Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Favorite Songs in Your High School Graduation Year

I had a great time attending the virtual Texas State Genealogical Society conference yesterday and today, so it’s been a busy day. However, it’s one of my favorite days because it’s time for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver.

I like this week’s challenge:

1)  Do you remember your favorite songs in your high school graduation year?  Please tell us all about it.  [Note:  Wikipedia has the Billboard Hot 100 list for each year; Billboard has weekly Hot 100 lists for every year since 1946.]

The 60s gave us my favorite songs of all time, but there were still some good ones around in 1970, the year I graduated from high school.

I’ve already read Randy’s list and I like his much more than mine because I really love the 1960s music.

Here is my list for 1970, based on Billboard’s Top 100:

Let It Be – The Beatles
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Instant Karma – John Lennon
Lola – the Kinks
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
Cracklin’ Rosie – Neil Diamond
Make It with You – Bread
Close to You – The Carpenters

I was off to college that fall and spent less and less time listening to music. I recognize many tunes from the 70s, but I didn’t care much to disco music and a lot of the rest of it (not all) was forgettable to me.

Thanks, Randy, for this week’s topic. I like the music challenges. Now, we need one for our Top 10 songs of all time. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Favorite Songs in Your High School Graduation Year”

  1. You have some pretty good songs on your list that I remember. Bridge over Troubled Water is one of my favorites. Cracklin’ Rosie and Close to You brings back fond memories.

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