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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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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)

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust_(Willie_Nelson_album)

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
Honored Social Butterfly

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!!

Honored Social Butterfly

1971

 

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

 

Periodic Contributor

"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

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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Rod Stewart

 

Handbags and gladrags 1970

1971

Every picture tells a story

Maggie May

Mandolin wind

Reason to believe

You wear it well 1972

1976

The first cut is the deepest

The killing of Georgie

Tonight's the night (Gonna be alright)

1977

Hot legs

You're in my heart (The final acclaim)

Do ya think I'm sexy? 1978

 

Newbie

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

Newbie

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 💜

 

Periodic Contributor

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

Regular Contributor

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.

Periodic Contributor

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

Contributor

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

 

Contributor

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

Newbie

All Motown Artists!!

Periodic Contributor

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)

Periodic Contributor

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

Contributor

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

 

Periodic Contributor

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

Conversationalist

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

Conversationalist

If You Leave Me Now - Chicago

Conversationalist

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

Contributor

Billy Joel's "Piano Man" and "My Life"

Contributor

Hotel California.                     Eagles

Show Me the Way.                Peter Frampton

More than a Feeling.             Boston

Colour My World.                  Chicago

Rumors Album.                     Fleetwood Mac

Me and Bobby McGee.        Janis Joplin

Stairway to Heaven.             Led Zeppelin

Freebird.                               Lynard Skynard

Conversationalist

Peter Frampton: Totally forgot about him in my post.  Chicago mid-70's was good but still prefer their earlier more jazzy style recordings.

Contributor

For sure my favorite "If Only You Believe In Miracles" by Jefferson Airplane but I also need to add some disco tunes.

Conversationalist

Although somewhat cheesy in retrospect: BeeGees' soundtracks from Saturday Night Fever and Staying Alive.

 

You're So Vain: Carly Simon

 

Loving You: Minnie Ripperton

 

Waterloo: ABBA

 

Mid-70's "Philadelphia Sound": Spinners, Stylistics.  Anything written by Gamble/Huff and produced by Thom Bell.

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