Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: coa
    • 10. Brightest Star by Santana
    • 9. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Symphony For Eleanor Rigby by The Ides of March
      Must hear! This is 10 minutes amazing remake of famous Beatles song, but very hard to find.
    • 7. I Put A Spell On You by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 6. House Of The Rising Sun by Animals
    • 5. Ball And Chain by Janis Joplin
      Best female vocal performance I've ever heard.
    • 4. Children Of Sanchez by Chuck Mangione
      Almost forgotten theme, but song has probably the most dynamic tempo I know!
    • 3. Shine on You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      Uncomparable Pink Floyd song!
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Genuis, esoteric, perfect!
    • 1. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      No doubt: this is most emotional song ever, every tone is thrilling, and guitar solo is absolutely cosmic!

    More: Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand; Deep Purple - You Keep on Moving; Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird; Grand Funk Railroad - Loneliness; Pink Floyd - Wellcome To The Machine; Uriah Heep - July Morning; Rainbow - Light In Black; Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave; Ten Years After - I'm Going Home; The Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin'...
    By: Hipp
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 9. Rocking Into The Night by .38 Special
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 7. TNT by AC/DC
    • 6. Jukebox Hero by Foreigner
    • 5. Thunderstruck by AC/DC
    • 4. Hot Blooded by Foreigner
    • 3. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Highway To Hell by AC/DC

    Song # 9 is in the 80s.
    By: Tapanga
    • 10. Hooligan by KISS
    • 9. Firehouse by KISS
    • 8. Strutter by KISS
    • 7. Roxanne by The Police
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Ozone by Ace Frehley
      Sweet man!!
    • 4. Shout It Out Loud by KISS
      It's loud and makes me feel proud.
    • 3. Running With The Devil by Van Halen
      It's cool.
    • 2. What Is And What Should Never Be by Led Zeppelin
      I just like it.
    • 1. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      It is my favorite song from KISS.

    KISS ROX!!! and I'm only 12... so that's saying something.
    By: Ron
    • 10. Boogie Shoes by KC & The Sunshine Band
    • 9. Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees
    • 8. Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
    • 7. You're The One That I Want by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
    • 6. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
    • 5. Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb
    • 4. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
    • 3. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
    • 2. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
    • 1. Summer Nights by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
      Grease is the word.

    I was only 11 when the 70's ended, plus I'm gay, that's why there is so much disco. It still rules.
    By: Oscar
    • 10. Black Magic Woman by Santana
      About 100 million times better than Fleetwood Macs version.
    • 9. Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan
    • 8. Shelter From The Storm by Bob Dylan
    • 7. Maggie's Farm by Bob Dylan
      Another side of Bob.
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      I don't know what it's about but it's great.
    • 5. 20th Century Boy by T Rex
    • 4. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
      Another piece of great songwriting from Bob.
    • 3. Samba Pa Ti by Santana
      The best guitarist ever, apart from Jimi.
    • 2. Imagine by Lennon
    • 1. Hurricane by Bob Dylan
      Amazing piece of songwriting.

    By: Adrien Allard
    • 10. Light My Fire by The Doors
    • 9. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 7. Roundabout by Yes
    • 6. Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 2. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Zak
    • 10. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
      The 'Foreplay' part loses the song a few points, but long part has in my opinion the best chorus ever.
    • 9. Hot Blooded by Foreigner
      Very catchy song, gotta love Lou Gramm.
    • 8. Renegade by Styx
      Good example of the Tommy Shaw in Styx.
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
      It may be "overplayed" on the radio, but I for one just can't get enough of it.
    • 6. Superstitious by Stevie Wonder
      Amazing guitar riff and crisp vocals.
    • 5. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      Simple song but soooooo catchy.
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Great song.
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Who doesn't like this song???
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Best vocal performance/build-up out there.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Simply the greatest...

    (I think all of these are 70's songs or close, being born in 1988 I wasn't really there to be sure)...
    By: B. West
    • 10. Crystal Ball by Styx
      Lead singer yet again shows how great of a voice he has.
    • 9. Listen To The Music by Doobie Brothers
      Do what they say and you'll like it.
    • 8. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Clut
      The cowbell just has to get you.
    • 7. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love by Van Helen
      Just a good all around song.
    • 6. Come Together by Aerosmith
      Just the lyrics will get you if Tyler's voice doesn't.
    • 5. Renegade by Styx
      It just kicks a**!
    • 4. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC
      A rock band at their finest!
    • 3. Let's Stay Together by Al Green
      This kinda music is all you need when it comes to the ladies.
    • 2. Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth
      They get no respect for makin' good music. So let's go Nazareth!
    • 1. Seasons Of Wither by Aerosmith
      It just meshes. Just like every song they make.

    By: Dan Fody
    • 10. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      I would argue this is one of the first songs that began the avenue of heavy metal that spurned the likes of AC/DC, Rainbow and the whole metal movement.
    • 9. The French Inhaler by Warren Zevon
      I could have said so many Zevon songs, as he was one of a kind, but I choose this one b/c I feel it's his most complete song. The most underrated composer in rock history, period.
    • 8. Plaster Caster by KISS
      I hope I didn't lose credibilty here, as KISS looks odd on the list with these greats. But one can't deny KISS's place in rock and roll and this song is my personal favorite that really captures their high adrenaline, party attitude that influenced so many bands and rock as a whole. Also a song about a real person in rock history.
    • 7. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
      The beginning of an entire era of glam rock was made right here. The theme song of his persona...and the song rocks out as well.
    • 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Probably the most widely known rock and roll song that was ever composed. If not, it's right up there in that category. Never gets old.
    • 5. Boheimian Rhapsody by Queen
      Another very played out song, but that doesn't mean that it is one of the most unique songs there is. What a combination of rock and roll and opera.
    • 4. Loving Cup by The Rolling Stones
      I could keep putting "Exile On Mainstreet" songs here, but I won't. But this song is also untouchable. What diversity the Stones had/have.
    • 3. Tumbling Dice by The Rolling Stones
      One of the best Rolling Stones songs there is (and that is amazing right there). Tough not to put this as #1, but it's tough competition.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song is so played out, but you've gotta admit it is timeless, flawless and a masterpiece.
    • 1. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      This is probably the most complete song of the 1970's, but might not have even cracked the Top 5 in the 1960's.

    This was very difficult, and I might change my list tomorrow...but I feel pretty good about this. Artists, and not songs would have been easier.
    By: Gen
    • 10. Bellbottom Blues by Derek & the Dominos
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
    • 7. Lodi by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 6. Wild World by Cat Stevens
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Changes by David Bowie
    • 2. Ripple by Grateful Dead
    • 1. Let It Be by The Beatles
      I have these words tattooed on my back....what a philosophy!

    Gosh, the 70's are just so jam packed with goodness.....I would be surely remissed if I failed to mention Squeezebox by The Who or Midnight Rider by The Allman Brothers.

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