Year to you as well! Wishing you all the very best for this new horizon. 🙂

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  1. There’s quite a few beauties in there, that I had forgotten about. Hope you don’t mind but I may merge your playlist with my playlist and have the ultimate 2017 party (and I use the term loosely) mix. Cheers, Harlon

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  2. Kevin

    I love the diversity of this list. Have you ever heard the original version of “Lovers In A Dangerous Time” by Bruce Cockburn? One of my favorite Canadian artists.

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  3. Kevin

    “Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
    Got to kick at the darkness ’til it bleeds daylight”

    Flawlessly beautiful, indeed. Happy New Year, Danica!

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  4. J.

    Some real great tunes in there, Danica. Really nice to see Imperial Drag! Man, I was such a big fan of that band back in the day. Real shame they only gave us one album… but what an album!

    Happy New Year to you! Hope it’s bright, positive, and all manner of awesome!

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    1. Thank you, J! I first learned of Imperial Drag from one of Rich’s posts. I couldn’t believe how great they sounded and that I’d never heard of them. My first question was, where is the rest of their catalogue? I was thrilled and saddened within a matter of minutes. It really is a shame they didn’t stay together longer.

      Happy New Year to you as well, J! I wish you a truly wonderful year. 🙂

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  5. Danica’s got her own Awesome Mix Tape!
    Some really great stuff here – looking forward to playing some of them again for th 1st time in a long while
    Compiling my own Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them right now!

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