Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Niky
    • 10. Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • 9. Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin
    • 8. Rock With You by Michael Jackson
    • 7. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 6. Black Betty by Ram Jam
    • 5. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
    • 4. Roundabout by Yes
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by The Hollies

    There are far to many good songs to make just one list
    By: Jesse
    • 10. Wah-Wah by George Harrison
      Great song. George's way of talking about Paul McCartney and him arguing in the 'Let It Be' album. I don't need your wah-wah, (I don't need your whining)
    • 9. Let It Be by The Beatles
      The Beatles last album 'Let It Be', written in 1970, was a good way to end it. Great Album, Awesome Song.
    • 8. Hells Bells by AC/DC
      I think this was the 70's. Good guitar and vocals.
    • 7. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      Loved it from the first time I heard it.
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Well written; awesome lyrics. 5 Star Song
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      I could listen to that guitar solo all day long.
    • 4. Baba O'Reiley by The Who
      The best war song ever!
    • 3. Foreplay/Longtime by Boston
      Underrated. I understand that this song is probably not on anyone's list but mine. Boston show their musical genius in this song. Altogether one of the best-written songs ever, from lyrics to drums.
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Great background story, Pink Floyd's best.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Simply the best rock song ever written. Great lyrics and guitar solo= Great Song!

    Probably not the most popular songs, but I promise you they all are amazing songs.
    By: FMac7
    • 10. I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock & Roll Band) by Moody Blues
    • 9. 25 Or 6 To 4 by Chicago
    • 8. Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones
    • 7. Green Grass & High Tides by The Outlaws
      Good ole' fashioned southern rock with duelling guitar solo.
    • 6. Mistreated by Deep Purple
      Bluesy and atmospheric rock.
    • 5. Lay Down by Strawbs
      Another classic.
    • 4. Karn Evil 9 by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
      A favourite from Brain Salad Surgery.
    • 3. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
    • 2. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      Another 70's gem.
    • 1. Loving You Ain't So Easy by Michel Pagliaro
      ...who's this, I hear you say?. You've probably never heard this before, so just play and enjoy this beautiful and timeless hit from 1972.

    A varied list of some great music. If you ignore all the others, just check out #1 Pagliaro
    By: OldSchool Lover
    • 10. That's The Way Of The World by Earth, Wind & Fire
      Smooth jam at its best.
    • 9. Zoom by Commodores
      In my opinion classic slow jam.
    • 8. Aqua Boogie by P-Funk
    • 7. Fight The Power by Isley Brothers
    • 6. Hake Your Body Down To The Ground by Jacksons
      Great disco song.
    • 5. Takin' It To The Streets by Doobie Brothers
      I wore this song out so much it won't play again.
    • 4. Lowdown by Boz Scaggs
    • 3. Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang
      I love the great instrumental sound.
    • 2. Play Your Game by Barry White
    • 1. Cheaper To Keep Her by Johnny Taylor
      I'm sucker for blues music.

    I was born in the 80's but my heart belongs to 70's music.
    By: Andrew
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 8. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 7. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
    • 4. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    Those are the top 10 songs of the 70's. Hope you like the selection.
    By: Misty
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 9. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 7. All Along The Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 5. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. America by Simon & Garfunkel
    • 2. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Tiny Dancer by Elton John

    It's so hard to choose only ten!!!!
    By: Robert Janes
    • 10. Get Down Tonight by KC & Sunshine Band
      Took me five years to figure out what color these guys were.
    • 9. Candle In The Wind by Elton John
    • 8. Fools Must Pretend To Be Wise by Strawbs
      Best peice of flat-top guitar music ever.
    • 7. Brother Louie by Stories
      Gotta love the passion in this song. The greatest of all one hit wonders.
    • 6. Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo by Edgar Winter
      I like this verson better.
    • 5. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      Cruising in the early seventies with this song on AM Radio; it didn't get any better.
    • 4. Long Train Runnin' by Doobie Brothers
      See above.
    • 3. School by Supertramp
      I dare anyone out there to list a tighter piece of music than the break in this song.
    • 2. Listen To The Music by Doobie Brothers
      One of the best rock bands ever.
    • 1. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      I heard this song on Short Wave Radio from England in 1977. Took 2 more years for it to come to Canada.

    These songs are my favorites but I truly beleive there will never be another decade of music as good as that. Pick almost any 10.
    By: Ray C.
    • 10. The Ballad of Curtis Loew by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Awesome slide guitar and great fictional song that is like reading a book. It could have happened but it is all made up.
    • 9. Travelin' Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great music to this song and lyrics and guitar.
    • 8. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      One of Skynyrd's most famous songs. Guitar and piano solos great!
    • 7. Call Me The Breeze by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Another great honk song with an awesome guitar solo by Gary Rossington and a sweet piano solo by Billy Powell.
    • 6. Gimme Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Awesome honk song with great guitar and sort of a comic lyric.
    • 5. Workin' For MCA by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Very powerful opening that began all of Skynyrd's concerts. Great guitar and piano.
    • 4. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Sweet intro in this song, the words are strong.
    • 3. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great guitar in this song and great words.
    • 2. The Neddle And The Spoon by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Awesome song with creative harmonics.
    • 1. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The piano in this song sends chills up my back the best guitar solo in rock history and great slide guitar. I love Skynyrd more than any band out there.

    I love Lynyrd Skynyrd more than any band in the entire universe. I love all of their songs and members they have a very interesting history and they are still together.
    By: cody deal
    • 10. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great Great Great
    • 9. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      Not my favorite, but a great song.
    • 8. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Amazing the movie Dazed And Confused.
    • 7. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. L.A. Woman by The Doors
      Mojo Risin
    • 5. Roundabout by Yes
      Most amazing powerful basslines ever.
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Don't hate on this song just 'cause you might not like Floyd's strangeness or political views. Amazing climax, great solo.
    • 3. Hotel California by Eagles
      Great song cool bassline and guitar part. Just a great song.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The only song that has ever challenged 'Stairway To Heaven'.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Greatest song ever, and you can't argue with it because it's the #1 most requested song of all time.

    This is rock right here - you can't argue!
    By: Tredgre
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 9. Tumbling Dice by Rolling Stones
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
    • 7. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Happy by Rolling Stones
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
    • 1. Brown Sugar by Rolling Stones

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