Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Cuddly Col
    • 10. Love's In Need Of Love Today by Stevie Wonder
    • 9. All I Ever Wanted by Santana
    • 8. I Feel Love by Donna Summer
    • 7. Brandy by The O'Jays
    • 6. Babooshka by Kate Bush
    • 5. Everybody's Got To Learn Sometimes by Korgis
    • 4. Wonderous Stories by Yes
    • 3. Every Breath You Take by The Police
    • 2. Losing My Religion by R.E.M.
    • 1. Dual by Propaganda

    Great trax. All of which are real classics.
    By: Bren
    • 10. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Cool song.
    • 9. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      Rock on.
    • 8. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
      It's okay, but still LED ZEPPELIN.
    • 7. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      Awesome song, awesome band.
    • 6. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
      You must buy, you must buy.....
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Strange and addictive.
    • 3. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Ozzy's screams and stereophonic hypnotism made an awesome song.
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Meaningful lyrics and a guitar solo to break glass... deserves #2 on the countdown.
    • 1. The Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song taught me how to live my life......

    Pretty Led Zeppelin stacked for a countdown.... so what..... they are the best band ever.
    By: Jack
    • 10. Europa by Santana
      A truly moving guitar solo. Santana uses unbelievable amounts of sustain to create nearly perpetual notes.
    • 9. Brighton Rock by Queen
      A very strange song, with a great guitar solo by Brian May. For some incomprehensible reason, it doesn't appear on any of Queen's three Greatest Hits albums.
    • 8. Reelin' In The Years by Steely Dan
      Once again, I love the guitar solo. The 70's had no shortage of great guitar solos.
    • 7. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      I love this song. The violin part is unforgettable, as is the piano intro.
    • 6. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      Great guitar, drums, and vocals. I love the eerie, wailing harmonica solo. It makes a terrific conclusion to Led Zeppelin IV, a terrific album.
    • 5. Roll On Down The Highway by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      This is a very catchy and upbeat rock song, with a great guitar riff. I might as well have picked any of BTO's chart-topping singles, though.
    • 4. Let It Rain by Derek & the Dominos
      From the "Live at the Fillmore" album. The drum solo by Jim Gordon is fantastic, and Eric Clapton's guitar solo with heavy wah is quite good (as usual).
    • 3. Blue Sky by The Allman Brothers Band
      This is the most uplifting blues song I have ever heard. It is euphoric. The slide guitar solo and the vocals are amazing.
    • 2. Money by Pink Floyd
      Great instrumental solos, and a terrific guitar riff. Most of this song is in 7/4, and I love odd time signatures.
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This is probably the best guitar solo ever. It is energetic and emotive, with a great slide guitar part. The lead guitarists are Gary Rossington and Allen Collins. "Free Bird" is two words on the original vinyl, not "Freebird".

    Toad, by Cream, may have the best drum solo ever. Statesboro Blues, by the Allman Brothers, features the best performance by the best slide guitarist who ever lived. Surfing with the Alien, by Joe Satriani, is phenomenal.
    By: Clarke Juses
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The greatest scream ever.
    • 9. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Set the example for guitar solos.
    • 8. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap by AC/DC
      The title is enough.
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Head banging classic.
    • 6. Same Old Song And Dance by Aerosmith
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Best Pink Floyd.
    • 4. Eruption by Van Halen
      Best guitar work ever.
    • 3. Big Balls by AC/DC
      The funniest song ever.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      This song kicks @$$
    • 1. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Set the precedent for good Heavy Metal.

    Iron Man came out in 70 right?...I wouldn't know...I wasn't alive then
    By: Avi K. Garg
    • 10. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Paul & Linda McCartney
    • 9. Pusherman by Curtis Mayfield
    • 8. Spanish Bombs by The Clash
    • 7. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
    • 6. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 5. Blitzkreig Bop by The Ramones
    • 4. Hey Hey, My My by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    • 3. Dogs by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
    • 1. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin

    By: Raj
    • 10. Let Your Love Flow by Bellamy Brothers
      Can music ever come back again?
    • 9. Guitar Man by Bread
    • 8. Band On The Run by Paul Mcartney & Wings
      Wonderful music.
    • 7. Hey Jude by The Beatles
      Cannot get better than this! Can it?
    • 6. Shooting Star by Bad Company
      Amazing lyrics with beautiful synchronization.
    • 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Rock music at its best!
    • 4. Everywhere by Feeltwood Mac
      Tingles each string of the heart!
    • 3. Coming Back To Life by Pink Floyd
      Watch out for the guitar distortions.
    • 2. Roadhouse Blues by The Doors
      Best of Doors.
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      The best song ever!

    60's and 70's was the when music was really produced with the sole intention of creating passion. I think that kind of music will never come back again... music these days is nothing but a whole lot of sham and fake.
    By: David M.
    • 10. The Logical Song by Supertramp
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It has to be there somewhere.
    • 6. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Best Deep Purple track of all time!
    • 4. A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum
      No contest, the best Procol Harum track around.
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      No contest, the best Led Zeppelin Song of all time.
    • 2. Remember The Future by Nektar
      This has to be a CLOSE second to 2112 Overture
    • 1. 2112 Overture by Rush
      Is there any contest? Rush rocks!

    By: Babs
    • 10. Layla by Derek and the Dominos
    • 9. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 7. Baba O' Riley by The Who
    • 6. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 4. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      These songs are in no order, just the top 10 songs of the 70's, the greatest era of all time!

    By: Thomas
    • 10. Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt
      Absolutely beautiful..
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
      One of this group's best songs...and albums!
    • 8. Sam by Olivia Newton-John
      Another great story...
    • 7. Dark Lady by Cher
      This one is just fun..
    • 6. Witchy Woman by The Eagles
    • 5. (They Long To Be) Close To You by The Carpenters
      Karen's vocals are something else..
    • 4. A Little More Love by Olivia Newton-John
      Ahh, Olivia...what more can you say??
    • 3. Behind Closed Doors by Charlie Rich
      Great can actually picture what the video would have been like...if they did videos back then..
    • 2. New Kid In Town by The Eagles
      Great harmony..
    • 1. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Elton at his best..

    There are so many GREAT songs from the 70's that it's next to impossible to list all that you want to on this page. Music today just doesn't all..
    By: dave s
    • 10. House of Four Doors by The Moody Blues
    • 9. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 8. Had To Cry Today by Blind Faith
      This supergroup could of been one of the best bands in the history of Rock and Roll.
    • 7. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys by Traffic
    • 6. Heart Of The Sunrise by Yes
      This is a wonderful song.
    • 5. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow by Frank Zappa
      Frank is the best.
    • 4. Shakedown Street by The Grateful Dead
    • 3. Master Of The Universe by Hawkwind
      If you have never heard of them I am not surprised. Check them out... they hail from England.
    • 2. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      Does it get any better than the animals album?
    • 1. Echoes by Pink Floyd
      They are a band beyond decription. This tune is timeless. After 23 minutes you are left wanting more.

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