20 Songs From The 70’s You’ll Never Forget The Lyrics To

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The 1970s were a golden era for music, with iconic songs that continue to resonate with people of all ages. From rock anthems to soulful ballads, the 70s gave us timeless hits that have become ingrained in our collective memory.

Here are 20 unforgettable songs from the 1970s that you’ll never forget the lyrics to.

1. “Stairway To Heaven” – Led Zeppelin (1971)

“Your Stairway Lies On The Whispering Wind…”

Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” is possibly the most famous rock song of all time. Its haunting melody and enigmatic lyrics have sparked endless interpretations. Robert Plant, who wrote the song, once said, “depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way.” Despite its mystery, the song’s chorus is a musical treasure that’s hard to forget.


2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen (1975)

“Mama…Just Killed A Man.” 

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a mesmerizing masterpiece that defies conventional song structures. Freddie Mercury’s complex lyrics have led to various speculations about its meaning, making it a captivating enigma. The song’s fusion of rock, opera, and ballad elements, along with its catchy phrases, ensures its place in our memory.


3. “Hotel California” – The Eagles (1976)

“Such A Lovely Place… Such A Lovely Face.”

The Eagles’ “Hotel California” is not only an iconic rock song but also one with a mysterious aura. Its dark lyrics fueled rumors of hidden meanings, but the band clarified it’s about the music industry’s vices. The song’s catchy chorus and unforgettable lines have cemented it in music history.


4. “Rock And Roll All Nite” – KISS (1975)

“I Wanna Rock And Roll All Night And Party Every Day!”

KISS’s anthem “Rock And Roll All Nite” is a spirited celebration of partying and music. It became the band’s rallying cry and an essential rock theme. The song’s energetic chorus makes it an irresistible sing-along choice.


5. “Dream On” – Aerosmith (1973)

“Dream Until Your Dreams Come True!”

Aerosmith’s “Dream On” is a power ballad that’s both anthemic and reflective. Steven Tyler’s distinctive voice delivers lyrics that encourage us to pursue our dreams. The song’s emotional resonance and iconic lines have made it a classic.


6. “Landslide” – Fleetwood Mac (1975)

“Oh Mirror In The Sky What Is Love?”

Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” is a tender acoustic ballad that captures the bittersweet moments of life. Stevie Nicks’ heartfelt lyrics and evocative imagery have made the song a timeless favorite, embodying emotional connection.


7. “My Sweet Lord” – George Harrison (1970)

“I Really Want To See You.”

George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” is a spiritual and introspective song that explores themes of faith and yearning. Its soulful delivery and mantra-like lyrics create a mesmerizing and unforgettable experience.


8. “Baba O’ Riley” – The Who (1971)

“It’s Only Teenage Wasteland!”

Often mistaken as “Teenage Wasteland,” The Who’s “Baba O’ Riley” is a classic rock track with an infectious melody. Its distinctive chorus and unique title have made it an enduring favorite.


9. “We Are The Champions” – Queen (1977)

“And We’ll Keep On Fighting…To The Eeeeend!”

Queen’s “We Are The Champions” is a triumphant anthem that’s scientifically proven to be the catchiest song. Its empowering lyrics and dynamic chorus have solidified its place as a universal sing-along hit.


10. “Imagine” – John Lennon (1971)

“You May Say I’m A Dreamer But I’m Not The Only One…”

John Lennon’s “Imagine” is a poignant and aspirational song that envisions a world of peace and unity. Its thought-provoking lyrics and gentle melody continue to resonate across generations.


11. “Let It Be” – The Beatles (1970)

“No Matter What We Get Out Of This, I Know We’ll Never Forget…”

The Beatles’ “Let It Be” is a comforting ballad that speaks of finding solace in difficult times. Its simple yet profound lyrics and soothing melody have made it a source of inspiration for decades.


12. “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers (1972)

“I’ll Be Your Friend, I’ll Help You Carry On…”

Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me” is the ultimate friendship anthem. Its message of support and solidarity, coupled with its catchy chorus, has turned it into a timeless classic.


13. “Highway To Hell” – AC/DC (1979)

“Season Ticket On A One Way Ride!”

AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell” is an electrifying rock anthem that’s both exhilarating and unforgettable. Its rebellious spirit and memorable lyrics have made it a staple in rock culture.


14. “Blinded By The Light” – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (1973)

“Revved Up Like A Deuce, Another Runner In The Night”

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band’s “Blinded By The Light” is a catchy track that boasts a memorable opening guitar riff. Its misheard lyrics and upbeat energy have made it a cult classic.


15. “I Want You To Want Me” – Cheap Trick (1979)

“I’d Love You To Love Me, I’m Beggin’ You To Beg Me.”

Cheap Trick’s “I Want You To Want Me” is a power-pop anthem that captures the essence of unrequited love. Its straightforward lyrics and infectious melody make it impossible not to sing along.


16. “Smoke On The Water” – Deep Purple (1972)

“No Matter What We Get Out Of This, I Know We’ll Never Forget…”

Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water” is instantly recognizable for its iconic guitar riff. The song’s legendary status and unforgettable melody have solidified its place in rock history.


17. “Heart Of Gold” – Neil Young (1971)

“I Want To Live, I Want To Give. I’ve Been A Miner For A Heart Of Gold.”

Neil Young’s “Heart Of Gold” is a touching ballad that reflects on life’s journey. Its reflective lyrics and warm melody have touched hearts for generations.


18. “Me And Bobby McGee” – Janis Joplin (1971)

“If I Leave Here Tomorrow, Would You Still Remember Me?”

Janis Joplin’s “Me And Bobby McGee” is a poignant folk-rock ballad that explores themes of love and freedom. Its heartfelt lyrics and emotive vocals have left an indelible mark.


19. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” – Blue Oyster Cult (1976)

“Romeo and Juliet, Are together in eternity (Romeo and Juliet)”

Blue Oyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” is a unique love song that delves into the inevitability of death. Its haunting melody and thought-provoking lyrics have made it an unforgettable classic.


20. “Rock And Roll Part 2” – Gary Glitter (1972)

“Little Queenie Popped in my High School Rock”

If you’re familiar with stadium anthems, then you surely know “Rock And Roll” by Gary Glitter. This instrumental track with its infectious handclaps and simple rhythm has become a staple at sporting events, making it an instantly recognizable tune.

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