Relive The 5 Debut Singles From The Best New Rockers Of 1971

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Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers /Youtube

As the 70s welcomed a new era, it also applauded the up-and-coming talented artists that made this decade a whole lot better. With tough contenders from the more established groups and people, it was quite difficult to enter the booming bubble. However, with their skillfully created songs, they definitely changed the new kaleidoscope of music and the wonders it brought to all the listeners.

“Ain’t No Sunshine” – Bill Withers

This was Withers’ breakthrough song that helped him introduced his skills as a singer/songwriter. Though he never had an interest in music as a child, he eventually developed a liking for it and learned to play the guitar all by himself. His album, Just As I Am was also an instant hit.

“Smiling Faces Sometimes” – Undisputed Truth

The song was originally recorded by the Temptations, but producer Norman Whitfield, who also wrote the song, decided to lend Undisputed Truth a good help by allowing them to re-record it for their self-titled album. Luckily, their version reached the 3rd spot on Billboard Hot 100 at that time, becoming their most famous song to be released.

“Horse With No Name” – America

This folk-rock song from the band America was also their most successful single up to date. Written by Dewey Bunnell, it was initially named “Desert Song” but was eventually settled to the “Horse With No Name” title. It also helped their self-titled album to reach its platinum status due to the song’s fame.

“Thin Line Between Love and Hate” – The Persuaders

The song that launched the group’s fame status, reached the top spot on the R&B charts for two weeks. It also helped in popularizing the term “fine line between love and hate” which was largely inspired by the song’s title.

“She’s Not Just Another Woman” -8th Day

The famous Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting group assembles different groups to sing their songs. And when one of their bands had made a big hit from their song “Somebody’s Been Sleeping In My Bed”, the group then decided it was better to create another group (eventually becoming the 8th Day) to sustain the success of their other hit single, “She’s Not Just A Woman” without hurting the former single’s success. Fortunately, the record became so successful and sold more than a million copies.