Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Malone Cunha
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Beautiful!
    • 9. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
      ...wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes...
    • 8. Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
      He is very amazed!
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
      It's a peace request.
    • 6. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
      All things must pass away...
    • 5. Woman Is The Nigger Of The World by John Lennon
      Yes it is, think about it, do something about it...
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Hotel fantastic! Very creative.
    • 3. Mind Games by John Lennon
      We're playing those mind games together...
    • 2. Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney & The Wings
      It's exciting. So influential.
    • 1. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
      One of the best songs I ever heard. He was a genius! God bless him.

    God bless these songs.
    By: Joe Myles
    • 10. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
      I still love this song - overproduced, some would say "sappy" - hearing this in the summer of '75 on the crackling AM radio late at night was pure magic!!! I still LOVE this song and always will.
    • 9. At Seventeen by Janis Ian
      I know I'm getting on pretty mellow ground here but it's a gorgeous song - I'll always remember my teen years of the mid-70's when I hear this ballad.
    • 8. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Beautiful piece of music.
    • 7. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
      Ted seems like a dink these days- especially to us Canadians - but you can't forget this song - wonderful guitar playing - a true 70's classic.
    • 6. Nightime by Big Star
      One of the most grossly underated bands of all time - I just wish that I had actually been turned on to these guys in the 70's - this one could have been a classic if given the chance.
    • 5. Shake Some Action by The Flamin' Groovies
      If you ever hear this you'll at least agree that it SHOULD have been a hit - unfortunatley for the world it wasn't.
    • 4. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
      Unreal - answer me this - why can't anyone seem to sing like this guy anymore - God I miss him.
    • 3. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
      What more can be said???
    • 2. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      I'm certainly not going on songwriting merit alone here - not the greatest song in the world by any means but in Grade 7 in 1972 this was OUR "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
      I don't even like this song anymore but I cannot ignore the hugeness of it - in the 70's every school dance of my life was ended with this song.


    By: J.J.
    • 10. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      1971- Classic album.
    • 9. Jumpin' Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones
      The BEST live band I've ever seen.
    • 8. L.A. Woman by The Doors
      The best band to come out of the West Coast. Epitomized the late sixties and early seventies.
    • 7. Baby I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton
      Who DIDN'T own this album?
    • 6. Bennie & The Jets by Elton John
      The 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' album's chart buster. The whole album was great. Has this guy done anything worthy since?
    • 5. Everthing Is Comin' Our Way by Santana
      One of his lesser known songs... but a classic in its own right. THE originator of Latin rock.
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      Whether plugged or unplugged, this song is a classic.
    • 3. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed by Allman Brothers Band
      Were there two better guitar players ever in the same band than Dicky Betts and Duane Allman??
    • 2. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      Song that put him on the map.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
      Probably THE definitive rock song of the decade.


    By: John L
    • 10. Space Truckin' by Deep Purple
      Even on my crappy stereo in '72 this song sounded good.
    • 9. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Great song.
    • 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Led's unforgettable opus. It's very hard to make a case for this song to NOT be on this list. Plus, I had to have at least one song from Led 4.
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Couldn't decide between this, 'Money' or 'Young Lust'. This song has aged the best.
    • 6. Show Biz Kids by Steely Dan
      This group had many that could have made this list.
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
      Haunting song that played well for years.
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Landmark song. Later accoustic version wasn't bad either.
    • 3. Can't You Hear Me Knockin' by Rolling Stones
      Vastly underrated song that perfectly blends rock and Latin percussion. Too long for most radio play tho'.
    • 2. Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
      Brilliant song that perfectly captures the mood of the times.
    • 1. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      Incredible tune, Jimmy Page's searing guitar (and electronic) work continues to amaze me into my 40's! Drums weren't bad either! Zeppelin was clearly the most significant band of the decade, and second place wasn't close.


    By: Hank77
    • 10. Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
      It says it all...GET ON YOUR BIKES AND RIDE!!!
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Never really cared for them, but I'm a New Englander so I guess I should be supportive.
    • 8. La Villa Strangiato by Rush
      Off of the 'Hemispheres' album, you want to hear the greatest instrumental ever? 9 minutes of pure bliss.
    • 7. I've Seen All Good People by Yes
      Fantastic!
    • 6. Smokin' by Boston
      The entire album is the balls!
    • 5. Roxanne by The Police
      You know it, I know it, even your grandma knows it. RRRRROXANNE!
    • 4. Closer To The Heart by Rush
      Great little song from the most looked over (and greatest) band of all time!
    • 3. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      Brontosaurian drums, sorry folks...it's better than that WAY OVERPLAYED one!
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      What needs to be said?
    • 1. American Pie by Don McLean
      Everyone young and old knows the chorus!


    By: Christian
    • 10. Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp
      Love the high voice. Cool song.
    • 9. Time by Pink Floyd
      I wish the beginning clock ticking wasn't so long. After that, it's an excellent song.
    • 8. Harvest Moon by Neil Young
      Neil Young is the man!
    • 7. A Day In The Life by Beatles
      Amazing song. Slow, Fast, Slow, Fast, Slow...
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Very,very good.
    • 5. Bohemian Rapsody by Queen
      WOW! What a very different song! Can't get sick of it.
    • 4. China Grove by Doobie Brothers
      Pure Classic Rock.
    • 3. Hotel California by Eagles
      What else can I say?
    • 2. Come Monday by Jimmy Buffett
      I am a huge fan of this song, and a huge BUFFETT fan.
    • 1. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      One of the best Classic Rock songs of all-time.


    By: Joey
    • 10. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 9. We Will Rock You/we Are The Chmpions by Queen
    • 8. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 5. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 4. Another Brink In The Wall by Pink Floyd
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen


    By: Robert Freitas
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      A song everyone sings.
    • 9. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      One of my first favorites.
    • 8. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Just a great song.
    • 7. Sweet Child In Time by Deep Purple
      Classic Rock.
    • 6. A Day In The Life by The Beatles
      Perhaps their best?
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      Just amazing.
    • 3. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Not often thought of, but one of Zeppelin's best.
    • 2. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Gotta love the guitar solo.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Best song ever!

    To choose the top 10 was very hard, they should do a top 50.
    By: Nick Benson
    • 10. Children Of The Grave by Black Sabbath
      Wicked song.
    • 9. Electric Eye by Judas Priest
      Cool song.
    • 8. Money by Pink Floyd
      The entire 'Dark Side Of The Moon' album is great.
    • 7. Journey To The Center Of The Mind by Ted Nugent And The Amboy Dukes
      This song rules.
    • 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      9 minutes.
    • 5. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
      I love Black Sabbath.
    • 4. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
      No comment.
    • 3. Peace Of Mind by Boston
      No comment.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Sweet/profound lyrics, sweet song.
    • 1. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Great song, creative, charged...almost a masterpiece of sorts.

    I could probably put a whole bunch more in there...it's tough to decide. I would have liked to mention the Doors and Jimi Hendrix, but they died in the early '70s so I don't think I can classify their stuff as 70's.
    By: Matt
    • 10. Refugee by Tom Petty
      Wow.
    • 9. Hotel California by Eagles
      Great one.
    • 8. Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
      How great is this classic rumpshaker??
    • 7. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      From a monotone group comes a great song that unfortunately has been way overplayed :-(
    • 6. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      Classic.
    • 5. Candle In The Wind (live In Australia) by Elton John
      Legendary...redefined the word 'ballad'.
    • 4. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      One of the great songs by one of the best bands ever.
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      This song is the most innovative songs ever....that synthesizer is too cool.
    • 2. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      God himself....the greatest guitarist on one of his best songs.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Come on...how great is this song? Brian May really cooks.

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