Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?

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    By: Amy
    • 10. Queen by Bohemian Rhapsody
    • 9. Tuesday's Gone by Lynard Skynard
    • 8. Your Song by Elton John
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 6. Black Water by Doobie Brothers
    • 5. Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
    • 4. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? by CCR
    • 3. Can't You Hear Me Knockin' by Rolling Stones
    • 2. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 1. Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan

    Marshal Tucker Band - Can't You See, Bob Dylan - Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Led Zeplin - Stairway To Heaven, Seals & Croft - Summer Breeze, The Steve Miller Band - The Joker, and MANY others
    By: Ben (Please hold last name)
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
    • 9. Orchid by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Strange Magic by ELO
    • 7. Telephone Line by ELO
    • 6. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 5. Magic Man by Heart
    • 4. Crazy On You by Heart
    • 3. Duncan by Paul Simon
    • 2. The Seeker by The Who
    • 1. Heartbreaker by Rolling Stones

    By: Evan
    • 10. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
      Meat Loaf's best song. Even better live.
    • 9. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
      Great song by the mighty Zep.
    • 8. Riff Raff by AC/DC
      A very underrated song. Full of great guitar solos by Angus and great vocals by Bon.
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The number one requested rock song.
    • 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A six minute guitar solo. Amazing song.
    • 5. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      Classic Tull song.
    • 4. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      zShould have been titled "Teenage Wasteland" but it still sounds great
    • 3. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      A stadium classic... this is the song that many people know of AC/DC by.
    • 2. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC
      I just really love this song.
    • 1. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
      This is the longest song I've ever heard (45 mins.) and definitely one of the best.

    I could have chosen from a lot of other great songs too. It was very difficult choosing just ten songs from the 70s to considder my favorites.
    By: Dennis Rafkin
    • 10. American Pie by Don McCleon
      Man there are some more songs that are so great and unfortunately I wasn't able to pay tribute in words to by etching them into my list. They were viable candidates though is all I can say.
    • 9. Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
      The definitive single of "66. This song blew peoples minds. The song was so cutting edge it's sick.
    • 8. The White Room by Cream
      Truly a Magnifcient song
    • 7. I Am The Walrus by The Beatles
      Like John Lennon said "This song has enough little bitties to it to keep you interested even a hundred years later"
    • 6. Thick As A Brick Part 1 by Jethro Tull
      I know I just broke precedent by listing a song that came out in the early seventies anyway I decides to make mine sixties and seventies. Cos' this song is 22 1/2 minutes of sheer splendor.
    • 5. Dear Prudence by The Beatles
      A riviting song very stimulating. Some Cosmic Bass playing by Paul McCartney too.
    • 4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
      This song speaks for itself. A terrific and outstanding composition
    • 3. You Never Give Me Your Money by The Beatles
      Another sensation and unforgettable song
    • 2. Let It Be ( The One From The 'let It Be' Album) by The Beatles
      avoid the Let it Be from "The Beatles 1" it's not as rocking but you do get some nice harmonizing From Paul John and George. Let's call a spade a spade Pink Flyod can't touch that element of music.
    • 1. A Day In The Life by The Beatles
      A song that will really take you away.

    You fellas need a best of the sixies category because there is a reason why The Beatles are established as the greastest band of all time and reknowned for being the most significant music creators of the 20th century.Anyway I choose "A day in the Life" as my favorite song of All-Time but I was very hard-pressed to decide amongst so many classics.
    By: David Cohen
    • 10. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      All 8 minutes are classic
    • 9. Eclipse by Pink Floyd
      The best lyrics on the album
    • 8. Going To California by Led Zeppelin
      A relaxing song about a plane crash....only zeppelin can pull that off
    • 7. Roadhouse Blues by The Doors
      Again, Jim Morrison is a genious
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
      Everything he says in that song is true
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      The riff is tremendous
    • 4. L.A. Woman by The Doors
      Jim Morrison is a genious
    • 3. The Who by Baba O'Riley
      Its only Teenage wasteland
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The Lyrics and the guitar
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Do I even have to get into it

    Honorable Mention: Ten years gone by zeppelin and hotel california by eagles
    By: El Cuni
    • 10. The Rainbow Connection by Kermit The Frog
      Yeah Yeah yeah laugh all u want. I dont care. He is green and he is mighty mighty. Recent cover versions by the likes of Sarah McLachlan and Jason Mraz have confirmed what I always knew: This Paul Williams piece is a keeper.
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
      It HAD to be here, is the quintessential Lennon song and besides, a dreamer he might be, but he is not the only one.
    • 8. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann Earth's Band
      I read somewhere that when the guys from Manfred Mann's finally had the chance to meet the boss, they asked him whether he liked their version of this song, to which there was no reply. Maybe they took some of the edge of the song, but this is pure pop bliss.
    • 7. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Ah to be young and free and unnatached. I hope everybody felt this way at least at some point in their lives. Bruce did an amazing job at translating the feeling of youthful rebellion into music.
    • 6. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      You can dance, you can jive , having the time of your life, and if you dont do it with this 3-minutes piece of musical candy you are a moron.
    • 5. You Ain't See Nothing Yet by Bachman Turner Overdrive
      any love is good lovin'...hmmm no wonder she has to take him to the doctor at the end.. Never supposed to be released as a single, just guys having fun in the studio and is soo easy to feel that energy.
    • 4. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
      Heard this song for the first time in 1997's "The Dance", Is nice to see that Stevie's voice has getting better with age. Who isnt afraid of changes, who is really ready to get old. A powerful song with the right dosage of mistery.
    • 3. Mc Arthur Park by Donna Summer
      Only Donna could put so much emotion into words like "Someone left the cake out in the rain, I don't think that I can take it, cause it took so long to bake it"..we feel your pain, dear....and we dance to it as well.
    • 2. Your Song by Elton John
      Lust was the powerful motivator behind this masterpiece. I tell you, If anybody ever writes anything for me like this I doubt there is any part of my body that would be out of limits.
    • 1. No Woman No Cry (live) by Bob Marley
      Such a bittersweet song... If everything is going to be alright, then how come hearing this recording makes me feel sad all over?

    Hmm not my definite top 10,just some of the songs I like 'cause I love 70s music; Eagles, Bee Gees, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Toto, Cheap Trick, the Stones etc should be here as well. And they are. In spirit.
    By: justin case
    • 10. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Class act. Period.
    • 9. Skeletons Of Society by SLAYER
      you'll headbang till it pops out!
    • 8. Yesterday by Beatles
      simple yet so melodious...thats true skill
    • 7. Painkiller by Judas Priest
      best vocalist ever and ever...and ever
    • 6. Seek And Destroy by Metallica
      who contradicts the fact that metallica kicked a** in their first 4 albums!
    • 5. Baba O Riley by The Who
      teenage wasteland rocks!
    • 4. Hallowed Be Thy Name by Iron Maiden
      Oh man! Dickinson...bow down to thee
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Floyd
      comforting song...maketh you numb all over
    • 2. High Hopes by Pink Floyd
      guitar solo puts you on a high
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      a veritable stairway indeed...period.

    By: Stewie
    • 10. Limelight by Rush
      Great everything in this song. I mainly put it here for the drums alone, but guitar is great, and Geddy Lee has some good singing here too!
    • 9. My Generation by The Who
      Probably Daltrey's best vocal performance. Just a great song about Teen angst and tough times. The stutter is great!
    • 8. Bron - Y - Aur Stomp by Led Zeppelin
      The best song EVER done on an acoustic guitar. Jimmy Page is a genius and a god!
    • 7. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      Even though it was made in '69, it has to be on here. Awesome arrangement and just amazing live!
    • 6. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Awesome song. I love Roger Daltrey's screams at the end of the song!
    • 5. I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
      Wonderful guitar, excellent singing, just a great song!
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Great song. Not my favorite by them, but has to be in the top 5. Even though the lyrics are strange, they make sense and are meaningful, that is the greatest thing about Stairway!
    • 3. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
      Magical song. It is just so fun to listen to.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Amazing performance by Plant in this song. Physical Graffiti must be the best album of all time!!
    • 1. In My Time Of Dying by Led Zeppelin
      Wow, is the first word that comes to my mind when I hear this song! Absolutely amazing lyrics and guitar!

    Led Zeppelin is easily the best band ever, but I couldn't just fill the whole thing with Zeppelin. I would, but there WERE other bands and other good songs in the 70's. Zeppelin just had most of them. I made sure I reserved the top 5 for Zeppelin!
    By: Gavin Zwieer
    • 10. Free Fallin by Tom Petty
      excellent song by the best singer of all time
    • 9. Houses Of Holy by Led Zeppelin
      great song by a great band
    • 8. Last Night by Travling Wilburys
      awsome stuff
    • 7. Handle With Care by the travling wilburys
      wow it rocks
    • 6. Obsession by Frankie J
      makees the ladies love ya
    • 5. I Am A Highway by Audioslave
      excedlllllent song i love it
    • 4. Like A Stone by Audioslave
    • 3. Hotel California by Eagles
      great song
    • 2. Hurt by Johney Cash
      greatest song besides #1
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Hands down the greatest song of all time Beats any other no matter who u are!

    tom petty has the best music ever
    By: Isaac
    • 10. T.N.T by AC/DC
      Sweet Song
    • 9. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Just one great song
    • 8. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      Good song and good album
    • 7. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      What would the seventies be without KISS
    • 6. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
      Nugent RULES
    • 5. Time by Pink Floyd
      Best song on Dark Side of the Moon
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Greatest Zeppelin song ever
    • 3. Katmandu by Bob Seger
      Live version is just kick ass
    • 2. Eruption by Van Halen
      Just one kick a** guitar solo
    • 1. Big Ten Inch Record by Aerosmith
      This is there greatest song ever

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