Some of the most famous old songs from the 1970s include "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees, "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon, and "Hotel California" by the Eagles. Many songs from the 1970s are considered to be iconic classics.
"Hotel California" is considered one of the Eagles' best songs, and the song itself has been covered by many artists over the years. Another famous song from the 1970s "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen. The song, which is very detailed and elaborate, does not feature a chorus. Many consider it to be Queen's best song for its progression and the original music video that accompanied it. "Bohemian Rhapsody" topped the charts at the no. 1 position in 1976 and again in 1991.
"You're so Vain" by Carly Simon was another popular 1970s song due to its woman-power lyrics and content that discussed the negativity of excessive vanity. The artist never revealed who the song was about, but she said that it was inspired by three men that she knew when she lived in Los Angeles. "Staying Alive" by the Bee Gees was originally written for the movie "Saturday Night Fever." Although "Staying Alive" was not supposed to be a single, fans loved the song and it soon became famous.