Album Details

April 03, 2001
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Philly Soul, Disco, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop-Soul, Funk, New Wave, Punk/New Wave, AM Pop

Album Review

Nearly every song on Absolutely the Best of the 70s: 20 Big Hits hit either the pop or R&B Top Ten, so even if it isn't the most musically cohesive compilation -- covering disco, smooth soul, power pop, and AM radio pop/rock -- it does deliver a pretty consistent, widely recognizable set of '70s pop artifacts. Highlights include the Raspberries' "Go All the Way," the Knack's "My Sharona," Sweet's "Ballroom Blitz," Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling," Maxine Nightingale's "Right Back Where We Started From," A Taste of Honey's "Boogie Oogie Oogie," Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," and Hot Chocolate's "You Sexy Thing," among others.
Steve Huey, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. My Sharona
  2. Ballroom Blitz
  3. Go All the Way
  4. Magic
  5. Ebony Eyes
  6. It Only Takes a Minute
  7. Heart of Glass
  8. Right Back Where We Started From
  9. Too Late to Turn Back Now
  10. Proud Mary
  11. Boogie Fever
  12. Boogie Oogie Oogie
  13. You Sexy Thing
  14. Let's Stay Together
  15. Hot Child in the City
  16. Hooked on a Feeling
  17. Green-Eyed Lady
  18. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)
  19. Sharing the Night Together
  20. Lonesome Loser