The time has come for the third round of our semi-finals - the '70s. These are your picks for the best songs of their respective years from this decade. Pick your favorite and then make sure you’ve voted in any '80s polls you missed along the way.
“Superstition” is the only one of these ten songs that I voted for in the best-of-the-year polls, and it’s the only one I’ll vote for in this best-of-the-decade poll. It finishes a fairly comfortable margin over 2nd-place “Hotel California” in the world-famous** Ponch8 Music Rating System.**
"Fame"is dead-ass last. I’ve never liked that song.
Really? I can’t see its influence on popular music at all. Stevie Wonder, OTOH, definitely influenced popular music for decades, from Prince and Michael Jackson to hip hop to Jamiroquai. “Superstition” it is, easily.
I remember a big TV show several years ago, probably for New Year’s 2000, where they rated the top songs of all time. And after announcing the top ten, they interviewed various celebrities, and asked them if they would disagree with any of the choices, and Kelsey Grammer said he wouldn’t have put Hotel California in the top ten, and I thought, “Absolutely right, how could they have that in the top 10 when House of the Rising Sun (which I always thought Hotel California was a pale imitation of) wasn’t even in the top 25.”