We breezed through 60s week like no joke. So now? On to 70s! This decade is so important to so many genres of music, but we're gonna focus on Rock, Folk/Easy Listening, and Pop/Disco. You can listen to these great tracks on our 70s Week Playlist on Spotify.
Our Top Favorite 70s Albums are:
Let It Be - The Beatles (1970)
Rumors - Fleetwood Mac (1977)
Who's Next - The Who
Pronounced Lh-enerd Skin-nerd - Lynyrd Skynyrd (1973)
The Last Waltz - The Band
Harvest - Neil Young
Blue - Joni Mitchell
Grease Soundtrack - Various Artists
The Wall - Pink Floyd (1979)
Nevermind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
ROCK - Rock was thee top genre of the 70s. Rock was thriving more than ever because of the revolution in the 60s, not to mention Woodstock in 1969. With albums such as The Wall, Who's Next, Led Zeppelin IV, Hotel California and of course, Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols.
OUR TOP ROCK SONGS OF THE 70s:
#1 Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1971): This one is too obvious, but how could it not be our number one? I never understood why everyone loved this song so much when I was younger, I just could not understand it. It took a certain someone to make me truly understand why this song is so great and that guitar solo...
#2 Hotel California - The Eagles (1976): I've heard these first two songs so many times in my life. But with this song, I can definitely visualize driving down Beverly Drive at sunset, with all of the palm trees going down the roads. This song makes you want to have a drink. It makes you want to go to the hills. And you could hate all that shit like I do, but that's how this song makes you feel.
#3 Baba O'Riley - The Who (1971): It is so hard to narrow it down to just five songs, but it would be terrible if I did not include speaking of this one. The first time I heard "Teenage Wasteland", I was about twelve and VH1 was doing a special on The Who. The commercial played over and over again, but it began with those beginning keyboard notes we all know so well. Possibly even the reason why I love the keys so much. I was completely mesmerized by hearing that song on TV over and over again. I had to know what it was. I asked my mom what song that was and she of course told me, "Teenage Wasteland." However when I got my ipod and discovered that song was on there, under a different name, I was confused. I suppose that everyone who was around when the song actually came out they called it Teenage Wasteland, but the proper name is "Baba O'Riley".
#4 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (1975): I could not even tell you the first time that I heard this song. It's always been around my whole life. On the radio. At concerts. My favorite story is my grandpa telling me about it. He heard it the first time it was played on the radio and he knew it would be huge. There's such a theatrical story going on in this song, but if there wasn't... It wouldn't be Queen.
#5 It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It) - The Rolling Stones (1974): The title says it all.
#6 Anarchy In The UK - Sex Pistols (1977): They're disgusting. They're rough. They're troublemakers. But they're the Sex Pistols! When I was younger, I remember being scared of them, but I eventually came around with my anarchist ways.
#7 Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac (1977): This was the first Fleetwood Mac song I listened to and although I just kind of ignored them when I was younger, they are now one of my favorite bands and it would be a dream to see them live.
#8 Crazy On You - Heart (1975): They are some of my favorite WOMEN in Rock. They are amazing. That familiar guitar riff is in this song. They are amazing live. Hearing this song live is amazing. They're just... Amazing. I love Heart.
Up next, we'll be breaking down our favorite Easy-Listening songs of the 70s. Stay tuned!