Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Caitlin
    • 10. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Aerosmith is the best group ever!
    • 8. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      Had to put 1 Elton John song here.
    • 7. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
      My mom and I love to sing this song together!
    • 6. Take It Easy by The Eagles
      Once again, the Eagles rock!
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
      The Eagles are awesome!
    • 4. All Right Now by Free
      Great song to sing in the shower to. =)
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This song is so great! Classic.
    • 2. Reminiscing by Little River Band
      I love this song! It's so mellow.
    • 1. Baby Come Back by Player
      It gives me chills everytime I hear it.

    I'm only 14, but I love everything about the 70s!
    By: Emerson Savage
    • 10. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      A song dedicated to the now late Syd Barret, the song has epic drawn out instrumentals and great lyrics.
    • 9. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
      One of the primary songs making '70s disco memorable, I love the high pitched vocal hook.
    • 8. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
      My favorite song by Fleetwood Mac, love the vocals and receding backup vocals.
    • 7. Take It Easy by The Eagles
      This song gives the exact "take it easy" feeling, one of my favorite songs of the decade.
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
      Love the piano intro, and the down-home feeling that emanates from this quintessential '70s song.
    • 5. Sheep by Pink Floyd
      A song inspired by Orson Wells in 75' of my favorite vocals in a song.
    • 4. Money by Pink Floyd
      Great instrumentals and vocals by Gilmour... the headliner from DSOTM.
    • 3. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      Man, does this song bring it back... My favorite from "Who's Next" and probably my favorite Who song.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      For many, this song is the face of the 70's... vocals by Plant breathe down your neck and guitar by Page accompanies perfectly.
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Sweet on the ears, Wish You Were Here remains to this day my favorite song in history.

    Yes I like Floyd, I really like Floyd :)
    By: Steven St. John
    • 10. Love And Other Bruises by Air Supply
      Before they became big in America....remembering seeing Russell Hitchkock in Jesus Christ superstar.
    • 9. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      This guy's voice in incredible...powerful song with powerful lyrics.
    • 8. Hot Love by T. Rex
      Lost my virginity to this song....what else can I say...wasn't that memorable otherwise it would have been number one!!!!!!!
    • 7. Lido Shuffle by Boz Scaggs
      Bozz was the buzz back in the seventies...What Can I Say was his signature tune but dated where Lido never dates.
    • 6. Costafine Town by Splinter
      A couple of guys signed to the Black Horse label of course George Harrison produced the album.....Drink All Day should have become a drinkerman's anthem but once again....very hard to find a copy.....
    • 5. Do What You Wanna Do by Hot City Bump Band
      A band I saw in Coffs Harbour, Australia in mid-seventies.....loved the song but cannot get a copy of it anywhere....any ideas?
    • 4. Crazy Love by Poco
      Legend was a sensational album with Heart Of The Night my second favourite song.
    • 3. The Pretender by Jackson Browne
      One of those songs that stick with you....never went without a copy of the album since '77.....
    • 2. Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
      Anyone who followed the Bruce Springsteen helcion years of the mid-seventies with Born To Run in '74 saw a very different Springsteen by late-seventies....a more subdued and intense style and darkness epitomised that..
    • 1. Walking The Dog by Roger Daltrey
      Ride A Rock Horse was one of the most underrated albums of all time. It showed a mature Roger Daltrey from The Who with ballads like Oceans Away, making it one of my all time faves.....

    I guess it's not so much enjoying the songs from the seventies but if you lived during the era you remember parts of your life while these songs were on the radio....good or bad the music lives on....
    By: Julian
    • 10. Jealous Guy by John Lennon
      One of his best songs. It's great.
    • 9. Your Song by Elton John
      Elton John is one of the best songwriters of all time and he shows it in this song.
    • 8. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      It's a really pretty song.
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
      This song will be passed down threw generations as one of the best.
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
      This is a classic and one of the best songs in American history.
    • 5. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
      You have to hear this song. Bob Dylan's voice is awesome.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This is a masterpiece. The more you hear it the more you like it.
    • 3. Hotel California by Eagles
      The electric guitar is awesome and the rhythm is great.
    • 2. Hurricane by Bob Dylan
      The violin is great and so are the lyrics.
    • 1. Wild World by Cat Stevens
      You want to sing along to this song.

    By: Mitch
    • 10. Dont Stop Believin' by Journey
      Probably because they're my favorite band.
    • 9. Come Sail Away by Styx
    • 8. We Will Rock You / We Are The Champions by Queen
      Probably the most popular song of all time.
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Favorite guitar riff.
    • 6. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      The people who write their own songs are the greatest.
    • 5. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Can't believe I don't see more Elton John.
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Syknyrd
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Can't see any other song here.

    By: Tom
    • 10. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
      A great song from the 70s, great lyrics, heavy and rebellious...The Who we all know.
    • 9. What A Fool Believes by Doobie Brothers
      This is an awesome song, very bouncy, makes u wanna dance, I always do when I hear it.
    • 8. Time by Pink Floyd
      This solo is probably just as good if not better than Comfortably Numb and really highlights Dark Side Of The Moon, better than Money.
    • 7. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
      What an awesome ensemble of poetry, about a drifter's life who is comin' back to his gal.
    • 6. Roundabout by Yes
      This song makes me wanna dance, I don't know about you, possibly a roller rink, not to mention they had a guest musician on bass "God" that bassline is untouchable.
    • 5. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      What happened Rod, you were so creative, rockin', and Maggie May said it best, great lyircs, catchy as heck.
    • 4. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      RIP SYD you graced many people with nights of crazy drugs and insanity, not to mention helped pop culture by getting Roger to meet David thus creating DSOM, and The Wall, but Shine On is a true classic, memorable solos, and intense breakdowns.
    • 3. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by (Creatively Enough) Black Sabbath
      Sabbath has plenty of gems, but this is the most progressive, and heavy which puts it way the F up there.
    • 2. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      What an intense riff! A very fluant song with inspirational lyrics, rippin' solos, pure magic.
    • 1. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      This is so underrated, you have no idea, a true classic, amazing solos, true and well-written lyrics.

    You guys covered the essentials of the 70's well, I just wanna add the classics that you possibly missed.
    By: Eilidh
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 9. We Are The Champions by Queen
    • 8. Witchy Woman by The Eagles
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
    • 5. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
    • 4. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Sooo brilliant!!!
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Classic song.
    • 2. Take It Easy by The Eagles
      Again, Amazing band!
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Amazing Band!!!!!!!!!

    As you can see I am a HUGE Eagles fan!!!
    By: Lorraine Rowell. ( Raina )
    • 10. Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire
      How could I not add this to my list, it's fab!
    • 9. Y.M.C.A. by Villiage People
      Always loved this song, it reminds me of 1st year at secondary school.
    • 8. I Feel Love by Donna Summer
      Another disco queen.
    • 7. Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade
      They were all mental as I can remember on Top Of The Pops.
    • 6. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
      The disco queen.
    • 5. Midnight Train To Georgia by Gladys Knight & The Pips
      Best voice in the seventies.
    • 4. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
      Reminds me of a sad song.
    • 3. Blockbuster by Sweet
      Fab song.
    • 2. Funk It by James Brown
    • 1. Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks
      Brill song, never been one like it. YET.

    Could have added loads more, the 70's songs just go on and on.
    By: Caveman Rick
    • 10. I Fought The Law by The Clash
      Punk at its best.
    • 9. Surrender by Cheap Trick
      Anthem... everyone's heard it.
    • 8. Shout It Out Loud by KISS
      In Detroit Rock City, one of the best movies ever, its chorus just rocks in the perfect situation.
    • 7. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
      Air drum.
    • 6. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Sing us a song.
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Just makes you think, that's why it's awesome.
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      It's Boston man.
    • 3. Foreplay/Longtime by Boston
      Double shot.
    • 2. Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Got to love CCR.
    • 1. Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult
      One of the best openings, make an entrance with this song.

    Rock owns all other music genres.
    By: David
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 9. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 7. Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 3. The Best Of Times by Styx
    • 2. Desperado by The Eagles
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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