Popular songs from the 1970s include songs by established artists, including the Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition." New artists like Prince and Madness emerged with songs like "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "One Step Beyond."Continue Reading
The individual members of the Beatles had their own hits, such as Paul McCartney's "Band on the Run," George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" and John Lennon's "Imagine." James Brown released "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine." Bob Marley and the Wailers recorded "No Woman, No Cry," and the Kinks sang "Lola." Carley Simon belted out "You're So Vain," The Who wondered, "Who Are You?"
Eclectic music like Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer" was also popular. The Pretenders charted with "Brass In Pocket," and "Rock Lobster" was a hit for the B52s. Elton John's ballad "Tiny Dancer" also made it big on the charts.
Disco songs were popular, including Chic's "Le Freak," The Bee Gees charted with multiple songs like "Stayin' Alive." "Night Fever" and "Jive Talkin'." ABBA sang about the "Dancing Queen." Blondie charted with "One Way or Another" and "Hanging On the Telephone." At the end of the decade, Michael Jackson released "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough."Learn more about Art & Literature