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Is it just me or does it seem like the 70's had some of the cheesiest, crappy one time radio hits?

Afternoon Delight. Seasons in the Sun. Name some others.

by Anonymousreply 31102/23/2013

"Playground in My Mind," by Clint Holmes

by Anonymousreply 102/18/2013

Run Joey Run. Blind Man in the Bleachers.

by Anonymousreply 202/18/2013

[quote]one time radio hits

What do you mean, exactly?

by Anonymousreply 302/18/2013

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The decade that gave us greats like Led Zeppelin, Queen, Black Sabbath, Bee Gees, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Earth Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, Cheap Trick, Foghat, E.L.O., Kiss, AC/DC, Blue Oyster Cult, Boz Scaggs, Carole King, ABBA, Yes, etc. also gave us the shitty likes of Donny & Marie, Captain & Tennille, Starland Vocal Band, Paper Lace, Edison Lighthouse, Helen Reddy, Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, and Rick Dees. For every great act, there were several shitty novelty acts. Overall, it was probably the best decade for music ever, excusing the bad stuff.

by Anonymousreply 402/18/2013

You Light up my life OP

by Anonymousreply 502/18/2013

Muskrat Love.

by Anonymousreply 602/18/2013

[quote]Donny & Marie, Captain & Tennille, Starland Vocal Band, Paper Lace, Edison Lighthouse, Helen Reddy, Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, and Rick Dees

I'd swap all of that for the torture they call pop music today.

by Anonymousreply 702/18/2013

Thank you, R1. Now I am going to have that horrific piece of shit song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Clint Holmes should have been drawn and quartered for unleashing that turd on the ears of humanity. LOL. R2, I had forgotten about Run Joey Run, that was a nightmare of a song too.

Telephone Man by Meri Wilson. The worst.

by Anonymousreply 802/18/2013

no one can see me...I'm too short.

by Anonymousreply 902/18/2013

Billy, don't be a hero, don't be a fool with your life.

by Anonymousreply 1002/18/2013

Everything is beautiful . . .

by Anonymousreply 1102/18/2013

I wouldn't put the Captain and Tennille in with the bad stuff. Toni Tennille is one of the most underrated vocalists in pop music, doing session work for Pink Floyd and Elton John.

And their own music holds up pretty well. Plus the Captain was hot as fuck back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 1202/18/2013

I'd like to teach the OP how to write a thread.

by Anonymousreply 1302/18/2013

I'd also like to teach him how to sing - in perfect harmony.

by Anonymousreply 1402/18/2013

Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast.

by Anonymousreply 1502/18/2013

R4 is on the right track. One thing people forget is that the '70s was the dawn of FM. Most pop stations were AM then. FM stations tended to play more of the rock we like to remember. A lot of the good stuff was also on AM, but you seldom heard most of the bad stuff on FM. For the most part, the rise of easy listening FM came later in the decade and in the 80's.

by Anonymousreply 1602/18/2013

You're Having My Baby

Angie Baby (but I love the song anyway)

Midnight at the Oasis

After the Lovin

Brand New Key


The Streak

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

by Anonymousreply 1702/18/2013

How can you people forget the worst one of all? "Spirit in the Sky"

by Anonymousreply 1802/18/2013


by Anonymousreply 1902/18/2013

Short People by Randy Newman

by Anonymousreply 2002/18/2013

I always wanted to severely beat that Richard Simmons looking fuck, LEO SAYER. I HATED 'You Make Me Feel Like Dancing'. When I first saw him on TV doing that song, I prayed to God (and I'm not even religious), "Please, please God, don't let him be gay!"

by Anonymousreply 2102/18/2013

R17, your top two are cheesy (although I too like Angie anyway) but they aren't one-hit-wonders. That's what the OP is referring to. Reddy and Anka had many other hits.

by Anonymousreply 2202/18/2013

Brandy, You're a Fine Girl

by Anonymousreply 2302/18/2013

I always loathed "Push Push (In The Bush)"

by Anonymousreply 2402/18/2013

[quote]but they aren't one-hit-wonders. That's what the OP is referring to.

Finally, someone has explained.

I'm trying to think of one.

Got it...

by Anonymousreply 2502/18/2013

& this

by Anonymousreply 2602/18/2013

The song that was like fingernails on a chalkboard for me was "Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton. To this day, hearing it makes my teeth hurt. Flame away, but another one I hated was "The Main Event" by that DataLounge favorite, Babs. Hated that awful song.

by Anonymousreply 2702/18/2013

I hear my mama cry. I heard her pray the night Chicago died.

It's It's a ballroom blitz.

....and my favorite sappy song (but definitely not from a one-hit wonder)....Song. Sung. Blue. Weeping like a willow

by Anonymousreply 2802/18/2013

Little Willy Willy won't go home, but you can't push Willy 'round, Willy won't go...

by Anonymousreply 2902/18/2013

[quote]The song that was like fingernails on a chalkboard for me was "Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton.

I love it. She didn't go on to great things though, did she?

My brother sent me a horrid CD of her 'early stuff' and I chucked it in the trash.

He always sends me bizarre rubbish.

by Anonymousreply 3002/18/2013

Hey Ladie! You Ladie!

by Anonymousreply 3102/18/2013

Daddy, please don't! It wasn't his fault!

by Anonymousreply 3202/18/2013

I have to say, even though I agree that most of these are cheesy, I love a lot of 'em!

by Anonymousreply 3302/18/2013

What is that song where male voices in the background are going gosha gahoo gahoo gosha gahoo gahoo?

by Anonymousreply 3402/18/2013

S-A-TUR-DAY Saturday!!

by Anonymousreply 3502/18/2013

McCarthur Park

"that sweet green icing flowing down". Egads.

by Anonymousreply 3602/18/2013

I've been listening to the Willy Won't Go now over and over for an hour. That was a wonderful song.

by Anonymousreply 3702/18/2013

"Hooked on A Feeling" by Blue Swede.

And it was ouga-chaka ouga ouga ouga-chaka

by Anonymousreply 3802/18/2013

I liked it too, R37.

by Anonymousreply 3902/18/2013

R36 - MacArthur Park was released in 1968.

by Anonymousreply 4002/18/2013

Thanks R38

by Anonymousreply 4102/18/2013

Go ahead and hate your neighbor, Go ahead and cheat a friend. Do it in the name of Heaven, You can justify it in the end. There won't be any trumpets blowing Come the judgement day, On the bloody morning after.... One tin soldier rides away.

by Anonymousreply 4202/18/2013

Well then we need to do "Lights Went Out in Georgia."

by Anonymousreply 4302/18/2013

[quote]The song that was like fingernails on a chalkboard for me was "Loving You" by Minnie Ripperton.

Who is Maya Rudolph's Mom. C'mon the worst of the 70's is still light years better than any of the forgettable trash that Rihanna or anyone today puts out. At least these songs are remembered forty years later.

by Anonymousreply 4402/18/2013

Smokin in the Boys Room

by Anonymousreply 4502/18/2013

Thanks for this thread. I've been listening to a 70s Pandora channel for the past two hours. It's been a blast!! Jim Croce! Orleans! The Eagles!

by Anonymousreply 4602/18/2013

Please don't say The Eagles.

It burns.

by Anonymousreply 4702/18/2013

Oh ho's magic

by Anonymousreply 4802/18/2013

Today Billy Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie bridge

by Anonymousreply 4902/18/2013

The ink is black, the page is white...

by Anonymousreply 5002/18/2013

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name,

It felt good to be out of the rain.

In the desert you can remember your name,

Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain.

by Anonymousreply 5102/18/2013

Yes - and they were all released in 1974:

Billy Don't Be A Hero

The Night Chicago Died

Which Way You're Going, Billy

Seasons In The Sun

Run, Joey, Run

Having My Baby

Midnight At The Oasis (1976?)

Torn Between Two Lovers (1977?)

by Anonymousreply 5202/18/2013

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, Joy to you and me!

by Anonymousreply 5302/18/2013

Have we given up on the "one-time" aspect of the thread?

by Anonymousreply 5402/18/2013

Oh no you didn't say MATO, R52.

I love that song.

by Anonymousreply 5502/18/2013

R23 aka Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (yeah, right!) is an idiot. "Brandy (You're a fine girl)" was a GREAT pop song.

The seventies did have a lot of incredibly bad songs become hits. Lots of them hit number one! Here are some of them:

"You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone

"Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton

"Feelings" by Albert Morris

"Billy, Don't Be A Hero" by Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods

"Afternoon Delight" by Starland Vocal Band

"Escape (the Pina Colada song)" by Rupert Holmes

"Muskrat Love" by The Captain and Tenille

"Do That To Me One More Time" by The Captain and Tenille

(You're) Havin' My Baby" by Paul Anka

"Close To You" by The Carpenters

"Top of the World" by The Carpenters

"Please Mr. Postman" by The Carpenters

"Sing" by The Carpenters

"Disco Duck" by Rick Dees

•The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace

Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes

•Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill

•The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr.

•Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor

My Love - Paul McCartney and Wings

Stumblin' In - Suzi Quatro

Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester

Helen Reddy - I Am Woman

Helen Reddy - You and Me Against the World

Helen Reddy - Ruby Red Dress (Leave Me Alone)

Indian Reservation - The Raiders

Let 'Em In - Wings

Silly Love Songs - Wings

Let Her In - John Travolta

Don't Give Up On Us, Baby - David Soul

Run, Joey, Run by David Geddes

Anything by the Osmonds

Thank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver

You Take My Breath Away - Rex Smith

Woman To Woman - Shirley Brown

My Ding-a-Ling - Chuck Berry

by Anonymousreply 5602/18/2013

E*dergay Thread.

by Anonymousreply 5702/18/2013

I just want to STOP...and tell you how I feel about you, babe.

by Anonymousreply 5802/18/2013

The niiiigt Those Suckers Got They Ass Kicked.

And all the bells were ringing.

The niiight those mofos were brought down..

And all the people were singing

They said, "Fuuuuck you crackers in your ass...fuck all you crackers in the asssss."

by Anonymousreply 5902/18/2013

I like those two Wings songs, r56, but agree with the rest of your list. I know it's shocking how fluffy McCartney got on his own without Lennon's help, but still they are catchy.

by Anonymousreply 6002/18/2013

I went to my apartment on a Monday at one A-singin' do lolly, lolly shicky bum, shicky bum Started movin' in it on a Tuesday at two A-singin' do lolly, lolly shicky do, shicky do Wednesday at three I called the phone company, singin': "Hey baby, put a phone in for me" Thursday at four he came a-knockin' at my door, singin':

"Hey, baby, I'm your telephone man You just show me where you want it and I'll put it where I can I can put it in the bedroom, I can put it in the hall I can put it in the bathroom, I can hang it on the wall You can have it with a buzz, you can have it with a ring And if you really want it you can have a ding-a-ling Because-a hey baby, I'm your telephone man"

Can you believe that? And then he says:

"Now when other fellas call ya tell 'em how it all began"

Well...can you imagine?

My heart began a-thumpin' and my mind began to fly And I knew I wasn't dealin' with no ordinary guy So while he was a-talking I was thinkin' up my plan Then my fingers did the walkin' on the telephone man

Singin' hey lolly, lolly Hey lolly, lolly Hey lolly, lolly Get it any way you can Right? Ha ha ha, so...

I got it in the bedroom, and I got it in the hall And I got it in the bathroom, and he hung it on the wall I got it with a buzz, and I got it with a ring And when he told me what my number was I got a ding-a-ling

A-singin' hey lolly, lolly Hey lolly, lolly Hey lolly, lolly Just-a doin' my thing

Ha, ha...I've never done anything like this before!

by Anonymousreply 6102/18/2013

I'm in grief and it's very raw... PLEASE!

by Anonymousreply 6202/18/2013

Some of you are real fucknuts. I was one talented bitch.

by Anonymousreply 6302/18/2013

I found your diary underneath at tree, and started reading about me.



by Anonymousreply 6402/18/2013

Vanity Fare!

by Anonymousreply 6502/18/2013

R61 I read those lyrics and laughed myself to tears. Thank you for the great laugh. I just heard that song a few weeks ago for the first time since 1977. It kills me.

by Anonymousreply 6602/18/2013

Oh well. If none of you jackwads are fans of mine, I'll go look up the 86-year-old broad who's singing "You Never Done It Like That" at the 2:45 mark. Girlfriend knows my talent, and looks like she knows how to par-tay.

by Anonymousreply 6702/18/2013

You think it was just the 70s, OP?

by Anonymousreply 6802/18/2013

Check out the clothing

by Anonymousreply 6902/18/2013

Helen Reddy's 'Angie Baby' was so bad it was good.

by Anonymousreply 7002/18/2013

Never Done it Like That is one of my favorite songs. One of their big hits that escapes the schmaltz. Toni had one of the best voices ever to record but some of the songs were a bit, well, cheesy.

The album that song came from also had one of the best covers ever.

See link.

by Anonymousreply 7102/18/2013

There's nothing second-rate about "Seasons in the Sun."

by Anonymousreply 7202/18/2013

The funny thing is how even the most wretched of these songs brings back a memory. Music jolts the memory more than anything else. I was more into the F.M. Rock of the time, but these Top 40 Songs really take me back and put a smile on my face (well, except for Playground In My Mind, that one still makes me sick lol.

by Anonymousreply 7302/18/2013

R73, Exactly. I hear one of these songs and I see the smiling faces in my memories, of friends, family members, classmates from school, many of whom are no longer with us. These songs take me to a happy place in childhood, before I knew death and loss. Many of these songs I hated in the '70s. I still do not care for most of them, but they do bring in floods of memories and a big smile to my face.

by Anonymousreply 7402/18/2013

OP, do you mean people who had one hit? Because some of these songs are cheesy and awful but the performers had more than one hit and some were quite popular.

by Anonymousreply 7502/18/2013

What else could "one time radio hit" mean r75? The OP should've used the phrase "one-hit-wonder" but didn't, so the one hit stipulation has been generally ignored.

by Anonymousreply 7602/18/2013

Anyone remember The Tennessee Bird Walk from '70? I purchased a copy of this single when I was 8. I still like this tune that came out when the ecology movement was in full bloom.

by Anonymousreply 7702/18/2013

Cyndi Grecco was a one hit wonder in the 70s. You might think you don't know her song, but you probably do.

by Anonymousreply 7802/18/2013

R52, I hated "Seasons in the Sun" in 1974 or whenever it first came out. I thought it was so happy, so cheerful.

But over the years I came to understand the song. It's by Jacques Brel. The singer, who is dying, is saying goodbye to his best friend and then to his cheating wife, who had an affair with the best friend. None of this, of course, came through in 1974.

If you don't understand French, check out the Kingston Trio rendition, which is much more emotionally true than the weirdness by Terry Jacks.

by Anonymousreply 7902/18/2013

You should hear Nirvana's version of Seasons in the Sun. Depressing.

by Anonymousreply 8002/18/2013

Anyone who hasn't heard Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road needs to. Everyone one else just needs to listen to it again now. Seriously.

by Anonymousreply 8102/18/2013

She ran calling 'Wi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ild-fire!'

by Anonymousreply 8202/18/2013

We made love in my Chevy van and that's all right with me...

Moonlight Feels Right - with marimba solo!

by Anonymousreply 8302/18/2013

Put your hand in the ass of the man who stills the water

Put your hand in the ass of the man from Galilee

Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently

By puttin' your hand in the ass of the man from Galilee

by Anonymousreply 8402/18/2013

R83, "Moonlight Feels Right" was one of my all time favorite songs.

by Anonymousreply 8502/18/2013

One Toke Over the line sweet Jesus...

by Anonymousreply 8602/18/2013

Wildfire, Shannon, Thunder Island

I happen to love the 70s---disco, classic rock and many of the one-hit wonders if only for nostalgia...

except muskrat love, now that was just unforgivable.

by Anonymousreply 8702/18/2013

I'm not Lisa...

by Anonymousreply 8802/18/2013

My ding-a-ling....everybody sing.....

by Anonymousreply 8902/18/2013

Chic a boom, chic a boom

by Anonymousreply 9002/18/2013

Ok, you have to love the "Captain and Tennille Trilogy of Gay Sex."

(I Never Wanted To Touch A Man) The Way That I Want to Touch You.

I've Never Done It Like That

and then the big finale....

Do That To Me One More Time.

Also, as much as Helen Reddy may not appeal to everyone, she did have a great run.

I Am Woman

Delta Dawn

You And Me Against The World

Angie Baby

Ain't Now Way To Treat A Lady.

Pretty impressive string of hits.

While this is supposed to be cheesy one-hit-wonders, one of the best one-hit-wonders was "Soavecito" by Malo (Carlos Santana's brother was in the group). If you don't know or don't remember, give it a listen. Pretty timeless.

by Anonymousreply 9102/18/2013

"You Light up my life"

Not only does it suck, but the guy who wrote it was a serial rapist

by Anonymousreply 9202/18/2013

I love the song Brandy.

One hit wonder but it wasn't crappy. Been hearing it a lot on the radio lately.

Brandy wears a braided chain made of finest silver from the north of Spain.

A locket that bares the name of the man that Brandy loved.....

by Anonymousreply 9302/18/2013

I've Never Been To Me

by Anonymousreply 9402/18/2013

Billy, Don't Be A Hero (don't be a fool with your life. Billy, don't be a hero. Come back and make me your wife)


BAND OF GOLD ( all that's left is a band of gold. All that's left of the dreams I hold is a band of gold and the memories, of what love could be if you were still here with me)

IN THE YEAR 25-25 (If man is still alive, if woman can survive they may find..)

by Anonymousreply 9502/18/2013

I always HATED Wild Fire.

by Anonymousreply 9602/18/2013

The 70's?

Darling, good popular music died the day Glen Miller's plane went missing.

by Anonymousreply 9702/18/2013

To me, the worst song of the '70s was "Boogie Fever" by the Sylvers. I don't know why, but that song grated on my nerves. I still hate it to this day.

All night long, we did the bump, bump, bump

by Anonymousreply 9802/18/2013

Torn Between Two Lovers. I always think of getting DP'ed when I hear that one.

by Anonymousreply 9902/18/2013

How do you do Mm Mm I thought Wa-na Na-na Na-na Just me and you And then we can Na-na Na-na Just like before And you will say Na-na Na-na Please give me more And you will think Na-na Na-na Hey that's what I'm living for

by Anonymousreply 10002/18/2013

Love is like oxygen

You get too much you get too high

not enough and you're gonna die.

by Anonymousreply 10102/18/2013

I'm eating some Hot Butter Popcorn as I read this thread.

by Anonymousreply 10202/18/2013

Go really fast... and it's not rachel singers.

B.B. Bumble and the Stingers Mott the Hoople, Ray Charles Singers Lonnie Mack and Twangin' Eddy Here's my ring, we're going steady Take it easy, take me higher Liar, liar house on fire Locomotion, Poco passion Deeper purple, Satisfaction Baby, baby, gotta, gotta Gimmee, gimmee, gettin' hotter Sammy's cookin', Leslie's Gorey Richie Valens end of story Maha Vishnu, Fujiama Kama Sutra, Rama Lama Richard Perry, Spector Barry Righteous, Archies, Nilsson Harry Shimmy, Shimmy, Koko Boppin' Fats is back and finger poppin' FM, AM hits are clickin' While the clock is tocking, ticking Friends and Romans, salutations Brenda and the Tabulations Carly Simon, I behold her Rolling Stones center folder Johnny Cash and Johnny Rivers Can't stop now I've got the shivers Mungo Jerry, Peter Peter, Paul Paul and Mary Mary Dr. John, the nightly tripper Doris Day and Jack the Ripper Got to go sir, got to swelter Leon Russell, Gimme Shelter Miracles in Smokey places Slide guitarists and Fender basses Mushroom omelet, Bonnie Bramlett Wilson Pickett, stomp and kick it.

by Anonymousreply 10302/18/2013

I hated ...

I Love by Tom T. Hall

Mull of Kintyre by McCartney & Wings. Barf.

New Kid In Town by The Eagles

Car Wash by Rose Royce

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton & Kiki

Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy

Delta Dawn by Tanya Tucker

50 Ways to Leave Your Love by Paul Simon

Butterscotch Castle by Capt. & Tennille

Angel In Your Arms by Hot

Street Life by Crusaders

Mama Can't Buy You Love by Elton John

Rocket Man by William Shatner

Pumps Your Blood by Anson Williams/Potsie Webber

by Anonymousreply 10402/18/2013

Let's try this again people. The OP was subject was "cheesy one-hit wonders".


by Anonymousreply 10502/18/2013

R103 I hated that song with a passion. I think I only heard it in its entirety one or two times. After that I ran for the radio dial and changed the channel.

by Anonymousreply 10602/18/2013

To be fair, R105-OP did not say "One hit wonder"-he said "one time radio hits"-whatever the hell that means.

by Anonymousreply 10702/18/2013

You are probably right OP, after the Beatles' breakup even they, individually, contributed to the cheesiness. I did like ABBA and alot of the disco music though.

by Anonymousreply 10802/18/2013

I think we can safely infer the OP meant one-hit wonders.

by Anonymousreply 10902/18/2013

Go ahead and hate a neighbor, go ahead and cheat a friend...

by Anonymousreply 11002/18/2013

R104 had me cackling with that first one and now I can't get it out of my head. For those of you who don't know it, read these lyrics with a country accent and you get the gist:

"I love little baby ducks, old pickup trucks, Sunday school in May... and hay." (and then sung/howled) And IIIII love you too."

Still, "Playground in my Mind" has to win as the all-time worst. This is not a matter of gay or straight, gays hate it just as much, I would even guess that women hate it as much as men. Pure vomit. I dare you to track it down and listen. :)

by Anonymousreply 11102/18/2013

R91: I love Sauvecito!

by Anonymousreply 11202/18/2013

For whatever reason, I have a memory of Bernadette Peters singing I Love. IIRC, she sang it on Dinah! Dinah Shore's talk show.

by Anonymousreply 11302/18/2013

I also love Suavecito. It still sounds great all these years later.

Back on topic, 'Alone Again Naturally' by Gilbert O'Sullivan was music to slit your wrists by.

by Anonymousreply 11402/18/2013

Does anyone remember a song that included the line, "My fingers did a walking on the Telephone Man?" I vaguely remember it from my childhood, but not enough to look it up.

by Anonymousreply 11502/18/2013

okay, can't resist, I'm a sadist... complete with someone's very literal homemade music video, I present you Tom T. Hall...

by Anonymousreply 11602/18/2013

Forgot who sang it , but "Save Your Kisses For Me" (even though you're only three...AWWWWW)

"Heartbeat (It's A Lovebeat)" by the DeFranco Family.

"Kung-Fu Fighting" (with the awful 'chinka-chinka-chinka-ching')

by Anonymousreply 11702/18/2013

"Don't Give Up on Us Baby" by the blond guy off of Starsky and Hutch

by Anonymousreply 11802/18/2013

Wichita Linesman? G.Campbell

by Anonymousreply 11902/18/2013

I kind of like some of these. I just found out a few days ago that Minnie riperton is Maya Rudolph's mother.

OK some 70's one hits.

1. Smokin in the Boys Room

2. Midnight at the Oasis

3. Rock & Roll Hootchie Koo

4. Disco Duck

5. Magnet & Steel (although I liked that one--my bad taste)

by Anonymousreply 12002/18/2013

"Kung Fu Fighting" is one of those songs I only like when I'm drunk. Sober, I don't care for it.

by Anonymousreply 12102/18/2013

The Lord's Prayer by Sister Janet Mead got a decent amount of airplay when it was on the charts.

by Anonymousreply 12202/18/2013

That's Rufus Wainwright's dad at R81.

by Anonymousreply 12302/18/2013

Only teen girls and the tragically uncool listened to AM radio in the 70s.

This is about as bad as it got.

by Anonymousreply 12402/18/2013

You guys are finding some classics. Tony DeFranco was meant to challenge Donny Osmond but that was short-lived; this was their only hit and I loved it as a (little gay) boy.

But that Sister Janet Mead "music video" is one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Love the fancy footwork and synchronized genuflecting. I loved that song as a boy too or maybe was afraid not to, lightning strike or whatever. But had never seen that visual. Did she later commit suicide or was that The Singing Nun? Some celebrity nun did.

by Anonymousreply 12502/18/2013

They weren't one-hit-wonders, but the Osmonds put out a lot of cheesy crap in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 12602/18/2013

Horrible song r124, but love the day-glow set. I don't remember them at all. I looked at their wiki page, that was their biggest hit in 1973, followed by two smaller top 40 hits. They were has-beens by 1975.

by Anonymousreply 12702/18/2013

Technically a One Hit Wonder... if I told you this guy would be the biggest musical star of the next decade or so, would you believe me based on this performance? Wait for the middle eight... "Gonna open uhhhhhhh-up"...

by Anonymousreply 12802/18/2013

The Babys

by Anonymousreply 12902/18/2013

That's how I learned the Lord's Prayer.

by Anonymousreply 13002/18/2013

Tony Defranco today:

by Anonymousreply 13102/18/2013

Awww... R129. That's a great song. Splendid production and recorded sound, too. But that cover was an embarassment, The guys all airbrushed, and in baby blue & pink. I was as self-concious buying it as Christian Bale was buying the "Brian Slade" LP (with it's quite obvious visual reference to Jobriath) in "Velvet Goldmine". Ha ha.

Poor Jo, he was a no-hit wonder. The biggest hype of the glam/glitter era. Here he is, with a charming build up by Gladys Knight. Who mispronounces his name, bless her.

by Anonymousreply 13202/19/2013

R129, I hope that song is not considered cheesy but I loved it then and still love it today.

I also loved Angie Baby, Afternoon Delight, Midnight at the Oasis, Moonlight Feels Right, If You Leave Me Now, Wildfire, Cats in the Cradle, A Horse With No Name, Everybody's Beautiful, Candy Man--ok so what if they're not the greatest songs in the world, they were catchy and bring back good memories for me.

by Anonymousreply 13302/19/2013

[quote]I just found out a few days ago that Minnie riperton is Maya Rudolph's mother.

Near the end of "Loving You", Minnie is singing "Maya, Maya"...I'm old and I've known for years that they were mother-daughter.

by Anonymousreply 13402/19/2013

Yeah that Babys song is cool, not cheesy at all. I don't really remember it, but I like it. "Every Time I Think Of You" was their other hit and is more familiar, and I like that too. I'll have to download their GH. Good glam-rock like "Love Is Like Oxygen", also listed here (but only by one person.)

by Anonymousreply 13502/19/2013

It's just you.

by Anonymousreply 13602/19/2013

r65 wrong decade

by Anonymousreply 13702/19/2013

Even the guy's name is cheesy....

but fuck me if I still like it!

by Anonymousreply 13802/19/2013

[quote]Technically a One Hit Wonder

Only in the strictest of senses - when you separate the solo act from other hits he had as part of a group or duo.

by Anonymousreply 13902/19/2013

[quote]I went to my apartment on a Monday at one A-singin' do lolly, lolly shicky bum, shicky bum

I had to Google this. This was a hit? Where? I just YouTubed and never heard it ever and I've heard and probably have in my iTunes the 70's collection every song listed here.

by Anonymousreply 14002/19/2013

The convoy song, quite possibly the worst #1 hit ever. Also, Car Wash although that was great.

by Anonymousreply 14102/19/2013

R95, wasn't Band of Gold supposed to be about a man abandoning his wife on their honeymoon for another man? Can't be arsed listening to the whole song again for the narrative, though, so if anyone knows...

by Anonymousreply 14202/19/2013

A lot of terrible songs here to be sure, but nothing compares to the horror that Tony Orlando and Dawn unleashed with Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.

It's not the song itself (no worse than Knock Three Times on the Ceiling), it's the fact that it created this national obsession with ribbons for every fucking thing that comes down the pike.

by Anonymousreply 14302/19/2013

"Love is Like Oxygen" is a great song!

by Anonymousreply 14402/19/2013

How do we feel about Harper Valley PTA?

by Anonymousreply 14502/19/2013

Funny Face I love you. Funny Face I need you. These are the sweetest words I've ever heard.

LA International Aiirrrport. Where the big jet engines roar.

by Anonymousreply 14602/19/2013

R140 It was "Telephone Man" by Meri Wilson. Search for it again on YouTube, it's there. It was a 1977 novelty song. Horrible, but hilarious. She had a string of lesser-hit novelty songs and she died about ten years ago.

by Anonymousreply 14702/19/2013

R145 1968

by Anonymousreply 14802/19/2013

Has Cher made this thread yet? I can remember at least three major clinkers from the period:

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves.

Half Breed.

Dark Lady.

by Anonymousreply 14902/19/2013

r147 Mari Wilson is still alive.

by Anonymousreply 15002/19/2013

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse

Long-Haired Lover From Liverpool - Jimmy Osmond

Jim Dandy - Black Oak Arkansas

Hocus Pocus - Focus

Junk Food Junkie - Larry Groce

Welcome Back (Bathhouse Theme) - John Sebastian

Wham Bam (Shang-a-Lang) - Silver

Disco Duck - Rick Dees

Jeans On - David Dundas

King Tut - Steve Martin

Makin' It - David Naughton

Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles

Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog

by Anonymousreply 15102/19/2013

"Come on down to my place, baby We'll talk about love Come on down to my place, woman We'll make loooooooooooooooooooooove

Hot child in the city Runnin' wild & lookin' pretty"

by Anonymousreply 15202/19/2013

I think Hot Child is ok, though I have heard his other music and the rest of it sucks. So he's certainly a one-hit-wonder.

by Anonymousreply 15302/19/2013

R146 wins..... by a mile.

by Anonymousreply 15402/19/2013

[quote]Makin' It - David Naughton

Nah ah!!

You can't be a card-carrying gay and not like this song. Corny sitcom lyrics aside (blame Laverne & Shirley for the beggining of the end for sitcom lyrics about making it to the top my way and no one can stop me because believe it or not I believe in myself one day at a time etc etc), "Makin 'it" featured an infectuous beat performed by an effervescent hottie (70's standards).

by Anonymousreply 15502/19/2013

Non stop. To the top.

by Anonymousreply 15602/19/2013

I think I would prefer one-hit wonders all the time like back in the day (many times the full record was good) than to have the same artists releasing. There is no diversity anymore.

by Anonymousreply 15702/19/2013

Very pop, very white, but I dare you sit still through the whole thing.

by Anonymousreply 15802/19/2013

Randy Newman: ugh, such a horrible voice and overrated songs

by Anonymousreply 15902/19/2013

Makin' it...non-stop.

Makin' the top.

Right here, right now...

by Anonymousreply 16002/19/2013

R150 - Meri Wilson died in 2002, at the age of 53, after she lost control of her car on Georgia State Route 377 in Americus, Georgia, during an ice storm.

Ansley Records released a self-titled album in 2002 which included all of her known recorded novelty songs.

* Not to be confused with MAry Wilson of the Supremes.

by Anonymousreply 16102/19/2013

About a year later, Meri Wilson had a moderate hit with


Here we go again I was lying on my back porch just a-getting some sun Had my hair done up in pigtails had my swiming suit on I was just about asleep when there came a shadow over me I opened up my eyes to peek and what did I see-ee There was a man what a man looking down on me Tall dark and handsome, six foot three There was a look in his eyes that was telling me He knew that there was something that he wanted to see He said "Hi my name is Peter And I'm here to read your meter I'd like to see your kilowatts Could you take me to your box" I didn't have the slightest notion where that box could be But I said to Peter won't you follow me We went upstairs downstairs inside and out I just loved having Peter follow me about He said "Hey what's with you fox Can't you take me to your box I came here to see your meter They call me Peter the meter reader" By the time he found my meter it was a quarter past four And he said to watch my heater as he was walking through my door Every single kilowatt was a-looking just fine And he'd be coming back to see them in another month's ti-i-ime So now I'm waiting yes I'm waiting so patiently To have my sweet sweet Peter read my meter for me Maybe I should tell you so you'll understand That Peter used to be my telephone man Singing hey-laddy-laddy hey-laddy-laddy hey-laddy-laddy Get it any way you can I've never done anything like this before...well...

by Anonymousreply 16202/19/2013

Elderlez here...and I love all of this stuff. I'll take "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Philadelphia Freedom" over the crap masquerading for music nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 16302/19/2013

The Bertha Butt Boogie by Jimmy Castor Bunch.

So awful, but so good at the same time.

by Anonymousreply 16402/19/2013

I always hate, HATE, HATED "Lay Lady Lay" by Bob Dylan. I once threw my little transistor radio into the swimming pool because it dared to play that pile of shit.

Not a One Hit Wonder, but...

I loved Eric Clapton, but I always hated "I Shot The Sheriff". I hated Bob Marley's version too. Awful song.

I just thought of another one... "Candida" by Tony Orlando and Dawn... Ugh!

by Anonymousreply 16502/19/2013

I always wondered when I got older why Tony Orlando was singing about a yeast infection.

by Anonymousreply 16602/19/2013

In the 70's, it was about THE MUSIC, not these cults of personality like Beyonce and Gaga and all the rest of these "artists" today.

I Want Your Love, Bad Girls, Just a Singer In A Rock and Roll Band, Taking Care of Business - god, give me back the 70's!

by Anonymousreply 16702/19/2013

A horrid one I can never forget...

"Without Your Love (Mr. Jordan)" - Charlie Ross

If you don't remember it, consider yourself blessed. It was fucking atrocious.

The cheeseball lyrics. I just checked. It's on YouTube. Sing away...

Honey, we've been married Going on five years And my love for you Grows stronger everyday

Funny, no one thought This love of ours would last But we knew this love of ours Was here to stay

Without your love I know that I'd be nothing And without you I know I surely die

(Hello) hello, sweetheart Is that wife of yours around Cause I'd like to know if You're seeing me tonight

Don't worry, Mr. Jordan I'll be over right away My wife won't mind If I work late tonight

Honey, do you really love me (Yes, Mr. Jordan) I just can't stand being away From you for so long (Well, just ease your mind, Mr. Jordan I'll be right over)

I don't need to tell you You know I hate to go It seems I always leave you all alone

It's all right I'm sure he really needs you So I think you'd better go I'll just fall asleep And dream till you come home

Goodbye, sweetheart (So long, honey)

(Hello) hi, sweetheart, guess what My husband's finally gone And I can't wait till I'm in your arms tonight

Without your love I know that I'd be nothing And without you I know I'd surely die

Without your love I know that I'd be nothing And without you I know I'd surely die

by Anonymousreply 16802/19/2013

I loathed 'Chuck E.'s in Love' by Rickie Lee Jones. Could not stand that song. My older sister had the 45 and played it over and over. When she graduated and moved out I put that 45 on the floor and stomped it into a billion bite-sized pieces.

by Anonymousreply 16902/19/2013

Top Of The World - The Fucking Carpenters

You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealer's Wheel

One Bad Apple - The Fucking Osmonds

I Am Woman - 'HELL'en Reddy

Basketball Jones - Cheech & Chong (irritating)

Paper Roses - Marie Fucking Osmond

Puppy Love - Donny Fucking Osmond

Happy Days Theme - Pratt & McClain

Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver

Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot

Beach Baby - First Class

Some of the above were not one-hit wonders, but I hate them so I listed them anyway.

by Anonymousreply 17002/19/2013

Since Helen Reddy songs have been mentioned, I'll add "Keep on Singing" (don't stop singing) to the list.

Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Who's in the Strawberry Patch with Sally" and "Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose" were atrocious tunes from their "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" time.

"A Cowboy's Work is Never Done" by Sonny and Cher was a dumb song but hey, it sounded kinda good anyway if you imagine it as a theme song used for a movie or TV show.

There was an endless supply of twangy, catchy pop songs that took off on top 40 radio too.

"Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" by Johnny Rivers, Jim Stafford's "Spiders and Snakes"/"My Girl Bill", the Bellamy Bros. "Let Your Love Flow", and "Baby Boy" by Mary Kay Place to name just a few.

Neil Sedaka and Bobby Vinton recorded comeback hits too like "Bad Blood" and "My Melody of Love" and Ringo Starr had chosen to go the cheesy route with songs like "The No No Song."

by Anonymousreply 17102/19/2013

My two least favorite '70s songs have already been mentioned. They were both so bad that they warrant mentioning again.

1. Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes

2. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer

I really dislike those two songs.

by Anonymousreply 17202/19/2013

Look what they've done to my song ma.

by Anonymousreply 17302/19/2013

I just thought of a really, really bad one.

"Watching Scotty Grow" by Mac Davis, 1972

I also hated "We Go Together" by The Grease Cast, from the soundtrack album, 1978

by Anonymousreply 17402/19/2013

R171, thanks for reminding me about Rocking Pneumonia - that was always one of my favorites - stupid lyrics, but very catchy. :)

by Anonymousreply 17502/19/2013

Heaven on the 7th Floor - Paul Nicholas

by Anonymousreply 17602/19/2013

I've just closed my eyes again

Climbed aboard the dreamweaver train

Driver, take away my worries of today

And leave tomorrow behind

by Anonymousreply 17702/19/2013

These are all Wonder Bread White songs. Were there any cheeseball R&B '70s hits?

by Anonymousreply 17802/19/2013

Weird but wonderful: "Lonely Boy" by Andrew Gold (Marni Nixon's son!)

by Anonymousreply 17902/19/2013

This thread is about cheesy, crappy artists but even a legend like Aretha Franklin was not immune to bad taste during the 70s. Her disco album, La Diva, is one of the worst records she ever put out.

by Anonymousreply 18002/19/2013

"Sad Eyes" is a strong contender to own this thread.

by Anonymousreply 18102/19/2013

R179 I just was looking for the CD of the album "Lonely Boy" is on.

by Anonymousreply 18202/19/2013

Presented without comment

by Anonymousreply 18302/19/2013

[quote]Heaven on the 7th Floor - Paul Nicholas

Christ, Paul Nicholas was gorgeous. He played Cousin Kevin in the "Tommy" movie and went on to be a big West End stage star. Hasn't aged well though.

by Anonymousreply 18402/19/2013

[quote]These are all Wonder Bread White songs. Were there any cheeseball R&B '70s hits?

Oh yeah -

Me & Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul

Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas

If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Wanna Be Right)- Luther Ingram

Want Ads - Honey Cone

Armed & Extremely Dangerous - First Choice

A Fifth Of Beethoven - Walter Murphy

Disco Lucy - Wilton Place Street Band

Rocking Chair - Gwen McRae

And, in the phone-sex genre:

Party Line - Andrea True Connection

Hot Line - The Sylvers

Walking In The Rain With The One I Love - Love Unlimited

Doctor's Orders - Carol Douglas

The last two weren't as much corny as they were difficult to pull off in a live performance

However, ALL these songs, corny as they were, had a great groove or a fantastic beat to dance to, and therein lies the difference.

by Anonymousreply 18502/19/2013

"Shannon", about the dead dog. A very depressing, horribly written song. The guy's voice was super annoying too. When songs this bad become big hits, you have to wonder.

A lot of these songs listed were HUGE hits, it really goes to show the horrid taste of the general public!

by Anonymousreply 18602/19/2013

I like that song R185!

by Anonymousreply 18702/19/2013

"Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse"

Oh well. Love this one anyhow. And Me and Mrs. Jones, Armed and Extremely Dangerous, Want Ads too.

by Anonymousreply 18802/19/2013

Shannon the dog drifted out to sea.

Wildfire busted down his stall and died in a blizzard.

Emma killed herself because she couldn't get hired as an actress.

Timothy got eaten by his mates when the mine caved in.

Little Sister killed one man and her cheap sister-in-law but her brother got hanged for it.

The Blind Man in the bleachers had to die to see his son play football. And the organ grinder with the little monkey died too. Another poor old guy gave his wife a daisy a day even on her tombstone after... well, you know.

What else? Radio was kind of scary in the '70s if you were a child. I either cried or was spooked by a lot of these (though none creeped me out as much as Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" did then).

by Anonymousreply 18902/19/2013

P.S. How could I forget Joey who dodged a bullet from his girlfriend's Dad, took her in his arms, looked down and saw his hands were red and here's the last words Julie said....... "daddy, please don't, it wasn't his fault..."

And the angels sing: "aaaaaaaAHHHHHH, AHHHHHHaaaaaa."

by Anonymousreply 19002/19/2013

R178 - Yes, there were cheesy R&B songs too. Music in the 70s was equal opportunity cheese.

Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor

Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight

This Will Be - Natalie Cole

Dancing Machine - The Jackson Five

Ease On Down The Road - Diana & Michael

Boogie Fever - The Sylvers

Hot Line - The Sylvers

Loving You - Minnie Ripperton

Everyone's A Winner - Hot Chocolate

You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

Car Wash - Rose Royce

Get Dancin' - Disco Tex & The Sexolettes

Don't Wanna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) - Joe Tex

Bertha Butt Boogie - Joe Tex

(Push, Push) In The Bush - Musique

Kung Fu Fightin' - Carl Douglas

Macho Man - Village People

Hot Cop - Village People

Love Hangover - Diana Ross

Superman - Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch

Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb

In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry

by Anonymousreply 19102/19/2013

Ring My Bell - Anita Ward

In The Navy - Village People

by Anonymousreply 19202/19/2013

I've got to second that 'Without Your Love (Mr. Jordan) song. I had forgotten about that stinker until someone mentioned it in this thread. I think that was the worst one-hit wonder of the '70s. I think it was out in either late 1975 or early 1976, if memory doesn't fail me.

by Anonymousreply 19302/19/2013

Granted he's not "one time" but I'm shocked no one has mentioned Barry Manilow yet, since we're talking cheesy and crappy.

Oh, and I loved him. Especially "Somewhere in the Night" and "Ready to Take a Chance Again".

by Anonymousreply 19402/19/2013

r100 Mouth was a hot proto-bear in the video for How Do You Do

by Anonymousreply 19502/19/2013

for everyone listing Charlene and Never Been To Maine, it's from the 80's, when pop culture really took a nosedive

by Anonymousreply 19602/19/2013

I graduated high school in the mid-1970s. Just mentioning these songs brought back many memories.

Someone wrote in one my yearbooks: "These might not be the best of times, these might not be the worst of times, but these are only time that we will ever know."

The music of the 1970s ... not the best, not the worst, but the only music that my friends and classmates knew

by Anonymousreply 19702/19/2013

Sounds like there are a lot of queers in this group, by the names of those songs. What gives here---isn't this this the John Birch Society adjunct site?

by Anonymousreply 19802/19/2013

When Will I See You Again --the Three Degrees!

by Anonymousreply 19902/19/2013

Uh, I LOVE that song r199.

by Anonymousreply 20002/19/2013


Never been to Maine?


by Anonymousreply 20102/19/2013

"I've Never Been to Me" is the title of a ballad, written and compsed by Ron Miller and Kenneth Hirsch, which is best known via a recording by American pop singer Charlene. Its original release in 1977 barely registered on the Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S., but its re-release in early-1982 peaked at #3 and earned her a gold certification.

It was originally released in 1977!

It's still one of the worst songs ever recorded.

by Anonymousreply 20202/19/2013

Ok, R161. I was thinking of MARI Wilson, the British singer who used to dress up in 60s drag in the 80s. She's still alive.

by Anonymousreply 20302/19/2013

"Never Been To Maine"? Wow. Now, I know Three Dog Night has "Never Been To Spain" and Charlene has "Never Been To Me". Was "Never Been To Maine" the follow-up single to "It Never Rains In Southern California"?

by Anonymousreply 20402/19/2013

My best friend and I have loved David Naughton's 'Makin' It' since we were in college in the late 90s. It's so cheesy it's infectious, and we've always called it our "theme song." The song was featured in a movie called "Detroit Rock City" back in around '98 and that's where we first heard it.

by Anonymousreply 20502/19/2013

I've been to paradise.... but I've never been to Maine.

by Anonymousreply 20602/19/2013

I remember "Makin' It" was a huge hit in the Summer of 1979, when I was 14. It got lots of play at the Skating Rink that year. David Naughton was one hot looking mutha-fucka too. I remember in 1981, when An American Werewolf In London came out, my best buddy and I were in love with him and we went to see that movie five times. Then when it was on HBO in 1982, we recorded it and watched it many more times. I wore the videotape out in the spot where he had his full frontal scene. Beautiful cock!Yummy!

by Anonymousreply 20702/19/2013

At the 2:52 mark, does she sing.... the subtle whoring that costs too much to be free?

by Anonymousreply 20802/19/2013

"Granted he's not "one time" but I'm shocked no one has mentioned Barry Manilow yet, since we're talking cheesy and crappy."

He did Could It Be Magic and because of that I can't get on his case. I love that song, cheesy or not.

by Anonymousreply 20902/19/2013

It gave us some of the best club dance music..Relight My Fire, Harmony, Dyin To Be Dancin, New Toy, anything from fucking Sylvester..I could go on and on....

by Anonymousreply 21002/19/2013

Is this my beginning or is it the end?

When will I see you again?

by Anonymousreply 21102/19/2013

I can't believe that no one has listed the travesty known as "Wonderful Christmastime" by Sir Paul McCartney & His Wings from late 1979. Pure garbage.

Also, anything by Shaun Cassidy (Da Doo Ron Ron; Hey Deanie; That's Rock 'n' Roll - I remember those because my sister had his 45's -I hated those songs).

I also hated "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward. Awful. Catchy music but her voice was sooooo shrill.

by Anonymousreply 21202/19/2013

Patches...I'm dependin' on you son...

by Anonymousreply 21302/19/2013

England Dan and John Ford Coley for your listening pleasure:

by Anonymousreply 21402/19/2013

"You light up my life, you give me hope, to carry on. You light up my days, and fill my nights with song"

Suck on that, bitches! Love, Debby Boone

Trivia: Debby Boone nearly joined the all-girl group The Runaways. She auditioned in 1976 and...

just kidding, I can't even joke about that.

by Anonymousreply 21502/19/2013

Shaun Cassidy was my first real crush. A couple years later in college I got to be an extra in a TV show shooting in this small town and the star was, guess who, Shaun Cassidy. I had to chase him in a scene and it required close proximity.

The first time I saw him in person, I started shaking so bad, I had to go outside and get myself together. cringe-worthy, yes, I know, Mary!

Later I met him again when casting something and, by then, he was just another actor looking for a gig (though he refused to sit in the waiting room with other actors, not an unusual request from the famous). No more shakes but I still checked him out from behind as I walked him down the hall. so damn cute.

by Anonymousreply 21602/19/2013

And Debbie's sister was our first Poster Child for Bulemia. Karen C had Anorexia but Miss Boone was the first to write and give us an image of her eating garbage off the kitchen floor. always loved her for that somehow.

by Anonymousreply 21702/19/2013

"Me & You & A Dog named Boo"

Oy. Vey. Iz. Mere.

by Anonymousreply 21802/19/2013

The worst song of the '70s was "Cum-Dump Woman" by Fabio & The Felchers. The follow-up single, "Fisting To Be Famous" tanked on release and the group disbanded.

by Anonymousreply 21902/19/2013

"Boogie Woogie Dancin' Shoes" by Claudja Barry from 1978/79. I loved disco, but this one left a lot to be desired.

by Anonymousreply 22002/19/2013

Every year during the holidays, I'll hear that awful "Wonderful Christmastime" song by McCartney and Wings over the PA system in stores and such and it just makes my skin crawl. I hate hate hate that song with a passion.

IIRC, there was a thread here on DL long ago about "Wonderful Christmastime" and how much everybody fucking hated it.

by Anonymousreply 22102/19/2013

70s radio had more than its share of horrors, it's true. But hands-down, the prize for Worst Song of the Decade -- and perhaps Worst Song Ever -- has got to be Paul Anka's maudlin, nauseatingly sexist ode to male smugness and narcissism, "Havin' My Baby."

Seriously, it makes my skin crawl just thinking about it.

I can't believe that none of you bitches mentioned this one. Okay, technically, Paul Anka wasn't a one-hit wonder -- but neither are a lot the other singers and bands that have been mentioned here.

Maybe this one was so terrifying everybody developed a mental block about it?

by Anonymousreply 22202/19/2013

Some others for the list:

Eric Carmen, "All by Myself" -- in the shitshow that was 70s Top 40 pop, self-pity was a huge theme (remember "Alone Again, Naturally"?). It reached its apotheosis in this mawkish, grandiose piece of shit. The real shame here is that just a few years earlier, Eric Carmen's former band The Raspberries was making some pretty great pop records (e.g., "Go All the Way," "Tonight").

Grand Funk Railroad, "Locomotion" -- these guys were a truly wretched yet inexplicably popular band. Their version of the early rock dance tune classic "Locomotion" was a huge hit. It was also one of the very worst covers of all time. They completely ruin a great pop song.

First Class, "Beach Baby" -- yet another atrocity in a decade that was full of them. What's particularly insidious about this one is that it's such a deeply annoying, impossible-to-get-out-of-your-head earworm. I'm including a link to it below, but be forewarned: click on it at your own risk. Once you've heard it, it will get stuck in a groove in your head and you won't be able to get rid of it.

by Anonymousreply 22302/19/2013

This thread reminds me how much I've always loved "Golden Shower of Hits," the medley of 70s-riffic cheese by the punk rock band The Cramps.

by Anonymousreply 22402/19/2013

Oh god,I remember the vitriol being unleashed onto the awful Christmas Time song, R221. Even just thinking about it now makes me itchy with hatred. It's the annoyingly head-bobbling melody ...

Anyway, how can anyone hate the terrible song 'you light up my life' too much when it gave us this priceless moment in the movie 'Happiness'?

by Anonymousreply 22502/20/2013

[quote]I can't believe that none of you bitches mentioned this one.

Hey, Karen Valentine at r222 - several posters have listed/mentioned "Having My Baby" release year and all.

by Anonymousreply 22602/20/2013

I'll just leave this here---"Jungle Fever" by Las Chakachas

by Anonymousreply 22702/20/2013

Loved Jungle Fever. Used to drive my mom crazy when, as an 11-yr-old, I used to play it out loud.

by Anonymousreply 22802/20/2013

I know someone who ran calling, "Wildfire..."

...and she died.

by Anonymousreply 22902/20/2013

Can't believe there were that many crappy 70s songs to keep the thread this long.

Alan O'Day: Undercover Angel

by Anonymousreply 23002/20/2013

"Precious and Few" by Climax --- Yuck!

by Anonymousreply 23102/20/2013

Precious and Few was a ripoff of Cherish from the 60's

by Anonymousreply 23202/20/2013

Not a one-hit wonder, but I LOATHED "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell.

by Anonymousreply 23302/20/2013

Dan Hill - Sometimes When We Touch

by Anonymousreply 23402/20/2013

R208, yes! Lyrics so bad, they're so good! :-D

Note to Charlene: Give me that subtle whoring on yachts and sipping champagne off Greece any day over 9-5 paper pushing in Chicago.

by Anonymousreply 23502/20/2013

Not all one-hit wonders, but these songs were dreadful.

The Rubberband Man by The Spinners

Your Mama Don't Dance by Loggins & Messina

Crocodile Rock by Elton John

Crazy Horses by The Osmonds

Harry Hippie by Bobby Womack

Mockingbird by Carly Simon & James Taylor

Rock On by David Essex

Signs by Five Man Accoustical Band

What's Your Name by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd

I'd Love You To Want Me by Lobo

Whenever I Call You 'Friend' by Kenny Loggins

This Is It by Kenny Loggins

by Anonymousreply 23602/20/2013

Sometimes I'll listen to the 70s Music channel on Infinity just to enjoy a jolt to the 70s now and again. Some of those songs I haven't heard *since* the 70s.

I do regret hearing The Night Chicago Died last Saturday and then reading it on this thread. I cannot, *cannot*, get the song out of my head, and I hate it with every fiber of my being. I'm strangely compelled to sing it too.

It's painful.

by Anonymousreply 23702/20/2013

Some that I hated:

Thank You For Being A Friend - Andrew Gold (Sorry, 'Golden Girls' fans, I HATE HATE that song)

Reminiscing - Little River Band

Luckenbach, Texas - Waylon Jennings

Swearin' To God - Frankie Valli

Grease - Frankie Valli

Slip Sliding Away - Paul Simon

I liked Barry Manilow, but he had three songs that were torture for me:

Copacabana, Can't Smile Without You, and Mandy. Ugh!

by Anonymousreply 23802/20/2013

I thought of a few that I dislike from the '70s --- most are not 1-hitters but these suck:

All circa 1979-

Do That To Me One More Time -- Captain & Tennille

You Take My Breath Away -- Rex Smith

Romeo's Tune -- Steve Forbert

Don't Let Go -- Isaac Hayes

Rapper's Delight -- Sugar Hill Gang

and, one I will surely get flamed for:

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough -- Michael Jackson (I really hated this song, still do)

by Anonymousreply 23902/20/2013

R239 I won't flame. I thought Michael Jackson was okay and I liked some of his songs, but I too hated 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' (it was shrill and irritating).

by Anonymousreply 24002/20/2013

There was some oddly prophetic music in the 1970's. Someone mentioned Zager and Evan's "In the Year 2525".

They got a lot of the years wrong - but they pretty much predicted where we are going.

by Anonymousreply 24102/20/2013

One that I hate for two reasons:

First) It's a terrible song.

Second) It was my birth mother's favorite song that she played constantly in the spring of 1972, when I was 10 years old. At this time, she decided family life wasn't for her and she left my father, my brothers and I to run off with a mechanic and never attempted to contact us again. She ended up with the miserable, lonely life she deserved, the alcoholic cunt!

The song was, ironically, "Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A." by Donna Fargo.

When I hear the song, which is thankfully rare, those feelings of abandonment come flooding back. On a positive note, my dad remarried in 1974 and I not only got a great new mom, but two great brothers and two great sisters. So fuck Donna Fargo and fuck my ex-mom who loved her song.

by Anonymousreply 24202/20/2013

R241 You got the year wrong. It's 1969.

by Anonymousreply 24302/20/2013

Wasn't 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' just his acknowledgment of disco?

by Anonymousreply 24402/20/2013

r244, he acknowledged disco a few years before with even worse, Blame It On The Boogie

by Anonymousreply 24502/20/2013

(You've Blown It All) Sky High

Baby Come Back

and someone mentioned, and I can't believe I ever forgot: Thunder Island

by Anonymousreply 24602/20/2013

R245, I had repressed the memory of 'Blame It On The Boogie', that was awful. And yes, miles worse than 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'.

by Anonymousreply 24702/20/2013

"Margaritaville" by Jimmy Buffett

"Brandy" by Looking Glass

"Shop Around" by Capt. & Tennille

"Ben" by Michael Jackson

"Magic" by Pilot

"Thank God I'm A Country Boy" by John Denver

"One Tin Soldier" by Coven

I love Chicago, so it pains me to name two of their songs, "If You Leave Me Now" and "Baby What A Big Surprise". Lousy songs.

by Anonymousreply 24802/20/2013

Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - hands down, cheesiest song of the 70s

by Anonymousreply 24902/20/2013

[quote]"Shop Around" by Capt. & Tennille

A cover version of The Miracles' 1960 original, written by one William "Smokey" Robinson. Did you think it was a corny whitewashed cover or did you not like the original either?

by Anonymousreply 25002/20/2013

The 70s channels on iTunes play a lot of these.

I love a lot of 70s music but there's always some real stinkers in the mix (you bitches have done a stellar job of listing them).

by Anonymousreply 25102/20/2013

R250 It was a corny whitewashed cover. The orignal was okay.

by Anonymousreply 25202/20/2013

It's 1980, so it tehnically doesn't qualify, but it surely belongs amongst THE all time cheesiest:

"Lady" by Kenny Rogers.

ANYTHING Kenny Rogers, actually.

by Anonymousreply 25302/20/2013

Don't Pull Your Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band

Come And Get Your Love - Redbone

But, the worst has already been named a few times. I just have to chime in and agree that "Playground In My Mind" is THE worst song of the '70s and a contender for the worst song of all-time. Painful.

by Anonymousreply 25402/20/2013

Then I agree, r248. They had all the soul of Pat/Debbie Boone

by Anonymousreply 25502/20/2013

That's very much how I feel about The Carpenters's version of "Please, Mr. Postman". Sledgehammer twinkly cute with none of the soul of the Marvelettes original.

by Anonymousreply 25602/20/2013

To make sure that the 70s finished with a full decade of crappy songs, here's the last number 1 song of the 70s:

by Anonymousreply 25702/20/2013

Oooh, I could write a whole screenplay around R242's post including that creepy song on soundtrack. Well-written and I could feel the pain and anger -- and everything else that song represented. Glad it had a happy ending though.

by Anonymousreply 25802/20/2013

“Crocodile Rock,” Elton John.

Admit it – your finger leaps for the car-stereo button as soon as you hear the first couple notes in that cheeseball organ arpeggio. I usually get there before the organ even starts in, no later than the second piano chord that precedes it. Even if I allow the first verse to play, I’m long gone before that first, piercing “Laaaaaaaa…” And even if I let that go, I spend the next, oh, 48 hours chuckling about how Elton and Bernie repeatedly condense the world “crocodile” to “crile.” Meanwhile, me and Susie have so much fun, holding hands and skimming… OUT! GET OUT OF MY HEAD, DAMNED HOOK! Oh, Elton, you got me again, you fucking bastard. I hate “Island Girl,” too.

by Anonymousreply 25902/20/2013

Don't you hate it when you hear a song you hate on the radio--you change the button but continue to sing it while you scan, then you come around again and find you're right on time?

by Anonymousreply 26002/20/2013

I know it's a beloved song by most, but I always hated "Lady Marmalade" by Labelle. Probably a mortal sin on DataLounge, but that song grated on my last nerve.

by Anonymousreply 26102/20/2013


by Anonymousreply 26202/20/2013

I hate 'Crocodile Rock' too. That was one of Elton's shittiest (during his most brilliant period). I love most of his work from that period, but that one just sucks.

by Anonymousreply 26302/20/2013

Ozark Mountain Daredevils - "Jackie BLEW"

Not One Hit Wonders, Still bad.

The Eagles - "Best of My Love"

The Eagles - "New Kid In Town"

Orleans - "Still The One"

Dr. Hook - "Only 16"

Dr. Hook - "Sharing The Night Together"

Dr. Hook - "When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman"

by Anonymousreply 26402/20/2013

I think Jackie Blue is a great record - very eerie and atmospheric.

All in all, I think 70s Top 40 music holds up fairly well, particularly against say, 80s Top 40.(not to say that every decade didn't have its stinkers)

by Anonymousreply 26502/20/2013

"Amie" by Pure Prairie League

"Color My World" by Chicago (Depressing)

"Silly Love Songs" - McCartney & Wings

"Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)" by Daddy Dewdrop

"Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams

"Native New Yorker" by Odyssey

"She Believes In Me" by Kenny Rogers

"Lucille" by Kenny Rogers

"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" by Bill Conti

"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" - Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond (Sorry, Barbophiles)

"Greased Lightning" by John "Bathhouse Barbarino" Travolta

"Don't Cry Out Loud" by Melissa Manchester

by Anonymousreply 26602/20/2013

Joe Cocker - "You Are So Beautiful". Sledgehammer-to-the-radio-time.

by Anonymousreply 26702/20/2013

Circa 1972, my older sister (she was 12, I was 10) had a bubblegummy 45 called "Happiness Train" by a group called The Sugar Bears. It was the most horrible thing. It was so lame. She had other 45s but that was the one that was played constantly. I haven't heard the thing in 40 years, but I'll never forget it. My favorite 45 back then was "Go All The Way: by The Raspberries (that was a cool one).

by Anonymousreply 26802/20/2013

"BROTHER LOUIE" by Stories (1973)

by Anonymousreply 26902/20/2013

R267 That song was cringe-worthy.

by Anonymousreply 27002/20/2013

Liked Chicago. HATED Colour My World.

by Anonymousreply 27102/20/2013

How did people here get such ideologically resentful taste in music? Sure, a few things listed are bad, but most of it is just stuff that is different, quirky, or out of the ordinary. In other words, interesting. I wish I hadn't missed the 70s. An entire decade free of songs "featuring" some ignorant talentless rapper? Sounds like heaven.

by Anonymousreply 27202/20/2013

Video Killed The Radio Star by Buggles... Awful.

R272 We're just having fun. As much as some of these songs got on my nerves back in the day, I would rather hear them than the 'rappers' you mentioned and all of the auto-tuned robots. There is still good music today, but so much of it is neutered by over-production and autotuning. I agree with you. I was there in the 70s and I'm thankful I experienced it. The 70s had a wealth of great music from Zeppelin to Bee Gees to ABBA to Willie Nelson to Donna Summer to Black Sabbath to Chic to The Ramones to KC & The Sunshine Band, etc. It was awesome. I'll take "The Night Chicago Died" (as bad as it was) over "Gangnam Style" or Bieber's "Baby" any day.

by Anonymousreply 27302/20/2013

Maybe these songs aren't considered cheesy but I hate them:

Sir Duke/You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye. I love him but that song, ugh.

Honky Tonk Women - Rolling Stones

We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge

Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill

Carpenters - Top of the World, I like a few of their songs, not this one.

Pablo Cruise - What You Gonna Do?

Eres Tu - Mocedades

Crocodile Rock - Elton John, one of the worst songs EVER.

by Anonymousreply 27402/21/2013

R234, that video has completely changed my view of that song. Not that I ever liked it, but seeing that it was sung by a young guy, an apparently homeless neanderthal, blows my mind. And the strange backing group! With Chris Farley on drums and someone who was surely the inspiration for Dan Pussey (see link) on the piano ... I'll never forget it.

by Anonymousreply 27502/21/2013

[quote]Circa 1972, my older sister (she was 12, I was 10) had a bubblegummy 45 called "Happiness Train" by a group called The Sugar Bears. It was the most horrible thing. It was so lame. She had other 45s but that was the one that was played constantly. I haven't heard the thing in 40 years, but I'll never forget it.

Yeah Barrett you bitch about it, but here it is and you'll be right back in 1972 and you'll have a sudden desire to call your sister. (it is bad though, ENJOY!)

by Anonymousreply 27602/21/2013

Oh God "Eres Tu"!!

by Anonymousreply 27702/21/2013

R276, The Happiness Train sounds like it should be a theme song to some sit-com...

by Anonymousreply 27802/21/2013

R276 I just screamed and ran through a plate glass window on the tenth floor of my office building to escape that monstrocity. Thank you LOL. That brought back so many memories. I am very close to my sis to this day and I probably will call her to remind her of that song and to tell her that it's on YouTube (she's probably forgotten the song, though I never will). It's just as putrid as I remember, but at least I can look back on it and laugh my ass off.

by Anonymousreply 27902/21/2013

Sunshine Day and Keep On Dancing by the Brady Bunch Kids

by Anonymousreply 28002/21/2013

Yes, OP, it's just you who noticed this. You're the only one in the universe to come up with this notion. You're very, very special.

by Anonymousreply 28102/21/2013

The Brady Kids never had any top 40 singles though r280, none of their singles charted at all. Their Christmas album was top 10 however, and they were a popular live act (like at malls.) The kids thought they were popular enough to ask for more money for the 6th season, which is why the show got cancelled, and without the show their music act fizzled too. Some of the songs must've been featured on the show, but they weren't on the radio, so they don't apply here.

by Anonymousreply 28202/21/2013

R282 Thank God that shit didn't get played on radio. A.M. radio was bad enough without those Brady assholes.

by Anonymousreply 28302/21/2013

They weren't crappy they were craptastic!

by Anonymousreply 28402/21/2013

Since we've moved to 70s TV stars singing:

Laverne & Shirley Sing:

by Anonymousreply 28502/21/2013

Yeah, "Playground In My Mind" kinda rules this thread. It is easily the one song on this thread that has absolutely no redeeming qualities.


When this old world gets me down And there's no love to be found I close my eyes and soon I find I'm in a playground in my mind Where the children laugh and the children play And we sing a song all day

"My name is Michael, I got a nickel I got a nickel, shiny and new I'm gonna buy me all kinds of candy That's what I'm gonna do"

See the little children Living in a world that I left behind Happy little children In the playground in my mind

Oh the wonders that I find In the playground in my mind In a world that used to be Close your eyes and follow me Where the children laugh and the children play And we sing a song all day

"My girl is Cindy When we get married, we're gonna have a baby or two. We're gonna let them visit their grandma. That's what we're gonna do"

"My name is Cindy When we get married, were gonna have a baby or two. We're gonna let them vist their grandma That's what we're gonna do"

See the little children See how they're playing so happy In the playround in my mind

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba La la la la la la la

(God, even the lyrics are cheesy. Clint Holmes should have received a life sentence of hard labor in Sing-Sing for this atrocity. Even at 8 years old I hated this mother fucker of a song)

by Anonymousreply 28602/21/2013

ooooh, those lyrics, stop, stop... so awful I don't want it in my head.

With "Candy Man" by Sammy Davis, Jr. as runner-up. though I hate to admit it came from one of my favorite movies. I still fast forward past it, though, even there.

by Anonymousreply 28702/21/2013

P.S. Instead, Clint Holmes went on to the be the announcer for Joan Rivers' short-lived show after she left/fucked over Carson. So maybe THAT was his sentence.

by Anonymousreply 28802/21/2013

I like a lot of the Carpenters' music, but "Top Of the World" grates on my last nerve.

by Anonymousreply 28902/21/2013

My favourite - no, really...

by Anonymousreply 29002/21/2013

r281 - I was about to disect your post. Then just thought "fuck off, you saddo, and let the rest of us have fun"

And then thought of many threads that simple reply would have worked...

by Anonymousreply 29102/21/2013

Do come along, r289

by Anonymousreply 29202/21/2013

I laughed while reading this thread. I was born in 1990. Most of these songs are in my mom's old vinyl collection from back in the day. My dad's albums leaned more toward hard rock and metal of that 70s era. I grew up hearing many of these songs. You guys think your generation had shitty songs? The 90's and beyond were worse. My generation had Hanson, The Spice Girls, Aqua, Lou Bega, Puff Daddy/P. Diddy, Kid Rock, etc. Consider Yourself lucky.

by Anonymousreply 29302/21/2013

I have honestly never heard of "Playground in My Mind."

Never heard it on the radio or anywhere else for that matter!

by Anonymousreply 29402/21/2013

Omg, I LOVE "Playground in my Mind" can you not like it?

by Anonymousreply 29502/21/2013

I'm not going to read the hundreds of posts in this thread, I just want to make sure that 1971's cannibal-themed "Timothy" is included. (My apologies if it's been mentioned already.)

Trapped in a mine that had caved in And everyone knows the only ones left Was 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 around 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?


by Anonymousreply 29602/21/2013

[quote] Wasn't 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' just his acknowledgment of disco?

No, you all are forgetting "Dancing Machine", 1974, very early disco. A year later it was rewritten for the Jackson clones The Sylvers as Boogie Fever.

{quote] he acknowledged disco a few years before with even worse, Blame It On The Boogie

"Blame It" was forced on the Jacksons by their record company. They didn't write it, the same album featured the better hit "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" which they did write. And most critics like "Don't Stop" so anyone who hates is pretty much in the minority. Yes it's disco, so what? Just as with Madonna, disco was Michael's biggest influence.

by Anonymousreply 29702/21/2013

I had no idea that Minne Ripperton was dead, R44, or that she was Mz. Rudolph's mother.

by Anonymousreply 29802/21/2013

"Sweet & Innocent" by Donny Osmond. Horrific. My sister drove me crazy with it.

by Anonymousreply 29902/21/2013

r276, wasn't that one of those records you cut out of the back of a Sugar Smacks box?

I know that's where we got our copy of Sugar Sugar! by the Archies.

by Anonymousreply 30002/21/2013

"Billy, Don't be a Hero" was on the radio every 2 minutes.

I'd forgotten how horrible this was.

by Anonymousreply 30102/21/2013

And the hits just keep coming!

by Anonymousreply 30202/21/2013

OK, I tried to at least scan this whole thread before mentioning this but no "The Nights The Lights Went Out In Georgia" by Viki Lawrence of The Carol Burnett Show?? Really?

It was a time of transition, OP. AM Top 40 to FM stereo. "Story" songs like Ode To Billy Joe to bubblegum pop. And then of course 30 minute album sides while you could smoke your weed while the DJ went out and smoke theirs.

And then the beginnings of disco too.

It was all over the board. You just had to know where to find your own tastes.

by Anonymousreply 30302/21/2013

Remember, Billy Joe threw himself off the Tallahachee Bridge because he was gay... GAY!!!!!

at least according to the movie with Robby Benson.

by Anonymousreply 30402/21/2013

Night The Lights Went Out was originally written for Cher who would've sung it much better than Vicki Lawrence. Vicki only recorded it because Sonny stupidly turned it down (without Cher's knowledge, she was furious when she found out) and it was written by Vicki's husband. He needed someone to sing it. Vicki's only musical aspiration was to be a backup singer, she does make a lame lead vocalist. But the song is still very catchy, it just would've been better with Cher. I'm surprised Cher has never recorded her own version, or sung it live.

by Anonymousreply 30502/21/2013

Loved this song as a little budding homo:

by Anonymousreply 30602/21/2013

Here are some more songs to add to the list. God damn, there are still lots more songs to draw from.

[bold]Jimmy Loves Mary Anne - Looking Glass[/bold]

//schmaltzy crap song, goes without saying//

[bold]You Are the Woman - Firefall[/bold]

//dorky song for sure, pleasant melody, not too too overly syrupy//

[bold]Telephone Line - ELO[/bold]

//cheesy, gets a thumbs up though for its elegant lamentation//

[bold]Last Night I Didn't Get to Sleep - 5th Dimension[/bold]

//lovely, but most definitely falls into the cheesy category//

[bold]B.J. THOMAS - Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song[/bold]

//another done square song even for 70s nerd tastes//

[bold]Nadia's Theme (also Young and the Restless Theme) - Barry Devorzan[/bold]


[bold]Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione[/bold]

//horridly coma inducing instrumentals//

[bold]Disco Star Wars Theme - Mecco[/bold]

//kooky but lame and schlocky nonetheless//

[bold]Mohamed Ali (The Black Super Man) - Billy Ze Kick[/bold]

//just another 1974 novelty bubblegum hit//

[bold]Jimmy and the Tough Kids - Louise Goffin[/bold]

//Carole Kings kid caterwauling from '78 (thankfully not even on You Tube) my sister bought this record//

[bold]It's So Nice To Be With You - Gallery[/bold]

//undeniable cheesy but who cares? good song//

[bold]Rocky - Austin Roberts[/bold]

//another corny maudlin death/love song from '74-'75

[bold]Your in My Heart - Rod Stewart[/bold]

//You're an essay in glamour please pardon the grammar, (ooooo-kay...)//

by Anonymousreply 30702/21/2013

R296, I totally forgot about that song! I would hear it on WLS-AM over my little transitor radio when I was a little kid and it would terrify the hell out of me.

"Riders on the Storm", "Mama Told Me Not To Come", "One is the Loneliest Number", "I'm Not in Love", and "In the Year 2525" scared little me too.

Yeah, I know, Mary!

Bad 70s: Feelings by Morris Albert Good 70s: Drivers Seat by Sniff n the Tears

by Anonymousreply 30802/21/2013

Fun 1970 song by Robin McNamara "Lay a Little Lovin' On Me"

by Anonymousreply 30902/21/2013

Way to go, thread killer.

by Anonymousreply 31002/23/2013
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