Can You Match the Lyrics to the Hit '70s Song?

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The 1970s were a groovy time for music, featuring big guitar solos and even bigger hair. Test your '70s musical knowledge with this HowStuffWorks quiz!

Hey, hey mama said the way you move/ Gon' make you sweat, gon' make you groove

"Black Dog" was a single from 1971's "Led Zeppelin IV." It charted in over a dozen countries.

Mama, just killed a man/ Put a gun against his head/ Pulled my trigger, now he's dead

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is off Queen's 1975 album "A Night at the Opera." It topped charts around the world, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time.

And you, you can be mean/ And I, I'll drink all the time/ 'Cause we're lovers, and that is a fact/ Yes we're lovers, and that is that

This 1977 Bowie single did not initially chart in the US at all but did chart in 8 other countries. It's certified gold in Italy and silver in the UK.

Childhood living is easy to do/ The things you wanted I bought them for you/ Graceless lady you know who I am/ You know I can't let you slide through my hands

This single is off the 1971 Rolling Stones album "Sticky Fingers." It charted in the US, Canada and Sweden.

And as we wind on down the road/ Our shadows taller than our soul/ There walks a lady we all know/ Who shines white light and wants to show

"Stairway to Heaven" is off Led Zeppelin's 1971 album "Led Zeppelin IV." It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the US during its decade, despite never being commercially released in the US.

Dancing queen/ Feel the beat from the tambourine, oh yeah/ You can dance/ You can jive/ Having the time of your life

"Dancing Queen" is off the 1976 Abba album "Arrival." This hit song is widely considered to be one of the best pop tracks ever recorded.

Do you believe in rock and roll?/ Can music save your mortal soul/ And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

"American Pie" by Don McLean is off his 1971 album of the same name. It hit No. 1 in the US for 4 weeks in 1972.

Loving you/ Isn't the right thing to do/ How can I ever change things/ That I feel

This song is from Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album "Rumours." It peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk/ I'm a woman's man: no time to talk/ Music loud and women warm, I've been kicked around/ Since I was born

"Stayin' Alive" is a Grammy-winning theme song to the 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever." It topped US charts in 1978.

I, I'm I'm so in love with you/ Whatever you want to do/ Is all right with me

This song is off the 1972 Al Green album of the same name. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and R&B chart in the US.

Once I had a love and it was a gas/ Soon turned out had a heart of glass

This song is off the 1978 Blondie album "Parallel Lines." It charted at No. 1 around the world.

You may say I'm a dreamer/ But I'm not the only one/ I hope some day you'll join us/ And the world will be as one

"Imagine" is off John Lennon's 1971 album of the same name. It is the best-selling single of his solo career.

Very superstitious, writings on the wall/ Very superstitious, ladders 'bout to fall

"Superstition" is the lead single of Stevie Wonder's 1972 album "Talking Book." It topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and went platinum in the UK.

But you gave away the things you loved/ And one of them was me/ I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee/ Clouds in my coffee, and

This 1972 song is written and performed by Carly Simon. It charted at No.1 around the world and people have speculated who the subject of the song is for decades.

What'll you do when you get lonely/ And nobody's waiting by your side?/ You've been running and hiding much too long./ You know it's just your foolish pride.

This song was originally co-written by Eric Clapton and recorded by his blues-rock band Derek and the Dominoes on their 1971 album "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs." It has popped up on charts around the world over and over again throughout the years.

Sailors fighting in the dance hall/ Oh man, look at those cavemen go/ It's the freakiest show

This single is from David Bowie's 1971 album "Hunky Dory." This widely covered song is certified gold in Italy and silver in the UK.

But, if I stayed here with you, girl/ Things just couldn't be the same/ Cause I'm as free as a bird now/ And this bird you can not change

"Free Bird" is a 1973 power ballad off Lynyrd Skynyrd's debut album. This song has sold over 2 million downloads.

Oh, Maggie I couldn't have tried any more/ You lured me away from home, just to save you from being alone/ You stole my soul and that's a pain I can do without

"Maggie May" is off Rod Stewart's 1971 album, "Every Picture Tells A Story." It charted at No. 1 in the US, Australia and Canada.

Go now go, walk out the door/ Just turn around now/ 'Cause you're not welcome anymore

"I Will Survive" is off the 1978 album "Love Tracks." This disco anthem has been certified platinum.

They burned down the gambling house/ It died with an awful sound/ Funky Claude was running in and out/ Pulling kids out the ground

This song is off Deep Purple's 1972 album "Machine Head." It's certified gold in the US.

Just love me/ till you don't know how ooh/ Keep on/ with the force don't stop/ Don't stop till you get enough

"Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" is a single off the 1979 Michael Jackson album "Off the Wall." It was the first single over which he had creative control and his first US No. 1 hit.

Guess who just got back today/ Them wild-eyed boys that had been away/ Haven't changed that much to say/ But man, I still think them cats are crazy

This song is off of the 1976 Thin Lizzy album "Jailbreak." The song charted in a few countries, but only reached No. 1 in the band's home country, Ireland.

Yeah, there was a funky singer/ Playin' in a rock and roll band/ And never had no problems yeah/ Burnin' down one night stands

"Play That Funky Music" is a 1976 song off Wild Cherry's self-titled album. The single went platinum in the US and gold in Canada.

Strumming my pain with his fingers/ Singing my life with his words/ Killing me softly with his song

This song is from the 1973 Roberta Flack album "Killing Me Softly." Her Grammy-winning hit topped the charts.

If I could stick a knife in my heart/ Suicide right on stage/ Would it be enough for your teenage lust/ Would it help to ease the pain?/ Ease your brain?

This was the lead single from the 1974 Rolling Stones album "It's Only Rock 'n Roll." It peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Ooh, my little pretty one, my pretty one/ When you gonna give me some time, Sharona

This song is from The Knack's 1979 album "Get the Knack." This single was certified gold and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for 6 weeks.

Big wheels keep on turning/ Carry me home to see my kin/ Singing songs about the south-land/ I miss ol' 'bamy once again and I think it's a sin

"Sweet Home Alabama" is a track off the 1974 Lynyrd Skynyrd album "Second Helping." It went platinum in Italy and gold in the UK and US.

Sittin' here eatin' my heart out waitin'/ Waitin' for some lover to call/ Dialed about a thousand numbers lately/ Almost rang the phone off the wall

"Hot Stuff" is off the 1979 Donna Summer album "Bad Girls." This Grammy-winning song went platinum in the US and Canada.

I looked out this morning and the sun was gone/ Turned on some music to start my day/ I lost myself in a familiar song/ I closed my eyes and I slipped away

This song is off Boston's 1976 self-titled album. It peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Holly came from Miami F.L.A./ Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A./ Plucked her eyebrows on the way

This song is a single off Lou Reed's 1972 album "Transformer." It charted around the world and is certified gold in Italy.

We come from the land of the ice and snow/ From the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow

This track off 1970's Led Zeppelin III charted in over a dozen countries as a single. It peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Making love with his ego/ Ziggy sucked up into his mind/ Like a leper messiah/ When the kids had killed the man I had to break up the band.

This song is off David Bowie's 1972 concept album "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars." It charted in both the US and Japan.

All your life you've never seen a woman taken by the wind/ Would you stay if she promised to you heaven?/ Will you ever win?/ Will you ever win?

This song is a single from Fleetwood Mac's 1975 self-titled album. It peaked at No. 11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 weekly charts.

Am I hard enough/ Am I rough enough/ Am I rich enough/ I'm not too blind to see

This song is a single off of the 1978 Rolling Stones album "Some Girls." It charted in 8 countries.

Like the days of stopping at the Savoy/ Now we freak, oh what a joy/ Just come on down, to fifty four/ Find a spot out on the floor

This is a single off the 1978 Chic album "C'est Chic." It was the band's first No. 1 hit in the US.

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