Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Trevor
    • 10. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
      Everything about this song is catchy.
    • 9. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This is one of my favorites. Don't really like "sweet Home Alabama".
    • 8. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      Love the guitar solos!
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Great, great, great, great, great!
    • 6. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      One of the only Billy Joel songs that I really care for.
    • 5. Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
      I get goosebumps every time I hear him sing the part "Yeah, I'm free, free fallin'!"
    • 4. In My Time Of Dying by Led Zeppelin
      The slide in that song is haunting.
    • 3. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
      What is there about this song that no one likes? Nothing!
    • 2. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
      Great tune.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Who can argue?

    Oh yeah, Led Zeppelin is the greatest band in the world.
    By: Andres Frohmann
    • 10. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Full of power!
    • 9. Fixing A Hole by The Beatles
    • 8. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 6. D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Time by Pink Floyd
      Doesn't it talk 'bout you a bit?
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      A must in any list.
    • 3. Not To Touch The Earth by The Doors
      Fly away with it.
    • 2. All My Love by Led Zeppelin
      Everyone talks about 'Stairway To Heaven'... it's great, but I'm tired of it, look out of the box!!
    • 1. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      It simpy can't be compared with anything...

    Just Floyd and Zeppelin, nothing else to say.
    By: Hannah Rose
    • 10. Lay Down Sally by Eric Clapton
      "Wonderful Tonight", "Cocaine", "Layla".....they're ALL fabulously groovy man.
    • 9. I Go Crazy by Paul Davis
      Just a typical, mushy, love song for the broken-hearted. I still get goosebumps when I hear it.
    • 8. Lookin' Out My Back Door by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      John Fogerty's vocals, a great beat, and lyrics only a person on LSD could write. Need I say more?
    • 7. (Make Me Do) Anything You Want by A Foot In Cold Water
      What a beautiful love song. Hard rock band "Helix" (remember them anyone?) did an equally fabulous rendition of this song in the 80's.
    • 6. American Woman by The Guess Who
      Good ol' pot smokin' Burton and his band.
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The ultimate driving on the highway, top down, wind in your hair kind of tuneage.
    • 4. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Another song in which the lyrics can be hard to understand: "Goodbye yellow brick road, near the dark, cloud society howls You can't let me in your hen house, I'm goin' back to my clowns Back to the halogen lounges, huntin and haunted by towels Oh I found the other side of my future lies beyond the yellow brick road."
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The song that ended every high school dance!
    • 2. A Horse With No Name by America
      Just a real good toe-tapping song. Can't help but sing along. But just what is this song about?
    • 1. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      This song is a song which can only be played LOUD.

    Even the country music in the seventies was good. 'Nuff said!
    By: Emil
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      I don't like Queen at all. But in this song they deliver something extra.
    • 9. I Was Made For Lovin' You by KISS
      Very good song.
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Still works.
    • 7. Dancing Queen by Abba
      I'm not a pop fan really but this song has a cool rhythm that makes it good in some strange kind of way.
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Its been said before... magical song.
    • 5. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      One of the songs I listen to a lot these days. Cool lyrics.
    • 4. Strange Kind Of Woman by Deep Purple
      Wonderful song.
    • 3. Child In Time (Made In Japan) by Deep Purple
      The live version from Made In Japan rocks the sh** out of everything :P
    • 2. Wish You Were There by Pink Floyd
      Very good lyrics.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Simply the best.

    By: Rhodesman62
    • 10. Money by Pink Floyd
      A perfect little portrait of the world of greed, the world we live in and the master we serve.
    • 9. Riders On the Storm by The Doors
      Is this even the 70s? Either way, probably their best.
    • 8. Hocus Pocus by Focus
      Pushing craziness to the limit, but full of energy.
    • 7. Aja by Steely Dan
      A different level of intellect in musicianship.
    • 6. Smoke On The Water - live by Deep Purple
      Hard to match for unbridled wild energy and virtuosity.
    • 5. Time by Pink Floyd
      Feeling, lyrics and music are in perfect harmony. Ominous and depressing - teenagers, listen to the message - this is no dress rehearsal...
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Like Hotel California, Bohemian Rhapsody and Stairway To Heaven - incredibly skillful build up and resolution.
    • 3. Babylon Sisters by Steely Dan
      Listen and weep...
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      See comment under #1.
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles
      They don't make them like this anymore.

    The songs are in no particular order. This is a list of rock songs. R&B, funk and disco deserve each their own list of incredible songs...
    By: Vlad P.
    • 10. Let It Be by The Beatles
      One of their last songs, very touching and memorable.
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Very poetic, great instrumentals. Shows off Freddie Mercury's emotional side, while exposing his great voice.
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
      Touched people all over the world, John Lennon's Imagine took a whole new route in rock by setting a great political message.
    • 7. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      The best rock-vocalistic song ever.
    • 6. Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. 2) by Pink Floyd
      The most famous song from the album 'The Wall,' Another Brick in the Wall is a great classic in rock AND Pink Floyd history.
    • 5. I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye
      Defined R&B, and lashed out Marvin's poetic and sensitive side.
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
      A classic song. Anyone who's anyone will enjoy this song, due to its lengthy strong sound to the touching, poetic lyrics.
    • 3. Soldier Of Fortune by Deep Purple
      Truly touching, relaxing, and overall classic. Soldier of Fortune by Deep Purple has a soothing, yet strong sound.
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Best song from the massively popularized album 'The Wall,' Comfortably Numb takes a step forward with Pink Floyd's experimental, mellow songs.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      First ever 'rock ballad.' It truly defined what Led Zeppelin was all about, and completely influenced a whole new genre of rock.

    Very hard to limit to top 10. Others I would include in the top 10 are "Changes - David Bowie"... "Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who" ... "Kashmir - Led Zeppelin" .... "Anarchy in the UK - Sex Pistols" .... "Highway to Hell - AC/DC"... "Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd".... "We Will Rock You - Queen"... "Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple"... and "I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor"
    By: Chris B.
    • 10. Bring It On Home by Led Zeppelin
      The guitar riff in this song is awesome, it's even better on their album 'How The West Was Won'.
    • 9. Pink Floyd by Money
    • 8. Layla by Derek and the Dominos
    • 7. Whipping Post by The Allman Brothers Band
    • 6. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
    • 5. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 4. Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
      Probably one of their most underrated songs...but it is still awesome.
    • 3. Juke Box Hero by Foreigner
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This solo is crazy!
    • 1. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Excellent song by the best rock band ever, Jimmy page is the best guitarist ever.

    I may only be 13, but I know music.
    By: Ted Henley
    • 10. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      A fine piece of musical art.
    • 9. How Deep Is Your Love by The Bee Gees
      A classic love song.
    • 8. Isn't It A Pity by George Harrison
      A classic song from the great man himself.
    • 7. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      Awesome vocals by Robert Plant on this fine song.
    • 6. Layla by Derek and the Dominos
      His greatest song by far.
    • 5. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Great guitaring, great song.
    • 4. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
      A perfect song, with amazing vocals and lyrics by this great band.
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      An all-time classic, great lyrics and fantastic solo.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Pure magic, incredible song with a great solo.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      What can I say, The GREATEST SONG EVER!!! By the greatest band ever!!!!

    By: guitarman 24
    • 10. Roundabout by Yes
      True classic rock.
    • 9. Beginings by Chicago
      The best rock-jazz band around.
    • 8. Living In The Past by Jethro Tull
      Ian at his best.
    • 7. From The Beginning by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
      Great solo.
    • 5. Peg by Steely Dan
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Go Freddie.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Truly inspirational.
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
      Ditto from above except he didn't play all the instruments like Paul McCartney.
    • 1. Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
      What more can you say about a man that was part of the best band of all time, is also one half of the best songwriting team of all time, and he played all of his own instruments on this song and wrote it himself?

    By: Craig Lassner
    • 10. Go All The Way by The Raspberries
      Come on, come on, come on...power-pop perfection.
    • 9. Train In Vain by The Clash
      Perhaps as poppy as The Clash got on this album, maybe the best of the 70s. Hear it once and you are hooked.
    • 8. Your Song by Elton John
      An honest, simple song of love. Lucid as hell, but true to emotions.
    • 7. Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder
      An ode to music and great jazz musicians...and a great record in its own right. I dare you not to bob your head along.
    • 6. Father & Son by Cat Stevens
      Whether you've had a father you have loved or hated, had a son you didn't understand, whatever, this song will bring a tear to your eye.
    • 5. Tired Of Being Alone by Al Green
      So soulful it hurts. This song makes you ache for lost love.
    • 4. Simple Twist Of Fate by Bob Dylan
      The most beautiful song from the best album of the greatest songwriter of the 20th Century.
    • 3. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
      Full of angst and helped me through a lot of difficult nights.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      You can't deny it's a great tune--rocking and melodic--and a great sing-a-long.
    • 1. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
      Pure pop bliss!

    Honorable mentions to David Bowie, The Sugarhill Gang, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Billy Joel.

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