Quiz: Which Word Is Missing From This Popular '70s Song?
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Which Word Is Missing From This Popular '70s Song?
By: Jouviane Alexandre
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About This Quiz

How well do you know these '70s song favorites? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

"At first I was afraid, I was petrified..." C'mon, admit it. You sang these lyrics; you didn't read them.

Even if you weren't alive in the 1970s, you have probably at least heard some of the songs that were popular in that decade. These songs remain some of the most iconic today and will probably be hailed as some of the best music ever made for generations to come.

The music of the '70s included hits from such greats as the Bee Gees, Blondie, ABBA, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson and Queen, and included a mix of rock, disco and pop. Some of these musical geniuses are no longer with us, but their music will live on. 

So, let's play a little "Name that Tune" and find out how many of these 35 chart-toppers you remember well enough to guess the missing word. If you're not sure you can hang with these musical greats, you might want to dust off your old vinyl and brush up on your '70s song lyrics.

But if you think you know all you need to know about '70s songs, let's get started.



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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Alive by the Bee Gees

"Stayin' Alive" is a 1977 hit single from the group, the Bee Gees. The song originally appeared on the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. The song was one of the many #1 singles the Bee Gees would go on to record.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Rhapsody by Queen

"Bohemian Rhapsody" was the popular '70s single from the rock band, Queen. The song was released on the 1975 album, "A Night at the Opera." The song went on to be #1 in many countries, but peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Dancing _____ by ABBA

"Dancing Queen" was the hit single from the group, ABBA. The song was released on their 1976 album, "Arrival." The song reached #1 in many countries, including the U.S., where it topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Heart of _____ by Blondie

"Heart of Glass" was the 1979 single from the female singer, Blondie. The song appeared on her album, "Parallel Lines." "Heart of Glass" peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Freak by Chic

"Le Freak" was the hit 1978 single from the group, Chic. The song appeared on the album "C'est Chic" and became the group's first #1 single.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Family _____ by Sly & the Family Stone

"Family Affair" was a single from the group, "Sly and the Family Stone." The song was released on the 1971 album, "There's a Riot Going On." The song made it to the #1 position on the Billboard Charts.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: You're So _____ by Carly Simon

"You're So Vain" was a 1972 single by Carly Simon. The song was released on the album, "No Secrets," and after being nominated for Record and Song of the Year, the track was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Pie by Don McLean

"American Pie" was a hit single from folk singer, Don McLean. The song was released in 1971 on the album of the same name. At the time of its original release, the song peaked in the top #30 on the Billboard charts.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

"I Will Survive" is a 1978 single from singer Gloria Gaynor. The song was released on her album, "Love Tracks," and peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Fever by the Bee Gees

"Night Fever" was another hit single released by the Bee Gees in the '70s. The song appeared on the soundtrack for the 1978 film, "Saturday Night Fever." The single was another consecutive Bee Gees song to peak at #1 on the Billboard charts.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel

"Bridge Over Troubled Water" was a single from the duo, Simon & Garfunkel. The song was released on the 1970 album of the same name. It topped the charts in many countries, including the U.S. where it peaked at #1.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Sharona by The Knack

"My Sharona" was a 1979 single from the group, The Knack. The song was the debut single from their album, "Get the Knack." The single peaked at #1 on the charts.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: I'll Be _____ by The Jackson 5

"I'll Be There" was a hit 1970 single from the family group, The Jackson 5. The song made it to #1 on the Billboard charts and has since been notably covered by Mariah Carey.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

"Stairway to Heaven" was a popular song from the band, Led Zeppelin. The song was released in 1971 off the album "Led Zeppelin IV."

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Me Softly by Roberta Flack

"Killing Me Softly" was the hit single most notably performed by Roberta Flack. Released in 1973, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #1. The song later went on to be re-recorded by the Fugees, a track that gained them the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ of My Love by The Emotions

"Best of My Love" was a 1977 single from the group "The Emotions." The song was released on the album, "Rejoice," and peaked at #1 on the Billboard charts.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Don't Stop 'Til You _____ Enough by Michael Jackson

"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" was a hit single from singer, Michael Jackson. The song was released on the 1979 album, "Off the Wall." The single became the first of many singles to peak at #1.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ in the Sun by Terry Jacks

"Seasons in the Sun" was a single that Terry Jacks released in 1973. The song appeared on his album of the same name and the single went on to top the Billboard charts for three weeks.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Play That Funky _____ by Wild Cherry

"Play That Funky Music" was a hit single from the group, Wild Cherry. The song was released in 1976. It topped the Billboard charts in the U.S., peaking at #1.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Ring My _____ by Anita Ward

"Ring My Bell" was a hit single from singer Anita Ward. The song was released on the 1979 album, "Songs of Love." The song went to the top of the charts in many countries, including the Billboard Hot 100.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight & the Pips

"Midnight Train to Georgia" was a hit single from the group, Gladys Knight & the Pips. The song was released on the 1973 album, "Imagination." It stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and went on to win the Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Group.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Alone _____ by Gilbert O'Sullivan

"Alone Again (Naturally)" was a hit 1972 song from singer Gilbert O'Sullivan. The song appeared on the album, "Back to Front," and topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #1.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: My _____ Lord by George Harrison

"My Sweet Lord" was a 1970 single from former Beatles member George Harrison. The song was featured on his album, "All Things Must Pass." The song topped the Billboard charts and was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: I Feel _____ by Donna Summer

"I Feel Love" was a 1977 single from Donna Summer that was released on her album, "I Remember Yesterday." The song peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at #6.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Maggie _____ by Rod Stewart

"Maggie May" was the 1971 single from singer Rod Stewart. The song was released on the album, "Every Picture Tells a Story." The single made it to #1 in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the U.S.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Love _____ by The O'Jays

"Love Train" was a 1972 single from the group, The O'Jays. The song was released on their album, "Back Stabbers." The song reached the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: The _____ Are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy

"The Boys Are Back in Town" was a single from the rock group, Thin Lizzy. The song appeared on their 1976 album, "Jailbreak." The song peaked in the Top 20 of the Billboard charts at #12.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Bennie & the _____ by Elton John

"Bennie and the Jets" was a hit single from UK singer, Elton John. The song was released on his 1973 album, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." The song went on to become a #1 single for the singer.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Don't Give Up on _____ by David Soul

"Don't Give Up on Us" was a 1977 single from singer David Soul. The song made it to the #1 position in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, and the U.S.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: The Long and _____ Road by The Beatles

"The Long and Winding Road" was a single from the popular group, the Beatles. The song appeared on their 1970 album, "Let It Be." The last single released by the group, the song became their last #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Papa Was a Rollin' _____ by The Temptations

"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" was a hit track from the group, The Temptations. The song appeared on the 1972 album, "All Directions." Not only did the single top the Billboard Hot 100 charts, it also won three Grammy Awards.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Hot _____ by Donna Summer

"Hot Stuff" was a popular '70s single from singer Donna Summer. The song was released on the 1979 album, "Bad Girls." The song became another #1 single from Summer's 1979 album.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: _____ on the Wild Side by Lou Reed

"Walk on the Wild Side" was a hit single from musician Lou Reed. The song was released on his 1972 album, "Transformer." The single peaked in the Top 20 of the Billboard charts at #16.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: (They Long to Be) _____ to You by The Carpenters

"(They Long to Be) Close to You" was a hit single from the group, The Carpenters. The song was recorded and released on their 1970 album, "Close to You." The single topped the charts in many countries, including the #1 spot in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

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Fill in the missing word for the hit '70s song: Just My _____ by The Temptations

"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" was a hit single from the Motown group, The Temptations. The song was released on the 1971 album, "Sky's the Limit." The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #1.

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