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Top 25 Singles of 1975

1.  "Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain & Tennille 
2.  "Rhinestone Cowboy" - Glen Campbell
3.  "Philadelphia Freedom"- Elton John
4.  "Before The Next Teardrop Falls" - Freddy Fender
5.  "My Eyes Adored You" - Frankie Valli
6.  "Shining Star" - Earth, Wind & Fire
7.  "Fame" - David Bowie
8.  "Laughter In The Rain" - Neil Sedaka
9.  "One Of These Nights" - Eagles
10. "Thank God I'm A Country Boy" - John Denver
11.  "Jive Talkin" - Bee Gees
12.  "Best of My Love" - Eagles
13.  "Lovin' You" - Minnie Riperton
14.  "Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas
15.  "Black Water" - Doobie Brothers
16.  "Ballroom Blitz" - Sweet
17.  "Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" - B.J. Thomas
18.  "He Don't Love You Like I Do" - Tony Orlando & Dawn
19.  "At Seventeen" - Janis Ian
20.  "Pick Up The Pieces" - Average White Band
21.  "The Hustle" - Van McCoy & THe Soul City Symphony
22.  "Lady Marmalade" - Labelle
23.  "Why Can't We Be Friends" - War
24.  "Love Won't Make Me Wait" - Major Harris
25.  "Boogie on Reggae Woman" - Stevie Wonder

Top Albums in 1975

1.  AWB - Average White Band
2.  Back Home Again - John Denver
3.  Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan
4.  Captain Fantastic & The Drown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John
5.  Heart Like A Wheel - Linda Ronstadt
6.  Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
7.  One of These Nights - Eagles
8.  Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
9.  Phoebe Snow - Phoebe Snow
10.  Red Octopus - Jefferson Starship
11. That's The Way Of The World - Earth, Wind & Fire
12. Venus and Mars - Wings
13. Windsong - John Denver
14. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Popular Movies of 1975

1.  Jaws
2.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
3.  Shampoo
4.  Dog Day Afternoon
5.  Nashville
6.  Hester Street
7.  The Hindenburg
8.  The Day Of the Locust
9.  Tommy
10. Janis
11. Rocky Horror Picture Show
12. Barry Lyndon

Top TV Shows in 1975

1.  All in the Family
2.  Rich Man, Poor Man
3.  Laverne & Shirley
4.  Maude
5. The Bionic Woman
6.  Phyllis
7.  Sanford and Son
8.  Rhoda
9.  The Six Million Dollar Man
10. The ABC Monday Night Movie
11.  Happy Days
12.  One Day At A Time
13.  The Waltons
14.  M*A*S*H
15.  Starsky and Hutch

1975 verses 2010

1975: Long hair

2010: Longing for hair
1975: KEG

2010: EKG
1975: Acid rock

2010: Acid reflux
1975: Moving to California because it's cool

2010: Moving to California because it's warm
1975: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor

2010: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1975: Seeds and stems

2010: Roughage
1975: Hoping for a BMW

2010: Hoping for a BM
1975: The Grateful Dead

2010: Dr. Kevorkian
1975: Going to a new, hip joint

2010: Receiving a new hip joint
1975: Rolling Stones

2010: Kidney stones
1975: Being called into the principal's office

2010: Calling the principal's office
1975: Disco

2010: Costco
1975: Parents begging you to get your hair cut

2010: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1975: Passing the drivers' test

2010: Passing the vision test
1975: Whatever

2010: Depends

Just in case this didn't make you feel old, this will certainly change things.

Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen.
Here's this year's list:

The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1992.

They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.

Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

The CD was introduced the year they were born.

They have always had an answering machine.

They have always had cable.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel," Or "de plane, Boss, de plane" (except on Nick at Night).

They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list. Notice the larger type: that's for those of you who have trouble reading. :)

--- Thanks to Mark Nelson for finding and submitting this "reality check" for our reading pleasure!---