POP/DISCO - What would the 70s be without Disco? That was rhetorical, but the answer is shit. ABBA, The BeeGees, The Cast Of Grease. You name it. We've got it all. You can listen to our full 70s Week Playlist on Spotify.
#1 Dancing Queen - ABBA (1976) : There was no way in hell I would ever leave this song out, especially during 70s week. This is my go-to party song, dance song, motivation song. This song is absolutely everything to me, and I owe it all to my grandparents who LOVE ABBA and introduced me to them.
#2 Tragedy - Bee Gees (1979): If I wasn't introduced to this group at the age I was, I would be confused about them. Still kinda am, but they are SO ICONIC. I mean, seriously? Saturday Night Fever?? How could you not want to at least move to this song... Or any of their songs for that matter.
#3 September - Earth, Wind & Fire (1978): I have heard this song my entire life. My uncle was in a tribute band that used to do this song. I have never been able to escape this song. This was my sister's favorite song when she was younger, it's probably still up there. And you must listen to this song on... The 21st night... Of September... So you can remember.
#4 Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan (1972): Steely Dan is an all-of-the-above type of genre. They fit in literally everywhere and everyone is always having a good time while listening to their music.
#5 Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass (1972): This song takes me on an adventure and makes me want to get in a boat and drink beer and sing all day in the sunshine.
#6 You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978): I've known this song my entire life. Seen this movie countless times. Heard this song on the radio a million times. Danced to this at weddings, parties, dances, etc. There's no way I could leave this song out.
#7 Surrender - Cheap Trick (1978): This song is about a baby boomer singing about his GI generation parents and in the way there is such a difference between the two generations, as they are "weird" and over-protective. But he finds them later listening to KISS records on the couch and they're "rock and rollin'".
#8 Bad Girls - Donna Summer (1979): The way I know this song is because it was featured in a Nickelodeon cartoon movie Rugrats In Paris, in which a little girl character (who's three by the way) is singing this song, which obviously changes many of the lyrics, but the chorus is the same.
Thank you so much for joining us for 70s Week! Next week is 80s Week - filled with Rock, Pop and New Wave. Stay tuned on A Way With Words!