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1968 Start of School Year September Say It Loud -- I`m Black and I`m Proud James Brown
Say It Loud -- I`m Black and I`m Proud
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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All Along the Watchtower Jimi Hendrix Experience
All Along the Watchtower
CD Source: Electric Ladyland
Time: 4:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Susie Q (Part One) Creedence Clearwater Revival
Susie Q (Part One)
CD Source: Chronicle (1968-71)
Time: 4:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
This is a cover version of Dale Hawkins` "Susie-Q" from 1957, but the CCR version is spelled without the hyphen, so the two versions will not show up in the same title search unless the search word is only "Susie."
 
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October Piece of My Heart Big Brother & The Holding Company
Piece of My Heart
CD Source: The Essential (1966-70) (2)
Time: 4:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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White Room Cream
White Room
CD Source: The Cream of Clapton (1966-81)
Time: 5:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Love Child Diana Ross & The Supremes
Love Child
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8: 1968 (6)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix Experience
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
CD Source: Electric Ladyland
Time: 5:13
Sequenced by: Electric Ladyland album
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Who`s Making Love Johnnie Taylor
Who`s Making Love
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:51
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Abraham, Martin and John Dion
Abraham, Martin and John
CD Source: King of the New York Streets (1958-2000)(3)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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November For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder
For Once in My Life
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8: 1968 (6)
Time: 2:52
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I Heard It Through the Grapevine Marvin Gaye
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8: 1968 (6)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
An amazing song, with great lyrics, a superb vocal performance, and an unforgettable sound. As heard in the mono mix, the music`s bottom end is urgent and commanding - an insistent fusion of drums and bass driving the song relentlessly as Marvin`s voice plus strings, horns, and background vocals soar and dance above. In contrast, the stereo mix presents drums on the left and just about everything else on the right, spreading out the sound horizontally. The result is still exciting to hear - how could it not be? But the spatial split of drums and bass neuters the heartbeat of this recording, sacrificing one of its greatest virtues. (Nevertheless, as a foregone conclusion, most younger listeners prefer to hear stereo over mono versions of all vintage recordings.)
 
Sample 1: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - MG (mono)
 
Sample 2: I Heard It Through The Grapevine - MG (stereo)
 
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December Cloud Nine The Temptations
Cloud Nine
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8: 1968 (6)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`m Gonna Make You Love Me Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
I`m Gonna Make You Love Me
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 8: 1968 (6)
Time: 3:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Back in the U.S.S.R. The Beatles
Back in the U.S.S.R.
CD Source: The Beatles (White Album) (2) (mono)
Time: 2:42
Sequenced by: The Beatles (aka The White Album)
Honored by:
 

 
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
CD Source: The Beatles (White Album) (2) (mono)
Time: 4:46
Sequenced by: The Beatles (aka The White Album)
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Helter Skelter The Beatles
Helter Skelter
CD Source: The Beatles (White Album) (2) (mono)
Time: 3:39
Sequenced by: The Beatles (aka The White Album)
Honored by:
 
One of the greatest differences between mono and stereo mixes of all Beatles songs is "Helter Skelter." The stereo mix clocks about 4:30, famously ending with "I`ve got blisters on my fingers!" The mono mix comes to an apparent end at 3:08 and then continues with a heavy riff, fading by 3:39.
 
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Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones
Sympathy for the Devil
CD Source: Beggars Banquet
Time: 6:17
Sequenced by: Beggars Banquet album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Stray Cat Blues The Rolling Stones
Stray Cat Blues
CD Source: Beggars Banquet
Time: 4:38
Sequenced by: Beggars Banquet album
Honored by:
 

 
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If I Can Dream Elvis Presley
If I Can Dream
CD Source: 2nd To None (1954-77+)
Time: 3:10
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1969 January Son-Of-A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Son-Of-A Preacher Man
CD Source: A Century of Women in Music (1909-98)(5)
Time: 2:31
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Everyday People Sly & The Family Stone
Everyday People
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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February Games People Play Joe South
Games People Play
CD Source: Charlie Gillett`s Radio Picks - Honky Tonk (1952-77)
Time: 3:31
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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Give It Up or Turnit a Loose James Brown
Give It Up or Turnit a Loose
CD Source: 50th Anniversary Collection (1956-76+) (2)
Time: 2:49
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
Proud Mary
CD Source: Bayou Country
Time: 3:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Dazed And Confused Led Zeppelin
Dazed And Confused
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 6:26
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin (debut) album
Honored by:
 

 
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Kick Out The Jams The MC5
Kick Out The Jams
CD Source: The Big Bang! Best of The MC5 (1967-71+)
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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March Only the Strong Survive Jerry Butler
Only the Strong Survive
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 2:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Cyprus Avenue Van Morrison
Cyprus Avenue
CD Source: Astral Weeks
Time: 6:50
Sequenced by: Astral Weeks album review date
Honored by:
 
"Astral Weeks" was released in November 1968 and never charted. As far as I can tell it was largely unknown until its Rolling Stone review by Greil Marcus, dated March 1, 1969. I`d appreciate hearing from anyone with additional information; for example, if it was in heavy rotation somewhere before March 1969.
 
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Madame George Van Morrison
Madame George
CD Source: Astral Weeks
Time: 9:25
Sequenced by: Astral Weeks album review date
Honored by:
 
"Astral Weeks" was released in November 1968 and never charted. As far as I can tell it was largely unknown until its Rolling Stone review by Greil Marcus, dated March 1, 1969. I`d appreciate hearing from anyone with additional information; for example, if it was in heavy rotation somewhere before March 1969.
 
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Ballerina Van Morrison
Ballerina
CD Source: Astral Weeks
Time: 7:00
Sequenced by: Astral Weeks album review date
Honored by:
 
"Astral Weeks" was released in November 1968 and never charted. As far as I can tell it was largely unknown until its Rolling Stone review by Greil Marcus, dated March 1, 1969. I`d appreciate hearing from anyone with additional information; for example, if it was in heavy rotation somewhere before March 1969.
 
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Twenty-Five Miles Edwin Starr
Twenty-Five Miles
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 9: 1969 (6)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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It`s Your Thing The Isley Brothers
It`s Your Thing
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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April I Don`t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing James Brown
I Don`t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing
CD Source: 50th Anniversary Collection (1956-76+) (2)
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Time is Tight Booker T. & The M.G.`s
Time is Tight
CD Source: Time is Tight (1962-94) (3)
Time: 3:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Stand! Sly & The Family Stone
Stand!
CD Source: The Essential (1967-75) (2)
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 
Single was released two weeks before the Stand! album
 
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The Boxer Simon & Garfunkel
The Boxer
CD Source: Old Friends (1964-70+) (3)
Time: 5:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Pinball Wizard The Who
Pinball Wizard
CD Source: Tommy (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Get Back The Beatles
Get Back
CD Source: Past Masters (1962-70) (2)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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May Cissy Strut The Meters
Cissy Strut
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 3:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Sing A Simple Song Sly & The Family Stone
Sing A Simple Song
CD Source: The Essential (1967-75) (2)
Time: 3:58
Sequenced by: Stand! album
Honored by: DM
 
"Sing A Simple Song" was somewhat overshadowed by "Everyday People" when initially released as its B-side. On the "Stand!" album it reached a much wider audience.
 
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Hot Burrito #1 The Flying Burrito Brothers
Hot Burrito #1
CD Source: Anthology (1967-73) (2)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: The Gilded Palace of Sin album
Honored by:
 

 
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Too Busy Thinking About My Baby Marvin Gaye
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 9: 1969 (6)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising
CD Source: Green River
Time: 2:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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I Want To Take You Higher Sly & The Family Stone
I Want To Take You Higher
CD Source: Classic Rock 1969: The Beat Goes On
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
"I Want to Take You Higher" became an anthem after its unforgettable performance at the Woodstock festival. It was first released as a single on the B-side of "Stand!" two weeks prior to the release of the "Stand!" album in April 1969. At that time it gained little traction, charting weakly on its own 6 weeks later. "Higher" was then re-issued as a single in late spring 1970 when the Woodstock movie and soundtrack were released. At that time, competing singles by Sly & The Family Stone and by Ike & Tina Turner diluted each other`s chart success.
 
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June Israelites Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Israelites
CD Source: The Island Story (1962-1987) (2)
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Feelin` Alright Joe Cocker
Feelin` Alright
CD Source: The Anthology (1964-82) (2)
Time: 4:40
Sequenced by: With A Little Help From My Friends album
Honored by:
 

 
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Down By The River Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Down By The River
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 9:20
Sequenced by: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album
Honored by: DG
 
This album skirted the lower regions of the charts for 10 weeks in 1969 but returned in 1970 and reached a peak of #34 when Cinnamon Girl was a top 20 single in June and July.
 
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Cowgirl in the Sand Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Cowgirl in the Sand
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 10:08
Sequenced by: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album
Honored by:
 
This album skirted the lower regions of the charts for 10 weeks in 1969 but returned in 1970 and reached a peak of #34 when Cinnamon Girl was a top 20 single in June and July.
 
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What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) Jr. Walker & The All Stars
What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 9: 1969 (6)
Time: 2:31
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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The Ballad of John And Yoko The Beatles
The Ballad of John And Yoko
CD Source: Past Masters (1962-70) (2)
Time: 2:59
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Mother Popcorn James Brown
Mother Popcorn
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 3:17
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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July Suite: Judy Blue Eyes Crosby, Stills & Nash
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
CD Source: Crosby, Still & Nash (debut)
Time: 7:26
Sequenced by: Crosby, Stills & Nash album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Choice of Colors The Impressions
Choice of Colors
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Honky Tonk Women The Rolling Stones
Honky Tonk Women
CD Source: Singles Collection* (London 1963-71) (3)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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August Polk Salad Annie Tony Joe White
Polk Salad Annie
CD Source: Classic Rock 1969: The Beat Goes On
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
Lay Lady Lay
CD Source: Nashville Skyline
Time: 3:17
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Get Together The Youngbloods
Get Together
CD Source:
Time: 3:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
Longer (4:40) album version is most commonly found on CD today, but this is the edited version heard on the radio summer 1969.
 
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Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival
Green River
CD Source: Green River
Time: 2:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Commotion Creedence Clearwater Revival
Commotion
CD Source: Green River
Time: 2:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I Wanna Be Your Dog The Stooges
I Wanna Be Your Dog
CD Source:
Time: 3:09
Sequenced by: The Stooges album
Honored by:
 

 
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September Oh, What A Night The Dells
Oh, What A Night
CD Source: On Their Corner/The Best of (1966-74)
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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I Can`t Get Next to You The Temptations
I Can`t Get Next to You
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 9: 1969 (6)
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & The Family Stone
Hot Fun in the Summertime
CD Source: The Essential (1967-75) (2)
Time: 2:39
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lodi
CD Source: Green River
Time: 3:10
Sequenced by: Green River album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Start of School Year Walk On By Isaac Hayes
Walk On By
CD Source: The Stax Story (1960-74+) (4)
Time: 4:32
Sequenced by: Hot Buttered Soul album
Honored by:
 
"Hot Buttered Soul" broke sytlistic boundaries and established Isaac Hayes as a successful recording artist in his own right after a very successful career as a Stax label songwriter for Sam & Dave and others. It was #1 on the R&B albums chart for 10 weeks. The album version of his cover of "Walk On By" ran just over 12 minutes. The timing here is for the single edit.
 
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October Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
Suspicious Minds
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 4:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Jingo Santana
Jingo
CD Source: Santana (debut)(expanded Legacy edition)(2)
Time: 4:14
Sequenced by: Santana album
Honored by:
 

 
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Soul Sacrifice Santana
Soul Sacrifice
CD Source: Santana (debut)(expanded Legacy edition)(2)
Time: 6:35
Sequenced by: Santana album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Come Together The Beatles
Come Together
CD Source: Abbey Road
Time: 4:17
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Something The Beatles
Something
CD Source: Abbey Road
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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November Up On Cripple Creek The Band
Up On Cripple Creek
CD Source: The Band (2nd album) (extended version)
Time: 4:31
Sequenced by: The Band album
Honored by:
 

 
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Rag Mama Rag The Band
Rag Mama Rag
CD Source: The Band (2nd album) (extended version)
Time: 3:03
Sequenced by: The Band album
Honored by:
 

 
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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Band
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
CD Source: The Band (2nd album) (extended version)
Time: 3:31
Sequenced by: The Band album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Down On The Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival
Down On The Corner
CD Source: Willy and the Poorboys
Time: 2:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival
Fortunate Son
CD Source: Willy and the Poorboys
Time: 2:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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December Loan Me A Dime Boz Scaggs Feat. Duane Allman
Loan Me A Dime
CD Source:
Time: 13:04
Sequenced by: Boz Scaggs album review date
Honored by:
 
"Boz Scaggs" was released in August 1969 but little known until its Rolling Stone review dated November 15. I`d appreciate hearing from anyone with additional information; for example, if it was in heavy rotation somewhere before November 1969. Original LP running time was 12:31. 1977 remix was 12:48. The Anthology CD version runs a bit longer.
 
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I Want You Back The Jackson 5
I Want You Back
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 9: 1969 (6)
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
Whole Lotta Love
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 5:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones
Gimme Shelter
CD Source: Let It Bleed
Time: 4:30
Sequenced by: Let It Bleed album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Let It Bleed The Rolling Stones
Let It Bleed
CD Source: Let It Bleed
Time: 5:38
Sequenced by: Let It Bleed album
Honored by:
 

 
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You Can`t Always Get What You Want The Rolling Stones
You Can`t Always Get What You Want
CD Source: Let It Bleed
Time: 7:28
Sequenced by: Let It Bleed album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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1970 January Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) Sly & The Family Stone
Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 4:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Everybody is a Star Sly & The Family Stone
Everybody is a Star
CD Source: The Essential (1967-75) (2)
Time: 3:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Compared to What Les McCann & Eddie Harris
Compared to What
CD Source: Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 (8)
Time: 8:31
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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The Thrill is Gone B.B. King
The Thrill is Gone
CD Source:
Time: 4:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Who`ll Stop the Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who`ll Stop the Rain
CD Source: Cosmo`s Factory
Time: 2:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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February Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
CD Source: Old Friends (1964-70+) (3)
Time: 4:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Oh Well (Part 1) Fleetwood Mac
Oh Well (Part 1)
CD Source: The Best of Peter Green`s Fleetwood Mac (1968-70)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: Single
Honored by:
 

 
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Give Me Just A Little More Time Chairmen of the Board
Give Me Just A Little More Time
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 2:41
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Evil Ways Santana
Evil Ways
CD Source: Santana (debut)(expanded Legacy edition)(2)
Time: 3:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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March Instant Karma (We All Shine On) John Lennon
Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Let It Be The Beatles
Let It Be
CD Source: Past Masters (1962-70) (2)
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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ABC The Jackson 5
ABC
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10: 1970 (6)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Funky Drummer (Pts 1 & 2) James Brown
Funky Drummer (Pts 1 & 2)
CD Source: Foundations of Funk 1964-1969 (2)
Time: 5:34
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
A 7:00 version of "Funky Drummer" appears on the 1970 album "In The Jungle Groove" and on the Star Time CD box set. The ten-second Clyde Stubblefield drum solo at the end of Part 2 is claimed to be the most-sampled musical element in all of hip-hop. Public Enemy used it as part of its basic rhythm track throughout "Fight The Power." Chuck D. says "sound of the Funky Drummer" about 12 seconds into this excerpt. Once you`ve listened to the drum solo a few times it`s easier to isolate it from the other elements of "Fight The Power`s" rhythm track.
 
Sample 1: Fight The Power
 
Sample 2: Funky Drummer sampled part
 
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Woodstock Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Woodstock
CD Source: Deja Vu
Time: 3:53
Sequenced by: deja vu album
Honored by:
 

 
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Helpless Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Helpless
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: deja vu album
Honored by:
 

 
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April Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow Taxi
CD Source: Hits (67-91) and Misses (70-94) (2)
Time: 2:14
Sequenced by: Ladies of the Canyon album
Honored by:
 

 
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Moondance Van Morrison
Moondance
CD Source: Moondance
Time: 4:36
Sequenced by: Moondance album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Caravan Van Morrison
Caravan
CD Source: Moondance
Time: 5:02
Sequenced by: Moondance album
Honored by:
 

 
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Into the Mystic Van Morrison
Into the Mystic
CD Source: Moondance
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: Moondance album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Handbags And Gladrags Rod Stewart
Handbags And Gladrags
CD Source: The Rod Stewart Album (debut)
Time: 4:26
Sequenced by: The Rod Stewart Album
Honored by:
 
Stewart`s first solo album made a brief appearance at the bottom of the pop albums chart in December 1969 and then dropped off for a few months. I`ve slotted it with its reappearance in the spring. It re-charted again and reached its highest chart position in February 1972 after the massive success of "Maggie May" and the Every Picture album in summer and fall of 1971.
 
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May Maybe I`m Amazed Paul McCartney
Maybe I`m Amazed
CD Source: Wingspan - Hits & History (1970-84) (2)
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: McCartney album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Up Around the Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival
Up Around the Bend
CD Source: Cosmo`s Factory
Time: 2:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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The Love You Save The Jackson 5
The Love You Save
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10: 1970 (6)
Time: 3:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Ball of Confusion The Temptations
Ball of Confusion
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10: 1970 (6)
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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O-o-h Child The Five Stairsteps
O-o-h Child
CD Source:
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 
Sampled on 2PAC`s "Keep Ya Head Up" (October 1993)
 
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Gasoline Alley Rod Stewart
Gasoline Alley
CD Source: Gasoline Alley
Time: 4:07
Sequenced by: Gasoline Alley album
Honored by:
 

 
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Uncle John`s Band The Grateful Dead
Uncle John`s Band
CD Source: Workingman`s Dead
Time: 4:44
Sequenced by: Workingman`s Dead album
Honored by:
 

 
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Cinnamon Girl Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Cinnamon Girl
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
Originially released on the album "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" in May 1969. When "Cinnamon Girl" got exposure as a single, the album re-ignited and climbed up the charts to a new peak.
 
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July Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I`m Yours) Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I`m Yours)
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10: 1970 (6)
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Summertime Blues (live) The Who
Summertime Blues (live)
CD Source: Live at Leeds (2/14/70) (deluxe edition)(2)
Time: 3:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine James Brown
Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 5:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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August War Edwin Starr
War
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. 1959-1971 (4)
Time: 3:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Don`t Play That Song Aretha Franklin
Don`t Play That Song
CD Source: Queen of Soul/Atlantic (1967-77) (4)
Time: 2:59
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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It`s A Shame The Spinners
It`s A Shame
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10: 1970 (6)
Time: 3:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Lookin` Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lookin` Out My Back Door
CD Source: Cosmo`s Factory
Time: 2:31
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Start of School Year September All Right Now Free
All Right Now
CD Source: The Island Story (1962-1987) (2)
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Express Yourself Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Express Yourself
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`ll Be There The Jackson 5
I`ll Be There
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10: 1970 (6)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Sweet Jane The Velvet Underground
Sweet Jane
CD Source: NYC Man: The Collection (1967-2002) (2)
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: Loaded album released 9/70
Honored by: RS
 
The "Loaded" album never charted. "Sweet Jane" and "Rock `N` Roll went into heavy FM rotation as soon as Loaded was released.
 
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Rock `N` Roll The Velvet Underground
Rock `N` Roll
CD Source: NYC Man: The Collection (1967-2002) (2)
Time: 4:41
Sequenced by: Loaded album released 9/70
Honored by:
 
The "Loaded" album never charted. "Sweet Jane" and "Rock `N` Roll went into heavy FM rotation as soon as Loaded was released.
 
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October Lola The Kinks
Lola
CD Source: The Ultimate Collection (1964-1984)(2)
Time: 4:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Fire and Rain James Taylor
Fire and Rain
CD Source: Best of (1969-85+)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Move On Up Curtis Mayfield
Move On Up
CD Source: Curtis (extended)
Time: 8:54
Sequenced by: Curtis album
Honored by:
 

 
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Super Bad (Parts 1 & 2) James Brown
Super Bad (Parts 1 & 2)
CD Source: Star Time (1956-76+) (4)
Time: 4:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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The Tears of A Clown Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
The Tears of A Clown
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10: 1970 (6)
Time: 3:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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November After Midnight Eric Clapton
After Midnight
CD Source: The Cream of Clapton (1966-81)
Time: 2:53
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Bell Bottom Blues Derek & The Dominos
Bell Bottom Blues
CD Source: Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Time: 5:03
Sequenced by: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album
Honored by:
 

 
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Nobody Knows You When You`re Down And Out Derek & The Dominos
Nobody Knows You When You`re Down And Out
CD Source: Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Time: 5:00
Sequenced by: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album
Honored by:
 

 
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Little Wing Derek & The Dominos
Little Wing
CD Source: Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Time: 5:35
Sequenced by: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album
Honored by:
 

 
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Layla Derek & The Dominos
Layla
CD Source: Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Time: 7:04
Sequenced by: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Chicago
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
CD Source: The Very Best of (1969-88+) (2)
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Black Magic Woman Santana
Black Magic Woman
CD Source: The Best of (1969-87)
Time: 3:15
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
The album version of "Black Magic Woman" is a medley of that song and "Gypsy Queen." That`s the only version available on Sony/Columbia CD reissues, but several Time-Life collections have "Black Magic Woman" in its original single length of 3:15.
 
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December Domino Van Morrison
Domino
CD Source: The Best of (Volume One) (1965-83+)
Time: 3:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Truckin` The Grateful Dead
Truckin`
CD Source: American Beauty
Time: 5:03
Sequenced by: American Beauty album
Honored by:
 
The song was later (November 1971) released as a single and got a lot of AM radio airplay at that time.
 
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Groove Me King Floyd
Groove Me
CD Source: Sweet Soul Music (1961-75)(15)
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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God John Lennon
God
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 4:06
Sequenced by: Plastic Ono Band album
Honored by:
 

 
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Working Class Hero John Lennon
Working Class Hero
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 3:47
Sequenced by: Plastic Ono Band album
Honored by:
 

 
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1971 January Your Song Elton John
Your Song
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1970-74)
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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I Hear You Knockin` Dave Edmunds
I Hear You Knockin`
CD Source: Rockabilly Hits (1952-83) (2)
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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If I Were Your Woman Gladys Knight & The Pips
If I Were Your Woman
CD Source: Complete Motown Singles Vol. 10: 1970 (6)
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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February Me and Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
Me and Bobby McGee
CD Source: The Essential (1966-70) (2)
Time: 4:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) The Temptations
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. 1959-1971 (4)
Time: 3:51
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Oye Como Va Santana
Oye Como Va
CD Source: The Best of (1969-87)
Time: 4:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Have You Ever Seen The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
CD Source: Creedence Clearwater Revival (1961-72)(6)
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Proud Mary Ike & Tina Turner
Proud Mary
CD Source:
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Angel Jimi Hendrix
Angel
CD Source: First Rays of the New Rising Sun(68-70)
Time: 4:21
Sequenced by: The Cry of Love album
Honored by:
 

 
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March What`s Going On Marvin Gaye
What`s Going On
CD Source: What`s Goin` On (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 3:53
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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April Bridge Over Troubled Water Aretha Franklin
Bridge Over Troubled Water
CD Source: Queen of Soul/Atlantic (1967-77) (4)
Time: 5:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar
CD Source: Singles Collection* (London 1963-71) (3)
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: Sticky Fingers album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Wild Horses The Rolling Stones
Wild Horses
CD Source: Singles Collection* (London 1963-71) (3)
Time: 5:42
Sequenced by: Sticky Fingers album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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May Want Ads The Honey Cone
Want Ads
CD Source:
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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It`s Too Late Carole King
It`s Too Late
CD Source: The Ode Collection (1968-1976) (2)
Time: 3:51
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 
"It`s Too Late" was the huge hit single from the "Tapestry" album that spent 15 weeks at the top of the album charts and epitomized the heyday of singer-songwriter pop success.
 
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Never Can Say Goodbye Isaac Hayes
Never Can Say Goodbye
CD Source: The Stax Story (1960-74+) (4)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight
Mr. Big Stuff
CD Source: The Stax Story (1960-74+) (4)
Time: 2:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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July Every Picture Tells A Story Rod Stewart
Every Picture Tells A Story
CD Source: Complete Mercury Recordings (1969-74) (3)
Time: 5:59
Sequenced by: Every Picture Tells A Story album
Honored by:
 

 
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Maggie May Rod Stewart
Maggie May
CD Source: Complete Mercury Recordings (1969-74) (3)
Time: 5:50
Sequenced by: Every Picture Tells A Story album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Hot Pants James Brown
Hot Pants
CD Source: Star Time (1956-76+) (4)
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) Marvin Gaye
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. 1959-1971 (4)
Time: 2:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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August Whatcha See is Whatcha Get The Dramatics
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get
CD Source: The Stax Story (1960-74+) (4)
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Spanish Harlem Aretha Franklin
Spanish Harlem
CD Source: Queen of Soul/Atlantic (1967-77) (4)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Statesboro Blues (live) The Allman Brothers Band
Statesboro Blues (live)
CD Source: At Fillmore East (3/12-13/71)(2)
Time: 4:19
Sequenced by: Live at the Fillmore East album
Honored by:
 

 
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In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (live) The Allman Brothers Band
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (live)
CD Source: At Fillmore East (3/12-13/71)(2)
Time: 13:07
Sequenced by: Live at the Fillmore East album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Baba O`Reilly The Who
Baba O`Reilly
CD Source: Who`s Next (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 4:58
Sequenced by: Who`s Next album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Going Mobile The Who
Going Mobile
CD Source: Who`s Next (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: Who`s Next album
Honored by:
 

 
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Won`t Get Fooled Again The Who
Won`t Get Fooled Again
CD Source: Who`s Next (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 8:30
Sequenced by: Who`s Next album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Start of School Year September Tired of Being Alone Al Green
Tired of Being Alone
CD Source: Take Me To The River - Southern Soul (1961-77) (3)
Time: 2:52
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Thin Line Between Love and Hate The Persuaders
Thin Line Between Love and Hate
CD Source: Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 (8)
Time: 3:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Imagine John Lennon
Imagine
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: Imagine album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Jealous Guy John Lennon
Jealous Guy
CD Source: Imagine (2000 remix)
Time: 4:15
Sequenced by: Imagine album
Honored by:
 

 
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October Theme From "Shaft" Isaac Hayes
Theme From "Shaft"
CD Source: Say It Loud! Black Music in America (1916-99)(6)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Inner City Blues Marvin Gaye
Inner City Blues
CD Source: What`s Goin` On (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 5:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Wild Night Van Morrison
Wild Night
CD Source: Tupelo Honey
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: Tupelo Honey album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Tupelo Honey Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey
CD Source: Tupelo Honey
Time: 4:15
Sequenced by: Tupelo Honey album
Honored by:
 
The album version of "Tupelo Honey" clocks at 6:54. When released as a single it was edited down to 4:15, the time listed here. The full version continues Morrison`s trademark vamping.
 
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Have You Seen Her The Chi-Lites
Have You Seen Her
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 4:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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November Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone
Family Affair
CD Source: The Essential (1967-75) (2)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Respect Yourself The Staple Singers
Respect Yourself
CD Source:
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Rock Steady Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady
CD Source: Queen of Soul/Atlantic (1967-77) (4)
Time: 3:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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You Are Everything The Stylistics
You Are Everything
CD Source:
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Substitute The Who
Substitute
CD Source: The Very Best of (1965-81)
Time: 3:47
Sequenced by: Meaty, Beaty, Big and Bouncy album
Honored by:
 
A hit single in the U.K. in 1966, "Substitute" was released as a single in America (with altered lyrics) in 1967 but went nowhere. Most of us heard it for the first time on the "Meaty, Beaty" collection, so I`ve slotted it here.
 
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Black Dog Led Zeppelin
Black Dog
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 4:55
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin IV album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin
Rock and Roll
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 3:41
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin IV album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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When the Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin
When the Levee Breaks
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 7:10
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin IV album
Honored by:
 

 
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Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 8:02
Sequenced by: Led Zeppelin IV album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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December American Pie Don McLean
American Pie
CD Source:
Time: 8:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Clean Up Woman Betty Wright
Clean Up Woman
CD Source: A Century of Women in Music (1909-98)(5)
Time: 2:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Let`s Stay Together Al Green
Let`s Stay Together
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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1972 January Stay With Me The Faces
Stay With Me
CD Source: The Best of (1970-73+)
Time: 4:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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February Bang A Gong (Get It On) T. Rex
Bang A Gong (Get It On)
CD Source:
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Heart of Gold Neil Young
Heart of Gold
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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March Mother and Child Reunion Paul Simon
Mother and Child Reunion
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2000) (2)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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One Way Out (live) The Allman Brothers Band
One Way Out (live)
CD Source: Eat A Peach
Time: 4:58
Sequenced by: Eat A Peach album
Honored by:
 

 
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Blue Sky The Allman Brothers Band
Blue Sky
CD Source: Eat A Peach
Time: 5:08
Sequenced by: Eat A Peach album
Honored by:
 

 
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April Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne
Doctor My Eyes
CD Source: The Very Best of (1972-2002)
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Slippin` Into Darkness War
Slippin` Into Darkness
CD Source: Anthology (1970-94) (2)
Time: 7:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 
Several CDs contain what they call "DJ 45 edit" versions at 3:44 or 3:45. The hit single was actually 4:15 in length.
 
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Look What You Done for Me Al Green
Look What You Done for Me
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`ll Take You There The Staple Singers
I`ll Take You There
CD Source: The Stax Story (1960-74+) (4)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Oh Girl The Chi-Lites
Oh Girl
CD Source:
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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May Tumbling Dice The Rolling Stones
Tumbling Dice
CD Source: Forty Licks (1964-2002) (2)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Willin` Little Feat
Willin`
CD Source:
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: Sailin` Shoes album
Honored by:
 

 
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Happy The Rolling Stones
Happy
CD Source: Exile On Main Street
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: Exile On Main Street album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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All Down the Line The Rolling Stones
All Down the Line
CD Source: Exile On Main Street
Time: 3:51
Sequenced by: Exile On Main Street album
Honored by:
 

 
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June Sail Away Randy Newman
Sail Away
CD Source: Guilty: 30 Years of (1968-96) (4)
Time: 2:52
Sequenced by: Sail Away album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Rocket Man Elton John
Rocket Man
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1970-74)
Time: 4:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Take It Easy The Eagles
Take It Easy
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don`t Want to Be Right Luther Ingram
(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don`t Want to Be Right
CD Source: Take Me To The River - Southern Soul (1961-77) (3)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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July School`s Out Alice Cooper
School`s Out
CD Source:
Time: 3:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) The Hollies
Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1972
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`m Still in Love With You Al Green
I`m Still in Love With You
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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August You Wear It Well Rod Stewart
You Wear It Well
CD Source: Never a Dull Moment
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: Never A Dull Moment album
Honored by:
 

 
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Jackie Wilson Said Van Morrison
Jackie Wilson Said
CD Source: Saint Dominic`s Preview
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: St. Dominic`s Preview album
Honored by:
 

 
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Backstabbers The O`Jays
Backstabbers
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Get On The Good Foot James Brown
Get On The Good Foot
CD Source: 50th Anniversary Collection (1956-76+) (2)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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September The City of New Orleans Arlo Guthrie
The City of New Orleans
CD Source:
Time: 4:33
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Start of School Year Burning Love Elvis Presley
Burning Love
CD Source: Elv1s - 30 #1 Hits (1956-77+)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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October Freddie`s Dead Curtis Mayfield
Freddie`s Dead
CD Source: Superfly (Soundtrack)(Deluxe Ed.)(2)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 
The CD source is for the single version; both single and album versions are on the CD.
 
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I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash
I Can See Clearly Now
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1972
Time: 2:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I`ll Be Around The Spinners
I`ll Be Around
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Love Has No Pride Bonnie Raitt
Love Has No Pride
CD Source: Give It Up
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: Give It Up album
Honored by:
 

 
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Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust album
Honored by:
 
The "Ziggy Stardust" album has ranked among the top 20 (U.K.) or top 40 (U.S.) of all-time in critics` polls, but it was only a minor hit in the U.S. when released in June 1972, peaking at #75 in April 1973. I slotted the song arbitrarily in late October 1972, when the album first broke into the top 100 of Billboard`s chart.
 
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November Love and Happiness Al Green
Love and Happiness
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 5:06
Sequenced by: I`m Still In Love With You album
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Papa Was A Rolling Stone The Temptations
Papa Was A Rolling Stone
CD Source: Emperors of Soul (1961-94) (5)
Time: 6:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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If You Don`t Know Me By Now Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
If You Don`t Know Me By Now
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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You Ought to Be With Me Al Green
You Ought to Be With Me
CD Source: Call Me
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Me And Mrs. Jones Billy Paul
Me And Mrs. Jones
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 4:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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December Superfly Curtis Mayfield
Superfly
CD Source: Superfly (Soundtrack)(Deluxe Ed.)(2)
Time: 3:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The CD source is for the single version; both single and album versions are on the CD.
 
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You`re So Vain Carly Simon
You`re So Vain
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 4:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Superstition Stevie Wonder
Superstition
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 4:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Crocodile Rock Elton John
Crocodile Rock
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1970-74)
Time: 3:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1973 January The World is A Ghetto War
The World is A Ghetto
CD Source: Anthology (1970-94) (2)
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Do It Again Steely Dan
Do It Again
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 5:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Could It Be I`m Falling In Love The Spinners
Could It Be I`m Falling In Love
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1973
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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February Love Train The O`Jays
Love Train
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Space Oddity David Bowie
Space Oddity
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 5:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
In 1969 this innovative song was a #5 pop hit for Bowie in England, but it failed at the time even to reach the Hot 100 in America. Hearing it for the first time about 6 months after Elton John`s "Rocket Man" had peaked, American radio listeners may be forgiven for originally mistaking the song for a response to or echo of John`s hit.
 
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Dixie Chicken Little Feat
Dixie Chicken
CD Source:
Time: 3:55
Sequenced by: Dixie Chicken album
Honored by:
 

 
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Neither One of Us Gladys Knight & The Pips
Neither One of Us
CD Source: The Ultimate Collection (1966-73)
Time: 4:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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March The Cisco Kid War
The Cisco Kid
CD Source: Anthology (1970-94) (2)
Time: 4:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Call Me (Come Back Home) Al Green
Call Me (Come Back Home)
CD Source: The Absolute Best (1970-77) (2)
Time: 3:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Money Pink Floyd
Money
CD Source: Dark Side of the Moon
Time: 6:25
Sequenced by: The Dark Side Of The Moon album
Honored by:
 

 
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April Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
Walk on the Wild Side
CD Source: NYC Man: The Collection (1967-2002) (2)
Time: 4:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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D`yer Maker Led Zeppelin
D`yer Maker
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: Houses of the Holy album
Honored by:
 

 
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Search And Destroy Iggy & The Stooges
Search And Destroy
CD Source: Raw Power (Legacy Edition) (2)
Time: 3:29
Sequenced by: Raw Power album
Honored by:
 

 
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Stuck in the Middle With You Stealers Wheel
Stuck in the Middle With You
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Reeling in the Years Steely Dan
Reeling in the Years
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 4:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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You Are The Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine of My Life
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Drift Away Dobie Gray
Drift Away
CD Source:
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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May One of A Kind (Love Affair) The Spinners
One of A Kind (Love Affair)
CD Source:
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Gil Scott-Heron
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
CD Source: The Best of (1971-82)
Time: 2:59
Sequenced by: Pieces Of A Man album
Honored by:
 
How to date this song? First recorded in 1970, the full-band version and the "Pieces" album on which it appeared were recorded in April 1971, released soon thereafter, but not reviewed in Rolling Stone until July 1972. The song was the B-side of a single that never charted. I`ve slotted the song here based on the album`s sole appearance, for six weeks, on the Jazz Albums chart nearly a year later.
 
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Long Train Runnin` The Doobie Brothers
Long Train Runnin`
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Kodachrome Paul Simon
Kodachrome
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2000) (2)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Doing It To Death James Brown (Fred Wesley & The J.B.`s)
Doing It To Death
CD Source: 50th Anniversary Collection (1956-76+) (2)
Time: 3:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John
Right Place, Wrong Time
CD Source: In the Right Place
Time: 2:51
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Soul Makossa Manu Dibango
Soul Makossa
CD Source: Instrumentals,Vol.4: Soul (1961-73)
Time: 4:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Stir It Up Bob Marley & The Wailers
Stir It Up
CD Source: Catch A Fire (deluxe edition) (2)
Time: 5:35
Sequenced by: album release date
Honored by:
 
"Stir It Up" was composed and first recorded by Bob Marley in 1967. The popular Johnny Nash version debuted on the Hot 100 Feb 10, 1973 and was first heard widely in mid-March. The "Catch A Fire" album was released April 13, 1973, credited to The Wailers, and slotted here with a best-guess lag time.
 
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July The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come
CD Source: The Harder They Come (Soundtrack)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: The Harder They Come Sountrack album
Honored by: RS
 
The soundtrack to "The Harder They Come" movie didn`t receive wide enough attention to chart nationally until March 1975. However, the album was first released in the U.S. in early 1973 and the movie was shown in the San Francisco Bay Area in summer 1973. Two outstanding songs from that album are slotted here in the Timeline on that basis.
 
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Many Rivers to Cross Jimmy Cliff
Many Rivers to Cross
CD Source: The Harder They Come (Soundtrack)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: The Harder They Come Sountrack album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
The soundtrack to "The Harder They Come" movie didn`t receive wide enough attention to chart nationally until March 1975. However, the album was first released in the U.S. in early 1973 and the movie was shown in the San Francisco Bay Area in summer 1973. Two outstanding songs from that album are slotted here in the Timeline on that basis.
 
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Live and Let Die Paul McCartney & Wings
Live and Let Die
CD Source: Wingspan - Hits & History (1970-84) (2)
Time: 3:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Brother Louie The Stories
Brother Louie
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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If You Want Me To Stay Sly & The Family Stone
If You Want Me To Stay
CD Source: The Essential (1967-75) (2)
Time: 3:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Let`s Get It On Marvin Gaye
Let`s Get It On
CD Source: Let`s Get It On
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
The CD source is the single edit, which is a bonus track on this CD.
 
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Bodhisattva Steely Dan
Bodhisattva
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 5:19
Sequenced by: Countdown to Ecstasy album
Honored by:
 

 
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August Here I Am (Come And Take Me) Al Green
Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
CD Source: Call Me
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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That Lady The Isley Brothers
That Lady
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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Ramblin` Man The Allman Brothers Band
Ramblin` Man
CD Source: The Road Goes On Forever (1969-79) (2)
Time: 4:49
Sequenced by: Brothers & Sisters album
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Too High Stevie Wonder
Too High
CD Source: Innervisions
Time: 4:36
Sequenced by: Innervisions album
Honored by:
 

 
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Higher Ground Stevie Wonder
Higher Ground
CD Source: Innervisions
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: Innervisions album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Living for the City Stevie Wonder
Living for the City
CD Source: Innervisions
Time: 7:23
Sequenced by: Innervisions album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Start of School Year September Personality Crisis The New York Dolls
Personality Crisis
CD Source: Rock `n Roll (1973-74)
Time: 3:41
Sequenced by: New York Dolls album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Knockin` On Heaven`s Door Bob Dylan
Knockin` On Heaven`s Door
CD Source: Biograph (1962-81) (3)
Time: 2:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 
Written and performed by Dylan for the Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid soundtrack.
 
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Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight & The Pips
Midnight Train to Georgia
CD Source:
Time: 3:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
This source is for the single version. Most CDs have the longer album version. The single version edit does not skimp on Gladys` marvelous gospel improvisation on the long fade.
 
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October Candle in the Wind Elton John
Candle in the Wind
CD Source: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Deluxe Edition) (2)
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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November 5:15 The Who
5:15
CD Source: Thirty Years of Maximum R&B (64-82+)(4)
Time: 4:20
Sequenced by: Quadrophenia album
Honored by:
 
The "5:15" single was released a few weeks before the Quadrophenia album. At 4:20, the single mix, from The Who box set, is about 40 seconds shorter than the album version.
 
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The Love I Lost (Part 1) Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
The Love I Lost (Part 1)
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 
Part 2 was on the B-side of the single. Most CD versions are both sides running continuously.
 
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These Days Jackson Browne
These Days
CD Source: The Very Best of (1972-2002)
Time: 4:39
Sequenced by: For Everyman album
Honored by:
 

 
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I Can`t Stand the Rain Ann Peebles
I Can`t Stand the Rain
CD Source:
Time: 2:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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December I`ve Got to Use My Imagination Gladys Knight & The Pips
I`ve Got to Use My Imagination
CD Source: A Century of Women in Music (1909-98)(5)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1974 January Get Up, Stand Up Bob Marley & The Wailers
Get Up, Stand Up
CD Source: One Love: The Very Best of (1973-80)
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: Burnin` album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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I Shot the Sheriff Bob Marley & The Wailers
I Shot the Sheriff
CD Source: Burnin` (extended)
Time: 4:42
Sequenced by: Burnin` album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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For the Love of Money The O`Jays
For the Love of Money
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: Ship Ahoy! album
Honored by: DM
 
This song became very famous as the theme music of the Donald Trump vanity TV show, "The Apprentice." The Ultimate O`Jays CD includes the 7:18 album length version. The single edit runs 3:48 or a few seconds shorter.
 
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Until You Come Back to Me Aretha Franklin
Until You Come Back to Me
CD Source: Queen of Soul/Atlantic (1967-77) (4)
Time: 3:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) Bruce Springsteen
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2002) (bonus CD) (3)
Time: 7:04
Sequenced by: The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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February Love Hurts Gram Parsons (with Emmylou Harris)
Love Hurts
CD Source: Anthology (1967-73) (2)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: Grievous Angel album
Honored by:
 

 
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Jolene Dolly Parton
Jolene
CD Source: The Essential (1967-91+)(2)
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Help Me Joni Mitchell
Help Me
CD Source: Hits (67-91) and Misses (70-94) (2)
Time: 3:22
Sequenced by: Court and Spark album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Free Man in Paris Joni Mitchell
Free Man in Paris
CD Source: Hits (67-91) and Misses (70-94) (2)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: Court and Spark album
Honored by:
 

 
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Mighty Love The Spinners
Mighty Love
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 4:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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March Jet Paul McCartney
Jet
CD Source: Band on the Run
Time: 4:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Bennie And The Jets Elton John
Bennie And The Jets
CD Source: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Deluxe Edition) (2)
Time: 5:21
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Gladys Knight & The Pips
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
CD Source: Essential Collection (1961-87)
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) MFSB (with The Three Degrees)
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 
"TSOP" was the theme song for the long-running "Soul Train" TV show. Most versions on CD are full-album length. The #1 hit single clocked in at 3:32.
 
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April Lookin` for A Love Bobby Womack
Lookin` for A Love
CD Source: Best of: The Soul Years (1968-75)
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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May Band on the Run Paul McCartney
Band on the Run
CD Source: Band on the Run
Time: 5:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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You Make Me Feel Brand New The Stylistics
You Make Me Feel Brand New
CD Source:
Time: 4:47
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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June Rock the Boat The Hues Corporation
Rock the Boat
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Rock Your Baby George McCrae
Rock Your Baby
CD Source: Let There Be Drums! Vol. 3: `70s
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Radar Love Golden Earring
Radar Love
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 5:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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July Rikki, Don`t Lose That Number Steely Dan
Rikki, Don`t Lose That Number
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 4:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Feel Like Makin` Love Roberta Flack
Feel Like Makin` Love
CD Source: Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 (8)
Time: 2:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Tell Me Something Good Rufus (with Chaka Khan)
Tell Me Something Good
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Up For The Down Stroke Parliament
Up For The Down Stroke
CD Source: Tear the Roof Off (1974-1980) (2)
Time: 5:08
Sequenced by: single (R&B chart)
Honored by:
 

 
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August I Shot the Sheriff Eric Clapton
I Shot the Sheriff
CD Source: 461 Ocean Boulevard
Time: 4:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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It`s Only Rock `N Roll (But I Like It) The Rolling Stones
It`s Only Rock `N Roll (But I Like It)
CD Source: Forty Licks (1964-2002) (2)
Time: 4:09
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Then Came You Dionne Warwicke & The Spinners
Then Came You
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:59
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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September You Haven`t Done Nothin` Stevie Wonder
You Haven`t Done Nothin`
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 3:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Alabama
CD Source: Lynyrd Skynyrd (1970-77) (3)
Time: 4:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Start of School Year Can`t Get Enough Bad Company
Can`t Get Enough
CD Source:
Time: 4:15
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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October You Ain`t Seen Nothin` Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive
You Ain`t Seen Nothin` Yet
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Whatever Gets You Thru The Night John Lennon
Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
CD Source: Working Class Hero - Definitive (1969-80) (2)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Fountain of Sorrow Jackson Browne
Fountain of Sorrow
CD Source: The Very Best of (1972-2002)
Time: 6:51
Sequenced by: Late For The Sky album
Honored by:
 

 
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November I Can Help Billy Swan
I Can Help
CD Source: Rockabilly Hits (1952-83) (2)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Louisiana 1927 Randy Newman
Louisiana 1927
CD Source: Good Old Boys
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: Good Old Boys album
Honored by:
 

 
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When Will I See You Again The Three Degrees
When Will I See You Again
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 2:59
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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December Take Me to the River Al Green
Take Me to the River
CD Source: Take Me To The River - Southern Soul (1961-77) (3)
Time: 3:41
Sequenced by: Explores Your Mind album
Honored by: RS
 
This song is now well known in both Al Green`s original classic soul version and Talking Heads` savvy, soul-pop fusion cover. Despite obvious differences in rhythm, orchestration, and vocal style, the groove just won`t quit. The Heads` version became a top 40 single in winter 1979, thankfully bringing both the original song and the covering group to the attention of much wider audiences than before.
 
Sample 1: Take Me To The River - Al Green
 
Sample 2: Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
 
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Boogie On Reggae Woman Stevie Wonder
Boogie On Reggae Woman
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 4:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The "Close of the Century" box set and many other CDs use the album version of "Boogie On Reggae Woman," which is as long as 5:13. The 4:13 time listed here is for the single version, which is available on the "Definitive Collection" CD.
 
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Changes David Bowie
Changes
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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1975 January Fire The Ohio Players
Fire
CD Source:
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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You`re No Good Linda Ronstadt
You`re No Good
CD Source: The Collection (2) (1967-96)
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Pick Up the Pieces The Average White Band
Pick Up the Pieces
CD Source: The Best of (1974-80)
Time: 3:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Best of My Love The Eagles
Best of My Love
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 4:34
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd
Free Bird
CD Source: Lynyrd Skynyrd (1970-77) (3)
Time: 9:09
Sequenced by: (pronounced leh-nerd skin-herd) album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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February Tangled Up in Blue Bob Dylan
Tangled Up in Blue
CD Source: Blood On The Tracks
Time: 5:40
Sequenced by: Blood On The Tracks album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Simple Twist of Fate Bob Dylan
Simple Twist of Fate
CD Source: Blood On The Tracks
Time: 4:17
Sequenced by: Blood On The Tracks album
Honored by:
 

 
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Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts Bob Dylan
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
CD Source: Blood On The Tracks
Time: 8:50
Sequenced by: Blood On The Tracks album
Honored by:
 

 
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If You See Her, Say Hello Bob Dylan
If You See Her, Say Hello
CD Source: Blood On The Tracks
Time: 4:48
Sequenced by: Blood On The Tracks album
Honored by:
 

 
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Lady Marmalade LaBelle
Lady Marmalade
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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March Kashmir Led Zeppelin
Kashmir
CD Source: Mothership (1969-79) (2)
Time: 8:33
Sequenced by: Physical Graffiti album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Shame, Shame, Shame Shirley and Company
Shame, Shame, Shame
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Philadelphia Freedom Elton John
Philadelphia Freedom
CD Source:
Time: 5:37
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Shining Star Earth, Wind & Fire
Shining Star
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-81)
Time: 2:50
Sequenced by: That`s the Way of the World album
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Reasons Earth, Wind & Fire
Reasons
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-81)
Time: 5:00
Sequenced by: That`s the Way of the World album
Honored by:
 

 
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April Young Americans David Bowie
Young Americans
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 3:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Bad Sneakers Steely Dan
Bad Sneakers
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: Katy Lied album
Honored by:
 

 
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May When Will I Be Loved Linda Ronstadt
When Will I Be Loved
CD Source: The Collection (2) (1967-96)
Time: 2:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June One of These Nights The Eagles
One of These Nights
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 3:37
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 
"One of These Nights" is available on over a dozen CDs and every one uses the 4:51 album version. The 3:37 length listed here is for the orginal single release.
 
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July Jive Talkin` The Bee Gees
Jive Talkin`
CD Source: The Ultimate Bee Gees (1967-1998) (2)
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Why Can`t We Be Friends? War
Why Can`t We Be Friends?
CD Source: Anthology (1970-94) (2)
Time: 3:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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August Lively Up Yourself Bob Marley & The Wailers
Lively Up Yourself
CD Source: One Love: The Very Best of (1973-80)
Time: 5:10
Sequenced by: Natty Dread album
Honored by:
 

 
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Get Down Tonight K.C. & The Sunshine Band
Get Down Tonight
CD Source: Get Down/Best of T.K. Records (1972-80)
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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This Wheel`s on Fire Bob Dylan and The Band
This Wheel`s on Fire
CD Source: The Basement Tapes (1967) (2)
Time: 3:53
Sequenced by: The Basement Tapes album
Honored by:
 

 
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Fame David Bowie
Fame
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 4:15
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Gone At Last Paul Simon & Phoebe Snow
Gone At Last
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2000) (2)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Start of School Year September Thunder Road Bruce Springsteen
Thunder Road
CD Source: Born to Run (30th Anniv, CD+2DVDs)
Time: 4:50
Sequenced by: Born to Run album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Born to Run Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run
CD Source: Born to Run (30th Anniv, CD+2DVDs)
Time: 4:30
Sequenced by: Born to Run album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Jungleland Bruce Springsteen
Jungleland
CD Source: Born to Run (30th Anniv, CD+2DVDs)
Time: 9:33
Sequenced by: Born to Run album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Lyin` Eyes The Eagles
Lyin` Eyes
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 6:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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October Eighteen With A Bullet Pete Wingfield
Eighteen With A Bullet
CD Source: The Island Story (1962-1987) (2)
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
On the Billboard Hot 100 of November 22, 1975, this song`s wish (or prophecy) came true. It peaked at #15, a week later.
 
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Low Rider War
Low Rider
CD Source: Anthology (1970-94) (2)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2000) (2)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: Still Crazy After All These Years album
Honored by:
 

 
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That`s the Way (I Like It) K.C. & The Sunshine Band
That`s the Way (I Like It)
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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November Funky Kingston Toots & The Maytals
Funky Kingston
CD Source: Anthology (1963-88) (2)
Time: 4:55
Sequenced by: Funky Kingston album
Honored by:
 
Records by The Maytals had been selling well in the U.K. since the late 1960s. This album was first released there in 1973, when the song "Funky Kingston" was new. By the time the album was released in the U.S., in the fall of 1975, all its songs were between 2 and 5 years old.
 
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Pressure Drop Toots & The Maytals
Pressure Drop
CD Source: Anthology (1963-88) (2)
Time: 2:43
Sequenced by: Funky Kingston album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
This song was first released as a U.K. single in 1970 (it did not chart) and also appeared on the multi-artist soundtrack album, "The Harder They Come," which was first released in the U.K. in 1972. It`s slotted here because this was when it reached its widest audience in America.
 
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Over My Head Fleetwood Mac
Over My Head
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 3:07
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Love Rollercoaster The Ohio Players
Love Rollercoaster
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 2:54
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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December Hurricane Bob Dylan
Hurricane
CD Source: Desire
Time: 8:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer
Love to Love You Baby
CD Source: Very Best of (1975-83+)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:23
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
One album version of this song is nearly 17 minutes long. This CD source is for the hit single version.
 
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Gloria Patti Smith
Gloria
CD Source: Horses
Time: 5:53
Sequenced by: Horses album
Honored by: DG
 
"Gloria" is the only song appearing three times in the Timeline. This version is a complete reinvention of the original song by Van Morrison, recorded first by Them and then covered by The Shadows of Knight. Samples of the other two versions may be found by a Timeline search on "Gloria," but there is no way a brief sample of this version can compare with the other two.
 
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Redondo Beach Patti Smith
Redondo Beach
CD Source: Horses
Time: 3:24
Sequenced by: Horses album
Honored by:
 

 
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1976 January 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
CD Source: The Essential (1972-2000) (2)
Time: 3:37
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Wake Up Everybody (Part 1) Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Wake Up Everybody (Part 1)
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:41
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Love is the Drug Roxy Music
Love is the Drug
CD Source: The Best of (1972-82)
Time: 4:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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February Take It To the Limit The Eagles
Take It To the Limit
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 4:48
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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December 1963 (Oh What a Night) The Four Seasons
December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Good Hearted Woman Waylon & Willie
Good Hearted Woman
CD Source: The Outlaws (20th anniv expanded edition)
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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March Dream On Aerosmith
Dream On
CD Source:
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-80) (bonus tracks)
Time: 5:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 
"Bohemian Rhapsody" was a huge hit in England (#1 for nine weeks) during the winter of 1975-1976. When the song was used in the movie "Wayne`s World" in 1992 it was re-released in the U.S. and had a second run on the Hot 100, reaching #2 on the May 9, 1992 chart.
 
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Show Me the Way (live) Peter Frampton
Show Me the Way (live)
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1976
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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April Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac
Rhiannon
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Crazy on You Heart
Crazy on You
CD Source: Dreamboat Annie
Time: 4:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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May Sara Smile Daryl Hall & John Oates
Sara Smile
CD Source: Ultimate (1973-90+) (2)
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Kid Charlemagne Steely Dan
Kid Charlemagne
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 4:37
Sequenced by: The Royal Scam album
Honored by:
 

 
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June The Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzie
The Boys Are Back in Town
CD Source: Reelin` in the Years Vols 1-5(67-83)(5)
Time: 4:28
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Tear the Roof Off the Sucker Parliament
Tear the Roof Off the Sucker
CD Source: Tear the Roof Off (1974-1980) (2)
Time: 5:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Turn the Beat Around Viki Sue Robinson
Turn the Beat Around
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:23
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The CD source is for the hit single version, which edits out over two minutes of the percussion break from the album version.
 
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Blitzkreig Bop The Ramones
Blitzkreig Bop
CD Source: Anthology (1976-95) (2)
Time: 2:11
Sequenced by: The Ramones album
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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July Don`t Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee
Don`t Go Breaking My Heart
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1976
Time: 4:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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White Honey Graham Parker
White Honey
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1976-95)
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: Howlin` Wind album
Honored by:
 

 
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Back to Schooldays Graham Parker
Back to Schooldays
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1976-95)
Time: 2:56
Sequenced by: Howlin` Wind album
Honored by:
 

 
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I Don`t Want to Go Home Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
I Don`t Want to Go Home
CD Source: The Best of (1976-80)
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: I Don`t Want to Go Home album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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You Should Be Dancing The Bee Gees
You Should Be Dancing
CD Source: The Ultimate Bee Gees (1967-1998) (2)
Time: 4:14
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Say You Love Me Fleetwood Mac
Say You Love Me
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 4:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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August Poor, Poor Pitiful Me Warren Zevon
Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
CD Source: I`ll Sleep When I`m Dead (1976-94) (2)
Time: 3:06
Sequenced by: Warren Zevon album
Honored by:
 

 
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Lowdown Boz Scaggs
Lowdown
CD Source: Silk Degrees
Time: 5:16
Sequenced by: Silk Degrees album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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We`re All Alone Boz Scaggs
We`re All Alone
CD Source: Silk Degrees
Time: 4:14
Sequenced by: Silk Degrees album
Honored by:
 

 
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Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry
Play That Funky Music
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:15
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The LP version clocks at just under 5 minutes. Some CD sources of the single-length version are edits of the LP version, which aren`t quite the same as the single version. My source is one of those LP edits.
 
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Start of School Year September Still the One Orleans
Still the One
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1976
Time: 3:55
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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She`s Gone Daryl Hall & John Oates
She`s Gone
CD Source: Ultimate (1973-90+) (2)
Time: 5:15
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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(Don`t Fear) the Reaper Blue Oyster Cult
(Don`t Fear) the Reaper
CD Source: Reelin` in the Years Vols 1-5(67-83)(5)
Time: 5:10
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM
 

 
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October Isn`t She Lovely Stevie Wonder
Isn`t She Lovely
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 6:36
Sequenced by: Songs in the Key of Life album
Honored by:
 

 
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Rock`n Me Steve Miller Band
Rock`n Me
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-78)
Time: 3:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Magic Man Heart
Magic Man
CD Source: Dreamboat Annie
Time: 5:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Tonight`s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) Rod Stewart
Tonight`s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
CD Source: Sounds of the Seventies 1976
Time: 3:55
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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More Than A Feeling Boston
More Than A Feeling
CD Source:
Time: 4:45
Sequenced by: Boston album
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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November The Rubberband Man The Spinners
The Rubberband Man
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:34
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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No Woman, No Cry (live) Bob Marley & The Wailers
No Woman, No Cry (live)
CD Source: One Love: The Very Best of (1973-80)
Time: 7:08
Sequenced by: Bob Marley & The Wailers Live! album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
This version of "No Woman, No Cry" surpassed the original version from the Natty Dread album when the Live! track was chosen for the Legend compilation.
 
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Trenchtown Rock Bob Marley & The Wailers
Trenchtown Rock
CD Source: Live! (7/18/75) (extended)
Time: 4 23
Sequenced by: Live! album
Honored by:
 
This song was a Wailers` 1971 single, included in the African Herbsman 1973 compilation album. I slotted it here because it was first heard by most U.S. listeners as the lead track of the Live! album.
 
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Here Come Those Tears Again Jackson Browne
Here Come Those Tears Again
CD Source: The Very Best of (1972-2002)
Time: 3:37
Sequenced by: The Pretender album
Honored by:
 

 
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The Pretender Jackson Browne
The Pretender
CD Source: The Very Best of (1972-2002)
Time: 5:52
Sequenced by: The Pretender album
Honored by:
 

 
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December I Wish Stevie Wonder
I Wish
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 4:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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1977 January New Kid in Town The Eagles
New Kid in Town
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 5:04
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Heat Treatment Graham Parker
Heat Treatment
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1976-95)
Time: 3:09
Sequenced by: Heat Treatment album
Honored by:
 

 
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Back Door Love Graham Parker
Back Door Love
CD Source: Heat Treatment
Time: 3:03
Sequenced by: Heat Treatment album
Honored by:
 

 
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February Fly Like An Eagle Steve Miller Band
Fly Like An Eagle
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Night Moves Bob Seger
Night Moves
CD Source: Night Moves
Time: 5:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
Go Your Own Way
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Rich Girl Daryl Hall & John Oates
Rich Girl
CD Source: Ultimate (1973-90+) (2)
Time: 2:24
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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March Don`t Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston
Don`t Leave Me This Way
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Hotel California The Eagles
Hotel California
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 6:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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April Lido Shuffle Boz Scaggs
Lido Shuffle
CD Source: Silk Degrees
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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See No Evil Television
See No Evil
CD Source: No Thanks! `70s Punk Rebellion (1973-80)(4)
Time: 3:58
Sequenced by: Marquee Moon album
Honored by:
 

 
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Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 3:52
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Got to Give It Up (Pt 1) Marvin Gaye
Got to Give It Up (Pt 1)
CD Source: The Master 1961 - 1984 (1962-82) (4)
Time: 4:13
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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May X Offender Blondie
X Offender
CD Source: No Thanks! `70s Punk Rebellion (1973-80)(4)
Time: 3:10
Sequenced by: Blondie album
Honored by:
 

 
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Dreams Fleetwood Mac
Dreams
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Life in the Fast Lane The Eagles
Life in the Fast Lane
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 4:46
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Like A Hurricane Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Like A Hurricane
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 8:22
Sequenced by: American Stars & Bars album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Jamming Bob Marley & The Wailers
Jamming
CD Source: One Love: The Very Best of (1973-80)
Time: 3:37
Sequenced by: Exodus album
Honored by: DG
 
When Stevie Wonder released "Master Blaster (Jammin`)" in 1980, he was paying tribute to Bob Marley in general and to this song in particular. Wonder`s song neither samples nor directly quotes this one, but rather captures and celebrates its joyful mood and feel.
 
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Exodus Bob Marley & The Wailers
Exodus
CD Source: One Love: The Very Best of (1973-80)
Time: 4:31
Sequenced by: Exodus album
Honored by:
 

 
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One Love/People Get Ready Bob Marley & The Wailers
One Love/People Get Ready
CD Source: One Love: The Very Best of (1973-80)
Time: 4:31
Sequenced by: Exodus album
Honored by:
 
This song is often said to be a cover of or tribute to Curtis Mayfield`s song, "People Get Ready." While certainly a tribute in spirit, the songs are also linked lyrically by Marley`s reference to Mayfield`s "hopeless sinner."
 
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July Best of My Love The Emotions
Best of My Love
CD Source: Phat Trax, Vol. 5 (1975-84)
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Sheena is a Punk Rocker The Ramones
Sheena is a Punk Rocker
CD Source: Anthology (1976-95) (2)
Time: 2:47
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Easy The Commodores
Easy
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. Vol. II 1972-1992 (4)
Time: 4:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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August Cadillac Walk Mink DeVille
Cadillac Walk
CD Source: The Mink DeVille Collection (1977-80)
Time: 3:16
Sequenced by: Mink DeVille album
Honored by:
 

 
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Mixed Up Shook Up Girl Mink DeVille
Mixed Up Shook Up Girl
CD Source: The Mink DeVille Collection (1977-80)
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: Mink DeVille album
Honored by:
 

 
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Strawberry Letter 23 The Brothers Johnson
Strawberry Letter 23
CD Source:
Time: 3:37
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Don`t Stop Fleetwood Mac
Don`t Stop
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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September Another Star Stevie Wonder
Another Star
CD Source: At the Close of a Century (1963-96) (4)
Time: 5:17
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The album version of "Another Star" is 8:22 long, the only length available on CD. The 5:17 length is for the single version edit released in 1977.
 
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Lust For Life Iggy Pop
Lust For Life
CD Source: No Thanks! `70s Punk Rebellion (1973-80)(4)
Time: 5:13
Sequenced by: Lust For Life album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Start of School Year Boogie Nights Heatwave
Boogie Nights
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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I Feel Love Donna Summer
I Feel Love
CD Source: Very Best of (1975-83+)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 
"I Feel Love" was a disco smash and runs 8:11 in its 12" single version, 5:53 in its album version, and 3:45 in the dj 45 edit, on her Very Best CD.
 
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October How Deep is Your Love The Bee Gees
How Deep is Your Love
CD Source: The Ultimate Bee Gees (1967-1998) (2)
Time: 4:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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November Blue Bayou Linda Ronstadt
Blue Bayou
CD Source: The Collection (2) (1967-96)
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Breakdown Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Breakdown
CD Source: Anthology (1976-93+) (2)
Time: 2:40
Sequenced by: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album
Honored by:
 

 
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American Girl Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
American Girl
CD Source: Anthology (1976-93+) (2)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers album
Honored by:
 

 
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Bop Gun (Endangered Species) Parliament
Bop Gun (Endangered Species)
CD Source: Tear the Roof Off (1974-1980) (2)
Time: 8:31
Sequenced by: single (R&B chart)
Honored by:
 
The lead track of the Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome album. (Flash Light was the 2nd single.)
 
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Heroes David Bowie
Heroes
CD Source: Best of (1969-2002) (2)
Time: 3:38
Sequenced by:
Honored by:
 

 
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You Make Loving Fun Fleetwood Mac
You Make Loving Fun
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Alison Elvis Costello
Alison
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: My Aim Is True album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Watching the Detectives Elvis Costello
Watching the Detectives
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: My Aim Is True album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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December Rockaway Beach The Ramones
Rockaway Beach
CD Source: Anthology (1976-95) (2)
Time: 2:05
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Teenage Lobotomy The Ramones
Teenage Lobotomy
CD Source: Anthology (1976-95) (2)
Time: 2:02
Sequenced by: Rocket to Russia album
Honored by:
 

 
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Anarchy in the U.K. Sex Pistols
Anarchy in the U.K.
CD Source: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here`s The Sex Pistols
Time: 3:30
Sequenced by: Never Mind the Bollocks Here`s The Sex Pistols album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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God Save the Queen Sex Pistols
God Save the Queen
CD Source: Never Mind the Bollocks, Here`s The Sex Pistols
Time: 3:19
Sequenced by: Never Mind the Bollocks Here`s The Sex Pistols album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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1978 January Stayin` Alive The Bee Gees
Stayin` Alive
CD Source: The Ultimate Bee Gees (1967-1998) (2)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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What`s Your Name Lynyrd Skynyrd
What`s Your Name
CD Source: Lynyrd Skynyrd (1970-77) (3)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Peg Steely Dan
Peg
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 3:56
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah) Chic
Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah)
CD Source: Dance, Dance, Dance (1977-79+)
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 
The Best of Chic and many other CDs contain the album version of this song, which runs 8:19. The 3:43 length listed here is for the single versions released on Atlantic.
 
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February Psycho Killer Talking Heads
Psycho Killer
CD Source: Once in a Lifetime (76-92)(3)(+DVD of videos)
Time: 4:19
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Night Fever The Bee Gees
Night Fever
CD Source: The Ultimate Bee Gees (1967-1998) (2)
Time: 3:31
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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March Denis Blondie
Denis
CD Source: Greatest Hits:Snd&Vision(76-82+)(CD+DVD)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: Plastic Letters album
Honored by:
 

 
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Flash Light Parliament
Flash Light
CD Source: History of Funk, Vols. 1-5 (1970-80)(5)
Time: 4:31
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 
The CD source is for the single version. The album version, widely available on CD, is about 6 minutes longer.
 
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Running on Empty Jackson Browne
Running on Empty
CD Source: The Very Best of (1972-2002)
Time: 4:59
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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April Werewolves of London Warren Zevon
Werewolves of London
CD Source: Have A Nice Decade (1970-79) (7)
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Disco Inferno The Trammps
Disco Inferno
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Pump It Up Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Pump It Up
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 3:14
Sequenced by: This Year`s Model album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Radio, Radio Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Radio, Radio
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 3:05
Sequenced by: This Year`s Model album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Is This Love Bob Marley & The Wailers
Is This Love
CD Source: One Love: The Very Best of (1973-80)
Time: 3:52
Sequenced by: Kaya album
Honored by:
 
Chosen to be the lead track of Marley`s "Legend" compilation, by far his best-selling album.
 
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Because the Night Patti Smith Group
Because the Night
CD Source: Easter
Time: 3:22
Sequenced by: Easter album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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May Deacon Blues Steely Dan
Deacon Blues
CD Source: A Decade of (1972-80)
Time: 7:26
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
Baker Street
CD Source:
Time: 4:08
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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June Use Ta Be My Girl The O`Jays
Use Ta Be My Girl
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:22
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Hollywood Nights Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band
Hollywood Nights
CD Source: Stranger in Town
Time: 5:00
Sequenced by: Stranger in Town album
Honored by:
 

 
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Feel Like A Number Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band
Feel Like A Number
CD Source: Stranger in Town
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: Stranger in Town album
Honored by:
 

 
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Prove It All Night Bruce Springsteen
Prove It All Night
CD Source: Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010 remaster)
Time: 4:01
Sequenced by: Darkness At The Edge Of Town album
Honored by:
 

 
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Badlands Bruce Springsteen
Badlands
CD Source: Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010 remaster)
Time: 4:04
Sequenced by: Darkness At The Edge Of Town album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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The Promised Land Bruce Springsteen
The Promised Land
CD Source: Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010 remaster)
Time: 4:31
Sequenced by: Darkness on the Edge of Town album
Honored by:
 

 
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Miss You The Rolling Stones
Miss You
CD Source: Some Girls
Time: 4:48
Sequenced by: Some Girls album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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July Stay Jackson Browne
Stay
CD Source: The Very Best of (1972-2002)
Time: 3:25
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
Jackson Browne`s version of "Stay" was released on a single by itself. However, on all three available CD versions it is combined in a medley with "The Load Out" (which is how it originally appeared on the Running on Empty album). The 3:25 length is for "Stay" alone.
 
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Last Dance Donna Summer
Last Dance
CD Source: Very Best of (1975-83+)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Three Times A Lady The Commodores
Three Times A Lady
CD Source: Hitsville U.S.A. Vol. II 1972-1992 (4)
Time: 3:36
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 
The CD source is for the single version.
 
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Hot Blooded Foreigner
Hot Blooded
CD Source:
Time: 4:25
Sequenced by: single
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Just What I Needed The Cars
Just What I Needed
CD Source: Complete Greatest Hits (1978-85+)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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August Shame Evelyn "Champagne" King
Shame
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Start of School Year September Wavelength Van Morrison
Wavelength
CD Source:
Time: 5:49
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Who Are You The Who
Who Are You
CD Source: The Very Best of (1965-81)
Time: 4:59
Sequenced by: single
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Take Me to the River Talking Heads
Take Me to the River
CD Source: Once in a Lifetime (76-92)(3)(+DVD of videos)
Time: 5:00
Sequenced by: More Songs About Buildings And Food album
Honored by:
 
This song is now well known in both Al Green`s original classic soul version and Talking Heads` savvy, soul-pop fusion cover. Despite obvious differences in rhythm, orchestration, and vocal style, the groove just won`t quit. The Heads` version became a top 40 single in winter 1979, thankfully bringing both the original song and the covering group to the attention of much wider audiences than before.
 
Sample 1: Take Me To The River - Al Green
 
Sample 2: Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
 
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October Beast of Burden The Rolling Stones
Beast of Burden
CD Source: Forty Licks (1964-2002) (2)
Time: 3:29
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS
 

 
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One Nation Under a Groove Funkadelic
One Nation Under a Groove
CD Source: One Nation Under A Groove
Time: 7:27
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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I Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones
I Wanna Be Sedated
CD Source: Anthology (1976-95) (2)
Time: 2:30
Sequenced by: Road to Ruin album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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November Comes A Time Neil Young
Comes A Time
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 3:05
Sequenced by: Comes A Time album
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Four Strong Winds Neil Young
Four Strong Winds
CD Source: Comes A Time
Time: 4:09
Sequenced by: Comes A Time album
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Le Freak Chic
Le Freak
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 4:17
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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I Love the Nightlife Alicia Bridges
I Love the Nightlife
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:00
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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My Best Friend`s Girl The Cars
My Best Friend`s Girl
CD Source: Complete Greatest Hits (1978-85+)
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: single
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December Y.M.C.A. The Village People
Y.M.C.A.
CD Source:
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: single
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1979 January Got to Be Real Cheryl Lynn
Got to Be Real
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: single
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September Earth, Wind & Fire
September
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1974-81)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
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The Gambler Kenny Rogers
The Gambler
CD Source:
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Fire The Pointer Sisters
Fire
CD Source:
Time: 3:27
Sequenced by: single
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I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:18
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Oliver`s Army Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Oliver`s Army
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 2:58
Sequenced by: Armed Forces album
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Peace, Love and Understanding Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Peace, Love and Understanding
CD Source: The Very Best of (1977-86)
Time: 3:31
Sequenced by: Armed Forces album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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February Bustin` Loose Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
Bustin` Loose
CD Source: History of Funk, Vols. 1-5 (1970-80)(5)
Time: 3:49
Sequenced by: single
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The breakthrough hit for the Go-go style of funk, popular in Washington D.C. in late 1970s. Chuck Brown is credited with originating the hallmarks of Go-go.
 
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What A Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers
What A Fool Believes
CD Source:
Time: 3:43
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
Sultans of Swing
CD Source: Best of Dire Straits & Mark Knopfler (1978-2005) (2)
Time: 5:45
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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March Heart of Glass Blondie
Heart of Glass
CD Source: Greatest Hits:Snd&Vision(76-82+)(CD+DVD)
Time: 4:12
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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Roxanne The Police
Roxanne
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 3:11
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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April Discovering Japan Graham Parker
Discovering Japan
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1976-95)
Time: 3:32
Sequenced by: single
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Local Girls Graham Parker
Local Girls
CD Source: Ultimate Collection (1976-95)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
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Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) The Jacksons
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
CD Source: The Essential (1969-91+) (2)
Time: 3:44
Sequenced by: single
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Hot Stuff Donna Summer
Hot Stuff
CD Source: Very Best of (1975-83+)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:50
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DG
 

 
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May Dancing Barefoot Patti Smith
Dancing Barefoot
CD Source: LAND (1975-2002) (2)
Time: 4:16
Sequenced by: Wave album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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Danny`s All-Star Joint Rickie Lee Jones
Danny`s All-Star Joint
CD Source: Rickie Lee Jones (debut)
Time: 4:02
Sequenced by: Rickie Lee Jones album
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Chuck E.`s in Love Rickie Lee Jones
Chuck E.`s in Love
CD Source: Rickie Lee Jones (debut)
Time: 3:29
Sequenced by: single
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Rock `n` Roll High School The Ramones
Rock `n` Roll High School
CD Source: Anthology (1976-95) (2)
Time: 2:18
Sequenced by: Rock `n` Roll High School album
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Ring My Bell Anita Ward
Ring My Bell
CD Source: Get Down/Best of T.K. Records (1972-80)
Time: 3:33
Sequenced by: single
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June Ain`t No Stoppin` Us Now McFadden & Whitehead
Ain`t No Stoppin` Us Now
CD Source: Love Train (1967-1983) (4)
Time: 3:40
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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Bad Girls Donna Summer
Bad Girls
CD Source: Very Best of (1975-83+)(bonus CD)(2)
Time: 3:57
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM
 

 
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July Good Times Chic
Good Times
CD Source: The DISCO Box (1973-82+) (4)
Time: 3:42
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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My Sharona The Knack
My Sharona
CD Source:
Time: 4:02
Sequenced by: single
Honored by:
 

 
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Powderfinger Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Powderfinger
CD Source: Rust Never Sleeps
Time: 5:30
Sequenced by: Rust Never Sleeps album
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Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
CD Source: Greatest Hits (1969-79+)
Time: 4:59
Sequenced by: Rust Never Sleeps album
Honored by: DG
 

 
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The Devil Went Down to Georgia The Charlie Daniels Band
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
CD Source:
Time: 3:37
Sequenced by: single
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Let`s Go The Cars
Let`s Go
CD Source: Complete Greatest Hits (1978-85+)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
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August Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe
Cruel to Be Kind
CD Source: Quiet Please: The New Best of (1974-2007)
Time: 3:28
Sequenced by: single
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White Riot The Clash
White Riot
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 1:59
Sequenced by: The Clash (USA version) album
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Complete Control The Clash
Complete Control
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:13
Sequenced by: The Clash (USA version) album
Honored by: RS
 

 
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(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais The Clash
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
CD Source: On Broadway (1977-82) (3)
Time: 3:59
Sequenced by: The Clash (USA version) album
Honored by: RS DM DG
 

 
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Start of School Year September Gotta Serve Somebody Bob Dylan
Gotta Serve Somebody
CD Source: Slow Train Coming
Time: 5:23
Sequenced by: single
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(not just) Knee Deep, Pt. 1 Funkadelic
(not just) Knee Deep, Pt. 1
CD Source:
Time: 4:25
Sequenced by: single (R&B chart)
Honored by:
 
The A-side of the Pt. 1 single clocked at 4:25, which is a simple fade from the CD source, the 15:20 first track from the Uncle Jam album.
 
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Bright Side of the Road Van Morrison
Bright Side of the Road
CD Source: Into the Music
Time: 3:45
Sequenced by: Into the Music album
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You Make Me Feel So Free Van Morrison
You Make Me Feel So Free
CD Source: Into the Music
Time: 4:06
Sequenced by: Into the Music album
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Don`t Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
Don`t Stop Til You Get Enough
CD Source: The Essential (1969-91+) (2)
Time: 5:52
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DM DG
 

 
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Pop Muzik M
Pop Muzik
CD Source:
Time: 3:20
Sequenced by: single
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October Heartache Tonight The Eagles
Heartache Tonight
CD Source: Very Best of (1972-80+) (2) (plus bonus DVD)
Time: 4:26
Sequenced by: single
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Tusk Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
CD Source: The Very Best of (1975-97) (2)
Time: 3:35
Sequenced by: single
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Ever Fallen In Love Buzzcocks
Ever Fallen In Love
CD Source: Singles Going Steady (1977-79)
Time: 2:39
Sequenced by: release date of Singles Going Steady album
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The album featured singles that charted in the U.K. over the two previous years. This single never charted in the U.S. but charted in the U.K. for 11 weeks beginning September 1978.
 
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Life During Wartime Talking Heads
Life During Wartime
CD Source: Once in a Lifetime (76-92)(3)(+DVD of videos)
Time: 3:41
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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Rapper`s Delight The Sugarhill Gang
Rapper`s Delight
CD Source: The Hip Hop Box (1979-2003) (4)
Time: 7:03
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: RS DM DG
 
"Rapper`s Delight" was a pop top 40 hit, making The Sugarhill Gang the first commercially successful rap group. The 12" single paired the 7:03 version with a flip side short version that also got a lot of radio play. The rhythm track is taken from Chic`s "Good Times," a huge summer hit from a few months earlier.
 
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November Video Killed The Radio Star The Buggles
Video Killed The Radio Star
CD Source: The Island Story (1962-1987) (2)
Time: 3:21
Sequenced by: single
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This song entered music history as the first video to be played on MTV in North America at 12:10 a.m. on August 1, 1981.
 
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Message in a Bottle The Police
Message in a Bottle
CD Source: Every Breath You Take (1978-86+)
Time: 4:49
Sequenced by: single
Honored by: DG
 

 
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December I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover
CD Source: Ultimate Prince (1979-1993) (2)
Time: 2:57
Sequenced by: single
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