Showing posts with label 1975. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1975. Show all posts

Aug 3, 2019

Killer Queen by Queen (1975)

Killer Queen by Queen (1975)
"Killer Queen" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by lead singer Freddie Mercury and recorded for their third album Sheer Heart Attack in 1974. It reached number two in the UK Singles Chart and became their first US hit, reaching number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is about a high-class call girl and has been characterised as "Mercury's piano-led paean to a Moët-quaffing courtesan".


Jul 17, 2019

I Want'A Do Something Freaky To You by Leon Haywood (1975)

I Want'A Do Something Freaky To You by Leon Haywood (1975)
"I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You" is a 1975 hit song performed by american funk and soul singer Leon Haywood. It reached No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 7 on the Hot R&B chart.


Jun 29, 2019

You Can't Get Off with Your Shoes On by Barefoot Jerry (1975)

You Can't Get Off with Your Shoes On by Barefoot Jerry (1975)
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Barefoot Jerry is an American Southern rock and country rock band, based in Nashville, Tennessee, most active from 1971 to 1977. It was composed of area studio musicians under the tutelage of Wayne Moss and Mac Gayden. Barefoot Jerry was once a store next to Gayden's home in the Smoky Mountains. Barefoot Jerry was actually an old-style country fiddle player inside the store; Gayden named the group for him.


Jun 22, 2019

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd (1975)

Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd (1975)
"Wish You Were Here" is the title track on Pink Floyd's 1975 album Wish You Were Here. David Gilmour and Roger Waters collaborated to write the music, and Gilmour sang the lead vocal. In 2011, the song was ranked No. 324 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

"Wish You Were Here" appeared as the fifth track on A Collection of Great Dance Songs in 1981 (with the radio intro following the end of a heavily edited "Shine On You Crazy Diamond") and as the 23rd track on the Echoes compilation in 2001 (with the radio intro following "Arnold Layne", and at the end crossfading with "Jugband Blues").


May 27, 2019

Sky High by Jigsaw (1975)

Sky High by Jigsaw (1975)
"Sky High" is the name of a 1975 single by British pop music group Jigsaw. The song, the main title theme to the film entitled The Man from Hong Kong, was a worldwide hit in the latter part of 1975, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Adult Contemporary chart in the United States. It was composed by Clive Scott and Des Dyer of Jigsaw. The orchestral arrangement was by Richard Hewson. It was also a top 10 single in the UK Singles Chart. The 1975 Australian single was released under the name "British Jigsaw" because there was an established and popular local band called "Jigsaw".


May 4, 2019

Lyin' Eyes by Eagles (1975)

Lyin' Eyes by Eagles (1975)
"Lyin' Eyes" is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded in 1975 by the American rock band the Eagles, with Frey singing lead vocals. It was the second single from their album One of These Nights, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 8 on the Billboard Country chart. It remained their only top 40 country hit until "How Long" in 2007–2008.




Among the many covers of "Lyin' Eyes" are Lynn Anderson's 1976 recording and Kenny Rankin's 1980 version on his After The Roses album. Diamond Rio also covered the song on the 1993 compilation Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. Dolly Parton has long cited the song as a personal favorite; she performed it on her 1976 variety show Dolly!

"Lyin' Eyes" is included on Urban Cowboy's soundtrack. It plays in the background in the diner scene when Sissy (Debra Winger) gets angry at Bud (John Travolta) for saying "Hello" to Jerry Hall's character.

The political-satire group The Capitol Steps used the song on more than one occasion. They sang about an airline that made heavy people buy two seats ("You Can't Fly With Giant Thighs"), and they parodied Joe Biden with "You Can't Hide This Biden Guy."

Mar 6, 2019

Green Grass and High Tides by The Outlaws (1975)

Green Grass and High Tides by The Outlaws (1975)
"Green Grass and High Tides" is a song by the Southern rock band Outlaws. It is the tenth and final track on the band's debut album, Outlaws. The song is one of their best known, and has received extensive play on album-oriented radio stations, although it was never released as a single. The song is notable for having two extended guitar solos that stretch the song to nearly 10 minutes.


Mar 3, 2019

Fire on the Mountain by The Marshall Tucker Band (1975)

Fire on the Mountain by The Marshall Tucker Band (1975)
"Fire on the Mountain" is a song written by George McCorkle of The Marshall Tucker Band. The song was originally recorded by the band on their 1975 album, Searchin' for a Rainbow, and released as the album's first single. It peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Feb 19, 2019

Blue Mist by Mama's Pride (1975)

Blue Mist by Mama's Pride (1977)
Mama's Pride is an American rock band that formed in St.Louis, Missouri in 1972.

On December 1, 2012 the band celebrated their 40th anniversary with a sold out show at The Pageant in St.Louis, MO. That same week the band was inducted into the K-SHE Real Rock Hall of Fame. Their song "Blue Mist" was voted as the #1 requested song on the radio station K-SHE95.


Jan 2, 2019

Listen To: Foghat with Slow Ride - 1975 song

Listen To: Foghat with Slow Ride - 1975 song
"Slow Ride" is a song by the British rock band Foghat. It was the lead single from their fifth studio album, Fool for the City (1975), released on Bearsville Records. In 2009, it was named the 45th "Best Hard Rock" song of all time by VH1

There are five versions of this song on the market. The original LP version from Fool for the City lasts 8 minutes and 14 seconds. The single version, found in several compilations, was truncated to 3:56 with a fade-out ending. The 1977 live version is 8:21, the King Biscuit Flower Hour Foghat version is 10:37 and the 2007 live version is 9:44.



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According to drummer Roger Earl, the song was created during a jam session with then new bassist Nick Jameson.

Nick had a cassette player and he would record whatever we played there. As I recall it, the whole song was written— the middle part and the bass part and the ending were all Nick's ideas. Basically, Nick wrote the song, but we just jammed on it, and Nick cut the stuff up so it made sense as far as the song goes. And then Dave [Peverett, the band's then guitarist and vocalist] said, 'I've got some words.' That's how that came about (laughs).

Jul 3, 2016

Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please from the album Have You Never Been Mellow (1975)

Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please from the album Have You Never Been Mellow (1975)



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"Please Mr. Please" is the title of a popular song from 1975 by the Australian singer Olivia Newton-John. The song was written by Bruce Welch and John Rostill, both members of British pop singer Cliff Richard's backing band, The Shadows. Welch had originally recorded the song himself in 1974 with no commercial success. The song appears on Newton-John's album, Have You Never Been Mellow.

Released as a single in 1975, "Please Mr. Please" reached the Top 10 on three major Billboard charts in the U.S. that year. On the pop chart, the song peaked at #3 in August 1975, remaining in the Top 40 for 12 weeks: Newton-John's fifth consecutive Top Ten hit, "Please Mr. Please" would also mark Newton-John's last appearance in the Top Ten for a three-year period. On the country chart, the song reached #5, while on the adult contemporary chart, the song spent three weeks at #1. The single was a certified Gold record by the RIAA.

Jul 2, 2016

Frankie Valli - Swearin' to God from the album Closeup (1975)

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"Swearin' to God" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Denny Randell. It was recorded by Frankie Valli and released in May 1975 as a single from his album Closeup. It's a love song whose lyrical hook is a more literal use of the expression "I swear to God" (i.e., "I mean this sincerely"):

I'm swearin' to God / So glad He's givin' me you



Valli's first disco-style song (it runs four minutes as a single but just over ten minutes on the album), "Swearin' to God" features Patti Austin singing a response to Valli's praise in the bridge. It is one of Valli's best known songs.[citation needed] "Swearin' to God" hit number 6 on the U.S. Billboard charts and also charted in the UK (#31).

Jun 30, 2016

Eagles - One of These Nights from the album One of These Nights (1975)

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"One of These Nights" is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded by the American rock band the Eagles. The title track from their One of These Nights album, the song became their second single to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart after "Best of My Love" and also helped propel the album to number one. The single version was shortened from the album version of the song, removing most of the song's intro and most of its fade-out, as well. Henley is lead vocalist on the verses, while Randy Meisner sings high harmony (not lead) on the refrain. The song features a guitar solo by Don Felder that is "composed of blues-based licks and sustained string bends using an unusually meaty distortion tone."

The song was a conscious attempt by the band to write something different from a country-rock and ballad-type song. Don Henley said: "We like to be a nice little country-rock band from Los Angeles ... about half the time". He added: "We wanted to get away from the ballad syndrome with "One of These Nights." With Don Felder in the band now, we can really rock." Frey said that they "wanted 'One of These Nights' to have a lot of teeth, a lot of bite—a nasty track with pretty vocals."

Dec 11, 2015

ABBA - S.O.S - On ABBA Album (1975)

ABBA - S.O.S - On ABBA Album (1975)
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"SOS" was the third single from Swedish pop group ABBA's self-titled 1975 album, their third for Polar Music and their second for Epic and Atlantic. It was released with "Man in the Middle" as the B-side. Agnetha Fältskog, who sang lead, recorded the song in Swedish on her 1975 solo album Elva kvinnor i ett hus. "SOS" was ABBA's first major worldwide hit since "Waterloo" and, to date, is the only Hot 100 single (or #1 single in Australia) in which both the title and the credited act are palindromes.

"SOS" marked a huge turnaround in ABBA's fortunes, most notably in the UK and Ireland, where it returned the group to the Top 10 for the first time since "Waterloo". Reaching #6 and #4 respectively, "SOS" started a run of 18 consecutive Top 10 hits for ABBA in the UK and Ireland. "SOS" reached #1 in Australia, Belgium, France, West Germany (where it spent 7 weeks at the top), New Zealand and South Africa, and was a Top 3 hit in Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy (where it became ABBA's most successful hit), Mexico, Rhodesia and Switzerland. The song also became ABBA's second Top 20 hit in the United States, peaking at #15 (due to the single charting in the U.S. before "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", whereas elsewhere "SOS" charted afterwards).

Chicago radio station WLS, which gave "SOS" much airplay, ranked the song as the 61st biggest hit of 1975. It peaked at number six on their survey of 22 November 1975.

"SOS" is one of the most-covered of ABBA's songs. It has been recorded and performed in concert by several prominent artists, including John Frusciante, Peter Cetera, and Chris deBurgh.

The track has a number of music industry devotees. The Who guitarist Pete Townshend has said "SOS" is one of the best pop songs ever written, adding that when he first heard the song he "was transported by it".

Former Beatle John Lennon declared that it was one of his favourite pop songs, while Ray Davies of The Kinks said that he was taken with the song after seeing the group perform it on the television show Seaside Special.

Dec 10, 2015

War - Why Can't We Be Friends? - From The Album Why Can't We Be Friends? (1975)

War - Why Can't We Be Friends? - From The Album Why Can't We Be Friends? (1975)
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"Why Can't We Be Friends?" is a song by the band War. The song has a simple structure, with the phrase "Why can't we be friends?" being sung four times after each two-line verse amounting to over forty times in under four minutes. The song reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1975. It had the dubious honor of being played in outer-space , when NASA beamed it to the linking of Soviet cosmonauts and U.S. astronauts for the Apollo–Soyuz Test Project ,also in 1975.. Billboard ranked it as the No. 23 song of that year ,on it's year-end,Top 100 songs list.

The song is played during the freshman hazing scene in Dazed and Confused. It also plays over the main credits in Lethal Weapon 4, was also covered in BASEketball, Bridge to Terabithia, and played in The Final Destination. A clip of the song is played as Homer Simpson's entrance music in Season 8 Episode 3 of The Simpsons, "The Homer They Fall". American pop rock band Smash Mouth covered the song on their debut album Fush Yu Mang in 1997, releasing it as their second single.

Oct 26, 2015

Neil Sedaka - Bad Blood - On The Definitive Collection Album (1975)

Neil Sedaka - Bad Blood - On The Definitive Collection Album (1975)
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"Bad Blood" is a popular song written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody. The song, with uncredited backing vocals by Elton John, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1975, remaining in the top position for three weeks. It was certified gold by the RIAA and was the most successful individual commercial release in Sedaka's career. "Bad Blood" was replaced at the #1 spot by John's single, "Island Girl".

Oct 25, 2015

Ted Nugent - Stranglehold - On Ted Nugent Album (1975)

Ted Nugent - Stranglehold - On Ted Nugent Album (1975)
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"Stranglehold" is a single and the first track from Ted Nugent's self-titled 1975 album. The vocals are performed not by Nugent, but by Derek St. Holmes. The "Sometimes you wanna get higher" verse is sung by Ted himself. In Martin Popoff's book, "Epic Ted Nugent", Nugent admits that the song "Stranglehold" was co-written by Rob Grange, yet he never received a share for co-writer. "Stranglehold" would set the stage for Nugent's career, a guitar-driven track over eight minutes long - its famous guitar solo having been recorded in a single take.

Stranglehold has been ranked 31st greatest guitar solo of all time by Guitar World.

Oct 24, 2015

Chicago - Old Days - On Chicago VIII Album (1975)

Chicago - Old Days - On Chicago VIII Album (1975)
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"Old Days" is a song written by James Pankow for the group Chicago and recorded for their album Chicago VIII (1975), with lead vocals by Peter Cetera. The second single released from that album, it reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the Easy Listening chart.

Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy - On Rhinestone Cowboy Album (1975)

Glen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy - On Rhinestone Cowboy Album (1975)
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"Rhinestone Cowboy" is a song written by Larry Weiss and most famously recorded by American country music singer Glen Campbell with instrumental backing by the Wrecking Crew, L.A. session musicians. The song enjoyed immense popularity with both country and pop audiences when it was released in 1975.

Released in May 1975, "Rhinestone Cowboy" immediately caught on with both country and pop audiences. The song spent that summer climbing both the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Billboard Hot 100 charts before peaking at No. 1 by season's end - three non-consecutive weeks on the country chart, two weeks on the Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1975.

During the week of September 13 — that was the week the song returned to No. 1 on the Billboard country chart, after having been nudged out for a week by "Feelins'" by Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn — "Rhinestone Cowboy" topped both the country and Hot 100 charts simultaneously. This was the first time a song had accomplished the feat since November 1961, when "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean turned the trick.

"Rhinestone Cowboy" was one of six songs released in 1975 that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. The other songs were "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" by Freddy Fender; "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" by B.J. Thomas, "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and "I'm Sorry"/"Calypso," both by John Denver; and "Convoy" by C.W. McCall.

The song was also the sole Glen Campbell track in a promotional-only compilation album issued by Capitol records titled "The Greatest Music Ever Sold" (Capitol SPRO-8511/8512), that was distributed to record stores during the 1976 Holiday season as part of Capitol's "Greatest Music Ever Sold" campaign, which promoted 15 "Best Of" albums released by the record label.

Melissa Manchester - Midnight Blue - On Melissa Album (1975)

Melissa Manchester - Midnight Blue - On Melissa Album (1975)
"Midnight Blue" is a song by Melissa Manchester. Taken from the album Melissa, it was written by Manchester with lyricist Carole Bayer Sager in 1973. It reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1975 and topped the Billboard Easy Listening chart for two weeks.

The song is heard on the radio in the 1978 film Ice Castles. An excerpt from "Midnight Blue" ("Wouldn't you give your hand to a friend?") is included among 12 others in the 1975 novelty hit song by Dickie Goodman entitled "Mr. Jaws".




The song has also been recorded by Shirley Bassey, Cristy Lane, Johnny Mathis, Arthur Prysock, Vanessa Williams and Viola Wills. An Italian rendering: "E L'Amore Che Muore", was recorded by Wess & Dori Ghezzi for their 1977 album Insieme.