I heard a “Best of the Seventies” station at the dentist the other day. It was an actual XM Station though, not Muzak, so there was no excuse. They played Abba, Neil Sedaka, Paper Lace, and whatever that Do The Hustle song is.
This is NOT the best of the seventies. The best music of the seventies is, in the order that it popped into my head is:
1. Jethro Tull
3. Emerson Lake and Palmer
4. Spyro Gyra
6. Pink Floyd
7. Marvin Gaye
8. Led Zepplin (NOT, contrary to belief, a one-hit wonder.)
9. Stevie Wonder.
10. Simon and Garfunkle
11. Earth, Wind and Fire
12. Jackson Brown
13. The Ramones.
15. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
That’s not all of them by a long shot, but it surely doesn’t include Seasons in the Sun or Billy Don’t Be a Hero.