Top Ten Songs of the Seventies
What are your top ten favorite songs from the 70s?
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By: Mike Parke
- 10. More Than a Feeling by Boston
- 9. Dream On by Aerosmith
- 8. Black Magic Woman by Santana
- 7. The Ocean by Led Zeppelin
- 6. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
- 5. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynryd
- 4. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
- 3. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 2. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett
- 1. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Although I was born in the early 80's, this is by far my favorite group of music.
- 10. Rudy by Supertramp
A sad, but nice little story about an underdog.
- 9. Ride Captain Ride by Blues Image
Reminds me of Noah's Ark?!? Columbus??? Pilgrims? Oh well...
- 8. Black Betty by Ram Jam
Another disco song, only this one rocks, HARD!!!
- 7. I Can't Stand The Rain ('77 version) by Eruption
Here's one for you disco fans...
- 6. Rock Lobster by The B-52s
Great song to "dance" to at parties. (if you don't mind seeing people flop around on the floor like fish out of water)
- 5. Boom, Boom, Out Go The Lights by Pat Travers Band
The ultimate concert/audience participation song!!!
- 4. T*tt*es & Beer by Frank Zappa
I find the censored version with sound effects even funnier than the uncensored version...
- 3. Tangerine by Led Zepplin
Another great Zepplin ballad.
- 2. That's The Way by Led Zepplin
Follows Tangerine on Led Zepplin III, but not on this list...In my opinion, the best ballad ever written.
- 1. Young Lust by Pink Floyd
I know you've heard it, but probably didn't know the title.
Thought I'd do a list of "B-sides" and obscure songs you may not have heard of. The only thing wrong w/ the 70s were how our parents dressed us. What were they thinking? A lifetime subscription to GQ couldn't help me...
By: Matt Schroeder
- 10. The Boys Are Back In Town by Thin Lizzy
I've always kinda thought that this song is incredibly underrated. I've always been a huge fan of the song, but no one seems to realize that Thin Lizzy pioneered the whole "dual lead guitar" thing. This song shows this effect so well.
- 9. Imagine by John Lennon
Every time I hear this song, it makes me want to cry.
- 8. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Truly a great song. It's almost like it's two songs just thrown together; the first song is the beginning and the ending, but the second part is the section that starts off with "I see a little silhouetto of a manů" Amazing.
- 7. The Long And Winding Road by The Beatles
If you listen closely, it sounds as though John is crying as he sings the words near the end. It's all the more poignant when one realizes that this was one of the Fab Four's last songs together.
- 6. Superstition by Stevie Wonder
There is no denying that Stevie Wonder is one of rock music's greatest singer/songwriters. This song is the greatest example of his genius.
- 5. More Than A Feeling by Boston
This song is absolutely amazing. The first time I heard this, the blend of the guitar screaming out and the vocals being belted out almost made my brain explode.
- 4. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
Marvin's voice is amazing. You can just hear how much soul he has, but you can also hear the hurt in his voice as he belts out this anti-war plea.
- 3. Layla by Derek & The Dominoes
As if the beginning and its unmistakable guitar riff isn't enough, the whole thing winds up with the second half, the piano-driven section. Being a piano player, I've always been drawn to the sheer beauty of this second part (not to mention that the piano is a featured part of the song, if only briefly). That along with the guitar screaming out the high notes equals rock and roll bliss.
- 2. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
Elton John: The greatest piano playing rock star. Tiny Dancer: The greatest of Elton's songs.
- 1. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
Personally, I've never thought that "Stairway To Heaven" was such an amazing song. "Kashmir" on the other hand has always been addictive for me. I've always been in love with the guitar riff that runs (mostly) throughout the song. When Puff Daddy did "Come With Me" (and basically stole the background music like he usually does with his music), I fell back in love with Kashmir.
Some Honorable Mention--- "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green (so much feeling in his voice) "All Right Now" by Free (really gets you rocking) "Hooked On A Feeling" by Blue Swede (kinda funny at first, but really catchy) "Rocket Man" by Elton John "Honesty", "Piano Man", & "She's Always A Woman" by Billy Joel "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel "Roxanne" by The Police "Hotel California" & "Desperado" by The Eagles "American Pie" by Don McLean "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack (She is the only artist/ group ever to win two consecutive Grammys for Record of the Year. The other was "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". That one doesn't get Honorable Mention.) "Shaft" by Isaac Hayes "Superfly" by Curtis Mayfield "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees "Live And Let Die" by Wings
- 10. Freedom Rider by Traffic
- 9. We're an American Band by Grand Funk Railroad
- 8. Samba Pa' Ti by Santana
- 7. Kaya by Bob Marley
- 6. Christmas by The Who
- 5. Wakka Jawaka by Frank Zappa
- 4. Child in Time by Deep Purple
- 3. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
- 2. Layla by Eric Clapton
- 1. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
la mejor cancion de la historia
Estas si que son las mejores canciones de los 70' aunque la de los 60's son mejores
- 10. Sometimes When We Touch by Dan Hill
- 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
- 8. American Pie by Don McClean
- 7. Staying Alive by Bee Gees
- 6. New Kid in Town by Eagles
- 5. Two out of Three Anin't Bad by Meatloaf
- 4. Dancing Queen by ABBA
- 3. Against the Wind by Bob Seger
- 2. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
- 1. Hotel California by Eagles
Although I wasn't born until 1976, these are songs that everyone should know and love:<) My mom made sure I know and love them!!!!
- 10. way down/ seasons in the sun by elvis/terry jacks
- 9. rat trap by boomtown rats
- 8. chanson damour by manhattan transfer
a mellow easy song
- 7. merrry christmas everyboby by slade
- 6. schools out by alice cooper
- 5. tiger feet by mud
everyone loves to dance to it
- 4. i wish it could be christmas everyday by wizzard
a real christmas song
- 3. metal guru by t.rex
glam rock rules and this is the best song of glam
- 2. denis by blondie
a really cool song, blondie are the best
- 1. winner takes it all by abba
A song that you can relate to, just a brilliant song altogether.
70s rule, esp glam and disco among others, christmas tunes are cool too
- 10. For What It Worth by Buffalo Springfield
You know the one, it's the one everyone calls "stop children (what's that sound)"
- 9. Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Yet another great cruisin' song
- 8. Flirtin' With Disaster by Molly Hatchet
A great cruisin' song.
- 7. Lola by The Kinks
What song could be better than a song about a crossdresser?
- 6. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) by 3 Dog Night
Crazy song about a crazy party.
- 5. Freebird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Only one of Skynyrds great songs.
- 4. Green Grass And High Tides by The Outlaws
Long and fantastic!
- 3. Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan
An excellent song.
- 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
You do know this sing...don't you?
- 1. Dear Mr. Fantasy by Traffic
One of the best songs ever, Steve Winwood makes it happen.
This was tough, considering all the good 70 songs out there...I'm 18 (3/18/82), and in my opinion most of the new music is nowhere close to being as good at classic rock. Other good songs: "Sweet Home Alabama" - Lynyrd Synyrd, "Signs" - 5 Man Electrical Band, "Evil Woman" - ELO, "Sundown" - Gordon Lightfoot, etc...the list is endless.
By: Blake Brown
- 10. Rush by Tom Sawyer
- 9. The Load Out/Stay by Jackson Browne
- 8. Witchy Women by Eagles
- 7. Layla by Eric Clapton
- 6. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin
- 5. Song Bird by Fleetwood Mac
- 4. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding by Elton John
- 3. Hotel California by Eagles
- 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
- 1. The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
By: Armando Gonzalez
- 10. you are the one that i want by grease
- 9. do you think i┤m sexy by rod stuart
- 8. I will survive by gloria gaynor
- 7. staying alive by bee gees
- 6. 99 red ballones by nena
- 5. part time lover by steve wonder
- 4. gloria by laura branigan
- 3. bohemian rhapsody by queen
- 2. heart of the glass by blondy
- 1. Copacabana by barry mainlow
By: David Wilde
- 10. Bungle in Jungle by Jethro Tull
Long live Ian Anderson and his fluet
- 9. Layla by Clapton
- 8. Gates Of Babylon by Rainbow
The band with the greatest guitarist
- 7. Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
- 6. Hotel California by Eagles
- 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
- 4. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
A great song from the best band of rock history
- 3. Us And Them by Pink Floyd
- 2. Stairway to heaven by Led Zeppelin
You don't have to explain this song
- 1. Child In Time by Deep Purple
This song is the number one of Rock 'n' Roll history
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