My Favorite Songs of 1975


The year of the Bohemian? This was a year for memorable tunes – and at the time I was too young to know it. But some of these are just too timeless for that to matter.

My parents tell me that Lyin’ Eyes helped soothe me to sleep (I was one). No Woman No Cry, Some Kind of Wonderful, Sweet Emotion – these were tunes still played all over the radio and at parties in 2020! And my favorite song by Pink Floyd also came out this year.

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:
Not Bad
…with inter-group splitting.

Before we get to the full list, let’s check out some audio/video of the best of the bunch.

Here are 12 Great Songs from 1975

Monday Morning – Fleetwood Mac

Love Is A Rose – Linda Ronstadt

Holy Roller – Nazareth

Evil Woman  – Electric Light Orchestra

Fly By Night  – Rush

Rhiannon  – Fleetwood Mac

S.O.S.  – ABBA

Sailing  – Rod Stewart

Sister Golden Hair  – America

Slow Ride  – Foghat

Oowatanite – April Wine

Hey You – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Here are 16 Truly Awesome Songs from 1975

Bohemian Rhapsody  – Queen

Lyin’ Eyes  – Eagles

No Woman No Cry  – Bob Marley

Some Kind of Wonderful  – Grand Funk

Sweet Emotion  – Aerosmith

Take It To The Limit  – Eagles

A great song. I just wish the idiot fat cats that own the rights to this song stop taking it down everywhere. I have the CD! I have the other CD! I have it uploaded from one of the CDs to my computer! I can listen to this song whenever I want! So let me share it in my ‘best of’ lists you greedy execs. I am almost certain that The Eagles don’t approve of what you’re doing.

Wish You Were Here  – Pink Floyd

I love this one by Floyd. My favorite from the band…

Hair Of The Dog  – Nazareth

Jive Talkin’  – Bee Gees

Kashmir  – Led Zeppelin

Landslide  – Fleetwood Mac

Notable remakes can be heard from the Dixie Chicks and the Smashing Pumpkins on this one. But here’s the original…

Shooting Star  – Bad Company

Squeezebox  – The Who

Strange Magic  – Electric Light Orchestra

T.N.T.  – AC/DC

Feel Like Making Love – Bad Company

All of these songs are on a YouTube playlist for you here.

Here is the full list of worthy tunes from 1975…

Awesome – 1 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen
Awesome – 1 Lyin’ Eyes Eagles
Awesome – 1 No Woman No Cry Bob Marley
Awesome – 1 Some Kind of Wonderful Grand Funk
Awesome – 1 Sweet Emotion Aerosmith
Awesome – 1 Take It To The Limit Eagles
Awesome – 1 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
Awesome – 8 Hair Of The Dog Nazareth
Awesome – 8 Jive Talkin’ Bee Gees
Awesome – 8 Kashmir Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 8 Landslide Fleetwood Mac
Awesome – 8 Shooting Star Bad Company
Awesome – 8 Squeezebox The Who
Awesome – 8 Strange Magic Electric Light Orchestra
Awesome – 8 T.N.T. AC/DC
Awesome – 8 Feel Like Making Love Bad Company
Great – 17 Evil Woman Electric Light Orchestra
Great – 17 Fly By Night Rush
Great – 17 Rhiannon Fleetwood Mac
Great – 17 S.O.S. ABBA
Great – 17 Sailing Rod Stewart
Great – 17 Sister Golden Hair America
Great – 17 Slow Ride Foghat
Great – 17 Oowatanite April Wine
Great – 25 Hey You Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Great – 25 Holy Roller Nazareth
Great – 25 Love Is A Rose Linda Ronstadt
Great – 25 Monday Morning Fleetwood Mac
Solid – 29 Dream Weaver Gary Wright
Solid – 29 Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon
Solid – 29 Houses Of The Holy Led Zeppelin
Solid – 29 Hurricane Bob Dylan
Solid – 29 One Of These Nights Eagles
Solid – 29 Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell
Solid – 29 Rock And Roll All Nite Kiss
Solid – 29 Show Me The Way Peter Frampton
Solid – 29 Trampled Underfoot Led Zeppelin
Solid – 29 Tush ZZ Top
Solid – 29 Walk This Way Aerosmith
Solid – 29 Working Man Rush
Solid – 29 I Wouldn’t Want to Lose Your Love April Wine
Solid – 29 Tonight is a Wonderful Time to Fall in Love April Wine
Solid – 29 Roll on Down the Highway Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Solid – 29 Say You Love Me Fleetwood Mac
Solid – 29 Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song B.J. Thomas
Not Bad – 46 All By Myself Eric Carmen
Not Bad – 46 Baby, I Love Your Way Peter Frampton
Not Bad – 46 Golden Years David Bowie
Not Bad – 46 Low Rider War
Not Bad – 46 Movin’ On Up (Theme to The Jeffersons) Ja’net Dubois and Oren Waters
Not Bad – 46 Tangled Up In Blue Bob Dylan
Not Bad – 46 That’s The Way (I Like It) KC & The Sunshine Band
Not Bad – 46 You’re No Good Linda Ronstadt
Not Bad – 46 Young Americans David Bowie
Not Bad – 46 World Turning Fleetwood Mac
Not Bad – 46 Fooled Around And Fell In Love Elvin Bishop
Not Bad – 57 Born To Run Bruce Springsteen
Not Bad – 57 Fame David Bowie
Not Bad – 57 Jackie Blue Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Not Bad – 57 Katmandu Bob Seger
Not Bad – 57 Only Women Bleed Alice Cooper
Not Bad – 57 Tonight’s The Night Neil Young
Not Bad – 57 Stranglehold Ted Nugent
Not Bad – 57 My White Bicycle Nazareth

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