Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?

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    By: Iggy
    • 10. Free For All by Ted Nugent
    • 9. Carsolumbra by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Dogs by Pink Floyd
    • 7. In My Time Of Dying by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Not Now John by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Waiting For The Worms by Pink Floyd

    By: Derek
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      A great song, reminds me of good times with my friends.
    • 9. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      A marvelous song, still not too sure what the whole thing is about, then again who can be.
    • 8. Moon Dance by Van Morrison
      A fun song to listen to.
    • 7. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      The best 'bar' song of all time...if you can't sing along, learn it.
    • 6. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
      The song holds a lot of meaning to me.
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
      A brillant song, great to hear, even better live.
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      What more can I say? The greatest American band.
    • 3. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      A great guitar song, and good song to chill to.
    • 2. Symphony For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
      A great song, on top of the lyrics that hold some good meaning.
    • 1. Misty Mountain Top by Led Zeppelin
      My favorite song, after seeing it performed lived. I thought it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen.

    Mostly Classic Rock. Great listening.
    By: Marva
    • 10. Long Time by Boston
      Boston had a lot of great songs.
    • 9. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      Great band.
    • 8. Hold On Loosely by .38 Special
      'Caught Up In You' was another good song by .38 Special.
    • 7. Green Grass And High Tides Forever by The Outlaws
      Great rock.
    • 6. Heart Of Gold by Neal Young
      Still one of my favorite songs.
    • 5. Do You Feel Like We Do by Peter Frampton
      Frampton Comes Alive was a great album.
    • 4. Year Of The Cat by Al Stewart
      Great saxophone in this tune.
    • 3. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
      One of those songs that made you do things in the backseat.
    • 2. Guitar Man by Bread
      I remember playing it on every jukebox I found it on.
    • 1. Stir It Up by Johnny Nash
      I loved this song at the time.

    Ther was so much great music and bands in the 70's, it's real hard just to pick 10. Jethro Tull, Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees, J. Geils Band, Led Zepplin. The list goes on and on.
    By: Brian Rivera
    • 10. Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones
    • 9. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 8. Cry Baby by Janis Joplin
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 6. Hotel Calafornia by The Eagles
    • 5. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
    • 4. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 3. Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Dance With Me by Orleans

    My choices may seem a little generic since I'm a 80's-born, 90's-raised man, but I've always enjoyed throwback music all of my life and these are my all-time favorites from the 70's.
    By: Kudzu
    • 10. Honesty by Billy Joel
      There is so much feeling in Billy Joel's singing, particularly in this song, that it's apparent that he truly poured his heart and soul into his music.
    • 9. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
      Wings had several fantastic hits, and this one is my personal favorite.
    • 8. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      Classic, soft, and very deep song.
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Often held as one of Pink's best ever.
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
      A song that has worked its way into the annals of timeless American culture.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Controversies aside, one of the greatest songs of all time.
    • 4. Bennie And The Jets by Elton John
      My favorite 1970s song of Elton John, raucious and remarkable.
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Classic rock 'n roll hit of the '70s from one of the greatest virtuoso bands time has yet produced.
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
      Arguably John Lennon's most famous and perhaps greatest post-Beatles song.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Classic, catchy, unmistakable, memorable, and bizarrely random.

    By: Simon Poole
    • 10. The Killing Of Georgie Pts. 1 & 2 by Rod Stewart
      Not enough room to include a song each from the 3 huge male superstars of the '70s, namely Elton John, David Bowie and Rod have included just this one gem from Rod from the summer of '76, which promotes tolerance and tells a great story in a beautiful way. Love it.
    • 9. Hallelujah by Milk and Honey
      This might be sound like a corny song to include, being a UK No 1 from 1979, the Israeli Eurovision Song Contest winner of that year, but it's so likeable, so catchy and some damned NICE that it's almost impossible not to like it and to sing along with it. A great song to play if you're feeling happy or if you're feeling can only cheer you up.
    • 8. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      Art Garfunkel's vocals on this are fantastic.. as he builds up to the huge crescendo on the third and final chorus it's like you're riding a vocal tsunami.. what a rush, and it always leaves me breathless at the end.
    • 7. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      Hard to pick a favourite Fleetwood Mac track, but this Stevie Nicks gem is just perfect and..well..dreamy. A classic, as was every damned track on 'Rumours'.
    • 6. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Astonishing vocals from Ian Gillan.. up there with 'Stairway To Heaven' as one of the greatest rock vocal performances of all time.
    • 5. Time by Pink Floyd
      First track I ever heard in stereo.. blew my mind, and still does to this day.
    • 4. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
      Brilliant lyrics, fantastic wall of sound and the ultimate 'last dance' at mid 70s parties. Still gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it.. another timeless classic.
    • 3. You're The One That I Want by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
      Hoo, hoo hoo..! Am a huge Olivia fan and it's difficult to select just one song, but the indelible image of her in her hot black spray on pants singing suggestively to John Travolta in that playground at the end of 'Grease' is an iconic 70s image for me, and besides I must have danced to this track at least 200 times at parties, weddings, discos and basically anywhere that people have been having a good time.
    • 2. Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
      Who hasn't sung along to this wonderful piece of drama penned by Jim Sharman and performed explosively by Meat and his unforgiving female companion? Another absolute classic, and brilliant when performed live.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Saw Queen live when this was No 1 in the UK Charts.. we were the envy of the school, and it's gone on to become an absolute all time classic.. a masterpiece.

    Way harder than I thought it'd be trying to pick my fave 10 songs of the seventies.. would love to have had some Glam in there - 'Rebel, Rebel' by Bowie; 'Hot Love' by T. Rex ; 'See My Baby Jive' by Wizzard,'Ballroom Blitz' by The Sweet and 'Leader of the Gang' by Gary Glitter for instance are all classics. Would've also liked some disco - 'YMCA' by the Village People, 'Love to love you baby' by Donna Summer, 'Dancing Queen' by Abba and 'Stayin' Alive' by the Bee Gees. There are some great film soundtracks I'd have loved to include.. anything off 'Rocky Horror', the 'Midnight Express' theme song, 'Lady sings the Blues' by Diana Ross and the 'Star Wars' theme too. Loads of great one-of singles - 'Music' by John Miles, 'Wuthering Heights' by Kate Bush, 'Giving it all away' by Roger Daltrey, 'The show must go on' by Leo Sayer, 'Angie' by the Stones, 'Nutbush City Limits' by Ike & Tina, 'Lost in France' by Bonnie Tyler and 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald' by Gordon Lightfoot to name just a few. But, hey, each to his own and these have been some of mine.. hope ya like them. Cheers!
    By: Llewys Legends
    • 10. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. The Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. In My Time Of Dying by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Night Flight by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Going To California by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    There's about another 30 Led Zeppelin song which can be listed in the best songs of the 70's. They are just the greastest rock group ever created and I doubt there would be another group like them ever.
    By: Frankyblues
    • 10. Highway Star by Deep Purple
      Take off!
    • 9. Pure & Easy by The Who
      Great, song nice with Townshend guitar licks and Keith Moon at his best there.
    • 8. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Day After Day by Badfinger
      Great band.
    • 6. Hold Your Head Up by Argent
      Great keyboard by a former Zombie.
    • 5. Cinema Show by Genesis
      The best drumming I heard in rock, Phil Collins is a genius on that one.
    • 4. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
      Ooooooooooh!!!!! Yeah!!!!
    • 3. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      That's pure rock!
    • 2. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
      I was surprised to learn that was a Springsteen original.
    • 1. Funeral For A Friend by Elton John

    10 are a few of all the great classic rock from the 70s, I could name a thousand more!
    By: Antonio Rodrigues
    • 10. Listen To The Music by The Doobie Brothers
      I do not need to comment on it, just listen to this. Put on the old 45. Listen and dance to the music. No doubt of Doobie. No one.
    • 9. So Very Hard To Go by Tower Of Power
      I knew just one song from this group, but they did not need another one to be recognized as a very good band. I have heard of them just with one song which was a hit here in Brazil.
    • 8. Lost Without Your Love by Bread
      A romantic but not silly song for me. They were a bread winner, sure.
    • 7. Library Door by Pilot
      I am looking for this song even now, since that time it was # 1 in my heart, but I guess a lot of people would not remember that.
    • 6. Changes by Black Sabbath
      Time passes and the song is still the same, it does not change. Ozzy´s daughter changed it not for the better.
    • 5. Oh, What A Night (December, 1963) by The Four Seasons
      Frankie Valli makes us remember many nights listening to his songs not only from the sixties but also the seventies. He and his very special friends.
    • 4. Love Don´t Live Here Anymore by Rose Royce
      A passionate way of singing, like a rose fadind away. But the song will continue in my mind. Forever.
    • 3. Can´t Get It Out Of My Head by Electric Light Orchestra
      Get information about ELO on Paul or Ringo. In the past, John and George used to have something to tell about them, too. Four people thinking the same.
    • 2. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & The Wings
      After Beatles, a new band was on the run, running to the top! A lot of bands tried to beat them. Before and after.
    • 1. Fernando by ABBA
      What I have got to say? I have worked on radio stations all of my life and I have heard ABBA a lot! If I had to do the same again...

    I beg your pardon if I did not express myself the way I wanted to. I have learned English by myself since I was a little boy, but I always loved songs in English. They helped me a lot in order to learn your English language. But one thing I can say: I loved music and I will always. Thanks for the chance I had to e-mail to you all. A great hug to everybody!
    By: Toni the Tigrrl
    • 10. Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller Band
    • 9. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon
    • 8. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
    • 7. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 6. Black Water by The Doobie Brothers
    • 5. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
    • 4. Reelin' In The Years by Steely Dan
    • 3. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
    • 2. Stuck In The Middle by Stealers Wheel
    • 1. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh

    Like many others who have contributed to this site, I, too, was just a child during the 70s. Listening to the awesome sounds of the decade always takes me back to a time in my life that I wish I could just relive over and over again!

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