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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2009, 12:15:04 PM »
Ok. it looks like 1986, the year I graduated, might have been the worst musical year of the 1980s, which is saying a lot. The top song of the year is "That's What Friends Are For," by Dionne Warwick and Friends...  :loser:

Eddie Murphy's "Party All the Time" was number 7.  :loser:

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"Sledgehammer" by Peter Gabriel.

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Let nothing trouble you,
Let nothing frighten you. 
All things are passing;
God never changes.
Patience attains all that it strives for.
He who has God lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.
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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2009, 12:21:22 PM »
No. 79 on the list from 1974:


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This tune was no doubt made popular by the 1973 movie "The Exorcist."
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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2009, 01:12:25 PM »
From the 1972 page:

3. American Pie, Don McLean
5. The Candy Man, Sammy Davis Jr.
20. Ben, Michael Jackson
28. A Horse With No Name, America
66. Coconut, Nilsson
68. Puppy Love, Donny Osmond
69. You Don't Mess Around With Jim, Jim Croce
70. Hot Rod Lincoln, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

Interesting range, though not as road as Wayne's 1958 list.
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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2009, 06:47:59 PM »
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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #30 on: December 27, 2009, 08:45:32 AM »
I'm not a big fan of mid- and late-70s pop music, but Croce was definitely an exception!
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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #31 on: December 27, 2009, 09:29:24 AM »
I'm not a big fan of mid- and late-70s pop music, but Croce was definitely an exception!

Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973.  His time living in the limelight was short and limited to the EARLY 1970's.

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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #32 on: December 27, 2009, 09:45:22 AM »
Croce died in a plane crash on September 20, 1973.  His time living in the limelight was short and limited to the EARLY 1970's.

I'd disagree with that. The tragedy of his plane crash absolutely helped his career after his demise. His stuff kept in the top 100 several years afterwards.

Same thing can be said of many artists who died in plane/car crashes - Patsy Cline, Johnny Horton, and Ricky Nelson (briefly). Each tragedy seems to lend a nostalgic "oomph" to that artist's career, regardless how well received they were during life. 
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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2009, 09:45:59 AM »
I'm not a big fan of mid- and late-70s pop music, but Croce was definitely an exception!

What about Harry Chapin?

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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2009, 10:05:21 AM »
I'd disagree with that. The tragedy of his plane crash absolutely helped his career after his demise. His stuff kept in the top 100 several years afterwards.

Same thing can be said of many artists who died in plane/car crashes - Patsy Cline, Johnny Horton, and Ricky Nelson (briefly). Each tragedy seems to lend a nostalgic "oomph" to that artist's career, regardless how well received they were during life.  

Disagree if you must, but I still insist a performer's death stops their time living in the limelight.  Their work may live on and gather more steam, but the person is dead.  Time is UP.  

:)  I know what you mean though.

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Re: Songs from the year you graduated High School
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2009, 10:18:34 AM »
I didn't mean to imply that Croce was the sole exception. My tastes tend to be less mellow - I'm listening to Dream Theater right now - but "Cat's in the Cradle" is utterly brilliant - musically good, and lyrically ... words like "truth" and "wisdom" come to mind. It helped shape my role in my kids' upbringing.

Tragic deaths - accidents and stupidity - have had serious influences on pop music by way of what could not happen. What might Buddy Holly done if he had not died so young? Nat King Cole? Jimi? Janis? Cass? Or any number of Big Bands and jazz artists, from Benny Goodman to Charlie Parker?
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