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    1970s music

    What would be your favorite best and worst song(s) of the 1970s? I'm talking about music that just defines the era for you - the tunes that when you hear them, they take you back to where you were, how you were dressed, and what you were smokin (ha!) when you first heard it. My taste in music is really eclectic, so please differentiate between the good, bad, or ugly, as I'm apt to like it all!

    I'm doing a mix cd for work - we're dressing 1970s for Halloween. I will name the CD "1970s - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".

    I'm making a sock puppet out of a knee high stocking - it will look like Cher. I'm getting a cheesy mustache and I'll be going as Sonny and Cher Energy! I see a really bad ventriloquist act in my future.....but it'll be fun! Yes, I know, Sonny & Cher were more of a 60s thing, but you couldn't have the 70s without the 60s right? And that's when their tv show was on too.

    And I thought a mix cd would be fun as well.

    So....songs? Ideas? So far I'm thinking:

    I Will Survive (good or ugly, depends on what time of the month it is!)
    Disco Duck (really ugly)
    YMCA (GREAT)
    American Pie (good)
    Afternoon Delight
    Rapper's Delite (ugly)
    Play That Funky Music (I double dog DARE you not to shake your booty to this one!)
    Shake your booty (good)
    Stayin Alive (good)
    Grease (good)
    Theme from Jaws (GREAT)
    Da Doo Run Run by Shaun Cassidy (cuz he was my first celebrity crush, but hey, I was 9 and it was the 70s)
    Muskrat Love (ugly)

    And NO CHEATING from internet searches....because most of the above came from one!

    Can't wait to hear your ideas.....

    Thanks,
    Gina
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    I love (and constantly play) anything by The Eagles. Your party sounds like lots of fun!!
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    I like all the songs you listed and I like about anything music from Big Bands to some today. Anything song really that has a good sound, beat, etc. In the truck we listen to an oldies station playing mostly 70s-80s. I'm 67.
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    You don't have anything from "The Urban Cowboy" and you're from Houston. LOL. How about "Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places" by Johnny Lee. good

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    Cherish by the Association....love that one. Or any of the Rightous Brothers songs....Reminds me of my dating years. Isn't it funny how some songs just bring back memories of what you were doing at that time in your life?
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    What a cool idea!

    Hey, Won't You Play Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song, BJ Thomas
    Smokin' in the Boys Room, Brownsville Station
    Love Will Keep us Together, Captain & Tennille
    Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves, Cher
    Brandy (You're a Fine Girl), Looking Glass
    Escape - the Pina Colada Song, Rupert Holmes
    Little Willy, Sweet

    I could go on and on. Can't wait to see your final list!
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    Let It Be, by the Beatles
    At Seventeen, by Janis Ian
    anything by Grass Roots, Eagles, Billy Joel, Carol King . . . .
    Neesie


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    Joy to the World - Three Dog Night (good)
    Brand New Key - Melanie (fun)
    Maybe I'm Amazed - McCartney (romantic)
    Any thing by Chicago
    What a fun project. Have a great time.
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    Bee Gees! and Eric something or other...I can't remember his last name...

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    Blinded By The Light, Manfred Mann

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    Killing me softly - Roberta Flack
    Dream on - Aerosmith
    Le Freak - Chic
    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Sweet Home Alabama
    American Pie - Don McLean
    Low Rider - War

    Wow, what a great walk down memory lane.

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    Charlie Rich song " Hey Did You Happen to See the Most Beatiful Girl in the World"

    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
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    What's that one about your gum on the bed post overnight?

    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
    Peter Marshall

    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that
    take our breath away". - Hilary Cooper
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    Ahab tha Arab

    "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned"
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    take our breath away". - Hilary Cooper
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    Oh gosh!!
    I would have to copy my whole playlist on my Ipod here.....lol

    Out of 732 songs on it, I would have to say at least half of those are somewhere in the '70's. My husband is a diehard classic rock man.
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    love all your choices but where do you download songs from??? I have an ipod but dont want to pay for all my songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debquilts2 View Post
    love all your choices but where do you download songs from??? I have an ipod but dont want to pay for all my songs.
    The only LEGAL way I know of to get songs on your iPod without paying for them is if you already have a collection of music on CDs. You can import those CDs using iTunes. Otherwise, you'll need to purchase your songs.

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    Goodbye yellow brick road, Elton John.

    I read your post this morning, and have had this song in my head ever since. I thought maybe if I just come back and tell you , my brain would quit singing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by debquilts2 View Post
    love all your choices but where do you download songs from??? I have an ipod but dont want to pay for all my songs.

    I didn't pay for all 732 songs...LOL.... on my Ipod, most of them came from our CD collection that I imported to Itunes. I paid for 216 from the Itunes store. But this is over at least 4 year period and some of it was paid for by gift cards. My family knows how much I love music.
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    I was a DJ at my college in the 70's....long play list there.
    Cream, Led Zeppelin, Three Dog Night, Simon and Garfunkel, Chicago, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, (notice the Beatles are not on my list) Alice Cooper, Meatloaf, Santana
    Songs??
    Layla
    Bridge over Troubled water,
    Who'll Stop the Rain
    All Right Now
    Stairway to Heaven
    Maggie May
    Smoke on the Water
    Born to Run
    Go your Own Way
    Tiny Dancer...... I could go on

    piney

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot View Post
    the good, bad, or ugly
    I remember "The Good The Bad and The Ugly", it was an instrumental for the movie by the same name...never saw the movie but liked the instrumental.

    piney

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    don't forget "Bread". I love their music, especially as i can sing it in the car while i am driving...

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    but, looking at all the lists does bring back a lot of memories

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    Everybody's coming up with the best songs, what about the worst ones? For me that would be tie between Disco Duck and Feelings. Some things do not improve with age.

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    Okay, worst song . . . how about "You're Having My Baby," by Paul Anka?
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