The Top 25 Songs of 1972

The Top 125 Songs of 1972 + Elements of Insanity and The Only Cure
Part 1: No Country for Aardvarks
Part 2: Q: Why Are Old People So God Damn Miserable?
Part 3: The Devil's Church
Part 4: Nude Grocery Shoppers
Part 5: Mannequin Sleep Disorders

NC-17 SOUNDTRAXXX is being edited, revised, and published. The literature content is gradually being removed for publication or  being transferred to the upcoming site: MHQ HEADQUARTERS. The music countdowns, however, shall remain here.

In the meantime, and why I haven't posted anything in a long time... I am proud to present, the first actual book publication, a dystopian epic: The Mansion Feel free to check it out; it is self-published and fully independent.

According to the plant and animal life on Earth, which eventually unfriends the human race amidst bold accusations coming from an oddly-shaped row of trees: the concepts of government, religion, and economics were fabricated by the same sources that devised such absurdity as Black Friday sales, fashionable bowling attire, expiration dates for vaginal lube, and marketing strategies to entice specifically targeted mayonnaise consumers … and these sources obviously did not originate on the Planet Earth. From Prohibition to the dystopian future plagued with revolution, animosity towards society, and farming hippos with growth hormones, characters such as Squirrel Abraham and Jimmers Waffles (raccoon) not only challenge the status quo, but also question the entire history that created it.

Compiling 30 Sections and 68 different themes and storylines, which explore topics ranging from concepts of customer service to victimless crimes to a town in West Virginia that repeatedly becomes a ghost town; and featuring guest appearances from the likes of seahorses, dragonflies, praying mantis, chickens, and raccoon, The Mansion chronicles the plight of the human race, where Primitive Man evolved into the species known as Homo Bowler, and set out to destroy the world in a quest for decorative plates, generic shoes, and non-dairy powdered creamer.

Press play on the image below to hear this selection of songs in this exact order.

25. Pink Floyd
"Obscured By Clouds"  3:05
Obscured By Clouds
London, England

24. Neu!
"Weissensee"  6:47
Düsseldorf, Germany

23. Big Star
"Don't Lie to Me"  3:08
#1 Record
Memphis, TN

22. Sweet
"Wig-Wam Bam"  3:02
Wig-Wam Bam Single
Harefield, England

21. Hawkwind
"Time We Left This World Today"  8:43
Doremi Fasol Latido
London, England

20. Yes
"And You and I"  10:09
Close to the Edge
London, England

19. Uriah Heep
"Paradise/The Spell"  12:43
Demons and Wizards
London, England

18. Bill Withers
"Lean on Me"  4:19
Still Bill
Slab Fork, WV/Los Angeles, CA

17. Amon Düül II
"Deutsch Nepal"  2:59
Wolf City
Munich, Germany

16. German Oak
"Swastika Rising"  4:59
Düsseldorf, Germany

15. Captain Beefheart
"Click Clack"  3:31
The Spotlight Kid
Glendale, CA (1941)-Arcata, CA (2010)

14. Faust
"It's a Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl"  7:25
So Far
Hamburg, Germany

13. Caetano Veloso
"Neolithic Man"  4:55
Santo Amaro da Purificação, Bahia, Brazil

12. Stevie Wonder
"You and I (We Can Conquer the World)"  4:38
Talking Book
Saginaw, MI/Detroit, MI

11. WAR
"Four Cornered Room"  8:28
The World is a Ghetto
Los Angles, CA

10. Roxy Music
"Remake/Remodel"  4:56
London, England

9. Curtis Mayfield
"Pusherman"  5:06
Chicago, IL-Roswell, GA

8. Black Sabbath
"Cornucopia"  3:55
Vol. 4
Birmingham, England

7. Deep Purple
"Lazy"  7:23
Machine Head
Hertford, England

6. The Rolling Stones
"Let It Loose"  5:17
Exile on Main Street
London, England

5. T. Rex
"Main Man"  4:20
The Slider
London, England

4. David Bowie
"Five Years"  4:42
Ziggy Stardust
London, England

3. Lou Reed
"Walk on the Wild Side"  4:14
New York, NY

2. Van Morrison
"Almost Independence Day"  10:06
Saint Dominic's Preview
Belfast, Ireland

#1. The Modern Lovers
"Roadrunner"  4:03
S/T  (The John Cale Produced Sessions)
Boston, MA

END CREDITS: The Rolling Stones
"Tumbling Dice"  3:40
Exile on Main Street
London, England

Written, Designed, and Music Compiled by Tony J. Neal

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NC-17 Soundtraxxx SONGS OF 1972: 125-101  100-76  75-51  50-26  25-#1

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