Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?
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By: Victor Contreras
- 10. The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace
The following are 'bubble gum' classics...see if you remember.
- 9. Run Joey Run by David Geddes
Didn't I warn you.
- 8. Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donalson & The Heywoods
- 7. Playground In My Mind by Clint Holmes
"My name is Michael, I got a nickel"...I know you remember this sinful song.
- 6. Pillow Talk by Sylvia
AH AH AH AH AH AH
- 5. Mr. Jaws by Dr. Demento
Please mister please, no more 70's.
- 4. Heartbeat (It's A Lovebeat) by The Defranco Family
- 3. Please Mister Please by Olivia Newton-John
- 2. Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers
S A T U R D A Y nite... S A T U R D A Y nite! hahahahahaha!!!!!!
- 1. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
Could it have been the North wind they had been feeling?
I could go on FOREVER!!!!!!
By: Rick Parker
- 10. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by B.J. Thomas
Another one of those tunes that I strongly identify with. Afternoon AM radio, especially car radios.
- 9. The Hustle by Van McCoy
One of the greatest instrumentals of the decade. Out of all the songs on this list, this is THE one that makes me feel like I'm back in 70's.
- 8. Nights On Broadway by The Bee Gees
Don't remember this one being played on the radio, however, I discovered it on a greatest hits CD. Awesome song; if not for 'Saturday Night Fever' this would be the one the Bee Gees would be remembered for....at least I think so.
- 7. Let Your Love Flow by The Bellamy Brothers
Automatically takes me back to the 70's, especially going for drives in Dad's car with the AM radio on.
- 6. Star Wars Theme by Mecco
I always love hearing this.
- 5. Dancing Queen by ABBA
Grade five. Ah, those were the days.
- 4. Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
See above comment.
- 3. Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
Like most songs on this list it's the combination of a song I really like and the memories it brings back.
- 2. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
Strongly brings back memories of summertime in the late 70's.
- 1. Your Song by Elton John
I was born the year this song was released and I've been an Elton John fan since the late 70's.
Like most people, it's hard to just pick 10 songs as there were so many good ones from that era. Other strong favorites that I left out include: Wasted Days And Wasted Nights (Freddy Fender); Love Is In The Air (John Paul Young); and You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Lou Rawls). It's pretty apparent that AM radio was a big influence in my musical tastes and I wouldn't have it any other way.
- 10. Jane by Jefferson Starship
Right at their transition between lead singers. Very awesome transition.
- 9. Dancing Queen by ABBA
What's a top 10 list without Dancing Queen???
- 8. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
I love Stevie's voice!! Very...... witchy!
- 7. Imagine by John Lennon
- 6. Barracuda by Heart
ROCK ON HEART!!!!!
- 5. Take A Chance On Me by ABBA
ABBA's best song ever.
- 4. With Your Love by Jefferson Starship
Not as good as 'Miracles', but still a great love song.
- 3. American Pie by Don McLean
Music history in a song. It's a classic.
- 2. Straight On by Heart
- 1. Miracles by Jefferson Starship
OK, can they play those lyrics on the radio, even today? Listen to them. SERIOUSLY!
Though I'm only 15, I can't stand music from today. It's 60's, 70's and 80's ALL THE WAY!!!!
- 10. Five Years by David Bowie
- 9. God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols
- 8. Hang On To Yourself by David Bowie
- 7. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
- 6. Panic In Detroit by David Bowie
- 5. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
- 4. Golden Years by David Bowie
- 3. Hotel California by Eagles
- 2. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
- 1. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
DAVID BOWIE RULES
By: Rich P
- 10. Harvest Moon by Neil Young
- 9. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
- 8. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
- 7. Lady by Little River Band
Another sad sappy tearjerker. Awesome.
- 6. When I Need You by Leo Sayer
Sad, sappy - OK Grocery store music - love it.
- 5. Ozymandias - Song to the Sun by Jefferson Starship
This is my favorite song of ALL TIMES PERIOD..... Very spacy - TONS of thought and talent. From the album 'Spitfire'.
- 4. Gimme Back My Bullets by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 3. Forget Me Nots by Patrice Rushen
Another pseudo-disco favorite. Terrific recording.
- 2. Groove Line by Heatwave
Disco lives - this one gets my blood going EVERY time.
- 1. Dogs by Pink Floyd
The WHOLE ALBUM is awesome - period.
Thought provoking looking through everyone's favorites - GREAT idea here.
- 10. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 9. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
- 8. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) by Fleetwood Mac
- 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 6. Wanderin' Aloud by Jethro Tull
- 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
- 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
- 3. You've Got A Friend by Carole King
...you just call out my name...
- 2. Fire and Rain by James Taylor
... sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground...
- 1. Chicago by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
... we can change the world, re-arrange the world...
- 10. 53rd & 3rd by The Ramones
- 9. Running Gun Blues by David Bowie
Demented as all heck and a far better indictment of Vietnam slaughter than all the preachy crap.
- 8. Y.M.C.A. by The Village People
Where countless 'lil suburban white girls fell in love with Chistopher/Castro St. clones.
- 7. Why Can't We Be Friends? by War
"I know you're workin' for the CIA, they wouldn't have ya in the mafia"!
- 6. Some Girls by The Rolling Stones
- 5. Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
Lita, Lita, Lita!
- 4. Waterloo by ABBA
Crank this on "11" sometime!
- 3. Born In A Prison by Yoko Ono
The world's greatest living and LEAST pretentious artist!
- 2. Let Me Roll It by Wings
Worthy of the "White Album".
- 1. All The Young Dudes by Mott The Hoople
Bowie-penned decade's anthem; "Jimmy looks sweet 'cos he dresses like a queen but he can kick like a mule" and "Well I drunk a lotta wine and I'm feelin' fine, gonna race some cat to bed".
- 10. It's Raining Men by Weather Girls
- 9. Get Down Tonight by KC & The Sunshine Band
- 8. Crocodile Rock by Elton John
- 7. Brick House by Commodores
- 6. Jungle Boogie by Kool & The Gang
- 5. Le Freak by Chic
- 4. Shake, Shake, Shake (Shake Your Booty) by KC & The Sunshine Band
- 3. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
- 2. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
- 1. Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire
- 10. All Right Now by Free
Great song to start the 70's.
- 9. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by Hollies
The vocals really grab ya.
- 8. Diary by Bread
Ohhh come on, tell me this one didn't invoke a tear or two...
- 7. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John
Elton at his best.
- 6. I'm Not In Love by 10cc
Just a really cool tune...marked a change in 70's music.
- 5. Love Hurts by Nazareth
The ultimate 70's anthem.
- 4. Rock'n Me by Steve Miller Band
Great tune for cruising.
- 3. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
I love it :)
- 2. Old Time Rock And Roll by Bob Segar
- 1. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
Stevie's voice... need I say more ....wow!!!
- 10. Eruption by Van Halen
Had to get an "instrumental" cause I hate how he sings (how did he play like that when he was high??)
- 9. Desperado by Eagles
I dunno...I like it.
- 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
For you, Jake... lol
- 7. Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas
Haha! We played this in our concert band and it sucked.
- 6. Lights by Journey
Good song, good band.
- 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Shame to those who don't know it...
- 4. More Than A Feeling by Boston
Really, the whole CD blows me away.
- 3. Lady by Styx
One of the forgotten bands in my generation.
- 2. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
- 1. Peace Of Mind by Boston
What can I say, a classic. Excellent lyrics, excellent guitar.
Im only 15 so my music library may not be as ellaborate as some others, but these are THE best to me.
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