Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Songs I LOVED when I was a kid, Part 1

Keep in mind that I was a child of the seventies.

Come Saturday Morning - The Sandpipers

I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family - If you were a young girl in the seventies, you had to have a crush on David Cassidy. It was mandatory, like gym class.

Eres Tu - Mocedades

Do You Wanna Make Love - Peter McCann

One Tin Soldier from the "Billy Jack" movie

One Toke Over The Line -- Brewer & Shipley. I'll bet my parents just about shit when they heard me singing along to that classic.

Afternoon Delight -- Starland Vocal Band

Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) -- Reunion

China Grove - Doobie Brothers

Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts

Seasons In The Sun -- Terry Jacks - This song actually depressed the living CRAP out of me, and scared me as well (what? People actually DIE?) until I went to my friend Sandy's house one afternoon and she played it over and over and OVER while she cleaned her hamster's cage. I became immune to it that day. What do they call that - immersion therapy?

The Night Chicago Died -- Paper Lace

Any song by John Denver - In the seventies, John Denver was required listening. I think they piped it through the water.

Precious And Few -- Climax

Beach Baby -- First Class

O-o-h Child -- The Five Stairsteps

Sometimes When We Touch -- Dan Hill. So dramatic!

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) -- Edison Lighthouse

The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia -- Vicki Lawrence - Oh, Vicki had an AWESOME backstory - The way I remember it, she was a big fan of The Carol Burnett show back when it was on the air (Lyle Waggoner, anybody?), so she wrote Carol a fan letter, and Carol wrote back and said, "Come on out to Hollywood and be on my show!", so she did.

The Free to Be You and Me soundtrack - I wore that sucker out.

Now, I am trusting Amazon as far as the named artists go - I was just a kid when these songs came out. I'm pretty sure "The Five Stairsteps" did not perform the version of Oooooh Child that I listened to, but I don't know who DID, so whatevs.

I'm also pretty sure that I had NO IDEA what the lyrics to some of these songs actually meant.

Okay, what songs were you diggin when you were a kid? Fess up.


rockygrace said...

Oh! Oh! One more! "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo."

Rob said...

Man, you are really laying yourself out there for some heavy-duty shelling! You forgot Kung Fu Fighting :)

rockygrace said...

Novelty songs! How about Disco Duck? Convoy! The Streak!

"Oh yes they call him the streak - fastest thing on two feet!"

Jeezus, I even remember the words.

Heather said...

What a riot!

So many of those are great songs and OH YEAH loved David Cassidy!