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Popular Songs From The 70s 
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Welcome to my popular songs from the 70s page where you'll find some great 70s rock tunes you can easily play on the acoustic guitar. Download the free chord sheets and check out my demo videos.

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popular songs from the 70s
Artists on this page:
Blue Swede - Christie
Echo And The Bunnymen
Sonny Curtis - Stealers Wheel
The Romantics - Wet Willie

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Popular Songs From The 70s
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1. Benediction - Stealers Wheel

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Benediction can be found on the Stealers Wheel album Right Or Wrong from 1975.

The song was never released as a single.

A little picking in this one with a down down up down up down down up down up rhythm pattern played in standard tuning. These is some picking in here using the chords C, G, Am, F, Em, A and a D.

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2. Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede

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Hooked On A Feeling was from the Swedish band Blue Swede and this song was also the name of the 1974 album. BJ Thomas first recorded the song in 1969.

The Blue Swede version hit #1 in the US in 1974.

I play this one in standard tuning with a capo on the 2nd fret using a down down up up down up and repeat rhythm pattern. There is a few riffs in this one with the chords A, Amaj7, A7, D, Dm, Esus, E, Db, Gbm and Asus2maj7.

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3. Leona - Wet Willie

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Leona is a single from the 1975 Wet Willie album Dixie Rock.

This song was released as a single and made it to #69 on the US rock charts in 1975.

This is a fast paced steady up and down rhythm pattern with a bit of lead in the middle of the song. In standard tuning, the chords you'll need are G, C, A, D and an Em.

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4. Love Is All Around - Sonny Curtis

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5. San Bernadino - Christie

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San Bernadino was a single from the debut album from Christie called Christie in 1970.

The song was a top 10 in several countries and hit #1 in Switzerland.

The chords in this one are D, Gbm, Bm, G and A with a down down up down up down up rhythm pattern in standard tuning. There are a few chord riffs but no lead work in this one.

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6. Star - Stealers Wheel

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Star was released as a single from the Stealers Wheel album Ferguslie Park from 1973.

The song reached #12 in Canada, #25 in the UK and #29 in the US.

This one has a steady down up down up rhythm pattern or you could play a root down up root up down up in standard tuning. They recorded this a fret higher with the chords, D, C, G, Bm, Em, Am and a B7. You'll shuffle strum on that B7 change. A bit of picking in here as well.

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7. Stuck In The Middle - Stealers Wheel

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Stuck In The Middle With You was from the bands first album in 1972 entitled Stealers Wheel.

The song hit #2 in Canada, #6 in the US and #8 in the UK and was their highest charting song.

You'll need Drop D Tuning for this one using the D, G, A, C and Am chords. If you were to play not fill in bass and slides the rhythm would be a down down up down up down up down up but as you'll see, this one keeps your hands moving.

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8. The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen

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The Killing Moon was a single release from the 1984 album Ocean Rain from Echo And The Bunnymen.

The song peaked at #7 in Ireland and #9 in the UK, which was their highest charting single in Ireland.

I play this one with a down down up up down up rhythm pattern with the chords Bm, Cm, G, Em, C, A, D and an E.


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9. Two For The Show - Trooper

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Two For The Show was a single from the Trooper 1976 album of the same name. The track reach #32 on the Canadian Rock charts.

I play this one in standard tuning with a down down up down up down up rhythm pattern. The chords you'll need G, Bm, Am7, C and a D. And yeah there is a bit of lead work in this one.

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10. What I Like About You - The Romantics

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What I Like About You was a single release from The Romantics debut album. The song was released in 1979 and the album in 1980. The track reached #61 on the US Billboard Top 200.

This one is a bit of a high sing for me in the key of E with the additional chords A, D, G and a B7. A little picking here with a steady down down up down up down up rhythm pattern in standard tuning.

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11. Yellow River - Christie

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Yellow River was a huge song for the band Christie when it was released as a single in 1970 from their album Christie.

The song went on to be a #1 in several places in Europe including the UK, and reached #23 in the US.

You have an option to play a little bass in the rhythm with this one playing a down up pause up rhythm pattern as you'll see as the song progresses. Playing the C chord you'll see a G bass being played so you can use that or leave it out.

The chords are C, Em, Am, Dm, G, and an F. So shuffle picking in this one.

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