Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1970s Top Ten by Steve King

The music of the 70s, was a mix of everything, from novelty records,disco,rock,country and so so much more. In an occasional series we ask readers to come up with their Top Ten of the 1970s.

Steve King lives in Luton in the United Kingdom and has put to memory all the lyrics Abba have ever sung.
Well they were the music of the 70s.


Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 10 


Boogie Wonderland by Earth Wind and Fire with The Emotions
So many Grammy awards for this 1969 founded Chicago band that reached its peak in the mid  to late70s with disco,soul and ballads.
Boogie Wonderland  was a 1979 classic with The Emotions who were produced by Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire.


Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 9

MacArthur Park by Donna Summer, born Ladonna Adrian Gaines in 1948,
Nearly ten years after the original recording charted, Donna Summer extended the version and made it a classic 1970s disco hit and spent three weeks at No1 in the US, a really great revised record for the music of the 70s.

Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 8

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle of the Road
The sing a long record by Middle of the Road was nearly out-charted by Mac and Katie Kissoon who had a minor hit with this record,but thanks to Radio One the Middle of the Road version one the prize.
Bubble gum music at its best,if that's possible.

The full lyrics for Middle Of The Road

Where s your mama gone? (Where s your mama gone?)
Little baby Don (Little Baby Don)
Where s your mama gone? (Where s your mama gone?)
Far, far away
Where s your papa gone? (Where s your papa gone?)
Little baby Don (Little baby Don)
Where s your papa gone? (Where s your papa gone?)
Far, far away
Far, far away
Last night, I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep, Chirp
Where s your mama gone? (Where s your mama gone?)
Little baby Don (Little Baby Don)
Where s your mama gone? (Where s your mama gone?)
Far, far away
Where s your papa gone? (Where s your papa gone?)
Little baby Don (Little baby Don)
Where s your papa gone? (Where s your papa gone?)
Far, far away
Far, far away
Last night, I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep, Chirp
Let s go now
Last night, I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep, Chirp
Altogether now
Last night, I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep, Chirp
One more time now
Last night, I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep, Chirp
Let me all sing it now
Last night, I heard my mama singing a song
Ooh-We, Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep
Woke up this morning and my mama was gone
Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 7

Heart Of Glass by Blondie
1979 again, this time the group fronted by the beautiful Debbie Harry, this New Wave group had a hard job with there hardcore fans when they released this disco classic, that was originally  called "Once I Had A Love"
Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 6

Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee
This was Elton's ONLY number One record in the UK throughout the 1970s, this record was co written by Elton and Bernie Taupin and became a great summertime hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

See the full lyrics to "Dont Go Breaking My Heart"

Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 5

We Are Family by Sister Sledge
Kim,Debbie and Joni the Sledge sisters performing another music of the 70s classic disco hit composed by Bernie Edwards and Nile Rodgers.

Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 4

I Cant Stand The Rain by Eruption
Originally a hit in 1973 by Ann Peebles, became a big dance hit for this British group a few years later.
Here are the "I Cant Stand The Rain" lyrics

Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 3

Don't Stop Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
From the famous "Off The Wall"album and produced by Quincy Jones, with Michael writing the lyrics.
As we all know Michael died in 2009.
Steve's Top Ten Songs of the 70s - No. 2

Mamia Mia by Abba
The 1975 hit for the Swedish group featuring  Benny,Bjorn,Stig and Agnetha, a song about an unfaithful other half had the whole world singing a long.

The full Lyrics to "Mama Mia".
No1
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Steve's top record of the 1970s is another Abba classic.
Released in 1977 it mirrors the relationships of the band members pre the splitting up of the love interest in the band.
See the full lyrics to "Knowing Me,Knowing You".

4 comments:

  1. Nice list - MaCarthur Park was so close to making my list - Don't Stop too - classic Jacko.

    However on reflection I have to hold my head in shame thinking of one song I left out - I mean the first major synthesiser hit and perhaps the most original, funky and hypnotic riff of all time - Superstition by Stevie Wonder - how did we Steve's not include that???!!!

    Let's hear it for the Steve's!!

    Steve Hill

    PS Did you could post my list John?

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  2. Steve Hill your list has been up for two weeks.

    And Stevie Wonder is a MUST , I so agree

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  3. I like all the songs of ABBA.

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  4. Evelyn why don't you send me your top ten Abba songs of the 1970s...I am sure most people would love to hear.

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