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My 35 best songs for the Top 2000 of 2022

24 December 2022

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“The Top 2000 is an annual Dutch marathon radio programme, that plays the 2,000 songs voted most popular of all time. The show runs 24 hours a day, starting Christmas and ending on New Year’s Eve.” (Wiki)

With hindsight, I realised this year’s list is about our (eternal) cycle of Doubt, Fear, Hope & Love.

Please find below my selection for the 2022 edition of the Top 2000:

  1. Alan Parsons Project – Old and Wise
  2. Beach Boys – God only knows
  3. Beatles – Long and winding road
  4. Bonnie Raitt – I Can’t Make You Love Me
  5. Carole King – You’ve Got a Friend
  6. Christine McVie / Fleetwood Mac – Songbird
  7. CSN&Y – Teach your children
  8. Damien Rice – I don’t want to change you
  9. Detroit Emeralds – Feel the need in me
  10. Direct – Soldier On
  11. Donny Hathaway – A song for you
  12. Doobie Brothers – Jesus is just alright 
  13. Eagles – Hotel California
  14. Eros Ramazzotti – Musica é
  15. Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
  16. Genesis – Second Home by the Sea
  17. Joan Osborne – One of Us
  18. John Hiatt – Have a little faith in me
  19. Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel – Don’t give up
  20. Lauren Daigle – You Say
  21. Lizz Wright – Old Man (a Neil Young cover song)
  22. Manic Street Preachers – If you tolerate this, your children will be next 
  23. Michael McDonald & James Ingram – Yah Mo B There
  24. Neil Diamond – I am I said
  25. Neil Young – A man needs a maid
  26. Nick Cave – Into my arms
  27. Oleta Adams – Window of Hope
  28. Patrice Rushen – Forget me nots 
  29. Paul Weller – You do something to me
  30. Phyllis Nelson – Move closer 
  31. Roberta Flack – Killing me softly with his song
  32. Rufus Wainwright – Going to a town
  33. Shola Ama – You Might Need Somebody
  34. Supertramp – Fool’s Overture
  35. Todd Rundgren – Can we still be friends

Five (5) of the above songs will feature in my blogs of December 27-31 being #10, #17, #28. #30 and #33.


Note: all markings (bolditalic and underlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.

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