Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Don C
    • 10. Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group
      If not "Free Ride", then "Slow Ride" by Foghat.
    • 9. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      Primo toe-tapper. Classic happy riff.
    • 8. American Pie by Don McLean
      Not in love w/ the song, but far be it from me to besmirch a white boy who can flow. Cat Stevens gets a nod as far as flow goes, as well.
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Gotta fit this in somewhere.
    • 6. Across The Universe by The Beatles
      Sod off, Paul, this is the crowning achievement of "Let It Be". I enjoy the tunes, "Dig A Pony" and "I've Got A Feeling" from that album, tho' Lennon considered "Pony" a junk song. "Don't Let Me Down" is another of my faves from 1970.
    • 5. Ripple by The Grateful Dead
      Cogent lyrics and melodic tune. Verklempt...
    • 4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by The Band
      Has Kid Rock tried to bastardize this song yet? I doubt he's heard it.
    • 3. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
      Zeppelin could flood this list, but I decided to choose only 1. I like this one over their other 70s rockers. My fave acoustic of theirs is probably "That's The Way", but "Going To California" is a classic if you haven't heard it. If you haven't, you've been advised.
    • 2. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Their definitive piece.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Most unique ditty of the list.

    John David Hoover was a Warrant & Poison fan in the late 80s.
    By: Jing Magsaysay
    • 10. Friends of Mine by The Guess Who
      Rock poetry.
    • 9. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 7. Light My Fire by The Doors
    • 6. Fire & Rain by James Taylor
      It was the love song of the generation.
    • 5. No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley and The Wailers
    • 4. Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
      Needs no explanation.
    • 3. Your Song by Elton John
      A love song for the decade.
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest rock song of all time.

    Except for the first two, not necessarily in order. And there are soooooo many more songs. As me again another time, I'll give you another list.
    By: Deirdre
    • 10. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Quintessential 70's dreamy rock.
    • 9. Who Loves You by The Four Seasons
      Lots of fun, great to dance to - the list wouldn't be complete without them.
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 7. Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
      This was very 70's, and great to dance to.
    • 6. The Things We Do For Love by 10cc
      This was such a cute song.
    • 5. Lean On Me by Bill Withers
      It was funky, and very 70's,
    • 4. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      This song made it big - it has a great rhythm mix of rock and jazz and the lyrics are poetic.
    • 3. We Will Rock You by Queen
      Queen was huge.
    • 2. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      This is a brilliant song with depth. Kansas was the best rock group of the 70's lyrically and musically.
    • 1. Come Sail Away by Styx
      This is a beautifully written song and it rocks!

    'Telephone Line' and other songs by E.L.O. should be included in this list. 'Harmony' by Elton John. 'Ben' by The Jackson 5 and 'Squeezebox' by The Who. Also 'Bad Bad Leroy Brown' and 'Black & White' by Three Dog Night - that's a classic!
    By: Pippy
    • 10. Children Of The Revolution by T. Rex
    • 9. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      ...or Hair Of The Dog (but also This Flight Tonight) by's so hard make a choice...
    • 8. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
    • 7. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
      ...or Foreplay/Long Time by Boston (the intro is GREAT!!!)...
    • 6. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
    • 5. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      ...or The Wizard (but also Paranoid, Iron Man or Electric Funeral) by Black Sabbath...
    • 4. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      ...and what about The Battle Of Evermore, Black Dog or Trampled Under Foot (by Led Zeppelin of course)???
    • 3. Renegade by Styx
    • 2. Stargazer by Rainbow
      ...or Gates Of Babylon and Temple Of The King by's too hard. Help me!
    • 1. 2112: Overture by Rush

    And don't forget: 'It's A Long Way To The Top' and 'Highway To Hell' by AC/DC; 'School's Out' by Alice Cooper; 'Horse With No Name by America'; 'Bad Company' by Bad Company; 'Peace Train' and 'Wild World' by Cat Stevens; 'The Wasp' by The Doors; 'Hotel California' by Eagles; 'All Right Now' by Free; 'Rock And Roll (Part. 2)' by Gary Glitter; 'The Passanger' by Iggy Pop; 'Cocaine' by J.J. Cale; 'Jane' by Jefferson Starship; 'I Was Made For Lovin' You' by Kiss; 'Rumble' by Link Wray; 'Perfect Day' by Lou Reed; 'Sweet Home Alabama' by Lynyrd Skynyrd...and the list goes on!
    By: Brian
    • 10. It Don't Come Easy by Ringo Starr
    • 9. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Round About by Yes
    • 7. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
    • 5. Evil Woman by Electric Light Orchestra
    • 4. Fly Like An Eagle by Steve Miller
    • 3. Do It Again by Steely Dan
    • 2. Do You Feel Like I Do by Peter Frampton
    • 1. Mississipi Queen by Mountain

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    By: Wes
    • 10. Bob Seger by Like A Rock
      One of the best slide guitar solos ever.
    • 9. Fooled Around And Fell In Love by Elvin Bishop
    • 8. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Most people would say Sweet Home Alabana, but this song is more poignant to me.
    • 7. It Keeps You Runnin' by The Doobie Brothers
      Michael McDonald can sing just about anything and make it sound great.
    • 6. Silver, Blue, and Gold by Bad Company
      A beautiful song.
    • 5. Funeral For A Friend by Elton John
      It's hard to pick just one.
    • 4. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      Besides the saxophone, the song is timeless.
    • 3. Working Man by Rush
      One of the most underappreciated bands of all time, in my opinion.
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      The opening riff, which was created by Duane Allman (for you rock trivia folks), will never get old, and then piano at the end is a great end to the song. I think of the movie "Good Fellas" everytime I hear that part.
    • 1. Midnight Rider by The Allman Brothers Band
      There are so many good ones from the Allmans, but I like this one the best.

    What a great decade for southern rock and songwriting. I wish I could have been a teenager in the later 70's, but I guess that would have meant being a yuppie in the 80's...not sure it's an even trade.
    By: Kevin
    • 10. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
    • 9. Love Of My Life by Queen
    • 8. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 6. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Hey Jude by The Beatles
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    By: Bryan
    • 10. Hotel Califorina by The Eagles
    • 9. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 8. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
    • 6. Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
    • 5. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Do You Feel Like I Do by Peter Frampton
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Chris
    • 10. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
    • 9. Bohemian Rapsody by Queen
    • 8. Truckin' by Grateful Dead
    • 7. Roundabout by Yes
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Mike
    • 10. Nights On Broadway by Bee Gees
    • 9. Roll Over Beethoven by Electric Light Orchestra
    • 8. Livin' For The City by Stevie Wonder
    • 7. We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
    • 6. I Got A Name by Jim Croce
    • 5. Mind Games by John Lennon
    • 4. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by Elton John
    • 3. Deacon Blues by Steely Dan
    • 2. Roll With The Changes by REO Speedwagon
    • 1. Band On The Run by McCartney & Wings

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