James Brown. Let It Be Me. At Last. Etta James. Since I Lost My Baby. The Temptations. Hurt So Bad. Walk on By. Dionne Warwick. Lou Rawls. About this collection Occasionally I need to look for the lyrics or chords of some rather elderly rock or pop song, and Google searches so often ended me up on some really annoying sites.
To search this list in your browser press control and F. Top Rock and Pop songs with chords. External Links Apple Music. Artist images 38 more. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the midth century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" for his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assurance.
He and Jerry Lewis formed the immensely popular comedy duo Martin and Lewis, with Martin serving as the straight man to Lewis' slapstick hijinks. Martin went on to become a star of concert stages, nightclubs, audio recordings, motion pictures, and television, and … read more. One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of … read more.
One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the midth century, Martin was nicknamed the… read more. My feelings towards the '70s are the reverse of my feelings towards the '60s. I started out with an anti-'70s bias, due to the fact that the most popular musical acts of the time were revoltingly awful. Let's face it, collectively the '70s witnessed the biggest crimes against good taste the ignorant masses have ever perpetrated.
Look, when Kiss is the biggest band in the world and Elton John and Barry Manilow are the songwriters of your generation, your generation is in serious trouble.
The popular songs of the day are easily the worst of any decade in pop music - compared to the Carpenters and ABBA and any number of the smarmy make-out tunes they play endlessly on soft rock stations sit through "Sometimes When We Touch" or "I'll Really Like To See You Tonight" without losing your faith in humanity , the '60s Monkees and '80s Duran Duran and '90s Alanis Morrisette are positively soulful.
The hit songs of the s are proof that consumers will consume anything you shove at them, even if it's Foghat. However, there's another side. I was shocked to discover that the '70s produced more great albums than any other decade. How do I reconcile this? Simple: the s was the decade in which great rock'n'roll began to be shoved to the margins, which means that an alarmingly high number of great bands from or so onward have been ignored by the public.
Ask Big Star. The sheer volume of great records produced in the '70s leaves me with a dilemma: I couldn't cut this list down to only So I decided to draw up two separate lists. One list is of non-New Wave Albums. The other is of New Wave albums. If you don't know, New Wave and Post-Punk saved rock'n'roll in the late '70s I'm not going to use the term Punk because to some people that implies mindless three-chord thrash, which is true of some of the 'era bands, but not all, or maybe even most, of them.
Neil Young: After the Goldrush - He's notoriously erratic, littering even his best albums with throwaways, but his sloppiness can be endearing when the material's there, and this is probably his most consistent set. Nearly all the songs are good, and he's never crafted better melodies.
The Who: Who's Next - The beginnings of arena rock: loud, bombastic, posturing, ocassionally overbearing, and a force of nature when it's cranked. David Bowie: Hunky Dory - The first wholly successful album by the creature who in retrospect seems to be the most influential individual of the '70s - and I'm still not sure whether for better or worse.
Mott the Hoople: Mott - Their only consistently great album, it's also the greatest album the first half of the '70s produced. Hard rock that takes Highway 61 - a critics' wet dream. Stevie Wonder: Innervisions - The word genius gets bandied about way too casually, when it should be reserved for musicians of Wonder's stature. Al Green: Call Me - No wonder Green's so religious: if God gave me a voice this heavenly, I'd get down on my knees and praise the Lord every waking hour, too.
The classic sex vs. Overly cynical collegiate smartasses who reveal a surprising amount of warmth and compassion when you catch them off guard - I can relate. Big Star: Radio City - Ignored in their lifetime, revered today by every band with the least knowledge of music. The greatest album the Beatles never made - it's that good. Roxy Music: Siren - The best band of the '70s?
Certainly the most influential band to release its debut in the '70s - you want the future, then this jets rock into the modernist era. With a martini glance back to the '40s. Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run - I have a confession to make: I hate Lynyrd Skynyrd not because of their music some of which is good , but because of the dumbass rednecks I knew in highschool who worshipped them. For the same reason, I suspect similar reasons are why a lot of intelligent folk from the Northeast hate Springsteen.
Bruce is the spokesman for the rednecks of that area of the country. I don't know how I'd feel about him if I grew up in New Jersey, but I've got enough cultural distance to listen to him as the great rock'n'roller he is. A lot of Northern critics drool over the Allman Brothers and Skynyrd; maybe someday I'll gain enough perspective to listen to those bands as music, not redneck mating calls. You hardly see any punk bands that sound like the Dolls today, which is too bad.
One of the biggest Stones ripoffs of all time, somehow they made a record that contains more genuine excitement and great songs than any Stones LP. It's the sleaziest, sexiest, funniest and just plain fun record to ever call itself "punk".
Iggy and the Stooges: Raw Power - Deranged, crazed, sometimes incomprehensible, Iggy Stooge unleashes some of the most genuinely terrifying music ever put to record. Not only does it make the Sex Pistols sound pop, it makes everyone else who's tried to replicate the effects sound sane, and too tame. This is the most influential record of the '70s - rock stripped back to the basics, the Beach Boys retooled for surfin' the subway.
I'm glad the former Declan MacManus didn't have to program computers for a living after this record came out, and not just because he's one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. It's also because he sounds like the type of pent-up nut who eventually can't take it anymore and goes postal. Television: Marquee Moon - If only all "punk" rock were this original and interesting; perhaps the best album to come out of the entire CBGB's scene, which is saying a lot.
It's also one of the few guitar solo albums that doesn't sound at all self-indulgent and wanky to me - Tom Verlain and Richard Lloyd's interweaving, snaky lines are too graceful, enrapturing, and transcendent. The sound of glistening skyscrapers arched against the Manhattan skyline, cold yet beautiful at night. Very tough choice between Television and Wire's Pink Flag as the greatest post-punk album recorded before post-punk existed. The Jam: All Mod Cons - The greatest British Invasion band since the Beatles broke up and the Who and Kinks stopped writing great songs, somehow they never cracked America, despite becoming the biggest band in England since the Beatles broke up.
Almost makes me apply for British citizenship.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Slow Jams: The '60s, Vol. 2 - Various Artists on AllMusic - - The Right Stuff's Slow Jams series devoted four Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Slow Jams: The '60s, Vol. 2 - Various Artists on AllMusic - - The Right Stuff's Slow 6/