A Comprehensive Guide to the Top 100 Songs of the 70s

SuperSeventies has a nice index of the top ten songs of each year in the decade I discovered music.  That was mostly via radio, and that decade saw quite a shift in popular styles, as you can see at the link.  Each song is linked to an informative bio, with links to other information.

I was surprised to learn that John Denver's hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders" was conceived for a made-for-TV movie.
The feature was called Sunshine, and was a character study based on a real-life journal excerpted in the Los Angeles Times. It told the story of a terminal cancer case: a nonestablishment couple and the doctor who tried to save the young woman. CBS drew high ratings when they aired the film on November 9, 1973.

The soundtrack version was re-recorded in time for Denver's greatest hits album, and became his first number one hit.  For my money, his best song will always be "Rocky Mountain High."


Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

Larfin Jackarse Oops, something in your comment triggered the blog engine to request a moderation. Don't worry - someone will take a look at it manually soon! There's no need to re-submit the comment.

1 rule for Neatoland, 1 rule for the Restovus.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.

Email This Post to a Friend
"A Comprehensive Guide to the Top 100 Songs of the 70s"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window