MY TOP 1000 SONGS FROM THE 1970'S Jun 5, 2018 21:07:40 GMT 1 Robbie, raliverpool, and 3 more like this
Post by smokeyb on Jun 5, 2018 21:07:40 GMT 1
They said it couldn't be done, loads of people said it shouldn't be done, but I've decided it will be done.
Here is my coundown of my favourite 1000 chart hits of the 1970's. I know what you're thinking, surely there
wasn't 1000 good songs from the 70's, but hopefully this list will either clarify if there was or not.
I haven't put any restrictions on the number of songs by any artist, as otherwise I might not have 1000 songs,
or the quality would nosedive dramatically.
Songs that were in the first chart of 1970 are counted, unless they had peaked in late 1969.
I have included tracks in the charts at the end of 1979 even if they were bigger hits in early 1980.
I have only included songs that made the UK chart, or the US charts, so songs that missed either chart are not included.
I have allowed some songs in the countdown that may have originally been released in the 60's, if I knew them better from the re-release.
The 70's was the decade I spent all my teenage years in, so every song brings back a memory good and not so good.
At the start of the decade I had just started High School, by the end of the decade I was married and had moved away from my home town.
Inbetween I had completed my exams,started college then started work for the dizzy salary of £2000 per year.
Where there is a particular memory or story attached to a song I will explain.
My music tastes in the 70's will cover just about every category of music that made the charts, from glam to punk, reggae
to pure pop, rock to disco, soul to prog rock. There might be some songs that have never been seen on Haven before, but there
is a first time for everything.
I used to listen to music stations every evening from Radio Luxembourg, to Radio North Sea, and any other pirate station out there.
I have tried to stay true to how I liked them back then, but looking back some songs now appeal to me more and some less so.
If I really hated it back then it probably won't be in the countdown as I probably still hate it, so no Little Jimmy Osmond.
Feel free to add comments on any of the tracks as I start the countdown.
This is the first time I have ever done one of these and have spent the last year putting it together.