Best Hit Songs From the 70’s You’ve Forgotten or Never Heard

Remember when they used to make good music? You may have forgotten, but they actually used to do that very thing. Here’s a list of great songs from the 1970’s that maybe you’ve never heard before, or if you have, your ears will be glad to hear them again.

These are not never-released songs from obscure albums. These were hit singles! And if you ask me, the 1970’s started in 1967, so there are songs here from ’67 through ’69. So let’s go…

Chi Coltrane – Thunder and Lightning


Q – Dancin’ Man


City Boy – 5.7.0.5


The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – (I Don’t Wanna Love You But) You Got Me Anyway


Pilot – January


Moon Martin – Rolene


Ambrosia – Holdin’ on to Yesterday


Sniff ‘N the Tears – Driver’s Seat


Sanford Townsend Band – Smoke from a Distant Fire


Gary Wright – Phantom Writer


Starz – Cherry Baby


Mr. Bloe – Groovin’ With Mr. Bloe


Badfinger – Day After Day


Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy


Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking


T Rex – Telegram Sam


New England – Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya


Addrisi Brothers – Slow Dancin’


Elton John – Mama Can’t Buy You Love


Melanie – Brand New Key


Starbuck – Moonlight Feels Right


Bonnie Tyler – It’s a Heartache


Pacific Gas and Electric – Are You Ready?


100 Proof – Somebody’s Been Sleeping


Christie – Yellow River


Tee-Set – Ma Belle Amie


Mark Lindsay – Arizona


Brotherhood of Man – United We Stand


The Friends of Distinction – Love or Let Me Be Lonely


The Kinks – Lola


Marmalade – Reflections of My Life


Melanie – Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)


The Five Stairsteps – O-o-h Child


Dawn – Candida


Wadsworth Mansion – Sweet Mary


Mac and Katie Kissoon – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep


Delaney & Bonnie & Friends – Never Ending Song of Love


Brewer & Shipley – One Toke Over the Line


Tommy James – Draggin’ the Line


Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart – I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight?


1910 Fruitgum Company – 1, 2, 3 Red Light


The Status Quo – Pictures of Matchstick Men


People! – I Love You


The Box Tops – Soul Deep


Paul Revere & The Raiders – Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon


The Cowsills – Indian Lake


The Turtles – You Showed Me


Tony Joe White – Polk Salad Annie


The Flying Machine – Smile A Little Smile For Me


The Grass Roots – Wait a Million Years


The Detroit Emeralds – Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)


Bill Withers – Use Me


Arlo Guthrie – City of New Orleans


Daniel Boone – Beautiful Sunday


Mouth And MacNeal – How Do You Do


B.W. Stevenson – My Maria


Helen Reddy – Delta Dawn


The Stylistics – Rockin’ Roll Baby


The Spinners – Mighty Love


The Hollies – The Air That I Breathe


The Amazing Rhythm Aces – Third Rate Romance


Dwight Twilley Band – I’m On Fire


Leo Sayer – Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance)


Sugarloaf – Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You


Wet Willie – Keep On Smilin’


Lee Michaels – Do You Know What I Mean?


George Harrison – What Is Life

 
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