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Ahhh........the love songs of the 70s. we all had a favorite. what was yours?

Asked by john65pennington (29235points) January 24th, 2010

The 70s music will mainly be remembered for the many love songs from that era. like, Fool(if you think its over—Chris Rhea) and so many others. back then, i was not much at dancing(since i was the one making the music), so today, my wife and i are making up for lost time. our kids are grown and gone and its time for us to rediscover each other with some of the best slow songs of the 70s. i need some really good slow song suggestions to once again get my “groove on”. hey, who says older folks still can’t have fun? which was your favorite and why?

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marinelife's avatar

Chicago If You leave Me Now
Commodores Three Times a lady
Roberta Flack the First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

john65pennington's avatar

Marina…..i love Chicago. each musician has a masters degree in music and it shows. thanks.

marinelife's avatar

Chicago had a bunch of great ones. there was also “You’re the Inspiration.”

john65pennington's avatar

They had a concert in Las Vegas and it was shown on cable for a while. it was fantastic. i have watched it over and over many times. i have yet to hear one mistake that Chicago has ever made in any of their recordings. if you listen to their music with a qualtiy set of headphones, you will understand what i mean. thanks for the answer, Marina.

TLRobinson's avatar

Al Green, smooth as silk singer.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Hmmm…“So Into You”-Atlanta Rhythm Section

bunnygrl's avatar

“yesterday once more” by the Carpenters, love it love it love it :-)
hugs xx

Aethelwine's avatar

Marvin Gaye- Let’s Get It On

john65pennington's avatar

Robinson… Al Green, Lets Stay Together. we will use this song. thanks.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Lovely Day – Bill WIthers
Show And Tell – Al Wilson
I Just Want To Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
More Than I Can Say (I actually did this one at karaoke the other night!)

Aethelwine's avatar

How could I forget Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones. It is my favorite song of theirs.

Pandora's avatar

Wow to many to mention. Just last night I saw an commercial for time life collection of the 70’s. Every 5 seconds, I was saying, OMG, thats my favorite!

filmfann's avatar

Elton John: Love Song
John Lennon: Bless You
Al Green: Still in Love with You
Roberta Flack: First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Bruce Springsteen: Thunder Road (live accoustic version)

Leo's avatar

Bridge Over Troubled Water / Simon and Garfield

And I agree with Pandora, anytime a special on music from the 60s, 70s and on plays I react like that. However, my all time favorite love song to this day is by Rod Stewart “You’re in my Heart”!!!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Elton John; Tiny Dancer

Zen_Again's avatar

I’m with @Marina and @filmfann ‘s are good too. I also have a soft spot for Oh Mandy.

essieness's avatar

Songbird by Fleetwood Mac. I walked down the aisle to it at my first wedding. What a waste :(

filmfann's avatar

Fleetwood Mac Silver Spring
How did I forget that?

Ghost_in_the_system's avatar

You Make My Pants Want to Get Up and Dance- Dr. Hook

tinyfaery's avatar

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
Rock Star by The Carpenters
The Rose by Bette Midler

tinyfaery's avatar

Yes, sorry.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

I’m not sure if it’s 70’s but I’ve always liked Stevie Wonder’s version of “Signed Sealed Delivered…”

liminal's avatar

Nina Simone: Turn Me On. My, oh, my.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@aprilsimnel -I love “Lovely Day”!!

chyna's avatar

Most of Air Supply’s songs.
I should have made up a new identity to say this.

john65pennington's avatar

I have listened to many, many of your suggestions and i finally believe i have hit on the perfect 70s love song for my wife and i to dance to. thanks to everyone for your suggestions, i really mean thank you. and the winner for us…...

Rod Stewart…....”.You’re In My Heart”

Thanks Leo, U get the gold five star award from john. *****GOLD 5 STAR AWARD*****

aprilsimnel's avatar

Awwww! She’s very lucky to have someone who loves her so much!

I also love this one: Evergreen.

TheLoneMonk's avatar

Brandy by Looking Glass
Layla by Derek and the Dominos
Let it Grow by Eric Clapton
Bridge over Troubled Waters: Simon and Garfunkle
Lean on Me: Bill Withers

john65pennington's avatar

LoneMonk… Brandy and Lean on Me.

What year did Love Story, the movie, come out?

john65pennington's avatar

chyna… in the world could i have ever forgotten Air Supply? each of their love songs was a hit. thanks for the memories!

Harp's avatar

Clapton’s Wonderful Tonight
Crosby, Stills and Nash Our House

chyna's avatar

@Harp Oh yes, both are good songs.

marinelife's avatar

@Harp I love the song Our House!

lonelydragon's avatar

Oh my gosh, all of them (even though I wasn’t alive when they came out)! I can’t pick just one, so here are a few of my faves:

1. “Heart of Glass”—Blondie
2. “I Want You To Want Me”—Cheap Trick. When I was a teenager, I actually had a t-shirt with the song’s title printed on the front in fuzzy velour letters. I might come to regret that one day, but I don’t yet. ;)
3. “Everlasting Love” by Carl Carlton

aprilsimnel's avatar

@lonelydragon – That’s a great song, Everlasting Love.

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