Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Mike
    • 10. Blue Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Another song with a really cool intro, but it is just an easy song to jam to I guess.
    • 9. For What It's Worth by Buffalo Springfield
      Never heard a song like it before, to be honest.
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      What a great song to listen to!
    • 7. Imagine by John Lenon
      Touches everyone in some way or another and makes you think about everything.
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Just a good song by a good band!
    • 5. Evil Ways by Santana
      Kind of a mellow song that you can just sit back and listen to and be relaxed...a great song to drive to.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Possibly the coolest start of any song ever, with a meaning sound.
    • 2. Do You Feel Like We Do (Live) by Peter Frampton
      He just goes off and rocks out, it is a cool, cool song with some basic lyrics.
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      What else needs to be said...just listen to the way the flow changes and the rush it gives you.

    I can't rate these songs in any specific order 'cause they are all great and are unique in their own ways. There are many other songs out there that are just as good, if not better, and they all have a meaning in some form or another!
    By: Chris Noel-Bentley
    • 10. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Second Zep masterpiece only to 'Stairway'...very clever to use an orchestra.
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Complicated and very well orchestrated musical piece.
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
      Beautiful song.
    • 7. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Great rocker...incredible high notes.
    • 6. Let It Be by The Beatles
      Another of the seemingly thousands of tremendous McCartney greats.
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great jam.
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Very well written,,,who doesn't know all the words to this song?
    • 3. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      A tremndous rocker...very powerful.
    • 2. American Pie by Don McLean
      A great classic...terrific for sing-alongs.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      A stunning masterpiece...a consistant elevation to coda.

    By: David Mau
    • 10. All Right Now by Free
      1970! This chorus is unlike any other! A poor guitar solo can't even ruin this song.
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Nine minutes is a long song, especially today! This song is a deserving #9, and it would be higher if the lyrics were more passionate. Racy, bold, energetic. Solo guitar at its finest (barring Page).
    • 8. Goodbye To Love by The Carpenters
      I will admit I am terribly biased! Karen was a pop icon, but her voice is one of the best alto voices the world has heard. 'Goodbye To Love' has a lot of harmonized voices and a Tony Peluso fuzz guitar solo that makes me wish the song would continue. The song begins with Karen's deep voice, and it's haunting and magical.
    • 7. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      The best debut album of all time! How can you not nod your head to this catchy song! Handclaps, a sonic guitar, and a wailing voice! Is this good rock or what?
    • 6. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      An underrated band, a classic set of power chords, and a 70's flavor combine to produce this chart-topping hit.
    • 5. Born To Be Wild by Steppenwolf
      The eternal feel good song. The open road, adventure, exploding into space!
    • 4. Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix
      Wackka Wackka! A great use of the wah pedal, and another rock legend. Hendrix was an incredible lefty guitarist, and a vocalist. Three person bands are rough! I give him a lot of credit, and a top 5 spot.
    • 3. Black Magic Woman by Santana
      The king of Latin Rock! Another huge influence on music today. Supernatural proves that he can still rock and sell records.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Undeniably catchy! This song is all over the place! "Little high, little low" and pulsing verses. Great harmony and synthesis.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest rock band ever! Rock changed the world in a way no other genre has. Therefore, the band is the most influential to date. (I know..... The Beatles and whatever....) This song is the greatest rock ballad of all time, and the undisputed king of songs.

    Cream - Sunshine of Your Love; Eagles - Hotel California; Led Zeppelin - No Return and Since I've Been Loving You; Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze; All of these are so close! It's hard to pick only 10!
    By: David M.
    • 10. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      By far their best song. Sorry, but this song is far better than 'Stairway'.
    • 9. American Girl by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
      A real rockin' tune that forces you to sing along each time you hear it.
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
      It wouldn't be a list without it.
    • 7. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
      Who doesn't love this song and this album? Everything from this album is a absolute classic, hats off to Elton and Bernie for producing such masterful work.
    • 6. The Spirit Of Radio by Rush
      I love it, they're on this year, and I've already got my tickets. July 17th, woohoo!!!
    • 5. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      A nostalic classic.
    • 4. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Greatest intro ever! Gotta love those synths.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      I love the outro in this song, classic stuff......
    • 2. If You See Her, Say Hello by Bob Dylan
      Excellant song with a beautiful melody. The lyrics are very haunting.
    • 1. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      Incredible Lyrics, awesome solo and an all around great song.

    By: Nhang
    • 10. Werewolves Of London by Warren Zevon
    • 9. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 8. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynryd Skynyrd
    • 3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Andrew
    • 10. Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd
      Although the album says its two different songs, I don't think many people just listen to one with out the other.
    • 9. Strangle Hold by Ted Nugent
      Another great timeless song.
    • 8. Kashmir by Led Zepplin
      Every last second of this almost ten-minute long masterpiece is great.
    • 7. White Room by Cream
      Clapton is just awesome in this song.
    • 6. Bohiemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This is just one of those great universal songs everyone loves. It's a timeless classic.
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      One of the best solos ever.
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
      Great lyrics and great guitar solo.
    • 3. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      Instant classic.
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The best of Aerosmith, before the dreadful 'Just Push Play' "pop" album played after Backstreet Boys on the radio.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
      This song just simply rocks! I don't think there will ever be a song so powerful as this.

    Seventies rock was by far the best era in music. It changed everything. If it weren't for bands like Zepplin and Sabbath, who knows where we would be today. It's hard to just choose ten but I chose the ones I remember listening to over and over as a teen and attempting to play on guitar.
    By: Mike
    • 10. Sailing by Christopher Cross
      Probably the most beautiful song in my eyes! I can't name all the good tunes from the seventies, there are too many!
    • 9. Escape (Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
    • 8. Lowdown by Bozz Scaggs
    • 7. Dance With Me by Orleans
      'Still The One' is a great one also.
    • 6. On and On by Stephen Bishop
    • 5. Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton
      Hey, 'Frampton Come Alive' is one of the best of all.
    • 4. Tell Me Something Good by Rufus
      What a great funky song!
    • 3. Come And Get Your Love by Redbone
    • 2. Dancing In The Moonlight by King Harvest
      What can I say, great tune.
    • 1. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      These songs are not necessarily in order, just amazing songs from the most amazing era of music ever!

    Other favorite artists include 10CC, Bread, Blackfoot, Allman Brothers, Loggins & Messina, BTO, Wings, etc. Man, what a great era! Notice how these songs stand the test of time yet most songs from today won't be remembered two years from now? Hmmm..wonder why?
    By: Dave
    • 10. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      This song screams 'party'!
    • 9. Pinball Wizard by The Who
      The highlight of 'Tommy'.
    • 8. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      Wow, can Ian play the flute! Almost makes me want one!
    • 7. I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones
      The song that started it all, for punks that is.
    • 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynrd
      Oone of the few LONG songs I can sit through.
    • 5. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Sweet, sweet solo!
    • 4. Highway To Hell by Ac/DC
      Rock anthem of the 70's.
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      David Gilmour is my God...well one of them.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Best car song ever!
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Who can argue?

    By: Billy M.
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Old school Aerosmith is the way to go.
    • 9. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Great guitar riff, excellent song.
    • 8. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      First of many songs by Zep to appear on this list.
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
      On a dark desert highway...
    • 6. More Than a Feeling by Boston
      More than a feeling, baby.
    • 5. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
      One of the absolute greatest grooves. This was a song ahead of its time.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The most requested radio song of all time.
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      Great, great song.
    • 2. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      This song still gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
    • 1. Fool In The Rain by Led Zeppelin
      I have yet to hear a greater song. I believe this song defines Zeppelin... more than just a rock band.

    Led Zeppelin is simply the greatest band to ever exist. Music has not been the same since this period in time...just wish I'd been alive to witness it first hand.
    By: George Cobau
    • 10. Baker Street by Jerry Rafferty
      Great saxophone, great lyrics, great song.
    • 9. Crazy On You by Heart
      The Wilson sisters could really sing.
    • 8. Even The Losers by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
      A sleeper song that I don't think I heard on the radio until the 90's.
    • 7. Never Been Any Reason by Head East
      Awesome song that was ahead of its time.
    • 6. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
      This song is full of rock and roll spirit. It makes me feel like going around smashing things.
    • 5. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
      I love Stevie Nicks.
    • 4. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
      Aerosmith was a great band in the 70's.
    • 3. Surrender by Cheap Trick
      A very high energy song.
    • 2. Because The Night by Patti Smith
      A wonderfully passionate song.
    • 1. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
      Springsteen was a great songwriter and live performer.

    These songs are not in order. It's hard enough to try to choose only ten, much less to put them in any kind of order. By the way, I tried to avoid songs that have been too overplayed on the radio such as: Stairway to Heaven, Free Bird, Hotel California, Bohemian Rhapsody, Layla, etc. These are great songs, but I'm tired of hearing them, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

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