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    Music from 1975

    As some of you may or may not know, I turned 30 last week. A lot of my mates are also ‘celebrating’ their 30th birthdays this year, and to observe this achievement we’ve booked a pub for a party at the end of March. The theme for the party will be 1975, being the year we were all born.

    We quite often organise these parties but they’re usually at someone’s house, so this one is a little bit more special. There are normally about three of us who DJ (or attempt to ), with me being one of them. So….can anyone out there in the Throbbing Brain recommend any classic tracks from 1975 for me to search out and play?

    Preferably its got to be music you can dance to. I know there has got to be some classic disco songs from that era; I think Saturday Night Fever was 1975, so I’ve got hold of the album from the Bee Gees. I’ve also got some Roxy Music from then – ‘Love is the Drug’, which should go down well.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Just Google - Billboard 1975.

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    I'm afraid you're off on your disco years. SNF was released in 1978. Here is a collection of top Billboard hits in 1975. I've included some that I think are classis that didn't make the top 10. Ah memories...

    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon (#1)
    Ain't No Way To Treat a Lady - Helen Reddy (#8)
    Amie - Pure Prairie League (#27)
    At Seventeen - Janis Ian (#3)
    Attitude Dancing - Carly Simon (#21)
    Autobahn - Kraftwerk (#25) (instrumental)
    Baby Face - Wing and a Prayer Fife & Drum Corps (#14)
    Baby That's Backatcha - Smokey Robinson (#26)
    Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka (#1)
    Bad Time - Grand Funk Railroad (#4)
    Ballroom Blitz - Sweet (#5)
    Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender (#1)
    The Bertha Butt Boogie (Part 1) - The Jimmy Castor Bunch (#16)
    Best of My Love - Eagles (#1)
    Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell (#24)
    Black Friday - Steely Dan (#37)
    Black Superman - Muhammad Ali - Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band (#21)
    Black Water - The Doobie Brothers (#1)
    Bloody Well Right - Supertramp (#35)
    Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain - Willie Nelson (#21)
    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen (#23)
    Calypso - John Denver (#2)
    Can't Get It Out of My Head - Electric Light Orchestra (#9)
    Chevy Van - Sammy Johns (#5)
    Convoy - C.W. McCall (#1)
    Could It Be Magic - Barry Manilow (#6)
    Dance With Me - Orleans (#6)
    Fallin' In Love - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds (#1)
    Fame - David Bowie (#1)
    Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company (#10)
    Feelings - Morris Albert (#6)
    Fight the Power (Part 1) - The Isley Brothers (#4)
    Fire - Ohio Players (#1)
    Fox on the Run - Sweet (#5)
    Games People Play - Spinners (#5)
    Get Dancin' - Disco-Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes (#10)
    Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band (#1)
    Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor) - Joe Simon (#8)
    Have You Never Been Mellow - Olivia Newton-John (#1)
    He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando & Dawn (#1)
    Heat Wave - Linda Ronstadt (#5)
    (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas (#1)
    How Long - Ace (#3)
    How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You) - James Taylor (#5)
    The Hustle - Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony (#1) (instrumental)
    I Don't Like To Sleep Alone - Paul Anka with Odia Coates (#8)
    I Get Lifted - George McCrae (#37)
    I Love Music (Part 1) - The O'Jays (#5)
    I'm Not in Love - 10cc (#2)
    I'm Not Lisa - Jessi Colter (#4)
    I'm Sorry - John Denver (#1)
    Island Girl - Elton John (#1)
    Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils (#3)
    Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees (#1)
    Killer Queen - Queen (#12)
    L-O-V-E (Love) - Al Green (#13)
    Lady Blue - Leon Russell (#14)
    Lady Marmalade - Labelle (#1)
    Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers (#1)
    Listen To What the Man Said - Paul McCartney & Wings (#1)
    Lonely People - America (#5)
    Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) - Leo Sayer (#9)
    Love Hurts - Nazareth (#8)
    Love Machine (Part 1) - The Miracles (#1)
    Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players (#1)
    Love to Love You Baby - Donna Summer (#2)
    Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille (#1)
    Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris (#5)
    Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton (#1)
    Low Rider - War (#7)
    Lyin' Eyes - Eagles (#2)
    Magic - Pilot (#5)
    Mandy - Barry Manilow (#1)
    Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester (#6)
    Miracles - Jefferson Starship (#3)
    Movin' On - Bad Company (#19)
    Mr. Jaws - Dickie Goodman (#4)
    Must of Got Lost - J. Geils Band (#12)
    My Boy - Elvis Presley (#20)
    My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli (#1)
    My Little Town - Simon & Garfunkel (#9)
    Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor (#9)
    Nightingale - Carole King (#9)
    Nights on Broadway - Bee Gees (#7)
    The No No Song - Ringo Starr (#3)
    Old Days - Chicago (#5)
    Once You Get Started - Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (#10)
    One Of These Nights - Eagles (#1)
    One Man Woman / One Woman Man - Paul Anka with Odia Coates (#7)
    Only Women Bleed - Alice Cooper (#12)
    Only Yesterday - Carpenters (#4)
    Our Day Will Come - Frankie Valli (#11)
    Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John (#1)
    Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band (#1) (instrumental)
    Please Mr. Please - Olivia Newton-John (#3)
    Please Mr. Postman - Carpenters (#1)
    Poetry Man - Phoebe Snow (#5)
    Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell (#1)
    The Rockford Files - Mike Post (#10) (instrumental)
    Rockin' Chair - Gwen McCrae (#9)
    Rocky - Austin Roberts (#9)
    Run Joey Run - David Geddes (#4)
    Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire (#1)
    Sister Golden Hair - America (#1)
    Sky High - Jigsaw (#3)
    Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad (#3)
    Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John (#4)
    SOS - Abba (#15)
    Supernatural Thing (Part 1) - Ben E. King (#5)
    Swearin' to God - Frankie Valli (#6)
    Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith (#36)
    Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me) - The Doobie Brothers (#11)
    Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan (#31)
    Thank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver (#1)
    That's the Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band (#1)
    Theme from "S.W.A.T." - Rhythm Heritage (#1) (instrumental)
    There Goes Another Love Song - Outlaws (#34)
    Third-Rate Romance - The Amazing Rhythm Aces (#14)
    This Will Be - Natalie Cole (#6)
    Walk Away from Love - David Ruffin (#9)
    Walking In Rhythm - The Blackbyrds (#6)
    Wasted Days and Wasted Nights - Freddy Fender (#8)
    The Way I Want to Touch You - Captain & Tennille (#4)
    The Way We Were / Try to Remember - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#11)
    What Am I Gonna Do With You - Barry White (#8)
    When Will I Be Loved? - Linda Ronstadt (#2)
    Who Loves You - The 4 Seasons (#3)
    Why Can't We Be Friends? - War (#6)
    Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey (#3)
    You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker (#5)
    You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt (#1)
    Young Americans - David Bowie (#28)

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    Wonder what the difference would be between the British and American charts for that year...

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    '75 - until I saw that list I never really thought of it as being a great year for music, but that list is just loaded with classics!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I need a nap.....75 is when I left High School......damn I'm old.
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    1975:
    It was a breakthrough year for one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In July, Marley’s London Lyceum shows, recorded for the album "Live! Bob Marley and the Wailers" raised the profile of the devoted Rastafarian and paved the way for a reggae explosion in Britain.

    In 1975 The Bay City Rollers were unstoppable, with two massive number one hits - "Bye Bye Baby" and "Give A Little Love". They also topped the US charts with "Saturday Night".

    Some of the Number One hits from 1975 include Bowie’s "Space Oddity" & Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody".

    So basically you could all wear plaid and dreadlocks!

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    old f**rs

    Quote Originally posted by giff57
    I need a nap.....75 is when I left High School......damn I'm old.
    Me too. Class of "67.

    75 was the year I moved to Kent (OH) main campus. I stumbled into a party where disco music was blasting. Took me years to get over it. STILL HATE DISCO!

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R
    STILL HATE DISCO!
    Hear, hear! As the list of Billboard hits from 1975 reveals, the music of that period was not just disco. It was the era of the cheesy hit single! I was young and hugely into Casey Kasem's Top 40.

    I didn't realize Kraftwerk's Autobahn was on the charts in 1975. Now THAT was way ahead of its time...

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    Blues for Allah - Grateful Dead released September 1975

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    Thanks for that everyone (especially to Pride of Place for that mammoth list) - am off to some charity shops later to try and dig some of them out (and also a nice loud shirt )

    The mother in law is putting an insert into some old jeans later for some proper old school flares

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