June 16, 1998
Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Glam Rock, Disco, Soft Rock, Country-Pop, AM Pop

Album Review

For anyone who grew up during the last days of AM radio, anyone who remembers gas shortages, disco scarves, and feathered hair, this mammoth seven-disc box set, Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box, will be a holy grail of nostalgia. First of all, the discs themselves contain a staggering 164 tracks. Basically, if you remember the song, it's probably included: from enduring chestnuts even today's teenagers can sing ("Fire and Rain," "Fly Like an Eagle") to obscure gems of kitsch like "The Night Chicago Died" and the supremely maudlin "Billy Don't Be a Hero." If you were born in the 1960s, you'll probably find this stuff enjoyable rather than embarrassing (to the degree that you can think back on your adolescence without cringing). But don't let the music distract you from the packaging, either. The box is covered in avocado-green shag carpeting (embroidered with a happy-face pattern), and the booklet contains photos of all the artists, essays on the politics and culture of the period, and capsule references to notable events, fads, and people. Only Rhino Records could have put out a reissue package of music, images, and text this perfect.
Rick Anderson, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  2. Venus
  3. Rose Garden
  4. American Woman
  5. Green-Eyed Lady
  6. Vehicle
  7. Little Green Bag
  8. Ride Captain Ride
  9. Spirit in the Sky
  10. Superstar
  11. Give Me Just a Little More Time
  12. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
  13. O-o-h Child
  14. ABC
  15. Band of Gold
  16. Fire and Rain
  17. Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
  18. Put Your Hand in the Hand
  19. One Toke Over the Line
  20. Signs
  21. Don't Pull Your Love
  22. Me and You and a Dog Named Boo
  23. Wild World
  24. Joy to the World
  25. Theme from "Shaft"
  26. Family Affair
  27. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
  28. Treat Her Like a Lady
  29. Have You Seen Her
  30. Want Ads
  31. Let's Stay Together
  32. Do You Know What I Mean
  33. Maggie May
  34. Mr. Big Stuff
  35. Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)
  36. Brand New Key
  37. One Tin Soldier
  38. School's Out
  39. Popcorn
  40. Joy
  41. I Am Woman
  42. A Horse with No Name
  43. I'll Take You There
  44. Everybody Plays the Fool
  45. I Gotcha
  46. I'll Be Around
  47. Lean on Me
  48. Day by Day
  49. Alone Again (Naturally)
  50. Precious and Few
  51. Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
  52. Dancing in the Moonlight
  53. Nice to Be With You
  54. The Candy Man
  55. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
  56. Hot Rod Lincoln
  57. Rock and Roll, Pt. 2
  58. The Cover of the Rolling Stone
  59. You're So Vain
  60. Me and Mrs. Jones
  61. Freddie's Dead (Theme from Superfly)
  62. The Morning After
  63. That Lady
  64. I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby
  65. Love's Theme
  66. Jungle Boogie
  67. Tell Her She's Lovely
  68. Stuck in the Middle with You
  69. Tie a Yellow Ribbon (Round the Old Oak Tree)
  70. Smokin'in the Boys Room
  71. Frankenstein
  72. Duelling Banjos
  73. Love Train
  74. Midnight Train to Georgia
  75. The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
  76. Long Train Running
  77. Brother Louie
  78. Hello It's Me
  79. Seasons in the Sun
  80. The Air That I Breathe
  81. Cat's in the Cradle
  82. The Night Chicago Died
  83. Tell Me Something Good
  84. Billy, Don't Be a Hero
  85. Lady
  86. The Payback
  87. You're No Good
  88. The Entertainer
  89. Rock the Boat
  90. Kung Fu Fighting
  91. Midnight at the Oasis
  92. The Streak
  93. Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
  94. Radar Love
  95. Beach Baby
  96. Sideshow
  97. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
  98. I'm Not in Love
  99. The Bertha Butt Boogie
  100. Black Superman (Muhammed Ali)
  101. Jackie Blue
  102. Chevy Van
  103. Shining Star
  104. Why Can't We Be Friends?
  105. Love Will Keep Us Together
  106. Feelings
  107. Miracles
  108. Magic
  109. Love Machine
  110. You Sexy Thing
  111. Lady Marmalade
  112. Fame
  113. Sky High
  114. Convoy
  115. Bad Blood
  116. Slow Ride
  117. Get Down Tonight
  118. Love Rollercoaster
  119. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
  120. Saturday Night
  121. The Rockford Files
  122. Rhinestone Cowboy
  123. Fly Robin Fly
  124. Evil Woman
  125. Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
  126. Happy Days
  127. Making Our Dreams Come True
  128. Let Your Love Flow
  129. Tear the Roof off the Sucker
  130. Right Back Where We Started From
  131. Fooled Around and Fell in Love
  132. Afternoon Delight
  133. Dream Weaver
  134. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
  135. Disco Duck
  136. Turn the Beat Around
  137. Car Wash
  138. More, More, More
  139. You Are the Woman
  140. Fly Like an Eagle
  141. Do You Feel Like We Do [Live]
  142. Free Bird [Live]
  143. Ridin' the Storm Out [Live]
  144. Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band
  145. Disco Inferno
  146. Brick House
  147. Got to Give It Up
  148. Feels Like the First Time
  149. Don't Give Up on Us
  150. Sometimes When We Touch
  151. Sir Duke
  152. I Will Survive
  153. I Love the Nightlife
  154. Happy Anniversary
  155. Baby Hold On
  156. Werewolves of London
  157. Kiss You All Over
  158. I Want Your Love
  159. We Are Family
  160. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now