Musical Monday ~ Hits Of 1970

Welcome to Musical Monday! Music has been known to affect our emotions. Listening to music can make us happy or sad, relaxed or motivated, put us to sleep or make us want to dance. Music absolutely plucks at our heartstrings bringing to the surface a multitude of emotions.

Someone once described music to me as a time machine. When we listen it often transports us back to a place in time. A certain song can bring back feelings of someone we loved, our wedding day, someone who died, or any of the many important times in our lives.

Music has always been a big part of my life. When I am sad listening to a sad song often allows me to release that sadness. Happy songs tend to take away my sadness. It has helped motivate me to do housework. Yep, just crank up the radio or a music television station and I’m good to go. Warning: Be careful not to turn your music up too loud though. I have actually blown out the speakers in a television once doing this.

I have been known to start singing in a store when a song that I like comes on, I tend to sing along with songs while I am driving, and it isn’t unusual to see me moving to the music in my computer chair as I sit and listen to music.

This week I am posting some of the hits of 1970. Please leave a song title of your favorite hit of 1970 in the comments below. You may see your song posted in upcoming blog posts. Also please take the poll at the end of this post. And if you have enjoyed this blog post don’t forget to sign up to follow my blog so you’ll never miss a Musical Monday post. Follow buttons can be found on the right side of this blog. Thank you!

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  1. That’s a great list. I voted for “War” but easily could have gone with one of the others. My favorite hit song of 1970 not on the list is “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum.

  2. I bought the 3 Dog Night single and the LP Bridge over Troubled Waters, but Cecilia is not my favourite song so I’ve gone with 3 Dog Night. I think the LP might have been a later purchase though. I was 13 in 1970 and I don’t think I’d have had enough money (and I know it wasn’t a gift).

  3. You’ve given me a perfect rainy-day soundtrack. I listened to all these songs, and was impressed by how different they are. Popular music today seems homogeneous – it was nice to listen to a true variety of music. Thanks!

  4. I like Melanie a lot, but some of her material does not appeal to me, but when she does, she really does. She did a lot of covers, and also original stuff. I think what I didn’t like about some of it was the production. She has a hell of a voice when it’s a good song. I think she tends to get over looked as a novelty song singer with the, Brand New Key song.

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