The dreary late 70's found the pop music scene in a real funk. Pre-punk, post-Beatles, and the very last days of the vanished 45rpm 7" single. From that bleak period there were a few real gems to be heard on top 40 radio. One of my favorites is the Electric Light Orchestra's Sweet Talking Woman. Jeff Lynne managed to combine the unusual chords and vocal harmonies of the Beatles with a Motown influence and his usual violin flourishes. I am not the world's biggest ELO fan but this song really floats my boat.