Saturday, April 20, 2024

What Year Is It? Oldies from the 60s and 70s Swarm iTunes As Impeachment (Very 1974) Rolls On


What year is it again? 1974? That was the year of the Nixon impeachment, the classic Impeachment you might call it.

And on the iTunes chart today: many singles from the 60s and 70s today, more than usual, likely a result of low pricing but also because we need comfort music during this stressful time.

Number 14 is “My Girl” by the Temptations, 15 is Otis Redding’s “Dock of the Bay.”

Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely” is 22. Kool and the Gang’s “Get Down on It” is 32.

“Respect” by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is number 36. “Super Freak” by Rick James is 45.

Number 50 is the remixed version of The Supremes’ “Where Did Our Love Go?” The Supremes’ “Baby Love” is at 74.

“The Supremes Number 1s” greatest hits is at number 16 on the album chart. These sales are in memory of Mary Wilson, who died much too young this week at age 76.

We need this music now. Lap it up, kids. Add the Beatles, the Stones, Sam & Dave, bring it on.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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