Song 65: Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind

The song is etched in memory ever since the movie (Studio) 54 hit the screens. And whenever I listen to it I recall the era the movie is depicting. The song was written by Gordon Lightfoot, a Canadian songwriter and singer having international success in the sixties and the seventies “helping define the folk-pop sound of [that era]“.

The song topped in Billboard Easy Listening and went up to number 5 in Billboard 100. I loved the version from the soundtrack and was the first time listening to the original one. But if a song has many versions the original one is substantial. Enjoy.