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siberian khatru
11-01-2005, 08:28 PM
(Inspired by a "Wildfire" reference on another thread)

One of my vices is listening to soft-rock songs of the 1970s. Yes, tucked between all the prog rock and heavy metal of that era that I own, I sometimes like to kick back and mellow out.

Here's some of my favorite tunes of that genre:

* "I Go Crazy" Paul Davis
* "Wildfire" Michael Martin Murphy
* "Crazy Love" Poco
* "Make It With You" Bread
* "Ventura Highway" America

What's yours?

Bowser
11-01-2005, 08:30 PM
Skyyyyyyy rockets in flight......

Afternoon Delight!

Simplex3
11-01-2005, 08:30 PM
Skyyyyyyy rockets in flight......

Afternoon Delight!
That song was good in PCU. It sucked everywhere else.

siberian khatru
11-01-2005, 08:30 PM
Skyyyyyyy rockets in flight......

Afternoon Delight!

Hah, reminded me of another:

"Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck

Bowser
11-01-2005, 08:33 PM
That song was good in PCU. It sucked everywhere else.

"You dumped a hundred pounds of.......meat......on a peacful vegan protest...."


Oh, come on! That was way more than a hundred pounds..........

Bowser
11-01-2005, 08:35 PM
Hah, reminded me of another:

"Moonlight Feels Right" by Starbuck

Heh. I remember hearing that as a kid, and wondering "What feels right?"

And who was the Canadian chick who sang

Just call me angel of the morning, bay-be..........

Phobia
11-01-2005, 08:37 PM
I'd respond but I'll probably screw up and list 80's ballads by mistake.

siberian khatru
11-01-2005, 08:37 PM
Heh. I remember hearing that as a kid, and wondering "What feels right?"

And who was the Canadian chick who sang

Just call me angel of the morning, bay-be..........

Juice Newton. But I don't think she was Canadian. Maybe you're thinking of Anne Murray?

Dartgod
11-01-2005, 08:39 PM
Heh. I remember hearing that as a kid, and wondering "What feels right?"

And who was the Canadian chick who sang

Just call me angel of the morning, bay-be..........
Juice Newton.

Here's my favorite.

We had joy, we had fun. We had season's in the sun...

Bowser
11-01-2005, 08:40 PM
Juice Newton. But I don't think she was Canadian. Maybe you're thinking of Anne Murray?

That's it. Can't keep these 70's hotties (sic) in check.

Bowser
11-01-2005, 08:40 PM
I'd respond but I'll probably screw up and list 80's ballads by mistake.

We won't laugh if you mistakenly list a Warrant or Poison song. Honest.

Phobia
11-01-2005, 08:43 PM
We won't laugh if you mistakenly list a Warrant or Poison song. Honest.

What about White Lion?

morphius
11-01-2005, 08:44 PM
I had to suffer with so much of that crap driving around with my parents as a child that I just can't listen to any of it.

jspchief
11-01-2005, 08:45 PM
Definately any Bread.

Sister Golden Hair - America
Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold
Amy - Pure Prairie League
Please Don't Go - Chicago

And isn't Angel of the Moring by Dusty Springfield?

Bowser
11-01-2005, 08:45 PM
I had to suffer with so much of that crap driving around with my parents as a child that I just can't listen to any of it.

White Lion?

morphius
11-01-2005, 08:47 PM
White Lion?
I may be younger then you, but not that young...

jAZ
11-01-2005, 08:55 PM
Seals and Crofts' "Summer Breeze"
Just about anything from James Taylor
A bunch of the 70's Elton John stuff (none of the 80's/90's stuff).

stevieray
11-01-2005, 08:58 PM
I'd respond but I'll probably screw up and list 80's ballads by mistake.


Gawd will you please stop talking about Rick Springfiled and Jessies Girl

morphius
11-01-2005, 09:05 PM
Gawd will you please stop talking about Rick Springfiled and Jessies Girl
You know phobs was a huge Xanadu fan, don't ya?

chefsos
11-01-2005, 09:16 PM
I liked just about anything from Firefall, the quintessential wimp cowboy band.

siberian khatru
11-01-2005, 09:26 PM
I liked just about anything from Firefall, the quintessential wimp cowboy band.

Yes, absolutely. Saw them in an acoustic concert at a riverfront festival here about 10 years ago.

Also saw Ambrosia here in concert just last month, for Oktoberfest. Really good group that's best-known for their ballads ("How Much I Feel," a GREAT 70s wimp-rock song) but which also has an extensive catalog of harder-rocking, more complex songs with some prog-rock flourishes.

CosmicPal
11-01-2005, 09:28 PM
Sister Golden Hair - America


Gawd, I used to love that song- haven't heard in years.

Never Been to Spain - Three Dog Night
These Eyes - Guess Who
Sister Golden Hair- America

CosmicPal
11-01-2005, 09:29 PM
Gawd, I used to love that song- haven't heard in years.

Never Been to Spain - Three Dog Night
These Eyes - Guess Who
Sister Golden Hair- America

Oops...I screwed up. I meant to quote "Summer Breeze"
But, as I mentioned, I love "Sister Golden Hair" as well.

Nzoner
11-01-2005, 09:43 PM
One of my vices is listening to soft-rock songs of the 1970s. Yes, tucked between all the prog rock and heavy metal of that era that I own, I sometimes like to kick back and mellow out.

Agreed.

A few of mine

Sandman-America
A Little Bit More-Dr.Hook & The Medicine Show
Stand Tall-Burton Cummings
Drift Away-Dobie Gray
When I Need You-Leo Sayer
Dream Weaver-Gary Wright
You Are So Beautiful-Joe Cocker
Fooled Around & Fell In Love-Elvin Bishop
Without You-Nillson

tk13
11-01-2005, 09:51 PM
Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest

WOOOOO!

Lurch
11-01-2005, 09:52 PM
Undercover Angel
I Wanna Kiss You All Over

Anything by Dr. Hook or KC and the Sunshine Band

chefsos
11-01-2005, 09:53 PM
OK, you want wimpy, you get wimpy. Just from memory here, 'cuz I got to keep up the age and wimp cred:

"Falling"- Couple of guys, don't remember the name.
"Beth"- KISS (Does this count?)
"Mandy"- Barry Manilow. I heard that. Stop snickering!
"Beach Baby"- Again, I forget the artist. I think my old age is well established now.
"If You Leave Me Now"- Chicago
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"- England Dan and John Ford Coley (Jeez. How come I remember those guys?)
And an obscure country one:
"Penny (You've been lucky for me)"- Joe Stampley

stevieray
11-01-2005, 09:53 PM
Saturday....in the park...

CosmicPal
11-01-2005, 09:54 PM
Saturday....in the park...

Uggggh...sorry, but I couldn't stand that song. I pretty much didn't like anything Chicago put out.

Saggysack
11-01-2005, 09:56 PM
Rocket Man

Lurch
11-01-2005, 09:56 PM
Rocket Man

Elton rocks for a queer.

stevieray
11-01-2005, 09:58 PM
Uggggh...sorry, but I couldn't stand that song. I pretty much didn't like anything Chicago put out.

that's why he's asking for YOUR favorite.

Nzoner
11-01-2005, 10:01 PM
"and like a picture she was laying there
moonlight dancing off her hair..."

CanadaKC
11-01-2005, 10:10 PM
Evergreen - Barbra Streisand
Close to You - Carpenters
Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA

C-Mac
11-01-2005, 10:14 PM
DESPERADO

CanadaKC
11-01-2005, 10:17 PM
It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell

CosmicPal
11-01-2005, 10:17 PM
Elton rocks for a queer.

Yea he does...love that Tiny Dancer song too.

Joe Seahawk
11-01-2005, 10:19 PM
On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound

Iíve been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
ícause there ainít no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...

Lurch
11-01-2005, 10:22 PM
Yea he does...love that Tiny Dancer song too.

One of my favs from Lord John:

Levon wears his war wound like a crown
He calls his child Jesus
`Cause he likes the name
And he sends him to the finest school in town

Levon, Levon likes his money
He makes a lot they say
Spend his days counting
In a garage by the motorway

He was born a pauper to a pawn on a Christmas day
When the New York Times said God is dead
And the war's begun
Alvin Tostig has a son today

And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
And he shall be Levon
In tradition with the family plan
And he shall be Levon
And he shall be a good man
He shall be Levon

Levon sells cartoon balloons in town
His family business thrives
Jesus blows up balloons all day
Sits on the porch swing watching them fly

And Jesus, he wants to go to Venus
Leaving Levon far behind
Take a balloon and go sailing
While Levon, Levon slowly dies

CanadaKC
11-01-2005, 10:23 PM
Billy Don't Be a Hero
Seasons in the Sun

Nzoner
11-01-2005, 10:26 PM
Puppy Love - Donny Osmond

Wimp rock,not wimp :D

I never did buy that,"I'm a little bit rock-n-roll crap"

C-Mac
11-01-2005, 10:27 PM
Some of you here are stearing a little left from a rock song....

CosmicPal
11-01-2005, 10:29 PM
Wimp rock,not wimp :D

I never did buy that,"I'm a little bit rock-n-roll crap"

ROFL

Nzoner
11-01-2005, 10:39 PM
One last one before calling it a night

Gordon Lightfoot...Sundown

I can see her lyin' back in her faded dress
In a room where ya do what ya don't confess
Sundown ya better take care
If I find you bin creepin' 'round my back stairs
Sundown ya better take care
If I find you bin creepin' 'round my back stairs

She's bin lookin' like a queen in a sailor's dream
And she don't always say what she really means
Sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain
Sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain

I can picture every move that a man could make
Getting lost in her lovin' is your first mistake
Sundown ya better take care
If I find you bin creepin' 'round my back stairs
Sometimes I think it's a sin
When I feel like I'm winnin' when I'm losin again

I can see her lookin' fast in her faded jeans
She's a hard lovin' woman, got me feelin' mean
Sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain
Sundown ya better take care
If I find you bin creepin' 'round my back stairs
Sundown ya better take care
If I find you bin creepin' 'round my back stairs
Sometimes I think it's a sin
When I feel like I'm winnin' when I'm losin' again

Rain Man
11-01-2005, 11:17 PM
Lots of good songs have been mentioned already.

I'm not sure if these are wimp songs, but a couple of other that I really like are:

Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Major Tom - Can't remember who sang it
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Can't remember who sang it
Several Air Supply songs - Seriously, they had some good songs.

Demonpenz
11-01-2005, 11:31 PM
hold my closer tiny dancer

dtebbe
11-01-2005, 11:41 PM
What, no Air Supply?

DT

cdcox
11-02-2005, 12:17 AM
Many good ones already mentioned, to which I'll add:

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

Baby Lee
11-02-2005, 06:25 AM
What about White Lion?
Wait! Way-ait!! Ah nevah gotta chance tah love yah.

Baby Lee
11-02-2005, 06:30 AM
One last one before calling it a night

Gordon Lightfoot...Sundown
And that little rumble in your gut you feel is everyone who reads this post having their periods collectively synchronized.

greg63
11-02-2005, 06:42 AM
Don't know who sang these songs but here they are: 1. They Call Me Mellow Yellow 2. People Everywhere Just Wanna Be Free. Heck I don't even know if those are the actual titles, but those are at least actual lyrics. I'll say it for ya jspchief: "Feel free to educate yourself before allowing the diarrhea to spill out of your mouth" Iíll try to do better next time.

cdcox
11-02-2005, 07:13 AM
Lots of good songs have been mentioned already.

I'm not sure if these are wimp songs, but a couple of other that I really like are:

Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Major Tom - Can't remember who sang it
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Can't remember who sang it
Several Air Supply songs - Seriously, they had some good songs.


Major Tom - David Bowie
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (1961)

Frosty
11-02-2005, 07:20 AM
Does Fleetwood Mac count? I about wore out "Fleetwood Mac" and "Rumours" when I was in junior high. Also really liked Gerry Rafferty and Al Stewart ("Year of the Cat") at the time.

Also have to agree about 70s era Elton John.

stevieray
11-02-2005, 07:21 AM
Major Tom - David Bowie
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (1961)


Spaceoddity

Lurch
11-02-2005, 07:25 AM
What, no Air Supply?

DT

You know, Air Supply got me laid more than any other band in the 70s.

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 07:33 AM
Damn, a trip down memory lane here guys.

I hated ......

Burning Bridges - Mike Curb Congregation
Loving you - Minny Riperton

I'm sure there are many more, but I'm busy today, I don't need this shit.

I think I'll find me an oldies station to listen to today.

stevieray
11-02-2005, 07:36 AM
Long Way.... Litlle River Band

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 07:41 AM
Long Way.... Litlle River Band


It's Long way there, along to where I'm going'n.......

Oh come on now, good song........... :)


Damn I got too much work to do today and now I find this thread .......

I'm an old softy from the 70's anyways........ I'm stuck.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-02-2005, 07:44 AM
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
and I don't want to change your life
but there's a warm wind blowin', the stars are out
and I'd really love to see you tonight...

England Dan and John Ford Coley

...one of my favs.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-02-2005, 07:45 AM
I'll admit I love Barry Manilow. He writes the songs that make the whole world sing.

stevieray
11-02-2005, 07:47 AM
Jive Talkin..Bee Gees

StcChief
11-02-2005, 07:48 AM
Amy - Pure Prarie League
Lyin Eyes - Eagles

can't remember others now.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-02-2005, 07:55 AM
Gentle On My Mind and Witchita Lineman... Glen Campbell...crossovers

If You Could Read My Mind... Gordon Lightfoot

Operator (would you help me place this call)... Jim Croce (and any other Croce)

A Horse With No Name- America

I Can't Tell You Why and Lyin' Eyes...Eagles

Amie- Pure Prairie League

Hello, It's Me- Todd Rundgren

cdcox
11-02-2005, 07:57 AM
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
and I don't want to change your life
but there's a warm wind blowin', the stars are out
and I'd really love to see you tonight...

England Dan and John Ford Coley

...one of my favs.


One of my favorite soft songs too.

But I always thought it was:

"I'm not talk'in 'bout your linens"

As in I'm not trying to get you between the sheets. Seriously.

dollar1
11-02-2005, 08:00 AM
"Fly Robin, Fly" can't remember who was the artist, but that was all the lyrics. Stupid.

~back under rock~

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-02-2005, 08:00 AM
One of my favorite soft songs too.

But I always thought it was:

"I'm not talk'in 'bout your linens"

As in I'm not trying to get you between the sheets. Seriously.
Funny you say that....

http://www.kissthisguy.com/archive/lyric.2916.html

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 08:03 AM
"Fly Robin, Fly" can't remember who was the artist, but that was all the lyrics. Stupid.

~back under rock~


"Fly, Robin, Fly"
Silver Convention 1975 / 1976 ......... Early Disco :shake:

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-02-2005, 08:03 AM
"Fly Robin, Fly" can't remember who was the artist,
Silver Convention

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 08:09 AM
One of the lamest songs I have ever heard....... all instramental.

Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Up, up to the sky

Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Up, up to the sky


Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Fly, robin fly
Up, up to the sky

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-02-2005, 08:12 AM
One of the lamest songs I have ever heard....... all instramental.


How can it be all instrumental if it has those lyrics?

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 08:15 AM
Another lame one , in line with disco ..........

Donna Summer - I Feel Love 1977

Ooh it's so good
it's so good
it's so good

it's so good
it's so good.
Ooh
heaven knows
heaven knows
heaven knows
heaven knows.
Ooh
I feel love
I feel love
...

Ooh
falling free
falling free
falling free

falling free
falling free.
Ooh
you and me
you and me
you and me
you and me
you and me.
Ooh
I feel love
I feel love
...

Ooh
I got you
I got you
I got you
I got you
I got you.
Ooh
what you do
what you do
what you do

what you do
what you do.
Ooh
I feel love
I feel love

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 08:16 AM
How can it be all instrumental if it has those lyrics?


OK, basically, ya know what I mean ?

Rain Man
11-02-2005, 08:28 AM
I admit that I really like "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees.

Nzoner
11-02-2005, 08:35 AM
Don't know who sang these songs but here they are: 1. They Call Me Mellow Yellow

Donovan.

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 08:39 AM
Many songs listed here I liked......... very few I hated to hear.

Good times or Glory Days ? ( no pun on 80's Bruce either )

Nzoner
11-02-2005, 08:42 AM
I admit that I really like "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees.

I admit to owning the dvd One Night Only the Bee Gees last concert in Las Vegas and liking it,especially the pre-disco songs like I Started A Joke etc.

CosmicPal
11-02-2005, 08:47 AM
A few great songs mentioned already.

A few songs I used to love...

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass (???)

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

and uhhhh ahem....

Lean on Me - Bill Withers.

patteeu
11-02-2005, 08:47 AM
Take Me Home Country Road - John Denver
Put Your Hand In The Hand - Ocean
Me And You And A Dog Named Boo - Lobo
Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
Garden Party - Rick Nelson
Kiss An Angel Good Morning - Charlie Pride
Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy

cdcox
11-02-2005, 09:10 AM
You're so Vain - Carley Simon

Rain Man
11-02-2005, 09:17 AM
I admit to owning the dvd One Night Only the Bee Gees last concert in Las Vegas and liking it,especially the pre-disco songs like I Started A Joke etc.

I Started a Joke is really a very good song. I know the song, but never knew the title.

gblowfish
11-02-2005, 09:18 AM
I didn't see (maybe I missed it) the big daddy cheezy 70's wimp tune of all time:
Feeeeeeelings...
Whoah whoa whoa...
Feeeeeeelings...
Whoah whoa whoa...
Feeeeeeelings....
Feeeelings of luuuuuuuuv.......

Or "Squealings......whoah whoa whoa..."

Other cheezy 70's wimp ballads:
Harry Nilsson: Without You
Walter Egan: Magnet & Steel
Carpenters: Yesterday Once More
Sammy Johns: Chevy Van

Geez...where's my bell bottomed polyester leisure suit, mood ring and lucky gold medallion? I need a Fresca!

Rain Man
11-02-2005, 09:29 AM
Take Me Home Country Road - John Denver



For some totally unexplained random reason, that song is kind of the anthem of the Rain Man family household. If my wife is out of town, I'll occasionally leave a snippet of the song on her voicemail.

siberian khatru
11-02-2005, 09:35 AM
I admit that I really like "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees.

I admit to liking lots of Bee Gees stuff. Particularly "Too Much Heaven." "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" is another.

A few more for the wimpy list:

"We Just Disagree" Dave Mason
"House on Pooh Corner" Loggins and Messina (or Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
"Shannon" Henry Gross
"I've Been Searching" Chicago

siberian khatru
11-02-2005, 09:36 AM
I'm not talkin' 'bout movin' in
and I don't want to change your life
but there's a warm wind blowin', the stars are out
and I'd really love to see you tonight...

England Dan and John Ford Coley

...one of my favs.

I remember when England Dan and John Ford Coley appeared on "James at 15." Remember that show?

ROYC75
11-02-2005, 09:46 AM
I admit to liking lots of Bee Gees stuff. Particularly "Too Much Heaven." "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" is another.

A few more for the wimpy list:

"We Just Disagree" Dave Mason
"House on Pooh Corner" Loggins and Messina (or Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
"Shannon" Henry Gross
"I've Been Searching" Chicago


Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

greg63
11-02-2005, 09:54 AM
Donovan.

Thanks for the info. :D

patteeu
11-02-2005, 10:08 AM
For some totally unexplained random reason, that song is kind of the anthem of the Rain Man family household. If my wife is out of town, I'll occasionally leave a snippet of the song on her voicemail.

Obviously, you want her to feel homesick for West Virginia or something. But if she should ever go on a cruise without you, I think that's a better song to leave on her voicemail than The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Extra Point
11-02-2005, 10:16 AM
"I Go Crazy" by Paul Davis
"My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli
Tied for first in my thoughts of droning, Karo syrup drippin' wimp-rock song.

More aspirin, please.

greg63
11-02-2005, 10:26 AM
"I Go Crazy" by Paul Davis
"My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli
Tied for first in my thoughts of droning, Karo syrup drippin' wimp-rock song.

More aspirin, please.
ROFL
My sister played that song at nauseam.

Dr. Facebook Fever
11-02-2005, 10:40 AM
I remember when England Dan and John Ford Coley appeared on "James at 15." Remember that show?
No I don't.

I don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet but we'd be remiss not to include the Terry Jacks classic....

"We had joy, we fun, we had....... season's in the sun..."

ah the memories.

greg63
11-02-2005, 11:50 AM
No I don't.

I don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet but we'd be remiss not to include the Terry Jacks classic....

"We had joy, we fun, we had....... season's in the sun..."

ah the memories.

Yup, that one too.