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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