WCSX ’70s A-Z Weekend – See the entire playlist!

Listen all Memorial Day Weekend!

The ’70s was a decade for iconic music, fashion, and movements. No matter the age, one can groove to some of the best songs of the ’70s. Here at WCSX, we’re rockin’ out to the WCSX ’70s A thru Z Weekend… the staff here at WCSX really has a wide variety of favorite music from the 1970s!

Check out the WCSX Staff picks of 1970s music below:

  • Big Jim Obrien (On-Air)

    Tom Petty / American Girl (1976): There’s something about that song that still jumps out of the speakers. It puts me in a good mood. Such a clean guitar riff and Tom’s vocals make me smile. Greatness.

    Bob Seger / Til It Shines (1978): Off of “Stranger in Town” – I’ve come to appreciate this song (with Glenn Frey on doing a mean guitar solo). Great driving song with awesome Bob lyrics “Storm the walls around this prison Leave the inmates, free the guards….Deal me up another future From some brand new deck of cards”

    Bad Company / Gone Gone Gone (1979): I remember being in a record store when that came out of the speakers. I stopped looking at the Farrah Fawcett posters long enough to listen and go buy “Desolation Angels”. Paul Rodgers at his bluesy greatness – absolute jam. 

  • Ryan Logan (On-Air)

    The Who / Baba O’Riley (1971):

    Rod Stewart / Maggie May (1971):

    Lou Reed / Walk on the Wild Side (1972):

  • Donielle Flynn (On-Air)

    Van Halen / Runnin’ with the Devil (1978):

    The Rolling Stones / Can’t you Hear Me Knocking (1971):

    Montrose / Rock Candy (1973):

  • Jim Paolucci (On-Air)

    Bob Seger / Turn the Page (1976):

    Dire Straits / Sultans of Swing (1978):

    The Who / Baba O’Riley (1971):

    Aerosmith / Dream On (1973):

  • Uncle Buck (On-Air)

    Bruce Springsteen / Thunder Road (1975):

    Aerosmith / No Surprise (1979):

    J Geils Band / Whammer Jammer/Hard Driving Man (1971):

  • Overeasy - Scott Shepard (On-Air)

    Aerosmith / Sweet Emotion (1975):

    Led Zeppelin / Kashmir (1975):

    The Who / Who Are You (1978):

    “…EPIC TUNES…”

  • Megan Murphy (On-Air)

    ZZ Top / Tush (1975):

    Led Zeppelin / Rock and Roll (1971):

    Grand Funk Railroad / Some Kind of Wonderful (1974):

    T.Rex / Bang a Gong (1971): I get teased for liking this song…

  • Bill McAllister (On-Air)

    Deep Purple / Highway Star (1972): The ultimate driving song. Pretty hard to not jam your foot on the accelerator when you’re listening to this one!

    David Bowie / Suffragette City (1972): Great, funky song that helped usher in 70’s Glam Rock.

    Aerosmith / Back in the Saddle (1976): Like many Aerosmith songs, this one is loaded with sexual innuendo. This time the references are from the Old West. And also like many Aerosmith songs, this one has a great groove!

  • Scott Jameson (Program Director)

    Elvis Costello & the Attractions / Watching the Detectives (1977):

     Led Zeppelin / The Rover (1975):

     Ambrosia / Holdin’ on to Yesterday (1975):

     Jackson Browne / Late for the Sky (1974):

     Lou Reed / Sweet Jane (1972):

  • Ben Perez (Marketing Director)

    Deep Purple / Smoke of the Water (1972):

    Kansas / Dust in the Wind (1978):

    Pink Floyd / Wish You Were Here (1975:)

    Thin Lizzy / Boys Are Back In Town (1976):

  • Joel Morgan (City of the Week Coordinator)

    Sweet / Ballroom Blitz (1974):

    Johnny Nash / I Can See Clearly Now (1972):

    Paul McCartney / Live and Let Die (1973):

    Alice Cooper / I Never Cry (1976):

  • Mac Edwards (VP/Market Manager)

    Doobie Brothers / China Grove (1973)

    Led Zeppelin / Stairway to Heaven (1971):

    The Eagles / Hotel California (1976):

  • Morgan Holsworth (Digital Program Director)

    Redbone / Come and Get Your Love (1974):

    Blue Swede / Hooked on a Feeling (1973):

    Edwin Starr / War (1970):

  • Faryn Branch (Promotions Assistant)

    Stevie Wonder / Knocks Me Off my Feet (1976):

    Earth, Wind and Fire / Love Holiday (1977):

    Joni Mitchell / Big Yellow Taxi (1970):

  • Jack Johnson (Event Coordinator)

    Iggy Pop / Nightclubbing (1977):

    Boston / Smokin’ (1976):

  • Will Spurrier (Videographer)

    Big Star / September Gurls (1974):

    Badfinger / Baby Blue (1971):

    Frank Zappa / Camarillo Brillo (1973):