Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Mikel
    • 10. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Doesn't it feel like going out and kicking butts?
    • 9. 20th Century Boy by T.Rex
      Common'little girl you know what I want...
    • 8. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      What the hell did you put in my drink? Or was this song?
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It feels like flying...
    • 6. Hot Summer Night by Meat Loaf
      Father of all romantical-gothic culture.
    • 5. Surrender by Cheap Trick
      I'm gonna go out and eat the world tonight!
    • 4. Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy
      Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak...
    • 3. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      I going straight on to...
    • 2. Love Gun by KISS
      We all listened to that song and wished that it was true...
    • 1. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Fly away free bird from hell...

    By: seth swirsky
    • 10. Dear Boy by Paul McCartney
      OK, I admit my early 70s, Beatle-bias. Through '71, they were, as solo artists, still better than everyone else. This gorgeous song from RAM, is the 2nd best "Beach Boys" song of the decade.
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
      This song sums up the zeitgeist of the 60s better than any other.
    • 8. Photograph by Ringo Starr
      It's a beautiful rendering of a beautiful song. Gotta love Ringo.
    • 7. I Need You by America
      Simply written, simply sung. Beautiful. Still.
    • 6. Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts
      Because it's the perfect expression of summer.
    • 5. Shannon by Henry Gross
      The best expression of the Beach Boys, in the 70s.
    • 4. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
      He stole it, however inadvertantly, but you *feel* this song.
    • 3. How Deep Is Your Love by The Bee Gees
      The best pure love song of the decade. And yes, it IS cool to dig the Bee Gees a lot.
    • 2. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      What do you get when you couple a powerful piano with a powerful voice and marry it to a powerful melody and powerful lyric? A powerful song.
    • 1. Follow You, Follow Me by Genesis
      Because it's the most perfect exrpession of positive longing for love.

    Honorable Mention: ABC/The Jackson 5. Still electric.
    By: Samuel
    • 10. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Just perfect.
    • 9. Burn by Deep Purple
      One of the best Blackmore solos.
    • 8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      AC/DC's best song.
    • 7. Time by Pink Floyd
      The best of Pink Floyd.
    • 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Hard rock.
    • 5. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Old time classic.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
      Great song.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      A rock classic.
    • 1. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      The best rock song ever.

    Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath are the best rock bands ever...
    By: steve k,sheffield
    • 10. Love's Unkind by Donna Summer
    • 9. Cool For Cats by Squeeze
    • 8. Remember by Bay City Rollers
    • 7. January by Pilot
    • 6. Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks
    • 5. Hold Me Close by David Essex
    • 4. Going Under Ground by The Jam
    • 3. Denis Denis by Blondie
    • 2. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
    • 1. Sound And Vision by David Bowie

    By: ivailo
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 8. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 7. Hard Luck Woman by KISS
    • 6. Let's Stay Together by Al Green
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynryd Skynyrd
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin

    Funny, I see Bat Out Of Hell on here...
    By: Caleb Stevens
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
      One of the best songs ever written. If it's not your top song of the decade, you don't know about music of the 70's. Second best song of all time right behind Bobby D. with 'Like A Rolling Stone' but that's another story all together...........
    • 9. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Personal favorite. But...this song is one of the best ever written.
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great, great song. Maybe the best band of the 70's. Maybe. Certainly one of the best three songs.
    • 7. Get Back by The Beatles
      'Let It Be' was released in 1970. Best band of all time, bar none. Great song.
    • 6. Learning To Fly by Pink Floyd
      Floyd's a good band. Good song. They deserve one up here..
    • 5. Baba O'Riley by The Who
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Zeppelin's overrated. Amazing, amazing group of musicians but the sound gets tiresome. There is no way they even have two songs in the top ten. It's either 'Stairway' or 'Whole Lotta Love'... take yer pick.
    • 2. American Pie by Don McLean
      This isn't your "fav" songs of the decade, it's the best. No possible way that this doesn't make the list.
    • 1. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      OK I'll set the record straight. 10-4 are in no particular order.

    By: Paige
    • 10. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      If you've heard the introduction before the song, generally different versions of the song exclude it, then you can't not love this song. It has a sort of medieval flare to it, I really enjoy this song.
    • 9. Badside Of The Moon by April Wine
    • 8. Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream
    • 7. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 5. Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy by Bad Company
    • 4. The Doors by Love Her Madly
    • 3. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      I don't think I have to explain.
    • 2. Take The Money And Run by Steve Miller Band
      Not enough credit is given to Steve Miller. Although his music is not "politically charged", it is still great.
    • 1. Breathe by Pink Floyd
      As soon as I heard this song, I knew that it was my all time favourite, and it has definitely endured.

    I would have placed Pink Floyd songs as the top ten, that would be no fun.
    By: Rose Owens
    • 10. Cinderella by Firefall
    • 9. Rush On Love by Goose Creek Symphony
      If you don't know the Goose, you are missing out.
    • 8. Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 6. Come To Papa by Bob Seger
      Anything Bob does is right.
    • 5. Georgia Rythym by Atlanta Rhythm Section
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 3. Honky Cat by Elton John
    • 2. Curtis Lowe by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Not much radio play back then, but a wonderful song and story.
    • 1. Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band
      This is a 'get you in the gut' song that never gets old.

    There are so many I left out. Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Queen and Oh my god, Tres Hombres. ZZ Top. It's got to be in there, too. Take out American Pie and put in Tres Hombres.
    By: Heyward
    • 10. Saturday Night by Elton John
    • 9. Come Get To This by Marvin Gaye
      Only Marvin can sing this song.
    • 8. Peaceful Easy Feeling by The Eagles
      Great sing-along tune.
    • 7. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
      Never get tired of this song.
    • 6. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
      Great tune.
    • 5. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
      Best spring time.. Friday.. on the way home.. after work song.. ever.
    • 4. Ramblin' Man by Allman Brothers
      Classic Southern rock song.
    • 3. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The best guitar licks of all time.
    • 2. Soul Train by The O'Jays
      Great fun & party tune. You'll want to dance when you hear it.
    • 1. Mexico by James Taylor
      Upbeat great tune guaranteed to make you feel better about everything.

    By: giachi11(italy)
    • 10. Take It Easy by Eagles
      It's Take it Easy .... ;->
    • 9. Welcome To The Machine by Pink Floyd
      I don't know why I love this song.... simply I love it!
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      (The same thing of "The Wall")
    • 7. The Wall by Pink Floyd
      I don't know why, but when I heard this song for the first time, I loved it immediately!
    • 6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      Shut up and relax; Some Rock gods are playing...
    • 5. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      Sitting on the park bench.... Simply Beautiful!
    • 4. Lady Writer by Dire Straits
      The second most beautiful song by Dire Straits.
    • 3. Telegraph Road by Dire Straits
      Simply the most beautiful song by Mark Knopfler.
    • 2. My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down by The Ramones
      It can move you to another world...
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It comments itself.

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