Quiz: Guess the '70s Hit Song From its Opening Line Quiz
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Guess the '70s Hit Song From its Opening Line Quiz
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About This Quiz

Ah, the '70s. After the tumultuous counterculture of the 1960s, music in the 1970s was more relaxing and danceable. Popular music genres included progressive rock, punk/new wave and, of course, disco. Who can forget those glittering disco balls hanging above the strobe-lighted dance floors? The crush of people clad in platform shoes and silky shirts? Simplistic songs such as "The Hustle," and easy-to-master dance moves like the bump?

The falsetto-y Bee Gees, plus stars like Donna Summer, Diana Ross and Gloria Gaynor, all created some of the era's most iconic disco beats. When it came to progressive rock, with its classical influences, lengthy compositions and keyboard dominance, groups like Electric Light Orchestra, Supertramp and Queen were on top. Then there were groups like Blondie and the Sex Pistols bringing us punk rock/new wave, and Sly and the Family Stone and Kool & the Gang wooing us with funk and soul. It didn't get much better than this.

In retrospect, '70s music formed a bridge between the hippie '60s and yuppie '80s, even if you didn't realize it at the time (or weren't around yet!). Think you know enough about the era's iconic tunes to figure out hit songs from their opening lines? Then take the quiz!

                                                                                                                     

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