The 70s was a golden age for music and there were many legendary artists of that decade. David Bowie was one of the biggest names of the decade. His “Heroes” became a hit when it was released in 1977 and reached the Billboard Hot 100 at number four. It later became a part of the OST for the film Guardians of the Galaxy.
“Stairway to Heaven” is one of the most enduring classic rock songs of all time and undisputed Led Zeppelin’s signature song. The song was one of the most requested songs on Labor Day and 4th of July radio request countdowns during the 1970s. The band’s songwriting philosophy tapped into mysticism, and “Stairway” reflected that. Moreover, the song’s production was revolutionary, with a mind-boggling metal riff.
Led Zeppelin is one of the most influential and successful rock groups of all time. They have sold more than two hundred million records worldwide and are the third-best selling band in the US. Their albums have become classics, with eight consecutive UK number-one albums. Their songs have redefined rock’n’roll.
Although the band did not have the most carefree period, some of their songs are still among the best in classic rock. For instance, “Over the Hills and Far Away” could have fit on Led Zeppelin III, but it was only released as a single from the band’s third album. Moreover, the song spotlights the clavinet, a unique instrument used by guitarist John Paul Jones.
“Tangerine” is another of Led Zeppelin’s best-known songs. It is a tribute to Plant’s late son, who passed away at the age of five. The song features several layers of varying sound volumes and Jimmy Page’s best vocals.
ABBA have become one of the most successful pop groups of the 1970s. This compilation features songs from all three of their studio albums, including the smash hits “Ring Ring,” “Waterloo,” and “SOS.” The group’s most well-known songs include “Mamma Mia!” and “Tiger.” Several of these songs have been ranked in the top 10 of the charts around the world.
Despite its baggage, the ABBA song remains one of the greatest pop songs of all time. The trilling piano, easy beats, and elegant blending of Agnetha and Frida’s voices make it a classic. The band’s music was so timeless and universal that it transcends trends, fashions, and marriage breaks.
Although the collaboration between Bjorn and Benny was never strictly cut-and-dry, Bjorn penned the majority of the lyrics for the songs. Benny, however, was ABBA’s musical force, and his music was infused with the group’s signature touch of instruments talking back.
While “Ring Ring” became one of ABBA’s most successful songs, “Waterloo” was the group’s first classic single. However, it is a mixed bag of material from the group, which includes a reggae version of ‘Chiquitita’ and a glam-laden version of the Mexican Revolution war song ‘King Kong Song’. Both songs achieved No. 1 status in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Yoko Ono’s All-time greatest songs of the 1970s are a collection of songs that capture the spirit of the decade. With a simple piano melody and blunt lyrics, Ono’s music evokes the pain and sorrow of a lost innocence. Though on the surface, the lyrics are not particularly powerful, and her naivete can be weaponized.
Although her songs do not appeal to everyone, they still have a lasting impact. Ono studied music composition at Sarah Lawrence College and moved to New York City to pursue a career as a performer. Her relationship with John Lennon helped her discover rock’n’roll and the recording studio.
In 1971, Ono and Lennon collaborated on the anthem “Happy Xmas.” This song is still a perennial holiday favorite and has been covered by countless artists. This song was produced by Phil Spector and recorded by the Plastic Ono Band and the Harlem Community Choir.
The song “I Love You” is Yoko’s biggest solo hit. It performed better than any other single she had released, and triggered an outpouring of public interest. Its release was a year after the murder of her husband, John Lennon.
The songs on Workingman’s Dead are timeless and powerful. The album is the Dead’s first full-length studio album, and they stand alone on their own merits. Here are some of the highlights of the album. Let’s take a closer look.
The album began the band’s revival from a time of crisis. The album kicked off a creative renaissance for the band that would ultimately reshape the rest of their career. In the process, the band became more cohesive and evolved.
The album features some of the best songs from the Grateful Dead’s catalog. “Uncle John’s Band,” one of the album’s best known tracks, is still a favorite among Dead fans. The song’s lyrics are obscure but tell a story about a fictional band by a river. The music features tight harmonies and classic acoustic parts.
The song was written by Garcia. The lead lines of “Goddamn, Uncle John’s mad” are reminiscent of Latin music and the lyrics are memorable and catchy. The song’s rhythm and guitar parts instantly catch the listener’s attention.
Layla is an iconic song by Eric Clapton, one of the most influential guitar players of the early 1970s. The love song was originally written for the Derek and the Dominos album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, released in November 1970. It is a slow blues about a man trying to keep a relationship going. The song is also credited to Bobby Whitlock, who received a co-writing credit for it 40 years after its original release.
In the 1970s, Clapton formed the group Derek and the Dominos, and released his first solo album in 1980. He’s been involved with a ton of great songs, from classic rock to pop to soul and jazz, and he’s been playing with a variety of musicians over the decades.
“Let It Rain” is one of Clapton’s best-known songs. It was originally a song written with Bonnie Bramlett, and was included on Clapton’s debut album in 1970. Later, the song was released as a single, but it only achieved moderate success commercially. Despite this commercial failure, the song is still considered one of Clapton’s best-known songs.
The album features some of the greatest songs from the 1970s and even features a few bonus tracks. The track “Back Seat of My Car” is one of the most anticipated McCartney rock songs. It features lyrics that are aimed at the Beatles, while being about McCartney’s wife and home. In this album, Paul gives his fans a taste of what life was like for him before he was a star.
The album opens with a memorable version of “Concrete Shoes.” McCartney had largely avoided politics, but in this song, he referenced the Watergate scandal in an oblique way. In the song, he sings that everybody would chip in a bag of cement. “Concrete Shoes” is one of McCartney’s best solo jams.
While the Beatles’ albums dominated the 1970s, Paul McCartney’s solo career has also been acclaimed for its quality. “Love Song” was written on a piano in St. John’s Wood, London, while McCartney was still uncertain of the future of the band. Though many of his most memorable songs were written for the Beatles, he pushed boundaries and experimented with new musical sounds. While his work with the Beatles paved the way for some of his greatest songs, “Love Song” is a far more personal song, relying on his new wife Linda to keep him grounded.