Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Ryan
    • 10. Still The Same by Bob Seger
      Love the song.
    • 9. Desperado by The Eagles
      One of my very favorite artists and one of my favorite songs.
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Don't know what to say; great song.
    • 7. TNT by AC/DC
      A great band and one of their awesome songs.
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      An awesome song with AMAZING guitar.
    • 5. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      A good song by an awesome band.
    • 4. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      A great song by my favorite band.
    • 3. Whatever Gets You Through The Night by John Lennon
      An awesome song by the best artist in music history.
    • 2. London Calling by The Clash
      one of my favorite bands, and one of their great songs.
    • 1. Can You Hear Me? by Jimi Hendrix
      Great song

    My name is Ryan and I am 14. I believe that music from the 70's is the best thing that ever happened and the best that will happen. I doubt there will ever be anything like it again and people who got to enjoy it should be grateful that they could.
    By: Jeremie Boileau
    • 10. Another Brick In The Wall (complete version) by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Let It Be by Beatles
    • 7. Radar Love by Golden Earring
    • 6. Suite Madam Blue by Styx
    • 5. School by Supertramp
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 3. Time by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin

    By: Adam Smith
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
      What can I say? For anyone who's ever had a substance problem, this song really moves you. Even if you haven't, you still feel the song.
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      For all the Zepplin fans out there, Steven wrote this one before 'Stairway'. Truly a classic song that will never die. Timeless.
    • 8. Love Hurts by Nazareth
      I just heard this song in it's entirety today. I really like it.
    • 7. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This song rules!
    • 6. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
      A very mellow song. A classic.
    • 5. I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick
      My ex-girlfriend got me into this one, but it's really cool.
    • 4. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      Remember high school? I missed the 70's. I graduated from high school in 1991, but I don't think we felt any different in the summer than they did then.
    • 3. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
      I met Ted and got to hang out with him. This is my favorite song of his.
    • 2. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      I never knew this was an Elton John song till I looked up the 'Almost Famous' soundtrack online. This is a great love song.
    • 1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      BOC is pure genious. I have seen them like 8 times in concert. They are probably my favorite band next to Pink Floyd (there are none higher than Pink Floyd).

    By: Fredder
    • 10. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
      This song rules. Just as punk rock was beginning to dominate the scene along comes this orchestral pop tour de force.
    • 9. Jet by Paul McCartney & The Wings
      Reminds me of a long lost summer in LA and hearing this on AM radio.
    • 8. I Want You To Want Me by Cheap Trick
      Remember the TV commercial for the "Live at Budokan" album? I do. This song brought straightforward rock/power-pop back to the forefront.
    • 7. Spirit Of Radio by Rush
      Rush belongs on this list so why not one of their most enduring songs.
    • 6. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
      I know it's disco, but come on!
    • 5. I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash
      To the depressed: throw away your Prozac and listen to this.
    • 4. Driver's Seat by Sniff n' the Tears
      One of several hits that literally killed disco. The New Wave era had begun.
    • 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
      One cannot deny the power and beauty of this song. Eric spills his guts out on this track more than on any other.
    • 2. I'll Be Around by The Spinners
      Reminds me of the 70's so much. Often overlooked soul group. Great production.
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles
      Artistically and musically sums up the 70's best.

    Everyone has listed some of the easy picks i.e. Zeppelin, Springsteen, etc. I thought I'd throw in some unlisted tracks that are truly great yet overlooked.
    By: Jeff Lazarus
    • 10. Carry On My Wayward Son by Kansas
      A brilliant song from a band that was anything but brilliant! Can't believe they wrote and performed it, but they did!!
    • 9. Peace Frog by The Doors
      The All-American band. Second only to The Allmans.
    • 8. Cross-Eyed Mary by Jethro Tull
      One of the more versatile bands. Ian Anderson rocks.
    • 7. Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath
      Forget Ozzy...he WAS good, but what a band.
    • 6. Burn by Deep Purple
      Along with Zepp, the founders of heavy metal. The best hardcore band other than the Mighty Zepp themselves.
    • 5. Time by Pink Floyd
      The rulers of psychedelia. Hard to pick a song...other notables include 'Wish You Were Here', 'Young Lust', 'Pigs' and of course 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond'.
    • 4. Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin
      I could have chosen 10 songs to fill this list but I will limit it to two.
    • 3. Natural Science by Rush
      Yes, it was released in 1980 but it was recorded in 1979. The greatest rock drummer and bassist of all time - hands down.
    • 2. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      From one of the top three albums ever. (Others are any Zeppelin album, notably "Led Zeppelin II" and Guns 'N' Roses' "Appetite for Destruction".
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Not even close to my favorite Zeppelin song. Nevertheless, nothing comes close to this masterpiece, may not be my favorite, but it is the best.

    By: Boss Hog
    • 10. Had Me A Real Good Time by Faces
      Rough and raunchy, baby !
    • 9. Razamanaz by Nazareth
      Such a rockin' band.
    • 8. Big Fat Mama by Status Quo
      Quo at their very best.
    • 7. Anarchy In The Uk by Sex Pistols
      The track that changed the face of rock forever.
    • 6. L.A. Woman by Doors
      Sublime West Coast rock.
    • 5. Rip Her To Shreds by Blondie
      Meowww baby !
    • 4. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Ultra band.
    • 3. Child In Time (Made In Japan) by Deep Purple
      Best live album ever - choose anything off 'Made in Japan' and it's all smokin'.
    • 2. Do You Feel Like We Do (live) by Peter Frampton
      Best live song ever.
    • 1. Walk On Hot Coals by Rory Gallagher
      This guy is freakin' BRILLIANT !!

    There are SO many good songs from the seventies, these are just a mere fraction that will hopefully give you a flavour of the greatest rock decade in history.
    By: Christy
    • 10. Your Song by Elton John
    • 9. September by Earth, Wind & Fire
    • 8. Sad Eyes by Robert John
    • 7. Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
    • 6. Escape (Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes
    • 5. Drift Away by Dobie Gray
    • 4. Your So Vain by Carly Simon
    • 3. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 2. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    • 1. Sometimes A Fantasy by Billy Joel

    By: Venkman
    • 10. Emotion by Samantha Sang
      Great song, written by Barry and Robin Gibb. A very rare single!
    • 9. Isreal by Bee Gees
      This song is a hidden treasure from "Trafalgar" in 1973! If you know it, you love it. And... I think the Bee Gees best time was between 1971 and 1975. I hate disco !!
    • 8. Save Me by Queen
      One of my favourite Queen songs.
    • 7. Lonely Days by Bee Gees
      The song which brought the brothers on the top of the US charts. Unforgettable!
    • 6. Had A Lot Of Love Last Night by Bee Gees
      From the album "Mr. Natural", for fans the best Bee Gees album ever !
    • 5. Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens
      If you didn't know Cat Stevens, you didn't know music!
    • 4. We Will Rock You by Queen
      Everyone knows it, this song is history!!!
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      QUEEN; no comment!
    • 2. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      THE song from the No.1 soundtrack and the No.2 album (behind "Thriller", from Michael Jackson).
    • 1. Too Much Heaven by Bee Gees
      Often covered, but the original is the best forever! One of the Bee Gees's best songs in a perfect quality.

    Okay, you're right, I'm a big fan of the Bee Gees and Queen!! But the music is the best in this world. Have a good time! Greetings from Austria!
    By: Nick Santoro
    • 10. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This song is just awesome in every way...check it out!
    • 9. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Kicka** southern wackos that could wail like no ones bussiness!
    • 8. The End by The Doors
      Ive heard people say they were overrated...this song will change their wacked out minds!
    • 7. Wild Horses by Rolling Stones
      Undeniably one of the best bands the 70's produced....even though their later work lacked the awe-inspiring lyrics and guitar.
    • 6. Hotel California by Eagles
      Amazing song and an incredibily talented band.
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      What can I say... Clapton is a god....and this song shows why he's been dubbed that.
    • 4. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      Kicka** band with everything from this song to godzilla.
    • 3. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
      Awesome song, kicka** band, great messege!
    • 2. Cowboy Song by Thin Lizzy
      Often overlooked but never forgotten! Their amazing guitar rifts and wailing solos amazed a generation.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zepplin
      No matter what anyone says this song will forever live on in the hearts of our parents and us....and continue to be hailed as the greatest rock song.

    They may not be in the correct order....but these songs kick a**!
    By: Marc
    • 10. Werewolves Of London by Warren Zevon
      One hit wonder, awesome song.
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall (Part II) by Pink Floyd
      Why not?
    • 8. Let It Be by The Beatles
      The most awesome Beatles song EVER!!
    • 7. Pinball Wizard by The Who
      May have been the 60's but sure was a classic in the 70's also.
    • 6. Rain Dance by The Guess Who
      Words, just listen to the words.
    • 5. Don't Bring Me Down by ELO
      Everyone knows the words.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      You would be an idiot to leave this one out.
    • 3. Fat Bottom Girls by Queen
    • 2. Give Me Shelter by The Rolling Stones
      Just one entry? I think there will be more...
    • 1. Beast Of Burden by The Rolling Stones
      The catchiest tune out there!

    I know my music and you can't ever beat this rock.

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