Many say that the 70s was the Golden Age of Music. It was the time when the Disco genre was born. Soul, Pop, and other types of music were at their peaks. And now that we are in 2021, songs that came from that era still hit the airwaves.
Many have been covered and reproduced because of their memorable lyrics, distinct styles, and not to mention because of the artists that made them famous. But mostly, these songs are still popular because of the lasting impact they made.
Here are the top 5 most nostalgic songs from the 70s that would surely lift your spirits.
1. American Pie
Released in 1971, the song was popularized by Don MacLean. The song is iconic as the superb lyrics have symbolic references to some events that defined American culture. It even became an inspiration to a series of movies that have become iconic themselves.
2. Bohemian Rhapsody
One of the main reasons Bohemian Rhapsody continues to be popular after many decades is the intense but catchy melody. The band Queen, and most importantly its lead singer Freddie Mercury, have stood as an embodiment of performance extraordinaire.
3. When Will I See You Again
Sung by the legendary soul female trio The Three Degrees, the song When Will I See You Again is a symbolic and literal expression of feeling and nostalgia. It was released in 1974 but remains well-loved to this day as the message is universal to anyone about anyone.
It is interesting to note that the group is still active touring. They are composed of original members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday, along with the recent addition of Freddie Pool.
4. Dancing Queen
Who hasn’t heard this tune and the group that sang it? Dancing Queen by Abba is one of the best disco tunes there is, bringing back days of our carefree youth. It truly resonates with what people were experiencing back in the 70s: “Having the time of your life.”
5. Staying Alive
Another lively tune from this fantastic decade, the song was written by The Bee Gees for the movie Saturday Night Fever. It is a staple of the disco scene, and now whenever people hear it playing, no one can help but dance, young and old alike.
Many other songs are part of this list. Listening to them then and now has eased our minds and warmed our hearts. Despite the years, these songs have stood the test of time.