70s Songs For The Mobile Wedding Dj with John Young | #DJNTVInsider

70s Songs For The Mobile Wedding Dj with John Young | #DJNTVInsider

Notes:
1970:
Simon and Garfunkel Cecelia
Mungo Jerry In The Summertime
*** Chicago Colour My World: Off Chicago II Album: One of the band's most popular songs, “Colour My World” never charted because it wasn't released as a single. It was used as the B-side of the “Make Me Smile” in April 1970, and as the B-side of “Beginnings” in June 1971.

1971:
Three Dog Night Joy To The World
Osmonds One Bad Apple: Off The Osmonds album: The Osmonds were a young family group from Ogden, Utah, and made a name for themselves performing at Disneyland and on The Andy Williams Show. When they signed with MGM records in 1970, the label sent them to FAME in an effort to duplicate the success of The Jackson 5. George Jackson had written this song with The Jackson 5 in mind, and with production by FAME owner Rick Hall and vocals by 13-year-old Donny Osmond, this sounded very much like a Jackson 5 record, and was a huge success, spending 5 weeks at #1 in the US.
James Taylor You've Got A Friend
Isaac Hayes Theme From “Shaft”








1972:
Don McLean American Pie
Sammy Davis Jr. Candy Man
Looking Glass Brandy (You're A Fine Girl): Off The Looking Glass album: The band recorded the song seven times before they got it right. ‘Brandy' – based on the name of (lead singer) Elliot Lurie's high school sweetheart ‘Randy' – tells the story of a musician torn between his love for a life at sea and his love for a barmaid. Released as the B-side of ‘Don't It Make You Feel Good,' the song was overlooked, as was the A-side, for that matter, until Harv Moore, a Washington DC disc jockey took it up as a personal cause. After years of playing covers and their originals at frat parties and bars in the New Brunswick area, Looking Glass was signed to Epic Records by the legendary Clive Davis. Now in guardians of the galaxy 2
Hollies Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
America A Horse With No Name
Hot Butter Popcorn
Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin

1973:
Paul McCartney and Wings My Love
Elton John Crocodile Rock
Dobie Gray Drift Away
Sweet Little Willy
Grand Funk Railroad We're An American Band
Stevie Wonder Superstition
Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You
Seals and Crofts Diamond Girl
Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show The Cover Of Rolling Stone: Off Sloppy Seconds Album: The group made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine on March 29, 1973, 3 months after this song was released. The text next to their picture read: “What's Their Names Make The Cover.” The song was great publicity for Rolling Stone magazine, which was only five years old.
Loggins and Messina Your Mama Don't Dance
Wings Live And Let Die
Steely Dan Reelin' In The Years

1974:
Grand Funk Railroad The Loco-Motion
Kool and The Gang Jungle Boogie
Blue Swede Hooked On A Feeling
Jim Croce Time In A Bottle
Ringo Starr You're Sixteen: Off Ringo album: This song, about a beautiful girl the singer is in love with, was the second solo project by Ringo Starr to reach #1 (“Photograph” is the first, and remains one of his most fondly remembered hits). Ringo got a lot of help on his solo efforts, and on this track, Harry Nilsson sang backup and Paul McCartney made the noise that sounds like a kazoo (producer Richard Perry said he was singing; the album credits him for “vocal sax solo”). Others who contributed to the album include John Lennon, George Harrison, Rick Danko, Nicky Hopkins, Levon Helm and Marc Bolan
Steve Miller Band The Joker
Marvin Hamlisch The Entertainer
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Takin' Care Of Business
Golden Earring Radar Love

1975:
Captain and Tennille Love Will Keep Us Together: Off Love Will Keep Us Together album: Neil Sedaka recorded this for his Sedaka's Back LP before Captain & Tennille did their version. Toni Tennille loved it when she first heard the song. This was Captain & Tennille's first #1 hit, and it was the biggest pop hit of 1975 (the song also went to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart).
Nickelback Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5bj5myxbr8
John Denver Thank God I'm A Country Boy
Bee Gees Jive Talkin'
Doobie Brothers Black Water
Sweet Ballroom Blitz
War Why Can't We Be Friends?
Ozark Mountain Daredevil Jackie Blue
America Sister Golden Hair
Harry Chapin Cat's In The Cradle
Grand Funk Some Kind Of Wonderful
Queen Killer Queen

1976:
Wings Silly Love Songs
Elton John and Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Four Seasons December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night): Off Who Loves You Album:  the song was originally set in 1933 with the title “December 5th, 1933,” and celebrated the repeal of Prohibition. Neither lead singer Frankie Valli nor co-writer (and later, Gaudio's wife) Judy Parker were thrilled about the lyrics (and Valli objected to parts of the melody) so Gaudio redid the words and Parker redid the melody until all were content with the finished product. It ended up being a nostalgic love song.
The group had to play down the sexual overtones in this song to appease conservative radio stations, but lead singer Frankie Valli later admitted that the song was “about losing your cherry” – a guy having sex for the first time.
A dance remix by the Dutch producer/DJ Ben Liebrand hit #14 US in 1994, introducing the song to a new generation. The remix stayed in the Top 40 for a stunning 20 weeks, and if combined with the 15 weeks the original spent on the chart, the song has had the longest stay on the Top 40. Valli, however, is not a fan of the new version. He told Billboard: “I'll never like it better than when it was pure.”
Liebrand remixed the song in 1988, but it was only released in Europe that year. In 1993 it was issued in the US, where it was rediscovered by those how heard it 18 years earlier and by a younger generation that was hearing it for the first time. The US single contains two radio edits (running 3:59 and 4:22) and an extended version for club play that runs 6:13.
Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music
Daryl Hall and John Oates Sara Smile
Starland Vocal Band Afternoon Delight
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing
Eagles Take It To The Limit
K.C. and The Sunshine Band That's The Way I Like It
Bay City Rollers Saturday Night
Electric Light Orchestra Evil Woman
Beach Boys Rock And Roll Music
Queen You're My Best Friend
Foghat Slow Ride
Neil Sedaka Breaking Up's Hard To Do
Kiss Rock And Roll All Nite
Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town

1977:
K.C. and The Sunshine Band I'm Your Boogie Man
ABBA Dancing Queen
Leo Sayer You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville
Stevie Wonder Sir Duke
Eagles Hotel California
Bill Conti Theme From “Rocky” (Gonna Fly Now)
Glen Campbell Southern Nights
Daryl Hall and John Oates Rich Girl: Off Bigger Than Both Of Us Album: This is the first Hall & Oates single to hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100, and it propelled them to superstardom. The character in this song is based on a real person, the spoiled heir to a fast food fortune (Victor Walker) who had dated Sara Allen, Daryl Hall's longtime girlfriend. Her stories of him inspired Hall to write this song, but he had to change the character to a girl, since he was the one who would be singing it. According to Hall, his original lyric was:
He can rely on the old man's money
He's a rich guy
Rose Royce Car Wash
Manfred Mann's. Earth Band Blinded By The Light
Fleetwood Mac Dreams
Brick Dazz
Andrew Gold Lonely Boy
Fleetwood Mac Don't Stop
Kansas Carry On Wayward Son
Steve Miller Band Jet Airliner
Foreigner Cold As Ice
Aerosmith Walk This Way

1978:
Bee Gees Stayin' Alive
Player Baby Come Back
A Taste Of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You're The One That I Want
Eric Clapton Lay Down Sally
Billy Joel Just The Way You Are: Off The Stranger Album: Joel wrote this song about his first wife, Elizabeth. A pure expression of unconditional love, he gave it to her as a birthday present. 
Sadly, after nine years of marriage, Joel and Elizabeth divorced in 1982. Joel's next two marriages didn't work out either. Joel stated: “Every time I wrote a song for a person I was in a relationship with, it didn't last,” Joel said. “It was kind of like the curse. Here's your song – we might as well say goodbye now.”
Joel performed this on Saturday Night Live in 1977, three months before it was released.
After Joel recorded this, he didn't think much of it, considering it a “gloppy ballad” that would only get played at weddings. He credits his producer, Phil Ramone, with convincing him that it was a great song. Ramone brought Linda Ronstadt and Phoebe Snow into the recording studio to hear the song, and of course they loved it, which was good enough for Billy. On Australian TV in 2006, Joel confirmed: “We almost didn't put it on an album. We were sitting around listening to it going naaah, that's a chick song.”

Chuck Mangione Feels So Good
Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City
Bonnie Tyler It's A Heartache
Queen We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions
Rod Stewart You're In My Heart
Trammps Disco Inferno
Steely Dan Peg
Little River Band Reminiscing
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-john Summer Nights
Patti Smith Because The Night
Joe Walsh Life's Been Good

1979:
Knack My Sharona
Chic Le Freak
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Village People Y.M.C.A.
Blondie Heart Of Glass
Chic Good Times
Amii Stewart Knock On Wood
Peaches and Herb Shake Your Groove Thing
Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me: Off Live of Bu-do-kan:
It was written by Cheap Trick's guitarist Rick Nielsen and recorded for their 1977 self-titled debut album, but it didn't make the cut. The song was included on their second album In Color, which was released later in 1977. This version had a medium tempo with a country feel and a honky tonk piano throughout the song.
By 1978, the band had dropped it from their setlist, but restored it when they toured Japan that year, since Japanese audiences loved the song. They played it on April 28 and 30 at their famous concerts that took place at the Budokan temple in Tokyo, which was a big deal because many Japanese citizens felt the temple was sacred and not appropriate for rock concerts. The concerts were released as the Live At Budokan album, which captured Cheap Trick's live energy and turned their fortunes around in America, where the album was released in February 1979 and sold over 3 million copies. The extracted “I Want You To Want Me” became their first hit, charting at #7.
Toto Hold The Line
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Styx Renegade
Earth, Wind and Fire September
Electric Light Orchestra Don't Bring Me Down
Robert Palmer Bad Case Of Lovin' You
Van Halen Dance The Night Away