Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?
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By: Fabio Bertazini
- 10. Love Supreme by John Coltrane
- 9. I'll Be Around by The Spinners
- 8. Inner City Blues by Marvin Gaye
- 7. Sampa by Caetano Veloso
- 6. I Wish by Stevie Wonder
- 5. Dead Flowers by Rolling Stones
- 4. Brain Damage/eclipse by Pink Floyd
- 3. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
- 2. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
- 1. Black Cow by Steely Dan
By: Dr. Wickes
- 10. Let It Be by The Beatles
I had a ton of choices for the 10th spot, however, the rule of music lists state that: If the Beatles had an album in that decade, you must list a song from said album on your list. Granted, Let It Be is a great song on its own and really wouldn't require any such rule to justify its spot in the top 10.
- 9. Over the Hills and Far Away by Led Zeppelin
Since I can't put side 2 of Physical Graffiti as one song, I choose to go with my 2nd favorite Zeppelin song. A great start, a powerful middle, and a hauntingly brilliant finish are all reason why this song deserves a spot on the top 10.
- 8. No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley
All these epic songs from some of the best bands of all time and then I come up with Bob Marley. Honestly though, Marley was a great songwriter with a great passion for his music and his cause. It was a toss up between this and Redemption Song to go in the top 10.
- 7. All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix
While I might prefer other songs of his like Hey Joe, Burning of the Midnight Lamp, or Castles Made of Sand, Watchtower really showed brought Hendrix's abilities to the mainstream for most of us. He does an amazing cover here.
- 6. Imagine by John Lennon
I don't even have the words to explain the greatness of this song. It is just eerily wow.
- 5. Hotel California by Eagles
This always has and always will be a favorite of mine. From the time I was maybe 5 I could sing every lyric of this song from beginning to end, and probably hum the guitar solo too.
- 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
I think everyone in the world, even those who've never touched a guitar in their life, know how to play the opening to this song. Great piece from a great album.
- 3. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Many would say Freebird is Skynyrd's primary ballad, however few songs match the power of Tuesday's. Once it hits the piano solo, the song goes from amazing to Epic.
- 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
Though the first half of The Wall is filled with great song after song, the second half lays claim to one of the greatest songs of all time. The ending guitar piece rivals that of Stairway to Heaven.
- 1. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Not only the best song of the 70s, but by far the best song of all time. Nothing will ever touch Stairway.
Great Bands and their great songs
- 10. House Of the Rising Sign by The Animals
- 9. Money by Pink Floyd
- 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
- 7. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
- 5. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
not sure if this cam out in the 70s or 80s.
- 4. Highway Star by Deep Purple
Best two guitar solos ever.
- 3. Still You Turn Me On by Emerson Lake and Palmer
If u never heard it, listen to it.
- 2. Since I Been Lovin You by Led Zeppelin
My dad'd fave led zepppelin song.
- 1. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
- 10. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
A classic that too many people forgot to include
- 9. Let it Be by The Beatles
It's a shame they had to break up but it had to happen at some point. P.S. thanks a lot Yoko...
- 8. Band On The Run by Wings
Paul sure didn't have any trouble topping the charts with or without the beatles.
- 7. Detroit Rock City by KISS
You wanted the best you got the best. The hottest band in the world... KISS
- 6. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
I don't even know why this song is so good. The lyrics are pretty lame but overall it's an amazing song.
- 5. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
The Who's best song without a doubt. I get excited every time it comes on the radio.
- 4. Working Man by Rush
The first time I ever heard this song I thought I was listening to Zeppelin. Working man has an amazing riff and solo. Classic.
- 3. Southern Man by Neil Young
This is the greatest song written by any Canadian artist. Not to mention the fact that it got Lynyrd Skynyrd pretty annoyed.
- 2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
It's songs like these that make me listen to music in the first place. A beautiful tribute to a true friend. R.I.P. Syd
- 1. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
What? Did you expect Stairway to Heaven? Although Jimmy Page is my favourite guitarist, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi wrote too good a song to not be included on this list. I'll never stop listening to Sabbath, and will never get tired of this song.
Honourable Mentions include: Free Bird, Free Ride, Frankenstine, Imagine, Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Paranoid, The Song Remains the Same. IF FOR SOME REASON YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD SOME OF THE SONGS FEATURED ON THE LIST, FEEL FREE TO LOOK THEM UP. THEY WILL NOT DISAPOINT.
By: job mcman
- 10. You Should Be Dancin' by Bee Gee's
Awesome Discoin' Song
- 9. Joy to the World by Three Dog Night
Awesome Bullfrog Song
- 8. We are the Champions by Queen
Awesome Motivational Song
- 7. We Will Rock You by Queen
Awesome Band and classic song
- 6. Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger
Awesome Reminiscing about the days of old Skills
- 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
- 4. American Pie by Don McLean
- 3. Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- 2. Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
Awesome music and singing
- 1. Imagine by John Lennon
Awesome Song Awesome message!!
All these songs are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
By: Mark Henwood
- 10. But You Don't Care by Mi-sex
Mi-Sex were one of my favourite bands to see live. R.I.P Steve Gilpin.
- 9. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
A classic featuring the legendary twin guitar lead of Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson.
- 8. Down Down by Status Quo
Just crank the volume up to max and rock out!
- 7. January by Pilot
Don't ask me why! It's just a catchy tune-that's all!
- 6. Deacon Blue by Steely Dan
This is just a great song with great lyrics. Perfect with a candlelit dinner.
- 5. Peace Of Mind by Boston
Boston are one of my favourite bands ever-so picking a favourite was hard. If it was on a scale of votes this song came in at 10 and all the other songs by this great band came it at 9.99.
- 4. Time by Pink Floyd
Just turn out the lights, close your eyes and listen!
- 3. Funeral For A Friend/love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
There's not a bad song on Elton's Goodbye Yellow Brick road album, but this would be my pick. From the haunting start of Funeral through to the ripping guitar solo in Love Lies Bleeding this song is a John/Taupin masterpiece.
- 2. Still The One by Orleans
I picked this song because of the lyrics, as they describe the relationship between my wife and I just perfectly.
- 1. Instant Replay by Dan Hartman
The best party song ever. I just love its' jumpy, infectious beat. Take a look on YouTube. Dan and the others just have a great time!
How do you pick your top ten songs of the seventies? It's not easy. Personally, this list has taken me a long time to compile and I'll probably hear a song tomorrow and ask myself why I didn't put that in my top ten. In compiling my list I picked the songs that I could most listen to over and over and with the volume turned up.
By: Freight Train
- 10. Hey You by Pink Floyd
- 9. D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
- 8. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
- 7. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
- 6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
- 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
- 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
- 3. Time by Pink Floyd
- 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
- 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd and led Zeppelin are the best bands of all-time, there will never be anyone like them again and roger waters is the best song writer ever...oh yeah JIMMY PAGE ROCKS!!!
- 10. Tin Man by America
- 9. Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts
- 8. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
- 7. How Long by Ace
- 6. Nights On Broadway by Bee Gees
- 5. Sara Smile by Hall & Oates
- 4. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
- 3. Jackie Blue by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
- 2. December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
- 1. Silly Love Songs by Wings
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