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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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Let your love flow Bellamy Brothers

Don't go breaking my heart Sir Elton& Kiki Dee

Play that funky music Wild Cherry

Kiss and say goodbye Manhattans

Love is alive Gary Wright

Fly, Robin fly Silver Convention

Get closer Seals&Croft 

Right back where we started from Maxine Nightingale 

Moonlight feels right Starbuck

All by myself Eric Carmen

Show me the way Peter Frampton 

Heaven must be missing an angel Tavares

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 My brother made me a flashdrive of music for my car. It has everything on there I could ever want because I told him what I wanted lol. It's divided into different genres also so right now I'm listening to classic rock from the 70's, an excellent mix of tunes. Two I heard today that I love: "Blinded by the light" by Manfred Mann's Earth Band from 1976 and "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band from 1973, which has the best pick up line of alltime- "You're the cutest thing that I ever did see, I really love your peaches, want to shake your tree" Such a cleverly written song and I always loved that verse  😍💜🍑



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Though I don't play them as often, I still have a nice collection of Elvis albums. When I do play them, it's beginning to end because they are so good. 


Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden (1972, I wore out the vinyl and then got the CD)

Aloha from Hawaii: Via Satellite (1973) *

Burning Love (a compilation of 1971, 1972 recordings that were remastered a rereleased as an album CD in 1999, a great collection btw)

Moody Blue (1977, sadly, his last album)


* How many others watched it beaming live to your tv set? Remember? Satellite streaming was the new technology of the day, and the tv stations were worried something might go wrong! Nothing like this had ever been attempted for broadcast. Very exciting, will never forget it, it was perfect!

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


Temptation eyes 1970


Two divided by love 

Sooner or later

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I have basically run out of songs to post, so I am wrapping it up by listing my favorite songs and artists (in no particular order).



Wish You Were Here.  Pink Floyd

Lucky Man. Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Rainbow.  Marmalade

Drivers Seat.  Sniff 'n' Tears

Stand Tall. Burton Cummings

Right Place, Wrong Time. Dr John

Nights In White Satin.  Moody Blues

Cruel To Be Kind.  Nick Lowe

Werewolves of London. Warren Zevon

Heart of Gold. Neil Young

Hotel California.  Eagles

Silver Springs. Fleetwood Mac

Against The Wind.  Bob Seger

Stairway To Heaven. Led Zeppelin

Born To Run & Badlands by Bruce




Pink Floyd

Moody Blues

Van Morrison

Neil Young



Grass Roots

Jackson Browne

Fleetwood Mac


Bring on the Eighties!!

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@BobH07  Have so enjoyed your postings! Your musical tastes are very similar to mine. There are sooo many songs out there from the 70's- are you sure you're done? Lol Personally, I have three more years to post about (if you've been following my postings by year, interspersed with some of my favs) But definitely start a thread about the 80's if you wish, I will join in on that one too!!

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This time I'm in it for love Player

You make me feel like dancing Leo Sayer

It's a heartache Bonnie Tyler

Sir Duke Stevie Wonder

I feel love Donna Summer

The things we do for love 10cc

So into you Atlanta Rhythm Section

Car wash Rose Royce

Feels like the first time Foreigner
Smoke from a distant fire Sanford&Townsend

Sentimental Lady Bob Welch

Black Betty Ram Jam

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The second best year of the decade- a life changing, defining year that would change everything for me....


Sultans of swing Dire Straits

Old time rock and roll Bob Seger

YMCA Village People

Because the night Patti Smith

Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

Runnin' with the devil Van Halen

Surrender Cheap Trick

Baker street Gerry Rafferty

Reunited Peaches&Herb

Is she really going out with him? Joe Jackson

Hold the line Toto

Life's been good by Joe Walsh

Well it hasn't always been good, but I keep trying for better 😎

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1979- The end of the best decade of my life 👍


Train in vain The Clash

Cruel to be kind Nick Lowe

We are family Sister Sledge

Brass in pocket Pretenders

My Sharona The Knack

What I like about you The Romantics

Crazy little thing called love Queen

The devil went down to Georgia Charlie Daniels band

Born to be alive Patrick Hernandez

Ladies night Kool&the gang

On the radio Donna Summer

Cruisin' Smokey Robinson


We all did our share of Cruisin' lol....


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Bring on the 80's!

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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Count me in!!

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The Cars



Bye bye love

Good times roll

Just what I needed

My best friends girl

You're all I've got tonight



It's all I can do

Let's go

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Bee Gees (I know some find them schmaltzy, but I loved them!) Especially loved the Saturday night fever era


Lonely days 1970

How can you mend a broken heart 1971

Run to me 1972


Fanny (be tender with my love)

Jive talkin' 

Nights on Broadway 


Love so right 

You should be dancing


Stayin' alive

How deep is your love

More than a woman

Night fever 

(Our love) Don't throw it all away



Love you inside and out





Perfect. Love the Bee Gees

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Excellent. Love the Bee Gees!
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Van Morrison



Crazy love


Into the mystic


And it stoned me


Tupelo honey 

Wild night

Jackie Wilson said (I'm in heaven when you smile) 1972


I still have that album!

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Free bird Lynyrd Skynyrd 

Rocky Mountain way Joe Walsh

That lady Isley Brothers

Radar love Golden Earring

Drift away Dobie Gray

We're an American band Grand funk railroad

Natural high Bloodstone

When will I see you again Three degrees

Bad bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce

Hooked on a feeling Blue Swede

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John Lennon - 


Imagine (1971)

Jealous Guy (1971)

Gimme Some Truth (1971)

Happy Xmas (1971)

Power to the People (1971)

Mind Games (1973)

Whatever Gets You Through the Night (1974)

#9 Dream (1974)

Instant Karma (1975)

Stand By Me (1975)


It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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Rock and roll all nite 1975

Beth 1976

Calling Dr. Love 1976

I was made for lovin you 1979


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Love Hurts. Nazareth

Short People. Randy Newman

Love Will Find A Way. Pablo Cruise

Magic. Pilot

Baker Street. Gerry Rafferty

Somethings Burning. Kenny Rogers and First Edition

Love is the Drug. Roxy Music

Driver's Seat. Sniff N the Years

Green Eyed Lady. Sugarloaf

The Boys are Back in Town. Thin Lizzy

Bang A Gong. T Rex

Keep on Smilin. Wet Wilie

Easy Living. Uriah Heep


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Wow what a trip down Memory Lane for me......


Driver's Seat by Sniff 'n' the Tears- released in 1978.

Haven't heard that song for so long and forgot how much I loved it!! Thanks for sharing!!

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1974- The first best year of the decade for me! 
These are all songs I couldn't get enough of 💜


Rock me gently Andy Kim

The Loco-motion by Grand funk railroad

Love's Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra

Until you come back to me(That's what I'm gonna do) Queen Aretha

Beach baby First Class

You ain't seen nothin' yet Bachman Turner Overdrive

Waterloo Abba

Lady Marmalade Patti Labelle

Pick up the pieces Average White Band

Can't get enough Bad Company

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Freddies Dead. Curtis Mayfield

Do You Know What I Mean  Lee Michaels

Mr Bojangles. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Band of Gold. Freda Payne

I Like Dreaming. Kenny Nolan

Reunited. Peaches and Herb

Baby Come Back. Player

Get Ready. Rare Earth

Swayin To The Music  Johnny Rivers

Welcome Back. John Sebastian

You're Only Lonely. JD Souther

Sweet City Woman. Stampeders

Year Of The Car. Al Stewart

I Can Help. Billy Swan

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Paul McCartney - 


Maybe I'm Amazed (1970)

Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey (1971)

Another Day (1971)

Too Many People (1971)

Live and Let Die (1973)

Let Me Roll It (1973)

Band on the Run (1973)

Jet (1973)

My Love (1973)

Venus and Mars / Rock Show (1975)

Listen to What the Man Said (1975)

Junior's Farm (1975)

Let 'em In (1976)

Silly Love Songs (1976)

Beware My Love (1976)

Mull of Kintyre (1978)

I've Had Enough (1978)

With a Little Luck (1978)

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

Kansas - Carry On My Wayward Son

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop the Rain

The Who - Who Are You

John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band - Imagine

Santana - Black Magic Woman

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen -  The Show Must Go On

Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

Led Zeppelin - Black Dog


And so much more...

The Doors - Riders On The Storm



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Let it Ride  BTO

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet. BRO

Feel Like Making Love. Bad Co.

Fooled Around and Fell in Love   Elvin Bishop

One Toke Over the Line  Brewer & Shipley

Give Me Just a Little More Time  Chairmen of the Board

I Want You to Want Me  Cheap Trick

Couldn't Get it Right. Climax Blues Band

Devil Went Down to Georgia  Charlie Daniels

Sultan of Swing  Dire Straits

Knockin on Heavens Door. Bob Dylan


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Yes.  I am seeing songs also that I forgot about.  Who didn't sing along with "Fooled around and fell in love" or "Mustang Sally", another one of my favs.  Best music ever.  "You got me going in circles" was another one.  We could be here for months!

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I definitely agree with you. I couldn't make it through some days without my music.

I'll be posting more.

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Yes I am enjoying seeing everyone's picks! So many of them are my favs also or long forgotten songs revived to my memory. My wish is this post does keep going as there are sooo many great song choices from this decade so keep sharing everyone! And thank you!!

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