Letting AI Write About Our Music

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It’s been exciting — and a little weird — to start playing around with AI in our Class of 1975 website. There is so much to learn about this technology, and only a sliver of AI’s capabilities are compatible with Elementor Free Version, this site’s WordPress site builder. So far Microsoft Copilot, formerly Bing Chat, has been the generator of two logo-type images and the following blog post. The simple request to AI was “can you write a blog post about popular music 1972-1975?” All of the text below, as well as the image of the record above, have been “artificially” generated by Copilot. 

I obviously wouldn’t have summarized the music in the same way, but hey, beats thinking! (Or does it? Comment below.)

Let’s take a nostalgic trip back to the early 1970s, a time when music was vibrant, diverse, and influential. From soulful ballads to rock anthems, the years 1972 to 1975 produced some unforgettable tunes that continue to resonate with audiences today. Here’s a glimpse into the musical landscape of that era:

1972: A Year of Soul and Folk

1. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack’s hauntingly beautiful rendition of this folk classic topped the charts in 1972. Its tender lyrics and Flack’s soulful voice made it an enduring love song.

2. “American Pie” – Don McLean

Don McLean’s epic ballad, inspired by the tragic plane crash that claimed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson, became an anthem for a generation. Its cryptic lyrics and memorable melody captivated listeners.

3. “Lean on Me” – Bill Withers

Bill Withers’ uplifting track celebrated friendship and solidarity. Its simple yet powerful message resonated with audiences, making it a timeless classic.

4. “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” – Looking Glass

This catchy pop-rock tune told the story of a sailor’s love for a woman named Brandy. Its infectious melody and sing-along chorus made it a radio favorite.

5. “Heart of Gold” – Neil Young

Neil Young’s introspective folk-rock hit explored themes of longing and self-reflection. Its acoustic guitar and Young’s plaintive vocals struck a chord with listeners.

1973: Glam Rock and Disco Fever

1. “Crocodile Rock” – Elton John

Elton John’s rollicking tribute to ’50s rock ‘n’ roll captured the spirit of nostalgia. With its infectious piano riff and energetic chorus, it became a dance floor favorite.

2. “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder’s funky masterpiece blended soul, funk, and rock. Its irresistible groove and memorable synth riff made it an instant classic.

3. “Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye’s sensual ballad set the mood for romance. Its smooth vocals and sultry instrumentation made it an iconic bedroom anthem.

4. “Love Train” – The O’Jays

This disco-infused track celebrated unity and positivity. Its upbeat rhythm and catchy chorus had everyone dancing along.

5. “Angie” – The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones’ tender ballad showcased Mick Jagger’s vulnerable side. Its emotional lyrics and acoustic guitar melody struck a chord with fans.

1974: Rock Anthems and Soft Rock Gems

1. “Rock Your Baby” – George McCrae

George McCrae’s disco hit ruled the dance floors. Its infectious beat and McCrae’s falsetto vocals made it a sensation.

2. “Band on the Run” – Paul McCartney & Wings

Paul McCartney’s epic rock track took listeners on a musical journey. Its dynamic shifts and intricate arrangement showcased McCartney’s songwriting prowess.

3. “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

This hard-rock anthem became an instant classic. Its catchy guitar riff and relatable lyrics made it a radio staple.

4. “Annie’s Song” – John Denver

John Denver’s heartfelt love song celebrated the beauty of nature and human connection. Its gentle acoustic guitar and Denver’s sincere vocals touched hearts.

5. “Kung Fu Fighting” – Carl Douglas

This disco novelty hit had everyone practicing their karate moves. Its funky bassline and catchy chorus made it a global sensation.

1975: Disco Dominance and Soft Rock Brilliance

1. “Love Will Keep Us Together” – Captain & Tennille

Captain & Tennille’s infectious disco-pop hit celebrated love and commitment. Its upbeat tempo and memorable hook made it a wedding favorite.

2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen

Queen’s genre-defying epic remains a masterpiece. Its operatic sections, rock guitar solos, and Freddie Mercury’s powerful vocals pushed musical boundaries.

3. “Rhinestone Cowboy” – Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell’s country-pop gem reflected on fame and resilience. Its twangy guitars and Campbell’s emotive delivery struck a chord with listeners.

4. “Jive Talkin’” – Bee Gees

The Bee Gees’ disco-infused track showcased their signature falsetto harmonies. Its funky bassline and danceable rhythm epitomized the disco era.

5. “Philadelphia Freedom” – Elton John

Elton John’s tribute to his friend Billie Jean King combined rock and soul. Its energetic piano and uplifting lyrics celebrated freedom and [ that’s where it left off. Rude. ]

Not bad for a day’s no-work whatsoever. What do you think? How would you have written the blog post about popular music 1972-1975? Be our guest (blogger)!