Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: gobosox5
    • 10. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Great powerful vocals, awesome lyrics.
    • 9. Lola by The Kinks
      Another classic, great story
    • 8. American Pie by Don McLean
      Classic American song about McLean's views on pop culture in the '60's. Amazing song!
    • 7. Old Time Rock And Roll by Bob Seger
    • 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Southern Rock Anthem!
    • 5. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Great lyrics, vocals, and piano. Classic!
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This song put all types of genres and molded them into a very interesting, but amazing song. Queen was incredible!
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Steven Tyler at his best!
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The most popular song, from maybe the best band in the '70's.
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      John Lennon is amazing!

    Definitely the best decade in music!
    By: Smellis
    • 10. Dancing In The Moonlight by Thin Lizzy
      Oh super song. Really catchy and cool.
    • 9. We Are The Champions by Queen
      A defining moment in history is when this song is played on any radio station anywhere. I love it.
    • 8. Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
      It was this or Bat Out Of Hell. Bloody brilliant guy.
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Recently voted the best rock song of all time. I can't quite agree but it is certiantly one of my favourites.
    • 6. I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick
      You can't say fairer than this. Sticks in your head for ages!
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Judging on what everyone thinks, this is a really good song.
    • 4. Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
      Oh how can I explain this?! Marvellous, best guitar riff ever!
    • 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Lynyrd Skynyrd knew how to win us over. This is his best.
    • 2. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Damn right, the best Who song ever. Do they know no bounds?
    • 1. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
      Simply one of the greatest songs around, it had to be this!

    Well I hope you enjoyed my top ten. You might agree, might not. I love the seventies, it is the best era in music ever!!!!! (except perhaps the sixties...)
    By: Malte
    • 10. Lazy by Deep Purple
      I like it;)
    • 9. Images by Saga
      A very melancholic guitar solo
    • 8. Salisbury by Uriah Heep
      Wonderful, delicious
    • 7. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Nice voice, great lyrics
    • 6. Strange Kind Of Woman by Deep Purple
    • 5. Humble Stance by Saga
      Groovy, funky
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Return To Fantasy by Uriah Heep
    • 2. July Morning by Uriah Heep
      Melancholic, and the best rock voice ever (David Byron)
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Best guitar solo ever!

    By: Pierson Villarrubia
    • 10. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Greatist solo in a song ever
    • 9. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
      Good song, good piano
    • 8. Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
      Big butt girls anthem
    • 7. You Got Another Thing Coming by Judas Priest
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Great vocalist
    • 5. Renegade by Styx
      Good song
    • 4. March Of The Black Queen by Queen
      This song didn't get as famous as other Queen songs, but to me it was definitely one of my favorite Queen songs
    • 3. Killer Queen by Queen
      2nd best Queen song ever
    • 2. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      What can I's a good song
    • 1. Bohemain Rhapsody by Queen
      Theatrics, good solo, even better lyrics...what else do I need to say?

    Greatest bands of the 70's: Queen, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Boston, Journey, Styx, Dio, Black Sabbath, Accept, T-Rex, alice Cooper, Deep Purple, the O'Jays, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Miller Band, Sex Pistols, Rolling Stones, Kansas, Uriah Heep, AC/DC, Elton John, The Beatles, and Tom Petty & The Hearbreakers.
    By: Donna Wood
    • 10. Rock On by David Essex
      A nasty groove...
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The first hit in an extraordinary career.
    • 8. Love Hurts by Nazereth
      Still can bring a tear to the eye of anyone that has had a broken heart.
    • 7. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Even doesn't sound dated
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Could be a lot of Eagles songs, Take It To The Limit, Take It Easy, Life In The Fast Lane... but 'Hotel' is the stand-out.
    • 5. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      The best "us against the world" road song...ever.
    • 4. London Calling by The Clash
      Hard choice, this or God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols)...both brought punk rock to the masses.
    • 3. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
      One of the only 70's disco songs that still lures me to the dance floor.
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Even my teenage daughter loves this song...but really...who doesn't?
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      Haunting and simple. Still as beautiful and relevant as it ever was!

    By: Bill Russell
    • 10. Beyond The Realms Of Death by Judas Priest
      I saw them as a back-up band on March 10th, 1977 with the Godz and Angel and they absolutely sucked! Halford was terrible and showed no emotion whatsoever that night. Later he confessed he was 'pissed' that they 'back-up' a bunch of guys dressed in white. Which was Angel. But, this song off the 'Stained Class' LP was, and still holds true today, of what Priest was, is and still can do. A true R-N-R metal godz song!
    • 9. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      If you're familiar with Floyd, this is the only LP that Waters said he became malnurished, exhausted and burnt out from because he put so much of himself into this LP. This song was a pinnacle of the Floyd music. How many times did all of us, get burnt, put on those big bulky headphones and just lie back on the bed and evaporate with this song on.
    • 8. Train Kept A Rollin' by Aerosmith
      From the 'Get You Wings' LP this song set the stage for many songs to follow. I'm not a big Joe Perry fiend, nor a Tyler hound as well, but this song let many holes in the basement wall from .... well, I just can't remember so I know it was 'that' good!
    • 7. Emerald by Thin Lizzy
      From the 'Jailbreak' LP. They toured with Queen, at MSG in NYC, my fist show Dec 2, 1976, and this song left Queens' 'We Will Rock You' in the dust so much that it took 2-3 songs for the crowd to really appreciate a great band like Queen. Gary, Phil and the rest of the band absolutely let go and the Garden shuddered. 10+ song!
    • 6. Celebration Of The Lizard by The Doors
      Again a song that picks you up, takes you to wherever you choose to go and has no return address. When you're finished, you look at life a little differently when the audience realizes what they've just witnessed from Jim and boys.
    • 5. Gotta Keep-A-Running by The Godz
      When it came to pure bluesy redneck rock-n-roll, this band's first LP is up there with the best of them. This song was blarred out the windows of many vans during the 70's. Ahh, yes there were many a young lady that lost thier laurels to this song...Go Eric!
    • 4. Do You Feel Like We Do (Live) by Peter Frampton
      The best live LP ever. Still the best-selling live production to date and deservedly so!
    • 3. 2112 by Rush
      A rock-n-roll movie put to phenomenal music that literally blew bands off the stage. Peart & co. are masters and this song takes you beyond 'Tommy', beyond 'Rocky Horror', beyond 'Superstar' and anything that was produced of the time. Yes, Canadains can rock too. Just ask Scott Stevens!
    • 2. The Fortune by Angel
      Everybody says that Kiss had the best live show. If you just love explosions, that's great. But, Angel was the 1st band to use holographic imagery and the mixture of Guiffria/Meadows/Brandt made them exceedingly much better than most. This song epitomizes all the songs of the era that start slow, build then rock the hell out. This one just has a little bit more class than the 'Stairways, Freebird' and such.
    • 1. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      It's hard to pick a #1 favorite of all time when music itself is the motivation to live sometimes. But, it'll do. It'll do...

    Honorable mention: Not Fragile-BTO, Stranglehold- Gov Nugent, Razamanaz-Nazareth, Cygnus X-1-Rush, Xanadu-Rush, Anarchy In The UK- The Pistols, The Prophet Song- Queen, Lovers Cross- Jim Croce, Yes, Freebird!, Child In Time- Deep Purple, Crazy On You-Heart, Beatin' Around the Bush-AC/DC, Sweet Home Chicago-Foghat, When the Music's Over/The End-The Doors, Heaven Tonight-Cheap Trick, Across The Universe-The Beatles, We All Fall In Love Sometimes/Curtains/Funeral For A Freind- Elton John. Just 2 Name a few!
    By: Nic
    • 10. Killer Queen by Queen
      Great song
    • 9. Dude Looks Like A Lady by Aerosmith
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Gotta love it
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Amazing solo
    • 4. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      I cry when I lissen' to this song
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      My favorite 'Floyd song
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Amazing song
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Just the best song of all time

    It was so hard to choose, there were so many songs.
    By: Jim
    • 10. All In Your Mind by Stray
    • 9. The King Will Come by Wishbone Ash
    • 8. Sometime World by Wishbone Ash
    • 7. Sin City by AC/DC
    • 6. Arubaluba by Camel
    • 5. Dirty Women by Black Sabbath
    • 4. Bytor & The Snow Dog by Rush
      Excellent drumming
    • 3. Throw Down The Sword by Wishbone Ash
      Guitar work at the end still sends shivers down my spine.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Seems to be a popular #1, not surprising really.

    • 10. Fly By Night by Rush
      Neil Peart is arguably the best drummer in the world, and this song certainly shows it. Lee and Lifeson also bring additional keys to the song.
    • 9. All Of My Love by Led Zeppelin
      Written as a tribute to Plant's son's death. This song touches my heart.
    • 8. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Satanic references, death, and an amazing guitar solo are all the elements for a good song.
    • 7. All Right Now by Free
      This song is in at least 1000 movies and though it gets old, it's still a classic.
    • 6. Anarchy In The UK by The Sex Pistols
      Landmark song by a pioneer band that was partially responsible for the big punk-rock movement. Good song.
    • 5. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
      What can I say that hasn't already been said?
    • 4. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Arguably Black Sabbath's best. The guitar riff by Tony Iommi is quite memorable and is undoubtedly the most famous metal riff today.
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Beautiful song. All the instruments work well.
    • 2. Money by Pink Floyd
      The bass riff, the saxaphone solo by Dick Parry, and David Gilmore's guitar solo are well combined and bring out a rich song.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The melody of this song is outstanding and the message it portrays is universal. Definitely Jimmy Page at his best.

    By: MeRVe
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 9. Witchy Woman by The Eagles
    • 8. I Was Made For Loving You by KISS
    • 7. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
    • 6. Genevieve by Cymande
    • 5. Hypnotized by Fleetwood Mac
    • 4. More, More, More by Andrea True Connection
    • 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
    • 1. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

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