My top songs of 1971 if anyone cares. 

Marvin Gaye's What's Going On edged out Joy to the World (Three Dog Night) for the top spot. 

Wildcard (Jesus Christ Superstar) edged out the Doors for 10th place. Ouch. Maybe because Riders on the Storm isn't even the 10th best Doors song. 

I chose my songs on Spotify, Round Robin tournament on Challonge.

1. What’s Going On

2. Joy To The World

3. Ain’t No Sunshine

4. Me And Bobby Mcgee

5. Won’t Get Fooled Again

6. Feel The Earth Move

7. Proud Mary

8. Theme From Shaft

9. If You Could Read My Mind

10. Superstar

11. Riders On The Storm

12. I Hear You Knocking


My top songs of 1970, via and spotify

I wasn't expecting James Taylor to win, but damn, dude. That's the most honest song. Ever.

Fire and Rain stole the top spot from legend B.B. King's the Thrill is Gone, which is technically a cover, but doesn't take away from the majesty.

Simon and Garfunkel had two top 12 hits, as did Creedence Clearwater Revival.

1. Fire and Rain

2. The Thrill is gone

3. Evil Ways

4. Cecilia

5. Lola

6. Lookin out my back door

7. Bridge over troubled water

8. In the Summertime

9. Instant karma

10. Make it with you

11. Who’ll stop the rain

12. Spill the wine

It's really annoying when people ask me what my top 5, top ten, #1, whatever is. 

I have succumbed to these social mores with the caveat: I reserve the right to change rankings at any time.

Favorite actor: Alan Rickman. No wait. Philip Seymour Hoffman. Do they have to be living or is that a separate list? Is Donald Sutherland underrated or is he accurately rated?

Photo credit: an insane co-worker