Music on Mondays (12-11-17)—Lost on a desert island in 1970, part 2

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

There will be no more Beatles songs from here forward so I’ll be able to include YouTube videos for all songs.

Following are the next 22 songs from 1970 that I would take with me if there were a possibility of being lost on a desert island.

In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry
#3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
Over 30 million copies sold, making it one of the best-selling singles ever.

Mean Mistreater by Grand Funk
From their album Closer To Home
This song and the next were on their album Mark, Don & Mel: 1969-1971
which I received as a birthday present in 1973 (my 18th)
and which started me on my hard rock journey.

I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home) by Grand Funk
From their album Closer To Home

Make It With You by Bread
#1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
Their only #1 hit, surprisingly to me.

Green-eyed Lady by Sugarloaf
#3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
I won an Oldies Contest in 1992 by naming this song in 3 notes.

All Right Now by Free
#4 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
Received one million radio plays in the U.S. in 1989
and three million air plays in 2006.

I Think I Love You by The Partridge Family
#1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
Dare I admit that this song was a natural for me
since I had my first girlfriend in 1970?

Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
#16 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
The first of one of their few singles.

The Tears Of A Clown by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
#1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
First released on their 1967 album Makie It Happen

American Woman by The Guess Who
#1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
A hit with all my male friends, too,
since we all were 15 and looking for our American woman.

Share The Land by The Guess Who
#10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100

My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
#1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
The subject of possibly the longest-running civil lawsuit in history,
February 1971 to March 1998, claiming copyright infringement
of He’s So Fine by The Chiffons.

What Is Life by George Harrison
#10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100

If Not For You by George Harrison
Written by Bob Dylan. Olivia Newton-John’s cover is the only
one with made it to the Billboard Hot 100, at #25.

Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando & Dawn
#1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100

Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson
#3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
but a #1 hit on the Billboard country charts.

I Hear You Knocking by Dave Edmunds
#4 hit on the Billboard Hot 100

Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
#1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
Played after every home victory by the Denver Broncos,
although probably just the refrain. I can’t see them playing,
“Jeremiah was a bullfrog….”

Lucky Man by Emerson Lake & Palmer
#48 hit in 1970 on the Billboard Hot 100 and a #51 hit in 1973.
Listen to this song with headphones!

Blue Money by Van Morrison
#23 hit on the Billboard Hot 100

Truckin’ by The Grateful Dead
#64 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
Their highest charting single until 1987.

Lonely Days by the Bee Gees
#3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100
My California cousins got me hooked on the Bee Gees in 1968.

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