Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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

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    By: Hobittual
    • 10. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
      Deservedly so.
    • 9. Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
      Uni rockers at their best.
    • 8. You Angel You by Manfred Mann
      From Angel Station, neglected album.
    • 7. Haitian Divorce by Steely Dan
      Wonderful distortion on Becker's guitar.
    • 6. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Sad loss.
    • 5. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Takes me back.
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Stands alone.
    • 3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      A tribute to Sid Barrett, founding member of Pink Floyd.
    • 2. Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp
      Absolute cracker.
    • 1. Do It Again by Steely Dan
      This has been my favourite song forever. I played it last night to a pal, he had heard it before but didn't appreciate the guitar solo by Walter Becker. Please listen to it soon and be blown away.

    I am happy with my list.
    By: Jesus Of Suburbia
    • 10. Star Wars Theme by John Williams
      What's greater than Star Wars? "Luke, I am your FATHER..." Again, kind of gets you into it. Granted not a real radio song, but generations far into the future will still be able to recognize it.
    • 9. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      I guess I also have a thing for the slow ones...
    • 8. Grease by Frankie Valli
      This song ALWAYS gets you going and ready to watch the movie...I know, shame on me.
    • 7. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell
      I have a thing for songs that soung like this...
    • 6. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Who can deny this song? It's great...all parts.
    • 5. Hey Jude by The Beatles
      Just because they're the Beatles.
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
      After their breakup, the Beatles (as Solo Artists) were still hits. This one STILL grabs me.
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      One of the greats... Long song, but still...who can deny Lynyrd Skynyrd?
    • 2. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
      They were great, and still are. They actually made a new CD, which is okay. Their "older" stuff is better.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Now, in this time, this song has lasted. To a certain point, Freddie Mercury has hit the musical nerve in everybody.

    There are still TONS of other songs to consider, just, these are what I thought to post here.
    By: Keith W
    • 10. Since You've Been Gone by Rainbow
      May have been early 80's, but what a song.
    • 9. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix
    • 7. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 6. Chinatown by Thin Lizzy
    • 5. Lazy by Deep Purple
      Best bluesy rock song I have ever heard.
    • 4. 2112 by Rush
      Neil Peart, best drummer ever. Musically fantastic.
    • 3. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Needs no introduction. One, if not the best song of all time.
    • 2. Gates On Babylon by Rainbow
      What a song! What can I say other than it's epic!
    • 1. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Best riff of all time...has to be number 1!

    I know I've probably missed a few but that's what came into my head from the best era ever of music. Unfortunately music like this will never be repeated or matched.
    By: Max
    • 10. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Hello It's Me by Todd Rundgren
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 7. Kashmir by Led Zepplein
    • 6. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 5. Light My Fire by The Doors
    • 4. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    Honorable Mention: Black Dog, Walk This Way, Dogs.
    By: David
    • 10. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      How can you not love this song.
    • 9. Y.M.C.A by Village People
      We've all had fun with this song at a New Year's party. Just a classic.
    • 8. The Hustle by Van McCoy
      This song defined the disco era. It just makes you want to get up and dance.
    • 7. Draggin' The Line by Tommy James
      This song just makes you feel really cool.
    • 6. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      I love this song. Everybody should have this song in their collection.
    • 5. Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts
      This song reminds me of those days in the summer that just can't be more perfect.
    • 4. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
      Everyone at one point in their life has always thought of going to Margaritaville, and if you haven't been, this song definitely puts you there.
    • 3. Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack
      It's not just the words, it's the way she sings this song that makes it her own.
    • 2. Fire And Rain by James Taylor
      This is my favorite song from James. He's a great songwriter.
    • 1. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
      Elton is in a class by himself. This song is great!

    These songs are just a few of the many great songs that came from the 70's. An era of music that will live on forever in our hearts and souls.
    By: Roshan
    • 10. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Gilmour at his best
    • 9. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
      Good guitar solo from song remains the same
    • 8. Heaven And Hell by The Who
      Best live performance ever on stage by any group(isle of wight, woodstock)
    • 7. Star Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix
      Again woodstock . this song is woodstock in one word
    • 6. With Alittle Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker
      Ultimate woodstock song
    • 5. Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Gillan silver throated screaming cannot be matched.
    • 4. Paranoid by Grand Funk Railroad
      The live version is ultimate heavy metal from america
    • 3. Empty Rooms(long Version) by Gary Moore
      Sweetish guitar sound ever. even the live is awesome
    • 2. Mistreated by Deep Purple
      Blackmores peak blues performance
    • 1. Still In Love With You by Thin Lizzy
      The best power love song ever. listen to the 2 guitar solos in every version of the song from gary moore to brian robertson

    All guitar solos orientated songs . listen to the sound of the axe .They will blow u away
    By: Susan Merriman
    • 10. Tiger Feet by Mud
      Cheesy but I loved it
    • 9. Do Anything You Wanna Do by Eddie & The Hotrods
      This brings it all back to me
    • 8. Flying by The Strawbs
      Another Goodie
    • 7. Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
      This was about when I started to get teenage kicks
    • 6. Rat Trap by Boomtown Rats
      I liked this a lot
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      You can't get away with not mentioning this.
    • 4. Life's a Gas by T Rex
      I loved Marc to bits.
    • 3. Leaf and Stream by Wishbone Ash
      They were my heroes
    • 2. Persephone by Wishbone Ash
      Just ace
    • 1. Lady Fuchsia by The Strawbs
      By The Way, I am British and no one else has mentioned the Strawbs and they were brilliant!!

    There are far many more!!
    By: Damon
    • 10. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo by Rick Derringer
    • 9. Funk No. 49 by James Gang
    • 8. All Right Now by Free
    • 7. I Just Wanna Make Love To You by FogHat
    • 6. Free Ride by Edgar Winter Group
    • 5. Highway Star by Deep Purple
    • 4. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 3. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 2. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
    • 1. School's Out by Alice Cooper

    I call this the 70's Pure Rock 'n' Roll list.
    By: Evan
    • 10. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 8. Jukebox Hero by Foreigner
    • 7. Layla by Derek and the Dominoes
    • 6. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
    • 5. Freebird by Lynard Skynard
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Simple Man by Lynard Skynard

    By: Dan
    • 10. Free Ride by Edgar Winter
      wow, Edgar was freaky
    • 9. Blue Collar by Bto
      Before they became hard three chord rockers.
    • 8. Hello Its Me by Todd Rudgren
      Just a darn good song
    • 7. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
      Beatle could of done this one
    • 6. Slow Ride by Foghat
      turn it up
    • 5. If I Could Read Your Mind by Gordon Lightfoot
      still play this one
    • 4. Good Bye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Elton nailed this one
    • 3. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Great live
    • 2. Taxi by Harry Chapin
      It was raining in......
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      Still gets to you

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