Moka's 250 Favorite Songs of the 70's - A selection.

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Compiling 250 favorite songs of every decade since the 50's. I'm clicking shuffle and choosing the first 50 songs that appear for this poll. Only one song per artist but covers/collabs/ghostwriting/sideprojects get a free pass.

Note: This is poll 7 out of 7. I completely forgot to finish this series of polls, last one was two years ago iirc. This might be one of my favorite decades of music and I keep changing my mind on the songs in here... so if my taste aligns with yours maybe tune every six months or so as there will probably be something new or different in there. Also very open to recommendations.

Spotify Link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6qhZGs7mtfl8LZlmUGEvZr?si=29leBngXRVK7oY1KGqN_kw

Poll Results

OptionVotes
CAN - Vitamin C 6
The Clash - (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais 4
XTC - Making Plans For Nigel 4
The Spinners - I'll Be Around 3
The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else 3
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - We Almost Lost Detroit 2
Fela Kuti - Sorrow Tears & Blood 2
Funkadelic - Can You Get To That 2
Herbie Hancock - Nobu 2
Fleetwood Mac - Sara - 2015 Remaster 1
John Martyn - Don't Want To Know 1
A Certain Ratio - Flight 1
Nina Simone - Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter 1
Héctor Lavoe - La Murga 1
Os Mutantes - Ave, Lúcifer 1
Jan Hammer Group - Don't You Know 1
Delegation - Oh Honey 1
Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters - Hard Times 1
Aphrodite's Child - The Four Horsemen 1
Jorge Ben Jor - Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta 0
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire 0
Willie Colón - Plastico 0
Juan Pablo Torres - Son a Propulsion 0
Labi Siffre - I Got The... - 2006 Remaster 0
Linda Lewis - Red Light Ladies 0
Linda Perhacs - Hey, Who Really Cares 0
Tony Joe White - I've Got a Thing About You Baby 0
Skull Snaps - It's a New Day 0
Steel An' Skin - Reggae is here once again 0
Sparks - Fletcher Honorama 0
Rodríguez - Crucify Your Mind 0
Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods 0
Jaco Pastorius - Okonkole y Trompa 0
Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain 0
Aretha Franklin - Pullin' 0
Bill Withers - Who Is He (And What Is He to You)? 0
Black Sabbath - Supernaut 0
Cat Stevens - Trouble 0
Cymande - Brothers On The Slide 0
Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby 0
Eugene McDaniels - Cherrystones 0
Faces - Ooh La La 0
Fania All Stars - Ella Fue (She Was The One) 0
Garland Jeffreys - Wild in the Streets 0
George McCrae - I Get Lifted 0
Gilberto Gil - Toda Menina Baiana 0
Golden Flamingo Orchestra - The Guardian Angel Is Watching over Us 0
Harmonia - Watussi 0
Harry Nilsson - Me and My Arrow 0
Al Green - Simply Beautiful 0


✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:30 (one month ago) link

235/250

20th Century Steel Band - Heaven and Hell Is on Earth - 7" Edit
A Certain Ratio - Flight
Al Green - Simply Beautiful
Alessi Brothers - Seabird
Allen Toussaint - Night People - Remastered
Althea And Donna - Uptown Top Ranking - Remastered
American Spring - Sweet Mountain
Amon Düül II - Archangel Thunderbird
Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain
Antônio Carlos Jobim - Águas De Março
Aphrodite's Child - The Four Horsemen
Aretha Franklin - Pullin'
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Thème de Yoyo
Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters - Hard Times
Bagarre - Lemonsweet
Bert Jansch - Stone Monkey - 2009 Digital Remaster
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Color of Anyhow
Big Star - Thirteen
Bill Withers - Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?
Black Devil Disco Club - « H » Friend
Black Sabbath - Supernaut
Blondie - Heart Of Glass - Remix
Blue Gene Tyranny - Next Time Might Be Your Time
Bob Dylan - Tangled up in Blue
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Jamming
Bobby Bloom - Montego Bay
Bobby Charles - I Must Be in a Good Place Now
Bobby Sheen - Dr. Love
Bobby Wright - Blood Of An American
Bonnie Raitt - Thank You - Remastered
Brett Smiley - Va Va Va Voom
Brian Eno - Needles In The Camel's Eye - 2004 Digital Remaster
Brigitte Fontaine - Comme à la radio
Buddy Miles - Down By The River
Bülent Ortaçgil - Olmalı mı Olmamalı mı
Buzzcocks - Why Can't I Touch It? - 2001 Remastered Version
Caetano Veloso - You Don't Know Me
CAN - Vitamin C
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Sun Zoom Spark
Cheap Trick - Southern Girls
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - MRA
Claudine Longet - God Only Knows
Colin Blunstone - Caroline Goodbye
Concept Neuf - The Path - Sofrito Edit
Curtis Mayfield - (Don't Worry) If There Is a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
Cymande - Brothers On The Slide
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Rich Girl - Remastered
David Ackles - Love's Enough
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream - 2012 Remaster
David Dundas - Jeans On
Delegation - Oh Honey
Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again
Dionne Warwick - You're Gonna Need Me
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Don Cherry - Brown Rice
Donald Byrd - Where Are We Going?
Donna Summer - I Feel Love
Donnie & Joe Emerson - Baby
Doris - You Never Come Closer
Double Exposure - Ten Percent - Walter Gibbons 12 " mix
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Sunshower
Dwight Twilley Band - Looking For The Magic
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
East of Underground - Smiling Faces
Easy Going - Fear
Esmeray - Ayrilik Olsa Bile
Eugene McDaniels - Cherrystones
Evinha - Olha Eu Aqui Oh! Oh! Oh!
Faces - Ooh La La
Fania All Stars - Ella Fue (She Was The One)
Fatback Band - Wicky Wacky
Faust - Jennifer - 2006 Digital Remaster
Fela Kuti - Sorrow Tears & Blood
Fleetwood Mac - Sara - 2015 Remaster
Funkadelic - Can You Get To That
Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
Garland Jeffreys - Wild in the Streets
Gene Clark - Silver Raven
George McCrae - I Get Lifted
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - We Almost Lost Detroit
Gilberto Gil - Toda Menina Baiana
Gloria Ann Taylor - Love Is a Hurtin' Thing - 12" Version
Gnonnas Pédro - Dadje Von O Von Non
Golden Flamingo Orchestra - The Guardian Angel Is Watching over Us
Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil - 2001 Remaster
Harmonia - Watussi
Harry Nilsson - Me and My Arrow
Héctor Lavoe - La Murga
Henri Texier - Le Piroguier
Henry Flynt - Double Spindizzy
Herbie Hancock - Nobu
Hot Butter - Popcorn
Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3
Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
J.J. Cale - Call Me The Breeze
Jaco Pastorius - Okonkole y Trompa
James Brown - Super Bad - Parts 1, 2 & 3 (Mono Version)
james chance - Contort Yourself
Jan Hammer Group - Don't You Know
Jeanette - Porque Te Vas
Joe Mcphee - Shakey Jake
John Martyn - Don't Want To Know
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
Jorge Ben Jor - Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta
Juan Pablo Torres - Son a Propulsion
Karen Dalton - Katie Cruel
Karriem - I Love You
Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
Ken Boothe - Artibella
Kenny Rankin - Haven't We Met
King Tubby - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
KISS - Sure Know Something
Koko Taylor - Voodoo Woman
Labi Siffre - I Got The... - 2006 Remaster
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks - 2012 Remaster
Lijadu Sisters - Life's Gone Down Low
Linda Lewis - Red Light Ladies
Linda Perhacs - Hey, Who Really Cares
Lion - You've Got a Woman
Little Feat - Roll Um Easy
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Fire
Lloyd Jones - Rome
Louis Hayes - Little Sunflower - Original
Marc Benno - Speak Your Mind
Marc Jordan - Dancing on the Boardwalk
Marcia Aitken - I'm Still In Love With You
Marianne Faithfull - The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan
Marva W. Taylor - Nothing I'd Rather Be (Than Your Weakness)
Marvin Franklin - Kona Winds
Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Massara - Margherita - 79 Radio
Michael Jackson - Rock with You - Single Version
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love
Minnie Riperton - Les Fleurs
Moroder - Chase (Theme From Midnight Express)
Mulatu Astatke - Tezeta
Nadi Qamar - After Glow
Ned Doheny - Get It Up For Love
Neil Young - Old Man - 2009 Remaster
NEU! - Hallogallo
Nico Gomez and his Afro Percussions Inc. - Lupita
Nina Simone - Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter - Remastered
Nolan Porter - If I Could Only Be Sure
Odetta - Hit Or Miss
Os Mutantes - Ave, Lúcifer
Osvaldinho Da Cuica E Grupo Vai-Vai - Vendaval
Pamoja - Oooh Baby
Patrick Cowley - Somebody to Love Tonight
Patti Smith - Land: Horses / Land of a Thousand Dances / La Mer(de)
Pheeroan akLaff - 3 in 1
Pilot - Magic - 2003 Remaster
Pink Floyd - Fearless
Pylon - Cool
R. D. Burman - Mehbooba Mehbooba - From “Sholay Songs And Dialogues, Vol. 2” Soundtrack
Rachel Sweet - It's So Different Here
Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - 2016 Remaster
Ray Perez - Pa'l 23
Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Richard Hell - You Gotta Lose
Ricky Nelson - Garden Party
Robert Palmer - Hey Julia
Robert Wyatt - Sea Song
Rodolfo Aicardi - La Colegiala
Rodríguez - Crucify Your Mind
Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance - Roll on Babe
Roy Ayers - Sunshine (Demo)
Scritti Politti - Confidence
Secos & Molhados - Sangue latino
Shirley Nanette - All of Your Life
Shoes - Fire For Awhile
Shuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi Hed
Simón Díaz - Tonada De Luna Llena
Skull Snaps - It's a New Day
Slapp Happy - Casablanca Moon
Sparks - Fletcher Honorama
Stealers Wheel - Stuck In The Middle With You
Steel An' Skin - Reggae is here once again
Steely Dan - Do It Again
Stephen Stills - Johnny's Garden
Sun Ra - Door of the Cosmos
Susan Cadogan - Don't Burn Your Bridges
T. Rex - Raw Ramp
Tami Lynn - Mojo Hannah
Telegraph Avenue - Lauralie
Television - Venus
Terry Callier - You Goin' Miss Your Candyman
The Alan Parsons Project - I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
The Beach Boys - All I Wanna Do - Remastered 2009
The Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau - , Part 1
The Brothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23
The Clash - (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais
The Congos - Fisherman
The Cramps - Human Fly
The Damned - New Rose
The Detroit Emeralds - Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
The Doors - Peace Frog
The Flying Lizards - Money
The Heptones - Book of Rules
The In Crowd - We Play Reggae
The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
The Kinks - Strangers (Remastered)
The Maytals - Loving Spirit
The Meters - Just Kissed My Baby
The Monochrome Set - Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
The Only Ones - Another Girl Another Planet
The Rolling Stones - Shattered
The Slickers - Johnny Too Bad
The Slits - Typical Girls
The Spinners - I'll Be Around - Remastered Version
The Staple Singers - Respect Yourself
The Stooges - Search and Destroy - Iggy Pop Mix
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
The Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane - Stereo Version
The Walker Brothers - The Electrician
The Who - Baba O'Riley
Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
Tom Waits - Red Shoes By The Drugstore
Tom Zé - Dor e dor
Tony Joe White - I've Got a Thing About You Baby
Toots & The Maytals - Pomps & Pride
Toussaint - Hercules
TR's Hot Ice - Hot Ice
Trevor Dandy - Is There Any Love?
Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day
William DeVaughn - Be Thankful for What You've Got - David Todd Remix
William Onyeabor - Atomic Bomb
Willie Colón - Plastico
Wilson Das Neves - Berimbau
Wings - Let 'Em In - Remastered 2014
Wire - The 15th - 2006 Remastered Version
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage, Up Yours!
XTC - Making Plans For Nigel - 2001 Remastered Version
Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Trouble
Yves Simon - Au pays des merveilles de Juliet

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:30 (one month ago) link

Random didn't pick some of my all time favorites but that's ok as it's hard enough to choose one of these for me as it is.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:32 (one month ago) link

Great looking list! You had me at “Flight”, I love that one so much.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:36 (one month ago) link

'Vitamin C', I think.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:40 (one month ago) link

lots of incredible songs, but it's "we almost lost detroit"

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:46 (one month ago) link

This is an awesome list and there are so many I'd love to rep for, but it's ultimately 'Vitamin C' for me.

emil.y, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:53 (one month ago) link

Probably "Vitamin C" as well, but mainly I wanted to ping Moka about this: "Dear Ms. Power, please sound more like Adele" - Cat Power - Artist Poll #99 - VOTING THREAD

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:03 (one month ago) link

Sara

or something, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 19:49 (one month ago) link

great list, moka !

budo jeru, Thursday, 1 August 2019 05:53 (one month ago) link

went with The Clash slightly over Funkadelic and Can. I've probably heard most of that Tropicalia stuff too but I'm shit for remembering song titles (ditto wrt Herbie Hancock).

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 1 August 2019 16:46 (one month ago) link

Predict "Vitamin C" will win, but voted for Héctor Lavoe

Josefa, Thursday, 1 August 2019 16:56 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:01 (four weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 25 August 2019 00:01 (four weeks ago) link

forgot to vote “cherrystones”

budo jeru, Sunday, 25 August 2019 00:23 (four weeks ago) link

wow, someone else voted for “Flight”, cool. I ended up voting for Fela.

hope I will soon make the time for checking out your enticing playlist!

breastcrawl, Sunday, 25 August 2019 00:56 (four weeks ago) link


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