Special Report

Most Popular Song the Year You Were Born

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1970
> Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water
> Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
> Weeks at #1: 6
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

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1971
> Song: Joy To The World
> Artist: Three Dog Night
> Weeks at #1: 6
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

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1972
> Song: Alone Again (Naturally)
> Artist: Gilbert O’Sullivan
> Weeks at #1: 6
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

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1973
> Song: Killing Me Softly With His Song
> Artist: Roberta Flack
> Weeks at #1: 5
> Copies of single sold: 0.5 million

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1974
> Song: The Way We Were
> Artist: Barbra Streisand
> Weeks at #1: 3
> Copies of single sold: 1 million