Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Tony Gubelman
    • 10. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
    • 9. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Mamma Mia Mamma Mia
    • 8. Whipping Post by Allman Brothers
    • 7. You Can't Always Get What You Want by Rolling Stones
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 5. I'm Your Captain by Grand Funk Railroad
    • 4. Taxi by Harry Chapin
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 2. I Wish by Stevie Wonder
    • 1. Nature's Way by Spirit

    By: Shane Kennington
    • 10. Rock 'n' Roll Band by Boston
      "Just another band out of Boston, on the road trying to make ends meet." And we are fortunate that Boston was on the road and playing their songs to America.
    • 9. Do You Know Where Your Woman Is Tonight by REO Speedwagon
      Great vocals from Kevin Cronin, the fluid guitar work of Gary Richrath, a sounding bass guitar emulating from Bruce Hall, the drums of Alan Gratzer, and to round it all off, the smooth sounds of Neil Doughtery on keyboards, and what you have is a fantastic song that will desend from one decade to the next.
    • 8. Third Time Lucky by Foghat
      Rock 'n' Roll lost a valuable musician when "Lonesome" Dave Preverett passed away a few years ago.
    • 7. Alone Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O' Sullivan
      I know, I know, a depressing song talking about death, wanting to end it all, and sad times, but still, you gotta admit, a heartfelt song, by a truly underratted singer.
    • 6. La Do Da by Journey
      Staight up rock 'n' roll. This is from the "Infinity" album. This is, in my opinion, one of the greatest albums of all time.
    • 5. Man On The Silver Mountain by Rainbow
      Three words come to mind when I hear this song........Turn it up!!!!
    • 4. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      And their highschool gym teacher told this band they would never amount to anything....anything indeed!
    • 3. Trees by Rush
      "There is unrest in the forest, and the creatures have all fled, the maples scream for sunlight, and the oaks just shake their heads...." A prolific song, by a great power trio.
    • 2. New Kid In Town by Eagles
      EVERYONE owned a copy of "Hotel California" in 1976, and this song was the reason why.
    • 1. We Just Disagree by Dave Mason
      The story of restlessness, told in a true songwriters style.

    It is so difficult to pick out only 10 songs out of a decade of fantastic music. Peter Frampton, Styx, Foreigner, Genesis, and the list goes on... makes for so many choices. The 70s. What a great time for music.
    By: Steve Miller
    • 10. Riders On The Storm by The Doors
      An eerie, moody song, which I feel was The Doors best.
    • 9. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      This song played constantly at a party at my house one night. I met one of my true loves then.
    • 8. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Just had to get this anthem on the list somewhere. This is getting hard.
    • 7. Dream On by Aerosmith
      The band at its' best, before they got too commercial. Just barely beat out Seasons Of Wither on my list.
    • 6. Ridin' The Storm Out by REO Speedwagon
      I like the controlled studio version much better than the live one.
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
      Although I was never a Beatles fan, I couldn't leave this great song off my list.
    • 4. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Saw them in Cincinnati soon after this was released. The stage was decorated like the hotel.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      My first real job...driving 30 miles and back every day the summer before my senior year of high school for $8 a day working on a farm. This song made it at least seem like minimum wage.
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Another that shifts gears in the middle. Could cause a little confusion on the dance floor.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      As far as I'm concerned, this is the one that defines the diversity of 70's music. From the soft, slow beginning... to the hard rocking second half. And everyone is singing along with the last line.

    Man, it would take at least 50 to get the deserving songs on the list. Any time I hear one of the songs on the list on the radio, that station doesn't get changed until the song's over.
    By: Edorman
    • 10. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      Mellow ballad that forces you to hit repeat several times on the CD player.
    • 9. Turn The Page by Bob Seger
      This man brings you along with him on the long and winding road of rock and roll stardom.
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      The introductory riff in this masterpiece will live forever and the lyrics are as inspirational as they come.
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Remains one the most powerful rock songs in the history of rock & roll and no one will ever forget the piano solo that closes out the song.
    • 6. Seasons Of Wither by Aerosmith
      Mellow guitar riffs and smooth lyrics make this ballad one of the best songs ever.
    • 5. Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix
      Best representation of the man's lyrical genius and musical mastery.
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Timeless! America's finest feel-good rock ballad with amazing guitar solo finale.
    • 3. Can't You Hear Me Knocking by The Rolling Stones
      Unbelievable riffs in this song with awesome saxophone buildup at the end.
    • 2. Let It Be by The Beatles
      Everlasting Beatles song that can never be matched.
    • 1. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
      No other song compares to the complexity of the music and lyrics of this song.

    By: Leo
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 9. Jailbreak by AC/DC
    • 8. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
    • 7. War Pigs by Black Sabbath
    • 6. Back In The Saddle by Aerosmith
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 4. Highway Star by Deep Purple
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 1. Starway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Ronald Talavera
    • 10. I Like Dreamin' by Kenny Nolan
      I just simply like the music.
    • 9. Love Grown Deep by Kenny Nolan
      Very good lyrics and music.
    • 8. How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees
      Reminds me of a girl.
    • 7. Love Won't Let Me Wait by Luther Vandross
      Good music.
    • 6. Me and Mrs. Jones by Billy Paul
      Best of the 70's love songs.
    • 5. Absolutely Free and Absolutely Beautiful by Bread
      Very memorable one from my high school days.
    • 4. Betcha By Golly, Wow by The Stylistics
      No.1 song during the 70's in my era.
    • 3. My Eyes Adored You by Frankie Valli
      Another good love song of the 70's.
    • 2. If You Don't Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
      This song means a lot to me.
    • 1. Echo Valley 26809 by The Patrdige Family
      This song, especially the love songs of the 70' forever.

    By: **Sally**
    • 10. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Songs reminds me of lazy Sunday arvos.... gotta love it.
    • 9. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
      Can't help but sing to this one!
    • 8. Kodachrome by Paul Simon
      Always turn this one up loud!
    • 7. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Yet another artist who has more than one song worthy of the top ten!
    • 6. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      Great song.
    • 5. Imagine by John Lennon
      Can't have any sort of top ten music list without this song.
    • 4. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by The Hollies
      Love this song!
    • 3. Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell
      Gotta love this song - can't help but grab the good old hairbrush and sing along to this one!
    • 2. Wild World by Cat Stevens
      I absolutely love Cat Stevens and there are several songs that are just as good as 'Wild World'...'Peace Train' and 'Father and Son' to name a couple.
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles
      Actually a lot of Eagles songs could be here.... 'Take It Easy' is another personal favorite.

    There are obviously a LOT I havent mentioned and I'll no doubt be making more lists!!
    By: Steve H
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
      1972. Anyone else try to decipher this song in high school English class?
    • 9. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Robert Flack
      1971. Flack's definitive recording of Ewan McColl's ballad. Simply a perfect merger of artist and material.
    • 8. It's Too Late by Carole King
      1971. They really don't make them like this anymore.
    • 7. Moondance by Van Morrison
      1970. This song never gets old.
    • 6. Empty Glass by Pete Townshend
      1980. Okay, but it was recorded in the seventies. I can't believe this song is old enough to vote.
    • 5. Muswell Hillbilly by Kinks
      1972. If you can only take one Kinks album to that desert island, this is the one.
    • 4. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
      1974. 'Blood on the Tracks' was his last masterpiece.
    • 3. River Man by Nick Drake
      Drake was a heck of a songwriter. Sort of a refined fusion of Cat Stevens/James Taylor.
    • 2. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
      1972. "Brandy, you're a fine girl, what a good wife you would be, But my life, my love, and my lady, is the sea". Does anyone else get sentimental remembering their first 45?
    • 1. Midnight At The Oasis by Maria Muldaur
      1974. Slinky and sexy.

    By: Chris
    • 10. Turn the Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson
    • 9. 'Rock Your Baby by George McRae
    • 8. If I Were Your Woman by Gladys Knight & The Pips
    • 7. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
    • 6. MacArthur Park by Donna Summer
    • 5. YMCA by Village People
    • 4. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
    • 3. Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
    • 2. Dancing Queen by ABBA
    • 1. Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston

    By: Mr. Scott
    • 10. Disco Inferno by The Trammps
      'Saturday Night Fever' was HUGE, man!
    • 9. It's A Riot by Starz
      Best thunder guitar.
    • 8. Fleetwood Mac by Go Your Own Way
      Their best.
    • 7. Games People Play by Alan Parsons Project
      This song cannot be worn out.
    • 6. Money by Pink Floyd
      The best song on the best album of the 70's.
    • 5. Aerosmith by Walk This Way
      If you didn't have "Toy's in the Atttic", you were a loser.
    • 4. Locomotive Breath by Jethro Tull
      'Nuff said.
    • 3. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      Good driving music.
    • 2. Driver's Seat by Sniff 'n' The Tears
      Best one hit wonder of the 70's!
    • 1. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Still great today!

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