Yellow Polls - The Poptopia 70s Poll

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Vol. 1 of one of the best compilation series ever.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Starry Eyes - The Records 5
September Gurls - Big Star 5
Shake Some Action - Flamin' Groovies 4
Go All The Way - Raspberries 4
Yellow Pills - 20/20 2
Too Late - Shoes 1
Couldn't I Just Tell You - Todd Rundgren 1
Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe 1
I'm On Fire - Dwight Twilley Band 1
Good Girls Don't - The Knack 0
Girl Of My Dreams - Bram Tchaikovsky 0
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - The Rubinoos 0
Where Have You Been All My Life - Fotomaker 0
Come On, Come On - Cheap Trick 0
Baby It's Cold Outside - Pezband 0
Just A Chance - Badfinger 0
Abracadabra (Have You Seen Her?) - Blue Ash 0
Rock N Roll Girl - The Beat0


Geir Hongro, Thursday, 21 August 2008 09:19 (twelve years ago) link

While there are lots of excellent tracks here, the ultimate winner for me is the one that inspired the title of the poll.

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 21 August 2008 09:19 (twelve years ago) link

1. Raspberries
2. The Knack
3. Nick Lowe
4. All the rest are tied.

Pancakes Hackman, Thursday, 21 August 2008 14:25 (twelve years ago) link

rundgren

Zeno, Thursday, 21 August 2008 15:33 (twelve years ago) link

Big Star, barely over Cheap Trick, The Knack, The Raspberries and Flaming Groovies.

I eat cannibals, Thursday, 21 August 2008 18:58 (twelve years ago) link

What an amazing collection. I went with "Shake Some Action." Honorable mentions to the Records and Bram Tchaikovsky.

Joseph McCombs, Friday, 22 August 2008 04:53 (twelve years ago) link

Great comp - I voted for the Shoes, but it could have been almost every song in the album.

Marco Damiani, Friday, 22 August 2008 09:30 (twelve years ago) link

This is a hell of a compilation.

Shake Some Action

kornrulez6969, Friday, 22 August 2008 13:11 (twelve years ago) link

I'm gonna vote for the Records (over LOTS of other stuff that isn't Todd Rungren). Then I'm going to go back and pull out my copy so I can hear those Blue Ash and Fotomaker and Pezband cuts, what the hey.

Actually, here's a top ten:

1. Starry Eyes - The Records
2. I'm On Fire - Dwight Twilley Band
3. Go All The Way - Raspberries
4. Girl Of My Dreams - Bram Tchaikovsky
5. September Gurls - Big Star
6. Good Girls Don't - The Knack
7. Yellow Pills - 20/20
8. Rock N Roll Girl - The Beat
9. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - The Rubinoos
10. Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe

I don't really like any other Big Star songs, though. And I like Flamin Groovies and Cheap Trick more than most of the bands in that top 10, but these aren't anywhere near my favorites by them.

The Shoes song is okay, too.

xhuxk, Saturday, 23 August 2008 22:09 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Saturday, 30 August 2008 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Sunday, 31 August 2008 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

"Yellow Pills" is so great, but "Go All the Way" actually made it to the radio on stations that didn't employ Rodney Bingenheimer. Just sayin'.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Monday, 1 September 2008 07:36 (twelve years ago) link

Raspberries and Badfinger were both quite popular for a very short while during the early 70s.

Just like The Knack ere for an even shorter while in the late 70s.

Geir Hongro, Monday, 1 September 2008 19:30 (twelve years ago) link

"Yellow Pills" and that 20/20 record have the added bonus of being produced by Earle Mankey.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 1 September 2008 20:36 (twelve years ago) link

xpost Oh, I know, Geir. The Twilley and Nick Lowe cuts were also Top 20 hits here.

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Monday, 1 September 2008 21:21 (twelve years ago) link


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