Billboard #1 Hit Wonders of the 1970s (Part 1: Disco Fever!) by CourtneyKhaaaaaan

Champion(s):

MizTrivia
Everything happens for a reason.

HomerS
I am Groot.


Runner(s)-Up:


Quiz Description

Disco Fever! Disco Boogie! Disco Disco Disco! Need to bone up on your Billboard Chart history? Ever get a question at pub quiz about a one-hit-wonder and you scream in frustration? Then this series of quizzes will help you! I'll be talking about artists that only had ONE song hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. I'll be doing a quiz or three (there's a lot of these songs) for every decade that the Hot 100 has been around. So, get your music brains on and let's begin!

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Questions:

Disco is one of the most divisive genres of music but there's no doubting that, from the mid to late 1970s, it was the dominant sound. 1974 saw the earliest songs to be considered "disco" and one of the first to hit #1 was "Rock the Boat" by THIS CALIFORNIA TRIO. No, they're not a business but their name is an homage to a rather eccentric business magnate and aviator.

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The Hues Corporation

We need to talk about the big giant disco elephant in the room. Ok, not an elephant: it's a duck. "Disco Duck" was a very strange novelty that happened in 1976 and was the brain child of THIS MEMPHIS RADIO DJ. I don't know what I despise more: the fact that this song exists and hit #1 or that it was included in Saturday Night Fever.

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Rick Dees

Speaking of SNF, its Bee Gees-led soundtrack was mega, mega huge. Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band saw their instrumental track from the movie hit #1. WHAT COMPOSER, who died 150 years before the film's release, did Murphy & Co. have a "fifth of"?

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Beethoven

A band from Sweden hit it big when their song "Waterloo" won Eurovision 1974. They had some success in the US before hitting it out of the park in 1977. Remember: you can dance and you can jive. Have the time of your life and NAME BOTH THE BAND AND THE SONG. (TWO ANSWERS REQUIRED)

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Abba, "Dancing Queen"

Originally intended for Diana Ross, WHAT 1976 SONG was reassigned to Thelma Houston, hit #1 for her and won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal? An unofficial theme song during the AIDS epidemic in the following decades, it is featured in the musical version of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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Don't Leave Me This Way

In 1978, WHAT YUMMY BAND urged us to "boogie oogie oogie til we just can't boogie no more"? Named after a Herb Alpert instrumental song, the band name might be more famous for the cover done by the Beatles off Please Please Me.

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A Taste of Honey

Soul and R&B band Rose Royce hit the top spot in 1977 with WHAT SONG? The film of the same name starred Richard Pryor and George Carlin. In 2004, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott covered the song for the movie Shark Tale.

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Car Wash

"Ring My Bell" was one of the last disco songs to hit #1 in 1979. Disco was dying but that didn't stop THIS 22-YEAR-OLD WOMAN from reaching the top while suggesting she and her boyfriend have a little fun. The song has hints of new wave which signaled the incoming 80s genre.

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Anita Ward

Disco was ultimately about the music and having fun so it's not surprising that some #1 hits were basically instrumentals with a few words scattered in. That was definitely the case on 1975's "Pick Up the Pieces," which was the only #1 for WHAT BAND? Fun fact: these guy were from Scotland. DISCO TRULY IS WORLDWIDE!

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Average White Band

Most dance crazes start off because of a song but sometimes the song comes from the dance itself. This was the case in 1975 when a member of Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony witnessed the dance at a NYC club. They subsequently released THIS SONG and it exploded as the go-to jam to do said dance to. Do It!

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The Hustle