The Top 125 Songs of 1977

At Last! + The Top 150 Songs of 1977
Part 1: Equation For The Meaning of Life
Part 2: A Request For Radical Change
Part 3: Learning to Fly
Part 4: Cute Little Green Mother Fuckers and The Born Bad Bitches
Part 5: Emergence of The Black Serpent
Part 6: At Last! The Greatest Come-From-Behind Victory in The History of The Universe

Part II: A Request For Radical Change

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

125. Hawkwind
"Sprit Of The Age"  7:19
Quark Strangeness and Charm
London, England

Prior to the day of radical change, it was a dark, dismal, gloomy day in which a multitude of bad things were happening. As I walked the sidewalk in the rain, attempting to resolve every issue known to mankind, I felt as if all things in the world were crumbling down upon every side of me. Yet, we still walked, in a dazed lethargic state, in a mad rush to get nowhere. Somebody, out there, somewhere had once upon a time escaped and returned to find a world in total disarray. I saw an explosion burst through a shop window and a man wearing a ski mask fled the scene engulfed in flames. Nobody even noticed; all the while, I still wondered who designed the ski mask, why he caused the destruction, and why it was even considered destruction. And still, everybody walked to a destination that had been perceived as relevant; as if any of it mattered… they were just clones doing what they had been taught.

124. Can
"Don't Say No"  6:37
Saw Delight
Köln, Germany

Some store, somewhere, out in that one place called nowhere, decided that the time was right—right at this very moment precisely—to restructure the parking lot. Only a minute percentage of the population of The Universe would ever lay eyes upon this parking lot, and but a small percentage of those actually cared about how the lines were painted…if it even needed lines. The worker was relating a message on the phone and the building owner was not satisfied with the outcome pertaining to the yellow lines—nobody really noticed these things in the Grand Scheme of it ALL. However, he was furious, and ripped the phone from the workers hands and beat him repeatedly in the face with it. His face was bloody, and the shop keeper continued to beat him to the ground with the phone… stomping on his face, disfiguring his appearance for life.

123. The Pigs
"National Front"  2:55
Youthanasia/They Say/Psychopath/National Front
Bristol, England

They had been taught to do the things they were supposed to do in accordance with wherever they had been born. Regardless of what their natural persona suggested they should believe, they were required to support all matters as it pertained to location in which they resided. Even if the majority of The Universe regarded their proximity as a shameful disgrace, they supported it anyway… just because that’s what they were supposed to do. That said, numerous people throughout history have committed severe violations against the state of humanity simply as a means to support the system that somebody else had derived who just happened to also reside in that area previously.

122. Eddie Hazel
"Frantic Moment"  3:44
Game, Dames and Guitar Thangs
New York, NY (1950)-Plainfield, NJ (1992)

Everybody was sitting on the bus wearing headphones; nobody could hear a sound. A child boarded the bus dressed in an alligator costume and took a seat while his father paid the fare. Some of the other passengers found the child adorable in his costume and he brought forth a few smiles. He laid out on the bus seat, and then suddenly dropped to the floor twitching as he was losing all bodily control. A few people stared in that area to see what the cause of the commotion and the driver had to stop the bus. All of a sudden, the child appeared to be dying, seemingly without cause. Nobody arose from their seats to see if any assistance was needed; perhaps there was nothing they could do. The father was growing frantic and nearing a state of panic attempting to resuscitate his son who seemed fine moments ago. The door opened, the father took the child off the bus and waited for an ambulance; the bus continued its route as if nothing happened.

121. The Flys
"Love and a Molotov Cocktail"  2:31
Bunch of Five
Coventry, England

Alexis has a massive crush on this boy who rode the bus with her. She saw him each day, but the two never spoke to one another. In fact, they never even sat by each other and did not even know each other’s name—wasn’t even certain if the other had even noticed their presence. Alexis hoped that he would sit by her, but instead he opted to sit across the aisle—it was OK, he was close enough. The bus gradually filled up and soon all of the seats were taken. Some man attempted to sit by this guy who had items setting in the seat—it was an inconvenience. Impolitely, the guy in the seat removed his headphones and suggested the stranger sit across the aisle with that girl over there (Alexis), and even suggested that they would make a nice couple.

120. The Panik
"Murder"  3:04
It Won't Sell!
Manchester, England

Upon hearing her dream lover imply that some other person would make a better partner, Alexis flipped out and went ballistic. Because he had said this, that meant that he had no interest in her whatsoever; and the fact that he thought she should be paired up with this loser suggested that he probably thinks lowly of her. She stormed out of her seat, across the aisle, and proceeded to beat this guy senselessly in his seat. Alexis kept on beating him and did not stop; the other passengers simply looked away (a few of them laughed at the whole ordeal). After she stomped on this guy’s head several times, it burst an artery in his brain and blood poured out of his temple. She stomped him several more times and left him lying in a pool of blood. The rest of the passengers that day ignored the dead body lying on the ground and it wasn’t until the end of the day before he was finally removed. No charges were pressed.

119. Eater
"Get Raped"  2:29
The Album
London, England

A cute girl was sitting towards the front of the bus wearing a short skirt; her job required that she flaunt her sexuality in order to improve tips… the owner of the establishment required this dress code but was unwilling to pay the girl himself. Another group of guys entered the bus, saw the cute young girl sitting there, and immediately decided to sit close to her and talk to her. Nobody heard what they said, but the girl seemed bashful and appeared to only smile because it seemed necessary. The guys kept grabbing her and touching her and making her feel uncomfortable. Finally, one guy held her hands and then another stuck his hands up her skirt and pulled off her panties. They lifted her skirt up and took turns taking pictures of her bare vagina, and laughing about it. Everybody else on the bus ignored the incident, and the girl cried when she finally exited the bus and walked to work.

118. Sweet
"Lost Angels"  4:04
Off the Record
Harefield, England

In the end, people shared the same wish. If they could have that one thing, it would be that infinite carefree lifestyle that supposedly only happened after death. However, they weren’t willing to accept any notion that this ambition could be achieved while still residing on a planet controlled by a gravitational field that kept everybody grounded. Time spent here was meaningless—at least that was the common perception. Yet, they hastily bustled to find some sort of relevance to it all. One day, they all walked that same sidewalk as if they had some sort of purpose.

117. Zeros
"Wimp"  2:35
Don't Push Me Around/Wimp
Chula Vista, CA

Barney struggled with notion of being a party animal while being a devout cubicle soldier. Juxtaposing the two worlds created turmoil in both areas for his failure to commit disabled him from becoming firmly entrenched in either area. He would go out at night in areas where he did not fit in and pretend to be something that he was not. Although a common behavioral trait, Barney’s was taken to drastic extremes because he would impede in other’s conversations to talk about topics in which nobody cared.

116. The Weirdos
"Life Of Crime"  2:20
Destroy All Music
Los Angeles, CA

It’s OK, it’s just me. I’m just a regular guy, but I’m just more comfortable wearing a ski mask is all—even in the summertime. She fell in love with the image of that ski mask—it made him look hardcore, and she felt more of a badass while she was around him. Oscar was a genuinely nice person, but he had a skin blemish and was sensitive to light—the ski mask kept his skin healthy. Angie went on a crime spree because she had been altered by his menacing image. After she robbed numerous banks, Oscar ultimately went to prison for it because nobody was willing to accept the fact that he was simply more comfortable wearing a ski mask.

115. Crime
"Frustration"  2:25
Frustration/Murder by Guitar
San Francisco, CA

The cat wanted to play; but nobody wanted to play with the cat. In fact, nobody ever played with the cat. Whenever the cat was feeling playful, the cute kitten was considered an obnoxious pest. Nobody even knew how to play with the cat; they would simply throw something and hope he chased after it. Most of the time, the cat was left isolated, all alone, and not even permitted to leave the house for the “owner” made frequent death threats; the living creature had become a material possession that nobody wanted to play with. Sadly, the cat died, all alone. Some of the people uttered, “Finally.” Why even have a cat in the first place? The cat’s life was completely meaningless and the cat did not fulfill any of his desired ambitions.

114. Bee Gees
"More Than a Woman"  3:17
Saturday Night Fever
Brisbane, Australia

Jackie won the heart of Grover Cleveland when he was a teenager. During his rise to power, Grover Cleveland did everything in an attempt to impress Jackie. She was everything to him and she looked absolutely superb in her 1870’s fashionable dress. However, because he was a politician, he neglected her the same way the previous “owner” neglected the playful cat. Whenever Jackie wanted to play, she was considered bothersome… especially after they were done fucking. Grover wasn’t exactly a prize, even though he had wealth, and Jackie dumped Grover Cleveland in order to pursue something she referred to as “being herself.” Grover did not approve of this, but what the fuck could he do?

113. Player
"Baby Come Back"  3:38
Los Angeles, CA

Truth of the matter was, Grover Cleveland could never adopt the philosophy of “being himself” after Jackie ditched him. The breakup led to a state of gloomy depression that would plague Grover Cleveland throughout the duration of his life… even while he was sheriff of New York. Although Grover was constantly appointed prominent positions, his mental instability caused by the break-up led him to succumb to self-doubt and do absolutely nothing during times of severe crisis. Thus dubbing the term, “what would Grover Cleveland do?” that answer is always nothing. All he wanted was for Jackie to come back.

112. Roberta Flack
"The Closer I Get To You"  4:43
Blue Lights in the Basement
Black Mountain, NC

Once he finally took office as President, Grover finally started dating again… Frances Folsom. The two of them grew closer together—she liked the money, he liked that hot ass—and eventually became the only President to ever be married in The White House. Even during the wedding though, he was not completely over Jackie, which might explain why he opted to marry somebody so young—Frances was only 21 years old when she became the first lady. Yup, ol’ Grover had himself a hot young babe, and was frequently knocking out that ass right there in the Oval Office. Mother fuckers ended up having 5 kids—on tax payer’s time sheet mind you.

111. Rod Stewart
"I Was Only Joking"  6:11
Foot Loose & Fancy Free
London, England

For the ultimate equation that defines the meaning of life, C = Companionship. In most cases, C is represented with a higher number and in some instances the ultimate meaning of life equates to the perfect companionship. Unfortunately, there are numerous obstacles and various other commitments that prevent the perfect companionship from ever happening. Once upon a time, I too, was in love… but I did not know this at the time; or was unwilling to admit it until after it was too late. For some strange reason, I was torn as to whether or not the ideal lifestyle entailed having multiple lovers (G) or having some sort of powerful position (L) or having to impress others with various components that pertained to the location in which I was residing (P). In the end, it only led to self-doubt; and now I am not sure whether or not I am sincere; in fact, I am not even sure if I am a real person.

110. Carly Simon
"Nobody Does It Better"  3:45
The Spy Who Loved Me
New York, NY

Frances Folsom did not know anything more other than Grover Cleveland. Here she was, 21 years old, and residing in the highest office in the nation. During the lustful periods that produced five children, Frances would have her young, firm, sexy legs firmly wrapped around President Cleveland’s fat hairy body while he thrust his slightly below average sized penis somewhat deep inside her willing vagina—on the dining room floor of The White House (Frances periodically suffered rug burns) moaning that he was the best fuck ever while he shot his load into her, conceiving yet another God damned diphtheria stricken child. Grover Cleveland was such a good fuck that Frances would often frolic around The White House in naughty lingerie and suck on his cock while he drafted ordinances and vetoed bills… no wonder his administration was unable to pull out of the recession… because with 5 children, he was obviously unable to pull out of anything.

109. Aerosmith
"Kings And Queens"  4:55
Draw the Line
Sunapee, NH/Boston, MA

Too many of the negative elements of society had been originated by the same people history notoriously celebrates. Sometime in the past, a group of people located in the same proximity sought to have more than they needed. They set out to conquer other villages in order to obtain happiness at the expense of others. Then in the ultimate turn of events, they completely dicked over the exact people they depended upon for happiness. Centuries later, this quest for power was still taking place. However, at some point in existence, those who had provided the happiness shall make history themselves and retake their own lifestyle. Unfortunately, these screams have no reply for the conquerors have brainwashed an entire army who fight and kill to destroy any attempt to re-establish the natural quest for personal happiness… these people are forced to serve the king and they are expected to do so subordinately for it is a regulation established by the land in which they were born… it was established long before they were ever born.

108. The Carpettes
"How About Me and You"  2:13
Radio Wunderbar
Newcastle, England

Deep down inside, after his cat died, he wished he had spent more time with the cat. Perhaps he only obtained the cat for a desired companion, but the human owner had other companions; he was the cat’s only companion. He regretted all of the trivial matters that caused him to dislike the cat. This guy wanted to decorate the Christmas tree, and the cat assumed all of the ornaments were toys—there were no other toys for the cat to play with. One day after work, the cat approached, and he angrily retorted—“God, just leave me the fuck alone!” What else was the cat to do? His only friend, his only companion that he had in this world wanted nothing to do with him. The innocent cat sadly wandered off into a different room and pretended as if nothing was wrong—staring out the window hoping for a better life.

107. Bijou
"Pow-Wow"  1:45
Danse avec Moi
Juvisy, France

Much of the violence and harmful elements within the environment was caused by the desire to operate a vehicle. However, the means in which the vehicle functions are harmful and the race of people were unwilling to devise anything else. Therefore, college tuition should come from tax money and be deemed as an investment. Those ideas never did trickle down; investments in new ones should have been priority #1. But, those who sought the power were unwilling to relinquish any because they assumed that if other people also had brilliant ideas it would make theirs look less satisfactory.

106. The Gizmos
"Ballad of the Gizmos"  3:19
Amerika First
Bloomington, IN

The parakeet was also considered a pest. This person purchased a parakeet—a bird with the ability to fly freely—and even purchased a cage in which to keep it. However, anytime the parakeet made any noise whatsoever, albeit chirping or playing with the bells, it was being a monstrous pest. Sometimes, the “owner” would shout at the bird to shut the fuck up, and then place a sheet over the cage in order to keep it quiet. Why even have the parakeet? The caged animal was basically a decoration for the house and was not permitted to have any personality; let alone mingle with its’ only companions in the world. Much could have been learned from the parakeet though; these creatures have the ability to fly.

105. Yes
"Wonderous Stories"  3:50
Going for the One
London, England

We have no clue if creatures with the ability to fly actually learned this ability or were simply created this way. Regardless, the fact that animals exist that can fly through the sky is miraculous achievement. If there were to be one trait that could essentially change the human race for the best, it would be the blessing that would allow them to fly freely through the sky. Those who had flown, and fly freely daily, are the ones who are truly blessed and share the most remarkable stories for their meaning of life has no limitations. And so it came, another cat from a different universe altogether flew to the window, the exact same window in which our cat had been desperately hoping for departure.

104. Captain Beyond
"Midnight Memories"  4:02
Dawn Explosion
Los Angeles, CA

The window opened and the two cats nuzzled noses, spoke in a tone that only sounded like inaudible meows… coupled with a “quiet” that emerged from the background. A decoy cat was put in place. After moments of encouragement, the companion-less kitty cat walked to the window ledge, sniffed the air outside, and leaped off the side. He plunged to the ground at first, but soon, the cat was soaring though the sky alongside his new soul companion in The Universe. And they were joined by a parakeet—a green one. Up in the distance was another parakeet, this time a blue one. The birds joined together, as if embracing in a passionate friendship that would last eternity. Under no circumstances would the cats eat the birds; together they flew to worlds that had no boundaries.

103. Foreigner
"Starrider"  4:03
New York, NY

They towered through the heavens and up into the stars. We had liftoff, and something about the mystery that pertains to the stars struck bewilderment in all of us. If we had the ability to ever see those stars up close, than that would change the outcome of our existence. Should we devise the ability to enter another domain of The Universe… that would provide the fresh start that we needed, and erase all of the past afflictions that has plagued our society. Each and every one of us has had different visualizations as to what the outer kingdoms of The Universe entailed. But, the feeling of soaring from the ground… that sensation that would come equipped with floating several miles into the air would be exhilarating beyond comprehension.

102. Fela Kuti
"Mr. Follow Follow"  12:58
Lagos, Nigeria (1938-1997)

I wanted the ability to fly. I was finished with the obstacles of borders called roads; and I was sick and tired of police enforcement attempting to cripple my happiness. Should I have the ability to take flight, I would know what it was like to experience true happiness without limitations. However, if the entire population was able to fly, then we would no longer need cars, need no gas, no resources, and we would no longer imprison captive creatures just to prevent them from being struck by our useless vehicles. And so I did what all people do in this situation, I asked God. God, I know you can hear me… supposedly you can hear everything. If you exist, then hear my words, and please, honor my requests.

101. 10cc
"Feel the Benefit, Pt. 1-3"  11:29
Deceptive Bends
Manchester, England

Thus, God entered my room and listened attentively to my requests. Yes, I can hear you. Then, God, with all due respect, I think that it would be a great idea to have the ability to fly. Not just me, heck, I don’t want that type of power, all of us. Right now, Lord, we are in troubling times. We have become clueless as to what the meaning of life even is; we are fighting and killing each other for the sake of money… and the key element behind this is the ability to travel. If we were suddenly enabled to fly, to fly without motors, to fly like the birds can fly, then I feel that would save the race… the race that you have domain over; to be able to travel The Universe… The Universe that you supposedly created, then that would save all of us a lot of grief. I mean, you did create birds, didn’t you? There are beings living on this Earth blessed with the ability to fly, then why not give it to all of us?

God congratulated me for not wanting that much power. “Last time I spoke with somebody,” God said while seated on the sofa, “he went all ape shit and assumed he was some sort of an authority figure. Whatever. But, you are right… this is a dilemma and your request would resolve many issues. Therefore, I grant it to you. You have the ability to fly… as does everybody else. Just have faith in me, and jump from any ledge.”

And after that, God disappeared.

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