Just like I made a playlist for the 60s, the good old 1970s gets its own spotify playlist.
I’ve tried to cover as much ground as I could – from disco (Bee Gees, ABBA), Heavy Metal (Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin), R&B, funk, and soul (Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Marvin Gaye), lo-fi and punk (Buzzcocks, The Clash, New York Dolls), soft rock (Fleetwood Mac, Elton John), singer-songwriter (Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor), to good old rock & roll (Bowie, Springsteen, Aerosmith). I also tried to throw in some deep tracks, including songs from Ann Peebles, Candi Staton, The Damned, David Essex, Dr. John, Fela Kuti, Freda Payne, Jorge Ben Jor, The Osmonds, Richard Hell, Rodriquez, The Slits, and more.
And yes, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Dazed and Confused soundtracks are on here too.
Well today I have graduated from high school. This is such an eventful time and I always try to find the perfect songs to fit the mood. Here are some of my favorite songs to celebrate the end, and the beginning, of one of the many stages of life. I tried to find songs that leaned more towards graduation and moving on, but all these songs on this list are about big changes in life and reflecting on it.
Head Automatica – “Graduation Day”
Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”
Alice Cooper – “School’s Out”
Smashing Pumpkins – “Today”
The Beatles – “In My Life”
John Mayer – “No Such Thing”
Eagle Eye Cherry – “Save Tonight”
Eve 6 – “Here’s To The Night”
Foo Fighters – “Times Like These”
Semisonic – “Closing Time”
Steely Dan – “Reelin In The Years”
Fleetwood Mac – “Landslide”
Wilco – “What’s The World Got In Store”
LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends”
Today was my last day of high school. This song is very appropriate.