Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Steven
    • 10. Hotel California by Eagles
      Welcome to the Hotel California.
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I'm sick of this and Free Bird.
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynrd
      I see this as #1 on a bunch of lists. It's a good song, but Simple Man is Skynyrd's best.
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Depressing song.
    • 4. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Not a big Who fan, but I like this song.
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      Blowss Stairway away.
    • 1. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Blows Free Bird away.

    Lots of great music in this decade.
    By: Tiago Lopes
    • 10. Time by Pink Floyd
      ...from "Dark Side Of The Moon"
    • 9. Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock
      ...from "Head Hunters"
    • 8. Workin' For MCA by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      ...from "Second Helping"
    • 7. If You Want Me To Stay by Sly and The Family Stone
      ...from "Fresh"
    • 6. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
      ...from "Paranoid"
    • 5. Fifty-Fifty by Frank Zappa
      ...from "Over-Nite Sensation"
    • 4. Highway Star by Deep Purple
      ...from "Machine Head"
    • 3. Silly Putty by Stanley Clarke
      ...from "Journey To Love"
    • 2. Out On The Tiles by Led Zeppelin
      ...from "Led Zepelin III"
    • 1. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
      ...from "Talking Book"

    Maybe the order isn't right, but the ideia is to mention a few songs off the best albums of this crazy decade. Keep it funky!!!
    By: Scott Colby
    • 10. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      The only song I really love by them. Since they defined the 70's I thought it should be included. Punk was much better though.
    • 9. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      See above.
    • 8. Thunder Island by Jay Ferguson
      Guilty pleasure. I don't know if it stands up, but I loved it as a kid.
    • 7. Rock And Roll All Nite by Kiss
      The only Kiss song that makes the grade. The only one I ever need to listen to.
    • 6. Keen by That Petrol Emotion
      This song explodes with endless energy and is long out of print. Criminal.
    • 5. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment by Ramones
      This song is therapeutic. I could listen to endlessly.
    • 4. Beat On The Brat by Ramones
      Punk at its best. Witty and undeniably catchy.
    • 3. Safe European Home by The Clash
      The most underrated album from this great band and the best song from it though many others could have easily replaced it.
    • 2. Rudie Can't Fail by The Clash
      Another band of historic importance, but they have more personal importance. This song is brilliant and pulls together the best album ever made.
    • 1. Paint It, Black by Rolling Stones
      This band's historic standing was no accident and this song defined them. A true masterpiece.

    Punk defined the 70's for me so I would recommend Joy Division, New Order, Vibrators, Buzzcocks, Echo & The Bunnymen, more by The Clash and Ramones, Sex Pistols, Wire, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, Devo, Cure, Blondie, Brian Eno, etc..., but I thought an eclectic list would work better so here it is.
    By: barry.g
    • 10. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 8. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 7. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 6. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
    • 5. Eagle Rock by Daddy Cool
    • 4. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    By: GilPage
    • 10. Europe by Carlos Santana
    • 9. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      20 minutes of pleasure !
    • 8. Hey Hey, My My by Neil Young
      One song, 4 solo's, what can I say?
    • 7. Have A Cigar by Pink Floyd
      Thank You, Roger Waters for this song.
    • 6. Stairway To heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Love the solo of Page... this was Plant at his best!!!
    • 5. Tunnel Of Love by Dire Straits
      A Knopfler song again.
    • 4. Money by Pink Floyd
      Only Floyd can make song like this one, gigantic solo.
    • 3. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Simple but very nice.
    • 2. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      How does Knopfler make such songs?
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Simply the greatest solo ever, nice melody of course!!! Gilmour Rocks!!!

    There are few other songs I like, but it's a top 10 ...
    By: Anarco
    • 10. Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
      Ok, ok, this is not exactly 70's, BUT it influenced a lot the 70's music. They deserve a spot on the history of 70's rock!
    • 9. Higway Star by Deep Purple
      "Im a highway star!"
    • 8. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin ruled the 70's.
    • 7. I Fougth The Law by The Clash
      "I needed money cuz' I had none!" ...The Clash is one of the best bands there was.
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Another classic.
    • 5. Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix
      Well, from '69, but a brilliant song.
    • 4. Higway To Hell by AC/DC
      Hiiiighway to hell!
    • 3. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      Express what I feel, 24/7.
    • 2. Shine On Your Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      One of the best songs ever.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      What can I say?

    I tried not to repeat bands, but Led Zeppelin deserved it =D
    By: Brooko
    • 10. See My Baby Jive by Wizard
    • 9. Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
    • 8. Horse With No Name by America
    • 7. Rubber Bullets by 10cc
    • 6. Listen To What The Man Said by Paul McCartney & The Wings
    • 5. Photograph by Ringo Starr
    • 4. Chicken Train by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    • 3. Bloody Well Right by Supertramp
    • 2. Department Of Youth by Alice Cooper
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    What a time to be alive, you can't list the best ten songs from the 70s... it's impossible for every song you list because there's 100 more that would be just as good...
    By: Tammy
    • 10. Paridise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
    • 9. Piece Of My Heart by Janis Joplin
    • 8. Dy'er Ma'ker by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Roxy Roller by Sweeney Todd
    • 6. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
    • 5. Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth
    • 4. Gold Dust Woman by Fleetwood Mac
    • 3. Barracuda by Heart
    • 2. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 1. Low Rider by War
      Good cruisin' tune!

    There are too many artists to mention... like ZZ Top, Van Halen, Bob Dylan, etc. The 70's has some of the best music to date.
    By: JP Bernal
    • 10. Blind Eye by Uriah Heep
    • 9. Feel Like Makin’ Love by Bad Company
    • 8. Sandman by America
    • 7. Strange Way by Firefall
    • 6. Long Time Gone by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • 5. Call It Love by Poco
    • 4. Mother by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Against The Wind by Bob Seger
    • 2. Sleeps Dark And Silent Gate by Jackson Browne
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles

    Come on, 10 can't be, has to be more: Queen, Journey, Kansas, Fogelberg, Styx, Zeppelin, Beatles, Who, Yes, Toto, Doobie´s, Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, Foreigner, Boston, Dire Straits & Bread.
    By: Jack Davis
    • 10. Do Ya by ELO
      It's great.
    • 9. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      Beginning is unbelievable.
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Great singing Ritchie.
    • 7. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      No comment.
    • 6. Burnin' For You by Blue Oyster Cult
      Can keep singing it.
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Eric's best work.
    • 4. Talk To Ya Later by The Tubes
      A band that deserves more credit.
    • 3. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      Great lyrics.
    • 2. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      Great guitar riff.
    • 1. More Than A Feeling by Boston

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