NOTE: A list of essential uptempo/driving Linda Ronstadt songs can be found here.

1. “Blue Bayou” from Simple Dreams (1977)

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2. “Ooh Baby Baby” from Living in the U.S.A. (1978)

Sheet Music: (Smokey Robinson version)

3. “Love Has No Pride” from Don’t Cry Now (1973)

Sheet Music: (Jane Moneit version)

4. “Tracks of My Tears” from Prisoner in Disguise (1975)

Sheet Music: (Smokey Robinson version)

5. “Desperado” from Don’t Cry Now (1973)

Sheet Music: (Diana Krall version)

6. “I Knew You When” from Get Closer (1982)

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7. “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me” from What’s New (1984)

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8. “Winter Light” from Winter Light (1993)

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9. “Long Long Time” from Silk Purse (1970)

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10. “I Will Never Marry” [feat. Dolly Parton] from Simple Dreams (1977)

Sheet Music:

BONUS: “Don’t Know Much” [feat. Aaron Neville] from Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (1989) 

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