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Who Did That 1970s Song #1

Name the musical artists behind these hits from the 1970s.
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Last updated: August 27, 2018
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First submittedMarch 11, 2010
Times taken73,887
Average score62.5%
Rating4.43
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Year
Song
Musical Act
1971
American Pie
Don McLean
1971
Behind Blue Eyes
The Who
1971
Imagine
John Lennon
1971
Iron Man
Black Sabbath
1971
Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin
1972
Heart of Gold
Neil Young
1972
Rocky Mountain High
John Denver
1972
Superstition
Stevie Wonder
1974
Free Bird
Lynyrd Skynyrd
1974
No Woman, No Cry
Bob Marley
1975
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
1976
Anarchy in the U.K.
Sex Pistols
Year
Song
Musical Act
1976
Carry On Wayward Son
Kansas
1976
Dancing Queen
ABBA
1976
Hotel California
Eagles
1977
Alison
Elvis Costello
1977
Psycho Killer
Talking Heads
1977
Stayin' Alive
Bee Gees
1978
Beast of Burden
The Rolling Stones
1978
I Wanna Be Sedated
Ramones
1978
Y.M.C.A
Village People
1979
Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd
1979
Heart of Glass
Blondie
1979
Rapper's Delight
The Sugarhill Gang
39 Comments
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Level 75
Apr 6, 2013
Brought back some good memories from my youth :)
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Level 33
Apr 6, 2013
Great quiz! Not really my era, but good to see a bit of quiet a bit of punk making the list.
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Level 54
Jul 30, 2013
Fun quiz! 100% 3:16 left.
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Level 58
Nov 6, 2016
100%, 3:20 left. The 60s are more my era but still listening to the radio in the 70s.
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Level 75
Feb 27, 2018
Early 70s I do great, late 70s not so much unless it's country or kid's songs.
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Level 21
Sep 1, 2013
How is the greatest band ever at only 80% for the greatest song of all time? Do that many people not know Led Zeppelin?
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Level 39
Dec 26, 2013
More like a moderately good band with the most overrated song of all time.
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Level 22
Jul 18, 2016
Well said
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Level 39
Jan 13, 2017
That is a lie

They are unreal

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Level 25
Jun 5, 2020
It's not quite as overrated as all of U2 and Coldplay.
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2016
spelling is probably the issue. Led Zepplin is probably tried most often.
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Level 72
Oct 4, 2018
Yeap, as @djm says people (like me) try three different ways to spell it, all incorrect, and then give up and assume they are wrong.
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Level 67
Mar 15, 2024
Best band... until you hear The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars, Santana, Camel, The Beach Boys, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Neil Young and Crazy Horse - I could go on...
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Level 34
Nov 6, 2013
23 - I had them all in order until I got to the last one...
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Level 84
Apr 8, 2014
ditto. Had 3:50 left to get the last one and never got it.
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Level 44
Jan 19, 2015
I didn't know the Elvis Costello song lol I heard all the rest in my head when I wen through the list. :)
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Level 20
Feb 15, 2014
9/24, born in 2003, not bad. =)
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Level 44
Oct 20, 2015
A yes. Rapper's Delight - responsible for where the term "hip-hop" was coined from. But I still didn't get who sang it.
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Level 74
Jun 3, 2016
Only two songs sung by women. Of course one of them had to be Debbie Harry
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Level 55
Jul 18, 2016
Wow, some of you people are making me feel old! And I wasn't alive when any of these songs came out either!
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Level 75
Jul 18, 2016
How do you think I feel? Some of these songs were actually past my era. :)
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Level 55
Jul 19, 2016
Never heard of 'Kansas'.
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Level 71
Mar 23, 2020
Me neither, were they famous?
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Level 41
Sep 16, 2021
"Carry On My Wayward Son" is their most famous song. It was so popular that they used it in the hit TV show "Supernatural."
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Level 78
May 24, 2023
Dust in the Wind is most certainly their biggest song. It did better on the charts at the time of release and has about 5% more listens on Spotify.
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Level 57
Apr 23, 2024
A lot of people haven't. Oh wait...you meant the band
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Level 65
Nov 11, 2018
Am I the only one here who can't spell lynyrd skynyrd?
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2019
Nope.
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Level 53
Jan 8, 2022
Yes.
+4
Level 67
Jul 3, 2019
CaRrY oN mY wAyWaRd SoOoOoN tHeRe'Ll Be PeAcE wHeN yOu ArE dOoOoOn LaY yOuR wEaRy HeAd To ReEeEeSt DoN't YoU cRy No MoRe.
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2019
12/24, not bad for a person born in 2004.
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Level 67
Jul 25, 2021
Same but 13
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Level 41
Sep 16, 2021
Perfect score! Not bad for a kid born in 2003. I think it probably helped me that my parents basically raised me on this kind of music. 😜
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Level 64
Feb 26, 2022
Anyone else find you can hear the song, picture the singer, but cannae mind the name?!
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Level 23
May 8, 2022
Nice Quiz, but Iron Man by Black Sabbath was made in 1970
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Level 82
Jan 4, 2023
is 1970 not part of the 1970s?
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Level 69
Apr 23, 2024
Hilarious. What they mean is that “1971” isn’t accurate for the original release of the song (although according to Wiki that was its US release year)
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Level 42
Oct 8, 2022
funny how im listening to staying alive right now as of doing this quiz.
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Level 48
Oct 22, 2022
How is psycho killer so low?