Seventies Music

There's a very intriguing aspect to seventies music - it seemed to capture so much of what Jonesers were feeling and experiencing, some 20 years prior to Generation Jones even being recognized and described as an important age cohort. Some good examples of "jonesin'" include "Born To Run" (Bruce Springsteen, '75), "Dream On" (Aerosmith, '76), and "I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor, '79).

Seventies music evolved into new and distinctly different sub-genres, in fact making the term "rock 'n roll" obsolete. Hard rock, soft rock, punk rock, country, folk, and certainly disco - all had a real following in the 70s. Even the Beatles, perhaps the most dominant contributor to 60s rock 'n roll, evolved as new entities in seventies music - Paul McCartney and Wings, and of course John Lennon.

Remember where you were - and with whom - when you first heard these songs? As every Joneser knows, seventies music was the best!


Seventies Music - 1970 Hits

  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water -Simon and garfunkel Simon and Garfunkel
  2. (They Long to Be) Close to You - Carpenters
  3. American Woman/No Sugar Tonight - The Guess Who
  4. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - B.J. Thomas
  5. War - Edwin Starr
  6. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
  7. I'll Be There - Jackson 5
  8. Get Ready - Rare Earth
  9. Let It Be - The Beatles
  10. Band of Gold - Freda Payne
  11. Mama Told Me (Not to Come) - Three Dog Night
  12. Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
  13. Make It With You - Bread
  14. Hitchin' a Ride - Vanity Fair
  15. ABC - Jackson 5
  16. The Love You Save/I Found That Girl - Jackson 5
  17. Cracklin' Rose - Neil Diamond
  18. Candida - Dawn
  19. Sly and the Family StoneThank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is a Star - Sly and The Family Stone
  20. Spill the Wine - Eric Burdon and War
  21. O-O-H Child - Five Stairsteps
  22. Norman Greenbaum - Norman Greenbaum
  23. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) - Melanie and The Edwin Hawkins Singers
  24. Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) - Temptations
  25. Love On a Two Way Street - Moments


Seventies Music - 1971 Hits

  1. Rod StewartJoy to the World - Three Dog Night
  2. Maggie May/Find a Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart
  3. It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move - Carole King
  4. One Bad Apple - Osmonds
  5. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? - Bee Gees
  6. Indian Reservation - Raiders
  7. Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
  8. Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
  9. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - Temptations
  10. Carole KingKnock Three Times - Dawn
  11. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
  12. Tired of Being Alone - Al Green
  13. Want Ads - Honey Cone
  14. Smiling Faces Sometimes - Undisputed Truth
  15. Treat Her Like a Lady - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
  16. You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
  17. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
  18. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
  19. Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Michaels
  20. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez
  21. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
  22. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul McCartney
  23. Aint No Sunshine - Bill Withers
  24. Signs - Five Man Electrical Band
  25. She's a Lady - Tom Jones


Seventies Music - 1972 Hits

  1. Don McLeanThe First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
  2. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  3. American Pie - Don McLean
  4. Without You - Nilsson
  5. The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.
  6. I Gotcha - Joe Tex
  7. Lean On Me - Bill Withers
  8. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
  9. Brand New Key - Melanie
  10. Daddy Dont You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton
  11. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
  12. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
  13. Oh Girl - Chi-Lites
  14. MelanieNice to Be With You - Gallery
  15. My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
  16. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram
  17. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
  18. Betcha By Golly Wow - Stylistics
  19. I'll Take You There - Staple Singers
  20. Ben - Michael Jackson
  21. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John
  22. Outa-Space - Billy Preston
  23. Slippin' Into Darkness - War
  24. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - Hollies
  25. How Do You Do - Mouth and MacNeal


Seventies Music - 1973 Hits

  1. Roberta FlackTie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando and Dawn
  2. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
  3. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
  4. Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
  5. My Love - Paul McCartney and Wings
  6. Why Me - Kris Kristofferson
  7. Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  8. Will It Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston
  9. You're So Vain - Carly Simon
  10. Touch Me In the Morning - Diana Ross
  11. Vicky LawrenceThe Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
  12. Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes
  13. Brother Louie - Stories
  14. Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy
  15. Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
  16. Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
  17. Drift Away - Dobie Gray
  18. Little Willy - Sweet
  19. You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  20. Half-Breed - Cher
  21. That Lady - Isley Bros.
  22. Pillow Talk - Sylvia
  23. We're an American Band - Grand Funk Railroad
  24. Right Place Wrong Time - Dr. John
  25. Wildflower - Skylark


Seventies Music - 1974 Hits

  1. Elton JohnThe Way We Were - Barbra Streisand
  2. Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
  3. Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
  4. Come and Get Your Love - Redbone
  5. Dancing Machine - Jackson 5
  6. The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad
  7. T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) - MFSB
  8. The Streak - Ray Stevens
  9. Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
  10. One Hell of a Woman - Mac Davis
  11. Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Aretha Franklin
  12. Jungle Boogie - Kool and The Gang
  13. Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
  14. You Make Me Feel Brand New - Stylistics
  15. Show and Tell - Al Wilson
  16. John DenverSpiders and Snakes - Jim Stafford
  17. Rock On - David Essex
  18. Sunshine On My Shoulder - John Denver
  19. Sideshow - Blue Magic
  20. Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
  21. Billy, Don't Be a Hero - Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods
  22. Band On the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
  23. The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich
  24. Time In a Bottle - Jim Croce
  25. Annie's Song - John Denver


Seventies Music - 1975 Hits

  1. Captain and TennileLove Will Keep Us Together - The Captain and Tennille
  2. Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
  3. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
  4. Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender
  5. My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli
  6. Shining Star - Wind and Fire
  7. Fame - David Bowie
  8. Laughter In the Rain - Neil Sedaka
  9. One of These Nights - Eagles
  10. Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver
  11. Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees
  12. The Best of My Love - Eagles
  13. Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton
  14. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
  15. Black Water - Doobie Brothers
  16. The Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
  17. (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas
  18. He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando and Dawn
  19. Janis IanAt Seventeen - Janis Ian
  20. Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
  21. The Hustle - Van McCoy and The Soul City Symphony
  22. Lady Marmalade - Labelle
  23. Why Can't We Be Friends - War
  24. Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris
  25. Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder


Seventies Music - 1976 Hits

  1. Silly Love Songs - Paul McCartney and Wings
  2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee
  3. Gary WrightDisco Lady - Johnnie Taylor
  4. December, 1963 (Oh What A Night!) - Four Seasons
  5. Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
  6. Kiss and Say Goodbye - Manhattans
  7. Love Machine, Pt. 1 - The Miracles
  8. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
  9. Love Is Alive - Gary Wright
  10. (You've Got To) Be Your Own Best Friend - Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band
  11. Sara Smile - Daryl Hall and John Oates
  12. Daryl Hall and John OatesAfternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band
  13. I Write the Songs - Barry Manilow
  14. Fly Robin Fly - Silver Convention
  15. Love Hangover - Diana Ross
  16. Get Closer - Seals and Crofts
  17. More, More, More - Andrea True Connection
  18. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  19. Misty Blue 10:29 - Dorothy Moore
  20. Boogie Fever - Sylvers
  21. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight - England Dan and John Ford Coley
  22. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
  23. Love Hurts (Live) - Nazareth
  24. Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) - Silver Convention
  25. Take It to the Limit - Eagles


Seventies Music - 1977 Hits

  1. Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) - Rod Stewart
  2. Andy GibbI Just Want to Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
  3. Best of My Love - Emotions
  4. Love Theme (From "A Star Is Born") - Barbra Streisand
  5. Angel In Your Arms - Hot
  6. I Like Dreamin' - Kenny Nolan
  7. Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
  8. (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher - Rita Coolidge
  9. Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day
  10. Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor
  11. I'm Your Boogie Man - K.C. and The Sunshine Band
  12. Dancing Queen - Abba
  13. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing - Leo Sayer
  14. EaglesMargaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
  15. Telephone Line - Electric Light Orchestra
  16. Whatcha Gonna Do? - Pablo Cruise
  17. Do You Wanna Make Love - Peter McCann
  18. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  19. Hotel California - Eagles
  20. Got to Give It Up, Pt. 1 - Marvin Gaye
  21. Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky") - Bill Conti
  22. Southern Nights - Glen Campbell
  23. Rich Girl - Daryl Hall and John Oates
  24. When I Need You - Leo Sayer
  25. Hot Line - Sylvers


Seventies Music - 1978 Hits

  1. Shadow Dancing - Andy Gibb
  2. Night Fever - Bee Gees
  3. Debby BooneYou Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
  4. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
  5. Kiss You All Over - Exile
  6. How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
  7. Baby Come Back - Player
  8. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb
  9. Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste Of Honey
  10. Three Times a Lady - Commodores
  11. Grease - Frankie Valli
  12. I Go Crazy - Paul Davis
  13. You're the One That I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  14. Emotion - Samantha Sang
  15. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
  16. Rolling StonesMiss You - Rolling Stones
  17. Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
  18. With a Little Luck - Wings
  19. If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
  20. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) - Chic
  21. Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
  22. The Best of Nick Gilder - Hot Child In the City - Nick Gilder
  23. Love Is Like Oxygen - Sweet
  24. It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
  25. We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You - Queen


Seventies Music - 1979 Hits

  1. ChicMy Sharona - The Knack
  2. Bad Girls - Donna Summer
  3. Le Freak - Chic
  4. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
  5. Reunited - Peaches and Herb
  6. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  7. Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
  8. Y.M.C.A. - Village People
  9. "Ring My Bell" - Anita Ward
  10. Sad Eyes - Robert John
  11. Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
  12. MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
  13. When You're In Love With a Beautiful Woman - Dr. Hook
  14. Makin' It - David Naughton
  15. BlondieFire - Pointer Sisters
  16. Tragedy - Bee Gees
  17. A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John
  18. Heart of Glass - Blondie
  19. What a Fool Believes - Doobie Brothers
  20. Good Times - Chic
  21. You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond
  22. Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
  23. Stumblin' In - Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman
  24. Lead Me On - Maxine Nightingale
  25. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - Jacksons


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