Here is a list of top must listen songs from the 1970s!

The 1960s earned the huge credit for introducing us to great music. But, the 1970s have been a legendary era. Today, we are here to enlist some of the best songs from the 1970s, which is a “must-listen” for everybody!

Bohemian Rhapsody

Today we get to hear the covers of the song on YouTube of singing shows. But no one could match the level of Queen from 1979. Besides, you might not entertain a long song, but Bohemian Rhapsody is a six minutes long song, which sold a million copies in 3 months. Not only did it topped the UK charts, but also received critical appreciation and many awards. It got two Grammy nominations and was named by the Guinness Book of Records as the best British single of all time. Moreover, in 2018, Bohemian Rhapsody became the most streamed song from the 20th century.

Stayin’ Alive

Although it belongs to the 90s, We bet that everyone would still groove to the beats of “Stayin’ Alive”. The song by Bee Gees from Saturday Night Fever was released in December 1977. Certainly, this song is one of the Bee Gees’ signature songs. Moreover, “Stayin’ Alive” was placed on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Instantly after its release, the song topped at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.


The 1978 song “YMCA” by American disco group “Village People” remains the most popular song of the era. Needless to say, the song topped the chart and became the group’s biggest hit. Certainly, the song is popular even today and is featured at many events and shows. In 2009, YMCA also set a Guinness World Record when Village People’s live performance of the song witnessed 44,000 people dancing to it. Moreover, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2020.

Sweet Home Alabama

“Sweet Home Alabama” is the song by the famous band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1974. The song not only reached number 7 on the US chart, it became the band’s second hit single. Like every other song in this list, “Sweet Home Alabama” is a highly recognized song even today. In 2004, the song was also included in the Rolling Stone’s “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

You might be thinking of the Backstreet Boys song, but it goes long back. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is a 1976 song by Elton John, in collaboration with Kiki Dee. Certainly, it ranked seven on the UK Singles Chart. It also became the first No.1 single in the UK for both the artists. Moreover, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” got the platinum certification from RIAA.

Later in 1994, John and RuPaul released a duet of the song which also peaked the charts.

Besides, some of the notable mentions from the 1970s are:

  • Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
  • Dancing Queen by ABBA
  • My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
  • Starman by David Bowie
  • Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
  • Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones
  • Heart of Glass by Blondie
  • You’re The One That I Want by John Travolta ft. Olivia Newton
  • No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley ft. The Wailers
  • God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols

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