Funky 70s Music Trivia Quiz with Answers

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The decade of disco! The 1970s saw disco fever sweep the world, followed closely by massive hits from other genres like funk, jazz and soul. Not forgetting the resurgence of punk rock, the 70s really was a decade of decadence!

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Note: As with all of our music quizzes, there are five rounds, each with five questions, making this quiz out of 25 points.

We’ve also included fun 1970s  trivia so you can impress your friends with new facts.

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You may also like our 70s Lyrics Quiz and 60s Music Quiz.

Fun 70s Music Quiz Questions

70s Music Number Ones Questions

1. Which famous duo reached number one in 1970 with Bridge over Troubled Water?

  • Bob & Sue
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • John & Yoko
  • Sonny & Cher

2. The Jackson Five went to number one in October 1970 with which hit?

  • I’ll Be There
  • I Want You Back
  • The Love You Save
  • Got to be There

3. Made famous to a whole new generation by Toy Story, who wrote James Taylor number one hit You’ve Got a Friend?

  • Dolly Parton
  • Cher
  • Carole King
  • Nina Simone

4. Don McLean reached number one with the iconic American Pie in 1971. Which pop star had a big hit with it in 2000?

  • Madonna
  • Beyonce
  • Britney Spears
  • Macy Gray

5. George McCrae topped the charts in 1974 with the song Rock Your ____

  • Boat
  • Body
  • Bum
  • Baby

70s Music One Hit Wonders Questions

1. Alicia Bridges had her only number one in the 1970s with which iconic disco classic?

  • Yes Sir I Can Boogie
  • I Love The Nightlife
  • Native New Yorker
  • Disco 2000

2. Who had a one hit wonder in the 70s with Kung-Fu Fighting?

  • Ben E. King
  • James Douglas
  • Carl Douglas
  • Lenny Carl

3. The Buggles had their one hit wonder Video Killed the Radio Star; in which year did it reach number one?

  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979

4. Vicki Lawrence had a one hit wonder in the 70s with The Night the Lights Went out in _____?

  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky

5. Street Life was a one-off smash hit for The _____?

  • Soul Sisters
  • Crusaders
  • Chariots
  • Cheerleaders

70s Music Female Stars Questions

1. Annie Lennox was one of the biggest stars of the 1970s. In which Scottish city was she born?

  • Glasgow
  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
  • Dundee

2. What words are in brackets after Aretha Franklin’s hit Don’t Play That Song (___)

  • Anymore
  • No More
  • You Lied
  • I Love You

3. Donna Summer had a number one with McArthur Park in 1978. With arguably bizarre lyrics, what does the song say has been left out in the rain?

  • A dog
  • A coat
  • A shoe
  • A cake

4. Cher broke records in 1974, holding the most number ones for a female artist at that time. How many did she have?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

5. Dolly Parton is one of the most enduring artists to make it big in the 70s. In which state was she born?

  • Tennessee
  • Ohio
  • North Carolina
  • Texas

You may also like our Texas Quiz.

70s Male Stars Questions

1. John Lennon embarked on a solo career in the 1970s with a Christmas song duet with his wife Yoko. What was it called?

  • It’s Gonna be a Cold Christmas
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Happy Xmas (War is Over)
  • Lonely This Christmas

2. Bob Dylan released a live double album in 1974 called Before The _____

  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Flood
  • Drought

3. What is Stevie Wonder’s first name?

  • Steven
  • Stevland
  • Stephen
  • Stephnan

4. Al Green had a hit in the 70s that’s gone on to become a classic ‘first dance’ at weddings. What is it called?

  • I Will Always Love You
  • Let’s Leave
  • Loving You
  • Let’s Stay Together

5. Which band is Steve Tyler the lead singer of?

  • REM
  • Aerosmith
  • White Snake
  • Metallica

70s Music Lyrics Questions – complete the line Questions

1. Where the play the right music, getting in the swing,

  • You come to look for a king
  • You can’t see or swing
  • You come to look for a swing
  • You come here to be a king

2. Go on now go, walk out the door,

  • Don’t Turn Around Now
  • Just Turn Around Now
  • Don’t Turn Around Please
  • Don’t Turn Around Again

3. It seemed like the real thing, only to find,

  • I can’t see you, love is blind
  • Mucho mistrust, love is blind
  • Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
  • I can’t see you, love’s gone behind

4. If you’re filled with affection, you’re too shy to convey,

  • Come this way
  • Follow my direction
  • Feel your way
  • Meditate in my direction

5. I got fire in my mind, I get higher in my walkin,

  • And I’m glowing in the dark
  • And I’m going home
  • And I’m growing too far
  • And I’m glowing too much

Check out our 70s Lyrics Quiz for more.

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Fun 70s Music Quiz Questions Answers

70s Music Number Ones Answers

1. Which famous duo reached number one in 1970 with Bridge over Troubled Water?

  • Bob & Sue
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • John & Yoko
  • Sonny & Cher

2. The Jackson Five went to number one in October 1970 with which hit?

  • I’ll Be There
  • I Want You Back
  • The Love You Save
  • Got to be There

3. Made famous to a whole new generation by Toy Story, who wrote James Taylor number one hit You’ve Got a Friend?

  • Dolly Parton
  • Cher
  • Carole King
  • Nina Simone

4. Don McLean reached number one with the iconic American Pie in 1971. Which pop star had a big hit with it in 2000?

  • Madonna
  • Beyonce
  • Britney Spears
  • Macy Gray

5. George McCrae topped the charts in 1974 with the song Rock Your ____

  • Boat
  • Body
  • Bum
  • Baby

70s Music One Hit Wonders Answers

1. Alicia Bridges had her only number one in the 1970s with which iconic disco classic?

  • Yes Sir I Can Boogie
  • I Love The Nightlife
  • Native New Yorker
  • Disco 2000

2. Who had a one hit wonder in the 70s with Kung-Fu Fighting?

  • Ben E. King
  • James Douglas
  • Carl Douglas
  • Lenny Carl

3. The Buggles had their one hit wonder Video Killed the Radio Star; in which year did it reach number one?

  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979

70s Music Trivia: Despite being a 70s one hit wonder, this song was the first ever music video played on MTV!

4. Vicki Lawrence had a one hit wonder in the 70s with The Night the Lights Went out in _____?

  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky

5. Street Life was a one-off smash hit for The _____?

  • Soul Sisters
  • Crusaders
  • Chariots
  • Cheerleaders

70s Music Female Stars Answers

1. Annie Lennox was one of the biggest stars of the 1970s. In which Scottish city was she born?

  • Glasgow
  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
  • Dundee

70s Music Trivia: Find out which album Annie released in the 90s in our 90s music quiz

70s Music Trivia: despite being most known for her part in the Eurythmics, Annie first found fame in the 1970s as part of the wave band The Tourists

2. What words are in brackets after Aretha Franklin’s hit Don’t Play That Song (___)

  • Anymore
  • No More
  • You Lied
  • I Love You

3. Donna Summer had a number one with McArthur Park in 1978. With arguably bizarre lyrics, what does the song say has been left out in the rain?

  • A dog
  • A coat
  • A shoe
  • A cake

4. Cher broke records in 1974, holding the most number ones for a female artist at that time. How many did she have?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

5. Dolly Parton is one of the most enduring artists to make it big in the 70s. In which state was she born?

  • Tennessee
  • Ohio
  • North Carolina
  • Texas

70s Male Stars Answers

1. John Lennon embarked on a solo career in the 1970s with a Christmas song duet with his wife Yoko. What was it called?

  • It’s Gonna be a Cold Christmas
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Happy Xmas (War is Over)
  • Lonely This Christmas

2. Bob Dylan released a live double album in 1974 called Before The _____

  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Flood
  • Drought

3. What is Stevie Wonder’s first name?

  • Steven
  • Stevland
  • Stephen
  • Stephnan

70s Music Trivia: Stevland Hardaway Judkins, or as his friends knew him, Little Stevie, despite being six feet tall

4. Al Green had a hit in the 70s that’s gone on to become a classic ‘first dance’ at weddings. What is it called?

  • I Will Always Love You
  • Let’s Leave
  • Loving You
  • Let’s Stay Together

5. Which band is Steve Tyler the lead singer of?

  • REM
  • Aerosmith
  • White Snake
  • Metallica

70s Music Lyrics Answers – complete the line Questions

1. Where the play the right music, getting in the swing,

  • You come to look for a king
  • You can’t see or swing
  • You come to look for a swing
  • You come here to be a king

2. Go on now go, walk out the door,

  • Don’t Turn Around Now
  • Just Turn Around Now
  • Don’t Turn Around Please
  • Don’t Turn Around Again

3. It seemed like the real thing, only to find,

  • I can’t see you, love is blind
  • Mucho mistrust, love is blind
  • Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
  • I can’t see you, love’s gone behind

4. If you’re filled with affection, you’re too shy to convey,

  • Come this way
  • Follow my direction
  • Feel your way
  • Meditate in my direction

5. I got fire in my mind, I get higher in my walkin,

  • And I’m glowing in the dark
  • And I’m going home
  • And I’m growing too far
  • And I’m glowing too much

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