When one looks back at 70s Songs, one thinks about many things. I personally never lived in that decade but from I’ve seen and heard people always talk about 2 main genres: disco and classic rock. It’s fair to say that some great rock songs originated in this period and that the disco movement took the world over from the mid to late 1970s.
Nevertheless there were a couple of songs which literally defined this decade and will always be associated as anthems from this classic era of music. This short article will outline just 3 of them.
Staying Alive – The Bee Gees
What do you think when you hear this song? Saturday Night Fever? John Travolta? Ultimately, you think disco and everything that was great about it. Released at the peak of the disco movement in 1978 from the masters of disco, The Bees Gees, this song never ceases to be exciting and fun to dance to. Barry Gibb’s falsetto voice is what makes this song what it is. It’s one of the 70s Songs that will forever be associated with disco.
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Quite simply one of the most innovative and incredible rock songs in the history of music. This song cemented Freddie Mercury’s status as a musical genius as well as an incredible live entertainer. The fact that he had the whole song worked out in his head even they started recording is simply amazing. There arguably has not been a better rock song since.
Hotel California – The Eagles
This song is really about the last 2 minutes. That’s not to say that the first 4 minutes is not excellent, because it is. However, if you love guitar solos like me, then the last 2 minutes is pure magic and genius at the same time. The song is also very catchy and the lyrics are very memorable. It is a song that cannot be left out of any classic rock compilation.
These 3 songs are just a taste of the most memorable songs from this great period of music. There are many more 70s Songs that deserve to be included in such a list.