Okrzyki, przyjaciel! (chaircrusher) wrote,
Okrzyki, przyjaciel!
chaircrusher


Bold I liked, strike through ones I hated, italicize ones you neither liked nor disliked.

1. Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band
2. Thank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver
3. That's the Way (I Like It) - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
4. Cut The Cake - Average White Band (AWB)
5. Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
6. Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees
7. You're The First, The Last, My Everything - Barry White
8. Shining Star - Earth Wind And Fire
9. Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk
10. Send In The Clowns - Judy Collins
11. Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
12. You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
13. The Hustle - Van McCoy
14. Best Of My Love - The Eagles
15. Rock and Roll All Night (Studio) - Kiss

16. Low Rider - War
17. "They Just Can't Stop It" (Games People Play) - Spinners
18. Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
19. Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John

20. SOS - ABBA
21. No No Song - Ringo Starr

22. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
23. Nights On Braodway - Bee Gees

24. Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
25. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor
26. Saturday Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd
27. Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender
28. Sun Goddess - Ramsey Lewis & Earth, Wind and Fire
29. It Only Takes A Minute - Tavares
30. Black Water - Doobie Brothers
31. Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
32. My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
33. Shame, Shame, Shame - Shirley and Company
34. Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) - Leo Sayer
35. Why Can't We Be Friends? - War
36. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

37. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
38. Harry Truman - Chicago
39. Sadie - the Spinners
40. Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company
41. Don't Call Us, Well Call You - Sugarloaf
42. Roll On Down The Highway - BTO - Bachman Turner Overdrive
43. Killer Queen - Queen
44. Stand By Me - John Lennon

45. The Entertainer - Billy Joel
46. I Only Have Eyes For You - Art Garfunkle
47. It's A Miracle - Barry Manilow
48. Magic - Pilot
49. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) - Doobie Brothers
50. Dark Horse - George Harrsion
51. That's The Way Of The World - Earth Wind and Fire
52. Autobahn - Kraftwerk
53. Doctor's Orders - Carol Douglas
54. Tush - ZZ Top
55. Amie - Pure Prairie League
56. Attitude Dancing - Carly Simon
57. Get Dancin' - Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes
58. Young Americans - David Bowie
59. Black Friday - Steely Dan
60. Good Lovin' Gone Bad - Bad Company
61. Mexico - James Taylor
62. Volare - Al Martino
63. Bertha Butt Boogie - Jimmy Castor Bunch
64. Fire On The Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band
65. Mamacita - the Grass Roots
66. Struttin' - Billy Preston
67. Fly Robin Fly - Silver Convention
68. Part of the Plan - Dan Fogleberg
69. Fame - David Bowie
70. Rockin' All Over The World - John Fogerty
71. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
72. There Goes Another Love Song - The Outlaws
73. Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas

74. Katmandu - Bob Seger
75. Hey You - Bachman Turner Overdrive



Some notes on the music of 1975 -- the big themes were funk, disco, (and funky disco), but with a strong representation of classic rawk and lots of ghey-hey-hey gloopy pop. I'm probably kinder to the disco now than I was then. The real dark horse -- well besides George Harrison's 'Dark Horse' -- was Kraftwerk's "Autobahn." Believe me, if you were a chemically altered punk riding around in your gigantic rusted-out land shark, burning 27 cents/gallon gas, "Autobahn" was a total mindfuck.

On the teeth-grindingly-bad tip: The Bee Gees -- they ruined falsetto for a generation. On the ridiculous-but-compelling tip, Jimmy Castor Bunch's "Bertha Butt Boogie." That's where that sample of a guy saying "We're going to go back. Way back" that's all over hip hop records came from...
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