Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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

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    By: Thomas Nicholson
    • 10. I Wish by Stevie Wonder
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The first hit of many from one of the greatest rock n' roll bands in the world.
    • 8. Life On Mars by David Bowie
      There probably is life on mars. David Bowie must have been born there.
    • 7. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python
      Pure genius.
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great guitar intro, great bassline, great song.
    • 5. Layla by Derek & the Dominos
      Great rock n' roll followed by a superb piano/guitar outro.
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Great lyrics, catchy melody.
    • 3. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
      The last song Jim Morrison recorded. The whispering over his own singing gives the song a cool, creepy sound.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Yes, Stairway To Heaven is a great song... but this one's even better. Lots of musical genres and impressions in just one song.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      The greatest song ever. Rock, pop, opera, etc. Awesome.

    By: Sead
    • 10. The Hustle by Van McCoy
    • 9. Waterloo by ABBA
    • 8. Popcorn by Hot Butter
    • 7. Magic Fly by Space
    • 6. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
    • 5. More, More, More by Andrea True Connection
    • 4. Moviestar by Harpo
    • 3. Pop Muzik by M
    • 2. Chippy Chippy Cheep Cheep by Middle Of The Road
    • 1. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie by Bacarra

    By: Phil
    • 10. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Heart Breaker by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Wanton Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. The Rover by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin
      #1 drummmer
    • 2. Rock 'N Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      No comment.

    Led Zeppelin is the best band ever... if you don't think so, listen to them ...Now
    By: Emrah Kolukisa
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Well, can't do without it, can you?
    • 9. Serenade by Steve Miller Band
      No comment. Just enjoy.
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Not an easy one to forget.
    • 7. Joey by Nick Drake
      One of the most influential singer/songwriters of all times.
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
      I know, but it's the 70's.
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
      There's no heaven. Really.
    • 4. Epitaph by King Crimson
      What else?
    • 3. Strange Meeting 2 by Nick Drake
      Thank you Nick. That was great.
    • 2. Perfect Day by Lou Reed
      Reed's finest. Dark, but beautiful.
    • 1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      One of the greatest songs of all decades.

    Also; 'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon, 'Sarah' by Bob Dylan, 'One More Cup of Coffee' by Dylan again, 'Thich As A Brick' by Jethro Tull, 'Baba O'Reilly' by The Who, 'I Need You To Turn To' by Elton John, 'Daddy Cool' by Boney M, 'D.I.S.C.O' by Ottowan, 'Y.M.C.A.' by Village People, 'Close To The Edge' by Yes, 'Tenth Avenue Freeze Out', 'Hungry Hearts' (70's or 80's?) and 'Thunder Road' by the Boss.
    By: Johnny Hotrod
    • 10. Ain't Wasting Time No More by Allman Brothers
      RIP Duane!
    • 9. Strawberry Flats by Little Feat
      "Now I'm six hours out on strawberry flats Trying to get to Waco 'fore it freezes over They're stopping every one who looks too wierd" We've all been there...
    • 8. Machine Gun by Jimi Hendrix
      His only real release in the '70s.
    • 7. Jamie's Cryin' by Van Halen
      Edward's new take on the guitar!
    • 6. Suffragette City by David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars
      "Wham, bam, thank you m'am"
    • 5. Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings by ZZ Top
      "I guess there's nothin' more funky king can do but to try to get next to you."
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Power chords, baby!
    • 3. Workin' For MCA by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      God bless Skynyrd!
    • 2. Rock & Roll Outlaws by Foghat
      "Undercover of the silver moon, run for cover, There's a lover with a magic gun, Gonna work you over, roll you in the clover" That's the '70s in a nutshell.
    • 1. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      "I am a traveler of both time and space"

    By: Kevin
    • 10. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band
    • 9. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 8. Lights by Journey
    • 7. Feeling That Way / Anytime by Journey
    • 6. Baba O' Reily by The Who
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon

    By: *brandon*
    • 10. Echoes by Pink Floyd
      23 MINUTES... but great nevertheless!
    • 9. Gloria by Them
      Great song... what can I say?
    • 8. Here Comes My Girl by Tom Petty
      'Last Dance With Mary Jane' is great, but I like this one a little bit better.
    • 7. Hotel Calofornia by The Eagles
      This song is creepy and cool all at the same time and great to listen to in the car.
    • 6. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      Every time I hear it I just get a felling I can't explain.
    • 5. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Almost any of their songs could have been on this list.
    • 4. Bad Company by Bad Company
      Yes... great song!
    • 3. Baba O'riley by The Who
      Wow! Awesome intro!
    • 2. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
      Such a pretty song.
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      What can I say? The best band EVER!!

    I'm only 16 but can really enjoy the 60's and 70's better than anything there is today!
    By: Pherdy
    • 10. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
    • 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Question by Moody Blues
    • 5. Halo Of Flies by Alice Cooper
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Child In Time by Deep Purple
    • 1. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra

    By: TOMMO
    • 10. Machine Head by Deep Purple
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 8. Black Night by Deep Purple
    • 7. Long Way To The Top by AC/DC
    • 6. Voodoo Child by Jimmy Hendrix
    • 5. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Jason
    • 10. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      Catchy song... nice to listen to if you're a female. Or if you're a male, when no one's around! Shhh...
    • 9. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
      It was a hard decision, but I selected this over one of KC & The Sunshine Band's repetitive songs. Most music from this era sounded the same, so I went w/ Wild Cherry over KC!
    • 8. Midnight Rider by The Allman Brothers Band
      The Allman Brothers kick a**, enough said! I wanted this song to be higher up on my list, but I'm trying to be reasonable and not just put "My Favorites" on it.
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
      This song is a classic and should be on everyone's list!
    • 6. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
      Not my favorite TDN track, but perhaps... the most "popular"! (Jeremiah was a bullfrog...)
    • 5. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      Not my type of music, but this is one of the most catchy songs ever made. You can love or blame John Travolta for keeping it popular!
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
      It's The Eagles! Also, this is arguably the greatest 'story' song ever written.
    • 3. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions by Queen
      Queen is a great band. I was going to go w/ "Another One Bites The Dust" but this song is still popular today and used around sports arenas/stadiums!
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin, one of the finest rock bands EVER! "Immigrant Song" is my favorite, but this song is more popular and is the number one song to make-out to!
    • 1. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Greatest song ever recorded *IMHO*... Skynyrd is the best southern rock band ever!

    There are so many songs I wanted to put on here, but I elected to go w/ mostly songs that are still popular today. Otherwise, I'd just have Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, & CCR! Also, Terry Reid kicks a**!

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