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Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #86851] Sat, 23 December 2017 10:32 Go to next message
Kitt is currently offline  Kitt
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For those who are old enough to know, which songs were among the best during the 70s, and do you still listen to these oldies on the radio?
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #86854 is a reply to message #86851] Sat, 23 December 2017 11:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
funkymusic is currently offline  funkymusic
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I still listen to these oldies on the radio whenever I'm lucky enough to find a good station with them. Ugh, tough question otherwise though! Zeppelin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steve Miller Band, Chairmen of the Board, and Tom Petty are some of the greats but there are just too many.
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #86869 is a reply to message #86854] Sat, 23 December 2017 15:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Byrds, Rolling Stones

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #87019 is a reply to message #86851] Mon, 15 January 2018 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I wasn't alive in the 70s but I can still tell you what I consider the "classics" from that age and still listen to them now. These are the first to come to mind but I'm sure I'd have different answers if you asked me tomorrow:

Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Last Dance with Mary Jane - Tom Petty
Play that Funky Music - Wild Cherry
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #87103 is a reply to message #86851] Sun, 21 January 2018 13:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I hear what you're saying. There really are just too many great songs from the '70s to be able to choose just a few top ones. It's great that even the younger generation appreciates the music from that era.
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #87139 is a reply to message #86851] Fri, 26 January 2018 18:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think it's interesting that the '70s has the music that seems to transcend through the generations the most. I wonder why that is. Is it simply because the music is that much better than that of other generations? That seems like too simple and too vague of an answer. Is it because that generation still has a hand in the media and has managed to stay on top of technology?
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #87162 is a reply to message #86851] Mon, 29 January 2018 18:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe the music was made at a time when the world was going through some serious changes, and that's why it's so powerful. I could be wrong, though, but there has to be some explanation for that phenomenon, right?
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #87177 is a reply to message #86851] Wed, 31 January 2018 13:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It could be that, Stephan, or it could just be that since one decade had to be better than others, it was that one. I think it's just mere coincidence that the music from the 1970s is considered the best.
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #87233 is a reply to message #86851] Thu, 15 February 2018 18:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I wasn't alive in the 1970s, so this question isn't wholly applicable to me. However, I hear music from this era all the time. It's funny - I was looking at Billboard's Top 20 from the 1970s list (found here), and while I've heard of a lot of the songs, I don't hear them often.

How many of these songs do you all listen to today? I'm going to bold the ones that I hear pretty regularly.

1. "You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: October 15, 1977

2. "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" - Rod Stewart
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: November 13, 1976

3. "Le Freak" - Chic
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: December 9, 1978

4. "How Deep Is Your Love" - Bee Gees
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: December 24, 1977

5. "I Just Want To Be Your Everything" - Andy Gibb
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: July 30, 1977

6. "Silly Love Songs" - Wings
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: May 22, 1976

7. "Let's Get It On" - Marvin Gaye
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: September 8, 1973


8. "Night Fever" - Bee Gees
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: March 18, 1978

9. "Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" - Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: April 21, 1973

10. "Shadow Dancing" - Andy Gibb
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: June 17, 1978

11. "Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: February 4, 1978


12. "Hot Stuff" - Donna Summer
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: June 2, 1979

13. "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: January 6, 1973


14. "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: September 18, 1976


15."My Sharona" - The Knack
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: August 25, 1979


16."Killing Me Softly With His Song" - Roberta Flack
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: February 24, 1973


17. "Best Of My Love" - The Emotions
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: August 20, 1977

18. "The Way We Were" - Barbra Streisand
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: February 2, 1974

19. "A Fifth Of Beethoven" - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: October 9, 1976

20. "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: March 10, 1979
Re: Favorite golden classics from the 70s [message #87252 is a reply to message #86851] Tue, 20 February 2018 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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For me it was Elton John and the Stones. I still think Goats Head Soup was one of the more underrated albums of the 70's.

But why the longevity for most 70's music? Rock N Roll started in the 50's so the music and lyrics were still very basic. In the 60's they progressed and some bands really experimented with different sounds and styles. By the time the 70's got here, artists and bands had perfected the simplicity of the 50's and the experimentation of the 60's to get a more refined, polished and professional sound. The lyrics too had been more polished into a more personal experience for the listener.

I am biased though, because 70's music is what I started on.
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