Groovy Tunes: A 70s Playlist

The 70s was a time of self-expression and social change, and nothing characterizes this decade better than the diverse array of music. While best known for its disco classics, psychedelic rock, funk, and smooth jazz were also popular genres. So, let’s travel back in time and see what exactly people were jivin’ to in this iconic decade.

  1. ABBA

“Dancing Queen”
“Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)”
“Money, Money, Money”
“Mamma Mia”
“Knowing Me, Knowing You”

  1. David Bowie

“Rebel Rebel”
“Let’s Dance”
“Life on Mars”
“Moonage Daydream”

  1. Elton John

“Rocket Man”
“Your Song”
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
“Tiny Dancer”
“Honky Cat”
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

  1. Queen

“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Don’t Stop Me Now”
“Fat Bottomed Girls”
“We Will Rock You”
“Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy”
“Killer Queen”
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“Somebody to Love”
“You’re My Best Friend”

  1. Stevie Wonder

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)”
“Sir Duke”
“You Haven’t Done Nothin’”
“Living For The City”
“Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing”

  1. Led Zeppelin

“Stairway to Heaven”
“Immigrant Song”
“Black Dog”
“Rock and Roll”
“When the Levee Breaks”

  1. Bee Gees

“Too Much Heaven”
“More Than A Woman”
“You Should Be Dancing”
“Stayin’ Alive”
“Night Fever”
“Love So Right”
“Jive Talkin’”

  1. Bob Marley

“Is This Love”
“Three Little Birds”
“One Love / People Get Ready”
“Get Up, Stand Up”
“No Woman, No Cry”
“Rastaman Vibration”

These artists and plenty of other notable 70s icons, including Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Diana Ross, defined the music scene. The 70s was a time of free-spiritedness, and the music coming out of this decade truly changed the way music was produced and received in the decades to follow. We can thank the radical music legends of the 70s for their contributions and for inspiring our music today!