The Essential Songs Of 1972

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In 1972, David Bowie took his space age glam rock into the stratosphere with assistance from Mick Ronson, who served as the guitarist for the wonderfully named Spiders from Mars.  Due to the efforts of Melanie Anne Safka-Schekeryk , becoming a locksmith was the dream job of every teenage boy in America.  It was also the era when African-American males grew planet Pluto sized Afros, donned polyester suits, learned choreographed dance steps, and sang in falsettos that could shatter wine glasses.  Good times.
All The Young Dudes, Mott the Hoople
Always on My Mind, Elvis Presley
Back Stabbers, The O’Jays
Betcha by Golly, Wow, The Stylistics
Brand New Key, Melanie
Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl), Looking Glass
Burning Love, Elvis Presley
Changes, David Bowie
The City of New Orleans, Arlo Guthrie
Doctor My Eyes, Jackson Browne
Garden Party, Rick Nelson
Go All the Way, The Raspberries
The Harder They Come, Jimmy Cliff
Heart of Gold, Neil Young
Highway Star, Deep Purple
Hot Rod Lincoln, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
I Am Woman, Helen Reddy
I Can See Clearly Now, Johnny Nash
I Gotcha, Joe Tex
I Saw the Light, Todd Rundgren
If You Don’t Know Me By Now, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
I’ll Be Around, The Spinners
I’ll Take You There, The Staple Singers
Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven When You Smile), Van Morrison
Layla, Derek and the Dominos
Lean on Me, Bill Withers
Mama Weer All Crazee Now, Slade
Me and Mrs. Jones, Billy Paul
Mother and Child Reunion, Paul Simon
The Needle and the Damage Done, Neil Young
Oh Girl, The Chi-Lites
One’s on the Way, Loretta Lynn
Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone, The Temptations
Rock and Roll, Led Zeppelin
Sail Away, Randy Newman
School’s Out, Alice Cooper
Stay With Me, The Faces
Strawberry Letter 23, Shuggie Otis
Suffragette City, David Bowie
Superfly, Curtis Mayfield
Take It Easy, The Eagles
Thirteen, Big Star
Tight Rope, Leon Russell
Tumbling Dice, Rolling Stones
Under My Wheels, Alice Cooper
Use Me, Bill Withers
You Ought to Be with Me, Al Green
Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie

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