1970s music  created a perfect musical bridge from the rebelliousness of the 1960s and the happy songs that are characteristic of the 1980s. Following the counterculture of the 60s, the 70s  created a trend of relaxing music as well as dance music. People may have grown tired of the fighting that happened the previous decade and many of them sought a refuge in dance clubs and other places to enjoy a good time. Out of this idea emerged the Disco movement. Of course, there was still the bands and artists that continued to speak of the ills of society, typically characterized by the punk music of the era. But it seemed to be a much happier era than the 60s proved to be.

If ever a musical style defined a decade, Disco was the definition of the 1970s. Although its popularity was relatively short-lived, it created a great deal of songs and artists that people are still dancing to today. Van McCoy’s “The Hustle” has often been referred to as the definitive disco track and many people say it was the first disco song created. Gloria Gaynor also enjoyed disco popularity with her anthem – “I Will Survive.” The Bee Gees also helped to define the disco genre with their hit “Jive Talkin’.” Their blockbuster “Stayin’ Alive” is often synonymous with the disco musical era. The Village People’s “YMCA” and “Macho Man” also helped to add to the popularity of this popular style. Unfortunately, it did not take long for the public to see disco’s silliness and commercialization – something that they had just rebelled against a few years earlier. Its lack of attention to musical significance helped add to its downfall after only a short time of popularity.

And while the 70s were fun when it happened, the decade of bellbottoms and groovy tunes is more popular than ever!  With the recent retro trend in movies and entertainment, people young and old are just discovering - or reliving - the 1970s!  And an important part of the 70s was its music.


  1. Right Back-Maxine Nightengale:
  2. Le Freak-Chic
  3. Love will keep us together-Captain and Tennille
  4. Philadelphia Freedom-Elton John Band
  5. Rock your baby- George McGrae
  6. Sister Golden Hair-America
  7. Sad Eyes- Robert John
  8. Make it with you- Bread
  9. My Eyes adore you- Frankie Valli
  10. You don't have to be a star-Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis
  11. Sky High-Jigsaw
  12. Get Down tonight- KC & Sunshine Band
  13. Feel mighty real- Sylvester
  14. Fly Robin fly- Silver Convention
  15. Rings- Cymarron
  16. Jackie Blue- Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  17. Country boy - John Denver
  18. Rockford Files-Mike Post
  19. You should be dancin'- Bee Gees
  20. My Sharona-Knack
  21. Sharin' the night together- Dr. Hook
  22. Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
  23. Welcome Back- John Sabastian
  24. Oh Girl - Shi Lites
  25. Sir Duke- Stevie Wonder
  26. My Cherie Amore - Stevie Wonder
  27. He's the greatest dancer-Sister Sledge
  28. Count on me -Jefferson Airplane
  29. Reunited-Peaches and Herb
  30. Until you come back to me- Aretha Franklin
  31. You'll never find- Lou Rawls
  32. Play that funky music white boy- Wild Cherry
  33. Let your love flow- The Bellamy Brothers
  34. If only you believe - Jefferson Starship
  35. Time in a bottle -Jim Croce
  36. Angie Baby- Helen Reddy
  37. The Hustle-Van McGoy
  38. That's the way I like it- KC and the Sunshine Band
  39. Disco lnferno-The Tramps
  40. Fallin' in love- Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds
  41. Baby come back- Player
  42. Southern Nights- Glen Campbell
  43. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  44. Night Fever- Bee Gees
This decade in history:   THE JONESTOWN MASSACRE-   On November 18, 1978, Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones instructed all members living in the Jonestown, Guyana compound to commit an act of "revolutionary suicide," by drinking poisoned punch. In all, 918 people died that day, nearly a third of whom were children. The Jonestown Massacre was the most deadly single non-natural disaster in U.S. history until September 11, 2001.
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