How well do you remember soul music from the '70s?

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Whether they're yours or if you borrowed them, the sounds of '70s soul music still resonate today. It was a time for change, and musical artists set the soundtrack. The era's music was inescapable, and it wasn't even a bad thing.

Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Detroit, and more cities put forth their own distinctive contributions, and we're all better for it.

So put on your favorite record and close your eyes to reflect on a time gone by. It's time to test your knowledge of soul music from the 1970s.

  1. Al Green released "Let's Stay Together" on the 1972 album with the same name. Which movie does NOT feature the tune?
  2. Rufus' "Tell Me Something Good" peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top 100. Who wrote the song?
  3. "Lovin' You" by Minnie Riperton features what kind of unintentional recording?
  4. Who were the producers credited on the O'Jays' "Back Stabbers?"
  5. Finish these Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes lyrics: "Wake up, everybody No more sleepin' in bed No more..."
  6. With its layered orchestral arrangement, "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" is an early example of what city's soul movement?
  7. What year did Eddie Kendricks leave The Temptations?
  8. Which Earth, Wind & Fire album group is listed in the correct chronological order?
  9. On which tour did Michael Jackson first perform "Rock With You" live?
  10. According to Stevie Wonder, what is his 1973 track "Higher Ground" about?

How well do you remember soul music from the '70s?

Your Result...

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frenchman71 2 days ago
7/10. Some of the best songs ever released were soul songs from the 70s.
HRGreen 4 days ago
I'm 71 and I still play mostly 70s r&b in my car and on my headphones. I can't get away from my soul music!
Adanor 4 days ago
Back in the '70's when I was in high school, I wasn't into any music except (real) classical and music I played in the marching band such as Capriccio Italien. Sorry I looked at the quiz and recognized NOTHING!
Moverfan 5 days ago
7/10. Didn't know the birds made an unintentional contribution to Loving You...and I must admit I knew Eddie Kendricks recorded Keep On Truckin' LONG before I knew he was one of the Temptations!
frenchman71 Moverfan 2 days ago
Here's how I got that one. Temptations released "Papa was a Rolling Stone" in 1972. I didn't hear his voice in that because every member says a lyric. The very next year (1973) he had his monster hit "Keep On Truckin'" followed with "Boogie Down"
19611313 5 days ago
3rd time same quiz
Herbert 6 days ago
I should be put in front of a firing squad.
daDoctah 7 days ago
Fun fact: of the first five Billboard #1 singles with three-letter titles(stretching almost 25 years), three had Michael Jackson as lead vocalist (ABC, Ben and Bad).
ironman2000 7 days ago
10 of 10 Peace, Love and Sooull !
kathyo 7 days ago
4/10 i thought i would have done
dmirarh 7 days ago
You got 3 out of 10 (I should not have not even done this well).
JellyrollJackson 7 days ago
5/10 This quiz was misrepresented as Soul, 1972
KawiVulc 8 days ago
4/10 & 2 were pure guesses... didn't know #3 was not intentional but remembered the chirping.
dmirarh KawiVulc 7 days ago
LoL, same with me on #3
Mark 8 days ago
7 out of 10...the movies in the first question, I don't know all the songs that are featured in each one, and I don't know the order of EWF's albums, but after I got it wrong, THAT was when I remembered that Stevie wrote "Tell Me Something Good"!
Tresix 8 days ago
50%. I pretty much remember all of these songs, just didn’t know the stories behind them.
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