if you should choose a your top ten balads (standards or not). which ones would you select???

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i know lush life would be on the top of my list,  the other nine i would have to think on for a while.
i remember clifford
ballad of the sad young men
in the wee small hours of the morning
my ship
when i fall in love
blue in green
time remembered
you must believe in spring
autumn in new york

there are so many...
you must believe in spring (duo with tony bennett)
lush life  
i should care
i got it bad (is this a ballad? i'm not sure)
be my love (keith jarret;melody at night with you)
the folks who live on the hill
besame mucho  
in a sentimental mood

i agree that there are too many
my list will probably change by tomorrow....
here's a quick list.  ranking is tough, but lush life is clearly at the top.  something in the lyrics i relate to...

lush life
everything happens to me
laura
emily
but beautiful
stormy weather
corcovado
when you wish upon a star
over  the rainbow
the nearness of you
my foolish heart
what kind of fool am i?
someone to watch over me
have you met miss jones?
how deep is the ocean?
body and soul
wonderful world
alfie
people
on a clear day
alice in wonderland
who can i turn to?
ballad of the sad young men
blame it on my youth
when sonny gets blue
tenderly
a nightingale sang in berkely square
my romance
here's that rainy day
polkadots and moonbeams

and so on! lol
the lies of handsome men (blossom dearie - superb)
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a time for love (johhny mandel)
'round midnight

wave
nuages
all the songs in the above lists, adding it's easy to remember
soul eyes
you must believe in spring
i will wait for you
my romance
alice in wonderland
over the rainbow
ligia
vivo sonhando
corcovado
here's that rainy day
my one and only love


just first 10 great ballads that comes to my mind..
some that i like-

ballad of the sad young men (look in the broadway fake book)
day dream
angel eyes
giant steps (really!)
a-train (also really)
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have y'all heard the michael franks slow version of the "i love lucy" theme?  very cool...

sad young men is such a beautiful tune... and the words really  are equally beautiful...and together...wow...get out your hanky...

have a  listen to "where do you start" - another tear jerker...
new favourite this week...the summer knows
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