What Were Some of the Hit Songs of the 1970s?


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Some of the hit songs of the 1970s were "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone, "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart, "Le Freak" by Chic and "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer, says Billboard. "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon was also a top hit.

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Other hit songs of the 1970s include "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gees, "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb, "Silly Love Songs" by Wings, "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye, "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees, "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando, "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb and "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.

"Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry, "My Sharona" by The Knack, "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack, "Best of My Love" by The Emotions, "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand, "A Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band and "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor were also among the top hits of the '70s, according to Billboard.

Billboard rated "You Light Up My Life" as the number one song of the 1970s. It was number one for 10 weeks in the United States and won the 1977 Grammy for song of the year.

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