But the s stands as the decade where everything came together to create a diverse musical landscape that would shape various genres moving forward. Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple brought us hard rock. Black Sabbath created heavy metal. Disco was alive. New Wave, punk and glam rock were becoming forces. Heck, even a young art form known as hip-hop emerged.
Be forewarned before proceeding any further: After reading this you may well this find these songs bubbling up in your brain in the days to come. If you wanted to hear its biggest hit — 5 on the Hot — just tune into your local album rock station. Or flick that switch in your head. Is it just coincidence that its tempo of beats-per-minutes is the same as the accelerated heartbeat one feels after doing just a bit too much cocaine?
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I have been an online writer for over four years. I am passionate about books, philosophy, music, and the music industry. This list shows the very best the decade had to offer. Natalie Cardona. Rock music branched out in the '70s. Musicians drew upon diverse influences, which fueled music experimentation, leading to the emergence of new subgenres. Thanks to progress and innovation, rock music became a globally accessible music genre. Some of the most memorable movements in rock history happened during this decade. This readiness to experiment gave '70s rock music a distinct identity. The decade played a pivotal role in shaping new subgenres that became popular in later years.
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