Category: 70s

I’ll Supply the Love – Toto

This song was a minor hit for Toto’s debut back in 1978, as the follow up to the huge smash hit Hold the Line. While disco the rule, Toto managed a bridge between pop, rock and funky with this song.


Vincent – Don Mclean

McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. It is also known by its opening line, “Starry Starry Night”, a reference to Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night. This is one of the few popular songs where the Lyric truly leads the melody.

You’re Sixteen – Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr’s cover version was released as a single in the US in January 1974, the song, taken from the album Ringo, hit number one and features Paul McCartney!

Help Is On the Way – Little River Band

The band chose its name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River on the way to a performance. They also enjoyed sustained commercial success not only in Australia, but also in the United States. They have sold more than 25 million records and bagged 13 U.S. Top 40 hits.

Nights on Broadway – Beegees

This song was the beginning of the “New Beeges” sounds that would come to dominate the airwaves throughout the 2nd half of the 1970′s. Only Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Garth Brooks and Paul McCartney have outsold the Bee Gees.

Call on Me – Chicago

According to Billboard, Chicago was the leading US singles charting group during the 1970s. They have sold over 38 million units in the US, with 22 gold, 18 platinum, and 8 multi-platinum albums. Over the course of their career they have had five number-one albums and 21 top-ten singles. Not too shabby.


You’re Only Lonely – JD Souther

JD Souther may not be super famous, or have the name recognition as many other artists of the 1970′s but he’s been in some VERY good company.  This song would be best described as “The Eagles Do Roy Orbison” – and it worked.