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1970's Soft Rock

written by: Hitch
Are Fergie and Timberlake kind of getting on your nerves? Want to go back to a mellower and happier place? Goodbye Nickleback, hello Little River Band - here comes a "laid back" quiz to jog your soft rock memories!

Question 1:

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"And even though we ain't got money, I'm so in love with ya honey" goes the chorus from this 1972 Loggins & Messina hit. It describes how once upon a time the man was nothing but a lame college student (Lyric: "Seems as though a month ago I was Beta Chi, never got high, Oh, I was a sorry guy."), but now he's found his perfect girl and thinks he's "gonna have a son".
Song Sung Blue
Song of Joy
Danny's Song
Your Song

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Question 2:

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In 1972, Seals & Crofts released this relaxing tune about coming home (Lyric: "See the paper layin' in the sidewalk, a little music from the house next door. So I walked on up to the doorstep, through the screen and across the floor" ) where a man meets his lovely lady who's "waiting there, not a care in the world." He sees a "smile a-waitin' in the kitchen, food cookin' and the plates for two." Name the song.
Annie's Song
Summer Breeze

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Question 3:

This TV star had a 1977 hit with "Don't Give Up on Us" which peacefully proclaimed that the future of the couple's relationship is "written in the moonlight, painted on the stars".
Richard Kline
Jack Wagner
David Soul
Leif Garrett

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These guys sang the song "Let Your Love Flow", which contains the words "There's a reason for the sunshinin' sky, and there's a reason why I'm feelin so high". The song hit #1 in May 1976 and was used at the end of the Kristy McNichol/Tatum O'Neal movie Little Darlings (1980).
The Atlanta Rhythm Section
The Bellamy Brothers

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Question 5:

In his 1977 song "Margaritaville" Jimmy Buffett describes an easy going lifestyle as a Key West beach bum. In a tragic turn of events, he cuts his heel and has to "cruise on back home". What does poor Jimmy step on to cause this to happen?
a seashell
a diamond ring
a broken shaker of salt
a pop top

Question 6:

With songs like "Make It With You", "If", "Baby, I'm-A Want You", and "Every Thing I Own" flooding the radio airwaves with a steady stream of relaxing grooves, this 1970's group was destined to become perhaps the softest of the soft rockers.
Pure Prairie League

Question 7:

"Soft Rock" is a genre of rock music characterized by an easy-going ear-pleasing sound with non-confrontational lyrics which focus on love, relationships and everyday life. Which of the following bands would NOT be considered a "soft rock" group?
Midnight Star
Pablo Cruise

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Which of the following songs was NOT released by the soft rock band America in the 1970's?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Sister Golden Hair
You Can Do Magic
Ventura Highway
A Horse With No Name

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"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight", a song by England Dan & John Ford Coley, begins with a phone conversation: "Hello, yeah it's been awhile, Not much, how 'bout you.." The man wants to see his lady that evening, and suggests a variety of things they could do. Which of the following is NOT an evening activity put forward in the song?
stay at home and watch TV
drive along the beach
dinner by candlelight
a walk in a windy park

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Question 10:

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Who is the easy rocker pictured here who released the soft rock ballad "When I Need You" (1977) which was performed on "The Muppet Show"?
Leo Sayer
Alan Parsons
Gary Wright

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