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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    "I Got You Babe," anything by Peter Frampton and "Desperado."

    Capt. & Tennille's Muskrat Love as mentioned above, could be the all-time worst, not just the 70's. I still don't know what that song's about exactly, and I'm not sure I want to.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    In my opinion there are at least two problems in listing "Wichita Lineman" as a bad song of the 1970s:
    1. The song was released in 1968.
    2. It is one of the greatest songs ever written or recorded. Glen Campbell had bigger hits (but not many) and Jimmy Webb wrote many songs that were huge hits, but both both the singer and the composer peaked with "Wichita Lineman." ...."and I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time, and the Wichita Lineman is still on the line...."

    Jimmy Webb did an hour interview on XM last month. It was incredible.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Man there's some blasphemy on this thread!

    And no one has even mentioned "Kung Fu Fighting" or Donna Summer's cover of "McArthur Park".

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    In my opinion there are at least two problems in listing "Wichita Lineman" as a bad song of the 1970s:
    1. The song was released in 1968.
    2. It is one of the greatest songs ever written or recorded. Glen Campbell had bigger hits (but not many) and Jimmy Webb wrote many songs that were huge hits, but both both the singer and the composer peaked with "Wichita Lineman." ...."and I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time, and the Wichita Lineman is still on the line...."
    I agree, but Webb said in a Fresh Air segment that the very line you quoted is one of his biggest regrets. Apparently the near rhyme bothers him.

    Terri Gross was incredulous. So was I. I'd love to be able to write bad lines like that.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    In my opinion there are at least two problems in listing "Wichita Lineman" as a bad song of the 1970s:
    1. The song was released in 1968.
    2. It is one of the greatest songs ever written or recorded. Glen Campbell had bigger hits (but not many) and Jimmy Webb wrote many songs that were huge hits, but both both the singer and the composer peaked with "Wichita Lineman." ...."and I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time, and the Wichita Lineman is still on the line...."

    Agreed. It's a great song.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RedBloodedAmerican
    I think as Reds fans we can reach an agreement on "We Are Family"
    Agreed. I still remember those Pirate wifes dancing on the dugout. I had hopes for that team. Seaver pitched just well enough to lose.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by tixe
    I agree, but Webb said in a Fresh Air segment that the very line you quoted is one of his biggest regrets. Apparently the near rhyme bothers him.

    Terri Gross was incredulous. So was I. I'd love to be able to write bad lines like that.
    Wow. That's interesting. I love that line.
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Ooh my little pretty one, pretty one.
    When you gonna give me some time, Sharona?
    Ooh you make my motor run, my motor run.
    Gun it comin' off the line Sharona
    Never gonna stop, give it up.
    Such a dirty mind. Always get it up for the touch
    of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Sharona...

    Come a little closer huh, ah will ya huh.
    Close enough to look in my eyes, Sharona.
    Keeping it a mystery gets to me
    Running down the length of my thighs, Sharona
    Never gonna stop, give it up. Such a dirty mind.
    Always get it up for the touch
    of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Sharona...

    When you gonna give it to me, give it to me.
    It is just a matter of time Sharona
    Is it just destiny, destiny?
    Or is it just a game in my mind, Sharona?
    Never gonna stop, give it up.
    Such a dirty mind. Always get it up for the touch
    of the younger kind. My my my i yi woo. M M M My Sharona...

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by Mutaman
    Agreed. I still remember those Pirate wifes dancing on the dugout. I had hopes for that team. Seaver pitched just well enough to lose.
    Frank Pulli's blown call of Dave Collins' catch of a fly ball in Game 2 cost the Reds that game. If Pulli makes the correct call, the series goes to Pittsburgh for Game 3 tied at one game apiece. Instead, the disheartened Reds were swept.

    It would have been interesting to see how that series might have turned out if the correct call had been made. We might never have had to witness that silly dancing to that horrible song.

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron
    In my opinion there are at least two problems in listing "Wichita Lineman" as a bad song of the 1970s:
    1. The song was released in 1968.
    2. It is one of the greatest songs ever written or recorded. Glen Campbell had bigger hits (but not many) and Jimmy Webb wrote many songs that were huge hits, but both both the singer and the composer peaked with "Wichita Lineman." ...."and I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time, and the Wichita Lineman is still on the line...."
    Completely agree, RB. Can't understand how one of the best songs of all time could be included on a worst songs list.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62
    Wow, "Horse with no name" and "Bridge over troubled waters"?

    No way, man!!!
    I'm scratching my head on that too.

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    "Rock On" by David Essex is the worst song of the 70's
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    As for the subject of the thread, I love 70s music (bought the entire AM Gold - Sounds of the 70s series from Time-Life ), but I must confess that there are many good candidates for this thread.

    Far too often...

    70s music =

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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    Besides "Bridge over Troubled waters" was released in 1969.
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    Re: Worst Songs from the 1970's

    "Rock and Roll Part 1" by Gary Glitter actually is the worst song ever.
    Last edited by pedro; 07-14-2005 at 12:13 AM.
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