Who Sings It 70s Edition is easy to play with or without contestants. It takes advantage of the play-along attraction of interactive games.
Before you begin, follow the guidelines for playing games in the Game Strategy section here.
Then, choose the best method to play this game based on your show and how you’ll use the game.
And finally, follow the specific guidelines for playing Who Sings It here.
How to Play Who Sings It 70s Edition
The premise is simple: Play a hook or a small part of a song. Contestants (or listeners if using it as a feature) guess who sings it. Describe the song or provide some lyrics if you want to give a clue.
In every instance, play the song after announcing the answer.
Here are some examples, including facts about the song that can be used as a clue when asking the question or when introducing the song:
“In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry (1970) – This reggae-influenced song was the debut single for British rock group Mungo Jerry and reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Vehicle” by The Ides of March (1970) – The horn-driven pop rock song was the only major hit for the band from Berwyn, Illinois.
“Indiana Wants Me” by R. Dean Taylor (1970) – This song tells the story of a man on the run from the police after murdering someone in Indiana.
“Venus” by Shocking Blue (1970) – This Dutch rock band had their only US hit with this song that reached #1 on the charts.
“Spill the Wine” by Eric Burdon and War (1970) – The blues rock classic was the only Top 40 solo hit for Eric Burdon after leaving The Animals.
“One Tin Soldier” by Coven (1971) – This folk rock song was the theme song to the movie Billy Jack and reached #26 on the Billboard charts.
“I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash (1972) – Reggae and pop singer Johnny Nash scored his only #1 hit in the US with this upbeat song.
“Playground in My Mind” by Clint Holmes (1972) – This nostalgic ode to childhood memories was the only major hit for singer Clint Holmes.
“Brother Louie” by Stories (1973) – The interracial love story depicted in this song resulted in Stories’ only Hot 100 chart hit, peaking at #1.
“Wildflower” by Skylark (1973) – The pop rock band Skylark only cracked the Top 10 once with this ballad, which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Dueling Banjos” by Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell (1973) – Featured in the movie Deliverance, the bluegrass instrumental was a surprise mainstream hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Drift Away” by Dobie Gray (1973) – Soul/pop singer Dobie Gray scored his lone major hit with this laidback, chorus-heavy tune that peaked at #5 on the charts.
“Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)” by Reunion (1974) – This novelty song name-checked numerous pop culture figures and bands of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. It reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Billy, Don’t Be a Hero” by Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods (1974) – This anti-war song was the only hit for the pop/rock group, landing at #1 on the Billboard charts.
“Seasons in the Sun” by Terry Jacks (1974) – A remake of a French pop song, Canadian Terry Jacks took this melodramatic farewell ballad to #1 on the US and UK charts.
“Rock On” by David Essex (1974) – British glam rock singer David Essex scored his lone US hit with this anthem aboutblocking out negativity. It reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Rock the Boat” by The Hues Corporation (1974) – This funky, horn-driven dance tune was the one major pop hit for this soul trio, reaching #1 in the US.
“Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas (1974) – British singer Carl Douglas had this catchy, martial arts-themed dance/pop tune skyrocket to #1 in both the US and UK.
“I’m Not Lisa” by Jessi Colter (1975) – This country/pop crossover was the only major hit for singer Jessi Colter, wife of country star Waylon Jennings.
“Fly, Robin, Fly” by Silver Convention (1975) – This German disco group took this energetic, string-laden dance track to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Convoy” by C.W. McCall (1975) – Riding the popularity of the CB radio craze, this novelty country/pop song depicting a trucker rebellion reached #1 in the US.
“Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band (1976) – This suggestive ode to daytime sex was the only major hit for this folk pop husband-wife duo.
“Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry (1976) – Funk rock band Wild Cherry scored their first and only #1 hit with the catchy dance tune “Play That Funky Music.”
“Disco Duck” by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots (1976) – This comedic novelty disco song parody by radio DJ Rick Dees surprisingly topped the charts, selling over 6 million copies.
“Undercover Angel” by Alan O’Day (1977) – Pop singer-songwriter Alan O’Day had his lone #1 hit with this bouncy, 1950s-influenced pop song.
“Kiss You All Over” by Exile (1978) – Not to be confused with the previous Exile, this was a Top 10 hit for the Canadian pop rock band, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Ring My Bell” by Anita Ward (1979) – This smooth disco track was the only major hit for singer Anita Ward, topping the charts in 1979.
“Pop Muzik” by M (1979) – English singer Robin Scott adopted his alias M for this uniquely spelled dance-pop hit that reached #1 in many countries.
“My Sharona” by The Knack (1979) – This power pop debut single was the breakthrough hit for LA rockers The Knack, spending 6 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Chuck E’s In Love” by Rickie Lee Jones (1979) – Jazz pop singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones scored her only Top 10 hit with this quirky, beatnik-inspired song that reached #4 on the charts.
“Hot Child in the City” by Nick Gilder (1978) – This glam rock tune was the only Top 40 hit for Canadian singer Nick Gilder, reaching #1 in the UK.
“Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang (1979) – This seminal old school hip hop track was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit, peaking at #36 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“The Streak” by Ray Stevens (1974) – Singer-songwriter Ray Stevens scored this comedic country/pop #1 hit about the popular 1970s craze of streaking at public events.
“ABC” by The Jackson 5 (1970) – This iconic bubblegum soul track was the first #1 hit for the young Michael Jackson and his brothers.
“Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum (1969) – Singer-songwriter Norman Greenbaum reached #3 with this gospel-rock song featuring fuzzy guitar and handclapping percussion.
“I’ve Never Been to Me” by Charlene (1976) – Singer Charlene’s lone major hit was this dramatic ballad that tells the story of a jet-setting woman who longs for a simpler life.
“Maggie May” by Rod Stewart (1971) – Rod Stewart had many hits but this rootsy folk rock song was his first chart topper, spending 5 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone (1977) – Singer Debby Boone, daughter of Pat Boone, had her only #1 hit with this schmaltzy ballad featured in a 1970s film of the same name.
“Torn Between Two Lovers” by Mary MacGregor (1976) – Folk pop singer Mary MacGregor topped the charts with this gentle, orchestral ballad but failed to reach the Top 40 again.
” Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” by Looking Glass (1972) – This folk pop tale of a barmaid named Brandy was the only Top 40 hit for the one-hit wonder band Looking Glass.
“Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone (1974) – This Native American rock band Redbone scored their sole Top 5 hit with this funky track sampled years later by MC Hammer.
“Black Betty” by Ram Jam (1977) – Though originally an old blues folk song, rock band Ram Jam took this funky, reinterpreted cover to #7 on the charts.
“Oh, Babe What Would You Say” by Hurricane Smith (1972) – Studio engineer Norman “Hurricane” Smith had this lone hit under his alias, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Smoke from a Distant Fire” by Sanford-Townsend Band (1977) – Soft rock duo Sanford-Townsend Band landed their sole Top 10 hit with this wistful ballad that peaked at #9 on the Hot 100.
“Listen to What the Man Said” by Paul McCartney & Wings (1975) – Though McCartney had many hits with The Beatles and Wings, this pop rock single was his last #1 as a solo artist in the US.
“Disco Inferno” by The Trammps (1976) – Philly soul group The Trammps saw this fiery disco track become a huge hit and fixture on dance floors, though they never again reached the Top 40.
“I Love the Nightlife (Disco ‘Round)” by Alicia Bridges (1978) – American singer Alicia Bridges topped the disco and pop charts with this vivacious dancefloor anthem but remained a one-hit wonder.
“We Are Family” by Sister Sledge (1979) – Though this disco anthem was a smash hit for Sister Sledge in 1979, the group could not maintain their mainstream pop success after.
“Knock on Wood” by Amii Stewart (1979) – Though originally a hit for Eddie Floyd in 1966, Amii Stewart took this disco cover version to #1 on the charts in 1979.