Do College Kids Know 70s Music? #6  (React: Do They Know It?)
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Do College Kids Know 70s Music? #6 (React: Do They Know It?)


– We need props!
I need to dress up. – (singing along)
♪ It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. ♪ – What is this?
This is [bleep] nice! ♪ (upbeat intro) ♪ – (FBE) Today is gonna be groovy
because we’re gonna be testing you on some ’70s music.
– [Bleep] yeah. Let’s do it, dude! – Ooh, I’m ready to get my groove on. Ready to cut a rug,
as they said. – Every single time
you guys put me on ’70s, I don’t know anything. – I feel like my music knowledge
is really bad, but I’m looking forward
to learning about the ’70s. – I’m taking a road trip to Las Vegas
and I’m trying to make a cool ’70s road trip playlist,
you know what I mean, because you’re just
driving through nothing and so I want to be
like chilling with my ’70s jams. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ For though they may be parted ♪ ♪ There is still a chance
that they will see ♪ – He has a good voice. – ♪ There will be an answer ♪ ♪ Let it be ♪ – This is a classic. – ♪ Let it be… ♪ – (singing along) ♪ …let it be ♪ – (singing along)
♪ Let it be, let it be ♪ – ♪ Yeah, there will be an answer ♪ ♪ Let it be ♪ – When I hear this song,
one single tear falls from my eye. – (FBE) And do you know it?
– I think it’s– I know it’s called “Let It Be,” right? But I don’t know who the artist is. – The Beatles, “Let It Be”? – “Let It Be” by The Beatles? – This is “Let It Be”
by The Beatles. – (FBE) So this is “Let It Be”
by The Beatles. – Oh, really? I don’t know.
I didn’t know that. – They are one of the pioneers
of modern rock. They, as a band, have caused
so many standards in music to arise. – They’re my favorite band of all time. I’m pretty sure I have
this album itself in record form. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ One more look
and I forget everything ♪ – Ooh, I know this song. – ♪ Mamma mia… ♪
– Oh! – (singing along) ♪ Here I go again ♪ Oh, this is a banger. – ♪ How can I resist you? ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Mamma mia… ♪ – This just makes me want
to watch the musical all over with Meryl Streep. – ♪ Just how much I’ve missed you ♪ ♪ Yes, I’ve been brokenhearted ♪ – It’s so happy!
Oh, my gosh. I feel like I’m dancing around town,
like gallivanting and picking flowers. – ♪ Why did I ever let you go? ♪ – I like it. I like it.
The beat is cool. It’s different. – (FBE) Do you know it? – This is “Mamma Mia,”
but I don’t know who sings it. – I know it’s “Mamma Mia”
and it’s from the musical, but I don’t know
the name of the artist. – “Mamma Mia” by… unknown. – I know it’s called “Mamma Mia.” ABBA. – This is “Mamma Mia” by ABBA. – (FBE) This is “Mamma Mia” by ABBA. – ABBA, okay. I’ve heard of ABBA a lot. I’ve never just
gotten into their music. – Oh, ABBA. I heard ABBA’s coming back
and making new stuff. – I’ve just recently gotten into ABBA
and their songs are so dramatic, and so I like listening to it
and feeling very dramatic. – (FBE) So despite the upbeat music,
the lyrics to this song are actually kind of sad,
dealing with heartbreak and letting a loved one go,
even though you want them back. – I didn’t realize that. I thought it was
just super fun and upbeat. – Okay, I’m still gonna gallivant
and pick flowers to this song. – That’s the best way
to deal with heartbreak because if you’re already sad,
either you make yourself sadder and just let it all out
or you make yourself sadder and happy and just, like,
this is my life– might as well live it happy. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ To really get down ♪ – Another familiar beat. – This is the song that was
ripped off by “Blurred Lines.” – ♪ …to be free ♪ ♪ I got up on the floor… ♪
– Yeah, I know it. – Oh! Who are you?
I know who you are. – I don’t know
what the song is called. I know who it’s by, though. – Hmmm, I’m trying to catch onto it. The vibe was cool but I couldn’t
get the name or anything. – (FBE) Do you know it?
– No, I don’t think I know it. – I don’t know. – That is something by Marvin Gaye. – (FBE) This is “Got to Give It Up”
by Marvin Gaye. – I would have never guessed that. – I’m gonna put it
in my feel-good playlist now. That was pretty good.
I liked that. – When it came on,
I immediately was like this is the song that was ripped off. When I first heard the comparison,
I didn’t really think that they were very similar,
but just then I’m like, wow, that’s totally the same song. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ I’ve been holding out so long ♪ – Oh, [bleep] yeah! – ♪ I’ve been sleeping all alone ♪ – (singing along) ♪ I miss you ♪ ♪ (funky beat) ♪
– Ooh. – I love that bass.
– ♪ I’ve been hanging on the phone ♪ ♪ I’ve been sleeping all alone ♪ ♪ I want to kiss you ♪ – I don’t think this
sounds familiar or anything. – ♪ (vocalizing) ♪ – ♪ (humming along) ♪ – ♪ (vocalizing) ♪ – What is this?
This is [bleep] nice! – (FBE) And do you know it?
– I don’t know it. – I’ve heard it. The name of it, I don’t remember. – “Miss You” by The Rolling Stones. – It’s “Miss You”
by The Rolling Stones. – (FBE) This is “Miss You”
by The Rolling Stones. – Oh, The Rolling Stones. A popular band. Guess I should know it,
but I don’t. – I’ve never actually taken the time
to listen to The Rolling Stones. And I now kind of want
to kick my own ass for never having looked them up. – I love The Rolling Stones. They are one of
my favorite bands of all time. They’re like the bad Beatles. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Ain’t no mountain high enough ♪ ♪ Ain’t no valley low enough ♪ – Yeah, I’m trying to think
of who it’s by. – ♪ To keep me from you ♪ ♪ Ain’t no… ♪ – (singing along)
♪ …mountain high enough ♪ – I know this song. I was just singing
this song yesterday. – ♪ Nothing can keep me ♪ ♪ To keep me from you ♪
– Who is this by, though? – ♪ Ain’t no mountain… ♪
– (singing along) ♪ …high enough ♪ – I don’t think I know this song. – (singing along)
♪ To keep me from you ♪ Man, they killed that note, though. – (FBE) Do you know it?
– No. – I know it’s “Ain’t
No Mountain High Enough,” but I don’t know who the artist is. – I know it’s “Ain’t
No Mountain High Enough,” but I don’t know who it’s by. – (FBE) This is “Ain’t
No Mountain High Enough” by Diana Ross.
– It’s Diana Ross’s song? – Diana Ross? Damn. These are some of
the biggest names ever of all time. – (FBE) This is a re-recorded version
of the 1967 version of this song sung by Marvin Gaye
and Tammi Terrell. – Okay, all right, see, I feel like
I’ve heard of that version. I haven’t heard
of this version before. – That’s why it sounded different. I remember it being so, like… ♪ Ain’t no– ♪ You know, really deep? – I like when songs can be covered
and remade by different artists, but made to sound different
even though their genres are kinda similar. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ Jeremiah… ♪ – (singing along)
♪ …was a bullfrog ♪ – ♪ Jeremiah was a bullfrog ♪ – I know this song. – This was in every elementary school
talent show for no reason at all. – ♪ …a single word he said ♪ – Damn it, Jeremiah. – ♪ But I helped him
a-drink his wine ♪ ♪ And he always had
some mighty fine wine ♪ – I like this song. – ♪ Singin’ joy to the world ♪ ♪ All the boys and girls, now ♪ ♪ Joy to the fishes… ♪ – (singing along)
♪ …in the deep blue sea ♪ – ♪ Joy to you and me ♪ – The chorus makes sense.
The intro is so weird. – (FBE) So do you know it?
– I don’t know this one. – I’ve heard it before. I do not remember who it is by. – “Joy to the World” by
somebody really famous, I’m sure. – (FBE) This is “Joy to the World”
by Three Dog Night. – No. I would not
have guessed that one. – I have no idea
who Three Dog Night is. It’s the only song about
a bullfrog that I know of too. – I would never have
guessed the name of the artist. I still like your song. I’m confused about the name,
but I like the song. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – ♪ And I’m sure you will find ♪ ♪ Many ways to have a good time ♪ ♪ It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. ♪ – (singing along)
♪ It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. ♪ – This is played at every dance. I’m pretty sure this song
played at our prom and I was like, “Why?” – We need props.
I need to dress up! – ♪ It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. ♪ ♪ It’s fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A. ♪ – It’s such a classic. This is at every wedding, every party. And this is the first dance
that every kid learns how to dance. – (FBE) Do you know it?
– Yes. “Y.M.C.A.” I do not remember who sings it. – It’s “Y.M.C.A.” but by who? The founders of the Y.M.C.A.? – This is “Y.M.C.A.” I can’t remember the name of the band.
It’s on the tip of my tongue. – “Y.M.C.A.” by the Village Peeps. – (FBE) This is “Y.M.C.A.”
by the Village People. – Never. I would
never have guessed that. – They’re awesome. There’s a gazillion of them
and they all dress up really cool and it’s amazing. – I realize I haven’t ever looked up
how this song came to be and I really want to know. Can you imagine something
like going crazy on the charts now that’s just praising 24 Hour Fitness?
Like, it’s just so weird. ♪ (quirky interlude) ♪ – Thanks for watching “Do They Know It?”
on the React channel. – There are new shows
everyday, so subscribe. – If you liked getting groovy with us,
then hit that Like button. – What is your favorite ’70s song?
Let us know in the comments. – Bye! – Hey, I’m Katie,
a React channel producer. Thank you so much
for watching this episode. If you want to see some
fun behind-the-scenes content, be sure to check out
our Instagram at FBE. Bye, guys.

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  2. "Groovy" had completely faded out as common-usage slang by 1970. In 1967-68-69, "groovy" had become a sarcastic term to use when describing something which was absolutely not groovy.

  3. YMCA as a song is basically about meeting other guys there for 'fun'. A closer look at the Village People album cover might help understand.

  4. Need a react to popular 90s/early 2000s British pop like Westlife, 5ive, Blue and S Club 7. I don't hear anything about those groups in the 90s/2000s do they know it

  5. Some more artists from the 70's for these guys to guess: ELO, Steely Dan, Franki Valli, Blue Swede, Paul McCartney, Commodores, Starland Vocal Band, and Gary Wright

  6. Meat Loaf was performing in the 70s… Why haven't we heard from him yet?
    Better yet, when's the video of him celebrating 50 years performing going to be made? The year is almost over.

  7. Hooked on a feeling? Little green bag? Turn the beat around? Up and round the bend? Stuck in the middle with you? Mama told me?

  8. A three dog night is a night so cold that you've got to have 3 dogs in bed with you.

    I had no idea that they still use the song in school talent shows. In 1970, I was 6 years old with a frog pinned to the front of me – dancing to this song.

  9. I remember roller skating to YMCA when it came out. I loved dancing and singing to that song. My dad was worried for a bit.

  10. Pink Floyd were immense in the 70's. For a laugh check out the lyrics on Swamp Dogg 'Mamma's Baby, Daddy's Maybe', with the coolest beat and guitar

  11. I'm surprised none of these 70s vids have featured Jim Croce yet! His "Time in a Bottle" is a classic (though I also really love "I Have to Say I Love You in a Song"!).

  12. every time I see them all singing along, I can only think that they should do something where they guessed the lyrics from popular songs or probably do something the family feud thing.

  13. I want to see a react video of Brianna looking up the origin of the song YMCA and what it's really about.
    I'd like to see all of their reactions, actually. I just want to see hers the *most*!

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