Not only does this Scottish band have a great name, they produced a beautiful, bittersweet nostalgia song that became an instant classic. The Marmalade released “Reflections of My Life” in late 1969, and it reached number 3 in the UK and then number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1970.
The Marmalade was known for their psychedelic rock tunes, which went on to top charts in the UK, but as far as the US was concerned, “Reflections of My Life” would be their only hit.
"(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" by Lynn Anderson
Not only did Lynn Anderson's "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" reach number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, it won a Grammy in 1970 and became a hit around the world. Written by Joe South, it was country music singer Lynn Anderson that recorded and made the song famous.
A sweet-voiced Anderson sings about someone who reminds their sweetheart that love is a combination of 'sunshine and rain'.
"Kiss an Angel Good Mornin" by Charley Pride
This 1971 single reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs, and made American country music artist, Charley Pride, known around the world. "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin" was written by Ben Peters, a country music songwriter that wrote many wonderful songs, and Charley Pride recorded 68 of them.
However, none was ever as popular as "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin", and understandably so. Who wouldn't like a love song about "kissing your angel good mornin and letting her know you think about her when you're gone?". Now, that's romance!
"My Baby Loves Lovin" by White Plains
This sweet, cheery tune had British pop group White Plains singing about "my baby loves lovin". Performed by session pop singer and recording artist, Tony Burrows, and co-lead singer Ricky Wolff, "My Baby Loves Lovin" reached number 9 on the UK Singles Chart and number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Released in 1970, this White Plains tune had all the romantics playing this tune for their sweethearts. Unfortunately, the British band didn't top any US charts again, and finally disbanded in 1976.
"Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
Gerry Rafferty may have been most known for being a member of the famous band Stealers Wheel, but he certainly made his mark as a solo artist.
In his hauntingly beautiful hit song "Baker Street", Rafferty pulls on everybody's hearts strings with his legendary guitar solo, making it a top-five hit across countries in the summer of 1978. Did we mention it has one of the most epic saxophone solos in music history?