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102.9 The Lake (Charlotte radio station) Countdown of the top songs of the 70's and 80's


Posted 3:24 pm, 09/05/2017

Written by Don Felder, Glenn Frey and Don Henley, this song is about materialism and excess. California is used as the setting, but it could relate to anywhere in America. Don Henley in the London Daily Mail November 9, 2007 said: "Some of the wilder interpretations of that song have been amazing. It was really about the excesses of American culture and certain girls we knew. But it was also about the uneasy balance between art and commerce."

On November 25, 2007 Henley appeared on the TV news show 60 Minutes, where he was told, "everyone wants to know what this song means." Henley replied: "I know, it's so boring. It's a song about the dark underbelly of the American Dream, and about excess in America which was something we knew about."


Posted 10:43 pm, 09/04/2017

Every time Maggie May comes on the radio, my dad always tells me about how it was big when he and my mom met. Sweet memories!


Posted 9:26 pm, 09/04/2017

I've been told chickie.


Posted 9:25 pm, 09/04/2017

I can't believe Jack & Diane was #2! That song has always annoyed me

Hotel California was about Manson?!


Posted 9:23 pm, 09/04/2017

hotel california was wrote about charles manson.....ditch that. I'll take bryan adams, journey and anything queen sings.


Posted 9:21 pm, 09/04/2017

Well, thanks for the information on the Top !0. Nice of you to share.

~glitter and glamour~

Posted 9:19 pm, 09/04/2017

Maggie May?


Posted 9:11 pm, 09/04/2017

It was a full weekend event starting at 500. Finally played the Top 10:

#10) The Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams"
#9) Rod Stewart "Maggie May"
#8) Stevie Wonder "Superstition"
#7) The Eagles "Hotel California"
#6) Bryan Adams "Summer of '69"
#5) Frankie Valli "Oh What A Night"
#4) Queen "We Will Rock You"
#3) Van Morrison "Brown Eyed Girl"
#2) John Mellencamp "Jack & Diane"
#1) Journey "Don't Stop Believing"

I don't know what the criteria for this countdown was but I must say I strongly disagree and was very disappointed. I actually tuned in over the weekend several times for this to be the Top 10???

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