Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?
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- 10. Angie by Rolling Stones
Whe only need the first second of this song to recognise it.
- 9. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
Clapton is on fire! A big ending too.
- 8. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
Before this song nobody knew Knopfler, the one who one day became "Lord" of the Britain impery.
- 7. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
The beginning with Page and then Jones appears with the bass, Plant, Bonzo...just amazing.
- 6. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
This song really makes me fly.
- 5. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
It's a classic.
- 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
This song defines Led Zeppelin. Powerful and majestic and Bonzo with his rabbit foot.
- 3. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
Ta-ta taaa ta-ta ta-taaaa ta-ta taaa ta ta
- 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
The beginning and the last solo are unforgettable.
- 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
How many times have you listened this song?
- 10. Peace Train by Cat Stevens
- 9. Ventura Highway by America
- 8. Escape (Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
- 7. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
- 6. Magic by Pilot
- 5. Beth by KISS
- 4. Theme from Shaft by Issac Hayes
- 3. Fernando by ABBA
- 2. Take The Money And Run by Steve Miller
- 1. Black Diamond by KISS
- 10. Hotel California by Eagles
- 9. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
- 8. WIsh You Were Here by Pink Floyd
- 7. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
- 6. Learning To Fly by Pink Floyd
- 5. Money by Pink Floyd
- 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
- 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
- 1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink FLoyd
Sorry about most of them being Pink Floyd Songs, They are a great band tho.
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- 10. Blue Jean Blues by ZZ top
I hope guys you know this song ?
- 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
It will be unfair for PF - amazingly acoustic song.
- 8. Napoleon Bona - Part II by Budgie
Exciting and stunning - you can hear a perfect metalic sound there.
- 7. Angie by The Rolling Stones
One of the most persuasively performanced songs of Jagger.
- 6. The Model by Kraftwerk
Not only slow and sad, I like.
- 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
May somebody remember this song ? Isn't great ?
- 4. Shangri-La by Electric Light Orchestra
Fading like the Beatles on Hey Jude...
- 3. Let Me Roll It by Paul McCartney
Greatest guitar riff of this time.
- 2. Say Goodbye by Wisbone Ash
Sad and stylish - just typical for 70's genre.
- 1. Belladonna by UFO
It's one of these which I called bedclothes songs. Just great for listening and slow dancing to.
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- 9. Heart Of Gold by Neil Young
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- 8. Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder
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- 7. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
- 6. Little Green Bag by George Baker Selection
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- 5. Black Betty by Ram Jam
- 4. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
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- 3. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
- 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
- 1. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
If I wrote my list before some of you I would have included some of those songs in my list. However I wanted to bring a different angle. Some songs had to be duplicated.
By: Stefanie Vargas
- 10. Southside Shuffle by J. Geils Band
We used to all take turns dancing on top of a flat trunk in mom's living room while listening to this red record. We laughed at each other twisting away.
- 9. Imagine by John Lennon
Simply sweet sound, really a lovely tune.
- 8. Rock Candy by Montrose
Wow, we rocked to this one.
- 7. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart
I thought this song was so cool...I used to play it over and over and all the neighbor kids would be over blaring the tunes. We were so cool.
- 6. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
I loved this song then and now.
- 5. The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia by Vicki Lawrence
Came to mind as a good oldie.
- 4. Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding
Always reminds me of my dad at the local pizza pub.
- 3. Sylvia's Mother by Dr. Hook
- 2. Levon by Elton John
I just liked this song always felt far away.
- 1. Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop
My older sister Sabrina was an inspiration to my memories of her rocking out.
- 10. Riders On The Storm by Doors
- 9. Green River by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- 8. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
- 7. Dynamite by Scorpions
- 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 5. Who Are You by Who
- 4. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
- 3. Hotel California by Eagles
- 2. Detroid Rock City by Strutter
- 1. Detroid Rock City by KISS
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- 10. Jet by The Wings
- 9. Smoke On Water by Deep Purple
- 8. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
IT all right.
- 7. Rocket Man by Elton John
- 6. Hey Jude by The Beatles
- 5. Whole Lot Of Rosie by AC/DC
Angus Young rocks.
- 4. Under Pressure by Queen w/ David Bowie
- 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
- 2. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
- 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Best song ever.
- 10. Kicked In The Teeth by AC/DC
- 9. Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be by AC/DC
- 8. Let There Be Rock by AC/DC
- 7. Dog Eat Dog by AC/DC
- 6. T.N.T. by AC/DC
- 5. It's A Long WayTo The Top by AC/DC
- 4. Baba O' Reily by The Who
- 3. If You Want Blood You've Got It by AC/DC
- 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 1. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
Okay. There is no question about it AC/DC rocked the 70's and 80's and 90's and they always will....AC/DC KINGS OF ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!
This is AC/DC with Bon Scott. Brian Johnson did not come along until 1980 with Back In Black as his first album. Highway To Hell was Bon Scott's last album. So as you can see AC/DC rocked throughout the 70's and 80's and forever.
- 10. Ça Plane Pour Moi by Plastic Bertrand
Sire 13/5/78. This is just a mad, happy song to get yer bouncing. Sheer bloody fun.
- 9. Are 'Friends' Electric by Tubeway Army
Beggars Banquet 19/05/1979. Misery Guts poses between massive banks of synthesizers - what could be better!
- 8. Teenage Rampage by The Sweet
RCA 1974. Just what being a teenager is all about, no?
- 7. Meat Loaf by Bat Out Of Hell
Epic 10/2/1979. Meat at his most overblown and best. Beats 'Leader of the Pack' hands down.
- 6. Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade
Polydor 1972. Just to show that the Black Country (part of the West Midlands, England - named after the use of coal) rocked once upon a time.
- 5. Ball Of Confusion by The Temptations
Tamla Motown 1970. Funny really, I'd never really liked 'soul' or 'funk' but this just blew my mind.
- 4. Tie Your Mother Down by Queen
EMI 19/03/1977. So many people go for Bohemian Rhapsody, which is a great song, but it's always on the radio. Put this on for a change.
- 3. Heroes by David Bowie
RCA 15/10/1977. If you like sports, and I do, and your team actually decides to turn up for a change - this might run through your mind.
- 2. Lola by The Kinks
Pye 1970. This song has some of the cleverest lyrics ever and the most basic yet best guitar chords I've ever heard. Brilliant!
- 1. Virginia Plain by Roxy Music
Island 1972. Sheer Bliss. Nothing more need be said.
The first entry is the lable upon which the track was released. The date (European setup)is that when the track was released in the U.K. This list does not preclude the others listed on the site, most of which are fantastic songs, these're just something a little different.
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