Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Chelsie
    • 10. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 9. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. I Just Want To Make Love To You by Foghat
    • 7. Hey You by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Stanglehold by Ted Nugent
    • 5. School's Out by Alice Cooper
    • 4. Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton
    • 3. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 2. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 1. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      No better song or band. EVER.

    If I could live in one decade and one place all my life, I would live on the Sunset Strip in 70's.
    By: Rick 'C-6' Delair
    • 10. Lights by Journey
      Another great Journey tune, and yes, Aynsley Dunbar on the 'kit with 2002's! Just an amazingly intense tune!
    • 9. Smokin' by Boston
      OK, I had to list one more Boston tune! This song was a musical journey for me as a kid, and still is--when I got it down on the drums, and heard it on Paistes instead of Zildjians as on the record, it was all the more intense with the better sounding bronze I have! Terriffic and a musical masterpiece!
    • 8. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      I grew up knowing EVERY song in chronological order in my head on this album! I like ALL the songs equal, so I picked the most popular one from it. Great band, great tunes, great memories. No 2002's, all Zildjians here, but still great sound better than average for Zildjians! Classic '70's arena rock!
    • 7. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John
      My second fave EJ song after 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight', and the intensity is the same, and the cymbal sound (2002's!) very much near the other song! The lyrics are great too!
    • 6. Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees
      This one was THE song that got me into drums when I was a little tike! I LOVED that Hi Hat sound and the funky drum beat--and it still has that effect on me today! No 2002's, Zildjians, but stronger than usual for these--good sound! Great tune--great memories! I learned to actually play drums with this song!
    • 5. Listen To What The Man Said by Paul McCartney and Wings
      I was hooked the minute I first heard this! My fave Wings song, and I always get that "old feeling" when I hear it. OK, no Paiste 2002's in this one--A Zildjians, not a good cymbal sound, but who cares?!
    • 4. One Of These Nights by The Eagles
      I fell in love with this the day I first heard it as a kid! The way Don Henley plays those hi-hats--and sings too! Yup---he uses 2002's!
    • 3. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      What a song! What a sound! JEEZ--seems nearly all of my top 10 favorite bands' drummers played 2002's! This one is no exception! Best of both worlds!
    • 2. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
      AHHH JOURNEY!!! What can I say? and still jammin' today! This may be late '70's era (1978), but still classic '70's! My fave Journey song! Aynsley Dunbar played--you guessed it---2002 Paistes in this one too ironically! I still get excited when they play it live!
    • 1. Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John
      This is my fave song in the world---ever and ever more will be! 2 things I love about it--1, the words and Elton's amazing sound, and 2, as a drummer (well--till I ended up confined to a wheelchair anyway) I absolutely adore the cymbal sound--another classic from the Seventies--Paiste 2002 cymbals introduced in 1971! They have so much power and presence in this song, and mine sound exactly like these when I used to play this song! Just a terriffic tune and what memories!

    I love 99% of the rock from the seventies. I like Captain& Tennille a lot---my first LP record actually! I collect light bulbs, and am now heavily into the bulbs I bought as a kid then---which are now vintage and sought after! I have a friend in California who also collects light bulbs and is into 70's bulbs above all others! I can remember lighting up those seventies bulbs as a kid while hearing tunes like above on the radio! I collect street lights too--and what else---the ;'60's thru late '70's mercury vapor fixtures I remember gawking at out the car window as a kid----these I seek, and have well over 100 of these big buggers now! They even have to sport the original era bulbs to satisfy me! The seventies was my childhood, and even the Christmas lights then available hold special memories for me, and are highly sought after! The seventies were the pinnacle era of history, now we're going downhill!
    By: Mazza
    • 10. Computer Games by Mi-Sex
      It's not a party till this song is played.
    • 9. Find Her by Chaz Burt Kennedy
    • 8. Rust In My Car by Citizen Band
      They say the best songs are ones you can relate to...............
    • 7. Spellbound by Split Enz
      One of the best bands ever in New Zealand.
    • 6. Words by Sharon O'Neill
    • 5. Gutter Black by Hello Sailor
    • 4. Jesus I Was Evil by Darcy Clay
      Crazy weird song.
    • 3. April Sun In Cuba by Dragon
      What can I say? It's a great summer song.
    • 2. Six Months In A Leaky Boat by Split Enz
      Itss not a rugby game until this song gets played and 50,000 fans start singing.
    • 1. Nature by Fourmyula
      This was voted the best New Zealand song of all time.

    By: Johnny G
    • 10. Roundabout by Yes
      A song truly worth a top ten choice.
    • 9. Dinamo Hum by Frank Zappa
      A song well before its time. I made sure my parents never heard it or I'm sure that LP would have been confiscated. "Buns up kneeling, I was wheelin' and dealin'..." Classic Zappa!
    • 8. I Robot by Alan Parsons Project
      Mesmerizing song. Recorded well to play over and over again.
    • 7. Do You Feel Like I Do by Peter Frampton
      An epic. Live recording of a great jam.
    • 6. Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh
      Great song in the 70's. It rocks.
    • 5. Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
      Elton's best song. Nice keys, synzethizers, guitar. Layered nicely.
    • 4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      A classic song. Stands the test of time. Awesome vocals.
    • 3. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Another song that you turn up and hold on. Tight riffs, killer vocals, drums and bass working in tandem - Nice song !!
    • 2. Working Man by Rush
      Hard rocking jam that talks to all who work hard for a living.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It's been played to death but this is the best song of the decade.

    I still have all my 70's albums. It is too bad that radio has turned out the way it has. Remember the days when radio DJ's mattered. They would choose the music. CORPORATE RADIO RUINED EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
    By: Brady Sammut
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 9. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
    • 8. Welcome To The Machine by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
    • 6. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

    By: Gabble Ratchet
    • 10. My Wife by The Who
      Music should evoke emotion and these lyrics are hilarious.
    • 9. Levon by Elton John
      Story and melody come together in a great song.
    • 8. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed by The Allman Brothers Band
      Who needs vocals when a guitar can sing this beautifully.
    • 7. Can't You Hear Me Knocking by The Rolling Stones
      The opening guitar riff has an unforgetable growl and the sax blows you away.
    • 6. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
      It has to be the 22 minute version. The radio edit version should be banned.
    • 5. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Hamilton's opening bass guitar gives goose bumps.
    • 4. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      Blues rock from the gut.
    • 3. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys by Traffic
      Smokey sounding, jazz driven, ultra-cool classic.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Rossington and Collins' dueling guitars build to an orgasmic climax.
    • 1. Supper's Ready by Genesis
      The Prog-Rock Masterpiece

    By: Goncalo Simoes
    • 10. Teo Torriatte by Queen
    • 9. Seven Seas Of Ryhe by Queen
    • 8. I Wanna Be Sedated by Ramones
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 6. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
    • 5. I Was Made For Lovin' You by KISS
    • 4. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
    • 3. I´ll Find My Way Home by Vangelis
    • 2. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    By: Dooper doops
    • 10. One by Three Dog Night
    • 9. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Pete Townshend's greatest guitar performance ever.
    • 8. The End by The Doors
      "This is the end my only friend the end"... this song is very, very, very, very catchy.
    • 7. Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin
      "Cause the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon, little boy blue and the man in the moon, "When ya coming home son and I don't know when, but while get together then and were gonna have a good time then..." Classic song line.
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
      It's about a man (John Lennon) who wants peace on earth and wants you to join him.
    • 5. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
      "I'm Ziggy."
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      This song was written about Lake Geneva when fire from a Frank Zappa show went on the water, causing some amazing smoke.
    • 3. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      This is the song kids want to learn how to play on guitar.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      "What song is it that you want to hear" "FREE BIRD."
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Classic song from the 70's. If you really want to hear the song at its best, listen to it live.

    Peace Out Ya'll
    By: nikolai
    • 10. Calling Dr. Love by KISS
    • 9. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
    • 8. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
      Not the best Doors song but still very good.
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 6. Miss You by The Rolling Stones
    • 5. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 4. Detroit Rock City by KISS
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Fox On The Run by Sweet
      Amazing song... can't believe only a few people put it on their top 10.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      OMG! What a friken good song!

    I'm 14 and "classic rock" ROCKS MY WORLD!
    By: troy
    • 10. Sin City by AC/DC
    • 9. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad by Meat Loaf
    • 8. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Nantucket Sleighride by Mountain
    • 6. The Prophet's Song by Queen
    • 5. Mother Of Pearl by Roxy Music
    • 4. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
    • 3. Megalomania by Black Sabbath
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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