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What songs from the 1970’s are on your playlist?

The 1970's were a great time for me, full of wonderful music to go along with the best decade of my life. So many songs to choose from, but I will start with one of my all time fav Fleetwood Mac songs "Go your own way" from the incredible Rumours album, recorded in 1977. I am pretty sure I wore this album out!!

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More than a feeling

Peace of mind

Foreplay/Long time 

Hitch a ride

Let me take you home tonight 

Don't look back 1978



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@MaVolta  Love your song list today! So many of my favs on there! I am particularly a huge John Denver fan, thanks for sharing!!

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The amazing Billy Joel



Captain Jack

The ballad of Billy the kid

Piano Man

The entertainer 1974

You're my home 1975


Angry young man

New York state of mind

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Summer, Highland Falls


Just the way you are

Movin' out (Anthony's song)

Only the good die young

Scenes from an Italian restaurant

She's always a woman

The stranger



My life

Rosalinda's eyes

Big shot

Honesty 1979

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you forgot river of dreams 

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Love River of Dreams. However, it was released in 1993 so it doesn't fit into this post. I'm sure we'll hit the 90's down the road!

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Jimmy Buffett - 


He Went To Paris (1973)

Grapefruit Juicy Fruit (1973)

Death Of An Unpopular Poet (1973)

A Pirate Looks At Forty  (1974)

Come Monday (1974)

Pencil Thin Mustache (1974)

Margaritaville (1977)

Changes In Latitude, Changes In Attitude (1977)

Banana Republics (1977)

Miss You So Badly (1977)

Cheeseburger In Paradise (1978)

Son Of A Sailor (1978)

Boat Drinks (1979)

Fins (1979)


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Stardust - Willie Nelson (the album, 1978)


Some interesting trivia - - - According to Wikipedia, record executives were skeptical when Nelson came up with the idea of reviving his favorite standards for an album. This was a significant departure from his well established "outlaw" brand that had been very successful. Nelson recruited Booker T. Jones to produce the album, which was completed in 10 days, and released in April 1978. That same year it was certified platinum, then triple platinum in 1984, and quintuple platinum in 2002. In 2015, it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

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I love Willie Nelson. You were always on my mind is my fav song by him. What do those record execs know anyhow? From what I read, at least four recording companies turned down the Beatles, most famously Decca records, who said "Groups of guitars are on the way out." They couldn't of been more wrong!!

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Locomotive breath Jethro Tull
American pie Don McLean

Clean up woman Betty Wright

Ain't no sunshine Bill Withers

Do you know what I mean Lee Michaels

Have you seen her Chi-lites

Respect yourself Staple Singers

Smiling faces sometimes Undisputed Truth

Without you Nilsson

Superstar Carpenters


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"Radar Love"

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@BeatleloverKT  and @BobH07  - 


My playlist looks a lot like yours! You've also reminded me of a few songs that I haven't heard in a while, and want to add. That is what makes these lists so much fun. Music is for sharing! Cat Happy

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Rod Stewart


Handbags and gladrags 1970


Every picture tells a story

Maggie May

Mandolin wind

Reason to believe

You wear it well 1972


The first cut is the deepest

The killing of Georgie

Tonight's the night (Gonna be alright)


Hot legs

You're in my heart (The final acclaim)

Do ya think I'm sexy? 1978



Anything from KC & Sunshine Band! Also, Michael Jackson. 


Earth, Wind and Fire That's the Way of the World

Ohio Players FIRE

Marvin Gaye Let's Get it On

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Tuesday's Tidbit of gems:


How much I feel Ambrosia 1978
Papa was a rollin' stone- Temptations 1972

Midnight train to Georgia- Gladys Knight&the Pips 1973

Family Affair- Sly&the Family Stone 1971

Living for the city- Stevie Wonder 1973

Walk on the wild side- Lou Reed 1972

Black Magic woman- Santana 1979

Good times- Chic 1979

Good times indeed 💜


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definitly stairway to heaven-led zeppelin , layla derrick and dominoes[eric clapton featured]

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My Sweet Lord  George Harrison

Maggie May  Rod StewartGod

American Pie  Don McLean

Heart of Gold  Neil Young

Lean on Me  Bill Withers

Let's Get it On  Marvin Gaye

midnight Train to Georgia  Gladys Knight

cats in the Cradle  Harry Chapin

you're no good  Linda Ronstadt

Hotel California  Eagles

Sara Smile  Hall and Pages

i Will Survive  Gloria Gaynor

heart of glass  Blondie

Tears of a Clown  Smokey Robinson

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Oh, way too MANY to mention!

It was the BEST decade for music. 

Both my high school and college graduations were in the 70s, so YES, I prefer our  music.

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Jeez....Moody Blues, Hot Tuna, Poco, Fleetwood Mac, Starship, Pat Benatar, Savoy Brown, ZZ Top, Frampton, Edgar Winter, Yes, Neil Young, Strawbs, Clapton, Fog Hat, J. Geils, Leon Russell, Climax Blues Band. Looks like I have a lot of albums to pull out and listen to this week! Where's the wine?

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"American Woman" - Guess Who

"Who'll Stop the Rain" - CCR

"Mama Told Me Not to Come" - Three Dog Night

"Go Your Own Way" - Fleetwood Mac

"Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd


San Francisco-Scott McKenzie

Danny's Song-Loggins & Messina

Stand by Me-Ben E. King

We've Only Just Begun-The Carpenters

Love or Let Me Be Lonely-The Friends of Distinction

Heartbreaker-Dionne Warwick

If You Don't Know Me By Now-Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

United We Stand-Tony Burrows Brotherhood of Man
Afternoon Delight-Starland Vocal Band

Love Can Make You Happy-Mercy

Still Water(Love)-4 Tops



Anything Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers, Billy Joel,They ALL rocked!


All Motown Artists!!

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Way too many 70s songs to list at one time, but off the top of my head:


Holding on to Yesterday; Nice Nice Very Nice (Ambrosia)

Sister Golden Hair; Daisy Jane (America)

You've Got a Friend; Long Ago and Far Away (James Taylor)

That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be; Legend in Your Own Time (Carly Simon)

LA Woman; Love Her Madly (Doors)

Long and Winding Road; Get Back (Beatles)

Miss You; Can't You Hear Me Knocking; Wild Horses; Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (Rolling Stones)

Younger Generation; You're A Big Boy Now (John Sebastian)

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Anything Old School R&B, especially Motown; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; Chicago; Philly sounds. Those were the days and the music!!!!!


Layla-Eric Clapton

Summer of 69-Bryan Adams

Low spark of High Heeled Boys-Stevie Winwood/Traffic

The entire Rumours Album-Fleetwood Mac

Anything Boston, Foreigner, Journey, Reo Speedwagon, Styx, Chicago, Elton John, Cat Stevens,Aerosmith


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All superb choices, except Cat Stevens, whom I never could stand.


Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners (I was)


If You Leave Me Now - Chicago


One of my 70s favorites is Mull of Kintyre, written by Paul McCartney and released in 1978 by Wings. It sounds very old!

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