In 1981, Johnny Mathis cut an album with the Chic Organization. Columbia Records got cold feet and the project was vaulted for nearly four decades. Mathis talks to PopMatters about the missing piece that's finally been made part of his official discography.
If you were a child of the 1970s, you no doubt grew up hearing these tunes slipping out your parents' eight-track player and car radio. The songs on the list are sappy, high-drama love ballads -- and for that they're being celebrated.