Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Zachary Lore
    • 10. Message In A Bottle by The Police
      Uplifting lyrics by Sting that most anyone can relate to. Great guitar riff by Andy Summers and explosive drumming by Stewart Copeland.
    • 9. Deacon Blues by Steely Dan
      Such a relaxing song about a man on the rebound. Great saxaphone, too.
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Love that guitar intro, and the guitar solo at the end is pretty special too. Passoinate lyrics and vocals as well.
    • 7. Layla by Derek & the Dominos
      Eric Clapton performs with such passion on this tune. Most guys and myself included also have felt such passion for a woman, but no one has ever expressed a man's desire to be with a woman as beautifully as on this song.
    • 6. Like A Hurricane by Neil Young
      Neil plays and sings with such raw emotion on this song. He really makes his guitar cry.
    • 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      The Floyd is known more for its electronic wizardry, but this song proved they could me moving acoustically as well. Wonderfully sorrowful lyrics that make me think of distant or lost loved ones.
    • 4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      Amazing tribute both musically and lyrically to their fallen bandmate and musical genius, Syd Barrett. Love the keyboard pieces from Richard Wright.
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
      I can really relate to the idea that life is flying by without us making the most of it. Plus there's the epic guitar solo from Gilmour.
    • 2. Stairway To Heavan by Led Zeppelin
      Sure it's been played a lot, but it deserves its frequent airplay. Fantastic acoustic and electric guitar from Jimmy Page, and I love Robert Plant's mystical lyrics.
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      I love the alternating vocals and the dark and light parts of the song. Poignant lyrics by Mr. Waters and the most incredible guitar solo ever by Mr. Gilmour.

    As you can tell, I'm a Floyd fanatic. I probably could have added a number of their other songs to the list like Echoes, Dogs, and Us and Them. However, there were also many other great bands during the decade. In fact, the best music ever was produced during the late 60s and 70s.
    By: Max
    • 10. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      The lyrics are just .......!!!
    • 9. Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
      Nice song!
    • 8. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      No comment.
    • 7. Jack The Stripper-Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath
      Very good song.
    • 6. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
      I didn't really like the album version, but Live in Madison Square Garden 1973... OMG!!!!!!!!
    • 5. White Summer by Led Zeppelin
      The live version in the Royal Albert Hall 1970 is just unbelievable!!!
    • 4. Swan Song by Led Zeppelin
      Best guitarist ever.
    • 3. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Been a long time, a long lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely time!!!!!!!!!!
    • 2. The Rain Song (Live Madison Square Garden 1973) by Led Zeppelin
      It's as good as Stairway To Heaven.. MAYBE EVEN BETTER!!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Obviously!! There just is no other song like this!!

    Led Zeppelin is the best band ever in history!! Im' 15 and listenin' to them for more than 3 years now, just can't get enough! Yesterday, today, and FOREVER!!! LED ZEPPELIN
    By: Juan
    • 10. Your Song by Elton John
      I hope you don't mind!!
    • 9. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      His first, his best!
    • 8. Evergreen by Barbra Streisand
      Celine is still trying....
    • 7. Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say..) by Gladys Knight & The Pips
      The best of soul.
    • 6. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      What a song!
    • 5. Year Of The Cat by Al Stewart
      Great tune.
    • 4. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      It made us respect existence.
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      A classic.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      We miss you Freddy.
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Was great then, it is better now.

    So many good ones, I'm sorry I can't mention all.
    By: V.J. Forest
    • 10. How Long by Ace
      Reminds me of my first boyfriend!
    • 9. Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder
      Reminds me of my first girlfriend!
    • 8. All This Making Love by The Bee Gees
      Reminds me of my first girlfreind's mother!
    • 7. Where To Now St. Peter by Elton John
      The album is "Tumbleweed Connection" and the whole thing ROCKS.
    • 6. Questions 67 & 68 by Chicago
      CTA, the Chicago Transit Authority or just "Chicago, loved this band.
    • 5. Daydreaming by Aretha Franklin
      Great tune from the Queen of Soul - played to death on AM Radio!
    • 4. Powerful People by Gino Vannelli
      This sounded so differant than anything else at the time. Great at parties and there were many...
    • 3. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest rock band - ever.
    • 2. Family Affair by Sly and the Family Stone
      I loved Sly! This was/is one of my all time faves!
    • 1. McArthur Park by Donna Summer
      The Disco '70's - you just had to be there - right under the mirror ball -fabulous!

    Joni Mitchell was a huge part of the 70's - for me, anyway. I loved the 70's and miss them everyday!
    By: Natalie
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 9. Monster Mash by Halloween
    • 8. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell
    • 7. Mr. Blue Sky by ELO
    • 6. Olivers Army by Elvis Costello
    • 5. Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
    • 4. Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division
    • 3. Blitzkreig Pop by The Ramones
    • 2. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
    • 1. London Calling by The Clash

    By: Joel
    • 10. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 7. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    • 6. Layla by Derek & the Dominos
    • 5. Back In Black by AC/DC
    • 4. Rocket Man by Elton John
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      A masterpiece from the greatest band of all time.
    • 1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      The song on which all others should be compared. Just listen...

    Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) came close, but I wasn't sure on its status as "1970's". Also Highway To Hell by AC/DC nearly warranted a place along with Moby Dick and Maggie May by Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart respectively.
    By: Ben
    • 10. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John
    • 7. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 5. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Highway Star by Deep Purple
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    By: Stanley74
    • 10. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 9. The Wind by Cat Stevens
    • 8. Candle In The Wind by Elton John
    • 7. Take It Easy by Eagles
    • 6. Ain't Waistin Time No More by Allman Brothers
    • 5. Haitian Divorce by Steely Dan
    • 4. King Harvest by The Band
    • 3. Glad by Traffic
    • 2. Two Trains by Little Feat
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Claire
    • 10. Drift Away by Dobie Gray
      This song rox!!
    • 9. Smoke On the Water by Deep Purple
    • 8. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 7. Funeral For A Friend by Elton John
    • 6. Secret O' Life by James Taylor
    • 5. The Pretender by Jackson Browne
    • 4. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
    • 3. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 2. Superstitious by Stevie Wonder
    • 1. Fire And Rain by James Taylor

    By: cliff2005
    • 10. Rhiannon0 by Fleetwood Mac0
    • 9. Sisters Of The Moon by Fleetwood Mac
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    • 8. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 7. I'm So Afraid by Fleetwood Mac
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    • 6. Dogs by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Crystal by Fleetwood Mac
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
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    • 3. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
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    • 1. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac

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