A 70s Musical Childhood

Jul 25, 2013 by

A 70s Musical Childhood

A few nights ago, I was coming off a huge project that had kept me stressed for well over a week. I was checking email and finishing up at the computer, when what to my wondering ears did I hear but the strains of Helen Reddy singing “Delta Dawn.” It was followed by Mac Davis, singing “Baby Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.” And the 70s hits kept coming, and I was suddenly happier than I had been in months.

My husband had found the Time-Life collection of 70s hits, year by year, and started playing the songs that even the “classic rock” stations of today won’t play. And as they played, and he and I sang along, our children were astounded to know that we knew ALL the words to ALL the songs played. I chalk it up to hours sitting in my room listening to Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. Not just some of the show. ALL of the show. Every week. Among the gems that got played this night last week were:

Seriously. You’re already smiling, aren’t you? You’re welcome.

What songs of the 70s do you remember with the most fondness?

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