A Playlist for … 70’s/80’s Rock and Roll

As we all know, there are different eras of music for each decade: 2000’s pop, 60’s soul, 90’s grunge, 50’s rock and roll, etc. However, I have only discovered two decades that have no set “genre of the decade ”, and that is the 70’s and 80’s. Even a simple Google search, “What genre was popular during the 70s’/80’s?” You will receive a surplus of genres, but with all the other decades you will receive one genre, maybe two. For the 70’s the genre list is punk rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, disco, funk/soul, and pop. For the 80’s, it’s even more; new wave, synth-pop, punk, punk rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, rap, and hip-hop. Although there are many genres that span the 20-year period, there is one that’s most popular: rock. This issue’s playlist will focus on the most historic genre, specifically from the 70’s and 80’s. 

The Joker – Steve Miller Band

Mr. Blue Sky- Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman Turner Overdrive

Walk This Way – Aerosmith

Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2- Pink Floyd 

Carry On Wayward Son – Kansas 

More Than A Feeling – Boston

School’s Out – Alice Cooper

Highway To Hell – AC/DC

A Horse With No Name – America 

Rikki Don’t Lose That Number – Steely Dan