Today's Robyn Hitchcock calendar is at 1994, another year when he didn't release anything, so I'm setting it back twenty years to 1974 (when Robyn Hitchcock was working at the Earth Exchange and half 22, and "Rebel Rebel" was his favorite song -- if his songs are autobiographical), and the list of songs that Scott Miller selected from that year in his most recent edition of "Music - What Happened?" last week. If you filter out stuff like "Mandy" and "Sweet Home Alabama", you could assemble this nine song playlist on 8tracks.com.
1974 - Music: What Happened?
1. Amateur Hour - Sparks
2. Back of a Car - Big Star
3. Candidate - David Bowie
4. Fear (is a Man's Best Friend) - John Cale
5. Free Man in Paris - Joni Mitchell
6. Just a Chance - Badfinger
7. Killer Queen - Queen
8. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus
9. #9 Dream - John Lennon