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.

Taking It All Too Hard – Genesis

Genesis’ first album was released in March 1969 and Over time, the group has broken up, changed lineups and taken extended hiatuses. Since 1978 the band has been a more or a less a trio of Collins, Banks and Rutherford. In their recording career, the group has released 24 albums and 42 singles.


Just As I Am – Air Supply

There was a time in the late 1980′s where if you said you liked Air Supply you’d be shunned – but like many bands of that early 1980′s soft rock sound – they perservered through the late 80′s and 90′s and became well respected and continue to perform this day.

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.


I’ll Tumble 4 Ya – Culture Club

With this single, in America, Culture Club was the first band to have three Top 10 singles from a debut album since The Beatles.  Crazy stuff huh? Much like the group’s two prior American hits, this song was aided by a hugely popular MTV music video.

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.

Yah Mo B There – James Ingram and Michael Mcdonald

It’s safe to say that Michael Mcdonald is without question one of the most, if not THE most soul-filled white guy in pop and rock music. This duet was an interesting idea, and in general – it worked. It earned the duo a 1985 Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.