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Aug. 20th, 2005

Stolen from rolanni

1. Go to this site:
2. In the search box in the upper right hand corner, enter the year you graduated from high school.
3. The first item returned should be the top 100 songs from that year. Cut and paste them into your journal.
4. Bold the ones you like, underline your favorite, and strike through the songs you loathe. planetalyx added: Ital the ones you've never heard of.



I guess I listened to the radio a LOT and spent much time in either Tempo Music or The Record Factory!!! I've got the 45's to prove it.

As I went through the list, I could pretty much hear them in my head. Scary, ain't it? I pretty much like the lot. My favorites are bolded. I don't so much as loathe the ones I've struck through, but I'm just tired of them. If I still own "the record (album or 45)", I've marked it with a "*"

It's 1978 and the songs I heard were:

1. Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb *
2. Night Fever, Bee Gees *
3. You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone
4. Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees *
5. Kiss You All Over, Exile
6. How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees *
7. Baby Come Back, Player *
8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Andy Gibb *
9. Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste Of Honey
10. Three Times A Lady, Commodores
11. Grease, Frankie Valli
12. I Go Crazy, Paul Davis *
13. You're The One That I Want, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
14. Emotion, Samantha Sang
15. Lay Down Sally, Eric Clapton
16. Miss You, Rolling Stones
17. Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel *
18. With A Little Luck, Wings *
19. If I Can't Have You, Yvonne Elliman
20. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah), Chic
21. Feels So Good, Chuck Mangione
22. Hot Child In The City, Nick Gilder
23. Love Is Like Oxygen, Sweet *
24. It's A Heartache, Bonnie Tyler *
25. We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You, Queen *
26. Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty * Enough already!!!
27. Can't Smile Without You, Barry Manilow *
28. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late, Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
29. Dance With Me, Peter Brown (Is this Orleans???)
30. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, Meat Loaf *
31. Jack And Jill, Raydio
32. Take A Chance On Me, Abba
33. Sometimes When We Touch, Dan Hill Egads... Sony played this over and over and over and over again...
34. Last Dance, Donna Summer
35. Hopelessly Devoted To You, Olivia Newton-John
36. Hot Blooded, Foreigner *
37. You're In My Heart, Rod Stewart *
38. The Closer I Get To You, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
39. Dust In The Wind, Kansas *
40. Magnet And Steel, Walter Egan
41. Short People, Randy Newman
42. Use Ta Be My Girl, O'Jays
43. Our Love, Natalie Cole
44. Love Will Find A Way, Pablo Cruise
45. An Everlasting Love, Andy Gibb
46. Love Is In The Air, John Paul Young *
47. Goodbye Girl, David Gates *
48. Slip Slidin' Away, Paul Simon
49. The Groove Line, Heatwave
50. Thunder Island, Jay Ferguson
51. Imaginary Lover, Atlanta Rhythm Section *
52. Still The Same, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
53. My Angel Baby, Toby Beau *
54. Disco Inferno, Trammps
55. On Broadway, George Benson
56. Come Sail Away, Styx *
57. Back In Love Again, L.T.D.
58. This Time I'm In It For Love, Player
59. You Belong To Me, Carly Simon
60. Here You Come Again, Dolly Parton
61. Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt
62. Peg, Steely Dan

63. You Needed Me, Anne Murray * I searched all over for this record. Had to buy the 45 in the COUNTRY music section...

64. Shame, Evelyn "Champagne" King
65. Reminiscing, Little River Band
66. Count On Me, Jefferson Starship
67. Baby Hold On, Eddie Money
68. Hey Deanie, Shaun Cassidy
69. Summer Nights, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-john
70. What's Your Name, Lynyrd Skynyrd
71. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle
72. Because The Night, Patti Smith
73. Every Kinda People, Robert Palmer
74. Copacabana, Barry Manilow *
75. Always And Forever, Heatwave *
76. You And I, Rick James
77. Serpentine Fire, Earth, Wind and Fire *
78. Sentimental Lady, Bob Welch *
79. Falling, LeBlanc and Carr
80. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Santa Esmeralda
81. Bluer Than Blue, Michael Johnson
82. Running On Empty, Jackson Browne
83. Whenever I Call You "Friend", Kenny Loggins
84. Fool (If You Think It's Over), Chris Rea
85. Get Off, Foxy
86. Sweet Talking Woman, Electric Light Orchestra
87. Life's Been Good, Joe Walsh
88. I Love The Night Life, Alicia Bridges
89. You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On), High Inergy
90. It's So Easy, Linda Ronstadt
91. Native New Yorker, Odyssey
92. Flashlight, Parliament - Though I'd probably know if I heard it
93. Don't Look Back, Boston
94. Turn To Stone, Electric Light Orchestra
95. I Can't Stand The Rain, Eruption
96. Ebony Eyes, Bob Welch
97. The Name Of The Game, Abba
98. We're All Alone, Rita Coolidge *
99. Hollywood Nights, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
100. Deacon Blues, Steely Dan

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
greenmtnboy18
Aug. 21st, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
interestingly, I can also hear almost all of these, and I love many many of them...
(Anonymous)
Aug. 21st, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
I had to laugh when I saw you crossed out Shaun Cassidy. The first two albums I ever owned were Shaun Cassidy's. When I was 7, I wanted to *Marry* him. LOL!
unwritten_words
Aug. 21st, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
oops
unwritten_words
Aug. 21st, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
I had to laugh when I saw you crossed out Shaun Cassidy. The first two albums I ever owned were Shaun Cassidy's. When I was 7, I wanted to *Marry* him. LOL!
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