Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Elissa
    • 10. Jungle Love by The Steve Miller Band
      The song to end all song lists.
    • 9. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
      Who doesn't like this song?
    • 8. Evil Ways by Santana
      There's nothing like riding around in the summer with the song at full blast!
    • 7. Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones
      My favorite Rolling Stones song.
    • 6. Horse With No Name by America
      Great song to just listen to on a warm day.
    • 5. Love Ain't For Keeping by The Who
      Anything by The Who is a classic.
    • 4. Magic Man by Heart
      Nancy Wilson is a guitar goddess. This song is one of the best songs ever!
    • 3. Scarlet Begonias by Grateful Dead
      Great summer song to listen to around a campfire with friends.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Great song to listen to while driving at night.
    • 1. Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
      The ultimate rock song ever!

    By: Bernie
    • 10. One And One Is One by Medicine Head
    • 9. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Joan Baez
    • 8. Tell Him by Hello
      Good song.
    • 7. Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks
      #1 hit...classic!
    • 6. Daniel by Elton John
      Reminds me of my brother...he went missing but turned up.
    • 5. Children Of The Revelution by T-Rex
      That just about sums up the 70's.
    • 4. Rock 'N' Roll Part 1 by Gary Glitter
      He might be a perv but this was a classic.
    • 3. Dancing On A Saturday Night by Barry Blue
    • 2. Mama Weer All Crazee Now by Slade
    • 1. I Can See Clearly by Johnny Nash
      Words ain't written to exeplain this classic!

    The 70's were the best! To everyone out there in 70's land, sweet dreams! xxx
    By: Alby
    • 10. Photograph by Ringo Starr
      Can't have John, Paul and George listed here without giving Ringo a mention. 'Photograph' was a pretty reasonable song...
    • 9. What Is Life by George Harrison
      R.I.P. George. An astounding talent.
    • 8. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      THE Billy Joel classic, though I almost went for 'Scenes From An Italian Restaurant'... which is every bit as good!
    • 7. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA
      Had to pick at least one ABBA song in here...this one has pretty complex vocals in parts...great listening.
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      A true classic.
    • 5. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
      Great production and a meaning which is relevant even today.....
    • 4. #9 Dream by John Lennon
      Just LISTEN to it....
    • 3. Telephone Line by ELO
      Could have put a couple of different ELO tracks here, but I'll settle for this one.
    • 2. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      A Who classic which put sequenced synth tracks on the map (together with 'Won't Get Fooled Again'). Ahead of its time!
    • 1. Live And Let Die by Paul McCartney & Wings
      A powerful song and worthy of being a "Bond hit".

    Heaps of others that I can't fit in...
    By: Todd
    • 10. You're No Good by Linda Ronstadt
    • 9. December ,1963 (Oh, What A Night) by Four Seasons
      More memories....all goooooodddd.
    • 8. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
      Brings back fond memories of childhood.
    • 7. Dark Star by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
      I love just grooving along to this song at work.
    • 6. Wind Of My Soul by Cat Stevens
      Very song.
    • 5. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves by Cher
      She still had all her ribs back then. Good song.
    • 4. Saturday Night by Bay City Rollers
      "If it's not's crap!"
    • 3. Shaft Theme by Isaac Hayes
      Cool, hip, funky.
    • 2. Dancing In The Moonlight by Van Morrison
      First the the Moon....all good.
    • 1. Sunshine by Jonathan Edwards
      Real upbeat, toe-tapping song. If you are blue after this help.

    I agreed with a lot of the picks other people made but rather than restate, I thought I would share some of the more obscure favorites from the best decade of music....the 70's. Some other songs I left off: Poetry Man (Phoebe Snow), Afternoon Delight (Starland Vocal Band), Baby I Love Your Way (Frampton), Sara (Fleetwood Mac), O-O-H Child (5 Stairsteps)....I could go on, and on, and on! Love it all.
    By: Jürgen
    • 10. Streets Of London by Ralph McTell
    • 9. Music by John Miles
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
    • 7. Samba Pa Ti by Santana
    • 6. My Sweet Lord by Goerge Harrison
    • 5. Lady In Black by Uriah Heep
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 3. Give Peace A Chance by John Lennon
    • 2. Woman by John Lennon
    • 1. Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks

    By: Galo Donoso
    • 10. We Are The Champions by Queen
      Freddy singing like the angels.
    • 9. Anarchy In The U.K. by Sex Pistols
      Punk attitude.
    • 8. Hotel California by Eagles
      The most mysterious song of all time!
    • 7. It's Only Rock And Roll by Rolling Stones
      70's 'Stones' are better than 60's 'Stones'...aren't they?
    • 6. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      The hottest song from the hottest band in the world.
    • 5. Highway Star by Deep Purple
      Pure heavy metal.
    • 4. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      We all love Ozzy's beginning.
    • 3. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Progressive Rock can be commercial too...can't it?
    • 2. Bohemian Raphsody by Queen
      Perfect song.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Simply beautiful.

    The 70's were great! I didn't live them but I love them. Punk, heavy metal, hard rock, glam...we can find almost every rock style!
    By: Chris
    • 10. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
      This rocks!
    • 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
      What a cool tune! I prefer their older stuff...their newer stuff is a bit poppy for my liking.
    • 8. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Classic masterpiece!
    • 7. Wishing Well by Free
      Free are cool! Better than Bad Company, in my opinion! They're more bluesy! (half the members of Free became Bad Company)
    • 6. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      I watched a film called "Almost Famous" and it influenced me to like this song! Oh happy days!
    • 5. Feel I Flows by The Beach Boys
      This is a strange song, brilliant when you're stoned! Or when ya sober!
    • 4. Who Are You by The Who
      I don't think Moon was drumming on this one, but itss still my fave Who song.
    • 3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      This band is amazing!!! Did their best stuff with Waters!
    • 2. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      I've only got one of their albums...they're so cool!
    • 1. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
      Great song, great band! They're my favourite band!

    This is my top ten at the moment, but I like different songs for different moods!
    By: Karen Bates
    • 10. Hold Your Head Up by Argent
    • 9. Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill
      A beautiful love song.
    • 8. Family Affair by Sly & The Family Stone
    • 7. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by The Looking Glass
      We liked this song so much, that we named one of our cats Brandy.
    • 6. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
      Very good dance song. Disco is so easy to dance to.
    • 5. School's Out by Alice Cooper
      I felt a little rebellious without going overboard like some teenagers of today are.
    • 4. Y.M.C.A. by The Village People
      A great tune to dance to.
    • 3. Feelings by Morris Albert
      A very beautiful love song that makes you want to cry.
    • 2. Billy, Don't Be A Hero by Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods
      I liked the character, Billy. If he did live he should dump his fiance.
    • 1. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree by Tony Orlando and Dawn
      I remember seeing the video for this and it was just so beautiful and everytime I hear it, tears come to my eyes.

    I'm sure there are a lot more I haven't even mentioned, but these are some of my favorites.
    By: Aaron
    • 10. Angie by The Rolling Stones
    • 9. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
    • 8. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
    • 7. Cat Scratch Fever by Ted Nugent
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Great song!
    • 4. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      You Know It!
    • 3. Hotel California by The Eagles
      Great one!
    • 2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Heck yeah!

    By: Sam
    • 10. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 9. Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees
      Disco's 2nd anthem.
    • 8. Y.M.C.A. by Village People
      Disco's anthem.
    • 7. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      The band of the 70's.
    • 6. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 5. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 4. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Still a hit in 2003.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Guitar's no#1 song of all time.
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
      A song for the ages.
    • 1. Hotel California by Eagles
      Top of the charts the longest.

    Too many great songs in this decade to pick just 10.

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