Do you remember who sang the biggest hits of 1970?

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The radio today sounds much different than it did 50 years ago. (Unless you're listening to MeTVFM, of course.) But there was still a striking variety at the top of the charts in 1970.

Gentle folk tunes, funky soul, boogying rock, comedic country — there was something for everybody.

Below, you will find a dozen of the biggest singles from 1970. All of them placed in Billboard's Top 20 songs of the year. They may have been massive hits, but it takes a true music guru to get 8/12 correct on this quiz.

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  1. This duo scored the No. 1 song of the year with "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
  2. This British band had the No. 9 song of the year with "Let It Be."
  3. The funky number "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" went to No. 1 in February and ended up the No. 19 song of 1970.
  4. This act crafted the biggest rock song of the year in "American Woman," the No. 3 song overall in 1970.
  5. She belted out "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," the No. 6 song of 1970.
  6. People ate up "Make It With You," the No. 13 song of 1970, recorded by this band.
  7. This astronomical band recorded "Get Ready," the No. 8 song of 1970.
  8. He sang "War" (and asked "What is it good for?") the No. 5 song of 1970.
  9. He sang "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," the No. 4 song of 1970.
  10. "Everything Is Beautiful" was sang by this comedic singer. Billboard ranked it the No. 12 song of 1970.
  11. "Hitchin' a Ride," the No. 14 song of 1970, was recorded by a band that shared a name with a classic 19th-century novel.
  12. She sang "Band of Gold," the No. 10 song of 1970.

Do you remember who sang the biggest hits of 1970?

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Dario 10 days ago
A perfect 12! 😀😀😀😀😀 👌👌👌👌👌
Karial 2 months ago
My favorite song of 1970 is "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" by Stevie Wonder.
DerekBird 2 months ago
Do you remember who sang the biggest hits of 1970?
You got 11 out of 12. I listen to all ears of music from the RnR Era. The only thing I'll listen to from before that era is stuff by Son House and Charlie Patton and those early Blues performers.
Chuck 2 months ago
12/12 For Me Too. Loved The 70's Music, And Still Listen To Them
Diz 2 months ago
12 out of 12. An easy one for me. My favorite song of 1970? "Instant Karma" by John Lennon.
KellyShort 2 months ago
You got 11 out of 12.......The Temptations did a song called Get Ready
HopeDuchaine 2 months ago
12/12. Easy. My favorite song is "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
Such a beautiful piece.
I still wonder where they got their cool percussion ideas.
The tire chains on The Boxer, the piano bench on Cecilia, etc.
jpdirisio13 2 months ago
AAAGGGHHH! Top 40 and collecting music in general being my life long hobby/passion, I figured I'd breeze through and ace this one.......UNTIL I GOT TO #5- "Ain't No Mountain High Enough". That was Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. WHAT! Wadda ya mean Aretha, Tina or Diana? Could have been any one of them! I took a wild guess with Aretha and blew my ace. Bummer! :(
QazWiz jpdirisio13 2 months ago
was my first wrong also.... the problem with pre-1970s even through the 70's, most songs were written and scored by other than the singer... thus many popular songs were judged as hits under multiple singers so although we may remember one specific singer easy to have up to a dozen singers release with half of them considered to be hits
Mike 2 months ago
11 of 12, but missed 'Get Ready' on a mouse fart. :(
MrBill 2 months ago
10/12; missed #7 and #11 - never heard of those songs.
QazWiz MrBill 2 months ago
yeah #7 was new, but #11 sounded familiar yet the names UGH! but thinking about it, i vaguely remembered "Vanity Faire" being a magazine and guessed a group might respell a familiar (Beetle did great for The Beatles)
Sally 2 months ago
Got 11 out of 12...not too bad.
bnichols23 2 months ago
Either I'm way too old with no life BITD or this was way too easy. -laugh-
StevenSpiff 2 months ago
What a great year for music!
Can we bring it back?
QazWiz StevenSpiff 2 months ago
coming to a torrent near you LOL
DK 2 months ago
12/12. A lot of great memories.
AlF 2 months ago
Freda Payne? That explains what I'm feelin' on my backside...
screen200053 2 months ago
12/12 - Those were all great songs - but my favorite song from the 70's is "Don't Pull your Love"
bnichols23 screen200053 2 months ago
Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds. What does I win? }:)
moax429 2 months ago
Another song from that period I liked - which was a heartbeat shy of making it into the Billboard Top 40 Pop chart - is Ray Charles' "If You Were Mine." I remember CKLW in Windsor/Detroit played it often. (Nationally, "If You Were Mine" peaked at #41 in January 1971.)
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