Mixtape Monday: "N"

The letter N is the 14th letter of the alphabet but for our purposes here on Mixtape Monday, it is lucky number 13.  Why 13?  As of yet, HERC hasn't found tape "C".  Why lucky?  For the first time ever, HERC has taken a peek ahead at the rest of the alphabetical mixtape series of cassettes and mixtape "N" is the last one of the series notated by the woman who would become Mrs. HERC and her trusty green pen.  Tapes "O" through "V" do not have any notation whatsoever but most of the tapes from "W" through "FFF" include a scrawled artists listing by HERC himself.  But no titles.  

strikethroughs = no tape, no case

As HERC considers the scans of his wife's handwriting an integral part of this series, he's at a loss on how to continue.  Does she want to write the song titles and artists on the j-cards as she and HERC listen to the tapes anew?  Her initial answer was "no" but we shall see.  She made a counter offer that if HERC would provide her a list of what to write, she would write it.  A new green pen was also mentioned but the negotiations continue.  Feel free to chime in on the comments below with any helpful suggestions.  There are plenty of other mixtapes HERC can feature in the meanwhile so enjoy mixtape "N" as it might be a while before we get to see mixtape "O".
Looking at the tracklist for Side A, HERC immediately recognized that each and every song is from his collection of 45s at the time.  Though not noted, half of the tracks on Side A are single edits of longer album cuts.  (These versions may or may not correspond to the tracks HERC chose for the Spotify playlist below.)
Side A has two ABBA songs, some disco, some rock before ending with the teen beat of Canada's DeFranco Family and their baby brother front man, thirteen year old Tony.  HERC doesn't remember hearing this song until 1976 but he's been a fan ever since.
Over on Side B, its classic rock round-up with a pair of songs each from The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival  and the Rolling Stones.  The Beatles and a couple more Canadian imports (Bachman-Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who) like the DeFrancos round out the side.  Overall, Mrs. HERC was more impressed with Side A and while every song was a favorite of his on Side B, HERC gives the victory to the sheer nostalgia of the A Side and wished he had made more such archives of his once great collection.

SIDE A44:43
1978Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?Rod Stewart04:05
1976Lonely Night (Angel Face)Captain & Tennille03:18
1980I'm Coming OutDiana Ross03:55
1979Does Your Mother Know?ABBA03:16
1978I Can't Stand The RainEruption04:23
1977The Things We Do For Love10cc03:29
1978The Groove LineHeatwave04:23
1977Take A Chance On MeABBA04:04
1972Do It AgainSteely Dan04:14
1972Rockin' Down The HighwayDoobie Brothers03:20
1973Bad, Bad Leroy BrownJim Croce03:01
1973Heartbeat It's A LovebeatTony DeFranco & the DeFranco Family03:15
SIDE B44:47
1971Baba O' RileyThe Who05:09
1970Who'll Stop The Rain?Creedence Clearwater Revival02:27
1968Sympathy For The DevilRolling Stones06:18
1974You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (single edit)Bachman-Turner Overdrive03:38
1970American Woman (single edit)The Guess Who03:52
1968Hey JudeBeatles07:00
1969You Can't Always Get What You WantRolling Stones07:29
1970Lookin' Out My Back DoorCreedence Clearwater Revival02:32
1978Who Are YouThe Who06:22

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