Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?
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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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 1. Crazy On You by Heart
Wow, the guitar in the intro...Heart just really rocks out.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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