Discussion in 'Music' started by actsnoblemartin, Apr 9, 2010.
Nominate the best song of any year
Lets Start in 1970?
anyone wanna nominate best song of 1970?
Mississippi Queen- Mountain.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFhM1XZsh6o]YouTube - Mountain - Mississippi Queen[/ame]
This list of the top 100 songs of 1970 might help:
Top 100 Hits of 1970/Top 100 Songs of 1970
top selling singles of 1970 - Google Search
1970 Music Hits: Pop Music Song Charts - The Most Requested Popular Music of All Time!
Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1970
1970 was quite a musical year as I recall. What stands out in my memory most was the confusion I had about the Beatles. They had "Hey Jude" on the charts at the same time they also had "Long and Winding Road" meanwhile Paul and Wings had the Beatlesque "Maybe I'm Amazed" on the charts, and George had his "My Sweet Lord" there too.
Probably all of these other solo songs by these guys for the next few years after '70 would have been Beatles songs had the band not broken up, because clearly all four guys had these songs already prior.
But for me the best stuff wasn't on the charts, it was in the albums. Stuff you would only hear if you bought the album, not on the radio.
And really it's still that way today. The "best songs" are likely ones you have never heard.
Electric Funeral by Black Sabbath
Bridge over trouble water.... the most excellent Simon & Garfunkel
1970 had great singles! One of my favs:
For Vietnam era peacenik drivel, it's hard to beat this one
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss4CX-zof_0]YouTube - Lay Down (Candles In The Rain).wmv[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUDshT19j8Q]YouTube - The Carpenters - Close to you[/ame]
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