The biggest hit songs from the ‘70s
‘Heroes’ - David Bowie -
Co-written by David Bowie and Brian Eno, this 1977 hit became one of Bowie's signature songs, and his second-most covered song after 'Rebel Rebel.'
'Jolene' - Dolly Parton -
Dolly Parton’s signature smash was released in 1973, and became one of her biggest hits.
‘Stayin’ Alive’ - Bee Gees -
Released in 1977 as the second single from the 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack, this disco classic topped the charts for several weeks in the late '70s.
'Tiny Dancer' - Elton John -
With lyrics by Elton John's longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, 'Tiny Dancer' was featured on his fourth album, 'Madman Across the Water' (1972).
‘Dancing Queen’ - ABBA -
Played for years now at weddings, karaoke nights, and hen parties alike, ‘Dancing Queen’ became a worldwide hit when released in 1976.
‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ - Prince -
Prince's first major hit single in the US, ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ gave audiences a taste of what was to come in the decade that followed.
‘Who Are You’ - The Who -
The title track off The Who's 1978 album of the same name, the song was one of the British band's biggest hits around the world.
'Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine - James Brown - A true funk anthem, everyone was moving their bodies to this James Brown hit. Released in 1970.
‘Let’s Stay Together’ - Al Green - Al Green’s persuasive soul tune reached no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in 1971.
'I Feel the Earth Move' - Carole King - Written and recorded by Carole King, 'I Feel the Earth Move' peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks in 1971.
'Y.M.C.A.' - Village People -
Released in 1978 by the Village People, 'Y.M.C.A.' became the disco group's biggest hit, selling over 10 million physical copies worldwide.