Monday, June 27, 2016

The top songs of 1976

This list goes on breaking our hearts: The top songs of 1976

10 comments:

Deb said...

A great list! And with the exception of "Afternoon Delight" (gag!) and "I'd Really Like to See You Tonight" (oh, the schmaltz--it burns! It burns!), I think I had every one of them on 45 rpm.

Richard Robinson said...

I stopped buying 45s in 1962, so I had none of these unless the song was on some golden hits type album, or if I had the entire album (Eagles).

Deb said...

And a melee to end melees: http://thesmokinggun.com/buster/domestic-battery/male-part-battery-659321?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

As I'm sure I mentioned previously (probably many times), we drove with a friend from London down to Rome and (eventually) back in the summer of 1976. After leaving Florence on July 31, we drove across Italy and spent three nights in S. Guiliano Mare, a suburb of Rimini on the Adriatic. By accident, the hotel we stayed at was next door to a disco, and for three nights we were "treated" to incredibly loud, bass-heavy music to the wee hours, of which the one that sticks in the mind (no matter how much I try and expel it) is "Get Up and Boogie" by Silver Convention. (The only two other words in the song, by the way, are "That's right!")

Dinner was generally a big bowl of mussels followed by pasta, except for Jackie, who wouldn't eat mussels and started with pizza. She didn't mind.

I miss the old days.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Deb's link.

Good advice!

Steve Oerkfitz said...

About five decent songs. The rest crap. The Frankie Valli song-Oh What A Night ranks high on my list of worst songs of all time. God I just hate that song!

Deb said...

Steve--this might be apocryphal, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that "Oh What A Night" was originally written about the end of Prohibition and the date was originally "late December back in thirty-three ", but there was a (probably accurate) perception that the Disco Dollies shaking their booties on the dance floor wouldn't have known or cared about the repeal of an amendment some forty-plus years earlier, so the lyric was updated to refer to a romance of a mere 13 years before.

/Now excuse me while I crank up the Miracles doing "Love Machine" as I boogie across living room.

Deb said...

Yes indeed! Wikipedia is never wrong: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/December,_1963_(Oh,_What_a_Night)

Dan_Luft said...

Until this moment I had no idea that Get Up and Boogie and Fly Robin Fly were by the same band -- even though they are pretty much the same tune.

Don Coffin said...

#12 is on my list of candidates for "worst song ever written."

There are only 2 I would voluntarily listen to, and, while the Paul Simon song is one of them, it's not one his best. "Bohemian Rhapsody," on the other hand, is a masterpiece.