Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: David
    • 10. Rainbow Demond by Uriah Heep
    • 9. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
    • 8. Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    • 7. Epitaph by King Crimson
    • 6. The Wizard by Uriah Heep
    • 5. Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Shine On Your Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 1. A Passion Play by Jethro Tull
      The best of the best, a conceptual song of 43 minutes.

    By: Raul
    • 10. Get Down Tonight by KC & The Sunshine Band
      The greatest dance song.
    • 9. Hooked On A Feeling by B. J. Thomas
      The greatest love song.
    • 8. American Pie by Don McLean
      A song for the ages.
    • 7. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 6. Carry On by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • 5. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills & Nash
    • 4. (Get It On) Bang A Gong by T-Rex
      The greatest "sexy" song.
    • 3. Green-Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf
      You can never forget this tune.
    • 2. Ramblin' Man by The Allman Brothers Band
      The song with the best melody.
    • 1. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Possibly the best of all guitar songs!

    By: Jeremy and Jared Dearth
    • 10. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
      Pure fun from start to finish!
    • 9. Just What I Needed by Cars
      Who doesn't love this song?
    • 8. Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
      Quite possibly the best song ever released by a solo Beatle.
    • 7. Have A Cigar by Pink Floyd
      A great song.
    • 6. The Man In Me by Bob Dylan
      Obviously not one of his most prolific songs, but "The Man In Me" is definitely Bob having a great time!
    • 5. God by John Lennon
      An honest and heartfelt performance from one of last centuries greatest minds.
    • 4. In My Time Of Dying by Led Zeppelin
      One of the best intro's ever!
    • 3. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
      An absolutely brilliant song by one of the sweetest men in the business. Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna!
    • 2. Lawyers, Guns And Money by Warren Zevon
      A brilliant song by one of the most underrated performers in history. He is truly missed.
    • 1. Young Americans by David Bowie
      This sleazy 1974 opus is a masterpiece with rapid fire lyric delivery and a white hot sax solo! Highly recommended!

    By: Meri
    • 10. Cosmic Dancer by T. Rex
      I heard this one when I watched Billy Elliot. I loved it.
    • 9. You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees
      When I hear this one, I really think I should be dancing.
    • 8. Yes Sir, I Can Boogie by Baccara
      In all its tasteless it's still good. For me this says: "Don't take it all so seriously".
    • 7. Crocodile Rock by Elton John
      This song has been translated in Finnish, too, but the original version is absolutely much better. Thanks to Elton John.
    • 6. Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
      Simple and beautiful. I once heard this and never forgot the chorus.
    • 5. Spread Your Wings by Queen
      This beautiful song was written by John Deacon. In spite of that it's not the most famous song of Queen, but definitely one of the best.
    • 4. John, I'm Only Dancing by David Bowie
      Thank you David Bowie for writing this song. I love it.
    • 3. Time by David Bowie
      It's a shame that this one has never gotten more attention. Such a beautiful melody, great lyrics.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Oh dear, don't we all love this one?
    • 1. Life On Mars? by David Bowie
      Something so irrational and surreal that this song must be made by a genius. How did he make up the line "Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow"? The lyrics are gorgeous. Everyone can take it just the way he or she wants. For me this is escaping from reality.

    I couldn't say that the songs are in any particular order, they're all great.
    By: Moczy
    • 10. Shine One You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Parents by Budgie
    • 7. The Who by Won't Get Fooled Again
    • 6. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Echoes by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Child In Time by Deep Purple
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Aaron Bridges
    • 10. Trampled Underfoot by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 8. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 6. Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live) by Peter Frampton
    • 5. La Grange by ZZ Top
    • 4. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
    • 3. Back In Black by AC/DC
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

    This is all the good music of the 70's. W00000000000000t!
    By: Guita Mahmoudi
    • 10. Don't Leave Me Now by Roger Hodgson
    • 9. Lovers In The Wind by Roger Hodgson
    • 8. Another Man's Woman by Supertramp
    • 7. Downstream by Supertramp
    • 6. Take The Long Way Home by Supertramp
    • 5. Rudy by Supertramp
    • 4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
    • 3. Fool's Overture by Supertramp
    • 2. School by Supertramp
    • 1. Even In The Quietest Moments by Supertramp

    By: Anna
    • 10. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
      Classic Tull.
    • 9. Breaking The Law by Judas Priest
      I know this one was 1980 but it's still a great song.
    • 8. Jailbreak by AC/DC
      Very original with the sound effects, I love it.
    • 7. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
      Absolutely incredible.
    • 6. Little Green Bag by George Baker
      This song is amazing.
    • 5. Run Like Hell by Pink Floyd
      This song has a great beat, it's unlike a lot of other Floyd songs but it's still awesome.
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      This song makes your mind go into a different state, you have to hear it to get what I mean, excellence from Zeppelin as always.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Classic Queen.
    • 2. Thank You by Led Zeppelin
      Im really surprised this one hasn't been mentioned more often, it's beautiful, best word to describe it.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song is incredible, Plant's vocals are breathtaking and the guitar solo is one of the best of the decade.

    I know this list is definitely weighted towards Led Zeppelin, which is only the greatest band of all time.. followed by Pink Floyd, AC/DC, and many more. It's impossible to cut it down to 10 songs but damn it, I tried. Led Zeppelin is a legend, rock on.
    By: Ben Shaver
    • 10. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon
    • 9. Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
    • 8. Kid Charlemagne by Steely Dan
    • 7. Crocodile Rock by Elton John
    • 6. Hide In Your Shell by Supertramp
    • 5. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
    • 3. Do You Feel Like I Do (Live) by Peter Frampton
    • 2. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & The Wings
    • 1. Time by Pink Floyd

    By: Tony
    • 10. Madman Across the Water by Elton John
    • 9. Mandy by Barry Manilow
    • 8. Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade
    • 7. Matter Of Time by Railroad Gin
    • 6. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
    • 5. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. American Woman by Guess Who
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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