The Seventies were weird.
I don’t mean The Stooges, Residents and Prog-Rock weird.
I mean there was some incredibly strange mainstream music on commercial radio throughout a big chunk of the 70’s and much of it was very bad. Bad then and really bad now.
Tonight, it’s Horrid 70’s music. Everything played was on the air a lot and much of it was on the Billboard top 100.
That’s how badly Viet Nam, Nixon and the economy affected us.
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Intro: Lalo Schifrin/George Lucas – What’s Wrong? – THX-1138 OST
Clint Eastwood/Paul Frees – Movie Trailer – Play Misty For Me
Minnie Ripperton – Lovin’ You
Cliff Richard – Devil Woman (1976)
C.W. McCall – Convoy
Jim Stafford – My Girl Bill (1974)
Michael Martin Murphey – Wildfire
Henry Gross – Shannon (1976)
The Carpenters – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
Billy Preston – Space Race
Deep Purple – Space Truckin’ (Album Version)
Meco – Star Wars
Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band – A Fifth Of Beethoven
Ohio Players – Love Rollercoaster
The Guess Who – Clap for the Wolfman
Five Man Electrical Band – Werewolf
Captain & Tennille – Muskrat Love
Randy Newman – Short People
Frank Mills – Music Box Dancer
Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling
Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods – Billy, Don’t Be A Hero
Ringo Starr – Back Off Boogaloo
Morris Albert – Feelings (1975)
Barry Manilow – Mandy
Billy Joel – Piano Man
Harry Chapin -Taxi
Richard Harris – Mac Arthur Park
Stephen Bishop – On&On
Cher – Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves
Daddy Dewdrops – Chick-a-Boom 1972
Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting (1974)
Meri Wilson – Telephone Man (1977)
This is part one. I have enough music from this era to do it next week. Feel free to put your suggestions for most forgotten/hated overplayed (back then, but not now) songs.
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