• 11 months 20 days ago
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    Isn't it strange how some years just seem to be filled with music, to the point that the year is noted as a musical high point.

    1972 stands out as one of those awesome musical years. Maybe it was something in the air or just a run of great music. 1972 is also notable for both the good and the bad in music - there are some real dogs from that year too, lol.

    Here's a good example of what I'm talking about. The Detroit Emeralds released a one-hit wonder of a song called, "You Want It, You Got It" - this is a nice period piece song that really captures the spirit of 1972:

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      • 11 months 13 days ago
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      There are songs from 1972 that have become regulars on "Oldies" radio stations across the country.

      One old favorite of mine is "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by The Hollies, a song has never overstayed its welcome.

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        • 11 months 6 days ago
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        When I think about music from 1972 it's the vast range of styles that impress me. Here's a song that still shows up on "Easy Listening" radio stations around the country:

        Todd Rundgren - "Hello It's Me"

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          • 11 months 6 days ago
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          I turned 8-years-old and started 3rd grade in September 1972 and I remember a LOT of great songs from that year that bring back fond memories of my early elementary school days, including "Nights In White Satin" by The Moody Blues, "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash, "Summer Breeze" by Seals & Crofts, "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan, among many others!
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            • 10 months 30 days ago
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            Hey Tim that's a great list of songs and it reminds me of something that I rarely mention, songs that were released in 1971 but were all over the Billboard charts in early 1972 and as a result I think of them as '72 songs.

            Here are a few examples:

            "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green
            "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart
            "American Pie" by Don McLean


            And the same thing happened late in 1972, many of those songs became chart toppers in early 1973.

            An example of the latter is the November 1972 release by Carly Simon of her hit song, "You're So Vain". That song was everywhere by January 1973 to the point that many still think of it as a 1973 song but I include it as another example of the impressive range of 1972's music scene:

            Many thanks to Carly for being a friend of YouTube:

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              • 10 months 30 days ago
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              I'm a big hip hop fan so my favourite era of music is from about 1994 to 1999 that run of years had an incredible amount of really quality stuff that came out. I'm younger than you guys (born in 83) so I have no memories of 70's music from the 70's but I actually make hip hop beats as a hobby now and I have quite a decent sized record collection of 70's and 80's funk and soul which I love. I have great memories of listening to a lot of older stuff while looking for samples and breaks and have discovered many bands and groups that I listen to on a regular basis. Great music never gets played out!
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                • 10 months 30 days ago
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                eddstarr88 wrote:
                Hey Tim that's a great list of songs and it reminds me of something that I rarely mention, songs that were released in 1971 but were all over the Billboard charts in early 1972 and as a result I think of them as '72 songs.

                Here are a few examples:

                "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green
                "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart
                "American Pie" by Don McLean


                And the same thing happened late in 1972, many of those songs became chart toppers in early 1973.

                An example of the latter is the November 1972 release by Carly Simon of her hit song, "You're So Vain". That song was everywhere by January 1973 to the point that many still think of it as a 1973 song but I include it as another example of the impressive range of 1972's music scene:

                Many thanks to Carly for being a friend of YouTube:


                Also, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by Robert John, "Pieces Of April" by Three Dog Night, "Without You" by Nilsson...the list goes on and on.
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                  • 8 months 28 days ago
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                  Also 1972 birthed:

                  Neil Young Harvest
                  Jethro Tull Thick As A Brick
                  Deep Purple Machine Head
                  Wishbone Ash Argus
                  Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street
                  Jeff Beck Jeff Beck Group
                  Pink Floyd Obscured By Clouds
                  T.Rex The Slider
                  Yes Close to The Edge
                  Genesis Foxtrot
                  Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo

                  To add a few to the list.
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