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Three Dog Night – Shambala

April 6, 2013 | 1973, Group, Three Dog Night, Top 40

This Three Dog Night song is currently used in a Bank of America commercial. Shambala was written by Daniel Moore and the version by Three Dog Night reached Number 3 on the Charts. As it turns out it would be their 2nd to last Top 10 song 1974′s The Show Must Go On would reach […]

Argent – Hold Your Head Up

March 1, 2012 | 1973, Group, Top 40

After the 60′s band The Zombies broke up, Rod Argent went on to lead a group that also had his name Argent. This Video is of a 1974 performance of their 1973 hit Hold Your Head Up.

Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein

July 2, 2011 | 1973, Group, Number 1, Top 40

The early ’70′s had some great instrumentals and one of the best came out in 1973 with the Edgar Winter Group and Frankenstein. Here is a nearly 9 minute live version of the song that may even be better than the album cut from They Only Come Out at Night. Now you can hear a […]

Grand Funk – We’re An American Band

March 8, 2010 | 1973, Grand Funk (Railroad), Group, Number 1

In July of 1973 Grand Funk Railroad released their 7th album We’re An American Band.  This was also the first of three Albums where the group was simply call Grand Funk.  The first single released from the album was the title song We’re An American Band. The song was their first Number 1 single.  It […]

US Number 1′s – 1973

January 1, 2010 | 1973, Number 1

Week Ending – Song; Artist January 6, 13, & 20 – “You’re So Vain”; Carly Simon January 27 – “Superstition”; Stevie Wonder February 3, 10, & 17 – “Crocodile Rock”; Elton John February 24, March 3, 10, & 17 – “Killing Me Softly with His Song”; Roberta Flack March 24 – “Love Train”; The O’Jays […]

Elton John – Step Into Christmas

November 23, 2009 | 1973, Elton John, Male

Elton John’s holiday song.

Vicki Lawrence – The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia

November 9, 2009 | 1973, Female, Number 1

The song was written by Bobby Russell. Russell was a popular songwriter in the late 60′s and early 70′s having written the hits Little Green Apples and Honey. He also wrote and recorded a a song about the everyday man having a normal Saturday titled Saturday Morning Confusion. The song was offered to Cher, but […]

Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On

February 13, 2009 | 1973, Male, Motown, Number 1

If there was a theme song for the sexual freedom of the 1970s Let’s Get It On the 1973 hit by Marvin Gaye could easily be it. Marvin along with Ed Townsend wrote the song which was also the title of his followup to What’s Going On. The song reach the top of the Billboard […]

Jim Croce – Bad Bad Leroy Brown

September 13, 2008 | 1973, Jim Croce, Male, Number 1

Another song by the late Jim Croce an artist who died way too early. This clip is his performance as well as him telling how he came to write the song. The song was on his Life and Times album. It reach the Top Spot on Billboard charts on July 21, 1973 and was still […]

Jim Croce – I Got a Name

August 4, 2008 | 1973, Jim Croce, Male, Top 40

One day before the release of Jim Croce’s third Album, I Got a Name, was released he died when the charter plan that he, Maury Muehleisen, and George Stevens, the comic who was the show’s warm up act were flying to the next concert site.  All on the plane died when it failed to gain […]