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70’s in Music

9 April 2020

The years when many music genres appeared; 70s. In the 70's music, which has a place in for most music lovers, which genres and artists came to the fore? Our 70s music blog post, which is the continuation of our music blogs for the 90s and 80s that is inspired by the periods when music evolved every 10 years, is with you this week.

Music is a sweet getaway and a recreation management for most of us in the hectic and intense of daily life. Alternative rock, hip-hop, grunge, pop, classical, jazz and many other types of music are in our lives with songs that appeal to our tastes. So, what kinds of music and songs entered our lives in the 70s? Let's take a look at the music popularity of the 70s together!

The 1970s, in which the perfect musical bridge from the rebellion of the 1960s and happy songs characteristic of the 1980s and following the counterculture of the 60's and besides the 70's dance music, it has created a unique music style. Many of the people who got tired of the quarrels and tensions experienced in the previous decade started dancing with moving songs in discos where they went to have a good time. Of course, there were still groups and artists that were still characterized by punk music in the second part of the decade, and continued to talk about the diseases of society. What is unique about the 70s is not to create innovations in musical styles and genres, but rather it is a musical bridge that combines the 'hippie' lifestyle of the 60s with the characteristic 'yuppie' style that will emerge in the 80s.

Popular Music Genres in the 70s


If a music genre would describe this decade, the most accurate word for the 1970s would be 'disco'. Despite its popularity being relatively short-lived, it has also influenced the fashion of this decade and is still home to many songs and artists that people dance. Van Mccoy's ' The Hustle ' Gloria Gaynor's ' I Will Survive ' and Bee Gees ' Jive Talkin ' are pioneers in the emergence of the disco genre. Even Bee Gees hit track ' Stayin' Alive ' broke box office records, making the song synonymous with disco music.

Progressive Rock

Progressive rock was another popular genre during the 1970s. This type of music was typically characterized by rock music combined with another genre, such as classical or opera, to create a hybrid genre. Songs from this genre were often longer and bands tended to be more spontaneous and experimental while they were playing live. Many progressive rock albums were also concept albums, meaning that they followed a theme throughout the entire album or series of albums. The band Pink Floyd were known for their concept albums and were considered some of the best in the genre. Their concept album – ' The Wall' – was a psychedelic album that explored the loneliness that one feels due to the metaphorical walls that they build up around them.

Punk Rock and New Wave

The punk rock genre also emerged in the 1970s. This was a style that continued on the legacy of the 1960s but with a more upbeat and harder style. Ramones are often referred to as the original punk band. This band consisted of a group of family members that based their image on The Beatles but their music was much harder. On the lists that rate the greatest rock bands of all-time, Ramones are often listed as the second, behind only The Beatles as the first. Their song ‘ I Wanna Be Sedated ’ became a generational anthem depicting the feeling that society is so screwed up.

Funk & Soul

Funk music, which emerged after adding more rhythms and psychedelic tones to R&B , Jazz and Soul music in the late 60s, testify its popularity with artists who dominated music charts such as James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, Kool & The Gang and the 70's music has been in memory with dance rhythms, strange costumes, strange personalities and often socially conscious lyrics. Although the genres they made were not popular in the 70s, artists such as Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Carole King, Billy Joel and Elton John were also popular, but their music reflected deep themes with simpler musical arrangements.

Popular Songs in the 70’s:

Close to you – The Carpenters (1970)

Maggie May – Rod Stewart (1971)

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green (1971)

Crocodile Rock – Elton John (1973)

Fame – David Bowie (1975)

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (1975)

Hotel California – Eagles (1976)

Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel (1977)

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