WCSX ’70s A-Z Weekend

WCSX ’70s A-Z Weekend

WCSX ’70s A-Z Weekend

The ’70s was a decade for iconic music, fashion, and movements. No matter your age, you 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 of WCSX really has a wide variety of favorite music from the 1970s!  Find out everyone’s favorite ’70s songs 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 first song of the first VH album… where it all began.  I love the creativity of the beginning: a car horn in reverse.  Eddie made the sound with a contraption he hooked up using car horns, a car battery, and a footswitch.  He brought the thing to gigs so they had the sound when they did live shows.

    The Rolling Stones / Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (1971):  This song speaks to me.  It wasn’t one of the Stones’ biggest hits.  To me, “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” is one of those hidden gem tracks.  You don’t play it often, but when you do, it’s special.

    Montrose / Rock Candy (1973):  ya gotta have some early Sammy!  Did you know Sammy is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?  Screamin’ Scott told me.  You can check out Sammy’s reaction when he got the news when you click HERE.

  • Uncle Buck (On-Air)

    Bruce Springsteen / Thunder Road (1975):

    Aerosmith / No Surprise (1979):

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

  • 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!

  • Joel "Captain" Morgan (City of the Week Coordinator/ Big Jim's House)

    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):

  • 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):

  • Mac Edwards (VP/Market Manager)

    Doobie Brothers / China Grove (1973)

    Led Zeppelin / Stairway to Heaven (1971):

    The Eagles / Hotel California (1976):

  • 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):

  • Will Spurrier (Videographer)

    Big Star / September Gurls (1974):

    Badfinger / Baby Blue (1971):

    Frank Zappa / Camarillo Brillo (1973):

  • Screamin' Scott (On Air)

     Edgar Winter / Frankenstein (1974)  I watched the American Music Awards that year and a really not tan Edgar Winter perform it live it was the wildest thing I’d ever seen.


    Badfinger / “No Matter What” (1970) I’d always loved the entire Beatles catalog. I did not know until later. that it was a song that Paul McCartney wrote that they never used for the Beatles. It was given to Peter Ham and Badfinger to use since they were on the Beatles’ Apple label.



    Elton John “Take Me to the Pilot” (1970) I had never heard of this piano genius named Reginald Dwight until I heard his unbelievable skills on the piano. This song became the first of many Elton John songs that I would love.


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