That 70's song-- Name That Tune for old fogeys

I’m starting this thread due to popular demand (me and spoons that is). Post a tune or name one on the list. Artists’ names appreciated but not required (only because I sometimes know the name of the song but don’t know who in the hell sings it). The only rule is that the song must have wide lapels, sansibelt pants, a nylon shirt and jelly sandals. It’s Name That Tune-- 70’s edition. Here are a bunch to start off with:

1.Sometimes I’m right and I can be wrong
My own beliefs are in my song.

2.I cried out when I want to
Out of school
County fair in the summer sun
and everything is cool.

3.We met down at the boder of Rio Grand
Eat the salted peanuts out the can.

4.Well, you started out with nothing and you’re proud that you’re a self-made man.
All you’re friends, they come around, slap you on the back and say

5.Mama done chase Willie down through the halls
But laugh, Willie, laugh he don’t care at all.

6.Nothing’s the matter with your head baby. Find it.
Come on and find it.

7.Our love is like a ship on the ocean.
We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion.

  1. Darkness all around me blocking out the sun.
    Friends call me but I just don’t feel like talking to anyone.

9.I try to play my music, they say my music’s too loud
I tried talking about it and got the big run around.
And when I roll with the punches I got knocked to the ground
By all this bullshit going down.

  1. All the good love when we’re all alone.
    Keep it up girl, yeah you turn me on.
  1. “Everyday People,” Sly and the Family Stone
  2. “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” Sly and the Family Stone
  3. “Stuck in the Middle with You,” Stealer’s Wheel
  4. “Rock the Boat,” The Hues Corporation
  5. “Fight the Power,” The Isley Brothers

New 'Uns:

  1. “Clams on the half shell and roller skates”
  2. “Life’s for living, yeah, that’s our philosophy”
  3. “The president’s got his war/Folks don’t know just what it’s for.”
  4. “Let’s call this song exactly what it is.”
  5. “I said ‘Hi.’ She said, ‘Yeah, I guess I am.’”
  1. Sly and the Family Stone

  2. War

  3. Steeler’s Wheel

  4. (Artist?) Don’t Rock the Boat

  5. Isley Brothers

Too slow.


  1. Mungo Jerry

11)Chic-- Good Times

Hey Mooch, you gotta name the tune.

Sorry, Biggirl. In the Summertime I think.

  1. “Your black and white power, is gonna be a crumbling tower. And we who stand divided, so god damned undecided.”

  2. “It’s there when you speak my name, it’s just not the same…”

18)“Let the music take your mind. Just release and you will find. You’re gonna fly away, glad you’re going my way.”

  1. Crusin’ Smokey Robinson.

And I don’t want to be a fussbudget but I think Cruising is from the 80’s.

  1. “(I Know) I’m Losing You,” Rod Stewart (since we’re doing the 70s and the Temptations’ original dates back to 1966)

  2. “Hooked On A Feeling,” Blue Swede [Finally remembered the title; it’s been driving me up the wall]

19) “Don’t you know the deuce is still wild?”
20) “Do you remember your President Nixon?”

  1. Little Willy–The Sweet
  1. Young Americans - David Bowie.

I think that’s the title anyway.

Oh yeah, number 20 is Young Americans from David Bowie.

More new ones from me–

  1. Didn’t I see you crying?
    Feeling all alone without a friend you know you feel like dying.

  2. All over the country I’ve seen it the same
    Nobody’s winning at this kind of game.

  3. Still looking for that blue jeaned mary queen
    Prettiest girl I’ve ever seen. See her shake on the movie screen?

22 is Rock On from David Essex.

Soryy, make that 23 is Rock On from David Essex

  1. “Don’t you know the deuce is still wild?”

“Tumbling Dice” - The Rolling Stones

  1. “Still looking for that blue jeaned mary queen
    Prettiest girl I’ve ever seen. See her shake on the movie screen?”

“Rock On” - David Essex

  1. “You’re just hangin’ out at a local bar.”
  1. Free Ride, The Edgar Winter Group
  1. And if the shout, don’t let it change a thing that you’re doin’.
  1. “I Want You to Want Me” - Cheap Trick

  2. “Free Ride” - Edgar Winter

  3. “Rock On” - David Essex

Okay… how about:
24) “Some people say this town don’t look good in snow.”

  1. “The Reverend Smith recognized me, and punched me in the nose.”

  2. “He said he was hoping for a fall of snow, when up popped a sea lion, ready to go.”

  3. “At the Houses of Parliament, everybody’s talking about the President.”

  4. “There’s a truck out on the four-lane, a mile or more away.”

  5. “My lack of education hasn’t hurt me none- I can read the writing on the wall.”

  6. “July is dressed up and playing her tune. And I come home from a hard day’s work, and you’re waiting there.”

  7. “Maybe I think too much, but something’s wrong.”