Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Noah
    • 10. Nights On Broadway by Bee Gees
      A great song that comes straight from the mystical land we know has Studio 54.
    • 9. Across The Universe by The Beatles
      This song came out in 1970 so it counts. A great song that makes you think about what the Beatles were thinking themselves.
    • 8. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Another great Led Zeppelin song, makes me feel as if I'm listening to it at an Arab Bazaar.
    • 7. Baby, I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton
      Coming from the most sold live album ever, Peter Frampton's guitar amazes us once again with this beautiful song.
    • 6. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A great and beautiful song, that would probably be higher if it wasn't so long. Nonetheless the guitar solos, and the singer are fantastic.
    • 5. Rocket Man by Elton John
      Another fantastic song by a musician that has stood the test of time.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Once again, this song is much like Stairway Yo Heaven with the different types of music compiled into it.
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great song, hands down. It puts me in a different world (like California) when I listen to it.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It doesn't get much better than this, with all of the different types of music compliled into one song. Also is my 2nd favorite song of all time.
    • 1. Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney & Wings
      My favorite song of all time. This song is beautiful and understanding and is great that the woman he is singing about, is singing it right next to him.

    All of music above is some of the greatest songs that human ears will ever come to hear. And to my knowledge these songs probably all fit within my top 25 of all time. And I was born in 1991.
    By: Chas
    • 10. Desperado by Eagles
      I'm an Eagles fan for life, particularly of their 70s stuff....and this is a song that just pops into my head at the oddest times.
    • 9. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      In my mid 40s now ... and this song just sort of lives on for me. I'm not even sure why, but it does.
    • 8. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      An anthem from the Joizy shore ... how much better can it get?
    • 7. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
      In my opinion, best song from Billy Joel's most defining album.
    • 6. Bennie And The Jets by Sir Elton John (with kudos to Bernie Taupin)
      "Hey kids, shake it loose together, the spotlight's hittin something that's been known to change the weather" .... Quirky, offbeat ... Pure Elton and Bernie and a great showcase for Elton's keyboard genius.
    • 5. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      My favorite song from the band that I consider (OK Beatles fans, shoot me now) the greatest British band ever to hit American soil.
    • 4. Rock And Roll Band by Boston
      Best song on what was (and is) in my mind the best debut album ever.
    • 3. Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      As American as rock-n-roll gets.
    • 2. American Pie by Don McLean
      And song that long that so many people can remember all the lyrics has to have something big going for it.
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles
      High school memories .... Oh Boy! .... High school memories.

    Geesh ... just too much to mention. Steely Dan, Stealer's Wheel, Gerry Rafferty, Moody Blues ... etc, etc, etc.
    By: lackey
    • 10. Take The Long Way Home by Supertramp
      I didn't even know who Supertramp was until this album. I couldn't believe what I had been missing.
    • 9. Crazy On You by Heart
      Who knew a chick could play guitar like that? They played some awesome covers from Led Zeppelin too.
    • 8. Crystal Ball by Styx
      I had just bought my first set of headphones when this album came out. For me, it took stereo to a whole new level. I didn't think there was any other way to listen music after that.
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      I really thought this song was going to change the future of the music world. The first time I heard this, the guitar solo seemed to come out of nowhere and absolutely blew me away.
    • 6. The Temples Of Syrinx by Rush
      It didn't take long for me to wear out this 8-track tape.
    • 5. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      This is another song that I can still remember the first time I ever heard it. The perfect stratocaster song.
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      There are actually better songs on this album but I still remember the first time I ever heard this song.
    • 3. Miracles Out Of Nowhere by Kansas
      This band may have been more regional than national but they put out a ton of stuff that is hard to beat.
    • 2. The Great Gig In The Sky by Pink Floyd
      There truly is too much great stuff from this band to narrow it down to just one. I chose The Great Gig In The Sky because it is so unique.
    • 1. Close To The Edge by Yes
      Yes had a profound effect on me. Close to the Edge is the album that first got me interested in them.

    By: Rob Jensen
    • 10. Jamming by Bob Marley & The Wailers
      A song by the greatest raggae artist ever.
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
      A song that you feel in your heart. Very nice John.
    • 8. Tell Me Why by Neil Young
      One of many great songs by a living legend.
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Very overplayed but for obvious reasons. This song brings me back to my teens getting high. Ahhhh......memories.
    • 6. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
      Excellent song from the greatest rock n' roll band.
    • 5. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
      Very difficult if not impossible to pick one song that stands out on Dark Side Of The Moon cause the whole album is outstanding. A true masterpiece.
    • 4. Bodies by Sex Pistols
      This song will make you cringe....effective. From the punkest of the punk bands.
    • 3. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Great solid song from the best Who album....Who's Next.
    • 2. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      Stevie's voice makes me melt in this song. She was so damn cute. Rumours is such a great album from beginning to end.
    • 1. Train In Vain by The Clash
      My fav Clash song from one of the few really great punk bands.

    These songs may or may not be the best songs of the 70's but, to me, they represent my greatest memories of the 70's.
    By: Durbs
    • 10. We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
    • 7. Slow Ride by Fog Hat
    • 6. God Of Thunder by KISS
    • 5. Joy To The World by Three Dog Night
    • 4. No More Mr. Nice Guy by Alice Cooper
    • 3. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 2. Horse With No Name by America
    • 1. American Pie by Don McLean

    By: Paul Dunn
    • 10. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
      Meat Loaf's greatest song ever. The album was not an immediate hit; it was more of a growing one. Bat Out Of Hell still sells about 200,000 copies per year and has sold an estimated 34 million copies worldwide.
    • 9. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
      Not their best, but is still a legendary song.
    • 8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Great song.
    • 7. Big Balls by AC/DC
      Great is the only word to describe it.
    • 6. TNT by AC/DC
      Best song ever ever ever... by AC/DC anyway.
    • 5. Who Are You by The Who
      This song is the best song by the who and will always be up there with the greats, in my opinion.
    • 4. Hey You by Pink Floyd
      Not much can beat it even to this DAY.
    • 3. Circumstances by Rush
      Some of you won't agree with this choice, but Rush, I think, are the best band ever apart from Led Zeppelin.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Get out the lighters.
    • 1. My Girl by Madness
      Again you may not agree with this, but it's my opinion so HA. I think this is the best ever song from the Seventies and from Madness and possibly of all time.

    I'm only 14, so they might not all be from Seventies, but I think most of them are. I absolutely love Seventies rock.
    By: Michael Brown
    • 10. Ohio by Crosby, Stlls, Nash & Young
      Because I am a KSU grad.
    • 9. Desperado by Eagles
      Seinfeld episode. Don't talk when this song plays.
    • 8. Paradise By the Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
      In my old Camero. I wish!!!
    • 7. Your Song by Elton John
      Simply cannot have a list of 70's music without including Elton John.
    • 6. Mandy by Barry Manilow
      Admit it. You secretly like him.
    • 5. Let It Be by Beatles
      The end of an era that the likes may never see again.
    • 4. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      Classic early work. A staple of the 70's.
    • 3. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      Johnny Cash version is haunting also.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Who grew up in 1976 and did not have a car like a Gremlin and do the Waynes World thing? Mine was a Pinto station wagon.
    • 1. American Pie by Don McLean
      Like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You can have it every day for years on end, and never tire of it.

    Born To run and Stairway To Heaven get honorable mention. Grease and Saturday Night Fever soundtracks should be mentioned.
    By: Cary
    • 10. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
    • 9. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
    • 8. Angie by Rolling Stones
    • 7. Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night
    • 6. The Air That I Breathe by The Hollies
    • 5. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
    • 4. Into The Mystic by Van Morrison
    • 3. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Wayne Wells
    • 10. Lyin' Eyes by Eagles
      Best Eagles song, I beleive.
    • 9. Free Me by Uriah Heep
      A good song that's hard to get. Have to order this on on CD.
    • 8. Beatles by Let It Be
      Considered as the best song of The Beatles.
    • 7. Breaker, Breaker by Outlaws
      Best country-rock song from the 70's.
    • 6. Belladonna by Ufo
      A classic song, but hard to find.
    • 5. Johnny B. Goode by Johnny Winter
      Best version I have heard.
    • 4. Roger Glover by Love Is All
      Butterfly Ball is one of my favoriets from the 70's.
    • 3. Over The Rainbow by Billy Thorpe
      Best version of Over The Rainbow.
    • 2. Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop
      Another good song that's hard to find.
    • 1. It's All Over Now Baby Blue by Graham Bonnet
      This is one of my favorite songs, but very rare to find on the net.

    I just can't beleive many music sites don't have the song. It's All Over Now Baby Blue. I consider this as one of the best songs from the 70's. But it's been totally overlooked.
    By: Gordon Wagner
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The first real song of the modern era or the last real song of the intermediate rock era...
    • 9. Why Must The Show Go On? by Three Dog Night
      Great tune... definitely a slice of the times
    • 8. Roundabout by Yes
      Incredible 1970s anthem again
    • 7. Godzilla by BOC
      Hmm... maybe I shouldn't have smoked that last bowl...
    • 6. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
      I hated these guys for this album
    • 5. Miss You by Rolling Stones
      "Some Girls" was a giant album for the Stones
    • 4. It's Only Rock N Roll by Rolling Stones
      It practically has "OFFICAL ROCK ANTHEM OF THE 1970s" stamped on it
    • 3. Rikki, Don't Lose That Number by Steely Dan
      Supergroup without Spandex
    • 2. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      The first truly massive hit of the 70s
    • 1. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      You have to include this. It owned the airwaves for a while.

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