10 Soft Rock Songs People In The 70s Fell In Love With
It’s easy to fall in love with the rhythm of soft-rock songs. It’s not loud nor aggressive to hear, the type where you can sip your wine and read a book peacefully. No doubt that with the booming business of rock in the 70s, musicians who relied on the lenient side of the genre also experienced a significant amount of success in their careers. Presented below are the soft-rock songs that the 70s fell in love with.
“Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” – Rupert Holmes
This crafty tale about a couple that rediscovers the interest they had once before is something that is definitely for keeps. Fun fact: Holmes claimed in 2019 that he still “doesn’t drink piña coladas.
“Pinball” – Brian Protheroe
Underrated as it was, “Pinball” by Brian Protheroe has a gorgeous melody that will melt your heart. It’s unfortunate why this didn’t receive the recognition it deserves.
“Summer Breeze” – Seals and Crofts
Jim Seals and Darrell Crofts wrote their classic hit as the summer breeze of Californian summer hit them. With its melody, lyrics, and lovely arrangement, this is the song that defined the summer of the 70s.
“Baker Street” – Gerry Rafferty
Gerry Rafferty’s another man in the 70s who doesn’t get enough credit for his effort in the soft-rock arena. “Baker Street” contains some lovely lyrics and an admiring saxophone line from the session man extraordinaire Raphael Ravenscroft.
“Take Me Home, Country Roads” – John Denver
Perhaps one of the greatest soft songs of all time, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver is easily a song worth remembering. Not only is it frequently used in many shows and movies, but it’s also a road trip song that deserves to belong in your playlist.
“I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” – England Dan And John Ford Coley
Another song that defines the mood of 70s music is a product of England Dan and John Ford Coley’s songwriting partnership. “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” is a fun song.
“Ventura Highway” – America
While driving down on a highway with his family, Dewey Bunnell saw a sign of the Town Ventura. Years later, he would remember that drive and wrote a classic America song “Ventura Highway” that will cleanse your hearts.
“Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton
You’d be lying to yourself if you’ve heard of this gem and didn’t want to slow dance with the love of your life. “Wonderful Tonight” along with “Layla” is written by Eric Clapton for his then-wife, Pattie Boyd.
“How Deep Is Your Love” – Bee Gees
This incredible track could blow your mind with its remarkable harmonies from the Gibb brothers. It’s the one song you’d want to hear on a lazy, Sunday morning.
“Superstar” – The Carpenters
This list wouldn’t be complete if it weren’t from this powerhouse sibling duo The Carpenters. With their work, they made the soft rock genre rise to the occasion, and in return, became one of the finest groups in the 70s.