I grew up in the ’70s and let me tell you, the music from that era is in my blood. It’s part of who I am. It’s in my DNA. That is an era of music that has stayed strong even until today. There has never been music like in the ’70s. It’s happy, uplifting, and can bring any mood up. Just try listening to it one time and tell me if you don’t find yourself either singing along or dancing. And, yes, tapping your foot counts as dancing. 😉
There was just so much talent back then. Music had such a different vibe and meaning, as well. Take, for example, any of the artists below.
- The Bee Gees
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- The Beatles
- Elton John
- The Eagles
- The Carpenters
- Barry Manilow
- James Taylor
- Hall n Oates
- Neil Diamond
- Donna Summer
- Little River Band
- Rod Stewart
- Kenny Rogers
- Kool & The Gang
My goodness, I could continue adding to that list but then I’d end up with pages and pages of artists. I think a lot of my love for ’70s music is the memories it brings back to me. For example, I can listen to some songs and be transported back to that very moment when I first heard it. Take this song.
Whenever I hear that song, I am immediately riding in a car with my family traveling up I-75, somewhere around Tennessee, on our way up to visit my grandparents in Wisconsin for the summer. Or take this song.
Whenever I hear this song, I am once again, in a car. (haha) However, this time I am riding in a car on my way to a dentist appointment. I must have been about nine or ten years old. I can vividly see myself sitting in the car and looking out the window as this song is playing on the radio. It may have been the first time I was having some teeth extracted to prepare for braces so I think that’s why that song stands out in my memory.
Along with those song examples above, whenever I hear a Neil Diamond or Johnny Cash song, I immediately think of my dad. 🙂 Growing up, he was always listening to their songs and singing along. I am now a fan of theirs, too.
I have so many other memories from other songs, too. Music from the ’70s will always be my first choice in music. My playlists on Spotify or Sirius XM prove that.
So, are you a ’70s music lover, too? What are some of your favorite songs? I’m sure I have a story or two to share with some of your choices. 😉
Or just put aside the funky fashion and dance moves and just listen and enjoy.