The Late Movies: 1972
When I posted some of my favorite songs from 1971 last year, y'all seemed to like them. How about another great year for music? The year 1972 marked my entrance into high school, and 40 years later, my two youngest daughters will advance to 9th grade. I had a long list of songs I liked, but I was naturally limited by the fact that many of them aren't available at YouTube. I hope you enjoy these songs from 1972!
Grank Funk Railroad gave us rock n' roll we could dance to. Just thinking about it makes my joints hurt now.
This song played about every ten minutes for at least a year. But that was before music videos, so I never knew until tonight that the singer was such a skinny guy. I had always pictured an older, larger man with a beard. Go figure.
Let's Stay Together
From Al Green. Thirty years later, still a classic.
Goodbye to Love
By The Carpenters. I used to listen to this song just waiting for the guitar riff in the last minute or so, but familiarity made me love the whole thing.
I got to see Yes in concert eventually, but I can't remember what year it was. This performance of the 1972 song was recorded in maybe 1973.
Harry Nilsson's song from the LP Nilsson Schmilsson, it went to #8 in 1972.
Get it On (Bang a Gong)
By the British group T. Rex. The album was released in 1971, but the song was a hit in the U.S. in early 1972.
Two Divided by Love
Most of The Grass Roots' hits were earlier, but they were all meaningful to my cohort.
Day After Day
Badfinger was signed to the Beatles' Apple label, and some at the time thought it was the actual Beatles performing incognito. But no, these guys had their own talents.
Back Off Boogaloo
My friends and I would sing this at the top of our lungs, often while walking somewhere. How embarrassing! We didn't care.
Precious and Few
By Climax. I didn't know what the word meant. Yes, this song reminds me of a guy.