I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You by The Alan Parsons Project

In the late 1970s, disco ruled the airwaves.*  Some artists, such as the Bee Gees, made a full-blown dive into the genre., while others made occasional forays into the field.  And as the disco craze went on, even artists who many people might not have pictured doing so went and made disco records.  Remember disco hits from Cher, KISS, and others?  Well, if you don’t, that’s what this webpage is for.

With all that said, if you hadn’t previously heard today’s spotlighted hit, could you have pictured a song with a disco sound coming from the progressive rock group The Alan Parsons Project?

Yeah, me neither.  But it happened.  And it was glorious.

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Weekend by Wet Willie

In the minds of many people, some of the best music from the 1970s was Southern rock.  Best exemplified by groups such as The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock subgenre reached its zenith in that decade amid a bunch of other genres that sounded nothing like it (which perhaps helped its success).  Among the many, many bands that appeared in the 70s specializing in Southern rock was a band from Alabama called, for some reason, Wet Willie.

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