Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?
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By: Antje The 70s Kid
- 10. Charly by Santa Barbara
Spanish language summer hit in 1974 and the very first single I bought.
- 9. Time Passages by Al Stewart
It was my 14th birthday and I got that song as a single.. heard it over and over in the arms of my first love while smooching...
- 8. Uptown Top Ranking by Althia & Donna
No one else but Jamaicans would ever understand those lyrics, and I even doubt all Jamaicans ever could.
- 7. Albatros by Fleetwood Mac
Just close your eyes and dream yourself away on a Polynesian beach...
- 6. Jack And Jill by Raydio
How could I ever cheer up poor Jack waiting for love he couldn't get from Jill?
- 5. Sister Jane by Tai Phong
Fantastic progressive song with the intriguing voice from French singer Jean-Jacques Goldman; a hit in 1976.
- 4. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
A piece of music like an orgasm.
- 3. Yesterday Once More by The Carpenters
'Every sha-la-la-la, every whoa oh oh, still shines... and it's yesterday once more. Perfect song to describe this site!
- 2. Mandolin Wind by Rod Stewart
Rod's early years... oh if only he was still like that...
- 1. This Flight Tonight by Nazareth
Get down on your knees and bang your head till your neck aches!
Bands & musicians I listened to in the 70s and I still love today: Pink Floyd, Genesis, Barclay James Harvest, Mike Oldfield, Al Stewart, Neil Young, Wings, Fleetwood Mac, Alan Parsons Project, Meat Loaf, Jean-Michel Jarre (who did lots of crap after the mid-80s), ABBA (my first big music love), Steely Dan, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Journey, Silver Convention (early 70s disco girlgroup whose choreography I imitated a lot), Kate Bush, Bob Marley (of course!).
- 10. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by The Hollies
- 9. I Can't Tell You Why by The Eagles
- 8. Ebony Eyes by Bob Welch
- 7. Sentimental Lady by Bob Welch
- 6. Love Rollercoaster by Ohio Players
- 5. Take It Easy by The Eagles
- 4. Night Fever by The Bee Gees
- 3. Thunder Island by Jay Ferguson
- 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
- 1. Take It To The Limit by The Eagles
As you can see, I'm a great Eagles fan, and I had the chance to see them live (which is an experience I will never forget). To me, these are the greatest songs to grow up with.
By: Nikolas Ngarso
- 10. Soldier Of Fortune by Deep Purple
Song before sleep.
- 9. My Sharona by The Knack
My heart is beating while hearing this song, My My My My Sharona.
- 8. Rivers Of Babylon by Boney M
I don't know why I like it.
- 7. Love Hurts by Nazareth
It's really painful when hear this song, but I like it.
- 6. Always Somewhere by Scorpions
Beautiful, rockin', amazing, etc. Nice ballad.
- 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
Mystical song from California.
- 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppellin
- 3. Imagine by John Lennon
The best...and powerful lyrics!
- 2. We Are The Champions by Queen
Eternal song, you can use this song forever!
- 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
I don't know, because that single won every music award! Fantastic! Long Live the Queen!
By: Héctor Lorda
- 10. Going Underground by The Jam
- 9. In Trance by The Scorpions
- 8. Snowblind by Black Sabbath
- 7. Spread Your Wings by Queen
- 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
- 5. 20th Century Boy by T-Rex
- 4. Silent Hedges by Bauhaus
- 3. N.I.B by Black Sabbath
- 2. Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
- 1. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
- 10. The King Will Come by Wishbone Ash
- 9. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
A rocker...Terrible Ted!
- 8. Love Hurts by Nazareth
- 7. Cowboy Song by Thin Lizzy
- 6. Blowin' Free by Wishbone Ash
Check out the Ash, great dual guitar leads.
- 5. Gimme Back My Bullets by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 4. Son Of A Bitch/Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth
You know you love this song, Rock On!!
- 3. Dancin' In The Moonlight by Thin Lizzy
Accurate, great tune.
- 2. Train Train by Blackfoot
- 1. Highway Song by Blackfoot
Mountain, Maxwebster, Kim Mitchell, Vandenburg.
By: Paul Schlafman
- 10. Take It Easy by The Eagles
Somebody said something about countrified rock setting these boys apart, but all I know is I like this song.
- 9. Rolling With The Flow by Charlie Rich
If Gilbert O'sullivan heard this song, he wouldn't have been "Alone Again (Naturally)". Please play this at my funeral (or your funeral).
- 8. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
Why was everyone listening to the "Born To Run" single?
- 7. Dance The Night Away by Van Halen
Van Halen for wimps. I'm a wimp.
- 6. Grey Seal by Elton John
With the exception of Billy Joel, the law of averages dictate that if you produce overblown garbage in massive volumes of work, at least one song will be a killer.
- 5. Carolina In The Pines by Michael Martin Murphy
Is this the same guy that served up that "Wildfire" dredge? How is this possible?
- 4. My Old School by Steely Dan
Sounds like Fagen and Becker spent more than 2 minutes working on this one. I love the horns.
- 3. Crazy On You by Heart
Unlike most power pop songs of the 70's this one actually sounds good well after the guitar intro.
- 2. Sweet Seasons by Carole King
'Tapestry' wasn't the only stuff she did that was worth listening to.
- 1. Surrender by Cheap Trick
I locked myself in my room and played every song from the 70's at least 1000 times in a row or until I got tired of it and this classic was the only one I could stand to listen to 1001 times in a row, so I guess this is about as objective as one can get. The delicious lead vocal guarantees the joke will be understood.
- 10. Baby Come Back by Player
- 9. Long Cool Woman by The Hollies
- 8. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
- 7. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
- 6. All I Can Do Is Write About It by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 5. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
- 4. All Right Now by Free
- 3. Chevy Van by Sammy Johns
- 2. Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- 1. Kiss You All Over by Exile
- 10. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
I love the intro...brings back great memories.
- 9. Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce
Very sad song...a song about the one that got away.
- 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
Another rock classic that epitomizes the California blend music of the 70's.
- 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
It's all good.
- 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Another ballad that shows the versatility of the band.
- 5. Romeo And Juliet by Dire Straits
Even though released in 1980 the band was blowing people away with this ballad in 1979.
- 4. Baba O' Reilly by The Who
Can anyone reach these notes better than Roger Daltry?
- 3. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Great melody...always gets me emotional.
- 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
- 1. American Pie by Don McLean
Great chorus and timeless. My great-grandkids will sing this song and the legends of the Filmore East will be conjured up.
I could find another 50 that could have been on this list, but it was a lot of fun trying to figure it out.
- 10. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
- 9. American Woman by The Guess Who
- 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
- 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
- 6. Love Reign O'er Me by The Who
- 5. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
- 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
- 2. Hey Jude by The Beatles
- 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
There's still time to change the road you're on.....
Honorable Mentions: Pink Floyd - Us and Them; Bob Seger - Come To Papa; Davie Bowie - Fame; Meatloaf - You Took The Words.. (Hot Summer's Night); Three Dog Night - Joy To The World; ELO - Do Ya; Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?; Free - Alright Now: Ambrosia - The Biggest Part Of Me; Phoebe Snow - Poetry Man; Cat Stevens - Moonshadow; and Fleetwood Mac - Dreams.
By: Erwin van Dijke
- 10. I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones
- 9. Rock 'N' Roll High School by The Ramones
All time classic, can still be heard instead of the crap before 1977 (Led Zeppelin, Peter Frampton, Bee Gees) :-(
- 8. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
The song which started it all..
- 7. Glad To See You Go by The Ramones
- 6. Gimme Shock Treatment by The Ramones
- 5. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker by The Ramones
Catchy enough to be a hit!
- 4. Surfin' Bird by The Ramones
Anarcho-lyrics, punk from a sixties song.
- 3. Cretin' Hop by The Ramones
- 2. Rockaway Beach by The Ramones
Makes you happy and wondering why they never reached the charts with this!
- 1. Teenage Lobotomy by The Ramones
Weird lyrics, hooky guitar riff and so upbeat it gets you dancing! What else is there to say? The Ramones were never mentioned in the lists. Best breed of the seventies!
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