Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Jess
    • 10. Shelter From the Storm by Bob Dylan
      I really wasn't too fond of Bob Dylan for a long time. Even when my dad got me this two-disc CD of his best music for Christmas... I was really disappointed. But this song is just so powerful. He only used a couple of chords but it truly is awesome.
    • 9. Hey Hey What Can I Do by Led Zeppelin
      What can I say... Zeppelin is one of my favorite bands.
    • 8. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      It wasn't a song that fit in with the rest of their music and Livgren didn't want it on the album... but it's their greatest.
    • 7. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      Plant's voice and Page's guitar... wow!
    • 6. Tangerine by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Drift Away by Dobie Gray
      Give me the beat!
    • 4. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      I listen to this song for hours.
    • 3. American Pie by Don Mclean
      There's just so much packed into one song... amazing.
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Loved it since I was 1 1/2.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      All the elements are there... the perfect song.

    By: Tony
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 9. Ramblin' Man by The Allman Brothers Band
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Basically, this song is a musical triumph.
    • 6. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
      A masterpiece, one of his greatest songs, which is saying something.
    • 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Great hard rocking song off the great album "Machine Head". This song has probably inspired every guitar player since, to learn its unforgettable chord progression.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepellin
      It's just... amazing.
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
      Unbelievable song. Definitely THE best of his post-Beatles career.
    • 2. Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney and Wings
      Simply put... a masterpiece by the master.
    • 1. Let It Be by The Beatles
      What is there to say? It's 'The Beatles'... I think that says it all.

    The 60's and 70's were an amazing time for music. There are so many great songs from the 70's alone that it is extremely difficult to pick a top ten.
    By: Eelco Dijk
    • 10. Hot Chocolate by You Sexy Thing
    • 9. It Don't Come Easy by Ringo Starr
    • 8. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 7. Bobby Darin by If I Was A Carpenter
    • 6. Neil Young by Like A Hurricane
      Very special!
    • 5. Knock three times by Dawn
    • 4. David Bowie by Rebel, Rebel
    • 3. Blue Sunday by The Doors
    • 2. Velvet Underground by Femme Fatale
    • 1. Cats In The Cradle by Harry Chapin

    By: Bill Wiseman
    • 10. Beginnings by Chicago
      One of my all-time fav songs.
    • 9. Morning Has Broken by Cat Steverns
      Beautiful song.
    • 8. Strawberry Letter #23 by Brothers Johnson
      GREAT sound here!
    • 7. Diary by Bread
      Sweet song here. Everything from Bread was great.
    • 6. Nothing From Nothing by Billy Preston
      Excellent! Love the piano!
    • 5. Mandy by Barry Manilow
      Another of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.
    • 4. Evergreen by Barbara Streisand
      One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Brilliant.
    • 3. Hold Your Head Up by Argent
      Classic 70's tune.
    • 2. Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim
      Great 70's song!
    • 1. Ring My Bell by Anita Ward
      Good ol' disco song.

    I have thousands of fav 70's songs. There is no way I could create a top ten list here. These are simply some songs I have not seen in any other lists which are common among people. I will submit more tunes later. : )
    By: Bill Wiseman
    • 10. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
      So many good songs by this artist. So many.....
    • 9. All Right Now by Free
      Paul Rodgers....soon to be with Bad Company. Another of my all-time fav groups. GREAT song!
    • 8. Cold As Ice by Foreigner
      Rocks! Love the piano!
    • 7. Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac
      My fav all-time group. Beautiful guitar by Lindsay Buckingham. He's one of the best guitarists of all time.
    • 6. Fire On High by ELO
      CRANK this one UP! Awesome instrumental. Awesome! Little strange in the beginning but.....wait for the good stuff.
    • 5. Dueling Banjos by Eric Weissburg & Steve Mandell
      Sounds like four guys at times, but it's only two. Awesome guitar/banjo. Classic.
    • 4. Brand New Key by Melanie
      Sexy voice. Classic 70's song! If you are about 38 or older, listen to this will come back to you.
    • 3. One Tin Soldier by Coven
      Jinx Dawson. Wow. Very sexy voice she has. Great song!
    • 2. Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg
    • 1. Colour My World by Chicago
      I can play this on the piano! Ha!

    Again....way too many great songs from the 70's to come up with a top ten list. I would have a hard time with a top 1,000 list, honestly.
    By: Jac
    • 10. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 7. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

    By: Rock Master
    • 10. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      You know guys were groovin' to this back in the day!
    • 9. Slow Ride by Foghat
      Just drive down the street with it blaring!!!
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
      Still awesome.
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 6. Time by Pink Floyd
      Starts off slow, then gets too good for God's ears.
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
      It's John Lennon. COME ON!!
    • 4. American Pie by Don McLean
      Great lyrics, great song.
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great solo!
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Everybody loves listening to it at a party (when the reefer is being passed) :)
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Everything you need... This song is uncomparable. PERIOD!

    Let the beat in the speakers run through your sneakers!
    By: David
    • 10. You Really Got Me by Van Halen
    • 9. Paranoid by Ozzy Osbourne
    • 8. Back In Black by AC/DC
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 6. Say Hello by April Wine
    • 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 4. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
    • 3. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Thunderstruck by AC/DC
    • 1. All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix

    By: Jason Killan
    • 10. Listen To What The Man Said by Wings
      Not musically amazing, but brings back my childhood in a flash.
    • 9. Dance This Mess Around by B-52's
      Awesome song from a terrific band that wasn't afraid to be itself.
    • 8. Edge Of Seventeen (Just Like The White-Wing Dove) by Stevie Nicks
      I think this was the 70's. If not, it was the 80's before they became "the 80's". In any case, she's got an amazing voice and the song is insanely catchy.
    • 7. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      One of the best songs from one of the best bands in the history of Rock. Musically and conceptually captivating.
    • 6. Golden Years by David Bowie
      I just really, really dig it.
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Beautiful, slow buildup and one of the best releases ever. Every teenage boy since then has dreamed of being able to play the guitar like this.
    • 4. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon
      Stays with you long after it's over and who doesn't know the chorus?
    • 3. Lady Marmalade by LaBelle
      Freak-out of a song that still holds up.
    • 2. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      The sexiest song ever. Don't know why it gets my blood flowing.
    • 1. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
      Wicked song from an enormously talented guy. Could also put 'Higher Ground' on the list.

    By: Trondy
    • 10. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Defines rock and roll.
    • 9. Celebration Day by Led Zeppelin
      One of their best.
    • 8. The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin
      Proves John Paul Jones as the best bassist.
    • 7. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Great solo, great song.
    • 6. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      Just cool,
    • 5. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
      Best punk rock band.
    • 4. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Great end to Bon Scott's career.
    • 3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      After my opinion, one of Pink Floyd's best songs.
    • 2. Hey Hey What Can I Do by Led Zeppelin
      Best rock band there ever was.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Best song ever written and you know it.

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