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.
The ratio of good to bad people in this world will always be tipped in favor of the latter. Always. But that ratio in your own social circle, you can control. And there, and only there, can the balance be favorably tipped, so that those who love you far outnumber those who don't.