Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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

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    By: Queenie43951
    • 10. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      Sax and drugs and rock and roll :)
    • 9. Layla by Derek and the Dominoes
      The long version of this is a must!!
    • 8. stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Classic track deserves a mention.
    • 7. Whisky In The Jar by Thin Lizzy
      Smashing stuff, wonderful guitar, deep gritty voice.
    • 6. Something In The Air by Thunderclap Newman
      'Nuff said.
    • 5. I'll Be there by Jackson Five
      Sang along to this one many a time.
    • 4. Just My Imagination by The Temptations
      Drift away to this one...
    • 3. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Powerful guitar, soulful, lovely.
    • 2. Hot Love by T.Rex
      Another long song but evocative of the time.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Without doubt the classic of all time, includes vocal gymnastics, heavy rock, opera, instrumentals, drums, bass, gong!

    I lived through the 70's amazing music!
    By: Jithin Ashok
    • 10. Black Dog by Led Zepplin
      How can this not be in the top 10 List?!!
    • 9. Mother Goose by Jethro Tull
    • 8. The Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
      Great song!!
    • 7. Evil Ways by Santana
      Absolutely mesmorizing.
    • 6. Salsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
      Beautiful rhythm and lyrics.
    • 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Sit back, relax and let the good times roll!!!
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
      DO I NEED TO SAY!!??
    • 3. TNT by AC/DC
      Load it and let yourself loose!!
    • 2. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
      A piece of art!!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Unquestionably the best song ever produced. Amazing song.

    Well, I love a lot of songs from the seventies, although I am 18. These songs are just mind-blowing.
    By: Sam Krepps
    • 10. Bicycle Race by Queen
      One of the greatest songs ever.
    • 9. We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
      The anthem of many bands in the US.
    • 8. Killer Queen by Queen
      Dynamite with a laser beam.
    • 7. Black Diamond by KISS
      Out on the streets for a living.
    • 6. Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix
      Jimi just knew how to use that wah pedal beautifully.
    • 5. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
      Hey! Ho! Let's Go!
    • 4. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Blue Oyster Cult is one of those bands you just can't help but love.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Any way the wind blows.
    • 2. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
      Who doesn't know this song?
    • 1. Rock and Roll All Nite by KISS
      ...and party every day!

    By: Mike
    • 10. Have A Cigar by Pink Floyd
      Have a cigar, listen to it and ull know wut I mean.
    • 9. Hey You by Pink Floyd
      Great solo and it feels like he's talking to U.
    • 8. Another Brick In the Wall (Part 1) by Pink Floyd
      Very emotional and touching.
    • 7. Bike by Pink Floyd
      Easily the most psychedelic song ever known to man, sum of u know wut I mean and sum of u don't but if u listen to Pink Floyd then u defintely know.
    • 6. Time by Pink Floyd
      Great lyrics and beat.
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Foyd
      The slow solo in the middle of the song, to me, is one of the best I've ever heard.
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Just an overall great song with tons of details.
    • 3. Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2) by Pink Floyd
      Woulda been my #1 favorite song but over the years it got outplayed.
    • 2. Fearless by Pink Floyd
      Prints a vision in ur head with much despair about determination.
    • 1. High Hopes by Pink Floyd
      Truly amazing with lyrics that could create a movie.

    People who say Zeppelin is better then Floyd obviously dont know rock. Zeppelin is good, no doubt about it, but Floyd can touch u in ways and moods that Zeppelin never even dreamed of. Floyd all the way.
    By: Twoflower
    • 10. In The Flesh by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Echoes by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Dogs by Pink Floyd

    By: judy z
    • 10. Running On Empty by Jackson Browne
      The background vocals are just as good as the lead. Road trip, anyone?
    • 9. Night Moves by Bob Seger
      "We were just young and restless and bored. Living by the sword."
    • 8. Native New Yorker by Odyssey
      It all sounded very glamorous and sophisticated until I got older and learned it was jaded lyrics to a disco beat.
    • 7. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
      Elton before he sold out and lost his sense of humor.
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Anything on this album is classic. We couldn't figure out how they got that "sound". We just knew it was good.
    • 5. Rikki Don't Lose That Number by Steely Dan
      I was working in corn fields, detassling endless rows of corn, when this song was popular. It reminds me of hot July nights, sneaking cigarettes, riding my 10-speed home before it got dark.
    • 4. Long Tall Glasses by Leo Sayer
      Loved the reference to Fred Astaire in this song.
    • 3. I Go Crazy by Paul Davis
      My first real love played this song over and over. It just sounded like someone not playing with a full deck.
    • 2. Lido Shuffle by Boz Scaggs
      I had no idea what he was singing about but it sure was fun to sing along to while driving in my best friends' aunts' New Yorker.
    • 1. Go All The Way by The Raspberries
      The hair. The matching white suits. The scratch 'n sniff album cover. They had it all.

    By: Gerry Smith
    • 10. Top Of The World by The Carpenters
      You know ... "such a feeling's coming over me, there is wonder in most everything I see, and the reason is clear" etc... totally brilliant upbeat song from the lovely Karen Carpenter with the angel's voice.
    • 9. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
      Ok he may have copied it a bit, but it's so perfect and totally represents a beautiful man and brilliant musician.
    • 8. Songbird by Fleetwood Mac
      Ever been in love? This song is what it's all about; this song gave me the wow factor the minute I heard it.
    • 7. Logical Song by Supertramp
      "There are times when all the world's asleep, the questions run so deep, for such a simple man"... those lyrics have haunted me all my life. A truly great song.
    • 6. Too Much Pressure by The Selecter
      As you can see two-tone made a big impression on me. This song is the Selecter's anthem.
    • 5. Best Friend by The Beat
      Album track from the Beat's "I Just Can't Stop It" LP from 1979. Best song on a fantastic LP.
    • 4. Northern Lights by Renaissance
      Fantastic vocal, sounds so fresh even today.
    • 3. No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley
      That guy was brilliant, with a great big heart full of love. Heaven must be a wonderful place.
    • 2. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      Absolutely brilliant... what more can I say? Probably the best ever. Even after almost 30 years it still gets better and better everytime I hear it.
    • 1. It's Raining by The Darts
      Even being hurt by love, as I was in 1977, this song made its mark on me then and is the ultimate sad song.

    Bloody difficult isn't it. Had to miss out Sex Pistols, Jam, Specials, Jethro Tull, Free's "All Right Now", Benny Hill's "Earnie" and stuff like that. Oh well... cheers! Gerry
    By: Anzac T B
    • 10. The Part Of Me That Needs You Most by Exile
      Execellent! "Kiss You All Over" is good, too.
    • 9. Make It With You by Bread
      One of their many best.
    • 8. Just When I Needed You Most by Randy Vanwarmer
      Listened to it when my girl left me (Left an impression)... Good one though.
    • 7. Castles In The Air by Don McLean
      Nice.. Very nice.
    • 6. I Don't Wanna Talk About It by Rod Stewart
      Great guitar ability by Rod's guitarist... (Jeff Beck) I think?
    • 5. Little Sister by Ry Cooder
      Other great songs like "Paris Texas" and "Brothers" come to mind. Love that sort of guitar playing.
    • 4. Could You Ever Love Me Again by Sam And Dave
      One Hit Wonder!
    • 3. Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan
      Sad song but great!
    • 2. The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel
      Great guitar song.
    • 1. If You Leave Me Now by Chicago
      Beautifully orchestrated. I never get tired of listening to this song.

    In no particular order. If anyone needs other lists of the best songs ever! email me at and send me your greatest lists also.
    By: xhua
    • 10. Stage Fright by The Band
      Underrated masterpiece.
    • 9. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
      Just wonderful...
    • 8. Elvis Costello by Pump It Up!
      New Wave at its very beginning and best.
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      A warm and affecting song.
    • 6. 21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson
    • 5. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Richie Blackmore plays the guitar like god in this song!
    • 4. All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople
    • 3. National Acrobat by Black Sabbath
      Definitely Heavy Metal
    • 2. Country Comforts by Rod Stewart
      Rod Stewart's got the special magic to perform such a plain song and make it great.
    • 1. Five Years by David Bowie
      My all-time favorite; overwelming depression.

    70s'...the Great 10 years, for modern music and ARTS!
    By: Sheryl Langdon
    • 10. Hotel California by Eagles
      Metaphor metaphor metaphor~ the smell of *what?* in the air~ lol~ :D
    • 9. The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles
      I think they loved rock and roll and Elvis as much as me~
    • 8. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
      My favorite is *Broadsword*...and I love 'Bungle In The Jungle'~
    • 7. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
      This takes me back to my childhood~ sweet 14~ STILL innocent~ lol~
    • 6. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      I STILL have this on VINYL and the Journey and Styx VINYL too~ both purchased by me in the 70s~ yeah, I'm old~ lol~
    • 5. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      There are SO many bands I wanna put on this list~ seen SO many~ Foghat, Eagles, Bob Seger, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick, Peter Frampton, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Meat Loaf... and many more~ I even saw Hues Corporation~ wow... she's old~ lol~
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
      I LOVE MY JOHN LENNON~~~ hot hot hot
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I wasn't ALL about this song back in the day... but NOW, I understand the words and I *got it*~ VERY AWESOME SONG~~~ prophetic~ WHEN ALL ARE ONE AND ONE IS ALL~~~ yep yep yep
    • 2. Welcome To The Machine by Pink Floyd
      Gotta love Pink Floyd~
    • 1. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
      My husband can play this and it rocks out~ :D that is why I married him... I love the drums~ hee hee

    I would like to do an honorable mention... The Who, Yes, Sweet, Supertramp, Tom Petty, The Police, Nazareth, Moody Blues, Eddie Money, Little River Band, Blondie... geez, there are so many~ righteous time~~~ peace out~ she }{

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