‘70s Rock & Romance Artists and Movies of the Decade
The only thing that could possibly make ‘70s love songs even better would be adding a great movie to the mix. And that’s just what happened during the rock and romance era – classic movies were matched with incredibly sweet (and sometimes sad) songs and the combination gave us unforgettable films. Many of the superstars aboard the ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise helped transform great movies into iconic ones through their music. Here are just a few:
“Xanadu” was more than just a movie about roller-skating and magic, it was a groundbreaking musical that gave ELO star billing. Their songs "I'm Alive," "Don't Walk Away," "All Over the World" and, of course, "Xanadu" are as much a part of the film as Olivia Newton-John and neon.
Stephen Bishop’s music was integral to not just one but two of the biggest films near the close of the ‘70s, - “Arthur” and “Tootsie.” His “Only Love” underscored powerful moments in “Arthur,” but it was “It Might Be You” that helped define the movie “Tootsie” and became as big a hit as the film itself.
Another ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise star was also a crucial element to the success of “Arthur.” Christopher Cross created the sweetly melancholy “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do),” perfectly capturing the personality of the endearing, yet troubled, title character.
Although “The Big Chill” was released long after "Joy to the World" hit the charts, the music of Three Dog Night set the emotional tone for the period piece.
And having a whole lot of fun was Peter Frampton, who – along with the Bee Gees – recorded a version of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band for the 1978 rock opera they starred in with Steve Martin, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Earth, Wind & Fire, George Burns, and more.