Our survey now brings us to 1971. We had to just barely dip down to #41 to fill in the 25 spots in this poll. We’re in the golden age of the double-A side again, but as far as I can tell from looking ahead, double-A sides were always charted separately in the year-end chart so it shouldn’t be a big issue.
What’s your favorite?
(PS: Before anyone thinks you’ve caught me in a mistake again, I am aware that the title of the Murray Head song is just “Superstar”. I have amended it in the poll to differentiate it from the Carpenters song of the same name.)
This one is hard. I gotta admit something I’ve only admitted to my wife… I like '70s cheese. And we’re entering some truly awesome territory here.
I feel obliged to vote for Marvin, especially seeing how close Gordon Lightfoot is approaching (seriously, WTF??). I want to vote for Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose. “Rainy Days and Mondays” made my four year-old self cry, I thought it was so pretty. I know, I know, I know, I know… I’ll be hearing Bill Withers for the rest of my life, and the closest I’ll be able to vote for The Band in this series of polls is also on this list. “Put Your Hand in the Hand” is one of the all-time cheesy classics*, and of course, there’s Tom Jones, the champion of the tight-pants-and-shirt-open-to-the-navel look.
All right, going to vote for Cornelius Brothers. Hopefully, “Sexual Healing” will be around in '82-83 or whenever so I can assuage the feelings of guilt I have for not voting for Marvin.
While I liked several songs here, some obscure others classic like the Marvin Gaye song, I decided to vote for Tom Jones. That is only song of his I like and it is a fine song. So here to you Mr. Jones.
The love of my life would be shocked SHOCKED i didn’t vote for 'Read my mind"… I told my buddy at work when he asked why i got a divorce…I told him to listen to that song…its never really one thing…its the wearing away…
But Mahhhhviinnn before he went off his sad sad deep end. he spoke to us in that song/album