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I am making a CD of various Rock songs from the 70s, and I need one song from 1972 and one song from 1979 to complete my list. The CD has no particular theme, other than I like these songs. Here is what I have so far:

Mama Told Me Not to Come-Three Dog Night

Come and Get It-Badfinger

Day After Day-Badfinger

Bang A Gong (Get It On)-T Rex

Walk on the Wild Side-Lou Reed

Cover of the Rolling Stone-Dr Hook

Stuck in the Middle With You-Stealer's Wheel

Black Water-The Doobie Brothers

Jackie Blue-Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Fox on the Run-Sweet

Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen

Carry On Wayward Son-Kansas

Don?t Fear the Reaper-BOC

Dust in the Wind-Kansas

I Want You to Want Me-Cheap Trick

Beast of Burden-Stones

Hot Child in the City-Nick Gilder

Cruel to Be Kind-Nick Lowe

If any one can suggest songs similar to these from 1972 and 1979 I would appreciate it . Thanks!

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1979....the year i graduated! here are some of my favorites, let me know if you use any....

My Sharona/the knack


Cool Change/little river band

Crazy Love/poco

The Devil Went Down To Georgia/CDB

Dont Bring Me Down/elo

Driver's Seat/sniff and the tears

Every Time I Think Of You/ the baby's

Fool In The Rain/led zep

Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin'/journey

Old Time Rock and Roll/seger

Rock and Roll Fantasy/bad co.


Take The Long Way Home/supertramp

Up On The Roof/james taylor

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When you talk about great music from the 70's/80'S, you can't forget the best "melodic" bands with the most powerful voices and musicianship. :bow:

FOREIGNER(LOU GRAMM), STYX(DENNIS DEYOUNG), SURVIVOR(JIMI JAMESON), JOURNEY(STEVE PERRY), LITTLE RIVER BAND(GLENN SHRROCK), AND PLAYER(PETER BECKETT :thumbsup:). God bless these bands that make you remember there was a time when words had meaning and you could understand them, there was such a thing as "melody" and they actually played their own instruments and wrote their own songs. That was talent!! That was when they didn't record "junk" just to make a buck. The 70's were very much alive and remain "CLASSICS" today. :bow:

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You picked the wrong place at the wrong time for music. The vacuous years of the 70's remain the dead years for rock and roll. Good luck, and remember that any suggestions have caveats....

I kind of half agree with you, as I think rock's best years were 67-77. So I agree with you on the 77-79 part, that's when things started looking bad for rock, in my opinion. But I think that 72-77 were really good years for rock.

For 79, some suggestions are:

Pink Floyd - another brick in the wall part 2

Pink Floyd - comfortably numb

AC/DC - Highway to Hell

The Clash - London Calling

For 1972:

Elton John - Crocodile Rock

Yes - Roundabout

Yes - And You And I

Yes - Close to the Edge

Black Sabbath - Iron Man

Elton John - Rocket Man

Alice Cooper - School's Out

Alice Cooper - Public Animal #9

Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

David Bowie - Suffragette City

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick

T Rex - Metal Guru

Blue Oyster Cult - Cities on flame with rock and roll

Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein

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Allman Brothers- Melissa

America- Horse with no Name

Jackson Browne- Doctor my eyes

Commander Cody- Hot Rod Lincoln

Eagles- Take it Easy

Loggins and Messina- Your Momma Don't Dance

Don McLean- American Pie

Moody Blues- I'm Just a Singer (In A Rock n Roll Band)


Billy JOel- It's Still Rock n Roll to Me

Buffett- Fins

Bruce- Hungry Heart, The River

Coasters- Yakety Yak

Dylan- Gotta Serve Somebody

Police- Message in a Bottle

Smokey Robinson- Cruisin

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You picked the wrong place at the wrong time for music. The vacuous years of the 70's remain the dead years for rock and roll. Good luck, and remember that any suggestions have caveats....

Maybe 1979, but 1972 was was a great year for rock. Other posters have named songs and provided lists. I think it was the end of the greatest period of rock, but no less substantial.

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This may be a little too late, but here are some songs that weren't suggested yet.


Heart Of Gold - Neil Young

Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan

Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass

Black & White - Three Dog Night

Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis

I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash


What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers

Pop Muzik - M

Heartache Tonight - Eagles

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

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