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Courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] claudacity

Take a look at http://www.musicoutfitters.com/resources.htm, scroll down to the bottom, and pick your birth year. It'll give you a list of the top 100 songs for that year. Cut and paste, bold if you like it (or at least won't turn the radio away from it), underline the one you like best, blah.

I'm not even going to bother cutting and pasting the list, most of them are either horrible, dead, or pointless beyond belief - 1977 was, according to this list, the year of Abba, Star Wars, and nothing much else.

Of course, if we look at Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_in_music - it tells a slightly different story. 1977 was the year the King died and Dylan's wife filed for divorce, Dire Straits started playing, the Clash headlined at the Roxy, and just a few albums came out.

Blondie - Blondie
Slowhand - Eric Clapton
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel
Bat out of Hell - Meat Loaf
Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols

So, that's 1977 for you. Slow year, eh?

Date: 2005-08-21 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unsomnambulist.livejournal.com
There's actually quite a few songs from '77 that I like. Not that I would admit to it. *whistles*

Date: 2005-08-21 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] claudacity.livejournal.com
hey! what about hotel california? on and on's a lovely song too. and nobody does it better, by carly simon. and yes, the two abba songs. not /that/ bad a year.

sex pistols! :D

Date: 2005-08-21 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Well, I'll grant I was generalizing wildly there.

Date: 2005-08-21 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceirseach.livejournal.com
I have heard of one song out of the top 100 for '83. :(

This is probably because I was born in mid-december, so I didn't have much time to get out and listen!

Date: 2005-08-22 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taeraresh.livejournal.com
If you think the 1977 list is bad, check out the one for 1979...
Almost everything on it is either disco, or something even more hideous.
I've got the Donna Summer disco version of 'MacArthur Park', which is even more bizarre and annoying than the original Richard Harris version.

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