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1973 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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