Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?
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By: Ben Jones
- 10. We Will Rock You by Queen
Stadium anthem. Just watch Live Aid.
- 9. American Pie by Don McLean
An awesome sing-along.
- 8. Roxanne by The Police
- 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
The first real song lead by an awesome base riff!
- 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
A highly popular song with so much influence!
- 5. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Wow! The full length version is amazing!
- 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
A power ballad of what!`
- 3. Layla by Derek And The Dominoes
Possibly the most memorable guitar riff ever.
- 2. Another Brick In The Wall: Pt 2 by Pink Floyd
From one of the greatest album's ever. Incredibly influential.
- 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
The best song ever! Ultimate music.
- 10. Gypsy by Black Sabbath
This is another very interesting song with many melodies strung together. This song also works for people who think the band is too heavy, because this song works for people who like light rock and hard rock.
- 9. Refugee by Tom Petty
I like the dark vibe of the song.
- 8. Stormbringer by Deep Purple
I like the rough edge to this song, and the speed mixed with the vocals make it a very exciting song.
- 7. Hot Dog by Led Zeppelin
I know Zeppelin has a lot of classics, but this is one of their most fun songs ever.
- 6. Swingtown by The Steve Miller Band
Never heard anything quite like this before. Awesome song.
- 5. The List by Gordon Lightfoot
Pretty upbeat melody with a welcome home-like feeling attached.
- 4. Mother And Child Reunion by Paul Simon
Very pretty song with a strong sign of hope feeling in the lyrics for the listener.
- 3. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
Very pretty and meaningful lyrics.
- 2. Crystal Light by UFO
Beautiful guitar sound and vocals.
- 1. Call Me The Breeze by Lynyrd Skynyrd
This is such a good country-rock bluesy song with lots of speed.
There's plenty more songs I'd like to add, but these are just 10 very awesome songs that I love playing when I'm in the right mood.
- 10. Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills, Nash, And Young
- 9. Paint It Black by The Rolling Stones
- 8. Renegade by Styx
- 7. Touch Me by The Doors
- 6. Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
- 5. Rock And Roll All Night by Kiss
- 4. Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones
- 3. Light My Fire by The Doors
- 2. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
- 1. Led Zepplin by Stairway To Heaven
- 10. That's The Way I Like It by Kc & The Sunshine Band
Cannot leave KC and The Sunshine bad out of it, and its a great song.
- 9. You're The First, The Last, My Everything by Barry White
This man, had, in my opinion, the most amazing male voice I ever heard. In the beggining of the song "We got it together, baby" wouldnt you just melt if someone whispered with that voice, to your ear? Woohoo!
- 8. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood by Santa Esmeralda
Its a more Latin rhythm but its so strong and contagiating. I love it.
- 7. Staying Alive by Bee Gees
Its an icon of those days. Due to a movie yes, but its a very good song as are others the Bee Gees realeased back then. I like them even up to today, but those were great.
- 6. September by Earth Wind & Fire
I simply love it!
- 5. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You by Boys Town Gang
This song is amazing. I'm immediately swept when it starts playing.
- 4. Love Is In The Air by Billy Paul
This is another song I love. I am not sure if I first heard it in one of those movies about dance competitions, but I know it soothes me and it has a beautiful rhythm to it.
- 3. It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls
Come on, who hasnt ever heard this song? Be it original version or that version with Ru Paul and those little men falling from thesky in the video clip. Of there is a Gery Halliwell version too. Its an up beat song to make anyone shake the hips.
- 2. YMCA by Village People
I like so many songs from the Village People. I've watched their concert too. They were a very strong icon of those days, and they're back!
- 1. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
It's an icon. I know nowadays its mainly a gay anthem, but it is an INCREDIBLE song. Having attended to a concert of hers, I can say, all she sings is great, and this just yells Disco Era to me.
Oh we cannot forger Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Dione Warrick,Sylvester!, but those are a few of *my* favorite songs. Hope ya'll like it!
- 10. Baba O' Reily by The Who
- 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
- 8. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
- 7. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
- 6. Get It On (Bang A Gong) by T.Rex
- 5. Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
- 4. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
- 3. London Calling by The Clash
- 2. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
- 1. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
- 10. I Woke Up In Love This Morning by David Cassidy
No, I did not have a crush on David Cassidy, but his mellow voice and a striking harpsichord beginning put this above ordinary Teen Idol Pop.
- 9. Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck
Not A Great Song Technically, but everybody remembers where they were when they heard this song playing. You could never record this song now.
- 8. Holdin' On To Yesterday by Ambrosia
This Song is absolutely hauntingly gorgeous. It could not have taken place in any other time but the '70'S. Maybe I should have made it #1!!
- 7. More, More, More, by Andrea True Connection
I think the guys liked this one just because she was a porn star. But it transcends time and is a great song, with a little help from Herb Alpert, of course.
- 6. Backstabbers by The O'Jays
A lot of different styles of music defined the '70'S, that's why it was so great, they all blended so well! ".....They smile in your Face, all the time they want to take your Place.." Great!
- 5. Country Roads by John Denver
"Almost Heaven...West Virginia"...I can't believe hardly anybody included John Denver on their list. Really listen to how beautiful this song is sometimes. The problem was that in the '70'S they totally overplayed it.
- 4. Best Friend by Queen
My favorite Queen song is "You don't fool me" but that was later. Freddie Mercury made a song we could all sing along to;and everybody has a Best Friend.
- 3. Hypnotised by Fleetwood Mac
I got sick of hearing "Rhiannon" on the radio and this song is much richer and better.
- 2. Hotel California by Eagles
Everybody has this one on their list for obvious reasons; and not just because I'm from California.
- 1. Night Fever by Bee Gees
Only because I loved Disco and felt that after Disco the '70's were over.And the Bee Gees were Disco.
- 10. Xanadu by Rush
- 9. Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band
- 8. Still The One by Orleans
I thought it was about the Pittsburgh Steelers when I was a little kid because they were always winning.
- 7. And You And I by Yes
Really this is #1, but it doesn't really fit in with the others in the list.
- 6. Son Of A Poor Man by REO Speedwagon
studio and live are both great
- 5. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker by The Ramones
- 4. Lick And A Promise by Aerosmith
- 3. Southern Girls by Cheap Trick
- 2. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
- 1. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zepplin
"I like the part where it goes da-da da-da!"
By: Erwin van Dijke
- 10. White Riot by The Clash
2 minutes of musical uproar, marking the troubles of the time (1977).
- 9. Going Underground by The Jam
Teenage angst, social unrest and worries about England going down under Thatcher !
- 8. My Sharona by The Knack
An archtype love song with an unforgettable riff, great solo, melodies and tempo.
- 7. My Way by Sid Vicious
A great cover, sung by the late Sid (bassplayer Sex Pistols), with hilarious false intro.
- 6. Oliver's army by Elvis Costello
To be true : anything by Elvis Costello from his seventies records...
- 5. Sound And Vision by David Bowie
- 4. Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
Need I say more
- 3. No More Heroes by The Stranglers
Guitar & keyboard riff are classic. The song is about after the death of Jimi Hendrix.
- 2. Teenage Lobotomy by The Ramones
Brilliant hook, uptempo songs makes you want to jump around!
- 1. Rockaway beach by The Ramones
Blow your socks of
All previous lists are marking the wrong side of the seventies. Songs too smooth to mention, and made to show off. Supermarket music (Billy Joel, John Denver...???!!!). I don't want to spoil any words to this. Listen to above bands & remember how it feels to be young !
By: Mina Mishriky
- 10. Angie by The Rolling Stones
- 9. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
- 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
- 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
- 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
- 4. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 by Pink Floyd
- 3. Layla by Derek And The Dominoes
- 2. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
- 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 10. ABBA by Dancin Queen
EVERYone likes this song
- 9. Cinamin Girl by Neil Young
who doesnt wanna live with a cinamin girl?
- 8. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
gotta have at least 1 KISS song!
- 7. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
I hate the version featuring snoop dog it really put the song to shame
- 6. Light My Fire by The Doors
a great uptempo song
- 5. Anarchy In The Uk by Sex Pistols
the greatest punk song of the '70s
- 4. Jump! by Van Halen
just makes you wanna dance!
- 3. Heart Of Gold by Neil Young
so meaningfull i had to post it
- 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
how could u have a top 10 list without it?
- 1. Old Man by Neil Young
My favorite song of all time
I'm only 13 but i LOVE music from the 70s. Its the best kind. And as u can tell im a huge neil young fan!
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