Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Andy
    • 10. Whiskey Rock-A-Roller by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. Already Gone by The Eagles
    • 8. Hold On Loosely by .38 Special
    • 7. Peace Of Mind by Boston
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 5. All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix Experience
    • 4. Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 1. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Greatest song ever by the greatest band ever.

    By: Tanner Kendrick
    • 10. Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen
      One of the best bands ever and arguably the best VH song ever.
    • 9. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      Awesome riff!
    • 8. Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin
      Great track from a debut record and another great riff from Page.
    • 7. Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream
      One of the best guitarists ever, Eric Clapton, and one of the best riffs ever played.
    • 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      One of the greatest riffs of all-time and a great instrumental middle part.
    • 5. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      Great song with good chorus, riff and another classic rock hit.
    • 4. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      Great build up with good riff and great lyrics.
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      An awesome, heart-pounding great song with a great riff.
    • 2. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
      Great bassline, awesome live and great vocals and pounding drums, a classic.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song ever written by the greatest band ever formed on the greatest record ever made. Can't argue with record sales and airplay.

    Led Zeppelin is the greatest band of all-time and John Bonham is the greatest drummer ever, Robert Plant has the best voice of all-time and Jimmy Page is unarguably the best and most infuencial guitarist EVER!!!!
    By: Rhys
    • 10. That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Another cuelly cuttin' sick Skynyrd song, sick start to the song, awesome guitar solo, nice down and out song. I love it.
    • 9. All My Friends Are Getting Married by Skyhooks
      Another one of the best Aussie bands out, heaps chill song, awesome lyrics, a must listen fa sho.
    • 8. Cold Shot by Stevie Ray Vaughn
      Don't know what to say..amazing!
    • 7. Cities On Flames With Rock 'N Roll by BOC
      One of my fav rock songs. There's a video of a live version with a sick drum solo and Buck does a sick solo as well.
    • 6. Lodi by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Great choice song, this one mate.
    • 5. Khe Sahn by Cold Chisel
      The best Aussie band, one of the best songs, about the Vietnam soldiers, got banned from commericial radio for lyrics that were in the song, one of the best piano starts to a song, simply amazing.
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Love the lyrics, one of the best uplifting guitar solos ever, Blackfoot's 'Highway Song' ending solo kinda sounds similar to Free Bird's, too.
    • 3. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
      Love the sax on this track, really mellow song, I dunno, I just love it ha.
    • 2. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      Got a spare 17 mins? This is the song to listen too...amazing lyrics, one of the best guitar solos ever by Gilmore, really powerful start to 'em as well..kinda one of those dark songs from their Animals album, definitley one of their best.
    • 1. Choir Girl by Cold Chisel
      About abortion. Words don't describe this song, check it for youself.

    Sooooooo many good songs from the 70's, so hard to chose ha, Floyd, been probably the best band of the 70's I reckon.
    By: Robinson Burley
    • 10. Boogie Nights by Heatwave
    • 9. Sex Machine by James Brown
    • 8. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
    • 7. Have You Seen Her by The Chi-Lites
    • 6. Get Ready by Rare Earth
    • 5. That's The Way (I Like It) by KC & The Sunshine Band
    • 4. Let's Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 3. Contact by Edwin Star
    • 2. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
    • 1. To Sir With Love by Lulu

    By: Ziggy
    • 10. New England by Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya
      A new way to find people who don't suck. Anyone who doesn't like this song needs a Rock n' Roll transfusion to their narrow mind.
    • 9. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      Rock that's a little off the beaten path but will have your feet and hands tappin' to the hypnotic beat.
    • 8. Love Is Like Oxygen by Sweet
      The full-length unedited version is best for maximum Sweet tooth fulfillment.
    • 7. I'll Supply The Love by Toto
      A very rocking guitar riff and has been on rock stations for years.
    • 6. Fat Bottom Girls by Queen
      Made into a cool ringtone. Enough said.
    • 5. Jungle Love by Steve Miller Band
      Everything's better when wet. What a Joker!
    • 4. Suffragette City by David Bowie
      Taking drugs to make music to take drugs to??? He was always way ahead of his time and space...
    • 3. My Sharona by The Knack
      One of the greatest mindless pop singles ever. Admit it. You know it. You love it. Get over it.
    • 2. Rock Lobster by B-52's the summer by the pool and groovin down low on the dance floor - ahh the memories :)
    • 1. Katmandu by Bob Seger
      Were going to KA KA Kathmandu! Can you sing along?!

    Yes these are all songs that you can dance and sing to which are missing from the other lists that need to be included for sake of balance. They all bring back great memories of growing up with the best created music in the Universe - songs from the 70's.
    By: Joel Hinman
    • 10. Sympathy For The Devil by Rolling Stones
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Eagles rock.
    • 8. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
      What a good song.
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      One of the greatest songs everrrrrr.
    • 6. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      If you can't tell, I'm a huge Zeppelin fan. This is an awesome song, great intro, great everything.
    • 5. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      Greatest rock song ever. Incredible drums, and flawless guitar/guitar solo.
    • 4. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      The chorus alone makes me put this here.
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 2. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Amazing song. Perfect lyrics.
    • 1. Led Zeppelin by Stairway To Heaven
      This is the all-time greatest song, not only of the 70's.

    By: Scott James
    • 10. Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees
      Go to and listen/view video. What a voice? I wish I could sing that "high"!
    • 9. Rock Lobster by B-52's
      Excellent lyrics and retro melody.
    • 8. To Busy Thinkin' 'Bout My Baby by Marvin Gaye
      Maybe best male voice ever.
    • 7. Holiday In The Sun by Sex Pistols
    • 6. Teenage Lobotomy by The Ramones
      Upbeat. Could easily have selected 20 other Ramone songs.
    • 5. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse
      Sappy but nice. Just can't stop singing it once you've heard it.
    • 4. Adams Apple by Aerosmith
      Even better than Walk This Way!
    • 3. Heroes by David Bowie
      Used to get high and listen to. Don't need to get high now to enjoy.
    • 2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
      Have you listened to it recently? It'll stay with you for a month!
    • 1. Bohemian Rahpsody by Queen
      Several songs in one.

    Lots peeked in the 70's: Punk, Heavy Metal, Disco, Pop. So much to choose from. Makes the 80's and 90's look sad. But then again maybe it's just a generational thing.
    By: Phillip Bass
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Many consider to be the greatest song ever. At least it's on my list.
    • 9. Baba O' Riley by The Who
      The intro is incredible and Daltrey's singing is awesome. I also enjoy Townshend's part.
    • 8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      Bon Scott provides almost haunting vocals especially since he died within a year of recording this.
    • 7. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The best southern rock song ever. Should probably be ahead of Simple Man.
    • 6. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      The best song vocally Pink Floyd ever did.
    • 5. In My Time of Dying by Led Zeppelin
      So much energy in this song.
    • 4. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Great riff. Very fun to play on my bass.
    • 3. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Ronnie is unbeatable for the passion he put into this song.
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Gilmour is incredible in this song singing and playing two of the best solos ever. Roger Waters' vocals have a bit of spookiness to them that leads up to Gilmour's part.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Best song of all time lyrically, musically and emotionally. Robert, Jimmy, Jonesy, and Bonham put everything into this one. Especially Jimmy.

    LED ZEPPELIN rules and dominated the 70s. Best 70s bands in no order are Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Queen, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Skynyrd, and the Sex Pistols.
    By: Jens Sundin
    • 10. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Depp Purple
    • 8. Walking On A Hurricane by John Fogerty
    • 7. Keep Yourself Alive by Queen
    • 6. Saturday Night Special by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. My Best Friend's Girl by Cars
    • 4. This Flight Tonight by Nazareth
    • 3. Layla by Derek & the Dominos
    • 2. It Came Out Of The Sky by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 1. Radar love by Golden Earring

    By: Floyd 73
    • 10. Eclipse by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 6. Pigs (Three Different Ones) by Pink Floyd
    • 5. God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols
    • 4. Money by Pink Floyd
      One of the best songs in the Dark Side Of The Moon album.
    • 3. Joe's Garage by Frank Zappa
    • 2. Who Are You by The Who
    • 1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      This song is in memory of Syd Barrett.

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