Saturday, October 21, 2006

Soundtrack '76 (top 100 click here)

What songs make you think of your senior year at ARHS? Comment below, and with any luck you'll hear your choices played at the Reunion dinner event...


WiggedOut said...

"Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players

Anonymous said...

OK plenty of funk but what about the heavier stuff?

Anonymous said...

How about we look back at songs from all of our school years? In 1964 when we were in 1st grade, The Beatles had something like 9 top 100 hits!
Remember when someone locked themselves in to the broadcast booth at a radio station in the area and played "I've got a Brand New Pair of Rollerskates" over and over and over? Was that WHYN??

Anonymous said...

Yes, let's not limit ourselves to songs only from 1976...

Here are a few that get my butt off the chair:

-Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress (Hollies);

-Sing a Song (Earth, Wind & Fire);

-Spirit in the Sky (N. Greenbaum);

-Living for the City (S. Wonder);

-You're the First, My Last, My Everything (B. White); and maybe just for cringe effect:

-Midnight at the Oasis (Maria Muldaur).
One that brings back vivid memories of Lisa Tarmey dancing in platform shoes by the cafeteria jukebox:
-Lady Marmalade.

Of course, we'll need plenty of music that'll take a backseat to the long overdue conversation.

I'm curious about the radio station take-over; I don't remember that!

WCB said...

I remember the radio stunt - it was some guy on one of the Hartford stations, probably WCCC. He played that insipid song all weekend and claimed to be "barricaded inside the studio." In fact, he was probably guzzling champagne purchased with the payola $$$ that Melanie's manager or record label had stuffed in his pocket for ruining everybody's weekend.

Can we hear "Get Down Tonight" by K.C. and the Sunshine Band?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Please play "Sweet Thing" by Rufus. It's a beautiful song, and it was the song on the radio the night that I first drove my parents' car alone after earning my driver's license. I didn't have anywhere to go, so naturally I drove to McDonald's and back.

Anonymous said...

Remember how there was a big resurgence of 1950s music when we were in HS because of "American Graffiti" and Sha-Na-Na? How about some 50's - 'Yakety Yak' or 'Jim Dandy'??

Anonymous said...

I remember the first dance of our 7th grade year, a live band. The last song of the nite was the slow dance, "house of the rising sun" whenever I hear it on radio now I remember those youthful carefree days.

Anonymous said...

Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Kiss - Rock n' Roll All Night
J. Geils Band - Houseparty & Give it to me
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
Sweet - Barroom Blitz
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Anonymous said...

The Joker, Steve Miller Band
Me and Julio down by the schoolyard
and Kodachrome, Paul Simon