This Space for Rent

I blame Pandagon…

.. for this horrible web thing. In short, go to the Music Outfitters website, enter your high school matriculation date, pick the top 100 songs, and list them, striking out the ones you loathe and boldfacing the ones you really like.

  1. Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb
  2. Night Fever, Bee Gees
  3. You Light Up My Life, Debby Boone
  4. Stayin' Alive, Bee Gees
  5. Kiss You All Over, Exile
  6. How Deep Is Your Love, Bee Gees
  7. Baby Come Back, Player
  8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Andy Gibb
  9. Boogie Oogie Oogie, A Taste Of Honey
  10. Three Times A Lady, Commodores
  11. Grease, Frankie Valli
  12. I Go Crazy, Paul Davis
  13. You're The One That I Want, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  14. Emotion, Samantha Sang
  15. Lay Down Sally, Eric Clapton
  16. Miss You, Rolling Stones
  17. Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel
  18. With A Little Luck, Wings
  19. If I Can't Have You, Yvonne Elliman
  20. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah), Chic
  21. Feels So Good, Chuck Mangione
  22. Hot Child In The City, Nick Gilder
  23. Love Is Like Oxygen, Sweet
  24. It's A Heartache, Bonnie Tyler
  25. We Are The Champions / We Will Rock You, Queen
  26. Baker Street, Gerry Rafferty
  27. Can't Smile Without You, Barry Manilow
  28. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late, Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
  29. Dance With Me, Peter Brown
  30. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad, Meat Loaf
  31. Jack And Jill, Raydio
  32. Take A Chance On Me, Abba
  33. Sometimes When We Touch, Dan Hill
  34. Last Dance, Donna Summer
  35. Hopelessly Devoted To You, Olivia Newton-John
  36. Hot Blooded, Foreigner
  37. You're In My Heart, Rod Stewart
  38. The Closer I Get To You, Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
  39. Dust In The Wind, Kansas
  40. Magnet And Steel, Walter Egan
  41. Short People, Randy Newman
  42. Use Ta Be My Girl, O'Jays
  43. Our Love, Natalie Cole
  44. Love Will Find A Way, Pablo Cruise
  45. An Everlasting Love, Andy Gibb
  46. Love Is In The Air, John Paul Young
  47. Goodbye Girl, David Gates
  48. Slip Slidin' Away, Paul Simon
  49. The Groove Line, Heatwave
  50. Thunder Island, Jay Ferguson
  51. Imaginary Lover, Atlanta Rhythm Section
  52. Still The Same, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
  53. My Angel Baby, Toby Beau
  54. Disco Inferno, Trammps
  55. On Broadway, George Benson
  56. Come Sail Away, Styx
  57. Back In Love Again, L.T.D.
  58. This Time I'm In It For Love, Player
  59. You Belong To Me, Carly Simon
  60. Here You Come Again, Dolly Parton
  61. Blue Bayou, Linda Ronstadt
  62. Peg, Steely Dan
  63. You Needed Me, Anne Murray
  64. Shame, Evelyn "Champagne" King
  65. Reminiscing, Little River Band
  66. Count On Me, Jefferson Starship
  67. Baby Hold On, Eddie Money
  68. Hey Deanie, Shaun Cassidy
  69. Summer Nights, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-john
  70. What's Your Name, Lynyrd Skynyrd
  71. Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle
  72. Because The Night, Patti Smith
  73. Every Kinda People, Robert Palmer
  74. Copacabana, Barry Manilow
  75. Always And Forever, Heatwave
  76. You And I, Rick James
  77. Serpentine Fire, Earth, Wind and Fire
  78. Sentimental Lady, Bob Welch
  79. Falling, LeBlanc and Carr
  80. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, Santa Esmeralda
  81. Bluer Than Blue, Michael Johnson
  82. Running On Empty, Jackson Browne
  83. Whenever I Call You "Friend", Kenny Loggins
  84. Fool (If You Think It's Over), Chris Rea
  85. Get Off, Foxy
  86. Sweet Talking Woman, Electric Light Orchestra
  87. Life's Been Good, Joe Walsh
  88. I Love The Night Life, Alicia Bridges
  89. You Can't Turn Me Off (In The Middle Of Turning Me On), High Inergy
  90. It's So Easy, Linda Ronstadt
  91. Native New Yorker, Odyssey
  92. Flashlight, Parliament
  93. Don't Look Back, Boston
  94. Turn To Stone, Electric Light Orchestra
  95. I Can't Stand The Rain, Eruption
  96. Ebony Eyes, Bob Welch
  97. The Name Of The Game, Abba
  98. We're All Alone, Rita Coolidge
  99. Hollywood Nights, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band
  100. Deacon Blues, Steely Dan

G-d, 1978 was a desolate year for pop music, even considering the bland pickings of the top 100 list. I guess it's no surprise that I latched onto the B-52's like they were the second coming of Christ.

(via Pandagon)