Friday, 4 March 2011

Top 100 Songs of the 1970s, #90 - 81

Welcome to the second installment of our latest countdown! Elton John, Joni Mitchell and The Police; three iconic names in music's history all showed up in yesterday's introduction to the Top 100 Songs of the 1970s. Which big name acts are we going to see today? Let's find out...

#90 - Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (1970)
by James Brown

Stay on the scene, like a sex machine...

You could always count on the Godfather of Soul to deliver a funk-filled jam. 

#89 - Sweet Home Alabama (1974)
by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Big wheels keep on turning,
Carry me home to see my kin...

#88 - You're The One That I Want (1978)
by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

If you're filled with affection, you're too shy to convey,
Meditate in my direction, feel your way...

Grease was the most successful movie-musical of all-time, didn't you know? Don't worry, ONJ won't be showing up with 'Xanadu' or anything later on the countdown, but you've got to give Grease some credit... it was massive! 

#87 - You're So Vain (1972)
by Carly Simon

I had some dreams,
They were clouds in my coffee...

Contrary to popular belief, this song is NOT about you... 

#86 - Is This Love? (1978)
by Bob Marley and The Wailers

I wanna love you and treat you right,
I wanna love you, every day and every night...

Another iconic musician, Bob Marley led the reggae movement of the 70s, giving us hit after hit like 'Is This Love?' 

#85 - Video Killed The Radio Star (1979)
by The Buggles

They took the credit for your second symphony,
Rewritten by machine and new technology...

#84 - Beast of Burden (1978)
by The Rolling Stones

I'll never be your beast of burden,
My back is broad but it's a hurting...

#83 - Silly Love Songs (1976)
by Paul McCartney and Wings

You'd think that people would have had enough,
Of silly love songs...

#82 - Ca Plane Pour Moi (1977)
by Plastic Bertrand

Mon whisky,
... ... ... (why pretend we know what he's singing?)

#81 - The Joker (1973)
by Steve Miller Band

Some people call me the space cowboy,
Some people call me the gangster of love...

If you fit in around the ages 15 - 40, you'll probably notice that many of these songs were featured on The Simpsons. Why were they featured on The Simpsons? Because they were awesome! That's why.

That's it for today. Stay tuned for the next edition which will feature some good ole' 70s country, R&B, disco, rock and heavy metal! 

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