Classic Songs

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Classic Songs
Album Classic Songs.jpg
Compilation album by James Taylor
Released 1987
Genre Pop rock, folk rock
James Taylor chronology
That's Why I'm Here
(1985)That's Why I'm Here1985
Classic Songs
Never Die Young
(1988)Never Die Young1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4.5/5 stars[1]

Classic Songs is the second compilation album by James Taylor. Only available in Europe it was, for a long time, the only compilation album to feature original versions of Taylor's classics. It spanned from his original work to his That's Why I'm Here album from 1985.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by James Taylor except where indicated.

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Fire and Rain" 3:25
  2. "Mexico" 3:00
  3. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) 4:30
  4. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" (Holland–Dozier–Holland) 3:36
  5. "Carolina in My Mind" 4:00
  6. "Something in the Way She Moves" 3:09
  7. "Shower the People" 4:32
  8. "Sweet Baby James" 2:52

Side 2[edit]

  1. "That's Why I'm Here" 3:38
  2. "Everyday" (Holly, Petty) 3:12
  3. "Up on the Roof" (Goffin, King) 4:20
  4. "Your Smiling Face" 2:42
  5. "Her Town Too" (Souther, Taylor, Wachtel) 4:25
  6. "Handy Man" (Blackwell, Jones) 3:17
  7. "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" 2:36
  8. "Only a Dream in Rio" 4:58


  1. ^ review
  2. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "Classic Songs - James Taylor". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-09.