189 It’s Too Late – Carole King 110 You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful and You’re Mine) – Ringo Starr Song I Sang Along Quite Loudly to in My Car: “Lido Shuffle,” by Boz Scaggs. To have all-encompassing musical tatses is a BLESSING, NOT A CURSE–so those people who view the Top 40 pop stuff with a jaundiced eye are the ONLY losers here–NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. 109 My Sweet Lord – George Harrison Some great songs came about from anti-war protest movements and inspired great things like Woodstock in 1969. Don’t forget Paper Lace’s other gem Billy Don’t Be A Hero. I find that the 70’s had the best music overall. You win–those songs are truly awful. 7 I Am Woman – Helen Reddy Somehow, somewhere along the way, phones became sexier than guitars. While I’m at it, I should say that I also love Barry Manilow’s “Mandy.” Same category. Okay, credit where credit is due. When it comes to the best, there’s a couple you’re forgetting. Can whoever reviews these comments please remove it from that post? By. Admit it: Even this title is scary, or at least potentially disturbing. Most Interesting Hit Songs: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. I think it’s some one hit wonder and the Oldies stations played it a lot about 15-20 years ago and haven’t played it since. If you feel you are in danger of hearing this song, run. Actually, gin12, he didn’t. 117 Up The Ladder To The Roof – The Supremes Floating in the summer sky. Streisand and Summer “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough). Somehow, somewhere along the way, phones became sexier than guitars. Seriously, don’t let morbid curiosity get the best of you. It’s a shame. 1970: The Beatles announce their breakup. I hate/love this list! To add something a bit more modern to the list, Billie Eilish’s “Bury a … Seasons In The Sun didn’t become a #1 hit because everybody felt the way you do about it.You might as well lament the fact that not everyone sees the world the way you do, and not even bother wasting your time bashing the songs themselves–because in the end, that’s the only real difference here, and it’s the REASON that there’s even a discussion here. While this song isn't 'creepy' per se, it's subject matter is much darker than most people assume. 133 I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More – Barry White The highs came in the form of disco and bubblegum pop via ABBA, The Bee Gees and their ilk. 63 Laughter In The Rain – Neil Sedaka 163 Beach Baby – First Class 184 Stoned Love – The Supremes Please put your headphones on for this one: Great late-’70s song that nobody knew about until the 80s: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles: Most Heinous Omissions from this List: “London Calling” by the Clash, “Roundabout” by Yes, and “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith. 27 Hopelessly Devoted To You – Olivia Newton-John 87 December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) – The Four Seasons Great late-’70s song that nobody knew about until the 80s: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles: Most Heinous Omissions from this List: “London Calling” by the Clash, “Roundabout” by Yes, and “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith. “I Just Want to Stop” by Gino Vanelli. I honestly remember that being all there is to the song. “Baba O’Riley (Teenage Wasteland)” by the Who, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-5c5o85SGo, 5. As an added bonus ‘I’ve Been To Paradise But Never Been To Me’ by Charlene – originally released in 1977 but disappeared without trace. When it comes to unexpectedly creepy hits, the 80s in particular were out of control. This song is underrated. 148 Right Back Where We Started From – Maxine Nightingale Worst line from a great song: “I am, I said, to no one there, and no one heard at all, not even the chair” (Neil Diamond). Underage young? My ipod has mostly classic rock and classic pop, but also has a smidgeon of just about everything else, too. And this evil song was written before most of you were born (we all know middle-age things are creepy, right, Cassie?) (It was the #1 song for that year.) 1. Children's songs are usually innocent and squeaky clean, but there are some with creepy lyrics which will make you wonder how they are even suitable for kids in the first place! Are you kidding? Creepy. But, why the pompous, egotistical, asshole put down of today’s music? “Don’t Give Up on Us” by David Soul. 68 Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich And let’s take a moment to ponder the wonderfully 70s naffness of the name “Brotherhood of Man”. 2. 10/31/2016. “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen (Go ahead, name a better rock and roll song. 2. A boring pop/disco record. A few other notable mentions: How can “Mandy” not be in any list of worst songs of the seventies? Of course, this was the theme music for M*A*S*H* (1970) and later an instrumental version for the TV show. 176 We Are Family – Sister Sledge 13 One Tin Soldier – Coven They made the song even creepier. 16 The Happiest Girl In The Whole USA – Donna Fargo 33 Ballroom Blitz – Sweet If you’re ever throwing a party, and there are people straggling at the end of the night who won’t leave,spin that one. No Lovin You by Minnie Ripperton? Hendrix?) . Seasons in the Sun was my favorite song at the time. “Sara Smile” by Hall and Oates. It probably doesn’t deserve to be on this list (he barely eeked out masterpieces by Peaches and Herb and Sean Cassidy), but I have a visceral reaction to this song: every time it comes on, I want to pull my car off the highway and plunge 3,000 feet to my death. 161 I Think I Love You – David Cassidy 102 Kodachrome – Paul Simon The lesson of the song is finally summed up … Shambala??? 200 The Love Boat Theme – Jack Jones. I would have thought singles by Dave Geddes, Austin Roberts were cheesy, not some of the most highly acknolwedged black singles of the 70’s. Like the majority of early rock songs, "Shake Rattle and Roll" was a cover, because apparently there were only, like, five guys writing songs back then. There’s a girl in his mind, she’s young, maybe he’s in love with her. 194 Undercover Angel – Alan O’Day Floating in the summer sky. It’s IMPOSSIBLE to pick ten songs from this decade and not leave out DOZENS that you love. Also, I would have included “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace as one of the worst ’70s songs. These two songs will tempt you to sing-along and share its emotions. By the way, there is a neighborhood in Chicago known as the east side. Stevie Wonder released his Someday at Christmas album, … 9. Flibby flop flbby glibby glop glibby la la la lay low? Knowing that it was written for/to her infant daughter somewhat forgives the utter vapidity of the lyrics, but nothing excuses that screech. You’ve got to be kidding me. 8 Afternoon Delight – Starland Vocal Band The shudder-inducing song is the musical equivalent of being stranded in the middle of the night on a deserted road where it's been reported that something evil is known to lurk. 3 Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennille 24 "What Christmas Means to Me" by Stevie Wonder. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I know. 157 Torn Between Two Lovers – Mary MacGregor Who doesn't love this upbeat Christmas hit? Favorite Answer. 154 Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon I hesitated to include this for purely humanitarian reasons, because I didn’t want to be responsible for this abomination being heard by another human. 35 Dancing Queen – ABBA Love songs—and the inevitable breakup songs ... this was a perfectly eerie '70s rock ... seemingly unhinged copy, complete with a tripped-out, creepy-kids video. So, I assume that means that you also allow opposing viewpoints to air their opinions. In the song, the red balloons in question are mistaken for an air attack, and as a result the Soviet bloc and the west go to war. Born to Run isn’t even Bruce Springsteen’s best song let alone the #1 rock & roll song. The worst thing you could say about a three-minute song is that it feels like a seven-minute song. 135 Rock The Boat – Hues Corporation 60 At Seventeen – Janis Ian 26 Answers. The lows came in the form of devastating testaments to inner sadness and existential rage. 177 Ain’t No Stopping Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead Best rock song from the 70s? In the song, the red balloons in question are mistaken for an air attack, and as a result the Soviet bloc and the west go to war. These are the songs that you DON'T want to listen to on a dark night when you're all alone (especially if it's raining, which tends to heighten the effect, at least in the movies). “Sing a Song”—the Carpenters. 160 Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond If no one commented that “If” by the band Bread belongs on your worst song list than color me shocked. 111 Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney & Wings (Again, opinions and assholes.) I know most bands were stoned out of their heads during the 70’s, but the people who wrote and performed this song must have been on some experimental CIA drug. How could I forget “Disco Duck”?? 151 Car Wash – Rose Royce I was a 13-year-old kid in ’74, firmly entrenched in AM Top 40 pop music at the time–and had been for a few years already, since the summer of ’71, when in my time off between 5th and 6th grades, I suddenly found myself transfixed to tunes on AM pop radio, such as Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by McCartney and Wings, Smiling Faces Sometimes by a One-hit-Wonder named The Undisputed Truth, Indian Reservation by Paul Revere and The Raiders, and the like. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost–these were trippy, far-out TV shows, but they felt like totally normal kids’ stuff on a Saturday morning in the ’70s.When I was a little kid, I lived in Atlanta, Georgia, which was briefly home to The World of Sid & Marty Krofft indoor amusement park. 17 Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas 9. Side note: Why does everyone love McCartney? 23 (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters 159 Funny Face – Donna Fargo “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight and the Pips, 3. Good sci-fi stories can easily be found in movies, TV, books and video games, but what about music? 146 Got To Give It Up (Pt. 94 The Lord’s Prayer – Sister Janet Mead From its annoying opening to its simply awful base line (one can practically feel the musicians falling asleep) to its trombone solo (trombone solo!) Dave’s Top Ten List: Worst Songs of the ’70s, Dave’s Top Ten List My Top Ten Pet Peeves, Hicks to Be Featured at Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest in May. 15 The Morning After – Maureen McGovern You don’t think AM pop stations played the everloving crap out of Stairway To Heaven? Nothing too scary yet. Not by the dream itself—that was fairly typical (I was about to teach a course I’m completely unqualified to teach, and for about six hours I couldn’t find the classroom)—but by the soundtrack. Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, H.R. . Plus, there were actually plenty of crossover tunes that the snooty FM “rock” listeners heard playing on their stations which were simultaneously getting plenty of airplay on the Top 40 pop stations. 197 Got To Be Real – Cheryl Lynn theme: Serena, by Kay Belardinelli, “Big Things” Daytrip to Louisville, Kentucky. Ten Creepy Cool '80s Songs to Get You Through Halloween. Won’t Get Fooled Again was the best song off of Who’s Next. 181 Playground In My Mind – Clint Holmes And there will be robots. It's rare for an instrumental to become big or even break the Top 20 Billboard charts, and even harder to reach #1, but a few unusual instrumentals made it to the top. Well, as Casey Kasem used to say, “There you have it”—the best and worst of that wonderful decade we call the ’70s. The funny thing is, many of these songs still topped the charts, and very few people even noticed they were a little icky. 71 Please Mr. 99 Making Our Dreams Come True – Cyndi Grecco This one is. Oh my god, those are awful. That is a tough choice. Most, if not all of the songs below made the Billboard Top 100 for the years they were released. 59 Lonely Night (Angel Face) – Captain & Tennille This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 196 Shame – Evelyn “Champaign” King Certain songs are more empowering than others, and they’re almost all by women. The '70s Christmas song by glam rock band Wizzard hit number 4 on the UK charts when it was first released. Of course, it turns out there’s a reason the human voice was forbidden from going there in the first place. 183 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Diana Ross That shit's creepy. I couldn’t agree more about “The Night Chicago Died”. Debbie Boone’s “You light up my life” certainly is more awful than “Sara Smile” And what about Helen Reddy’s “Ruby red dress (leave me alone)”? 19 I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King Good sci-fi stories can easily be found in movies, TV, books and video games, but what about music? What about “Get up and boogie” by the Sylvers, or “Who’s in the strawberry patch with Sally?” by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Geez, tough crtic. Please take my word for it, preserve your sanity and avoid hearing this song at all costs. But it’s so ’70s and feely. 4 Dark Lady – Cher Cheesiest songs of the 70s – Fabulous! Here are 20 of the saddest to date. And this evil song was written before most of you were born (we all know middle-age things are creepy, right, Cassie?) Wildly uneven list, but ok. The lyrics make no sense. Liz Ohanesian October 22, 2009. As it is, I’ll save it for my list of the Best Songs of the 60s: And because no Best Of list is compete without the Rolling Stones, here’s my favorite single of theirs from the ’70s, “Happy”, Bonus Video: Heart performing Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven”. They’ll be asking fort their hats and coats in no time flat. 153 Don’t Give Up On Us – David Soul I also happen to really like Olivia Newton John. 130 Why Can’t We Be Friends – War 32 Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves – Cher Ten Creepy Cool '80s Songs to Get You Through Halloween. 42 Angie Baby – Helen Reddy Reply; Jeff April 11th, 2010 Written by John Robert Durrill, "Dark Lady" was recorded and released by Cher in 1974. 149 Turn The Beat Around – Vickie Sue Robinson ‘Convoy’ by C.W. never happened. 185 Bring The Boys Home – Freda Payne 54 I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing – The New Seekers ‘Disco Duck’ by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots (1978) 18 Hooked On A Feeling – Blue Suede And like Reese’s peanut butter cups……. If you think this song is cheesy, my husband who wrote and recorded the bass line for this song with his GOLD & PLATINUM records say different and….are laughing (cheesing) all the way to the bank!! people who were INTO that music dug the shit out of it. Unfortunately it is only possible to fit 10 songs into the worst 10 songs of the 1970s. 22 You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone 116 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Dionne Warwick Have you ever heard your kids singing a children's song and thought to yourself, "What on earth did they just say?? Use lots of mournful-sounding minor and major 7th chords. By the way, Ringo was never in love with a 16 year old at the time, it was a cover. 169 MacArthur Park – Donna Summer But I did sing along (while alone in my car) to the first few dozen plays of “You Light Up My Life,” so I couldn’t include it, much to my embarrassment. Sing it with the most heartfelt, sorrowful wail you can summon, making sure of no levity, wit, or humor in your delivery. Oh, wait, it looks like Paper Lace actually did it, too. 104 That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be – Carly Simon I think someone else here already made the point that opinions are like assholes……. The brief instrumental introduction is the sound of O'Sullivan whistling, before he comes in ‘Alone Again, Naturally’ by Gilbert O’Sullivan (1972) The song is the love song of a close family friend who babysits a young girl (actually the artist's manager's daughter), though for the first part of the song, the ambiguous text leads one to think that it is from one adult to another. 143 Love Machine (Pt. Reply; Laura November 12th, 2009 . Like WTF! Then go to a great seventies song, and you will find the same comments, with seventies substituted for sixties. Soul classics from likes of Isaac Hayes, Soul And Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, Jean Knight, War, Rufus and Chaka Khan cheesy ? 198 Makin’ It – David Naughton 6 Have You Never Been Mellow – Olivia Newton-John Really, one of the Worst Songs Ever. I actually am a huge fan of pop/rock/Top 40 from the 30-years from 1960-1989 (yes, there are 30 years there–count ’em), otherwise known as the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s–so it wasn’t just the 70’s that were great. 162 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep – Mac & Katie Kissoon 78 Top of The World – The Carpenters 120 Theme from “Shaft” – Isaac Hayes “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. 92 Put Your Hand in The Hand – Ocean In fact, these classic rock songs are perfect for Halloween. Maybe those two songs didn’t make his top ten, but he mentioned them. (But oh, I did love singing along to the chorus of that one, too.). ), 3. Those two women were at the pinnacle of their popularity and as such could take a hot steamy turd on a piece of wax and it would be a hit. Eeew. Truly the decade of the “smiley face”. So I should have changed the title to something more accurate when I put the list up on my site, but because we had been calling it by that name so many times in the party planning, it stuck, and I didn’t think of it. Most Popular Awful ’70s Song: “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett. "Bury a Friend" by Billie Eilish. I never limited myself to what my peer group thought was kewl. I admit there are quite a few though. Music started to suck in the 80’s but there were still some goodies. Sure, the writer is an old fart that no one wants to be around, but let today’s youth enjoy their music. 144 Get Down Tonight – KC & The Sunshine Band 79 Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson The World of Sid & Marty Krofft. Then again, this seemed to be the decade for such saccharine-laden happy-happy songs—see the above selections plus “Candy Man” by Sammy Davis Jr., “Everything Is Beautiful” by Ray Stevens, and “Playground in My Mind” by Clint Holmes (“My name is Michael/I got a nickel…”). A laughable song by an otherwise genius group of musicians. 170 I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor "Better run, girl." Remember “Convoy”? Michael Jackson!). Also early Michael Jackson songs, and of course Smokey Robinson. Go ahead, have a listen. 164 (Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep At All – Fifth Dimension 101 Times of Your Life – Paul Anka You read my story about how I got started on ’70’s pop. I feel fortunate for that, but along with all that greatness came moments of dark terror. Without further ado, then: the Worst Songs of the ’70s. Go ahead, I will wait. When you get sick of doing the "Monster Mash," try rocking out to this list of truly frightening horror songs. There is a reason you always find that record in used record store bargin bins right next to Engelbert Humperdinck LPs. Songs about death can be comforting after losing a loved one or friend. “Have You Never Been Mellow?” by Olivia Newton John. 142 Bad Blood – Neil Sedaka You’re Sixteen is actually kinda catchy, and if it’s a guilty pleasure with only the age-inappropriate factor bothering you, it may help to know that it wasn’t really a “70s song”. So to make up for such a negative list, I thought I’d try appending a list of the BEST songs from the same decade as well—but that proved to be even harder. And yet it is. Does anybody know the song title or the artist who performs it? 187 Another Saturday Night – Cat Stevens Here are the Top 40 Rock and Pop instrumental songs: the best songs without words. Best ’70s songs featured in car scenes from 21st-century films: “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire (in the French film “The Intouchables”) and “Heroes” by David Bowie (in “Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Best ’70s song title: (Tie)”Pop That Thang,” by the Isley Brothers and Queen’s “Fat-Bottomed Girls”, Best Song with Least Lyrical Effort: “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang (total number of words: 8!). Feelings? ), 1 Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers Now, here’s an opinion from someone who LOVED 70’s pop music, and who thought that 1974 was actually a STELLAR YEAR for pop……. “Brandy” was drivel and should have been on the worst list. Now that you're probably engaged in the almost-last … 5 (You’re) Having My Baby – Paul Anka But the further you get away from that 30-year stretch in both directions, the lousier the music is (or was). At least one had Band of Idiots in the name of his group so they at least acknowledged their suckiness. to its stupid flute riff, to its inane lyrics, this song absolutely takes the cake. I love this song! “My Friend, My Friend” – Phish. 140 Me And Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul 10. 6. “Someday We’ll Be Together,” by Diana Ross and the Supremes would have made the list had it been released just two weeks later. 67 My Sharona – The Knack History and the music charts speak for themselves. 31 Burnin’ Love – Elvis Presley 9 The Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr. My World- Guns N' Roses. 0 0. enegess. Most Interesting Hit Songs: “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” by Meatloaf and “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. #64 correction, Elton John with Kiki Dee not Neil Sedaka. This is fun stuff though. Male singers with exceptionally high voices are ideal. 155 Sometimes When We Touch – Dan Hill lmao!!!! have a story about our past musical interests. And that started a conversation that led to this: my list of the worst songs of the ’70s. The following 23 songs tell tales of woe, wonder and alien love. 82 Touch Me In The Morning – Diana Ross Ripperton takes the human voice to places the human voice was never intended to go. 85 I’m Not In Love – 10cc 46 After The Lovin’ – Englebert Humperdinck My one rule for both lists is that I couldn’t include any obscure songs (e.g. 115 Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) – Edison Lighthouse The 60’s and 70’s gave us some of the best storytellers of all time. The ONJ song will be added to my top 500 (seriously, how is it worse than her overplayed monstrosity from Grease?). 106 Beth – KISS ... 10 Legitimately Creepy Songs About Monsters and Ghosts. 12 horror movie songs that rock so hard it’s scary Updated Oct 08, 2019; Posted Oct 07, 2019 A picture sleeve for the vinyl single of "Dream Warriors" from the film "A Nightmare On Elm Street 3." ), 2. Ninety nine red balloons. It was a capstone, summary, and new beginning all at once, emerging from Bowie’s dizzying ‘70s run. 108 Imagine – John Lennon 12 Billy Don’t Be a Hero – Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods The online journal, notebook and playground of Hawthorn Mineart, This is a creation of my friend Doug, who has thrown a 70s party every year for eleven years that is always a huge hit. Ninety nine red balloons. A great story song will suck you in from the first line and keep you listening to every word. Play that record at a retro disco club and they will run for the exits. 37 All By Myself – Eric Carmen 147 Fly Robin Fly – Silver Connection 132 You’re So Vain – Carly Simon Thanks a lot! Musicians sometimes see the future...Listen along with Spotify here! 113 The Brady Bunch Theme – The Brady Bunch The following 23 songs tell tales of woe, wonder and alien love. 5. No, you are certainly not! So, here’s the rules: (1) The song has to have a female’s name in the title, but not necessarily be about a female. 44 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes Thank God for the '70s. 14 One Tin Soldier – Coven and now at 40 the song is still a beautiful "monster ballad". Not that partying NECESSARILY goes hand-in-hand with hating Top 40 pop (Hey, I eventually succumbed to being in the “5-joints before breakfast” club myself, and I still liked Top 40), but it helps…….. The funny thing is…I love just about every one of these songs! 166 You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt 6. Here are 12 creepy lullabies from around the world that might keep you up at night. 7. Answer Save. (It’s about a dead dog. 72 Convoy – C. W. McCall Cover your ears and go ‘lalalala’ until it is over. Does EVERY decade have its share of musical “Edsels” (failures), fiascos, blunders, miscarriages, and overall quintessential sucky tunes? “Una palomo blanca” is surely worse than anything Olivia Newton John did. Allow me to jump up on my soapbox for a second. 167 This Will Be – Natalie Cole Not sure which is funnier your list of worst songs or some you included in your best songs. And some of the ones from the 70’s didn’t even get mentioned here–while conversely, some really GOOD tunes were named as “the worst” by the OP and others. . It’s hard to identify the worst songs of the ’70s because EVERYTHING sucked in the ’70s! 175 Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey 7. Thank you for your excellent contributions. First of all, the music of our youth and early adulthood is always going to be “our favorite.”. 25 Grease – Frankie Valli 4. 90 Telephone Man – Meri Wilson 73 The Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band Nostalgically deciding to do a cover without stopping to consider “hey,at my age, these lyrics are kinda skeevy” is … okay, yes unfortunate implications, but it seems more like “I maybe didn’t think about this as much as I should have” than “I am a total perv.”. Love that fucking song. Ed Masley, ... including this — a creepy, creepy, crawly, crawly ode to a spider named Boris. what are some songs out there that are just downright creepy, but classics. 60 Songs From The 70s That Will Instantly Put You In A Good Mood Variety’s the spice of life, as they say. 26 Summer Nights – Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta As it turns out, Cynthia was right. Even throughout the ’80’s, when the landscape of Top 40 changed significantly, I still dug a lot of the music that pop had to offer, and it wasn’t until the ’90’s that my interest waned to the point where I didn’t really know who was who and what was what anymore. Not in the same genre, but equally reprehensible: ‘Wonderful Baby’ by Don McLean. 2 Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree – Tony Orlando & Dawn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q3CZNKgnNE, 5. I woke up yesterday morning haunted by my dream. The song that morning was “Sing a Song,” by the Carpenters, from 1973. 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