Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Geoff
    • 10. Angie by Rolling Stones
    • 9. Shooting Star by Bad Company
    • 8. Smokin' In The Boys Room by Brownsville Station
    • 7. All Right Now by Free
    • 6. Desperado by Eagles
    • 5. Cum On Feel The Noize by Slade
    • 4. School's Out by Alice Cooper
    • 3. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. I Just Wanna Make Love To You by Foghat
    • 1. Woman From Tokyo by Deep Purple


    By: Robert Thompson
    • 10. Black Magic Women by Santana
      Awesome guitar.
    • 9. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
      Just a great song.
    • 8. Who'll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      John Fogerty at his best.
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Awesome song.
    • 6. Bad Company by Bad Company
      Unbelievable vocals.
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      One of the greatest songs I have ever heard.
    • 4. Back In Black by AC/ DC
      Killer song performed by the best Australian rock band ever.
    • 3. Vera by Pink Floyd
      Floyd rule and 'Vera' is another one of their great songs.
    • 2. Shine On Your Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      I just absolutely love this song.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Hands down, the greatest song of all time performed by the best rock band in the world.


    By: Michelle
    • 10. Fire And Rain by James Taylor
    • 9. Nobody Told Me by John Lennon
    • 8. Pinball Wizard by The Who
    • 7. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
    • 6. Low Rider by War
    • 5. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Joker by Steve Miller Band
    • 3. Instant Karma by John Lennon
    • 2. Tracks Of My Tears by Linda Ronstadt
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon


    By: Erez Tavor
    • 10. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Well, because I'm the biggest Dire Straits fan this side of the Mediterranean, best song I've ever heard and can't get enough of it...
    • 9. D'yer Ma'ker by Led Zeppelin
      One of the songs that shows the different styles they can play and manage to rock with it too.
    • 8. Have A Cigar by Pink Floyd
      I just need to hear the first second of the song to know what it is... great lyrics, great guitars...well... Pink Floyd
    • 7. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      Every CD I make to listen in my car I put this track #1, pumps your blood real good.
    • 6. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out by Cat Stevens
      Every time you're stuck somewhere, like a stupid job or a boring class just remember the lyrics and sing to yourself. He knows his way around lyrics this Cat.
    • 5. Tuesdays Gone / White Dove by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Two amazing songs. The first is quite long and has some really great piano there, and the second is beautiful and just makes you think...especially about the squirrel and what kinda rock he is sitting on...?!
    • 4. All Right Now by Free
      Smooth song, very smooth indeed.
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      "..Turned on some music to start my day, I lost myself in a familiar song.." Brilliant
    • 2. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Once again it's nice to have people put my feelings into words..
    • 1. So Lonely by The Police
      Because sometimes I just feel like that...

    Almost all the (rock) songs in the 70`s are great, so different from the garbage we have today.. Like many others here I was born in the early 80s but listen to this kinda music because you just can't beat it. Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queen, Boston, The Doors, Ted Nugent, Grateful Dead and many, many others should also have been mentioned here..they will all be in my heart...and in my record, CD & mp3 collection.
    By: Rabbi Rizzle
    • 10. Driver's Seat by Sniff 'N' The Tears
      A brilliant pop song.
    • 9. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      As good as blues/rock gets. The best heavy rock band - by a million miles
    • 8. Rainy Days And Mondays by The Carpenters
      Beautiful voice. Beautiful song. It always makes me shiver.
    • 7. Green Shirt by Elvis Costello
      Elvis is King (still)
    • 6. Mandolin Wind by Rod Stewart
      When Rod was the top man.
    • 5. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
      Bob's greatest 70's song - another great story.
    • 4. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
      The best lyrics of any rock song. Poetry.
    • 3. Life On Mars by David Bowie
      The greatest song by the greatest 70's icon.
    • 2. All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople
      I was 17 when this came out - and I remember how it felt.
    • 1. Amelia by Joni Mitchell
      My No 1 favourite song. Beautiful - takes me on a journey.

    Use your imaginations - there are thousands of better songs than Bohemian Rhapsody/Freebird etc.
    By: Tom C
    • 10. The Downeaster Alexa by Billy Joel
      Awesome meaning, awesome melody, and me and him went to the same High School.
    • 9. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      All you stoners out there you got to love this song.
    • 8. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Awesome song...anyone who loves Zeppelin understands this song.
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
      Good melody, great lyrics.
    • 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Amazing opening. Great song because it's a revenge song after Neil Young. Southern man.
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Great song, good meaning.
    • 4. Midnight Rider by Allman Brothers Band
      Great, great song...also good melody.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Great song, great band, great music.
    • 2. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      Another amazing, amazing song by the greatest band ever to play music. Doesn't compete with 'Stairway To Heaven', but then again what song does?
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      By far, without a doubt, no competition, this song is the greatest song ever to be created by a band. There has never been and there never will be a song to even come close to how good this song is. Led Zeppelin is GOD!!!!


    By: Michel Pilon
    • 10. Rocker by AC/DC
      The best band.
    • 9. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Good band.
    • 8. Ya Basta by Grimskunk
      From Quebec Canada ...
    • 7. Le Phoque En Alaska by Beau Dommage
      Vive le Qu├ębec
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
      Another classic.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      A classic.
    • 4. Confortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Bron Y Aur Stomp by Led Zeppelin
      Around a fire with a guitar, percussion and friends... excellent
    • 2. La Villa Strangiato by Rush
      Wow.
    • 1. 21st Century Skidzoid Man by King Crimsom
      Hear how this song is perfect.

    If you like, please let me know.
    By: Arjun Rao
    • 10. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      Read above [Sin City]
    • 9. Sin City by AC/DC
      This song can turn even the most quiet, soft individual into an action hungry beast. Trust me, I know...
    • 8. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      Most poetic song written. Notice the 'period'.
    • 7. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      If you have the time, there is nothing better in this world than listening to this song...well, except maybe Songs 1-7...but it's still good ;)
    • 6. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      This is the best song to listen to at night when ur filled with nostalgia and memories...
    • 5. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
      If you need to float away, this song can help..
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      I can't say anything without being called a plaguerist. All that can be said has been...
    • 3. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      WOW! If u need to screech something, screech this. It's the best screechable song out there.
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      A timeless masterpiece, this song brings out the deepest feelings in us.
    • 1. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      This song is a prefect example of Led Zeppelin's brilliance when it comes to music. What a track.

    Well as you can see, Led Zep, Pink Floyd and AC/DC are my favourite bands.. I like them so much. I wish was born in 1960 so I could enjoy this from age ten to 20..,I'm 16 now if your asking... Wow, some great music...:)
    By: Alex
    • 10. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      The best there is in heavy metal. I can honestly say that I can't name one person who doesn't like this song!
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      It's heavy as metal and light as a feather all at the same time. Great vocal arrangements and an awesome guitar solo!
    • 8. Back In Black by AC/DC
      Hard, straightforward, and very catchy. Definitely AC/DC's best song. It's even on a cell phone commercial!
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Mellow, relaxing, and worth listening to over and over. Great acoustics and an even better melody.
    • 6. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      I don't know why, but this song has a tendency to make me get lost in my own fantasy. I'll close my eyes and picture myself onstage drumming away, with my bandmates hammering out those awesome guitar riffs! Powerful and inventive.
    • 5. Light My Fire by The Doors
      Love this song! No one can play keyboard like Ray Manzarek! And Jim Morrison's voice just carries me away every time this song comes on. It's classic.
    • 4. Fire by Jimi Hendrix
      Even though Hendrix's awesome guitar-playing abilities aren't completely showcased in this song, it's still my favorite. It's like a sudden burst of energy that pulls right up out of you chair! Really easy to get lost in.
    • 3. Jumpin' Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones
      After all their years of great music, I'd still have to say that Jumpin' Jack Flash was the Stones' greatest song. I don't know why, I just love it!
    • 2. Peace Of Mind by Boston
      Love this song! It's Boston at their best. Great rhythm, melody and vocals. Extremely catchy and extremely enjoyable.
    • 1. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      Without question, the best Led Zeppelin song EVER! Even better than Stairway, in my opinion. Amazing drumming (which I'm still having trouble doing) and bluesy, powerful guitar. Not to mention, an extremely hot guitarist to match!

    Love, Peace, and Music, ~ Alex
    By: David Johnson
    • 10. How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees
    • 9. Love's Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra
    • 8. Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney & Wings
    • 7. Walkin' In Rhythm by The Blackbyrds
    • 6. The Long & Winding Road by The Beatles
    • 5. Sara Smile by Hall & Oates
    • 4. I'll Be Around by The Spinners
    • 3. Telephone Line by Electric Light Orchestra
    • 2. Right Back To Where We Started From by Maxine Nightingale
    • 1. Sky High by Jigsaw

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