Please Help!!!

I have read about using a SSI to incorporate .txt files into your site.
Okay, I did that, but the Items do not word wrap i.e "<br>
How can I get each item in the .txt file to break after each is printed using a SSI??

The .txt file is a listing of songs that get updated everyday and it is being put into a scroll area.
I work in Notepad (does it matter for creating .txt)?
I need to know as soon as possible 'cause I want the site to go "Live". Thanks soooo much if you can help