51eeqai0WNL._SX300_#9 – Gene Wilder – “Pure Imagination” – (1971)

That’s right, this song sung by a brilliant comedic actor from one of his family films is one of the ten best songs of 1971. It was written for the film by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Gene Wilder gives a solid performance on vocals to a whimsical tune. The song has the ability to just suck you out of reality and put you in a fantasy land. It’s magical.