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The Music and Events of 1975

Our favorite songs of 1975 included these:

Title Artist
 
#9 Dream Lennon, John
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover Simon, Paul
Agony and the Ecstasy Robinson, Smokey
Ainít No Way to Treat a Lady Reddy, Helen
Amie Pure Prairie League
Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Thomas, B.J.
At Seventeen Ian, Janis
Attitude Dancing Simon, Carly
Autobahn Kraftwerk
Baby Face Wing & a Prayer Fife & Drum
Baby Thatís Backatcha Robinson, Smokey
Bad Blood Sedaka, Neil
Bad Luck (Part 1) Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Bad Time Grand Funk Railroad
Ballroom Blitz Sweet
Beer Barrel Polka Vinton, Bobby
Before the Next Teardrop Falls Fender, Freddy
Bertha Butt Boogie (Part 1) Bunch, Jimmy Castor
Big Yellow Taxi Mitchell, Joni
Black Friday Steely Dan
Black Superman Johnny Wakelin & the Kinshasa
Bloody Well Right Supertramp
Blue Eyes Cryiní in the Rain Nelson, Willie
Bluebird Reddy, Helen
Born to Run Springsteen, Bruce
Brazil Ritchie Family
Butter Boy Fanny
Calypso Denver, John
Canít Get It Out of My Head Electric Light Orchestra
Carolina in the Pines Murphey, Michael Martin
Chevy Van Johns, Sammy
Choo Choo Chí Boogie Miller, Glenn
Convoy McCall, C.W.
Could It Be Magic Manilow, Barry
Cut the Cake Average White Band
Daisy Jane America
Dance With Me Orleans
Danciní Fool Guess Who
Dark Horse Harrison, George
Diamonds and Rust Baez, Joan
Ding Dong, Ding Dong Harrison, George
Disco Queen Hot Chocolate
Do It Any Way You Wanna Peopleís Choice
Doctorís Orders Douglas, Carol
Donít Take Your Love Manhattans
Donít Tell Me Goodnight Lobo
Dream Merchant New Birth
Dynomite - Part 1 Bazuka featuring Tony Camillo
Eighteen with a Bullet Wingfield, Pete
Emma Hot Chocolate
Emotion Reddy, Helen
Every Time I Touch You (I Get High) Rich, Charlie
Express B.T. Express
Falliní in Love Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds
Fame Bowie, David
Feel Like Makiní Love Bad Company
Feelings Albert, Morris
Fight the Power (Part 1) Isley Brothers
Fire Ohio Players
Fire on the Mountain Marshall Tucker Band
Fly, Robin, Fly Silver Convention
For the Love of You (Parts 1 & 2) Isley Brothers
Fox on the Run Sweet
Full of Fire Green, Al
Games People Play Spinners
Get Danciní Disco Tex & the Sex Olettes
Get Down Tonight KC & the Sunshine Band
Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor) Simon, Joe
Give It What You Got B.T. Express
Glasshouse Temptations
Gone at Last Paul Simon & Phoebe Snow
Good Loviní Gone Bad Bad Company
Harry Truman Chicago
Have You Never Been Mellow Newton-John, Olivia
He Donít Love You (Like I Love You) Tony Orlando & Dawn
Heat Wave Ronstadt, Linda
Hey You Bachman Turner Overdrive
Hijack Mann, Herbie
Holdiní On to Yesterday Ambrosia
How Long Ace
How Long (Betcha Got a Chick on the Side Pointer Sisters
How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You) Taylor, James
Hustle, the Van McCoy & the Soul City Symp
I Am Love (Parts 1 & 2) Jackson Five
I Donít Like to Sleep Alone Paul Anka with Odia Coates
I Get Lifted McCrae, George
I Got Stoned and I Missed It Stafford, Jim
I Love Music (Part 1) OíJays
I Only Have Eyes for You Garfunkel, Art
I Wanna Dance Wití Choo (Part 1) Disco Tex & the Sex Olettes
I Wantía Do Something Freaky to You Haywood, Leon
If I Ever Lose This Heaven Average White Band
Immigrant Neil Sedaka
Island Girl John, Elton
It Only Takes a Minute Tavares
Itís a Miracle Manilow, Barry
Itís All Down to Goodnight Vienna Starr, Ringo
Iíll Do For You Anything You Want Me to White, Barry
Iíll Play for You Seals & Crofts
Iím Not in Love 10CC
Iím Not Lisa Colter, Jessi
Iím on Fire 5000 Volts
Iím on Fire Dwight Twilley Band
Iím Sorry Denver, John
Iíve Been This Way Before Diamond, Neil
Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Jaws, Theme from John Williams & His Orchestra
Jive Talkiní Bee Gees
Judy Mae Castleman, Boomer
Just a Little Bit of You Jackson, Michael
Just Too Many People Manchester, Melissa
Killer Queen Queen
L-O-V-E (Love) Green, Al
Lady Blue Russell, Leon
Lady Marmalade Labelle, Patty
Last Farewell Whittaker, Roger
Last Game of the Season Geddes, David
Let the Music Play White, Barry
Letting Go Paul McCartney & Wings
Letís Do It Again Staple Singers
Letís Live Together Road Apples
Listen to What the Man Said Paul McCartney & Wings
Living a Little, Laughing a Little Spinners
Lizzie and the Rainman Tucker, Tanya
Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) Sayer, Leo
Look at Me (Iím in Love) Moments
Look in My Eyes, Pretty Woman Tony Orlando & Dawn
Love Being Your Fool Wammack, Travis
Love Hurts Nazareth
Love Is the Drug Roxy Music
Love Machine (Part 1) Miracles
Love or Leave Spinners
Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players
Love to Love You Baby Summer, Donna
Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille
Love Wonít Let Me Wait Harris, Major
Loviní You Riperton, Minnie
Low Rider War
Lyiní Eyes Eagles
Magic Pilot
Midnight Blue Manchester, Melissa
Miracles Jefferson Starship
Misty Stevens, Ray
Morniní Beautiful Tony Orlando & Dawn
Moviní On Bad Company
Mr. Jaws Goodman, Dickie
Must of Got Lost J. Geils Band
My Boy Presley, Elvis
My Eyes Adored You Valli, Frankie
My Little Town Simon & Garfunkel
Never Can Say Goodbye Gaynor, Gloria
Never Let Her Go Gates, David
Nightingale King, Carole
Nights on Broadway Bee Gees
No No Song Starr, Ringo
Old Days Chicago
On and On Bishop, Stephen
Once You Get Started Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
One Man Woman / One Woman Man Paul Anka with Odia Coates
One of These Nights Eagles
Only Women Bleed Cooper, Alice
Only Yesterday Carpenters
Operator Manhattan Transfer
Our Day Will Come Valli, Frankie
Part of the Plan Fogelberg, Dan
Part Time Love Gladys Knight & the Pips
Peace Pipe B. T. Express
Philadelphia Freedom John, Elton
Pick Up the Pieces Average White Band
Please Mr. Please Newton-John, Olivia
Please Mr. Postman Carpenters
Poetry Man Snow, Phoebe
Rainy Day People Lightfoot, Gordon
Remember What I Told You to Forget Tavares
Rendezvous Hudson Brothers
Rhinestone Cowboy Campbell, Glen
Ride íEm Cowboy Davis, Paul
Rock & Roll (I Gave You the Best...) Davis, Mac
Rock and Roll All Nite (Live) KISS
Rockford Files Post, Mike
Rockiní All Over the World Fogerty, John
Rockiní Chair McCrae, Gwen
Rocky Roberts, Austin
Roll on Down the Highway Bachman Turner Overdrive
Ruby Baby Craddock, Billy ďCrashĒ
Run Joey Run Geddes, David
Sad Sweet Dreamer Sweet Sensation
Satin Soul Love Unlimited Orchestra
Saturday Night Special Skynyrd, Lynyrd
School Boy Crush Average White Band
Secret Love Fender, Freddy
Send in the Clowns Collins, Judy
Shakey Ground Temptations
Shame, Shame, Shame Shirley & Company
Shaving Cream Hustlers
Shaving Cream Bell, Benny
Shining Star Earth Wind & Fire
Shoeshine Boy Kendricks, Eddie
Sister Golden Hair America
Sky High Jigsaw
Slippery When Wet Commodores
Solitaire Carpenters
Some Kind of Wonderful Grand Funk Railroad
Someone Saved My Life Tonight John, Elton
Something Better to Do Newton John, Olivia
Somewhere in the Night Reddy, Helen
SOS Abba
Southís Gonna Do It Charlie Daniels Band
Spirit of the Boogie Kool & the Gang
Squeeze Box Who
Stand by Me Lennon, John
Supernatural Thing (Part 1) King, Ben E.
Sweariní to God Valli, Frankie
Sweet Emotion Aerosmith
Sweet Maxine Doobie Brothers
Sweet Sticky Thing Ohio Players
Sweet Surrender Denver, John
T-R-O-U-B-L-E Presley, Elvis
Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me) Doobie Brothers
Tangled Up in Blue Dylan, Bob
Thank God Iím a Country Boy Denver, John
Thatís the Way (I Like It) KC & the Sunshine Band
Thatís the Way of the World Earth Wind & Fire
Thatís When the Music Takes Me Sedaka, Neil
The Proud One Osmonds
The Way I Want to Touch You Captain & Tennille
The Way We Were Gladys Knight & the Pips
Theme from ďS.W.A.T.Ē Rhythm Heritage
There Goes Another Love Song Outlaws
Thereís Nothing Stronger Than Our Love Paul Anka with Odia Coates
Third-Rate Romance Amazing Rhythm Aces
This Will Be Cole, Natalie
Trampled Under Foot Led Zeppelin
Tush ZZ Top
Two Fine People Stevens, Cat
Up in a Puff of Smoke Brown, Polly
Venus and Mars / Rock Show Paul McCartney & Wings
Volare Martino, Al
Wake Up Everybody (Part 1) Harold Melvin & the Blue Note
Walk Away from Love Ruffin, David
Walking in Rhythm Blackbyrds
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights Fender, Freddy
What a Diffírence a Day Makes Phillips, Esther
What Am I Gonna Do With You White, Barry
When Will I be Loved? Ronstadt, Linda
White Knight Cledus Maggard & the Citizen B
Who Loves You Four Seasons
Whoís Sorry Now? Osmond, Marie
Why Canít We Be Friends? War
Wildfire Murphey, Michael Martin
Wolf Creek Pass McCall, C.W.
You Harrison, George
You are so Beautiful Cocker, Joe
Young Americans Bowie, David
Your Love Graham Central Station
Youíre All I Need to Get By Tony Orlando & Dawn
Youíre No Good Ronstadt, Linda
íTil the World Ends Three Dog Night


Meanwhile, in 1975...

Miller Lite beer is born; 76 million boomer applaud vigorously. "Tastes Great!" "Less Filling!"

Pittsburgh defeats Minnesota in Superbowl IX.

April: South Vietnam's President Thieu resigns, marking the end of the struggle for Vietnam. U.S. helicopters evacuate the last of U.S. personnel from Saigon. The war is finally over.

July: Arthur Ashe wins the men's championship at Wimbledon; Billy Jean King wins for the women.

July 18: The U.S. and the Soviets meet in space.

July 30: Teamster leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears as he is trying to regain control of the union. Some say he is buried at sea; others claim he lies deep in the cement of Giants stadium. Either way... he is gone!

The oil shortage takes its toll on Japan, where the GNP (Gross National Product) drops for the first time since WWII.

"The Wiz" opens on Broadway.

Two women take shots at President Ford - both miss. (Squeaky Fromm, a member of the Manson family, and Sarah Jane Moore.)

Watergate prison sentences begin. Former Attorney General John Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman, John Erlichman, and Robert Mardian will all serve time in prison.

September 18: Patty Hearst, who had been kidnapped by the SLA a year earlier, and later joined in their activities, is captured by the FBI. She will later serve jail time for bank robbery.

September: In the "Thrilla' in Manila," Muhammad Ali retains his title by defeating Smokin' Joe Frazier.

The Boston Red Sox are denied another World Series, by losing to Cincinnati in the final game of the World Series.

October: The Soviet Union is beginning to crumble: the U.S. agrees to sell the U.S.S.R. 8 million tons of wheat and corn per year.

October 30: "FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD" - headline in the NY Daily News, criticizing President's Fords statement on the city's precarious financial situation. Nonetheless, the city gets a $2 billion loan to stave off bankruptcy.

After scoring a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SAT, William Henry Gates, III drops out of Harvard to write software for itty-bitty computers. Two years later he starts his own company, naming it... Microsoft.

November: 36 years of rule by Spain's dictator Generalissimo Francisco Franco ends with his death at age 82.

A federal law pushes the U.S. toward conversion to the metric system. But like platform shoes and leisure suits, the idea sinks in the U.S. like a lead balloon.

"Jaws" scares the heck out of us, but is ignored by the Oscars. "The Godfather, Part II" wins for best film. Other films include "Dog Day Afternoon," and "Chinatown."

"Saturday Night Live" premiers on NBC television.


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