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Favorite Songs of the 70s

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Oh the memories.... This thread is just for fun and reminiscing.

This was one of my favorites way back then :)

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Before I begin. . . . for those of us who fondly remember the songs of '70s. . . Remember BACK THEN commenting about the music being played "40 years ago" ??? You know. . . the music of the 1930s???? LOL!

I hold the opinion that there was a WHOLE LOT of great music written during the 1970s, and I'm just talking Pop music!!

My favorites. . . hmmmmm. . .

Lots of Joni Mitchell tunes. . . lots of Paul McCartney and Wings tunes; lots of Elton John tunes; lots of Cat Steven tunes; lots of Jim Croce tunes; lots of Seals and Crofts tunes; lots of Three Dog Night tunes; lots of America tunes; lots of Paul Simon tunes; lots of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tunes; lots of Gordon Lightfoot tunes. . . . And this is just "Top-40" music!

I recently found a tune that was written around 1971. The composer was (film scorer) Michel Colombier, the lyricist was Paul Williams and the tune was sung by Bill Medley. The name of the song was "Freedom and Fear" from the album called Wings. I recently found this tune on YouTube. But if you go to Youtube and search for "Freedom and Fear, Michel Colombier" you'll find a nice recording of this tune. To my ears, it epitomizes the best of "popular music" that was recorded not only of that era, but it epitomizes the best of "popular music" recorded since then. To my ears, everything about this tune is well crafted. So, if you have a few minutes, please check it out! It does have the early 1970s sound, but it still sounds GREAT!

I see other people are posting links to YouTube, so here's a link to "Freedom and Fear":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZD-YyHmxfQ

(I can take it off if need be. . . )

There sure was LOTS of great music written and recorded during the 1970s. Sure do wish the craft of writing great songs existed now. It seems that well-crafted "popular music" is a rare find in the 21st Century.

I can listen to HOURS of Joni Mitchell any day. . .

:)

Edited by Ted

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Hotel California - Eagles

American Pie - Don McLean

Sympathy for the Devil - The Stones

Lola - The Kinks

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Anything by Carly Simon, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Jim Croce, Queen, The Stones, Three Dog Night, Aerosmith, Led Zepplin

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And don't forget Peter Frampton...oh, that hair!!!! Guess he doesn't have any now!

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Yes! Peter Frampton! That one song that he did (forgot the name of it, of course) got a lot of playing time on my LP player!!

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The best album of all time was Janis Ian's......Between the Lines........

The best songs were Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Robert Flack.....

The best singer was Karen Carpenter.

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and, I started to post your latter 3, Tweety. Agree that Karen Carpenter was great.

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I think my list of favorites is much longer than the list of '70s music I didn't like. :)

Listened to a lot of Jim Croce, Elton John, and John Denver back in the day. I don't think I've ever heard a Denver tune that I didn't care for, and he did quite a lot of songs, my faves being "Sunshine on My Shoulders" and "Calypso". Just the titles take me instantly back in time to my first serious relationship, in my sophomore year of high school......oh, but that was a VERY long time ago. ;)

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oh my gosh - the 70's...lots of 'growing pains'.

dancing queen - abba

we will rock you/we are the champions - queen

goodbye yellow brick road - elton john

have you ever seen the rain?

someday (never comes) - both ccr (creedence clearwater revival)

i will survive- gloria gaynor

let's get it on - marvin gaye

and of course, stairway to heaven - led zepplin.

pink floyd anything.

lots and lots of memories in that decade.

leslie

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