#7 – Player – “Baby Come Back” – (1977)

Oops. I’m already so far into this countdown, that I can’t do anything about it now, but this song is actually from 1977. Color me embarrassed. I guess I should’ve done my homework (I would bet that this isn’t the last time this happens as we have so many more years to cover… I hope it is, but it’s probably not)… on the plus side, this hit #1 on the Hot 100 in 1978, so there! The term “Oldies” gets thrown around a lot and that kind of music is missing from modern radio, but I consider this one of the last “oldies” songs. It’s not true 1950s music, but it was the newest song our local oldies station would play. It’s soft rock, really – and good soft rock at that. This was Player’s lone big hit – and it was their first single.