Showing posts with label 1973. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1973. Show all posts

Sep 22, 2019

Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group (1973)

Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group (1973)
"Free Ride" is a song written by Dan Hartman and performed by The Edgar Winter Group. The single, engineered by Jim Reeves, was a top 15 U.S. hit in 1973, hitting number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on Cash Box. In Canada, it peaked at number eight.



Sep 15, 2019

Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John (1973)

Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John (1973)
"Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding" is the opening track on the double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John. The first part, "Funeral for a Friend", is an instrumental created by John while thinking of what kind of music he would like at his funeral. This first half segues into "Love Lies Bleeding".



Sep 9, 2019

Jim Dandy by Black Oak Arkansas (1973)

Jim Dandy by Black Oak Arkansas (1973)
"Jim Dandy" (sometimes known as "Jim Dandy to the Rescue") is a song written by Lincoln Chase, and was first recorded by American R&B singer LaVern Baker in 1956.

In 1973 the song was covered by southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas. It hit #25 on the pop chart and featured Jim Mangrum (who had already been using "Jim Dandy" as a stage name before they covered the song) and female vocalist Ruby Starr trading off vocals. It was the first single from their 1973 album High on the Hog, the band's most commercially successful album.



Sep 8, 2019

Crocodile Rock by Elton John (1973)

Crocodile Rock by Elton John (1973)
"Crocodile Rock" is a song written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, and recorded in summer 1972 at the Château d'Hérouville studio in France (it was listed as "Strawberry Studios" in the album's credits), where John and his team had previously recorded the Honky Château album. It was released on 27 October 1972 in the UK and 20 November 1972 in the U.S., as a pre-release single from his forthcoming 1973 album Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player, and became his first U.S. number-one single, reaching the top spot on 3 February 1973, and stayed there for three weeks.



Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John (1973)

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John (1973)
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" is a ballad performed by musician Elton John and the title track on his 1973 album. The song's music was composed by John, while the lyrics were written by Bernie Taupin. Its musical style and production was heavily influenced by 1970s soft rock. It was widely praised by critics, and some critics have named it John's best song.



Aug 25, 2019

Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel (1973)

Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel (1973)
"Stuck in the Middle with You" (sometimes known as "Stuck in the Middle") is a song written by Scottish musicians Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan and originally performed by their band Stealers Wheel.

The band performed the song on the BBC's Top of the Pops in May 1973, and the song charted at No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart. It also became an international hit, reaching No. 6 in the US Billboard Hot 100.



Aug 1, 2019

My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings (1973)

My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings (1973)
"My Love" is a song by the English–American band Paul McCartney and Wings that was first released as the lead single from their 1973 album Red Rose Speedway. It was written by Paul McCartney as a love song to his wife and Wings bandmate Linda. The single marked the first time that McCartney's name appeared in the artist credit for a Wings record. Released on 23 March 1973, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US for four weeks and peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart.


Jul 19, 2019

Frankenstein by The Edgar Winter Group (1973)

Frankenstein by The Edgar Winter Group (1973)
"Frankenstein" is an instrumental by The Edgar Winter Group from their 1972 album They Only Come Out at Night.

The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in May 1973, being replaced by Paul McCartney's "My Love". It sold over one million copies. In Canada it fared equally well, reaching #1 on the RPM 100 Top Singles Chart the following month. The song also peaked at #39 in West Germany, remaining on the chart for only a week. The single was certified gold June 19, 1973 by the RIAA.


Jul 14, 2019

Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up by Barry White (1973)

Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up by Barry White (1973)
"Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" is a song written, produced and recorded by Barry White for his second album, Stone Gon' (1973). In June 1973, it was released as the first single in the United States and reached number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. It became a gold record. In Europe, it was issued in early 1974 and peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart.


Jun 30, 2019

Show And Tell by Al Wilson (1973)

Show And Tell by Al Wilson (1973)
"Show and Tell" is a popular song written by Jerry Fuller and first recorded by Johnny Mathis in 1972. This original version made it to #36 on the Easy Listening chart.

A 1973 recording of the song by Al Wilson reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week on January 19, 1974; it sold over two million copies and was named a Cash Box Number One Single of the Year. Billboard ranked it as the No. 15 song for 1974. Wilson's version also made No. 10 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.


May 26, 2019

I'm Doin' Fine Now by New York City (1973)

I'm Doin' Fine Now by New York City (1973)
"I'm Doin' Fine Now" is a 1973 song by the band New York City. It reached #14 on the R&B Singles chart, #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, #8 on the Easy Listening chart, #20 on the UK Singles Chart and #46 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1973.


Chevy Van by Sammy Johns (1973)

"Chevy Van" is a 1973 song, written and sung by Sammy Johns with instrumental backing provided by Los Angeles-based session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. The song was a hit single in the United States and Canada in 1975, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and becoming a million seller. It was played primarily on Top 40 stations in the 1970s; later re-recordings were done in a country vein.


May 6, 2019

Desperado by Eagles (1973)

Desperado by Eagles (1973)
"Desperado" is a song by the American rock band Eagles. It was written by Glenn Frey and Don Henley and appeared on the 1973 album Desperado as well as numerous compilation albums. Although the song was never released as a single, it is one of the group's best known songs and ranked No. 494 on Rolling Stone's 2004 list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".



"Desperado" is one of Eagles' most famous songs, and it was ranked No. 494 on the Rolling Stone's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004. It was voted the No. 2 favorite Eagles song in a poll of Rolling Stone readers. In 2000 the song was listed in MOJO magazine's list of greatest songs compiled with songs nominated by songwriters such as Paul McCartney, Hal David, and Brian Wilson. Members of the Western Writers of America included it in their list of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

William Ruhlmann of AllMusic considered it one of Eagles' major compositions. Paul Gambaccini of Rolling Stone felt it was Henley's rough voice that made the song memorable. Although the song is one of Eagles' best-known songs, their recording never  on Billboard until the death of Glenn Frey, when it reached No. 20 on the Rock Digital Songs chart.

Apr 26, 2019

Eres Tu by Mocedades (1973)

Eres Tu by Mocedades (1973)
"Eres tú" is a popular Spanish language song written in 1973 by Juan Carlos Calderón and performed by the Spanish band Mocedades, with Amaya Uranga performing the lead vocal.

This song was chosen as Spain's entry in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest. After the song reached the second place in the contest, it was released as a single.



Apr 19, 2019

Dixie Chicken by Little Feat (1973)

Dixie Chicken by Little Feat (1973)
Dixie Chicken is the third studio album by the American rock band Little Feat, released in 1973. The artwork for the front cover was by illustrator Neon Park and is a reference to a line from the album's third track, the song "Roll Um Easy".




The album is considered their landmark album with the title track as their signature song that helped further define the Little Feat sound. This was augmented by two additional members (guitarist Paul Barrere and percussionist Sam Clayton) added to make the more complete and familiar lineup that continued until their 1979 breakup following the death of Lowell George. Bassist Kenny Gradney was brought in to replace original bassist Roy Estrada, who had left after the band's second album Sailin' Shoes to join Captain Beefheart's Magic Band. This new lineup radically altered the band's sound, leaning toward New Orleans R&B/funk.

Apr 18, 2019

Drift Away by Dobie Gray (1973)

Drift Away by Dobie Gray (1973)
"Drift Away" is a song by Mentor Williams written in 1970 and originally recorded by John Henry Kurtz on his 1972 album Reunion. Mentor Williams was a country songwriter, and John Henry Kurtz was an actor and swamp rock singer. It was later given to soul singer Dobie Gray and guitarist Greg Reilly for whom it became a surprise international hit; and the best known version. In 1973 the song became Dobie Gray's biggest hit, peaking at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and certified gold by the RIAA. It was the final pop hit for Decca Records in the United States.


Feb 20, 2019

Can't You See by The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)

Can't You See by The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)
"Can't You See" is a song written by Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band. The song was originally recorded by the band on their 1973 debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, and released as the album's first single. It was re-released in 1977 and peaked at number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100. Cover versions of "Can't You See" have charted for Waylon Jennings (in 1976) and the Zac Brown Band with Kid Rock (2010).


Dec 31, 2018

Listen to - Free Bird By Lynyrd Skynyrd From (1974)

Listen to - Free Bird  By Lynyrd Skynyrd From (1974)
"Free Bird", or "Freebird", is a power ballad performed by American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The song was first featured on the band's debut album in 1973 and has been included on subsequent albums, including the unfaded-ending version of the original recording (featured on Skynyrd's Innyrds).

Released as a single in November 1974, "Free Bird" entered the Billboard Hot 100 on November 23 at No. 87 and became the band's second Top 40 hit in early 1975, peaking at No. 19 on January 25. A live version of the song reentered the charts in late 1976, eventually peaking at No. 38 in January 1977.

"Free Bird" also achieved the No. 3 spot on Guitar World's 100 Greatest Guitar Solos.

It is considered to be Lynyrd Skynyrd's signature song, is used as a finale during their live performances, and is their longest song, often going well over 14 minutes when played live.



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Jan 21, 2018

Bloodstone - Natural High (1973) From "Natural High" (Single)

Bloodstone - Natural High (1973)  From "Natural High" (Single)

"Natural High" is a song performed by Bloodstone, released as the first single and title track from their second album. The song was written by the band's bassist Charles McCormick, and it was the first song from the band to enter the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #10 in 1973.

In 1992, R&B group After 7 covered the song in a medley alongside The Originals' "Baby, I'm for Real". Released as "Baby, I'm for Real/Natural High", the song peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100.




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Jul 7, 2016

Clint Holmes - Playground in My Mind from the album Playground in My Mind (1973)

Clint Holmes - Playground in My Mind from the album Playground in My Mind (1973)



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Clint Holmes is perhaps best known for his #2 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart "Playground In My Mind" in 1973. The nursery rhyme-styled song features Holmes duetting with producer Paul Vance's son Philip (d. 13 December 2009) on the chorus. "Playground In My Mind" was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss, released in the U.S. in July 1972 but did not reach the Billboard Hot 100 until 24 March 1973, where it stayed for 23 weeks. It was granted gold disc status by the R.I.A.A. on July 3, 1973. The single went one better in Canada, topping the RPM 100 national singles charts there for three consecutive weeks in the same year (June 23 - July 7).