Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Joe Jarosz
    • 10. Shooting Star by Bad Company
      We know we all have had dreams of becoming a rock star.
    • 9. Comfortably Numb by Pink FLoyd
      Are you kidding me with Gilmour's guitar riffs?
    • 8. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Never forget about Boston.
    • 7. Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas
      Easily top ten material.
    • 6. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Incredible lyrics.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Could you write a better song?
    • 4. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      How many times have you wished someone was there? Most meaningful lyrics ever.
    • 3. Wild World by Cat Stevens
      Quite clearly, we live in a wild world.
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      We would all love to be a free bird.
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon

    By: Craig
    • 10. Dance Turned Into A Romance by Jones Girls
      A 70'S rarity, but t's one of the best melodies of the decade.
    • 9. Right Back Where We Started From by Maxine Nightingale
      This is the clap-your-hands-to-the-beat song. Makes people happy.
    • 8. Murphy's Law by Cheri
      This is an awesome beat...funky to the max!
    • 7. More, More, More by Andrea True Connection
      It takes a porn star to sum up 70's decadence in this sexy gem.
    • 6. Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers
      Short but sweet. One of the catchiest songs written, and one of the most 'retailable' songs.
    • 5. Ring My Bell by Anita Ward
      Everyone knows the words, everyone loves it. Admit it!
    • 4. Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee
      A really fun track, plus it's the ultimate karaoke song for a couple to do.
    • 3. Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston
      A haunting vocal performance backed by a funky beat.
    • 2. Love Come Down by Evelyn 'Champagne' King
      The most powerful voice of the 70's.
    • 1. Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart
      The best disco beat ever!!!

    CLOSE CALLS : "Best Of My Love" by The Emotions; "Come And Get Your Love" by Redbone; "Last Dance" by Donna Summer; "Boogie Nights" by Heatwave; and "Forget-Me-Nots" by Patrice Rushen.
    By: Jon
    • 10. Year Of The Cat by Al Stewart
      Just a very nice little tune.
    • 9. King Heroin by James Brown
      James Brown does a little bit of preaching. That's his role, that's his job.
    • 8. Sweet Surrender by Tim Buckley
      One of the wierdest ones of the decade. And definitely one of the most underrated.
    • 7. Rock And Roll (Part 1 & 2) by Gary Glitter
      This song is just too cool.
    • 6. Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack
      It's hard to believe this was not a hit. Blaxploitation didn't get much better than this.
    • 5. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
      This is heavy!!!
    • 4. Teenage Kicks by The Undertones
      Probably the best song to emerge from the British punk movement.
    • 3. Fox On The Run by Sweet
      Goofy band, goofy song. I love it.
    • 2. My Way by Sid Vicious
      A very funny remake of the Sinatra classic. And it was extra funny hearing it in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas".
    • 1. Hurricane by Bob Dylan
      You just can't play this song enough. This really is Bob Dylan at his very best.

    By: ndoro
    • 10. Beth by KISS
      Everyone should hear this lovely song.
    • 9. The Hustle by Van McCoy
      Another tune to slide and twirl with tender. Can you do it?
    • 8. Computer Love by Kraftwerk
      Oooooo, try the 70's technotronic groovy, swirl your head.
    • 7. Never, Never, Never by Shirley Bassey
      She means serious, so everybody pay attention. It's a lesson in your life.
    • 6. Love I Never Had It So Good by Quincy Jones
      My soul silently floating for this soul sound.
    • 5. You Take My Heart Away by (from the soundtrack to the first Rocky film)
      Very grand.
    • 4. Moonlight Feels Right by Starbuck
      Let's take a night ride out of town with this song.
    • 3. Shannon by Henry Gross
      My inside heart cried.
    • 2. More, More, More by Andrea True Connection
      Non stopable; happy dance. When will it stop.
    • 1. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again by Eric Carmen
      Easy to listen to, this song makes your day wonderful.

    Although there are plenty of rock songs which are nice to listen to, these pop and soul sounds are much more fun to consume.
    By: Nick Arvan
    • 10. Tea For One by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. In The Light by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Since I've Been Loving You (live) by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Bring It On Home by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Dazed And Confused by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. When The Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. No Quarter (live) by Led Zeppelin

    By: Rasmus Pilgaard
    • 10. In The Year 2525 by Zager & Evans
      A very strange song, yet after a while it begins to sound good. Very good, indeed.
    • 9. YMCA by Village People
      On the dance floor, the first song you hear: YMCA.
    • 8. The Logical Song by Supertramp
      A song you can always hear. And you'll never get tired of it.
    • 7. Boston by More Than A Feeling
      It is more than a feeling, it's a very good rock song.
    • 6. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python
      A somewhat unusual song, but very catchy. Described in one word: Merry.
    • 5. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      The saxophone solo on this song is perhaps the best solo ever. Ever.
    • 4. The River by Bruce Springsteen
      The lyrics, the lyrics and the lyrics. Well, it's an incredibly mind-boggling song.
    • 3. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      This song always makes me feel good, even though the lyrics are quite sad. A song which is often overlooked.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The mother and father of all rock songs.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Well, what is there to say? Not only the best song in the 70's, but arguably the best ever.

    By: Conor Fuhs
    • 10. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Eric Clapton and his band ruled the 70's.
    • 9. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Just a little overrated but still a great song.
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      I still can rock out to this song even after all these years.
    • 7. Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
      Another great Eagles song.
    • 6. Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
      A former Eagle, Joe Walsh rocks.
    • 5. Dancing Days by Led Zeppelin
      Another underrated classic from the greatest band ever.
    • 4. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      KISS rules.
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      A truly wild song. Queen owned the 70's.
    • 2. Living, Loving Maid by Led Zeppelin
      Extremely underrated Zeppelin song, deserves more credit.
    • 1. Take It Easy by The Eagles
      The Eagles best. Everything a classic rock and roll song needs or could have, classic.

    Other songs that deserve mentioning are The Eagles - Hotel California, Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain, The Guess Who - No Sugar Tonight, Fleetwood Mac - Don't Stop, Boston - More Than A Feeling, Led Zeppelin - Black Dog, The Who - Baba O'Reilly, AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Led Zeppelin - Kashmir, Aerosmith - Dream On, and Jethro Tull - Bungle In The Jungle.
    By: Antonio Lorenzo Berardi
    • 10. Glory by Television
      You must have 'Marquee Moon' in your rock collection.
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
      The long, magnificent guitar introduction is one of my favourites.
    • 8. L.A. Woman by The Doors
      They can't be outside from a real good '70 rock compilation.
    • 7. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker by The Ramones
      Fantastic punk song by the Ramone brothers.
    • 6. The Passenger by Iggy Pop
      It has a great melody and a very good bass riff.
    • 5. Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed
      Probably the best Lou Reed song, in association with 'Perfect Day'.
    • 4. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
      Why I should say anymore?
    • 3. Ever Fallen In Love by The Buzzcocks
      The punk rock genius of this great mancunian band.
    • 2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      An unforgettable southern rock guitar riff.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      It's THE CLASSIC, it's THE SONG in the history of rock.

    Pink Floyd aren't in this top ten, but I love thir experimental sound. Maybe 'Perfect Day' is better than 'Walk On The Wild Side', but.... I'm discovering for a few months the seventies rock music.
    By: Jordan Ragusa
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 9. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 8. Peace Of Mind by Boston
    • 7. Strangle Hold by Ted Nugent
    • 6. Break On Through by Doors
    • 5. Wish You Were Here by Floyd
    • 4. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Tom
    • 10. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love by Van Halen
    • 7. Baba O'Reilly by The Who
    • 6. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Greatest song ever.

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