Songs of '72

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Saturday, May 19, 2007

Our friend Sanni has tagged us with the SONG MEME that is going around the bloggosphere.

Here are the rules:

1. Go to POPCULTURE MADNESS
2. Pick the year you turned 18
3. Get yourself nostalgic over the song´s of the year
4. Write something about how the song affected you
5. Pass it on to 5 more friends


Ah, 1972. Graduated high school and moved on to college. The music was incredibly varied. You know, I tried to list 5 - 10 songs... but I could not decide...

It was the year of:

  • 1. Rock and Roll part II - Gary Glitter - YUK
  • 2. American Pie - Don McLean -WOOO-WOOO
  • 3. Lean On Me - Bill Withers -WOOO-WOOO
  • 4. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin -WOOO-WOOO
  • 5. I'll Take You There - Staple Singers - EH
  • 6. Precious and Few - Climax - EH
  • 7. Let's Stay Together - Al Green -WOOO
  • 8. Coconut - Nilsson - YUK
  • 9. Schools Out - Alice Cooper -WOOO-WOOO
  • 10. Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul - YUK
  • 11. Layla - Derek and the Dominoes -WOOO-WOOO
  • 12. Goodbye To Love - Carpenters - YUK
  • 13. Burning Love - Elvis Presley -WOOO
  • 14. The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr. - YUK
  • 15. Operator - Jim Croce - EH
  • 16. Horse With No Name - America - EH
  • 17. Nights In White Satin - Moody Blues -WOOO-WOOO
  • 18. Anticipation - Carly Simon -WOOO-WOOO
  • 19. Saturday In The Park - Chicago - OK
  • 20. Get On The Good Foot - James Brown - OK
  • 21. Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts - EH
  • 22. Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson - YUK
  • 23. Listen To The Music - Doobie Brothers -WOOO-WOOO
  • 24. Take It Easy - Eagles -WOOO
  • 25. Brandy - Looking Glass - EH
  • 26. Diamonds Are Forever - Shirley Bassey - OK
  • 27. My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry -WOOO
  • 28. I'll Be Around - Spinners - OK
  • 29. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack - EH
  • 30. Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens - EH
  • 31. Everybody Plays The Fool - The Main Ingredient - EH
  • 32. Popcorn - Hot Butter - OK
  • 33. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan - EH
  • 34. Iron Man - Black Sabbath -WOOO-WOOO
  • 35. Jackie Wilson Said - Van Morrison -WOOO
  • 36. Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison -WOOO-WOOO
  • 37. If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes -WOOO-WOOO
  • 38. You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart - EH
  • 39. I Am Woman - Helen Reddy - YUK
  • 40. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash - EH
  • 41. Papa Was A Rolling Stone - Temptations -WOOO-WOOO
  • 42. Changes - David Bowie -WOOO
  • 43. From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake and Palmer - EH
  • 44. Immigration Man - Graham Nash & David Crosby -WOOO-WOOO
  • 45. Tiny Dancer - Elton John -WOOO
  • 46. Melissa - Allman Brothers Band -WOOO-WOOO
  • 47. Honky Cat - Elton John -WOOO
  • 48. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin -WOOO-WOOO
  • 49. Heart Of Gold - Neil Young -WOOO
  • 50. Taxi - Harry Chapin - EH
  • 51. Feeling Alright - Joe Cocker -WOOO-WOOO
  • 52. Down On Me - Janis Joplin -WOOO
  • 53. You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce -WOOO
  • 54. City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie -WOOO
  • 55. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) - Hollies -WOOO-WOOO
  • 56. Roundabout - Yes -WOOO
  • 57. Bang A Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex -WOOO-WOOO
  • 58. Hold Your Head Up - Argent -WOOO
  • 59. America - Yes -WOOO
  • 60 Black and White - Three Dog Night -WOOO
  • 61. Rock Me On The Water - Jackson Browne - EH
  • 62. Looking For A Love - J. Geils Band -WOOO-WOOO
  • 63. Starman - David Bowie -WOOO
  • 64. The Jean Genie - David Bowie -WOOO
  • 65. It Never Rains In Southern California - Albert Hammond - EH
  • 66. Easy Livin - Uriah Heap -WOOO
  • 67. Rocket Man - Elton John -WOOO
  • 68. Little Bitty Pretty One - Jackson Five - EH
  • 69. I Just Want To Make Love To You - Foghat -WOOO-WOOO
  • 70. Hot 'N' Nasty - Humble Pie -WOOO
  • 71. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople-WOOO-WOOO
  • 72. I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren - EH
  • 73. Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart - EH
  • 74. Witchy Woman - Eagles -WOOO
  • 75. Freddie's Dead (Theme from Superfly) - Curtis Mayfield -WOOO-WOOO
  • 76. Rock and Roll Stew - Traffic -WOOO -WOOO
  • 77. Delta Dawn - Tanya Tucker - YUK
  • 78. America - Simon and Garfunkle - OK
  • 79. I Don't Need No Doctor - New Riders Of The Purple Sage -WOOO-WOOO
  • 80. Ben - Michael Jackson - YUK
Many of these were staples on my radio shows in college. The morning show we did featured different songs then the overnight shift show. Of course music has always impacted our life and as we have mentioned before, there is always that soundtrack playing in our head.

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16 Of Your Sparks

  1. Wow, I actually know a majority of those songs and really like them. Does that make me old...like you? [[snort]]

    I do take one exception to your list - I love Chicago's "Saturday in the Park," It probably has to do with a memory association, but nonetheless, it remains to this day as one of my favorite Chicago songs.

    Great list, Vin - as usual.

     
  2. Oh, I forgot to say - nice to see you on the weekend!

     
  3. class of 72, in 72 I was home from Vietnam and on my way to Korea. I do know some of your songs: 2,10,13,14,16,22,23,27,29,37,39 yuk, 40 woo woo,54,65,77,78,

     
  4. Tug Says:
  5. OMG the memories! Awesome list, & way too many to comment on. But Ben was one of the first songs I learned to play on the piano...I think I still have that Jackson 5 album - hee.

     
  6. Bond Says:
  7. SONGBIRD: I am well-seasoned.. not old... Must be memory association because I hear that song and I wonder how a band that did 25 or 6 to 4 could have come up with dreck like SITP - different strokes...

    SARGE: See, now you know how I feel when I read that Sanni turned 18 in 1992! LOL

    TUG: Maybe it is the association with the movie.. but that song just makes me shiver with yukkiness...

     
  8. Travis Says:
  9. It's interesting when you pull lists of music from an entire year. You really get a taste for how diverse music can be.

    I was 8 in 1972 - it was a good year.

     
  10. Travis Says:
  11. OH - forgot to say that my restaurant meme is up.

     
  12. julie Says:
  13. Bwahahahaha "My Ding-a-ling" Woo!!! Now did anyone out there that maybe Vinny WOULDN'T like that song?

     
  14. Starrlight Says:
  15. Tupelo Honey is such a gorgeous song...dang where is my Van the Man cd?

    Cool meme!

     
  16. hi bond. i am not as old as sarge. ha ha ha, i like most of the same ones as you, most, not all, ha ha

    smiles, bee

     
  17. Twyla Says:
  18. I was going to do this meme, until I checked out the music for the year I turned 18 (1998)...it was HORRIBLE music. Out of the top 20, I only like 3 of them. No wonder I only listened to older stuff then.

     
  19. Sparky Duck Says:
  20. hey great, now I know the top 100 songs of the year I was born, thanks bond!

     
  21. Bond Says:
  22. TRAVIS: That is why I could not list 4 or 5 .. there was just too many interesting titles...Loved the restaurant meme

    JULIE: Ummm real funny missy!

    STARRLIGHT: A classic for sure

    BEE: Tosses cake at Bee... enjoy

    TWYLA: LOLOLOLOL will have to go look and see what 1998 brought to the table

    SPARKY: OK mister, you better watch it LOL (ppppssssssttt there are only 80 songs there) LOL

     
  23. Coco Says:
  24. Lordie, Vin, TWO Van songs in one year??? I die of envy. I'm taking this challenge, too, because I still can't get the music up on the guitar solo meme ... got my picks, though. I just don't want to post it without the music. The music is KEY to my answer.

     
  25. Terrific job & I agree on most of you ratings of the songs.

     
  26. Sanni Says:
  27. I still love "School´s Out", "Nights In White Satin", "Papa Was A Rolling Stone" and "Rocket Man"... although I was still "elsewhere" in 1972... but I was planned already *LOL*

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