My Favorite Songs of 1974

Posted: February 18, 2013 in Rankings

The year of my birth! Not the greatest in terms of my taste in music. The worst year for music in the last 50 years? Possibly…

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Pretty Good
Not Bad
…with inter-group splitting.

 

Awesome – 1 Black Water – The Doobie Brothers
Awesome – 1 Cat’s In The Cradle – Harry Chapin
Awesome – 1 Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
Awesome – 1 Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Awesome – 1 The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies
Great – 6 Can’t Get Enough – Bad Company
Great – 6 You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Great – 6 You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
Great – 9 The Loco Motion – Grand Funk
Great – 9 Best Of My Love – Eagles
Great – 9 Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Pretty Good – 12 Already Gone – Eagles
Pretty Good – 12 Can’t Get It Out Of My Head – Electric Light Orchestra
Pretty Good – 12 Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim
Pretty Good – 15 Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – The Rolling Stones
Pretty Good – 15 Bad Company – Bad Company
Pretty Good – 15 Clap For The Wolfman – The Guess Who
Pretty Good – 15 Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me – Elton John
Pretty Good – 15 Dreamer – Supertramp
Pretty Good – 15 It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll The Rolling Stones
Pretty Good – 15 Waterloo – ABBA
Not Bad – 22 Bloody Well Right – Supertramp
Not Bad – 22 Carefree Highway – Gordon Lightfoot
Not Bad – 22 Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Not Bad – 22 I Shot The Sheriff – Eric Clapton
Not Bad – 22 Walk On – Neil Young
Not Bad – 22 Whatever Gets You Thru The Night – John Lennon
Not Bad – 28 Hide In Your Shell – Supertramp
Not Bad – 28 Killer Queen – Queen
Not Bad – 28 Laughter In The Rain – Neil Sedaka
Not Bad – 28 Let It Grow – Eric Clapton
Not Bad – 28 Rikki Don’t Lose That Number – Steely Dan
Not Bad – 28 Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo – Rick Derringer
Not Bad – 28 Same Old Song And Dance – Aerosmith

 

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