Where were you in 1970? :: A Throwback Thursday Playlist

Susan Sarandon, 1970, Throwback Thursday, Playlist

Where were you in 1970? :: A Throwback Thursday Playlist
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“Across the Universe” :: The Beatles
“The Only Living Boy in New York” :: Simon & Garfunkel
“O-o-h Child” :: The Five Stairsteps
“ABC” :: The Jackson 5
“Don’t Play that Song” :: Aretha Franklin
“All Right Now” :: Free
“Do You Miss Me Darlin'” :: The Guess Who
“The Letter” : Joe Cocker
“We’ve Only Just Begun” :: The Carpenters
“You Song” :: Elton John
“Band of Gold” :: Freda Payne
“Mama Told Me Not to Come” :: Three Dog Night
“Int he Summertime” :: Mungo Jerry
“Spirit in the Sky” :: Norman Greenbaum
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” :: Stevie Wonder
“Thank you” :: Sly & The Family Stone
“Maybe I’m Amazed” :: Paul McCartney
“Down On the Street” :: The Stooges
“Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)” :: The Temptations
“Who’ll Stop the Rain” :: Creedance Clearwater Revival
“My Sweet Lord” :: George Harrison
“Crazy Love” :: Van Morrison
“Big Yellow Taxi” :: Joni Mitchell
“Lola” (Coca Cola version) :: The Kinks
“Waiting for the Sun” :: The Doors
“Carry On” :: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
“Hold On” :: John Lennon
“If Not for You” :: Bob Dylan
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” :: The Velvet Underground
“Wild World” :: Cat Stevens

List your favorite songs from the ’70s :: MusicListography

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List your favorite songs from the ’70s
courtesy of Music Listography : Your Life In (Play)Lists
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1. Famous Blue Raincoat (1970) :: Leonard Cohen

2. Heroes (1977) :: David Bowie

3. Jeepster (1971) :: T-Rex

4. Hot Child in the City (1977) :: Nick Gilder

5. Walk on the Wild Side (1972) :: Lou Reed

6. Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters (1972) :: Elton John

7. Fire & Rain (1970) :: James Taylor

8. Gold Dust Woman (1977) :: Fleetwood Mac

9. Baker Street (1978) :: Gerry Rafferty

10. Lola (1970) :: The Kinks

11. Maggie May (1971) :: Rod Stewart

12. Wild Horses (1971) :: The Rolling Stones

13. Dancing Barefoot (1979) :: Patti Smith


14. Don’t Bring Me Down (1979) :: Electric Light Orchestra

15. Wild World (1970) :: Cat Stevens

16. Sunday Girl (1978) :: Blondie

17. Come on Over (1976) :: Olivia Newton-John

18. She’s Gone (1973) :: Hall & Oates

19. She’s Always a Woman to Me (1977) :: Billy Joel


20. Let’s Stay Together (1972) :: Al Green

21.When I Need You (1976) :: Leo Sayer


22. The Ballroom Blitz (1973) :: Sweet

23. Sweet Emotion (1975) :: Aerosmith



24. She’s Lost Control (1979) :: Joy Division

25. Warm Leatherette (1978) :: The Normal

26. Take a Chance on Me (1977) :: Abba

27. (Don’t Fear the Reaper) (1976) :: Blue Oyster Cult



28. Ooh La La (1973) :: The Faces

29. Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star is Born) (1976) :: Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson

30. You’re So Vain (1972) :: Carly Simon

Listen here to all 30 songs on Spotify

I just took a trip on my love for him :: VOTD

The Man With the Child in His Eyes :: Kate Bush
from the album, The Kick Inside

About the song

The Man with the Child in His Eyes is a song by Kate Bush. It is the fifth track on her debut album The Kick Inside and was released as her second single in 1978.

Kate Bush wrote the song when she was 13 and recorded it at the age of 16. It was recorded at AIR Studios, London in June 1975 under the guidance of David Gilmour. She has said that recording with a large orchestra at that age terrified her.

The song was Bush’s second chart single in the United Kingdom where it reached # 6 in the summer of 1978. In the United States the single was released in December of the same year. It became her first single to reach the Billboard Pop Singles chart, peaking at # 85 early in 1979. She performed this song in her one appearance on Saturday Night Live, singing on a piano being played by Paul Shaffer.

The single version slightly differs from the album version. On the single, the song opens with the phrase “he’s here!” echoing, an effect added after the album was released

The song received the Ivor Novello Award for “Outstanding British Lyric” in 1979.

The song has been said to tell of a relationship between a young girl and an older man. She sees him as an all consuming figure; he’s wise, yet retains a certain innocent quality. He’s a very real character to the girl, but nobody else knows if he really exists. Bush has said she wrote the song because of a quality she saw in most of the men that she knew, how they are all little boys inside, and how wonderful it is that they managed to retain this magic.

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My thoughts:

To me, this song always made me think she was singing to a ghost, a lover lost at sea, and his spirit that is in her room at night that she can only see. That he is there as she ages, never aging himself, always till looking like the young man he was when they were together, when he was still alive. Like a gender swapped Heathcliff and Cathy, or like the television show my Grandmother loved when I was a child, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (though I think that ghost was there first, and that he was never her lover).

A love song to a ghost, to me, fitting in just right for Spooky October.

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