Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Tanya
    • 10. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
    • 9. Hey You by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 7. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
    • 6. Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynryd Skynyrd
    • 2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynryd Skynyrd
    • 1. Simple Man by Lynryd Skynyrd

    By: P-Cica
    • 10. Boston by More Than A Feeling
      Very nice song with an even better solo, just amazing to listen to.
    • 9. I Can Quit U Baby by Willie Dixon (Led Zeppelin remake)
      Nice remake of a classic blues piece. Page once again shows why he is one of the best guitarists of all time.
    • 8. D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
      A reggae-style song with a really nice solo. Nice lyrics and very nice to listen to.
    • 7. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
      Such a beautiful song with 2 simple yet amazing solos. Jimmy page really knows how to write music.
    • 6. Magic by Pilot
      A very fun, nice sounding tune, not complicated but effective.
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      What a great tune. Possibly a #1. Combining a slow piano piece, rock, and opera and still works beautifully.
    • 4. Light My fire by The Doors
      Amazing organ solo and Morrison always knows how to add dark mysticism to his music.
    • 3. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      One of the few country songs I like. Just a simple song yet gives u a good feeling.
    • 2. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      So mysterious, and what a amazing solo, so much power.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      What a masterpiece is all I can say.

    Pretty much anything from Zeppelin will do. There are so many more amazing artists who should be on this list like Hendrix, Clapton, The Who, Stones, KISS... but just too many for me to handle.
    By: Broony
    • 10. Trouble Man by Marvin Gaye
      Not enough soul on here!!!!
    • 9. Eton Rifles by The Jam
      The sound of angry young Britain.
    • 8. Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang
      Nicked the backing from Chic and kicked off a rap revolution.
    • 7. Band On The Run by Wings
      The most Lennon-esque thing Macca ever did!
    • 6. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      What a riff!
    • 5. Ever Fallen In Love by The Buzzcocks
      One of the best break up songs ever.
    • 4. Fame by David Bowie
      So good you don't notice Lennon on backing vocals.
    • 3. Anarchy For The UK by Sex Pistols
      Still sounds fresh today.
    • 2. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      Because it absolutely rocks, impossible to stay still to when listening!!
    • 1. Lola by The Kinks
      Ray Davies at his very best.

    By: Max
    • 10. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 9. I'd Rather Go Blind by Chicken Shack
      Another '69... almost '70... ;-)
    • 8. Fools by Deep Purple
    • 7. Message In A Bottle by The Police
    • 6. Gallows Pole by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
    • 4. Carpet Crawlers by Genesis
      A wonderful song...
    • 3. Heroes by David Bowie
    • 2. Reap What I've Sowed by Climax Blues Band
      Just perfect..
    • 1. Gimmie Shelter by Rolling Stones
      Well, it's '69 - but it's simply the best I've ever heard... (objective ;-)... it's like a steam-train that never stops...

    By: sabs
    • 10. My Generation by The Who
    • 9. More Than A Woman by Bee Gees
    • 8. Bandit by Neil Young
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 6. London Calling by The Clash
    • 5. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 4. Heroin by The Velvet Underground
    • 3. The Gates Of Delirium by Yes
      Too bad not enough people listen to this band.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin

    By: Caitlin And Jesse
    • 10. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart
      JUST KIDDING, but yes Rod, we do think your sexy.
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 8. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Going To California by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song makes us feel something unexplainable.

    Others: anything by Zeppelin
    By: T. D. Bourgeois
    • 10. Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) by Pat Travers
      1979 - We too much about domestic violence now to take the lyrics of this song to heart. It sure does rock though.
    • 9. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
      1978 - If you like ELO at all, I bet you like this one.
    • 8. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      1977 - Does it suck, or is it a great jam? Ask me tomorrow.
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      1976 - So good it was the high point in Wayne's World. Wayne & Garth head banging to it cruising in the AMC Pacer (I had one just like it).
    • 6. Lady Marmalade by LaBelle
      1975 - Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir? Christina Aguilera with Lil' Kim, Pink,and Mya brought it back 25 years later.
    • 5. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      1974 - Everyone related when Miller said that he's a joker, a smoker, a midnight toker.
    • 4. Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
      1973 - How many instrumentals make to #1? This did.
    • 3. Bang A Gong (Get It On) by T Rex
      1972 - Marc Bolan's guitar. "You're dirty, sweet and you're my girl". Say no more.
    • 2. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
      1971 - The title cut from Marvin's landmark concept album.
    • 1. Spirit In The Sky by Norman Greenbaum
      1970 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club lifted the distinctive guitar line of this tune for "Spread Your Love"

    The 70's: Kent State, Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, Hot pants, Mark Spitz, The Godfather, MASH, CB radios, Watergate, Streaking, Pet rocks, Jaws, Pay cable, The Bicentennial, Rocky, Disco, The Farrah Fawcett-Majors poster, Roots, King Tut, Pope John Paul II, Grease, Superman, Americans held hostage in Tehran, Slit skirts.
    By: Beth F.F.
    • 10. Copacabana by Barry Manilow
      I'm afraid I had to include Barry somewhere. :)
    • 9. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      Have to mention Elton here; he was a fantastic contributor to the music of the 70's. Tiny Dancer was cool.
    • 8. Long Train Running by Doobie Brothers
      Prolific 70's band with some truly great songs of which this was one of them.
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
      The guitar was great in this song; it had a cool story to it, too.
    • 6. Fame by David Bowie
      Wackiest and one of the best of Bowie's 70's hits.
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      No doubt this is the song that they were best remembered for.
    • 4. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Good one by Aerosmith.
    • 3. That's The Way (I Like It) by KC & The Sunshine Band
      The disco hit to kick off the revolution in 1975.
    • 2. Evil Woman by ELO
      Electric Light Orchestra's greatest hit.
    • 1. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      By far the greatest song of the decade. Everyone remembers it because it's a classic, it was John Travolta's theme song in "Saturday Night Fever" and it's the song that most embodies the 1970's.

    The music of the 1970's was absolutely amazing. So much originality, so many different genres, including the best rock ever. This decade gets my vote for the best in music history!
    By: Jake
    • 10. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. What's Your Name by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 7. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 6. You Got That Right by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. I Ain't The One by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Black Betty by Ram Jam
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Basically Lynyrd Skynyrd is the best. Too bad Ronnie Van Zant died.
    By: Chase
    • 10. Thunderstruct by AC/DC
    • 9. Ice Cream Man by Van Halen
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 7. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. Come Sail Away by Styx
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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