Johnny Mathis: A Certain Smile
Colin Jameson's farewell playlist is a classic. These are songs of the highest class and ideal for the goodbye party.
A Certain Smile: Johnny Mathis
Something very sexy about the way a smile can attract. Some people’s smile linger on in the memory forever, and when the person isn’t there it can haunt you. Mathis gives it a smooth, almost whimsical treatment.
Here, There and Everywhere: The Beatles
Very much Paul McCartney’s song, and a lovely paen of praise to a special woman. But life, and love, doesn’t go on forever.
I Who Have Nothing: Shirley Bassey
Great delivery from Shirley (nothing beats early Shirley) and dramatic arrangement. Pure emotion...the other woman’s anguish, all she can give is her love.
Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing: Aretha Franklin
The Queen of soul gives a great performance, again a woman who wants the real thing, not a letter or photograph.
On The Street Where You Live: Vic Damone
From My Fair Lady, a lovely song about how the nearness of someone you really love lifts your spirits. The opposite is, unfortunately, also very true.
- Whitney Houston: Greatest Love Of All
- Elvis Presley: Solitaire
- Beyonce: Listen
- Oasis: Don't Look Back In Anger
- Mary Wells: My Guy
- Rolling Stones: Waiting On A Friend
- Bobby Womack: California Dreamin'
- Etta James: At Last
- Marianne Faithful: As Tears Go By
- Gladys Knight: The Way We Were
- Tony Bennett: The Good Life
- R. Kelly: If I Could Turn Back The Hands of Time