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10cc
   released the single   
I'm Not In Love
1975; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
ABBA
   released the single   
Dancing Queen
1976; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
ABBA
   released the single   
Waterloo
1974; huge European hit; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100
AC/DC
   released the single   
Highway to Hell
1979; did not chart highly; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Aerosmith
   released the single   
Back In the Saddle
1977; did not peak highly in either the U.S. or U.K., but has had lasting popularity
Aerosmith
   released the single   
Dream On
1973; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100
Aerosmith
   released the single   
Same Old Song and Dance
1974; released on "Get Your Wings"; did not chart but of lasting popularity
Aerosmith
   released the single   
Sweet Emotion
1975; first successful song by the band; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Aerosmith
   released the single   
Walk This Way
1975; peaked at #10; included in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Al Green
   released the single   
Let's Stay Together
1971; inducted in 1999; 9 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Al Green
   released the single   
Love and Happiness
1972; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Al Green
   released the single   
Take Me To the River
1974; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011
Al Green
   released the single   
Tired Of Being Alone
1971; peacked #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in the Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Alice Cooper
   released the single   
I'm Eighteen
1970; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; breakout hit, peaking at #21 on the Billboard pop chart
Alice Cooper
   released the single   
Only Women Bleed
1975; iconic tune that peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Alice Cooper
   released the single   
School's Out
1972; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in the Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015
The Allman Brothers Band
   released the single   
Blue Sky
1972; written and sung by Dickey Betts off the "Eat a Peach Album"; longlasting popularity
The Allman Brothers Band
   released the single   
Midnight Rider
1970; studio masterpiece with two lead guitars and double percussion
The Allman Brothers Band
   released the single   
One Way Out
1972; Duane Allman and Dickey Betts collaborate on this guitar masterpiece cover of the renowned blues classic
The Allman Brothers Band
   released the single   
Ramblin' Man
1973; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; classic rock gem
Al Stewart
   released the single   
Carol
1975; wonderful tune from the Glasgow born singer songwriter
Al Stewart
   released the single   
Year of the Cat
1976; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; long lasting popular tune
Al Wilson
   released the single   
Show And Tell
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
America
   released the single   
Tin Man
1974; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Andy Gibb
   released the single   
(Love Is) Thicker Than Water
1978; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Anne Murray
   released the single   
Broken Hearted Me
1979; #1 on the Adult Contempory and County charts; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100
Anne Murray
   released the single   
I Just Fall In Love Again
1979; Canadian favorite; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 on the Adult Contempory and Country charts
Anne Murray
   released the single   
Shadows In The Moonlight
1979; #1 on the Adult Contempory and County charts; peaked at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100
Anne Murray
   released the single   
Snowbird
1970; #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Aretha Franklin
   released the single   
Spanish Harlem
1971; 3 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; cover of Ben E. King classic
Aretha Franklin
   released the single   
Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)
1974; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Average White Band
   released the single   
Pick Up the Pieces
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
   released the single   
Let It Ride
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Bachman-Turner Overdrive
   released the single   
Takin' Care of Business
1973; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting personality
Bad Company
   released the single   
Bad Company
1974; did not chart but has attained lasting popularity
Bad Company
   released the single   
Can't Get Enough
1974; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; classic rock staple
Bad Company
   released the single   
Feel Like Makin' Love
1975; peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity; different than Roberta Flack song
Bad Company
   released the single   
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
1979; peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100; classic rock staple
Barbara Streisand
   released the single   
The Way We Were
1974; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008; 3 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Barry Manilow
   released the single   
Can't Smile Without You
1978; cover of The Carpenters song; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Barry Manilow
   released the single   
"I Write the Songs"
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Barry Manilow
   released the single   
Mandy
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Easy Listening chart
Bay City Rollers
   released the single   
Saturday Night
1976; 1 week on the Billboard Hot 100
The Beatles
   released the single   
Let It Be
1970; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; #20 on Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004
The Beatles
   released the single   
The Long And Winding Road
1970; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; last #1 single for band
The Bellamy Brothers
   released the single   
Let Your Love Flow
1975; Huge crossover country hit; peaking at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week
Big Star
   released the single   
September Gurls
1974; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Big Star
   released the single   
Thirteen
1972; Non single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Bill Conti
   released the single   
Gonna Fly Now (Theme from 'Rocky')
1977; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Bill Withers
   released the single   
Ain't No Sunshine
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999
Billy Joel
   released the single   
Big Shot
1979; peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100; continual popularity
Billy Joel
   released the single   
My Life
1978; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Billy Joel
   released the single   
New York State of Mind
1976; did not chart but with lasting popularity
Billy Joel
   released the single   
Only The Good Die Young
1977; did not chart highly but with lasting popularity
Billy Preston
   released the single   
Nothing from Nothing
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; studio musician that recorded with the Rolling Stones and The Beatles
Billy Preston
   released the single   
Will It Go Round in Circles
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billy Swan
   released the single   
I Can Help
1974; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Country chart and 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
B.J. Thomas
   released the single   
(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as #1 on the Country and Easy Listening charts
Black Sabbath
   released the single   
Iron Man
1971; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time; did not chart; hard rock cult classic
Black Sabbath
   released the single   
Paranoid
1970; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; did not chart highly
Blind Willie Johnson
   released the single   
Dark Was the Night - Cold Was the Ground
1972; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011
Blondie
   released the single   
One Way or Another
1979; Included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; did not chart highly
Blue Oyster Cult
   released the single   
(Don't Fear) the Reaper
1976; Peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Blues Image
   released the single   
Ride Captain Ride
1970; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Blue Swede
   released the single   
Hooked on a Feeling
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Bob Dylan
   released the single   
Forever Young
1974; released on "Planet Waves"; covered extensively by other musicians; continued popularity
Bob Dylan
   released the single   
Hurricane
1975; Protest song about false imprisonment of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter leading to the movie of the same name and a re-trial leading to his release.
Bob Dylan
   released the single   
Knockin' on Heaven's Door
1973; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Bob Dylan
   released the single   
Tangled Up in Blue
1975; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Bob Marley and the Wailers
   released the single   
No Woman, No Cry
1974; reggae classic; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005
Bob Seger
   released the single   
Night Moves
1976: peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Bob Seger
   released the single   
Old Time Rock and Roll
1979; did not chart highly but with lasting popularity
Bob Seger
   released the single   
Turn the Page (live)
1976; live version of 1972 song released on "Live Bullet"; classic rock major tune
Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
   released the single   
Billy Don't Be a Hero
1974; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Boney M
   released the single   
Rivers of Babylon
1978: #1 in the U.K. ; huge European hit; did not chart in the U.S.
The Boomtown Rats
   released the single   
I Don’t Like Mondays
1979; 4 weeks as #1 in the U.K.; long lasting international acclaim
Boston
   released the single   
More Than a Feeling
1976; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Boz Scaggs
   released the single   
Lowdown
1976; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Bread
   released the single   
Make It With You
1970; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Brewer & Shipley
   released the single   
One Toke Over The Line
1970; iconic 70's anthem; peaking at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100
Brook Benton
   released the single   
Rainy Night In Georgia
1970; iconic R&B tune; topped at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the R&B chart
Brownsville Station
   released the single   
Smokin' in the Boys Room
1974; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; iconic 70s's tune
Bruce Springsteen
   released the single   
Thunder Road
1975; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Buggles
   released the single   
Video Killed the Radio Star
1979; U.K. #1; did not peak highly in the U.S.; longlasting popularity
The Byrds
   released the single   
Lover of the Bayou
1970; live version from the band's "Untitled" album; a seminal performance in New York City
Carlo Savina
   released the single   
Love Theme from 'The Godfather'
1972; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009
Carly Simon
   released the single   
Nobody Does It Better
1977; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; nominated for Academy Award for "The Spy Who Loved Me"
Carole King
   released the single   
It's Too Late
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003; 5 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Carole King
   released the single   
You've Got a Friend
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002
The Carpenters
   released the single   
For All We Know
1970; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Carpenters
   released the single   
Hurting Each Other
1972; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Carpenters
   released the single   
Please Mr. Postman
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Carpenters
   released the single   
Rainy Days And Mondays
1971; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Carpenters
   released the single   
Sing
1973; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Country chart
The Carpenters
   released the single   
Superstar
1971; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Carpenters
   released the single   
Top of the World
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Carpenters
   released the single   
Yesterday Once More
1973; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Cars
   released the single   
Let’s Go
1979; peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 but even bigger success elsewhere
Cat Stevens
   released the single   
Morning Has Broken
1972; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Cat Stevens
   released the single   
Peace Train
1971; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Cat Stevens
   released the single   
Wild World
1970; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; covered extensively by other musicians
Chairmen of the Board
   released the single   
Give Me Just a Little More Time
1970; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Charlie Rich
   released the single   
The Most Beautiful Girl
1973; 3 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Country chart and 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Cheap Trick
   released the single   
Surrender
1978; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; did not chart highly
Cher
   released the single   
Dark Lady
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Cher
   released the single   
Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves
1971; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Cher
   released the single   
Half-Breed
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Chicago
   released the single   
25 or 6 to 4
1970; classic rock standard; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Chicago
   released the single   
Colour My World
1970; peaked at #7 on teh Billboard Hot 100; popular slow dance classic
Chicago
   released the single   
If You Leave Me Now
1976; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Chicago
   released the single   
Make Me Smile
1970; peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Chicago
   released the single   
Saturday in the Park
1972; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Chi-Lites
   released the single   
Have You Seen Her
1971; #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Chi-Lites
   released the single   
Oh Girl
1972; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Chuck Mangione
   released the single   
Feels So Good
1978; instrumental; title track of album of same name; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Clash
   released the single   
Complete Control
1977; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Clash
   released the single   
London Calling
1979; did not chart highly, but achieving lasting acclaim as a punk rock classic; #15 on the Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Clash
   released the single   
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
1978; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; punk cornerstone
Cliff Richard
   released the single   
Devil Woman
1976; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Cliff Richard
   released the single   
We Don’t Talk Anymore
1979; 4 weeks as U.K. #1; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100
Conway Twitty
   released the single   
Hello Darlin'
1970; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
   released the single   
Treat Her Like a Lady
1971; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Creedence Clearwater Revival
   released the single   
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
1970; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Creedence Clearwater Revival
   released the single   
Lookin' Out My Back Door
1970; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Creedence Clearwater Revival
   released the single   
Travelin' Band
1970; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Creedence Clearwater Revival
   released the single   
Up Around the Bend
1970; classic rocker; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Creedence Clearwater Revival
   released the single   
Who'll Stop the Rain
1970; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
   released the single   
Carry On
1970; Released on their debut album "Déjà Vu "; the live version on their next album "Four Way Street" is an unbelievable rocker at 14 min long!
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
   released the single   
Ohio
1970; huge anti-Vietnam War anthem; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
   released the single   
Woodstock
1970; counterculture anthem written by Joni Mitchell; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100
C. W. McCall
   released the single   
Convoy
1976; 6 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Country chart and 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Danny O'Keefe
   released the single   
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
1972; country tune of noteworthiness; peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; covered by a host of other musicians
Dave Edmunds
   released the single   
I Hear You Knocking
1970; 6 weeks as #1 in the U.K.; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Dave Loggins
   released the single   
Please Come to Boston
1974; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; longstanding popularity
David Bowie
   released the single   
Changes
1971; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
David Bowie
   released the single   
Fame
1975; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
David Bowie
   released the single   
Golden Years
1975; peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
David Bowie
   released the single   
Heroes
1977; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
David Bowie
   released the single   
Rebel Rebel
1974; peaked at #5 in the U.K. but not high in the U.S.; lasting popularity though
David Bowie
   released the single   
Space Oddity
1973; peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100; continual popularity
David Bowie
   released the single   
Young Americans
1975; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
David Bowie
   released the single   
Ziggy Stardust
1972; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
David Essex
   released the single   
Rock On
1973; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; classic rock staple
Debby Boone
   released the single   
You Light Up My Life
1977; 10 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Dan Hill
   released the single   
Sometimes When We Touch
1977; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; covered extensively by other artitsts
Diana Ross
   released the single   
Theme from 'Mahogany' (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
1975;1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts
Diana Ross
   released the single   
Touch Me In the Morning
1973; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Dionne Warwick & The Spinners
   released the single   
Then Came You
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Dire Straits
   released the single   
Sultans of Swing
1979; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; longstanding popularity
Dobie Gray
   released the single   
Drift Away
1973; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; longstanding popularity
Dolly Parton
   released the single   
I Will Always Love You
1974; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007
Don McLean
   released the single   
American Pie
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002; 4 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Doobie Brothers
   released the single   
Black Water
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Doobie Brothers
   released the single   
Takin' It To the Street
1976; peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Doors
   released the single   
L.A. Woman
1971; title song of monster album; song's coda of "Mr. Mojo Risin'" is an anagram of Jim Morrison; huge classic
Dr. John
   released the single   
Right Place, Wrong Time
1973; iconic New Orleans tune released on "In the Right Place"; lasting popularity
Eagles
   released the single   
Lyin' Eyes
1975; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Eagles
   released the single   
New Kid in Town
1977; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; Grammy Award winner for best vocal arrangement
Eagles
   released the single   
Take It Easy
1972; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Eagles
   released the single   
Take It To The Limit
1975; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Eagles
   released the single   
Witchy Woman
1972; peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; classic rock staple
Earth, Wind & Fire
   released the single   
Shining Star
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008
Earth, Wind & Fire
   released the single   
That's the Way of the World
1975; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Eddie Kendricks
   released the single   
Keep on Truckin'
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 2 weeks as #1 on the R&B chart
Eddie Money
   released the single   
Two Tickets to Paradise
1977; peaked at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Edgar Winter Group
   released the single   
Frankenstein
1973; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; cult classic
Edwin Starr
   released the single   
War
1970; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999; 3 weeks as the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100
Electric Light Orchestra
   released the single   
Can't Get It Out of My Head
1974; peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; band's first top ten hit; lasting popularity
Electric Light Orchestra
   released the single   
Don't Bring Me Down
1979; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Electric Light Orchestra
   released the single   
Evil Woman
1975; peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Electric Light Orchestra
   released the single   
Livin' Thing
1976; peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Electric Light Orchestra
   released the single   
Strange Magic
1976; peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Electric Light Orchestra
   released the single   
Telephone Line
1977; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100, lasting on the list for 23 weeks; peaked at #8 in the U.K.
Elton John
   released the single   
Bennie and the Jets
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Elton John
   released the single   
The Bitch Is Back
1974; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; longstanding popularity
Elton John
   released the single   
Daniel
1973; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Elton John
   released the single   
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
1973; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Elton John
   released the single   
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
1974; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Elton John
   released the single   
Philadelphia Freedom
1975; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Elton John
   released the single   
Rocket Man
1972; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Elton John
   released the single   
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
1973; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Elton John
   released the single   
Tiny Dancer
1972; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; did not chart high but gained noteworthiness over time
Elton John
   released the single   
Your Song
1970; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Elvin Bishop
   released the single   
Fooled Around and Fell in Love
1976; peaked at #3 ont he Billboard Hot 100
Elvis Costello
   released the single   
Alison
1977; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Elvis Costello
   released the single   
Watching the Detectives
1977; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Elvis Costello
   released the single   
(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
1979; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; written by Nick Lowe
Elvis Presley
   released the single   
The Wonder Of You
1970; #1 on the Billboard Country list; 6 weeks as #1 in the U.K.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
   released the single   
Lucky Man
1970; acoustic ballad from progressive rock supergroup; continuing acclaim
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
   released the single   
Still...You Turn Me On
1971; continuing popular acclaim
England Dan & John Ford Coley
   released the single   
I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
1976; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Eric Burdon & War
   released the single   
Spill The Wine
1970; classic rock gem; lasting acclaim
Eric Clapton
   released the single   
After Midnight
1970; classic rock staple; written by J.J. Cale; enduring popularity
Eric Clapton
   released the single   
Cocaine
1977; cover of J.J. Cale classic; did not chart highly, but with lasting popularity
Eric Clapton
   released the single   
I Shot the Sheriff
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; cover of Bob Marley and the Wailers tune; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003
Eric Clapton
   released the single   
Lay Down Sally
1977; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Eric Clapton
   released the single   
Promises
1979; from "Backless"; peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Eric Clapton
   released the single   
Wonderful Tonight
1977; charted at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Eric Weissburg and Steve Mandell
   released the single   
Duelling Banjos
1973; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; iconic duel from the movie "Deliverance"
Five Man Electrical Band
   released the single   
Signs
1971; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Five Stairsteps
   released the single   
O-o-h Child
1970; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
The Chain
1977; released on "Rumours"; did not chart but with lasting popularity
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
Don’t Stop
1977; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
Dreams
1977; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
Go Your Own Way
1977; peaked at #10; included in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
I'm So Afraid
1975; strong guitar performance from Lindsey Buckingham; from "Fleetwood Mac" album
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
Jumping at Shadows
1970; deep track gem written by Duster Bennett
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
Oh Well - Pt. 1
1970; classic gem that did not chart highly; a true Peter Green masterpiece
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)
1976; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; huge acclaim thereafter; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Fleetwood Mac
   released the single   
Tusk
1979; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Foghat`
   released the single   
Slow Ride
1975; hard rock classic; pleaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Foreigner
   released the single   
Cold As Ice
1977; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Foreigner
   released the single   
Feels Like The First Time
1977; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Foreigner
   released the single   
Hot Blooded
1978; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Four Seasons
   released the single   
December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
1976; 3 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Four Seasons
   released the single   
Who Loves You
1975; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Frankie Valli
   released the single   
Grease
1978; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Frankie Valli
   released the single   
My Eyes Adored You
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Freddy Fender
   released the single   
Before The Next Teardrop Falls
1975; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Country chart and 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012
Free
   released the single   
All Right Now
1970; classic rock gem; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Frijid Pink
   released the single   
House of the Rising Sun
1970; acclaimed psychedelic classic; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100
Gary Wright
   released the single   
Dream Weaver
1976; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Genesis
   released the single   
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
1974; did not chart; opening song of album of same name; classic rock standard
George Harrison
   released the single   
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
1973; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Gerry Rafferty
   released the single   
Baker Street
1978; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; on chart for 20 weeks
Gil Scott-Heron
   released the single   
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
1970; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014
Gladys Knight & the Pips
   released the single   
Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
1974; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Gladys Knight & the Pips
   released the single   
Midnight Train to Georgia
1973; Inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Glen Campbell
   released the single   
Rhinestone Cowboy
1975; 3 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Country chart and 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Gordon Lightfoot
   released the single   
If You Could Read My Mind
1970; reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100
Gordon Lightfoot
   released the single   
Sundown
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Gordon Lightfoot
   released the single   
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
1976; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; iconic classic about Great Lakes ore carrier sinking
Grand Funk Railroad
   released the single   
I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)
1970; popular Vietnam War ballad; 10 minute long version became staple of classic rock stations
Grand Funk Railroad
   released the single   
The Loco-Motion
1974; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Grand Funk Railroad
   released the single   
Some Kind of Wonderful
1974; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Grand Funk Railroad
   released the single   
We're An American Band
1973; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Grateful Dead
   released the single   
Casey Jones
1970; one of the most recognizeable tracks from the band; longlasting popularity
Grateful Dead
   released the single   
Fire on the Mountain
1978; outstanding deep track from iconic group
Hall & Oates
   released the single   
Rich Girl
1977; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Hall & Oates
   released the single   
Sara Smile
1976; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Hall & Oates
   released the single   
She's Gone
1976; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
   released the single   
Fallin' in Love
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Heart
   released the single   
Magic Man
1976; peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Helen Reddy
   released the single   
Angie Baby
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Helen Reddy
   released the single   
Delta Dawn
1973; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Herb Alpert
   released the single   
Rise
1979; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Honey Cone
   released the single   
Want Ads
1971; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard R&B and Hot 100 charts
Howlin' Wolf and Friends
   released the single   
I Ain't Superstitious
1970; blues hit recorded in London with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Klaus Voormann and Ringo Starr
Iggy Pop
   released the single   
Lust for Life
1977; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Ian Hunter
   released the single   
Bastard
1979; another gem from "You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic"
Ian Hunter
   released the single   
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
1975; enduring classic; did not chart highly
Ian Hunter
   released the single   
Ships
1970; deep track gem; lasting acclaim
Ian Hunter
   released the single   
Standing in My Light
1979; longlasting popularity from his "You're Never Alone With a Schizophrenic" album
Ike and Tina Turner
   released the single   
Proud Mary
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003
Isaac Hayes
   released the single   
Theme from 'Shaft'
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999
The Isley Brothers
   released the single   
That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2
1973; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Jackson 5
   released the single   
ABC
1970; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Jackson 5
   released the single   
The Love You Save
1970; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Jackson 5
   released the single   
Never Can Say Goodbye
1971; 3 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Jackson Browne
   released the single   
Doctor My Eyes
1972; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Jackson Browne
   released the single   
The Pretender
1976; title tune; long lasting popularity
Jackson Browne
   released the single   
Running on Empty
1977; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Jackson Browne
   released the single   
Stay / The Load-Out
1978; peaked at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100; tribute to roadies everywhere; lasting acclaim
James Brown
   released the single   
Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
1970; peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014
James Gang
   released the single   
Funk #49
1970; hidden rock gem featuring Joe Walsh before joining the Eagles
James Gang
   released the single   
Midnight Man
1971; deep track from band's "Thirds" album
James Taylor
   released the single   
You've Got a Friend
1971; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; written by Carole King; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001
Janis Ian
   released the single   
At Seventeen
1975; won Grammy in 1976 for best pop female vocalist; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008
Janis Joplin
   released the single   
Cry Baby
1971; extraordinary bluesy rendition from the album "Pearl"; lasting acclaim
Jean Knight
   released the single   
Mr. Big Stuff
1971; 5 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Jethro Tull
   released the single   
Aqualung
1971; title song from the album of the same name; huge international classic
Jethro Tull
   released the single   
Locomotive Breath
1971; rock classic from "Aqualung" album highlighting Ian Anderson flute solo; huge international recognition
Jethro Tull
   released the single   
Thick As a Brick
1972; non-single extended play title song with lasting popularity
Jim Croce
   released the single   
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; "the baddest man in the whole damn town"
Jim Croce
   released the single   
Time in a Bottle
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Jimi Hendrix
   released the single   
The Star-Spangled Banner
1970; Iconic Woodstock performance; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009
Jimmy Buffett
   released the single   
Margaritaville
1977; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016
Jimmy Cliff
   released the single   
The Harder They Come
1972: did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; covered extensively by other artists
Joan Baez
   released the single   
Diamonds and Rust
1975; peaked at #5 on the U.S. Adult Contemporary list
Joe Cocker
   released the single   
Space Captain
1970; monster classic from his "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" album
Joe Cocker
   released the single   
You Are So Beautiful
1974; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; most definitive version of Billy Preston song; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016
Joe Walsh
   released the single   
Life's Been Good
1979; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; longstanding acclaim; his biggest solo hit
Joe Walsh
   released the single   
Rocky Mountain Way
1973; classic rock cornerstone; released on "The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get"
John Denver
   released the single   
Annie's Song
1974; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
John Denver
   released the single   
I'm Sorry
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Country chart and 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
John Denver
   released the single   
Rocky Mountain High
1972; peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
John Denver
   released the single   
Sunshine on My Shoulders
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
John Denver
   released the single   
Take Me Home, Country Road
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998
John Denver
   released the single   
Thank God I'm a Country Boy
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Country chart and 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
John Lennon
   released the single   
Imagine
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; 4 weeks as #1 in the U.K.; #3 on Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
John Lennon
   released the single   
Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
1970; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
John Lennon
   released the single   
Whatever Gets You Though the Night
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
John Lennon
   released the single   
Working Class Hero
1970; cult classic, covered extensively by numerous rock bands; basis for Factacular's ascendant Sir Kevington team
John Sebastian
   released the single   
Welcome Back
1976; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; theme song of "Welcome Back, Kotter" television program
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
   released the single   
You're the One That I Want
1978; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Joni Mitchell
   released the single   
Big Yellow Taxi
1970; long lasting popularity; did not chart highly
Joni Mitchell
   released the single   
Help Me
1974; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in the Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
José Feliciano
   released the single   
Feliz Navidad
1970; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010
Kansas
   released the single   
Carry On Wayward Son
1976; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; one of the band's most popular song
Kansas
   released the single   
Dust in the Wind
1978; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; huge following
King Harvest
   released the single   
Dancing In the Moonlight
1972; reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Kinks
   released the single   
Lola
1970; classic rock gem; peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Kinks
   released the single   
A Rock N Roll Fantasy
1978; from "Misfits" album; enduring popularity
Kool & The Gang
   released the single   
Jungle Boogie
1974; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Led Zeppelin
   released the single   
Black Dog
1971; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time; peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100
Led Zeppelin
   released the single   
Kashmir
1975; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Led Zeppelin
   released the single   
Stairway to Heaven
1971; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003
Lee Michaels
   released the single   
Do You Know What I Mean
1971; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Leonard Cohen
   released the single   
Chelsea Hotel No. 2
1974; enduring cult classic on his affair with Janis Joplin
Leon Russell Feat. Marc Benno
   released the single   
Trying to Stay 'Live
1971; as the "Asylum Choir; super strong blues bass line
Leo Sayer
   released the single   
When I Need You
1977; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; 3 weeks as #1 in the U.K.
Leo Sayer
   released the single   
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
1977; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Linda Ronstadt
   released the single   
You're No Good
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Little Feat
   released the single   
Dixie Chicken
1972; band's signature tune; long lasting popularity
Little River Band
   released the single   
Lady
1978; from "Sleeper Catcher"; the Australian band's
Little River Band
   released the single   
Reminiscing
1978; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Looking Glass
   released the single   
Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
1972; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Loretta Lynn
   released the single   
Coal Miner's Daughter
1970; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998
Lou Reed
   released the single   
Walk on the Wild Side
1972; peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Luther Ingram
   released the single   
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
1972; #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Lynn Anderson
   released the single   
I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)
1971; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 on the Country chart; lasting popularity
Lynyrd Skynyrd
   released the single   
Free Bird
1973; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008; included in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Lynyrd Skynyrd
   released the single   
Sweet Home Alabama
1974; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
   released the single   
Blinded By the Light
1976; Written by Bruce Springsteen; reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Manhattans
   released the single   
Kiss and Say Goodbye
1976; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Marc Benno and Leon Russell
   released the single   
Tryin' to Stay 'Live
1972; from "Asylum Choir II"; long lasting cult favorite
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
   released the single   
You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)
1977; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; from former members of The 5th Dimension
Maria Muldaur
   released the single   
Midnight At the Oasis
1974; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Marvin Gaye
   released the single   
Let's Get It On
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; 6 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Marvin Gaye
   released the single   
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002
Mary Macgregor
   released the single   
Torn Between Two Lovers
1976; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Maureen McGovern
   released the single   
The Morning After
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; Academy Award winner for "The Poseidon Adventure"
Meco
   released the single   
'Star Wars' Theme
1977; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Melanie
   released the single   
Brand New Key
1971; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard R&B and Hot 100 charts
MFSB (Mother Father Sister Brother)
   released the single   
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
1974; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Michael Jackson
   released the single   
Ben
1972; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Michael Martin Murphey
   released the single   
Wildfire
1975; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; country rock cult classic
Michael Stanley
   released the single   
Let's Get the Show on the Road
1973; long lasting popularity from Cleveland, Ohio artist
Mike Oldfield
   released the single   
Tubular Bells
1973; haunting solo effort from the movie "The Exorcist"; still sends shivers down one's spine!
Minnie Ripperton
   released the single   
Lovin' You
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Moments
   released the single   
Love on a Two Way Street
1970; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Moody Blues
   released the single   
Question
1970; lasting acclaim; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Mott the Hoople
   released the single   
All the Young Dudes
1972; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; did not chart
Mountain
   released the single   
Mississippi Queen
1970; rock classic; the band's most successful single; reaching #21 on the Billboard Hot 100
Mountain
   released the single   
Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
1971; title song about a boat being towed by a whale after being harpooned; a monster cult favorite
Neil Diamond
   released the single   
Cracklin' Rose
1970; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Neil Diamond
   released the single   
Song Sung Blue
1972; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Neil Sedaka
   released the single   
Laughter In The Rain
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Neil Young
   released the single   
Cortez the Killer
1975; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Neil Young
   released the single   
Like a Hurricane
1977; fierce guitar riff in this cult classic; covered extensively by numerous artists
Neil Young
   released the single   
Southern Man
1970; huge classic from his "After the Gold Rush" album
New York Dolls
   released the single   
Personality Crisis
1973; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Nick Drake
   released the single   
Pink Moon
1972; classic deep track from the troubled British songwriter; long lasting acclaim
Nick Gilder
   released the single   
Hot Child In the City
1978; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
   released the single   
Mr. Bojangles
1970; most successful version of song; peaking at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010
Norman Greenbaum
   released the single   
Spirit In the Sky
1970; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Ocean
   released the single   
Put Your Hand In The Hand
1971; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Ohio Players
   released the single   
Fire
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 2 weeks as #1 on the R&B chart; different song then song by The Pointer Sisters
The Ohio Players
   released the single   
Love Rollercoaster
1975; #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The O'Jays
   released the single   
For the Love of Money
1974; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016
Olivia Newton-John
   released the single   
Have You Never Been Mellow
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Olivia Newton-John
   released the single   
Honestly Love You
1974; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; Grammy Song of the Year
Olivia Newton-John
   released the single   
Hopelessly Devoted To You
1978; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; peaked at #2 in the U.K.
Olivia Newton-John
   released the single   
A Little More Love
1979; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Paper Lace
   released the single   
The Night Chicago Died
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Parliament
   released the single   
Flash Light
1977; peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Pat Benatar
   released the single   
Heartbreaker
1979; reached #23 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Patti Smith Group
   released the single   
Because the Night
1978; long lasting popular song from the punk poet laureate
Patti Smith Group
   released the single   
Dancing Barefoot
1979; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Paul and Linda McCartney
   released the single   
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey
1971; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Paul Davis
   released the single   
I Go Crazy
1977; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; nearly 9 months on the pop chart
Paul McCartney and Wings
   released the single   
Band On The Run
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Paul McCartney and Wings
   released the single   
Jet
1974; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Paul McCartney and Wings
   released the single   
Listen to What the Man Said
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Paul McCartney
   released the single   
Another Day
1971; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Paul McCartney
   released the single   
Maybe I'm Amazed
1970; peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Paul Revere and the Raiders
   released the single   
Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
1971; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
Paul Simon
   released the single   
Kodachrome
1973; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Paul Simon
   released the single   
Loves Me Like a Rock
1973; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Paul Simon
   released the single   
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
1972; peaked by #22 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Paul Simon
   released the single   
Mother and Child Reunion
1972; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Paul Simon
   released the single   
Slip Slidin' Away
1977; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Peter Frampton
   released the single   
Baby, I Love Your Way (Live)
1976; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; classic rock staple
Peter Frampton
   released the single   
I’m in You
1977; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Peter Frampton
   released the single   
Show Me the Way (live)
1976; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Peter Gabriel
   released the single   
Solsbury Hill
1977; Gabriel's first solo hit after leaving Genesis; long lasting popularity
Pink Floyd
   released the single   
Another Brick in the Wall
1979; #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; Part II of the 3-part theme on the rock opera "The Wall"
Pink Floyd
   released the single   
Comfortably Numb
1979; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Pink Floyd
   released the single   
Money
1973; peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100; highest ranked single from "Dark Side of the Moon" album
Pink Floyd
   released the single   
Time
1973; iconic fourth track from "The Dark Side of the Moon"about how time can slip away; non-single; long lasting critical acclaim
Pink Floyd
   released the single   
Wish You Were Here
1975; title song from the Grammy winning album
Poco
   released the single   
A Good Feelin' to Know
1972; title track from the band's figth album; not a huge commercial success but very memorable
The Police
   released the single   
Message in a Bottle
1979; 3 weeks as #1 in the U.K.; did not chart highly in the U.S.; lasting acclaim
The Police
   released the single   
Roxanne
1979; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008; did not chart highly; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Poppy Family
   released the single   
Which Way You Goin' Billy?
1970; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Pure Prairie League
   released the single   
Amie
1975; country rock cult favorite from band's debut album
Queen
   released the single   
Bohemian Rhapsody
1976; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004; 9 weeks as #1 in the U.K.; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Queen
   released the single   
We Are the Champions / We Will Rock You
1977; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009
Quicksilver Messenger Service
   released the single   
Fresh Air
1970; iconic San Francisco rock tune with cult following
Ramones
   released the single   
Blitzkrieg Bop
1976; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Ramones
   released the single   
I Wanna Be Sedated
1978; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Ramones
   released the single   
Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
1977; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; did not chart highly
Randy Newman
   released the single   
Sail Away
1972; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Rare Earth
   released the single   
Get Ready
1970; classic rocker; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Ray Charles
   released the single   
America the Beautiful
1972; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2005
Ray Stevens
   released the single   
Everything Is Beautiful
1970; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Redbone
   released the single   
Come And Get Your Love
1974; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
REO Speedwagon
   released the single   
Time for Me to Fly
1978; released on the unique titled album "You Can Tuna a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish"; modest hit with lasting acclaim
Rhythm Heritage
   released the single   
Theme from 'S.W.A.T.'
1976; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Rick Derringer
   released the single   
Rock and Roll, Hoochie Coo
1973; written with Johnny Winter; classic rock staple; peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100
Rickie Lee Jones
   released the single   
Chuck E.’s In Love
1979; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Ringo Starr
   released the single   
It Don't Come Easy
1971; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Ringo Starr
   released the single   
Photograph
1973; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Ringo Starr
   released the single   
You're Sixteen
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Rita Coolidge
   released the single   
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
1977; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Roberta Flack
   released the single   
Killing Me Softly With His Song
1973; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999; 5 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Roberta Flack
   released the single   
Where Is The Love
1972; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; #1 on the R&B chart
Robert John
   released the single   
Sad Eyes
1979; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Robert Palmer
   released the single   
Spanish Moon
1976; from Palmer's third solo album "Some People Can Do What They Like"; cover of Lowell George of Little Feat's driving tune
Rodriguez
   released the single   
Heiki's Suburbia Bus Tour
1971; from "Coming from Reality"; another monster hit in South Africa from the enigmatic American musician
Rodriguez
   released the single   
Sugar Man
1970; Title song from the Academy award winning documentary about the remarkable rediscovery of the Detroit, Michigan artist; a massive hit in South Africa
Rod Stewart
   released the single   
You Wear It Well
1972; peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
The Rolling Stones
   released the single   
Angie
1973; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Rolling Stones
   released the single   
Beast of Burden
1978; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Rolling Stones
   released the single   
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
1974; did not peak highly in either the U.S. or U.K., but has had lasting popularity
The Rolling Stones
   released the single   
Tumbling Dice
1972; peaked at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in the Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Rory Gallagher
   released the single   
I'm Not Awake Yet
1971; from "Deuce"; an acoustic gem from the Irish guitar maestro
Rory Gallagher
   released the single   
A Million Miles Away
1973; guitar masterpiece from Irish maestro released on his album "Tattoo"
Roxy Music
   released the single   
Dance Away
1970; #2 in the U.K. did not chart highly in the U.S.; but attained lasting popularity
Roxy Music
   released the single   
Love is the Drug
1975; Bryan Ferry gem; peaked at #30 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Santana
   released the single   
Black Magic Woman
1970; outstanding cover of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac song; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Santana
   released the single   
Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
1976; released on "Amigos"; monster instrumental; one of Santana's most popular compositions
Santana
   released the single   
Oye Como Va
1970; major hit from the "Abraxas" album; reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100; long lasting acclaim
Santana
   released the single   
Samba Pa 'Ti
1970; marvelous instrumental from "Abraxes" album; a classic deep track
Seals and Croft
   released the single   
Summer Breeze
1972; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Sex Pistols
   released the single   
Anarchy in the U.K.
1977; non-single; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Sex Pistols
   released the single   
God Save the Queen
1977; did not chart; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Shaun Cassidy
   released the single   
Da Doo Ron Ron
1977; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Shocking Blue
   released the single   
Venus
1970; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Simon & Garfunkel
   released the single   
Bridge Over Troubled Water
1970; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 19986 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Simon & Garfunkel
   released the single   
Cecelia
1970; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Sister Sledge
   released the single   
We Are Family
1978; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008
Sly & The Family Stone
   released the single   
Family Affair
1971; 3 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Sly & the Family Stone
   released the single   
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
1970; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
   released the single   
Love Machine
1976; #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Spinners
   released the single   
The Rubberband Man
1976; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; topped the R&B chart
Spirit
   released the single   
Nature's Way
1970; cult favorite from album "The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus"
The Staple Singers
   released the single   
Let's Do It Again
1975; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Staple Singers
   released the single   
Respect Yourself
1971; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Starland Vocal Band
   released the single   
Afternoon Delight
1976; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Steely Dan
   released the single   
Do It Again
1972; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Steely Dan
   released the single   
Reelin' In the Years
1973; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Steely Dan
   released the single   
Rikki Don’t Lose That Number
1974; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; longstanding popularity
Steve Miller Band
   released the single   
Fly Like an Eagle
1976; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Steve Miller Band
   released the single   
Jet Airliner
1977; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; classic rock staple
Steve Miller Band
   released the single   
The Joker
1973; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; worldwide popularity; highlighting "the pompatus of love"
Steve Miller Band
   released the single   
Rock'n Me
1976; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Steve Miller Band
   released the single   
Take the Money and Run
1976; peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Stevie Wonder
   released the single   
Boogie On Reggae Woman
1975; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Stevie Wonder
   released the single   
Higher Ground
1973; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Stevie Wonder
   released the single   
I Wish
1976; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Soul singles charts
Stevie Wonder
   released the single   
Living for the City
1973; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Stevie Wonder
   released the single   
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
1970; 6 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Stevie Wonder
   released the single   
You Haven't Done Nothin'
1974; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Stills-Young Band
   released the single   
Long May You Run
1976; Neil Young classic from album of same name
The Stories
   released the single   
Brother Louie
1973; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Stylistics
   released the single   
Betcha By Golly Wow
1972; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
The Stylistics
   released the single   
You Make Me Feel Brand New
1974; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Styx
   released the single   
Babe
1979; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Styx
   released the single   
Come Sail Away
1977; peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
Styx
   released the single   
Lady
1973; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Sugarhill Gang
   released the single   
Rapper's Delight
1979; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; did not chart highly; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014
Sugarloaf
   released the single   
Green-eyed Lady
1970; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Supertramp
   released the single   
The Logical Song
1979; peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Sweet
   released the single   
The Ballroom Blitz
1973; peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100; longstanding popularity
The Sweet
   released the single   
Little Willy
1972; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Sylvia
   released the single   
Pillow Talk
1973; 2 weeks as # 1 on the Billboard R&B chart; peaked at #3 on the Hot 100 list
Talking Heads
   released the single   
Psycho Killer
1977; did not chart highly but with lasting popularity
Television
   released the single   
Marquee Moon
1977; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; not highly ranked in the U.K.
The Temptations
   released the single   
Ball of Confusion
1970; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting popularity
The Temptations
   released the single   
Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
1971; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
The Temptations
   released the single   
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
1972; inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Ten Years After
   released the single   
I'd Love to Change the World
Alvin Lee guitar masterpiece; iconic rock classic
Thin Lizzy
   released the single   
The Boys Are Back in Town
1976; peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100; classic rock staple
The Three Degrees
   released the single   
When Will I See You Again
1974; 2 weeks as #1 in the U.K.; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Three Dog Night
   released the single   
Black And White
1972; 1 week as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Three Dog Night
   released the single   
Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
1970; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
Three Dog Night
   released the single   
An Old Fashioned Love Song
1971; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100; enduring popularity
Three Dog Night
   released the single   
Shambala
1973; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; lasting acclaim
Tim Buckley
   released the single   
Song to the Siren
1970; cult classic; covered with distinction by This Mortal Coil, Robert Plant, The Chemical Brothers and Bryan Ferry
Tim Buckley
   released the single   
Sweet Surrender
1972; cult favorite from his overlooked last album "Greetings from L.A."
Timmy Thomas
   released the single   
Why Can't We Live Together?
1973; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100; 2 weeks as #1 on the Billboard R&B chart
Tom Jones
   released the single   
She’s A Lady
1971; peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Tommy James
   released the single   
Draggin' the Line
1971; peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
   released the single   
Breakdown
1976; top 40 hit; lasting popularity
Tony Orlando and Dawn
   released the single   
Candida
1970; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Tony Orlando and Dawn
   released the single   
Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
1973; peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100
Tony Orlando and Dawn
   released the single   
Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree
1973; #1 on the Billboard Hot 100; best seller of the year
Toots and the Maytals
   released the single   
Pressure Drop
1970; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; did not chart
Townes Van Zandt
   released the single   
Flyin' Shoes
1978; cult classic from the U.S. overlooked folk and country troubadour; covered by numerous musicians thereafter


Facts contributed by:


Allan R. Matthes








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