Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: James Moore
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 8. Rat Trap by Boomtown Rats
    • 7. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 6. Since You've Been Gone by Rainbow
    • 5. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 4. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
    • 2. God Gave Rock And Roll To You by KISS
      Need I say anything?
    • 1. I Don't Like Mondays by Boomtown Rats
      Best song of the seventies by far, and a very underrated band.

    By: Gianni Chacon
    • 10. Hey You by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Jailbreak by AC/DC
    • 8. Whola Lotta Rosie by AC/DC
    • 7. Black Night by Deep Purple
    • 6. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 5. It's A Long Way To The Top by AC/DC
    • 4. Wish You Where Here by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd

    By: Joel
    • 10. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
      Dylan tells us of his life on the road through this song.
    • 9. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      The Boss's ultimate song.
    • 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      All epic anthems have to measured with this masterpiece from the greatest UK band of the 70's.
    • 7. Lola by The Kinks
      I can't believe The Kinks wrote this... they had more balls than anyone before them.
    • 6. Let's Stay Together by Al Green
      When Tina Turner covered, I was like - Wow. But when I heard the original by Al Green and I was like - Whoa!
    • 5. No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley
      Marley, probably like no other artist, speaks from inside, what he writes about is what he has been through in life.
    • 4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      The power in Garfunkel's voice is amazing.
    • 3. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
      Gaye exquisite plea for peace, unfortunatly he never found it, being shot by his father. The hope is still there...
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
      It is an anthem... Lennon telling the world of the power within, very deep and emotional.
    • 1. Let It Be by The Beatles
      The greatest shot in music. Paul McCartney playing the piano and singing the awe-inspiring anthem about his departed mother. "Let It Be" IS the greatest song of the seventies.

    By: Fortis
    • 10. This Is That New Song by Badly Drawn Boy
    • 9. Into Dust by Mazzy Star
    • 8. Over At The Frankenstein Place by Rocky Horror Picture Show
    • 7. Pale Blue Eyes by Lou Reed
    • 6. Rainin' In My Heart by Al Green
    • 5. Where Do The Children Play by Cat Stevens
    • 4. Nancy by Leonard Cohen
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 2. David Bowie by As The World Falls Down
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      The breakthrough of the music, somthing diffrent somthing not in the same way.

    By: Timothy
    • 10. Take It Easy by The Eagles
      Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy...
    • 9. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Öyster Cult
      Baby, I'm your man...
    • 8. Night Moves by Bob Seger
      Once my girlfriend and I watched a thunderstorm on a hilltop and this song was playing...
    • 7. I'm Your Captain by Grand Funk Railroad
      I'm getting closer to my home...
    • 6. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      For those rare weekends when all the boys are back home from college...
    • 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      I closed my eyes, and she slipped away...
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      There's too many places I've got to see...
    • 3. Roundabout by Yes
      We're goin' out on the lake, man...
    • 2. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
      That's where the fun is...
    • 1. Free by All Right Now
      Everything's All Right...

    This is in no particular order...
    By: Mike Roch
    • 10. Dy'er Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. One Of These Nights by The Eagles
    • 8. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles

    So many songs left out, but these were the first 10 that came to mind.
    By: Peter Maning
    • 10. American Pie by Don Mclean
      Timeless classic.
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Will live forever.
    • 8. Hot Love by T-Rex
    • 7. Moviestar by Harpo
    • 6. Ebony Eyes by Bob Welch
    • 5. A Horse With No Name by America
    • 4. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
    • 3. If You Leave Me Now by Chicargo
    • 2. Could You Ever Love Me Again by Gary and Dave
      Love this song.
    • 1. Girls On The Avenue by Richard Clapton
      Great song - great lyric.

    By: Sarah
    • 10. Cheap Sunglasses by ZZ Top
      Can't help smiling every time I hear this one...
    • 9. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
      Such a classic, the music just travels.
    • 8. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
      "Jeremiah was a bullfrog....duh duh DUN!"....doesn't really get any better.
    • 7. Curtis Lowe by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      I grew up loving this song. It's got suuch heart.
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
      I get chills whenever this comes on the radio...I love it.
    • 5. Blackbird by The Beatles
      Just gorgeous... I know that the Beatles are more 60's, but the spirit is just so 70's rock, you've got to admit.
    • 4. Levon by Elton John
      Not really one of the most mainstream, but MAN it's a fantastic one!
    • 3. Captain Jack by Billy Joel
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
      ...enough said.
    • 1. Crazy On You by Heart
      Wow, the guitar in the intro...Heart just really rocks out.

    By: Kim
    • 10. Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
      Fabulous guitar work - I still play it a lot today.
    • 9. Be Free by Loggins & Messina
      An awesome song. Sophisticated and trandescental.
    • 8. One Fine Morning by Lighthouse
      A song that could get you high all on its own.
    • 7. Beginnings by Chicago
      A favorite love song in the 70s.
    • 6. Yours Is No Disgrace by Yes
      One of their best.
    • 5. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      The essence of the mid seventies.
    • 4. Gasoline Alley by Rod Stewart
      Do you still want to be "carried back" to where you started from? (smile)
    • 3. Mandolin Wind by Rod Stewart
      Grassroots Rod at its most romantic.
    • 2. Love Rain O'er Me by The Who
    • 1. Panic In Detroit by David Bowie
      This makes you want to jump up and dance.

    All of Led Zeppelin, Yes, the 70s Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knocking", should be in my top 10 and many more Stones songs, all of 70s Rod Stewart - strictly 70s if you are a rock 'n roller then you already knew that, Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick, T-Rex - The Slider, All of Bowie, Chicago, Alice Cooper, The Doors, CSN&Y, Cream, it was going on in the seventies....then........something happened....the day the real music died.
    By: Jim
    • 10. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
      My favorite and possibly the greatest motorcycle rock song of all time. Lots of competition from Steppenwolf and Montrose though!
    • 9. Midnight Rider by Allman Brothers
    • 8. Into The Void by Black Sabbath
      Gets very little play, awesome jam.
    • 7. Heaven And Hell by Black Sabbath
      Ronnie James Dio joins Black Sabbath, crushing combination!
    • 6. Bread Fan by Budgie
      Metallica did a cover of this in the 70's, also a great rendition from Garage Days.
    • 5. Victim Of Changes by Judas Preist
      Not many are familiar with this great song from a new group in 1974. Check it out, Album is Sad Wings of Destiny.
    • 4. Sheep by Pink Floyd
      Essential Pink Floyd.
    • 3. Jesus Just Left Chicago by ZZ Top
      Any questions?
    • 2. Bad Company by Bad Company
      Really, anything from this album or Burning Sky rules.
    • 1. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
      It's Led Zeppelin, there is no substitute.

    After looking through the list, there are some great songs listed, I like rock so here's some of my favorites from the 70's. I agree that there is too much to choose from in the 70's.

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