By the way, there is a neighborhood in Chicago known as the east side. This was so much fun that I think I’ll take on the ’60s—or maybe the ’80s—next. If you’re never found yourself singing along at the top of your voice to a pop song that’s absolute drivel, then you haven’t lived, my friend. 46 After The Lovin’ – Englebert Humperdinck Most Interesting Hit Songs: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. 60 Songs From The 70s That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood Most Interesting Hit Songs: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. Of course!! By the way, what’s the godawful song from either the 60’s or 70’s that goes “ee-oh!” (two beats go by) “WHEE-oh!” The singing is syncopated over a straight quarter-note beat. (Tough to choose between this and “Take Me to the River”), https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=al+green+let%27s+stay+together. Some of his favs are not my favs and some of his worst are not to me. Side note: Why does everyone love McCartney? Some great songs came about from anti-war protest movements and inspired great things like Woodstock in 1969. 47 Annie’s Song – John Denver Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. And now, just because you stayed with me this long, here’s my list of the Top TEN Best Songs of the ’70s (along with the links to their studio versions, so you may crank them through your headphones when compelled to do so). When it comes to unexpectedly creepy hits, the 80s in particular were out of control. 170 I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor 62 My Eyes Adored You – Frankie Valli So it might not technically count as a 70’s disaster. I’d like to add to the list of bad songs “Chestnut Mare” by The Byrds. 43 I’d Really Love To See You Tonight – England Dan & John Ford Coley And let’s take a moment to ponder the wonderfully 70s naffness of the name “Brotherhood of Man”. If you’re ever throwing a party, and there are people straggling at the end of the night who won’t leave,spin that one. Though this song was actually released in 1990, … “Playgrounds of my mind” and “run Joey run” should be on the list of worst seventies songs also. The following 23 songs tell tales of woe, wonder and alien love. Can’t believe Freebird or Stairway to Heaven aren’t at the top of the list. The late 1960s to mid-70s were a manic depressive time period in music, populated by exultant highs and soul crushing lows. 32 Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves – Cher Well of COURSE it’s drivel. So, I assume that means that you also allow opposing viewpoints to air their opinions. 154 Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon #64 correction, Elton John with Kiki Dee not Neil Sedaka. BTW, Jungle Boogie, has eight words, not four. 112 The Streak – Ray Stevens Here are some standouts that will have you shuddering over some of your past karaoke choices. He could be 90 years old and she could be 70. 136 Waterloo – ABBA The worst thing you could say about a three-minute song is that it feels like a seven-minute song. Good sci-fi stories can easily be found in movies, TV, books and video games, but what about music? 73 The Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band “Let ‘Em In (Someone’s Knocking at the Door)”by Wings. Good sci-fi stories can easily be found in movies, TV, books and video games, but what about music? “Sing a Song” is NOT the worst hit song of that decade. 183 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross And because I hate it so much, I seemed doomed to hear it at every beach town I visit. 0 0. enegess. Now most of it sucks and rap is crap. 199 Charlies Angels Theme – Henry Mancini I honestly remember that being all there is to the song. 1. ‘Single Bed’ by Fox (1976) 97 Bad Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce 176 We Are Family – Sister Sledge Stevie Wonder released his Someday at Christmas album, … 25 Grease – Frankie Valli So, here’s the rules: (1) The song has to have a female’s name in the title, but not necessarily be about a female. The game of life is hard to play I’m gonna lose it anyway The losing card I’ll someday lay So this is all I have to say. Musicians sometimes see the future...Listen along with Spotify here! 198 Makin’ It – David Naughton ’70s Song Most Obsessed Over by Half the Nation for No Apparent Reason: “American Pie” by Don McClean. Who cares? 9. 67 My Sharona – The Knack 23 (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters Like WTF! Debbie Boone’s “You light up my life” certainly is more awful than “Sara Smile” And what about Helen Reddy’s “Ruby red dress (leave me alone)”? 144 Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band Like the majority of early rock songs, "Shake Rattle and Roll" was a cover, because apparently there were only, like, five guys writing songs back then. 179 Tighter And Tighter – Alive and Kicking There’s a girl in his mind, she’s young, maybe he’s in love with her. have a story about our past musical interests. Even throughout the ’80’s, when the landscape of Top 40 changed significantly, I still dug a lot of the music that pop had to offer, and it wasn’t until the ’90’s that my interest waned to the point where I didn’t really know who was who and what was what anymore. 21 Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) – Looking Glass “Someday We’ll Be Together,” by Diana Ross and the Supremes would have made the list had it been released just two weeks later. These are the songs that you DON'T want to listen to on a dark night when you're all alone (especially if it's raining, which tends to heighten the effect, at least in the movies). Someone else‘s dead dog.). I think someone else here already made the point that opinions are like assholes……. 169 MacArthur Park – Donna Summer The 60’s and 70’s gave us some of the best storytellers of all time. 167 This Will Be – Natalie Cole This is fun stuff though. My one rule for both lists is that I couldn’t include any obscure songs (e.g. Music got progressively worse since then. It’s an emotional choice. I love the oldies. 86 Band of Gold – Freda Payne Reply; Jeff April 11th, 2010 118 O-o-Child – The Five Stairsteps 6 Have You Never Been Mellow – Olivia Newton-John Here are the Top 40 Rock and Pop instrumental songs: the best songs without words. Now that you're probably engaged in the almost-last … 99 Making Our Dreams Come True – Cyndi Grecco 134 Love’s Theme – Love’s Unlimited Orchestra 9. Thanks Bob, whoever you are! This is a great up-beat number especially for those with a fondness for reggae. Aint No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day….. David……………. 30 classic Halloween songs, from Alice Cooper to David Bowie, Michael Jackson and the Who. And “Disco Duck!” Thanks, Neil! ... 10 Legitimately Creepy Songs About Monsters and Ghosts. 1. 114 ABC – The Jackson 5 Can whoever reviews these comments please remove it from that post? Dont think Mccartneys Let Em In deserves number 1, others are more deserving. 110 You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine) – Ringo Starr Puckett turns 70 this year. 64 Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee 34 Venus – Shocking Blue Of course, this was the theme music for M*A*S*H* (1970) and later an instrumental version for the TV show. (Or while wearing a pink jacket and playing air guitar. 188 Sunshine – Jonathan Edwards Bette Midler did Superstar, too, and became insulting when the Carpenters version became a hit. 156 You Needed Me – Anne Murray They look at each other uncomfortably muttering about how lame it is, Farley says “You can change it if you want”, Spade says “I don’t care, it’s up to you”, Farley says “I can live with it if you can” … Gilligan cut and they’re rolling down the highway, both of them belting out “Don’t you remember you told me you loved me baby” at the top of their lungs. 16 The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA – Donna Fargo Great late-’70s song that nobody knew about until the 80s: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles: Most Heinous Omissions from this List: “ London Calling ” by the Clash, “Roundabout” by Yes, and “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith. Songs about death can be comforting after losing a loved one or friend. 37 All By Myself – Eric Carmen Ninety nine red balloons. "Bury a Friend" by Billie Eilish. Actually, gin12, he didn’t. Who doesn't love this upbeat Christmas hit? 103 You And Me Against The World – Helen Reddy 90 Telephone Man – Meri Wilson Cheesiest songs of the 70s – Fabulous! More than half of his hits are silly little love songs. You’re Sixteen is actually kinda catchy, and if it’s a guilty pleasure with only the age-inappropriate factor bothering you, it may help to know that it wasn’t really a “70s song”. 48 I’m Not Lisa – Jessie Colter The lesson of the song is finally summed up … 94 The Lord’s Prayer – Sister Janet Mead You’re sixteen, you’re beautiful, and the 33-year-old guy singing this to you is a pervert. 74 Short People – Randy Newman By the way, Ringo was never in love with a 16 year old at the time, it was a cover. Best rock song from the 70s? 132 You’re So Vain – Carly Simon 104 That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon From its annoying opening to its simply awful base line (one can practically feel the musicians falling asleep) to its trombone solo (trombone solo!) Cher’s contribution to our list of spooky songs is "Dark Lady," a song about a creepy gypsy fortune-teller and a crime of passion. I think it’s some one hit wonder and the Oldies stations played it a lot about 15-20 years ago and haven’t played it since. Without further ado, then: the Worst Songs of the ’70s. Poor Ringo, his solo career wasn’t too successful compared to John and Paul’s. 162 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep – Mac & Katie Kissoon 146 Got To Give It Up (Pt. 153 Don’t Give Up On Us – David Soul 173 Heart of Glass – Blondie Here are the 50 best songs to listen to on the scariest night of the year. I’ve belted out all kinds of crap in the car, making sure first that the windows are closed. 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