Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
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- 10. Heart Of Gold by Neil Young
- 9. Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
- 8. Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young
- 7. Peace Train by Cat Stevens
- 6. Rock Me On The Water by Jackson Browne
- 5. These Days by Jackson Browne
- 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 3. The Weight by The Band
- 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
- 1. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
I wasn't around during this decade, but my parents got me into the music. Neil Young, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Jackson Browne are my all around favorites.
By: Josh Williams
- 10. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
Rockin' all the way.
- 9. Juke Box Hero by Foreigner
Inspired me to learn guitar.
- 8. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
- 7. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
It's time to rock.
- 6. All Right Now by Free
- 5. Back In Black by AC/DC
Rock the world.
- 4. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Man who could persuade a country.
- 3. Wild World by Cat Stevens
Master of lyrics.
- 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
Love this song.
- 1. I Was Made For Loving You by KISS
The hottest band in the world.
There is not one modern band that can compare to the likes of the 70s bands.
- 10. I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones
So much fun to dance to. Remember Pogoing?
- 9. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
A great new sound at the time.
- 8. Dancing With The Moonlit Knight by Genesis
Steve Hackett's guitar work is phenomenal.
- 7. The Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
My favorite Zeppelin Song.
- 6. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
- 5. Quadrophenia by The Who
So many songs from this album broke new ground.
- 4. Killer Queen by Queen
Aah those vocals ...
- 3. Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
ELP introduced the synthesizer to the mainstream reached their peak with Brain Salad Surgery. I still think Carl Palmer is the best percussionist ever.
- 2. Panic In Detroit by David Bowie
He shocked with glam rock, and the music was good.
- 1. King's Lead Hat by Brian Eno
One of the early "Punk" songs that had a hard driving beat.
Other bands, Elton John, Chicago, Kraftwerk, Yes, Moody Blues, Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, ...
- 10. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
- 9. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
- 8. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
- 7. Angie by Rolling Stones
- 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
- 5. School's Out by Alice Cooper
- 4. American Pie by Don McLean
- 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 2. Come Sail Away by Styx
- 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 10. American Girl/Refugee by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
- 9. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
- 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 7. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
- 6. Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon
- 5. Southern Man by Neil Young
- 4. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
- 3. The Show Must Go On by Queen
- 2. Urgent by Foreigner
- 1. The Razors Edge (live) by AC/DC
I thought that Razors Edge was kinda wierd on CD, but on the live CD it was awesome. My favorite song ever.
- 10. Flashlight by Parliament
- 9. Love Machine by The Miracles
- 8. Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
- 7. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White
- 6. I'm Your Boogie Man by KC & The Sunshine Band
- 5. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
- 4. A Lovely Day by Bill Withers
- 3. A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy
This is one of my favorite 70's songs.
- 2. I Want You Back by Jackson 5
I love this song because it's one of those puppy love songs.
- 1. Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste Of Honey
It's just one of those songs that you don't forget ever.
- 10. (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters
- 9. Night Fever by Bee Gees
- 8. Part Time Lover by Stevie Wonder
- 7. Just Like Starting Over by John Lennon
- 6. Love Is In The Air by John Paul Young
- 5. See You When I Get There by Lou Rawls
- 4. Guitar Man by Bread
- 3. Demon Lover by Shocking Blue
- 2. Alone Again by Gilbert O'Sullivan
- 1. Lotta Love by Nicolette Larson
- 10. Cars by Gary Numan
Was this late 70's? Also loved Tubeway Army.
- 9. XTC by Sgt. Rock
Not sure if this was late 70's or very early 80's...brill song though.
- 8. Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
Anthem to a generation.
- 7. Jilted John by Jilted John
Such funny lyrics...well worth listening to..what happened to Jilted John?
- 6. Midnight Blue by ELO
Couldn't decide which ELO song to list...love them all.
- 5. London Calling by The Clash
- 4. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
- 3. Rebel Rebel by David Bowie
- 2. Have You Ever Fallen In Love With Someone by The Buzzcocks
Fantastic song...makes me wanna pogo up and down.
- 1. When You're Young by The Jam
Oh nostalgia...fantastic band.
Ah...the 70's...I have to say that they really started for me in 1976 with punk...The Jam...the best band of the era...watching shows like Revolver and The Old Grey Whistle Test...ah the memories.
- 10. Tequila Sunrise by Eagles
Started the Eagles on their road to more fame than anybody in years.
- 9. Tightrope by Stevie Ray Vaughan
yes it was recorded in the late 70's & showed guitar players how to really play a guitar & what they wished they could do.
- 8. Operator by Jim Croce
The beginning of a legend. 3 guitars playing perfectly together.
- 7. Country Roads by James Taylor
Pure talent. Vocals. Guitar work & songwriting.
- 6. Good Hearted Woman by Wanted : The Outlaws
Waylon & Willie. First ever double platinum PL in country music history. Beginning of the outlaw movement & changed lives for people everywhere.
- 5. Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson
Song & LP changed country music forever. If you don't believe me, it stayed on the charts 10 yrs.
- 4. Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band
Best guitar work period....and the beginning of southern rock.
- 3. Let It Be by Beatles
Their grand finale.
- 2. American Pie by Don McLean
If you don't think it tops the list, listen to it again. It tells the whole story.
- 1. Layla by Derek & the Dominos
Clapton & Duane Allman? Can't be beat. End of story.
Anything by Skynyrd would be next. Most likely the most popular band ever.
By: Tom Tiffen
- 10. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
Sheer excellence (" ")
- 9. The Great Gig In The Sky by Pink Floyd
Major keyboard solo. Woohoo! (couldn't think of anything else to say)
- 8. Bradman by Paul Kelly
Great song. The Don was God.
- 7. Long Way To The Top (If Ya Wanna Rock 'N Roll) by AC/DC
Love the bagpipes. They were better with Bon.
- 6. Welcome To The Jungle by Guns 'N' Roses
Great guitar playing and vocals. Go the gunners.
- 5. Khe Sahn by Cold Chisel
Just brilliant stucture and vocals. JIMMY!
- 4. We Will Rock You by Queen
Excellent beat. Shame 'bout Freddie.
- 3. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
Beauty lyrics. Anti-lullaby.
- 2. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
Great vocals. Get the 'Led' out.
- 1. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
Inspirational opening chords. Angus you legend.
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