30 Day Music Challenge: Day 13

One of Your Favorite 70’s Song.

For some of you, you answered this yesterday (“pre-teen years”). The 1970s were an interesting period. The decade picks up the cauldron of 1960’s music and evolves even faster and in more diverse ways. Rock. Hard Rock. Heavy Metal. Prog Rock. Disco. Funk. New Wave. Punk. Electric Folk. Protest. By the time the decade ends, music was all over the place.

One of My FAVORITE 1970’s song? Good lord. Of what genre?

If we’re going by my iTunes play count, my favorite 1970’s song is “Radar Love” by Golden Earring. Which, while fantastic (and already one of my picks) is not my favorite. “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Rainbow is up there in play counts too, but I don’t know that it’s my favorite either. “You Really Got Me” by Van Halen rounds out the top three 1970’s songs by play count, and I have to say that’s not it either.

I would love to say “Brick House” by the Commodores, but I’m a rock & roller at heart. I considered “Kill the King” by the Ronnie James Dio led version of Rainbow or “Stairway to Heaven” or “D’yer Mak’er” by Led Zeppelin or “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath, but those don’t feel right either. The not so short answer is I’m going to make a pick, and not to get me wrong, I love this song, but I’m not convinced in my heart of hearts that it’s my FAVORITE
So, what is it?

Wisdom of Crowds Picks:

Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen

Layla” Derick and the Dominoes

My Sharona” The Knack

“Fool In The Rain” Led Zeppelin

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” Looking Glass

Rocket Man” Elton John

You’ve Got a Friend” Carole King

Stranglehold” Ted Nugent

Instant Karma” John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band

Both Sides Now” Joni Mitchell

That’s the Way I Always Heard It Should Be” Carly Simon

Will  You Still Love Me Tomorrow” Carole King

Heard It In A Love Song” Marshall Tucker Band

Joy To The World” Three Dog Night

Hooked On a Feeling” Blue Swede

I Will Survive” Gloria Gaynor

“California Über Alles”  Dead Kennedys

“Ever Fallen In Love (With Some You Shouldn’t)”  The Buzzcocks

Song to the Siren”  Tim Buckley

Dust In the Wind” Kansas


Author: Mo

I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack. I like old school sneakers, baggy jeans, and oversized sweatshirts. I believe there is no such thing as a short sleeve dress shirt. I like neckties. I do not understand camping, car racing, or algebra – but I can camp and have been known to go a little faster than the speed limit. I have NEVER been known to do a quadratic equation.

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