15: Ventura Highway – America

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Entered Top 40s: 4 March 1973
Entry Point: 33
Highest Chart: 19
Weeks In: 7
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This song created a little tension here at Untypical HQ – the song titles that I chose had to relate to real places. There is no Ventura Highway, as such, but the Pacific Coast Highway – about which the song is supposed written (or at least inspired by) – runs from Santa Monica through Malibu and onto Ventura in the northwest. Therefore, because it is a great song and that Ventura is a real place, it gets a tick.

It’s just one of those songs that belongs in a countdown like this – true classic, West Coast early 70’s rock.