Posts Tagged ‘pop music’

“Muskrat Love” was a hit in the 1970′s not once but twice–first by America in 1973 and then by Captain and Tennille in 1976!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

1970's FM GoldI am an aficionado of 1970′s songs. I have over a thousand 70′s hits in my iTunes folder, almost all of which I can sing at a moment’s notice. (This talent does NOT endear me to my family.) I spent the last few years of high school–class of 1979–in South Florida listening to WSHE and WHYI and the occasional cassette tape, driving along to a blend of pop, rock, soul, disco and bizarre. (What else would you call Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light?) Some songs I can’t stand to hear today–anything from Hotel California makes me feel queasy–but many of them I still love.

Every few years I make a playlist called 70′s FM Gold. I include the good and the bad and the crazy.  I just finished making my current playlist and thought I’d share a sampling. I think of these songs as part of the soundtrack of my life. So, bring out your own musical memories for… (more…)