1. Number 10 is 23 minutes of prog-rock noodling that is an entire album side. I was a huge Yes fan back in the day but I have to say I’m really surprised by how they’re represented in this list. Roundabout top 40, sure, but beyond that..?

  2. This list brought back a long forgotten summer listening to AM radio at night and the static garbled swimming pool PA system all day. I was 12 years old.

  3. I'm a little shocked seeing so much Marshall Tucker Band. Alot of southern rock on that list. Makes sense since it's from Nashville.

  4. Roundabout and Whipping Post still sound great as well as Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys(best jazz rock song in history)-----Many of these songs tho I'm not familiar with

  5. In a gadda da vita in the top 20? Wow. That is unusual, and it was pretty old by 76. Also, very skewed to southern rock, which makes sense. Surprised to see multiple Yes, ELP, Jethro Tull, but no Pink Floyd. DS of the Moon was well on its way by then to becoming the longest running #1 selling album, and Wish you Were here was released in 75 I think. Lots of fond memories, thanks for the post.

  6. I lived in Nashville back then, and I remember this. WKDA had two stations. The AM was typical bubblegum pop but the FM played extended songs, whole album sides, a wider range of talent than the preprogrammed AM - much cooler stuff. WKDA-FM definitely helped expand my musical horizons.

  7. Marshall Tucker is listed three times. I've always felt they have not gotten their due recognition. The live version of 24 Hours At A Time is awsome.

  8. I wonder how many younger people have heard Inna Gadda Da Vida by Iron Butterfly and would be completely blown away hearing it the first time.

  9. That's a pretty heavy song for Al Stewart at #6. In 1976 he released Year of the Cat, though Roads to Moscow from 73 would be fairly well known then.

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