Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Alexis F.
    • 10. Born To Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez
    • 9. Contact by Edwin Starr
    • 8. Rivers Of Babylon by Boney M
    • 7. Sugar Baby Love by Rubettes
    • 6. If I Can't Have You by Yvonne Elliman
    • 5. Disco Inferno by The Trammps
    • 4. Hey Gypsy by Soul Iberica Band with Linda
    • 3. All Through The Night by Donna Summer
    • 2. Shine A Little Love by Electric Light Orchestra
    • 1. Fantasy by Meco

    By: Gus Theofanis
    • 10. Keep On Growing by Derek and the Dominos
      Almost a complete 180 of Layla, yet just as good.
    • 9. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      The violin and cello in the middle are outstanding.
    • 8. Mainstreet by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
      Bob's best lyrics, and a great piece to reminice to.
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Soft for Aerosmith's standards, but nonetheless their best work.
    • 6. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      How can you not like Elton?
    • 5. Melissa by Allman Brothers Band
      Beautiful song in memory of Duane.
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
      Great solo and lead-in to Great Gig in the Sky.
    • 3. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A great, melancholy song.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Layla by Derek and the Dominos
      Pure carthasis.

    By: Abby
    • 10. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 9. They Love To Watch Her Strut by Bob Seger
    • 8. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Barracuda by Heart
    • 6. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. I'm Eighteen by Alice Cooper
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 1. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Black Sabbath totally rocked the seventies and gave us Ozzy. Live on guys, live on.

    There were so many bands that brought it home in the seventies. It's impossible to name them all, but I picked some good ones.
    By: Giovanni (Yannis - Italy)
    • 10. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 8. Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 7. Confortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 5. Bahama Mama by Billy Cobham
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
    • 2. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 1. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes

    By: Billy
    • 10. Doors by Michael Johnson
      This song is not that popular, but I felt that I had to include this in my list as one of the hidden gems of the 70's.
    • 9. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight by James Taylor
    • 8. So Far Away by Carole King
    • 7. Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
    • 6. I Write The Songs by Barry Manilow
    • 5. The Winner Takes It All by ABBA
    • 4. More Than A Woman by Bee Gees
      A period piece for the 70s, I remember having my first gin drink at 5 years old listening to this song.
    • 3. Desperado by Eagles
    • 2. Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tenille
    • 1. (They Long To Be) Close To You by Carpenters
      For me this song encapsulated the 70's for me, it was out in 1969 in the midst of too much noise yet was able to open the gate to other easy listening music of the 70's.

    By: Coopster
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 9. School's Out by Alice Cooper
    • 8. Highway Star by Deep Purple
    • 7. Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group
      One of my favorites.
    • 6. Slow Ride by Foghat
      Why not?
    • 5. Casey Jones by Grateful Dead
    • 4. Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton
      Another great.
    • 3. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
    • 2. Stir It Up by Bob Marley
      Great song!
    • 1. Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts
      This is a great, how could you not.

    By: Stuart Greene
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Had to put it in the list based upon pure brilliance.
    • 9. Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
      Immense intro and meaningful lyrics.
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Who doesn't love that riff?
    • 7. One Of These Nights by The Eagles
      Great song and bass intro.
    • 6. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
      Amazing guitar riff and Steven Tyler's voice is lush.
    • 5. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
      Paul Rodgers had the ultimate rock voice and this song's harmonies and sudden change of pace make it a great tune.
    • 4. All Right Now by Free
      Amazing song by an underrated band.
    • 3. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Defines pure classic rock with the greatest guitar solo ever recorded. A true classic.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      All-time classic.
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles
      The greatest song ever written with one of the greatest guitar solos of all time. The Eagles were an amazing band and this was their masterpiece.

    Ther Eagles are the greatest band of all time and the 70s was the greatest decade for music.
    By: GW Sprouse
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. China Grove by Doobie Brothers
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
    • 7. Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band
    • 6. Against The Wind by Bob Seger
    • 5. Already Gone by The Eagles
    • 4. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Jessica by Allman Brothers Band
    • 1. Blue Sky by Allman Brothers Band

    By: Paul Millard
    • 10. Can't Get Enough by Bad Company
    • 9. Two Tickets To Paradise by Eddie Money
    • 8. Lights by Journey
    • 7. Don't Look Back by Boston
    • 6. Another Brick In The Wall Pt.2 by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Lonely Days by Bee Gees
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 3. Black & White by Three Dog Night
      The song was inspired by the United States Supreme Court decision of Brown v. Board of Education.
    • 2. Saturday In The Park by Chicago
      Chicago's first gold single.
    • 1. Joy by Apollo 100

    By: Annie Rosa
    • 10. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones
    • 7. Angie by The Rolling Stones
    • 6. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
    • 5. Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

    Classic Rock is by far the best music of all time!!!!

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