I wasn't acquainted with most of the songs you listed so I checked them out on youtube. What a year indeed.
I instantly fell in love with "Heart of Gold": "I've been to Hollywood, I've been to Redwood, I've crossed the ocean for a heart of gold...I've been in my mind, it's such a fine line, keeps me searching for a heart of gold...and I'm getting old." Traveling alone and sometimes being hit with feelings of longing, those lines hit me hard.
Thanks for these gems.
Growing up isn't about losing innocence - it's about learning how to keep it in a cold and unforgiving world.