The 70’s were no doubt a daring fashion moment in history. From skin tight bell bottoms with flower patterns to showing your midriff with a halter top. The colors were vibrant and women were meant to be seen. Lip gloss was heavily applied and blue eye shadow was the new craze. Diana Ross showed us how to wear a tight sequence jumpsuit. The cars….well let’s just say, size mattered. The bigger, the better. My Mom drove a 1976 big ass mint green mercury cougar. She had the big hair to match it too. Now, onto the music….
1st Up: Blondie – One Way Or Another – Was she not gorgeous? That raspy voice got you every time didn’t it? Anything she sang I was ALL in. She was singing about stalking way before it was common, before Fatal Attraction, before Facebook and shit like that…. Ha!
2nd: Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive – Ahhh…Now this is what I’m talkin’ about. Gloria Gaynor set the world on fire with this hit. To this day it’s a powerful song. When you’re having the shittiest day or going through a horrific divorce or your heart is broken, blast this! I promise you, you’ll come back stronger than before.
3rd: Linda Ronstadt – You’re No Good – I mean all of us chic’s can relate to this song. Listen to her sweet voice belt out how he’s no good for her and she’s no good for him. Such a fantastic song and so much fun to sing along with the windows down.
4th: Dian Ross – Upside Down – Isn’t she spectacular? This is my favorite song of all of her hits. The beat just gets me moving. Pardon her pause in part of the song in this video..yep even the magnificent Diana Ross forgot her lyrics and probably got nervous performing. Just shows you she’s human like the rest of us. Check out how feminine and stunning she is.
That’s all for today. Stay tuned for next Sunday’s 80’s series. Can’t wait!