Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?

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    By: Amy
    • 10. Yesterday Once More by Carpenters
    • 9. Against The Wind by Bob Seger
    • 8. Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce
    • 7. Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 5. Lyin' Eyes by Eagles
    • 4. Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill
    • 3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 2. Growin' Up by Bruce Springsteen
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Chris J
    • 10. Rapper's Delight by Sugarhill Gang
      1979. The first rap song in music history, so I decided to put this in.
    • 9. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      1973. The rock band's biggest hit, in my opinion.
    • 8. Best Of My Love by The Emotions
      1977. A great soul song. Woh-wohh!
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      1976. How could I not add this one? A classic still to this day.
    • 6. My Sharona by The Knack
      1979. A very enjoyable rock song.
    • 5. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      1976. A classic song by a legendary group.
    • 4. All In Love Is Fair by Barbra Streisand
      1973. Actually I haven't heard the song, but I have old sheet music of it that I use when I play the piano, and it sounds okay. This was penned by Stevie Wonder.
    • 3. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
      1979. The best disco song. The others should be burned at the stake! (j/k)
    • 2. War by Edwin Starr
      1970. This song seems to describe the year well.
    • 1. Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat by (From The Aristocats)
      1970. I know... but I just thought I'd include this because it was pretty much Disney's most memorable movie and song of the '70s. It was remade by Brian Setzer in '96.

    This list, like the ones I did for the '80s and '90s, are in no particular order. Also, I was born in 1980, so this list may be inaccurate. Email me if you like! These lists were pretty fun! Maybe we'll see sites for the '50s, '60s and '00s someday ('00s can wait)!
    By: Mike Watson
    • 10. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Yeah, I didn't think you had heard of it.
    • 9. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
    • 8. Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • 7. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 3. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Relatively unknown these days.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Could there be any other #1?

    These are all classic songs.
    By: Ricardo Elnejem
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 9. Black Night by Deep Purple
    • 8. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 7. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 6. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 5. After Forever by Black Sabbath
      Check out the lyrics, and the Iommi solo.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      One of the best solos of rock history.
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Great structure.
    • 2. Highway Star by Deep Purple
      Great solo by Mr. Blackmore.
    • 1. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Only 4 minutes, but 32 years of influence.

    By: Captain
    • 10. Throw Down The Sword by Wishbone Ash
      Brilliant...just like all their work from '69-'75. Listen to the live version off 'Live Dates'.
    • 9. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      Great jazzy rock song.
    • 8. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
      Quality song live.
    • 7. Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Quality band, great music.
    • 6. Ferdia's Song by Horslips
      Brilliant band and haunting song.
    • 5. Pictures Of Home by Deep Purple
      They are a real rock band. Creatures of heavy rock.
    • 4. Mr. Big (live) by Free
      Amazing! Great musicians.
    • 3. Umleitung by Status Quo
      Who said they only know three chords?? Listen to this!
    • 2. Stargazer by Rainbow
      Greatest heavy metal song ever!
    • 1. Phoenix by Wishbone Ash
      Greatest song ever; very influential 'out of this world' guitar work! This one starts off slow and hets heavy.

    Wishbone Ash is the greatest band ever!!!!! The songs above are not really in any particular order.
    By: Sean
    • 10. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
      Come on. Just try and sit still through this one. Pre-disco hyper funk - this still cooks a dance floor.
    • 9. Fool's Overture by Supertramp
      The epitomy and climax of progressive rock. Try it with headphones.
    • 8. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Tom Hamilton's bass riff still kicks that a** off everything since.
    • 7. Rock On by David Essex
      Extreme cool!
    • 6. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      In the middle of the punk revolution comes the sweetest guitar and coolest sound since Steve Cropper met Booker T.
    • 5. Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones
      Before Jagger was a strutting, aged parody of rock 'n roll, he could sing the hell out of songs that really meant something. This is a great protest song. Listen for the female vocalist near the end - incredible voice.
    • 4. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Working man's anthem. Has anyone yet equaled this tribute to urban freedom?
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Musically complex, poetic language, and a killer double guitar solo. Nothing on this song has faded.
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Gilmour's guitar is as powerful and expressive as anything ever recorded. Ever.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The reason why you never left the high school dance before it ended.

    I've noticed that not too many disco songs have shown up on these lists, yet people still think that the 70's were all disco. This page is a great way to open people up to the great music of the 70's.
    By: alex
    • 10. stairway to heaven by led zeppelin
      such a great song it deservesto be on the list twice.
    • 9. dream on by aerosmith
      great song, with amazing power riffs
    • 8. brain damage/eclipse by pink floyd
      amazing song
    • 7. ten years gone by led zeppelin
      amazing song, great guitar, page and plant delive again
    • 6. free bird by lynyrd skynrd
      one of the greatest guitar solos of all time, will defiantly be the southern anthem when the sout succeds again.
    • 5. sweet home alabama by lynyrd skynyrd
      greatest southern song of all time
    • 4. kashmir by led zeppelin
      a simple song, but amazing as page/plant deliver this beautiful song about the former state of asia. bonham and paul jones also play a criical part in this song
    • 3. wish you were here by pink floyd
      i dont even have to say anything about this sng, listen and find out why.
    • 2. over the hills and far away by led zeppelin
      amazing guitar in the begining of the song, finished with strong vocals
    • 1. stairway to heaven by led zeppelin
      greatest song ever, one of the best guitar ever as well, plant makes this song with his vocal, while page plays a hauntingly beautiful melody on the guitar. this song has stood up to the test of time and will always be one of the greatest songs ever

    im only 14, and i know what music is. and this my friends is real music, rap is only a rhyme with a bea behind, and i dont even want to into pop music, peace to all.
    By: MJ
    • 10. A Farewell To Kings by Rush
      How many arms does the drummer have?
    • 9. Asylum by Supertramp
      Their new stuff is too bubblegummy (is that a word?) for me.
    • 8. Great White Buffalo by Ted Nugent
      It's TED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What else needs to be said?
    • 7. Earache My Eye by Cheech and Chong
      More than a song!
    • 6. The Ballad Of Curtis Lowe by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great blues tune revering a black man by a southern!
    • 5. Rock And Roll Band by Boston
      Great group. This one makes you feel like they're your buddies (I live vicariously when I can).
    • 4. Desparado by Eagles
      Really fun to sing along to.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      You just want to scream it out...
    • 2. Sheep by Pink Floyd
      Roger Waters is a genius...what can I say?
    • 1. Time by Pink Floyd
      Not known for sax, but I melt every time I hear that solo.

    Not necessarily all 70's but they gotta be close.
    By: Adam
    • 10. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Not a very recognized song, but it has great guiter playing and lyrics.
    • 9. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
      Another awesome song that tears me up every time I hear it.
    • 8. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      Great songwriting and vocals.
    • 7. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Probably one of the greatest guitar riffs/intros to a song ever.
    • 6. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      A cool song that every high schooler should have memorized.
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A song that touches me deeply every time I hear it. It makes me think of all who I've lost in life. It's such an amazing song.
    • 4. Layla by Derk & The Dominos
      I didn't believe this song the first time I heard it. Eric Clapton's amazing guitar and lyrics, combined with Duane Allman's slide guitar make it such a great song about love and desire.
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great song with lots of imagery and great musical parts.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      A classic mixture of all kinds of music, with Brian May's great guitar playing and Freddy Mecury's amazing voice.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Come on! At the begginning this song is very slow and melodic, and by the end you're crushed by a wall of sound.

    By: Alex
    • 10. Jukebox Hero by Foreigner
      Not too widely known for some reason, but they were really good.
    • 9. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      A classic song that is used in many movies today.
    • 8. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      These guys were one of the best in concert.
    • 7. Teenage Wasteland by The Who
      This is a great song.
    • 6. Purple Haze by Jemi Hendrix
      If this guy had lived longer it would have been good to see what more he coulda done.
    • 5. Dream On by Aerosmith
      These guys were incredible, but they're ruining it now. Let's hope they retire before they destroy their legend.
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      WOW, what a song!
    • 3. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Again you gotta wonder what more could have been done.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      What an impact these guys had.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      How can this not be #1 on everyone's list? It makes no sense.

    It's not fair some of the songs that didn't get included on this list. But if a band has a song on here, it probably should have more of their songs on here as well. Example: Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Clapton, Hendrix. Black Sabbath just missed out on this list. The 70's were the best decade for music. The Beatles aren't on here because they were 60's . Most rock and roll bands now suck.

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