Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Steph
    • 10. No Milk Today by Herman's Hermits
    • 9. My My, Hey Hey by Neil Young
    • 8. Life On Mars by David Bowie
    • 7. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
    • 6. Sweet Things In Life by Harlequin
    • 5. Last Dance With Mary Jane by Tom Petty
    • 4. Sandman by America
    • 3. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
    • 2. Wind Of My Soul by Cat Stevens
    • 1. Crazy Game Of Poker by O.A.R.

    By: Henrique
    • 10. Blank Generation by Richard Hell And The Voidoids
      Great lyrics.
    • 9. Tommy Gun by The Clash
    • 8. I Want You Back by Jackson 5
    • 7. Gimme Shelter by Grand Funk Railroad
      Better than the original.
    • 6. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
    • 5. City Slang by SonicĀ“s Rendezvous Band
      Dream Team
    • 4. Bad Girl by New York Dolls
      No comments.
    • 3. Poison by MC5
      High energy.
    • 2. Midnight Mile by Rolling Stones
      Magic song.
    • 1. Search And Destroy by Iggy Pop and the Stooges
      Perfect soundtrack for Apocalypse.

    By: Mike Matic
    • 10. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by Four Seasons
      The best song of the 70's.
    • 9. American Woman by Guess Who
      Must have Canadian content.
    • 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Slow dancin' in public school----mmmmm--------
    • 7. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
      A guilty pleasure.
    • 6. Papa Was A Rollinng Stone by Temptations
      Only Hall of Famers can have 2 songs in the top 10.
    • 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Once again a classic.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      A classic.
    • 3. Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones
      What a kick*ss song.
    • 2. I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John
      What a sweet, sweet song.
    • 1. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by Temptations
      What a sweet, sweet song.

    By: Stefan
    • 10. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Easily the most recognizable song from the 70's.
    • 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Probably the most depressing song ever, but great lyrics and some great guitar makes up for it.
    • 8. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Best Sabbath song, Ozzy's voice just dominates this song.
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      By far the best from guitar god Clapton.
    • 6. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      No song can equal this when it comes to amazing guitar riffs and one hell of a solo.
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Altogether a fun song to listen to with Mercury's insane opera vocals.
    • 4. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Probably the greatest guitar solo ever, need I say more?
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
      By far the best Aerosmith song. Has some of the best lyrics in any song, period.
    • 2. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
      Hugely underrated song. Great vocals and the flamenco feeling just gives this song a great vibe.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song ever. The opening riff is awesome and the solo plus Plant's vocals just combine to create something truly unique.

    Zeppelin were the king's of the 70's.
    By: Anna B.
    • 10. People Are Strange by The Doors
    • 9. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 8. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 6. Desperado by Eagles
    • 5. Urgent by Foreigner
    • 4. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Greatest song of all time.

    By: Doug Jones
    • 10. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 9. Midnight At The Oasis by Maria Muldaur
    • 8. Slow Dancin' (Swayin' To The Music) by Johnny Rivers
    • 7. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer
    • 6. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
    • 5. Have You Never Been Mellow? by Olivia Newton-John
    • 4. Emotion by Samantha Sang
    • 3. Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste Of Honey
    • 2. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
    • 1. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions by Queen

    I was 15 in 1978 which I guess was kind of my coming of age. I am emphatically a child of the seventies! Many of the songs I listed have personal meaning to me. The 1970s were a period of optimism, people don't remember that, or make fun of it, but they really were.
    By: Gianluca Marconi
    • 10. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 8. Who Are You by The Who
    • 7. Black Night by Deep Purple
    • 6. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 5. Whole lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Child In Time by Deep Purple
    • 1. Starway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Ashley
    • 10. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 9. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 7. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 6. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. School's Out by Alice Cooper
    • 2. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 1. Tangerine by Led Zeppelin

    By: Jeremy
    • 10. Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
      One of the most political and angry songs of all time, following the Kent State massacre of 1970. Wow.
    • 9. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
      Bruce is definitely one of the best songwriters of all time, and this song is a prime example of his talent.
    • 8. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Daltrey's scream is unforgettable, as are the lyrics and heart-pounding instrumentals. Great song.
    • 7. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Three part guitar solo - it can't get too much better than that. What a song.
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Joe Walsh has an absolutely amazing guitar solo as a new member of The Eagles in 1976, and the world stopped to listen. FM radio may never have heard one song so much, but it's worthy of being played so often.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Zeppelin's best and most famous work. Page hits his high mark with an excellent guitar solo, and the lyrics are chilling. Great song.
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
      Lennon's best work - Beatles included. You've gotta appreciate the strong lyrics with existential elements - wow.
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      David Gilmour's guitar solos are incredible - the second one of the song is probably my favorite solo ever. Their best song without a doubt - a nice way to close the greatest decade of music.
    • 2. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      All and all a great song - such a beautiful mix of lyrics and fabulous instrumental moments.
    • 1. Layla by Derek and the Dominos
      Clapton and guest Duane Allman on the top of their game. Such powerful lyrics. The piano chords do it for me.

    Honorable Mention: Tumbling Dice, Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones); Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel); American Pie (Don McLean); Wish You Were Here, Time, Hey You, Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Us And Them (Pink Floyd); Dream On (Aerosmith); Aqualung (Jethro Tull); Let It Be, Hey Jude (The Beatles) There are so many other great songs. Seventies music was incredible.
    By: Fritch
    • 10. Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton
      Frampton truely comes alive in this song.
    • 9. All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
      The psychodelic, Jimi Hendrix, is a master of the axe.
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      The opening riff to the end is pure Clapton.
    • 7. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great song. The solo is incredible.
    • 6. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      A song that only Led Zeppelin could create.
    • 5. Welcome To The Machine by Pink Floyd
      A sweet video along with the song really make you think.
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      The guitar solo around 3-4 minutes into it is Jimmy Page at his best.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven (Live) by Led Zeppelin
      Just watch the Song Remains The Same DVD and you'll understand why.

    The best bands of the 70's are Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

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