Last but not least, here are two of my favorite songs of all times. I don’t think I need to explain a lot. Enjoy! I hope you liked the choices I made for that year. Have a great Friday and a happy weekend!#HitsByYears – 1979 — Share Your Light
Firstly a proviso: This is my list, so it almost certainly won’t match with anyone else.
Secondly, I’m English so this maybe a bit Anglocentric, so apologies there too. Actually, looking at it again there’s only two British bands in my list, so not guilty!
I’m also no spring chicken, so my picks tend to fall in my formative years during the late 60s and 70s — when the music was better, right?
Coming in at number 5: ‘Dark Side of the Moon‘ Pink Floyd – EMI 1973
This had to make my top 5. Everything from the concept, production, musicianship, lyrics… is top notch.
Coming in at number 4: ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water‘ Simon & Garfunkel – Sony 1969. A wonderful collection of songs that have stood the test of the last 50 years.
Coming in at number 3: ‘Aja‘ Steely Dan – MCA 1977. This is not actually my favourite album by this band now. This maybe partly due to the fact it got ‘played to death’ whilst I was at college. Nevertheless, head ruling heart, I have to acknowledge the sheer painstaking craftsmanship that has gone into this, producing something almost peerless; intellectual yet accessible; sophisticated but easy on the ear.
Coming in at number 2: ‘Blue‘ Joni Mitchell – Reprise 1971. Again, this is probably not my favourite of Joni’s repertoire these days. But the songwriting is just wonderful, heart on sleeve stuff, so painful at times, but always simply beautiful. The best of a singer songwriter at their peak.
And finally, coming in at number 1: ‘Revolver‘ The Beatles – EMI 1966. Ok, I know — what about ‘Sgt. Peppers..’? I just think this is better. So much variety in one album, fantastic songs which are very short and wonderfully produced. The Beatles at their peak in my opinion, at the turning point of their first era of predominantly love songs, looking towards the future of experimentation… and so influential: ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ anyone?
Copyright Francis Barker 2020
This was a change of direction for Yes, and the last great album by the classic group lineup. Rick Wakeman had returned to the band after being gone …Going for the One (1977)
In 1981 I remember hearing Destroyer on the radio and was confused…Wait…is this a new version of All Day and All of the Night? I wanted that song so I bought the album. Give The People What They Want combines different styles. Punk, Rock, and a little New Wave was thrown in on a few […]2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 8- PICK 4- BADFINGER20 SELECTS- THE KINKS- GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT — slicethelife
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A review of The Rolling Stones album release in 1967 – Between The Buttons.The Rolling Stones – Between The Buttons (UK Version) (1967) — The Ultimate Music Library
Every Billboard Hot 100 Single: #414: “Neanderthal Man”- Hotlegs. August 22, 1970. Single: “Neanderthal Man”- Hotlegs Record Company- Capitol Genre: Pop Written by Lol Creme, Kevin Godley and Eric Stewart Time: 4:18 B-side:” You Didn’t Like It, Because You Didn’t Think Of It” Album-Thinks: School Stinks Grade: B+ Peaked at #22 9 weeks in Billboard […]EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE: #414: ” NEANDERTHAL MAN”- HOTLEGS — slicethelife
Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #408: “I Like Your Loving”- The Chi-Lites. August 15, 1970. Single: “I Like Your Lovin’”- The Chi-Lites Record Company- Brunswick Genre: Soul Written by Eugene Record and Sammy Wilburn Time: 2:48 B-side:” You’re No Longer Part Of My Heart” Album- The Chi-Lites Grade:C Peaked at #72 6 weeks in […]EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE 1970: #408: ” I LIKE YOUR LOVING”- THE CHI-LITES — slicethelife
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A review of the first half of The Beatles career retrospective from the years 1962-1966.The Beatles – 1962-1966 (1973) — The Ultimate Music Library
A review of the solo album by legendary artist Tim Buckley – Goodbye And Hello.Tim Buckley – Goodbye And Hello (1967) — The Ultimate Music Library
Billboard #1 Hits: #189: “All You Need Is Love” -The Beatles. August 19, 1967. #1 for 1 week. Single: “All You Need Is Love” – The Beatles Record Company- Capitol Genre: Pop Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Time: 3:57 B-side:”Baby, You’re A Rich Man” Album- Magical Mystery Tour Grade:A Peaked at #1 1 […]BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #189: “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE”- THE BEATLES. AUGUST 19, 1967 — slicethelife