AARP goes through the decade of the ’70s and picks one song a year as representative of that summer. Or as they put it, “For each year of the ’70s, we chose one great song we sang at the beach, in the woods, or on the hot streets”.
Carole King’s double-A single “It’s Too Late”/”I Feel the Earth Move” was picked for 1971.
King paved the way for superstar singer-songwriters by perching atop the charts this summer. In true ’70s style, she spent much of the decade passionately advocating for environmental causes.