Top Ten Tunes- 1976

Let me introduce you to a new weekly music feature here at Just Another Blog from a Woman. Every Friday I’m going to post a top ten list of songs from a single year, starting from 1976 through to the present year. Why start from 1976, you ask? Well, that’s the year I was born and I had to find a way to make this all about me, me, me. However, as quite a few of you are probably around my age (and even if you’re not), I’m hoping all you music lovers will appreciate some of the tunes I throw your way.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

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A few people taking advantage of the heatwave of 1976

So, starting with the year where we had the worst drought on record in the UK, the first concorde flight took place, rioting started in Notting Hill, the Cod Wars happened and the film Rocky was released. Oh yeah and yours truly was born (the most significant event quite frankly). Here we have my personal top ten songs from 1976 (in no particular order).

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There’s a Spotify list at the end of the post as per.

  1. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry

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2. I Wish by Stevie Wonder

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3. Golden Years by David Bowie

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4. Jolene by Dolly Parton

5. December ’63 (Oh, What a Night) by the Four Seasons

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6. Dancing Queen by Abba

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7. Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton

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8. Love and Affection by Joan Armatrading

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9. Pissing in a River by Patti Smith

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10. Somebody to Love by Queen

Let me know which is your favourite. Mine’s got to be Queen. See you next week for 1977.

 

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  14. priscillaking · May 24, 2018

    Interesting list…I remember “Jolene” from 1974 or 5, not 6. (Great song. My mother used it as a teaching moment–“If some other woman ‘can’ take him, she ought to be singing ‘Yonder Comes a Sucker’!”) I remember “What a Night” and “Dancing Queen” but I have to wonder what radio station would’ve played some of the others. I’ve never heard of them, and it’s easy to see why.

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    • thebeasley · May 24, 2018

      I’m thinking maybe Jolene wasn’t released until 76 in the UK. I love all of these songs on this list, but yes some of them may not be songs that translate very well across the Atlantic ha.

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  46. samfiftysomething · January 11

    I was 11 and the heatwave so well. We had standpipes on our street bringing us water and I remember doing school lessons outside in the shade which was really exciting. Great music, I remember them all, but loved Stevie Wonder.

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