Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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

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    By: Jason Burge
    • 10. Let It Be by Beatles
    • 9. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    • 8. Uncle John's Band by Grateful Dead
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 5. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
    • 4. Take It To The Limit by Eagles
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Reelin' In The Years by Steely Dan

    By: Nate
    • 10. White Room by Cream
      Eric Clapton, a legend of his own time. This is one of two songs on my list that I would consider underrated. But then again, that might just be me. The guitar is incredibly unique and catchy, and only one word can describe how I truly think it sounds - exotic. 'In the white room, with black curtains - near the station'.
    • 9. Don't Look Back by Boston
      For all their good songs, I personally condiser Boston my favorite group. Although 'More Than A Feeling' is the classic, I personally think 'Don't Look Back' is an easy rival. Crisp, solid, and just overall great guitar, and a very strong chorus is what gives this song a #9 on my list. 'Don't look back, a new day is breakin' - It's been too long since I felt this way.'
    • 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Does this song make any sense? No. Does it have to? No. Perhaps it was an accident, but this song was simply a hit for Queen. There's nothing special about it, although it is very unique. I can't explain it, I don't know why I like it, but 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has grown on me. 'Mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go...'
    • 7. Come Sail Away by Styx
      If this song didn't have such a mellow beginning (which, in it's credit, ain't so bad), I may consider it even higher on the list. Regardless, once the guitars start playing, you wish it were longer. Of all the songs on my list, I think this one is the most underrated to fans of 70's music. I don't know, perhaps I'm a little messed up, but I like this song - I like it a lot. 'I thought that they were angels, but much to my surprise - They climbed aboard their starship, and headed for the sky!'
    • 6. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions by Queen
      Come on, do you really expect me to split these up? Pure classics, both of them, and neither deserves more recognition than the other. For example, do you ever hear these two played on the radio without the other before or after? I certainly don't. 'No time for losers, 'Cause we are the Champions - of the World.'
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Ah, perhaps the biggest classic, and it shows up perhaps the most on people's lists. The song certainly deserves it, as it incorporates everything you could ask for - ranging from a slow catchy rythmn, to some of the best guitar I have ever heard late in the song (second only to my #1 pick). 'Your stairway lies on the whispering wind...'
    • 4. Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
      A mere four notes are what makes this one of the catchiest songs I've ever heard. Everyone has heard this guitar riff, even if they're not sure what band did the song. Regardless, you've gotta love it. 'Smoke on the water - and fire in your eyes.'
    • 3. Dream On by Aerosmith
      I don't have much to say about this song, it's just one of those songs that clicked for me. It has no flaws, just good 'ol rock & roll at its best. My credits to Aerosmith for coming out with such a masterpiece. 'Dream on, dream on, dream on - Dream until your dreams come true'.
    • 2. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      The hit, and although it's been exhausted to death on the classic rock & roll radio stations, you still gotta love it. Although I can't mention every song Boston on this list, anything from their first two albums also deserves recognition. 'I woke up this morning and the sun was gone - Turned on some music to start my day'.
    • 1. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      You may ask why? There's really a simple answer. I've never heard guitar played as well as Clapton did it in this song. Go ahead, lock yourself in a bare room, with nothing but a stereo and the CD 'Layla', and tell me if you've ever heard a guitar squeal like it does about 2 minutes and 10 seconds into the song. Nothing can beat it. Plus, as a bonus, the rest of the song's great as well. Simply amazing. 'Layla, got me on knees - Layla.'

    Well, these are my favorite songs from the 70's. As you can tell, I'm a huge fan of the Rock & Roll of the era, despite the fact I'm only a young 15 years old. For this, I have to thank my dad, who first exposed me to this music. It's one of the best things he ever did for me. Overall from this era, I get both my favorite single song, and my favorite band. But for now, I think I'll just 'Turn on my music, and start my day.'
    By: Matthias Savedge
    • 10. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 9. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 8. Nights In White Satin by Moody Blues
    • 7. Night Fever by Bee Gees
    • 6. Let It Be by The Beatles
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 4. Goodbye Yellow-brick Road by Elton John
    • 3. Fire And Rain by James Taylor
    • 2. Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 1. Layla by Derek & The Dominos

    It is nearly impossible to construct an honest ranked representation of the music of the 70's. Not only does one have to contend with a massive number of artists, but also several genres of popular music: rock, early metal, disco, pop, folk, and others. Other artists of the time that I feel should be mentioned include: John Denver, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Eric Clapton (both on his own and with Cream), America, Three Dog Night, Foreigner, Blondie, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jim Croce, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Santana, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Eagles, David Bowie, The Steve Miller Band, Earth Wind & Fire, The Who, Joe Cocker, Eddie Money, AC/DC, The Kinks, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Frampton, Norman Greenbaum, Van Morrison, and Van McCoy.
    By: Stacee
    • 10. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Great song. Great band. Great decade.
    • 9. Slow Ride by Foghat
      The song is great. I dont know why, but I know that it's great.
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      One word for yah...GREAT.
    • 7. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Sit back....light a fatty trip out.
    • 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
      A great song by thee greatest band ever in the history of music. Jimmy Page is a god. He knows it, you know it, I know it. Even the pope knows it.
    • 5. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A very good drinking song...if you're not depressed. Again with the spelling....
    • 4. Bohemian Rapshody by Queen
      Hmm, I'm not sure I spelled the song right but I'm pretty sure that this song is amazing. Very interesting.
    • 3. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      This song is everything you look for in a great song.
    • 2. Dream On by Aerosmith
      This song...what can I say? Mesmerizing and beautiful.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      If you disagree with me I will hunt you down and gut you like a fish!

    And another thing..I am great. And so is this music.
    By: Chris
    • 10. That Smell by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      An awesome song! One of the best by Skynyrd.
    • 9. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 8. American Pie by Don McLean
      An awesome song! It had a little bit of everything.
    • 7. Back In Black by AC/DC
      An awesome song! Their best one written.
    • 6. We Are The Champions by Queen
      One of the best sports songs ever written!
    • 5. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Best song by them.
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. We Will Rock You by Queen
      The best song by them!
    • 2. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      The best guitar solo ever! A true classic!

    Lynyrd Skynyrd owned the 70's.
    By: S1moan someone
    • 10. The Ramones by I Wanna Be Sedated
      These fellas created punk.
    • 9. A Long Way To The Top by AC/DC
      Good song by Aussie rockers.
    • 8. I Was Made For Loving You by KISS
    • 7. Another Brick In The Wall (Parts 1 & 2) by Pink Floyd
      Good s#!t
    • 6. Eagles by Hotel California
      Most of The Eagles songs were great!
    • 5. Queen by Bohemian Rapsody
      Very well-known song by very awesome band.
    • 4. Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) by Fleetwood Mac
      Stevie Nicks has such a beautiful voice!
    • 3. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
      These fellas created, started, began, (what have you) the metal scene. They are LEGENDS! This song is LEGEND!
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Beautfiul, mystical song by one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
    • 1. Imagine by John Lennon
      COME ON PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    La La La Ozzy is god.
    By: J.T. Evans
    • 10. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      A little slow, and it drags, but a 'must know by heart if you live anywhere that the population is less than 1,000 or anybody in your family is missing teeth.
    • 9. Hard Luck Woman by KISS
      Originally written for Rod Stewart, so it had to be catchy. One of the deeper songs from KISS.
    • 8. Slow Ride by Foghat
      This song just rocks! Try not to bang your head, pump your fist, or stomp your foot when that bass drum starts in.
    • 7. Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper
      Oone of the best albums of the last 30 years. A little cheesy, a little scary, and great musicians. Hard and soft. The title song sets the rest up perfectly.
    • 6. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
      A great party song just for the guys. No sappy crap!
    • 5. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
      Excellent harmonies, great bass line, and although you may not realize it, a very angry song.
    • 4. Walk This Way by Aerosmith
      In the words of Steven Tyler, "You can always f#*k to a good Aerosmith song!" You can go all night to this one!
    • 3. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      Godfathers of heavy metal. This song laid the foundation and 'Paranoid' printed the blueprint of what was to come.
    • 2. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      If you've never been laid, thrown up or gotten into a fight with this song in the background, what the heck have you been doing?
    • 1. Eighteen by Alice Cooper
      One of the best teenage angst songs ever recorded. Still holds up today!

    By: Mark
    • 10. Baba O'Riley by Who
    • 9. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
    • 6. Dream On by Aerosmith
    • 5. Hey Jude by Beatles
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 3. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Imagine, More Than a Feeling, Paranoid, Kashmir, Highway To Hell, Running With The Devil, Simple Man, the list goes on and on.
    By: Eric
    • 10. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      I love the beat to this song. It is the most popular and probably the best of the Jethro Tull collection.
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Maybe I should have just made my list based only on Zeppelin and Floyd songs.
    • 8. Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd
      I put the two together because they are always played together. A lot of people think that it is all one song but it is not. By the way song three and four from Pink Floyd.
    • 7. Babe I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
      Underrated, yet a classic song.
    • 6. Wish You Were Here? by Pink Floyd
      Second Pink Floyd song on the countdown. This song is a time honored classic.
    • 5. House Of The Rising Sun by The Animals
      I think that this is a '69 song but I had to put it on here. Features Jim Morrison-like vocals and kinda sounds like a Doors song. Which is a good thing.
    • 4. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
      Who has more hits than Pink Floyd? This is not the last that you will see of them on my countdown.
    • 3. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      This song has an unbelievable guitar solo along with solid vocals.
    • 2. Iron Man by Black Sabbath
      This is a testosterone-driven song that has become one of the best songs of all time.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      The greatest song of all time. Jimmy Page is at his best. And Plant's vocals cannot be duplicated.

    The late sixties and early seventies are my favorite era of music. So many great songs and bands from artists who loved music, not money.
    By: David Lee Mirenic
    • 10. Good Times by Chic
      Still lives on to this day in samples for mixes.
    • 9. Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
      I can practically smell the salt in the air when I hear this song.
    • 8. Jackie Blue by Ozark Mountain Daredevils
      Beautiful voice, beautiful song.
    • 7. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band
      Reminds me of my childhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
    • 6. Fox On The Run by Sweet
    • 5. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
      Wonderful pulsating rhythm.
    • 4. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
      What 70's song list would be complete without Fleetwood Mac?
    • 3. Don't Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra
      A totally addicting song featuring one of the best songwriters of all time, Jeff Lynn. Awesome drums.
    • 2. Old Days by Chicago
      There's no other song that reminds me of my childhood more. Comic books and blue jeans...yeah!
    • 1. Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot
      It's a beautifully haunting song. One of the first songs I liked when I was a child.

    Honorable mentions: 'Train In Vain' by the Clash, 'Lonesome Loser' by the Little River Band, 'Lowdown' by Boz Scaggs, 'Love Rollercoaster' by The Ohio Players and 'Slow Ride' by Foghat.

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