As Tracy Lawrence once sang, "Time Marches On". I know. That's not news. The oldest of the "baby boom" generation are turning 70 this year. Maybe some people didn't know that. Linda just turned 70 a few days ago and Dolly got there in January and Cher in May. I hit 70 a few months ago - can't sing a note. Barry Gibb will be 70 in September, Daryl Hall in October and Jimmy Buffet on Christmas Day. I'm ready for a slowdown of this "Time Machine". Maybe I can save some "Time in a Bottle" or at least be "Putting the Brakes on Time". Maybe there is a place "Where Time Stands Still". I'm not ready for "Quittin Time". Since no one's come back to tell us about life after death, I want to be around for a "Long, Long Time".
The songs that follow in no particular order all mention Time in the Title. By my intro, I don't mean to imply that these songs will only be of interest to Senior Citizens. Maybe I was just having a senior moment when I mentioned some of the oldest baby boomers. (The youngest boomers are only turning 52, mere babes.) Some of the songs were never released as singles and the artist I've listed is not always the first to record the song. I've listed the artist first, followed by the title, writer(s) in parenthesis and occasionally a brief comment. The list is not meant to be all inclusive.
Linda Ronstadt - "Long, Long Time" (Gary White)
Mary Chapin Carpenter - "Quittin' Time" (Robb Royer & Roger Linn) and "Where Time Stands Still" (MCC)
Collin Raye - "The Time Machine" (Gary Burr)
Jim Croce - "Time in a Bottle" (Jim might be the king of time songs even though time ran out on him way too soon) plus:
"Hard Time Losin' Man", "Next time, This Time", "A Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business Singing the Blues" and "The Hard Way Every Time" (all solely written by Jim Croce)
Dixie Chicks - "Long Time Gone" (Darrell Scott)
Eagles - "Wasted Time" (Glenn Frey & Don Henley) RIP Glenn.
Gary Burr - "The Whole Time" (Gary Burr)
Ronnie Milsap - "I'd Be a Legend in My Time" (Don Gibson) and "Time Keeps Slipping Away" (Marc Beeson, Don Rollins & D. Vincent Williams)
Jennifer Nettles - "Good Time to Cry" (Mike Reid & Jennifer Nettles)
Glen Campbell - "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (Jimmy Webb) and "Until It's Time for You
to Go" (Buffy Sainte-Marie)
Tracy Lawrence - "Time Marches On" (Bobby Braddock)
Anne Murray - "As Time Goes By" (Herman Hupfeld, in 1931 ) and "Time Don't Run Out On Me" (Carole King & Gerry Goffin)
Ty Herndon - "Putting the Brakes on Time" (Jon McElroy & Ned McElroy)
Gene Watson - "Between This Time and Next Time (Ray Griff)
Rodney Crowell - "After All This Time" (Rodney Crowell)
Clint Black - "No Time to Kill" (Hayden Nicholas & Clint Black)
Tim McGraw - "Angry All the Time" (Bruce Robison)
Ashley Monroe" - "From Time to Time" (Ashley Monroe, Justin Davis & Sarah Zimmerman - Justin & Sarah are a great country duo called Striking Matches)
The Western Swing Authority - "Any Old Time" (Jimmie Rodgers, in 1929).
Will Hoge - "This Time Around" (Dylan Altman & Will Hoge)
Danny O'Keefe - "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" (Danny O'Keefe)
David Nail - "Looking for a Good Time" (Sean McConnell) and "This Time Around" (David Nail & Lee Miller)
Lady Antebellum - "Lookin' for a Good Time" (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood & Keith Follese)
Terri Clark - "We're Here for a Good Time" (Ra McGuire & Brian Smith)
Toby Keith - "Closin' Time at Home" (Michael Crossno & Toby Keith)
Don Williams - "Tulsa Time" (Danny Flowers)
Amy Black - "One Time" (Amy Black)
Brad Paisley - "Time Well Wasted" (Ashley Gorley & Kelley Lovelace)
Wade Hayes - "Is It Already Time?" (Wade Hayes) a colon cancer survivor. Hope he remains cancer free.
"We'll know something Thursday
That's what the doctors said
We'll see what we're dealing with
We'll see how far it spread"
What gave me the idea to make up this playlist? I looked at the list of songs on the back of Kree Harrison's great debut album, "This Old Thing", and noticed that tracks 7, 8 and 9 of the 13 songs all mentioned "Time" in the title:
track 7 - The Time I've Wasted (Lori McKenna, Liz Rose & Jesse Walker) "for all the time i've wasted on you" - what she could have done.
track 8 - Every Time I Fall in Love (Sarah Buxton, Al Anderson & Ken Johnson) "how come it feels like it was meant to be, every time ..."
track 9 - I've Got Time (Kree Harrison, Brett Tyler, Chase McGill & Eric Snyder) "for lovin' you"
What big "Time" songs did I miss?
FYI from history.com: