Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Becky, Princess of Clubs
    • 10. Black Cow by Steely Dan
      One of the few Becker/Fagen songs that hasn't been overplayed by classic rock radio. It always sounded like something from a Chicago album, and that's not a bad thing coming from me.
    • 9. Listen to What the Man Said by Paul McCartney and Wings
      It was a tough call between this and "Jet," but this one has better lyrics.
    • 8. Sugar Magnolia/Sunshine Daydream by The Grateful Dead
      How I miss this band.
    • 7. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
      Some might call this one a little over the top, but for me it's the best single ELO track ever. Jeff Lynne was an under-appreciated genius, and if you don't think so, ask Paul, George, or Ringo.
    • 6. September by Earth Wind & Fire
      Do you remember?
    • 5. Shake Your Booty by KC and the Sunshine Band
      Forget the chorus, forget the silly word "BOOTY," and listen to what KC is actually saying in the lyrics. It's a great confidence booster when you're feeling down. My friend's six-year-old son loves it, too.
    • 4. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart
      I am the only person on the face of the earth who likes this song...but think about how a 13-year-old would perceive this little story as exciting. And for those who think this is self-indulgence, he's singing in the THIRD PERSON. IT'S A STORY!
    • 3. Beginnings by Chicago
      Their best song released as a single. They had many more album tracks that I love.
    • 2. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Is there anyone out there who DOESN'T like this?
    • 1. I'm Your Boogie Man by KC and the Sunshine Band
      You sure are.

    By: Funkmaster Flash
    • 10. Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
      If you can find a better fighting song, please tell me.
    • 9. Steppenwolf by Born To Be Wild
      Steppenwolf will always be remembered for every rebel's dream song.
    • 8. Electric Light Orchestra by Livin' Thing
      Amazing background instruments, and jaw-dropping lead vocals.
    • 7. The Kingsmen by Louie, Louie
      This song was actually investigated by the FBI because the bureau thought that The Kingsmen were portraying some kind of drug message to America's youth.
    • 6. Lynard Skynard by Sweet Home Alabama
      A lovable grass roots song.
    • 5. The Who by Won't Get Fooled Again
      A tune that all of us can relate to.
    • 4. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young by Ohio
      Who would think that such great music would come from such a tragic event?
    • 3. The Who by Baba O'Riley
      An truly amazing song.
    • 2. The Rolling Stones by Paint It Black
      The sitar is mezmorizing. One of Mick's best performances.
    • 1. Aerosmith by Dream On
      A song that is amazing to the ears and will withstand the test of time.

    Though I was born in 1984, I can still respect all eras of music including the 70's, which I think held the greatest music, most culturally influencing music, and having the most important message, music wise.
    By: Robert Grazer
    • 10. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Their only good song is a great song.
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great song loved by nearly everyone.
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      VERY fun to listen to.
    • 7. Long Time by Boston
      Great Song, Great Band.
    • 6. Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Excellent! (I'm not sure, but if this was 80s forgive me)
    • 5. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Impossible to dislike.
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      My favorite by Floyd.
    • 3. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin
      Defines the music of the decade.
    • 2. Song for America by Kansas
      Everyone likes "Carry on Wayward Son" but this is their best.
    • 1. Starship Trooper by Yes
      Not extremely popular, but extremely good.

    By: Paul Stadden
    • 10. Led Zeppelin by In My Time of Dying
      Another one of those great hard Christian rock songs. I love it. Very Bluesy, and over 10 minutes long. Jimmy Page does excellent slide guitar.
    • 9. Snowblind by Black Sabbath
      This song feels like a wall of sound pounding my chest. THe main riff is so simple, but it works perfectly. One of the few metal songs that used massive distortion with standard chords. Tony Iommi's solo is fantastic, and Bill Ward's drumming is unequaled.
    • 8. Walk This Way by Aerosmith and Run DMC
      Too cool for words. It's one those songs that will never ever die. Joe Perry came up with an excellent riff. Steven Tyler's vocal line is unforgettable. (WALK THIS WAYYYYY!)
    • 7. Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
      I had to mention it, didn't I? Those four notes over and over again get stuck in my head easier than It's a Small World After All.
    • 6. Dogs by Pink Floyd
      18 minutes. This song is 18 minutes long. Wow. I didn't just cjoose it because it was long, though. David Gilmour pulls off one of the greatest guitar solos I've ever heard, certainly better than anything Clapton was doing at the time. Roger Waters' lyrics were insightful, not trite. The song is just another one of those unappreciated masterpieces.
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Absolutely fantastic, so grand in scale. So much diversity. At one moment it is a soft piano solo with gentle falsetto singing. The next moment Bryan May is pounding away and Freddy Mercury is screaming in my ear.
    • 4. Man on the Silver Mountain by Rainbow
      Enter Ronnie James Dio. I consider him hard rock's greatest singer. He has the most vocal range I've ever heard, and his voice quality sends shivers up my spine. His voice is actually kind of creepy. Not to mention Ritchie Blackmore's fantastic guitar work.
    • 3. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
      The ultimate screaming rock song. Robert Plant's voice can go higher than any other male singer. This song is responsible for creating bands like Guns' N' Roses. Axl Rose really tries to immitate Plant's singing style.
    • 2. Get Back by The Beatles
      Pure fun. Been covered more times than I can count. It's somewhat of an emotional song, too, being on their last album. They were the greatest band of all time, after all.
    • 1. After Forever by Black Sabbath
      Ooh, this gets my vote for being one of the greatest rock songs of all time. Totally different from the image of heavy metal, it spoke of believing in God. Probably the first Christian rock song. Tony Iommi is a genious.

    If you haven't noticed, I'm a big fan of hard rock. The Beatles are still the best, though.
    By: David
    • 10. And You and I by Yes
      Yes at their best!
    • 9. Ma Patrie est a Terre by Offenbach and Vic Vogel
      Gerry Boulet had the best blues/rock voice in any language!
    • 8. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      ultimate blues rock
    • 7. Phasers on Stun by FM
      great Canadian band!
    • 6. The Musical Box by Genesis
      Live version with Gabriel
    • 5. Limelight by Rush
      from unforgettable Moving Pictures
    • 4. Ogre Battle by Queen
      Queen 2 vies for best album! Forget Night at the Opera.
    • 3. War by Bob Marley and the Wailers
      lyrics by Haile Selasse!
    • 2. Can I Tell You by Kansas
      Also best album cover, painting of John Brown
    • 1. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      best song of 70s, but definitive version wasn't released til the '90s, Go Figure!

    By: Jan
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
      It is a long song, but it is a good song.
    • 9. Magic by Pilot
      Great song.
    • 8. How Deep Is Your Love? by The Bee Gees
      One of the greatest hits of the late '70's.
    • 7. Day After Day by Badfinger
      Another great song.
    • 6. If Leave Me Now by Chicago
      A nice easy listening tune.
    • 5. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
      Great song.
    • 4. Rock and Roll Allnight by Kiss
      Great heavy metal band of the '70's
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Good song to slow dance to.
    • 2. American Woman by The Guess Who
      They were one of the great Canadian bands of the '70's.
    • 1. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? by Rod Stewart
      I was only 5 years old when this song was release and it still sounds great 22 years later.

    I was born in 1973, so I grew up listening to many of these songs. Some 20 to 25 years later and they still sound great. They bring back childhood memories whenever I listen to them.
    By: Marcel Sturzenegger
    • 10. new york street serenade by bruce springsteen
    • 9. Echoes (live version) by Pink Floyd
      This almost 20 minute track is like taking drugs, but without getting sick after the kick. enjoy one of the live version, the studio version on meddle isn't as good.
    • 8. kill the king by rainbow
      kicks your ass. it simply rocks. enjoy one of the live versions. studio records aren't rainbows business.
    • 7. catch the rainbow by rainbow
      enjoy one of the live versions. the melody is pure tranquillity and richie plays his guitar really fine.
    • 6. july morning by uriah heep
      hear it on "look at yourself". it begins slow and ends with a weird synth solo, played by manfred mann.
    • 5. smokin by boston
      simply rocks
    • 4. strange kind of woman by deep purple
      on "made in japan". the whole cd is awesome.
    • 3. a whiter shade of pale by procol harum
      i like this smooth piece. but i don't like the other songs of the band except "homburg"
    • 2. poor mans moody blues by barclay james harvest
      easy song for tranquil moments
    • 1. against the wind by bob seger
      simply awesome

    The 70' were THE years of good music. Maybe the late 60' too, but i'm worry that I was too young to realize that in those years.
    By: Robert Weeks
    • 10. Hot Stuff by Sonna Summer
      (Fall 1978)
    • 9. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      (Summer 1976)
    • 8. Walk Away by Donna Summer
      (June 1979)
    • 7. Village People by Village People
      (December 1977)
    • 6. Love To Love You, Baby by Donna Summer
      (June 1975)
    • 5. Last Dance by Donna Summer
      (May 1978)
    • 4. Disco Inferno by The Trammps
      (Summer 1977)
    • 3. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
      As cheesy a song as this is, another disco classic. (Summer 1978)
    • 2. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
      'Nuff said. Classic. (December 1978)
    • 1. No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Donna Summer / Barbra Streisand
      The ULTIMATE deuling diva song. Two Decades before Brandy and Monica, there was Donna and Barbra. This is the ultimate female empowerment anthem set to a damn good disco beat (Summer 1979)

    By: Koen
    • 10. Heroes by David Bowie
    • 9. What's going on by Marvin Gaye
    • 8. September Gurls by Big Star
    • 7. Orgasm Addict by Buzzcocks
    • 6. Blitzkrieg Bop by Ramones
    • 5. Down in the tube station at midnight by Jam
    • 4. God Save the Queen by Sex Pistols
    • 3. Teenage Kicks by Undertones
    • 2. London calling by Clash
    • 1. Love will tear us apart by Joy Division

    Except for nos. 8,(9) and 10, these are punk songs. The seventies were a period of crap music, until punk came. Thank you, 1977!
    By: dave blersch
    • 10. Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
    • 9. God of Thunder by Kiss
    • 8. Children of the Sun by Billy Thorpe
    • 7. Highway to Hell by AC/DC
    • 6. Live In, Lovin' Maid by Led Zepplin
    • 5. Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 4. Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult
    • 3. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin
    • 2. The Ripper by Judas Priest
    • 1. Kashmir by Led Zepplin

    Disco still sucks!!!!!

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