100 Upbeat 70s Songs To Boost Your Mood

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The 1970s brought us some of the most iconic fashion trends, classic movies, and of course, some of the greatest music of all time — evidenced by these iconic and upbeat 70s songs.

In the 70s, everyone was rocking plaid and styling their hair like Farrah Fawcett. Social media wasn’t even thought of yet, let alone the internet, and you captured all of your favorite memories with a Polaroid camera.

If you wanted to ask your crush on a date you had to actually call them, or worse, ask them out in person. Yikes!

All of the cool kids were hanging out at the roller skating rink or watching Charlie's Angels after school. Ah, the good ol' days.

To take you back in time we’ve compiled a totally radical playlist to listen to the next time you’re having a not so groovy day. Throw on some bellbottoms and add these upbeat 70s songs to your mood-boosting playlist.

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1. "Rock With You" — Michael Jackson

2. "Born To Run" — Bruce Springsteen

3. "September" — Earth, Wind, & Fire

4. "Easy" — Commodores

5. "Just What I Needed" — The Cars

6. "Dreams" — Fleetwood Mac

7. "I Can See Clearly Now" — Johnny Nash

8. "Bennie And The Jets" —  Elton John

9. "The Boys Are Back In Town" — Thin Lizzy

10. "Superstition" — Stevie Wonder

11. "Dancing Queen" — ABBA

12. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" — Queen

13. "I Want You To Want Me" — Cheap Trick

14. "Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)" — Looking Glass

15. "Rich Girl" — Daryl Hall & John Oates

16. "Stayin’ Alive" — Bee Gees

17. "Mama Told Me Not To Come" — Three Dog Night

18. "Copacabana" — Barry Manilow

19. "Mr. Blue Sky" — Electric Light Orchestra

20. "Only The Good Die Young" — Billy Joel

21. "Saturday In The Park" — Chicago

22. "Take It Easy" — The Eagles

23. "Baby, Don’t Get Hooked On Me" — Mac Davis

24. "Heart Of Glass" — Blondie

25. "Uncle Albert" — Paul McCartney

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26. "Tie A Yellow Ribbon" — Tony Orlando & Dawn

27. "My Sweet Lord" — George Harrison

28. "Jet Airliner" — Steve Miller Band

29. "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" — Paul Simon

30. "Miss You" — The Rolling Stones

31. "Jolene" — Dolly Parton

32. "I Think I Love You" — The Partridge Family

33. "American Pie" — Don Mclean

34. "Maggie May" — Rod Stewart

35. “No Women, No Cry" — Bob Marley & The Wailers

36. "In The Summertime" — Mungo Jerry

37. "Baker Street" — Gerry Rafferty

38. "You’re So Vain" — Carly Simon

39. "Get It On" — T-Rex

40. "The Joker" — Steve Miller Band

41. "Highway To Hell" — AC/DC

42. "London Calling" — The Clash

43. "Alright Now" — Free

44. "Layla" — Derek And The Dominos

45. "Killing Me Softly With His Song" — Roberta Flack

46. "Sultans Of Swing" — Dire Straits

47. "Free Bird" — Lynyrd Skynyrd

48. "Ramblin’ Man" — The Allman Brothers

49. "School’s Out" — Alice Cooper

50. "All The Young Dudes" — Mott The Hopple

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51. "American Girl" — Tom Petty

52. "Barracuda" — Heart

53. "Beast Of Burden" — The Rolling Stones

54. "Blinded By The Light" — Manfred Mann

55. "Can’t Get Enough" — Bad Company

56. "Changes" — David Bowie

57. "Cheap Sunglasses" — ZZ Top

58. "Cocaine" — Eric Clapton

59. "Come Sail Away" — The Styx

60. "Dance The Night Away" — Van Halen

61. "Do You Feel Like We Do" — Peter Frampton

62. "Don’t Bring Me Down" — Electric Light Orchestra

63. "(Don’t Fear) The Reaper" — Blue Oyster Cult

64. "Gimme Three Steps" — Lynyrd Skynyrd

65. "Goodbye Stranger" — Supertramp

66. "Heart Of Gold" — Neil Young

67. "Heartbreaker" — Pat Benatar

68. "Hollywood Nights" — Bob Segar

69. "Hotel California" — The Eagles

70. "L.A. Woman" — The Doors

71. "Life’s Been Good" — Joe Walsh

72. "Live And Let Die" — Paul McCartney And The Wings

73. "Lola" — The Kinks

74. "Me And Bobby McGee" — Janis Joplin

75. "Me And Julio Down By The School Yard" — Paul Simon

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76. "Message In A Bottle" — The Police

77. "Money" — Pink Floyd

78. "More Than A Feeling" — Boston

79. "My Best Friend’s Girl" — The Cars

80. "Reelin’ In The Years" — Steely Dan

81. "Rock And Roll All Night" — Kiss

82. "Rocket Man" — Elton John

83. "Runnin’ With The Devil" — Van Halen

84. "Running On Empty" — Jackson Browne

85. "She’s Gone" — Daryl Hall & John Oates

86. "Stuck In The Middle With You" — Stealers Wheel

87. "Sweet Emotion" — Aerosmith

88. "Take The Money And Run" — Steve Miller Band

89. "Tangled Up In Blue" — Bob Dylan

90. "We’re An American Band" — Grand Funk Railroad

91. "Who Are You" — The Who

92. "Who’ll Stop The Rain" — Creedence Clearwater Revival

93. "You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet" — Bachman Turner Overdrive

94. "Ziggy Stardust" — David Bowie

95. "Tiny Dancer" — Elton John

96. "We Will Rock You" — Queen

97. "Surrender" — Cheap Trick

98. "Smoke On The Water" — Deep Purple

99. "Slow Ride" — Foghat

100. "Roxanne" — The Police

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Lindsey Matthews is an editorial writer who covers love and relationships, news, and pop-culture topics.