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Pinkstones' Personal Top Ten

Love Songs of the 70s

You know them, you love them....some of you maybe danced to them at prom or homecoming or had your first kiss to them. Maybe they were played at your wedding, even after the 70s were over. I was watching an infomercial for a Time Life collection of these songs and thought.....damn! That would make a great new PTT! Much like my last list, there's only one song per artist listed, and as a twist, no super rock groups this time. I thought that while the last Personal Top 10 I had ended up with a solid final tally, it wasn't 100% representative of my tastes. Part of that was what I felt were people voting for the singer, not the song. Here, I opted to go with a themed list so that there was less temptation on my part to end up with a Greatest Hits package. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just that I thought it was time to do something different for my second go-around. There are a few well-known rock artists here (Chicago, Clapton, The Hollies), but it's a small percentage of my overall group of artists.

One of the songs is from 1980, because I couldn't bear to leave it out, and I've labeled it in bold.

I hope some of these songs bring back warm memories for some of you. The Grooveshark playlist allows you to listen to them all at once, rather than linking to individual tracks. Enjoy!

Grooveshark -- Let's Get It On!

After The Lovin' - Englebert Humperdinck (1976)

Air That I Breathe, The - The Hollies (1974)

Always and Forever - Heatwave (1977)

Angel In Your Arms - Hot (1977)

Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White (1974)

Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - The Stylistics (1975)

Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners (1972)

Danny's Song - Anne Murray (1972)

(Didn't I) Blow Your Mind This Time - Del-Fonics (1970)

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, The - Roberta Flack (1972)

Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavares (1976)

Hello Stranger - Yvonne Elliman (1977)

Help Me - Joni Mitchell (1974)

How Much I Feel - Ambrosia (1978)

(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Wanna Be Right - Luther Ingram (1972)

If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (1976)

I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton John (1974)

I Just Can't Help Believing - BJ Thomas (1970)

I Just Wanna Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (1978)

I'm Not In Love - 10cc (1975)

Last Song - Edward Bear (1972)

Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka (1974)

Lead Me On - Maxine Nightengale (1979)

Let's Stay Together - Al Green (1972)

Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson (1978)

Love I Lost, The - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1973)

Love's Lines, Angels and Rhymes - The Fifth Dimension (1971)

Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra (1973)

Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer (1975)

Make It With You - Bread (1970)

Me & Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (1972)

More Than A Woman - The Bee Gees (1978)

Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues (1972)

Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (1972)

Reunited - Peaches and Herb (1979)

Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch (1977)

She's a Lady - Tom Jones (1972)

Shining Star - The Manhattans (1980)

Show and Tell - Al Wilson (1973)

Sister Golden Hair - America (1975)

Still The One - Orleans (1976)

Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts (1972)

Three Times A Lady - The Commodores (1978)

Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce (1973)

Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor (1976)

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (1977)

You Belong To Me - Carly Simon (1978)

You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (1976)

You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls (1976)

You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate (1975)

What more can I say but .. vote 'em like you like 'em!

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Can this PTT PLEASE be a Top 35 so I can vote for all the songs I'd like to vote for? :puppyeyes: This list is a Soft Rock enthusiasts dream come true. I need to fetch my captain's hat and sail on this sea of yacht rock!

1. Help Me - Joni Mitchell - I had this on my first PTT :thumbsup:

2. You Belong To Me - Carly Simon

3. I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton John - I am thrilled some one else put ON-J on their list!!!

4. Three Times A Lady - The Commodores - My Jehri 'froed hero, sigh

5. Sister Golden Hair - America

6. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls

7. I'm Not In Love - 10cc

8. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago

9. More Than A Woman - The Bee Gees

10. Always and Forever - Heatwave

11. How Much I Feel - Ambrosia - I know this won't count but it killed me to leave it out of my final vote

Air That I Breathe, The - The Hollies (1974)

Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White (1974)

Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners (1972)

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, The - Roberta Flack (1972)

I Just Wanna Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb (1978)

Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka (1974)

Let's Stay Together - Al Green (1972)

Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson (1978)

Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer (1975)

Make It With You - Bread (1970)

Me & Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (1972)

Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (1972)

Reunited - Peaches and Herb (1979)

Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch (1977)

She's a Lady - Tom Jones (1972)

Shining Star - The Manhattans (1980)

Show and Tell - Al Wilson (1973)

Still The One - Orleans (1976)

Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts (1972)

Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce (1973)

Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor (1976)

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (1977)

You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) - Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. (1976)

You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate (1975)

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These are the ten that I like

1 Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues (1972)

2 Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (1977)

3 She's a Lady - Tom Jones (1972)

4 Shining Star - The Manhattans (1980)

5 Sister Golden Hair - America (1975)

6 Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White (1974)

7 Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners (1972)

8 Let's Stay Together - Al Green (1972)

9 Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson (1978)

10 I'm Not In Love - 10cc (1975)

Some of these are new to me and a couple of them I dismissed until now. :shifty:

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1. Help Me - Joni Mitchell

2. Show and Tell - Al Wilson

3. Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce

4. Shining Star - The Manhattans

5. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Wanna Be Right - Luther Ingram

6. You Belong To Me - Carly Simon

7. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies

8. Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites

9. (Didn't I) Blow Your Mind This Time - Del-Fonics

10. Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch

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PS..you are such a romantic. I love it!

1-Air That I Breathe, The - The Hollies (1974) And I love kd lang's cover, too.

2-Help Me - Joni Mitchell (1974) What a great singer/songwriter.

3-You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Lou Rawls (1976) Mr. Cool

4-Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka (1974) Schmaltzy, maybe. But an underrated writer.

5-Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (1972) The late great Eugene Record on lead.

6-Love's Lines, Angels and Rhymes - The Fifth Dimension (1971) Gotta love the geometric equation.

7-First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, The - Roberta Flack (1972) Like a hymn.

8-Danny's Song - Anne Murray (1972) Anne added sincerity to Loggins' great song.

9-Let's Stay Together - Al Green (1972) Joann wouldn't forgive me if I left the Reverand Al off this list.

10-Always and Forever - Heatwave (1977) Always the last dance of the night.

I applaud you PS. Great list...I could listen for days.

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1. Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (1972)

2. Help Me - Joni Mitchell (1974)

3. Air That I Breathe, The - The Hollies (1974)

4. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners (1972)

5. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (1976)

6. Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch (1977)

7. (Didn't I) Blow Your Mind This Time - Del-Fonics (1970)

8. Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer (1975)

9. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (1977)

10. Reunited - Peaches and Herb (1979)

Great list pink. I am more than impressed. Any of your songs could appear on my own list, and more than one does. ;)

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1- Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts (1972)

2- Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer (1975)

3- Danny's Song - Anne Murray (1972)

5- Me & Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (1972)

6- You Belong To Me - Carly Simon (1978)

7- You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate (1975)

8- She's a Lady - Tom Jones (1972)

9- Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (1977)

10-Let's Stay Together - Al Green (1972)

wow, what a good list... :thumbsup:

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But it's from only one era.

It's a themed list -- Love Songs of the 70s. There were different styles of music in the 70s and I tried to cover them all, while staying within my theme. So there's some disco, some rock, some pop, a couple country I think....a little bit of everything.

I could have done this themed list with any decade, really.

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01. Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts (1972)

02. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues (1972)

03. Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce (1973)

04. More Than A Woman - The Bee Gees (1978)

05. Still The One - Orleans (1976)

06. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (1976)

07. Love To Love You Baby - Donna Summer (1975)

08. Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (1972)

09. Three Times A Lady - The Commodores (1978)

10. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners (1972)

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1.Sentimental Lady - Bob Welch

2.Help Me - Joni Mitchell

3.I'm Not In Love - 10cc

4.Air That I Breathe, The - The Hollies

5.Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce

6.Make It With You - Bread

7.(Didn't I) Blow Your Mind This Time - Del-Fonics

8.(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Wanna Be Right - Luther Ingram

9.Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites

10.Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka

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1. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues (1972)

2. Make It With You - Bread (1970)

3. Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce (1973)

4. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (1977)

5. Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts (1972)

6. Sister Golden Hair - America (1975)

7. Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka (1974)

8. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (1976)

9. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, The - Roberta Flack (1972)

10. After The Lovin' - Englebert Humperdinck (1976)

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1. Sister Golden Hair - America

2. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

3. Knights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

4. Let's Stay Together - Al Green

5. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe - Barry White

6. (Didn't I) Blow Your Mind This Time - Del-Fonics

7. The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies

8. Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites

9. Help Me - Joni Mitchell

10. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - The Spinners

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