Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Geoff Hutton
    • 10. Love by John Lennon
      Fantastic song from a genius.
    • 9. Love Is The Answer by England Dan &John Ford Coley
      Says it all doesn't it?
    • 8. Peace by Cutis Mayfield
      Great lyrics, great song.
    • 7. Living For The City by Stevie Wonder
      A master of his trade, a brilliant song.
    • 6. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Great song, what can one say!
    • 5. Watching The River Flow by Bob Dylan
      Pure magic.
    • 4. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      Reminds me of when I was a DJ and all the 'under 18's' trying to get into the club.
    • 3. Hurricane by Niel Young/ Crazy Horse
      A song that still sends shivers down my spine.
    • 2. Communication Breakdown/Jamaica by Led Zeppelin
      Pure class rock music, not like the trashy weak stuff today.
    • 1. God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols
      A thumping beat and raw vocals from Mr. Lydon...great anarchic music!

    All the songs listed above remind me of Radio Caroline, who broadcast from a ship in the North Sea off the east coast of the UK from 1964-1990. She broadcasted as a 'FREE' station for most of the time between those dates, offering LOVE, PEACE AND GOOD MUSIC to the European continent.
    By: Vic Anderson
    • 10. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
      Jimmy Page and Bonham had another song to make it to the top of the heap.
    • 9. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Richie Blackmore had a hit with tis song. It's still popular today.
    • 8. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
      Ted Nugent had a good time with this masterpiece.
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Brian May did a great job with this song!
    • 6. Cocaine by Eric Clapton
      This song has merits because the greatest of guitarists had their problems with cocaine.
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Eric Clapton wrote this song for a lady's hand in marriage.
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
      They got their act together with this song.
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      David Gilmour is at his best in this one.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This is the second greatest song of the seventies for a bunch of musicians from the South.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This is the greatest song of all time, with Bonham on drums and Jimmy Page on guitar.

    By: Sam Koich
    • 10. Beast Of Burden by The Rolling Stones
      Everybody needs a song like this.
    • 9. Free Will by Rush
      This song is for my friend Tim, who really thinks we have free will.
    • 8. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      I really had a hard time looking for #8 so on my real list, this would not have been on there.
    • 7. The Lemon Song by Led Zeppelin
      Wow, just listen to the bass yourself and you would know why I put it as #7.
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      This song brings a tear to my eye.
    • 5. Baba O'Reily by The Who
      Again, I love the piano and this song has a very great piano part.
    • 4. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
      I am talking about the one from the album 'Thick As A Brick'.
    • 3. A Day In The Life by The Beatles
      I love the piano and this song does a great job of using that instrument.
    • 2. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      The drums are out of this world.
    • 1. Hey Hey What Can I Do by Led Zeppelin
      Just amazing!

    This list is what I made up when I was supposed to be doing my homework, so it is not complete (it is actually probably 100% wrong).
    By: Splash Marshall
    • 10. I Only Want To Be With You by Bay City Rollers
      Bubble Gum pop kicks a@@! I loved them then and I still love them into my 30's.
    • 9. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
      The wild album cover was almost enough to make me like it. But the music was terribly good as well.
    • 8. Christeen Sixteen by KISS
      My very first concert experience, and yes I was scared of Gene Simmons. Come on I was only 9 years old.
    • 7. One by Three Dog Night
      The truth hurts and this song is all about the truth.
    • 6. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      I thought that getting a record with rotten underwear inside it was almost as cool as the gatefold cover school desk. Album art is missed now.
    • 5. Be My Lover by Alice Cooper
      A tale of rock & roll.
    • 4. Raise A Little Hell by Trooper
      Another concert that turned out to be amazing. I saw them almost 20 years later in a small bar and they still had the magic.
    • 3. Devil Gate Drive by Suzi Quatro
      She was the true "Rock & Roll Godess"! Leather jump suit and she was cool! Not to mention she was on Happy Days as well.
    • 2. Lazy by Deep Purple
      Find a groovier song in any decade...I dare you. Nothing can compare to the majestry of Jon Lord's keyboards.
    • 1. Bang A Gong (Get It On) by T Rex
      Greatest guitar riff of all time and most often stolen!

    The 70's were a terrible decade all in all. Some of the worst music, fashion, hair styles and cars came out of it all but some cool stuff did as well....
    By: Annie D.
    • 10. Hey You by Pink Floyd
      A very cynical, opinionated, and bitter song. I love it. It's sheer beauty.
    • 9. Imagine by John Lennon
      I don't think an explanation is needed.
    • 8. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Jimmy Page just rocks!
    • 7. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Like a fat lady-less opera. Brilliant!
    • 6. One Of My Turns by Pink Floyd
      Roger Waters is a genius.
    • 5. Behind Blue Eyes by The Who
      One of the the most powerful songs I've ever heard, Behind Blue Eyes just makes me wanna cry.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Lyrical bliss.
    • 3. Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
      Great analogies, gorgeous lyrics, and a rare concept. So different it's stunning.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Utterly beautiful.
    • 1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      'Shine O'n is not only the best song of the 70's, but the best song of all time. It is Roger Waters' at his songwriting zenith, and the "Floyd Sound" at its most powerful. Such a superlative song!

    Pink Floyd dominates overall, but only because they deserve it. Don't get me wrong, there were lots of great bands back in the day, but none compared to the Floyd. Musically they had a Jimmy Hendrix (David Gilmour) and lyrically they had a John Lennon (Roger Waters). You can't beat that!
    By: Jeremy
    • 10. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 9. Le Freak by Chic
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
    • 5. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
    • 4. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin

    By: Ronald Orange
    • 10. We Will Rock you by Queen
    • 9. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
    • 8. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
    • 7. I Am Woman by Helen Reddy
    • 6. Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
    • 5. Crocodile Rock by Elton John
    • 4. We Are The Champions by Queen
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody (Live) by Queen
    • 2. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      The song of the millenium, nothing is betta.

    All the otha bands of the '70s were totally crap.
    By: Steven Bodrug
    • 10. Communication Breakdown by Led Zeppelin
      Need I say more? Led Zeppelin owned the '70s. Pink Floyd, Queen, Black Sabbath, those bands were all crap. Zepp was amazing and unique because they had such a wide variety of sound in their music. Indian, Folk, Acid, Soft Rock, and Hard Rock. They were also exceptional songwriters, lyrically and instrumentally. Led Zeppelin are the founding fathers of rock and roll and will live on forever.
    • 9. Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: David McEvoy
    • 10. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zepplin
      Great song. One of their better acoustic numbers with a great transition to a driving metal song.
    • 9. Bohemiam Rapsidy by Queen
      Great song that should be on everyone's list.
    • 8. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great tune and way better then 'Freebird'.
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Geuss it deserves to be on the list.
    • 6. Echos by Pink Floyd
      Haven't heard it? As soon as you do you will agree with me.
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      I love the the piano at the end.
    • 4. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      I love this song. You can listen to it 100 times and want to hear it 100 more.
    • 3. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
    • 2. If You See Her, Say Hello by Bob Dylan
      From his best album. Not his most well known song but its my personal favorite.
    • 1. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      Incredible lyrics and the best instrumental ever. Not only best of the 70's, but best of all time without a doubt.

    I hate to tell you this, but 'Hey Jude' was not released in the 70's. I find it rather impossible for this song to be from the 70's considering that it was a song from the Beatles's middle days. But everyone knows that the Beatles broke up in 1970 right? I'm not sure but I doubt that they were releasing songs as a band after they broke up. A huge error and one that everyone should know. Tsk Tsk Tsk! Also there are others that just missed the cut. 'Piano Man and 'Imagine' were close.
    By: Dustin Broadwater
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Hard to pick any one Pink Floyd song but this song has awesome lyrics!
    • 9. Highway Song by Blackfoot
      More hard rockin' tunes!
    • 8. Baba O' Riley by The Who
      The beginning is b!tchin'!
    • 7. Train Train by Blackfoot
      Good rockin' Song!
    • 6. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
      Awesome guitar riffs, turn it up!
    • 5. Seasons Of Wither by Aerosmith
      Get this song if you've never heard it! It's Aerosmith at their best, but the song is not that well known!
    • 4. Bad Company by Bad Company
      Just one of my many theme songs!
    • 3. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Meet the new boss!
    • 2. Slow Ride by Foghat
      Crank it up!
    • 1. Jukebox Hero by Foreigner
      Crank it ALL the way up!

    If you like ROCK songs then my list will definitely help you out!

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