ah the memories.
There was ONE song that really stood out for me...…….NOT Desperado.. but a melancholy song I'll be buggered I can't remember now. Hotel California keeps taking up that space..
Oh well, that was an era of music , like the others you have posted … Horse with No Name Sister Goldenhair… I could still remember the lyrics, or close, even after all these yrs, given half a chance. Ah but times do move on.
My (parents) had an extensive collection of LP's... and they were wide-ranging. I listened to them heaps up until I was 13. Then? my world changed. No more music.
From Frank Sinatra to Johnny Mathis , who I loved to sing along with , and big bands, Les Elgart to Billy Butterfield, from Peggy Lee to Nancy Sinatra.
From Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue to The Sound of Music.
You get the idea. My head so full of old music, modern stuff sounds alternately like thrashing cords and wailing, or moaning and complaining females that all sound the same.. GASP.. I know isn't it awful.??
I value the spacing of the sounds. The spaces in between. The pause...
Modern stuff ( gawd I'm an old lady) has so much NOISE behind the main player, I'm lucky to understand a single word. The constant bashing of my eardrums doesn't make me like lots of modern stuff.
It is very hard today, for originality to shine. Constant repeats on radio or whatever seem necessary for a money-maker. Such a sad game really. BUT NOW Covid-19 has changed a lot of perceptions.
You do know don't you that the formula for a pop song top seller has been worked out by computers, That happened about 5-6 yrs ago. Simple repetitive vocals, repetitive simple.. that's about it. See Taylor Swift for eg's, or ANY rapper