Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?

We also have pages on this topic devoted to the 80s and 90s

    By: Terry Mingle
    • 10. Highway Song by Blackfoot
    • 9. Feelin' Satisfied by Boston
    • 8. Limelight by Rush
    • 7. The Wall by Kansas
    • 6. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 5. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
    • 4. Barracuda by Heart
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles

    HONORARY MENTIONS: Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy; One Way Or Another - Blondie; Long, Long Way from Home - Foreigner; Burnin' For You and Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult; No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper.
    By: Jamie LaPorte
    • 10. Blackheart Man by Bunny Wailer
    • 9. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Bank Robber (dub) by The Clash
    • 7. Many Rivers To Cross by Jimmy Cliff
    • 6. Spill The Wine by War with Eric Burdon
    • 5. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Burnin' And A Lootin' by The Wailers
    • 2. Family Affair by Sly And The Family Stone
    • 1. The Payback by James Brown

    By: John Cox
    • 10. Pop Muzik by M
      First quasi-new wave music I liked.
    • 9. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
    • 8. Bad Girls by Donna Summer
    • 7. Take A Chance On Me by ABBA
      Pure pop!
    • 6. Gypsys, Tramps, and Thieves by Cher
    • 5. Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck
      Love the xylophones and the lead singer's laughter used in the record.
    • 4. You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees
      Prefer this song to their "Saturday Night Fever" material.
    • 3. Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston
      Fierce! What a voice!
    • 2. Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan
      So sad!
    • 1. Love Hangover by Diana Ross
      Sultry and sexy - get's you moving!

    Ran out of room for Blondie's "One Way or Another". Also, Bonnie Tyler's "It's a Heartache", Yvonne Eliman's "If I Can't Have You, and Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke". Worst Song: "Bad Blood" Neil Sedaka.
    By: Linda
    • 10. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 9. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 8. Hollywood Nights by Bob Seger
    • 7. Magic Man by Heart
    • 6. Hold The Line by Toto
    • 5. Ball Room Blitz by Sweet
    • 4. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 3. Love Is Alive by Gary Wright
    • 2. Love Hurts by Nazareth
    • 1. Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

    By: Zach Thomas
    • 10. Burning Love by Elvis Presley
      The King's last Top 10 hit. Written by his bass player. Recorded in March 1972, a full 5 years before his death. Maybe the King didn't expire prematurely after all.
    • 9. Black Cow by Steely Dan
      Impossible to pick one Steely Dan song. This song only mildly cynical and one of the many classics on Aja.
    • 8. You & I by Stevie Wonder
      So much Stevie to pick from and I had to go where he accomplishes so much with not much more than a piano and his voice. So expressive.
    • 7. In The Lap Of Gods by Alan Parsons Project
      Again, takes you places. Best played in the dark and loud. Majestic and frightening.
    • 6. TNT by AC/DC
      Oy! Oy!
    • 5. Steven by Alice Cooper
      It's actually part of a bigger suite. To quote a friend of mine, "Bob Ezrin...the 'Mutt Lange' of the 70's".
    • 4. Welcome To The Machine by Pink Floyd
      Best played driving , alone, in the dark in a place you hardly you know. Hard to believe it's about the Floyds' initiation into the music business, just like 'Have A Cigar'.
    • 3. Meeting By The River by Bruce Springsteen
      Not many albums released in the last 20 years can be played from track one to the end and leave you feeling physically drained because it just takes you places. "Born To Run" is like that. See last sentence of #2.
    • 2. Mistral Wind by Heart
      Grim, foreboding and not even blatantly Zeppelin influenced. Later best known for schlock like "These Dreams".
    • 1. Pants by Randy Newman
      Get the obscurity out of the way early. Randy is a genius on so many levels and people only know him for "Short People" and "Mama Told Me (Not To Come" or "Leave Your Hat On (not even his versions).

    Left out: Cold Gin- Kiss, Fools Overture- Supertramp, Lyin Eyes- The Eagles, Pump it Up/ Allison- Elvis Costello, Sisters of The Moon/ Songbird - Fleetwood Mac, Space Truckin- Deep Purple, Venus & Mars (album) - Wings, Live Bullet - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Full House- J Geils, The Rain Song/ Rock n Roll/ - Led Zeppelin . La Grange- ZZ Top . Bargain- The Who. It Keeps You Running- Doobie Brothers, Water of Love- Dire Straits, After The Gold Rush- Neil Young, Tangled Up in Blue - Bob Dylan A multitude of disco songs like Hot Stuff, Rock the Boat, Le Freak, and Disco Inferno. So many to choose from, unlike stuff from the 90's and beyond.
    By: Ron Jeremy
    • 10. Light Up The Sky by Van Halen
    • 9. DOA by Van Halen
    • 8. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love by Van Halen
    • 7. Queen Of The Highway by The Doors
    • 6. Scenes From An Italian Restuarant by Billy Joel
    • 5. You Take My Breath Away by Queen
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 3. Soldier Of Fortune by Deep Purple
    • 2. Gates Of Babylon by Rainbow
    • 1. Burn by Deep Purple

    By: Salvatore Meschini
    • 10. London Calling by The Clash
    • 9. Celebration by P.F.M.
    • 8. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 7. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Tarkus by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    • 4. The March Of The Black Queen by Queen
    • 3. 21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson
    • 2. Child In Time by Deep Purple
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    By: Stevie
    • 10. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Great rock anthem.
    • 9. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      A masterpiece.
    • 8. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      The Great OZZ and Iommi, not to mention Ward and Butler at their best.
    • 7. Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
      Great song.
    • 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Great riff.
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Clapton at his best.
    • 4. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      The best Who song.
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
      A timeless classic.
    • 2. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      The Greatest guitar riff of all time.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The Greatest Guitar Solo Ever In A Song, the greatest construction of a song ever, the greatest drummer and vocalist ever = the greatest rock song ever, the greatest song ever.

    By: mAc
    • 10. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 9. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Alice Cooper
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 7. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 6. Black Magic Woman by Santana
    • 5. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 4. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Öyster Cult
    • 3. New Kid In Town by The Eagles
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Daniel
    • 10. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 9. Nobody's Fault But Mine by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Nothing needs to be said about this great song.
    • 5. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
      One of the most famous bass solos ever.
    • 4. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
      10 minutes of bliss.
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Superb song that ends with a brilliant guitar duet.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Definitive and completely unstoppable!

    I think you can guess who I listen to a lot!! Led Zeppelin and the Eagles ROCK!

    Previous List or Next List

    This page currently edited by: CeramicsFanatic. Past editor: ChuckyG

We also have pages on this topic devoted to the 80s and 90s

Would You Like To Add Something We Missed?

Please use the submission page to submit information to be used on this page.