A lot of songs in the 70s addressed various aspects of being in love, from first crush to falling in love to heartbreak. The band 10cc took it a step further and claimed to not be in love at all. "I'm Not in Love" came out in 1975 and was noted for its unique back tracking, which consisted of the band's multitracked voices. It was the UK group's first global hit and has enjoyed lasting popularity.
Band member Eric Stewart wrote the song as a dedication to his wife, who told him he didn't tell her enough that he loved her. The song is a nice tongue-in-cheek response to that while still being romantic. With a dreamlike flow and whispered professions, it's an instant 70s classic. It spent three weeks at #2 on Billboard Hot 100, but remains forever in pop culture's music fabric.
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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.