This is one in a series of posts counting down the top 100 songs of the 70's. I will post one of these every night with the exception of Thursday, Fridays or if there is breaking Dolphins news until we reach number one. This is more or less a way for us to pass time on the site during the slow time of year. Besides the 70's were the greatest decade in music.
Now these are not songs from my list but an independent list who's rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and acclaim from critics and fellow artist. Some of them I do not and you will not agree with and maybe that's the point of such lists. They create conversation's. Just like the list of all time great Dolphin players the number one selection is not going to surprise anyone but there will be, like with that other list, some surprises for some along the way and some others might just lead you to a new artist that you have long overlooked.
Tonight's song is by possibly the most influential punk band of all time. Its also one of the most controversial songs on the list. The song is of course "God Save The Queen" by "The Sex Pistols". Much of the controversy surrounding the song stems from the fact that it was released during the Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977. Despite the controversy the song reached number one on the NME chart in the UK and number two on the UK singles chart used by the BBC. The song was officially banned at the time by the BBC and it was revealed in 2001 that the son g had actually reached number one despite being reported to have only reached number two. The song has since been either covered or sampled by many artist from metal to pop to fellow punk bands.