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Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime

April 12, 2014 | 1970, Group

It was the summer of 1970 and everyone around the world was singing this little tune written by Ray Dorset and just thinking about the joys and the carefree days of summer. The song was a Number 1 hit in their home county of England and peaked at Number 3 in the United States. The […]

Bobby Sherman – Julie, Do You Love Me

May 1, 2011 | 1970

Top Songs of 1970

December 27, 2010 | 1970

When the 1960′s ended and the 70′s began I wasn’t really listening too much to music. But when The Partridge Family debuted on ABC Television I was really exposed to music. Call it bubble gum rock, but the number 6 song I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family was top on my list. […]

Christmas 1970

December 18, 2010 | 1970, Christmas, Commentary, Elvis Presley

40 years ago, as I was looking forward to Christmas, I was just a pre-teen. Just a few months earlier I had celebrated my 12th birthday. While I did have a portable AM radio and listened to it, I wasn’t a regular listener. Most of my music experience was from Movie Musicals, Saturday Morning Cartoons, […]

The Partridge Family

December 5, 2010 | 1970, Commentary

September of 1970. I had just turned 12 and the new television season was beginning. With it the Partridge Family debuted on Friday September 25th. The show, based loosely on the family group the Cowsills, was to show the adventures of a family who came together to be pop stars. Shirley Jones was the Mom […]

Melanie – Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)

March 4, 2010 | 1970, Female, Melanie, Top 40

Over the years there have been a few artist who have gone just by one name. The 60′s artist Donavan and from the 80′s Madonna and Prince. Beginning in the late 1960′s and even into today, Melanie is one of those one name artist. She was just a young singer when she was invited to […]

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

February 13, 2010 | 1970, Album Cuts, Group

Note:The following was originally published at 6 Things To Consider. We thank Steve Atkinson for allowing us to republish this. It was on Friday the 13th, February 1970 that the album that many consider the first Heavy Metal album was released. It was released in the United Kingdom. The debut album of a band from […]

B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

January 25, 2010 | 1970, B.J. Thomas, Male, Number 1

The 1970s began just like the 60s ended, at least at the top of the charts. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head sung by B.J. Thomas, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid spent 4 weeks at Number 1. The first week was the last […]

R. B. Greaves – Take a Letter Maria

October 30, 2009 | 1970, Male, One Hit Wonder, Top 40

The song about infidelity, first by the wife of the singer and then the singer himself towards his secretary Maria. The song reached Number 2 on the Billboard charts towards the end of 1969 and really shouldn’t be classified as a song of the 1970s. But it was a favorite of this author’s and I […]

The Original Caste – One Tin Soldier

October 13, 2009 | 1970, Group

The song One Tin Soldier was written by the songwriting team Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter. It was recorded in late 1969 by the Canadian group The Original Caste and was a minor hit in the United States, but a big hit, reaching Number 1, in Canada. Most people will remember the version of the […]

Edwin Starr – War

October 5, 2009 | 1970, Male, Motown, Number 1

Two clips of Edwin Starr singing his 1970 war protest song War. One is from the 70′s. Not sure when the second one is from, but it’s obviously much later than the first. The song was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. It was Edwin Starr’s most successful song as well as the most […]

Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden

September 25, 2009 | 1970, Country, Female, Top 40

I have seen Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson listed as a One-Hit wonder. While it may be true that this was the only song that may have crossed over to the Pop charts to any one who was listening to Country Music in the late 60′s and early 70′s she sure wasn’t a One-Hit artist. […]

Joni Mitchell – Woodstock

August 18, 2009 | 1970, Album Cuts, Female, Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell was not at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, but she composed the song that many consider the anthem of the festival. Her manager felt that it was more important to be at a taping of the Dick Cavett Show and was afraid had she gone to the festival she would not have […]

Zager And Evans – In The Year 2525

August 5, 2009 | 1970, Group, Number 1

1969 is technically not the 70s, but every once in awhile I like to include some of the songs from that year since in some ways there is little difference between 1969 and 1970. At least in my opinion. Rich Evans, the Evans of the duo, wrote the song in 1964 and it was originally […]