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Have a Nice Day, Vol. 2

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The second volume of Rhino's lengthy Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day series spans the airy soft rock of Al Stewart's "The Year of the Cat," the boogie rock of the Doobie Brothers' "China Grove," and the day-glo punk of the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop." Unlike later editions in the series, which featured more focused track listings, Vol. 2 feels more like a hodgepodge of '70s singles, mixing the hard rock of Alice Cooper's "Eighteen" with the decidedly lighter sounds of Melanie's "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma" and America's "Horse With No Name." Whether listeners find this eclecticism exciting or confusing depends on their moods or tastes, but individually, each track on Have a Nice Day, Vol. 2 is one of the '70s definitive singles.

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