33. Neil Young, “The Old Laughing Lady” (Neil Young, 1968)
There’s an alternate reality where Neil Young, standing in tight velvet pants and a loose blouse, stood guitarless on a TV soundstage, cooing this song under a harsh spotlight, his band and female background singers hidden in darkness. While I didn’t appreciate this vision as a kid, perspective, Forever Changes, and YouTube have increased its allure. I’m glad he tried to be Johnny Mathis for a year.