Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
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- 10. The Logical Song by Supertramp
It's a happy song!
- 9. Refugee by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Damn The Torpedoes - not a weak track on the entire album.
- 8. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
It's a rock-opera... phenomenal! Jim Steinman and Marvin Lee Aday is the ultimate power duo.
- 7. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
Lindsey Buckingham... need I say more?
- 6. Livin' Thing by ELO
No list is complete without ELO.
- 5. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
There's just something about Kansas...
- 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
It gives you the chills... perfect party song.
- 3. Who Are You by The Who
One of the greatest bands ever.
- 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor... they're in a league of their own.
- 1. Point Of Know Return by Kansas
By: Jimmy Jamem Jememile
- 10. Desperado by The Eagles
I only wanted to put one Eagles song, but 'Hotel California' and ' Desperado' were tied.
- 9. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
Live At Donington is the best.
- 8. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
Can't think of a comment...just: the song is awesome
- 7. I Want To Break Free by Queen
I want to break free.
- 6. Waiting For The Worms by Pink Floyd
The Wall Live (Is there anybody Out There) version is awesome.
- 5. Time by Pink Floyd
The solo kicks a**
- 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
Yes, (for the person who raised the question on one of the pages), the very first guitar riff gives me goosebumps.
- 3. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
I don't like the 1 minute 20 second intro, but the rest is absolutely awesome.
- 2. Imagine by John Lennon
Living life in peace? Eh? That would be quite intersting.
- 1. Hey Jude by The Beatles
Best song ever by The Beatles, and of all time. Na, na, na na na na,...na na na na Hey Jude...
I think you know what the ACTUAL #1 is, but I'm getting sick of seeing it as everyone's #1 song. (HINT: if u don't no what song im talking about, look at lots of others #1 songs. I bet you can guess. [If you can't the song starts with an "S"])
By: Michelle Lindsey
- 10. Ruby Tuesday by Rolling Stones
I love this song.
- 9. Love Hurts by Nazareth
I cried and cried for this song. The first time I ever broke up with my boyfriend never thought life would move on.
- 8. Make Love To Me by Kelly Marie
Reminds me of my old ice-skating days. It was always on the radio.
- 7. Moving Out Today by Carole Bayer Sager
A really good song. Very catchy tune.
- 6. At Seventeen by Janis Ian
So sad. How true is this song for so many teenagers? The words in this, at that time of my life were so true.
- 5. Its All Over Now Baby Blue by Graham Bonnett
- 4. Who Loves You by Four Seasons
- 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 2. She Didn't Even Remember My Name by Osmosis
- 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Best song ever.
By: Tony Kreiger
- 10. Chevy Van by Sammy Johns
A little creepy for my young ears, but all I heard was something about driving around in a van with a girl.
- 9. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
This would blare from my AM transistor radio while waiting for the bus.
- 8. Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
Got a few big boxes of mostly junk at an auction recently and found this 45 record still on an old turntable.
- 7. The Things We Do for Love by 10cc
Honorable 10cc mention: "I'm Not in Love"
- 6. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Wrapped up like a WHAT?
- 5. Jive Talkin' by Bee Gees
OK, I had two older sisters, so I occasionally found myself listening to the Bee Gees and other disco.
- 4. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band
My first 45 rpm record ever. I thought this song was about fireworks!
- 3. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours by Peter Frampton
I used to descend my elementary school stairways to Peter's version of this song...
- 2. Jackie Blue by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
I actually cried at one point because the radio wouldn't play this song enough.
- 1. Band On The Run by Wings
What can I say, Wings was the soundrack to the seventies for me.
If you were to ask me the Top Ten of the Seventies in December 1979, when I was an innocent 11-year-old who never heard of Black Sabbath, this list would have been my response. Unfortunately, there's not enough room here to do the music of this era any justice.
By: Dr NRG
- 10. Come Together by Aerosmith
When I saw this band on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I thought this band really looks the part (For those of you in the dark, they play an evil corruption rock band played up against the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton). Steven Tyler looks so damn evil that it is scary, but he delivers this song with such a punch, that it's definitely one of my faves!
- 9. Last Train To London by Electric Light Orchestra
With train sound effects and everything else, This song defined Disco for me. This and all those songs from Xanadu sound track make this band one of my 70's favs!!
- 8. Dream Police by Cheap Trick
Another great song title from this guys. I know I heard this on KROQ back in the day. It just sounds so good on the radio!
- 7. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
I don't remember if this came out in '79 or '80, but it definitely rocks, even thogh Dr. Johnny Fever (WKRP's dj on TV sitcom) doesn't think so.
- 6. Dangerous Type by The Cars
This time around Ric Ocasek takes the lead vocals. Again singing about that type of woman we love, but makes our lives miserable. That song could go on forever. This one also from Candy-O album. My favorite of all time.
- 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
What .38 Special were for me in the 80's, Boston was in the 70's. This is classic rock at its best.
- 4. Surrender by Cheap Trick
Oh yeah, this countdown is very easy for me. Any band that can poke fun at KISS or rather pay homage with the line "Mom & Dad were rolling on the couch and got my KISS records out" is tops for me. I first heard this on KMET, but remember it well from the movie "Up The Academy". Again, I was only about 11 at the time. Robin Zander delivered those lines like a 70's anthem if I ever heard one.
- 3. My Sharona by The Knack
Those last few years in the 70's were the best for me...and I was barely out of my first 10 years of life. I remember this at the roller discos. Such a great pop song and again a great guitar hook.
- 2. Just What I Needed by The Cars
Again this group is so incredible and this song fits nicely in New Wave or Classic Rock catagories. The guitar hook is to die for. Amazing song.
- 1. Let's Go by The Cars
Fave band ever. I keep rediscovering their music. I have come to love all thier songs. I was 10 years old when I saw this clip on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert. I don't remember where I first heard it? KLOS,KMET, KROQ or KIQQ, but became addicted with the "I Like The Nite Life Baby" line sung by Ben Orr. "She says, let's go". My favorite song of all time, and never dethroned!!
Again so much great music in that era. I missed Tom Petty, Journey, Styx, Van Halen, but these songs define my childhood for me at that age, because I can recall the very first time I heard each and every one of them.
- 10. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
- 9. Ramblin' Man by Allman Brother Band
- 8. The Weight by The Band
- 7. The Boxer by Simon & Garfunkel
- 6. Hurricane by Bob Dylan
- 5. Can't Always Get What You Want by Rolling Stones
- 4. Truckin' by Grateful Dead
- 3. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
- 2. All Along The Watchtower by Jimmy Hendrix
- 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Also, "Dark Side of the Moon" (Pink Floyd), The Joker (Steve Miller Band), Listen To The Music (Doobie Brothers), and "American Pie" (Don McLean) get honorable mention.
By: The Man With The Axe
- 10. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
- 9. Black Rose by Thin Lizzy
- 8. Lights Out by UFO
- 7. Keep Yourself Alive by Queen
- 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 5. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
- 4. Wishing Well by Free
- 3. Children Of The Grave by Black Sabbath
- 2. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
- 1. Child In Time by Deep Purple
- 10. Maggie Mae by Rod Stewart
- 9. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
- 8. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo by Rick Derringer
- 7. Slow Ride by Foghat
- 6. Love Hurts by Nazareth
- 5. Low Rider by War
Do I even have to explain why?
- 4. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
This ones a sticker!
- 3. Why Can't We Be Friends? by War
Come on! Everyone knows this song!
- 2. Free Ride by The Edgar Winter Group
This song always gets stuck in my head!
- 1. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
My favorite Aerosmith song ever!
- 10. The Ballad Of Curtis Lowe by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 9. Victim Of Love by The Eagles
- 8. The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin
- 7. Ride On by AC/DC
- 6. While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
- 5. The Joker by Steve Miller
- 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 3. Imagine by John Lennon
- 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
- 1. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
By: Jorge Salcedo
- 10. Barracuda by Heart
Great voice & guitars
- 9. Dog In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
Best hard rock retal band ever!
- 8. Feeling That Way by Journey
Early Journey was much better than arena rock of the eighties.
- 7. Hangman by Styx
These guys rock!
- 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
I love Southern Rock!
- 5. All Right Now by Free
One of the best rock songs ever!
- 4. Sufraggette City by David Bowie
Ahead of his time.
- 3. Start Me Up by Rolling Stones
Best rock & roll band in the world!
- 2. Spirit Of The Radio by Rush
- 1. Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp
It's a shame the band broke up.
So much great music in this decade. Honorable mention to Genesis, Kansas, Grand Funk, Pink Floyd and Meat Loaf!
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