Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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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!).
    By: Lynelle
    • 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

    By: mike
    • 10. The King Will Come by Wishbone Ash
      Progressive Rock!
    • 9. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
      A rocker...Terrible Ted!
    • 8. Love Hurts by Nazareth
      A ballad.
    • 7. Cowboy Song by Thin Lizzy
      Great song.
    • 6. Blowin' Free by Wishbone Ash
      Check out the Ash, great dual guitar leads.
    • 5. Gimme Back My Bullets by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Kicks a**!
    • 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
      A rocker!
    • 1. Highway Song by Blackfoot
      Sentimental fovorite!

    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.

    By: Jeanette
    • 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

    By: Rob
    • 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
      Mercurial delight.
    • 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.
    By: Bethany
    • 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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