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Le 100 Greatest Hits che vi faranno amare gli anni ’70

Premessa: per questo articolo, mi sono promessa di non metterci troppa Disco Music; nonostante la disco abbia segnato gli anni ’70 (specie dal ’74 in poi) ed io ne vada matta, in questo articolo sono riuscita a farne a meno (o quasi!).

Oltre alla Disco, uno dei generi più appassionanti dell’epoca è di certo il Soul; negli Stati Uniti è stato creato persino un programma musicale televisivo, dal ’71 e durato fino al 2006, che faceva ballare tutta la black generation (e non) a ritmo di 70s: Soul Train.
Programma del quale avrete visto sicuramente qualche filmato su youtube.

Soul Train
Soul Train, la “Dance Line”.

Nonostante ciò, gli anni ’70 hanno segnato il successo di noti gruppi rock/alternative rock, nati nel decennio antecedente gli anni ’70, che han fatto la storia della musica: Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Who, Led Zeppelin, Doors e Deep Purple, per esempio.

Detto ciò, ecco a voi alcune Greatest Hits anni SETTANTA che han fatto storia.


  • “Big Yellow Taxi” – Joni Mitchell
  • “Instant Karma! (We ALl Shine On)” – John Lennon (“Woman”, “Imagine”, “Stand By Me”, “Watching The Weels”, “Jealous Guy”)
  • “ABC” – Jackson 5 (“I Want You Back”, “Who’s Lovin’ You”, “The Love You Save”) 0
  • “Father and Son” – Cat Stevens (“Wild World”)
  • “Let It Be” – The Beatles (“Across The Universe”, “Come Together”, “Hey Jude”, “Lady Madonna”, “Here Comes the Sun”, “Twist and Shout”)
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Simon & Garfunkel (“Mrs. Robinson”, “Cecilia”, “The Sound Of Silence”, “The Boxer”, “Baby Driver”)
  • “My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison (“Got My Mind Set On You”)
  • “Move On Up” – Curtis Mayfield
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” – Stevie Wonder (“Sir Duke”, “Superstition”, “I Wish”, “Isn’t She Lovely”, “I Just Call To Say I Love You”, “Higher Ground”)
The Jackson 5.
The Jackson 5.


  • “A Horse with No Name” – America (“Ventura Highway”, “You Can Do Magic”)
  • “Family Affair” – Sly & The Family Stone (“Everyday People”, “Dance to the Music”)
  • “What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye (“Let’s Get It On”, “You Are Everything ft. Diana Ross”)
  • “Stairway To Heaven” – Led Zeppelin (“Whole Lotta Love”, “Immigrant Song”)
  • “Riders on The Storm” – The Doors (“Light My Fire”, “The End”)
  • “Cry Baby” – Janis Joplin (“Me and Bobby McGee”, “Piece of My Heart”)
  • “Shaft” – Isaac Hayes
  • “September” – Earth, Wind & Fire (“Boogie Wonderland”, “Let’s Groove”, “Fantasy”, “Shining Star”)
  • “Can You Get To That” – Funkadelic (“Maggot Brain”, “Hit It and Quit It”)
  • “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine” – James Brown (“Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”, “Get Up Offa That Thing”)
  • “Get It On” – T. Rex
sly and the family stone
Sly & The Family Stone | Fonte: Evening Standard/Getty Images.


  • “You’re So Vain” – Carly Simons
  • “Listen To The Music” – The Doobie Brothers (“Long Train Runnin’”)
  • “Walk on the Wild Side” – Lou Reed (“Perfect Day”)
  • “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers (“Lovely Day”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”)
  • “Old Man” – Neil Young (“Alabama”, “Heart of Gold”)
  • “Stuck In The Middle With You” – Stealers Wheel
  • “Smoke On the Water” – Deep Purple
  • “Love Train” – The O’Jays (“Black Stabbers”, “Now That We Found Love”)
  • “Let’s Stay Together” – Al Green (“Tired of Being Alone”)
Deep Purple 1974 | Fonte: Fin Costello.


  • “Midnight Train to Georgia” – Gladys Knight & The Pips
  • “The Jocker” – Steve Miller Band (“Abracadabra”)
  • “I’ll Be Around” – The Spinners (“It’s A Shame”, “Then Came You”, “Working My Way Back to You”)
  • “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)” – The Staple Singers
  • “Come and Get Your Love” – Redbone
  • “Across 110th Street” – Bobby Womack
  • “La Grange” – ZZ Top
  • “Angie” – The Rolling Stones (“Brown Sugar”, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, “Sympatethy For The Devil”)
Rolling Stones.
Rolling Stones.


  • “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” – Barry White (“You’re The First, The Last, My Everything”, “Let The Music Play”, “Just The Way You Are”)
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Free Bird”)
  • “Kung Fu Fighting” – Carl Douglas
  • “Rock You Baby” – George McCrae
  • “Until You Come Back to Me” – Aretha Franklin (“Respect”, “Think”, “Son Of A Preacher Man”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”)
  • “Pick Up The Pieces” – Average White Band (“Let’s Go Roung Again”, “I Just Can’t Give You Up”)
  • “T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)” – MFSB (acronimo di Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) (“Mysteries of The World”)
  • “Tell Me Something Good ft. Chaka Khan” – Refus
Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin.


  • “I’m Not in Love” – 10cc (“The Thing We Do For Love”)
  • “Wake Up Everybody” – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (“Don’t Leave Me This Way”, “If You Don’t Know Me by now”)
  • “Wish You Were Here” – Pink Floyd (“Comfortably Numb”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, “Learning to Fly”)
  • “Mexico” – James Taylor (“Fire and Rain”)
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen (“Don’t Stop Me Now”, “We Will Rock You”)
Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd.


  • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Elton John (“Candle in The Wind”, “Sacrifice”, “Tiny Dancer”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Rocket Man”)
  • “Year of The Cat” – Al Stewart (“Time Passengers”, “On The Border”)
  • “The Boys Are Back in Town” – Thin Lizzy
  • “The Best Disco In Town” – The Ritchie Family (“I’ll Do My Best”)
  • “More, More, More” – Andrea True Connection
  • “Lady Bump” – Penny McLean
  • “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” – Leo Sayer
  • “Hotel California” – Eagles (“Take It Easy”)
  • “More Than a Feeling” – Boston
  • “Sunny” – Boney M. (“Daddy Cool”, “Rasputin”, “Rivers of Babylon”, “Ma Baker”, “Brown Girl in The Ring”)
  • “Dancing Queen” – Abba (“Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!”, “Waterloo”)
  • “Play That Funky Music” – Wild Cherry
Elton John
Elton John.


  • “The Passenger” – Iggy Pop (“Lust For Life”)
  • “Heroes” – David Bowie (“Starman”, “Rebel Rebel”)
  • “Disco Samba” – Two Man Sound
  • “Native New Yorker” – Odyssey (“Hang Together”, “Going Back to My Roots”)
  • “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton (“Layla”, “Cocaine”)
  • “Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees (“How Deep Is Your Love”, “Night Fever”, “More Than A Woman”, “Too Much Heaven”)
  • “Brick House” – Commodores (“Easy”, “Nightshift”)
  • “God Save The Queen” – Sex Pistols
David Bowie
David Bowie.


  • “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” – Rod Stewart
  • “One Way or Another” – Blondie (“The Tide is High”)
  • “Got To Be Real” – Cheryl Lynn
  • “Who Are You” – The Who (“Baba O’Riley”, “Behind Blue Eyes”)
  • “Is This Love” – Bob Marley & The Wailers (“Three Little Birds”, “Could You Be Loved”, “Buffalo Soldier”, “Jamming”, “Simmer Down”)
  • “YMCA” – Village People (“Macho Man”, “Go West”, “5′ O’clock in The Morning”)
  • “Sultans of Swing” – Dire Straits
  • “Le Freak” – Chic (“Everybody Dance”, “Est-Ce Que C’est Chic”)
  • “Baker Street” – Gerry Rafferty
  • “Chase” – Giorgio Moroder (“From Here to Eternity”)
  • “Flash Light” – Parliament (“Give Up The Funk”, “P-Funk”)
the who
The Who.


  • “Last Train to London” – Electric Light Orchestra (“Telephone Line”, “Evil Woman”, “Mr. Blue Sky”, “Don’t Bring me Down”, “Shine a Little Love”)
  • “Message In A Bottle” – The Police (“Every Breath You Take”, “Roxanne”, “Every Little Thing She Does is Magic”, “So Lonely”)
  • “My Sharona” – The Knack
  • “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” – McFadden & Whitehead
  • “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) ft. Barbra Streisand” – Donna Summer (“On The Radio”, “Hot Stuff”, “I Feel Love”, “Last Dance”, “Bad Girls”)
  • “The Boss” – Diana Ross (“Reach Out And Touch”, “I’m Coming Out”, “Upside Down”)
  • “The Logical Song” – Supertramp (“Goodbye Stranger”, “Give A Little Bit”) 9
  • “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” – Kiss
  • “A Message to You Rudy” – The Specials
  • “Ride Like the Wind” – Christopher Cross (“Sailing”, “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”)
  • “Street Player” – Chicago (“If You Leave Me Now”)
  • “Funky Town” – Lipps Inc.
  • “And The Beat Goes On” – The Whispers (“Keep On Lovin’ Me”, “Rock Steady”)
  • “I Wanna Be Your Lover” – Prince (“Purple Rain”, “Kiss”)
  • “Cuba” – Gibson Brothers

Vi lascio con il Link all’articolo sulle 100 Greatest Hits anni ’80: ANNI OTTANTA.


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