I haven’t been in the mood lately to save the world one post at a time. However, there’s this:
These are songs that make me happy or sad when I hear them. Most of them weren’t the biggest hits and most are from the late 50s and early 60s. The oldest song is from 1949. The newest is from 2012. (My theory is that the music that makes the biggest impression on you is the stuff you listen to when you’re approaching or going through puberty.)
The sequence is intentional, but you don’t have to start at the beginning. You can start anywhere. My favorites don’t necessarily come first. Some of them come last.
The commercials aren’t my idea. Also, YouTube sometimes says you can’t play a particular song as part of a playlist. When this happens, it’s easy to play that song by itself and then use your browser return button to go back to the playlist, if that’s what you want to do.