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100 Greatest Traditional Pop Songs
Of The 1970s

Criteria: This list is limited to pop songs by artists who would not be eligible for our rock or country decade lists (so artists such as Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, Anne Murray, and Kenny Rogers are not included). They are ranked by initial and lasting popularity, along with acclaim within traditional pop music circles. If a song was a hit for more than one pop artist during the 1970s, multiple artists are listed.

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List Begun: 2014-03-19
100 Greatest Traditional Pop Songs of the 1970s
  1. The Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
  2. (They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters
  3. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree - Tony Orlando and Dawn
  4. The Rose - Bette Midler
  5. You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  6. We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters
  7. Love Will Keep Us Together - The Captain and Tennille
  8. I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
  9. Copacabana (At The Copa) - Barry Manilow
10. Everything I Own - Bread
11. Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) - Barbra Streisand
12. Candida - Tony Orlando and Dawn
13. Feelings - Morris Albert
14. For All We Know - Carpenters
15. Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) - Bill Conti
16. If - Bread
17. Send In The Clowns - Judy Collins / Sarah Vaughan
18. The Times Of Your Life - Paul Anka
19. It's Impossible - Perry Como
20. Knock Three Times - Tony Orlando and Dawn
21. Mandy - Barry Manilow
22. Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester
23. Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
24. You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond
25. One Less Bell To Answer - Fifth Dimension
26. The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation
27. I'll Never Love This Way Again - Dionne Warwick
28. Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
29. Midnight Blue - Melissa Manchester
30. I Write The Songs - Barry Manilow
31. Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
32. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Bette Midler
33. After The Lovin' - Engelbert Humperdinck
34. The Morning After - Maureen McGovern
35. (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - BJ Thomas
36. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - New Seekers / Hillside Singers
37. Too Much Too Little Too Late - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
38. Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
39. Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow
40. Top Of The World - Carpenters
41. Love Story (Where Do I Begin) - Andy Williams / Francis Lai / Henry Mancini
42. Theme From New York New York - Liza Minnelli
43. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
44. (Last Night) I DIdn't Get To Sleep At All - Fifth Dimension
45. Nadia's Theme (The Young & The Restless) - Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr.
46. We're All Alone - Rita Coolidge
47. Baby I'm a Want You - Bread
48. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
49. The Last Farewell - Roger Whittaker
50. Tomorrow - Andrea McArdle
51. Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul
52. Birdland - Manhattan Transfer
53. Superstar - Carpenters
54. My Heart Belongs To Me - Barbra Streisand
55. Sunshine On My Shoulders - John Denver
56. Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow
57. Don't Cry For Me Argentina - Patti LuPone
58. The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlisch
59. My Melody Of Love - Bobby Vinton
60. United We Stand - The Brotherhood Of Man
61. Do That To Me One More Time - Captain and Tennille
62. (You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka and Odia Coates
63. Softly Whispering I Love You - The English Congregation
64. And I Love You So - Perry Como
65. Rise - Herb Alpert
66. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton
67. The Way I Want To Touch You - The Captain and Tennille
68. I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
69. Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather) - Andy Williams / Al Martino
70. Amazing Grace - Judy Collins / Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Band
71. Eres Tú (Touch The Wind) - Mocedades
72. Come Saturday Morning - Sandpipers
73. Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
74. I Don't Know How To Love Him - Helen Reddy / Yvonne Elliman
75. Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose - Tony Orlando and Dawn
76. The Night The Lights Went Down In Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
77. Save Your Kisses For Me - The Brotherhood Of Man
78. Merry Christmas Darling - Carpenters
79. Oh Babe What Would You Say - Hurricane Smith
80. Theme From Summer Of '42 - Peter Nero
81. It Don't Matter To Me - Bread
82. Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
83. The Rainbow Connection - Kermit (Jim Henson)
84. I Go To Rio - Peter Allen
85. I Just Can't Help Believing - BJ Thomas
86. Watching Scotty Grow - Bobby Goldsboro
87. Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy
88. (Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher And Higher - Rita Coolidge
89. Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes
90. Different Worlds - Maureen McGovern
91. To the Door of the Sun (Alle Porte del Sole) - Al Martino
92. Song From M•A•S•H (Suicide Is Painless) - The Mash
93. Him - Rupert Holmes
94. When A Child Is Born - Johnny Mathis
95. Brian's Song - Michel LeGrand
96. Airport Love Theme - Vincent Bell
97. Mr. Bojangles - Sammy Davis Jr.
98. Goodbye Girl - David Gates
99. When There's No You - Engelbert Humperdinck
100. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life - Sarah Vaughan

The Way We Were record cover
Close To You record cover
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree record cover
The Rose record cover
You Light Up My Life record cover
Love Will Keep Us Together record cover
I Am Woman record cover






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