Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sonic Sunday: My Birthday Edition

I haven't done a Sonic Sunday post in a while because...well, I don't know why. I guess I haven't been able to come up with any good themes recently. But since Friday was my birthday, I thought I'd post a selection of tunes that were popular the year I was born: 1973. So put your bellbottoms on, turn your speakers up and enjoy.

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," Jim Croce
"Behind Closed Doors," Charlie Rich
"Brother Louie," Stories
"China Grove," Doobie Brothers
"Could It Be I'm Falling In Love," The Spinners
"Crocodile Rock," Elton John
"Dancing In The Moonlight," King Harvest
"Dirty Work," Steely Dan
"Free Ride," Edgar Winter Group
"Heartbeat - It's A Lovebeat," The DeFranco Family
"Let's Get It On," Marvin Gaye
"Little Willy," Sweet
"Neither One Of Us," Gladys Knight & The Pips
"Over The Hills And Far Away," Led Zeppelin
"Stuck In The Middle With You," Stealers Wheel
"Superstition," Stevie Wonder
"The Joker," Steve Miller Band
"We're An American Band," Grand Funk Railroad
"You're So Vain," Carly Simon

And the #1 song on the day I was born:
"Killing Me Softly With His Song," Roberta Flack*

*Based on earlier research I'd done, I was always under the impression that "Crocodile Rock" was the #1 song on February 19, but all the info I'm coming up with now claims that it was actually the Roberta Flack tune. Until I get my time machine working, I guess there will always be a question in the back of my mind about the accuracy of this info.


Scope said...

And I own EVERY SINGLE ONE of those songs on CD.

Jealous much?

Del-V said...

1973 was a great year for music.

Malcolm said...

People like to say that the 70s sucked musically, but there was some good stuff out there as your list shows.

Chart geek alert: "Killing Me Softly..." was the #1 song when you were born because it was on top of the charts for the week ending Feb. 24th.

Scope said...

Wait! Hold the phone! The Fugees didn't do that song first? (Two times!)

Penny said...

hahaha I love Sonic Sunday and I love this post and I love you!!

Happy Birthday! I hope you had an amazing day!

red said...

This is a good list! Who knew the 70's didn't totally suck (other than Malcolm, apparently)?

Cora said...

1973?? You young'n, you!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm so old that I could sing all the words to every one of those songs.

Soda and Candy said...

well I am late to the party but happy birthday for Friday!!!

Bond said...

Ya know I left some (beef)cake on The Couch on Friday for ya...other than the DiFranco Family I have every one in some form of recording

SkylersDad said...


Holy jebus, I have an old pair of work boots older than you!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Blimey, Dancing in the Moonlight is from 1973? I always thought it was later... now, I feel foolish! :)

Tootsie said...

you didn't mention you won a "cutest baby" contest with that picture.

carissajaded said...

Ah I think I have most of those on my ipod. Crocodile rock is one of my all time faves, never gets old... Same with your so vain. Sighhh love these tunes

Beth said...

Much cooler list than the week I was born. I hate to add this ... but you were born during my last months of junior high.

Yep. Old.

words...words...words... said...

Good list! I love "China Grove", "Free Ride", "Let's Get It On" and "Superstition".

Also, you were one cute ass baby.

Candy's daily Dandy said...


Killing me Softly is a momumental you.

Jay Amabile said...

happy belated birthday!


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