Favorite songs from the 70s
Since this is a song I'm sure Rich Appel would have played on a morning when it is three degrees ....
I'll start a 70s thread with it
Band on the Run Paul McCartney and Wings
A good one about the RCMP for waking up to -3 degrees:
Blue Oyster Cult - The Red and The Black
Video is technically from the 80's but the song was the 70's.
"Don't skate on polar ice
Too think to be cut by the light
Of long and white polar nights"
Back in 1974 I was covering Philadelphia teams at Vet Stadium and the Spectrum ... I was the sports editor of a South Jersey daily and I could pretty much make my own schedule as long as the deadlines were met ...
Never got tired of hearing this song
Eighteen With a Bullet --by-- Pete Wingfield
Two from Starz
Subway Terror https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwaWF5L3HzE
I take the purses
I see some nurses
They think they're oh so prim and white
I'd like to dirty up
Their little skirties up
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
From the original 1973 tour:
Turn the Beat Around -- Vicky Sue Robinson
Rudy, a Message To You --by-- Dandy Livingstone
Used to bop around to this one in aerobics class,
Sky High -- Jigsaw
Little Feat " Oh Atlanta" If you have visited there you know what I mean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTz8g8yh8GY
Eagles- Hotel California
Eagles- Life In The Fast Lane
Eagles- Take It Easy
Southern Band - Henry Gross from Sha Na Na and his Plug Me Into Something solo album.
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Summer Breeze - Seals and Croft
Alan Parsons Project from the I Robot album - I Break Down .
Last one for the night, from the end of the decade:
Hold the Line - Toto
Do you know what I mean ?
Feb 17 1978 the #1 song was Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees
so in their honour here is
Duo De Twang playing Stayin' Alive
because it sounds much cooler this way and ya can actually understand the lyrics
Get the Funk out Ma Face --by-- Brothers Johnson
Ok, a couple more ;-)
Too late to turn back now - Cornelius Bros and Sister Rose
Treat her like a Lady! - Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose
More silliness Zombo:
The Streak - Ray Stevens
Last one for tonight (think I said that already lol)
Always liked this one:
Whatever Gets you Through the Night - John Lennon
Don't ever remember a day as a child when my Mom wasn't playing the radio in the house...
70s silliness continues - Amos Moses by Jerry Reed . Actually I still think this one is kind of cool .
AC/DC " Bad Boy Boogie" My first AC/DC song in 1977. My favorite to this day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ9xTVd0Cdc
ya can't go 1970s silly without
The Bertha Butt Boogie --by-- Jimmy Castor
Warren Zevon--Werewolves of London
I guess I would have lots of favorites. But my big favorite, my favorite of favorites, the grand wah zoo and exalted grand poohbah of 70's tunes would be Loudon Wainwright the 3rds Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road. Couldn't be a better driving song ever.
Here's one that works as a good driving song on the radio, kind of a silly song, but also a song about the way life works .. I was a newlywed, married less than a year, when it came out, so I could relate to the message and lyrics.
Dr. Hook -- When you're in love with a beautiful woman
I followed a Doc South post?
Wow ... holy cow ... how ya doing?
Thanks to guys like Doc, Time Travel is Possible.
This one is a fair good driving song
Radar Love --by-- Golden Earring
with lyrics in case ya never did figure out the words.
Imagine, 1971 John Lennon
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars, the whole album, 1972 TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME
Bohemian Rhapsody, 1975, Queen
Stairway to Heaven, Led Z, 1971
American Pie, Hotel California, Born To Run, Go Your Own Way, Free Bird Free Bird Free Bird
Come on, there's too many.
favorite songs from the 70s, wow that's an impossible thing to answer. way way too many to even begin to pick a favorite :)
So not as favorites, but a couple I really like that I've been listening to recently:
I'M NOT IN LOVE - 10cc (1975) - still gives me chills - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rgepWg4rzw
Move on up - Curtis Mayfield (1970) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z66wVo7uNw
Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me (1972) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLeCB7Kn-VE
When it comes to driving songs, the Allman Brothers have more than one that always are on the list. Particularly these two favorites:
ummm did someone say "driving song"? try this one at full volume...
Rush - 2112: Overture /The Temples of Syrinx - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtdKhwhAcd4
Judas Priest - Victim of Changes (1976)
Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes (1972)
Driving songs ... The Doobie Brothers - Rockin down the highway
Remember this one from going down I-95 on a bright, sunny day,
to see Singleton, Murray, Palmer and the first place Orioles play
Heard it in a love song -- The Marshall Tucker Band
My favorite station in Baltimore back in the 70s used to say ...
"680 WCBM, where the good songs have gone." Now they just talk about politics all day ... yuck.
Now Hackettstown Life is where the good songs have gone. YEAH
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas; Roundabout - Yes; More Than A Feeling - Boston,
just to name a few.
December 1963- The Four Seasons
Oh what a night!!!!
This song brings tears to my eyes its by KANSAS
"Carry On Wayward Son"
Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more
Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high
Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I'm dreaming,
I can hear them say
Carry on my wayward son,
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more
Masquerading as a man with a reason
My charade is the event of the season
And if I claim to be a wise man,
Well, it surely means that I don't know
On a stormy sea of moving emotion
Tossed about, I'm like a ship on the ocean
I set a course for winds of fortune,
But I hear the voices say
Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more no!
You will always remember
Nothing equals the splendor
Now your life's no longer empty
Surely heaven waits for you
Carry on my wayward son
There'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry,
Don't you cry no more,
The City of New Orleans -- Arlo Guthrie
Not only a great song, but it talks about America's tradition of mass transportation and laments the fact it is diminishing now.
We Don't Talk Anymore - Cliff Richard
A Little More Love - Olivia Newton John
Stumblin' In - Chris Norman / Suzi Quatro
Fox on the Run - Sweet
A Trick of the Tail - Genesis
Aerosmith - Train Kept a Rollin' - 1974
And Jim Croce's music is still relevant in today's movies .
Train Kept a Rollin' is a cool song to me because of it's history. Tiny Bradshaw wrote and recorded Train Kept a Rollin in the 1951 in a Jump/Swing blues style
Johnny Burnette recorded it as a Rock-a-Billy song a few years later.
Then in the 1960s Jeff Beck made it a rock tune with the Yardbirds which is the version Aerosmith copied.
DEVO - Gut Feeling
Sometimes I think people don't realize how punk and badas# DEVO really was in 1977.
What a great build up.
If I had to pick one favorite Jim Croce song, this would be it ...
This list wouldn't be complete without a few tracks off of Joe's Garage (1979) by the great Frank Zappa...
Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?
wahoo .... seashark is ecletic for sure........Cliff Richards......wow, didn't think anyone listened to that. Probably the only easy listening I like. And you mean Fake Genesis, right, heh heh. You know, Genesis without the edge. I was surprised you didn't hit Steve Forbert slidding in in 79 with Jackrabbit Slim.... Not only Steve is a favorite, but can see him still in a lot of local venues. Good show but a bit of a stage priss.
Devo for sure and yes they were naughty boys
They put out a CD in 2010 that is really good. so like Devo I too will break the rules of decorum and post a song from 2010
Smoke gets in your eyes -- Blue Haze
Yes, it's a re-make of the Platters' classic old tune.
I like "Wait" by Forbert. And I like all Genesis, actually like the late-70s period the best. But to each their own...
This Year's Girl - Elvis Costello
Honaloochie Boogie - Mott the Hoople
Since You've Been Gone - Cherie and Marie Currie
He's a Misstra Know-It-All - Stevie Wonder
Let's Get it On---Marvin Gaye
(Followed by "Why Does it Hurt When I Pee?")
I didn't know this is a 1970s song!!!
Fish Heads --by-- Barnes & Barnes
CBGB - The late 70's and first 1980's are Dr Demento's hey day after he stared around 1970. Most of his most popular songs are 70's - Making Love In A Suburu, Fish Heads, Rover, Dead Puppies, just about anything Frank Zappa ever did. He filled with a few 50's and 60's items like Tom Lehrer. And he got a new lease on life with Weird Al.
Grand Funk - We're An American Band
THIS IS a Jimi Hendrix song...................really
Rainy Day People -- Gordon Lightfoot
Been binge watching a great TV series that uses this as their theme song:
Forever Young by Bob Dylan
Of the many silly songs of the seventies, this was about the silliest ...
Disco Duck -- Rick Dees
Back to the serious stuff,
It's a living thing (a terrible thing to lose) -- ELO
(Don't Fear) The Reaper -- Blue Oyster Cult
SueR; I know what you're watching............ Question is: are you a first timer or is this your second viewing? (just wondering if I should get ready to re-binge.... :>)
Down By the River
It Never Rains In Southern California
I'm a Train
Mr. G, first timer here and really enjoying it. I'm on season 2 out of 5. Awhile back I had added it to my list of shows to watch on Netflix, but never got around to it. Once "The Slap" aired, I've read many comments on just how good "Parenthood" is and how it was replaced by this crap. LoL So I thought it was time to give it a try and I'm glad I did. Love the different personality types within the family and not to mention that Dax fellow is such a cutie. ;)
Neil Young- The Needle and the Damage Done
More great Dylan--Tangled Up In Blue
"Dammit Janet!", "Samuri Electrician" and "That man has no xxxxxxx neck!" What the heck were we thinking lol
Look what they've done to my song, ma ...
This is for everyone who is going to Region 1 wrestling at Wallkill Valley this weekend ... Wallkill Valley isn't the end of the earth, but you can see it from there.
The Long and Winding Road
Not really a favorite but what the heck it's a catchy song. My Sharona by The Knack.
This will get you going in the morning ...
The Story in Your Eyes -- The Moody Blues
This is my 70s Moodys favorite ... a good, timeless message ...
for you and me
Rainy Night In Georgia --by-- Tony Joe White
Listen to what the man said -- Paul McCartney
Neil Diamond, singing about another time, another place,
do you remember it, babe?
New World In The Morning -- Roger Whittaker
Teenage Depression --by-- Eddie & The Hot Rods
one of my teen anthems!!!!!!!
This is not from the boxing movie.
Rocky -- Austin Roberts
Grab a tissue before you play it.
Another one of those Sound of Philadelphia groups,
Rock and Roll Baby -- The Stylistics
Good one, SueR
Song Sung Blue -- Neil Diamond
Someone's got to post an ABBA song on a 70s thread, sooner or later, right?
Might as well be me.
Thank you for the music
Heard this one the other day - still funny:
Energy Crisis '74 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaPqzgTc9OE
"Someone's got to post an ABBA song on a 70s thread, sooner or later, right?"
I've been meaning to post one for GC in honor of cbel. She loved busting him about ABBA. :)
Miss her dearly.
Somebody's got to post a Barry Manilow song on a 70s thread sooner or later, eh?
Might as well be me.
Daddy said boy, you gonna drive me to drinkin
If you don't stop drivin that hot rod Lincoln
Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen
Somebody's gotta post a song by LOBO on a 70s thread, sooner or later, right?
Might as well be me.
Me and You and a Dog Named Boo (they must be Eagles fans, LOL)
Somebody's gotta post a Paul Simon song on a 70s thread, sooner or later, right?
Might as well be me.
Someone's got to post an Elton John song on a 70s thread, eh?
Might as well be me.
Teacher I Need You
Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury and the Blockheads; now that's an obscure one.
Shock Me with Ace doing vocals
Shout It Out Loud
So many people have told me that Kiss was their first concert
I saw Kiss in Asbury Park ... they were the warm-up act to Renaissance. Unbelievable that those two groups performed on the same night on the same stage. It took awhile for the smoke to clear before Annie Haslem could start singing.
Tie a Yellow Ribbon -- Tony Orlando
You can tell it's an oldie, when he sings, "if you received my letter ..."
Annie Haslam was totally awesome.
Carpet of the Sun -- Renaissance
Um, someone's got to post a Carpenters' song on a 70s thread, sooner or later, eh?
Might as well be me.
Elton sang "I guess that's why they call it the blues," but that was an 80s song.
The first time I heard this one was at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore, Opening Day of the 1973 season ... it came on about an hour before game time while the players were taking batting practice ... Paul Blair made a behind-the-back catch in center and then danced a little bit while this was playing ... I'll never forget it.
Crocodile Rock -- Elton John
Here is our good friend, Calico, singing about what it has been like to be an Eagles fan all these years...LOL
Back in 71, George Harrison was wondering,
What is Life?
Ringo Starr was singing,
Got to pay your dues, if you wanna sing the blues
And you know it don't come easy
It's 1971 and..............
J. Geils Band has the blues , here they do a John Lee Hooker song
AC/DC had the blues too , 1974 and they are doing a song too many have done
Big Joe Williams Baby Please Don't Go
..................ummmm Bon Scott??? wth
My Little Town -- Simon and Garfunkel
Can't wait until I see that first Hummingbird...
Seals and Crofts
The 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates adopted this as their team song, and got on a roll and won the World Series.
We Are Family -- Sister Sledge
I'll give ya two from the late 70s
5705 --by-- City Boy..............predating Tommy Tutone's similar song by a few years
Since You've Been Gone --by-- Rainbow
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down -- Joan Baez
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down is a 60's song even if the Joan Baez eventually made it on the charts in the early 70's.
The Amboy Dukes were all 60's including when that song was released CBGB. Sorry, but wrong thread.
God Gave Rock and Roll To You --by-- Argent
Something from the MID 70s, so the snarky people can't complain it was really 60s
Send in the Clowns -- Judy Collins
Evergreen -- Barbra Streisand in A Star is Born
A nice visual tribute to NYC here, and a terrific song
Beautiful Noise -- Neil Diamond
gc is right as rain again; the band wrote 'the night they drove ole' dixie down'; released on their second album, which was self titled 'the band'
Robbie Robertson gets song writing credits but it was Levon Helm (who actually grew up in the south) who gave Robbie the ideas and historical corrections in the lyrics:
it was released in 1969, but joan baez's version was a top ten hit in the 70"s (from memory i think it was summer of 72') and i think it was her biggest hit, i never liked her version, the band does it so much better.
The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - YouTube
Artist: The Band
Album: The Band
you guys were having a good time throwing blues songs back and forth, so here's another one.
this band hails from the 'frisco bay area, the scene at the time was known as 'east bay grease', this band traded personnel back and forth with tower of power, big brother and the holding company, and santana and were compatriots with janis joplin.
andy, horns and blues and with a lyric like this "i feel so bad, feel like a ball game on a rainy day" is taylor made for you
runs about 7 mins long, please listen to the whole thing and let me know how you like it
1973's Cold Blood's rendition of "feel so bad" from their thriller LP, this is one of my favorite 70's songs
That was some real good jamming, instrumentally it has that Blood, Sweat and Tears kinda sound.
Would you believe I've never heard that before? .... Most of my radio listening was on those top 40 stations in those days, in my car going to ballgames here, there, and everywhere.. before the advent of 24/7 sports talk radio (which I can only take in small doses anyway).
I remember something my girlfriend (now wife of 36 years) said about me at a party, "miles mean nothing to him."
We should introduce that gal to this guy ... he'd treat her right.
I first heard this on WIBG-99 AM Philadelphia, while driving through Jackson Twp. on a wintry morning... it's amazing how I can remember where I was the first time I heard songs that I like ...
For My Lady -- The Moody Blues
a most interesting band history here. Back up band for Elvis Costello and a long haired Huey Lewis. a nice jam here
My favorite YES song.
I've Seen All Good People
yes, andy, i would believe it, Cold Blood was one of those groups who just missed hitting it really, really big.
that jazz rock fusion sound with a funky 70's beat is real good stuff. i just can't get enough of it.
thanks for listening, that number sonically builds to a dramatic climax, gotta love the screaming trumpets and saxophones, and Lydia Pense sings with genuine emotion in the janis joplin style, some have said she's better, i won't go that far, but i do like her a lot.
cbgb - i actually have heard of clover, thanks for the link, we all know and love the iconic big fm hits of the 70s, (steely dan, eagles etc.) but it's real nice getting exposure to some of the other lesser know names of the decade.
keep em' coming
I do listen to the stuff other people post ... it's really interesting to see and hear the songs that get put on here ... a mix of music you'll never hear on any radio station anywhere.
The Russ Long theme song...
Long Way Home by Supertramp
When I hear Roundabout or Long Distance Runaround I am returned to my days at the pinball arcade and those songs cranking from the jukebox.
My favorite Yes album is Tormato , it doesn't get much love , even from Yes fans. Steve Howe doesn't get much mention when talking of guitar greats either but he is.
Don't Kill the Whale --by-- Yes
bonus track , I won't apologize if it isn't from the 1970s either : p
Pinball arcade players would enjoy this Grateful Dead video,
Dreamboat Annie -- Heart
Also, Magic Man by Heart has a really awesome guitar session
Still Crazy After All These Years -- Paul Simon
I've played this for the students in my mass media and speech classes ... it was on the charts in 1971, the poem was written well before that ... and the message still applies in today's world the way it did way back then.... technologies may change but people are still people.
If you've never seen or heard it before, it is worth a few minutes to click on this...
Desiderata -- Les Crane
After yesterday's Hackettstown baseball win, I ate at Mama's ... and they had 70s music playing, so I'll put this on to give them a plug ... terrific place.
Dig the platform shoes the guys are wearing (-;
Take a walk on the wild side -- Lou Reed
Bad Moon Rising...by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Here's a Creedence song from 1970, Who Will Stop The Rain.
Fogerty said he wrote it about the rain coming down when he was at Woodstock, but it got plenty of play by people who protested the Vietnam War, which seemed like it was never going to stop, either.
Love looking at all your favs. Learning some "new" ones as well...
Driver's Seat - Sniff 'N' the Tears
Theme from "Rockford Files"
The Great Suburban Showdown - Billy Joel
Everyone's a Winner - Hot Chocolate
It's the 70s and Foghat had the BLUES
doing a so-so version of Robert Johnson's Terraplane Blues
good one cbgb;
it's the 70's and i feel like singin'
Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks:
Here's a "corny" one, with no socially redeeming message whatsoever, that I admit I enjoyed .., stations like WABC, WFIL, WCBM (Baltimore) would play it before the hourly network news came on ...
Popcorn by 'Hot Butter'
I'm trying to figure out how to make this my signature picture (instead of the blue design) ... at least I'm TRYING to live in the 21st Century (-;
The lyrics were somewhat simplistic, but their heart was in the right place, and it was fun to disco dance to ...
Love Train -- Philadelphia's O'Jays
Some music is not meant for the masses , I present The Normal , 1978
TVOD & Warm Leatherette
yes this is in my record collection !!!
I'm the music for the masses guy.
My Mama Loves Me Like A Rock -- Rhymin Paul Simon
There used to be a commercial on TV in 1972 ... try it, you'll like it ...
Click on this song, Joy by Apollo 100 ...
you'll like it, it's gotta make you feel happy!
Another happy instrumental, another one they would play a couple of minutes before the network news came on, top of the hour.
Music Box Dancer -- Frank Mills
Howlin Wolf and some friends
40 years ago I was covering sports in Philadelphia for a South Jersey daily, and loving it...
this Elton John song played constantly -- and it kinda grew on me.
Bad Time (To be in Love) by Grand Funk Railroad - 1975
Dedicated to our birthday girl , THE Fabulous SueR
A Carly Simon song from 73, when I was driving the wheels off my old Ford Mustang.
She sings about the time I went to Saratoga, and my horse naturally won...
I think this song was about me (-; ...LOL
The raging debate about creation and religion on another thread reminded me of this song and movie from 1974 about St. Francis of Assisi.
Just finished reading a book about Butch Hornsby so I thought I'd post one of his songs
A different "Rock Bottom" - UFO live with a very young looking Schenker & Way
I'm sure you are thinking of BRUCE Hornsby.
It is debatable if Butch ever had a good song nevermind a hit. I just read a book about Butch so decided to post a song. Wasn't my first choice but Butch's songs aren't abundant.
Thanks, Andy for sharing Joy by Apollo. I used to just lose my mind when I heard thst song as a kid. Not so much the Jesu part; but middle to the end. "Blast from the past!"
Mike L - Many people aren't familiar with Ronnie Montrose (RIP) unless they are Sammy Hagar fans. It was definitely ahead of its time
Rock Candy by Hagar solo w/ old friend Neil Schon (Journey) before their later collaboration:
Same song only Hagar w/ Chickenfoot (Michael Anthony & Joe Satriani):
From the same album, Hagar has done another song from the first Montrose album more often:
Bad Motor Scooter - Montrose Version:
Bad Motor Scooter - Hagar solo 10 years later:
Side Note: If you listen to the clips, in one he says he wrote Rock Candy as the first song. In the other he says it's Bad Motor Scooter. Rock Candy was credited to all of them on the album, but Bad Motor Scooter is only Hagar.
Personally, I liked "Rock The Nation"'s opening best of all.
A fun song from 40 years ago
Spiders and snakes -- Jim Stafford
A real goofball song from the mid 70s -- all about Shaving Cream
I liked the Olivia Newton John songs before she became a disco queen.
This one has a country sound, and a bass reminiscent of the old doo wop songs.
If You Love Me, Let Me Know
The 1970s also had Avant Garde
Frankie Teardrop --by-- Suicide
yes I have this record too!!
and who can forget Barefoot Jerry and his song about ................
Here's one I haven't heard on the radio for the longest time.
The Night Chicago Died -- Paper Lace
Give It To the Soft Boys --by-- The Soft Boys
one of the members of this band wrote that pop hit Walking On Sunshine for Katrina & the Waves
some of that pop stuff too
Go All the Way --by-- The Raspberries
People think of The Doors as a 60s band, but this one was on the pop charts in 71.
Love Her Madly
This one played on the PA system in the old Baltimore ballpark during the playoffs vs. the A's and the World Series vs. the Pirates in 1971 ...
and on the radio the DJ said it was the number one song...
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves by Cher
When I'm having a bad day I go to this thread for a reminder of the good old days.
Candida - Tony Orlando & Dawn
time for a Sing-a-long song
I've Got Me Parka --by-- The Sussed
"City girls just seem to find out early, how to open doors with just a smile ..."
It is 1975 and Lou Reed just can't find another Walk On the Wild Side hit so he releases Metal Machine Music
Is this a man ahead of his time? or out of his mind?
I think his 1974 album Sally Can't Dance is the best record he ever made
1977 Utopia releases Oops! Wrong Planet
and I listen to it over and over. two songs got some air play , Love In Action and Love Is the Answer
This song is about a man just getting out of prison
Back On the Streets
I can relate to this one --- my life is kinda at the stage John Lennon's was in the late 70s, the time period about which he wrote...
Watching the Wheels
Nick Lowe had some cool tunes in the 1970's
So It Goes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3jiCi7aFZE
They Called It Rock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-qxJYOJbgY
and my fave
I Love the Sound Of Breaking Glass
Lookin Out My Back Door -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
love the nick lowe tunes
does anyone still have that link from a while back that went to a web site that had pictures of the 45 RPM sleeves listing out the top ten songs every week from the 50s on through?
i loved that site, we could look at a date, see what was on the charts then click on the picture of the record sleeve to hear the song?
where is that? i lost it
Her name was Joanne -- Michael Nesmith
It was popular in October of 1970
Well, Brother Dog, I haven't found that site recently, either, but I have a good memory, it may be a national treasure, even (-;
Have I ever mentioned, that my neighbor's dad called me "The walking, talking, storehouse of useless information" (-; ?
... and proud of it, man.
found it in the other thread andy, here it is for you (and others)
this is a truly great use of the 'internets'
Here is a Neil Sedaka song from 1974 that may spark a "liberal vs. conservative" debate on a music thread. It is HL, after all.
I would just ask that all the white skinned people remember that their ancestors once came here from someplace else, too.
The Only Living Boy in New York -- Simon and Garfunkel
"The Only Living Boy in New York -- Simon and Garfunkel
Thanks Andy! One of my Simon & Garfunkel favs. Love the multi-layered harmonies on that one which they recorded in an echo chamber. Not to mention the "Wrecking Crew" (Google it for those not familiar) the legendary studio musicians that put their mark on that amazing album from 1970.
Don't think this got anywhere near number one, or the top 10, but it is a good one to play for all the proud dads out there, watching their boy grow up ... Happy Father's Day!
Especially after what happened in Charleston, if you've never seen this film, get hold of it and see it --- you'll need some tissues when you watch.
The theme song got lots of radio play in the fall of 1971.
Brian's Song -- Peter Nero
I showed the film (a true story) to my speech class because it contains the following speech -- Gale Sayers was far from being an accomplished speaker growing up, but when it was time for him to say what was on his mind, he delivered BIG TIME.
In honor of Pete Rose, who is in the news today ... he was part of that legendary Big Red Machine in the 70s..
Rose Garden -- Lynn Anderson
a good place to start is 1970 and Crosby Stills Nash & Young
a great song with one of my favorite lyrics
It increases my paranoia, like looking at my mirror and seeing a police car.
Almost Cut My Hair
awesomeness fer sur
and the 70s ended of course in 1979 so............
a ditty from The Specials with another of my favorite lyrics
Hey guys! Thanks for a "thread down memory lane"...
Favorite song of my childhood?
1972 and Lean on Me by Bill Withers...
Nothing cures like time and love --
lyrics by Laura Nyro, vocals by "Babs"
a 70s songs thread needs PETER TOSH
I Am That I Am
Everybody want to go to heaven
But, nobody want to die (father us Jesus)
Everybody want to go up to heaven
But, none of them, none of them want to die
From 1978 and the album The Best Dressed Chicken In Town
Gimmie Mi Gun --by-- Dr. Alimantado
Saw the Moody Blues in concert in three different states during the 70s.
I'm Just A Singer In A Rock-n-Roll Band
This night won't last forever -- Michael Johnson
"You're so Vain" by Carly Simon or
"Half breed " by Cher or
"Put your Hand in the Hand of the Man who Stilled the Waters.." or
"Joy to the World " or
"Truckin' " by GD
If I can't have you --Yvonne Elliman
Feel free to sing along to this fab rocksteady number
Johnny Too Bad --by-- The Slickers
even a rude boy country rocker has done Johnny Too Bad
this 'ere is Steve Earle
That Johnny Too Bad song was really good, on many levels. Thanks. Can you believe I'd never heard it before? Must'a been listening to the wrong radio stations.
Can't believe I missed Neil Young's birthday yesterday! I must be slipping in my old age.
From Jesus Christ Superstar --- it was big in the early 70s
Sweet Blindness and Wedding Bell Blues by the one and only Laura Nyro. And yes- Time and Love. I'm sure that I was with her in a previous life somewhere. I just adore her. She shines down from above.
Take me home, country road -- John Denver
or the 1976 Toots Maytal version
Country roads take me home
To the place I belong
West Jamaica, my ol' momma
Take me home country roads
There was no escaping disco in the 70s. It was everywhere.
Some of my friends, who grew up on doo wop, could not stand it. But, I embraced it, since the girls liked it, and I became popular with them not for anything I did in sports... they didn't care about that ... but just because I'd get out there and dance and have a good time with them.
This song got the disco scene rolling -- The Hustle by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony
Prodigal Son --by-- The Rolling Stones
From their finest album IMO Beggars Banquet
of course this is their version of the song. It is a Reverend Robert Wilkins song. So as I like to do , here is the Rev doing his song live at Newport
We need some of that warm and fuzzy Brotherhood of Man music right about now.
Some would deem it sappy and corny, but what the heck?
Love is a good foundation
I had a millennials music thread going, but I did the last three posts and it is dormant now for quite some time -- isn't that supposed to be the most popular music these days?
Not? OK then ...
Time for some mid-morning aerobics, Shake Your Booty
this song is even funny Reggae style!!!!!!
One Fine Morning -- Lighthouse
Love the horns (-;
I don't think I saw this song on this.......The 70's music thread. Go figure
Car Wash --by-- Rose Royce
and a most entertaining version by the amazing you heard it hear first but soon to be the next big thing
Car Wash was a hilarious movie. Thanks for keeping the thread going, CBGB.
So much 70s still to be covered, here.
Another crazy funny movie from the 70s was Slap Shot, especially for those of us who watch ice hockey. Here's Maxine Nightingale with the theme song ...
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
A big 70s hit for "The Jersey Boys"
Who Loves You, Baby -- The Four Seasons
Anything by Bryan Ferry or Roxy Music from the 1970s!
Chuck E's In Love --by-- Rickie Lee Jones
and if you don't know who Chuck E is.......well then
Chuck E Weiss
Stevie Wonder's tribute to the super cool Sir Duke. The video features most of the really famous black musicians we grew up with, including Chubby Checker!
Speaking of cool, relating music to sports memories as I do so often, I heard it play on the PA at Memorial Stadium the day future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray made his major league debut. Only 21, he was batting fifth against future Hall of Fame pitcher Bert Blyleven on opening day because the O's lost Reggie Jackson to free agency over the winter.
I liked Eddie's batting stance as he settled in, said to my buddy, "This guy looks like he's up there to HIT." 500 homers and 3,000 hits later, he certainly was. Steady Eddie was a guy who always put actions ahead of words.
Lynyrd Skynyrd had a Christmas album , probably not released in the 70s but since Skynyrd is a 70s band I'll post their Christmas song here
A very appropriate song for the world this holiday season...the incomparable Marvin Gaye---
When Jose Feliciano put Feliz Navidad out there in 1970, I wonder if he realized how popular it still would be 45 years later!.
1978 Jacob Miller recorded a fine album
All I Want For Ismas
Jim Croce -- It Doesn't Have to be That Way
Searching For Sugarman is one of the finest movies I have seen. A wondrous story about Sixto Rodriguez a musician who put out two albums in 1970 and 1971. Despite the excellence of the songwriting and the performance Rodriguez gives he never sold many records. But somehow in apartheid South Africa he became a hero.
A copy of Searching For Sugarman can be had at the Hackettstown Free Public Library. But in the meantime I will post a few songs from Rodriguez
Inner City Blues
and a rocking number
Only Good For Conversation
From their 1972 album Baby I'm a Want You a song with a message as old as the hills.
This Isn't What The Governmeant --by-- Bread
Hey. thanks for posting a song by David Gates and Bread. I was afraid to post one on this thread, because I knew I'd be labeled "gay" by all the Hackettstonians who hate 'soft rock.'
Guitar Man from 1972
Nixon was our president back then ... college students hated him because the Vietnam War just kept dragging on ... but I voted for him anyway in 72, because I thought George McGovern was 'soft on communism' ... that's how my thinking went back in 1972.
Bread , gay? naw I don't think so.
Now The Tom Robinson Band , that's another thing. But who cares. I just listen to the music and enjoy.
Glad To Be Gay --by-- Tom Robinson
bonus track , TRB's hit song , this song finds it's way onto a CBGB mix tape/CD now and then
A foot stomper from Edwin Starr (no relation to Ringo)
As Brooks and Frank Robinson used to say, "you can tell us apart by our uniform numbers."
What I need is to start thinking summer, it's "only six months away"
Mungo Jerry -- In The Summertime
aww c'mon Andy enjoy winter and all that beautiful white snow
and soon enough we will see the wonder of Spring as our world turns green again
.....and then Summer. But until then I will chill to this 1978 song
The Winter Song --by-- Angel
Best post on the thread:
not sure where to fit this dandy ole tune so why not the 70s.
As the man said in the studio version there are songs about love , heartbreak , loneliness , being broke but nobody actually recorded a song about real pain.............................
My goodness, I hope that's all BEHIND him now, ...
and that he's "Feeling Alright"
Written by Bob Dylan and previously recorded by George Harrison, "If Not For You" was Olivia Newton John's first hit song in 1971. Takes me back to college days.
The Bee Gees -- Spirits Having Flown
About as far from the Bee Gees as one can get... Glenn Danzig (the "Boss" of Lodi, NJ, lol) and his 1978 ode to JFK:
"Bullet" - The Misfits
Patrick Hernandez -- Born To Be Alive
Dirk Hamilton is one of my faves from the 1970s
Here is Dirk live doing two songs
Mouth Full Of Suck / How Do You Fight Fire
Here's some YES, and I don't mean John Sterling's Yankee Classics or Center Stage with Michael Kay, either.
Yours Is No Disgrace
Bonus shot ...
JD Souther -- You're Only Lonely
Here is another classic, but from a bit earlier, 1969:
And more of Roy's songwriting, performed by one very pretty woman:
April 1976 The Rolling Stones release their Black and Blue album and track #3 is Cherry Oh Baby
A REGGAE SONG.........from The Rolling Stones
From Pete's Dragon -- Candle on the Water sung by Helen Reddy
Back when they had Dr. J and the world's funniest PA announcer "The Zink" 76ers games were fun in the 70s ...
Great Song Andy........Brings back some great Sixer Memories.......Philly Fans are suffering these days as you all know.....
Thanks for sharing..............
Where did you find this stuff? I must have been asleep during the '70's, or watching too much "Sesame Street" and "Mr. Rogers" with the little ones. But thanks. At least it was not disco.
Villanova won, anyway. The Wildcats were honored at the Phillies' home opener yesterday.
The Phillies won three straight NL East titles in 76, 77, and 78, and did the following "disco" tune ... good thing they were better ballplayers than singers LOL
Not to be outdone, the Orioles had Rick Dempsey singing Old Time Rock-n-Roll Orioles' style ... and keep watching, following the song is some C-R-A-Z-Y stuff...
One Toke Over the Line --by-- Brewer & Shipley
this is too funny, to me anywee , I wonder if they know what the song is about, oi vey
Carly Simon -- The Right Thing To Do
Any guy who fancies himself "a ladies' man" should read her memoir "Boys in The Trees" ... about the special men she loved, and the not so special men she came across, from a girl's point of view.
CBGB - That Welk performance is hilarious, almost as funny as Nixon's "Sock it to me?" Kudos for digging up this good stuff.
One of my favorite 70s TV shows -- Sanford and Son
The Society Girls -- The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Little Girls
Megyn Kelly's message to "The Donald"
Was Green Acres a 70s show? I don't remember. Anywee I do like the theme song
Green Acres was popular during my high school years, the 60's ... may have kept running into the early 70's.
Anyway, this one is a legit 1970 hit by Three Dog Night -- Out in the Country
This one is for Ted Cruz.
I'd vote for Trump before I ever TrusTed.
Another song in 3/4 time, for all the beautiful women who do not vote for Hillary:
More of them will vote for Hillary than you think.
They just won't tell you right now.
Gordon Lightfoot -- Minstrel of the Dawn
Painted Ladies --by-- Ian Thomas
Oooo feeling fine mama
Painted ladies and a bottle of wine mama
Oooo Feeling good mama
He is the brother of SCTV Comedian Dave Thomas
The Dramatics -- Whatcha See Is What You Get
Dancing In The Moonlight -- King Harvest
Dreadlock Holiday --by-- 10cc
I don't like reggae, no no
I love it
Shake it.......don't break it.
Here is far out groovy song in a happening kind of way
I'd Love To Change the World --by-- Ten Years After
Anything the Stones put out would be the best. They are up there in years
CBGB - Great reggae songs. And the temptations' lyrics are almost appropriate for today's "ball of confusion". We could use more songs like this for our troubled times. Thanks.
Cat Stevens -- Where Do The Children Play?
In the lyrics there are some words of wisdom for our candidates for president.
The Grateful Dead -- Ripple
Bonus track -- The Doobie Brothers with Listen To The Music
Since they had all those classic cars in Hackettstown today for Motor Madness...
Simon and Garfunkel -- Baby Driver
Andy Liogu - "Lyin' Eyes" was meant to be from Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton. Nice song, much better than the garbage just beginning in this presidential campaign.
A 70s music thread should have
Daydream - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuJfA0LguQk
one of my favorite guitar solos starts at about 4:48
***double bonus track*** still rocking
You know this is 70s when they sing "The Cavs will make it happen, and rally TWO by TWO."
The original Cleveland Cavaliers fight song.
You may need to listen to this one more than once to get the deeper meaning.
Miss America -- Mark Lindsay
In the early 60s the Green Bay Packers had future Hall of Famers at center and QB, Phillipsburg native Jim Ringo snapping the ball and blocking for Bart Starr.
Here's Photograph, by Ringo Starr
Just saw Todd Rundgren who I dismissed in the 70's as not quite a rocker, a chick-rocker at best. Sure he did his "hello, it's me" laments but also some real rockers, rap, Jamaican reggae, and even some rockabilly. All his, no covers. Also a very competent man on the axe.
We were lucky in that then man-couple (did I say chick rocker, maybe should have said Streisand-rocker :-) explained before the show that Todd was the white Prince. I had not a clue what they meant. Indeed they were right --- all the different song genres, instruments, a custom set every night and one of the most strenuous shows I have seen --- Springsteen level or above. Just no dancing. I mean he comes out, blast three songs machine gun style, explains he is doing a new set but jokingly says he starts with the same three songs so we can't ask for our money back. And then he nails 20-some more songs without a break. Would have kept going but the venue was closing. It was fantastic.
Since I didn't really know Todd, I wiki'd him to find out, OMG he's 68. And he did another show the next night with another custom set. Think about that. I would be out for a week after that workout. And how many songs did the band have to know to pull of a custom set every night. Probably played 25 or more for us, so figure what ---- 30, 40 songs to be ready for the tour. Band members must love him or hate him but guarantee they work hard for their money. Heck, they don't even know which set until the night of the show.
Highly recommended. Good for date night --- you'll have that lovin feelin, spiced with rockers and some great guitar solos, and wow, that's some energetic evening.
Ringo is still rocking at age 76 ... he performed during the 70s and IN HIS 70s, just like Paul McCartney, the Moody Blues and so many others...
Before cell phones and texting ..
Jim Croce -- Operator
Wake Up Everybody -- Teddy Pendergrass
Thanks Andy - The lyrics show these guys had their heads screwed on right. Sad they are all gone now. We need intelligence like theirs now more than ever before.
How Is It We Are Here? -- The Moody Blues
Springsteen in concert --C'est La Vie Say The Old Folks, It Goes To Show You Never Can Tell
The E-Street horns really make this thing rock ....
CBGB presents for yee listening pleasures Belgian Reggae/Ska
from the 1970s
yah ees cool like dat
In Mijn Caravan --by-- Will Sura
East Bound and Down -- Jerry Reed
They'd never have made it through Hackettstown!
Black Friday --by-- Steely Dan
Long before the term came to denote the shopping frenzy on the day after Thanksgiving, Steely Dan released this song about the original "Black Friday," when on Friday, September 24, 1869 a failed ploy left many wealthy investors broke. The investors tried to corner the market on gold, buying as much of it as they could and driving up the price, but when the government found out, it released $4 million worth of gold into the market, driving down the price and clobbering the investors.
I watched a movie last night and this was playing in the opening scene so of course I had to look it up
Rivers Of Babylon --by-- The Melodians
the Osmonds. "Down by the Lazy River", "Yo Yo", "One Bad Apple", and let's not forget Donny and Marie's songs too, "Paper Roses" and "Puppy Love", etc.
Anyone out there an Osmond fan from the 70s or after? They were hot teen idols in it's day!! Sold more records that Elvis and the Beatles in part of the 1970s.
George McCrae- Rock Your Baby
Take me in your arms
Rock your baby.
Rockin' Chair --by-- Gwen McCrae
"Joy to the World"and "Hooked on a Feeling" were great, but "You're So Vain" by Carlie Simon was the best!! (1972)
Todd Rundgren - Can We Still Be Friends
and where's Andy L. been??!!
With the passing of Sib Hashian, drummer from Boston, brings back a favorite, More Than A Feeling. Sitting in the back of my friend's car, with the radio turned up loud and playing air drums. Great memories albeit somewhat hazy.
Do You Know What I Mean --by-- Lee Michaels
Hey thanks CBGB, great song. This song came up in the recommended section and is one of my all time favs
Hi. I'm still around, just been taking a break from the snarky social media scene for the sake of my serenity and sanity. Thanks for keeping the thread going, enjoying the variety of music.
Spill the Wine --by-- War & Eric Burdon
I always dug this tune but never knew it was sung by Eric Burdon!!
CBGB learns something new once again (smiley face here )
Me and Julio Down by the School Yard -- Paul Simon
CBGB is getting schooled again
Better By You, Better Than Me is a great song by Judas Priest
or is it? I just learned it is a cover of a Spooky Tooth song which they did in 1969
and written by this dude..........you know the song
School is open
I had no idea that Billy Joel was in a psychedelic prog rock band !?!?
he was , Attila by name and as far as I can tell they had only one record
and here is the album in it's entirety
I am listening as I write but so far my opinion is mixed ok , decent but its Billy Joel
Jessica by the Allman Brothers in memory of my daughter Jessica who passed away in 1985
Mustapha --by-- Queen
Ibrahim, Ibrahim, Ibrahim,
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will pray for you.
Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3 - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Love the choice mike I loved hit me with your rhythm stick, and sex and drugs and rock roll as well. Very talented guy.
Early 70's classic Sweet Jane Lou Reed.
Late 70's the song that got me kicked off campus ( long story ) White Punks on Dope the Tubes.
Scorpions - 1977 the very experimental "Sails Of Charon"
Just back from a long road trip, spent hours listening to the 70s channel :-)
Drift Away- Dobie Gray
In the Summertime- Mungo Jerry
Road to Shambala- Three Dog Night
Come and Get Your Love --by-- Redbone
I didn't know they were an American Indian band
Born to be alive -- Patrick Hernandez
We may never pass this way again … let's try to be nice …
In that downer category, I'll post this one … haven't we all had a relationship that ended the way this one did?
Still the One~Orleans
You're still the one -- who can scratch my itch
Still the one -- and I wouldn't switch
We're still having fun, and you're still the one!
Stumblin' In - Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro (Leather Tuscadero)
The spring of 74, the Flyers win the Stanley Cup, Mike Schmidt starts bashing walk-off home runs, Philly is a sports crazy city again and this is constantly playing on WFIL ...
Paul McCartney and Wings from the summer of 75 … loved this song!!!
Mindy's Mom … I lived in South Jersey in the mid and late 70s … in 75 I attended the Orioles opener in Baltimore in the afternoon and the Phillies opener at the Vet on the same night … the ride on I-95 was nice and quick … quite a memorable day,
Lots of great songs here!
Meatloaf is probably represented here. If I took the trouble to scroll up, I'd probably find him.
His voice and passion, combined with Jim Steinman's talent, made "Bat Out of Hell" and some of their later works rank among the greatest, IMO.
Two Out of Three Ain't Bad.
On Dashboard Light, I've heard the story that Phil Rizzuto was told his script was for a song about baseball. When he heard the song, he was shocked that he was duped into being part of something like that. HOLY COW, that HUCKLEBERRY!!
AndyL - did not know that.
Artists, marketers and salespeople can be, and sometimes are, lying sociopaths.
Great and terrible things come from that.
Only thing I can say about Phil Rizzuto is that he is probably better remembered by a lot more people due to that song.
Jeans On --by-- David Dundas
When I wake up in the morning light
I pull on my jeans and I feel all right
Paul Davis -- I just want to keep it together. I happen to like it because it played on the car radio as I was driving home from the final game of the 70 World Series … a happy ride :-D
Yes Walking Girl! Love this version!-
Road to Shambala- Three Dog Night
This thread would make one hell of a playlist.
Wonder if WRNJ would make it happen? Their current playlist has gotten better, IMO, over the past month or so.
As an aside, I heard a pretty interesting interview on their "Healthier Living" segment this week. Lisa Dimicelli interviewed Dr. Stephen Bigelsen, an allergist (whom I later found out is a pancreatic cancer survivor) with quite the passion for his profession. Apparently, there are a number of new biologic therapies, and the "hygiene hypothesis" has been sorta replaced with the theory that certain bacteria actually prevent allergies, but have been killed-off in the US due to overuse of antibiotics/disinfectants, etc. HRMC is also trying to bring in more specialists to the area, which is a good thing.
Back to more on-topic commentary - RNJ used to have a pretty decent playlist with a lot of the old classics.
I still listen to them. Hometown radio is a vanishing species.
like it or not
Heatwave --by-- XTC 1978
oh no can it be
we're heading for a heatwave
Andy - exactly! ...and we gray hairs (I'm 57, but gray) listen, too.
Too many RNJ memories to just walk away....and I hope they stick around.
Then again, if you have Amazon Prime Music, they have a great 70's playlist....perhaps not as good as the list you could make from this thread, but still nice.
At about 3:45 p.m., WMTR (1250 AM out of Morristown) plays the eight-track song of the day :-D
I woke up singing this song
The Greatest American Hero Theme Song - Believe it or Not
ok ok 1981, sounds 70s though : ]
This young lady was a really pleasant and likeable performer … "Love will keep us together" from 1975...
Poems, prayers and promises … a nice one by John Denver
I heard this today at lunch on AXS tv thought it 's a cool song so why not post it
Turn Myself In --by-- Merle Haggard
Don't Look Back- Boston
Turn the Page Night Moves- Bob Seger
Baby I Love Your Way- Peter Frampton
Year of the Cat- Al Stewart
You can really put any song off the album You Don't Mess Around with Jim by Jim Croce on this list.
Birtha was an all-female rock quartet of the early '70s featuring Rosemary Butler (bass, vocals), Sherry Hagler (keyboards), Liver Favela (drums), and Shele Pinizzotto (guitar, vocals), and organized by Steppenwolf producer Gabriel Mekler.
***bonus cover track***
The Dixie Hummingbirds -- Loves Me Like A Rock
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