Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Naftali
    • 10. Your Song by Elton John
      Beautiful song.
    • 9. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Great song.
    • 8. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Few can play like Knopfler.
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
      John's best solo work.
    • 6. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      The Who's best song, I love the whole album though.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Great riff but not the best song ever.
    • 4. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Öyster Cult
      One-hit wonder, but it's great.
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      The Eagles' masterpiece.
    • 2. Let It Be by The Beatles
      The best at their best.
    • 1. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Best song ever. I love Tom Scholz's ability.

    Never lived in the 70's but I love it's music.
    By: Matt
    • 10. Papa Was A Rolling Stone by The Temptations
      "It was the 3rd of September..."
    • 9. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Much respect for one the tightest songs lyrically ever. Mean guitar solo and guitar riffs. GREAT!
    • 8. Summer Nights by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
      You know this gets played at every sock hop you attend.
    • 7. Three Times A Lady by The Commodores
      Extremely powerful ballad.
    • 6. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
      From one of the greatest movies of all time too.
    • 5. ABC by Jackson 5
      You know that you know this song. One of the catchiest pop tunes ever from one of the greatest pop groups ever, a group that spawned the King Of Pop.
    • 4. We Are The Champions by Queen
      The ultimate end of movie song. Mighty Ducks anyone?
    • 3. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      This song is lyrically on point. The riffs are catchy. Love it.
    • 2. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) by The Temptations
      One of the greatest love songs lyrically ever.
    • 1. Rapper's Delight by Sugar Hill Gang
      The song that sparked the greatest genre of music ever, hip hop.

    A lot of classic rock on these other lists, but you can't forget Motown, and the song that sparked hip hop.
    By: Mitcell
    • 10. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 8. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 7. Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
    • 6. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Eight and half minutes of pure glory.

    By: Steve
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song is overrated, overplayed and still might be the best song ever.
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Enjoyable and light, Freddie Mercury can be gay as long as he makes music like this.
    • 8. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 7. Space Oddity by David Bowie
      I love this song, it has great lyrics and I could listen to it over and over again.
    • 6. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Tell me this song doesn't rock?
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Southern Rock wasn't my thing - but I'll say this: after listening to this I changed my mind.
    • 4. Baba O' Reilly by The Who
      Arguably the greatest intro of any song ever.
    • 3. Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd
      This is such a great song that people don't even realize that is actually two different songs.
    • 2. 2112 by Rush
      Looking through the list, am I really the only one who had this on my list? Shame on all of you.
    • 1. On The Turning Away by Pink Floyd
      Kudos to anyone else who actually knows this song. It is amazing.

    People seem to underestimate Pink Floyd. They could be the best band ever. Led Zeppelin is overrated. Best bands? 1. Pink Floyd 2. Rush 3. Eagles 4. AC/DC (sad I had to leave them out) 5. Led Zeppelin (ah, who am I kidding?)
    By: Toni
    • 10. Timothy by The Buoys
      This tune was from the early 70's and it was about 3 friends trapped in a cave and two of them ate Timothy.
    • 9. Baby Blue by Badfinger
      This group was an early 70's band that recorded under Apple - the same company that produced many of The Beatles records.
    • 8. Showdown by Electric Light Orchestra
      Just another great song from ELO.
    • 7. Hot Cherie by Danny Spanos
      Someone else recorded this tune in the 80's or 90's, but they can't even come close to the way Danny performs this tune; Great rockin' song
    • 6. Into The Night by Benny Mardones
      Good love song and great vocal ranges.
    • 5. Stoned Love by Diana Ross & The Supremes
      One of the last tunes that Diana recorded with The Supremes; Good Song.
    • 4. Spill The Wine by Eric Burden & War
      Good seventies party tune.
    • 3. Every 1's A Winner by Hot Chocolate
      We all thought we were winners back then.
    • 2. Things I'd Like To Say by The New Colony Six
      Early Seventies; Good love song.
    • 1. Freddie's Dead by Curtis Mayfield
      Curtis had a lot of insight into the growing drug scene; Sad tune.

    By: Jesse Porter
    • 10. One Toke Over The Line by Brewer & Shipley
      Oh man, I wish I could've lived in a time when a song like this would get regular airplay.
    • 9. Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather) by Al Martino
      Best recording of the seminal song made popular by the decade's best film.
    • 8. Go All The Way by The Raspberries
      Pre-"All by Myself" Eric Carmen is still happy about making love.
    • 7. Something About You by Boston
      In my opinion, even better than "More Than A Feeling." That dual guitar riff rules supreme.
    • 6. Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
      Thank you, Meat Loaf, for explaining it to all of us.
    • 5. Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack
      Can't beat this haunting melody.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Crazy, unadulterated musical mastery.
    • 3. You're the First, The Last, My Everything by Barry White
      If you ignore the stupid intro and outro, this little gem is Barry's best offering -- a song that makes you feel unsure whether you're supposed to be dancing or lovin'.
    • 2. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
      Billy's opus.
    • 1. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      Most evocative single ever recorded.

    By: Michelle
    • 10. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      Also, should be higher but the laziness is too much.
    • 9. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
      It should really be higher on this list but im too lazy to change evrything now.
    • 8. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      SECOND Best Guitar Solo.
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Best Guitar Solo Ever.
    • 6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      Woweee, can YOU play guitar like that?
    • 5. Killer Queen by Queen
      Freddy Mercury is DEFIENTLY gay haha.
    • 4. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
      Love it.
    • 3. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Creedance Clearwater Revival's best.
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Steven Tyler = Amazing
    • 1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Love it. Love Them.

    70's music is the best in the world.
    By: Jim
    • 10. 25 Or 6 To 4 by Chicago
      Chicago still rocks after all these years. I still try to see them each year.
    • 9. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
      Great song to listen to after a hard day at work, reflecting back who works with you.
    • 8. Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2 by Pink Floyd
      Anything from Floyd is great like this one.
    • 7. Right Down The Line by Gerry Rafferty
      Great slow down song to listen to with your loved one.
    • 6. We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
      Great song from a AMERICAN BAND!
    • 5. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
      You can't go wrong with any song from AC/DC.
    • 4. Mama Let Him Play by Jerry Doucette
      If this song doesn't get you're dead.
    • 3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      What can I say a great song!
    • 2. Against The Wind by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
      Just saw Bob and the Band on their "Face The Promise Tour". Still sounds great at 61. Listen to the words of this song, relates to all of us.
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles
      I have seen the Eagles in concert 6 times, the last was on the Hell Freezes Over Tour.

    The 70's were a great time in music. So much great music and the memories I will never forget.
    By: Cesar Camilo Reyes Pea
    • 10. This Masquerade by The Carpenters
    • 9. Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
    • 8. Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck
    • 7. Him by Rupert Holmes
    • 6. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight by England Dan & John Ford Coley
    • 5. Longer by Dan Fogelberg
    • 4. After The Lovin' by Engelbert Humperdinck
    • 3. If You Leave Me Now by Chicago
    • 2. A Horse With No Name by America
    • 1. Biggest Part Of Me by Ambrosia

    By: Dane Stanton
    • 10. Crocodile Rock by Elton John
    • 9. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 8. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      Really love your peaches wanna shake yo tree.
    • 7. Tumbling Dice by Rolling Stones
      STONES! owned the 60's though.
    • 6. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      The Boss
    • 5. Sara by Fleetwood Mac
      Underrated, sweet.
    • 4. Peace Train by Cat Stevens
    • 3. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
      JOEL at his best.
    • 2. Night Moves by Bob Seger
      Ballin album.
    • 1. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      Last four minutes are the greatest.

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