Top 10 Best Hit Songs of 1975I know it may seemed in the worst of list that I have something against this year, and yeah the stinkers were really bad, but the good stuff from 1975? Some of the greatest songs written in the history of popular music.
Masterpiece, you can disagree with me if you want but I personally think this is Springsteen's greatest song ever, the energy and raw yet powerful sound of this songs marks everything amazing not only about his persona but also about rock music in general, mix that with some of the greatest sax solos you will find in rock music and one of the most uplifting and cheerful lyrics in rock music history and you will get one of the most perfect songs in the history, despite topping at #23 and not even making the year end list, this song is so good it's still considered as a rock hit through all this time, and one of the most iconic songs in the entire decade
One of the most predictable number ones on these lists. With good reason.
A super famous song that I knew would be at the top of the list
Arguably the very first song in Queen's entire career that made them superstars and with a good reason, the song itself is extremely catchy, powerful and despite not being the anthem stadium of We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions, the borderline inascapable Another One Bites the Dust/Don't Stop Me Now or the composition masterpiece of Bohemian Rhapsody, it shows how versatile and talented the entirety of Queen are
I'm not really sure if I can call this the funniest song of the entire decade in a good way... but it definitely goes up there, this song is genuinely one of the most addictive and hilarious songs I have heard, it's imposible to not get genuinelly pumped up while listening to it
Bowie's biggest song from his 1975 soul effort Young Americans and one of the best examples of rock and soul mixed together working well, shows how advanced to it's time Bowie was as a musician
One of the simplest yet most effective songs ever, despite it being a single country song, it's so well performed and written it manages to be one of the most likeable tracks in it's own scene, one that I recommend you to check out if you wanna get into country and don't know where to start
It was a tough call between this one and That's the Way of the World, but personally I picked Shining Star as the superior song, I love That's the Way of the World but I feel Shining Star represents the best things from this era and year in a nutshell, the funky and energetic rhythm, the flow, the instrumentation, the talent of each person performing the song, this is one of those songs that is so perfect I don't find enough words to express how good they are
One of the most emblematic american songs written by a british guy, despite it's description, it's definitely one of Elton's funniest and catchiest songs in his entire career, doubt it if it would be in my personal top 5, but it's definitely up there
One of Dylan's most acclaimed songs and with a good reason, from it's simple yet effective instrumentation to the essential and flawless lyrics in the track, there is a good reason why this one is one of Dylan's most well known songs and it's completely justifiable