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The Most Groovy, Far Out, Early to Mid-'70s Playlist For A Dance Party. Ever.

Updated: Jul 9


I hosted an event for some friends from the '70s and decided a playlist of songs from the era was called for. Not only are these some fabulous songs from the AM radio days, but the order, the keys, the segues... masterful if I do say so myself. I wish you all could hear it. But maybe you'll just have to recreate the whole thing for yourselves.

Draggin' The Line - Tommy James

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

No Matter What - Badfinger

Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) - Reunion

I'll Take You There - The Staples Singers

Sunshine - Jonathan Edwards

Sweet Mary - Wadsworth Mansion

Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection

Precious And Few - Climax

Get It On - Chase

Black Betty - Ram Jam

Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest

Dancing Queen - ABBA

Everything I Own - Bread

Shining Star - Earth Wind & Fire

The Witch Queen Of New Orleans - Redbone

Shambala - Three Dog Night

My Old School - Steely Dan

Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim

Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra

Rock Me On The Water - Jackson Browne

Mockingbird - Carly Simon & James Taylor

Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band

Colour My World - Chicago

Cover Of The Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

Hey Tonight - Creedence Clearwater Revival

No Time - The Guess Who

Wildflower - Skylark

Backstabbers - The O'Jays

I’ve Got to Use My Imagination - Gladys Knight

I Saw The Light - Todd Rundgren

Boogie Shoes - KC & The Sunshine Band

Get Closer - Seals & Crofts

Absolutely Right - Five Man Electrical Band

Black Water - The Doobie Brothers

Speak To The Sky - Rick Springfield

Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon

Everybody Is A Star - Sly & The Family Stone

Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocedades

You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart

Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones

I Just Want to Make Love to You - Foghat

One Toke Over The Line - Brewer & Shipley

Tiny Dancer - Elton John

Sadly, Tropical Storm Lee kept us from our original venue so, instead of a dance party, this playlist was relegated to background music. But there's always next time!

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