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Category: Top 40

Foghat – Slow Ride

April 4, 2014 | 1975, Group, Top 40

Slow Ride was the biggest hit for Foghat, it reached Number 20 on the charts and the Album that it came from Fool for the City was their biggest Album. It is currently being used in a Firestone commercial. The single version of the song was 1/2 the length (3:56) of the Album version (8:21)

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water

April 3, 2014 | 1972, Album Cuts, Deep Purple, Group, Top 40

The opening to this song, currently used in a Bank of America commercial, is as familiar as any recorded during the 1970s. The song was originally released on the “Machine Head” album released in 1972. But although it got radio play on FM radio it really didn’t become a big hit until it was the […]

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 […]

Carole King – I Feel The Earth Move

April 9, 2012 | 1971, Carole King, Female, Number 1, Top 40

Not sure where this video originally appeared, but it’s a nice version of one of the best songs from her great LP Tapestry.

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.

Don McLean – American Pie

January 5, 2012 | 1972, Male, Number 1, Top 40

During the last days of 1971 and into 1972 everyone was listening to and trying to determine what the lyrics meant in Don McLean’s American Pie. Other than alluding to the deaths of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens on February 3, 1959, a day many have called the ‘Day the Music Died’ […]

Elton John – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

August 12, 2011 | 1976, Male, Top 40

It was the summer of 1976 and Elton john recorded this duet with Kiki Dee. This version is him singing it alone in one of his concerts during the same time period. While Elton John had enjoyed quite a few number ones in the US, and this one reach it as well, this song was […]

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 […]

Three Dog Night – Joy To The World

May 5, 2011 | 1971, Group, Three Dog Night, Top 40

During 1971 everyone was singing the opening line, “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” of this song. Three Dog Night doesn’t get the acknowledgment today that they deserve. From 1969 until 1974 they were one of the most popular bands around. They performed this song at both the 1971 and 1972 Grammy Awards ceremony. Not too many, […]

Ocean – Put Your Hand in the Hand

January 19, 2011 | 1971, Group, One Hit Wonder, Top 40

Ocean was form in London, Ontario and had singer Janice Brown, singer-keyboardist Greg Brown, bassist Jeff Jones, guitarist Dave Tamblyn and drummer Chuck Slater as their members. Put Your Hand In the Hand was their Their first single, released in 1970 reaching the single charts in early 1971 The song was written by Gene McLellan. […]

Chase – Get It On

April 13, 2010 | 1971, Group, Top 40

Trumpeter Bill Chase form his band in 1970. They took the last name of their leader. Get it On was the hit from their first album. In all the group would release three albums. With a number of changes in the members of the band they were working on their 4th when Bill Chase and […]

T-Rex – Bang a Gong (Get It On)

April 10, 2010 | 1972, Group, Top 40

T-Rex led by Mac Bolan was a popular group in England, but relatively unknown in America. Bang a Gong was their only US hit. It did hit the Top 10, but just barely topping out at Number 10. Under the title Get It On, it was a big hit in 1971 in England reaching the […]

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 […]

Mouth and MacNeal – How Do You Do

February 27, 2010 | 1972, Group, Top 40

In 1971 in Netherland the duo Mouth and MacNeal (Big Mouth (born Willem Duyn, March 31, 1937) and Maggie MacNeal (born Sjoukje van’t Spijker, May 5, 1950) came together. They recorded a few songs and were more popular in Europe, especially Germany, than they were in the United States. How Do You Do, released in […]