Classic Rock Corner

Love is the Answer: Ten Classic Light Rock Tunes on Dan Seals' Birthday

Today would have been the 64th birthday of Dan Seals, one half of England Dan and John Ford Coley, the songwriting duo that had a big hit with "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" and a minor one with "Love is the Answer." He also had a string of chart hits in country music in the '80s and '90s. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2009, but his music lives on with other "yacht rock" from an era in the late '70s when the lighter side of rock music was dominating the portion of the charts not filled with disco songs.

Despite being a softer version of classic rock music, it has been cited as an influence for dozens of rock bands including the Foo Fighters. Anyone who grew up with an inkling of memory from the '70s probably remembers some if not all of the songs on this list I put together in honor of Mr. Seals, who also happened to be a native Texan.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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