Tag Archives: 1970s

Early 1970s Songs #3: “How Do You Do?” by Mouth and MacNeal

The pop charts were different in the early 1970s. All sorts of unusual and interesting songs got airplay. Here’s something from Holland in 1972: The guy lying down on the bar is what makes this video interesting for me. Na … Continue reading

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Billboard Top 10, January 31, 1976

Okay, since I’ve done 2016, 1996, and 1986, I think I’ll do 1976 too. Warning: while some of these songs are okay, all of these songs are why punk rock needed to be invented. #1: Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players … Continue reading

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Early 1970s Songs #2: “Which Way You Goin’ Billy” by The Poppy Family

This one’s cheating a bit, because it’s actually from 1969, but I remember listening to it when I first started listening to the radio in the early 1970s, so I think it counts. Besides, it’s great. This is a lot … Continue reading

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Early 1970s Songs #1: “Sweet Mary” by Wadsworth Mansion

For some reason, I felt an irresistible urge to listen to this song today: This song is such fun. The vocal intro is unstoppable: “Wop ba doo ba doo wop wop wop wa-aa wop”. And then they repeat it with … Continue reading

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“A Night At The Opera” Revisited

So I was working away today, and I decided to put Queen’s “A Night At The Opera” on my Google Play. (I don’t remember the last time I listened to music that wasn’t on my computer or the Internet.) Each … Continue reading

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11 cover songs by early punk/new wave artists

Every band starts off by playing cover versions of other people’s songs – the punk and new wave bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s were no different. Here’s a bunch of songs recorded by artists from that time … Continue reading

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