1970s Music Quiz – Remember These 10 Songs?

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# 1: Listen to the clip. This is the intro to which song?

You Haven't Done Nothin' is a 1974 hit by Stevie Wonder. It features background vocals by The Jackson 5.

# 2: Listen to the clip. This is a recording by:

Rock Your Baby is a recording by George McCrae. It was a number one hit in 1974 and is often regarded as a landmark of early disco music.

# 3: Alone Again (Naturally) is a hit by which singer?

Alone Again (Naturally) is a hit by the singer Gilbert O'Sullivan.

# 4: Listen to the clip. This is a 1977 hit by:

How Deep Is Your Love is written and recorded by the Bee Gees, and released in 1977.

# 5: Listen to the clip. This is a famous 70s hit by:

My Sharona is the debut single by the Knack. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it remained for 6 weeks. It was also a number one hit in Australia and Canada.

# 6: Who is the artist?

You're So Vain is written and performed by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. In 2014, the U.K. Official Charts Company named it the ultimate song of the 1970s

# 7: Listen to the clip. Who is the artist?

Dark Lady is recorded by American singer-actress Cher and was a hit 1974.

# 8: Listen to the clip. This cover version of Hooked on a Feeling is recorded by a group from which country?

Hooked on a Feeling is a 1968 pop song originally performed by B. J. Thomas. It beacame a huge hit in United States with the group Blue Swede (BlÄblus) from Sweden.

# 9: What is the name of the group?

Venus by the Dutch rock band Shocking Blue topped the charts in several countris in the early 1970.

# 10: Listen to the clip. This hit by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band was first recorded by:

Blinded by the Light is written and first recorded by Bruce Springsteen. The song is, however, best known from the 1977 hit version by Manfred Mann's Earth Band.



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Everything changed in music during the seventies. The Beatles broke up. Psychedelic music with focus on love, peace, and understanding rapidly declined and was replaced by hard rock and progressive rock. Groups like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Nazareth, and Black Sabbath emerged.

Political pop music was partly dominated by singer songwriters like John Lennon, Don Mclean and Joni Mitchell, but also by bands like Creedence Clearwater Revival.

In the late seventies, political music was to be defined by punk rockers.

New Diversity in the 70s

The big names like the Rolling Stones stopped playing in small clubs and theaters and moved to large venues, like outdoors sport arenas. Shows became costly and more complex with bands like Supertramp, Queen, Journey, and Electric Light Orchestra. Arena rock was born.

In the aftermath of Sgt. Pepper, themed albums became even more popular, much credited to bands like Pink Floyd and the Kinks.

Overall, 70s was a decade of new diversity. Bee Gees moved away from pop ballads to disco music. Their new disco style is probably what we remember best from this decade. Funk also became one of the most popular genre of music in the 1970s.

Glam rock was a new and short-lived genre in the 70s, dominated by artists like David Bowie, Marc Bolan & T. Rex, and Gary Glitter.

In 1975, Bob Marley had his international breakthrough, and reggae spread around the world.

This quiz takes you back to some popular songs from this decade. If you were young in seventies, you probably remember all of them.

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