Choose your favorite album for each year of the '70s

Crank up the tunes, and the nostalgia.

Was the '70s the definitive decade for music fans? It seems like those ten years gave us absolutely everything.

So many artists, so many genres, and so many sounds. We've done the hard part of compiling some of the biggest-selling albums of each year. Now your job is the easy part: Just pick one album from each year that you like the most. Maybe you'll see a title that sends you back down memory lane, and you can spend the rest of your day listening to a forgotten favorite.

Let us know which albums we missed from each year. Maybe yours isn't included, so we want you to shout it out in the comments section below. Share your thoughts, your memories, and your poll results!

  1. 1970
  2. 1971
  3. 1972
  4. 1973
  5. 1974
  6. 1975
  7. 1976
  8. 1977
  9. 1978
  10. 1979

Choose your favorite album for each year of the '70s

Your Result...

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Vamp13 20 days ago
a lot of people don't know good music
FlaFeral 29 days ago
48%...Oi! No love for us early metal-head bang'n latch-key kids! 😜😽
Tresix 29 days ago
59% similar. Nine percent higher than my 80s total.
JimmyAngel 1 month ago
1970 ABB Idlewild South or Traffic John Barleycorn must die 1971 ABB At the Fillmore East 1972 Eat a Peach
Bapa1 JimmyAngel 29 days ago
John Barleycorn is my favorite Traffic album, and Eat a Peach is my favorite Allman's album. (sorry, Live at The Fillmore).
Gayleistoons 1 month ago
Well I have no choices here...quite a racist poll. There were sensational albums in different genres. Disappointing
Wenatchee7 1 month ago
57% My taste in music doesn't match with theses questions.
BrittReid 1 month ago
Aladdin Sane by David Bowie . 'Sorrow'.
Charlotte 1 month ago
For all the hard rocking going on in the 70's, this went towards the softer side.
timothys71 Charlotte 28 days ago
Hmmm...I saw quite a few hard rock albums listed too.
SalIanni 1 month ago
If "Saturday Night Fever" was one of the top 5 choices for 1977, then why wasn't "Grease" included for 1978? That was the best movie and album from that year by far.
Kramden62 SalIanni 29 days ago
Agreed. 1978 was a below-par year for entertainment, and "Grease" - both the movie and the album - was oneof the few bright spots.

See also my comment below.
KevyNova 1 month ago
I’m just glad to see that Van Halen is winning 1978!
oneofthesedays1 1 month ago
Not very many classic rockers here. Mostly soft rock at best.
musicman37 1 month ago
The most generic load of BS I've ever seen. I expected better.
Sooner 1 month ago
It's about what I guessed. The votes are mostly going to the most vanilla stuff.
Wendy57 1 month ago
60% similar
These types of quizzes are sorta fun to take for the memories , but, when you get your final result, I find it a bit lack luster.
Dudeman 1 month ago
Lots of great albums to choose from most of these years, but what about Boz Scaggs' "Silk Degrees" in 1976, Steely Dan's "Aja" from 1977, and debuts from The Police and The Cars in 1978 (not to mention their second albums in 1979)? Great stuff!
Moverfan 1 month ago
Got 69% similar (pretty good for a decade I started as an eight-year-old) and at least eight of my choices are albums I have--Hot August Night, Good-bye Yellow Brick Road, Back Home Again (correct title), Endless Summer, Born To Run, Hotel California, Night Moves and The Stranger.
When the Beach Boys had their summer series (some thirty years ago), our CBS affiliate had a contest to win a Sony Discman and two Beach Boys discs (you filled out a form at Harmony House, at least in the Detroit area...yep, I'm old). Still have the Discman and the CDs were Beach Boys Greatest Hits Vol. 1 and Endless Summer--the first two I ever had. I have added to the collection over the fact, you could say I've gotten a bit silly with it...
Wendy57 Moverfan 1 month ago
I think that there’s few things that bring back memories like music, so, I think it’s a great hobby to enjoy. 😊
George58 1 month ago
I take it there aren't many metal heads taking this poll. Judging by my picks by Black Sabbath, Deep Purple & Led Zeppelin. Should have had two more Black Sabbath Lp's in there. "Master Of Reality" 1971 & "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" 1973. Both great albums.
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