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The above video is a testament to how dangerous youtube pissing contests can be. In an attempt to outdo the reigning champion, I veered off the well-worn path of 80s and 90s pop disasters and stumbled into the icky love den of 70s slow grooves. Have you ever witnessed the mustached Captain seducing Tennille with a plastic recorder? I hadn't, which made me realize: despite being familiar (in a muzak-y way) with a bewildering array of these tunes, I had very few visual references. What unified them was a sticky-sweet, unabashed, dopey sincerity. Nothing derivative here, folks, just a coupla guys and gals eager to make out under the shifting glow of a lava lamp. They went for it without reserve, and last night it was precisely my own lack of reservation that led to the following compilation of get-your-groove-on seventies jams. Without further ado, a cultural sinkhole of flutes, smoke and sexy eyes. Peace out. Do That to Me One More Time Make it With You Don't Give Up on Us When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman Angel of the Morning Afternoon Delight Imaginary Lovers Magnet and Steel Knock Three Times I Just Want to Stop More, More, More Emotion I Go Crazy Cool Night Loving You Lights Baby I Love Your Way I'm Not in Love


Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Michelle Engel Bencsko

… don't forget the eye patch! A friend recently posted the Loving You video and I realized, that so many artists from my past remain faceless. Revisiting them now adds a lot of dimension and entertainment. I say, go make that list!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Prairie Girl Studio

whoa nichole ~ you're killing me here …
in the kindest way possible … ; )

thanks for all these fantastic flashbacks!

crazy as i read down your list how each tune
leapt right to mind and i could hum a bar or sing a line … RIGHT ON! sorry ~ carried away

"ooooo oooo afternoon delight"

"twice on the pipe ~ if the answer is noooooo"

icky love den indeed …
thanks for bringing a smile …

much happiness to you ~

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Christine E-E

ummm – the Captain was pretty ??? shady-looking… but I loved the songs! Tennille had great eyes & smile…

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Michelle – I felt the same way.

I can honestly (sadly?) say I really enjoyed watching all these videos.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Catherine –

Admit you are jamming to some of these right now. ;)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by myturtleneck

HILARIOUS! Love it. Great collection ;)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by jennyfreckles

So many of these etched on my heart too….no matter that they weren't probably the best songs ever written (!), they are evocative of my younger self and some good times, yes.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Jamie

What a killer list! Love it.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Gotta Knit!

Oh how I loved "I'm not in love". Wonder whatever happened to my 7th grade boyfriend.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by tricia s.

You had me at "Bread" ;) I never thought of looking them up on Youtube (duh) – thx for sharing. I dropped what I was doing to link over on there song and then look up their hir "Everything I Own". I am a mid 40's soccer mom with a vast Ipod scope of music. Flo-rida, Enya, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the iconic guitar "cliffs of dover" by Eric Johnson (needed for morning commute :) and…yup. Bread. "Everything I Own" gives me chills each time. thx for reminding me and giving me a chance to see what this guy looked like !!! PS – I love love love your blog. It keeps me happy in between Paris trips. We go to Eataly on a bus trip in March…. Tricia

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