Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Melanie
    • 10. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
    • 9. Miss You by Rolling Stones
      Anything by the Stones.
    • 8. Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley
    • 7. New Kid In Town by Eagles
    • 6. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
    • 5. Strutter by KISS
    • 4. How Deep Is Your Love by Bee Gees
    • 3. Right Back Where We Started From by Maxine Nightingale
    • 2. With A Little Luck by Paul McCartney & Wings
    • 1. More Than A Feeling by Boston

    There was so much that came out of the 70's that it's hard to break it down to 10 songs. XM Satellite's 70s channel is all I ever listen to anymore.
    By: Kay
    • 10. Since I've Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin
      This song proves that Jimmy Page is the most amazing guitarist ever.
    • 9. When the Levee Breaks by Led Zeppelin
      Always puts a smile on my face.
    • 8. Going To California by Led Zeppelin
      Beautiful guitars... smoking my stuff and listening to it.
    • 7. D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
      I was smashed at the bar and the band played this song... it made my night and I couldn't stop dancing and smiling.
    • 6. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
      Incredible opening riff.
    • 5. That's The Way by Led Zeppelin
      Lying in a valley listening to the song is one of the most amazing feelings.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Anyone want to disagree?
    • 3. Thank You by Led Zeppelin
      My future wedding song.
    • 2. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      Pure beauty.
    • 1. Over The Hills And Far Away by Led Zeppelin
      The acoustic guitar is incredible... beyond explanation.

    Clearly, Led Zeppelin is the greatest band of all time.
    By: Mervyn
    • 10. Back Into My Life by UFO
      The song just grew on me with repeated listening.
    • 9. Let It Rain by UFO
      A rock masterpiece.
    • 8. Time On My Hands by UFO
      Well-crafted tune.
    • 7. Still In Love With You by Thin Lizzy
      It's all about pain and depression.
    • 6. Remembering Part I by Thin Lizzy
      A song with an intimate feel but musically interpreted by a hard rock group.
    • 5. Rain by Uriah Heep
      Beautiful vocals accompanied by piano - from a heavy metal band. Just shows the wonderful musical range of the band.
    • 4. Poet's Justice by Uriah Heep
      Conjures images of a time and place far away....not of this earth.
    • 3. Tears In The Eyes by Uriah Heep
      Screaming guitars, pounding drums, and a driving bass make this a classic rock song.
    • 2. The Park by Uriah Heep
      Haunting melody, beautiful vocals and musical arrangement.
    • 1. Salisbury by Uriah Heep
      Way ahead of its time. It's got many layers of musically rich sounds ranging from heavy metal influences to orchestral pieces. Go figure!

    For those who like 70's heavy metal groups or classic rock as it is called now, try these - it's worth the effort.
    By: Becca
    • 10. Rock On by David Essex
    • 9. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
    • 8. Wild Night by Van Morrison
    • 7. Hold Your Head Up by Argent
    • 6. All Right Now by Free
    • 5. Up Around The Bend by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 4. Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 3. Hot Blooded by Foreigner
    • 2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

    By: Guess
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Queen had a presence that was unique, and this song helped prove that.
    • 9. Free For All by Ted Nugent
      The Motor City Madman just letting loose and ripping it up. Great rock tune.
    • 8. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      Deep Purple could rock and this tune has that trodding intro, a la Aqualung/Jethro Tull, that makes it instantly recognizable.
    • 7. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Sweet! Absolutely has to be one of the most recognizable riffs in rock. I think 'The Ballad Of Curtis Loew' is almost ready to edge it out, I love that song, but 'Sweet Home' just pumps you up from the first notes.
    • 6. 2112 by Rush
      Red Barchetta is my favorite by them, but that was the 80s, so I vote for 2112 instead. One of their long compositions, but absolutely beautiful music, Lifeson is a quiet but incredibly gifted guitarist.
    • 5. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      I know I am prejudiced here, but this intro is one of the most famous in rock, and the guitar solo by Martin Barre is fantastic. One of the few songs where the flute of Ian Anderson doesn't even get played, but one of the best from their groundbreaking concept album.
    • 4. Time by Pink Floyd
      This is a great tune from an incredible album. I love the intro, and the lyrics are fantastic, not to mention Gilmour's guitar phrasing.
    • 3. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Absolute rock, this song always strikes a chord with me.
    • 2. The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin
      Awesome tune by an awesome band.
    • 1. Skating Away (On The Thin Ice Of The New Day) by Jethro Tull
      My favorite song of all time from my favorite band. They had other songs more popular, but this one has some of the best lyrics, and is wonderfully orchestrated.

    What happened to the guitarists? Music these days seems to be so thin because the musicians aren't displaying the talents and felxibilty on their instruments like most used to.
    By: David
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
      A very touching tribute to his boyhood hero. This song never gets old.
    • 9. Instant Karma! by John Lennon
      This has got to be the greatest not-well-known songs ever. Its finesse and power makes it soar high above Lennon's other masterpieces, "Imagine" and "A Day In The Life".
    • 8. It's Only Rock 'N' Roll by The Rolling Stones
      Even though "Satisfaction", Ruby Tuesday" or Sympathy For The Devil" are some of the greatest sogns ever, this is the Stones' best song of the seventies. After this song, they simply went downhill, I'm sorry to say. This song tends to GROW ON YOU! Yeah!
    • 7. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      This song is very nearly the greatest rock song of all time. It's only fault(which does prove to be a big one) is that is length can tend to sometimes be boring sometimes... I LOVE that scream at the end!
    • 6. Money by Pink Floyd
      Though the saxophone instrumental can be pretty dull, this is among the greatest songs ever. I like the lyrics, and it makes a great social statement. At the same time they're complaining about money, they still admit that they don't want anyone taking theirs! You have to love it.
    • 5. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      The dreamiest song ever. Eight and a half minutes of this can be pretty intense; however, don't listen to this song too much because you might ruin the effect.
    • 4. Rock And Roll by Led Zeppelin
      I'd hate to have too many Zeppelin songs, but they were by far the greatest group of the seventies. This is a classic song that should be loved by everyone.
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The last four minutes of this song are the greatest moment in rock and roll history. It's SO GREAT! This, my friends, is REAL rock and roll.
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      We had the radio on during an experiment in our science class, and it was tuned to the classic rock station. They played 'Stairway To Heaven', and I got so excited that I broke a test tube on the floor! The guitar solo in this song is so great...almost divine. Go Jimmy Page!
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      THE ULTIMATE SONG EVER! This song is known and loved by everyone in my freshman class in high school, and I'm not kidding. Everyone knows this song, even in this era of hip hop and heavy metal. I am convonced that there will never be a song greater than this. Ever.

    My number 11 song was "Baba O'Riley" from the Who, 12 song was "Hotel California" from the Eagles, 13 was "Dream On" from Aerosmith, 14 was "Born To Run" from Springsteen, and 15 was "Whole Lotta Love" from Zeppelin.
    By: Cristian Garcia
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
      For you people.
    • 9. Love Of My Life by Queen
      For my ex-girlfriend.
    • 8. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      To destroy.
    • 7. American Pie by Don McLean
      Why not?
    • 6. Start Me Up by Rolling Stones
      My body wants to jump.
    • 5. She by KISS
      When I hear this song I remember...
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Great guitar.
    • 3. She's Gone by Hall & Oates
      To cry.
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Make me feel sad.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This is the best combination of opera, blues and rock.

    By: Ron
    • 10. Love Is All That Matters by Eric Carmen
    • 9. Wave by Tadao Hayashi
      Great hit.
    • 8. Rotation by Herb Alpert
    • 7. Fantasy by Loggins & Messina
      Great song.
    • 6. She's Always A Woman by Billy Joel
      Great memorable Joel song.
    • 5. Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione
      Timeless. Great, what can I say?
    • 4. Bridges (Travessia) by Brazil '69 Sergio Mendez
    • 3. Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill
      They don't make 'em like they used to.
    • 2. Thunder Island by Jay Ferguson
      Great song reaching levels like 'Baker Street'.
    • 1. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      Electrifying saxophone....great song.

    Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, James Taylor's 'Whenever I see Your Smiling Face', Little River Band's 'Cool Change', Orleans's 'Dance With Me', Melissa Manchester's 'Looking Through The Eyes Of Love', Earth, Wind & Fire's 'Fanatasy'.
    By: Caleb Schultz
    • 10. 2112 by Rush
      Good song.
    • 9. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      Another Tull song. Great album about religion.
    • 8. Dust In The Wind by Kansas
    • 7. Us and Them by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      Zeppelin is a fantastic band.
    • 5. Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
      Looooong song. Great lyrics.
    • 4. American Pie by Don McLean
      Great lyrics!
    • 3. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Great song, great album, great band.
    • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Fantastic singers.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Pure progressive rock.

    Pink Floyd is my personal favourite band of all time.
    By: John
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Excellent finishing touch.
    • 9. Mother by John Lennon
      John Lennon was one of the greatest geniuses of our time.
    • 8. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 7. Mexico by James Taylor
      James Taylor had so many great songs in the 70's. You could interchange this with your own favorite JT song.
    • 6. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
      One of the best artists of the 70's and of all time.
    • 5. A Horse With No Name by America
      I'm trying to be diverse here. And this is a very good song.
    • 4. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      You gotta like Fleetwood Mac...
    • 3. The Song Remains The Same by Led Zeppelin
      Led Zeppelin, behind Floyd, is the second best band of all time.
    • 2. Baba O'Riley by The Who
      The Who could also consume a large portion of any list.
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Pink Floyd, in my opinion, is the best band of all time.

    These songs are in no particular order. A 10-song list is so flawed so if you think I made some gross oversight, cut me some slack.

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