Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: DK
    • 10. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
    • 9. We Are The Champions by Queen
    • 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Who Are You by The Who
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 5. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 4. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 2. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Come on people! Queen is the BEST!!!!!

    Love classic rock! I may not have been alive in the 70's but the music rocks!!!
    By: Chris
    • 10. Roundabout by Yes
      Keyboard paradise. Great adrenaline.
    • 9. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
      Directions: One pool. One inflatable raft. iPod. Drift away. Repeat if necessary.
    • 8. Jump Into The Fire by Nilsson
      All about the bass line... Warning: May cause eardrums to bleed.
    • 7. Low Rider by War
      Papas and Beer. It's a dry heat.
    • 6. Misty Mountain Hop by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Spirit Of Radio by Rush
      Okay, TECHNICALLY this was released on January 1, 1980, but it just doesn't fit into the 80's category at all. We'll just highlight the great opening riff and note that it was RECORDED in 1979...
    • 4. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Just a gorgeous melody, stuck living in the shadow of "Freebird".
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Greatest intro ever sold countless drum sets.
    • 2. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
      "The lunatic is in my head..."
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Yes, it's been played into the ground, but it's still the seminal rock masterpiece.

    By: Marc
    • 10. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Bohemian Rapsody by Queen
    • 8. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 7. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 6. Thunderstruck by AC/DC
    • 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 4. Child In Time by Deep Purple
    • 3. White Room by Cream
    • 2. Layla by Eric Clapton
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: chewy
    • 10. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      Good tune.
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 by Pink Floyd
      Another perfect song on 'The Wall'.
    • 8. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Famous song for a reason.
    • 7. Halo Of Flies by Alice Cooper
      Great guitar playing! Alice at his best!
    • 6. Be My Lover by Alice Cooper
      One of Alice's best!
    • 5. Thunderstruck by AC/DC
      Awesome song...never get sick of it.
    • 4. Hey You by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Sign Of The Gypsy Queen by April Wine
      Classic Canadian band. Classic song.
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Song makes you feel like the title.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The best song of all time. Bar none.

    By: charlie sampson
    • 10. Passage To Bangkok by Rush
      Drug-fueled song with a cool rhythm.
    • 9. God Save The Queen by Sex Pistols
      A classic piece of punk history and we all love punk.
    • 8. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Need I write a comment on this amazing song?
    • 7. Out In The Fields by Gary Moore
      Amazing solo!!
    • 6. Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix
      Hendrix... *bows head* ...the dead god.
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Stylish intro and great rhythm.
    • 4. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Good to chill out to.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      Clapton is an amazing guitar player, we all know that, but he shows off his riff-creating skills in this song.
    • 2. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
      Has to be high on everybody's list... amazing song off the "How The West Was Won" album.
    • 1. Money by Pink Floyd
      Legendary intro riff and a fine bit of Floyd lyric-writing.

    I could make a list of 100 amazing seventies songs. The seventies is when rock music found its legs and took off. I am only 14, but I have pledged my life to the seventies rock era and I am frustrated by all the childish "rap" music... not ONE pop/rap artist can sing or play an instrument. There are about two modern rock bands that are at all decent and they are Feeder and Razorlight.
    By: Daniel Lott
    • 10. Fire And Rain by James Taylor
      James Taylor.....
    • 9. It's Only Rock N Roll by The Rolling Stones
      The Rolling Stones are one of the best bands ever...maybe not the best, but they span more time periods than nearly all bands
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
      I respect music with great lyrics and great music..both are great
    • 7. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann
      Originally written by Bruce Springsteen.. Manfred put it on the top
    • 6. Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
      Probably the greatest song writer of all time
    • 5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      Floyd is simply incredible
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Everybody I know likes this song...what a voice
    • 3. Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton
      This man is magic on the guitar..the voicebox is amazing
    • 2. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd
      This album was released in '79. Two words Roger Waters
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplelin
      This is the best song written by the best band!! Genious guitar, and no voice is like Plant's

    You can just about name anything from the 70s and it will be good music...if you disagree you do not know music..other good bands are QUEEN, AEROSMITH, EDDIE MONEY....but dominate are Floyd and Zeppelin
    By: Axl
    • 10. Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 7. Rock N Roll All Night by KISS
    • 6. Blitzkreig Bop by Ramones
    • 5. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 4. The Joker by Steve Miller
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      One of the most impressive HARD ROCKING music ever!!!

    By: Daragh Hayes
    • 10. Layla by Derek And The Dominoes
      The best 'second half' of a song I've ever heard.
    • 9. What's Goin' On by Marvin Gaye
      Marvin's finest hour.
    • 8. Paranoid by Balck Sabbath
      One of the best opening riffs of the seventies.
    • 7. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      What a beautiful song. How can anyone even dream up a song like this???
    • 6. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
      There's something that I love about this song.. Oh yeah, it's the fact that it's brilliant!
    • 5. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      Underrated classic.
    • 4. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      The best disco song.. ever!
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
      Not a very original choice but there is reason why this song appears in most top ten lists.
    • 2. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Can't You Hear Me Knockin' by The Rolling Stones
      The Stones at their very best. The guitar and sax solo with Mick Taylor and Bobby Keys was done in one take.. amazing!

    By: koko
    • 10. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      So many Who songs could be on this list, but this one makes it in.
    • 9. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
      Groovy song, legendary singer.
    • 8. Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      Can't leave this one out, just too good, another Led song.
    • 7. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      Definitely great guitar, vocal, BAND!
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Don't listen too much, or it will lose its novelty.
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Speaks for itself (see Wayne's World).
    • 4. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      Although not the first Fleetwood Mac band, they certainly are the most memorable. This song is an easy listener.
    • 3. Rock Lobster by The B-52s
      Timeless classic... Worhol kind of style.
    • 2. Use Me by Bill Withers
      This song has the ability to make any man feel like a pimp, trust me.
    • 1. Black Water by The Doobie Brothers
      I unwind when I hear this song.

    Rock & Roll has died (eg Led Zeppelin vs. Green Day) so it's up to us old school classic rockers to keep the 60s, 70s and even the 80s alive.
    By: Stephanie
    • 10. You're So Vain by Carly Simon
      I get into singing this one. I know some vain peoople I'd love to shout it to.
    • 9. Rock Your Baby by George McCrae
      I like to hear this soft song... I sometimes fall asleep to it.
    • 8. It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls
      This song is so funny! I sing along because I believe this should happen in real life.
    • 7. Eli's Coming by Three Dog Night
      This song really rocks for me... I was glad when they decided to perform in my hometown and sing their hit songs.
    • 6. Thunder Island by Jay Ferguson
      I really get cranked up for this song, I love to sing it out loud and I know all the words to it.
    • 5. Slow Ride by Foghat
      I really get into this tune, singing and dancing until I'm dizzy.
    • 4. Da Doo Ron Ron by Shaun Cassidy
      He was my dream boat for that decade.
    • 3. Cool Change by Little River Band
      I love this song! I sing along loudly when I hear it on the classic radio stations.
    • 2. Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.
      I want to get up and dance every time I hear this song. It still reminds me of when I was riding in the backseat of the car on the way to swimming lessons.
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      This song touches my soul every time I hear it because it makes a lot of sense in the world today.

    #11. Anything by Electric Light Orchestra #12. Night Fever - Bee Gees #13. Back Magic Woman - Santana #14. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress).

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