Top Ten 70s and 80s Soft Rock Classics

Don't know if this will get approved, but here goes, some of my favorite 70's and 70's soft rock favorites. Add yours

The Top Ten

1 Magnet and Steel - Walter Egan

"With you I'm not shy
To show the way I feel
With you I might try
My secrets to reveal
For you are a Magnet and I am Steel"
Great backing vocals - Ned964

2 Fooled Around and Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop

I'm so happy to see this here! I've loved this song for such a long time. I love the simplicity and gentleness of it. I was torn for a second between this and If You Could Read My Mind (which has received many of my votes) so for a change, this lovely song gets my vote. Great choice. Great list. - Britgirl

From the first time I heard it until today, I've always loved It. I'm glad you do as well. And yes, it does have a very unique gentleness to it, which I suppose is what hooked me from the start. - Ned964

3 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
4 Fall at Your Feet - Crowded House

Its just so pretty. I've always thought it was about an old flame the singer was still in love with. Maybe it's not, but I do know it's about love, and it's great - Ned964

5 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot

It seems fitting to add here that great minds think alike. I also added both of those, no, of course I don't mind one bit that you did as well. - Britgirl

Possibly the most beautifully written song ever. - Ned964

I couldn't resist... - Britgirl

I just read that he wrote the song about a divorce he was going trough, and that his daughter had him change a line in the song, that's sweet and a little sad. Mr. Lightfoot also went on to say that he didn't think he had the separation from the situation to truly make it a great song. Au contraire mon Ami, I think it turned out perfect. - Ned964

6 No One Is To Blame - Howard Jones

Sad. Love that will never be realized - Ned964

7 Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters - Elton John
8 I'm Not in Love - 10cc

As much as this Cat is trying to deny he's in love, he seems to be the only one that doesn't know he is. A truly brilliant song, that I didn't appreciate until years after its release. Ahh, the ignorance of my youth - Ned964

9 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

Really wish I could add Homeward Bound by these but being a 60s song, it kind of defeats the object somewhat. Still Bridge Over Troubled Waters in such a lovely song. It's nice to see it here. - Britgirl

And I really want to add "Midnight Confessions" by the Grass Roots. Alas, it was released in '68. Oh well, just include your great song, it's not like we gotta be locked in, whatever you think of really... - Ned964

Greatest of all time.

10 Listen to What the Man Said - Wings

All about happy, upbeat young love, and the possibilities of the future. - Ned964

The Contenders

11 Without You - Harry Nilsson
12 Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac

"don't cha look back" - Ned964

13 Drift Away - Dobie Gray

"I wanna get lost in your Rock and Roll and Drift Away"... - Ned964

14 Midnight Confessions - Grass Roots
15 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley

Kinda quirky.Upbeat tempo, with a rather sad story. Still I very much like it. This is the best of Las Vegas Elvis, in my humble opinion. - Ned964

16 Make It with You - Bread
17 You're So Vain - Carly Simon

This is a powerful and honest song, written from the heart. I think I remember reading James Taylor helped her write it. - Ned964

18 December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - Four Seasons

"Oh oh oh III, got a funny feeling when she walked, in the room...
Harkens back to a more innocent age. This song is great - Ned964

19 I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan & John Ford Coley

Nice. Really really nice. - Britgirl

20 Brandy - Looking Glass

Harmony. Great story - Ned964

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Top Remixes

1. Magnet and Steel - Walter Egan
2. Fall at Your Feet - Crowded House
3. Fooled Around and Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
1. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
2. If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
3. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty



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