5. “Tell Me Something Good” – Rufus and Chaka Khan
From the funk guitar beginning to Chaka Khan’s slow delivery, “Tell Me Something Good” is classic, and dead sexy. Hearing how effortless her singing is in this song proves she is one of the best singers on the planet.
4. “Jolene” – Dolly Parton
No one can write a stone fox list about the 70s without including Dolly Parton. And she’s still going and kicking butt today. Which is a massive accomplishment for anyone in the music business. And Jolene is one hell of a song that nearly everyone knows.
3. “You’re No Good” – Lynda Ronstadt
This was one of my first Linda Ronstadt jams that I ever heard, and I fell instantly in love with it. The deep bluesy feel combined with her sultry vocals gives me goosebumps to this day.
2. “My Mistake was to Love You” – Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
It’s no mistake that Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye made for musical gold when they teamed up. Their album Diana and Marvin was filled with their heady styles and sultry voices. Despite wishing to never do another male/female duet because he believed he would curse their careers, Motown got them together and created gold. The album creation and production was extremely difficult and taxing for both, but the album itself sounds absolutely stunning, bringing out the best of both performers, even if making it was an ordeal.
1. “Lady Marmalade” – LaBelle
Most children of the 00s recognize this from Moulin Rouge! (2001), but LaBelle performed it in 1974 perfectly. The trio blasted energy and exuberance as they rose up the charts with it.