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Old 03-26-2010, 02:16 PM
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"Rock and Roll All Nite," Kiss.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:02 PM
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Wow, I'm suprised we have gone so far through a thread and no one has come up with the right answer (although a lot of good choices).

The most 70s feeling song ever is Fly Robin Fly. It came out when I was 13 and I remember thinking "is that all there is to it?". The lyrics are suprisingly easy to memorize.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:04 PM
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Make that "Copa Cabana". My fingers have been doing really weird stuff ever since I got this laptop.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:56 PM
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You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate has got to be right up there.
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:06 PM
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Sammy Johns - Chevy van
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:15 PM
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This one just gobsmacked me. Joy - Apollo 100
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:06 AM
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Let's see: I want a singer/songwriter's semiautobiographical story-song, but make sure to (a) throw in a section with super-high falsetto, and (b) dwell on flying so hiiiiigh when I'm stoned; there's a wild-man wizard hiding in me, illuminating my mind -- oh, and figure the guy doesn't get the girl in the end, plus kick the whole thing off by mentioning "Frisco", with bonus points for working in just how far a buck went in the '70s.

TAXI, by Harry Chapin.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:21 AM
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I nominate "Freedom of '76" by Ween: topical, soulful, falsettoy, and written waaay after 1976.

Also, the "modern rock meets white eyed soul" sounds of Heavier Things by John Mayer and Wood/Water by The Promise Ring. I know I can't listen to those albums without thinking of the 70s.
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:37 AM
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"Rock and Roll All Nite," Kiss.
The other day on the radio someone (Mike Rhyner, a noted old coot) misquoted the lyrics to this as "I wanna rock and roll all night, and part of every day!"

Like, the next day he was too tired, so he only wanted to rock and roll part of the day. The rest was, what? a nap?
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:58 AM
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:06 AM
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Thanks for this thread. Now I have Me And You And A Dog Named Boo looping in my head.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:09 PM
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TAXI, by Harry Chapin.
Oooh. Good call.
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:11 AM
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How about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Wpn3dFrEs Shannon, by Henry Gross? It's got some of the elements --- semi-autobiographical, maudlin, falsetto, ... hell it's about a pet dog drowning
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:23 AM
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Loving you...is easy 'cause you're beautiful...doot n doo doo doo dooooo....<makes noise only dogs can hear>
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Loving you...is easy 'cause you're beautiful...doot n doo doo doo dooooo....<makes noise only dogs can hear>
I thought I had buried that one deep enough into my subconsious mind but you had to go and recover it! Her voice could break glass.
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:43 AM
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Leo Sayer You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:11 AM
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Listening to a few 70s songs last night, Irealized I'd have to put in a vote for "I Got a Name" by Jim Croce.

And Harry Chapin's "Taxi" gets a vote too.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:41 AM
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We've got so many different answers.

The truth here is obvious: the 70s were all over the map, musically, socially & politically.

No one song from the era defines the era.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:02 AM
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That was classic early 60's. I remember thinking as a little kid why would you want to bring a camel to bed???

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Old 04-02-2010, 12:18 PM
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I'm not in love by 10cc was the first one that popped into my head.
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:43 PM
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The most 70s feeling song ever is Fly Robin Fly. It came out when I was 13 and I remember thinking "is that all there is to it?". The lyrics are suprisingly easy to memorize.

What about TSOP by MFSB?
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:16 PM
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The Avengers The American in Me.

What ? Okay, admittedly that was at the very close of the decade. How about The Ramones' Pinhead?

Yep, the seventies were a diverse time. I actually agree with many of the above selections, particularly Kung Fu Fighting. Pure, goofy seventies.

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Old 04-02-2010, 02:20 PM
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Rocky Mountain High by John Denver
Another vote for Rocky Mountain High. Followed closely by Poems, Prayers and Promises.
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:16 PM
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Love Hurts - Nazareth

Cheesy, simple, rock-ballady
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Old 04-02-2010, 03:23 PM
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No mention of Boston's More Than A Feeling? Maybe not the winner, but it certainly deserves to be considered.
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Old 04-02-2010, 05:44 PM
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Radar Love - Golden Earing
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:34 PM
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For my money, it's one of these three:

"(Theme From) Shaft" - Isaac Hayes ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAa5rP64YbQ ), for its decade-defining usage of strings, reeds, and, of course, guitars drenched in shimmering wah-wah.

"Afternoon Delight" - The Starland Vocal Band ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYwEHLRmILY ), for it's '70s-typical, indiscriminate deployment of a bland, whitewashed MOR country groove, with colorless, sub-Muzak singers providing the vocals.

"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" - Looking Glass ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-dleViv2nc ), because it reeks of self-righteousness and gin-soaked, Holiday Inn lounge style instrumentation.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:51 PM
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And I forgot Al Stewart's "The Year of the Cat" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM7LR46zrQU )
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:23 PM
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Ray Stevens' "The Streak"
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:51 PM
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Novelty music was HUGE in the 70s. Besides Ray Stevens, there were tonnes of parody songs, and an almost superstar (to me) of Jim Stafford.

Not Just Another Pretty Foot, Stafford had "Spiders and Snakes" and "Swamp Witch" besides his novelty hits of "Wildwood Weed" and "I Got Stoned and I Missed It" (other cute songs of his also got lots of late night pop AM station airplay around my hometown). His Branson show is a riot. Comedy, music, comedy music ... Great fun.
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:04 PM
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:06 PM
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I totally forgot about that song. My dim memory of it was with a female singer, but it was probably me misremembering it.
Could you be thinking of 1968's Angel of the Morning by Merilee Rush? Juice Newton did a more famous version, but it was in 1981.
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:32 AM
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Chevy Van certainly fits that freewheelin, leftover hippie 70s kinda zeitgeist to a T.
Came here to post Chevy Van.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:50 PM
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This 27 year-old weighs in with "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm clock.

And I can't really recall the tune right now, but, I think it scores up there on the title alone.
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:32 PM
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A few more nominations that say "70s" to me (apologize if any of these have been mentioned):

Firefall - You Are the Woman
Seals and Crofts - Summer Breeze
Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie
King Harvest - Dancing in the Moonlight
Redbone - Come and Get Your Love
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Old 04-05-2010, 01:19 AM
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Apologies -- I haven't read the whole thread, but even though the song is about the 60's, it just sounds so 70's:

Sweet Home Alabama.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:18 AM
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This 27 year-old weighs in with "Incense and Peppermints" by Strawberry Alarm clock.

And I can't really recall the tune right now, but, I think it scores up there on the title alone.
Not eligible, as it came out in the sixties.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:23 AM
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My nominee is Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band.

Don't hate me.
That was my first answer as well. I don't know why, I think it was the overt naughtiness that would not have been allowed earlier, coupled with the shiny-happy totally sexless delivery.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:30 PM
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Not eligible, as it came out in the sixties.
Can we get a ruling from the Judges? I don't see a stipulation on a year. The OP was after the sound, not the year.

I ran the title by my parents, who assured me it was from the 70s.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:52 PM
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Incense and Peppermints was out in the fall/winter of 1967 and owed much to the psychedelic sound which was becoming popular at that time. I suspect that people who think it typical of the seventies probably got that impression from hearing it in a movie or on an oldies station where the time lines of songs often get muddled. It was out at about the same time as White Rabbit by the Jefferson Airplane and Light My Fire by the Doors, and it preceeded Woodstock by almost two years. It really can't be classified as a seventies song at all.
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:26 PM
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Here's a blast from the seventies no one needs: "Alone Again ... Naturally." First one to pop into my head after "Afternoon Delight"...

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Old 04-10-2010, 07:06 PM
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I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando & Dawn
I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
Brand New Key - Melanie
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Shilo - Neil Diamond
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