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Which year had the best music?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by chelsea2, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Oh yes me too . Thanks for this .College days for me though the Chicago reminds me of Lyon where I was living and clubbing ( and occasionally studying ) so as for the shockers I was a disco babe and love them too ! You Make Me Feel - Sylvester and Love to Love you Baby - Donna Summer -ace.KC and the Sunshine Band too -very happy days
     
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  2. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    1973 - absolutely not my favourite year for music. All bloody glam rock, disco, prog rock and Donny Osmond. I had to wait another three long years before punk got going. :)
     
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  3. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    That would be 1967 for me. Kinks, Hollies, Beatles, Stones (back when they were listenable) Small Faces.
     
  4. George_Randle

    George_Randle Occasional commenter

    Thirty quid's worth...

     
  5. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    I had my 'ear pressed to the vinyl' from 67 to 73; roughly the period between Sgt. Pepper, and the advent of glam rock, and when prog rock started to parody itself. This period, as with many people, corresponded to my teenage years; twelve to eighteen. I did pay much attention to 'pop' music until 'weirdness' crept in, in the late Sixties.

    I freely admit, in this public forum, to liking Prog Rock; the early stuff, anyway. Like @lindenlea, hearing some tracks from this period act as my Proustian 'petites Madeleines'.

    I went on an exchange trip to the then West Germany, in 1971, where I learned some obscene lyrics to Beethoven's "An die Freude", from the his Ninth Symphony!
     
  6. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I was listening to Bowie, the Kinks and American West Coast music - Byrds, Grateful dead etc. Not the chart stuff.
     
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  7. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Not a single REM song in your top 100 Helen? I loved REM, Stone Roses as a young man and all that early 1990s Mancunian 808 state type stuff. Too many great tracks to list. Then there was brilliant De La Soul Three feet high and Rising 1989?. Great times.[/QUOTE]

    It wasn't my top 100 but a top 100 from 1968.... a year I remember well :)
    Some dire dross there but some goodies...

    I did once tell my younger child I liked "Jennifer Juniper" and took the name from that..... it wasn't really a fave Donovan track but it was ok. Now Hurry Gurdy man was ace !

    I could do a fave top 100...... I suppose.....
     
  8. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    I really am one of the younger ones here. I guess you must think the 90s were rubbish.
     
  9. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    Nope. Lots of good stuff then.
     
  10. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    For me, it's time and place. I wasn't into music in my teens but Sheffield at the end of the 70's/early 80's was full of musicians of every type, style and quality. We had ABC, Def Leppard, Thompson Twins, Cabaret Voltaire, Comsat Angels, Human League, Heaven 17, Pulp, every pub and venue was packed with local musicians to cheer and in some cases jeer! Music to me is irrevocably tied to memories and I have some very good ones!
     
  11. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    By the way, for the Sweet fans, Steve Priest is my b-I-l's cousin
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  12. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Hey don't dis The Sweet GDW! OK their pop records were a bit naff although not totally without merit but live they were a stonking hard rock combo that cranked out some banging tunes!!
     
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  13. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    During a Science lesson with a year 4 class a few years ago, I got side-tracked when discussing Alexander Graham Bell and found that eponymous Sweet song on You Tube and played it to the class - they enjoyed it and some of them kept singing it throughout the lesson!
     
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  14. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    NEC Birmingham
     
  15. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I heard a lot of 90s music because my daughter was learning to drive and we had a deal that whoever was driving could play their choice of music. I liked it - Shed 7, Baby Bird, Cast, Pulp, Space. It was proper songs with guitars, not unlike the pre-prog rock stuff I liked in the early late 60s/70s. In fact, at the time, I played my daughter some tracks from Ogden's Nut Gone Flake by the Small Faces (1968) pretending it was something new and she liked it. She then played the same trick on some of her friends.
     
  16. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    I was also 14 in 1973 - just had a quick Google. I can see now why I didn't choose this year!
    01 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
    02 Peters & Lee Welcome Home
    03 The Sweet Blockbuster
    04 Simon Park Orchestra Eye Level
    05 Wizzard See My Baby Jive
    06 Gary Glitter I Love You Love Me Love
    07 Little Jimmy Osmond Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
    08 Gary Glitter I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)
    09 Perry Como And I Love You So
    10 Slade *** On Feel The Noize
    11 David Cassidy Daydreamer / Puppy Song
    12 Donny Osmond The Twelfth Of Never
    13 10cc Rubber Bullets
    14 Gilbert O'Sullivan Get Down
    15 Gary Glitter Hello Hello I'm Back Again
    16 Donny Osmond Young Love
    17 Al Martino Spanish Eyes
    18 The Carpenters Yesterday Once More
    19 Suzi Quatro Can The Can
    20 The Strawbs Part Of The Union
    21 Slade Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me
    22 Perry Como For The Good Times
    23 The Osmonds Let Me In
    24 Barry Blue Dancing On A Saturday Night
    25 Gary Glitter Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
    26 Wizzard Angel Fingers
    27 Fleetwood Mac Albatross
    28 The Sweet Hell Raiser
    29 David Bowie Life On Mars
    30 Slade Merry Xmas Everybody
    31 The Sweet Ballroom Blitz
    32 Alvin Stardust My Coo-Ca-Choo
    33 Marie Osmond Paper Roses
    34 David Bowie Sorrow
    35 Carly Simon You're So Vain
    36 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers Monster Mash
    37 Medicine Head One And One Is One
    38 Shirley Bassey Never Never Never
    39 Mungo Jerry Alright Alright Alright
    40 David Bowie The Jean Genie
    41 The Detroit Emeralds Feel The Need In Me
    42 The New Seekers You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
    43 David Cassidy I'm A Clown / Some Kind Of Summer
    44 The Hotshots Snoopy Versus The Red Baron
    45 Mud Dyna-Mite
    46 Cliff Richard Power To All Our Friends
    47 Little Jimmy Osmond Tweedle Dee
    48 Slade My Friend Stan
    49 David Essex Rock On
    50 Limmie & The Family Cookin' You Can Do Magic
    51 Status Quo Caroline
    52 Ike & Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits
    53 The Faces Cindy Incidentally
    54 Focus Sylvia
    55 T Rex 20th Century Boy
    56 Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song
    57 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    58 David Bowie Drive-In Saturday
    59 The Carpenters Top Of The World
    60 The Osmonds Going Home
    61 David Bowie Laughing Gnome
    62 Elton John Daniel
    63 Geordie All Because Of You
    64 Dave Edmunds Born To Be With You
    65 Donny Osmond When I Fall In Love
    66 Alice Cooper Hello Hurray
    67 Thin Lizzy Whisky In The Jar
    68 David Essex Lamplight
    69 Suzi Quatro 48 Crash
    70 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
    71 Dave Edmunds Baby I Love You
    72 Roger Daltrey Giving It All Away
    73 Judge Dread Big Seven
    74 The Rolling Stones Angie
    75 The Drifters Like Sister And Brother
    76 The O'Jays Love Train
    77 Gilbert O'Sullivan Why Oh Why Oh Why
    78 Roxy Music Pyjamarama
    79 The Osmonds Crazy Horses
    80 Wings Hi Hi Hi / C Moon
    81 T Rex Solid Gold Easy Action
    82 T Rex Groover
    83 Diana Ross Touch Me In The Morning
    84 Kenny Heart Of Stone
    85 The Detroit Spinners Ghetto Child
    86 Hot Chocolate Brother Louie
    87 Rod Stewart Oh No Not My Baby
    88 Paul Simon Take Me To The Mardi Gras
    89 Wings My Love
    90 Barry Blue Do You Wanna Dance
    91 Wings Live And Let Die
    92 George Harrison Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
    93 Wizzard Ball Park Incident
    94 Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You
    95 Blue Mink Randy
    96 Ringo Starr Photograph
    97 Free Wishing Well
    98 Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
    99 Nazareth This Flight Tonight
    100 Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    I would say the best record here is no. 94
     
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  17. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    There are some good ones from Bowie.
     
  18. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Lead commenter

    I'm assuming you don't mean Laughing Gnome....
     
  19. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    You assume correctly.
     
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  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

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