Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: a.p.c
    • 10. Highway Star by Deep Purple
      I found it so hard to pick a song from a band other than those I listed, I found it harder to pick a song that wasn't Deep Purple, so I gave in. Often credited as the original speed metal song, I like to imagine being a Highway Star, so I especially like this song.
    • 9. Kill The King by Rainbow
      Fast, memorable riff, faster, memorable guitar solo. This song is speed metal and power metal rolled into one. Ritchie Blackmore is truly a genius.
    • 8. March Of The Black Queen by Queen
      Shares a few similarities with Bohemian Rhapsody, though this predated it.
    • 7. Stained Class by Judas Priest
      I like this one as much as Dreamer Deceiver, which says a lot.
    • 6. Dreamer Deceiver by Judas Priest
      You can probably tell I like epics, which this one is. Nothing better than an epic 70s rock song.
    • 5. Whole Lotta Rosie by AC/DC
      High-paced rocker that has the blood pumping from start to finish.
    • 4. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Absolutely sends shivers down the spine, in a good way of course.
    • 3. Stargazer by Rainbow
      Probably the first true power-metal song, and the greatest one at that.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This song has everything going for it.
    • 1. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      The greatest and most recognisable riff of all time, and the rest of the song is equally awesome. My first true love.

    This list would be better if it was noted that my opinion was more important than everyone elses, so no arguing please (wink,wink)
    By: Dava Wieger
    • 10. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    • 9. With A Little Luck by Paul McCartney & Wings
    • 8. Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 6. More Today Than Yesterday by Spiral Staircase
    • 5. Just When I Needed You Most by Randy Vanwarmer
    • 4. Long Train Runnin' by The Doobie Brothers
    • 3. Cat's In The Cradle by Harry Chapin
    • 2. Nobody Does It Better by Carly Simon
    • 1. Sister Golden Hair by America

    These are just a few of my favorites and not necessarily in that order. Thanks.
    By: ChromePreserver
    • 10. The Dream Never Dies by The Cooper Brothers
      "Come on everybody sing along."
    • 9. Tin Man by America
    • 8. Suavecito by Malo
    • 7. Same Old Feeling (Again) by Edward Bear
      Not to be confused with the song by the same name by the equally-obscure Pickettywitch.
    • 6. After The Love Has Gone by Earth, Wind & Fire
      More than just easy listening.
    • 5. Sun Goes By by Dr. Music
      Canada's answer to Cream and Iron Butterfly?
    • 4. Playground In My Mind by Clint Holmes
      "My name is Michael, I got a nickel."
    • 3. Early In The Morning by Vanity Fare
      I first heard this one when I was four years old, and after 37 years hasn't lost its magic at all.
    • 2. Swing City by Pierre Lalonde
      I'm probably the only one who remembers this, and who has a copy of the 45. A paean to healthy self-indulgence and a sharp criticism of the economic puritanism of the Trudeau years in Canada.
    • 1. Green-Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf
      A little pop-ish, perhaps, but it brought back goddess worship, at least for me. Sadly underrated!

    Some of the more obscure (but widely played) music from the 70s! Everyone else listed Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Aerosmith, ABBA, Queen, the Who, even the Guess Who - it's up to me to mention lesser known artists that made just as much impact on myself.
    By: Shem Randall
    • 10. Starship Trooper by Yes
    • 9. The Fountain Of Lamneth by Rush
    • 8. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
    • 7. 2112 by Rush
    • 6. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/the End by The Beatles
    • 4. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. School by Supertramp
    • 2. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      One of their best...

    By: Jim
    • 10. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Flash by Queen
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 5. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      The first song I ever learned how to play all the way through on guitar.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Nearly tied with "Stairway".
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song ever made in the history of the world.

    Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd are the greatest bands to ever exist.
    By: John M
    • 10. Hey Won't You Play (Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song) by B. J. Thomas
      Sometimes you just want a sad song to make you feel good and B. J. could really sing.
    • 9. You're The One That I Want by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
      Admit it, you loved to sing along every time it came on the radio.
    • 8. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      Of all his popular songs, this one hit me deepest. I do like at least 50 others by him, but this one has an innocence that you don't feel from many of the others.
    • 7. Badlands by Bruce Springsteen
      Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king but a king ain't satisfied till he rules everything. Just plain cool.
    • 6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Bought the album and this was the only song I really liked... but I really liked it.
    • 5. We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
      If it's rock you want, take a ride on the GF Train.
    • 4. Life In The Fast Lane by Eagles
      Just plain great rock song! Examines the pitfalls of the "me" lifestyle of California.
    • 3. American Pie by Don McLean
      Fantastic. Anyone who lived through the 70's spent hours listening to this trying to figure it out.
    • 2. Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan
      Ok, it is maudlin, but it is brilliant!
    • 1. Long Time by Boston
      Hard to choose just one good Boston song, but I could listen to this one more than any of the others. Good stuff.

    There are not necessarily the best songs ever, though some might be. I could easily have substituted many others, such as So Into You or Fame (Bowie). Long live Rock! I wish they still made em like this.
    By: Ben Harris
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Complimentary listing, a bit overplayed, but a classic nonetheless.
    • 9. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
      Gotta love how most of them move around and play more than one instrument.
    • 8. Imagine by John Lenon
      Touching song, has a lot of great ideas.
    • 7. Baba O'Reily by The Who
      This song is flat-out amazing.
    • 6. Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones
      Gotta love it.
    • 5. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      Awesome song.
    • 4. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
      Zeppelin is an amazing band, actually, amazing doesn't even describe them. But I'm sure you already know this.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This song is just incredible. Enough said.
    • 2. Time by Pink Floyd
      The solo to this song is the secret of life. I'm not joking.
    • 1. Aja by Steely Dan
      Listen to this song with your eyes closed. It is unmatched.

    Don't like my list? Put it up your butt.
    By: Rob Toronto
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Never listen to this song anymore, but I did years ago - like everyday.
    • 9. Fat Man In A Bathtub by Little Feat
      Silly song I love to sing along to - has to be the live version.
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
      Perhaps a better song than #8 - just heard it too many times.
    • 7. Midnight Rider by Allman Brothers Band
      Simple structure - great song!
    • 6. Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night
      Fun song I never tire of.
    • 5. Crazy On You by Heart
      Ann and Nancy Wilson at their best.
    • 4. Reelin' In The Years by Steely Dan
      Could have picked a few from them, but I like this song the best. Great opening.
    • 3. Willin' by Little Feat
      Has to the live version off Waiting...
    • 2. What Is Hip? by Tower Of Power
      The horns - perfect
    • 1. Black Water by The Doobie Brothers
      This song just keeps rollin'!

    Love the southern groove, what can I say.
    By: Jordan S.
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 9. Shake, Shake, Shake (Shake Your Booty) by KC & The Sunshine Band
    • 8. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Dancing Queen by ABBA
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. The Hustle by Van McCoy
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 2. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
    • 1. Dream On by Aerosmith

    By: G. Nelson Mercer
    • 10. I'm Your Captain by Grand Funk Railroad
      Longy but goodie.
    • 9. LaGrange by ZZ Top
      Get down rock and roll.
    • 8. Piece Of My Heart by Big Brother & The Holding Co.(Joplin)
    • 7. The Trees by Rush
      Song actually had a storyline.
    • 6. Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen
      Classic EVH guitar.
    • 5. Barracuda by Heart
      Hot chicks.
    • 4. Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
    • 3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Cow bell anyone?
    • 2. Don't Look Back by Boston
    • 1. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
      Great long song.

    Partied a lot to these songs.

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