Remember dancing to these hits in the 1970s?

Were these hits on your mixed tape?

Were you part of the 1970s and what was it all about?

Paul Feig, American director and actor, once said: “when I went to high school in the late 1970s, disco was in full swing and anyone who was into it dressed the part.  I know I did.”

The songs of the 70s have a very specific sound and bring back special memories to those who experienced that decade.

Billboard has issued a list of the most popular songs of the 1970s.  This list was compiled according to the amount of time that the tracks stayed on the number one spot on the coveted Billboard  hot 100 list.





Of this list, the following songs were rated as the 20 most popular songs of the 1970s:

1.  “You Light Up My Life”-Debby Boone – 1977

Debby Boon in 2014. Image:

Debby Boon in 2014. Image:

2. “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” – Rod Stewart – 1976

3. “Le Freak” – Chic – 1978

4. “How Deep Is Your Love” – Bee Gees – 1977

Best of Bee Gees - the tape. Image:

Best of Bee Gees – the tape.

5. “I Just Want To Be Your Everything” – Andy Gibb – 1977

Andy Gibb. Source:

Andy Gibb.

6. “Silly Love Songs” – Wings – 1976

7. “Let’s Get It On” – Marvin Gaye – 1973

Marvin Gaye getting it on. Image:

Marvin Gaye getting it on.

8. “Night Fever” – Bee Gees – 1978

9. “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree” – Dawn en Tony Orlando – 1973

10. “Shadow Dancing” – Andy Gibb – 1978

11. “Stayin’ Alive” – Bee Gees – 1978

12. “Hot Stuff” – Donna Summer – 1979

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Donna Summer.

13. “You’re So Vain” – Carly Simon – 1973

14. “Play That Funky Music” – Wild Cherry – 1976

15.”My Sharona” – The Knack – 1979

16.”Killing Me Softly With His Song” – Roberta Flack – 1973

17. “Best Of My Love” – The Emotions – 1977

18. “The Way We Were” – Barbra Streisand – 1974

Did you own a Barbra Streisand vinyl? Image:

Did you own a Barbra Streisand vinyl?

19. “A Fifth Of Beethoven” – Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band – 1976

20. “I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor – 1979


The iconic Gloria Gaynor. Image:

The iconic Gloria Gaynor.

Helene Eloff
Court Reporter

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