This week in music: 1974 Roberta Flack

Updated: Aug. 9, 2018 at 6:15 AM CDT
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(KFVS) - How about some sounds of the 70's.

This morning we're counting down the top five songs from this week in 1974.

Forty-four years ago Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had Dave Loggins at number five with Please Come to Boston. The song has a country flavor to it as evidenced by the many country stars who covered it. There are versions by David Allan Coe, Tammy Wynette, Glen Campbell, Willie Nelson and even Kenny Chesney.

Elton John in the number four position with Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me.  The chorus includes vocals by Carl Wilson and Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys and Toni Tennille of the Captain and Tennille.  The song would return to the charts in 1991 as a duet between Sir Elton and George Michael.

John Denver was in the number three spot with Annie's Song.  It was Denver's second chart topping single following Sunshine on My Shoulders.  Annie's Song is a tribute to Denver's wife at the time Annie Martell Denver. He wrote the song while experiencing the beauty around him as he was on a ski lift in Aspen, Colorado.

At number two was the British band Paper Lace with The Night Chicago Died.  The song's  about a fictional shoot-out between  Chicago Police and members of Al Capone's gang. By the way, the song's events supposedly take place "on the East Side of Chicago".  But there is no "East Side of Chicago" as Lake Michigan is east of the downtown area.

And in the top spot for this week in '74 was Roberta Flack with Feel Like Makin' Love. It was  Flack's third chart topping single, making her the first female vocalist to score a number one hit in three consecutive years.  Her streak started in 1972 with The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.  In '73 she was back on top with Killing Me Softly With His Song. The streak continued with Feel Like Makin' Love.  It was Flack's final number one hit.

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