Does anybody know of any soft rock one hit wonders, from '74 to '77?

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  1. 63dot macrumors 603

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    ...who sound like Abba?

    My wife heard a song she remembers from the time after she graduated from high school.

    She knows it's not some big band like the Association or Fleetwood Mac, but a B-list band.

    HELP:p
     
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    The Starlite Vocal Band had a hit called Afternoon Delight. Would that be it? If you have any more hints?
     
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    It's not them, but that genre.

    Thanks for the suggestion. The hit would have been more offbeat. The hit would have been less mainstream.
     
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    I also found their other hit, a very minor one called "California Day", and it is not as upbeat .
     
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    Try 'When will I see you again' by the Fifth Dimension.

    To an extent, you could go with anything Andy Gibb (just by being one of the Gibb brothers).

    Otherwise, you're going to find it hard to find something as happy/poppy as ABBA.

    Other than that, I don't know. I was only 3 in '77, and had different priorities in my life than music.. Walking and getting out of diapers coming to mind. ;)

    BL.
     
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    It wouldn't be as popular a band/artist as 5th Dimension or Andy Gibb, but the heavy '70s melodies and harmonies would be all over this mystery song.

    But thank you for the suggestion.

    It's a Billboard #200 song from either '74, '75, '76, or '77 so that narrows it down to 800 songs that it is likely to come from.

    With some people with 10,000 songs on their iPods, or more, somebody has this song downloaded.

    We heard it on satellite radio, but channel unknown.
     
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    Let's see if we can nail it down. Were the vocals male or female? Remember any words from the chorus line?

    BL.
     
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    No recollection of the words, except maybe the word mountain was in it.

    There is a very small chance that it can be an Abba song, very low on the charts in the Billboard #200. A B-side?
     
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    Starland Vocal Band did both Afternoon Delight and California Day.
     
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    She only remembers the word "mountain", and that it was kind of a sad song and dramatic.

    This song could have been a love song?

    Gosh, I hope this helps.
     
  12. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

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    Could it be "One Tin Soldier" by Coven?

    Lyrics:

    Listen, children, to a story
    That was written long ago
    'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
    And the valley folk below
    On the mountain was a treasure
    Buried deep beneath a stone
    And the valley people swore
    They'd have it for their very own

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor
    Go ahead and cheat a friend
    Do it in the name of Heaven
    You can justify it in the end
    There won't be any trumpets blowing
    Come the judgment day
    On the bloody morning after who...
    One tin soldier rides away

    So, the people of the valley
    Sent a message up the hill
    Asking for the buried treasure,
    Tons of gold for which they'd kill
    Came an answer from the kingdom,
    "With our brothers, we will share
    All the secrets of our mountain,
    All the riches buried there"

    Now, the valley cried with anger,
    "Mount your horses, draw your sword!"
    And they killed the mountain people
    So, they won their just reward
    Now, they stood beside the treasure
    On the mountain dark and red
    Turn the stone and looks beneath it...
    "Peace on Earth" was all it said

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor
    Go ahead and cheat a friend
    Do it in the name of Heaven
    You can justify it in the end
    There won't be any trumpets blowing
    Come the judgment day
    On the bloody morning after who...
    One tin soldier rides away

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor
    Go ahead and cheat a friend
    Do it in the name of Heaven
    You can justify it in the end
    There won't be any trumpets blowing
    Come the judgment day
    On the bloody morning after who...
    One tin soldier rides away
     
  13. 63dot thread starter macrumors 603

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    I went to you tube and heard the song. She says it's very close, but not the song.

    So far we have:

    1) mid-1970s
    2) sad, dramatic song
    3) similarities to Abba, if not Abba itself as one of their obscure B-sides
    4) top 200 billboard hit
    5) the word "mountain" in the lyrics
     

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