The Playlist [no longer available]
I've tried something different for this downloadable zipfile. I've recorded brief introductions to most of the songs to give you some 1001Songs style background stories. Don't panic. This isn't a podcast. You can keep the tracks you want and discard the rest--even my introductions. But the first time you dump this into your mp3 player or wherever you play your music, try listening to the playlist in order --with the introductions--and then let me know what you think in the comments
Also on this date in 1975: The fall of Saigon.