Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Pink Floyd Are The Best
    • 10. Pigs On The Wing (Part Two) by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Pigs (Three Different Ones) by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Welcome To The Machine by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Hey You by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Speak To Me/Breathe by Pink Floyd

    The biggest Pink Floyd fan Syd Barrett 1946 - 2006 July 7th
    By: Taylor Rowland
    • 10. Ramble On by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Shattered by The Rolling Stones
    • 8. Eighteen by Alice Cooper
    • 7. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 4. Voodoo Chile by Jimmy Hendrix
    • 3. Eclipse by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: tnioj
    • 10. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley
      This song is the ultimate stoners guide to life.
    • 9. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      The best intro ever.
    • 8. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      Given props to the town that first broke them out, later I joined the Army and even had the lunch box.
    • 7. Back In Black by AC/DC
      Angus Young on stage in prep school outfits, enough said.
    • 6. Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
      Not sure if this was from the 70's actually, if it's not it should be.
    • 5. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
      By far the best hold over concerts today from the 70's.
    • 4. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Hey man, got a ????? Be a lot cooler if you did.
    • 3. Atomic Dog by George Clinton and the P Funk All Stars
      Without this man, how would today's hip-hop exist? Snoop, Dre, Hammer, and all the rest went to the school of P Funk.
    • 2. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
      Keep to your guns Ted.
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      It's sort of like Stairway for those of us who live in the south.

    By: Jake and Vader Richardson
    • 10. Come Sail Away by Styx
      Lol - you should hear the Eric Carmen version.
    • 9. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Who doesn't like this song?
    • 8. Acid Queen by Tina Turner
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
      Don't get more original than that.
    • 6. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      Disco's dead, but will always stay alive with this song.
    • 5. Babe by Styx
      Very,very underrated song.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      One of the best pieces of music I've ever heard.
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynryd Skynyrd
      Guitar solos genius.
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Plain and simple... awesome!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Without doubt the greatest song ever written.

    Lol - don't get me wrong Styx are great...but they've had a few songs.
    By: Bershawn
    • 10. Bad Motor Scooter by Montrose
    • 9. Too Hot To Handle by UFO
    • 8. Drivin' Wheel by Foghat
    • 7. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang by Ted Nugent
    • 6. Hot Blooded by Foreigner
    • 5. Dreams I'll Never See by Molly Hatchet
    • 4. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
    • 3. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen
    • 1. All Right Now by Free

    Those are my favorites at the moment.
    By: mike
    • 10. Judas Priest by You Got Another Thing Comin'
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Jailbreak by AC/DC
    • 7. Led Zeppelin by Black Dog
    • 6. Overdosed by AC/DC
    • 5. Iron Man by Black Sabath
    • 4. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 2. T.N.T. by AC/DC
    • 1. Hell's Bells by AC/DC

    By: Tommy
    • 10. Mandy by Barry Manilow
      Barry's great vocals made this a hit.
    • 9. Welcome Back by John Sebastian
      John had a great singing voice for the "Welcome Back Kotter" show song.
    • 8. Takin' Care Of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      Randy Bachman had powerful vocals in this hit.
    • 7. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head by B. J. Thomas
      Brings back memories of easier mellow times.
    • 6. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
      This song is overflowing with energy.
    • 5. Rock Me Gently by Andy Kim
      This was one of Andy's best songs.
    • 4. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney
      Perfect song for the James Bond movie, "Live and Let Die".
    • 3. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse
      Nice melody...brings back teenage memories.
    • 2. These Eyes by The Guess Who
      A big hit for Burton Cummings and crew.
    • 1. Who Do You Think You Are by Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods
      This was a very good pop song with a catchy tune.

    By: Steve Pacello
    • 10. Feets Don't Fail Me Now by Little Feat
      When her dad showed up two days earlier, believe me, I had a theme song.
    • 9. Cinnamon Girl by Neil Young
      I'm still waiting to see 10 silver saxes and a bass with a bow.
    • 8. Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of R by Long John Baldry
      Thank you Mr. Buddy Miles. I'll never forget that tall limey, or his keyboard player, who opened the show. Rest in peace, Mr. Baldry.
    • 7. Rock And Roll Star by Savoy Brown
      If only Foghat were bluesier.
    • 6. L.a. Woman by The Doors
      Their bass player is awesome.
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
      This song will never "check out".
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      See comment #3.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Pressure from masses.
    • 2. Get Ready by Rare Earth
      White guys on Motown? You know they got rhythm.
    • 1. One Way Out by Allman Brothers Band
      Sum it up in one word: DUANE

    Made these picks hastily. Just stumbled onto your site. A more accurate account I could make. I'm sure I missed many. However, they all tie for first.
    By: Rhye
    • 10. Dont Stop Me Now by Queen
      Perfect example of Mercury's more energetic compositions. Pure class.
    • 9. Killer Queen by Queen
      Name drops Kennedy, Kruschev, Moet & Chandon, Marie Antoinette, Cavier and Cigarettes all in the first verse. Legendary.
    • 8. Stone Cold Crazy by Queen
      The song that launched a thousand metal bands...
    • 7. Space Oddity by David Bowie
      Incredible how it got to number one, complex yet fantastic.
    • 6. 20th Century Boy by T-Rex
      Bolan at his best.
    • 5. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
      Doesn't get as much credit as it deserves.
    • 4. Seven Seas Of Rhye by Queen
      Considering the period of time (1974), nothing like this had ever been heard before. Fantastic piano with heavy guitars and layered vocals. Would become Queen's trademark.
    • 3. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Outstanding Townshend epic - genius.
    • 2. We Will Rock You by Queen
      Just sums up the power of rock music. Simple yet effective.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Without doubt the best song of all time. Pop music will never be the same...

    For me, Queen we're the best band to come out of the 70's, and to continue until the mid-nineties belting out classic tunes. I would like to mention that if this were a top 20 list, then Led Zep, Slade and Abba would have featured.
    By: Bill 0000
    • 10. What Is Life by George Harrison
    • 9. New York City by John Lennon
    • 8. Baby, I Need Your Loving by Johnny Rivers
    • 7. Joanne by Mike Nesmith
    • 6. Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix
    • 5. Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack
    • 4. Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. Day After Day by Badfinger
    • 1. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac

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