Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?

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    By: Debra Antone
    • 10. Ballroom Blitz by Sweet
      Believe it or not I can actually dance to this song!!!!
    • 9. Hocus Pocus by Focus
      Just a fun silly tune and one of my many guilty pleasure songs.
    • 8. Love Won't Let Me Wait by Major Harris
      One of the few romantic songs out there that can get me in the mood.
    • 7. Give Me Just A Little More Time by Chairmen of the Board
      The sixties and seventies were the only time period where soul music had more individuality...unlike the bland crap that is played today.
    • 6. Garden Party by Ricky Nelson
      By far the only cool song by this former teen idol.
    • 5. Highway Star by Deep Purple
      Once Again!!! How can you not luv this harda** song??? Ian Gillan can drive my highway anytime!!!!
    • 4. Under My Wheels by Alice Cooper
      My dad went BALLISTIC on this one!!!!
    • 3. Mississippi Queen by Mountain
      The kind of music that hits you deep in the guts!!!!
    • 2. Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin
      My ears and whole body went into convulsions on this one, and I was only 11 years old at the time!!! This song corrupted my taste buds for the heavier stuff.
    • 1. Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) by Melanie
      Backed up by the Edwin Hawkins singers, this lady's voice kicked a**!!!

    I know I left out T-Rex (Get It On), Al Green, The Kinks, The Stones, The Beatles (Come Together) and Badfinger...
    By: Holly
    • 10. Don't Stop by Fleetwood Mac
    • 9. Slow Ride by Foghat
    • 8. Low Rider by War
    • 7. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 6. Knockin' On Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan
    • 5. Civil War by Guns 'N' Roses
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 3. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 1. Do You Feel Like I Do by Peter Frampton

    The 70's RULE!
    By: Lucy
    • 10. Detroit Rock City by KISS
    • 9. Nutbush City Limits by Tina Turner
      Another classic song.
    • 8. Can The Can by Suzi Quatro
      Just fab.
    • 7. I Love To Boogie by Baccara
      A dancefloor classic.
    • 6. Boogie Nights by Heatwave
      Great for dancing.
    • 5. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealer's Wheel
      One movie comes to mind...'Reservior Dogs'.
    • 4. Jean Genie by David Bowie
      Great song by great artist.
    • 3. I Love To Love by Tina Charles
      My sister was named after her.
    • 2. Come Up And See Me (Make Me Smile) by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
      Great song...reminds me of my childhood holidays.
    • 1. Get It On (Bang A Gong) by T-Rex
      Marc Bolan at his best.

    By: Sammei
    • 10. Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
    • 9. Silly Love Songs by Paul McCartney & The Wings
    • 8. Detroit Rock City by KISS
    • 7. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 6. We Are The Champions by Queen
    • 5. Rocket Man by Elton John
    • 4. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    By: Jefe A
    • 10. I'm No Angel by Greg Allman
      Come and let me show you my tattoo!
    • 9. Let It Be by Beatles
    • 8. Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart
    • 7. Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
    • 6. Devil Went Down To Georgia by Charlie Daniels Band
    • 5. Ah! Leah! by Donnie Iris
      Was this considered the 70's? Sorry if not...
    • 4. Take It To The Limit by Eagles
    • 3. No Time To Lose by Tarney Spencer Band
      Obscure, I know...can we sound any more like Fleetwood Mac? Bonus points, baby!
    • 2. Gimme Shelter by Rolling Stones
    • 1. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
      The best rock song ever...still played in frequent rotation today.

    My list changes regularly...
    By: Brian
    • 10. Lust For Life by Iggy Pop
    • 9. Waiting In Vain by Bob Marley
    • 8. Rock Lobster by B-52s
    • 7. Let's Go by The Cars
    • 6. Surrender by Cheap Trick
    • 5. Pump It Up by Elvis Costello
    • 4. Is She Really Going Out With Him? by Joe Jackson
    • 3. Nick Lowe by Cruel To Be Kind
    • 2. Blitzkrieg Bop by Ramones
    • 1. Anarchy In The UK by Sex Pistols

    These are some of my favorites from the late 70's, when I was in junior high.
    By: Rasmus Pilgaard
    • 10. Hotel California by The Eagles
      A classic song from one of America's most beloved bands. A song which will be known forever.
    • 9. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song is rated as the #1 rock song of all time, and quite rightly so.
    • 8. Easy by The Commodores
      Led by Lionel Richie, this song has it all. Rhythm, lyrics...very catchy!
    • 7. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python
      Eric Idle is crucified, and yet he sings: Always look on the bright side of life. A simple message, but the song tells it.
    • 6. December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) by Frankie Valli
      To be honest, you wouldn't find too many other song by Frankie Valli in my collection. But this one is simply good. Don't know why, it's just good to me.
    • 5. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Elton John
      Best in it's original form, with Elton John as the sole performer. It's a song that affects me. I have always thought it was a good track, and it gives a feeling of tranquility.
    • 4. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      The saxophone solo in the beginning of this song is simply legendary. But the song itself is very good.
    • 3. Bat Out Of Hell by Meat Loaf
      This epic track has it all. It embraces the great, lyrical and epic of all music.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      One of the best-known songs of the 70's, and rightly so. It contains many music forms, and its versatility carries the song.
    • 1. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Has always been one of my favourite songs. Just a piano man, singing of the fates of people in the bar. Has an atmosphere that is irresistable.

    By: Genita Love
    • 10. First Cut Is The Deepest by Rod Stewart
    • 9. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 8. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
    • 7. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 6. Honesty by Billy Joel
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 3. Fox On The Run by The Sweet
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Listen To What The Man Said by Paul McCartney & Wings
      This was the song that really got me into rock...prior to that all I'd been exposed to was classic country and the hymns at church...

    By: Barrett
    • 10. Slow Train by Bob Dylan
    • 9. Changing Of The Guards by Bob Dylan
    • 8. Simple Twist Of Fate by Bob Dylan
    • 7. Idiot Wind by Bob Dylan
    • 6. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 4. Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) by Bob Dylan
    • 3. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Great song, great album.
    • 2. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Absolutely great song...I hate p diddy.
    • 1. Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan
      'Blood On The Tracks' is probably the best overall album of the 70's.

    It really should be all Dylan in the top ten, but I put in a few other band's songs just for the heck of it.
    By: Matt
    • 10. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by B.J. Thomas
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 8. Respect by Aretha Franklin
    • 7. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
    • 6. Shaft Theme by Issac Hayes
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 3. Money by Pink Floyd
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS


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