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    Wind_Adept wrote:
    There are too many songs from the '70's that I like to choose a favourite, but if I had to choose one it would be this classic song by canadian rock band Prism, Spaceship Superstar. I first heard this song 6 or 7 years ago when I was going through my dad's old cassette collection, I popped it in and it blew my mind away!




    Well you've opened up my world, I've never heard of PRISM.
    If "Spaceship Superstar" isn't classic 70's, then I'm Jabba the Hutt!
    I'm thinking I need to check out more Canadian content, Thank You. :D
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      eddstarr88, you're a Retro King of the Land, welcome!


      ...And

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVgM7qeAlko
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        slappywag wrote:
        To Eddstar88

        I am ashamed to admit this but I had that John Travolta album when I was younger and my musical taste was more mainstream pop stuff. I still prefer that stuff to the negative and hopelessness of today's music. Thanks for bringing back a little memory. How do you all post these photos?



        Wow! Don't feel ashamed because John Travolta had quite a singing career before his television hit with "Welcome Back, Kotter" in 1975, and John had a sizable fan base with his earlier songs before his 1976 album release.

        And we All know what a success the 1978 musical "Grease" was!



        Speaking of "Grease", you know I can't talk about John Travolta without the "Neutron Bomb" herself, the amazing Olivia Newton-John!

        Ohh Yeah, Olivia was THE ONE back in the 70's! While most folks still love her smash hit single, "Let's Get Physical" (1981), I personally still get my thrill from her earlier 1978 hit song, "A Little More Love".

        Again, turn up the volume. Time for a little more Love from Olivia :D :

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byhs-qVzkNA

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          From: eddstarr88

          To: Retro Junkers everywhere


          Words of wisdom from William DeVaughn, circa 1974:

          "just be thankful for what you've got, diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin' the scene with a gangsta lean - wooo hooo"

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j4ulfTtZUk


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            OMG!!!



            Attention Retro Gang!


            No list of the "Best Songs Of The Seventies" is complete without JACKIE BLUE.



            But, who exactly is Jackie Blue?



            After more than 35 years . . . I'm still not sure, and mama ain't tellin' nobody:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrbNeOEG0GY

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              • 4 years 1 month ago
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              An important announcement from former (one-term) President
              James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr:




              "To all my friends on Retro Junk,

              It is my firm belief that no list of Best Songs Of The 70's is truly complete without the inclusion of Carly Simon's 1972 phenomenal break-out Hit song:
              "You're So Vain".



              I agree, Mr. President. (sorry about that re-election thingy!)

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHxzRWCvsy4

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                Even though I wasn't around in this decade, I can still appreciate the music from this era.
                There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

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                  :D
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                    Lepew wrote:


                    :D


                    Wow Lepew, that's gonna be hard to top. So I had to go all the way back to 1971.

                    Judging from the reaction of my parents, teachers as well as all the other adults in my life at the time, the Jackson 5 really made an impact with their hit song:
                    "Never Can Say Goodbye".

                    There's no doubt in my mind that this J5 hit is for the ages:

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfK4-g6Vd3s

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                      Another good one that has been recently made famous again by Adidas is "Why can't there be love" by Dee Edwards.
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                        Shazbot wrote:
                        Another good one that has been recently made famous again by Adidas is "Why can't there be love" by Dee Edwards.


                        Oh Yeah, that's one hot remix of an old song. Hearing that reminds me of some great funk/soul singles from the early 70's.

                        But remember that the early 70's was also heavy with soft country/western ballads that became very popular.

                        Take for example a song that stayed [u]#1[/u] on the "Billboard's Hot 100" for 2 Weeks and charted on same for 12 Weeks in 1971, and was a first Hit single for LOBO - "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo":

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8GSbjcq--U

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                          Great one hit wonder Eddie! Other than the part at :25 doesn't even sound like a song from the 70s.
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                            Thanks bassman21!:D

                            Now here are two events from my Favorite Year of the 70's.



                            First - Stroh's Brewery Company was in the final development stages for a premium beer called "ERLANGER", with national distribution set for 1979/1980.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0xE-59T850







                            Second - a local band from Seattle got national attention with a song that caught a lot of people's imaginations and, at least for me, signaled strongly and clearly that, "the 80's is knockin' at the door!":

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLmSRt1MMrw


                            eddstarr88 wrote:


                            Heartless - 1978

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLmSRt1MMrw








                            (This is a copy of my post from the "It's Music Time" forum)
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                              How about some road music?

                              Yeah, that's what this list of "Best Songs of the Seventies" needs,
                              some travelin' tunes.





                              Here's my pick as the "Best of the 70's" in Road Tunes,

                              Sniff 'n' the Tears singing "Driver's Seat".



                              Btw, this song is 32 years old, it was released in 1978:


                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ykN661lpk





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                                Yes I know it's just my lame fantasy, but it's a nice fantasy.

                                As the 1970's drew to a close I heard an awesome song about my favorite gal, Princess Leia. And the song summed up exactly how I felt about my favorite Star Wars character.

                                Only years later I found out that I didn't spell "[u]Leia[/u]" correctly, I used "[u]Leah[/u]".






                                So the song is about Leah, not Leia. Still, no matter how you spell it, this is still a great song from the end of the 70's, OR, the beginning of the 80's - depending on how you count your decades.

                                One of eddstarr's all-time classic rock favorites:

                                Donnie Iris and the Cruisers with the awesome

                                "Ah! Leah!" - 1980

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_shGjf2P_w




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                                  "Ahh Leah!" is awesome, but i actually thought it was from the 80s.

                                  Do you remember Little Feat?
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                                    Actually, another good one is Joan Arbatrading.
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                                      Shazbot wrote:
                                      "Ahh Leah!" is awesome, but i actually thought it was from the 80s.

                                      Do you remember Little Feat?




                                      OK Shazbot, you caught me . . . I Cheat!:D



                                      For years that end in zero I treat them like "Joker's Wild", so I can reference songs during those years in both decades.

                                      And with a song like "Ahh! Leah!", it's so nice - ya gotta post it twice.

                                      Thank you for the link to Little Feat.
                                      Lowell George is da' man and he is truly missed.



                                      Now here's another question, who remembers Gary Wright

                                      and his 1976 mega hit "Love Is Alive"?

                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_fffjHnYxI

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                                        almost 40 years later, and this one still has the power to stop me in my tracks!

                                        Marvin Gaye and his 1971 hit, "Mercy Mercy Me":

                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WxgeYXCjM8

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                                          Back to movie songs.

                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPUrFHeFUaU
                                          There is a battle between two wolves inside us all.

                                          One is evil and the other one is good. Which wolf will win? The one you feed the most.

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