Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Ron
    • 10. Watchin' The Detective by Elvis Costello
      My first experience with punk meeting reggae.
    • 9. Rock And Roll High School by The Ramones
      I love punk rock.
    • 8. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
      This song still rocks.
    • 7. Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton
      Dunno why, just happened to think of it.
    • 6. Horse With No Name by America
      What was the horse's name anyway?
    • 5. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Wings
      Very sad intro to a song, but good on rainy days.
    • 4. Band On The Run by Wings
      Just a cool song to get a new girlfriend to.
    • 3. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Elton John
      Who doesn't love Elton?
    • 2. Incense And Peppermints by Strawberry Alarm Clock
      Just so weird it was a good tune.
    • 1. Im Your Pusher by Curtis Mayfield
      Just enough to know to be a pimp.

    Cool webpage.
    By: Eric Obregón
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      La canción...
    • 9. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
      Dinámica, lírica... verdadero despliegue
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      No deja de emocionarnos...
    • 7. Hotel California by Eagles
      Digan lo que digan, una canción recordada por siempre
    • 6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      El comiernzo... hermoso, el final... glorioso
    • 5. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Un sueño hecho realidad...
    • 4. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
      Verdadero rock, fuerte y genial
    • 3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
      Simple y sencillamente una maravillosa canción...
    • 2. American Pie by Don McLean
      El clásico de la década del rock estadounidense...
    • 1. School by Supertramp
      Una canción fina, innovadora y preciosa...

    L.A. Woman, Roundabout, Dust In The Wind, Let It Be, More Than A Feeling, Comfortably Numb, etc...
    By: Rodrigo
    • 10. 100,000 years by KISS
      Ok I'm a KISS fan...great song though.
    • 9. My Sharona by Knack
      Cool rhythm.
    • 8. Don't Kill The Whale by Yes
    • 7. Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
      Great guitar work.
    • 6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
      Just great.
    • 5. Let Me Go Rock & Roll by KISS
      Listen to Ace handle this song, it is one of the greatest boogie rock songs I know.
    • 4. Eruption by Focus
      Ok, Van Leer and Jan Akkerman were both virtuous musicians, and this song, although it is very long, proves it.
    • 3. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      This song has everything you could ask for, for real.
    • 2. Detroit Rock City by KISS
      A great song by the hottest band in the world. Ace Frehley rocks!
    • 1. Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
      One of the greatest guitar riffs of all time.

    By: Melanie
    • 10. Life In The Fast Lane by The Eagles
    • 9. Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac
    • 8. More Than A Feeling by Boston
    • 7. Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed
    • 6. The Weight by The Band
    • 5. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Tuesday's Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 3. People Are Strange by The Doors
    • 2. Listen To The Music by Doobie Brothers
    • 1. The Joker by Steve Miller Band

    By: Stacey
    • 10. Feel Like Makin' Love by Bad Company
      Can Paul Rodger's possible sound any sexier??
    • 9. Wildfire by Michael Murphey
      I like the short version, not the extended country one.
    • 8. I've Seen All Good People by Yes
      Nice classic.
    • 7. Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille
      Every time I listen to this song its like a movie that plays through my head, strong lyrics.
    • 6. Melissa by Allman Brothers
      Nice little ballad I can't seem to get enough of.
    • 5. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      There's just something about this song...
    • 4. Down By The River by Neil Young
      AWESOME guitar solo.
    • 3. Ten Years Gone by Led Zeppelin
      I love the little guitar solo in the middle of this song!
    • 2. Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix
      I can't get enough of Hendrix. This song has a great intro.
    • 1. Cortez The Killer by Neil Young
      Absolutely truly understand you have to hear this song, it's incredible!!!

    There's definitely something wrong with today's music when I'm a 19-year-old chick rockin' to 70's hits...I just can't get enough of it! I would have been in heaven if I grew up during that era!!
    By: Simon Wolpert
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 9. We Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 8. Helpless by Neil Young
    • 7. Pigs (Three Different Ones) by Pink Floyd
    • 6. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 5. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You by Led Zeppelin
    • 4. Instant Karma by John Lennon
    • 3. Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones
    • 2. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 1. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

    By: Paul Jackson
    • 10. Generation78 by Dalida
      The first mixer made in France; it was this song by the ledgend Dalida.
    • 9. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
    • 8. I Feel Love by Dona Summer
    • 7. Je Vais Taimer by Michael Sardou
    • 6. Il Venait Davoir 18 Ans by Dalida
    • 5. Dancing Queen by ABBA
    • 4. Ma Baker by Boney M
    • 3. Tragedy by Bee Gees
    • 2. You're The One That I Want by Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
      One of the best duos of the 70's...the song is still alive today.
    • 1. Gigi Lamoroso by Dalida
      This song was number one in 12 countries and made four gold and one platinum, although it's a French song. It was sung in 7 languages...I think Dalida is the number one international female singer in the 70's.

    By: Rhapsody of Bohemia
    • 10. D'yer Mak'er by Led Zeppelin
      Some people say these guys were the 70s...what idiots. This is a sweet song but the rest of their stuff is slow and doesn't go anywhere. I won't deny, they're interesting live but really? I have to turn the rest of their stuff off at 0:37 because once you hear the beginning, it's pretty much all the same. I love Robert and Jimmy but they could have done better.
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
      Pinky Floyd? Why yes, they are a huge role in rock history with the Berlin Wall and all. This song uses metaphors and stuff which makes it all the more "wall" breaking and the children? .....creepy.
    • 8. Dream On by Aerosmith
      Wow, dream on? That is one helluva song is a monument to the abilities of Aerosmith.
    • 7. Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf
      Opera? Rock? HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH!!!!! Well what isn't so funny is the beauty of this piece. Opera is sung to a teenage situation and Meat Loaf does a fine job "attempting" home base. *cough*.....(he doesn't make it)
    • 6. Imagine by John Lennon
      This is beautiful and should be heard by everyone. Lennon is a legend and shows this in his work. Just imagine.....
    • 5. Major Tom by David Bowie
      DAVID BOWIE IS FRIGIN CREAPY!!!!! Both to look at and listen to. He is like no other artist and this song shows just how different he is while showing his MASSIVE ability as an artist.
    • 4. Piano Man by Billy Joel
      Okay, if you've EVER lived a single day of life in the REAL world, you'll understand how the people in this song feel. Billy Joel is one of those guys you can drop all your worries and just listen to. Not many other artists can do that.
    • 3. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions by Queen
      Well, this a like a hit duo. You will never leave a season game of a sport without hearing WWRY and never, I mean NEVER leave a championship without hearing 'We Are The Champions'. Both are, in my opinion, the greatest sports songs of all time and the most used for ANY occasion. I myself play football and nothing gets me more pumped than the stomping and clapping, the unbeatable vocals of Freddie and the wailing solo by the legend known as Brian May. 'We Are The Champions' is a song all sports players yearn to hear and if you play ANY sport, you'd agree.
    • 2. '39 by Queen
      Not at all a well-known tune but this here "campfire song" got me through many cold nights.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Well, what to say. Not only the best song of the seventies but rated the BEST SONG OF ALL TIME more than ANY other song. Guiness even agrees. I do not follow critics, yet still would agree with them on this.

    Ok, if you are looking for a band to take you into a dream in which is impossible to return, lay your eyes on Queen. There's no vocalist greater than Freddie Mercury, no guitarist to top the unique and utterly heaven like sound of Brian May, no bassist has ever written a song better than 'Another One Bites The Dust' and created such a beautiful bass part to it (John Deacon), and nobody, I repeat NOBODY will ever top the BOOM BOOM CHE!!!! of 'We Will Rock You' (Roger Taylor). If fact, the only reason all my picks weren't Queen was to show some diversity throughout the 70's. If this were the ACTUAL 10, all would be Queen.
    By: Isaac
    • 10. American Pie by Don McLean
      Everyone knows the words whether they want to or not.
    • 9. Maggie May by Rod Stewart
      Great song, that's all I can say.
    • 8. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
      Eric Clapton is the only person in rock and roll who can write a song about his lover while he's still married.
    • 7. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
      This should be on everybody's top ten list from the 70's. It's kinda disappointing that it's not.
    • 6. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
      This is Boston at their best. Classically trained organist, WOOT!
    • 5. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      What can I say? It's the definitive rock classic of the 70's.
    • 4. Imagine by John Lennon
      No other song in the history of rock and roll has inspired people the way this one did.
    • 3. Live And Let Die by Wings
      Is there any better Bond theme than this one? I think not.
    • 2. Roundabout by Yes
      Name any other band who can blend harmonics, a kickin' organ part, and awesome guitar riffs like Yes did in this one.
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      This is the ultimate rock song. It has everything that you could ask for.

    There were so many good songs in the 70's. I mean, it was the decade of rock and roll perfection. I think Boston should have been given more props by you people than they were. In conclusion, the Beatles are the greatest rock band of all time. Thank you.
    By: Jon
    • 10. Every Picture Tells A Story by Rod Stewart
    • 9. Rosalita by Bruce Springsteen
    • 8. La Grange by ZZ Top
    • 7. Alison by Elvis Costello
    • 6. Gimmie Shelter by Rolling Stones
    • 5. Rock Is My Life by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    • 4. Cover Of The Rolling Stone by Dr. Hook
    • 3. Melissa by The Allman Brothers Band
    • 2. Mainline Florida by Eric Clapton
    • 1. Tiny Dancer by Elton John

    With apologies to Led Zepplin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Yes, Jeff Beck, Bob Seger, the Ramones, Charlie Daniels, Lou Reed, Aerosmith, ELP, The Outlaws, and all the other great bands left off the list.

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