If you grew up in the 1960s or 1970s, all of the music played on this radio station should transport you back to those glorious years. Our playlist is only comprised of music from the 1970s. We attempt to please everyone with pop, rock, and long-forgotten R&B, as well as deep soul, funk, and punk, to name a few genres. We provide a variety of ways for you to listen and see if this is your type of music. As you navigate our site, our website player (the strip at the bottom of the page) provides continuous play. If you want to get our Android app, click the link provided below.
If you’re interested in learning more about the musicians and how their songs and albums fared in the general top ten hits, check out our 70’s Charts. Send us a music request if we haven’t played your favorite song yet, and we’ll let you know when it will be. If you don’t remember the artist’s name but remember the song. Look for the song in our music library. Overall, we want you to have a great time, therefore we play the best music from the 1970s on 70 Vibe FM and encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to get the newest updates and news.
This Months Featured Song!
I was Made for lovin' You - Kiss
The song was one of the band’s few singles to chart in the UK in the 1970s, though peaking only at No. 50, where a 7 min 54 sec version was released on 12″ single in addition to the shorter 7″ version. The song has become a permanent staple in Kiss’s live performances. The band’s performance of the song at their 30th anniversary show in Melbourne, Australia, was accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, who wore Kiss-style makeup with their tuxedos. At first Desmond Child said, “Paul wanted to write a good disco song and I
played the song on the guitar and said ‘OK, we’ll do something to improve this and make it really a good song.'”
“I Was Made for Lovin’ You” draws heavily from the disco style that was popular in late-1970s United States. According to legend, the members of the band were in conflict with their producers, who wanted the band to shift to a more commercial sound. In response, the band argued that lucrative disco songs could be written by anyone in a short time frame. The story goes that the song’s demo was completed in mere hours after the bet. While the story is unproven, Paul Stanley, who co-wrote the song with Desmond Child and Vini Poncia, has stated that it was a conscious effort on his part to prove how easy it was to write and record a hit disco song. Gene Simmons revealed in a 2018 interview that he always disliked the song because of his vocal part.
Although Peter Criss appears in the video and on the album cover, he did not actually play on the track. As with most of the Dynasty album, session drummer Anton Fig took his place, as Poncia had deemed Criss unfit to play. There is a bootleg audio recording of the writing sessions for the song in which Stanley mentions Criss’ name a couple of times, indicating he was present during the arranging of the song. Stanley plays the rhythm guitar and bass guitar while Frehley provided the guitar solo. “The Return of KISS” was how Dynasty was billed in commercials and advertisements for the album.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
— Bob Marley
It's all about the Seventies Music!
The 1970s saw the emergence of hard rock as one of the most prominent subgenres of rock music. During the first half of the decade, British acts such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath were at the height of their international fame, particularly in the United States. By the second half of the decade, many other acts had also achieved stardom, namely, Mountain, Grand Funk Railroad, Alice Cooper, Cactus, James Gang, AC/DC, Blue Öyster Cult, Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen and Ted Nugent. We play them all here on 70 Vibe FM.
(All means we play all the genre of this era. Pop, Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Psychedelic, Hip hop and many more!)
The Best Performing Music in the 70's
The best 70s songs? It’s an impossible task, surely. There was simply too much going on throughout the world to accurately reflect the best music of the 70s. That said, we’ve done our best in this introduction to the decade. The ’70s was an unforgettable decade full of musical magic, incredible artists and songs and memories that will last forever. We have listed the top ten performing song and albums across the 70 era with background information to each responding hits. Have a look at your favoured 70s crush record of achievements…
The music scene in the ’70s was like the United Kingdome in the ’70s – we had a lot of unemployment, we had inflation, we had lot of strikes going on, on a national scale, and a lot of discontent. That was reflected in the music.
— Annie Lennox
The Best Music Festivals in the World 2022
A hive of forward-thinking electronic music, Dekmantel has cemented itself as the festival of choice for those looking to experience new trends.
It’s a brand that steers clear of headline grabbing names and gimmicks, instead encouraging and rewarding risk-taking. As a result, Dekmantel has become many DJs’ favourite festival to play.
When & where: 3-7 August 2022; Amsterdam, Netherlands
The 70's Music Scene
In North America, Europe the decade saw the rise of disco, which became one of the biggest genres of the decade, especially in the mid-to-late 1970s. In Europe, a variant known as Euro disco rose in popularity towards the end of the 1970s. Aside from disco, funk, smooth jazz, jazz fusion, and soul remained popular throughout the decade. It is this influx of popular music that soon transformed into Rock ‘n’ Roll during the Early 1970s.
Rock music played an important part in the Western musical scene, with punk rock thriving throughout the mid to late 1970s. Other subgenres of rock, particularly glam rock, hard rock, progressive, art rock and heavy metal achieved various amounts of success. Other genres such as reggae were innovative throughout the decade and grew a significant following.
A subgenre of classical, film scores, remained popular with movie-goers. Alongside the popularity of experimental music, the decade was notable for its contributions to electronic music, which rose in popularity with the continued development of synthesizers and harmonizers; more composers embraced this particular genre, gaining the notice of listeners who were looking for something new and different. Its rising popularity, mixed with the popular music of the period, led to the creation of synthpop. Pop also had a popularity role in the 1970s.
All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?— Ozzy Osbourne
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Disco music in the ’70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow.
— Marthe Reeves