Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Larry Swinney
    • 10. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad by Meat Loaf
      What can I say? Meat Loaf has an incredible voice.
    • 9. Alabama Rain by Jim Croce
      Jim Croce wrote some of the best love songs ever recorded. His acoustic guitars were the greatest.
    • 8. Color My World by Chicago
      I have so many Chicago favorites, it was hard to chose. This one stands out.
    • 7. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
      Another classic by Clapton that I never get tired of.
    • 6. Lonely People by America
      This is one of the first songs I learned to play on my guitar. I still never get tired of it.
    • 5. Baby Blue by Badfinger
      What can I say? I had to include these two songs by Badfinger. They were incredible.
    • 4. Day After Day by Badfinger
      One of the best songs Badfinger ever recorded.
    • 3. Spirit Of Radio by Rush
      Rush has the greatest drummer in rock. Bar none!
    • 2. You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      The 'Not Fragile' album was one heck of a rocker!
    • 1. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      The entire 'Who's Next' album may be the best rock album of the '70s.

    This list is too short. I could easily fill up a "Top 30" list.
    By: Kyle
    • 10. Roxanne by The Police
      Awesome Police song!
    • 9. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      How can you forget Billy? Come on, guys!
    • 8. Walk Away by James Gang
      Joe Walsh is one of the best guitarists ever!
    • 7. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      "sniff" "sniff"
    • 6. Bad Company by Bad Company
      All I can say is Coooooompaaaaannnnnyyyy always on the run.
    • 5. Lights by Journey
      The lights are beautiful.
    • 4. Poor Side Of Town by Johnny Rivers
      The river runs through it.
    • 3. Showdown by ELO
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Robert Plant, Jimmy Paige, John Paul, and John rule the world. Don't forget every other song they ever did in the world.
    • 1. I Saw The Light by Todd Rundgren
      I love this should all listen to it.

    I think Canned Heat should be on here even though they were a 60's band cuz 'Going Up The Country' is the best song ever!
    By: Justin Uddergye
    • 10. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Really a toss-up with 'Vehicle' by Ides of March.
    • 9. If I Were Your Woman by Gladys Knight & The Pips
      The best of the many hits for Gladys Knight & The Pips.
    • 8. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack
      Beautiful slow and moving ballad.
    • 7. The Entertainer by Billy Joel
      Often overlooked, this is synthesizer heaven.
    • 6. Mandy by Barry Manilow
      Manilow's best song.
    • 5. Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
      Classic, overplayed, taken for granted, and I'm not even from West Virgnia.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Fantastic heavy rock.
    • 3. All I Know by Art Gunfunkel
      One of two outstanding love song from his 'Angel Clare' album.
    • 2. Without You by Harry Nilsson
      One of the most beautiful songs of the last 50 years.
    • 1. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
      Masterpiece to start the decade.

    There were so many beautiful songs during this period--I could probably make a different list every night...
    By: Kmac
    • 10. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
    • 9. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 7. Hotel Calofornia by The Eagles
    • 6. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 4. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon

    By: Keith Baum
    • 10. House Of The Rising Sun by Animals
    • 9. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
    • 8. Gimmie Shelter by The Rolling Stones
    • 7. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 6. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Death is okay thanks to this song.
    • 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 4. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Blinded By The Light (unedited version) by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
      Who doesn't like this song?
    • 1. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      It doesn't get better than 'Freebird'.

    By: James Ely
    • 10. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
      Yes there was a Journey before the 80's and yes many of their biggest hits came along before the 80's.... Even with Steve Perry.
    • 9. Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth
      Great blues-rock band...kinda the successor to Steppenwolf but never made it as big.
    • 8. The Cover Of The Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook
      I haven't seen any Dr. Hook on these lists. One of the great early 70's bands. This was the first 45 I ever owned when I was a mere 5 or 6 years old.
    • 7. We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
      Yes they are!
    • 6. Got To Get You Into My Life by Earth Wind & Fire
      Was there a better funk/R&B band in the 70's?... I think not!
    • 5. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
      Bach meets Rock! 'Nuff said!
    • 4. Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas
      Perhaps THE baddest groove ever. Every section of the song has you jammin' with the keyboard player!!! Yikes!!!
    • 3. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Overplayed, but who cares. Can't help but play air guiter along with the record.
    • 2. Baby I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton
      Classic song recently revisited by Big Mountain in a reggae version. It's a beautifully written song!
    • 1. The Stroke by Billy Squire
      It's funky.... it's an anthem for it's day. What more could you want?

    There's not a hard drive big enough to hold my favorites list from this era!
    By: Joyce Semenuk
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Fly By Night by Rush
    • 8. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 7. Lights by Journey
    • 6. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
    • 3. Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
    • 2. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. 10 Years Gone by Led Zeppelin

    Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock band ever!
    By: Steven
    • 10. No Quarter by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Out On The Tiles by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Tangerine by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. The Battle Of Evermore by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Going To California by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: I Dunno
    • 10. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A slow great moving song made by America's greatest band.
    • 9. Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap) by AC/DC
      The greatest AC/DC song ever written.
    • 8. Meglomania (live version on 'Past Lives') by Black Sabbath
      The live version is twice as good as the original...makes you think he's going insane.
    • 7. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      What is over the hills and far away?
    • 6. Echoes by Pink Floyd
      WOW! that is all I can say!
    • 5. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      A rock anthem.
    • 4. Who Are You by The Who
      The Who at their best!
    • 3. Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath
      First heavy metal song ever written.
    • 2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      If you have listend to it you know why.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Best song ever written!

    By: Jay
    • 10. The Song Remains The Same by Led Zeppelin
      I had to put Zep on twice. Best rock and roll band of all time that owned the 70's whether the critics liked it or not.
    • 9. American Pie by Don McClean
      Not especially fond of this song, but I can't deny it's place on this list.
    • 8. Imagine by John Lennon
      Again, unforgettable, as well as timeless. Lyrics will prove to be poignent for a long, long time.
    • 7. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love by Van Halen
      Great song and the start of many great songs to come. Don't deny Eddie's genius.
    • 6. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      Amazing song, even before it was forever seared into our collective memories of how the 70's were with it's appearance in "Almost Famous".
    • 5. Tumbling Dice by Rolling Stones
      More like a good song from a great album. 'Exile On Main Street' is one of the top five of the 70's.
    • 4. Fire And Rain by James Taylor
      Yeah, yeah. This is a sentimental favorite. Still almost makes me burst into tears everytime I hear it.
    • 3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Great tribute song to a great, however disturbed, mind.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      I know I'm taking the easy way out by naming the obvious, but if I didn't, I'd be lying to myself.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Can't deny 'Stairway' the top spot. Enough said.

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