In celebration of forty years on this planet, I’m going to post my favorite songs from every year since I was born until now. There will be one list per day every day for next 40 days. And yes, if you’re a long-time reader, I did try this project before but dropped the ball about halfway through.
The basic gist is that I will make a list in alphabetical order of 10 songs that I love from a particular year. An artist or band may appear only once per year. Since this is a retrospective exercise and I’ve learned about many songs and artists long after their work was release, I’m also going to list one song that charted that year that I loved at that time that it shames me to admit (although in some cases I may still listen to it as a guilty pleasure).
And so, for my first list, my favorite songs of 1973:
Baby We Got a Date (Rock It Baby) – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Could It Be I’m Falling In Love – The Spinners
Here I Am (Come and Take Me) – Al Green
I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You – Tom Waits
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Over The Hills And Far Away – Led Zeppelin
Prisencolinensinainciusol – Adriano Celentano
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Two Steps from the Blues – Bobby “Blue” Bland
And the song of shame for 1973 is Piano Man – Billy Joel
What are your favorite songs from 1973? Let me know in the comments!