Popular 1970s Songs
You gotta love the 1970s decade – even if you don’t want to admit it! This decade makes us think of platform shoes, polyester, bell bottoms, leisure suits, gold chains, “have a nice day”, women’s lib, and music of the 70s including the start of punk, progressive rock, and especially, disco!
Music from the 70s started out a little slow but exploded with the arrival of disco. Artists with popular 70s songs included Abba, Aerosmith, America, Bad Company, Badfinger, the Bee Gee’s, Boston, David Bowie, Bread, Captain and Tennille, the Carpenters, Cheap Trick, Chicago, Eric Clapton, the Commodores, Alice Cooper, Jim Croce, John Denver, the Doobie Brothers, the Eagles, Earth, Wind & Fire, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Frampton, Andy Gibb, George Harrison and Heart.
And of course, Elton John, Kansas, KC And The Sunshine Band, Carole King, Kiss, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney and Wings, Meat Loaf, the Steve Miller Band, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Queen, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, Santana, Carly Simon, Spinners, Ringo Starr, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, Barbara Streisand, Styx, Donna Summer, Supertramp, Sweet, James Taylor, T-Rex, Village People, Barry White and Stevie Wonder also gave us great 70s music.
Some of the popular songs of the 1970s include American Pie, Baby Come Back, Blinded By The Light, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Car Wash, Convoy, Crocodile Rock, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Fire, Heart Of Gold, I Want You Back, I Will Survive, I Wish, I Write The Songs, The Joker, Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), Killing Me Softly With His Song, Knock Three Times, Laughter In The Rain, Let’s Stay Together, (Love Is) Thicker Than Water, Mandy, Me And Bobby McGee, Night Fever, One Bad Apple, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head, Saturday Night, Show And Tell, Stayin’ Alive, Superstition, Too Much Heaven, Venus, The Way We Were, What A Fool Believes, Without You, You Make Me Feel Like Dancing, You’re No Good, You’re Sixteen, You’re So Vain and much more.
So, let’s groove to the songs of the Sensational Seventies!
Also see 1980s Songs