Top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley Songs

England Dan and John Ford Coley Songs

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Our Top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list takes a listen to the ultimate soft rock duo who had amazing commercial success in the 70s. If there ever was a duo that wrote the most incredible romantic songs in the 1970s it was England Dan & John Ford Coley. Most people who grew up during the decade of the 1970s will remember them for their number one hit “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight.” However the group had many big time hits throughout the 1970s with many of their songs becoming the go to songs for weddings and prom dances.

England Dan & John Ford Coley released seven studio albums throughout the 1970s and one soundtrack album in 1980 for the motion picture Just Tell Me You Love Me. Of course there have been multiple greatest hits compilations released through the years. When the group broke up, England Dan whose real name was Dan Seals(No he’s not the Seals from Seals & Crofts , that’s actually his older brother) began a career in country music. Sadly Dan Seals passed away in 2009. John Ford Coley has continued in the music business working in various projects.

Our Top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list is a definitely trip down memory lane for all those who grew up in the 1970s.

# 10 – “You Can’t Dance”

We open up our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list with an upbeat fun one from the great duo called “You Can’t Dance.” The song was released on the album entitled Some Things Don’t Come Easy. It was the second single released from the album. The album was released in 1978. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number forty nine. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts reaching all the way up to number twenty two.

# 9 -Where Do I Go from Here

Continuing with our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “Where Do I Go from Here.” The song was released on the fabulous 1979 album entitled Dowdy Ferry Road. The song was composed by the great songwriter Parker McGee. While England Dan & John Ford Coley never released the song as a single, the tune would later be recorded by other soft rock superstars such as Barry Manilow and The Carpenters.

# 8 – Soldier in the Rain

In the number eight spot our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list we present the emotional song entitled “Soldier in the Rain.” The introduction on this one is incredibly beautiful. This really is a special song. The string lines will touch your heart. The song was released on the album entitled Dowdy Ferry Road. The album was released in 1977. This is just a great deep album track that was never released as a single. There’s an interesting almost progressive rock spin to the song towards the end.

# 7 -Broken Hearted Me

In the number seven position on our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list is the great song composed by Randy Goodrum entitled “Broken Hearted Me.” The song was released on the album entitled Dr. Heckle and Mr. Jive. The album was released in 1979. The song was never released as a single but it would later become a big hit for Ann Murray.

# 6 – What Can I Do with This Broken Heart

Landing in the number six spot on our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list we present the song “What Can I Do with This Broken Heart” This one sounds a little different from the traditional England Dan & John Ford Coley song. There is more of a upbeat R&B groove to this one. I mean it is not as upbeat or as disco as the Bee Gees were in 1977, but there is definitely a bit of a disco flavor to this one. The song was released in 1979 amidst the sounds of Donna Summer and the rest of the gang. You’ll hear it.

# 5 – It’s Sad to Belong

At the halfway point on our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list is the very cool and probably forgotten single “It’s Sad to Belong” The song can be a pretty tough one to listen to for some people, if you know what I mean. The song was issued on the album entitled Dowdy Ferry Road. The album was released in 1977. It was the first single released from the album. On the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts, the song “It’s Sad to Belong” would become another number one hit single for the group. The song was also a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number twenty one.

# 4 –  Love Is the Answer

At the number four spot on our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list we present the Todd Rundgren penned song “Love Is the Answer.” The song had been originally released by Todd Rundgren and his band Utopia on the album Oops! Wrong Planet in 1977. The England Dan & John Ford Coley version was released on the album entitled Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive. The album was released in 1979. This would be the last top 10 hit from England Dan & John Ford Coley. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number ten. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts reaching all the way up to number one making it the band’s fourth number one single of their career.

# 3 – We’ll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again

Moving along on our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list we turn to the ultimate high school prom song entitled “We’ll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again.” It was a perfect companion song to England Dan’s older brothers’ Seals & Crofts song “We May Never Pass This Way (Again)” The song “We’ll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again.” was released on the album entitled Some Things Don’t Come Easy. The album was released in 1978. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number nine.The song also was a number one hit single hit on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts. The song was written by Jeffrey Comanor.

# 2 – Nights Are Forever Without You

As we start to get to a close on our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list, we celebrate the song “Nights Are Forever Without You.” This is easily one of our favorite England Dan & John Ford Coley songs. “Nights Are Forever Without You,” served as the follow up single to “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight.” The song was released on the album entitled Nights Are Forever. The song was a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number ten. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts reaching all the way up to number six. On the Canadian Contemporary Charts the song hit number four. The song “Nights Are Forever Without You,” was written by Parker McGee.

# 1 – I’d Really Love to See You Tonight

We close out our top 10 England Dan & John Ford Coley songs list with the band’s most famous song “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight.” Even with a set of lyrics that were pretty common, the melody, chord changes, arrangement, performance and just about everything about this song caught the hearts and souls of millions of romantics and hopeless romantics. That piano introduction is just so legendary. The song was released on the album entitled Nights Are Forever. The album was released in 1976. It was the first single released from the album. The song would become a number one hit for England Dan & John Ford Coley on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary Charts. The song was also a massive hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number two. On the Canadian Contemporary Charts the song also hit number one.

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