I hated "Seasons in the Sun" in the '70s, the Terry Jacks version. Now that I know more about the song, the Jacques Brel version, the fact that the singer's best friend was having an affair with his wife while the singer was dying, I like it a lot more.
Also, "Sylvia's Mother," but I like the Bon Jovi version better than Dr. Hook's.
Timothy, by the Buoys
Trapped in a mine what had caved in
And everyone knows the only ones left
Were Joe and me and Tim
When they broke through to pull us free
The only ones left to tell the tale
Was Joe and me
Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go
Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know
Hungry as hell, no food to eat
And Joe said that he would sell his soul
For just a piece of meat
Water enough to drink for two
And Joe said to me, I'll take a swig
And then there's some for you
Timothy, Timothy, Joe was looking at you
Timothy, Timothy, God what did we do
I must have blacked out just 'round then
'Cause the very next thing that I could see
Was the light of the day again
My stomach was full as it could be
And nobody ever got around to finding Timothy
Timothy, Timothy where on earth did you go
Timothy, Timothy god why don't I know
Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right
Bay City Rollers- Shang-a-Lang
Nick Gilder- Hot Child in the City
Andy Kim-Rock me gently
Mungo Jerry -- "In the Summertime."
Little Willie Won't Go Home!!!
Chirpy chirpy cheap cheap
Honey, by Bobby Goldsboro; hands down the worst song of the 70s.
Lonely Night (Angel Face) - Captain and Tennille
Listen to What the Man Said - Wings
Love is Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
Please Mr. Postman - The Carpenters
Shannon - Henry Gross
You Are the Woman - Firefall
Life is a Rock - Reunion
Wham Bam - Silver
Chick-A-Boom - Daddy Dewdrop
Happiest Girl in the Whole USA - Donna Fargo
"Chick-A-Boom - Daddy Dewdrop"
Love this one!
Like most decades, the '70's were divided into periods. Until disco took over, it was pretty middle of the road (John Denver, Elton John, Olivia Newton-John)- though the guys had their rock (Uriah Heep, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, etc.).
Disco died about 1979. It was killed by Punk (and that weird country trend started by the movie "Urban Cowboy").
Then the punks all od'd and New Wave took over.
"It was killed by Punk (and that weird country trend started by the movie "Urban Cowboy")."
Punk was never popular enough to kill ANYTHING. Even the best-known punks bands hardly sold anything in the US. Pretending punk was popular is just revisionism from straight white male rock critics who hate dance music.
"Hey, Girl" & "Puppy Love" by Donny Osmond
Post-Disco groups like The Sex Pistols, Generation X (featuring Billy Idol), The Clash, The Ramones, New York Dolls, Patti Smith and to a degree Blondie ushered in the more radio-friendly New Wave.
"Post-Disco groups like The Sex Pistols, Generation X (featuring Billy Idol), The Clash, The Ramones, New York Dolls, Patti Smith and to a degree Blondie ushered in the more radio-friendly New Wave."
New Wave was "radio friendly" because it was DANCE music. You know, like disco.
another vote for Chick-a-boom!
also, Napolean XIII There coming to take me away ha ha!
and from the 60s, Surfin' Bird... hehe the whole family would sing this at the top of our lungs in the car when it came on the radio - Everybody's heard about the bird......
Cum On Feel The Noize - Slade.
Benny And The Jets - Elton John
The Killing Of Georgie - Rod Stewart
And another vote for 10cc - I'm Not In Love.
Good to know someone else remembers "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" R11. Mac and Katie Kissoon. One hit wonders!
"My Baby Loves Lovin'" was a favorite. I had a dream about my judo instructor where that was playing in the background.
Honey Cone had two good hits, "Want Ads" and "Stick Up", loved those too. And "Band of Gold" by Freda Payne.
"Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" -- Reunion