Music In The 1970’s

“You should be dancing, yea!” If you started to sing the song in your head you are in a good shape! If not, no worries, because after this article you will be knowledgeable about music in the 1970s! (I promise, it’s worth the read. You will end up adding new songs to your music list!)

It’s the 1970s, and we are entering the decade of disco and arena bands. Here is a list of some of my favorite artists of the decade:

  • ABBA one of my personal favorites! Took on with hits like Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, The Winner Takes It All, and many other hits! Their album called The Best of ABBA was released in the year of 1975. Many would know their creations from the hit Broadway (and around the world) musical and movie “Mama Mia!”.
  • John Lenon released his album called Imagine in the year of 1971. His single Imagine was during the years of the Vietnam war with a special message of unity “imagine all the people, living life in peace yoo hoo hoo you may say I’m a dreamer, but I know I’m not the only one.” It was an anthem for unity and peace that still lives on to today.
  • Queen is one band who’s name you cannot escape, as it released some of the most famous songs such as Bohemian Rhpsody, which was written as a goodbye for Freddy Mercury after being diagnosed with AIDS. Other songs include Love of My Life, We Will Rock You, and a winning anthem We Are The Champions. Today Adam Lenter tours with the rest of the members of Queen.
  • Bee Gees were a band of three brothers with Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, More Than A Woman (which was in the movie Saturday Night Fever), and You Should Be Dancing. Their soft and sharp voice was original and comforting.
  • Micheal Jackson hit with the Jackson 5, but during the early 1970s, he began his solo career. A song he performed as a solo and was well recognized by many was Don’t Stop ’till You Get Enough. Micheal Jackson is named the “King Of Pop” and is always associated with his great dance moves, especially the moon walk. Way to go Jackson!
  • Boney M is a band from Germany, but their songs were known worldwide. Their songs were played in discos, some of which were Sunny and Daddy Cool.
  • Journey is an American rock band. Their first album was released in the year of 1975 and was named after their band name, Journey. Their more famous songs (and their popularity reaching the top) were in the 1980s and included Don’t Stop Believing (every Glee fan knows how critical this song was in the show), Any Way You Want It, and Faithfully. Throughout the years the band had several changes for the lead singer and several players.

My top three songs of the 1970s:

  • More Than A Woman– Bee Gees
  • Bohemian Rhapsody– Queen
  • Thank You For The Music– ABBA