By Staff on March 08, 2018
If ever there was a fickle decade for music, it was the 1970s. Plenty of bands that shot to the top of the charts, then faded into obscurity, never to be heard from again.
Why exactly were there so many one-hit wonders in the '70s? One major reason is that musical trends moved so quickly. There was the phenomenon of disco, which soared up the charts, then crashed and burned as fans moved onto funkier pastures. Sure, it may be the best-remembered genre of music from the '70s, but its popularity only really endured for a few short years. Psychedelic rock was groovy, and fans traded in albums by The Beatles and The Doors for releases from Styx, The Who, Alice Cooper and Led Zeppelin - but then moved past them. There was the rise of punk, thanks to The Ramones and Blondie, then a period when singer-songwriters were all the rage.
How well do you remember this tempestuous musical decade? Do you recall which band placed a request to play that funky music, or who the band Looking Glass declared was a fine girl? Know which artist sang a hit about "Kung-Fu Fighting," or introduced the world to "Rapper's Delight?" Just where was Don McLean driving that Chevy to in "American Pie?" If you know the answers to all of these questions, see if you have what it takes to ace this '70s one-hit wonders quiz!