Monday, March 26, 2007

50 Songs of My Misspent Youth

Wendy of Wendy's Woolies tagged me with this one. You take the top 50 records from the year you were 18 from this website, post the list and then -

bold the ones you liked,

strike the ones you disliked

and italicize the ones you knew but didn’t particularly like or dislike.

The ones you don’t know will still be in normal text. The year I was 18 was 1971, not a great year for music. 1970 was much better. There are a few classics on the list, though. I chose the US top 50 list, and this is what I came up with:

  1. JOY TO THE WORLD Three Dog Night
  2. MAGGIE MAY c/w REASON TO BELIEVE Rod Stewart
  3. IT'S TOO LATE c/w I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE Carole King
  4. ONE BAD APPLE Osmonds
  5. HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART? Bee Gees
  6. INDIAN RESERVATION Paul Revere & the Raiders featuring Mark Lindsay
  7. GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL Donny Osmond
  8. TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS John Denver
  9. JUST MY IMAGINATION (RUNNING AWAY WITH ME) Temptations
  10. KNOCK THREE TIMES Dawn
  11. ME AND BOBBY McGEE Janis Joplin
  12. TIRED OF BEING ALONE Al Green
  13. WANT ADS Honey Cone
  14. SMILING FACES SOMETIMES Undisputed Truth
  15. TREAT HER LIKE A LADY Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  16. YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND James Taylor
  17. MR BIG STUFF Jean Knight
  18. BROWN SUGAR Rolling Stones not my favorite Rolling Stones song
  19. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN Lee Michaels
  20. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN Joan Baez
  21. WHAT'S GOING ON? Marvin Gaye
  22. UNCLE ALBERT - ADMIRAL HALSEY Paul & Linda McCartney (Wings)
  23. AIN'T NO SUNSHINE Bill Withers
  24. SIGNS Five Man Electrical Band
  25. SHE'S A LADY Tom Jones
  26. SUPERSTAR Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers
  27. I FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN Free Movement
  28. AMOS MOSES Jerry Reed
  29. TEMPTATION EYES Grass Roots
  30. SUPERSTAR Carpenters never heard of this one
  31. MY SWEET LORD c/w ISN'T IT A PITY George Harrison (what was he thinking?)
  32. SWEET AND INNOCENT Donny Osmond this one somehow escaped my radar
  33. PUT YOUR HAND IN MY HAND Ocean
  34. CHICK-A-BOOM Daddy Dewdrop
  35. FOR ALL WE KNOW Carpenters
  36. HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT Sammi Smith
  37. RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS Carpenters
  38. IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND Gordon Lightfoot
  39. GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES Cher I like Cher but this one was not one of my favorites
  40. NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Jackson 5 barely escaped the dreaded overstrike
  41. ROSE GARDEN Lynn Anderson
  42. DON'T PULL YOUR LOVE Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
  43. IT DON'T COME EASY Ringo
  44. MR BOJANGLES Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  45. I LOVE YOU FOR ALL SEASONS Fuzz
  46. WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET Dramatics
  47. THAT'S THE WAY I'VE ALWAYS HEARD IT SHOULD BE Carly Simon still a favorite
  48. IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME Stevie Wonder
  49. SPANISH HARLEM Aretha Franklin
  50. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM Helen Reddy

1 comment:

wendy said...

oooh there are some classics in there - I love Aint No Sunshine and it always makes me think of the part in Notting Hill where Hugh Grant walks through the market with this music playing and the seasons change.....love it!!!