Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: John
    • 10. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 9. Ramblin' Man by Allman Brothers Band
    • 8. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd SKynyrd
    • 2. Back In Black by AC/DC
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Unquestionably the best song ever.

    By: Jimmy Jam
    • 10. Train Kept A Rollin' by Aerosmith
      Repeat after me. The seventies was not about Disco, nobody cool listened to it!
    • 9. Trampled Under Foot by Led Zeppelin
      Clearly the best band of the seventies or any era for that matter. I could probably fill up the top ten with Zeppelin songs.
    • 8. Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band
      Pure 70's.
    • 7. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Just a cool song.
    • 6. Slow Ride by Foghat
      Second best cruisin' song.
    • 5. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Most underrated band of the seventies, and this song is only one example.
    • 4. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      Best cruisin' song ever.
    • 3. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      I know anyone can play this on guitar but, it's a great song nontheless.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Very close second... a seventies anthem!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Sure it's been overplayed. But, was there ever a song that epitomized the seventies more?

    So many great songs from artists not even mentioned. But there's only so much room. I never owned a leisure suit, a smiley face sticker, or a Bee Gees album .
    By: Kurt
    • 10. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Great song to dance to.
    • 9. We Will Rock You by Queen
      The greatest rock anthem of all time.
    • 8. We Are The Champions by Queen
      Yes, they got the whole thing right, they are the champions.
    • 7. Bicycle Race by Queen
      This song is quite good, even though it is underrated.
    • 6. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
      AH AH AH AH this song rocks.
    • 5. No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley & The Wailers
      I think this is Bob Marley's greatest song.
    • 4. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
      It's okay.
    • 3. Killer Queen by Queen
      I especially liked Brian Mays' solo.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Bohemain Rhapsody by Queen
      This song really shows that Queen is the King of rock.

    Queen ROCKS!!!!
    By: Nikos Folinas
    • 10. Kasmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. The Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
    • 7. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 6. Fireball by Deep Purple
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 3. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Wilson Da Silva Alexandre
    • 10. Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 9. Listen To The Music by Doobie Brothers
    • 8. You Ain´t Seen Nothin' Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    • 7. Too Many People by Paul McCartney
    • 6. Yellow River by Christie
      This is the music nobody can forget.
    • 5. Tonight by Raspberries
    • 4. Day After Day by Badfinger
    • 3. No Matter What by Badfinger
      This was a great rock band of the 70´s.
    • 2. Every Night by Paul McCartney
      This is the second degree of 70´s.
    • 1. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
      This is the first degree of 70´s.

    Here in Brazil too many bands still great...Square Set, Nazareth, Rush, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Bee Gees, Bread, Peter Frampton, Aphrodite´s Child, Sweet, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore, Steely Dan, Stealers Wheel, Hurricane Smith, Moody Blues, Led Zeppelin, Foghat, The Walkers (There´s no More Corn on the Brassos) John Lennon, Ringo Starr, John Waite and The Babys, Billy Squier, Queen, Shocking Blue, The Hollies, Angel(Casablanca Records), Rory Gallagher, Alvin Lee, Nils Lofgren, Roy Buchanan, Tommy Bolin, Rick Derringer, and many, many others (This is real 70´s).
    By: Fil
    • 10. What Is And What Should Never Be by Led Zeppelin
      This song is just amazing, the music, the lyrics, the overall feel, it's all just sublime.
    • 9. Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young
      Listen and you'll understand.
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      You get it all in this song. Wayne and Garth were dead on with this one.
    • 7. Superstitious by Stevie Wonder
      Funkedelia at its best.
    • 6. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Furthest thing from your "run of the mill generic rock" you'll ever hear.
    • 5. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Best bass line in the history of music.
    • 4. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Simple yet chilling... and ever so cool. One of those songs that you can not get out of your mind.
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Fantastic mix of guitar and orchestra.
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      No one can resist singing along to this one. And the 2nd part is amazing (even if most people do not realize that is really is part of the song).
    • 1. Under Pressure by Queen/David Bowie
      Great music. Awesome lyrics. 'Nuff said.

    AC/DC were never as good as when Bon Scott was singing. Tip of the hat to Black Sabbath, KISS and Heart.
    By: John Buck
    • 10. Hello It's Me by Todd Rundgren
      Another piece of outstanding pop song writing, flawlessly delivered on the Something/Anything album.
    • 9. Goin' Down by Jeff Beck (Group)
      From the 1972 release 'Jeff Beck Group'. If a space alien ever walked up to me and asked, 'what is this rock-n-roll music you people listen to?' - this would be the first track I played for him.
    • 8. Nantucket Sleighride (With Sammy's Tune Intro) by Mountain
      A whaling song from a whale of a band & a whale of a man; frontman Leslie West.
    • 7. Orgasm Addict by Buzzcocks
      Though it followed the Pistol's 'Anarchy in the UK' - it holds up better today than anything Sid & the boys accomplished.
    • 6. Aja by Steely Dan
      Another flawless track from a perfect album. The detail of this title track is matched only by the fact Fagen felt it necessary to list himself as the 'police whistle' blower on the liner note credits - But even that doesn't foreshadow this track's greatness.
    • 5. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys by Traffic
      Traffic's move from a psychedelic, folksy, progressive sound toward a more light/jazzy feel on a flawless album.
    • 4. The Revenge Of Vera Gemini by Blue Öyster Cult
      The band's mid-decade change in direction toward a more 'acceptable' sound. Co-written by guest vocalist; Patti Smith, this stand-out track is both addictive and mesmerizing.
    • 3. Warning by Black Sabbath
      From their 1970 S/E debut. Tony Iommi's guitar work, the songs heavy crunch and quality of this track was never again reached by the boys from Birmingham.
    • 2. The City (Grass & Concrete / Taxi To Brooklyn...) by Mark-Almond (Band)
      (As opposed to new waver Marc Almond) Another song title that doesn't entirely fit: The City (Grass & Concrete / Taxi To Brooklyn / Speak Easy It's a Whiskey Scene) by the 'supergroup' Mark-Almond (John Mayall's Bluesbreakers / Sweet Thursday alumni). Jazzy and beautiful FM-turntable hit from 1971.
    • 1. Don't Try 2 Lay No BoogieWoogie On The King Of RnR by Long John Baldry
      Well, the entire title doesn't fit. For those who care: 'Don't Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie On The King Of Rock-n-Roll' (With 'Contitional Discharge' spoken word intro). All I can say is it's one of the finest pieces I've ever heard. Bluesy, fun & smokin' hot FM-turntable hit from 1971.

    I could go on forever...and admit those 10 choices probably change every week or so -- but be that as it may, there you go.
    By: Ashton
    • 10. Hey, Hey What Can I Do by Led Zeppelin
      Great song...awesome lyrics.
    • 9. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      Sitting on the park bench....
    • 8. Young Lust by Pink Floyd
      Pink Floyd is the crap.
    • 7. Alabama Song by The Doors
      It's creepy but cool.
    • 6. Jungle Love by Steve Miller Band
      Jungle love is rad.
    • 5. Money by Pink Floyd
      I love the guitar solo in this song.
    • 4. Slow Ride by Foghat
      I love this song.
    • 3. Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
      "I'm just a fool standing on the wrong block"
    • 2. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix
      I love Jimi... he's the man.
    • 1. Time by Pink Floyd
      Most kicka** song.

    By: Brian T
    • 10. I Like To Rock by April Wine
    • 9. Fly At Night by Chilliwack
    • 8. Oh What A Feeling by Crowbar
    • 7. Takin' Care Of Business by Backman-Turner Overdrive
    • 6. Sunny Days by Lighthouse
    • 5. Signs by Five Man Electrical Band
    • 4. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
    • 3. 2112 by Rush
    • 2. Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young
    • 1. American Woman by The Guess Who

    Not bad for an all CANADIAN list. Should also add Jerry Doucette, Burton Cummings, A Foot In Coldwater, Klaatu, Prism, The Band.
    By: Texas Joe
    • 10. Who Are You by The Who
    • 9. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Rock 'N' Roll Damnation by AC/DC
    • 7. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynryd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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