220px-SweetDesolationBoulevardOriginal#17 – The Sweet – “The Ballroom Blitz” – (1974)

There’s some weirdness around the dates on this song, for sure. First just listen to it and think that this song was popular in 1973 and how much of a punk sound it has – years before punk became huge. The Sweet was from the U.K. and this single was released in late ’73 in Europe and the album came out in ’74. But in the U.S., neither was released until 1975. This was a top five hit in the U.S. and was featured prominently in Wayne’s World and whenever I hear it I do the head bob that Wayne and Garth do during the song.