Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Donny Wallace
    • 10. Brick House by Commodores
      My brothers are tight!
    • 9. Black Betty by Ram Jam
      The theme song for my far out memories of Roller Derby.
    • 8. Black Bear Road by C.W. McCall
      This is the most righteous rapper ever -- even better than Reunion, and Reunion is righteous!
    • 7. Gonna Find A Rainbow by The Brady Bunch Six (a.k.a Silver Platters)
      All Six Brady Kids really get it together!
    • 6. Radar Love by Golden Earring
      Smokin' dude!
    • 5. Fire by O'Jays
      The brothers with the baddest afros!
    • 4. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty
      This song is so organic and poetic!
    • 3. Keep The Home Fire Burnin' by Latimore
      The brother with the baddest medallion!
    • 2. Ever Fallin' In Love by The Buzzcocks
      Nevermind The Sex Pistols.
    • 1. Popcorn by Hot Butter
      This song is so groovy, it makes me feel like I'm a kernel becoming a popcorn in a portable popper with slo-drip butter.

    Honorable Mentions: Me & Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul, Give Me That Thing - The Pipkins, Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder, The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace, Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day, With A Little Luck - Wings.
    By: Fer
    • 10. Stay by Jackson Browne
    • 9. Starman by David Bowie
    • 8. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
    • 7. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
    • 5. Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush
    • 4. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 3. The Year Of The Cat by Al Stewart
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles

    By: Larry
    • 10. Hair Of The Dog by Nazareth
    • 9. Heard It In A Love Song by Marshall Tucker Band
    • 8. Wheel In The Sky by Journey
    • 7. Carefree Highway by Gordon Lightfoot
    • 6. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealer's Wheel
    • 5. Ramblin' Man by Allman Brothers Band
    • 4. We Just Disagree by Dave Mason
    • 3. Run Through The Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 2. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
    • 1. Don't Pull Your Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

    By: hehehe
    • 10. Ramblin' Man by The Allman Brothers
    • 9. Have You Ever Seen The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
    • 8. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
    • 7. Come Together by The Beatles
    • 6. Anarchy In the UK by The Sex Pistols
    • 5. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) by The Hollies
    • 4. Angie by The Rolling Stones
    • 3. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 1. Hurricane by Bob Dylan

    By: Shelley
    • 10. Sweet Leaf by Black Sabbath
      I didn't appreciate the intense gift of Ozzy, Tony Iommi, Terry Butler, and Bill Ward until college. I truly love Black Sabbath.
    • 9. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Unspeakably creepy, yet beautiful at the same time song. Wonderful.
    • 8. Deacon Blues by Steely Dan
      This song just reminds me of summertime when I was a kid. Though, somewhat depressing if you listen to the words it's still a great song.
    • 7. Jammin' by Bob Marley
      What a visionary, peace maker, love giver, etc. No words can truly give justice to the man and his music.
    • 6. I Want To Take You Higher by Sly & The Family Stone
      This is more of a late discovery. I don't remember this song so much as a kid, but it's very fun to dance to no matter what one's age.
    • 5. Beth by KISS
      'Couples skate only', I was a nervous 10-year-old holding some boy's hand on the skating rink going round in circles... ah--childhood romance.
    • 4. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
      I was sad when the Beatles broke up. Though I knew this was a Wings song, I would still envision the Beatles in "HELP" like scenarios as the band on the run.
    • 3. Wildfire by Michael Martin Murphey
      The chick in this song looses her horse in a blizzard, and in turn she dies looking for it. An avid horse lover as a child, this song made me cry.
    • 2. Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
      I used to put on my cowgirl outfit and pretend I was some rodeo star...pretty funny.
    • 1. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles
      I was a kid in the 70's and this song inspired visions in my imagination, a kind of Willy Wonka place... it still takes me there.

    By: alexander kozak
    • 10. Rock Is My Life (This Is My Song) by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
      From the 'Not Fragile' album that contained "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet", yet to a 14-year-old kid playing guitar in a garage while listening to this in quad, the lyrics pretty well summed up my reality.
    • 9. Slow Dancin' (Swayin' To The Music) by Johnny Rivers
      Listen, before you start to laugh, how about you remembering for just a moment the very first song that was playing the very first time you scored.
    • 8. Taxi by Harry Chapin
      One of the keys to the beauty of songs in the seventies had to be the story-telling of so many artists. He meets a girl he used to know...and then..."and here she's acting happy in her home and her fine-trimmed lawn, and me I'm flying in my taxi, taking tips, getting stoned. I go flying so high---when I'm stoned."
    • 7. Love To Love You Baby by Donna Summer
      Everybody wondered "Who the heck was the lucky person in the studio who 'coached' Donna through her climactic vocals?"
    • 6. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Incredible guitar on this masterpiece! Not to be mistaken with the sloshy remake years later by the accomplished lounge guitarist Eric Clapton.
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      One of numerous classics by the best of the seventies. Who doesn't just rock out in their car when a classic station plays this?
    • 4. We Will Rock You by Queen
      They'd play this at lunch in the cafeteria until the principal banned it because we all banged our fists on the tables (probably a prelude to Pink Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)", but that was another decade-sorry). The good part was if you bought the 45 you never had to play that sappy "We Are The Champions" (not to be mistaken with that boorish "Another One Bites The Dust"-yeah, the eighties rocked, ha-ha).
    • 3. More Than A Feeling by Boston
      Have you ever noticed that when you still hear this classic on the radio when you hear the line "I hide in my music, forget the day, and dream of a girl I used to know..." and even though it's been a millenia ago, you still think of a girl from high school, and suddenly, you're back...
    • 2. All Right Now by Free
      Pure sex, sex, and more sex! Thousands of air guitar players still playing on their steering wheels through the incredible solo on this classic!
    • 1. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      Was there any other song that just made you crank it up and scream out our personal anthem more than this? I think not!

    Thanks for the refresher, the seventies definitely rocked!!!
    By: Mark
    • 10. Sister Golden Hair by America
    • 9. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
    • 8. Strawberry Letter 23 by Brothers Johnson
    • 7. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) by Looking Glass
      Real one-hit wonders.
    • 6. Don't Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra
      My 1-1/2 year old son would start dancing everytime he heard this song!
    • 5. Papa Was A Rolling Stone by Temptations
      A surprisingly big hit for a group everyone thought was past their prime.
    • 4. Turn The Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson
    • 3. Riders On The Storm by Doors
      If only Morrison had lived to top this incredible song.
    • 2. Reelin' In The Years by Steely Dan
    • 1. Take It Easy by Eagles
      My all-time favorite song.

    By: Joy
    • 10. Turn The Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson
      Great hustle music!
    • 9. Bad Girls by Donna Summer
      "See them out on the street at night, pickin' up all kinds of strangers...if the price is right".
    • 8. In The Navy by The Village People
      "In the Navy, you can sail the seven seas".
    • 7. Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches & Herb
      "Shake Your Groove Thing" on the dance floor!
    • 6. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
      Tell 'em girl!
    • 5. More Than A Woman by The Bee Gees
      Great tune!
    • 4. Never Knew Love Like This Before by Stephanie Mills
    • 3. Dancing Queen by ABBA
      Good melody!
    • 2. Native New Yorker by The Odyssey
      "You should know the score by're a native New Yorker".
    • 1. Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
      Go Disco Queen!

    By: Josť
    • 10. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
    • 9. Time Is On My Side by The Rolling Stones
    • 8. Stuck In The Middle With You by Stealer's Wheel
    • 7. Crossroads by Don McLean
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 4. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 3. 25 Or 6 To 4 by Chicago
    • 2. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
    • 1. Hotel California by The Eagles
      The Greatest Of All Time. No question.

    By: bhayes
    • 10. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 9. Across The Universe by John Lennon
    • 8. Against The Wind by Bob Seger
    • 7. Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie
    • 6. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? by Creedence Clearwater Revivial
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Something by Beatles
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

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