The Number One Songs From The Year You Graduated High School

It’s interesting to see how the top songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts change throughout the years. The ’70s said goodbye to the bubblegum sounds of groups like The Archies and introduced us to more rock, and yes, disco.

1970

The Top Billboard Song: “Bridge over Troubled Water,” by Simon & Garfunkel.

What we were listening to: “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” by Three Dog Night.

1971

The Top Billboard Song: “Joy to the World,” by Three Dog Night.

What we were listening to: “I Feel the Earth Move,” by Carole King, one of our favorites!

1972

The Top Billboard Song: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” by Roberta Flack.

What we were listening to: “American Pie,” by Don McLean.

1973

The Top Billboard Song: “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” by Tony Orlando and Dawn.

What we were listening to: “You’re So Vain,” by Carly Simon.

1974

The Top Billboard Song: “The Way We Were,” by Barbra Streisand.

What we were listening to: “Come and Get Your Love,” by Redbone.

1975

The Top Billboard Song: “Love Will Keep Us Together,” by Captain & Tennille.

What we were listening to: “One of These Nights,” by The Eagles.

1976

The Top Billboard Song: “Silly Love Songs,” by Wings.

What we were listening to: “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” by The Four Seasons.

1977

The Top Billboard Song: “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright),” by Rod Stewart.

What we were listening to: This was about as Disco-y as we go — “I’m Your Boogie Man,” by KC and the Sunshine Band.

1978

The Top Billboard Song: “Shadow Dancing,” by Andy Gibb.

What we were listening to: “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions,” by Queen.

1979

The Top Billboard Song: “My Sharona,” by The Knack.

What we were listening to: “Heart of Glass,” by Blondie.

The ’60s were groovy and the ’70s were far-out, but what will the ’80s bring? Find out by clicking the NEXT PAGE BUTTON!

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