Top Ten Songs of the Seventies

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    By: Stevie
    • 10. Layla by Derek & The Dominos
    • 9. Spirits Of The Night by Bruce Springsteen
    • 8. Major Tom by David Bowie
    • 7. Piano Man by Billy Joel
    • 6. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 5. Rosalita by Bruce Springsteen
    • 4. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 3. Under My thumb by Rolling Stones
    • 2. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 1. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen

    By: Pauly D
    • 10. The Air That I Breathe by The Hollies
      I just like it.
    • 9. Take Me To The River by Talking Heads
      This song was an early New Wave classic. In fact, New Wave was not even a term in 1977.
    • 8. City Of New Orleans by Arlo Guthrie
      A song about a train and simpler times in America.
    • 7. You Are The Woman by Firefall
      Firefall was a hit machine in the late 70's. This is my fave.
    • 6. Heart Of Gold by Neil Young
      James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt sing backup.
    • 5. Go All The Way by The Raspberries
      Early 70's rocker.
    • 4. What Is Life by George Harrison
      George was good.
    • 3. Smoke Of A Distant Fire by Sanford and Townsend
    • 2. Sentimental Lady by Bob Welch
      Bob Welch was originally in Fleetwood Mac when he did this song in 1972. I later saw him credited with releasing this song in 1978, before he went on to pitch for the L.A. Dodgers.
    • 1. Never Had Any Reason by Head East
      Far Out!

    I bought the entire Singer/Songwriter Series from Time-Life Music. Some punk broke into my car and stole my CD holder. Whoever stole them cannot resell them because they were not in their respective cases. I could care less about the money that I paid for these 40 or so CDs. This punk stole memories. He probably threw them right in the garbage because there was no rap or modern garbage. Not to give a sob story, but I would rather have someone who respects that type of music steal them.
    By: Danny Voisine
    • 10. Miss You by Rolling Stones
      The best thing that Mick and Keith ever did.
    • 9. Rock 'N' Roll High School by Ramones
      Joey Ramone's performance on this great song led him to heights unimaginable.
    • 8. Philadelphia Freedom by Elton John
      Song about Billie Jean King's tennis club "The Philadelphia Freedom", was one his best works.
    • 7. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
      Springsteen's second best comes to life.
    • 6. Layla by Derek And The Dominos
      Best thing Clapton ever did.
    • 5. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
      One of the best songs of all time.
    • 4. Psycho Killer by Talking Heads
      Guitar riffs are excellent.
    • 3. Frankenstein by Edgar Winter Group
      Great funky beat and sound.
    • 2. Someone Saved My Life Tonight by Elton John
      Totally a unique sound.
    • 1. A Hard Road by Black Sabbath
      Great song, totally unexpected from Ozzy and the guys!

    By: Jackie
    • 10. Back Door Man by The Doors
    • 9. Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2 by Pink Floyd
    • 8. Moondance by Van Morrison
    • 7. The Eagles by Take It Easy
    • 6. American Woman by The Guess Who
    • 5. Sister Golden Hair by America
    • 4. Elton John by Tiny Dancer
    • 3. Night Moves by Bob Seger
    • 2. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

    By: Tony The Dirty Mexican
    • 10. School's Out by Alice Cooper
    • 9. Slow Ride by Foghat
      The perfect song for a young, foreign man (preferably Korean).
    • 8. Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who
    • 7. Stranglehold by Ted Nugent
    • 6. Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith
    • 5. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 4. Show Me The Way by Peter Frampton
    • 3. Beast Of Burden by The Rolling Stones
      Good song.
    • 2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
      Roger Waters is one of the greatest, man.
    • 1. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
      Robert Plant is the man. Enough said.

    By: Mike M.
    • 10. My Best Friend's Girl by The Cars
    • 9. Foreplay/Long Time by Boston
    • 8. Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees
    • 7. The Long Run by The Eagles
    • 6. Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh
    • 5. Iron Man by Ozzy Osbourne
    • 4. Shattered by The Rolling Stones
    • 3. Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones
    • 2. L.A. Woman by The Doors
    • 1. Nights In White Satin by The Moody Blues

    By: Tara Nine
    • 10. Imagine by John Lennon
      I was never a real Lennon fan but this is such a pretty song and the lyrics convey a meaningful message.
    • 9. Hitchin' A Ride by Vanity Fair
      Another super-catchy and harmonious effort from one of the coolest bubblegum groups of the 70's!
    • 8. Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day
      I always loved the music in this one as well as the words ... I see it is being used in the latest "Charlie's Angels" movie but I have an original vinyl 45 ... neener neener!
    • 7. Calypso by John Denver
      I just loved John Denver and all his songs but especially this one since it was also a tribute to the great Jacques Cousteau.
    • 6. Down On The Corner by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      A majorly catchy tune with a cool guitar solo and I love John Fogerty's singing!
    • 5. Lights by Journey
      I used to cry when I heard this because it came out just when my parents were thinking of moving from "the City by the Bay" to another state so the song made me feel nostalgic even tho we never moved.
    • 4. Lay A Little Lovin' On Me by Robin McNamara
      Why was this guy a one hit wonder? This is a cool and catchy song and Robin has an unusual voice. I remember hearing this song repeatedly on the radio in the summer of '71.
    • 3. Just When I Needed You Most by Randy Vanwarmer
      Such a beautiful song ... he sings it with such feeling because it really happened to him.
    • 2. Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks
      This is so catchy and melodic and I love the neat little "twinkly" guitar part in the chorus!
    • 1. Lyin' Eyes by The Eagles
      I think The Eagles' sound epitomized the 70's and this is their most memorable song to me because my college friends and I used to get together and play/sing it in our apartment parking lot ... sort of a mini concert of one song for the neighbors!

    What I liked most about the 70's was ... *blush* ... bubblegum music!!
    By: Mick
    • 10. Beach Baby by First Class
    • 9. 7000 Dollars And You by The Stylistics
    • 8. When You Are A King by White Plains
    • 7. Hang On In There Baby by Johnny Bristol
    • 6. Anthem by New Seekers
    • 5. Judy Teen by Cockney Rebel
    • 4. Rasputin by Boney M
    • 3. This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us by Sparks
    • 2. You're Having My Baby by Paul Anka & Odia Coates
    • 1. Softly Whispering I Love You by The Congregation

    By: Troy Stone
    • 10. We Will Rock You by Queen
    • 9. Tiny Dancer by Elton John
    • 8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    • 7. We Are The Champions by Queen
    • 6. Shine On You Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd
    • 5. Hey Jude by Beatles
    • 4. Baba O'riley by The Who
    • 3. Imagine by John Lennon
    • 2. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
      Greatest Song Ever Recorded

    The 70's ended 1979, December 31 11:59 p.m.
    By: Marlon
    • 10. Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin
    • 9. Hotel California by The Eagles
    • 8. Beth by KISS
    • 7. Dream On by Areosmith
    • 6. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
    • 5. American Pie by Don McLean
    • 4. Time In A Bottle by Jim Croce
    • 3. Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    • 2. Rock And Roll All Nite by KISS
    • 1. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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