Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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

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    By: Herb Denmark Jr.
    • 10. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
      The ultimate proof that white Americans can get down!!!!!!!
    • 9. One Of A Kind (Love Affair) by The Spinners
      The beginning gets me going!
    • 8. Convoy by C.W. McCall
      My favorite 1970's country song reminds me of our family's two years in Arizona (1975 & 1976).
    • 7. That's The Way (I Like It) by K.C. & The Sunshine Band
      I like all of their hits, but this one more.
    • 6. Little Willy by The Sweet
      My sixth grade class played this all the time during break!!
    • 5. Disco Inferno by The Trammps
      My favorite from 'Saturday Night Fever'. "Stayin' Alive" is a close second.
    • 4. Night Moves by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
      Surprised that an African-American would like Bob Seger?
    • 3. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
      When I think of Stevie Wonder, I always think of this song.
    • 2. We Are Family by Sister Sledge
      This went into the top ten as I was graduating from high school. All of them are sexy, with Joni the sexiest!! AND they can sing!!!
    • 1. Love's Theme by Love Unlimited Orchestra
      I've played on my cassette player more than any other record in my 41 years of life. It makes you feel like you're in a love rapture!!!

    My top ten is just a sample of all the types and styles of music from the 1970's that I love.
    By: Tony Jones
    • 10. Disco Duck by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots
      Hard to resist once the webbed feet set in...but don't take this to any party as you will be bashed. Take my word, a black eye in fact.
    • 9. Mamma Mia by ABBA
      Here's a song that needs no explanation, 'cause people were mental that year.
    • 8. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealers Wheel
      Another song that raised people's levels of awareness. They related to the condition, the drunks. Don't drink, will make you tone deaf.
    • 7. Rocking All Over The World by Status Quo
      Gee this lasted a long time! A fave for years, so it was well worth recording. Go the Quo.
    • 6. Rock 'N' Roll (Parts I & II) by Gary Glitter
      Everyone knows this one and it says a lot about people's tastes.
    • 5. Sweet City Woman by Stampeders
      Canadian group that fared well around the globe, and this rates right up there with Andy Kim's 'Rock Me Gently'.
    • 4. Rock On by David Essex
      A 70's classic; if you're drunk or sober you can still sing it.
    • 3. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
      Listen carefully, the band isn't saying 'funky music', were the censors deaf?
    • 2. I Was Made For Loving You by KISS
      Disco with balls...eight to be exact.
    • 1. Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) by Reunion
      If there was ever a song about the music industry, this is it. It rocks too.

    The 70's were a decade few remember but even less forget.
    By: T-Dog
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Wayne M
    • 10. Sister Golden Hair by America
    • 9. Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
      The best song, by far, that he wrote after the Beatles.
    • 7. Levon by Elton John
      Remains one my favourite Elton John songs to this day.
    • 6. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      Awesome song!
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
      I bought the 45 of this song and played it endlessly.
    • 4. What Is And What Should Never Be by Led Zeppelin
      My favourite Zeppelin tune from my favourite Zeppelin album.
    • 3. These Eyes by The Guess Who
    • 2. Squeeze Box by The Who
      I listened to this song just the other day and remembered what an awesome tune it was.
    • 1. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
      Incredible tune. Still love it today.

    Some people mentioned 'Hey Jude' but I didn't include it simply because it was released in 1968 on 45 opposite 'Revolution'. I'd definitely list it for the 60's though.
    By: Josh
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. American Pie by Don Mclean
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 7. Thank You by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Redemption Song by Bob Marley
      I dont know when this came out, but this song is so great I think it deserves to be on the list anyway.
    • 5. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 4. Ballad Of Curtis Lowe by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      No comment needed...just look at the lyrics.

    I don't know when any of these songs came out. I was born in '86, and I'm just a fan of the music. I guess I could be called a flower child, since I basically do everything my parents did when they were my age.
    By: Bonzai
    • 10. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynrd
    • 9. Still The Same by Bob Seger
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 6. Desperado by Eagles
    • 5. Be My Lover by Alice Cooper
    • 4. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynrd
    • 3. A Better Place To Be by Harry Chapin
    • 2. Let Go The Line by Max Webster
    • 1. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS

    By: Leah
    • 10. Into The Night by Benny Mardones
      Because I always wished my prince charming would come and rescue me.
    • 9. Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
      For all those who've ever experienced 'Paradise By The Dashboard Light' from the backseat!
    • 8. Peaceful, Easy Feeling by The Eagles
      Peace and Love!
    • 7. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
      The song speaks for itself.
    • 6. Everything I own by Bread
      When you find that true love that you accidentally were stupid enough to let go, this song breaks your heart every time you hear it.
    • 5. Love Is The Answer by England Dan & John Ford Coley
      This song could bring about world peace!
    • 4. Ready For Love by Bad Company
    • 3. Crazy Love by Poco
      Because I'm a big softie at heart and I love romantic songs. The 70's were awesome for romance; I just didn't realize it till later!
    • 2. Magnet And Steel by Walter Egan
      Reminds me of summer camp in second grade and my first boyfriend. :)
    • 1. Wildfire by Michael Martin Murphy
      I was a little kid in the 70's and whenever I heard this song, I would burst into tears! But I loved it!

    Thank you so much for giving a space to relive some of the best music of my life!
    By: Melissa
    • 10. Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
      A true disco diva! A number one hit in the summer of '79.
    • 9. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      An unforgettable track from Saturday Night Fever. One of the best soundtracks of all time (this beats The Bodyguard anyday.)
    • 8. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
      The ultimate anthem that still lives on. One of the best disco songs ever made.
    • 7. Me And Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin
      Janis's first and sadly last number one, released in early '71. Classic track that I still blast on the radio today.
    • 6. Whats Going On by Marvin Gaye
      Marvin had such a soulful, smooth voice. This track has been remade by countless others over the years but nothing compares to the original.
    • 5. Magic Man by Heart
      Heart is still one of my favorites and I chose this song as one of their best from the 70's.
    • 4. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
      'Rumours' was one of the best albums of the 70's and this track is only one the few greatest songs from that album.
    • 3. Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band
      A very talented artist from the 70's who had very catchy tunes such as this one, 'The Joker' and 'Fly Like An Eagle. His greatest hits album (74-78) is one of the best collections.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      I still think Pink Floyd is the best band of the 70's and this awesome track proves it.
    • 1. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
      'Heart Of Glass' can still be heard on various radio stations today. Blondie was definetly a cutting edge group who had the ability to stike golden number one hits using reggae, rap, disco, and new wave.

    By: Fioddor
    • 10. Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
      A hymn.
    • 9. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
    • 8. Dancing Queen by ABBA
    • 7. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      The best guitar solo I've ever heard.
    • 6. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Inmortal guitar riff.
    • 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Syknyrd
      A classic. Check out the funny version "Mina Terra Galega" by Siniesto Total!
    • 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      The title says it all.
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Masterpiece as well.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Piano Man by Ana Belen
      I find the Spanish version (sung by Ana) more thriling than the original.

    "Brown Sugar" (Rolling Stones), "Whole Lotta Rosie" (AC/DC), "Light My Fire" (a cha-cha-cha by The Doors), "Roxanne" (The Police), "Rock And Roll All Nite" (KISS).
    By: Jake Langham
    • 10. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      Very cool party song gets everyone going!
    • 9. Lazy by Deep Purple
      Another 'Purple' classic!
    • 8. Catch The Rainbow by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
      Great song by the best guitarist of all time.
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      What more can I say? A 5-minute guitar solo...doesn't get much better than that!
    • 6. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Great song on the whole, but Gilmour's solos make this song one of the greats for the 70's.
    • 5. Burn by Deep Purple
      AWESOME!!! How good is Ritchie?! This song has one of the best solos I've ever heard, and Paicey's ultra fast fills in between riffs are magic!
    • 4. This Time Around by Deep Purple
      Beautiful song. Lordie's piano at the start puts me in a trance. Glenn Hughes's voice is great and a fitting solo at the end by one of the best guitarists of the 70's...the late great TOMMY BOLIN!!!
    • 3. Thats The Way by Led Zeppelin
      A really gorgeus song, this one. Jimmy Page's beautiful chord progression makes me feel so good when I listen to it!
    • 2. Dazed And Confuzed (Live) by Led Zeppelin
      This is magic! I love this song and version to bits! I can't get enough! A great song to listen to loud!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Brilliant is the only way I can descibe this song. Plant's lyrics, Page's intertwining riffs and solo, Bonzo's pounding rhythm and JP's pumping bassline make this song and ULTIMATE classic in my book !

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