It's the sounds of the 1970's (never mind I was born in 1976) because growing up with an aunt that loved music, and hearing her old records makes up for that minor detail. A playlist for the '70's Part 1.
This is my favorite song in the world for several reasons. For one, my favorite cousin would sing it when I was small. Then listen to the music with the lyrics, awesome. It was also played at my cousin's funeral in 2011, but that's jumping ahead in time. We'll just say, this song was a hit in 1970 too when it was released. CCR's 'As Long As I See The Light/Put A Candle In The Window'
From working in a factory making toilet seats to having a huge hit such as 'Ain't No Sunshine', 1971 seemed to be good to Bill Withers. I know, I know, I know that I love to hear this song no matter what kind of mood I'm in.
1974 had Harry Chapin singing 'Cat's In The Cradle' and it has been covered over the years, ex: Ugly Kid Joe. There's just something about hearing Harry Chapin sing it and so many people can relate it to their own fathers or how they raise their son.
I think every woman could picture the man they want to sing this song to. Linda Ronstadt's hit in 1975 'You're No Good' was a great start to women singing that all of us scorned could find a man that made us that way.
1975 also brought with it a great rock song from Bad Company 'Feel Like Makin' Love'. Not sure the guitar sounds and the fast beat have me wanting to 'make love' but it could definitely get the point across at any party.
Hard to choose because the 70's brought out so many good songs and it was the time when some R&B like Al Greene was hot. Turn the station and hear Charlie Daniels singing 'Uneasy Rider'. Here are the 5 I decided to go with. Go check out Twisted Mix Tape Tuesday and tell us what your playlist would be. http://jenkehl.com/music/twisted-mix-tape-tuesday-12/