The 70s had a lot of soft rock that was tinged with country. Anne Murray was a country singer who was on fire during the decade, having several crossover hits, including "A Love Song," written by Kenny Loggins and Dona Lyn George. This was the second Loggins song she took up the charts. The first one was "Danny's Song," written by Loggins and Jim Messina. The Canadian native topped three singles music charts in Canada with "Love Song" and hit #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.
The December 1973 release breezed into 1974 as a hit. Murray's dulcet, clean vocals, lush acoustics and gentle lyrics make this a flawless soft rock gem. Like John Denver, Crystal Gayle and Linda Ronstadt, Murray made country palatable to a wide audience. No over-production or bells and whistles. Just a sweet ballad sung with sincerity. It's a testament to what makes certain 70s tunes evergreen.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.
31 May 2021
The Isley Brothers added smokiness and umbre to it. They’re not just singing the song, they’re living it.
3 March 2021
The song is simple in its approach. It has an uncomplicated melody, a catchy refrain and Withers’ dulcet vocals. Songs like this epitomize the 70s, full of happiness and love. Pop culture always defines eras. The movies, television shows and music mirror the times. “Lovely Day” symbolizes the 70s, but it’s eternal in its outlook.
20 November 2020
The 70s had some of the best slow jams. Love songs were actually about love. Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love,” from the album of the same title, is a worthy entry into the 70s catalog of golden love song hits. The silky tune blazed up the music charts in 1974 and remained at number one for a week on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles…