220px-Five-A-Side_(album)#1 – Ace – “How Long” – (1974)

One of the best soft rock songs ever, “How Long” was a #3 hit in the U.S. for Ace, of Sheffield, England. It was their biggest hit. Those smooth lyrics are delivered by Paul Carrack, who would later helm Mike + The Mechanics. The song is actually about the band’s bassist, who had secretly been recording with other bands. It’s really nice.

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