This is one in a series of posts counting down the top 100 songs of the 70's. I will post one of these every night with the exception of Thursday, Fridays or if there is breaking Dolphins news until we reach number one. This is more or less a way for us to pass time on the site during the slow time of year. Besides the 70's were the greatest decade in music.
Now these are not songs from my list but an independent list who's rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and acclaim from critics and fellow artist. Some of them I do not and you will not agree with and maybe that's the point of such lists. They create conversation's. Just like the list of all time great Dolphin players the number one selection is not going to surprise anyone but there will be, like with that other list, some surprises for some along the way and some others might just lead you to a new artist that you have long overlooked.
Remember this is open thread and as such any subject is on the table outside of religion and politics. Please keep picks to a minimum of 2 per person and no GIF's in any of the live threads. Also try your best to keep things as close to PG as possible as we are on the front page.
Tonight's song is "Mercy Mercy Me" by the late, great Marvin Gaye. This was the second single from Marvin's album "What's Going On" and was meant as an anthem of sorrow about the things that were going on in the environment at the time. The song was solely written by Gaye and besides singing the song on the single he played all the piano parts. Mercy Mercy Me has gone on to be covered by many artist all across the musical spectrum and has been featured in many movies and TV shows not to mention still being played quite frequently on classic stations to this day.