Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Bob and Connie
    • 10. You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate
    • 9. Beth by KISS
      The only slow song I ever heard them sing.
    • 8. The Things We Do For Love by 10cc
    • 7. (Hey, Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done... by B.J. Thomas
    • 6. Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      This song was so cool even my father in law liked it.
    • 5. Signs by Five Man Electrical Band
      The way things have turned out to be.
    • 4. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
      It Rocks Man!
    • 3. You Can Get It When You Want It by Paper Lace
      This is the flip side of the 45 the Night Chicago died.
    • 2. Devoted To You by James Taylor & Carly Simon
    • 1. Smokin' In The Boys Room by Brownsville Station
      A true High School Song! Everybody did it.

    I don't think there'll ever be another decade of music that can compare to the 70's.
    By: Brother Gibb
    • 10. Too Much Heaven by The Bee Gees
    • 9. Edge Of The Universe by The Bee Gees
    • 8. How Deep Is Your Love by The Bee Gees
    • 7. You Should Be Dancing by The Bee Gees
    • 6. More Than A Woman by The Bee Gees
    • 5. Jive Talkin' by The Bee Gees
    • 4. Spirits Having Flown by The Bee Gees
    • 3. Nights On Broadway by The Bee Gees
    • 2. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
      Stayin' alive!
    • 1. Night Fever by The Bee Gees
      Gimme that Night Fever!

    Lots of other pop and disco bands as well as folk, but The Bee Gees come first for me.
    By: Vink
    • 10. Angie by The Rolling Stones
    • 9. School by Supertramp
    • 8. Firth Of Fifth by Genesis
    • 7. Starman by David Bowie
    • 6. Baba O'Riley by The Who
    • 5. Peace Frog by The Doors
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Time And A Word by Yes
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Paulie
    • 10. Girls Talk by Dave Edmunds
      I could never separate this, Costello's 'Olivers Army' & Lowe's 'Cruel To Be Kind' a trio of sublime English pop songs, all inter-linked.
    • 9. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
      The first few bars of the drum intro tell you that this will be the funkiest song you will ever hear. Even today.
    • 8. The Passenger by Iggy Pop
      He is genius. The title so matches the music. Every time I hear this I think I am on a white horse on a kids merry-go-round.
    • 7. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
      A bit left of centre, but trust me, if you haven't heard this, check it out and it will blow your mind. Great to listen to in a relaxed state. The greatest guitar playing I have ever heard. RIP Eddie Hazel.
    • 6. Rudi, A Message To You by The Specials
      Great look, great genre, great style. I'm not at all a fan of trumpets, but this couldn't survive without them.
    • 5. Refugee by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
      Please Please Please Tom, come to Australia, you haven't been here for 21 years. Mike Campbell's guitar absolutely stings in this.
    • 4. Surrender by Cheap Trick
      Very hard to look cool, rock hard, not take yourself too seriously, and have fun all at the same time.
    • 3. Just What I Needed by The Cars
      Still stands up well today (so many punk bands have covered it), very clever pop song. Got people scratching their heads...Punk? New Wave? Pop?
    • 2. Hangin' On The Telephone by Blondie
      She looks gorgeous in the video, but I couldn't imagine her singing this in the studio without a sneer. Sooo cool.
    • 1. London Calling by The Clash
      As perfect a song as there ever was. Passionate musicianship, strong lyics and Joe Strummer literally spits out the vocals.

    Apologies - Heart 'Crazy On You', Supernaut 'I Like It Both Ways', Neil Young 'Like A Hurricane'.
    By: Bobby
    • 10. The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles
    • 9. Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 6. Bad Company by Bad Company
    • 5. Hells Bells by AC/DC
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    I'm probably missing an amazing song, but oh well.
    By: Bryan Fox
    • 10. Turn The Page by Bob Segar
    • 9. Can't You See by The Allman Brothers
    • 8. Imagine All The People by John Lennon
    • 7. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
    • 6. Lifes Been Good To Me So Far by The Eagles
    • 5. Times They are a Changin by Bob Dylan
    • 4. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin
    • 3. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 2. Down on Mainstreet by Bob Segar
    • 1. With a Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker

    By: Steve Stuart
    • 10. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
    • 8. Sugar Baby Love by Rubettes
    • 7. December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by The Four Seasons
    • 6. Hold Me Close by David Essex
    • 5. love is the drug by Roxy Music
    • 4. Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello
    • 3. Up The Junction by Squeeze
    • 2. Itchycoo Park by Small Faces
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Don't know what it is all about but an all-time classic, love it!

    By: Darren
    • 10. Atomic Punk by Van Halen
    • 9. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 7. London Calling by Clash
    • 6. Problems by Sex Pistols
    • 5. Let's Go by The Cars
    • 4. Hurricane by Bob Dylan
    • 3. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
    • 2. Closer To The Heart by Rush
    • 1. Nobody's Fault by Aerosmith
      Pure American metal 20 years before its time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By: Andy
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
      Realistically, I couldn't leave this off my list. It's a classic.
    • 9. Jessica by Allman Brothers Band
      This has got to be one of the greatest cruising songs ever!
    • 8. Bennie And The Jets by Elton John
      This was another one of those songs that changed my life. Elton John is a genius.
    • 7. In My Life by Beatles
      This is really a beautiful song. I love the Elizabethan piano solo...
    • 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Southern rock classic.
    • 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      When this song came out, it was all you heard on the radio and everywhere else. It was a defining moment in my life.
    • 4. Hey Jude by Beatles
      Best Beatles song ever!
    • 3. Layla by Derek and the Dominoes
      This could have easily been my #1 song. It was really a tie between my 1,2 and 3 picks. It really was a flip of the coin.
    • 2. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      Most overlooked Led Zep song...Doesn't get radio play like 'Stairway To Heaven' and others...but it's equally as legendary in sound.
    • 1. Melissa by Allman Brothers Band
      Just the greatest song ever, period!

    By: Yotam
    • 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 8. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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