Tag Archives: 70s

Well I suppose I’m happy as a clam…

The signature of a Kris Kirstofferson song is really, really long lines. Full lyrics HERE.

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Don’t be thinkin’ that I don’t want you…

I didn’t really think much of this song while it was on the charts, but all these years later it popped into my head and won’t leave. Full lyrics HERE.

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When I Grow Up

Full lyrics HERE.

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Loggins & Messina

It took me forever to find this song because I thought it was by Harry Nilsson.  It isn’t. Full lyrics HERE.

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Ninth of Twelve

Everything about this video, from the way they dress to the way they dance, just radiates joy. Full lyrics HERE. Other songs about September include: Try to Remember by Ed Ames (YouTube Link) September Song by Jimmy Durante (YouTube Link) September Morn by Neil Diamond (YouTube Link) Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green …

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Don’t you ever give up the fight…

Folk singer Hoyt Axton (who wrote the song) and Linda Ronstadt are singing in the background. Full lyrics HERE.

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One More Saturday Night

Bobby is having fun being a rock star.  Donna is having fun doing whatever that is that she’s doing. And I am having fun watching and listening.

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Perfect

There are people who will passionately argue that this is a song about heroin addiction, but Lou Reed always said it was about a lovely day in Central Park with his fiancée.  Of course, that raises a number of questions, too. For some reason, the verse Just a perfect day You made me forget myself …

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I’ll just dream and stay tan

Chances are pretty good I first heard this song on AM radio; a half-inch mono speaker pressed to my ear. Full lyrics HERE.

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Hey windowpane, do you remember?

Full lyrics HERE. That opening is just amazing.  It almost seems like the vocals are fighting against the percussion, and losing, but then the other instruments join in…

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If happiness had a sound track…

 

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Everything Wasn’t All Right

Everything about this song just works:  the harmonies, the drumming, the the story of heartbreak juxtaposed with the story of finding a slug. Full lyrics HERE.

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