There was an inevitability about the theme of last nights party. After a few weeks of contemplating going back to my vinyl record collection, we decided that it was time to go back to the future – the 70’s!
And so the collection of failed DJ’s from Nottingham Hospital Radio – that’s where we met out group of closest friends 30 years ago – got in the spirit of the golden age of music. And not so golden age of fashion! Or hair.
But we had a great time.
The joy of having so many tracks of music is that it is easy to put together a motley collection of music from that era. What I spotted ws the diversity of the stuff – starting with some kitsch early on, through prog-rock through to Punk (my favourite bit).
So in the spirit of trying to track down some goodies from each year – here are my top 10 by year.
1970 – Wand’rin Star – Lee Marvin
1971 – Maggie May – Rod Stewart
1972 – Long haired lover from Liverpool – Donny Osmond*
1973 – Can the Can – Suzi Quattro
1974 – Waterloo – Abba
1975 – Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
1976 – Dancing Queen – Abba
1977 – God Save the Queen – The Sex Pistols
1978 – Rat Trap – Boomtown Rats
1979 – Another Brick in the Wall (part two) – Pink Floyd
What do you reckon? Did I miss something… Two Abba songs? A Sex Pistols song that was kept off the top spot by fraudulent counting?
* 1972 – just kidding – should have read ‘Mama Weer all Crazee Now – Slade’