Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Jeff Tweeter
    • 10. Wouldn't You Like It by Bay City Rollers
    • 9. Let's Pretend by The Raspberries
    • 8. Tears by Rush
    • 7. Streetlights by Bonnie Raitt
    • 6. Icarus - Born On Wings Of Steel by Kansas
    • 5. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
    • 4. I'm So Afraid by Fleetwood Mac
      Guitar tour de force that inspired me to play guitar.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 1. The Pinnacle by Kansas

    By: Brent T
    • 10. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
    • 9. Fools Overture by Supertramp
    • 8. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 6. If You See Her Say Hello by Bob Dylan
    • 5. Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen
    • 4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 1. Feel The Benefit by 10cc

    Honours to: Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (The Temptations), Cortez The Killer (Neil Young), God (John Lennon), Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols), Angie (Rolling Stones), Five Years (David Bowie), Hurricane (Bob Dylan), Furry Sings The Blues (Joni Mitchell) and Fanfare For The Common Man (ELP).
    By: MJ Mooney
    • 10. Jackie Blue by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    • 9. Indian Summer by Poco
    • 8. Scarecrow's Dream by Dan Fogelberg
    • 7. Go All The Way by Raspberries
    • 6. Sister Golden Hair by America
    • 5. Baby Come Back by Player
    • 4. Hello It's Me by Todd Rundgren
    • 3. Baby Blue by Badfinger
    • 2. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 1. Don't Pull Your Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

    By: Mark
    • 10. I Fought The Law by The Clash
    • 9. Coffee In Bed by Squeeze
    • 8. Psycho Killer by The Talking Heads
    • 7. I'd Love To Change The World by Ten Years After
    • 6. David Bowie by Panic In Detroit
    • 5. Run Like Hell by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Because The Night by Patti Smith
    • 3. Funeral For A Friend/ Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
    • 2. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Song Is Over by The Who
      The song that defines the best album of all time, Who's Next.

    By: Sam Sham
    • 10. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
      Aerosmith is one of the greatest hard rock (a term you never hear anymore) bands ever, and still are in 2001. The drumbeat opening and signature guitar riff rules. When they re-did it with RUN DMC as a Rap / Rock single, I was introduced to rap (other than Rapper's Delight).
    • 9. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
      The Motor City Madman. Ted rocked for the sake of rocking. He wasn't trying to change the world, just wanted some screamin' guitars and nookie.
    • 8. Schools Out by Alice Cooper
      I was never an Alice Cooper fan, but this song rocked. I heard this religious guy on the 700 Club (Pat Robertson's gig) say he used to be a roadie for Alice Cooper and that it was about mastrubation. I wonder if that's true?
    • 7. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      I got turned onto KISS in like 1975. I loved the music, and the make-up was gravy. I was the biggest KISS fan ever for a while and got to see them on July 5, 1979 (in Hampton, VA).
    • 6. Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting by Elton John
      The rockin'est song EJ ever did. There's nothing bad about this song from the kickin' opening guitars through the chorus, bridge, etc. It rocks.
    • 5. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
      What a fun song! Definitely cool to play on the juke box at the trashy, redneck "Bantam Chef" burger joint in Chesnee, South Carolina as a kid.
    • 4. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
      Another one-hit-wonder. This song lived to fight another day when INTEL used it for some PENTIUM ads in the late '90s. It was funky, and my kids groove to it in 2001.
    • 3. Feel Your Love Tonight by Van Halen
      From VH's first album, this was the greatest marriage of a feel-good rhthym, kickin' Eddie Van Halen guitars and quality back-up vocals. It rocked!
    • 2. Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks
      I think of this as the qunitessential '70s song because it was 1974 and I heard it EVERY time my mother took me to the orthodontist in Spartanburg, SC.
    • 1. Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
      It was a one-hit wonder, but it was HUGE! Didn't ya just LOVE it when they hit the echo on, "She said, 'What?'" and "I said, 'Oooh, ooh, ooh, wee!'"

    The last one reminded me I SHOULD have included "Rapper's Delight." I STILL know the words to it (got 2 copies for my 16th or 17th birthday). It started the Rap Revolution.
    By: Fernando Castro
    • 10. Night Fever by The Bee Gees
      With so many tunes to choose from this is the one that I could never get sick of.
    • 9. Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight & The Pips
      A very inspiring Motown song.
    • 8. Emotion by Samantha Sang
      Written by The Bee Gees, who happen to be my favourite group of the seventies.
    • 7. Lotta Love by Nicolette Larsen
      One of the best remakes ever done.
    • 6. You Are Everything by The Stylistics
      There's so many songs to choose from with this group, but this one sticks out.
    • 5. How Much I Feel by Ambrosia
      Well-written song for anyone who has ever lost a loved one.
    • 4. If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman
      Everytime I hear this song I can't help but remember about the Saturday Night Fever album that my mom bought for me.
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Memories of summer camp.
    • 2. Daniel by Elton John
      This song always gives me goosebumps.
    • 1. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine by Lou Rawls
      What can you say, "you'll be searching & searching your whole night through".

    These are the songs that inspired me when I came to this country.
    By: Dan
    • 10. New Kid In Town by The Eagles
      An excellent band.
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Good band, good song.
    • 8. Heard It Through The Grape Vine by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Good band.
    • 7. Let It Be by The Beatles
      One of the great bands, not their best song but definitely their best one from the 70s.
    • 6. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
      This is a great song.
    • 4. Without You by Nilsson
      What a beautiful song!
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This rocks.
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      A great band at their very best.
    • 1. Khe Sahn by Cold Chisel
      What can I say about this song... it's just awesome.

    The '70s were a great decade, heaps better than the '80s and nearly as good as the 90s.
    By: Karen
    • 10. Tiger Feet by Mudd
      Glam rules!
    • 9. I'm Bored by Iggy Pop
      Who could forget when Iggy was on 'Countdown'?
    • 8. Fox On The Run by The Sweet
    • 7. Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy by Bad Company
    • 6. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) by Bruce Springsteen
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      The ultimate 70's music video.
    • 4. Getting Closer by Wings
      Sir Macca rocks on this one!
    • 3. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      'You can dance, you can jive' - this song always gets me on the floor.
    • 2. Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart
      Ditto - just love the outrageous headress!
    • 1. Ca Plane Pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand
      Cheesy, but a classic!

    Other faves - Slade, Bay City Rollers, Olivia Newton-John and many more!
    By: Krista
    • 10. Back In Black by AC/DC
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 8. All Of My Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
    • 6. Let The Good Times Roll by The Cars
    • 5. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 4. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
    • 3. Late For The Sky by Jackson Browne
    • 2. Doctor My Eyes by Jackson Browne
    • 1. The Pretender by Jackson Browne

    By: Noah Snyder
    • 10. Pencil Thin Mustache by Jimmy Buffett
    • 9. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 8. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 6. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 5. My Generation by The Who
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplelin
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A great song with a great guitar trio.

    70's Music was the greatest!

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