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Amy Rigby, “I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love No More”

From Little Fugitive (2005), produced by Rigby and Jon Graboff. Amazon, eMusic, iTunes, Spotify

David Mead, “Almost and Always”

Written by Mead and Bill DeMain. From Almost and Always. AmazoniTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Joni Mitchell, “Chelsea Morning”

From Clouds (1969), produced by Mitchell and Paul A. Rothchild. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube


Sheila Weller, explaining the effect “Chelsea Morning” had on Mitchell’s female audience in the late ’60s, describes the song as “a Summer of Love love letter penned by a young woman alone in Manhattan. . . . Here was the new ‘Norwegian Wood.'”

Jeff Lynne, “Every Little Thing”

From Armchair Theatre (1990), produced by Lynne. George Harrison contributes acoustic guitar and backing vocals.

The Doobie Brothers, “Minute By Minute”

Written by Michael McDonald and Lester Abrams. From Minute By Minute (1978), produced by Ted Templeman. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Elvis Costello, “(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes”

From My Aim Is True (1977), produced by Nick Lowe. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

The Rutles, “Back in ’64”

Written by Neil Innes. From Archaeology (1996), produced by Innes and Steve James. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Bill Withers, “Use Me”

From Still Bill (1972), produced by Withers, Benorce Blackmon, Melvin Dunlap, James Gadson, and Ray Jackson. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Ben Folds, “Still Fighting It”

From Rockin’ the Suburbs (2001), produced by Folds and Ben Grosse. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Beth Thornley, “Wash U Clean”

From Wash U Clean (2010), produced by Rob Cairns. Amazon, eMusic, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Donald Fagen, “Walk Between Raindrops”

From The Nightfly. Featuring Fagen on organ. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Wingless Angels, “I Write My Name / Good Morning”

Traditional. From Wingless Angels (1997), produced by Rob Fraboni and Keith Richards. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Squeeze, “Is That Love?”

Written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook; Tilbrook sings lead. From East Side Story (1981), produced by Roger Bechirian and Elvis Costello. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify

Three Dog Night, “Never Been To Spain”

Written by Hoyt Axton. Originally on Harmony (1971), produced by Richard Podolor. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Eva Cassidy, “Time After Time”

Written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman. Originally on Time After Time (2000), produced by Chris Biondo, Bill Straw, and Lenny Williams. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Andrew Gold, “Stay”

Written by Maurice Williams. From What’s Wrong With This Picture? (1976), produced by Peter Asher, who joins Gold, bassist Kenny Edwards, and Linda Ronstadt on backing vocals. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Tift Merritt, “Traveling Alone”

From Traveling Alone (2012), produced by Tucker Martine. Amazon, eMusic, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Michael Carpenter, “Kailee Ann”

From Up Close (2002), produced by Carpenter. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Maia Sharp, “You Are Mine”

Written by Sharp and Liz Rose. From Echo (2009), produced by Don Was. Amazon, eMusiciTunes, Spotify, YouTube

Icecream Hands, “Beautiful Fields”

Written by Charles Jenkins. Originally on Broken UFO (2002), produced by Shane O’Mara. Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, YouTube