Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Avery Buckwell
    • 10. Any Colour You Like by Pink Floyd
      So psychedelic, which is not to be forgotten for sure.
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Do You Feel Like I Do by Peter Frampton
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 6. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 5. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      VERY powerful song.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I wouldn't just say in the 70's, I'd say best song of all time, one of the best gems in music.

    Not every 17-year-old is into classic music like me. :)
    By: Elena
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Squeeze Box by The Who
    • 8. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 6. Hey Jude by Beatles
    • 5. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 4. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Angie by Rolling Stones

    By: Paul
    • 10. The Dawn by Osibisa
      Try this one, when you hear it, you'll feel in an African gang.
    • 9. Blue Jean Blues by ZZ Top
      The best blues song I ever heard¡¡¡¡
    • 8. Snow Flower by Ananda Shankar
      With this song, you can feel the power of the music.
    • 7. Eruption by Focus
      'Hocus Pocus' is the common song of the band, 'Eruption' shows the feeling and power of the band.
    • 6. Anthem by Deep Purple
      Is the rare side of this band, with Nick Simper in lead vocals... more poethic than 'Gillan's Age'.
    • 5. For A Breath by Good Thunder
      Just listen this, if you can find it.
    • 4. Scott's Man by Bloodrock
      If you like jethro, you'll love this one.
    • 3. Never Let Go by Camel
      Gentle and loud, the lyrics are the best.
    • 2. Solitude by Warhorse
      Simply, a poetic side of rock & roll.
    • 1. Bird Prey by Uriah Heep
      Was my debut in rock & roll, this song gets me higuer than any other. Want to hear something good? Try the first 5 albums of the band.

    Sorry, my English is very basic, but I'll hope you can understand. I live in South America. Thanks for the opportunity.
    By: Jackie
    • 10. Couldn't Get It Right by Climax Blues Band
    • 9. Take A Chance On Me by ABBA
    • 8. Rich Girl by Hall & Oates
    • 7. Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
    • 6. Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
    • 5. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
    • 4. If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman
    • 3. Lotta Love by Nicollette Larson
    • 2. I Just Want To Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb
    • 1. Fallin' In Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

    I loved these songs when I was little and they make me nostalgic for fun times with my family in the car and fun in the neighborhood.
    By: Sarah Morin
    • 10. Angie by Rolling Stones
      Gotta love the Stones.
    • 9. Bad To The Bone by George Thorogood & The Destroyers
      Play this when I die!
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      So many good songs by Pink Floyd.
    • 7. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Long, but good.
    • 6. The Joker by Steve Miller
      Great campfire tune!
    • 5. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      That's my life.
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Love this song.
    • 3. Moondance by Van Morrison
      Chillin' tune.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Re-done by Suzie McNeil.
    • 1. American Pie by Don McLean
      C'mon who can say they don't like this song?

    By: Bill
    • 10. Sabbra Cadabra by Black Sabbath
      One of Sabbath's overlooked songs. Ozzy's got great vocals on this and Tommy Iommi does a sludgy, catchy guitar, along with some piano works a few minutes into the song.
    • 9. Beth by KISS
      One of the biggest acts of the 70's does one of the best ballads I know.
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      This song 'got me on my knees' everytime I listened to it. The passion. The guitar. The vocals. Clapton really put his soul into it, and it's worth it.
    • 7. Money by Pink Floyd
      Oh yeah! Pink Floyd bring the sax into this one. I think the opening riffs are one of the most notorious Floyd openings. Take a listen to 'Dark Side of the Moon' and you'll see what I mean.
    • 6. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      From the famous riffs to the lyrics and vocal workings, this song is an untouchable.
    • 5. Trampled Underfoot by Led Zeppelin
      Yeah!!! one of my fav latter songs from Zeppelin. They get funky, down to basics, and JPJ plays one mean keyboard smack-dab in the middle of it all. A must-listen.
    • 4. Shout It Out Loud by KISS
      This song dares you not to have a good time. One of the fantastic tracks from Destroyer. A true Kiss classic.
    • 3. Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones
      Hey! Ho! Let's go! This IS the definitive punk song: a wall of guitar sound, simple lyrics, upbeat drumming, and having a grand old time.
    • 2. Truckin' by Grateful Dead
      Simply put: this song has 'psychedelic mastery' written all over it. From Bob Weir's swiftly-done vocals to Jerry's superb guitar, this might be the best overlooked song of 1970.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Where would we be without this epic ballad? From Jimmy Page's killer guitar to the opening folk notes, this is an immortal song.

    By: Danny
    • 10. Theme From An Imaginary Western by Mountain
      Leslie West's guitar sings!
    • 9. Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
      It was called 'art rock' then---not 'prog'. Progressive meant anything and everything that was new in the late-60's and early-70's.
    • 8. Lark's Tongues In Aspic (Part One) by King Crimson
      Ahead of its time---the John Wetton/Bill Bruford incarnation.
    • 7. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      The song and album that made them huge!
    • 6. Loneliness by Grand Funk Railroad
      Grand Funk's 'Stairway...' An incredible vocal by Mark Farner, rock's most soulful voice.
    • 5. To Cry You A Song by Jethro Tull
      A hard rocker from Benefit.
    • 4. With You There To Help Me by Jethro Tull
      Classic Tull from 'Benefit'---Glen Cornick on bass and Clive Bunker drums.
    • 3. Nantucket Sleighride by Mountain
      A gorgeous piece of work by the heaviest American band.
    • 2. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Their rockin' classic!
    • 1. I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home by Grand Funk Railroad
      The epitome of a rock anthem!

    By: Nick
    • 10. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart by The Bee Gees
    • 9. School by Supertramp
    • 8. Bohemian Rapsody by Queen
    • 7. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Mandy by Barry Manilow
      Great slow song.
    • 5. The Stranger by Billy Joel
      Billy Joel is just awesome!
    • 4. The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin
      Very good song!
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      A great song from a great band.
    • 2. Time by Pink Floyd
      Wisest lyrics ever!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      No comment needed - this song has melody, rhythm, mystique and the best guitar solo ever.

    Led Zep rocks!
    By: Evskies
    • 10. You're So Vain by Carly Simon
    • 9. Hide In Your Shell by Supertramp
      Not their most popular, but...the best in my eyes..
    • 8. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
      Makes you wanna sing.
    • 7. That's The Way by Led Zeppelin
      One of their slower songs, but beautiful..
    • 6. Dog Breath by Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
    • 5. Long Distance Runaround by Yes
      I don't understand how anyone could not like Yes, or this song...
    • 4. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
      3 songs in one..
    • 3. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
      Way too freakin' catchy..
    • 2. Cross-Eyed Mary by Jethro Tull
      I just love it.
    • 1. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) by Fleetwood Mac

    By: NormanBytes
    • 10. Airport by The Motors
      Fly her away...
    • 9. Kodachrome by Paul Simon
      Nice bright colours.
    • 8. Killer Queen by Queen
      Guaranteed to blow your mind...
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Nice guitars, another one that stands alone.
    • 6. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash
      Sorry Neil...
    • 4. A Horse With No Name by America
    • 3. You'd Better Think Twice by Poco
      They only made one like this... unfortunately.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Another one that has it all.
    • 1. Life On Mars by David Bowie
      Has it all...

    Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, George Harrison – My Sweet Lord, Queen – Killer Queen, Eagles – Hotel California, Stones – Angie, Aztec Camera – Oblivious, Badfinger - Midnight Caller, John Lennon – Imagine, Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again, Pink Floyd – Time, Blue Öyster Cult – Going Through The Motions, 10cc – The Things We Do For Love, Stones - Gimme Shelter, Boomtown Rats – Me & Howard Hughes, Hollies - the Air That I Breathe, Kinks – Lola, Wings – Band On The Run, Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing, Who – Behind Blue Eyes, Doors – People Are Strange, Roxy Music – More Than This, Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak, Pink Floyd - Money, Pilot - It's Magic... oh, all that music...

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