There was some back and forth on Twitter, before the debate, about how old people were “The year Joe Biden
was elected to the Senate.” It got me thinking about the music from that epoch. That year was 1973.
some songs from that year… Some I had forgotten. Some I wish I had.
Artist Song 1 Tony Orlando and Dawn Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree 2 Jim Croce Bad Bad Leroy Brown 3 Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song
“Tie a Yellow Ribbon” was played so much that year, and entered the collective consciousness that a comment was made about it in Marvel’s The Defenders series when the character Luke Cage gets out of prison.
Other “notable” songs from that year, that made it into the top 100, include Donny Osmond, with “The Twelfth Of Never,” Bobby “Boris” Pickett and The Crypt Kickers with “Monster Mash” and Cher with “Half Breed.” Bette Midler had 2 songs in the top 100, as did The Carpenters.