Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Ronald Lincoln
    • 10. Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed
    • 9. Love Is by Brothers Johnson
    • 8. The Hustle by Van McCoy
    • 7. Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye
    • 6. Could It Be Magic by Barry Manilow
    • 5. Rocket Man by Elton John
    • 4. Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra
    • 3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 2. Take The Long Way Home by Supertramp
    • 1. MacArthur's Park by Donna Summer

    By: Shane Pray
    • 10. Ripple by Grateful Dead
    • 9. Baby, What A Big Surprise by Chicago
      My favorite Chicago's sweet but not too sweet.
    • 8. Vehicle by Ides Of March
      Very chunky and very funky.
    • 7. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      A perfect song to drive to...nice chugging riff.
    • 5. Please Come To Boston by Dave Loggins
      Whatever happened this cousin of Kenny's? I liked the one song I heard better than all of Kenny Loggins material.
    • 4. Operator by Jim Croce
      Beautiful and so sad.
    • 3. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      The Who's best.
    • 2. Summer Highland Falls by Billy Joel
      Billy Joel's most beautiful melody.
    • 1. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
      The whole "Born to Run" album is a keeper...

    By: Chris D
    • 10. The Last Dance by Donna Summer
    • 9. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
      She is "The DISCO diva!!!
    • 8. Got To Be Real by Cheryl Lynn
    • 7. Good Times by Chic
      One of the most artistic and talented bands to come from this era.
    • 6. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
    • 5. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
      Not just the song, the entire album!!!
    • 4. Baby, I Love Your Way by Peter Frampton
    • 3. Y.M.C.A. by The Village People
    • 2. I Love The Night Life (Disco Round) by Alicia Bridges
    • 1. Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste Of Honey
      This is one song that, to me, defines the disco era.

    By: Dave Shotwell
    • 10. Rock The Boat by Hues Corporation
      My lone disco entry, dont know what it was about this song but it got me.
    • 9. Running On Empty by Jackson Browne
      Oh man, what memories this one brings to mind!
    • 8. Working Man by Rush
      This song speaks for itself.
    • 7. 2112 by Rush
      The kings of Progressive rock did it better than anyone else, in my opinion.
    • 6. Hot Legs by Rod Stewart
      Hard drivin' rock and sex, nuthin' says seventies better!
    • 5. I Never Cry by Alice Cooper
      Alice had a heart...who knew?
    • 4. Friction by Television
      This band was cutting edge and quirky, way ahead of their time.
    • 3. Miss Misery by Nazareth
      I love anything by these guys but this is my fav.
    • 2. Love Is Like Oxygen by Sweet
      Same reason as song #1.
    • 1. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
      I love anything by Sweet!

    Just wanna mention the bands that my friends NEVER knew I listened to. (Stoner etiquette forbade these.) ABBA, Seals & Crofts, Al Stewart, Gilbert O'Sullivan and many others.
    By: JJ Jackson
    • 10. The Last Resort by Eagles
      'Call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye' song on the album.
    • 9. A Man Needs A Maid by Neil Young
      I fell in love with the actress...Canada's best export.
    • 8. Into The Mystic by Van Morrison
      I wanna make love to you...yes, yes, yes. Not much airplay, but great!
    • 7. Eighteen by Alice Cooper
      I'm a boy and I'm a man...Mommy, where's daddy? He's been gone for so long. Paved the way for no-talent KISS.
    • 6. Wild Dogs by Tommy Bolin
      Get it if you haven't heard it. Too bad he's gone!
    • 5. Burn Down The Mission by Elton John
      It's our only chance of living... the whole album is good, possibly his best.
    • 4. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      'Don't give a damn about any trumpet-playing band'...Clean, crisp guitar riffs.
    • 3. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
      Buckingham at his finest!
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      What song is it you want to hear? Took Southern rock to the next level. Why aren't they in the Hall of Fame???
    • 1. American Pie by Don McLean
      'Drove my Chevy to the levee'... The all-time AMERICAN classic!

    Ten's not enough...don't forget Cat Stevens, Grass Roots, The Stones, The Who, Guess Who, James Taylor, Zepplin, Seger, Allman Brothers, etc. The 70's = best ROCK & ROLL decade to date!
    By: Yowsa
    • 10. Kathy's Song by Simon & Garfunkel
    • 9. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Not a huge fan of Boston, but I love this song!
    • 8. Smokin' by Boston
      Give me a break if you don't know why!!
    • 7. All My Life by Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
      Should be a classic duo!
    • 6. All My Life's A Circle by Harry Chapin
      Very good live!
    • 5. Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac
      Again great guitar, great vocals.
    • 4. Rosie by Jackson Browne
      It's off the 'Running on Empty' album. It's pretty slow, but yet very well-written.
    • 3. Paranoid by Ozzy Ozbourne
      It's awesome! Not because Ozzy has made a comeback but because it's always been good.
    • 2. Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night
      Yeah it's Three Dog Night, but just check it out! It's great!
    • 1. Get Down Tonight by KC & The Sunshine Band
      Yeah, disco sucks! But listen to the guitar at the beginning of the's priceless.

    By: Amy Tait
    • 10. Sweet Baby James by James Taylor
    • 9. Hey Jude by Beatles
    • 8. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
    • 7. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 6. Danny's Song by Kenny Loggins
      I am a sucker for a good love song.
    • 5. Beth by KISS
    • 4. She's Got A Way by Billy Joel
    • 3. Rich Girl by Hall & Oates
    • 2. Sister Golden Hair by America
    • 1. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      I dare you not to sing along!!

    By: Kristina Padgett
    • 10. Fernando by ABBA
    • 9. Dream Weaver by Gary Wright
    • 8. Strange Way by Elan
    • 7. Behind Blue Eyes by The Hooligans
    • 6. Stealing by Uriah Heep
      I have to say I love the melody.
    • 5. If It Wasn't For The Nights by ABBA
      What can I say? I'm an ABBA fan at heart!
    • 4. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
    • 3. Lady by Little River Band
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 1. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      Definitely a classic. How could anyone not like this song?

    By: Veronica
    • 10. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 9. Back In The Saddle by Aerosmith
      Once again, my favourite band....
    • 8. Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin
    • 7. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols
    • 6. Home Tonight by Aerosmith
      The greatest ballad of all time!
    • 5. Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix
    • 4. Kings And Queens by Aerosmith
      In this solo Joe Perry makes his guitar cry.
    • 3. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
      Another classic in raw rock 'n' roll style.
    • 2. Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin
      Jimmi Page's solo is one of the best I've ever heard.
    • 1. Movin' Out by Aerosmith
      It's pure rock 'n' roll mixed with blues, and it's just like shooting a load of raw power in your veins that only music could give you.

    By: Courtney
    • 10. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
      Great song...legendary to this decade.
    • 9. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
      So soulful.
    • 8. We Are The Champions by Queen
      One of the best bands of this decade.
    • 7. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      Great song.
    • 6. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Life's story in one song...
    • 5. American Woman by The Guess Who
      Canada Rocks!!! (I am Canadian!)
    • 4. Grease by Frankie Valli
      A great song and forever a classic movie.
    • 3. America by Simon & Garfunkel
      A great song.
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
      Though I wasn't alive during the Beatles era, they are my favorite band, and John Lennon was so great and is missed muchly.
    • 1. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      This is definitely one of his greatest songs. I can listen to it over and over...

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