Dark Lady - Cher (1974)
Cher's story songs of the early 1970's rank as some of my favorite guilty pleasures in music, but this one takes the cake. An eerie tale of murder, fortune tellers and infidelity, it screams "PRODUCTION VALUE!" (which is through the roof with strings, percussion and Cher's voice sounding stronger than ever.) One day this period of her career will be revered like Picasso's Blue, mark my word!
Lea Laven had a huge hit in Finland that same year with her cover version.