#11 in the Greatest Year in Music Countdown: 1972

1972 rolls into the #11 slot in WXPN’s Greatest Year in Music countdown.

It was a year that got a couple of nods from our guest voters, mostly due to the release of Exile on Main Street by the Rolling Stones.

But it was also a year of major singles, like Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side.” Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” and Edgar Winter’s “Frankenstein.”

Classic albums from Can, David Bowie, Steely Dan, Nick Drake and Big Star begin to round out the year.

Listen and follow the countdown playlists 7am-7pm daily on 11/2 – 11/6 on XPN’s Greatest Year in Music Countdown Homepage.

Below, listen to our 1972 Spotify playlist.

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