In another thread, 11hinzvic commented that some friends of his didn't appreciate his affinity for 70's music. My response was as follows:
Hey, 11hinzvic, what's wrong with 70's music? Don't let your friends ever make you stop listening! We had the best (Who, Stones, Band, Creedence, Zeppelin), the worst (disco: enough said), the silliest ("Convoy," "The Pina Colada Song"), and the ones that make the most aggressive earworms ("Julie Do Ya Love Me?", "Playground In My Mind"). What other decade can claim all of that? :-)
Zipperless at that point noted that I had left out both Queen and the Eagles, and of course he was completely correct; I had not meant to be all-inclusive. But it occurred to me that, rather than hijack the thread we were in (which was a greetings thread after all), I should just make a new one.
What's your nomination for:
Best 70's song?
Best One-Hit Wonder?
Best Story Song?
Other than those you've already mentioned, who were your favorite artists (max=10)?
Here are mine:
Best 70's song? Desperado/The Eagles (I mean, if I had to pick just one)
Worst? Disco Duck/Rick Dees (or any of his insipid Q&A song-snippet compositions)
Most Mesmerizing? From the Beginning/Emerson, Lake and Palmer (although my Genesis and Moody Blues internal alarms keep going off...)
Biggest Earworm? Playground in My Mind/Clint Holmes (just thinking about this one makes me cringe)
Silliest? The Streak/Ray Stevens (this was a hard choice)
Most Rocking? Black Dog/Led Zeppelin (so many choices here)
Most Disappointing? Shattered/Rolling Stones (come on: the Stone succumbed to disco?)
Most Surprising? In a Broken Dream/Python Lee Jackson (I seriously was shocked that Rod Stewart could make me feel this much)
Most Unlikely? Werewolves of London/Warren Zevon (werewolves ripping people apart? in a fun little pop song?)
Best One-Hit Wonder? Vehicle/Ides of March; Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)/Looking Glass
Best Story Song? Taxi/Harry Chapin (or almost anything by Harry Chapin)
Guilty Pleasure(s): Tony Orlando and Dawn; Bread; ABBA
Who were your favorite artists not yet mentioned (max=10)? The Carpenters (really), The Guess Who, Creedence, Three Dog Night, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Cat Stevens, Blondie, Pat Benatar, Queen