What Are Some Top Songs From the 1970s?


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Top song from the 1970s include "Stayin' Alive," "Let's Get It On" and "Hot Stuff." All three songs peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

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The Bee Gees released "Stayin' Alive" as a single from the soundtrack for "Saturday Night Fever" in December 1977. The lyrics of the song describe survival, and the song became one of the group's signature songs. Due to its beats per minute, medical professionals have played the song during CPR training, as it tends to improve performance. The Bee Gees appreciate the popularity of the song but feel that people incorrectly view them as a disco group because of it.

Marvin Gaye released "Let's Get It On" as a single on his 1973 album of the same name. The soul song's suggestive lyrics led to Gaye being seen as a sex icon during that time period. The single became the second-highest seller of the year, and the song itself became one of Gaye's most popular.

"Hot Stuff" is a single from Donna Summer's 1979 album "Bad Girls." The lyrics of the song describe the singer's desire for a wild lover so she doesn't have to spend the night alone. Summer won the first-ever Grammy for best female rock vocal performance with this song.

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