England Dan And John Ford Coley: 70’s Soft Rock

DAILY MUSIC TRIVIA QUESTION:  What 70’s rock icon wrote “Love Is The Answer” for the band?  Yesterday: Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey


AM Radio in the 1970’s was the decade of singer/songwriters. The era of Soft rock, contemporary hits, that didn’t rock as hard yet managed to get those lyrics forever stuck in our heads.  Yes, they’re corny by today’s standards but a well-written song lives eternal.  

Bands like the Eagles, Bread, America, and singers like Elton John, James Taylor, and Carole King became chart toppers.  One band often overlooked was the highly successful duo of England Dan & John Ford Coley.   FIVE memorable top 10 singles that have that timeless quality of love song sentiment with a big chorus and an unforgettable melody.  Give today’s songs a try, you’ll take a trip down memory lane and remember a time when simple love songs ruled the airwaves.

“I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT”


“IT’S SAD TO BELONG TO SOMEONE ELSE WHEN THE RIGHT ONE COMES ALONG”


“LOVE IS THE ANSWER”







Dan Seals, the younger brother of Jim Seals (from Seals & Croft) went on to have a number of big country hits after the duo disbanded.  “Bop” and “Meet Me In Montana” with Marie Osmond were his biggest country hits.  Dan’s cousin, Brady, was a lead singer for Little Texas.  Sadly, Dan Seals passed away from mantle cell lymphoma in 2009 but what a legacy of music.  

“NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU”


“WE’LL NEVER HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE AGAIN”


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  2. Ouch, I thought today wouldn’t be popular but hit count is very low today! I think these are 5 great songs. I’d Really Love To See You Tonight and Love Is The Answer are the ones stuck in my head today 🙂

  3. Now that took me back to an excellent time in my life. I would listen to these songs for hours. I had all of those records. I really miss the vinyl touch. My favorite is We’ll never have to say goodbye again and I’d really love to see you tonight. England Dan wrote some amazing songs. Which one is your favorite?

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