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Chapter 68: You Only Live Twice

Orchestral pop

What an exceptional set of songs - and I know I literally curated this whole set, so I’m trying to avoid obvious superlatives like “exceptional” - but even so: Pet Sounds. Forever Changes. Tapestry. Morricone’s best score, and the best Bond theme. Two eternal classics from the Righteous Brothers. The features that connect them all: beautifully elaborate arrangements and a streak of exquisite, savory melancholy. The strings alone! There’s nothing like 60s strings.
1. The Righteous Brothers

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

2. Nancy Sinatra

You Only Live Twice

3. Love

The Red Telephone

4. Ennio Morricone

The Ecstasy of Gold

5. Little Anthony & The Imperials

Goin' Out of My Head

6. Isaac Hayes

I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself

7. The Beach Boys

Caroline, No

8. The Righteous Brothers

Unchained Melody

9. Cilla Black

Anyone Who Had a Heart

10. Carole King

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman