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Top 21 of 1974 - #5

#5 – Billy Preston – “Nothing From Nothing” – (1974)

This #1 hit from Billy Preston is a masterpiece of piano-driven soul. Billy Preston was incredibly talented (and taken too soon). 59 more words

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Top 21 of 1974 - #6

#6 – Pilot – “Magic” – (1974)

What a happy song. This was Pilot’s biggest hit in the U.S. (they were from Scotland and had another big hit in the U.K.). 38 more words

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Top 21 of 1974 - #7

#7 – Queen – “Killer Queen” – (1974)

This song by Queen, lyrically, is one of magnificence. Freddie Mercury wrote the lyrics before the music and you can tell that there is definite cohesion among the lyrics and the music was beautifully crafted to fill the gaps. 20 more words

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Top 21 of 1974 - #8

#8 – Three Dog Night – “Shambala” – (1973)

“Shambala” is one of Three Dog Night’s most fun songs and it came out in 1973 (dammit!). 50 more words

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Top 21 of 1974 - #9

#9 – Kool & The Gang – “Summer Madness” – (1974)

If you ask me, this is the best Kool & The Gang song. 49 more words

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Top 21 of 1974 - #10

#10 – George McRae – “Rock Your Baby” – (1974)

Catchy, catchy disco. This #1 hit was by far the biggest for McRae, even though it was written by K.C. 50 more words

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Top 21 of 1974 - #11

#11 – The Righteous Brothers – “Rock and Roll Heaven” – (1974)

This song is actually a cover. It was originally done by Climax but the Righteous Brothers took it to #3 in the U.S. 68 more words

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