5 Of The Most Underrated Love Rock Songs Of 1969
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1969 was an amazing year for music lovers everywhere. There was diversity and musicians churned out songs that catered to every taste, every preference. But of course, love remains a popular theme. Let’s check out some of the most underrated love tunes before the ’60s wrapped up.
“Mama” Cass Elliot – It’s Getting Better
Written by husband and wife songwriting duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, the song is about a lowkey and humble relationship – no “rockets, bells and poetry” but it all “seems kind of natural and right.”
Blood, Sweat & Tears – You’ve Made Me so Very Happy
Originally recorded by Brenda Holloway in 1967, Blood, Sweat & Tears covered it two years later. The title says it all, it’s about the narrator expressing his happiness over his lover – how he’s so in love with her and how much she made him happy when she came into his life.
The Grass Roots – I’d Wait a Million Years
Written by Gary Zekley and Mitchell Bottler, it’s about a man who’s so desperate he would do anything to win the lady’s heart.
The Youngbloods – Get Together
There are different kinds of love. This song is about peace and brotherhood. They first heard singer Buzzy Linhart perform it at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village. Jesse Colin Young had her write the lyrics backstage and The Youngbloods then recorded it. Young told SongFacts, “Somehow that song struck me in a deep and spiritual way and I knew that it would be with me for the rest of my life.”
Marvin Gaye – That’s the Way Love Is
It’s about the end of a relationship and the narrator is telling the woman that even though her lover left her and she feels like she’s alone, she has to be strong because “the road of love is rough”.