I started a couple threads in here about 70s music. One is about hits and other songs that you somehow missed, back in the day. The other is about songs that got horrendously overplayed and ate up the airwaves. Seems we have a bunch of 70s-philes…MY PEOPLE! Rock on, ooh, ma soul!
I propose to show a little love for songs that got it right, in your humble opinion. I’m talkin’ 'bout tunes that never got their due, that would make you turn up the radio even today…maybe they’re guilty pleasures or maybe that you just never tire of from that halcyon days between the 60s and the 80s. One(derful) hit wonders welcome. Bring on those blasts from the past!
But wait, if you act now you can avoid shipping and COD! I’m allowing a cheat. That is, post a song that didn’t quite arrive in the 1970s or maybe arrived a little to the party. 1967? 1982? Bring’em on! As near as most of us remember, it was 70ish and that’s good enough. If you label, you might avoid hassling from fellow dopers…'cause they might not think you know it wasn’t technically the 70s! Hey, didn’t we all attend the Freedom School with Billy Jack? I’m just concerned that someone…might…go…BERSERK!
Youtube or other links appreciated but not required. I’ll start.
Sweet City Woman/The Stampeders (bon, c’est bon…)
Feel Like Makin’ Love/Roberta Flack
Go All the Way/Raspberries:
Dancin’ in the Moonlight/King Harvest
Beach Baby/First Class
My cheat: Born to Be Wild/Steppenwolf (1968). IMO this guitar lead makes this song nothing short of distilled sex.
I’ll end with a guilty pleasure…one of the greatest love songs ever, from Roberta Flack. I would have posted this in the “Songs that make you weepy” thread if I were half a man: