Five on Friday Set 200

Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 by Travis Cody in

Edit:  Jamie pointed out that I forgot Mr Linky one last time.  I fixed that.

Now we come to the end.  Set 200.

Seriously...200 is a pretty big deal.  To date I've posted 1025 songs on 199 Sets.  The math should make it 199 x 5 for 995, but there were a few times when I posted more than 5 songs on a Set, bringing us to 1025.

Through Set 199 I have included 474 different artists and there have been 67 duplicate tracks, not counting the same track recorded by different artists or coincidentally having the same title.  Here is a list of tracks that have been used more than twice.
  • Photographs and Memories by Jim Croce has been used three times
  • People Got To Be Free by the Rascals has been used three times
  • The Look of Love by Dusty Springfield has been used three times
  • Landslide by Stevie Nicks has been used three times
  • Good Morning Starshine by Oliver has been used three times
  • I Can Hear Music by The Beach Boys has been used three times
  • Rainy Night in Georgia by Brook Benton has been used three times
  • Secretly by Jimmie Rogers has been used three times
  • Turn Around Look at Me by The Vogues has been used three times
  • Iris by The Goo Goo Dolls has been used four times
Now you all know that I don't typically commit to single favorites, except in very rare cases.  My tastes change daily in terms of what I consider best or favorite.  I like all 199 Sets I've posted for different reasons.  But when you're closing down a long standing feature, I think it makes a good ending to put together something special. 

So Pam chose her favorite tunes from Sets 1 through 198, while I chose groups of tunes I can safely say I've enjoyed more than others.  For our final Set 200, I'm combining my 5 favorite Five on Friday Sets from the last 199.

You'll note from my list above that Iris appears four times on FoF.  It was on three of the five Sets I chose for today, so I replaced two of the appearances.

Please enjoy my Super-Sized-Mega-Step-Over-Lip-Lock Set 200.  I've enjoyed preparing this feature every week.  I've enjoyed visiting those who share their own musical interests.

But 200 is enough for me.  And so, The End.


Five on Friday Set 200 by Travis on Grooveshark Set 22
  • A Summer Song, written by Chad Stuart/Clive Metcalfe/Keith Noble, released by Chad & Jeremy in 1964
  • The Rain, the Park, and Other Things, written by Artie Kornfield/Steve Duboff, released by Cowsills in 1967
  • Clair, written by Gilbert O'Sullivan, released in 1972
  • A World Without Love, written by John Lennon/Paul McCartney, released by Peter & Gordon in 1964
  • I Saw the Light, written by Todd Rundgren, released in 1972
Set 38
  • The Time of My Life, written by Steve Lipson, released by David Cook in 2008
  • Iris, written by Anthony Romo, released by Goo Goo Dolls in 1998
  • Better Together, written by Jack Johnson, released in 2006
  • For the First Time, written by James Newton Howard/Jud J Friedman/Allan Dennis Rich, released by Kenny Loggins in 1996
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, written by Ewan MacColl, released by Roberta Flack in 1972
Set 94
  • Could I Have this Dance, written by Wayland Holyfield/Bob House, released by Anne Murray in 1980
  • If, written by David Gates, released by Bread in 1971
  • The Goodbye Girl, written by David Gates, released in 1977
  • And I Love You So, written by Don McLean, released in 1970
  • Sunday Morning Sunshine, written by Harry Chapin, released in 1972
Set 108
  • Do You Want to Dance, written by Bobby Freeman, released by Bette Midler in 1972
  • Light as the Breeze, written by Leonard Cohen, released by Billy Joel in 1995
  • Songbird, written by Christine McVie, released by Fleetwood Mac in 1977
  • Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
    • Replaced with Elusive Butterfly, written by Bob Lind, released in 1966
  • Here, There, and Everywhere, written by Sir Paul McCartney, released by The Beatles in 1966
Set 156
  • Iris, Goo Goo Dolls
    • Replaced by I Knew You When, written by Joe South, released by Billy Joe Royal in 1965
  • If You Could Read My Mind, written by Gordon Lightfoot, released in 1970
  • Photographs and Memories, written by Jim Croce, released in 1972
  • Landslide, written by Stevie Nicks, released in 1975
  • Maybe You Should, written by Taylor Hicks/Gary Nicholson/Mike Reid, released by Taylor Hicks in 2008


  1. I will have to come back later to give my ears a total love fest. In the meantime, thank you for a wonderful feature and my Set 200 of "Goodbye Songs" is up for a visit.

  1. Editorial note: You have "Rainy Night In Georgia" listed twice and your Mr. Linky isn't posted.

  1. I will also have to return over the weekend to have a big ole listen to this Super-Sized-Mega-Step-Over-Lip-Lock Set 200.

    I love your list of repeat song appearances -- when we started this, I was determined never to repeat anything, and I had kept a list for the first year. But then I had to repeat something (not sure what it was now) and I loosened that limitation on my own set lists.

    For the most part, though, I think we've all shared an enormous amount of songs with not too many personal repeats. I've discovered quite a lot of new-to-me music through 5 on Friday.

    *applause* for an amazing run, Travis! It's been so much fun.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Trav: Thanks for the tunes. I noticed some Soul Patrol in there too . . . but of course. And I haven't heard Jim Croce in a while so that was fun. Fun set. Peace. GGG

  1. That's a boat load of music!

  1. Great set,I will have mine up soon.still putting stuff back into the ciomputer after fighting with it for the past few days.I have you main page bookmarked and will continue to visit with you and I will endevover to comment more instead of learking in the shadows.

  1. Cherie says:

    In honor of your last set, I decided to put one up of my own. I'll be back later to have a listen. :)

  1. Wow. You know how to do a recap!
    I signed the Mr. Linky even though I didn't post a set. Yes, I cheated. Don't tell anybody.

    I'm glad you put them all in a big ole' pile, just like you did the peace quotes, and so many other great features on this wonderful blog.

    You've been my internet neighbor down the street for many years. I'll be knockin....


  1. Thanks gang. It was a great run and I'm so glad you all came along for the ride.


  1. Jean(ie) says:

    That Cowsill's song brings back memories. We had a cool portable 8-track player and I remember this as one of my tapes. Awesome set!!!!!