Friday, March 4, 2011

5 on Friday - Set 56

Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.

Next up in my series of popular music through the decades - the 1970s!

1 - Maggie May - Rod Stewart - 1971

Mother, what a lover
You wore me out

All you did was wreck my bed
And in the morning kick me in the head
Oh, Maggie I couldn't have tried anymore

You lured me away from home
Cause you didn't want to be alone
You stole my heart
I couldn't leave you if I tried

- Quittenton / Stewart

2 - The Jean Genie - David Bowie - 1972

New York's a go-go
And everything tastes nice
Poor little greenie
Get back home

The jean genie
Lives on his back
The jean genie
Loves chimney stacks

He's outrageous
He screams and he bawls
Jean genie
Let yourself go!

- David Bowie

3 - Whatever Gets You Through the Night - John Lennon - 1974

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Whatever gets you through the night
It's alright
It's alright

It's your money or your life
It's alright
It's alright

Don't need a sword to cut through flowers
Oh no
Oh no

- John Lennon

4 - You're My Best Friend - Queen - 1976

Ooo, you make me live
Whenever this world is cruel to me
I've got you
To help me forgive

Ooo, you make me live now, honey
Ooo, you make me live

- John Deacon

5 - Atomic - Blondie - 1979

Make me tonight
Tonight, make it right

Make me tonight

Make it magnificent

Your hair is beautiful
Oh, tonight


- Destri / Harry


Mike Golch said...

I enjoyed listening to your set.

jennifer said...

Awesome set Julia! I had never heard The Jean Genie, even though I really like David Bowie.

Have a great weekend!

Coco said...

This is a great idea, taking the decades one at a time ... but how do you narrow down the songs? That would, to me, seem an insurmountable task! I loved this set!

Happy March!

Jamie said...

70s weren't my favorite decade for music but there were some real gems mixed in. It looks as if you found some great ones.

Anonymous said...

Listened to Blondie...I've never heard everything she's done...I like "heart of glass" it fit where my life was at the time she wrote it and sang it.

Travis Cody said...

I would have said your central theme was Glam, but for the Lennon tune. LOL!

Even so, you picked some heavy weight artists from the 70's. Well done!

Akelamalu said...

The 70's are special to me - my boys were born in 1971 and 1976 :)