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 –

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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