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Yesterday’s Love Songs

Some popular 1970s love songs

By Rasma RaistersPublished 8 days ago 3 min read
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“Do I Love You” is a song that was co-written and recorded by Canadian American singer, songwriter, and actor Paul Anka. The song is on his 1972 eponymous LP. The song charted on the Easy Listening Singles chart in both the US and Canada. It was adapted from a French-language song popularized by Claude Francois. Anka composed the English lyrics. Titled “Do I Love You (Yes in Every Way)” the song was covered by American country music singer Donna Fargo. It is the second single from her album Shame on Me. The song charted on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and went to number one on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.

“Even Now” is a song that was written by Marty Panzer and recorded by American singer and songwriter Barry Manilow. It is the title track on his 1978 album. The song was released as the second single from the album and became a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was Manilow’s ninth song to reach number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.

“Dance (While the Music Still Goes On)” is a song that was recorded by the Swedish pop group ABBA. It is on their second album Waterloo from 1974. The album included the title song “Waterloo” which won the group the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and made them internationally famous.

“Desiree” is a song that was written and recorded by American singer and songwriter Neil Diamond. It is on his 1977 album I’m Glad You’re Here with Me Tonight. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Easy Listening charts.

“Sometimes When We Touch” is a ballad that was recorded by Canadian pop-rock singer Dan Hill and is on his 1977 album Longer Fuse. It was written by Hill and Barry Mann. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts.

“You’re My World” is a cover of an Italian ballad originally recorded as “Il mio mondo” by Umberto Bindi in 1963. The song became very popular in 1977 when Australian singer Helen Reddy recorded the cover version. It is on her album Ear Candy. Reddy made her debut TV performance of the song in May 1977 on the TV show “The Midnight Special”. She also promoted it on five episodes of “The Tonight Show”.

“Never Gonna Fall in Love Again” is a song that was co-written and recorded by American pop-rock artist Eric Carmen. It is the second single released from his self-titled debut solo album in 1976. The song charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went to number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart. The melody of this song is based on the third movement (Adagio) from Symphony No. 2 by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff. Carmen performed this song and his prior hit “All By Myself” on the TV show “The Midnight Special”.

“We’ve Got Tonight” is a song that was written by American singer, songwriter, and musician Bob Seger. It is on his 1978 album Stranger in Town. The song was played in the background of the TV film “Survival of Dana” starring Melissa Sue Anderson in 1979. Since his mother Charlotte, passed on Seger has included the song in his live setlist because it was her favorite of his compositions.

“Could I Have This Dance” is a song recorded by Canadian country music artist Anne Murray. It was written by Wayland Holyfield and Bob House. The song was featured in the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” and is on the film’s soundtrack album and on Murray’s album Anne Murray’s Greatest Hits. It became her fifth number one country hit as a solo artist. At the 23rd Annual Grammy Awards Murray won the award Best Country Vocal Performance for this song.

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Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs on Wordpress. Please follow me on Twitter.

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