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Hit Songs of the 1970s Quiz

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Three Dog Night's hit "Joy to the World" began with a famous line that proclaims "Jeremiah was" what type of animal?
A lion
A rhino
A bullfrog
A turkey

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"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was one of the most prolific 70s hits for what singer/pianist?
Rodney Mack
James Taylor
Elton John
Billy Joel

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"My Sharona" was a surprise hit for what group during the 70s?
The Rolling Stones
The Byrds
The Guess Who
The Knack

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Andy Gibb released what famous hit song whose chorus begins with the lines "Do it light, taking me through the night"?
Let Me Be
Love You Too
Sun Setters
Shadow Dancing

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What artist recorded the massive country hit "Rose Garden" back in 1970?
Debby Boone
Meghan Raleigh
Dolly Parton
Lynn Anderson

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What hit by Gloria Gaynor begins with the dramatic lines, "At first I was afraid / I was petrified."?
Hot Stuff
I Will Survive
Killing Me Softly with His Song
Walking Toward You

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What band recorded the funk hit "Play that Funky Music"?
Wild Cherry
K C and the Sunshine Band
Sly and the Family Stone
The Jackson 5

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What is the title of Don McLean's major 70s hit that eulogized the deaths of Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper?
American Pie
Hotel California
Bright Eyes
Feel It All

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"If You Leave Me Now" was recorded by what "rock and roll band with horns"?
The Grateful Dead
Jethro Tull
The Eagles
Chicago

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In the 70s, Terry Jack released what hit whose chorus features the famous lines "We had joy, we had fun"?
Seasons in the Sun
No Sugar Tonight
Maggie May
Mellow Yellow

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What Gilbert O'Sullivan hit from 1972 had the subtitle (Naturally) which came after its official title?
Rhythm of the Rain
Alone Again
Sing It
Serve Me Something

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"Stayin' Alive" was a massive disco hit for what band in the 70s?
Europe
The Bay City Rollers
The Beatles
The Bee Gees

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"Bridge over Troubled Water" was one of the final hits by what famous duo?
Captain and Tenille
Simon and Garfunkel
Ike and Tina Turner
Missy and Max

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The romantic song "Let's Get It On" was one of the biggest hits by what musician?
Marvin Gaye
Otis Redding
Martin Morgue
Miles Davis

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"You walked into the party / Like you were walking onto a yacht" are the opening lines of what famous song by Carly Simon?
Mr. Personality
You're So Vain
Dance Hall Days
I Knew It Was You

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"I'll Be There" was a prominent hit for what family group during the 70s?
The Jackson 5
The Smiths
Sly and the Family Stone
The Carpenters

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Fill in the blank to complete the famous opening line to "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash. "I can see clearly now the (Blank) has gone."
Haze
Pain
Shame
Rain

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David Bowie's "Fame" from 1975 was a hit that was written as a collaboration with what Beatle?
Ringo Starr
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison

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"Tonight's the Night" was one of the biggest hits of the 70s for what solo musician?
Peter Frampton
Don Henley
Ritchie Blackmore
Rod Stewart

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What song by the band Chic features the repeated lyrics "Freak out!"?
Why Freak?
Le Freak
Freak City
His Freak

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"Best of My Love" was a hit in the 70s for what R and B group?
Cupid
The Emotions
The Windows
Easy Street

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"Hot Stuff" was a dance hit by what disco queen?
Donna Summer
Tina Turner
Rayette Loaner
Missy Franks

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"Just like me, they long to be" are famous lyrics from what song by The Carpenters?
Superstar
Close to You
All the Others
Blue Morning

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Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band produced a surprise dance hit based on which of Beethoven's symphonies?
The Fifth
The 1st
The 8th
The 3rd

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In Roberta Flack's famous 70s hit, the lyrics state an unnamed male character is "Killing Me Softly" with what?
His Charm
His Way
His Song
His Kiss

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"Silly Love Songs" was a hit for what 70s band that was fronted by Beatles member Paul McCartney?
Wings
The Spinners
Lipps Inc.
Fun

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Barbara Streisand produced a big hit in the 70s with the main theme to what 1973 romance flick that shared the track's name?
Lower Docks
Invincible
From Here to Eternity
The Way We Were

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"Love Will Keep Us Together" was a 70s hit for what duo?
Captain and Tenille
Ike and Tina Turner
Sonny and Cher
Liz and Wes

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What song by The Eagles begins with the famous line "On a dark desert highway"?
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Take It Easy
Hotel California
Wonder of You
Lonesome in Love

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"You Light up My Life" was a 70s hit for singer?
Pat Benatar
Susan Sterling
Debby Boone
Ronnie Spector

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