Love song's of the 70's

  • zakariahzol

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    Apr 28, 2009 1:10 PM GMT
    I once start a thread on the disco music of the 70's. Now how about the sweet and and melodious song of the 70's. You know, song by Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, Carpenters , Shirley Bassey , Engelbert Humperdick and so many great love song.

    Some of those song are unforgetable and touch the soul and emotion . The lyric are so lovely and persuasive. My favourite singer of all time got to Barry Manilow. Song like "When October Goes", "This one for you", Ready to take a chance again" . The love song of the 70's is for those in love.


    And what about song like Albert Morris "Feeling", "You Light up My Life"

    Anyone else want to relive the memory with me..
  • silverfox

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    Apr 28, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
    Sure...I will gladly show my age.

    My favorite love song from the 70s.....

    "We've Only Just Begun" Carpenters
  • rnch

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    Apr 28, 2009 1:27 PM GMT
    "love has no pride" .. the version done by Linda Ronstadt.

    utterly devistating.
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    Apr 28, 2009 1:42 PM GMT



    Here ya go zakariahzol!


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    Apr 28, 2009 1:49 PM GMT



    This kid was only 14 when he recorded this...



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    Apr 28, 2009 1:55 PM GMT
    I used to pooh-pooh 70s music and especially their love songs. I grew up in the 1970s and the music was (and is) inferior in many respects to the pop music from the post-Beatles 1960s.

    There were some very good love songs though. Here are a few of my favourite ballads. Not all are traditional love songs.

    - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel;
    - "Superstar" by The Carpenters;
    - "The First Time Ever I Saw His Face" by Roberta Flack;
    - "Hurting Each Other" by The Carpenters;
    - "Without You" by Nilsson.
  • SFGeoNinja

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    Apr 28, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    "Let's Get it On" - Marvin Gaye
    "More than a Woman" - Bee Gees
    "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" - Rod Stewart
    "Wild Horses" - Rolling Stones
    "Since I've Been Lovin You" - Led Zeppelin
    "Once in a Lifetime" - Talking Heads

    My all-time favorite is Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee". It might not be 70s, I'm not sure but it's one of the only songs that gets me every time...
  • Hagan_F

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    Apr 28, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    silverfox1 saidSure...I will gladly show my age.

    My favorite love song from the 70s.....

    "We've Only Just Begun" Carpenters


    Sung at every wedding until the early 80's!! Love Karen, what a voice.
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    Apr 28, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
  • CAtoFL

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    Apr 28, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
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    Apr 28, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    Midnight At The Oasis, Maria Mulduar, Fooled Around and Fell in Love, Elvin Bishop.
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    Apr 28, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    I'm with Surreal:



    PSCalif posted the tying favorite above.
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    Apr 28, 2009 5:29 PM GMT
    Joni Mitchell's Blue has a bunch of great, bittersweet love songs.

    All I want
    River
    Last Time I Saw Richard
    A Case of You

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    Apr 28, 2009 5:48 PM GMT
    I went to an Ambrosia concert last night! Ha!!!

  • Timbales

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    Apr 28, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    Jefferson Starship - Miracles
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    Apr 28, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    jprichva saidGee, would you really call "The Last Time I Saw Richard" a love song?

    The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in '68,
    He said "All romantics meet the same fate..."


    It is all about love and misery. Which is as lovey-dovey as she gets.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 28, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    Climax - Precious and few
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    Apr 28, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    Escape, The Pina Colada Song... Always a favorite from 1979
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    Apr 28, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    One of my absolute favs from any decade is "Could It Be Magic" written by Barry Manilow as performed by Donna Summers, feat. a melody taken from Chopin's Prelude no.20. Such a beautiful song!
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    Apr 28, 2009 8:02 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    MunchingZombie saidIt is all about love and misery. Which is as lovey-dovey as she gets.

    Here's a genuinely lovey-dovey song by her, and on the same album:
    Carey.



    You are right. I took a look at the lyrics (which I sing loudly in the car, but couldn't recall without the music on) and there isn't a dark cloud in that sky.
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    Apr 28, 2009 8:22 PM GMT

    Evergreen - Barbra Streisand

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    Apr 28, 2009 8:34 PM GMT
    davidp7 said"Let's Get it On" - Marvin Gaye
    "More than a Woman" - Bee Gees
    "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" - Rod Stewart
    "Wild Horses" - Rolling Stones
    "Since I've Been Lovin You" - Led Zeppelin
    "Once in a Lifetime" - Talking Heads

    My all-time favorite is Janis Joplin's "Me and Bobby McGee". It might not be 70s, I'm not sure but it's one of the only songs that gets me every time...


    Hmmm, some very good choices. "Me and Bobby McGee" is one of Kris Kristofferson's best songs. It hit #1 in 1971 about 3 months after Janis Joplin's untimely death.

    Here are a few more that came to mind.

    "If You Could Read My Mind" by Gordon Lightfoot" (later a great dance song from the movie Studio 54)

    "You Are Everything" by the Stylistics;

    "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by the Sylistics;

    "Evergreen" by Barbra Streisand (I know a cliche for a gay man to like Barbra, but I still think it is a great love song);

    "Then Came You" by Dionne Warwicke and The Spinners;

    "Annie's Song" by John Denver (sappy, but a lovely melody);

    "Mandy" by Barry Manilow (also a bit sappy, but I love the melody and emotions);

    "A Weekend in New England" by Barry Manilow;

    The next two are great break-up songs:

    "Knowing Me, Knowing You" by Abba;

    "It's Too Late" by Carole King.

    And finally for over the top emotions:

    "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush.

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  • Timbales

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    Apr 28, 2009 8:38 PM GMT
    Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love?