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(vanity) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('70S) ROUND 1
me | 1/14/18 | me

Posted on 01/14/2018 7:57:12 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel

OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '70S.

The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '70s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture fringe-element reactivity.

The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown.

NO equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will ONLY be counted if the "ballot" is COMPLETE.

*ROUND 1*

We begin by taking the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets of 64 for the rest of the contest).

1970 "I'll Be There" The Jackson 5
1971 "Go Away Little Girl" Donny Osmond
1972 "Lean on Me" Bill Withers
1973 "Crocodile Rock" Elton John
1974 "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" MFSB
1975 "Fame" David Bowie
1976 "Love Machine" The Miracles
1977 "Don't Leave Me This Way" Thelma Houston
1978 "Baby Come Back" Player
1979 "Hot Stuff" Donna Summer


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 1970s; 70s; 70smusic; americana; billboard; culture; entertainment; music; nineteenseventies; nostalgia; popculture; popmusic; popularmusic; rock; rockroll; seventies; top40; top40music; vanity
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*Rules for Round 1:*

Place ALL 10 songs in order of your preference. NO TIES. NO OMISSIONS (as in, "I hate this song so much I refuse to list it"). Such "ballots" will not be counted. ALL 10 songs must be listed.

Songs will be awarded points from 9 points for the #1 song on your list, to 0 for the last.

Each song will be prioritized by point total - greatest # points is #1, etc. Ties will have a run-off.

I will give a week for this round before we go to brackets, to garner more interest and votes, and test how much time may usually be needed. I plan on a week span for every round but may change as needed.

(NOTE: one does not have to play every single round to participate, although that would be preferred!)

DUE DATE: Sunday Jan 21 @6:00

1 posted on 01/14/2018 7:57:12 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel
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To: the OlLine Rebel

‘70s MUSIC TOURNAMENT ping list!

Welcome to all members who signed up already!

For those who have not, please consider tuning into the Tournament of Chart-Toppers for the 1970s and casting your votes!

Please PM me if you would like to be ON or OFF the ping list!


2 posted on 01/14/2018 7:59:57 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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Best to Worst

1975 “Fame” David Bowie
1972 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers
1976 “Love Machine” The Miracles
1974 “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” MFSB
1973 “Crocodile Rock” Elton John
1979 “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer
1970 “I’ll Be There” The Jackson 5
1977 “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston
1978 “Baby Come Back” Player
1971 “Go Away Little Girl” Donny Osmond


3 posted on 01/14/2018 8:03:27 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: the OlLine Rebel

1973 “Crocodile Rock” Elton John
1972 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers
1971 “Go Away Little Girl” Donny Osmond
1970 “I’ll Be There” The Jackson 5
1978 “Baby Come Back” Player
1975 “Fame” David Bowie
1974 “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” MFSB
1976 “Love Machine” The Miracles
1977 “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston
1979 “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer

Heck, some of these I am not sure I know.


4 posted on 01/14/2018 8:04:58 PM PST by T. P. Pole
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To: MayflowerMadam; patriot08; SamAdams76; princess leah; PROCON; SeafoodGumbo; goodnesswins; ...

‘70s MUSIC TOURNAMENT ping list!

Welcome to all members who signed up already!

For those who have not, or were on the ‘80s list from way back, please consider tuning into the Tournament of Chart-Toppers for the 1970s and casting your votes!

Please PM me if you would like to be ON or OFF the ping list!


5 posted on 01/14/2018 8:05:34 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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Too much work for me - but of the list showing, I guess I’d pick 1978 “Baby Come Back” by Player as the best - for what it’s worth which here is probably worth nothing...


6 posted on 01/14/2018 8:06:59 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: T. P. Pole

Thanks! Hope you are OK with being on the ping list!

If you don’t know, check out YouTube. Usually there is SOME recording of anything there.


7 posted on 01/14/2018 8:07:41 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Jim 0216

Too much work? You have a whole week!


8 posted on 01/14/2018 8:08:04 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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1972 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers
1975 “Fame” David Bowie
1979 “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer
1978 “Baby Come Back” Player
1974 “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” MFSB
1976 “Love Machine” The Miracles
1977 “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston
1970 “I’ll Be There” The Jackson 5
1971 “Go Away Little Girl” Donny Osmond
1973 “Crocodile Rock” Elton John


9 posted on 01/14/2018 8:14:28 PM PST by stylin19a (Best.Election.of.All-Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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To: dfwgator
Best to Worst

1973 “Crocodile Rock” Elton John

1972 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers

1978 “Baby Come Back” Player

1974 “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” MFSB

1975 “Fame” David Bowie

1976 “Love Machine” The Miracles

1977 “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston

1970 “I’ll Be There” The Jackson 5

1979 “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer

1971 “Go Away Little Girl” Donny Osmond

Man I guess I never glimmered on to the fact that Top 40 was so crappy in the '70's. I hope the choices are better when you go to brackets.

10 posted on 01/14/2018 8:15:30 PM PST by Wingy
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1978 “Baby Come Back” Player
1979 “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer
1975 “Fame” David Bowie
1977 “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston
1976 “Love Machine” The Miracles
1972 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers
1973 “Crocodile Rock” Elton John
1974 “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” MFSB
1971 “Go Away Little Girl” Donny Osmond
1970 “I’ll Be There” The Jackson 5


11 posted on 01/14/2018 8:16:04 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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I will say I wasn’t a big fan of disco, but at least “Hot Stuff” had a decent guitar solo.


12 posted on 01/14/2018 8:16:52 PM PST by dfwgator
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9 - 1972 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers
8 - 1978 “Baby Come Back” Player
7 - 1974 “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” MFSB (had to look this one up)
6 - 1976 “Love Machine” The Miracles
5 - 1971 “Go Away Little Girl” Donny Osmond
4 - 1977 “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston
3 - 1970 “I’ll Be There” The Jackson 5
2 - 1973 “Crocodile Rock” Elton John
1 - 1975 “Fame” David Bowie
0 - 1979 “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer


13 posted on 01/14/2018 8:19:26 PM PST by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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Jeff “Skunk” Baxter.


14 posted on 01/14/2018 8:21:45 PM PST by real saxophonist ( YouTube + Twitter + Facebook = YouTwitFace.com)
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Didn’t know that, I knew it sounded familiar.


15 posted on 01/14/2018 8:22:26 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: the OlLine Rebel

All of these rules, clauses and conditions may be putting some people off from contributing.
As you may recall, part of the charm for most 70’s music was nonconformity or self determination.

Anywhoo...
1. MacArthur Park (any of three versions).
2. Something/Anything, Todd Rundgren
3. It’s Gonna Take a Miracle; by Laura Nyro backed by Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles.
4. Me and My Arrow by Harry Nilsson
5. Can’t Live Without You, Harry Nilsson.
6. That’s the way I’ve Always heard it should be, by Carly Simon.
7. Theme from Shaft, Issac Hayes
8. Barry White (anything)
9. Love and Happiness, by Al Green
10. Bee Gees (anything)


16 posted on 01/14/2018 8:23:22 PM PST by lee martell
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Done it before. Using Billboard songs.

Sorry, no personal entries. Must stick to those listed - thanks to Billboard!


17 posted on 01/14/2018 8:25:43 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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1977 “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston
1970 “I’ll Be There” The Jackson 5
1972 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers
1974 “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” MFSB
1979 “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer
1978 “Baby Come Back” Player
1976 “Love Machine” The Miracles
1971 “Go Away Little Girl” Donny Osmond
1973 “Crocodile Rock” Elton John
1975 “Fame” David Bowie


18 posted on 01/14/2018 8:32:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Sorry, guess I’m just not that interested. I’d pick what I think is the best, but that’s about it for me.

Have fun.


19 posted on 01/14/2018 8:35:45 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: the OlLine Rebel
I don't care to participate in this contest, because none of those songs interest me. I will tell you a true story about a near riot at an elementary school in Valdosta GA in the early '70s.

All the girls liked the Osmonds, and all the boys liked the Jackson 5. I guess some little argument broke out where one group was saying, 'Down with the Osmonds, up with the Jackson 5', and another group was saying, 'Up with the Osmonds, down with the Jackson 5'.

Pretty soon, some 400 kids were screaming at each other.

I was just on the periphery watching all this, and some girl got in my face screaming. Took the whole faculty to calm it down.

Anyway, just a somewhat amusing story, tangentially related to your post... 8~)

20 posted on 01/14/2018 8:36:24 PM PST by real saxophonist ( YouTube + Twitter + Facebook = YouTwitFace.com)
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