Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Keith Estes
    • 10. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Everybody knows this one.
    • 9. Let It Be by The Beatles
      One of the few Beatles' songs I like.
    • 8. Hey Jude by The Beatles
      Another "once in a while" (Lennon)
    • 7. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      A great song about life.
    • 6. Desperado by The Eagles
      Don't know what to say, just a good song.
    • 5. Sympathy For The Devil by Rolling Stones
      Has a deep meaning, and a memorable sound.
    • 4. John Lennon by Imagine
      Made a good song once in a while.
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Not a huge Aerosmith fan, but this one rocks.
    • 2. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
      Seger: way underappreciated
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Lynyrd who? Eagles: best rock band of all time.

    By: Greg
    • 10. (They Long To Be) Close To You by The Carpenters
    • 9. Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack
    • 8. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
    • 7. Our House by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • 6. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Another Brick In The Wall Part1 by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Close To The Edge by Yes
    • 3. Supper's Ready by Genesis
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Layla by Derek and the Dominos

    So there.
    By: Jack Colton
    • 10. Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night
      Charted #5 Dec. 1971
    • 9. Sure As I'm Sittin' Here by Three Dog Night
      Charted #16 June 1974 - 70's Rock classic
    • 8. Out In The Country by Three Dog Night
      Charted #15 - August 1970 kicks a**
    • 7. Liar by Three Dog Night
      Charted #7 June 1971 Kicks a**
    • 6. An Old Fashioned Love Song by Three Dog Night
      One of the most recognized rock love songs of all time. An absolute gem that achieved number 4 status but was easily capable of being a number one song!
    • 5. The Family Of Man by Three Dog Night
      This song topped out at only #12; however, it proved that Three Dog Night could mix it up with the best of any rock band on any musical instrumentation level, guitar, keyboardist, and song.
    • 4. Black And White by Three Dog Night
      This song meant to ease the racial divide in our country easily became a number one hit. This classic song that is unforgettable in the rain of rock supremacy and total domination of Three Dog Night over any other early seventies rock band of that period! It was awesome to say the least.
    • 3. Shambala by Three Dog Night
      This song should have easily been a number one rock song. It tops out at number 3.
    • 2. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) by Three Dog Night
      A real mellow and cool rock song of the the 70's great stuff. That is why it hit number one status on the charts.
    • 1. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
      Undoubtedly the number #1 song of the 1970's. The most Kick A** rock song ever! A number one song that lasted on the charts at Numero Uno for 17 weeks - top that!

    Let Me Serenade You -Three Dog Night- charted #17 October 1973 another 70's Rock classic!
    By: Eddie
    • 10. Rock On by David Essex
      One of the strangest singles ever put out. A spaced-out reggae jam.
    • 9. Roundabout by Yes
      This song made a lot of people fall in love with progressive rock. Some of the best rock lyrics ever, and of course some of the most technically proficient musicianship ever.
    • 8. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      The heaviest hit single ever in history. To think our parents had to sit through this because we refused to change the station -- unbelievable.
    • 7. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      A great, great song by what was a one-hit wonder band until they had their big comeback with Twilight Zone.
    • 6. Down By The River by Neil Young
      For some reason, lovers requested this song to each other like crazy. Was it a heroin song?
    • 5. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      One of the best rock singles of all time -- Rod's best by far.
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Every single guitar player in the world has played this riff at one time or another. Ritchie Blackmore hates it when people play it as barre chords rather than on the 2 strings he really used!
    • 3. Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
      The best synthesizer song ever made, hands down. And with only that primitive Moog. Untouchable.
    • 2. Money by Pink Floyd
      The most cynical rock song ever made, and it was released as a single. The obscenity has slipped past every radio censor for over 30 years.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest radio rock song ever made -- and it was never even released as a single. It was playing somewhere in the world on the radio constantly for over 25 years (probably still is!)

    I've chosen songs that were at that point ubiquious radio staples. You couldn't get away from these. And back then, radio wasn't compartmentalized as it is today, so we all shared in a universal listening experience. In my opinion, these were the best of the best of the Top 40 rock radio era.
    By: Vivek John Cherian
    • 10. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Ozzy with his signature voice impresses....tight classic rock song to me...def in the top list...
    • 9. Jealous Lover by Blackmore's Night
      Blackmore of Deep Purple fame...came up with the band...lovely one..peps u up...
    • 8. Lady Writer by Dire Straits
      Another awesome one..with beautifully adapted distortionless lead....the way it starts off with a just awesome...
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles's everyone's pick...
    • 6. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Sraits
      Mark Knopfler at his freakin''s more like a duel between Knopfler's vocals 'n his guitar.....with obviously the victor being the audience. The best thing that can happen to u in the morning.
    • 5. Time by Pink Floyd
      U ll just fall in love with the guitaring..the lead kinda symbolises Freedom for me...could make u addicted forever to Pink Floyd.. powerful bass too..not to forget the lyrics...
    • 4. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
      This is more of an anthem....the bass n the lead...woh...Long live the revolution...
    • 3. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
      This is the closest a guy can get to make the guitar show some attitude n speak for itself...totally awesome song.
    • 2. Burn by Deep Purple
      One of the toughest gigs that can be played...amazing timing...great drumming...n an impeccable lead..don't have to talk about LORD's jamming on the keyboard.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Classic Zeppelin....the greatest rock song ever...great transition with the simple harmonica to a fast beautiful lead by the greatest climax ever.

    The songs I have selected include a wide variety of rock..from rock n roll to progressive. I believe that these numbers widely represent the entire rock scene of the 70's in 10 songs (though it doesn't do justice to many songs).
    By: Eman
    • 10. Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Immigration Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
    • 7. Paradise City by Guns N' Roses
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Eric Clapton
    • 5. Going To California by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Vivek Cherian
    • 10. Black Night by Deep Purple
    • 9. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Burn by Deep Purple
    • 7. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
    • 6. Layla by Derek & the Dominos
    • 5. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. NIB by Black Sabbath
    • 2. Highway Star by Deep Purple
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    the 70'S ROCK
    By: vidhya sara cherian
    • 10. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 9. Lady Writer by Dire Straits
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 7. New Kid In Town by Eagles
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 5. Take It Easy by Eagles
    • 4. Walk Of Life by Dire Straits
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
    • 1. Child In Time by Deep Purple

    By: vivek cherian
    • 10. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Child In Time by Deep Purple
    • 7. Highway Star by Deep Purple
    • 6. We Are The Champions by Queen
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin

    By: The Geart Man
    • 10. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. Sweet Melissa by The Allman Brothers Band
    • 8. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Confortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
    • 2. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

    I love the 70's and I wish I'd grown up then so I could listen to their great music, because this music keeps me living.

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