Day 12 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar

Today’s prompt is a song from your pre teen years.

The 70’s were my pre teen years and they were a fantastic decade for music. I had all of my mums influences to listen to and my own growing appreciation. It’s easy to see how I have such eclectic tastes from a decade where everything from country and gospel to heavy metal topped the UK charts.

It was a very diverse musical decade and I soaked it up. There was Grease and Saturday Night Fever. Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Rocky Horror Show – none of which I saw until much later but I definitely knew the soundtracks way in advance!

I remember seeing David Soul singing Don’t give up on us baby on Top of The Pops – who knew Starsky and Hutch could sing?! He was a little disappointing though because he wasn’t wearing his wrap around cardi. The 70’s may have rocked musically but the fashion was truly abysmal!

Oh how I loved Night Moves by Bob Seger, Southern Nights by Glen Campbell, Carry on my wayward son by Kansas, Right time of the night by Jennifer Warnes, Ain’t gonna bump no more with no big fat woman Joe Tex.. I could go on for hours! I loved Rod Stewart, ABBA, Leo Sayer, Judas Priest, Rsinbow, Alice Cooper, Slate, Elton John, Queen, Bay City Rollers, The Osmonds – really I have to stop!

I’m picking two songs. That’s as far down as I can narrow it. Both are on my driving and housework playlists because I love them and I picked them because they’re a real blast from the past!

Wig Wam Bam – Sweet

and Substitute – Clout because it’s a song my daughter and I go way out there with!!

24 thoughts on “Day 12 On The Magical Musical Advent Calendar

  1. I agree that we did grow up in arguably the best decade of music… I would have to choose Bohemian Rapsody and Carry On My Wayward Son. A funny aside… I realized that I would often say to my children when they were growing up that “this is one of my all-time favorite songs,” realizing that 50+ years provide many, many favorites! Thanks for posting! Cheers!

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  2. I was just filtering thru all of those songs, too. I couldn’t choose just one, either.

    Sweet…now I know where the Village People got ideas from. DAMN.

    OMG. I’ve never heard of Clout. Wow. The drummer is so cute.

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