The best of the 1970s mix

Ok, you’re getting a double dose of mix tape goodness today. First order of business is to put a bow on the 1970s with the cumulative best of the decade mix. I relax the rules a bit for these end of the decade best ofs, so 25 tracks on this one, though I’m still sticking to the one song per artist rule. Before the reveal, however, here’s a few things I learned or was reminded of over the past couple of weeks:

  • David Bowie/Stevie Wonder absolutely ruled this decade. So much great (and varied) music put out in such a short period of time
  • The Kinks put out a LOT of terrible records in the 1970s
  • The best of the 70s is tremendous, but there was a ton of awful music churned out at the same time

You can find the best of each year mixes collected here. I’ve written about each of these songs already so just the list and the Spotify playlist to follow. These are of course in no order other than how I think they fit together best as a mix.

Tusk – Fleetwood Mac

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

The Promised Land – Bruce Springsteen

After the Gold Rush – Neil Young

Into the Mystic – Van Morrison

Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones

Stay With Me – Faces

Life On Mars? – David Bowie

Perfect Day – Lou Reed

Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green

Killer Queen – Queen

September Gurls – Big Star

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

See No Evil – Television

Jolene – Dolly Parton

Shelter From the Storm – Bob Dylan

Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin

Rock With You – Michael Jackson

Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town – Talking Heads

Train in Vain – The Clash

Boys Don’t Cry – The Cure

Teenage Kicks – The Undertones

Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner – Warren Zevon

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding – Elvis Costello & the Attractions

I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever) – Stevie Wonder

Here’s the Spotify mix for your listening pleasure.

Next up I’ll be plunging into the 1990s. The best of 1990 mix is all raring to go and be revealed shortly.



Posted on November 8, 2014, in Music and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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