“Muskrat Love” was a hit in the 1970’s not once but twice–first by America in 1973 and then by Captain and Tennille in 1976!

1970's FM GoldI am an aficionado of 1970’s songs. I have over a thousand 70’s hits in my iTunes folder, almost all of which I can sing at a moment’s notice. (This talent does NOT endear me to my family.) I spent the last few years of high school–class of 1979–in South Florida listening to WSHE and WHYI and the occasional cassette tape, driving along to a blend of pop, rock, soul, disco and bizarre. (What else would you call Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light?) Some songs I can’t stand to hear today–anything from Hotel California makes me feel queasy–but many of them I still love.

Every few years I make a playlist called 70’s FM Gold. I include the good and the bad and the crazy.  I just finished making my current playlist and thought I’d share a sampling. I think of these songs as part of the soundtrack of my life. So, bring out your own musical memories for…

  • One Less Bell to Answer by the Fifth Dimension
  • We’re an American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
  • Take the Money and Run by the Steve Miller Band
  • Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart
  • I Love Music by the O’Jays
  • Me and Mrs. Jones by Bill Withers
  • Just What I Needed by the Cars
  • Just Remember I Love You by Firefall
  • Night Moves by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
  • Midnight Blue by Melissa Manchester
  • Fly Like an Eagle by the Steve Miller Band
  • You’re No Good by Linda Ronstadt
  • Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves by Cher
  • How Much I Feel by Ambrosia
  • Forever Autumn by the Moody Blues

-Dabney AAR

13 thoughts on ““Muskrat Love” was a hit in the 1970’s not once but twice–first by America in 1973 and then by Captain and Tennille in 1976!

  1. LeeB.

    Oh, where to start?!?!! “C’est La Vie” by Emerson Lake & Palmer, “For My Lady” by the Moody Blues, and “Turn the Page” by Bob Seger come to mind right now.

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  2. AAR Sandy

    I was only introduced to them after they broke up, but 70s rock for me is defined by Traffic – love, love, love Low Spark of High Heeled Boys — and the Boss. But radio rock is Bob Seeger and the Doobie Brothers. And, gee, no Abba on your 70s list?

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