The inspiration for this little gem came from the song “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne. I wanted to build an entire playlist around that kind of fantasy romantic love with a little ’70’s sunshine mixed in. To be clear, this is not just a lovey-dovey romance mix with all the goodies from that category thrown in. To qualify songs had to match not only the content but the style of the parent song. This is the first time I’ve been guided to a whole playlist by one song in particular, but I’m really happy with the way it turned out. Smiles guaranteed!

In Your Wildest Dreams – The Moody Blues
Only You – Yaz
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Hungry Eyes – Richard Marx
Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates
Silly Love Songs – Wings
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – The Police
Walk of Life – Dire Straits
You Make Loving Fun – Fleetwood Mac
Do You Believe in Love – Huey Lewis and The News
Dreamboat Annie – Heart
Crimson and Clover – Tommy James & The Shondells
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
Let My Love Open The Door – Pete Townshend
Laughter In The Rain – Neil Sedaka
Shelter from the Storm – Bob Dylan
Dream Weaver – Gary Wright
Get Closer – Seals and Crofts
So Far Away – Dire Straits
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
You Are the Woman – Firefall
Somebody’s Baby – Jackson Browne
You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates

Images from the CBS show "Swingtown"