Three Songs that Define the 70s

For those of us who were alive then and can remember them. Pick three songs to you that define the 70s to you.

[ul][li]Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band[/li][li]Stayin’ Alive - Bee Gees[/li]
and the definitive

[li]Have You Never Been Mellow - Olivia Newton-John[/ul][/li]
BTW all were #1 songs.

PS No cheating ONLY THREE

Stairway to Heaven - Zep
The Ramones - it was all one song, wasn’t it?

and, unfortunately

Get Down Tonight - K.C. & the Sunshine Band

“I Am Woman.”-- nifty anthem for an important movement.

“Convoy.”–dippy song for an even dippier craze.

“Stayin’ Alive.”–speaks for itself.

My 3 choices: Paradise By The Dashboard Light (Meatloaf), Jungleland (Bruce Springsteen) and Baba O’Reily (The Who).

One title & one title alone defines the 70’s:<font size=7>“Disco Duck.”</font>

Nuff said.

We have met the enemy, and He is Us.–Walt Kelly

I submit:
“Just My Imagination (Runnin’ Away with Me)” – The Tempations
“Whippin’ Post” – the Allman Brothers
“Deacon Blues” – Steely Dan
Screw disco and punk – I hated 'em in the '70’s and nothing has changed my mind since.

My 3:

“American Pie” Don McLean
“Country Roads” John Denver
“Soul Train” don’t remember

Sue from El Paso

Stones Sympathy for the Devil, Live 1971
Thick As a Brick, Jethro Tull
Sultans of Swing, Dire Straits

Stairway is in there somewhere, but I’ve managed to block it out (took me since the 70s to get rid of it)

MarkXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX, I see you use webtv.Can you explain what it is?

OK, I already listed 3, but how can I not list

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Queen

Sue from El Paso


OT WebTV simply is a box that allows you to surf the net while connects up to your TV. It has three drawbacks

  1. You can’t download
  2. You only get what WebTV decides you get. [example you want RA5 and they give you G2 or someething like that]
  3. No Java. Microsoft owns WebTV so we most likely won’t get it ever.

On my last job I worked all day with computers and the internet and this is much cheaper and anything I couldn’t do I would just do on my computer at work and e-mail it to myself at home.

The only real advantage is it is cheap to start $99-$199 and it is nice to sit in front of a 27" screen and lay down and surf the internet.

But if you can afford a computer that is the only way to go. WebTV is nice for what it is…But in a couple of years I believe everyone will have some sort of internet capacity avail through their tv.

But is it a phone line or the tv cable?

I think Cody wanted these here:
Member posted 09-26-1999 01:11 PM

Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
Disco Inferno - ?

and, sadly

Hotel California - The Egos

(1) Ooh That Smell (or whatever it’s called)

(2) Disco Inferno

(3) The theme song to “Real People”

“Where there is clarity, there is no choice. And where there is choice, there is misery. But then, why should I speak, since I know nothing?”

You guys have totally overlooked one of the great 70s songs:
“More than a feeling” by Boston. Along with “Freebird” and “Stairway” those are the three I would chose.

“There are many sweeping generalizations that are always true” -Space Ghost

I’ll just add some new ones to the list that I remember from the keggers.

Wheel in the Sky - Journey
Do You Feel Like I Do - Frampton
The entire Dark Side of the Moon album - Pink Floyd


What about:

I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night - Kiss
Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
Rock Candy - Montrose
Highway to Hell - AC/DC

Ooops - that was 4

(Gawd - I’m showing my age)

Coffee, chocolate, men . . . Some things are just better rich.

Aside to SunBear
WebTV is over the phone lines only. I believe Sega is coming out with a similar product this Christmas

You’re Having my Baby

Obnoxious, trivial, self-absorbed,
in essence, very 70s.