The 1970s

ALL the hits.

Winter 1970

Spring 1970

Summer 1970

Fall 1970

Winter 1971

Spring 1971

Summer 1971

Fall 1971

Winter 1972

Spring 1972

Summer 1972

Fall 1972

Winter 1973

Spring 1973

Summer 1973

Fall 1973

Winter 1974

Spring 1974

Summer 1974

Fall 1974

Winter 1975

Spring 1975

Summer 1975

Fall 1975

Winter 1976

Spring 1976

Summer 1976

Fall 1976

Winter 1977

Spring 1977

Summer 1977

Fall 1977

Winter 1978

Spring 1978

Summer 1978

Fall 1978

Winter 1979

Spring 1979

Summer 1979

Fall 1979

What’s in these playlists?

Every top 40 hit that peaked in that season of that year, plus other songs that missed the top 40 but that have gone down as classics, or as influential, or as memorable novelties.

Are any songs missing?

Only the ones that aren’t available on Spotify. A list of these songs is shown in the playlist description. Ignoring these few, enjoy hours of listening in any of these precise eras.

I can’t get the songs to play in Spotify.

Try opening the app in the background first. Then click on several different songs and be patient. Sometimes the app is slow to respond at first but eventually catches up.

I found an error!

It was impossible to listen to every song while compiling these lists, and I expect to find that I made some mistakes along the way. If you encounter a song that appears to be the wrong version, please let me know. Send feedback to