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Subject: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: violet_shy on 10/07/19 at 12:36 am

I'm sorry...I know I belong to the 90s but the 70s had some gorgeous songs. Which one stands out the most? Post just one song please!

Ok...I pick "How much I feel" by Ambrosia (1978). It's soo beautiful!

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Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/11/19 at 12:28 am

Wow so many beautiful songs from the 70s.  Hard to choose just one.  But one that stands out to me is Al Stewart - Time Passages

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/11/19 at 8:26 am

Of course, there is no "one song", and people's definitions of "beautiful" may vary, but this one is a stunner that deserves to be heard by more people.

Paul Kantner, Grace Slick and David Freiberg
"Sketches of China"
1973

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX6sIgjyVZE

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/11/19 at 8:27 am


Wow so many beautiful songs from the 70s.  Hard to choose just one.  But one that stands out to me is Al Stewart - Time Passages


Good choice. Al Stewart is an excellent singer/songwriter. I have sen him live several times.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: yelimsexa on 10/11/19 at 9:36 am

This wedding anthem for Baby Boomers (along with We've Only Just Begun) is it:

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A nice change from the more juvenile "With A Little Help From My Friends" several years before it.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/11/19 at 11:29 am


Paul Kantner, Grace Slick and David Freiberg
"Sketches of China"
1973


New to me - don't know if I'd call it the "most beautiful" 70's song, but definitely worth a listen!  :)

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/11/19 at 12:15 pm

You the reader may think my first submission for this topic is weird, but let me explain.  I'm submitting two different songs:

Paul McCartney and Wings - My Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmjN1O1ejS4

Skylark - Wildflower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MJ8flVWL1I

For Sir Paul, "My Love" was something of a comeback hit, seeing as he hadn't ascended to the heights of the charts (his standard) since summer 1971's "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey", and had been experiencing a bit of a lull.  "My Love" was a huge #1 hit.

Skylark sadly was a one hit wonder.  "Wildflower" deservedly made it into the top 10.

The reason I'm submitting the two of these together is both hits were released during the spring/summer of 1973.  I always thought there was something of a commonality in their sounds, and I loved both songs.  Since I often switched between two AM Top 40 radio stations, I'd sometimes hear one, change the station and hear the other.  I liked that!  Between these two (and a few other dandies of the day), they made the summer of 1973 really beautiful.  :)

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 10/11/19 at 1:32 pm


New to me - don't know if I'd call it the "most beautiful" 70's song, but definitely worth a listen!  :)


Yes, the Kantner/Slick axis of the Jefferson Airplane family has always been a bit of an acquired taste. I acquired it long ago. :)  It has served me well.


PS-the lead guitar on "Sketches of China" is  by Jerry Garcia.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/11/19 at 2:33 pm


PS-the lead guitar on "Sketches of China" is  by Jerry Garcia.


Jerry Garcia - cool!  :D

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: annimal on 10/11/19 at 4:59 pm

I was born in 82 but there are more 70's songs I enjoy then 80's

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: violet_shy on 10/11/19 at 5:10 pm


Of course, there is no "one song", and people's definitions of "beautiful" may vary,



True. I was just curious to know which 70s song sounds more beautiful to everyone.

Great choices everyone!

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/11/19 at 5:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_a46WJ1viA


Cat

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: nally on 10/11/19 at 11:47 pm

One that might come to mind for me is "You've Got A Friend" as performed by James Taylor (1971).

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/12/19 at 12:57 pm


One that might come to mind for me is "You've Got A Friend" as performed by James Taylor (1971).


Written (and preformed) by Carole King.


Cat

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: nally on 10/12/19 at 2:47 pm


Written (and preformed) by Carole King.


Cat

I actually knew that! O0

And I have heard her version of it. I still like listening to James Taylor's arrangement.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Emman on 10/17/19 at 8:49 pm


I'm sorry...I know I belong to the 90s but the 70s had some gorgeous songs. Which one stands out the most? Post just one song please!

Ok...I pick "How much I feel" by Ambrosia (1978). It's soo beautiful!

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So you're a fan of 70s style soft rock, I like some songs from that genre, especially if there's strong harmony vocals and jazz /country influences

Joni Mitchell - Help Me
Carole King - Been to Canaan and Jazzman
Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling
England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
Alessi Brothers - Oh Lori
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Fantasy, After the Love Has Gone
Seals and Croft - Summer Breeze


Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/18/19 at 8:28 pm


...
Joni Mitchell - Help Me
Carole King - Been to Canaan and Jazzman
Eagles - Peaceful Easy Feeling
England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
Alessi Brothers - Oh Lori
Earth, Wind, and Fire - Fantasy, After the Love Has Gone
Seals and Croft - Summer Breeze


O0 Some excellent choices here!

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/18/19 at 8:38 pm

I agree with others, there is no "most beautiful" song in the decade.  So I'll just post something beautiful.

I'm far from their number one fan, and IMO they got it wrong sometimes.  But this delightful mid-tempo is one I feel they got right, and I find much about it to love.  From 1976,

Bee Gees - Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrXDmPthQKk

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/19/19 at 2:02 pm


I agree with others, there is no "most beautiful" song in the decade.  So I'll just post something beautiful.

I'm far from their number one fan, and IMO they got it wrong sometimes.  But this delightful mid-tempo is one I feel they got right, and I find much about it to love.  From 1976,

Bee Gees - Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrXDmPthQKk

It has to be from the Bee Gees for wonderful songs, but their best songs came from the late 1960s ("First Of May", "Words", and "World").

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/19 at 1:08 am

I have beautiful songs from the 1970s.

"Father and Son" by Cat Stevens
This song is just beautiful, and my son likes it too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8W5U2tIFQI

Song of Joy by Miguel Ríos
Which (along with the soundtrack to "A Clockwork Orange") introduced my to Beethoven.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AToMqIs7l4Y

Streets of London by Ralph McTell
A picturesque song about the other side of London.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92_qgqj9cx8

Annie's Song by John Denver
A beautiful song written for his wife.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNOTF-znQyw

"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" recorded by Julie Covington for the 1976 concept album Evita.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adUPdnzCAk8

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: TheGipper on 10/27/19 at 2:22 am

Robbie Dupree- Steal Away

Atlanta Rhythm Section- So Into You

Al Stewart- Year of the Cat

Little River Band- Reminiscing

Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

Tons more.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: annimal on 10/27/19 at 10:08 am

I know I know Summer Breeze.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/29/19 at 12:55 pm

Sometimes when we touch-Dan Hill (1977)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgdNqqkkGbw


Cat

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/29/19 at 3:45 pm


Sometimes when we touch-Dan Hill (1977)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgdNqqkkGbw


Cat
O0

A beautiful song.

A few years ago when I used to sing karaoke, I had a lump in my throat when I sang this song, and was struggling towards the end of the song.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/31/19 at 7:38 pm

A beautiful song from a fave group of mine:

America - Daisy Jane (Summer 1975)    :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82SRhLsANjE

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: annimal on 10/31/19 at 8:00 pm

Annimal has been found laying dead with a spider webbing all over her

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: annimal on 10/31/19 at 8:12 pm

no I'm still here and great.  I just wanted to see if I could scare anyone because it's just the day to do that

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 10/31/19 at 8:22 pm


Annimal has been found laying dead with a spider webbing all over her



no I'm still here and great.  I just wanted to see if I could scare anyone because it's just the day to do that


Glad the spider didn't get you!  ;)

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: nally on 10/31/19 at 11:27 pm


Sometimes when we touch-Dan Hill (1977)


Cat

O0

A beautiful song.

A few years ago when I used to sing karaoke, I had a lump in my throat when I sang this song, and was struggling towards the end of the song.

Agreed; that's a good choice too! O0

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Howard on 11/01/19 at 7:18 am


no I'm still here and great.  I just wanted to see if I could scare anyone because it's just the day to do that


What does this have to do with beautiful songs of the 1970's?  ::)

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: annimal on 11/01/19 at 10:22 am


Glad the spider didn't get you!  ;)


on my ava picture right now there is a little spider on the grey square of my shirt, but it's to dark to see here.  It  is hanging from my choker

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/01/19 at 2:15 pm

Another beautiful song from 1978, "Anak" by Filipino singer Freddie Aguilar.

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English translation:
"Child"

When you were born into this world
Your mom and dad saw a dream fulfilled
Dream come true
The answer to their prayers

You were to them a special child
Gave 'em joy every time you smiled
Each time you cried
They're at your side to care

Child, you don't know
You'll never know how far they'd go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it's true
They'd die for you, if they must, to see you here

How many seasons came and went
So many years have now been spent
For time ran fast
And now at last you're strong

Now what has gotten over you
You seem to hate your parents too
Do speak out your mind
Why do you find them wrong

Child you don't know
You'll never know how far they'd go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it's true
They'd die for you, if they must, to see you near

And now your path has gone astray
Child you ain't sure what to do or say
You're so alone
No friends are on your side

And child you now break down in tears
Let them drive away your fears
Where must you go
Their arms stay open wide

Child you don't know
You'll never know how far they'd go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through
And God it's true
They'd die for you, if they must, to see you here

Child you don't know
You'll never know how far they'd go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it's true
They'd die for you, if they must, to see you here


Read more: https://muzikum.eu/en/127-7348-114300/freddie-aguilar/anak-english-translation.html#ixzz643TD6N5M

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: annimal on 11/01/19 at 4:27 pm

good for that child

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/01/19 at 5:56 pm


Another beautiful song from 1978, "Anak" by Filipino singer Freddie Aguilar.

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English translation:
"Child"

When you were born into this world
Your mom and dad saw a dream fulfilled
Dream come true
The answer to their prayers

You were to them a special child
Gave 'em joy every time you smiled
Each time you cried
They're at your side to care

Child, you don't know
You'll never know how far they'd go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it's true
They'd die for you, if they must, to see you here

How many seasons came and went
So many years have now been spent
For time ran fast
And now at last you're strong

Now what has gotten over you
You seem to hate your parents too
Do speak out your mind
Why do you find them wrong

Child you don't know
You'll never know how far they'd go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it's true
They'd die for you, if they must, to see you near

And now your path has gone astray
Child you ain't sure what to do or say
You're so alone
No friends are on your side

And child you now break down in tears
Let them drive away your fears
Where must you go
Their arms stay open wide

Child you don't know
You'll never know how far they'd go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through
And God it's true
They'd die for you, if they must, to see you here

Child you don't know
You'll never know how far they'd go
To give you all their love can give
To see you through and God it's true
They'd die for you, if they must, to see you here


Read more: https://muzikum.eu/en/127-7348-114300/freddie-aguilar/anak-english-translation.html#ixzz643TD6N5M



I really like that. Very nice song.


Cat

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/19 at 12:40 am



I really like that. Very nice song.


Cat
The strangest thing is, that I can sing the song song in Tagalog, the Philippine language, in my head, but when singing out loud I cannot do it.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/02/19 at 1:12 pm


The strangest thing is, that I can sing the song song in Tagalog, the Philippine language, in my head, but when singing out loud I cannot do it.



Your tongue gets in the way. I totally understand.


Cat

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/24/20 at 10:21 pm

Just heard this and thought to post it - beautiful IMO  :)

England Dan & John Ford Coley - Love Is The Answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QZjJU-mtFU

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: wagonman76 on 02/24/20 at 11:13 pm

Dream Weaver is beautiful. Sounds way ahead of its time.

Melissa by the Allman Brothers is so beautiful too.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: nally on 02/24/20 at 11:20 pm


I know I know Summer Breeze.

...by Seals & Crofts. I agree, that's a good one. O0 Even the guitar chords at the beginning are pleasing. :)

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 5:09 am


Just heard this and thought to post it - beautiful IMO  :)

England Dan & John Ford Coley - Love Is The Answer
Another England Dan & John Ford Coley song "Just Tell Me You Love Me", this was my wife's favourite, she even had it as a ringtone for her phone.

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Regrettably I just learnt it was released in 1980...

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/25/20 at 3:20 pm

Time in a Bottle-Jim Croce


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1rMeYnOmM


Cat

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/20 at 3:21 pm


Time in a Bottle-Jim Croce




Cat
O0

Expertly used in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (2014), one of my cinema moments of the year.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: violet_shy on 02/25/20 at 6:18 pm

My mom was a teen in the 70s(she was born in 1957). Anyway, she always has a playlist of 70s music. I happened to hear her play this one recently and thought it was so beautiful. I must post it!

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Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/25/20 at 6:53 pm


My mom was a teen in the 70s(she was born in 1957). Anyway, she always has a playlist of 70s music. I happened to hear her play this one recently and thought it was so beautiful. I must post it!


I prefer the version he did with Fleetwood Mac a few years earlier in 1972. The guitar tones are exquisite.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAz_a8AjHgE

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/25/20 at 8:43 pm


My mom was a teen in the 70s(she was born in 1957). Anyway, she always has a playlist of 70s music. I happened to hear her play this one recently and thought it was so beautiful. I must post it!



I prefer the version he did with Fleetwood Mac a few years earlier in 1972. The guitar tones are exquisite.


O0 Both versions are terrific!  I like the less polished early version but the later version is winsome, too.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/25/20 at 8:48 pm

The Philly Soul sub-genre brought forth a few beauties, like this one...

The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow (early 1972)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1MpQpgV2W4

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: wagonman76 on 02/25/20 at 9:44 pm


O0 Both versions are terrific!  I like the less polished early version but the later version is winsome, too.


I didn’t realize that song was that old. But I’ve always loved the Bob Welch version.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: nally on 02/25/20 at 10:46 pm


Time in a Bottle-Jim Croce

Cat

Good selection. O0

Other songs of his may also qualify for this thread.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: violet_shy on 02/26/20 at 4:05 am


The Philly Soul sub-genre brought forth a few beauties, like this one...

The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow (early 1972)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1MpQpgV2W4


That's really beautiful. It has some giates.❤

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/26/20 at 9:15 am


That's really beautiful. It has some giates.❤


Glad you like it!  :)

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 02/26/20 at 9:20 am

The Carpenters were well known for beautiful ballads in the early 70s...

The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun (late 1970)  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kPD4LtA1vo

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: whistledog on 03/22/20 at 1:13 am

The Homecoming by Hagood Hardy.  It's an instrumental from 1975
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Or one with vocals, how about the 1977 hit Falling by Leblanc and Carr
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Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: AmericanGirl on 03/28/20 at 1:46 pm


The Homecoming by Hagood Hardy.  It's an instrumental from 1975


O0 Just caught this.  It sounds vaguely familiar - and is quite beautiful!


Or one with vocals, how about the 1977 hit Falling by Leblanc and Carr


Another good pick!    :)

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: whistledog on 03/28/20 at 6:24 pm


O0 Just caught this.  It sounds vaguely familiar - and is quite beautiful!


The Homecoming peaked at #41 in the US.  Previously, it served as a jingle in a commercial for the product Salada Tea

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/28/20 at 6:30 pm


The Philly Soul sub-genre brought forth a few beauties, like this one...

The Stylistics - Betcha By Golly Wow (early 1972)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1MpQpgV2W4


Before that…

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Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: violet_shy on 10/17/20 at 3:55 pm

Mid to late 70s music was super beautiful!

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Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/17/20 at 7:25 pm


Mid to late 70s music was super beautiful!

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Loved them. Their album Nights are Forever album was my favorite one from my folks vinyl collection. Also loved Dan Seals as a solo artist. Gone way too soon.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Howard on 10/18/20 at 2:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CezRRt78EYQ
Leo Sayer - When I Need You

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/18/20 at 4:03 pm

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Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: wagonman76 on 10/18/20 at 4:09 pm

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Bee gees had some good ones too.

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: violet_shy on 02/08/21 at 10:21 pm

I was listening to this one earlier today because it was on a sitcom forgot which one. But, I like this song very much there's an eerieness about it can't really say what it is. It's beautiful.

Seals & Crofts - Summer breeze (1972)

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Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/08/21 at 10:59 pm

Here's one.

Stephen Stills & Manassas
"Johnny's Garden"
1972

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz74uyx7B-E

Subject: Re: Most beautiful song of the 1970s?

Written By: whistledog on 02/08/21 at 11:17 pm

I'm going to cheat with this one, but how about Longer by Dan Fogelberg.  It was released in December 1979, and though it did not peak in the charts until 1980, it was rising up the charts in the last few weeks of the decade

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