Wells likes music that takes him back to the days of his youth. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

His playlist for work — a compilation of “songs from my youth,” he says — follows.

 

Simon and Garfunkel, "The Boxer

Blue Oyster Cult, "Don't Fear The Reaper"

ZZ Top, "La Grange

Cat Stevens, "Peace Train”

The Who, "Pinball Wizard"

Carly Simon, "You're So Vain"

Eddie Rabbit, "Suspicions"

Jonathan Edwards, "Sunshine (Go Away Today)"

Golden Earring, "Radar Love"

The Doors, "Riders on the Storm"

Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Who'll Stop The Rain"

The Monkees, "Words"