Friday, August 21, 2009

A little sample of songs from back in 1970 and 10 years later.

All this should have been posted yesterday, but just getting up these items for Friday:

Here is something that might jog your memory, going back to's "Top Five Flashback" for August 20, 1980:

Magic by Olivia Newton-John,
Sailing by Christopher Cross,
Take Your Time Do It Right by the SOS Band,
Emotional Rescue by the Rolling Stones,
Upside Down by Diana Ross.

Another bit of music history/trivia from this date, August 20th, coming from was:
1972 – Isaac Hayes, Bar-Kays, others perform at Wattstax Festival at LA Coliseum.


I have another list of top five tunes, also from, for August 18, 1970, that I will post now since I haven't posted for a while, just trying to digest all the news that has been happening, so here's the item from Tuesday:

Top Five Flashback, August 18, 1970:

Make It With You by Bread,
Close To You by the Carpenters,
Spill The Wine by Eric Burdon & War,
War by Edwin Starr,
In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry.

The lists are separated by ten years, but I can remember each of these songs very well, something I can't say for the "Top 5" of anything that's been played on the radio these days, and the lyrics were usually understandable and could be repeated in front of your parents without a second thought, a little different from some of the pop music today.